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Showing Results for: Mar 29, 2015 to Apr 28, 2015
“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry.
Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style.
The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015
A Celebration of Quilts
June 7, 2014 Through June 2016
Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016
“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats.
More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe.
09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.
Mariners Museum: Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Oceans 3D
Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Dolphins and Whales 3D, presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau. This awe-inspiring documentary film will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Showtimes vary daily, please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing.01/04/2015 - 07/03/2015
Mariners Museum presents: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.02/02/2015 - 04/30/2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Muscarelle’s Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty
[caption id="attachment_19168" align="alignright" width="150"] Leonardo da Vinci / Study for the Angel in the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ | Metalpoint heightened with white[/caption]
Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.”
Visitors will be afforded a unique opportunity to explore the sources and influence of Leonardo’s philosophy of beauty as revealed in an unprecedented concentration of his drawings, lent from the Uffizi museum in Florence and the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, and as contrasted with eight original drawings by his greatest rival, Michelangelo Buonarroti, specially selected from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence.
02/21/2015 - 04/05/2015
- Muscarelle site link: http://muscarelle.org/coming-february/
- Tickets are $15 & scheduled by day not time: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=a82c9c
- The Museum will be open Tuesday 10AM - 5PM, Wednesday 10AM-9PM, Thursday 10AM-5PM, Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM
- The Muscarelle has secured vertical banner signs to promote the event along Richmond Road and Jamestown Road in the City of Williamsburg
- The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary announced that the first exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with the beautiful and the ugly will open on February 21, 2015 and will remain on view through April 5.
Maritime Mondays: The Second Monday each month – Stories, Music, Crafts
Children ages 18-month to pre-school, and their adults, are invited to join us each second Monday of the month for an hour and a half of stories, music, crafts and other activities. This month, February is V is for Valentines. We'll discover these sentimental gifts that sailors made while at sea. .02/21/2015 - 05/11/2015
Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
From the plant to your mug, explore the world's most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone's favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.02/21/2015 - 09/07/2015
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Behind Closed Drawers
Drop in to get a close look at "Textiles of the Early South," one of the museum's newest exhibitions. Then, peer into the textile study drawers and examine additional clothing and needlework from Colonial Williamsburg's collections03/02/2015 - 03/30/2015
2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Photographer Josh Jalbert’s ‘Signatures’
William & Mary is featuring works by photographer Josh Jalbert in a show titled “Signatures.” Jalbert is a photography professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design whose work emphasizes landscape and language, diverging from what an image simply “looks like” to encompass the landscape’s response to his presence.03/02/2015 - 04/03/2015
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Learn Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on art class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using different textures, media and techniques, students create one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home. Classes are small and tailored so friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come as a group. Sign-up required.03/18/2015 - 06/24/2015
Live Music at Prime46forty Restaurant – Every Saturday
Prime46forty Restaurant is a upscale dining establishment owned and operated by local entrepreneurs, Carroll Bull and Chef Tim Westby-Gibson. Other than serving Prime beef and fresh seafood dishes we offer live music---jazz, blues, oldies. Craft cocktails/beers and a unique wine list. Friendly staff and serving late. Prime46forty has live music every Saturday night featuring local bands. The bands include Good Shot Judy (swing/jazz), Brandon Wilson (soul/reggae), In Layman Terms (blues, rock), LP & J featuring Julianna (jazz), The Brian C. Band (jazz, rock). Drink specials from 9-last set. Dancing encouraged.
May 3003/21/2015 - 05/30/2015
Ceramics “Mini” Classes
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on ceramics class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using clay, create a unique masterpiece to take home. Classes have a “theme” - butter dishes, birdhouse, totem, etc. Friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come together for this fun evening class03/21/2015 - 05/29/2015
Learning Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on art class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using different textures, media and techniques, students create one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home. Classes are small and tailored so friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come as a group. Sign-up required.03/24/2015 - 06/30/2015
10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (alternating)
An Evening of Dance
William & Mary Dance and the Orchesis Dance Company presents An Evening of Dance. Under the guidance of W&M Dance faculty, this year’s program features five dynamic world premieres by student choreographers, and is completely produced and performed by members of the Orchesis Dance Company.03/26/2015 - 03/29/2015
Thur.–Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm
Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion. Topics include (1) Landscape, (2) Architecture with Figures, (3) Portrait. Participants will have ample time for painting and one-on-one instruction. Students are encouraged to work LARGE and to start a new subject each day03/28/2015 - 03/30/2015
9 AM to 4 PM (10 AM start time on Sun.)
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4
Works by Bernstein (On the Town: Three Dance Episodes), Schubert (Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”) and Kurt Weill (Symphony No. 2), conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season.03/30/2015 - 03/31/2015
Titanic Overnight Adventure
Learn about the people who sailed aboard the most famous passenger ship in history. We'll learn about life aboard ship and the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. Enjoy crafts and play period games. Pre-registration is required and must be received on or before 5:00 PM, March 20. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-2222.04/03/2015 - 04/04/2015
6:30 p.m.- 830 a.m.
