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This site will help you plan your perfect weekend getaway to America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Each week, we'll feature different events and programs happening in our area. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, family adventure or relaxing retreat, the Williamsburg area offers something for every want, need and desire! Need help planning your trip? Contact us!

 



         


What's Happening:
March 23 - 29


This Week Only
Busch Gardens Opens for the Season!
March 27
Busch Gardens is back -- celebrating 40 years of family entertainment in 2015 with in-park displays, special remembrances and memorable experience. Also, did you hear about Tempesto?
Muscarelle’s Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty
Through
Apr 5
Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.”
An Evening of Dance
Mar 26 -
29, Thu– Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm
William & Mary Dance and the Orchesis Dance Company presents An Evening of Dance. Under the guidance of W&M Dance faculty, this year’s program features five dynamic world premieres by student choreographers, and is completely produced and performed by members of the Orchesis Dance Company.
Williamsburg Players presents The 39 STEPS
Through Mar
28, Thurs. - Sun. (Last Weekend!)
Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930′s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents after a disturbance at a music hall.
Chesapeake Experience Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Mar 28,
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Join Chesapeake Experience for the 6th annual wine tasting fundraiser March 28th, 2015 from 6:30pm—9:30pm. The event will be in a heated tent at ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown, VA.
 
A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting- Basics of Brining
Mar 28,
10 am -12 pm
Our chefs will share their secrets for use in your own kitchen, and offer you plenty of samples to inspire your own adventures. Brining is key to moist, tender, flavored meats!
Williamsburg Home Show
Mar 28 -
29, Sat, 10 am - 8 pm, Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
This event affords homeowners the convenience of comparative shopping 100 local companies showcasing the latest products and services in remodeling, decorating and landscaping…all in one convenient location. There is also the Green Thumb Theater Series occurring throughout the course of the week where local and regional experts will be doing gardening/landscaping seminars and demonstrations.
Pints & Pairings Irish Beer & Good Cheer
Mar 28, 2 - 4 pm

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day by joining beer barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen as they lead you through the Irish countryside with an inspirational tasting of brews and traditional foods.
Art in the Garden: ADULT PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND SKETCHING
Mar 28,
10 - 11:30 am
Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists.
Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Mar 29, 12 - 4 pm

Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Riverwalk Restaurant or Water Street Grille and save. Call for ticket information. $. 757.369.5644.
 
Archaeology Season Opening Day
Mar 28,10 am - 4 pm

Celebrate the opening of the 22nd dig season of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at this fun-filled, family friendly day! Guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season.
March Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
Mar 27,
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Join us for one or all of our international wine dinners. This month’s dinner features wines from South Africa. $. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information.
Cornhole and Party benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Mar 28,
1:30 - 10 pm
The Parrotheads of the Philinsula (The Parrothead Club of Williamsburg) annual fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Guitars for Vets.
 
Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Mar 25, 10:30 - 11:15 am
During this guided tour, discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburg’s collections. Part of Women’s History Month programming at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
An Uncommon Soldier
Mar 25 & 28, 12 - 1 pm
This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield. Part of Women’s History Month programming at Colonial Williamsburg
Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
Mar 24,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
After America’s victory in the Revolutionary War, many Europeans looked down at Americans and thought them inferior. Chief among these naysayers was the French Count and world-renowned naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, who wrote that the flora and fauna of America (humans included) were inferior to European specimens.
Lecture – The Nabis Painters- Post Impressionists and Modernism
Mar 23,
7:30 pm
Jan Ledbetter will present the Nabis who exerted a major influence on the art produced in France during the late 19th century.
To Be Seen as an American
Mar 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didn’t accept society’s limits on what they could accomplish. Lydia rose from slave to entrepreneur; Katie Marie was educated but lacked resources; Clara Byrd Baker fought for equal rights in the 20th century.
 
Spring Lecture Series: Robert Wittman, “Art Crime: Pursuing the Priceless”
Mar 26,
7 pm
The Wall Street Journal called him “a living legend.” The Times of London dubbed him “The most famous art detective in the world.” Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s art crime team, will speak about his years working undercover to stop some of the world’s most notorious art criminals.
In Small Things: Looking at slavery in Western Culture
Mar 26,
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Over four centuries, the work or enslaved Africans created commodities which became defining features of the modern world. But who recognizes the slaves when gazing at a porcelain sugar bowl, a mahogany table, or a pack of cigarettes?
Kiskiack Golf Club Junior Tournament
Mar 28 - 29

Junior golf tournament for boys & girls that are High School & Middle School age golfers. Tournament is run by the College Prep Golf Tour.
Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Mar 28 -
30, 9 am - 4 pm (10 am start time on Sun.)
Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion.
Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
Mar 27 - 28, 7 - 10 pm
Enjoy your Friday and Saturday evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout March. See website for schedule.
Ongoing
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 -
Sep 7
Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.
Photographer Josh Jalbert’s ‘Signatures’
Mar 2 -
 Apr 3, 10 am 5 pm, Monday - Friday
William & Mary is featuring works by photographer Josh Jalbert in a show titled “Signatures.” Jalbert is a photography professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design whose work emphasizes landscape and language, diverging from what an image simply “looks like” to encompass the landscape’s response to his presence.
Berkeley Homeschool Month
March
, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily
During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.
Oxen: Source of Power
Mar 18
- Jun 10, 11 am- 12 pm

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads. Oxen were preferred for long-distance moves, because they were hardier than horses and better able to find food along the way.
Mariners Museum presents: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
Through
Apr 30
Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.
 
"Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America" Exhibit
Through June 30, 2015
A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
 “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Through
Sept 2015, 9 am - 5 pm

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum.
Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Through
Sep 7
From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.
A Celebration of Quilts
Through
Jun 30, 2016

Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public.
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Through
Dec 31, 2015
This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups.
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