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Calendar of Events

The Worcester Arts Council is proud to support a variety of cultural happenings through its grant allocations each year. This calendar provides a snapshot of the activity supported with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Ongoing Events

Poetry Competition -- WCCA TV New Voices Awards 2016
Monday, 9/19/2016 - Saturday, 10/15/2016
Worcester Community Cable Access (WCCA TV - Channel 13), 415 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free!!
This Year we have poetry!!!! WCCA TV is seeking young talented poets between the ages of 14 and 21 to submit poems for the New Voices Awards poetry competition. If you are interested contact us at 508-755-1880 or e-mail Joseph at joseph@wccatv.com. We'll be recording the television program in late October/early November. So, we need the poems and the application no later than October 15th. The winning poems will be read on television either by the poet or by an actor. Many of the other poems will appear online for people to review, and we may even have a survey monkey to help viewers choose their favorite poems. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sponsored by: WCCA TV
For more information, e-mail joseph@wccatv.com or call 508-755-1880.

Exhibition: The Plywood Tiger
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9/23/2016 - 11/5/2016 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts, Krikorian Gallery, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA - FREE
Coming Soon...
For more information, e-mail wccregistration@worcester.edu or call 508-753-8183x301.

October 2016

10th Annual Duo Piano Gala Concert
Saturday, 10/22/2016 7:30 PM-9:45 PM
Tuckerman Hall, 10 Tuckerman Street, Worcester, MA - $25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Seven extraordinary local and international pianists, Malcolm Halliday, Kallin Johnson, Sima Kustanovich, Dick Odgren, Olga Rogach, Myron Romanul, and Ian Watson, will be featured in combinations of two, four, six and event seven players on MSO's renowned Steinway grand pianos in a wide-ranging concert program of classical, jazz and popular piano works. Advance reservation tickets (all tickets are reserved seats) may be obtained by writing to the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 20070, Worcester, MA 01602, or by calling (508) 754-1234, or by emailing the Orchestra at info@tuckermanhall.org. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sponsored by: Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra
For more information, e-mail info@tuckermanhall.org or call 508-754-1234.

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Saturday, 10/22/2016 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Nick's Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA - $15.00
The Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is a competition that highlights poetry and visual art at the intersection of film. Rabbit Heart focuses on short films that illustrate original poems, all of which are non-performance based (read: no footage of the poems being performed).

And we are rewarding awesome work! Yes, really! Rabbit Heart will be awarding prizes at the viewing party! Best Overall Picture will win $200, and there will be $100 prizes in categories for Best Animation, Best Music in a Video, Best Phone/ Smartphone Production, Best Under 1 Minute, and Best Valentine.

Did I mention the viewing party and awards ceremony? Yes, thats right  in 2016 we will be back for our third year at Nicks Bar, where there will be a rollicking good screening party on the night of October 22nd. Winners will be announced, popcorn will be served, and the guests will be glamorous! OMG, SO MUCH FUN! You can see the pictures from the 2015 party on the Show page, and view the finalists videos on our YouTube page.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information, e-mail applebatiks@gmail.com.

Latin Logic
Tuesday, 10/25/2016 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - free
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Latin-style with the sounds of Victor Maireno's Latin Logic band--we dare you not to dance!

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, e-mail events@worcpublib.org.

December 2016

Exhibition: The Cup Show
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12/1/2016 - 12/24/2016 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA - FREE
Coming Soon . . .
For more information, e-mail wccregistration@worcester.edu or call 508-753-8183x301.

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