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Lots to do this weekend in Williamsburg VA

October 1 -  6

Arts Month:

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An Occasion for the Arts
Oct 5 – 6, 2013, 10 am – 5 pm
2-day event in its 45th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists.

Yorktown Wine Festival
Oct 5, 12 – 6 pm
Come & sample wines from premiere wineries. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or shine. Riverwalk Landing. Admission is required. See website.

3rd Annual Gallery Crawl
Oct 3, 5 – 10 pm
An evening of art & wine tasting!  Meet new friends & see old friends as you visit various locations in the area. Shuttle service.

Merchants Square  85th Birthday Bash!
Oct 4, 6 – 9 pm
Merchants Square invites the community to celebrate with a blowout birthday bash on Duke of Gloucester Street. Free concert features the Right On Band.

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concerts #1 and #2
Oct 1, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert # 1 will welcome guest violinist, Stefan Jackie.  See website or call  757-229-9857 for info. 

An Occasion for Taste
Oct 5 -6, 11 am – 4 pm
An Occasion for Taste: Beer, Wine & Spirit Tasting with the experts.  Your ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat buffet of great street grub by Chef David Everett.

Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg Season Opening Concert
Oct 1, 8 pm
Please join us for the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburgs opening concert of its 2013-14 season: The Shanghai String Quartet
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Virginia Chorale presents Signature Chorale
Oct 4, 8 pm
The 30th anniversary season of the Virginia Chorale opens w/ a celebration of choral masterpieces, folk songs, and motets.

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Art Inspires Fashion for You & Your Home –
Through Oct 6
Artful Sweater Styling, Basket Making and Artful Tablescapes.  Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

Animals, Birds, Reptiles Exhibit at This Century Art Gallery
Oct 1 Nov 8
Paintings by Brian Kreydatus W&M Art Department Faculty. Member art on the theme Animals, Birds, Reptiles.

Yorktown Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
October
Come and enjoy Yorktown Exhibit by local artist at The Gallery at York Hall.  See website for info.

Meet Visiting Artist, Stephanie Burgess, at Quirks of Art
Oct 3
Quirks of Art invites you to join them for the Gallery Crawl and meet visiting artist Stephanie Burgess

William R. Bee Showcase at Kingsmill Resort
Oct 5 – 31
This October , Kingsmill Resort  will be hosting an exhibit of the original oil paintings of local artist, William R. Beebe.

Quirks of Art Celebrates National American Craft Week
Oct 3 – 5
Artist Stephanie Burgess will be on location at Quirks of Art in Williamsburg signing pieces and showcasing a large selection of her original artwork.

Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Festival Dinner – SOLD OUT
Oct 5, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Come celebrate Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Dinner. Tickets are available online or call 757.877.2933.

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Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series
October 4, 6:30 pm
This week:  Tail Gate Down!  We’ve stepped things up this year! Bring lawns chairs/blankets for seating.  Free.  At Riverwalk Landing.

Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
October 1, 3 & 5
See website for a complete line-up pf events.  Located on Duke of Gloucester Street. 

The Woman in Black
Oct 4 – 5, 7:30 p.m.
This play is a spine tingling thriller about a woman whose specter haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. 

Art House on City Square  Celebrates W&M Film Festival Weekend
Through October 13

Featuring multi-media installations. Located at the Stryker Building. Call 757-675-6627 for info. 

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Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert
Oct 2-4, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
This master of glass instruments makes magical music!  At the Kimball Theatre.  800-HISTORY

Williamsburg Premium Outlets Pink Event
October
During the month of October, visit the on-site Info Center to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores.

In the Trenches Tour
Oct 1, 10 am
Guests get an inside the ropes tour of the original 1607 James Fort.  
Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates. 

Revolutionary War Lecture Series at the Yorktown Victory Center
Oct 5, 7 p.m.
In the Yorktown Victory Center’s Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Theater. See website. Free, reservations required.

Incredible Owls
Oct 1, 6 – 7:30 pm
Owls have amazing adaptations that almost seem magical. Special adult lecture at the Virginia Living Museum.  See website for details.

Meet Captain Don Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy
Oct 5, 1:30 & 3 pm
Meet Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish commander, who was captured near a Virginia Fort in 1611.
Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

Colonial Williamsburgs Cry Witch
Through Nov 19, 2013 
Located at the Capitol General Court in Colonial Williamsburg.