Afternoon Lecture: Joe Yurso, The Sinking of the USS Thresher
When it was built, USS Thresher was the most advanced submarine in the world. It was faster, quieter and dove deeper than any other. But on April 10, 1963, Thresher sank during dive trials off the New England coast. In the worst submarine disaster in history, 129 submariners and shipyard personnel lost their lives. Joe Yurso was the watch officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire on that fateful day. As such, he was a first-hand witness to one of the Navy’s great tragedies. For over 50 years, he has devoted his life to making the US Navy and its ships safer for the men and women who serve. At this special lecture, Mr. Yurso will speak about his experience with the Thresher and those men who gave their lives in service.This lecture is free with admission to the Museum. For more information, visit MarinersMuseum.org/Lectures or call (757)596-2222 .04/04/2015 4:30
Picasso Inspired Mixed Media Art Classs
Let your child discover Picasso in our fun and exciting mixed media "funky faces" art class! Ages 5-13 Two different days to choose from Saturday March 28th 11-1 or Spring Break Wednesday April 8th 10am-12pm Cost is $10 per child Space is limited and registration is a must so please call us asap 757-253-6932 check out our Facebook for more information!04/08/201510am-12pm
The Williamsburg School of Needlework: Whitework I & II – French Monograms I-III
April 10-11, 2015 Whitework I & II Tuition: $240 2 Day Class - Intermediate Classic Hand Embroidery Techniques for Fine Linens04/10/2015 - 04/11/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday
Civil War Homeschool Day
The Civil War has had a lasting impact on American culture. During this special homeschool day, participants will discuss some of these impacts by learning about daily life during the time period including games and songs, creation of ironclads and other technological advances, events leading to war and how using primary sources can help us understand American attitudes toward war. Visit MarinersMuseum.org for more details and to register.04/10/20159 a.m. - 3 p.m.
69th Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium
Conference explores ways to create a layered landscape and effectively transition from one layer to the next with recommended plant selections that range from tall shade trees to low-growing perennial and ground covers.04/10/2015 - 04/12/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
16th Annual 2015 Williamsburg British & European Car Show
Open the 2015 car show season and visit beautiful Colonial Williamsburg Virginia for the 16th Annual Williamsburg British Car Club British and European Car Show at Chickahominy Riverfront Park next to the intersection of the James and Chickahominy Rivers. Camping available thru James City County. Registration form on our website. Featured marque is MGA in honor of it's 60 year anniversary.04/11/20159am to 3PM
Pick-Up the Pace Writing Workshop
Free parking for students in our parking lot, which has a one-way entrance from Lafayette St., which is very close to the intersection of Westover Ave.04/11/20159 AM to Noon
Saving Grandma’s Bible!
Learn how to preserve your antiquated books from a conservator. Sessions feature a history of binding, history’s relationship to the condition of old books, and discusses the preservation required to save the books in your collection. Participants are encouraged to bring books they want to preserve, conserve or restore04/11/201510a.m.-Noon
Join The Mariners’ Museum on every 2nd Saturday in March through August for coffee tastings from local roasters and coffee art workshops for both children and adults. Additional fee applies. For more information on this event and on the new exhibition, Coffee: The World in Your Cup, visit MarinersMuseum.org/Coffee.04/11/201510am-1pm
Artfully Yours 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
Come out and join us for our BIG 1 year Anniversary Celebration! 20+ local artists and craftsman, free kids art projects and activities, Uncle Dave's Kettle Corn, Chick-fil-a cow with coupons and goodies, free visit to our Kid's Art Discovery Center, face painting and much more!! Check out more info on our Facebook page and website!04/11/201510am -4pm
A Brave and Trusty Soldier”- Anas Todkill
Meet Anas Todkill, one of the original settlers of Jamestown and a confidant of Captain John Smith as he relates his adventures of the earliest days of the Jamestown Colony. These living history presentations will be held at the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne04/11/201510:30, 1:00, 3:00
2nd Sundays Williamsburg
Monthly Art & Music Festival featuring over 75 artists, Authors & Artisans for all ages & tastes and 4 areas of Live Music & Performing Arts,Kid's Activities, Henna, Caricature, Quick Sketches & Face Painting. Presented March- December by Blue Talon Bistro.04/12/201511a- 5p
The Williamsburg School of Needlework: Whitework I & II – French Monograms I-III
April 13-15, 2015 French Monograms I-III Tuition: $330 3 Day Immersion Class More Classic Hand04/13/2015 - 04/15/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday
Maritime Mondays: Let’s Celebrate the Earth!
