Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, Worcester! You may be losing an hour this weekend, but you won't have to lose out on any fun. 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of five entertaining events that will help you to spring forward. Prepare for the time change and feel energized by adding virtual and local excitement to your calendar. Sign yourself up for new types of shows, friendly competitions, or holiday celebrations!

 

You can count on fun this weekend! 

Make your sweet tooth happy this Sunday by celebrating everybody's favorite math-related holiday. This Sunday marks Pi Day, and to commemorate this holiday Table Talk Pies is hosting a virtual Pi Day event a day early. 

Tune in on Saturday at 11 AM for a virtual baking class. Table Top Pies will be offering pie kits to follow along to the class. 

 

Hit a bullseye this Sunday!

 Are you looking for a thrilling competition? Take aim on the Ye Old Commons' Combat Archery event in Charlton! 

This event starts at 11 AM, and tickets cost $15 if you bring your own bow. For another $5, your ticket can include a bow and arrow rental. Masks are required and eye protection is recommended. 

 

Your four-legged friend won't need a four-leaf clover to luck out this weekend!

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with your pets at the Quite Fetching Barkery in Grafton. 

This Saturday, join Quite Fetching Barkery for their St. Pawtrick Celebration. From 12 PM to 4 PM, the Barkery will be serving shamrock pupcakes and green beer cookies, and the dog bar will be in full swing! 

Your pups can even get their picture taken with a leprechaun. All “tips to the bartender” will be donated this year to Safe with Us Animal Rescue. 

 

Immerse yourself in Poe’s spine-chilling tales!

This Saturday, the Opera House Players will present a new type of production! 

Join them from 7:30 to 9:30 PM for a creepy radio play experience called, the Twisted Tales of Poe. Tickets are $10, so tune in and listen along as the notorious characters from Edgar Allen Poe’s stories descend into their madness. 

 

Make your friends green with envy this Saturday! 

Assemble a team and prepare for St. Patrick’s Day with virtual fun. Buy a ticket for ThingstodoDC.com’s Virtual Escape Room: St. Patrick's Day Edition

For $14, your team has the chance to compete in a series of challenges, including trivia questions, interactive games, and a scavenger hunt in order to win the first place prize!

It's the first weekend of the month. March into March with marvelous events in Worcester! 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of safe and exciting fun happening this weekend! Find local entertainment in the city or browse for virtual opportunities all over. 

How will you spend your Saturday and Sunday? 

 

Treat your family to a free show! 

Tune into Tchaikovsky's classic, Peter and the Wolf, performed by the Worcester Chamber Music Society.

The show was recorded in 2018 at Mechanics Hall, and you can access it by registering for your free ticket.

 

Get moving for a good cause!

Join Worcester Fitness for their Spin for Kids event this Sunday from 9 AM to 11 AM to help raise money for Why Me Sherry's House, an organization that supports families with children battling cancer.

Those who are interested can participate in three different ways with prices varying from $500, $150, and $75. 

 

Are you a fan of 80's movies? Put your Karate Kid knowledge to the test this Sunday!

Tune into SocialEvent123.com's Virtual Karate Kid Trivia Night from 8:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Relive the nostalgia of the film and win gift cards and other prizes. This event is for single players and you must reserve your ticket for $15.99 ahead of time.

 

Give a thumbs up for green thumbs this Saturday! 

Virtually visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this Saturday from 10 AM to 11:30 AM for their Vegetable Planning: Planning and Designing a Kitchen Garden class. 

 

Find an event that will float your boat!

Inspire your competitive spirit by entering a Virtual Lego Brick Shipbuilding contest.

With three different competitions for three age group categories, you can design and build your own LEGO ship with LEGO bricks or with the program Stud.io.

Each contest is free to enter, so take a picture of your work and submit them for a chance to win. 

The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and the weather is getting warmer -- for now.

February is nearly over and winter is coming to an end. How will you spend the last weekend of the month and the last weeks of the winter season? 

Send off the season with ThisWeekinWorcester’s list of local and virtual fun! Wave goodbye to winter and the cold weather with hot events you will not want to miss. Treat yourself to a night out or stay comfortable at home as you join in on safe and exciting entertainment.

 

Calling all night owls! 

You are invited to get out late for a moonlit walk in the woods with the chance of hearing actual night owls! 

This Saturday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, join Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow to explore the sanctuary after dark. Make sure to reserve your spot. Tickets for members are $6 and tickets for nonmembers are $10. Remember to bring a flashlight and snowshoes.

 

Attend a safe dance party in your coziest clothes!  

Get dressed down this Saturday for The NYC Social Group's virtual pajama dance party!

