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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 June 2015

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

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
 

Learning Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
$35 (includes all supplies)
Location: Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery, 110 Bacon Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Spend 2-hours in a hands-on art class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using different textures, media and techniques, students create one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home. Classes are small and tailored so friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come as a group. Sign-up required.

March 03, 2015 - June 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 

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

RevQuest: The Kings Advance
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Spies needed! The British have invaded Virginia and General Cornwallis is bringing more troops from the south. To thwart the enemy’s attack, Gov. Thomas Jefferson needs you to be his eyes and ears in Williamsburg. Gather clues, decipher secret messages, and save the Revolution in this popular alternate-reality spy game. Pick up your "Set of Orders" at any ticketing location, meet with the Governor “on the screen” at the Visitor Center or the Pitt Store, and then assemble outside the north gate of the capitol at appointed times given to you in your secret orders.

April 08, 2015 - November 29, 2015
 
 

Friday Nite Art

Fridays - May-August Bring yourself – or a group -- for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. This is a fun bonding time for friends, family or couples. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.

May 01, 2015 - August 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt
Location: City of Williasmburg

"Las Bicicletas”(TM) is a traveling art exhibition by international artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. The exhibition’s mission connects people and the environment and promotes health, happiness and art. Forty “bicicletas” sculptures are hosted by the City of Williamsburg from May through October. Can you find them all? Tag your photo #RideWithArt to join the movement.

May 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015
 

Family Fun with Ceramics
$45
Location: 110 Bacon Ave, Williamsburg
Event Website

Thursdays (May-August) Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.

May 07, 2015 - August 27, 2015
 

Live Music Fridays & Saturdays at Cogan's New Town
Location: 4324 New Town Ave Suite C2 Williamsburg VA 23188

Every Fri & Sat night except 7/4, and 12/25. Great Variety of Live music with no cover charge each Fri & Sat night in the center of Williamsburg! Check Cogan's Facebook page for list of bands; or call 757-645-3351!

May 22, 2015 - December 31, 2015
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 

Open Mic w/ Liana Dagmar at Cogan's Deli & Sportspub
Location: 4324 New Town Ave Suite C2 Williamsburg VA 23188

Every Wed. Come join Liana Dagmar of Williamsburg's "The Hark" as she hosts EVERY Wed open mic/singer/songwriter nights! Great place to share your original work or make some connections to collaborate!

May 27, 2015 - December 30, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 

Children's Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation
$11 per adult/$6 per child (ages 6-12)
Location: Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030
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Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds. Children’s brochures and picnic area available. Nature hunt included with regular admission tickets.

June 01, 2015 - August 31, 2015
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 

"Fashion in Colonial Virginia" Theme Month
Location: Jamestown Settlement (2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185) and the Yorktown Victory Center (200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690)
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From leather to linen, explore how clothing of the period was fashioned, learn how dyes were made from plants and natural fibers processed into cloth, and observe the stitching of simple apparel and accessories. Discover clothing worn by 17th-century English sailors and colonists, Powhatan Indians, 18th-century Virginia farmers and Continental Army soldiers. A combination ticket to both museums is $21.00 for adults and $10.50 for ages 6-12. Admission to Jamestown Settlement is $16.75 adults, $7.75 ages 6-12; and to the Yorktown Victory Center, $9.75 adults, $5.50 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15)

June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2015
 

Cogan's Deli & Sport Pub Live Music FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
Location: 4232 New Town Ave Suite C-2 Williamsburg Va 23188

Every Fri & Sat night except 7/4, and 12/25. Live music variety(Modern & Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Americana) each Fri & Sat night less than 10 min from Downtown Williamsburg at Cogan's Deli & Sports Pub in New Town.

June 12, 2015 - January 01, 2016
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
 

Fashion in Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Combination ticket: $21.00; $10.50 ages 6-12. Jamestown Settlement: $16.75; $7.75 ages 6-12. Yorktown Victory Center: $9.75; $5.50 ages 6-12.
Location: Jamestown Settlement (2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185) and Yorktown Victory Center (200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690)
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Clothing, from single thread to whole garment, will be the focus of interpretive programs June 1-30 at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center during “Fashion in Colonial Virginia.” The month’s activities culminate in “A Stitch in Time” period fashion show June 27 and 28. Explore how clothing of the 17th- and 18th-centuries were fashioned from leather, linen, silk and cotton, learn how dyes were made from plants and natural fibers processed into cloth, and observe and take part in the stitching of simple apparel and accessories.