Children ages 18-month to pre-school, and their adults, are invited to join us each second Monday of the month for an hour and a half of stories, music, crafts and other activities. Happy Earth day! Let's celebrate our wonderful planet with Earth-themed crafts and games! For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org/MaritimeMondays or call (757)596-2222.04/13/201510 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Kimball Theatre: Opera in Williamsburg presents: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
Opera in WIlliamsburg presents: Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera. Mozart's comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom from 1790. Beautifully elegant music and superb acting, with world class singers. In Italian, with English supertitles. Conductor: Jorge Parodi.04/15/20158 PM
Opera in Williamsburg presents Cosi Fan Tutti (“So Do All Women”)
Live fully-staged opera in Italian with English supertitles. Opera in Williamsburg returns to the Kimball with another world-class cast in Mozart's brilliant 1790 comedy with ravishing music. Two young lovers test their beloveds, only to find themselves facing the fickle nature of human emotion. Details and tickets at www.operainwilliamsburg.org04/15/20158:00 pm
The Coffee Bar: Cooking with Coffee
Coffee at night? Why not?! This evening social event will include a hands-on coffee activity, light refreshments, live music, and access to the Museum's newest exhibition, Coffee: The World in Your Cup. Admission is $10 and covers all coffee related activities. There will also be a cash bar with a signature coffee drink! For more information, visit MarinersMuseum.org/coffee or call (757)596-2222.04/16/20157 P.M.
Kimball Theatre: Opera in Williamsburg presents: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
Opera in WIlliamsburg presents: Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera. Mozart's comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom from 1790. Beautifully elegant music and superb acting, with world class singers. In Italian, with English supertitles. Conductor: Jorge Parodi.04/17/2015 8 PM
WHRO Antiques Appraisal Fair
Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow? Do you have treasures stored away in your closet and want like to find out how valuable they really are? Join WHRO for the next Antiques Appraisal Fair! Bring 3 items receive a verbal appraisal of each for only $150, bring 2 additional items for $30 each.04/18/2015Morning Session: 9:30 - 11 AM | Afternoon Session: 1 - 3 PM
Yorktown’s “Sister Cities French Market”
Join Sister Cities Yorktown for the 4th Annual Authentic French Market and experience all things French with all of your favorite French products. This annual event celebrates the spirit of the regular Saturday market in Port-Vendres France, Yorktown's sister city since 1990. Traditional market products such as fresh-baked bread, pastries, confitures, chocolates, soaps, lavender sachets, wine, along with fresh food items, will be available for purchase. Free 757.877.293304/18/201510am-3pm
Chalkapalooza 5K – New Town
Our 5K color run has many, many surprises including 4 extreme wet stations, colors flying at you with extreme power (Let’s just say we have friends with powerful tools to help!!!) and an awesome, family friendly after party with plenty of food, music and don’t forget…COLOR! Join us for 3.1 miles of fun through New Town. Let us warn you…you may show up clean but you will go home looking like a colored mess!! Each runner gets:
WHITE T-SHIRT RUNNERS BIB SWAG BAG WITH SWAG FROM THE SPONSORS A COOL PAIR OF SUNGLASSES COLOR BOMB CAR SEAT COVER ACCESS AND ABILITY TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS FROM KIM KIELY PHOTOGRAPHY ACCESS TO THE AFTER PARTY WITH GIVEAWAYS AND MUSIC BY DJ PANDA
BRING YOUR DOG AND YOUR DOG RECEIVES A PET-SIZED BIB
Plus 3.1 miles of extreme high powered color stations, the Waltrip's explosive finale, giveaways and an awesome after party!! Charitable Beneficiary is Heritage Humane Society!04/18/2015830a.m. to 11 a.m.
