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Where to WOO? - Week of February 9

Thursday, February 09, 2017


Where will you WOO during the week of February 9?


Thursday February 9

So Percussion: A Gun Show

8:00 PM-10:00 PM 

College of the Holy Cross: Fenwick Hall Theatre
1 College Street

FREE and open to the public.

A Gun Show is an exploration of issues such as race, economic inequality, public safety and constitutional rights through music, text and movement. The works origins started as a way for the artists to process their emotions after the unfathomable school shootings in Newtown, CT but has since grown into a much larger collaborative process and conversation. What is it about our collective psyche that fastens so tightly to guns?

With its innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam(The New Yorker), S Percussion redefines the scope of the modern percussion ensemble. For over 15 years, this ensemble, formed by Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting, has engaged in creative collaborations and released 18 albums.

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Friday, February 10

Blizzard of 78

At the Worcester Common Oval

5-8 PM

Join us at the Worcester Common for a party! Featuring Wormtown beer, live music, a free movie showing of Grease, food, ice skating and more.

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Saturday, February 11

Organ Pipe Oligarchy - Concert - Recital

2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Come hear Pakachoag Church's very beautiful Dobson Pipe Organ. As we usher in our nation's 45th president, the king of instruments teases with music inspired by regal benefactors, as reaction to political extremism, and as expression of national pride. Faculty member William Ness is our featured performer, joined by faculty Scott Daugherty, Trumpet and Alice Daugherty, Flute. Offered in collaboration with Pakachoag Church.

Cost: Free. Suggested donation $15/$5 students

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders

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Sunday, February 12

The Organ in Symphonic Repertoire

4:00 PM-5:30 PM 

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester Organ Concert featuring the Hook Organ and the Worcester Youth Orchestra. Program: Tchaikovsky 1812; Elgar Nimrod; Holst Jupiter; Saint-Saens Organ Symphony in C

Cost: Free Admission

Sponsored by: Mechanics Hall, Worcester Chapter AGO

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Monday, February 13

Last Frontier / Última Frontera: La Subjetividad del Territorio 

Art - Exhibit 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 25, 2017 - April 13, 2017 

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street

HOURS: M-F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat noon - 5 p.m.

Last Frontier / Última Frontera: La Subjetividad del Territorio 
Curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky
Original Concept: Arte Bajo Cero (Julio Gaete Ardiles and Sebastián Trujillo)
Co-sponsored by the Spanish Department, with additional support from the Office of Study Abroad and Latin American & Latino Studies.

The Last Frontier presents the work of contemporary Latin American artists from a diverse array of perspectives and geographies exploring the border/frontier as a dividing line between states; the reality of lived experience vs. what is portrayed in the media; the dissolution of borders through globalization; borders as an experience of us vs. them; and the blurring lines between virtual and natural spaces.

Cost: No cost, open to the public

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Tuesday, February 14

ArtDater: Connect the Heart with Art

6:00 PM-9:00 PM 

Sprinkler Factory

ArtDater: Connect the Heart with Art

A date with art, a date with community, a date with friends new and old
ArtDater will take place in the context of the immersive 50 artist group show, 2nd Floor Sculpture Park: Sculpture, Installations and Large Scale 2D. Participating artists of the show have provided special artist statements with a focus on 'emotion' to give further insight into the artists' mind and heart.

Music by Future Tropicale Sound System, Valentine's themed hors d'oeuvres and many little surprises!
Free with a $10 Suggested Donation
Cash Bar

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Wednesday,  February 15

City Science: The Science You Live


Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium's newest, hands-on interactive exhibit! The middle level of the museum has been transformed for this 2,500 square foot exhibit featuring live animals, interactive components, and natural history specimens, to give children and families the opportunity to experiment, engineer, and observe the science that is happening on our streets and in our neighborhoods.

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2 

Woo Pass: $2 off admission for up to four people.

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