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What to do this week in Williamsburg June 17-23, 2013

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June 17 – 23

RevQuest: The Black Chambers
June 17 – September 1
See the Revolutionary City through the eyes of an undercover agent!  Colonial Williamsburg.  The popular interactive game is back! 800-HISTORY

"Party at the Pier" at Jamestown Settlement
June 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Enjoy dinner and live entertainment at Jamestown Settlement!  Proceeds benefit educational programs.  See website for details.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Weekends through June 23
LAST WEEK!  Take a delicious tour of the world’s most beautiful theme part at the 1st-annual Food & Wine Festival!  See website.

The Virginians Barbershop Chorus presents 75 Years of Harmony!
June 23, 3 pm
Blends a mixture of some all-time favorite barbershop classics, doowop, parodies and more. At the Kimball Theatre.  All seats $15.

Rev3 Triathlon
June 23

Two events held in James City County and Williamsburg. Triathete Magazine called this event "the Most Anticipated Race of 2013"!

Rev3Glow Run
June 21, 8 pm
Feel and hear the thrill of a crowd while you bring light to the streets during this Glow Run 5 K and Family Fun Run!  See website for details.

Pints and Pairings: Wheat, Weisse & Weizen
June 22, 2 – 4 pm
Join beer barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen for a fun-filled presentation of great information.  At the Williamsburg Lodge.  $45.50

Chicago
Through June 22
It’s just a noisy hall where there’s a nightly brawl and All That Jazz! Presented by the Williamsburg Players.  See website for a complete schedule.

Artist Jim Shore at Yankee Candle
June 20, 12 – 2 pm
Award-winning and internationally recognized artist, Jim Shore will greet Williamsburg during this exclusive personal appearance!

Jim Shore Visits Colonial Williamsburg
June 22, 12 – 2 pm
Jim Shore will also be visiting the WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations store this week for an exclusive meet-and-greet!  See website or call 800-HISTORY for details.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg
June 20 – 22, 9 pm
Presenting Williamsburg’s best live entertainment!  This week, see Stuart Huff with Tom Keller.  At the Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center.  See website.

"Shagging on the Riverwalk" Beach Music Concert Series
June 20, 6:30 pm
This week: The Atlantic Groove Band!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us for this annual concert series at Riverwalk Landing!  Free. 

Bare Bones
June 22
Join us for a fun-filled day devoted to exploring bones large and small!  At the Virginia Living Museum.  See website or call 757-595-1900 for info.

Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra
June 19, 7 – 9 pm
Part of the Merchants Square Summer Breeze Concert Series. Come party in downtown Williamsburg all summer long!  See website.

Summer Movies on Prince George Street are Back!
June 23, Dusk
Enjoy a free outdoor  movie on Prince George Street (adjacent to Merchants Square)! This week: To Have and To Have Not.

James River Family FANATICS: Summer Kick Off
June 21, 6 – 9 pm
Entertain the entire family with games, crafts, racquetball, snacks and more!  At the James River Community Center.  Call 757-259-4200 for more info.

Thursdays by the Lake Concert Series
June 20, 6 – 10 pm
At the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.  Bring a blanket and enjoy live music on a  high-rise stage!  Free.  This week: Butter!

Thursday Afternoon Film Series
June 20, 2 pm
At the Williamsburg Library Regional Theatre.  This month if viewer request month!  This week:  The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947).

Williamsburg Farmers Market
June 22, 8 am – 12 pm
Spring produce and plants, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more.  On Merchants Square.  See website for a complete list of vendors. 

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Yorktown Market Days
June 22, 8 am – 12 pm
Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, flowers, art, entertainment & more.   

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