This bash is 80's and 90's themed to dance away all the troubles from 2020. Tickets are $12.95 with tax, and they include a live DJ, 80's and 90's themed trivia, and prizes for the best dancers.

 

Immerse yourself in history! 

Join tour guide Patrick Hilyer to take a virtual guided tour of the historic D-Day sites in France. Tune into Zoom from 12 PM to 1:15 PM to view exclusive video content, archive photographs, and military maps from D-Day. 

Stick around for an interactive Q & A with Patrick Hilyer. You must register for the event in advance. The tour is free, but donations are appreciated. 

 

Have a cup of tea with a historical figure of the past! 

This Saturday virtually travel through time to Mount Vernon to meet the first, first lady, Martha Washington!

From 1 PM to 2 PM, relive a fascinating part of history as a Martha Washington reenactor joins you for teatime. She will be discussing her life with George as he served as a Revolutionary War hero and the president. Each ticket is $35.

 

Making plans this Saturday can be as easy as saying, Abra Kadabra! 

Make your weekend magical by tuning into Magician Kevin Shelly's live magic show via Zoom.

The show begins at 7 PM. For $17, treat your whole family to a dazzling performance.

 

There were so many exciting events this week - February school vacation and Mardi Gras! Keep the celebrations going this weekend for the whole family.

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has a list of five fun events that will entertain all the people in your life. Whether you go out or stay inside this weekend, the party doesn’t have to stop! Have a blast this weekend with a masquerade ball for the little ones, a paint party for the adults, and even a shindig for your furry companions. 

 

Your children can end their February vacation as princes and princesses! 

This Saturday at 6:30 PM, your child is invited to spend the evening with royalty at the Virtual Royal Princess Masquerade Ball.

Hosted by Ice Queen Princess Parties, this ball will feature dancing, games, and performances. Children are encouraged to dress in royal outfits and ball gowns!

Tickets cost $10 with $5 for each additional child in the family. 

 

Animal Adventures in Bolton is asking ‘whooo’ wants to go wild this weekend? 

Join Animal Adventures this Saturday for their Owl Handling class! In this class, you will learn about the owls at Animal Adventures and you will even have the opportunity to hold an owl!

Make sure to bring your camera to capture the exciting moment. Tickets are $50. 

 

Add some color to your weekend!

With Artful Nights Maine’s Virtual Online Paint Party, you can enjoy all the colors of winter! Paint along with artist, Nicole White, in order to create a winter's night filled with color.

This event is free and will be posted on Facebook as well as YouTube. 

 

Wag your tails for a pup-ular Mardi Gras event! 

Dogtown Dance Theatre is treating you and your furry friends to their virtual bash, Dogtown Brings New Orleans to Your Living Room!

Celebrate Mardi Gras with virtual performances by your favorite Dogtown dance artists! The show airs at 7 PM this Saturday.

Tickets are $7.99, so raise the “woof” this Saturday!

 

Brighten up your child's weekend with an activity that combines science and art! 

This Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 11 AM, turn your ordinary crayons into a science experiment with Nauticus' online event, Melt the Rainbow: Curious Kids STEM-ulating activities.

This craft invites your children to melt down crayons to create a poster to honor black history month!

The event is free, but you must register ahead of time for access to the Zoom link. 

Love is in the air! Valentine's Day weekend is here, Worcester! 

Making Valentine's Day plans can feel like a labor of love. Cut out the hassle and let ThisWeekinWorcester.com organize your Valentine's date. 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has 14 reasons why you will love this February 14! 

 

The fastest way to the heart is through the stomach! 

Fill your stomach and heart with happiness by ordering Peppercorn's Grille & Tavern’s special Valentine's dinner for you and your sweetheart. Dine-in and enjoy a romantic meal with a featured cocktail. Be sure to make a reservation. 

 

Make arrangements to make a beautiful arrangement this Valentine's Day! 

Pick a memorable rendezvous this Saturday by picking Davidian Farms for a romantic Make Your own Bouquet event. Davidian Farms will be offering 15-minute time slots for each participant to make a beautiful bouquet. 

 

Spice up your relationship with an online couple's cooking class! 

Learn to bake an indulgent chocolate raspberry mug cake with your significant other this Saturday at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 and they include the Zoom link for the class, an ingredient list, and instructions by Chef Anne Wolf. 

 

Give a sweet treat to the ones you love! 

Your family and friends will love Camp Marshall's Cupcakes and Crafts event that highlights the special ingredient in cupcakes - love! 

Get artsy by decorating a cupcake and making Valentine's cards. Spaces are limited, so make sure to preregister.

