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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

Dirty Gerund Poetry Show! Downstairs Every Monday Night at 8pm!
Mondays, 12/6/2010 - 12/31/2014 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St, Worcester, MA - No Cover
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail ralphspromo@gmail.com.

Dirty Gerund Poetry & Variety Show
Mondays, 5/5/2014 - 12/29/2014 9:00 PM-11:30 PM
Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St, Worcester, MA - $3 Suggested Donation
Spoken Word, Poetry, Music, Visual Arts and Ruckus collide to create an innovative, fast paced variety show that ain't your grandma's poetry reading. Open Mic, Featured Performers, Live Painting, House Band, Snack Time and Bonus Ruckus Challenges make Monday's Fun and Inspiring! Hosted by Nicholas Earl Davis and Alex Charalambides. 21 plus.

Coming soon:
4/28/14 - Wheelock College Flatline Troupe Performance Poet & Teaching Artist LISSA PIERCY. Emily Dickinson on Helium Challenge!

5/5/14 - Poet, Funny Man & local grocer legend JOE FUSCO JR. House band by JEFF BELLEMER and "Laureate or Worcester Poet or Both?" Guess Challenge!

5/12/14 - 2014 Cantab Slam Team Member MELISSA NEWMAN EVANS. House band by TRUDEL & FARNHAM. Plus IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS "DAVIS vs. CLAUSS"

5/19/14 - NYC Slam Poet TONYA INGRAM (by way of LA) on tour! House band by GEOFF OEHLING.

5/26/14 - MassART Poetry Alliance Organizer & Flat-Line Poetry Collective Performer KALEIGH HEINHOLD. House band by MOLLY & THE ADAMS.
For more information, e-mail nicholasearldavis@gmail.com.

November 2014

Shaun Connolly PopUp Comedy Show
Friday, 11/7/2014 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
38 Franklin Street, 38 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to ALL
In need of a good laugh? Then you can't miss this! On November 7th, the PopUp, thanks to Shaun Connolly, will be transformed into comedy central! Stay tuned for more details.
Sponsored by: The PopUP is sponsored by City of Worcester, in partnership with the Worcester Cultural Coalition, Bay State Savings Bank, and Worcester Business Development Corporation.
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

December 2014

PopUp Holiday Shop
Friday, 12/5/2014 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
38 Franklin Street, 38 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to ALL
The City of Worcester's Annual Festival of Lights, is a wonderful, popular holiday tradition that will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 5 - 8 p.m. on the Worcester Common Oval, and this year, we are asking Worcester artists to get involved! Worcester PopUp, located at 38 Franklin Street, will be hosting a Holiday PopUp Shop in which local artists will have the opportunity to show and sell personal pieces of work. Shop local this holiday season and support Worcester artists!

Are you an artist interested in participating in one of the PopUp's final events of the season? Join us! The PopUp Holiday Shop will be receiving tons of foot traffic throughout the Festival of Lights! Participation in the event is free of charge. However, 25% of commissions are returned to the Worcester Cultural Coalition. Please email Hannah Yukon hannahyukon@gmail.com for an application and details.
Sponsored by: The PopUP is sponsored by City of Worcester, in partnership with the Worcester Cultural Coalition, Bay State Savings Bank, and Worcester Business Development Corporation.
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

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