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Showing Results for: Aug 1, 2015 to Aug 31, 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: 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.
Bonding… through Ceramics!
Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.04/30/2015 - 12/31/2015
Thursdays - 1:00pm - 4:00pm & Fridays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt
"Las Bicicletas”(TM) is a traveling art exhibition by international artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. The exhibition’s mission connects people and the environment and promotes health, happiness and art. Forty “bicicletas” sculptures are hosted by the City of Williamsburg from May through October. Can you find them all? Tag your photo #RideWithArt to join the movement.05/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
Friday Nite Art
Bring yourself – or a group -- for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. This is a fun bonding time for friends, family or couples. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.05/02/2015 - 08/29/2015
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Family Fun with Ceramics
Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details05/07/2015 - 08/27/2015
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Art in the ‘Burg
Art in the ‘Burg, a new bi-weekly art fair in the Williamsburg Arts District featuring Historic Triangle artists and craftsmen. New artists and craftsmen are always being sought. The event, sponsored by the Williamsburg Arts District Association, is free to the public. Starting May 23rd 2015 and every other Saturday thereafter until November 14, 2015.05/23/2015 - 11/14/2015
10:00 am - 4:00pm
Cogan’s Deli & Sport Pub Live Music FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
Live music variety(Modern & Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Americana) each Fri & Sat night less than 10 min from Downtown Williamsburg at Cogan's Deli & Sports Pub in New Town.07/04/2015 - 12/25/2015
Aromas Open Mic Night
Join us each week on Thursdays for Aromas Open Mic night! Sing, read poetry, and join some of the most talented musicians in Hampton Roads for a great time! Get here early to grab a yummy dinner and the best seats07/09/2015 - 08/27/2015
Yorktown Market Days
Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit www.yorktownmarketdays.com for more information. Saturdays, May 16 thru Sept 26, 2015. (No market on June 6 & July 4)07/11/2015 - 09/26/2015
9 am - 1 pm
Yorktown Battlefield Revolutionary War Artillery Firings
Volunteers demonstrate the firing of Revolutionary War Cannon and discuss their role during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. $ 757.898.2410
July 19 - Royal Artillery - British Artillery - 6 lb ball cannon
Aug 2 - Royal Artillery
Aug 30 - Lamb's Artillery - Continental Army - 18 lb ball cannon
Sept - 13 - Lamb's Artillery
Sept 26 - Royal Artillery
Oct 17 - Royal Artillery
Oct 18 - Lamb's Artillery
Nov 8 - Royal and Lamb's Artillery07/19/2015 - 11/08/2015
12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 PM - July thru Nov, 2015 - see description
Summer “Relief” Children’s Art Classes at On the Hill Gallery
Bring your child to On the Hill Gallery every Monday for a summer “Relief” art class. Break away from the boredom and come each Monday for a fun art project presented by local artists. Bring their lunch and stay all day or if they don’t have the time just take a morning or an afternoon session. Sessions are 10 am to 12:30 pm or 2 pm to 4:30 pm.Reservations required. $ 757.369.1108 or visit On the Hill Gallery's website. July 20 – Beaded Jewelry with Gail Eldred July 27 – Paint with Resist with Sara Clapper Aug 3 – Beginning Drawing with Mike Kravchak Aug 10 – Watercolor painting with Oksana Davis Aug 17 – Sculpting with Air Dried Clay with Gina Mynes Aug 24 – Altered Art Fun with Angie Mack07/20/2015 - 08/24/2015
(10:00AM - 12:30PM and/or 2:00PM - 4:30PM)
Virginia Shakespeare Festival presents: Antony & Cleopatra
Not quite a “sequel” but we do pick up the Roman world we began with Julius Caesar last year. It is many years later and the triumvirate of Octavius, Lepidus, and Antony are still in power though Antony has deserted Rome (and his wife) for the charms of the “temptress of the Nile”. Political maneuvering will eventually lead to combat but not before two of Shakespeare’s greatest characters have wrung every ounce of passion from each other and those that surround them.07/23/2015 - 08/02/2015
Wed.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm
Williamsburg Dinner Theatre Presents My Big Fat Greek Murder
Grand buffet dinner & a family friendly, audience participatory play. My Big Fat Greek Murder, a Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy. Coupons available07/24/2015 - 09/11/2015
7pm - 9:30 pm - Friday Nights
The Williamsburg Players presents Oliver!
