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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.

September 2014

Grant Writing Workshop
Tuesday, 9/23/2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Grant Writing Workshop for all individuals/organizations interested in applying for funds through the Worcester Arts Council's LCC grant program. Great opportunity to meet members of the Council who will be reviewing applications and ask questions to ensure your submit a strong proposal.
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

Worcester PopUp Creativity Potluck
Friday, 9/26/2014 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester Pop Up, 38 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to All
Worcester PopUp is both a gallery and creative space in which local artists can display artistic works, hold poetry and dramatic readings, put on musical performances, host creative workshops, and so much more.

After much success throughout the PopUp's pilot program, the creative space is remaining open and active throughout the fall and into the winter. Help us kickoff the second season with a Creativity PopUp Potluck. Bring an instrument and participate in open mic entertainment, display personal creative pieces of art (please bring easel if necessary), or prepare your favorite dish (labeled with ingredients) for all to enjoy! Here's to creativity in Worcester!

If you are interested in using the PopUp space this season, please email Hannah Yukon at hannahyukon@gmail.com.
Sponsored by: Worcester PopUp is brought to the City of Worcester by Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with Bay State Savings Bank and Worcester Business Development Corporation
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

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