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Williamsburg Events: March 5 – 11, 2018

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Riverwalk Restaurant Wine Expo, March 10
Sample more than 50 different wines, artisanal cheeses, local oysters, and sweets-all for a great cause! Proceeds from Riverwalk Restaurant’s Spring Wine Expo will benefit the Victory Peninsula YMCA of Yorktown.

2nd Sunday’s Art & Music Festival, March 11
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.

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend, March 9-11
Join The Mariners’ Museum as we commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads. Experience Living History encampments, an interactive iron pour, a Civil War beard competition for all ages, enjoy family programs and games, educational lectures, and more!

The Beatles Tribute Show, March 10
Join us for a night of Beatles Mania! CultureFix proudly presents area musicians Matt Thomas & Kim Person, Skinner Box, and The Folly playing your favorite Beatles tunes. At the Kimball Theatre.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, March 6
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio Tuesday evening, March 6 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the  Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority, experience, energy, and passion.

Auntie M’s American Cottage Workshops, March 10
Come join Auntie M’s fun and unique workshop. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art program to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshop.

Brackets and Beer at Billsburg Brewery, March 11
Join us in the Billsburg Taproom and fill out your brackets! We will have all the final games on the TVs, plus all the coverage for Selection Sunday and the analysis after the selections.

Saint Barbara Beer Release, March 10
Brass Cannon Brewing’s spring seasonal is making its return on Saturday the 10th! The lightest color beer we offer, St. Barbara is crisp and refreshing with a floral tone of heather tips and lemon peel.

Sip and Sculpt, March 9
A new Battle of Hampton Roads (BOHR) event where guests can enjoy a glass of their favorite adult beverages while creating their own iron-cast molds. The molds will then be used to turn the design into a work of art using traditional iron-casting techniques during iron pour demonstrations throughout the weekend. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Civil War Lecture: The Age of Iron, March 10
Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below. Following the American Civil War a number of improvements were made to ironclad vessels to better project the imperialistic interests of world nations.

Lecture at Grace Church Parish Hall, March 11
Steve Ormsby of Watermen’s Museum will speak on sunken ships and The Maritime Reserve Initiative.

History Bites, March 10
Join The Mariners’ Museum as top restaurants and caterers in Hampton Roads compete in a food-tasting event of historic proportions. Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastings from all contestants who will prepare their best interpretations of a selection of traditional 19th century dishes representing the North, the South and the Navy.

Elegant Accomplishments: Women in Early Music, Fridays in March
Discover the varied roles of music in women’s lives as you enjoy representative music by and for some talented European women.

Star Party & Laser Evening at Virginia Living Museum, March 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.

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.

Middle School Art Show at On the Hill Gallery, Through March 17
Come out and support our local youth “Artist in the Making”, an art exhibit by selected York County Middle School students. Celebrating our annual York County Middle School Art Show, March 4th thru 17th at On the Hill Gallery. The work will be hung and displayed the same as in a professional gallery.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features W & M Studio Art Majors Exhibition, February 20 – March 6
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is featuring the William & Mary Studio Art Majors Exhibition through Mar. 16. The exhibit, including exciting selections from the W&M Senior Capstone course, was curated by Brian Kreydatus, Professor of Printmaking and Life Drawing at W&M.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in March
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

“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.

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.

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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Williamsburg Events: February 26 – March 4, 2018

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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert, February 26 & 27
At this concert, the audience will step into the world of French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist François Couperin for an evening of enchanting music. At the Kimball Theatre.

Run with the Dragon 8K, Dragon Fun Run and 2-Mile Run, March 3
Come Run with the Dragon in New Town Williamsburg with this wonderful inaugural race. Get timed in the 8K or simply bring your friends and families to enjoy the Dragon Fun Run or 2 mile fun run.

2017 Wessex Hundred Dry Rose Release at the Williamsburg Winery, March 3
Join us at The Williamsburg Winery for the unofficial beginning of spring on Saturday, March 3rd as we release the 2017 Wessex Hundred Dry Rosé. Rosé embodies the warmth and spirit of Spring not only in it’s color but its bright berry fruit notes and crisp refreshing acidity. This Cabernet Franc based Dry Rosé will be available on all tastings as well as by the glass and bottle at the Gabriel Archer Tavern and at our Colonial Williamsburg Tasting Room & Wine Bar in Merchants Square.

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Family Concert (for all ages), March 4
If you enjoyed “Carnival of the Animals,” you will love “Ady’s American Adventure!” The Williamsburg Symphony brings to life the fictional story of Ady, a young boy who immigrates to the United States in the 1920’s.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Yorktown Story Slam, January 26
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.

Lecture – The Comeback: How Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup, March 3
This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does. Learn how the Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup. Presented by Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, Director of Collections.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features W & M Studio Art Majors Exhibition, February 20 – March 6
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is featuring the William & Mary Studio Art Majors Exhibition through Mar. 16. The exhibit, including exciting selections from the W&M Senior Capstone course, was curated by Brian Kreydatus, Professor of Printmaking and Life Drawing at W&M.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in March
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class at On the Hill Gallery, February 26
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month. Children will enjoy drawing, painting and other media in classes designed for children.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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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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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.

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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Williamsburg Events: January 22 – 28, 2018

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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.

Pocahontas Imagined at Jamestown Settlement (LAST WEEK!), Through January 28
Four hundred years after the 1617 death of Pocahontas in England, her image and legend live on. Using depictions of Pocahontas from across the centuries, Jamestown Settlement presents “Pocahontas Imagined,” a special exhibition that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

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.

The Magic of Benny Goodman, January 23
“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) twin brothers Peter & Will Anderson celebrate the King of Swing exploring Goodman’s repertoire to share the interesting evolution of American music through many decades.

Comedy Weekend at Kingsmill Resort, January 26 – 27
You have the power to combat winter’s chill with body-warming, gut-busting laughs throughout Kingsmill’s Comedy Weekend.  On Friday and Saturday night, a lineup of some of the nation’s funniest comics will perform live to keep you hilariously entertained and rolling in the aisles.

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.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Yorktown Story Slam, January 22
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM – Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM – Audience Stories.

Taskinas Trek at York River State Park, January 17
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.

Dino on the Loose, January 27
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! At the Virginia Living Museum.

“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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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: January 16 – 21, 2018

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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.

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.

iPhone Photography Workshop, January 20
Learn how to shoot like a pro with tips and tricks for smartphone photography with Photography Instructor Steven J. Canale. At the Mariners’ Museum. See also: Android Photography Workshop.

First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.