Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Worcester Red Sox and Creative Community

Learn about the plans for the ball park and how to mix it up with the creative community. This event will be an opportunity for Worcester creatives to network with the Woo Sox and discuss possible collaborations in the future. Beyond baseball, the park will be used as a venue for a wide variety entertainment and cultural events.


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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Session with Silkroad Ensemble

Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross, in collaboration with the Silkroad Ensemble, invites community musicians with diverse musical and cultural traditions to participate in an evening of music making and cultural exchange with members of Silkroad.

Originally founded by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad brings together a global collective of musicians who share their unique musical and cultural traditions. Likewise, participants are encouraged to bring a simple tune from their tradition to share with others.

This is a free event, and a reception will follow for participants and their families.

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Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

Live-08 Youth Spoken Word Open Mic Kick-off!

Youth Spoken Word Poetry Non-Profit Mass LEAP is in it's third year of supporting youth leaders by providing paid, year long internships for teens to create, manage and host their own open mic & writing workshop series, serving their peers. 

While past years have seen this program benefit youth in Boston, due to support from Greater Worcester Community Foundation & Worcester Cultural Coalition, we're happy to say that the Worcester cohort was added on this year! 5 local teens have been meeting regularly, planning their mic series and we can't wait to kick off! 

Adults are welcome to support (non profit donation accepted) but central Mass teens are invited to share their work. Open mic list is first come first serve, but we're committed to including as many voices as possible! 

Doors at 5:30. Free & open to the public. Light refreshments. Open mic starts at 6pm! 

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Jan
28
9:30 AM09:30

Worcester On The Moon

How should Worcester celebrate the 50th anniversary of the realization of Robert Goddards dream of putting a man on the moon?

The ECOTARIUM and WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM invite you to continue the conversation at the Worcester PopUp!

A year of Goddard inspired rocket launches, lectures, short films, concerts, poetry slams, Common movies, and more (bring your great ideas!” will remind the world that “You cant get to the moon without Worcester.”

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Open Mic & Art Night

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting another Teen Open Mic & Art Night event at the Worcester PopUp! These events are FREE, occur monthly, and are open to all teens ages 13-17. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, and enjoy free refreshments! 

Space for performers is limited! Sign up to reserve your performance spot here: https://goo.gl/forms/xLQwstQSP7WHFGps1

Parents/guardians and friends/family are welcome to stay to watch the performances; parents/guardians dropping off must sign their teen in/out in order for their child to participate.

Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:
- Federal Plaza Garage
- Worcester Public Library Parking Lot
- The Mercantile Center Garage
- The Worcester Common Garage

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Feb
8
4:00 PM16:00

"SEEING ALLRED"

Worcester NOW is showing the film "SEEING ALLRED," which is a documentary about Gloria Allred who has been a warrior for women's rights since the 1970s, when she was president of the Los Angeles chapter of NOW. Today, at age 77, she is still out there fighting for women every day. Our chapter has been given permission by the co-directors of the film show the film at no cost. "SEEING ALLRED" is available on Netflix, and they allow community groups to screen the film for no cost, from a Netflix account, with a few restrictions (mostly we cannot charge admission or seek any donations for the showing). Plans are forming to have a panel discussion post-film showing.


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Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Bark in the Name of Love

A Valentine's Day themed event presenting a silent auction, craft sales, and the opportunity to get a "Kissing Booth" photo with a NEADS world class service dog! The silent auction will include art and gift certificates or baskets from local artists and businesses. Also, a separate "cake auction" for designer cakes! 

Further, there will be live music, finger foods, socializing and networking opportunities, and more!

This event is for the benefit of NEADS World Class Service Dogs., a 501(c)(3) non profit organization established in 1976 and has trained of 1,800 Service Dog teams since its founding. NEADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, the internationally recognized governing body that establishes industry standards and practices.

Today, NEADS offers the widest array of Service Dog programs in the industry, while still holding true to our core mission of producing Service Dogs for individuals with disabilities. We are proud of our reputation as a pioneer, leader, and innovator.

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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Open Mic & Art Night

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting another Teen Open Mic & Art Night event at the Worcester PopUp! These events are FREE, occur monthly, and are open to all teens ages 13-17. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, and enjoy free refreshments! 

Space for performers is limited! Sign up to reserve your performance spot here: https://goo.gl/forms/xLQwstQSP7WHFGps1

Parents/guardians and friends/family are welcome to stay to watch the performances; parents/guardians dropping off must sign their teen in/out in order for their child to participate.

Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:
- Federal Plaza Garage
- Worcester Public Library Parking Lot
- The Mercantile Center Garage
- The Worcester Common Garage

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Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

ImPULSE Zine Launch

Impulse Zine is a very new and underground publication that focuses on the representation of groups of people that have been excluded from the local mainstream media. This launch event will feature both the first fw18 and ss19 copy of Impulse Zine. There will also be local underground clothing brands, POC artists and have a live podcast recording with the topic of what it's like to be a marginalized person of color in the creative industry. This will all be followed by a small DJ set/dance party to close the event.

