Sunday, Jan. 29 — Let Your Heart’s Desire Keep You Warm, 3-5 p.m., Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James St. If you see Valentine’s Day on the horizon and your first thought is, “Gee, wonder what’s going on at the bookstore?” well, then a) you’re probably free on Feb. 14, so stay tuned for that week’s edition of Worcester Weekly; and b) this shindig is definitely right up your alley.
Nestled in a modest plaza in a busy corner of “Beautiful District 5,” Annie’s Book Stop is always good for an unexpected and intriguing gathering. This forum, featuring a panel of romance authors from across New England, certainly fits that bill. Discuss romance and hear excerpts of the authors’ romantic writing. The best part will be telling your cats all about it when you get home.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Elvis Lives, 7:30 p.m., Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. This could be a very misleading and disturbing show title for many true (-blue-suede shoe) believers out there! But then, Worcesterites are a fairly practical bunch — they know if Elvis Presley were really still alive, he’d be deep in a Graceland bunker planning a very weird Vegas show with Jim Morrison, Andy Kaufman and Princess Diana.