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Williamsburg Events: June 5 – 11, 2017

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Check out what’s happening this week in greater Williamsburg. And be sure to sign up for our weekly (or monthly) newsletter!


Yorktown Sounds of Summer Concerts (formerly Shagging)
Thursdays through June 29
“Yorktown Sounds of Summer Concerts” (formerly Shagging), 7 pm to 9:30 pm. We’ve got everyone’s Sounds of Summer here at Riverwalk Landing guaranteed to get you on your feet and swaying to the beat! See website for schedule.

“Afterward: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” Special Exhibition
June 10 – 24
The Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown in 1781 was just the beginning for the ranks of soldiers who fought for America’s independence. Follow the incredible stories of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown – George Washington, Charles Cornwallis, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette and James Lafayette – and discover how they went on after the war to help shape the America we know today.

Uncorked & Unplugged at the Williamsburg Winery: LeAnn Rimes
June 10
Bring in the summer with wine and music! Enjoy 94.9 The Point’s Uncorked and Unplugged live from the Williamsburg Winery on Sunday, June 10 will feature two-time Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes! Sip on delicious Virginia wine in the beautiful Williamsburg Winery vineyard. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend
June 10 -11
Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend, 10 am to 8 pm Sat., 12 pm to 5 pm Sun. Join us for a patriotic salute to our armed forces, including living history, music, dancing, cannon firing, hands-on drills, crafts and vendors.

Skate Jam
June 10 & 11
All ages and experience levels welcome! Skateboards, bikes, food, live local music and of course, prizes make this skateboarding and BMX competition one not to miss!

Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens
Weekends, May 26 – July 2
A tasty adventure awaits culinary explorers at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Busch Gardens invites guests to unleash their inner foodie with a variety of dishes and wines not normally served at the park.

2nd Sundays
June 11
On the second Sunday of every month from 11a to 5p, March to December, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts and live music in a fun and family friendly atmosphere.

It Was a Very Good Year: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Starring Tony Sands
June 11
This show is a must-see for any Sinatra fan! A multimedia extravaganza for the eyes and ears! Tony Sands has incorporated stunning graphics that entice you the moment the stage lights dim, and the music begins. At the Kimball Theatre.

Dug! The Cleaner Side of Archaeology
June 5 – 15
A rotating schedule of hands-on activities and special guests make “DUG!” the perfect complement to “DIG!” offered earlier on the same site Monday-Saturday. If your knees aren’t quite what they used to be, this is the way to embrace archaeology.

100 Years of Glorious Technicolor: Singin’ in the Rain (film)
June 11
It’s the Singin’ Swingin’ Glorious Feelin’ Technicolor Musical! Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed.

Grand Opening of Revolution Golf and Grille
June 10
Join us at our Grand Opening Event!. Inside our restaurant you will find five rooms equipped with HiDef Golf Simulator Bays and one private HiDef Golf Simulator room used for private events.

Dig! Kids, Dirt & Discovery
June 6 – 17
Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg’s experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair’s 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (film)
June 7 & 14
Enjoy this on the big screen one last time before it’s locked away in the Disney vaults!  A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. At the Kimball Theatre.

Fossil Frenzy Hike
June 10
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.

Suping Sisters
Mondays
SUPing Sisters is for ladies only! Sorry fellas!! We will meet every Monday at 6:00pm and paddle together for an hour and a half. Each week will be a different place to paddle and explore. This is a great way to work on your paddling technique and also to enjoy some company while paddling. This is NOT A LESSON so if you have never paddled before you will need to attend one of my paddle lessons before signing up for this event.

Women Belonging to the Army: Tag, Rag and Bobtail
June 10
The war for American Independence rages on! Join two women belonging to the army as they discuss loyalty to their country, their duty to their family, and what they are willing to sacrifice for everything they hold dear.

Book Signing at the Gallery at York Hall
June 11
Come and meet local author, Andy Lightner.  He wrote an entertaining children’s book called “Gavin’s Goggles”.

