10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
|The Worcester Jazz Festival is set to take place this weekend|
This weekend’s events include the first annual Cider and Music Festival at Old Sturbridge Village, the Worcester Jazz Festival, 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
qFLIX Worcester: New England's LGBTQ+ Film Festival at Hanover Theatre
QFLIX presents this film festival for, by and about our community for the education, entertainment and enjoyment of past, present and future generations.
As the largest LGBTQ+ arts and cultural event in the region, qFLIX marks its second year in Worcester with LGBTQ+ film that inspires the imagination and encourages the journey of discovery and acceptance by the region’s ever-growing LGBTQ+ and allied communities.
Night of the Living Dead at GB & Lexi Singh Performance Center
When unexpected radiation raises the dead, a group of strangers
must band together in an abandoned farmhouse and try to survive the onslaught
of flesh eating zombies. If they endure the night what will they face at dawn?
This stage adaptation of George A. Romero’s 1968 landmark horror film promises to be
just as thrilling as the original. Celebrate Halloween with the walking dead.
When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Opening Reception: A Matter of Perspective at ArtsWorcester
This exhibit, our seventh annual collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum, features works from our member artists. Each piece takes a different approach on the theme of perspective, collectively considering what we see and how we see it. Ten works on loan from FAM's permanent collection provided inspiration for these artworks, and are included in the show.
FAM curatorial staff will select ten works to be exhibited at the museum in the summer of 2019. Selected works will be announced at the opening. The reception and gallery hours are free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Crust Bakeshop and North Main Provisions
Worcester Jazz Festival 2018
The Worcester Jazz Festival 2018 will be featuring International Touring Artists the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Worcester’s own Multi-Award winning Dale LePage & the Manhattans, The Yoko Miwa Trio, The Worcester Jazz Collective, Carlos Obria Quartet, the NEJazz Festival AllStars and more tba.
Craft Vendor Booths, Food Trucks, Face Painting & Balloons for the kids will make this an event the entire family can enjoy.
Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, the Original Masters
Peter Sulski, previously a member of the London Symphony Orchestra for seven years gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 1999, and his first London South Bank appearance in 2001. After a brief stint in the Middle East as Head of Strings of the National Palestinian Conservatory, Bi-communal Coordinator for chamber music for the Cyprus Fulbright Commission and Principal Violist of the Cyprus Chamber orchestra, Peter returned in 2002 to his native Worcester. He is currently on the faculty as teacher of violin/viola/chamber music at Clark University.
Professor Yelena Beriyeva, distinguished artist in piano. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls of the Rep. of Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. She is now the Director of Chamber Ensembles at Clark University.
Sing Praises! Festival Evensong at All Saints Episcopal Church
The Choir of All Saints Worcester is pleased to welcome internationally renowned choir trainer, Dr. Barry Rose, formerly of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, for a weekend of music making.
On Saturday, October 13th, the All Saints Choir will be joined by the choir from St. Paul's, Fairfield, CT and the choir from St. Paul's, Norwalk, CT for a Festive Evensong.
Worcester Chamber Music Society - Classical Caf
Relax with a Mimosa and a delicious brunch and unwind to the graceful sounds of Ferdinand Reis and Papa Haydn. The casual intimacy of chamber music in one of Worcester's finest eateries.
With guests Omar Chen Guey (A Far Cry), violin; and Thomas Van Dyke (Boston Symphony Orchestra), double bass. WCMS Café Concerts sell out quickly, so buy your ticket now.
1st Annual Cider and Music Festival at Old Sturbridge Village
While guests enjoy the ciders and tunes they can also tour the historic village and learn about the importance of cider in early New England, and visit the working 19th-century cider mill.
Participating cider producers include:
Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery, Ashfield, MA
Crazy Cock Cider, Stafford Springs, CT
Ragged Hill Cider Company, West Brookfield, MA
Stowe Cider, Stowe, VT
New England Cider Company, Wallingford, CT
Champlain Orchards Cidery, Shoreham, VT
Lookout Farm Hard Cider, South Natick, MA
High Limb Hard Cider, Attleboro, MA
Still River Winery, Harvard, MA
Participating musical acts include:
Amy Galatin and Stillwaters
Annalyse and Ryan (from 2/3 Goat)
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
Nick Anderson and Shady Creek
The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Yoga at the Sprinkler Factory
Start off your Sunday with yoga at the Sprinkler Factory.
Classes begin at 9:30 a.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.