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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:
January 20 - 25, 2015


This Week Only
Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series
Jan 22,
7 pm
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.
Cabaret & Cocktails
Jan 24,
8 pm
A Pops Concert featuring the Symphonia, conducted by Janna Hymes, and guest artists Harris Simon, Liz Montgomery, Bobby Jasinski and Tempy Barbru, with a special appearance of saxophonist Mike Monoghan. Program starts at 8 p.m. and includes favorite tunes from the ’20s to the ’50s. 
VSO Mendelssohn’s Scottish
Jan 22,
8 pm
Mendelssohn’s popular “Scottish” Symphony inspired by the beauty of the countryside is paired with the haunting and deeply expressive melodies of Bruch’s rich and seductive Violin Concerto No. 1
Colonial Williamsburg – Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband
Jan 23,
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Hop aboard this entertainment rollercoaster for an evening filled with stellar musicianship, witty lyrics, funny antics, introspective ballads, and engaging sing-alongs.
Colonial Williamsburg – Session #2 – Working Wood in the 18th-Century – Desks: The Write Stuff
Jan 22 -
25
Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking presents the seventeenth annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference at Williamsburg, Desks: The Write Stuff. Projects and presentations will explore the design, construction, and evolution of 18th-century desk forms.
Colonial Williamsburg – Sessions #1 Working Wood in the 18th-Century – Desks: The Write Stuff
Jan 18 -
21
Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking presents the seventeenth annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference at Williamsburg, Desks: The Write Stuff. Projects and presentations will explore the design, construction, and evolution of 18th-century desk forms.
 
Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Valentine Keepsake Treasure Book with Artist Valerie Johnson
Jan 24,
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to make your own pop-up love story for your sweetheart or daughter, son, husband, sister, etc. Also see: Art Workshops Accordion Animal Book with Valerie Johnson
Williamsburg Players presents RUN FOR YOUR WIFE
Jan 15 - 31,
see website for schedule
A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding!
Ongoing
Colonial Williamsburg – Tavern Ghost Walk
Fridays and Saturdays in January,
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn of the ghosts that still haunt the taverns and historic buildings of Colonial Williamsburg. This family-friendly program is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. Enjoy spirited and interactive 21st-century folklore of the Revolutionary City. Tours leave from Shields Tavern.
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.
"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.
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