October 7 – 13

Arts Month (LAST WEEK!):

Williamsburg Jazz and Wine Festival

Oct 11 – 13

Kick-Off Friday evening with All Jazzed Up fashion show from 7:00 10:00 Friday at Art House on City Square.

Art House on City Square Closes

Oct 12 – 13

Final opportunity to see works by the souths important contemporary painters including Art Rosenbaum, Brian Kelley, Kent Knowles. 

A Taste of Fall Fall Fashion Show Luncheon

Oct 12, 12 pm

Join Us For A Taste of Fall To Celebrate Paisleys 6th Anniversary! Come Spend and Afternoon at Opus 9

Sophisticate Ready-to-Wear, Evening Wear, Couture, Avante Garde

Oct 12

Doors Open at 6pm Shows Start at 7pm Special Musical Guest Designers will be present.  See website.

Day of Designers Part I

Oct 12

Doors Open at 2pm Shows Start at 2:30pm Catwalk Competition, Fashions for all ages, Casual to Couture.  See website.

A Touch of Earth presents Meet Your Maker

Oct 11 – 12

A Touch of Earth presents Meet Your Maker  weekends at the Gallery.  All Month meet visiting artisans. 

The Woman in Black

Oct 12 – 13, 7:30 p.m.

This play is a spine tingling thriller about a woman whose specter haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. 

Wine, Wit & Wisdom: A Tour of Italy

Oct 12, 2 – 4 pm

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. At the Williamsburg Lodge.  See website for details.

Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
October 8, 10, 12 & 13
See website for a complete line-up pf events.  Located on Duke of Gloucester Street.

Fashion as Art

Oct 13

Art Inspired Fashion Show and designer competition as the closing event for Art House on City Square.

Reading Between the Wines

Oct 9, 6 – 8:30 pm

Join us for scrumptious food, delicious wine, exciting live and silent auctions, and a presentation by a local author!

The 11th Annual Italian Festival

Oct 12 – 13, 11 am – 6 pm

Enjoy great Italian food, wine tasting, continuous musical entertainment, antique cars, 40+ arts/crafts and more!

Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration

Oct 12, 8 am – 3 pm

Hayrides, a pumpkin patch and Childrens Hay Maze, Face Painting, and Childrens Activities. Riverwalk Landing.

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale

Oct 11 – 14

Dont miss the annual Columbus Day Sale. Enjoy extra savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%.  See website.

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October Fest Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off

Oct 12 – 13

Please join in celebrating fall with the Williamsburg Potterys October Fest Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off! 

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

Oct 12 – 20

The Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival features a special appearance by chainsaw wood artists, Hedgehog Woodworks.  MUCH MORE!

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William & Mary Football

Oct 12, 3:30 pm

Come out and see W&M take on Penn!  For tickets, visit the website or call 757-221-3340.

1st Thurs: Ghosts of Mariners Past

Oct 8, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

First Thursdays is a free social event featuring live music, a 50/50 raffle and food & adult beverages for purchase.

Archaeology Day

Oct 12, 10 am-4 pm

In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site.  Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

Lecture Series: Chet Van Duzers Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Oct 10, 7 pm

From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures. 

Watermens Museum Shrimp Boil presented by Carrot Tree Kitchens

Oct 11,  5 – 8 PM

Dive in every Friday evening at the Watermens Museum with all you can eat Shrimp Boil presented by the Carrot Tree Kitchens.

Star Party/Laser Light Shows

Oct 12

Celebrate International Observe the Moon night with free exhibits by NASA, plus free observing that begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum.

Curators Artifact Tour

Oct 9,  3 pm

During the Curators Artifact Tour, senior curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look.  Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

Black Settlement Presentation/Book Signing

Oct 12,  2 – 4 pm

Join Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park, for a presentation and book signing. 

Reenactment of the York Town, Virginia Tea Party of 1774

Oct 13,12:30 – 5 pm

Re-enactment play of the York Town, Virginia Tea Party of 1774. Performances by the York Town Tea Players and The Fifes and Drums of York Town. Riverwalk Landing.  

 

October 14 – 20

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Oct 19 – 20, 9 am – 5 pm

Military life and artillery demonstrations mark the 232nd anniversary of Americas momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.Yorktown Victory Center.

Yorktown Day
October 19, 9 am – 5 pm
Patriotic ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums and more commemorate this 232nd anniversary!  In Historic Yorktown.  See website or call 757-890-3500.

