March 12, 2017

Worcester Weekly: St. Patrick’s Parade + DCU Center hoops, March 12-18

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Ongoing — “Highest Heaven,” Spanish and Portuguese colonial art exhibit, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St.  If I’ve got this right — and, let’s face it, the odds aren’t great — this exhibit drawn from a family’s exhaustive private collection focuses on the integral role played by art in the spread of religion through the Altiplano region of South America beginning with the 16th-century Spanish conquest of the land. … or something.

Let’s go to the experts. Through some 100 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, silver, furniture and ivories, the exhibition attempts to show the works “as, literally and symbolically, articles of faith. It focuses on the didactic aspects of the collection … and explores ways in which such religious art was used to illustrate biblical moments in the life of Christ.”

The exhibit runs through July 9. Museum admission is $14 adults, $12 for students and seniors. Note: WAM is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Sunday, March 12 — Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade, noon, Park Avenue, from Mill to Highland streets  Fun fact: The parade actually improves traffic on Park Ave. But, seriously folks … this is one of those Worcester things you don’t mess around with. Like smiley faces … and hills … and Annie’s Clark Brunch.

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