Rhythms on the Riverwalk — The 10th annual outdoor concert series kicks off with a performance from Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. Riverwalk Landing, 330 Water St., Yorktown. Free.
Organ Series — Concert organist Dr. Hans-Peter Retzmann, director of music at Saint Nikolaus in Germany performs. 7 p.m., Saturday. St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road. Free.
Wash and Talk — Washing and sorting of archaeological artifacts with Fairfield Foundation archaeologists. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Friday. New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free, register by calling 890-3513.
Jae Sinnett's Quartet — Drummer and composer Jae Sinnett will perform music from his latest album "Zero to 60" joined by Ralph Bowen, Terry Burrell and Allen Farnham. 7:30-9:30, Friday and Saturday. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. $16-$20, call 259-4070.
Drool in the Pool — Bring a furry friend to this annual dog swim day. Music, refreshments and goodies available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway. $10 per dog.
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens — More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at this all-new event. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. 1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Included in park admission.
Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast — The 37th annual Shrimp Feast features all-you-can-eat shrimp, hot dogs, hush puppies, baked beans and coleslaw, as well as beverages and beer. 4-7 p.m., Saturday. Jamestown 4-H Center, 3751 4-H Club Road. $35 at the door.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony — Join Cub Scout Pack 414 in remembering and honoring the lives lost and affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. 7 p.m., Sunday. James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, 3135 Forge Road, Toano.
5h Annual ShinDIG — Enjoy barbecue, bluegrass music and views of the James River at this benefit for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne. 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday. Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway. $38, available at historicjamestowne.org.
Veterans Open Mic — A time of poetry, music, storytelling from veterans, service members and military family members. A portion of proceeds from ticket and beer sales benefit the Armed Services Arts Partnership. 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second St. $10.