Yorktown Victory Weekend

Oct 19

Special programs and tours help mark the 232nd anniversary of the American and French victory at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield.   Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

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Puttin on the Dog: A Fashion Show and Luncheon

Oct 17, 11 am

The Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary cordially invites you to the 14th annual Puttin On The Dog Fashion Show & Luncheon.

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Night of the Living Museum

Oct 19, 5 – 8 pm

This family Halloween celebration at the Virginia Living Museum returns for the 14th year.  See website for complete information. 

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

Oct 12 – 20

The Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival features a special appearance by chainsaw wood artists, Hedgehog Woodworks.  MUCH MORE!

Pirate Run: 10K on the Noland Trail & 5K in the Park

Oct 19, 8 am – 12 pm

Arrr Matey! Join The Mariners Museum for the 2013 Pirate Run- our annual 10K on the Noland Trail and 5K in the Park.  See website.

Williamsburg Music Club October Program

Oct 16, 11 am

The WMC presents Pianist Jacqueline Schwab performing her solo arrangements from a varied repertoire.

York River Maritime Heritage Festival

Oct 19, 10 am – 4 pm

Activities include re-enactors, sea chantey singers, nautical music and displays. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watermens Museum. Free. (757) 887.2641

Fright Night Laser Show

Oct 19 – 26

Its a howling good time in the Virginia Living Museums Abbitt Planetarium with Fright Light, a frightfully awesome mix of terror-ific tunes!  5:30, 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. VLM members $3, non-members $6.

A Day of Exploration: Homeschool Day

Oct 18,  9:30 am – 3 pm

Exploration did not just occur during what has become known as the Age of Exploration.  At the Mariners’ Museum.  Call 757-591-7745 for details.

Williamsburg Botanical Garden Program

Oct 19, 10 – 11:30 am

In Freedom Park Interpretive Center or Williamsburg Botanical Garden 3rd Saturday of every month through November.

Book Signing by Authors Alan Hoffman and Lydia Kinsey at the Gallery at York Hall

Oct 19, 12 – 4 pm

Come and meet author, Alan Hoffman and Lydia Kinsey.  Book signing and browse through his series of historical books.  

In the Trenches Tour

Oct 15, 2013 at 10 am

Guests get an inside the ropes tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

Hampton Roads Digital Photo Club at The Gallery at York Hall

Oct 20, 1 – 4 pm

Stroll through the photographs of several artist from Hampton Roads Digital Photo Club.

Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
October 15, 17 & 19
See website for a complete line-up pf events.  Located on Duke of Gloucester Street.

Constitutional Conversations

Oct 17, 6:30 – 8 pm

Constitutional Conversations, the award-winning seven-month long examination of our nations founding document, resumes at the Williamsburg Library.  See website.

       

October 21 – 27

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Oktoberfest 2013 at Busch Gardens

Oct 24, 6 – 9 pm

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event so make sure that you set aside the date and plan to attend one of the most anticipated affairs of the year!

Pumpkin Smash Dodgeball Tournament

Oct 26, 6 pm

Ready for some smashing and splatting?! Get your spookiest team together and join us for our 1st annual Pumpkin Smash Dodgeball Tournament. Ages 18+

William & Mary Football

Oct 26, 3:30 pm

Its Homecoming weekend!  Come see W&M take on James Madison University!  For tickets, visit the website or call 757-221-3340.

Wagon Ride Through History

Oct 26, 1 – 3 pm

Come and explore the ruins of 17th and 18th century plantation sites near the banks of the York River. At York River State Park.

Curators Artifact Tour

Oct 23,  3 pm

During the Curators Artifact Tour, senior curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look.
Note: At the time of this release, this location is CLOSED. Check website for updates.

Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
October 22, 24 & 26
See website for a complete line-up pf events.  Located on Duke of Gloucester Street.

October 28 – 31

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Williamsburg Premium Outlets

Oct 31, 5 – 7 pm

Costumed children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in a fun, family-friendly environment. See website.

Night at the Army Transportation Museum Halloween Event

Oct 28, 2013 at 5 – 8 pm

Come trick-or-treat and see the exhibits come alive! All children ages 12 and under (in costume) will receive a goody bag.

Candlelight Concert at Bruton Parish Church Harp Recital

Oct 29,  8:00 pm

International Harp Ensemble from Surrey, England, Luisa-Maria Cordell, Director.

Candlelight Concert at Bruton Parish Church Organ Recital of Toccatas

Oct 31,  8:00 pm

Rebecca Davy & Carina Sturdy, Organists.


 

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