The third Pow! Wow! Worcester mural festival is happening this week. I’ve been out all weekend looking at art and meeting people.
Here are a few of the murals I visited. I’ll post more photos later this week.
Here’s a map of the 2018 locations.
Park Spirit is having their annual Elm Park Summer Concert Series. The concerts are every Thursday evening from 6:30p-8p. They’re free, open to the public, family-friendly and pet-friendly. Bring a chair or blanket (there’s no seating, just a lawn).
Schedule they’ve published as of this posting:
- June 28: Little Sugar & The Big Spoonful – Electric Blues
- July 5: Abraxas – Santana Tribute Band
- July 12: Niki Luparelli – Post-Modern Jukebox
- July 12: Fellowship of the King – Elvis Tribute Band
- July 26: The Carlos Odria Group – World Jazz
- Aug 2: Hot Letter – Rock N’ Roll
I went out to see Niki Luparelli’s show. It was a beautiful evening. I met up with friends; met some people; and brought my bearded dragon out for some fresh air and bonding time. Everyone had a great time.
This weekend was busy in Worcester with too many activities happening to get to all of them. It’s a nice problem to have. Worcester used to have the opposite problem. Increasingly, we’re having more to do than anyone could do. Good for Worcester.
We got out to Cars of Summer to see our friends’ band, The Silverbacks, play. We caught them at Greendales too. They’re a great band and if you haven’t been out to see them, do it.
The weather was too hot to do much walking around at the car show. That was disappointing. We made up for it by going to O’Connors for early dinner.
The festival featured short films created by local filmmakers and represented a wide range of styles and genres. All of the work was excellent. CMFF is planning to have more events in the future. Watch for announcements on their Facebook page.
- 𝙐𝙣𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝: 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙩 𝙏𝙤 𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙⠀- Future Focus Media
- 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙐𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙭 – Rufus Chaffee
- 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨 – Douglas Gordon
- 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙚 – ⠀ Jason Mazzotta and David Newland
- 𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙕𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙚 𝘼𝙥𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙮𝙥𝙚 – Dave Borges
The Sprinkler Factory was a great place to hold this event. The space is open, welcoming, and full of artwork. The people who manage the gallery are wonderful hosts. Every time I’ve been there for an event it’s been a great time.
January 15, 2018