The Best of Dickens: Filmmakers love Dickens for his colorful characters and twisty plots. Librarians reveal their picks of the best film or miniseries adaptation of each of Dickens’ major works in a 40-minute talk with video clips. 4 p.m. Thursday at Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Chamber Music Recital: The William and Mary Gallery Players will fill Bruton Parish with their spin on chamber music. Parking is permitted on Duke of Gloucester Street. 8 p.m. Thursday at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free; a goodwill offering will be received.
CW Employee Arts and Crafts Show: From homemade food to paintings, Colonial Williamsburg employees and volunteers will present and sell their wares. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mesmer Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Road. Free admission.
Celtic Film Series at WRL: The library series continues with “Stella Days,” starring Martin Sheen as a man in rural Ireland struggling between faith and passion. 7 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Williamsburg Music Club November Program: Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders travels from the Eastern Shore to perform the music of Barber, Gershwin and others paired with paintings by Eastern Shore artists. Coffee and conversation begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday and the concert kicks off at 11 a.m. at Bruton Parish Lewis Hall, 201 Duke of Gloucester St. Free and open to the public.
‘Make Sparks Fly’: Aura Curiatlas brings their imaginative brand of physical theater to Prince George Street for an improvisational performance and artist meet-and-greet. 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Triangle Restaurant, 601 Prince George St. Free and open to the public; donations encouraged.
Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend: Special events, festive decorations, special sales, door prizes, strolling entertainment and more await in historic Yorktown. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Riverwalk Landing. Free.
Holiday Show: The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center welcomes the holiday season with a show featuring small works such as jewelry and paintings. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 110 Westover Ave. Free.
Spirit of Thanks: This Copper Fox Distillery benefit supports FISH. Cast Iron Catering will provide food while Joe’s Day Off takes the stage to serenade the good cause with live music. 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Copper Fox Distillery, 901 Capitol Landing Road. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at Copper Fox Distillery.
‘Mozart Magic’: The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s second Masterworks concert of the season celebrates the music of Mozart, including his “Symphony No. 40” and “Clarinet Concerto in A major.” 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Kimball Theatre. $48-58 or or $20 for students, available by calling 229-9857.