Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: Historian Carson Hudson discusses how colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors. Copies of his book, "These Detestable Slaves of the Devil," will be available in the Museum store, with a book signing after the lecture. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Included with museum admission.
Not Fade Away: A Grateful Dead Celebration: The Deadhead celebration returns for its third year, with tunes courtesy of Blind and Dirty alongside Last Fair Deal. 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kimball Theatre. $20, tickets available by calling 297-1250 or emailing email@example.com.
Chamber Music Society concert: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Ensemble 4.1, a “piano windtet” comprised of four wind soloists from top German orchestras and one accompanying pianist. 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. $15 or $5 for students. For ticketing information, visit chambermusicwilliamsburg.org .
Alice in Wonderland at WRL: The professional actors of Bright Star Theatre bring the 1865 Lewis Carroll literary classic to life in this 45-minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole, packed with some eccentric and fantastical characters who’ll take you on an imaginative ride. 1 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Ayreheart at Ewell Hall: The Renaissance lives again with this history-drenched concert that highlights the lute and its expressive nature as the instrument intertwines with vocals and hand percussion. 7:30 p.m. Friday at the College of William and Mary’s Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Road. $5 general admission, $4 for Friends of the Williamsburg Regional Library.
Capital Color Ride: Grab your bicycle and venture from Chickahominy Riverfront Park to the James City County Marina and back. Special rest stops along the way promise water, snacks and fun activities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway. $10 per person. For more information, call 259-5353.
Jamestown Jams: The Jamestown Beach concert series concludes with a tribute to the music of the early 2000s, courtesy of the Lone Rangers. Snacks, picnics, non-alcoholic beverages, chairs and blankets are permitted. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road. Free.
Kwame Alexander at WRL: John Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander shares a bit of conversation, a dash of storytelling and a splash of performance from his recent children’s books, educational insights and worldwide experiences. 7 p.m. Friday at Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Williamsburg Heritage Humane Benefit Fundraiser: The premiere event for animal lovers features live music by the Indigo Boys, food by Old City Barbecue, games, raffles and a puppy-petting corral. 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Virginia Beer Company, 401 2nd St. Free; donations of $10-$15 encouraged.
Yorktown Wine Festival: Wine connoisseurs and aspiring aficionados alike can enjoy the grand tasting event in downtown Yorktown. Virginia’s finest wines will accompany wines of the world. The event also features live music, food from local restaurants and the works of talented artisans. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverwalk Landing. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For tickets, visit villageevents.org or call 877-2933.