Painting on the River — An evening of painting with local artist Elizabeth Lester. You'll walk away with your own work of art. 6-8 p.m., Monday. Watermen's Museum, 309 Water St. $30, call 887-2641 to reserve a spot.
Berret's 26th Annual Crab Races — The crab races return as a benefit for the Tom Austin Culinary Scholarship Foundation and Beyond Boobs! 6-7 p.m., Sunday. 199 South Boundary St. $10-$50 to compete, free to watch. Call 253-1847.
Summer Breeze Concert Series — U.S. Army TRADOC band performs in the final concert of the series. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Merchants Square. Free.
Food Truck Frenzy — Features three food truck favorites, live music, two freshly tapped beers and free brewery tours. 12-9 p.m., Saturday. Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second St.
Thunderbirds: Jewelry of the Santo Domingo Pueblo — See examples of jewelry and explore jewelry-making techniques from the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., daily; exhibit closes Monday. Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 326 W. Francis St. Included in museum admission.
Annual Bruton Parish Book Sale — Browse books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. Proceeds benefit the church's mission and outreach. There will also be a jewelry and accessories for sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday. Parish House, 331 W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free.
"Chasing the Dragon" — SpiritWorks Foundation hosts a screening of "Chasing the Dragon," a documentary about opiate addiction, followed by a discussion. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday. 5351 Richmond Road. Free.
Soundworks — JCC Rotary Club presents an evening with Soundworks a cappella chorus. 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Kimball Theatre, 424 W. Duke of Gloucester St. $18, call 565-8566.
Symphony Under the Stars — Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents an outdoor program with a maritime theme. 7:30 p.m., Thursday at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre; 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Riverwalk Landing. Free.
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens — More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at this all-new event. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Sunday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday. 1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Included in park admission.