Sneak Peek: Jan 4-11

Sure it’s January, sure it’s Williamsburg . . . but there’s still plenty of things to do (if you’re willing to go outside, that is). Check it out:

Today: Pint Day at Yorktown Pub 2-5pm

Yorktown PubYou know Yorktown Pub, right? Cool local dive bar right on the river in Yorktown? Well today they are doing a “Pint Night” (which I am renaming “Pint Day”- because it’s not at night) featuring Williamsburg Aleworks. For $5 you get a draft and you can keep the pint glass. And then you can have a cabinet full of pint glasses! Or maybe that’s just at our house . . .

Monday: Irish Music at the W&M Bookstore (7pm)- free

It'll be just like this! Minus the beer . . .

It’ll be just like this! Minus the beer . . .

I keep meaning to check this out- the first Monday of every month, there is an irish music jam at the William and Mary Bookstore. So if you are a fan of irish music, or if you play an acoustic instrument and want to jam, this would be a good place to be-

Wednesday: Live Music and Burger Specials at The Cove (6pm)- no cover

Mike deMoss

The Cove has burger specials Wednesday nights ($6) and usually also has live music. This week, it’s Mike deMoss- he does lots of covers (Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Beatles, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton) and he has some original stuff, too. You can preview his style at his website.

Thursday: Meditation in Yoga at Body Balance– 6pm, $10

YogaMy buddy Ben is starting a 4-week class on meditating while doing yoga this Thursday at Body Balance. Ben is a great teacher of both meditation and yoga. Here’s his description:

We will explore meditation as it connects to the 8 Limbs of Yoga, plus integrating meditation into our asana practice. Cost is $10 per class, but classes will build on each other so attendance at all is encouraged.

Now, I have no idea what the 8 Limbs of Yoga are, but if there’s anybody that can explain it in a down-to-earth way, it’s Ben. You’ll be in good hands.

Friday: Weeping Molly at Daddyo’s in Norge – no cover

Weeping Molly

A hard-rockin band from Richmond comes to the little town of Norge- a self-described “Rock-n-Roll w/ Blues & Soul” band, Weeping Mary plays covers and original songs. They have some recordings of their shows on their website if you’d like to check them out before driving out to Daddyo’s. They sound like a really high-energy band to start out your weekend right!

Saturday and Sunday

OK, I’ll admit that there’s not much going on this weekend in our little town, so it might be a good time to take a day trip somewhere. However, there are a couple of things that look interesting (especially if you’re feeling a little low-energy):

Introduction to Tea Class– 2pm Saturday, free, at Discover Teas

Teas

Whether you have never enjoyed a cup of loose leaf tea or you are a connoisseur of many years, this quote may describe how you feel when it comes to teas. We welcome everyone from tea lovers to curious beginners to join us in Williamsburg every Saturday at 2 PM for a tea class with our team. We start the class by introducing loose leaf teas and the basics of tea culture before spinning off into some of the more subtle details of our teas that are guaranteed to fascinate!

Sunday- Ceramics Up Close- 1:30 pm (Good Neighbor Pass or Museum Admission)

Ceramics

What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First, join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind-the-scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

This tour is at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg. The guides there really make the material intriguing.


Of course, this is only a sampling- there’s more things to do in Williamsburg listed on the calendar. No featured event this week, as I haven’t decided which I will go to, but I will let y’all know if that changes. Have a great week, all!

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