Boat Design Family Workshop
June 10
In this workshop, we’ll explore how the boats go so fast, with demonstrations of hydrofoiling drones and catamaran hull designs. We’ll finish by building and racing our own mini catamarans!

Live Music at Water Street Grille
June 3 – July 1 (select dates)
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm. For schedule and details, call 757.369.5644 or visit the website.

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan (film)
June 10
All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. At the Kimball Theatre.

Canada During the Civil War
June 10
Canadian-born, USS Monitor Center Conservator Kate Sullivan will discuss the impact of the American Civil War on the country that would become Canada.

Jamestown International Triathlon
June 10 – 11
After a 1,500 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride through 24 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast 6.2 mile run on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails. Aquabike will be available. Relay team option as well.

Roaming Ranger at York River State Park
June 10
You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild “critter”!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the “friend.”

Awesome Osprey Hike
June 9
Our seasonal bird of prey returns to the Chesapeake Bay region. This ranger guided hike highlights the Osprey’s role in the estuarine ecosystem. Guests are encouraged to bring cameras and viewing gear.

Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour
June 9
There is no better way to enjoy the full moon than from a canoe on the beautiful Taskinas Creek. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh at night as we paddle slowly up the placid creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. Canoes are $13/person or $8/person (family 4+). Prepayment required with reservation.

A Quiet Passion (film)
June 9 – 22 (select dates)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. At the Kimball Theatre.

“A Music and Medicine Lecture-Concert”
June 9
Sentara Neurosciences Institute and Sentara Music and Medicine Center, in collaboration with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, present a lecture and concert featuring Sentara neurologist Dr. Kamal Chémali with pianist Prisca Benoit joined by WSO principal flutist, Jennifer Debiec Lawson.

Venus Tells All
June 8
Meet Venus, a most inspiring comical, singing 18th-century storyteller that will leave you in stitches as she tells thought provoking stories derived from her life about living, relationships and yo momma! Fun for the young and young at heart! Audience participation is a requirement!

Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century
June 7 – 30
Explore the growth of interest in natural history during the 18th century through period illustrations. With the settlement of the New World, many Englishman and colonists became fascinated by the plants and animals that were native to the region.

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home
June 7 – 30
Colonial Williamsburg has not previously showcased its superlative collection of printed textiles that range in date from the late 17th century into the 19th century. With their stunning designs and bright colors, the objects in this exhibit will be a feast for the eyes.

Foolish Songs and Ballads
June 6
In the early days of the 18th century, the great Puritan theologian Cotton Mather observed “that the minds and manners of many people about the country are much corrupted by foolish songs and ballads.” Join Brian Forsman and Bill Weldon for music that brought frivolity and sweetness to the lives of our forbearers.

Lock, Stock and Barrel
June 7 – 30
Lock, Stock, and Barrel is an early British weaponry exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibit features outstanding displays of military and civilian weapons exploring muzzle-loading firearms, ignition systems, and the evolution of the standing British infantry musket before 1800.

The World Made Small
June 7 – 30
Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view is a museum favorite–the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished.

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

‘Stained Glass’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
June
Come and enjoy the ‘Stain Glass’ Exhibit 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 gallery hours.

Member Art Show at On the Hill Gallery
Saturdays through July 3
On the Hill Gallery members will host a “Blue” theme art show.  The gallery will be filled with art media with variations of blues created by members.

Sunset Serenade Weekly Live Music
Fridays through September

Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg’s Chowning’s Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.

Printed, Painted, Stained and Dyed
Thursdays through June 29

Join a curator to learn about printed textiles for fashion and home on this interactive tour. How were printed fashions made in the 18th century? Discover some of the latest fashions for home back then.

A Grand Medley of Entertainments
Mondays through June 12
Owen Murdock’s Company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling variety show, but their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!

Six Mead Sundays
Sundays

Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free.

Campfire Social
Saturdays through June 24
Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 1

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

The Fifes and Drums of York Town
Sundays through June 25
At both the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center (included with admission), the Yorktown waterfront, and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (included with admission). See website for schedule.