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

Not Your Mama's Scrapbook- Exhibit

The arts collective is an invitation based collaboration that works on mixed media projects with various themes. The show (which we would like to host next October on a Friday and a Saturday) would be a culmination of the collectives best work. We have ties with some of the local comedians and, if allowed to use the space for a weekend show next year, would like to host not only our work but would like to organize other talents to join the arts collective in our celebration of yet another season of collaboration and work. 

The installation would be roughly 50-70 enlargements of the some of our artists pieces. The installation ideally will embody the struggle of creation throughout the seasons and some of our work would be for sale, but our aim is more for a community experience.

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Promise is Hope // New Years Concert

The Promise is Hope is delighted to play a concert in their hometown to celebrate a brand new year of great music Worcester friendship. They will be touring extensively through 2019, so we want to come together for a concert in one of Worcester's amazing new creative spaces and get this year off to a great start for the city & everyone’s hearts! The pair will be joined by special guest Jim Trick.

Doors will open at 6:30pm, music will begin at 7pm

$15 General Admission; advance tickets available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-promise-is-hope-new-year-kick-off-concert-with-jim-trick-tickets-52635180241.


// MUSICIAN LINKS //

The Promise is Hope
www.thepromiseishope.com

www.facebook.com/thepromiseishope

www.instagram.com/thepromiseishopemusic

Opening act: Jim Trick 

www.jimtrickmusic.com

www.facebook.com/jimtrickk



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Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Festival of the Octavitas

“Octavitas,” is a celebration that goes 8 days following Three Kings Day (January 6th). It’s an extension of the Christmas season in Puerto Rican culture where parrandas (caroling) and parties are still considered part of the holiday season. The Festival will showcase Puerto Rican Jibaro Music and tastes of traditional food items for the holidays.

Learn step by step how to make the traditional drink “coquito” (eggnog)

RSVP: escalaconsulting2018@gmail.com or call 508-410-6015 or 508-868-0657

Cost: $25.00

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Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Jan
7
9:30 AM09:30

Worcester On The Moon

Presented by: Worcester Historical Museum & EcoTarium

"One small step for man...one giant leap for mankind." - July 20, 1969

Fifty years later, how should Worcester celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic realization of Robert Goddard's dream of putting a man on the moon?

The EcoTarium and Worcester Historical Museum invite you to join us at the Worcester PopUp on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. to share your dreams for a year of Goddard-inspired possibilities - from rocket launches to lectures, concerts to poetry slams, and more - to remind the world that "You can't get to the moon without Worcester".

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Jan
4
6:30 PM18:30

Baby Safe Haven New England

Similar to a "battle of the bands, but there has to always be an acoustic guitar, or a piano sounding keyboard, on stage at all times. Baby Safe Haven will also supply the backline and drums, which will be for a volume level to match the acoustic instruments. There will be two female vocalist, and two male vocalist fronted bands competing. The four performers fronting the bands at this show will all be Baby Safe Haven spokespeople.

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Dec
28
5:30 PM17:30

Live-08 Youth Spoken Word Open Mic Kick-off!

Youth Spoken Word Poetry Non-Profit Mass LEAP is in it's third year of supporting youth leaders by providing paid, year long internships for teens to create, manage and host their own open mic & writing workshop series, serving their peers. 

While past years have seen this program benefit youth in Boston, due to support from Greater Worcester Community Foundation & Worcester Cultural Coalition, we're happy to say that the Worcester cohort was added on this year! 5 local teens have been meeting regularly, planning their mic series and we can't wait to kick off! 

Adults are welcome to support (non profit donation accepted) but central Mass teens are invited to share their work. Open mic list is first come first serve, but we're committed to including as many voices as possible! 

Doors at 5:30. Free & open to the public. Light refreshments. Open mic starts at 6pm! 

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Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats, blocks, and straps.

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Dec
18
4:30 PM16:30

Sew a Holiday Stocking!

Join Kim for a fun afternoon creating your own holiday stocking! Basic sewing skills required, (Sewing 101 class is sufficient:www.zaum.com/thesewist) just enough that you can thread and use your machine with minimal help. Learn how to sew curves, back tack, and make linings.


You will leave this fun class with a finished stocking that you have sewn and decorated.
This class is for skilled beginners, or those who can thread and sew on their machine with minimal assistance.


Teacher will provide 3 sewing machines, and all tools, fabric, and decorations. I encourage students to bring a special fabric or decoration of their choosing if they would like to use that instead!


$10/student. Class will be 60 minutes long, please indicate if you will be bringing your own machine. 10 students maximum for this class.
Ages 9+ up

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Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps.