Get your tickets today for this fantastic musical, where YOU are invited to become part of the family! The cast is ready. The crew is ready. The musicians are ready. All we need is YOU! This is a special event and not part of the Player's season. As such, it requires buying a ticket. The Williamsburg Players have been presenting Community Theater at its Best for over 59 years. Come and See Why!07/24/2015 - 08/02/2015
(see website for schedule)
Clifton Cash with Andy Forrester
Cliff is performs all over the country with multiple sets and hours of material, he was the winner of Port City’s Top Comic 2013, Comedy Zone’s Almost Famous competition in 2013 and chosen as a semifinalist in Comedy Central’s Up Next competition/talent search. has been heard on XM radio and made he network television debut on the show "Laughs on Fox".07/31/2015 - 08/01/2015
8 PM to 10 PM
Summer of Freedom Concerts !
It's Summertime! Enjoy all that Williamsburg has to offer such as the Summer of Freedom Concert Weekend at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre at the College of William & Mary. Make sure to get the hottest tickets of the summer now! Purchase VIP (Fri & Sat), Reserved and Lawn tickets for each day.
Friday - July 31 - Couples will love a romantic night of music under the stars.
Saturday - August 1 - Families will enjoy movie-themed music from Star Wars to Frozen.
Sunday - August 2 - Kids will learn about musical instruments and hear the story of Peter and the Wolf.
Food, Beer and Wine!
On Friday and Saturday nights, DoG Street Pub and the Williamsburg Winery will be serving drinks and Sodexo of William and Mary will be serving light fare. Cash sales only.
In the event of rain:
Friday and Saturday concerts will be held at:
Crosswalk Community Church | 7575 Richmond Road | Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday concert will be held at:
The Kimball Theatre | 424 Duke of Gloucester Street | Williamsburg, VA 23185
Time of shows will remain the same. All Sales Final.
Fri: Adults 18+ : $25 Lawn | $35 Reserved | $50 VIP Children 6-17: $15 Lawn | $20 Reserved | $40 VIP Under 5: $5 Lawn | $10 Reserved | $30 VIP
Sat: Adults 18+ : $25 Lawn | $30 Reserved | $50 VIP Children 6-17: $10 Lawn | $20 Reserved | $40 VIP Under 5: $5 Lawn | $10 Reserved | $30 VIP
Sun: Adults 18+ : $5 Lawn | $20 Reserved Children 6-17: $5 Lawn | $10 Reserved Under 5: FREE07/31/2015 - 08/02/2015
Fri- 8pm | Sat- 7:30pm | Sun - 11:30am
Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout July.
Fri July 31st: The Wampler Brothers Live! 8pm-11pm
Sat August 1st: Strida Live! 8pm-11pm
Thur August 6th: Hector Live! 7pm-10pm
Fri August 7th: Blue House Live! 8pm-11pm
Sat August 8th: London Live! 8pm-11pm
Fri August 14th: Hector Live! 8pm-11pm
Sat August 15th: Chisman Creek Live! 8pm-11pm
Fri August 21st: Mike de Moss Live! 8pm-11pm
Sat August 22nd: Pair a Docs Live! 8pm-11pm
Fri August 28th: Audio Portrait Live! 8pm-11pm.07/31/2015 - 08/28/2015
dates and times vary
“Tools of the Trade” Theme Month
Compare and contrast tools and technology used by people in the 17th and 18th centuries for farming, fishing, hunting, defense, navigation and building through interpretive programs and hands-on activities.08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. through August 15)
On the Riverfront
Scrape out a Powhatan-style canoe, hear sea chanteys, and learn about life along the Chesapeake Bay through crafts, games and the special exhibition “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe.” Special event part of "Tools of the Trade" theme month in August. 08/01/2015 - 08/02/2015
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
‘Mixed Media and Wild Life’ Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque 'Mixed Media and Wild Life' art exhibit. In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale. Closed Mon. Free. Call 757.890.4490 for more information.08/01/2015 - 09/30/2015
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Big Hero 6 - sponsored by the William & Mary Bookstore!08/02/20158:30 pm
RUNAWAY STRING BAND at Grace Episcopal Church
Singing bluegrass, country, folk and contemporary selections, this popular group will perform in the churchyard at Grace Episcopal Church. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and pack a picnic supper. Free. 757.890.449008/02/20155:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg presents Whistle Belly, a Virginia Craft Beer & More festival crafted by DoG Street Pub. 36 breweries, over 90 beers, local wine, colonial cocktails. Food from DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill & Blue Talon Bistro. All you can eat & drink for only $50. Limited Early Access tickets available to get in an hour early.08/02/201512:30-5pm
The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
Performance at 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418.08/02/2015 - 08/30/2015
Military Band Concert Series
This weeks featured group is The U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Band from Yorktown, Virginia, this is one of three bands in the Coast Guard and provides support for military functions at the Training Center to include Change of Commands, retirements, military honors, memorial services, and local civic celebrations. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.350008/04/2015(6:30 - 8:00 PM)
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown 97th Anniversary Band Concert
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown commemorates its 97th birthday celebration with a concert by the United States Fleet Forces Band. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.350008/05/20156:30pm - 8 pm
The Williamsburg School of Needlework – A Total Immersion training program
A Total Immersion training program for those interested in becoming a professional hand embroiderers in the marketplace. We specialize in training programs in fine hand embroidery for the textile industry.
