Tuesday, June 6, 2023

What You’ll Do: Feb. 5-8

WYD1Whether your interests lay in American history, stage dramas or wine and food, this weekend is chock-full of events sure to inform, entertain and enliven patrons throughout the Historic Triangle.

Want to see your event included in What You’ll Do? We take these ideas from our community calendar, which you can find on the right side of WYDaily.com. Submitting to the calendar is easy — and it’s free — so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization.

Free Your Mind

The William & Mary Law School is kicking off its fifth series of Constitutional Conversations at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. The series encourages community dialogues on relevant constitutional issues, with tonight’s panel focusing on the role of public knowledge of the constitution in society. The event is free and open to the public.

The Virginia Living Museum planetarium is telling the story of how the stars guided African-Americans from slavery to freedom in the years before the Civil War with its production “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” Based on the book by Jeanette Winter, the program will tell how celestial navigation guided slaves to the North and freedom through historical images, artwork and music. The show is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturdays in February and is free to the public.

Theater and Music

Most dinner parties would be ruined by a car accident and an accidental gunshot, but with Neil Simon, the fun is just beginning. The Poquoson Island Players are putting on Simon’s classic farce Rumors, Feb. 6-15 at Thomas Nelson Community College’s Templin Hall. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and service members.

Looking to jazz up your winter? The Williamsburg Choral Guild is hosting its annual Auction and Mardi Gras party Sunday at the Williamsburg Hellenic Center. The event will feature a silent auction, food, drinks, music by local jazz musician Harris Simon and dancing. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.

Food and Drink

Just in time for Mardi Gras revelry, the Virginia Living Museum is hosting its 11th annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival Friday at 7 p.m. in Newport News. Featured restaurants will include Nawab Indian Cuisine, Tucano’s Brazilian Grill and Wild Side cafe, along with a selection of beer and wines. Tickets are $70, and VIP passes are $120.

Experience a whole range of local products at the Toano Farmers Market, featuring products from Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs, Heidi’s Home Grown along with a bevy of produce. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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