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Find Events & Things to Do in the Historic Triangle

Below you will find special business events, networking opportunities and more from the Alliance, plus member events.  If you are looking for tourism-related events, please check out the Visit Williamsburg calendar.    If you are an Alliance member and would like your event listed here, please contact us.


Events for March 2015

Spring Lecture Series: Colette Loll, “Fakes, Forgeries and the Art of Deception”
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Fakes and forgeries were once the dirty little secret of the art world.Today, forgery scandals are making big news, spurring a growing public interest in deciphering these costly mistakes. Join curator Colette Loll as she discusses prolific forgers from the 20th century to the present day, and describes how their infamous legacies beguiled the art world. Colette Loll is the founder of Art Fraud Insights. She is also a contributor to The Mariners’ Museum’s exhibition, B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org/Lectures or call (757)596-2222.

January 22, 2015 - July 03, 2015
7:00 PM

The Terrace Room Restraunt Month Dinner
Location: Terrace Room 136 East Francis St. Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Executive Chef Travis Brust and his culinary team at the Terrace Room in the Williamsburg Inn are serving a prix fixe three-course dinner menu for $30, plus tax and gratuity.

January 27, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Tavern Ghost Walk
Adults $12; Children (under 12) $7
Event Website

This family-friendly tour is suitable for all ages and can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. It's a spirited, interactive peek at the 21st-century folklore of the Revolutionary City.

January 30, 2015 - June 16, 2015

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
See MarinersMuseum.org for pricing information
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.

February 02, 2015 - April 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Coffee: The World in Your Cup
See MarinersMuseum.org for pricing information
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

From the plant to your mug, explore the world's most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone's favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.

February 21, 2015 - September 07, 2015
9:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty at the Muscarelle Museum
Event Website

Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.” Williamsburg is one of only two venues for this extraordinary exhibition. You must pre-schedule the day (not time) of your visit. Museum open Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 10 am - 5 pm

February 21, 2015 - April 05, 2015

Berkeley Homeschool Month
$8.50 per adult/$5 per student (k-12)
Location: Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030
Event Website

During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation. Explore the museum of paintings and artifacts and walk the five terraces of restored gardens leading to the James River. Picnic area available or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic by the James River. The rate during this special offer is $8.50 for adults and $5.00 for students (k-12). Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

March 01, 2015 - March 31, 2015
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Behind Closed Drawers
Event Website

Drop in to get a close look at "Textiles of the Early South," one of the museum's newest exhibitions. Then, peer into the textile study drawers and examine additional clothing and needlework from Colonial Williamsburg's collections.

March 02, 2015 - March 30, 2015

Photographer Josh Jalbert's 'Signatures'
Location: Andrews Gallery, 605 Jamestown Road, behind Phi Beta Kappa
Event Website

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday William & Mary is featuring works by photographer Josh Jalbert in a show titled “Signatures.” Jalbert is a photography professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design whose work emphasizes landscape and language, diverging from what an image simply “looks like” to encompass the landscape’s response to his presence.

March 02, 2015 - April 03, 2015

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
museum admission $17 adults, $13 children 3-12
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News
Event Website

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun. March 14 to May 22, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; May 23 to Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

March 14, 2015 - September 07, 2015

An Evening of Dance
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William & Mary Dance and the Orchesis Dance Company presents An Evening of Dance. Under the guidance of W&M Dance faculty, this year’s program features five dynamic world premieres by student choreographers, and is completely produced and performed by members of the Orchesis Dance Company. Thur.–Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm

March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Is Open For Spring Break
With a $75 Fun Card, pay for a day and get unlimited visits through Sept. 7
Location: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, One Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Busch Gardens is open daily March 27 through April 12 for spring break. Families desiring a cure for boredom can hit the road and head to Busch Gardens for a fun-filled journey across Europe. Travel to Germany for a thrilling ride on Busch Gardens' newest coaster Verbolten®, or venture over to Scotland's Highland Stables to visit the majestic Clydesdales.

March 27, 2015 - April 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Location: This Century Art Gallery's Art Education Center, 110 Westover Ave., Williamsburg, Va. 23185
Event Website

Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion. Topics include (1) Landscape, (2) Architecture with Figures, (3) Portrait. Participants will have ample time for painting and one-on-one instruction. Students are encouraged to work LARGE and to start a new subject each day. (10 AM start time on Sun.)

March 28, 2015 - March 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kiskiack Golf Club Junior Tournament
$199.00 - $249.00
Location: Kiskiack Golf Club. 8104 Club Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Junior golf tournament for boys & girls that are High School & Middle School age golfers. Tournament is run by the College Prep Golf Tour. Tee times TBD

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Williamsburg Home Show
$10 at Show, $5 Online. Check website for those who qualify for free admission
Location: William & Mary Hall, 751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

This event affords homeowners the convenience of comparative shopping 100 local companies showcasing the latest products and services in remodeling, decorating and landscaping...all in one convenient location. There is also the Green Thumb Theater Series occurring throughout the course of the week where local and regional experts will be doing gardening/landscaping seminars and demonstrations.

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Location: 323 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Event Website

Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Riverwalk Restaurant or Water Street Grille and save. Call for ticket information. $. 757.369.5644.

March 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In Small Things: Looking at slavery in Western Culture
Free and open to the public
Location: Art Museums of Colonial WIllliamsburg, 326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg VA 23185
Event Website

Over four centuries, the work or enslaved Africans created commodities which became defining features of the modern world. But who recognizes the slaves when gazing at a porcelain sugar bowl, a mahogany table, or a pack of cigarettes? James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of York UK.

March 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 -
$48 & $58
Location: Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

The Symphonia, Williamsburg's own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents "Transitions to Jazz," featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill.

March 30, 2015 - March 31, 2015
8:00 PM

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #4 - Transitions to Jazz
$48 & $58
Location: Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring three dance episodes from Bernstein's "On the Town as well as works by Schubert and Kurt Weill. The Symphonia, Williamsburg's own professional Orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. (Please note an error in the Masterworks number in a previous submission. Masterworks #3 takes place in February, featuring violist Paul Neubauer, while Masterworks #4 is presented in March.)

March 30, 2015 - March 31, 2015
8:00 PM

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #4
Location: Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Works by Bernstein (On the Town: Three Dance Episodes), Schubert (Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”) and Kurt Weill (Symphony No. 2), conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season.

March 30, 2015 - March 31, 2015
8:00 PM

NASA Science: Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News
Event Website

NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge about Earth, our Solar System and the universe. Learn about it in this talk by Dr. Ellen Stofan, principal advisor on NASA’s science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. Our studies of Earth are helping us to better monitor and model our changing climate, while exploring the planets of our solar system and planets around other stars helps to address the question: Are we alone? From research on the International Space Station into the effects of microgravity on humans, to making measurements to better understand the Martian surface as a human-habitable environment, NASA is well on its way – working in conjunction with our international partners – to start the next phase of human exploration. 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

March 31, 2015
6:30 PM