VLM Earth Day Celebration
The Virginia Living Museum celebrates Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests. Green building and gardening tips, environmental organizations' displays, earth-friendly vendors, crafts, eco-friendly giveaways recycling for batteries, phones, sneakers04/18/20159 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wildlife Photography 101
Award-winning photographer Ken Conger teaches a session on nature photography at the VLM, primarily for upper beginners or serious hobbyists. A tripod and laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed would be helpful. $155. Register in advance at 757-595-9135 or online4.04/18/2015 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Military Appreciation Day
All military personnel and their families are invited to Military Appreciation Day, which will include free admission to the Mariners’ Museum with valid military ID, and fun and games in the Park. For more information: MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-2222.04/19/20159 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Williamsburg School of Needlework: The BASICS in Hand Embroidery
Basic Embroidery I & II Tuition: $220 2 Day Class
Whitework I & II Tuition: $240 2 Day Class04/22/2015 - 04/25/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
W&M Theatre presents Spring Awakening
Subtitled A Children’s Tragedy, the first production of this play in 1906 was so incendiary that riots broke out at performances, and the work was subjected to repeated censorship. Later generations have found it a powerful creation, shaped out of the inner experiences of its teenage protagonists. Recently turned into a hit Broadway musical, come see where the original journey began, set against the backdrop of a repressive, draconian and provincial nineteenth-century Germany.04/23/2015 - 04/26/2015
Thur.-Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm
Spring Lecture Series: Warren Riess, The Ship That Held Up Wall Street.
Archaeologist Warren Riess will speak about his remarkable find under the foundations of a building on Wall Street in New York. In 1982, his team uncovered the hull of an 18th-century merchant ship, the Princess Caroline, buried underneath Lower Manhattan. The ship is now part of the Museum's permanent collection. Dr. Riess will also be signing copies of his book, The Ship That Held Up Wall Street. Admission is FREE for members and $5 for non-members. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org/Lectures or call (757)596-2222.04/23/20157 p.m.
ADULT INTRODUCTION to BOTANICAL PAINTING at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Instructor: Linda Miller Working with a dogwood bloom drawing created by the artist, participants will learn to mix with primary colors and paint using three key watercolor techniques. All materials provided by the artist. Fee $40.00 10 Seats Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Register with Linda at email@example.com. SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015 (RAIN DATE SAT MAY 2)04/25/20159:30 am to 12:30 pm
James RiverFest is sponsored by James River Association and Eco Discovery Park to celebrate Earth Day and the James River. Join us for environmental education, boat rides, kayak tours, wildlife, informational booths, touch tanks, craft vendors, guest speakers, a fire engine, musical performers, food vendors and more!04/25/201510:00 am - 3:00 pm
Family and Chalk Fest, New Town
Come to Legacy Hall and Sullivan Square in New Town and enjoy the day with your family. You may enter our Chalk Drawing contest to win cash (Various Categories) and enjoy all of our family friendly activities. Ride and pony and visit the petting zoo. Climb on a fire truck. Get your Child ID CD for Free plus other screenings inside Legacy Hall. Fun, fun, fun....04/25/2015Noon to 5 PM
Saving Grandma’s Bible!
Learn how to preserve your antiquated books from a conservator. Sessions feature a history of binding, history’s relationship to the condition of old books, and discusses the preservation required to save the books in your collection. Participants are encouraged to bring books they want to preserve, conserve or restore.04/25/201510a.m.-Noon
“A Brave and Trusty Soldier”- Anas Todkill
Meet Anas Todkill, one of the original settlers of Jamestown and a confidant of Captain John Smith as he relates his adventures of the earliest days of the Jamestown Colony. These living history presentations will be held at the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne04/25/201510:30, 1:00, 3:00
Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival
The Rotary Club of Williamsburg and the Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg (YEP) are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival. Rain or shine, the festival will include tastings of 20+ craft beers provided by both local, and national breweries, delicious food, raffles, and great music! Proceeds from the 2015 Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival will benefit 4 local not-for-profits: Avalon, Beyond Boobs, Child Development Resources, and Literacy for Life.04/26/20151pm to 5pm
Art on the Sqaure
ART ON THE SQUARE is a juried show that is dedicated to providing original, high quality, handcrafted and diverse mediums of art. ART ON THE SQUARE will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 10am to 5pm. It is located in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg on Duke of Gloucester and North Boundary Street in Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia. Featuring approximately 170 artists, it is free and open to the public. Proceeds from artist booth fees are donated to visual and performing arts organizations throughout the greater Williamsburg area including Williamsburg, James City and York counties. ART ON THE SQUARE is one of the Junior Woman's Club principal fundraisers to support community art initiatives. We are proud to announce that 2015 will represent the 52nd Anniversary of this event!04/26/201510:00am- 5:00pm