Thursday, February 18, 2010

Whats Coming up this Week in Williamsburg Vrginia




Whats going on this week in Williamsburg Virginia?
Whats NOT? There is so much to do I am not how I am going to do it all, but I am going to try real hard.

So, here you have it. If you can not find something of interest here, hummmm.....


Fri, Feb 12 - Sat, Mar 20, 2010
The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010 (5:00 PM) Prince George Art & FramePrince George Art & Frame will show "The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010" featuring the work of nine artists. Apryl Altman, Betty Babb, Fran Jones, Juliet Kirby, Polly Nunn, Sharon Parker, Patricia Rapoport, Karen Schwartz, and Monti Sikes will all be a part of this show. "The Williamsburg Flower Show 2010" will run from February 12 - March 20 For more information call 229-7644 or visit the website.

Thu, Feb 18 - 21, 2010
Cinderella (7:00 PM) Claudine Carew Studio Theatre at Bruton High School Come out and see this classic fairy tale come to life! Presented by the York County School of the Arts. Call for more information. Show is at 7 pm on February 18 - 20 and 2 pm on February 21. Cost: All tickets $10

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Mardi Gras Concert (6:00 PM) Corner Pocket (New Town)This is the 4th time we've had the pleasure of hosting the Red Hot Louisiana Band! And they aren't kidding! Doors open at 6 - show starts at 8 pm. It'll be a party with beads, decorations and a Louisiana-style dinner menu available from 6 - 8 pm. Cost: $15

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Thursday Night Food & Wine Pairing Dinner (6:30 PM) The Gabriel Archer Tavern at the Williamsburg Winery This week, its "From Paris to Rome"! Menu items include Escargot with Argall Riesling Herb Garlic Butter, Eggplant Parmigiano, Tiramisu and more! All courses are paired with separate wines. Reservations must be made by noon the day before the event and must be prepaid. Cost: $55/person (including tax and gratuities)

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department Takes Over Ripleys Believe It or Not! (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Ripleys Believe It or Not! Museum and 4-D TheaterThe Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department will be taking over Ripleys Believe It or Not! February 19 from 5 - 10 pm! Ticket cost covers museum admission, the 4-D theater and a run through the new Laser Race! 100% of the money collected will be donated to the Fire Department. Cash only -- but there is an ATM machine in the Museum lobby. Cost: $25/Family; $10/adult; $7/child


Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Tournees Festival: La Mome (La Vie En Rose) (7:00 PM) Kimball Theatre The William and Mary French and Francophone Studies Program presents The Tournees Festival. This week, see La Mome (La Vie En Rose), PG-13. A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, La vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. See website for additional information. Cost: Screenings are free but tickets are required

Fri, Feb 19, 2010
W&Ms Global Film Festival 2010: Film & Music (3:00 PM - 11:00 PM) Kimball Theatre William and Marys Global Film Festival is an annual, non-profit, free-of-charge (individual event tickets are required) cultural event that brings world cultures to Williamsburg through film. The animus for the 2010 festival is "Film and Music" ? two of the most popular and powerful forms of expression worldwide. This years festival will feature film screenings, presentations, guest filmmakers, musicians, musical performances, free banquets and receptions throughout the weekend. Under the auspices the College of William and Mary, we hold the Global Film Festival annually to celebrate and foster a better understanding of films place within the world. The Festivals ultimate goal is to inspire discovery, learning, and conversation while supporting the cultural appreciation of a regional audience. Visit the website for complete festival information.

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Wine, Wit and Wisdom (2:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge, Chesapeake RoomThis Week: White Wines of the World. Our "curriculum" will cover a wide range of topics, some of them about wine and cheese. Our tenured professors for the course are Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Sommelier Charles Birr. Their entertaining anecdotes pair perfectly with the flavors and tastes of the wines, cheeses, and chocolates under discussion. Reservations are required. Cost: $30 (does not include tax or gratuity)
Sat, Feb 20, 2010
The Chocolate Affair (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Williamsburg Community BuildingCelebrating our seventh year, we will once again create a chocolate lovers dream! Indulging in the amazing creations of Williamsburg's finest vendors, fiends and family of all ages will lose themselves in a world of chocolate fantasy. Past vendors include Aromas, Opus 9, Fat Canary, Virginia's Finest Chocolates, Blue Talon Bistro and more! Advance tickets may be purchased online or at Aromas. Tickets go on sale January 18. Cost: $15 advance general admission, $25 at the door, $35 for the pre-tasting event