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

508 Bike Life Mini-Doc Premier

508 pedal BikeLife is an autonomously-organized group of youth cyclists aged 7-24. Often maligned by the press and certain sectors of the public, the youth have been actively trying to share their side of the story and change the negative perceptions about their activity. Although their slogan is "Bikes Up, Guns Down," they are often mis-identified and policed as if they were a gang with violent intentions. The mini-documentary, "508 - The Takeover" aims to serve the purpose of amplifying the voice of these young people, sharing their side of the story, and express their willingness to cooperate in the healthy development of the city that all can enjoy. 

Free and open to the public.

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Food Market

Featuring vendors including Glazy Susan (donuts), Asylum Coffeetorium (popovers), Nutty Bird Granola (granola), SpiceNectar Trading Co (spices), Teaquinox (blended teas), StrEAT Food Rx (tacos), and Black Seed Farmers Market (produce). Hosted by Worcester Regional Food Hub.

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Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

4 Elements Jam

 Performance event including elements of Hip-Hop culture, showcasing bboy dancers and emcees. The dance portion will have a cipher [spectators standing in a circle] with the opportunity for attendees to join. A brief history of Hip-Hop will be presented at the start of the event.

Free and open to the public.


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Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps.

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

WPI x Clark Photography Gallery

The Clark Photo Society and WPI photo clubs are joining forces to host a joint show with photographers from both schools will display photographs based on a theme TBD. We want to host in a space accessible by the two schools, with an emphasis on bringing two communities together from two very different schools.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Worcester Youth Holiday Concert

Main Idea host a local young musician based holiday concert. Tickets are only ten dollars at the door and benefit Main IDEA's mission to empower youth by providing quality accessible arts programs to under-resourced communities. There will be goods for sale and light refreshments available. 

Main IDEA will also be featuring visual art created by featured Youth Artist, Anika Nyman. Her work will be displayed and available for a silent auction throughout the night. The Worcester PopUp is also collecting donations for art supplies on behalf of Main IDEA! This donation box will be available throughout the night, as well as the rest of the month of December; donations will go toward art students of Main IDEA. Guests are welcome to bring donations of the following items: mini canvases, art kits, composition notebooks, sketch books, watercolor paper, scratch art, and egg shakers (musical instruments).

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Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Aids Project Worcester: A Day With(OUT) Art

This event will be a part of APW's World AIDS day 2018 Celebration and it inspired by The Day Without Art campaigns in the late 1980s and Early 1990s. It was a way of raising awareness about the AIDS Crisis and its impact on the LGBTQ Community and the ART Community by extension. The evening event will be hosted by APW staff, with light refreshment provided and entertainment. Spoken word and art displays.

APW invites the public to an intimate evening at the Worcester Pop Up with Art. As we recognize World AIDS day week, we want to celebrate and reflect on the role art has placed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Survival of People Living with HIV/AIDS and aid in the recovery of many. There will be a display of two pieces by Charles Shields, along with Client art and HIV timeline inspired pieces. Refreshment will be provided and it free to the public. 


This Event is Sponsor by Good Chemistry of Massachusetts

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Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps.

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Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Festival of Lights Celebration

The Worcester Pop Up is hosting a hands on art, craft, music, and holiday event, in collaboration with The City of Worcester, The Festival of Lights, ArtReach, Main IDEA, and Creative Hub with generous donations from The Brew, Stop and Shop and Price Chopper. This FREE family friendly event will have hot chocolate, cookies, musical performances, crafts and more! There will be live musical performances from the Worcester Music Academy's Team Rock Band, 100 book giveaways, mitten and glove giveaways, paper crane, paper lantern, maraca and snowflake crafts.

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Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Music on Main

Music on Main is a free, informal community concert series featuring musicians and friends of the Worcester Chamber Music Society in non-traditional neighborhood venues. Kids, first-timers and seasoned concert-goers are all welcome.

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Hosted by Justine Rovezzi

Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Yoga classes are movement based and will be 75 minutes in length. These classes are tailored to a group setting for skill level from beginner to advanced participant. Participants are required to provide their own mats , blocks, and straps. Free and open to the public!

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

"Actually"

 

Actually

At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom (Marc Pierre) and Amber (Emily Holmes) connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. But as things progress, they find themselves in murky territory, with ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. What actually happened between them? Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, Actually explores the intersections of gender and race on campus today, offering “a portrait of a generation” (The Boston Globe). This reading of this deeply felt, funny, and thought-provoking play comes from fast-rising playwright Anna Ziegler and is directed by Eric Butler.

Audience members are invited continue the conversation during brief post-reading talk-back.

 

“Explosive, Timely, and Riveting” 

The Boston Globe

Hosted By: WCLOC Theater Company and The Worcester Cultural Coalition

 

 

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