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Catch Motown With Your WOO Card

Thursday, February 06, 2014

 

The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings you the best places to use your WOO Card around town for discounts and WOO Points.

Help your friends and family get in on the act as well. WOO Cards make great gifts! Share discounts and special offers at more than sixty area cultural destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transportation providers and more! Best of all–WOO Cards NEVER expire!

Use the coupon code 'GLW' to save $5 off the online purchase of a WOO Card today. Click here to purchase your own.

Thursday, February 6th

Motown and the Civil Rights Movement at the Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester
WOO benefit
Join pop music historian, Tom Ingrassia for an engaging multimedia presentation that traces the development of, and interconnections between, the escalating popularity of Motown and the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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Friday, February 7th

Just Sayin’ with Broadcast Hearts at Lucky Dog Music Hall
89 Green Street, Worcester
No Cover with your WOO Card
Kick your weekend off with the cool sounds of Broadcast Hearts – a four piece pop-rock band drawing influence from acts such as Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, and OneRepublic. Then rock with Just Sayin’ a fantastic four piece alternative rock band mixing dynamic original songs with a diverse mix of covers.

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Friday, February 7th

Opening Reception for Sid Solomon exhibition at Sprinkler Factory Gallery
38 Harlow Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points
In Retrospect: Sid Solomon the First 80 Years, the many faces of Dr. Sid will be revealed in over 100 art works: oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, pottery, sculpture, light boxes and sumi e paintings.

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Saturday, February 8th

From Back Street to Main Street at the Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points
Along with her extensive research into the art of northwestern Africa, New Orleans native and Boston University Professor Cynthia Becker brings her investigations of the visual and cultural history of Mardi Gras in the United States, exploring the Transition of Mardi Gras Indians from Street Performers to Afrocentric Artists as part of the ongoing Carnavale! exhibit.

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Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th

Professional Bull Riders Tour at the DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester
25% off select seats with WOO Card
The Professional Bull Riders returns to the DCU Center with an international field of bull riders that will be competing at the PBR Touring Pro Division event on Feb. 8-9 for two days of exciting bull riding action. Athletes from across the United States will be competing with cowboys from Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and Australia for the event championship.

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Weekends in Worcester…www.WorcesterMass.org/Culture

 

Related Slideshow: 7 Art Galleries To Visit In Central MA

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Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

The Worcester Art Museum, often referred to by its acronym WAM, is the most acclaimed cultural attraction in the city of Worcester. The world famous "classic American museum" contains over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 5,000 years. Currently on display is [remastered]: A reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum's paintings from the 16th-18th centuries provides a new look at Old Masters.

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Worcester Center for Crafts

25 Sagamore Road, Worcester

The Worcester Center for Crafts’ Krikorian Gallery, in conjunction with Worcester State University, is committed to "sustaining craft as a vital part our community" through education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. They are currently holding its Holiday Festival of Crafts 2013 this weekend.

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Fitchburg Art Museum

25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg

The Fitchburg Art Museum is one of the cultural treasures of North Central Massachusetts. Though not quite as famous as its cousin to the south, the Worcester Art Museum, the Fitchburg museum still houses an impressive permanent collection of art spanning 5,000 years. Check out their current exhibition: Still Life Lives! - A celebration of the vitality of the still life tradition and its themes of beauty, bounty, darkness, fragility, and fleeting moments, which runs through January 14.

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The Sprinkler Factory

38 Harlow Street, Worcester

The Sprinkler Factory is a unique gem in Downtown Worcester and a true center for all the arts. Once a manufacturing plant, the Sprinkler Factory now provides space for individual artists to form their own studios and contains areas for music, dance, and other fun activities. The massive atrium on the second floor in the middle of the complex is available for local artists to show their work. The public is welcome to browse the artists' studios and galleries. An upcoming exhibition entitled Indoor Games , runs from December 7 through January 25, captures the spirit of creativity during the winter months.

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Boulder Art Gallery

960 Main Street, Fitchburg

Since its opening in 2008 by founders by Ann and Peter Capodagli, the Boulder Art Gallery has been committed to showing original and vintage paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures from the region's most talented artists. A true variety of work from both new and established artists is on display in a multitude of mediums and styles; check out oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Many pieces are also available for purchase.

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Aurora Gallery and GArtH Gallery (ArtsWorcester)

660 Main Street; 657 Main Street, Worcester

The Aurora Gallery and the “GArtH” Gallery of Art at the Hadley are run by the organization ArtsWorcester, and both show the work of local artists, many of whom are members of the group. For a list of current and upcoming exhibits, click here and here.

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Davis Art Gallery

44 Portland Street, Worcester

Since its founding in 2006, the Davis Art Gallery has made it its mission to promote the Worcester art community and create awareness of the local creative culture. One of the ways the gallery does this is by showing the work of local artists in a great variety of different mediums. Currently, you can see an exhibit by Emily and Robb Sandagata; Unearthed, which runs through February 7th.

 
 

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