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October 24 – 30, 2016
Haunting on DOG Street: Curse of the Sea Witch
October 28 – 31
Dreaded and powerful Sea Witches have summoned Blackbeard’s ghostly crew from the grave to do their bidding. Visit Colonial Williamsburg and experience the Halloween excitement as evil Sea Witches wreak havoc on the Revolutionary City!
Night of the Living Museum
Come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal. Trick-or-treat throughout the museum as you walk through themed galleries filled with characters and themed decorations! Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters.
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Weekends through October 30
Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. Busch Gardens becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.
“The War of the Worlds” Radio Live Play
Exactly 78 years since the original broadcast, SRDX FX Productions will perform the original 1938 script “The War Of The Worlds.”
Halloween Party 2016 – Presented by Oceans & Ale
Come out and celebrate Halloween with Oceans & Ale! On October 29 beginning at 9 p.m., there will be music by the Jesse Chong Band and a legendary costume contest! Southern Tier Brewing Company will be on tap. It’s certain to be a night of Halloween fun!
Halloween Karaoke Party at the Corner Pocket
Come join in the fun at The Corner Pocket for the Halloween Karaoke Party on Saturday, October 29 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Make sure to wear your costume! DJ Panda will be spinning the hits. There will be drink and appetizer specials to die for… we hope you can join us!
Watermen’s Museum Presents Story Tellers
VA Story Tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam once a month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme. 7 PM – Storytellers Presentation. 8 to 8:30 PM – Audience Stories.
Pirates, Gypsies and Highwaymen
Gabe Stone, Wayne Hill and Stephen Christoff share songs and stories about Blackbeard, Robin Hood, and many other glamorized outlaws who have captured the imagination of people for hundreds of years.
Live Music at Water Street Grille
October 28 & 29
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout October. This week: Something Different Duo (Friday) and Felicia Hoyos (Saturday).
The art museums of Colonial Williamsburg are pleased to present Join Scottish fiddler John Turner and keyboardist Gary Whaley for compositions by John Turner inspired by all Hallow’s E’en and other seasonal subjects.
Jack Waddell – Live Acoustic Music at Brass Cannon
Performing a mix of original and select cover songs infused with 1980’s college indy rock and roots rock Americana, Jack Waddell will be playing for us at the Brass Cannon Brewing company.
Local sopranos Jennifer Phillips, Sarah Frook Gallo, and Claudia Kessel will join with pianist Jane Alcorn to perform “Magnificent Melodies” on Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.
Oyster Wednesdays at Wedmore Place/Café Provencal
Wednesdays are now OYSTER WEDNESDAYS at Wedmore Place and the Café Provençal! In addition to our regular Happy Hour specials from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, we’ll be serving up delicious Virginia Oysters for $1.00 all night long each and every Wednesday.
Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October 29 (LAST OF THE REGULAR SEASON)
Located on the Yorktown waterfront, the market begins its 10th season and will operate weekly on Saturdays through October 29. The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, vendors and artists throughout the season with a variety of homegrown favorites and local art. The market features fresh produce, meat and seafood; baked goods, cut flowers, coffee, and live entertainment.
September 24 – October 30
Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard.
Fall Photos at Yankee Candle
October (see website for dates)
Have your photo’s professionally taken by Helen’s Place at Colonial Photography surrounded by beautiful Fall scenery right on Yankee Candle Village’s front porch! Santa will even join in on the fun!
Yorktown Art Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Enjoy ‘Yorktown Art’ Exhibit by local artists and relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale.
“Beyond Visible,” Infrared Photography by Kathy Hornsby
Through November 4
Kathy Hornsby’s exhibit of over 30 images at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center showcases her recent interest in infrared photography. Using digital cameras with sensors converted to “see” only near infrared light, Hornsby captures landscapes, still lifes, and environmental portraits that at first glance appear to be time-honored black and white images.
Transmuation and Oceano Exhibitions
Through October 29
TRANSMUTATION is an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Newport University’s Department Chair Christi Harris and Radford University’s Shaun Whiteside. Photographer Phil Bekker’s OCEANO accompanies the exhibit in the Entrance Gallery. Bekker is an award winning photographer who is featured in international publications such as GraphisPhoto. At Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery and Consultancy. See website for hours.
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