Water|Ways at the Virginia Living Museum
May 27 – June 9
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is bringing the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Water|Ways, to make a splash at the Virginia Living. The Water|Ways exhibit will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal?

Their Finest (film)
Through June 8 (select days)
In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). As bombs are dropping all around them, the colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. At the Kimball Theatre


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Williamsburg Events: July 3 – 10, 2017

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Have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

Check out what’s happening this week in greater Williamsburg. And be sure to sign up for our weekly (or monthly) newsletter!


Independence Day Celebration in Yorktown
July 4
Family friendly celebration featuring an 8 am 8K run and 5K walk at York High School; a patriotic parade on Water and Main Streets; a Bell-Ringing Ceremony; Patriotic Concert; and the amazing fireworks show on the York River.

Fourth of July at Colonial Williamsburg
July 4
Celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s birth in the Revolutionary City! Join Colonial Williamsburg for a special militia muster. Enjoy a salute to the 13 original states, featuring music performed by the Fifes and Drums, flags of each state, the firing of muskets and cannon. The day concludes with fireworks visible from both Market Square and Palace Green.

Liberty Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
July 4
Salute the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: 504 Supreme
July 5
Kick-off your summer in Merchants Square with the Summer Breeze Concert Series, Wednesdays in July and August.  Concert begins at 7:00 PM. Bring a chair and enjoy music, dancing, and fare from your favorite Merchants Square restaurants. We’ll see you in the Square!

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens
Saturdays through August 26
In July and August, Busch Gardens® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings. See website for schedule.

Jamestown Jams: Affirmative Groove
July 7
Come and enjoy free live music at Jamestown Jams. On July 7, it will be 70s music featuring Affirmative Groove. See website for details.

Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
July 3 & 4; Fridays through August 25
Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.

2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival
July 9
Williamsburg’s almost year ’round Art, Music and Street Festival featuring over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg. Festival is all ages friendly with caricature and henna artists, and children’s activities and an art project and proudly features the best of local & regional musicians!

Baroque Music Fridays
Fridays through July 21
Come in from the heat to experience the changing tastes and styles of the 18th century presented by members of the Governor’s Musick ensemble with a variety of Museum-inspired topical presentations.

Music for a New Nation
July 3
Join the Governor’s Musick ensemble of Colonial Williamsburg for patriotic music celebrating our nation’s fight for independence and the spirit of our new nation. Traditional songs tell the stories of our fight for independence, while concert music incorporates popular tunes in celebration of our new freedom.

A Grand Medley of Entertainments
July 5
Owen Murdock’s Company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling variety show, but their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!

Yorktown Sounds of Summer
Thursdays through July 27
“Yorktown Sounds of Summer Concerts” (formerly Shagging), 7 pm to 9:30 pm. We’ve got everyone’s Sounds of Summer here at Riverwalk Landing guaranteed to get you on your feet and swaying to the beat!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us Thursday’s on the river for the annual concert series featuring beach music and more for all ages.

Mr. Key’s Poem
July 4
“Oh say can you see” are the familiar and powerful first words of a poem written by 35 year old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814. The poem, inspired by the Battle of Baltimore eventually became America’s national Anthem.

Yankees in the Streets: Williamsburg During the Civil War
July 5
Williamsburg is known for its 18th-century history, but what happened here during the Civil War? Join historian and author Carson Hudson for an illustrated lecture on a different aspect of Williamsburg’s history. Learn about the Battle of Williamsburg, which took place on May 5, 1862. Book signing to follow.

1776 (film)
July 2 – 4
Summer of Love 50th Anniversary 4k restoration! Monterey International Pop Festival launched the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who and the Byrds.  With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his.

Water|Ways (last week)
Through July 9
The Water|Ways exhibit, located at the VLM changing exhibit area, will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal.

New Lecture: 99th Anniversary of the Hilton Village
July 8
Hilton Village, established in 1918, in Newport News, Virginia, was the first public housing project built in the United States. Spurred on by Newport News Shipbuilding president Homer Ferguson, it was created to house shipyard workers during World War I.

