What’s Happening in Williamsburg…

This Week Only  |  Ongoing Events  |  Main Calendar (VisitWilliamsburg.com)

THIS WEEK ONLY: August 24 – 30, 2015

Maritime Mondays (Anchors Away!)
Aug 24, 10 – 11:30 am
Children ages 18-month to 5th grade are invited to join us each Monday through the summer for an hour and a half of stories, music, crafts and other activities. There is a big military presence in Hampton Roads, find out how they work on the water.

National Park Service Birthday
Aug 25, 9 am – 5 pm
Free admission to National Parks and other Federal sites throughout the country.

Military Band Concert Series in Yorktown
Tuesdays through Aug 25, 6:30 – 8 pm (LAST WEEK)
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.

Lecture: Oases in the Deep
Aug 25, 3 – 4 pm
Join Biologist Stefan Sievert of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as he gives his talk. The Mariners’ Museum will be joining the discussion via live stream in the Explorers Theater.

Thursdays by the Lake Summer Concert Series (Hey! Hey! Hooligan)
Aug 27, 6 – 10 pm
Bring a blanket or favorite chair & enjoy live music by some of the area’s hottest bands on the banks of Lake Maury. The Mariners’ Museum Summer Concert Series is every Thursday night June – August. For more information and full band schedule, visit the website.

Pedro de Zuniga: “Letters to the Spanish King”
Aug 29, 10:30 am, 1 & 3 pm
Meet Pedro de Zuñiga, the Spanish ambassador in London as he relates news of the Jamestown colony to his king, and creates the famous map used at Historic Jamestowne today.

Tri-Club Bay River Classic
Aug 29 & 30
TRI-CLUB BAY RIVER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: Hosted by Smithfield Soccer Club (SE).

Summer Movies on Prince George Street
Aug 30, 8 pm
Every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: Hunger Games: Mockingjay! Sponsored by the Shops of Merchants Square!

Poisoned Dwarf at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Aug 30, 5 – 6:30 pm
A program of Celtic music focusing primarily on traditional Irish tunes. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free.

Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Aug 30, 12 – 4 pm
Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Come check out the Bloody Mary Bar! Purchase your tickets in advance at the Riverwalk Restaurant or Water Street Grille and save.

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‘Mixed Media and Wild Life’ Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall
Aug 1 – Sep 30, see web for schedule
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.

Liquid Light: Photography Beneath the Sea
Aug 22, 2015 – Jan 31, 2016
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. At the Mariners’ Museum.

ROV Challenges at the Mariners’ Museum
Jul 25 – Aug 29, 1 – 3 pm
Who will be crowned the ROV Challenge Champion? Discover the world of underwater exploration technology as you build a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) and use it to compete in daring challenges! Price: $15 Members/$20 non-members. Families of 3 or more receive a 25% discount! Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited.

Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
Through Aug 28
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout August. See website for complete schedule.

“Tools of the Trade” Theme Month
Aug 1 – 31 (see website for times)
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.

Star Spangled Nights at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays through Sep 6
Busch Gardens® celebrates America with a bang during a patriotic summer spectacular, Star Spangled Nights, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 6. Guests can enjoy patriotic sights during the day and at night, the sky lights up with fireworks choreographed to an original moving soundscape.

Merchants Square Summer Breeze Concert Series
Wednesdays through Aug 26, 7 – 8:30 pm
Our popular military bands from the USAF and the US Army will return each Wednesday in August: August 5 – TRADOC Brass Ensemble August 12 – USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble August 19 – TRADOC Rock Ensemble August 26 – USAF Heritage of America Concert Band Concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair.

Yorktown Battlefield Revolutionary War Artillery Firings
Jul 19 – Nov 8
Volunteers demonstrate the firing of Revolutionary War Cannon and discuss their role during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. See website for complete details.

Aromas Open Mic Night
Thursdays through August 27, 7:30 – 9 pm
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!

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through Sep 26, 9 am – 1 pm
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.

Williamsburg Dinner Theatre Presents My Big Fat Greek Murder
Fridays through Sep 11, 7 – 9:30 pm
Grand buffet dinner & a family friendly, audience participatory play. My Big Fat Greek Murder, a Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy. Coupons available.

Cogan’s Deli & Sport Pub Live Music FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
Fridays & Saturdays through Dec 25, 8 – 11 pm
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.

Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt
May 1 – Oct 31
“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?

Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Jun 15 – Sep 7
From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. Guests can see the evolution of coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia, to the hand-picked coffee berries in Costa Rica, all the way to roasting centers across the globe.

Children’s Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation
Through Aug 31, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds.

RevQuest: The Kings Advance
Apr 7 – Nov 29
Spies needed! The British have invaded Virginia and General Cornwallis is bringing more troops from the south. To thwart the enemy’s attack, Gov. Thomas Jefferson needs you to be his eyes and ears in Williamsburg.

Art in the ‘Burg
Saturdays Bi-weekly through Nov 14, 10 am – 4 pm
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.

Friday Nite Art
Fridays through Aug 29, 6 – 8 pm
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.

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 – Sep 7
Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.

A Celebration of Quilts
Through Jun 30, 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.

“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Through Sept 2015, 9 am – 5 pm
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.

Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Through Sep 7
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.

A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Through Dec 31, 2015
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.

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