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What’s happpening in Williamsburg VA Oct 1-5, 2014

4th Annual Gallery Crawl
Oct 2, 5-10 pm
An evening of art, wine tasting, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends as you are shuttled on deluxe chartered buses to locations in Merchants Square, City Square, the Bed and Breakfast District, The Arts District, and High Street. Ticket prices are $40.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 
Oct 3-5
Chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through Wendigo Woods, one of five Terror-tories; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp on Ripper Row or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark.

Merchant Square Birthday Bash / Right On Band
Oct 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
We had so much fun last year that we are going to do it again! Celebrate in Merchants Square with a blowout birthday bash on Duke of Gloucester Street! Music 7 9 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Right On Band-the worlds greatest 70′s party band. Food & Bar 6 9 p.m.

An Occasion for the Arts
Oct 4-5, 10:00am – 5:00p
Each year, on the first weekend in October, AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts.Art Show & Music Festival. Two-day event in its 46th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists. 

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series
Oct 3, 6:30  -8:30 pm
This week: Boot Roost. York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Yorktown Wine Festival
Oct 4, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Best of Virginia in Yorktown. The event will showcase some of Virginias finest wineries and promises to be the one of the biggest and best festival in Yorktown. Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
Oct 1– 31, Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm
Williamsburg Premium Outlets  is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Simon Information Center located in the Food Court to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores.

Williams & Mary Theatre Season opens with Big Love
Oct 2-5, 8pm Thur – Sat; 2pm on Sun.
The William and Mary Theatre begins its 2014-2015 season on October 2nd with Charles Mees Big Love. Inspired by the Greek play, The Suppliants by Aeschylus, Big Love puts a modern twist on an ancient tale of feminism, family ties, and domestic violence.

Free Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Oct 4-5, 10:00 am – 7:00pm
In conjunction with the Occasion for the Arts, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) will be open free of charge. Enjoy exhibitions of quilts, ceramics, furniture, silver, paintings, keyboard instruments and much more.

Berkeley, Edgewood & Shirley Plantations present Hauntings Tales & Tours
Oct 4, 3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood
This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour.

GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 3 –7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm
Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 12.

Quirks of Art presents: Atlanta Artist Houston Llew
Oct 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet-and-Greet with Atlanta Artist Houston Llew. His glasses on copper creations, called Spiritiles, are one of our all-time best-selling lines and have become widely-collected in the area.

Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Festival Dinner
Oct 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurants wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun. Tickets at www.villageevents.org.

The Art of Taste! Presented by: Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub
Oct 4-5:  11:30am-4pm both days
Its a rare occasion when we get together with our sister restaurants for a special event (who are we kidding; it feels like every other weekend). October 4th & 5th the Blue Talon Bistro is joined by the Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub to study the art of taste.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents John Knight with James Paulk
Oct 3– 4, 8:00pm
John Knight has been doing comedy for more than twenty years. He has been described as an every man storyteller with a deadpan cutting edge. He is a regular in Atlantic City, Vegas, and performs on the Major Cruise Lines.

The Corner Pocket OKTOBERFEST!
Oct 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
OKTOBERFEST  Were doing it up right with an Oompah band, Schnicklefritz & the Oompahs and German beers on Tap, and delicious German food on the Menu   Its a rollicking good time on the patio. These oompahs know how to throw a party!

Book Talk with Ron Schechter at Swem Library
Oct 5, 4-6pm
William & Mary associate professor of history Ron Schechter will be discussing his new graphic history, Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. Book signings and refreshments to follow talk. Open to public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu.

Prime46forty Restaurant- Dinner and Jazz Tonight!
 Oct 4- 9:30pm
This week: Good Shot Judy. We feature live jazz every Saturday night  in our bar although the bands are also visible (and audible) from our dining room. Enjoy the original abstract art created by our artist in residence Vicki Foster from Richmond, VA.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Oct 4, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. 

Quirks of Art presents: Jazz singer Leah Suarez
Oct 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Art & Soul: Vintage Voices, 7-10PM. We are pairing Charleston Jazz Singer, Leah Suarez with Richmond artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold for a one-of-a-kind event under a tent on Prince George St. -tickets required.

MAD about Chocolate features FALLacy or Fantasy?
Through Oct 31, Tue-Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters.

Cogans Deli & Sports Pub presents Runaway String Band
Oct 4, 8-11pm
Great Americana show from Runaway String Bands Doug Austin, David Paddock & Lynn & Barry Trott

Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Festival Dinner
Oct 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurants wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun.

The Art of Taste! Presented by: Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub
Oct 4, 11:30-4pm both days

Its a rare occasion when we get together with our sister restaurants for a special event (who are we kidding; it feels like every other weekend) to study the art of taste.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Pumpkin Workshop with Artist Valerie Johnson
Oct 4, 9:00 11:00am

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow creations and have fun learning to create a unique felted sculpture.  In this new workshop you will be learning the basics of needle felting while making a harvest pumpkin just in time for the Fall holidays.
 

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Day of the Dead Skull with Artist Valerie Johnson
Oct 4, 12:30pm 3:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow creations and have fun learning to create a unique felted sculpture. In this new workshop learn the basics of needle felting while you create a colorful and interesting Day of the Dead skull.

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