Williamsburg Events: April 2 – 8, 2018

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2nd Sunday’s Art & Music Festival, April 8
Williamsburg, Virginia’s only ALMOST Year ‘Round Arts & Street Festival! On the second Sunday of every month, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts, and live music in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

Aura Curiatlas Performs at the Kimball Theatre, April 7 & 8
Since 2014, the company has been known for its exciting and inventive blend of dance, theatre, and acrobatics to tell stories. The stories are inspired in many different ways including cartoons, romance, architecture, bus trips, and astrophysics. The lightheartedness, athleticism, and reliance on physical storytelling make Aura CuriAtlas engaging to audiences of varied ages and backgrounds. After the show, the performers will stay for conversations with the audience.

Victory at Yorktown 10K & 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk, April 7
The fourth annual YMCA Victory at Yorktown 10K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is an historical and scenic race beginning at Riverwalk Landing on the Yorktown Waterfront.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, April 3
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Armida Quartet Tuesday evening, April 3 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre.

Wonders of the Sea at the Virginia Living Museum, April 2 – 6
Join us for Spring Break and welcome our new moray eel! Take in the “Coral Reefs: Nurseries of the Sea” conservation kiosk, a screening of the award winning documentary “Chasing Coral,” and sea-themed shows in the Abbitt Planetarium. Witness a scuba program and fish feeding in the Chesapeake Bay Tank and more.

First 2018 members Co-op Show, Through April 27
Featuring artists with larger bodies of work, the Members Co-op Show offers a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries. At the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center.

Tap the Vault, April 7 & 8
Alewerks is the place to be the first weekend in April. Come celebrate National Beer Day with us when we open up our beer vault and tap rare and exciting beers all weekend. This will be a veritable greatest hits lineup. We’ll be tapping something new every two hours, and when they run out, they’re out.

Hops and Hogs Beer Festival, April 7
Smoked pork and other food; beer and wine; and live music. At Watermen’s Museum.

Inside James Fort: Built of “Pales, Posts, and Railes,” Saturdays through May 19
Building a fort proved to be a necessity for the colonists within a month of their arrival in 1607. In 1994 Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists found evidence of the trenches and post molds from the original palisade lines. Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Stop by to learn more about this important trade!

Stream to Sea Stroll, Tuesdays April 4 – 18
What is the difference between a woodland stream and a marsh? What creatures are found in a pond compared to those in a river? Are there similar birds in both ecosystems? Take this ranger guided adventure hiking from the forest to the shoreline to discover life in four aquatic communities within a mile and a half of each other.

Bikes Out of Hibernation at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, April 7
Looking for an opportunity to get your bike out of “‘hibernation?” Free safety inspections, assistance for minor repairs, greasing, fitting as well as fun rides to “knock the rust off” after winter.

Watermen’s Museum Opens for the Season, April 3
Explore Watermen’s museum located on the Yorktown Virginia waterfront. The museum is educational and demonstrates the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times, have played in the molding of our nation.

Gallery at York Hall Opens, April 3
A welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, the Gallery features paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, quilts, and other pieces from more than 300 local artists. Each month, you’ll find new featured artists and interactive demonstrations in the lobby on Sundays.

The York County Historical Museum Opens, April 3
View artifacts that tell the rich and varied stories of York County’s past, from the time of the earliest Native Americans, colonial-era Yorktown, and both the battlefield and home fronts of the Revolutionary War through World War II.

Quilt Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through May 31
It’s the longest standing exhibit at the Gallery and you don’t want to miss the new additions for spring. Visit the Gallery to admire these beautiful handcrafted quilts. You’ll also find a collection of new art, jewelry, pottery, and much more for sale.

Forest Explorers Walk & Talk at Freedom Park, April 8
Join us on the first Saturday of every month this spring for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month, then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter!

Taskinas Trek at York River State Park, April 6
The Taskinas Creek Trail is gaining a reputation as one of the most scenic and challenging hikes east of I-95. This three mile trail has a series of steep ravines that wind down to secluded bogs. There are also gorgeous overlooks of the Taskinas Creek Marsh which is home to various birds, fish, and mammals. Take the ranger guided hike through this interesting ecosystem.

Lecture: The History of the Museum Through Photographs, April 7
Explore the creation and early years of The Mariners’ Museum and Park through historic photos and stories, and learn about the people that made this Newport News institution possible.

Bingo Night at the Satellite Taproom, Thursdays
Take a trip to the Premium Outlets for Bingo and Beer at the Alewerks Satellite location Thursday night! Bingo will be from 6pm til 7:30 and is free to play for all ages! Prizes, friends, and of course beer!

Local Live Music at Billsburg Brewery, Thursdays Through May
Join us in the Billsburg Event Tent every Thursday this Spring for live music. Grab your friends and join us at Billsburg Brewery to start your weekend early, enjoy live music and fresh cold beer at the only venue in James City County on the waterfront.

Fresh Water Fishing Clinic, April 5
Before you hit the water, learn and practice the skills needed to fish in fresh water. Practice casting with a spin-casting rod & reel combo. Learn how to use bobbers, sinkers, and the knots most often used by anglers. We’ll have a “backyard bass” contest as well.

In the light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums, Through May 13
In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums features important Caravaggesque paintings from the renowned collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, North Carolina Museum of Art, Speed Museum, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and Chrysler Museum of Art including recent acquisitions to the collection of the Muscarelle.

Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration. This exhibition features over thirty works by prominent women artists from the permanent collection and is comprised of a variety of media styles and time periods expressing their vision.

Guerilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Guerrilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World in the Herman Graphic Arts Room as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia. Since 1985 and even more stridently today, the Guerrilla Girls have been concerned with broader discrimination; particularly social oppression related to race, class, and gender.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Comedy Club, Saturdays
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! Located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.


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