8 more things to do this weekend

Good morning!

Due to a formatting error that occurred in the newsletter published on Sunday, Nov. 13, several events were unintentionally excluded. I’ve included a roundup of those events below.

Here are 8 more things to do this weekend.



  • Bright Star, the musical – Kimball Theatre (Williamsburg). Inspired by a true story, Broadway’s Bright Star musical tells a tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the World War II era. See William & Mary’s website for a full description. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students and children. William & Mary students are free with an ID. Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 19-20 at 2:00 pm.
  • Williamsburg Antique Mall Holiday Sale – 500 Lightfoot Road (Williamsburg). The Williamsburg Antique Mall will hold a special holiday sale, Nov. 18 – 20. There will be deep discounts (up to 50% off), raffles, door prizes, a holiday scavenger hunt and lunch specials. Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted on-site. See the Antique Mall’s website for hours and contact information.
  • CB&W Model Railroaders Fall Open House – 110-F Dare Rd. (Grafton). The local Chesapeake Bay & Western Model Railroaders Club is hosting a Fall Open House and White Elephant Table on Saturday, Nov. 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, Nov. 20, noon – 4:00 pm. Admission is free, and this is a great activity for the whole family. The Chesapeake Bay & Western Model Railroad (CB&W) is the largest HO scale model railroad in Virginia. The Club is located just east of Route 17 on Dare Rd. in Grafton, VA. Club signs will mark the directions and location. For additional information, call the Club at 757-898-0717 or visit their website at cbw-mrc.com.
  • Annual Colonial Williamsburg Pie & Bake Sale – Taste Studio (Williamsburg). The Annual Colonial Williamsburg Pie & Bake Sale returns this year on select dates in November and December. The November sale will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 20 and run until Wednesday, Nov. 23 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily). Colonial Williamsburg’s popular pie flavors (King’s Arms Pecan Pie, Campbells Rum Cream Pie, Shields Apple-Cranberry Pie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie), and a variety of hand-crafted baked goods will be available. Pre-orders are not accepted. See the website for additional details, including a menu and prices.

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – 228 Main Street (Smithfield). Smithfield’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Nov. 18. Enjoy holiday music by the Smithfield High School Jazz Band and cookies compliments of the Woman’s Club of Smithfield. Trinity preschoolers will also sing Christmas carols at the gazebo, and the town tree will be lit up. Free. 6:00 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • Mistletoe Marketplace – Main Street (Smithfield). The annual Mistletoe Market always takes place on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. Held along Main Street in the historic district, it will feature approximately 80 vendors offering handmade, handcrafted and unique items. There will also be food, music and live performances. 3:00 – 8:00 pm.

Sunday, Nov. 20

  • The History of Thanksgiving Fireside Talk – Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters (Yorktown). Listen to a talk about the history of Thanksgiving around the fire pit. The discussion will cover the first Thanksgiving in America, the history of the holiday, Thanksgiving traditions and how Thanksgiving is celebrated today. $25/person (includes admission and one drink ticket). 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
  • A Concert of Spanish Art Songs – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Opera in Williamsburg presents an afternoon of art songs from Spain and Latin America. The performance features singers Laura Leon and Marcelo Guzzo. The show will be in Spanish with English supertitles, curated by Maestro Jorge Parodi. Evgenia Truksa will be at the piano. Tickets are $10-$25 and can be purchased online here. 2:00 pm.


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