 

Book a rejuvenating experience for you and your partner!

From February 14 to February 15, feel pampered at Rooted Acupuncture and Wholebeing with a couple's acupuncture and cupping session. All who make a reservation will receive a goodie bag with each session, so make sure to book your spot!

 

You don't have to bend over backwards to make plans this February 14!

Join massage therapist Jessica Alvarado for a virtual Thai massage class for you and your sweetheart. The class lasts 2.5 hours over Zoom, and tickets cost $60. 

 

Get adventurous this Valentine's Day! 

Show your date that you are wild for them by bringing them to Bolton's Animal Adventures. General admission to the animal zoo and rescue is $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. 

 

Break away from the traditional Valentine’s Day plans - with a baseball bat or sledgehammer! 

Make a reservation at Worcester’s smash room, Smashit2, for a date that will destroy any other idea. With a selection of packages and deals, Smashit2 is giving away adult fortune cookies and chocolate bars with each purchase. 

 

Tune into a free event that will warm your heart!

This Saturday from 2 to 3 PM, get a sneak peek into Farm Sanctuary in California for their Better Together: Valentine's Day at Farm Sanctuary event. The CEO and co-founder will speak about their efforts to give back to the community. 

You will also be able to see the cute animals that will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling. 

 

Get the girls together for a butt kicking Galentine's Day! 

This Saturday from 1:30 to 2:15 PM, Oom Yuno Doe New England is offering a free and virtual women's self defense class. Empower yourself and learn techniques to stay calm in threatening situations and how to react to physical assaults. 

 

Put your heart into art this Valentine’s Day!

 Whether you are single, taken, or in a complicated relationship you can join in on an event that will warm your heart. Sheila's Art World is hosting a virtual sip and paint night on Saturday at 7 PM. Buy a ticket for $9.99 to learn how to paint a heart-filled scene.

 

Plan a romantic dinner for two!

This Saturday and Sunday, Lock 50 is serving a delicious meal for you and your special someone from 4 PM to 9:30 PM in their upper and lower dining rooms. Make the night even more special by reserving a table in Lock 50's patio igloos! 

 

Valentine's Day isn’t only for couples! 

It doesn’t matter if you are in love or out of love to enjoy Love and Heartbreak: Worcester's Valentine Show for All. This event will be streaming live on Zoom from the Mill at 185 and Reunion Tap and Table at 5 PM. Tune in to hear songs and stories of heartbreak and love performed by local artists. 

 

Give the gift of laughter to your valentine!

Get tickets for Hanover Theatre's Live Stream of Comedy Night at the BrickBox, which will be aired this Sunday, February 14. This show is recommended for mature audiences and access to the event costs $20. 

Get your game face on! Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend. Prepare for the big game with big events happening this weekend. 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of events to prepare for the excitement of game day! Fill your Saturday and Sunday with competitive and energetic fun you can find in your home or in the city! Take a seat at a popular restaurant this Sunday to experience the thrill of the game, or get the same excitement for local tournaments and classes! 

 

Where can you see the Chiefs and Buccaneers battle it out on the field? The Rock Bar in Worcester!

See the game as it was meant to be watched - on the big screen! Order tasty drinks as you cheer for your team.

Call The Rock Bar to make a reservation ahead of time for a great seat to see the game and reserved seating comes with a complimentary pizza. COVID-19 regulations will be followed. 

 

There is “gnome” place like a craft class this weekend! 

Experience the magic at the Enchanted Gift Loft in Oxford as they hold their gnome making event. This Sunday at 1 PM, get creative to learn how to make your own decorative gnomes. The class is limited to six people at a time and tickets are $20 per person. 

Tickets include all supplies that are needed for the craft. 

 

Sign up for a “reel” good competition! 

This Saturday starting at 6:30 AM, join Nipmuc Water Ski Club at Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster for their 1st Annual Ice Fishing Tournament

The entry fee is $20, which serves as a donation to the club. Entry includes participation in a friendly competition with chances to win monetary prizes. Participants can win $100 in the bass, pickerel, pike, trout, and panfish categories for catching the biggest fish. Competitors must fish in compliance with state regulations. 

 

Team up with B Man’s 140 Tavern to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday!

Head on over to 344 Redemption Rock Trail in Sterling to get the full Super Bowl experience. Order a round of drinks, eat traditional game day food, and root for your favorite team with other fans! 

 

Are you feeling weary of winter? 

All weekend long, rekindle your love of the season and celebrate winter at Briar Bush Nature Center’s Cabin Fever - Winterfest 2021 event! 