June 15, 2015 - June 30, 2015
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 

Ceramics for Youth (Grades 1-5)
$35
Location: Colonial Folk Art, 110 Bacon Ave. Williamsburg, Va 23185
Event Website

June 17, June 24, July 8, July 8, July 15 , July 22 Looking for a fun & creative youth summer activity for your 1st-5th grader? We have an answer - ceramics class! Beat the heat and make a Birdbath, a "Slab Crab", Pinchpot Dragon, Sunflower Bowl or "Monster" Pot out of clay in a hour-1/2 class. Tuition is all inclusive.

June 17, 2015 - July 22, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 

Ceramics for Middle Schoolers
$35
Location: Colonial Folk Art, 110 Bacon Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185
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June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17 Looking for a fun & creative youth summer activity for your Middle Schooler? We have an answer - ceramics class! Beat the heat and make a Face Jug, Ceramic Birdhouse, Ceramic Totempole or Ceramic Fish (handing) out of clay in a hour-1/2 class. Tuition is all inclusive.

June 19, 2015 - July 17, 2015
 

Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Admission - $13.95 for adults
Location: The Mariners' Museum; 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va. 23606
Event Website

From the plant to your mug, explore the world's most popular beverage shipped by sea. Guests can see the evolution of coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia, to the hand-picked coffee berries in Costa Rica, all the way to roasting centers across the globe. Try to lift a 125-pound coffee sack, smell the unique coffee aroma we all know and love, and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world. For more information, visit MarinersMuseum.org/coffee or call (757)596-2222.

June 24, 2015 - September 07, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

EXTREME DEEP: Mission to the Abyss
Location: The Mariners' Museum; 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va. 23606
Event Website

Dive into the ocean depths this summer! This exhibition highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery. Fly a remotely-operated vehicle over a model of the Titanic's deck. Explore creatures that live at the bottom of the sea. Control Alvin's robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams from the sea ¬floor. Children of all ages will love this hands-on exhibition with many chances to explore life at the bottom of the sea.. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-2222.

June 24, 2015 - September 07, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D
$6 plus admission for non-members
Location: The Mariners' Museum; 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va. 23606
Event Website

Jump inside the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER and take a thrilling voyage to the deep sea and witness things you’ve never seen before! On March 26, 2012, James Cameron (best known for Titanic and Avatar) went on a record-breaking solo dive to the deepest known place on Earth—The Mariana Trench. Watch this breathtaking footage as Cameron and his team explore the depths. Showtimes vary daily, please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing. 10:30am; 11:30am; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 4:30pm

June 24, 2015 - October 30, 2015
 

Turtle Vision 3D
$4 plus admission
Location: The Mariners' Museum; 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Va, 23606
Event Website

Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this totally turtle coming of age story. From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving octopus. Dive into icy polar waters to meet a friendly whale. Are you ready to face the dangers you may encounter with humans? Showtimes vary daily and are an additional fee. Please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing. 9:30am, 10:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

June 24, 2015 - September 04, 2015
 

Candlelight Organ Recital
freewill offering
Location: 201 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Organist Sharon Zielinski from Livonia, Michigan will perform in historic Bruton Parish Church on the 105-rank Aeolian-Skinner instrument.

June 30, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Make a Treasure Box!
Location: 110 Bacon Ave. Williamsburg 23185
Event Website

This children's class, taught by Fran Samuelson, is a fun way for boys and girls to make a unique wooden treasure box using various mixed media. On June 30, the times for girls in Grades 1-3 are from 10-noon and for girls in Grades 4-8 they are 1 p.m-3pm. On July 2, the times for boys in Grades 1-3 are from 10-noon and Grades 4-8 from 1 p.m-3pm. A parent must stay with children in Grades 1-3. 10-noon, 1pm-3pm on event days

June 30, 2015