What’s Happening in Williamsburg…

Below is a list for what’s happening this week in the Greater Williamsburg area. Get this information straight to your inbox by signing up for one of our e-newsletters (weekly or monthly).


January 17 – 22, 2017

Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series
January 19
Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience.  Free Limited seating, no tickets or reservations, first come-first served. This month: Doug Dunn Band.

Restaurant Week
January 21 – 31
The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association will celebrate Restaurant Week January 21st thru 31st, 2017. During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer specially priced multi-course menus.

Craft Beer Dinner at Water Street Grille
January 19
Water Street Grille, an intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, is offering 20 micro brews and a delicious menu.  Your evening will feature a four course dinner menu prepared by the culinary team and “Steal the Pint Night” brews from Bell’s Brewery with conversation and libations while overlooking the York River.

Wacky Wax Works Day
January 21
Be creative and have fun! Enjoy our interactive Wax Works area and enter to win a prize!

Spring Lecture Series: “Echoes from the Deep: Investigating An American WWII Naval Battlefield”
January 18
This past August, our friends at NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary launched an expedition to explore the deep water shipwreck sites of the German U-576 and the freighter Bluefields off the coast of North Carolina.

Ivan Mangov’s Strings of Spirits Opening Reception & Art Talk
January 21
Linda Matney Gallery would like to extend a warm invitation to our new exhibition which opens on Saturday, January 14th.  Exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays through Feb 4. Contact the gallery for additional event hours.

Free Irish Dance Class & Open House
January 21
Check out Rose & Sword Academy of Irish Dance between 1 PM and 3 PM. A free Irish Dance lesson will begin at 1:30 PM.

Case Studies at the Archaearium
January 21
Join the Jamestown Rediscovery Education staff for a day of exploration, discovery, and fun! Family-friendly activities will include helping archaeologists to sort the tiniest of artifacts from the 1608 well and searching the exhibits for clues to solve a mystery.

Polynesian Voyagers: Family Hula Workshop
January 21
In conjunction with The Mariners’ Museum’s newest exhibition, Polynesian Voyagers, join us for a hula dancing workshop! Hula is a Polynesian art form, developed in Hawaii but now practiced worldwide.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion
Through February 20
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Live Music at Water Street Grille
Friday & Saturday
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. This week: Caleb Folks Duo (Fri., Jan 20) and Good Shot Judy ( Sat., Jan 21).

Mapping Revolution to Republic
January 18
Be amazed at what you can learn from Revolutionary War maps during this guided tour and discuss how the new Republic was established, and the critical role played by printed maps.

Love Unities Us
January 20
What can art tell us about 18th-century customs of courtship and marriage? You’ll learn some of the answers when you take this guided tour through the museum.

‘Mixed Media’ Exhibit at Gallery at York Hall
January
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show at  the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. See website for hours.

Toys!
January 21
Explore 19th- and early 20th-century toys, dolls, and dollhouses in “German Toys for America” and “A World Made Small.” Drop in and make a toy inspired by the antique toys in our exhibits.

Ceramics Up-Close
January 20 & 22
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Six Mead Sundays
January 22
Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free. While you’re there, try a simple honey tasting for only $5 a person and shop our retail store!

For all events visit the Main Calendar (Visit Williamsburg). 

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