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Family Film Nights: Were Going to Mars! (7:00 PM) Virginia Living MuseumJoin us in the Abbitt Planetarium for an exciting video presentation and a live chat with one of our educators on the topic at hand. No food or drink is permitted. This week, discover what it takes to land and control a vehicle on Mars in Disneys Roving Mars, then get jazzed up about space exploration with Bill Nye the Science Guy! A staff astronomer will talk about future Mars exploration and what well find there! Cost: $10 ($5 members)

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Destination Recreation Expo & Community Center Open House (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) James City/Williamsburg Community CenterCome learn about all the recreational programs and services available to you and your family through James City County Parks and Recreation! This one-day, one-stop Expo is also your opportunity to register early for summer camps! Therell be games and activities to keep your children entertained while you gather information about Rec Connect, sports classes and leagues, aquatic and inclusion programs as well as parks and facilities. Center tours, exhibits, informational booths, fun and interactive demos, hands-on activities and much more! All local athletic leagues will be represented. Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fun Day (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Yankee Candle Your Girls will have the time of their lives! Fancy Nancy Luncheon in Mrs. Claus Bakery & Cafe. Come dressed fancy and Mrs. Claus will read the book Fancy Nancy by Jane OConnor. Cost is $6.00 per person for lunch. Call 877-616-6510 for reservations. Cost: $6/person for lunch

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
James River Plantation Progressive Valentines Tour (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Piney Grove at Southalls Plantation - 1790Explore four centuries of history in Williamsburgs James River Plantation Country while touring the historic homes of Piney Grove at Southalls Plantation during a special 2-hour tour - TOURS-BY-THE-OWNER of Piney Grove-1790, Ashland-1835 and Ladysmith-1857, and exterior visits to Dower Quarter-1830 and Duck Church-1917. The tour concludes with champagne and stawberries served by a roaring fire. This tour may be arranged on other days at other times for private groups. Cost: $20 per person

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Lunch with Santa (12:00 PM) Yankee Candle Luncheon in Mrs. Claus Bakery & Cafe. Santa will read the book "Toy Boat" by Randall de Seve & Lauren Long. This is a nice way to spend time with Santa and make a Build-It Steam Boat for an additional $9. $6.00 per person for lunch. Cost: $6/person for lunch

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Haiti Benefit Dinner & Dance (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM) Grand Ballroom at Colonial Heritage The earthquake that struck Haiti was a true disaster. Colonial Heritage invites you to join us for a plated dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit the Haiti Relief Fund. All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti Relief Fund. For more information, call 757-645-2000. Cost: $19.37/person

Sat, Feb 20, 2010
Chocolate Chariot Race (11:00 AM) Sullivan Square, New TownThis new event (tied in with the Chocolate Affair - see separate listing) will be a wacky race consisting of teams in costumes pushing custom decorated chariots through the streets of New Town. The race will begin and end at Sullivan Square. The course is approximately 1.5 miles long with over 10 stops. The registration fee goes to Inclusion, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform, involve and inspire children from diverse backgrounds in the Historic Triangle Community. Visit the website for more information and registration forms. Cost: $200/team (max of 4 people per team)

Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Comic Steve Hofstetter at the Corner Pocket (8:00 PM) The Corner Pocket - 4805 Courthouse St. Williamsburg, VAComic Steve Hofstetter will appear at The Corner Pocket on Tuesday, February 23 at 8 pm. Click for more details. Cost: Call for info

Thu, Feb 25, 2010
Thursday Night Food & Wine Pairing Dinner (6:30 PM) The Gabriel Archer Tavern at the Williamsburg WineryThis week, its "Delicious Di Vinci"! Menu items include Mushroom and Brie Bisque, Pene Rigate with Smoked Salmon Bacon, Lemon Mousse and more!All courses are paired with separate wines. Reservations must be made by noon the day before the event and must be prepaid. Cost: $55/person (including tax and gratuities)

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf (7:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge RestaurantCome to the Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant and see this traditional Celtic band perform while enjoying a four-course dinner of favorites from the British Isles served with thirst-quenching ales. Cost is $39.50, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-447-8679. Cost: $39.50, including tax and gratuity

