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Events for May 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
 

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
 

Learn 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 04, 2015 - June 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

Ceramics
$45, includes materials, firing & glazing
Location: Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery, 110 Bacon Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Spend 2-hours in a hands-on ceramics class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using clay, create a unique masterpiece to take home. Classes have a “theme” - butter dishes, birdhouse, totem, etc. Friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come together for this fun evening class.

March 06, 2015 - May 29, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 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
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
 

Oxen: Source of Power
Event Website

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads. Oxen were prefered for long-distance moves, because they were hardier than horses and better able to find food along the way. Though Virginians loved their horses, a yoke of oxen was likely to be of greater service over the long haul. Locations may vary, check "Colonial Williamsburg Today" for current location. Please check “Colonial Williamsburg Today” for current location.

March 18, 2015 - June 10, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 

Miss in Her Teens
Adults $18; Youth (6-12) $9
Location: Kimball Theatre- 428 West Duke of Gloucester Williamsburg VA, 23185
Event Website

Thursdays from March 26, 2015- June 4, 2015 Enjoy a delightful, comic farce! Captain Loveit, recently returned from the army, employs his servant Puff to secure an agreeable match to lovely Miss Biddy--and her 15,000 pound fortune! However, in his absence, two other gentlemen have made claim to Biddy. The outlandish Flash and the foppish Fribble have every intention to have the young miss for themselves!

March 26, 2015 - June 04, 2015
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
 

Live Music at Prime46forty
Free
Location: Prime46forty, 4640 Monticello Ave, Monticello Marketplace
Event Website

Saturday nights. Prime46forty has live music every Saturday night featuring local bands. The bands include Good Shot Judy (swing/jazz), Brandon Wilson (soul/reggae), In Layman Terms (blues, rock), LP & J featuring Julianna (jazz), The Brian C. Band (jazz, rock). Drink specials from 9-last set. Dancing encouraged.

April 04, 2015 - May 30, 2015
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
 

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
 
 

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton 50 Kingsmill Rd Williamsburg Va
Event Website

The “Comedy Club of Williamsburg” invites you to join them for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter! Take this opportunity to see some of the county’s funniest most talented national touring comedians on the circuit today, whom you may have seen on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and HBO!

April 18, 2015 - May 30, 2015
8:00 PM
 
 

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
 

Steal the Pint Nights at Berret's Taphouse Grill
Location: Berret's Taphouse Grill, 199 South Boundary St., Williamsburg VA 23185, in Merchants Square
Event Website

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT. Meet the brewers, enjoy the beer, keep the glass, hear live music

May 14, 2015 - June 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Yorktown Market Days
free
Location: Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Event Website

Saturdays, May 16 thru Sept 26, 2015 (no market on June 6 & July 4) Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit www.yorktownmarketdays.com for more information.

May 16, 2015 - June 06, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 

Royal School of Needlework - Certification Embroidery Coursess
Location: The Williamsburg School of Needlework, 5121 Center Street, #100, Williamsburg in New Town

10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday

May 20, 2015 - May 29, 2015
 
 

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Location: 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, VA 23187
Event Website

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 22- June 28 Tickle those taste buds with the culinary delights at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy authentic tastes from around the world while strolling through the world's most beautiful theme park. Busch Gardens invites guests to unleash their inner foodie with a variety of dishes and wines not normally served at the park.

May 22, 2015 - June 27, 2015
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 

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
 

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

An evening organ recital will be given by Dr. JanEl B. Will in historic Bruton Parish Church on their 105-rank Aeolian Skinner instrument.

May 28, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Fourum Concert
Free
Location: Williamsburg Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Fourum performs both accompanied and a cappella renditions of traditional music from many cultures, English music hall favorites, Broadway tunes, classic and modern songs. This is Fourum's seventh concert at the Williamsburg Library and is part of a multi-state tour in the U.S. In 2007, they were one of only two British artistes to perform as part of America's Anniversary Weekend at Jamestown. Members of Fourum hail from Lincolnshire, the same county in England as Jamestown settler John Smith.

May 28, 2015
7:30 PM
 
 

Business After Hours
$10 for members, $15 for non-members PLUS a business card
Location: Verena at the Reserve, off Mooretown Road
Event Website

Come see our beautiful comminity, network with friends, try our delicious food and win some prizes.

May 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

Run For The Dream
$15-$160
Event Website

Run For The Dream 5K, 8K and Half Marathon runs through Colonial Williamsburg, William and Mary and Carter's Grove. Start your summer with a great family trip to Williamsburg, and enjoy a great weekend of running and family events!

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
 

John Knight with Jimmy Roberson
$21 at door, $18 advance purchase
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

John has performed all over the world, entertaining the troops overseas and also at clubs, theatres cruise ship as well as corporate events. John's numerous television appearances include Showtime, Comedy Central and A&E. He has been a writer for National Lampoon and is the author of the highly rated book, " I'm Still Aggravated but At Least I Didn't Kill Anybody!" A Humorous look at Anger Management.

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 

A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting- Chocolate Truffles, Garden Inspired
$33.50
Location: Taste Studio 305 South England Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Take a 45-minute walking tour through our Kings Arms & Wythe House historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table. Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl shares his garden-inspired flavor incorporating herbs, with fillings enrobed in rich, decadent chocolate.

May 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 

Candlelight Choral Concert
freewill offering
Location: Bruton Parish Church, 201 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

The Virginia Choristers, directed by Lynelle Edinger, will perform a varied program of choral music in historic Bruton Parish Church. This marvelous children's choir is based in Richmond, Virginia.

May 30, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Historic Organ Recital
freewill donation
Location: Wren Chapel in the Christopher Wren Building, 111 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Rebecca Davy, organist at Bruton Parish Church, on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel. This instrument is the gem of the Colonial Williamsburg 18th-century instrument collection and has been remarkably preserved.

May 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 
 

“International Blacksmiths’ Day” Celebration
$16.75 for adults and $7.75 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free.
Location: Jamestown Settlement, Route 31 South, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Honor the legacy of the blacksmith, an iron-working tradition in Virginia dating to 1607 when John Smith declared that the colony’s “best commoditie was Iron which we made into little chisels.” See modern blacksmiths demonstrate their craft, and explore the blacksmith forge and iron bloomery in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort.

May 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Yorktown Battlefield Ride
None
Location: Corner of Ballard Street & Main Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Meet at 10:00 AM behind York Hall at the corner of Ballard Street and Main Street in Yorktown for a casual 13 mile ride. Optional lunch afterwards in Yorktown. Contact Mary & Jim Osborn at 757-229-0655 for more information.

May 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
 

SCORE Workshop: Website Optimization for Marketing
$24 in advance (leave a check with the Chamber); $29 cash/check at the door
Location: Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance - 421 N Boundary Street, Williamsburg VA

Changes at Google and Bing are reshaping search engine operations. Google has begun warning web site owners of the mobile compatibility change which began April 2015. Learn what every business owner should know about building web sites that are compatible with these changes, and will draw traffic and convert it into sales? This workshop will be presented by David Hogerman of Vectec. David has built web sites for such clients as Smithfield Foods and Virginia Peanuts.

May 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM