Friday Jan 19 @ 4:00 PM
Broomball 2018
Worcester Massachusetts – By their very nature, some groups will always be natural rivals: Cats and Dogs, Red Sox fans and Yankees fans, City officials and the media, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Police Department (Official). On Friday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m., the Worcester Common Oval will host two "friendly" broomball matches: 1. Worcester Fire Department vs. Worcester Police Department 2. City Hall vs. The Media We know they can handle the heat, but how will they compete on ice?! Broomball is a little like hockey, except it’s played in sneakers instead of ice skates; a broom instead of a hockey stick; and a ball instead of a puck. Following the matches, the Oval will open for the final Friday night open skate of the season from 5 - 8 p.m.
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Friday Night Magic
That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg) – Entry - $5 Formats – Standard and Modern
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Glassblowing Snow-flake Vases
Worcester Center for Crafts – Rage against the winter! Learn to blow SNOWFLAKE VASES in our state-of-the-art glassblowing studio at 35B new Street. Bring a friend and enjoy the communal aspect of glassblowing as well.
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Concert
Wilbraham & Monson Academy – Students: Arts Enrichment Credits available!
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:05 PM
Worcester Railers vs. Jacksonville IceMen
DCU Center – The Worcester Railers are an ECHL Hockey team in its Inaugural Season at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Affiliated with NHL's New York Islanders, The Worcester Railers season is sure to be a fun and exciting event for all ages. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Railers Presale : Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
Airspray January Queer Dance Party: Galaxy
Electric Haze – Airspray Worcester, a Worcester-based LGBTQ community organization PRESENTS: Our next QUEER DANCE PARTY! We're bringing a unique energy to the queer community/LGBTQ nightlife in Central MA, engaging and building community through music, performance, art, and high energy dance parties. Stay tuned for upcoming events--we will be hosting our queer dance party every third Friday!! Our next event is Friday 1/19/18 at Electric Haze (26 Millbury st. wstr), 21+, NO COVER. The Seltzer Boys spinning beatz all night to make your bootie bounce. WEAR YOUR MOST INTERGALACTIC GEAR // REACH FOR THE STARS Any questions/inquiries email See you on the dance floor
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:30 PM
Bruce Jacques Friday Night at the Columbia! $5.00 Cover
The Columbia Tavern – Come have dinner and enjoy a funny great show!!! You all know Bruce and his comedy and music will keep you entertained all night!!!
    Saturday Jan 20 - Feb 11 @ 9:00 AM
Midwinter Mischief
Old Sturbridge Village – After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… 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. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans, and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes. Admission to a Midwinter Mischief includes the two-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired meal in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar. Each day, the first experience departs the Visitor Center at 9:00 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 20 minutes (except for noon and 12:20). After your adventure, you will be led to the Bullard Tavern Great Room where you can enjoy your inclusive hearty soup or stew meal. Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith.
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM
Cribbage Tournament
Wheelerville Community Club – Join us for a cribbage tournament. Sign up at 11:00 a.m. Game starts at 12 noon. $5 per person.
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Curling Demonstration and Open Skate
Worcester Massachusetts – Join the Petersham Curling Club, Marlborough Curling Club and Blackstone Valley Curling Club for an interactive Curling Demonstration in advance of the Winter Olympics. Watch professionals from three local clubs compete in a friendly exhibition game with play-by-play narration. Following the exhibition game, the public will be invited onto the ice to try this fun Olympic sport! Noon-2:00 p.m.: Demonstration/Participation 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Public Skating
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Saturday January 20th at 12:00 – Star Wars Destiny Rivals Draft
That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg) – Entry - $15.00 (players will get 6 packs of Star Wars Legacy or if unavailible we will use Empire at War) *Players must either bring their own Rivals Pack or purchase one at entry for an additional $14.95 plus tax (*as of this writing, Rivals Packs are not available for purchase – this could change between now and the event date) Relaxed Tier of play. 3-4 swiss rounds, 35min each, best of one game. Players of all experience level are welcome and are encouraged to help each other improve and learn. We will be prizing the 4th Quarter 2017 Tournament Kit! ** Please note: That's Entertainment will be using the following rules for Draft until official rules are printed by Fantasy Flight. - Errata is in effect for all cards. Balance of the Force is NOT. Special cards that let you use extra dice not supplied must be drafted to be used.
