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Where Will You WOO - Week of September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Where will you WOO during the Week of September 15, 2016.

Thursday September 15th

Social Science Series

Thursday, September 15, 2016

5:30 PM-8:30 PM 


222 Harrington Way

Worcester, MA 01604

After-Hours Events for Adults Ages 21+

The EcoTarium is excited to bring the national trend of after-hour museum events for adults to Worcester! Social Science offers opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun! Guests will enjoy exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections all while stirring up conversation over drinks. Social Science evenings offer music, local food, cash bar, and exciting indoor and outdoor experiences.

Explore the EcoTarium in a child-free environment with exclusive access to our interactive exhibits and collections! Join local food truck Say Cheese! and DJ Jon Strader for a night at the museum.

Cost: Tickets $20, EcoTarium Members $15

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Friday September 16th

John Prine plus Greg Trooper

Friday, September 16, 2016

8:00 PM-10:00 PM 

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 

2 Southbridge St.

Worcester, MA 01608

Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics that speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.

Long considered a songwriter’s songwriter, John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.

Cost: Tickets are $62.50, $82.50 and $102.50 depending on seat location. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information. 

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Saturday, September 17th

Arts on the Green "Romantic Splendor"

Saturday, September 17, 2016

7:00 PM-10:00 PM 

 First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury 

 19 Church Road, MA 01545

Pianist and Organist Malcolm Halliday, French Hornist Clark Matthews and Tenor Stanley Wilson present wide ranging music by Romantic masters including Schumann’s passionate Adagio and Allegro and Gliere’s Four Pieces, op. 35 for horn and piano, as well as Schubert’s immortal Auf dem Strom with all three performers. Halliday also performs Chopin’s Ballade in F major, as well as Mendelssohn’s majestic Organ Sonata in A major featuring the three manual Casavant organ, and accompanies Wilson in two songs of Henry Purcell using the J. W. Walker box organ.

Cost: Free Admission-Donations Appreciated

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Sunday,  September 18th

Worcester Chamber Music Society - Music In the Garden 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

4:00 PM-6:00 PM 

Tuckerman Hall 

10 Tuckerman Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Music in the Garden

 Annual Tom Keil Memorial Concert. The robust and pastoral landscapes of France invoked by Louise Farrenc in her Flute Trio are chased by the rollicking and ineffable charms of Mozarts last String Quintet. All of this effervescence is counterbalanced by one of Brahms most enduring testaments, the C minor Piano Quartet. Featuring our newest member, pianist Randall Hodgkinson. Pre-concert talk 3:30 PM. Cost: Adults Level 1 $35, Adults Level 2 $32, Students $12, Children under 17 free

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Monday, September 19th

Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan

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

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

Gallery hours: M-F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat noon - 5 p.m.; closed Columbus Day October 10th and Thanksgiving November 24-27

Pua kumbu are magnificent, intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton ikat textiles once woven in profusion in longhouses in Malaysia’s Sarawak and in nearby Kalimantan, Indonesia. These ceremonial blankets were once religious objects par excellence for the Iban and the related Dayak women who wove them. Pua kumbu and the closely connected kain kebat ceremonial skirts were designed to be extraordinarily beautiful  to attract the attention of the gods, to invite them to longhouse rituals, called gawai festivals. 

 This exhibition invites visitors to view historic pua and kain kebat selected from the remarkable, comprehensive collection of Dr. John G. Kreifeldt; these textiles have never been shown to the public before. Kreifeldt, emeritus engineering professor from Tufts University, contributed a catalogue highlighting textile motifs; curator Dr. Susan Rodgers, emerita anthropologist from Holy Cross, offers anthropological essays. Cost: No cost, open to the public

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Tuesday, September 20th

Patti Lupone: Don't Monkey With Broadway

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7:30 PM-10:30 PM 

Mechanics Hall 

321 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01608

Music Worcester's Gala Opening of the 2016-2017 Season. A very special Broadway Cabaret Show with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone brings her new show "Don't Monkey with Broadway" to Worcester, exploring classic Broadway tunes and hits by Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, and others, Hear in her own words how she got hooked on Broadway and what she thinks of it today! 

 Ticket sales live from MusicWorcester.org on or before July 1st.Cost: Table seating $100/$85. Balcony seating $75/$65/$25 students & youth

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Wednesday,  September 21st

Teen Night at ArtsWorcester

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 


660 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01610

This September 21, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM we are hosting our second Teen Night. That evening, free to all, teens can view the exhibition Material Needs and hear sculptor Keenan Cassidy, a graduate of Doherty Memorial High School and Rhode Island School of Design, speak at 6:00 PM. As with all ArtsWorcester exhibitions, this event is free. Free parking is available in the paved Freemasons’ lots, off of Ionic Avenue and Beacon Street, one block away from ArtsWorcester.No RSVP – just show up! This event is free and open to all teens. Enjoy art, music, and refreshments. 

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