Fri, Feb 26, 2010
The Tournees Festival: Les Plages DAgnes (The Beaches of Agnes) (7:00 PM) Kimball TheatreThe William and Mary French and Francophone Studies Program presents The Tournees Festival. This week, see Les Plages DAgnes (not rated). On the eve of her 80th birthday, Agnes Varda, often referred to as "the godmother of the French New Wave," decided to make the autobiographical The Beaches of Agnes, guiding us through her extraordinary 55-year career and poignantly reminiscing about her husband, the filmmaker Jacques Demy. See website for additional information. Cost: Screenings are free but tickets are required

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Family Concert: The Symphonia Goes to the Movies (1:30 PM) Kimball TheatreTwo Shows: 1:30 & 3:00 pm. The Williamsburg Symphonia plays your favorite movie themes from over the past 70 years. Visit the website or call 757-229-9857 for more information. Cost: $20

Sat, Feb 27 - 28, 2010
The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival: Lemon Tree (5:00 AM) Kimball TheatreCome out to the Kimball Theatre for the second film in the Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival: Lemon Tree (not rated). An engaging human drama, Lemon Tree tells the story of Salma (Hiam Abbass, The Visitor), a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late fathers lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the ministers lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael) and take her protest - with the help of a young lawyer (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court. Arabic/Hebrew/French/English with subtitles. 106 mins. Screenings are at 5 and 7 pm on Feb. 27 and 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Feb. 28.

Sat, Feb 27 - Sun, Apr 25, 2010
Beguiled by the Wild Exhibit (9:00 AM) Virginia Living MuseumView works by master illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922 - 2007) whose life-long love of nature inspired his work in "Beguiled by the Wild," February 27 - April 25, 2010. The exhibit is centered around the personal collection of Executive Director Page Hayhurst and her family. It also includes student artwork and interactive art activities in Harpers style. See website for additional information.

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Wine, Wit and Wisdom (2:00 PM) Williamsburg Lodge, Chesapeake RoomThis Week: Coffee, Chocolate and Dessert Wine. Our "curriculum" will cover a wide range of topics, some of them about wine and cheese. Our tenured professors for the course are Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Sommelier Charles Birr. Their entertaining anecdotes pair perfectly with the flavors and tastes of the wines, cheeses, and chocolates under discussion. Reservations are required. Cost: $30 (does not include tax or gratuity)

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Kathy Mattea in Concert (5:30 PM) Williamsburg Lodge Virginia RoomTwo shows: 5:30 and 8:30 pm. Come see Grammy-winning singer and guitarist Kathy Mattea at the Williamsburg Lodge. Cabaret-style seating. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on Mattea, visit www.matteacom Cost: $35 - $45

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Radio Disney and Yankee Candle Celebrate Black History Month (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) Yankee CandleFeaturing music, games and a Black History Month story time with Black History book giveaway. We will focus on the contributions to our society made by African Americans like Rosa Parks, Quincy Jones and Jackie Robinson in language that kids and their parents alike will find enlightening and compelling.

Sat, Feb 27, 2010
African-American History Month Celebration (10:30 AM - 2:30 PM) Historic Jamestowne Visitor CenterIn celebration of African-American History Month, Historic Jamestowne will offer special living history presentations highlighting the role played by African-Americans at Jamestown during the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries. The programs will take place at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center on Saturday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30p.m., and 2:30p.m. The programs are open to the public and is included in the normal entrance fee of $10 for adults (under age 16 admitted free). Cost: $10 for adults (under 16 free)

Sat, Feb 27 - Sun, Apr 25, 2010
Beguiled by the Wild (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Virginia Living MuseumThe first exhibit in Virginia of works by master illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922 - 2007) is at the VLM through April 25. The exhibit is centered around the personal collection of museum Executive Director Page Hayhurst and her family. It also includes student artwork and interactive art activities in Harpers style (tangrams, large puzzles, alphabet art table and rubbing stations). Harper was best known for his highly stylized wildlife depictions in "minimal realism," capturing the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. Included in museum admission. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, NOON-5 p.m. Sundays. Cost: Museum admission $15 adults, $12 children 3-12


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