Williamsburg Events: January 29 – February 4, 2018

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Groundhog Day Ceremony at the Virginia Living Museum, February 2-3
Ground Hog Day Ceremony – Long winter or early spring? Join local meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler in a noon-time ceremony for the annual prediction from our very own Chesapeake Chuck.

Superbowl Sunday Party at Billsburg Brewery, February 4
Join us on Superbowl Sunday for tailgating, corn hole in the parking lot and the big game! We will have The German Snack Shack serving up amazing food and special pricing on our beers throughout the day and throughout the game. See also: 1st Annual Superbowl Growler Fill Event this same day!

Trunk Show at On the Hill Gallery, February 3 – 11
Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Five jewelers will display, sell and demonstrate how they create their work.

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” at the Virginia Living Museum, Saturdays through February 24
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way.

Fresh Powder DDH DIPA Release at Virginia Beer Company, February 3
Fresh Powder returns to the taproom at The Virginia Beer Co. This Double Dry-Hopped 100% Citra Double India Pale Ale brewed with potent Lupulin Powder will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans starting at Noon.

My Story; My Voice, Wednesdays & Thursdays in February
Witness a compelling moment in the life of an 18th century person. Then join the discussion as the actor interpreter shares how they brought the character to life.

Toano Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and Fun Run, February 3
Great course in Toano (fairly flat loop) with a 10 a.m. start time. This event is available in three different lengths – Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and a one-mile fun run.

Fossil Frenzy at York River State Park, February 3
Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach.

Restaurant Week, January 21 – 31
Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Greater Williamsburg. It begins Sunday January 21, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. One of the new additions to the Williamsburg area Restaurant Week is the inclusion of breakfast specials.

Riverwalk Restaurant Participates in Restaurant Week, Through January 31
It’s a deal to satisfy both your appetite and your wallet! Stop by Riverwalk Restaurant to celebrate Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association’s big week to enjoy delicious lunch and dinner specials.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
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 winter hours.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features High School Student Show, Through February 9 (see website for dates)
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is currently featuring the 2D and 3D artwork of students from six Williamsburg area high schools through Feb. 9. This exciting 2018 exhibition is WCAC’s 15th annual High School Student Show and includes 131 pieces by 93 students.

Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series, Thursdays through March 1
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. Sponsored by York County.  Limited seating, no tickets or reservations, first come-first served.

A Perfect Adornment Tour, Fridays through February 23
As you are guided through the opulent home of Peyton and Elizabeth Randolph, a heart-wrenching narrative unfolds exploring the complicated relationships between gentry women and their enslaved maidservants.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

The Art & Science of Arachnids, January 19 – February 2
Explore the connections between arachnids (spiders) and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history, in the largest, touring arachnid exhibit in the United States, featuring three-themed, live spider cubes. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Karaoke Idol at Revolution Golf & Grille, Wednesdays through March 21
See if you have what it takes to be Williamsburg’s KARAOKE IDOL! 10 weeks Event! Tryouts are on Wednesdays (January 10th and 17th). Top 20 continue on to the 8 week elimination!

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


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