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Thursday, November 13, 2014
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November 13 – 16
"Our Town" on Stage at Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street, Worcester
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WSU’s Visual & Performing Arts Department presents this production of Thorton Wilder’s "Our Town," reinvigorating this American classic, bringing the audience closer than ever to the citizens of Grove’s Corners: closer to their lives, closer to their loves, closer to their losses.
Friday, November 14
Seven Hills Symphony Fall Concert
UMass Memorial’s Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building
364 Plantation St. , Worcester
Free admission, Complimentary snack at intermission with WOO Card
Seven Hills Symphony is celebrating its 10th anniversary season with a concert featuring such works as "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets, the 4th Movement from Brahms's Symphony No. 4, the main theme from The West Wing, Tales from the Vienna Woods by Strauss and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Saturday, November 15
Worcester Chamber Music Society in Concert
First Baptist Church of Worcester, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester
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Experience Water Games. From the lonely whale song illuminated in Vox Balaenae to the cascading playful water of Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, art and music express an inner world sometimes soulful and serene, sometimes dark and menacing.
Saturday, November 15
Explore Siberia Family Day at Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton
$1 off admission with WOO Card
Don’t miss a day of fun activities in celebration of the museum’s special exhibition of photography, "Siberia Imagined and Reimagined." All activities are free with event admission. Enjoy family-friendly gallery tours, refreshments, take-home arts and crafts activities, and two special presentations: Tigers with Zoo New England and Babushka's Way, Russian folk performers.
Sunday, November 16
Music Worcester hosts Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street , Worcester
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An evening of acoustic string jazz featuring Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor. O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his friend and mentor; the legendary French jazz master Stéphane Grappelli.
For more information visit Weekends in Worcester.
Related Slideshow: Best Museums in New England
New England Carousel Museum
A diverse collection of carousel art and memorabilia is on display at the New England Carousel Museum.
In addition to the hand-restored carousels and their horses, the museum has an antique Wurlitzer carousel organ, carousel art, and an exhibit on the early carousels of the Middle Ages.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is ideal for kids three to ten.
In MINILAND, see Somerville and Boston's iconic buildings and attractions made from LEGO® bricks.
For older children, there is the Model Builder Academy.
This is where budding engineers can learn LEGO® building tips from the experts.
Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum
The Barker Museum is home to 80,000 antique toys and collectibles.
This unique museum allows you to travel through 15 years of American history by exploring popular memorabilia from your childhood.
Popular exhibits include The Simpsons, Star Wars, Looney Tunes, and classic lunch boxes.
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Norman Rockwell Museum boasts the largest collection of original Rockwell art.
In addition to the 574 original works of art, the museum also includes the Norman Rockwell Archives.
These archives are a collection of over 100,000 various items, which include photographs, fan mail, and various business documents.
The town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts greatly influenced Rockwell's art.
Rockwell spent the last twenty-five years of his life in Stockbridge and many of the residents and locales of the small town were woven into his paintings depicting rural American life.
Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is celebrated for its 35,000- piece collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and more.
The museum’s collections span over 5,000 years of arts and culture, so there is plenty to see and experience.
Check their website for different activities including lectures, workshops, and tours.
Get out of your house and explore the exhibits at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.
Due to this museum’s close relationship to the Rhode Island School of Design, its galleries and collections will be sure to educate and inspire students, designers, artists and the general public.
Explore everything from sculptures, contemporary art and costumes.
Check out Circus, RISD's latest exhibit.
Circus explores the American and European circus during 1850 to 1960.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum celebrates our 35th President.
The library's first floor features a museum containing video monitors, family photographs, and political memorabilia.
The oral-history project, begun in 1964, was a unique undertaking to document and preserve interviews with those associated with Kennedy. It contains over 1,100 interview and continues to this day.
There are seven permanent exhibits
-The Briefing Room
-The Space Race
-Attorney General's Office
-The Oval Office
-First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
-The Kennedy Family
Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum
If you are a foodie, head on down to the Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum.
This is a 250,000 piece collection of cookbooks, menus, kitchen appliances, and more.
GoLocal's exhibit pick is Diners: Still Cookin' in the 21st Century.
This exhibit shows the diner’s origins in Providence, Rhode Island, as a horse-drawn lunch wagon, to the sprawling “retro” establishments of today.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
The Larz Anderson Auto Museum contains the largest collection of motorcars in the United States.
The museum examines automobile's impact on society and culture.
In addition to themed car shows on the grounds of the museum, there is also musical entertainment such as "The Carriage House Concert Series".
Photo credit: Kim K. (Yelp)
Salem Witch Museum
The Salem Witch Museum takes you back to 1692 Salem.
Experience the drama of history in life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration.
Live guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses more than 2,500 objects.
These objects include paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters hailing from all over the world.
The museum is modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palace.
If you are named Isabella, you will receive free admission.
Photo credit: M.V. Jantzen
Providence Children's Museum
Kids can get restless on rainy days so get them out of the house and into the Providence Children’s Museum.
Designed for children ages 1 to 11, the museum allows children to learn through play with its many hands-on learning activities.
Featuring mazes, a tree house, slides, and crafts, the Providence Children’s Museum is the perfect cure for boredom.
The International Cryptozoology Museum
Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals
As one of the most quirky museums on this list, the International Cryptozoology Museum investigates the mystery of Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, mermaids, and more.
One exhibit includes the alleged hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek.
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