Bits and Bridles: Animal lovers can explore Colonial Williamsburg’s stables, learn more about the carriages and see some creatures up close. 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the corner of Botetourt and Nicholson streets. $5, tickets available at bit.ly/2sOXqSG.
The Art of Gardening with Rocks and Plants: Joseph Tychonievich, author of “Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style,” shares his expertise. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5537 Centerville Road. Free, with a $5 suggested donation; register at bit.ly/RocksAndPlants.
Virginia State Parks History and Culture Day: This hike along Woodstock Pond and Mattaponi Trail also stops to honor the history of African, European and Native American peoples who inhabited nearby areas. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at York River State Park. $4 parking per vehicle.
Sounds of Summer concert series: Yorktown concert series continues with Vinyl Headlights taking the stage 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverwalk Landing. Free.
WCAC Annual Member’s Show: The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center showcases juried 2-D and 3-D art across various media and styles created by local artists. Opens Thursday at 110 Westover Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party: Celebrate reading and the start of summer with a balloon artist, board games, book recycling crafts and more. 1 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Library Plaza. Free.
‘Jane Eyre: The Musical:’ The latest Williamsburg Players production turns Charlotte Bronte’s classic story on its head with a musical twist. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday at at the James-York Playhouse, 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets are $20 or $12 for students at williamsburgplayers.org or call 229-0431.
Hunter Hayes concert: The Grammy-nominated country artist visits Busch Gardens. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Busch Gardens. Included with park admission. Complimentary concert wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at guest relations before entering the park.
VIMS public tour: This educational 90-minute tour features a close-up look at live animals and preserved specimens from the Chesapeake Bay and around the world. 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Free, register at conta.cc/2JByULn.
Virtual Reality Gaming Festival: The inaugural event features of variety of VR experiences, other games, face painting, live performances, food and more. Noon-6 p.m. July 7 at McReynolds Athletic Complex, 412 Sports Way, Yorktown. Free admission; each ride will require tickets available for purchase. A previous version listed a different date for the event.