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Williamsburg Events: February 12 – 19, 2018 (Valentine’s Day and President’s Day)

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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!

Reminder, this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to plan something special for your special someone! See options below.


Chocolate Rendezvous at Billsburg Brewery, February 13
Join us on Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m. (VIP access allows entry from 5-6 p.m.) for a special one night event pairing chocolate and desserts from Carrot Tree Kitchens and Blackbird Bakery Williamsburg VA with four 8 oz. pours of Billsburg Beers paired with desserts from each bakery.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Café Provencal, February 9 – 14
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day four-course dinner at Cafe Provencal at the Williamsburg Winery. A wine-pairing with each course is available for an addition charge. Price of menu per person is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Wine-pairing is available.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Opus 9 Steakhouse, February 14
Enjoy a special romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Opus 9 Steakhouse. For complete menu details, please visit the website.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sweetheart Valentine’s Specials, February 14 – 17
Looking for a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day? Head to the Yorktown Waterfront and enjoy beautiful views of the York River and one Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sweetheart Specials.

William & Mary Global Film Festival, February 15 – 18
The William & Mary Global Film Festival is celebrating its eleventh anniversary with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions from February 15 to 18 in the historic Kimball Theatre.

“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.

Craft Beer Dinner at the Water Street Grille in Yorktown, February 15
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 while overlooking the York River.

4th Annual Asian Festival at the Williamsburg Pottery, February 17
Come and enjoy the 4th Annual Asian Festival at the Williamsburg Pottery! The Asian Festival celebrates a multitude of cultures through dance, music, demonstrations, food and wine. This event is free and open to the public.

Storytelling with Dylan Pritchett at the Mariners Museum, February 17
A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller, taking his African and African-American folktales to over a hundred schools annually throughout the country.

High School Art Show at On the Hilly Gallery, February 18 – March 3
Come out and support our local youth “Artist in the Making”, an art exhibit by selected York County High School students.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance, February 19
Join us every third Monday in the Carriage House for swing dancing.

Sailor Made Exhibition at the Mariners’ Museum, Through February 17
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker.

Talking Beer with Kyle Meyerhoff, February 5 – 12
On February 16, the evening before the release of Springhouse Brett, please join us for an evening of beer and education, featuring a sneak peek at the brand new beer! Our esteemed Lead Brewer, Kyle Meyerhoff, will be your host for an educational talk.

Bingo Night at the Satellite Taproom, February 15
Take a trip to the Premium Outlets for Bingo and Beer at our Satellite location Thursday February 15!

Ice Age Weekend at the Virginia Living Museum, February 17 – 19
Warm up indoors with cool displays of Ice Age artifacts, live animal shows, and themed hands-on activities including “blubber science,” a scavenger hunt, and more!

Springhouse Brett Release, February 17
Come by the Taproom on February 17 for the first ever release of Springhouse Brett, in 750ml bottles and on draft. Exceptionally complex, yet full in flavor, Alewerks Springhouse Brett is an ode to old-world brewing tradition.

Pink Flamingo Hike* at York River State Park, February 17
*aka: The Professionally Ill-Advised, Naturally Highly Unlikely, Completely Fake in Every Way, Phony yet Factual Birding Adventure. Of course there are no pink flamingoes native to or migratory in Virginia. But, we will see a few fake ones. Discover what birds live in the habitats along our waterways and woods and why they are much better adapted than the plastic imposters.

Music Jam Session at Watermen’s Museum, February 14
Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.

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.

“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.

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.

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!

Safety at Sea Seminar at the Mariners’ Museum, February 17
Join us for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar designed and conducted by some of the leaders in the field of boating safety.

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.

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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Williamsburg Events: February 5 – 11, 2018

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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!


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Café Provencal, February 9 – 14
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day four-course dinner at Cafe Provencal at the Williamsburg Winery. A wine-pairing with each course is available for an addition charge. Price of menu per person is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Wine-pairing is available.

Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, February 6
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents Chiara String Quartet. Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet captivates its audiences throughout the country.

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.

Tyke Hike: Woods & Waters, February 10
So, your child is beyond those first awkward steps and is ready to walk a distance.  Join us for a hike devoted to kids from 2 to 5 years old.  A friendly ranger will guide you and your new hiker along our shoreline and wooded trails.

Beyond the Shackles: The Role of African-Americans During the Civil War, February 10
By the mid-nineteenth century, not every African-American was enslaved; some were spies, some abolitionists, some worked on the Underground Railroad, and some even served in the military including onboard the USS Monitor.

Salsa Night at Virginia Beer Company, February 9
Heat up Friday night by dancing your way into the weekend! Salsa Night returns to Virginia Beer Co. in 2018 on a new night with a new format!

Sailor Made Exhibition at the Mariners’ Museum, Through February 17
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker.

Talking Beer with Kyle Meyerhoff, February 5 – 12
On February 16, the evening before the release of Springhouse Brett, please join us for an evening of beer and education, featuring a sneak peek at the brand new beer! Our esteemed Lead Brewer, Kyle Meyerhoff, will be your host for an educational talk.

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.

Black Settlement Presentation and Book Signing at Freedom Park, February 10
Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing.

Civil War Lecture: Passaic-Class Monitors, February 10
Even though the USS Monitor was proclaimed the “little ship that saved the Union,” this experimental ironclad had numerous design flaws. The Monitor’s inventor, John Ericsson, set about to improve the design which resulted in the Passaic-class of monitor ships. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Star Party & Laser Evening at Virginia Living Museum, February 10
The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month. The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows.

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.

A Gathering of Hair, Fridays in February
Despite living in a world where most had little time to themselves and for family, the enslaved still found ways to develop a rich culture and strong relationships. Meet Elizabeth, a free black woman, and her enslaved friends, Agnes and Lydia, as they prepare for a gathering.

“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.

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!

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.

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.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.