Level I The Basics Level
II-IIII Classic Monogramming
Hemstitching I & II
Needle Tatting I & II08/06/2015 - 08/21/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday
Archaeology at Menokin
Learn more about the archaeology at Menokin from Dr. David A. Brown and Thane H. Harpole, co-Directors of the Fairfield Foundation and co-owners of DATA Investigations, LLC. Menokin is the most engaging preservation project in America. It is now the evocative remains of the home of patriot Francis Lightfoot Lee, one of Virginia’s seven signers of the Declaration of Independence08/07/20155:00-7:00PM
Wine, Wit & Wisdom A Tale of Four Cabs
Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and wine expert Noreen Graziano for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting accompanied by small bites. Explore Cabernet Sauvignon, the king of red grapes.08/08/20152:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Free sky observing begins at sunset (weather permitting) at the Virginia Living Museum, and a slate of four planetarium shows. Shows $6 each, or $10 for two. The Wild Side Café is open 6 to 9 p.m.08/08/2015sunset, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.
Saturdays in the Studio- Quilling!
Quirky Quilling! Saturday 8/8 10am-11:30am Ages 6-+ $15/child $10/additional sibling Registration is required through Artfully Yours Call to register! What's Quilling you ask: Quilling, also known as paper filigree, involves rolling strips of paper into shapes and designs to create a larger picture. The technique first started in the Renaissance when nuns and monks used paper trimmed from the edge of gilded books wrapped around a feathered quill pen. It became popular in the 18th century with high-class women. Today it has seen a rise in popularity. Quilling is now an art form and a means of ornamentation. About the teaching artist: Shannon Kuster is a recent college graduate with a minor in studio art. She took her first traditional art class in kindergarten, refusing to draw anything other than Pokémon. A well-rounded artist, some of her chosen mediums include watercolors, quilling, and metalworking. Shannon now has an Etsy shop devoted to customized silhouettes. Examples of her quilling can be found at Artfully Yours.08/08/201510am-11:30am
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: To Have and Have Not - Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall!!08/09/20158:30 pm
2nd Sundays Williamsburg
Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March - December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro.08/09/201511a-5p
The Mullins Sisters at Grace Episcopal Church
Nashville recording artist and popular performers from Donk's theater, this dynamic sister trio entertains with contemporary and country music. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free. 757.890.449008/09/2015 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Military Band Concert Series in Yorktown
Tuesdays, August 11, 18, 25, 2015 - A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.350008/11/2015 - 08/25/2015
Sips with Chefs: Around the World in Three Sips
All aboard! Travel around the world and taste as you go these fine barrel-aged spirits. This interactive afternoon of tasting, small bites food pairings, and education is hosted by the Williamsburg Inn’s knowledgeable and affable Chefs Travis Brust and Scott Watson.08/14/20155:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tired of those 'Do not touch' signs in museums? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with artifacts from the USS Monitor. Conservators will put history into your (gloved) hands in this interactive event. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-222208/15/20152:00pm to 4:00pm
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Cinderella!! (2015)08/16/20158:30 pm
Liquid Light: Photography Beneath the Sea
There is a world beneath the sea unlike anything seen on land. Visitors can explore these ocean depths in a new underwater photography exhibition. Featuring the works of ten Californian artists, Liquid Light uses black-and-white media to capture a quality of light that exists only underwater. Visitors will be amazed by at the wildlife portrayed in their natural habitat. Manta rays glide through the water, fish called Akule create amazing shapes from coordinated schools and rock fish swim confidently under the waves. Light reflections through water create truly stunning images, each with the photographers’ distinctive styles. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-222208/22/2015 - 01/31/2016
9am - 5pm
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Planes! Fire & Resecue08/23/20158:30 pm
Lana Puckett & Kim Person at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
This well-known local duo performs a mixture of contemporary and country songs. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free. 757.890.449008/23/20156:00 - 7:30 PM
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Hunger Games: Mockingjay! Sponsored by the Shops of Merchants Square!08/30/20158:00 pm
Poisoned Dwarf at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
A program of Celtic music focusing primarily on traditional Irish tunes. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free. 757.890.449008/30/2015(5:00 - 6:30 PM)