Awesome Osprey Hike at the York River State Park
July 8
Our seasonal bird of prey returns to the Chesapeake Bay region. This ranger guided hike highlights the Osprey’s role in the estuarine ecosystem.

Fossil Frenzy Hike
July 8
Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. The hike is less than two miles round trip and begins with a description of some of the fossils that are found at the beach.

Revolution 3 Triathlon
July 8 & 9
There will be one transition area located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The swim will take place in the Chickahominy river. The swim course will be reversible depending on the conditions.

Colonial Williamsburg Collects
Tuesdays through July 31
During this guided tour, learn how and why objects have been collected for Colonial Williamsburg over the years, and discover the circumstances that lead to the creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Busting Myths
Tuesdays through July 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

George Washington’s Inauguration
July 6
Tony Williams, author of “America’s Beginnings,” will discuss the 1789 inauguration of George Washington.  How did it differ from modern inaugurations, and what presidential precedents did Washington establish? A book signing will follow.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 29

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Next to Normal – Williamsburg Players
July 7 – 16 (Weekends)
Winner 2010 Pulitzer Prize, 2009’s triple Tony Award winning musical, Next to Normal, also made that year’s list of best shows in both the NY and LA times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine. With book by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal derives its name from its window into the lives of an almost “normal” suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.

Sunset Serenade Weekly Live Music
Fridays through September

Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg’s Chowning’s Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
July 7
Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Six Mead Sundays
Sundays

Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free.

Suping Sisters
Mondays
SUPing Sisters is for ladies only! Sorry fellas!! We will meet every Monday at 6:00pm and paddle together for an hour and a half. Each week will be a different place to paddle and explore. This is a great way to work on your paddling technique and also to enjoy some company while paddling. This is NOT A LESSON so if you have never paddled before you will need to attend one of my paddle lessons before signing up for this event.

Come Let’s Dance
Saturdays through July 8
Join us for an evening of colonial dance, “a most charming entertainment” very much enjoyed by colonial Virginians. Virginians hosted public and private balls and assemblies to be sociable, to celebrate an occasion, or just for fun.

Photography Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
July through August
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque ‘Photography’ exhibit.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
July 8
Join us for the celebration of our 15th anniversary! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.


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Williamsburg Events: May 8 – 14, 2017

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Jamestown Day at Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement
May 13
“Jamestown Day” features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River. A variety of family-friendly programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music and entertainment will take place at both sites.

Cap 2 Cap
May 12-13
A ride, not a race, where riders are encouraged to enjoy the scenery. All ages are encouraged to participate, families are also encouraged to attend both days of the event.

Yorktown Market Days Season Hosts Annual Fitness Market!
May 13
Yorktown Market Days and Fitness Market, 8 am to 12 pm – New Year, New You!  Let’s get moving at our Health and Fitness Market, 8 am to 12 p.m.  Not only can you shop the 35 local farmers, producers, artists, and vendors offering a variety of local favorites found at all our Saturday Markets, but at the Fitness Market you can learn to improve your health with fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, and additional healthy living information.

Merchants Square Spring Fling
May 10
Bring your dancing shoes and show your stuff at the Merchants Square Spring Fling. What’s in store? Live jazz from Good Shot Judy, 500 of your closest friends, and a dance floor, right in the center of the Square! Don’t miss our fantastic spring celebration!

Coffee Concert I American String Quartet and Andre-Michel Schub
May 11
Individually, the players of the American String Quartet are each stars in their own right, their resumes studded with orchestral and ensemble performances, competition victories, and accolades; together, they create a sound that has entranced some of the world’s most demanding critics.

Mother’s Day Buffet at Riverwalk Restaurant
May 14
Make Mother’s Day extra special with a brunch buffet and a dinner buffet at Riverwalk Restaurant.

