Five Weekend Musts: Great New England Air Show
Friday, August 03, 2012
Great New England Air Show
Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee
Saturday & Sunday, Beginning at 10 am
With a “Salute to the Greatest Generation,” the Great New England Air Show in Chicopee will feature vintage and modern aircraft, and aerial and ground displays as B-52 bombers and F-15 Eagles fly overhead.
Other aircraft expected to perform fly-bys include: B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, US Navy F/A-18 fighter-bomber, US Marines MV-22 Osprey and the C-5B Galaxy.
This is the first time in four years the Great New England Air Show has been hosted by the Westover Air Reserve Base. Admission is free.
Youths ROCK/Arts ROCK!
Goodale Park, West Boylston
Saturday, Beginning at 1 pm
For the second year in a row, the West Boylston Arts Foundation is sponsoring a battle of the bands for local youth bands. Nine bands are competing for cash prizes plus studio recording time.
Following the daylong competition, former American Idol contestant Ayla Brown will perform the evening’s closeout concert.
Opening for Brown will be Breje Williams at 6 pm, who has also opened for the Jonas Brothers, Asanti and Bow Wow. His single, "Glad We Met" climbed to Billboard's number 3 position for HipHop/R&B Singles. Hip-hop singer Buddha Monk of the Wu Tang Clan will take the stage at 7 pm.
Redcoats and Rebels Reenactment
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
Saturday and Sunday, Beginning at 9:30
800 historic military reenactors from six states will be descending on Old Sturbridge Village for the ninth annual Redcoats & Rebels event – the largest such military re-enactment in New England. The highlights of each day are the realistic mock battles and skirmishes fought between the Colonial and British troops and their allies. Cannon and musket demonstrations, marching and drilling, fife and drum music, and a day in a soldier’s life are all part of the festivities.
Sunday Night Cinemageddon
148 Grove Street, Worcester
Sunday, Beginning at 9 pm
A summer tradition for the Ralph’s crowd, the parking lot becomes a drive-in movie theatre every Sunday night for Sunday Night Cinemageddon.
Once On This Island (Jr)
150 Main Street, Boylston
Friday, Saturday 7:30 pm
Calliope’s summer youth theatre workshop takes to the stage this weekend with a poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, Once On This Island (Jr) is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. The highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.