March 26, 2017

Worcester Weekly: Holy Cross women’s lax + a duel at Mechanics Hall as March turns to April

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Road trip!

Sunday, March 26 — Massachusetts Tattoo & Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge  Been a while since you got some ink? Or maybe you’re stuck on an even number — everyone knows that’s bad luck! You should probably drop what you’re doing then, and head on down Route 20 for the last day of this annual convocation of body-decorating artistry.

The festival features dozens of artists from shops across New England, New York and beyond. Tattooing (demonstrations and by appointment), piercings, live entertainment — including Alakazam the Human Knot — vendors, tattoo contests. All for $20 at the door.

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Tuesday, March 28 — Hands-On History Workshop: “Scientific American: The Art of Science in the New Nation,” 6-9 p.m., Goddard-Daniels House, American Antiquarian Society, 190 Salisbury St.  While the ointment seeps in on your new Tom Brady tattoo, you’ll have time to register for this fascinating forum on the evolution of scientific discovery in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

Gregory Nobles, the 2016-17 Mellon distinguished scholar in residence at AAS, will help participants “develop a fresh understanding of the many ways Americans encountered science in their everyday lives” and “become better aware of our own engagement with science in the current day.”

Register online for $30, which includes the workshop, materials and a light dinner.

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Wednesday, March 29 — 14th annual Women in Print, with Worcester Women’s History Project, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saxe Room, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square  Three women, three very different books, two hours of enlightening discussion. The Worcester Women’s History Project — on a mission since 1994 to promote the significant contributions of women in the city to the past, present and future — does this sort of thing a lot. “Remembering” is Thea Aschkenase’s Holocaust memoir (yeah, she was there), while Worcester State University English professor Sharon Healy-Yang presents her mystery novel, “Bait and Switch,” and Stacy Amaral’s “Sharing Voices” tells the diverse stories of her old Main South neighborhood.

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Stacy Amaral

Check out our profile of Stacy Amaral and ‘Sharing Voices’

Free and open to the public.

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Friday, March 31 — Affairs of the Heart & Honor: A Musical Duel of Tenors & Baritones, 7:30 p.m., Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St.  Things are getting steamy on Main Street — and we’re not talking the Petty-Mariano lovefest. No, this is much more fun for everyone. And the microphones are all in proper, working order. In collaboration with Greater Worcester Opera, a traveling troupe called Talents of the World presents a wide-ranging concert in which world-class tenor and baritone singers compete for the hearts of the audience.

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“Taking into account the extraordinary vocal talent and physical appearance of each performer, the audience finds itself in a quandary: Who will excel? Who will become champion? A seemingly impossible task.” Tickets range from $20 for students to $80 VIP.

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Saturday, April 1 — Holy Cross women’s lacrosse vs. Bucknell, 2:05 p.m., Kuzniewski Field, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St. [Gate 7]  The Crusaders’ second-year women’s lacrosse coach maybe wasn’t destined to be a great coach just because her father is an NFL legend. But for the recently struggling program, it was worth a shot — and Amanda Belichick, daughter of Bill, is quickly paying dividends. After winning seven games combined the past two seasons, the Crusaders were off to a 5-4 start and scoring more than 8 goals per game.

Senior midfielder Tess McKay leads HC with 20 goals (after scoring 22 all last season), while senior attack Mary Patalita has added 11 goals and 5 assists, and senior defender Anna Johnson and junior goalie Julia Mahoney have picked up a team-best 24 groundballs.

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Save the date!

Saturday, April 8 — Regional Environmental Council’s 28th annual Earth Day Cleanups, 8 a.m.-noon, multiple locations  Man, Earth Day is getting old! Started in 1970 under a cloud of smog and leaded-gas exhaust, the Regional Environmental Council picked up the baton locally in 1989. This year organizers — with support from the city, community groups, colleges and business leaders — expect “more than 1,000 volunteers will collect and remove more than 50 tons of trash from 50 sites across the city.” To volunteer, visit or contact the REC at 508- 799-9139, ext. 111, or

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One thought on “Worcester Weekly: Holy Cross women’s lax + a duel at Mechanics Hall as March turns to April

  1. Musical DUEL of Tenors and Baritones is happening on June 25th, at 5PM at Mechanics Hall! The concert features three tenors, three baritones and three prima donnas – soloists of Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Sydney Opera Theater (Australia), and others. For more info and tickets:

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