“More of the Best of Broadway”
May 13
Back Again! Rob BonGiovanni and his Sound Investment, featuring Pam Wineapple (Williamsburg’s Broadway Pro) are back again with “More of The Best of Broadway”. Showcasing the famous Broadway Shows from “The Great White Way” that made it to Hollywood to  the Silver Screen. At the Kimball Theatre.

KIDsiderate Concert Series at Busch Gardens
Select Dates in May
Start spring on a high note when some of today’s most popular acts for kids take the stage at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. This KIDsiderate® concert series will have kids singing and dancing along in the Globe Theatre in England. Schedule: Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve! – May 6; The KIDZ BOP Kids – May 13; Teen Stars Live – May 20 & 21.

National Theatre Live: Obsession
May 11
Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. At the Kimball Theatre.

A Grand Medley of Entertainments
Mondays through June 12
Owen Murdock’s Company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling variety show, but their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!

An Afternoon of Hammered Dulcimer Music with Timothy Seaman
May 13
Local hammered dulcimer virtuoso Timothy Seaman will be here playing familiar music as well as his own. Tim is known throughout the area for his lively performances and his compelling music! Tim will have all of his CD’s available for sale and autographing!

Friday Night Flights at Charly’s Airport Restaurant
Fridays through May 26
Enjoy live acoustic music on the patio of Charly’s Airport Restaurant each Friday now through early autumn during Friday Night Flights. The patio provides great views as planes takeoff (you never know what you’ll see!) and there are always delicious specials on homemade bread and slices of pie for dessert.

Fossil Frenzy at York River State Park
May 13
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.

Mother’s Day Surf & Turf
May 14
Treat mom to a day on the water and fossil hunting. This ranger guided program takes our guests on a canoe/kayak trip on Taskinas Creek and the York River to Fossil beach to search for relics of the prehistoric era. Mom paddles for free with paid guest.

Drum to the Beat
May 9
Come experience the fun of drumming in a group. For centuries, communities around the world have strengthened unity and friendship through rhythm. Join Drum Major Lance Pedigo for this unique experience for all ages and abilities.

Venus Tells It All
May 11
Meet Venus, a most inspiring comical, singing 18th-century storyteller that will leave you in stitches as she tells thought provoking stories derived from her life about living, relationships and yo momma! Fun for the young and young at heart! Audience participation is a requirement!

Middle School Art Show at On the Hill Gallery
Saturdays through May 28
Celebrating our annual York County Middle School Art Show, May 7 – 28th at On the Hill Gallery. The work will be hung and displayed the same as in a professional gallery.

Revolutionary Dissent
May 10
Stephen Solomon discusses his recent book: “Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created Freedom of Speech.” Before the Revolution colonists were restricted from openly discussing politics (and Independence) by English Common Law.  Events leading to the Declaration of independence and the ratification of the Constitution lead to freedom of speech in our new Republic.  A book-signing will follow.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Fridays & Saturdays through May 27
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule. Full pub menu including fresh seafood. Live entertainment on weekends. Lunch and dinner overlooking the York River.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
Fridays through May 26
Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Behind Closed Drawers
May 5 – 26
Drop in to get a close look at “Printed Fashions.” Then, peer into the textile study drawers to examine additional clothing and needlework from our collections. See a side of fashion others might miss.

Franz (film)
May 3 – 11
A film by Francois Ozon.  In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.  French/German with subtitles. At the Kimball Theatre.

Wilson (film)
May 3 – 18
A poignant love letter to the people who raise us and the times that form us. Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s is raising her adolescent son, Jamie at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.  Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. At the Kimball Theatre.

Busting Myths!
Tuesdays through May 30
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Quiltmakers
Mondays through May 29
Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.

Quilt Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Through May 31
Celebrate Spring – Come and see beautiful handmade quilts by local quilters.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Six Mead Sundays
Sundays

Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free.

Backstory
Tuesdays through May 30
Explore the hidden stories behind the objects on display. Discover who made the object, and why–and how it wound up in our collection. Why do some of our artifacts have such unique stories?

2nd Sundays
May 14
On the second Sunday of every month from 11a to 5p, March to December, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts and live music in a fun and family friendly atmosphere.

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


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