Wear away your cabin fever with free, virtual events. Sign up for a scheduled and Live Zoom Animal Program on Sunday from 1 to 1:30. You can also participate in an online scavenger hunt or a nature craft with guided instructions.

It’s the weekend, which means you can hit the pause button on the fast-paced weekdays! Slow things down and focus on you this Saturday and Sunday. 

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of five events to spoil yourself. Put aside some time this weekend for your own mental health with calming entertainment you can indulge in at home or in the Worcester area! Take a deep breath this weekend and find a creative outlet for your innovative thoughts, get outside and contribute to the city, or take a sip of tea with some interesting reading material. 

 

One of the best ways to give back to yourself is to give back the community! 

[DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE]

Pick up your spirits and do a good deed this Saturday by picking up Elm Park. Volunteer your time this Saturday from 12 PM to 1 PM to help clean up your local park. Meet up for Make Worcester Clean Again at Park Avenue to help to beautify the city. 

Trash bags will be provided by the group and they will be disposed of by the Worcester DPW. All you will need to bring face masks and plastic gloves! And dress warm!

 

Ease your mind by finding answers in an unlikely place! 

Make your ordinary teacup a window into the future with Sarah's Emporium of Unique Gifts, Readings by Marilyn, and Marilyn HD Lightworks for their Tea Leaf Reading Class

All levels of participants are welcome to this fun, interactive class that will give you instructions on how to read your own tea leaves. The class is $30, and it includes a tea cup and saucer, instruction packet, and sample symbols! There are limited spots, so get a ticket online or call to reserve your spot. 

 

Start a new hobby! 

Get out a notebook and take a class all about journaling. Pick up a pen this Saturday with Kay Journal as you find a simple way to achieve your goals.

With Kay Journal’s class, you will discuss strategies to visualize your successes in order to make your dreams a reality. Each ticket is $8.99, and includes access to the event.

 

Let the soothing voice of Bob Ross help you relax this weekend!

Mimosas and Masterpieces are celebrating the iconic painter Bob Ross, with a special tribute day event.

Tune into Facebook Live this Saturday at 8:15 PM to make your own happy little paintings! Even though Bob Ross often used oils, this demonstration will use acrylic paints and they will be keeping it simple with only the primary colors. Anyone who purchases an art kit or donates to their tip jar will be eligible to win during their exciting giveaways.

 

Take a break from reality for a couple hours by taking a virtual tour! 

This Saturday the Worcester Art Museum and Worcester Public Library are featuring The Art of New England: A Virtual Tour with the Worcester Art Museum

From 2:30 to 4:30 PM, a docent will guide you through the art museum to look at pieces painted by famous artists like Winslow Homer and Childe Hassam. You will not only view the paintings and appreciate their beauty, but the docent will also tell the story behind each artwork. This event will take place on Zoom and you must register for it ahead of time!

 

 

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Snowflakes are falling, there's a nip in the air, and everyone has taken out a heavy coat and mittens - winter is in full swing! But don’t be left out in the cold! Despite the chilly weather, Worcester is still the hotspot for all your weekend fun. 

You can stay in and bundle up this weekend with exciting virtual opportunities or you can get some sunshine in the city with activities for the whole family. ThisWeekinWorcester.com has your list of five thrilling events to heat up your winter.

 

Get your kids excited for the event of the season! 

The EcoTarium is helping you chill this winter with activities that last from Saturday to Sunday! Log onto Facebook both days from 10 AM to 2 PM to join the EcoTarium’s Wild about Winter event. 

The EcoTarium will be hosting four free and fantastic winter activities that will allow your kids to release their wild sides. Chat about the habits of wild cats and amphibians in the winter or participate in winter based experiments! 

 

Looking to learn a new style? Save yourself from hairy situations with a braiding class! 

This Sunday from 12 PM to 3 PM, the professionals at 508 Prestige Hair Braiding will instruct you in a course to earn a certificate in braiding. Classes cost $250, and those who bring their own mannequin can save $50. 

 

February vacation for school aged children is coming up: make some early plans for your kids! 

Children between the ages of three and twelve can escape from their school work and enjoy recess at the Little Gym West Boylston

Each session is $28, and you can decide to plan one day or a full week of exciting exercise for your kids. 

 

No pain, no gain this Saturday! 

Feel the burn by signing up for The Core Connection Yoga, Cycling, Pilates, and More's Intro to STOTT pilates class! Restore your gym routine by visiting The Core Connection at 290 West Main Street in Northborough. Classes are limited to only five participants and registration is required. 

 

Celebrate your favorite dessert! 

