10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - January 11, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
This weekend’s events include Auntie Trainwreck in concert, Worcester Pride open house, an Artist Talk and 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
Open Heart, Open Mind, Open House at Worcester Pop Up
Worcester Pride welcomes you to the first annual open house to thank the community for a successful 2018.
Please join us to share your ideas the annual theme and events for 2019! Light refreshments provided.
The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Marx Brothers - Animal Crackers at Open Sky's Singh Performance Center
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Window Clings at Worcester Public Library
Brighten up your winter with colorful window clings. Create a masterpiece to take home.
Suggested for ages 5 and up with a caregiver.
The event goes from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Artist Talk: Elaine Smollin, Dawn at Acheron at Hanover Theatre
"Dawn at Acheron" is a cycle of works that reflect on the fate of the individual in history. Large-scale paintings of heroic figures reflect on our efforts to reconcile history with reality. Charcoal drawings, all made on site, create intimate environments of tone and shading.
Smollin is a painter, essayist, and educator. Born in Worcester in 1953, she began her forty-year career in New York City, with a BFA and MFA studies at Pratt Institute, and graduate work in Film and Politics at NYU. Smollin has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, and teaches figure painting and sculpture at the Worcester Art Museum.
The event begins at 1 p.m.
From C to E: Bach & More for Cello at Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
Pakachoag faculty member Ashley Peck, with guest Shuangning Liu, Piano, will perform the Prokofiev Sonata for Cello in C Major, also the Bach Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat Major for Unaccompanied Cello.
Join us and you will also be treated to a selection in D. So why exactly did the composers pick these keys? We’ll share a little background on the composers and these famous and beautiful works for Cello.
The event begins at 2 p.m.
Ringing in Russias Old New Year: A discussion of holiday traditions with writer and historian Jennifer Eremeeva at Museum of Russian Icons
Throughout Russia’s turbulent history, abrupt social change, and mass immigration, holiday traditions have managed to survive, and even thrive often despite active government repression.
Join writer and historian Jennifer Eremeeva for a celebration of Russia’s “Old New Year” with tea, gingerbread, and a discussion of the unique fusion of pagan folklore, agrarian influences, Christian traditions, and Soviet modifications that have molded modern Russia’s numerous public and professional holidays.
The event goes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Olympic Fencing Instruction
You have seen it in the Olympics and now even at colleges across the country.
Here is an opportunity to try it for yourself.
Auntie Trainwreck at Mill City Pub
Auntie Trainwreck will make their debut performance at Mill City pub in Fitchburg on Saturday night.
It is their first show of 2019.
The show begins at 8:30 p.m.
Karaoke at Partner's Pub
Partner's Pub will have karaoke all season long. Don't miss out on the chance to belt out some of your favorite tunes.
Karaoke goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Worcester Art Museum's lumina Exhibit
lumina is designed by artist Sam Sam Okerstrom-Lang and Vanessa Till Hooper, and produced by LuminArtz.
“Enter a canvas of moving light and color and connect with works from the WAM collection in a new way! Imagine immersing yourself in a stained glass window or a painting and being surrounded by—and even part of—a cascade of shimmering, radiant, moving light and color. lumina is made of dozens of strips of illuminated silk that reflect projected images of five WAM works of art. Visitors walk through the silk and become part of the animated color and light,” says the Worcester Art Museum on their website.