Sunday, June 26 — Worcester Bravehearts vs. Nashua Silver Knights, 5:05 p.m., Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College St. This one is a true clash of the titans. Yup, that’s right: Wonder Woman vs. Princess Elsa — who will be the last one standing?! See, it’s Superhero and Princess Day out at the Bravehearts. Don’t worry, boys, Batman’s going to be there, too. Well, lots of bat-men, actually, ’cause there’s still a ballgame to consider, and a good one at that.
Worcester fans are getting used to the Bravehearts atop the standings and this year’s been no different so far. The two-time Futures League champs are again atop their division, as are the Silver Knights, who feature second baseman Cam DiSarcina of Shirley. The former Merrimack College star was hitting .328 midweek (22 of 67), with eight extra-base hits.
Tuesday, June 28 — Chris Cornell: Higher Truth Tour, 7:30 p.m., Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Tickets are limited, sure, but this one’s for my peeps: Class of 1995, our music is officially oldies if one of the preeminent “grunge era” lead singers is filling up the Hanover rather than the Palladium. I mean, forget the DCU Center, nobody goes there anymore, but really, Chris, the Hanover?! People change, I suppose, and apparently the Soundgarden frontman is all grown up. Nobody’s perfect.
Wednesday, June 29 — Cat in the Hat Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James St. What do you know about that? A day to get down with Cat in the Hat! You’ll probably make crafts, might even have a few laughs, but be sure to speak in rhyme. Like, seriously, like the whole time. For parents it’s a cinch — from the guy who wrote the “Grinch,” after all, and “The Lorax” too. If you head to Annie’s this Wednesday, you’ll for sure be in a zoo. Figuratively, not literally, dude. [Editor’s note: We did our best, give it a rest!]
Thursday, June 30 — Canal District Horse and Wagon Tours, 5-7:30 p.m., behind Crompton Collective, 192 Harding St. Because what Kelley Square really needs is some horse-drawn wagon action. “Join trained interpreters from South High Community School for a riveting journey through Worcester’s Canal District as they tell the farm-to-factory story of the Industrial Revolution and the immigrants that made it happen.” Through Aug. 18, the free, first-come, first-served tours start every half hour and last about 50 minutes. And it just so happens you’ll end up right next to the Canal District Farmers Market — go figure.
Friday, July 1 — Rock the Fourth Summer Concert, 8-10 p.m., Cristoforo Colombo (East) Park, Shrewsbury Street and Fantasia Drive So, maybe we shouldn’t be bringing this up, but ol’ Cristoforo had a sort of complicated relationship with the whole idea of independence. Maybe we’ll just call it East Park this weekend as we celebrate July Fourth and our nation’s, ahem, independence. This annual event also serves as the kickoff for the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra’s 66th summer season. The free concert will feature patriotic anthems such as “1812 Overture” and the Sousa marches, as well as Broadway and rock classics. Rain date July 2.
Saturday, July 2 — Cars of Summer Car Show, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Green Hill Park, Green Hill Parkway Holiday weekend, beautiful city-top views, classic, modified and specialty cars as far as the eye can see. Sounds like America to me! This is the first of three days of vendors, auctions, live music, food, a petting zoo and all sorts of other family activities. Saturday’s events include a “city cruise” (also Sunday) and block party at 5:30 p.m. Same hours Sunday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. Ticket packages vary, but individual tickets are $10, $25 for three-day pass. Kids under 12 free with paid adult.