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday Showcase: PITT Pen Markers
CC Lowell
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
Happier Family Comedy Show
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – Let's make your happy family HAPPIER! Join us at The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show! Our next show is coming up: Saturday, January 20th 3-4 pm (doors open at 2:45) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002 Tickets at the door*: $5 Kids (4 years+), $10 Adults, Kids 3 years and under are FREE! *Attendees do not need to purchase museum entrance. **Note: Museum members get a discount for Show tickets. The Happier FAMILY Comedy for the whole family (and perfect for kids 5-12 and their adults)! Get your family-friendly funnies in this totally interactive, high energy improv comedy show on the third Saturday of every month. This month's Happy FAMILY Comedy Show is HAPPILY sponsored by A2Z Science & Learning Store and Cultivate and Bloom! For more info about the show: EVERYONE WHO RSVPs AS "GOING" TO THIS FB EVENT IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A2Z Science & Learning Store. The randomly-selected winner will be awarded their prize at the show! So let us know you're "going" by the Friday before the show at noon ... and then go, go, go to the show show show! (Winners will be announced on Facebook and the prize will be awarded at the show. Winners must be present at the show to win; otherwise, the prize goes to the runner-up.) Answers to your FAQs: IS THIS SHOW FAMILY FRIENDLY? Um, yeah! By its very definition and design. This show is rated G. We think it's most appropriate for kids 5-12, but everyone is welcome. HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG? This show is geared for kids 5-12 years. Littler ones may not have the attention span. In order to accommodate younger siblings, we invite kids 4 and under to attend for free. You know your kiddos better than we do; if they can sit through a one hour show, they may enjoy this show. Our show is extremely interactive and we are in dialogue with the audience throughout. So we only ask that if your tiny tot loses interest in the show or starts crying, please escort them to the area by the doors or outside the theater in order avoid distrupting the show. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY? Love makes a family. You don't need to be related to come to the family show. You don't even need to be a kid! DO I NEED TO PAY MUSEUM ADMISSION TOO? Nope. Show attendees only need to buy tickets to the show. However, if you're a museum member, you save some money on the show! Any more questions? Email or post them below!
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 4:00 PM
The Snowflake Project
Art Reach – Begin the New Year by joining The Snowflake Project's Silent Auction at The Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery January 20th, 4-7 pm! Funds raised will support the wonderful work by Main IDEA, empowering youth by encouraging self-expression through art with a small portion supporting The Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The auction will feature unique one of a kind snowflakes created by students from ArtReach, Project Art, CENTRO and contributions by talented local artists! Snowflakes will be available to view online, January 10th - January 20th, on the ArtReach website and Facebook page. This event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC with a $10 Suggested Donation at the Door.
    Saturday Jan 20 - Mar 23 @ 4:30 PM
Glass Pendants (Borosilicate)
Worcester Center for Crafts – Learn the basics of working on the torch (flameworking) as you shape, create loops and fabricate several styles of glass pendants. Register online or at 508-753-8183, x 301
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM
Mechanics Hall Winter Soiree
Worcester Cultural Coalition – Designed for small-office staffs, families, colleagues, or friends to enjoy a winter's night party without having to plan it! 5:00PM – 6:00PM Cocktail Reception in Washburn Hall 6:00PM – 10:00PM Dinner and Dancing in the Great Hall This year we're dancing to the sounds of Dan Gabel & The Abletones! #MHWinterSoiree #MechHall160
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Think of England by KJ Charles
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Its the start of our third year at Rainbow Readers so come and join us in the new year with a fantastic historical spy romance! Copies will be available soon at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester "Lie back and think of England... England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage. Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts. As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before."
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:05 PM
Worcester Railers vs. Wheeling Nailers
DCU Center – The Worcester Railers are an ECHL Hockey team in its Inaugural Season at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Affiliated with NHL's New York Islanders, The Worcester Railers season is sure to be a fun and exciting event for all ages. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Railers Presale : Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock & Roll
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts – With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers. Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! Lead singers from such bands as Meatloaf, Trans Siberian Orchestra and several Broadway rock musicals will have you singing and dancing like you’re 18 again! From the progenitors of rock and roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s and 70s, up until MTV in the early 80s, Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music. The show is a tribute to such important and iconic rock stars as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and more! Tickets are $45, $55 and $65 depending on seat location. Discounts are available for members and groups of ten or more. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 9:00 PM
Greg Klyma Trio at the Gardner Ale House
Gardner Ale House – At the intersection of Tom Petty and Hank Williams, Greg Klyma fronts a trio collaborating with Steve Bunce (bass) and Patrick Dalton (drums) of Honey Talk. 9pm #livemusic #Gardner