slides: 10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - February 2, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
There is plenty going on around Worcester to keep you busy this weekend before the Super Bowl. From concerts to art exhibits, there are events for all ages.
This weekend’s events include snowshoeing at Mass Audubon, stand up comedy and much more.
To help you figure out which event to go to and when, GoLocalWorcester has put together a complete guide of what to do and when in the slideshow below.
See the Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend in the Slideshow Below
Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape
Get some laughing into your Friday night. Get to Park Grille and Spirits and make your way to the comedy room and enjoy a great night of laughs.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and goes to 12 a.m.
Brick by Brick: A Community Castle Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum
Artists, and particularly Lego enthusiasts are encouraged to submit a plastic-brick castle they have created to Brick by Brick. This exhibition will display the broad artistic interpretations of this material.
Works must be self-created.
Works must fit the theme of Castles, and must be made of plastic brick building materials, such as Legos.
The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Glassblowing Jellyfish Paperweights at New Street Glass Studio
After learning the safety and studio etiquette rules, students will watch a brief demonstration of this 2000-year-old art before diving in and making their very own jellyfish paperweight from glass gathered out of a 2100-degree furnace.
Instructors will guide students through the steps from gathering to creating a sea creature with simple color patterns, from casing it in clear glass to shaping their own paperweight. No experience is necessary and all materials are included.
The class goes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Arms and Armor: Salem Trayned Band at Worcester Art Museum
This re-enacting group recreates a 17th-century English colonial militia unit from Salem, Massachusetts.
The militia organization in Salem dates back to 1628 and was a continuation of typical European military practices of the day. Dressed in period clothing and equipped with historically correct arms and armor, the Salem Trayned Band will show you how our colonial ancestors defended themselves.(Programming subject to change).
The event goes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Worcester Kiltie Pipe Band - Burns Night Concert / Dinner
Enjoy the music of the 2016 World Champion Bagpipe Band for Grade 3A.
Also the celtic music of Elias Alexander and the ByWater Band.
The event goes from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England at Worcester Art Museum
Developed around two iconic Homer paintings-WAM's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882)-the exhibition "Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England" explores the artist's time in Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer's art as purely American in subject and style.
Snowshoeing For Families and Winter Wildlife Tracking at Mass Audubon
They will teach you how to use snowshoes and practice in the field before heading out onto the trails.
Participants will then learn how to look for signs of wildlife as we enjoy the beauty of the sanctuary in winter.
The event goes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Midwinter Mischief at Old Sturbridge Village
Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February.
Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night.
There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means.
After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold.
The event goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday Public Tour at Worcester Art Museum
Take a tour of the Worcester Art Museum and check out all the incredible works of art that it houses.
The tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center and is FREE with museum admission.
Karaoke at Club KasBar
Get the new year started by belting out some of your favorite tunes at Club KasBar.
Karaoke goes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.