February 17, 2018

Worcester Weekly: Master Singers of Worcester, Black History Month events, ‘Something Rotten!’ + more, Feb. 17-24

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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Saturday, Feb. 17 — ‘A Season of Love,’ Master Singers of Worcester, 7 p.m., Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St.  Right on the heels of Valentine’s Day, the Master Singers of Worcester works to keep the sparks flying with a passion-laden palette that, title notwithstanding, covers more than a season: We’re talking more than four centuries’ worth of romance-infused chorale choices here.

Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, can be reserved at https://www.mswma.org/tickets/.

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Sunday, Feb. 18 — ‘Communities of Color Seen through a Different Lens: Frederick Douglass to Black Lives Matter,’ 1:30 to 4 p.m, Fletcher Auditorium, Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St. Part of the museum’s Celebrating African American History Month lineup, “Communities of Color” promises a lively discussion as presenters view the struggles of minorities through personal prisms.

Scheduled panelists for the free event include Janine DaSilva of the National Park Service, Clark University professor Dr. Janette Greenwood, independent scholar Frank Morrill and Cheryll Toney Holley of the Nipmuc Nation. Audience participation is encouraged; NPS Ranger Chuck Arning will moderate.

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Thursday, Feb. 22 — Holy Cross men’s hockey vs. American International, 7:05 p.m., Hart Center, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St.  We’re kind of stoked that HC decided last week not to put its longtime Crusaders moniker on ice. Terrible segue aside, Thursday marks the second of a home-and-home set against Atlantic Hockey foe AIC in the Crusaders’ regular-season finale. Holy Cross (11-9-6 in league play) was clinging to the third seed at press time.

Senior wing and Hobey Baker/Walter Brown awards hopeful Scott Pooley leads HC in goals (18) and points (33). The guest Yellow Jackets sit at 9-12-3 in the Atlantic. General admission tickets are $10.

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Thursday, Feb. 22 — Lecture, ‘Worcester’s Chet Heywood and the Brave Black Regiment in World War I,’ 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fletcher Auditorium, Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St.  Here’s this week’s second helping of African-American appreciation: Bob Stacy, guest curator of the museum’s “Citizen Soldiers” exhibition, discusses Worcester resident Chester “Chet” Heywood’s World War I service, and the minority-based unit in which he heroically served.

The lecture is one of many no-cost events being offered during WHM’s Free February promotion.

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Friday, Feb. 23 — ‘Something Rotten!’, 8 p.m., Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. The play’s the thing, and the agitated Bottom brothers (Nick and Nigel) are tired of some dude named Shakespeare getting all the pub — and stage success. After a local sage foresees the multifaceted future of theater, the Bottoms are hellbent on fashioning the globe’s first musical in this raucous comedy.

Other show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 24; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are priced from $44 to $79.

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