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The weather may be getting cooler but there is still plenty to do around the Historic Triangle this weekend.
Catch a Tribe football game, enjoy a beer-tasting dinner or even learn about why mutton is making a comeback; there is no excuse not to take in some of the fun the area has to offer.
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Catch A Show (Or Game!)
The Williamsburg Players are presenting Amadeus on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A dramatic retelling of the conflict between established but mediocre Antonio Salieri and the brilliant but graceless Wolfgang Amadeus Motzart, his show promises to thrill and enthrall. Evening shows will take place each day at 8 p.m. with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20, or $12 with student ID.
Fans of Tribe Women’s Volleyball have two chances to see the team play this weekend. First William & Mary will take on conference rival Northeastern at 7 p.m. Friday at Kaplan Arena, followed by a match-up against Hofstra at 2 p.m. Sunday. Come show your support and help the team end its season on a high note.
Anthony Kearns of Irish Tenors fame is performing a solo concert Friday at the Kimball Theatre. Performing a wide variety of opera, folk music, classical and Broadway show tunes, Kearns promises to delight music lovers of all stripes in this intimate performance. Tickets are $35 per person and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
The American Guild of Organists will present a free concert with organist Steven Wooddell at St. Bede Catholic Church this Friday. Wooddell was the winner of the 1994 Regional AGO Young Organist Competition and is currently the Director of Music at Frist Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia. This show starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
William & Mary Football is taking on Towson this Saturday in the final home game of the year. Head over to the stadium for kick-off at 12:30 p.m. and cheer the Tribe on to victory – and maybe even a playoff game.
The Williamsburg Youth Harp Society is hosting its annual student harp recital at Bruton Parish on Saturday night. Show your support for local musicians and music education by coming out to view this free show, set to begin at 8 p.m.
Williamsburg Choral Guild is opening its 40th season with “Elijah,” a moving oratorio on the life of the biblical prophet. Come celebrate this milestone and partake in an afternoon of beautiful music. Tickets are $25 and the show begins at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is coming to Triangle for a beer dinner this Thursday. The chefs and brewers will be serving up four courses of amazing food paired up with four incredible beers, for just $55 per person. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., call 757-645-2890 to reserve a ticket.
Stop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, choose from a variety of items available at Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs and Heidi’s Home Grown. The market will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around noon.
Check out the Williamsburg Farmers Market this week to peruse the wares of more than 35 vendors offering a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, herbs, potted plants, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers and more. The Market accepts cash, credit cards, SNAP, and W&M Express. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.
As part of the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, Yorktown Market Days will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, entertainment and more. Head on over from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to check out all the market has to offer.
Learn Something New
William & Mary’s Law School is hosting a conference Friday on “Economic Realities, Coastal Change and Adaptation in Virginia.” Attendees will have the chance to learn about the state’s coastal policy and its relationship with local economies. Admission is free to students and $20 to the general public. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
Head over to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Friday for a talk on “Starting the Rare Breeds Program at Colonial Williamsburg.” Richard Nicoll, retired director of the Livestock Department, will talk about how he was inspired to begin populating the historic animal with the same breeds that would have been recognizable to our Founding Fathers. This program begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is included with the price of a museum ticket.
Bob Kennard, author of “Much Ado about Mutton” and leading figure of the U.K.’s “mutton renaissance,” will be speaking at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at 4 p.m. Saturday. Come out and learn about this history of mutton and how the oft-neglected meat is making a comeback in a big way. Admission is included with a museum ticket.
The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg is hosting a holiday games card party from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Come out and join in the fun with bridge, mah jong, Mexican train, Shanghai rummy and more. There will also be raffles, door prizes and light refreshments, so head on over and support the Woman’s Club. Tickets are $20 per guest.
Need to check some items off your holiday shopping list? Greenwood Christian Academy will be the site of a holiday craft and vendor show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Each vendor will have a $5-or-less table so little ones can take part in picking out gifts without breaking the bank. Don’t miss out on your chance to pick up some unique presents.
Hampton Roads Academy’s middle school open house is this weekend, and prospective parents are encouraged to come out and learn about the perks of enrolling. The school boasts great college acceptance rates, small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities and competitive athletic teams, so why not check it out? The open house is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.