Satisfy your sweet tooth on a holiday everyone can enjoy! This Saturday marks National Pie Day. Stop by Mrs. Moriconi’s at the Sprinkler Factory to pair your pie with a fan favorite dessert topping - ice cream! 

From 12 PM to 3 PM, Mrs. Moriconi’s will be scooping up sweet cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate flavored ice cream.

 

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This weekend is a holiday weekend in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. Spend the next three days relaxing and replenishing your energy, so you can stay committed to your goals.

Celebrate the long weekend and get inspired by ThisWeekinWorcester.com's list of 5 awesome opportunities this weekend! Get physical this weekend with sports or become a virtual audience for an event you won't want to miss. 

 

Tower Hill is bundling up in a creative and colorful way! 

Visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden this Saturday between 10 AM and 1 PM to see a winter experience that is bursting with color. The popular trend of “yarnbombing” is coming to the Botanic Garden in their Yarnstorm event. This collaborative community exhibit decorates trees, benches, and more with crocheted art! Adult tickets are $16 and youth is $6. 

 

Make time for mindfulness this weekend!

Set aside an hour of your morning this Sunday to breathe, relax, and reset your stamina with Sunday yoga! From 9 AM to 10 AM, Mandi Garrison Yoga will be hosting a Sunday Stretch and Restore Yoga session. The event is free for all Patreon members and only $5 for non-members. 

 

The Grafton Lions Club invites your children to get adventurous this Saturday! 

Kids ages 6 to 14 are welcome to get some fresh air and join the Grafton Lions Club at 68 Brigham Hill Road for an outdoor adventure. Satisfy their sporty side with fin and feather sports!

From 9 AM to 12 PM, kids and teens can enjoy ice fishing (weather permitting), archery, and a nature hike with animal tracking. Pre-registration is required for the event. 

 

Brighten up your Sunday with art! 

Log into Facebook for a fun - and free!- event that will light up your afternoon! JesseRobertson.com will be hosting a painting tutorial of a colorful street illuminated by streetlights. The class is prerecorded and posted here, so you can pause or rewind as many times as you want. Recommended materials are listed here.

 

Enjoy high fashion while wearing your pajamas! 

This Sunday from 11 AM to 12 PM, become a virtual audience to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibit. Join curator Andrew Bolton and exhibition designer Es Devlin for a discussion about the inspiration behind the exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration. The event is free and you can access it on Facebook, YouTube, and their website.

Are you feeling tired after a long work week? Why go out this weekend? Stay cozy this Saturday and Sunday by staying in!

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has a list of five virtual events that will make you excited to be home! Recharge your batteries and relax by joining in virtual fun all weekend long. 

 

Tune your instruments for a musical weekend! 

This Saturday from 1 PM to 1:30 PM, Worcester Music Academy is holding a Live Guitar Lesson Q & A on Facebook. 

During this free event, guitar teachers, Eric L'Esperance and Derid Peguero, will share their experiences playing the guitar and they will answer any questions that you may have about the instrument. All attendees will receive a special offer for guitar lessons at the end of the session. 

 

Become a museum-goer from the comfort of your own couch!

Take a virtual tour of Vincent Van Gogh's artwork this Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM. 

I Love Art Tours 2021 is sponsoring this virtual tour that will allow you to see the events in Van Gogh's life that led him to become the famous impressionist artist we know today. Your guide, Kitty, will not only show Van Gogh's paintings, but also personal letters, sketches, and facts about the artist. 

 

Make your home a concert arena!

Turn up the volume to all your electronic devices as you prepare for a virtual concert experience. This Sunday at 7 PM, the Bearsville Theater is presenting American Idol 2019 Finalist: Madison VanDenburg. Lionel Richie was "speechless" at this pop powerhouse's vocals, so grab a ticket before they sell out. General Admission for the show is $16, and a ticket with a signed photograph is $24. 

 

Whisk yourself away to a magical world this Sunday! 

You may still be waiting for your Hogwarts letter, but this Sunday from 12 PM to 2:30 PM you don’t need a formal invitation to take a Virtual Harry Potter Location Tour in the United Kingdom. 

Ticket prices range from $24 to $40 and you can tour locations in Edinburgh that inspired J.K. Rowling as she created Harry Potter, witness a fantastic magic show, and receive magic lesson from an award winning magician. 

 

Escape from the same old routine! 

Take your game night to a new level with ThingstodoDC.com's Virtual Escape Room - Escape from the 1980's.

Channel your competitive spirit this Saturday from 8:30 PM to 11 PM as you and your team find clues, crack codes, and play a series of 80's themed games. Study up on your 80's knowledge and purchase a $14 ticket to a night decades in the making!

 

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