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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:
November 17 - 23


This Week Only
“Busch Gardens Christmas Town”™
Nov 21 -
Dec 31 (Select days, see website for schedule)
Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens’ signature hot chocolate.
Williamsburg Players Children’s Theatre presents Toyland
Nov 22,
11 am
Stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney lends his vocal performance to Rainbow Puppet Production’s musical Toyland as the Master Toymaker! This upbeat and bouncy version of Toyland takes all of the musical and dramatic highlights of the story and blends them into a fast-paced puppet spectacular.
College of W & M presents: The Three penny Opera
Nov 20 -
22, 8pm
College of William & Mary presents Bertolt Brecht’s adaptation of the hit musical satire, The Beggar’s Opera, set to the jazz sounds of Kurt Weill and featuring the hit song Mack the Knife. Keeping Weill’s music, director Richard Palmer resets this longest running Off-Broadway musical for a satirical look at the 21st century business world.
Masterworks Concert #2 Classical Dreams – - The Williamsburg Symphonia
Nov 17 -
18, 8 pm
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #2, Classical Dreams, featuring works by Beethoven, Avison, Mozart and Sibelius.
This Century Art Education Center – Art Workshop – Still Life and Floral Workshop with Robert Johnson
Nov 22,
9 am - 4 pm
SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Robert Johnson! Demonstration in the morning and painting still life in the afternoon. Artist paints in oil but all mediums are welcome.
On the Runway CiderFest 10K/5K at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport!
Nov 22,
8:30 am
On the Runway CiderFest 10K/5K/Fun Run on November 22 at 830 a.m. at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport!  Event includes: T-shirt Mug Customized Medal (10K Runners) Hot and Cold Cider Hard Cider (21 and over) After Party/DJ Panda Petting Farm (Free for Fun Run participants) and more.
Colonial Williamsburg – A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting- The Spice of Life
Nov 17 -
22, 10 am- 12 pm
Join us in the Taste Studio as our chefs demonstrate techniques to bring out the best in their featured ingredients. You’ll sample the results and be inspired to try what you learn at your next gathering. Discover the endless culinary possibilities of gingerbread, an international favorite.
Hubble Space Telescope: Top 10 Hits & What Comes Next
Nov 18, 2014
 to Nov 18, 2014 at 6 p.m.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized astronomy in the past quarter century. Dr. Heidi Hammel has had a front-row seat as one of the lead astronomers using Hubble for planetary studies.
WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CLUB, BACH 7 LISZT PIANO CONCERT
Nov 19,
10 am - 12 pm
The Williamsburg Music Club is proud to present virtuoso pianist Ms. Kyong Jarrell in piano program featuring the J.S. Bach complete English Suite plus 3 Etudes by Franz Liszt , Il lament, La leggierezza and Un sospiro.
 
Ongoing
Christmas in Yorktown Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall
November & December
Come and enjoy the best of the best of local artist around our area.  There will be a mix of local and Christmas holiday art pieces at the Gallery at York Hall. 
Art of Today’s Mattaponi and Pamunkey Tribes at On the Hill Gallery
November, 10 am - 5 pm
Join the Yorktown Arts Foundation and On the Hill Gallery as they present Art of today’s Mattaponi and Pamunkey Tribes.
 
Berkeley Plantation Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Through 
Nov 30, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn Maze is included in Berkeley’s tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.
Beyond the Edge of the Sea
November
Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea.” The exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
 
A Touch of Earth Featured Artist of the Month – Bob Oller
November
Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Bob Oller is an artist specializing in paintings and sculptures.
College of W & M – Historic Wren Organ Recitals
Saturdays through Nov 29, 10 - 10:30 am
Come to the weekly recital of the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel! This Bruton Parish’s Music Director, Rebecca Davy, oversees the weekly concerts on the 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel, located in the Sir Christopher Wren Building on the College of William & Mary campus.
Williamsburg Farmers Market – Autumn Market
Saturdays through November 29,
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs.
 
REVQUEST: The Old Enemy- Colonial Williamsburg’s Latest Interactive Alternate Reality Game
Through
Nov 30
It’s game on when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series
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.
Toshi Yoshida exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art
Oct 16 -
 Jan 11, 2015, see website for museum hours
Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg.
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.
Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
Through
Jan 11, 2015

This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the Museum. A variety of series that Callot completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one of his best-known works, the etching of Saint Amond.
"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.
China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
Through 
Dec 31

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists.
European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
Through
Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection of Francesco and Oletta Lauro. Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca Giordano.
Gallery at York Hall themed exhibits
Through  Dec 30
In its 13th season, the Gallery is located in York Hall and features a variety of themed exhibits that changes every six to eight weeks.

Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep Exhibition at the Mariners’ Museum

Through  Jan 5, 2015: Mon- Sat 9 am- 5 pm.; Sun: 11 am - 5 pm

Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived.

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed

Through Dec 31

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed, an exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium, reveals new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort.

Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
Through 
Jan 11, 2015

Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography. The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this exhibition.
CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SCENE: Painters of the Federal Art Program
Through Jan 11, 2015

The paintings and watercolors in this exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries, and other public buildings.
European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
Through Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection of Francesco and Oletta Lauro. Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca Giordano.
 “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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