10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - March 8, 2019

Friday, March 08, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Piff the Magic Dragon
There is plenty going on around Worcester to keep you busy this weekend. From music to art, there are events for all ages. 

This weekend’s events include Piff the Magic Dragon at Hanover Theatre, a book signing with Virginia Swain, live music 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

  • March 8

    Understanding & Enjoying Dragonflies at Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

    Have you ever wondered about those colorful insects zipping about when you're out in a canoe or hiking a wooded, streamside trail? More than 150 species of dragonflies and damselflies are found in Massachusetts - join us to learn about some of them.

    Get ready for spring and learn the best places in Central Massachusetts to find these fascinating creatures.

    The event goes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

    Click here for more information

  • March 8

    Piff the Magic Dragon at Hanover Theatre 

    With over 100 million online views, sold out shows across the US and Canada and a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip, the star of NBC’s “America's Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” has proved he’s here to stay.

    Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit, and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you have to see to believe!

    The show begins at 8 p.m. 

  • March 8

    Mirai at Park View Room

    From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes Mirai, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down.

    Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager.

    Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

    The event begins at 7 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • March 9

    Seeing the Light: Workshop with Eric Nichols at Worcester Center for Crafts

    Portraits are a mix of technical and creative concepts that help the photographer to create a meaningful and evocative image.

    Learn how to design your own lighting scenarios to create more interesting photos while exploring the use of modifiers, fills, and reflectors. Students are encouraged to bring their own camera.  

    The event goes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Click here for more information

  • March 9

    Interactive Lecture Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries with Professor Kendall Reiss at Museum of Russian Icons 

    Join artist and professor Kendall Reiss, and Museum of Russian Icons Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for an engaging afternoon of close object-based exploration around themes of power, protection, religiosity, and found objects as material in art.  

    The group will also view Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane, featuring sculptures by Russian born, Boston based artist Konstantin Simun whose found object works speak to this shifting materiality.

    Throughout the day, participants can make written observations on the objects, ideas, themes, and information that resonate with them individually. To close the afternoon, each participant will be invited to speak to the group about the connections and discoveries they have made while enjoying light refreshments in the auditorium.  

    The lecture goes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Click here for more information

  • March 9

    Author Event & Book Signing with Virginia Swain at Worcester Public Library

    March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day.

    In celebration of women everywhere, join us for an author talk and book signing with local author Swain, a member of International Women’s Day at the United Nations.

    The event goes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Click here for more information


    PHOTO: Worcester Public Library

  • March 9

    The Drunken Uncles at Days End Tavern Oxford

    The Drunken Uncles are in action on Saturday night at Days End Tavern in Oxford. 

    The concert begins at 8 p.m. 

  • March 9

    Star Musing: A Pakachoag Music School Faculty Concert at Pakachoag Music School

    Inspired by the stars (up above), this Pakachoag Music school faculty special event will feature music by Debussy, Holst, Mozart, LaGrenzi and Bach. 

    Nine faculty join together presenting four hands organ, soprano and piano, violins with harpsichord, and cello.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • March 10

    Peg + Cat LIVE! at Hanover Theatre

    Book, lyrics and music by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley
    Based on “The Big Dog Problem” by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley

    Based on the Emmy®-winning PBS KIDS show “Peg + Cat,” this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! When Peg’s mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters, they come face to face with a really big dog.

    Really big problem! To solve it, they’ll need math—bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing and a whole lot of counting. 

    The show begins at 2 p.m. 

    Click here for more information



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