Worcester Weekly, Aug. 9-15

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2015FestivalLogoThere’s a lot going on in the city. Many of the events don’t need our help in drawing a crowd, but some do. Here’s our take on some of this week’s most worthwhile events.

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Sunday, Aug. 9 — The 10th annual Worcester World Cup, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Foley Stadium, 305 Chandler St. Time certainly flies. It seems like only yesterday that we heard about the idea of bringing together immigrant communities through soccer. Then it was a one-day affair. It has grown into a three-day celebration of diversity and sport.

Today is the final day of the tournament (and surrounding festivities), which brings together 20 teams and more than 350 players. Ghana goes for its third straight men’s title, while Portugal hopes to repeat as women’s champion.

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All week — Worcester Restaurant Week, multiple locations, second and final week Admit it, you hate cooking on Monday (… and Tuesday, kinda Wednesday too …). But you love food. If you’re like us, you promised yourself you’d make it to Restaurant Week. This week is your last chance. Hit the link below to see where you can grab a three-course meal for $23.15. Your stomach and your significant other will thank you.

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Monday, Aug. 10 — Something’s Brewing in Worcester, 7-10 p.m., Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St. What happens when Wormtown Brewery joins forces with 10 of the city’s top restaurant chefs for an event at an historic downtown theater? Well, obviously, it’s this thing called Something’s Brewing in Worcester (duh!).

Food and drink will mingle with music and fun, but most importantly charity. The event supports the No Kid Hungry campaign that aims to end childhood hunger through intervention and education.

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Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Starting a Business in Worcester workshop, 6-8 p.m., Worcester Common Ground, 5 Piedmont St. Are you ready to act on the urge you’ve always had to start your own business? Do you just need a new gig? The first step to finding out if you have what it takes is to attend this workshop.

The city’s Executive Office of Economic Development can be an invaluable resource in creating a business in the city. The Business and Community Development Division offers this workshop once each quarter, so don’t miss the boat.

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Wednesday, Aug, 12 — Worcester Organ Concert Series Youth Showcase, noon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. We cherish every opportunity to visit Mechanics Hall, and you should too.

This event features College of the Holy Cross rising senior Abraham Ross. As the college’s Organ Scholar, he studies under the renowned James David Christie and attends the school on a full scholarship.

Seating is cabaret style, so bring your lunch or buy one while they last. Doors open at 11:30.

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Thursday, Aug. 13 — The Worcester Jazz Collective, 6 p.m., Ceres Bistro, Beechwood Inn, 363 Plantation St. What better way to spend a Thirsty Thursday than listening to jazz on the patio? Sit back and chill to “a wide range of jazz from traditional to contemporary” in a delightful outdoor setting.

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Friday, Aug. 14 — Neighborhood Health Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Family Health Center of Worcester, West Parking Lot, 26 Queen St. This year’s theme is “One Big Happy Family,” a sentiment that resonates with us.

The family-oriented event “will offer health screenings and insurance enrollment assistance to interested community members and there will be food, music, games, balloons, face painting and much more. The event also includes many exciting raffles at no cost.”

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Saturday, Aug. 15 — 25th Latin American Festival, noon-9 p.m., Worcester Common What, like there’s something else happening in the city this day?

This, the silver anniversary of the Latin American Festival, figures to be the best ever. The cuisine, the music, the arts and crafts and a beer garden. What’s not to love?

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BONUS PICK: Opening of Worcester Wares retail shop, DCU Center Before you hit the Latin American festival, head on over at noon to the DCU Center, Door 22, for the opening of the Worcester Wares retail location.

Owner Jessica Walsh has been transforming the former Worcester Sharks space — fewer sharks, more Worcester. We can’t wait to see it. Store hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays; noon-6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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