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WOO Card now accepted at:
All Points Limousine
American Antiquarian Society
Artist Group of the Sprinkler Factory
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Courtyard by Marriott Worcester
Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole
The Hanover Theatre
Higgins Armory Museum
Hilton Garden Inn
Joy of Music Program
Fine Wine & Spirits
Camera & Supply
Le Limo Limousine Service
Lucky Dog Music Hall
Museum of Russian Icons
Old Sturbridge Village
Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV
Packachoag Community Music School of Greater Worcester
Perfect Game Sports Grill & Bar
Residence Inn by Marriott
Ristorante Via Alto 27
stART on the Street
Seven Hills Symphony
The Courtyard Marriott Worcester
The People's Kitchen of the Citizen Restaurant
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
25 on the Common
at Grafton Inn
Wachusett Meadow Sanctuary
Wooberry Frozen Yogurt
Worcester Academy of Music
Worcester Arts Council
Worcester Airport Limo
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Chamber Music Society
Worcester Center for Crafts
Worcester Historical Museum
Worcester Public Library
WOO Deals & Discounts
Win with WOO!
In addition to the special discounts you'll receive, each time you use your WOO Card you also earn points which make you eligible to win fantastic WOO prizes!
Win a pair of tickets to the Worcester Chamber Music Society's concert Americana on Saturday, April 14th at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester.
Disney on Ice
Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Opening Night of Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey at the DCU Center April 19th - 22nd.
Win a pair of tickets to see Opera Worcester host the National Lyric Opera of New York for a production of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi at The Hanover Theatre on Saturday, April 28th.
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Please Join Us...
Thursday, April 19th
at The Hanover Theatre
Experience the new Worcester!
Joyce Kulhawik hosts a WOOphoric evening
full of fun, food and festive suprises!
Admission is FREE but advance RSVP required
Don't forget - in order to receive discounts and earn WOO points, you must register your WOO Card. If you haven't yet done so, visit us online today to register your card and you'll be WOOing in no time!
WOO Cards available
for purchase anytime online.
Also now available at the Box Offices of
and the DCU Center, as well as at the Office of the Worcester City Clerk, Worcester City Hall.
Wow WOO Wednesdays...
Ladies Night at
7 - 9 p.m.
Wooberry Frozen Yogurt
WOO Cards will be available for purchase for just $15... and swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points!
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We're not joking! With more than fifty Worcester area arts and culture destinations, along with restaurants, hotels, retailers and other hospitality minded businesses participating in the WOO Card program- now is the time to enjoy even more great discounts and special offers for cool concerts, thought provoking theater, unique museums, magical music, great eats, street festivals, outdoor adventures and MORE!
Don't forget, each time you use your WOO Card you accumulate WOO points. Reach certain thresholds and you'll automatically be awarded special WOO prizes including restaurant gift cards, complimentary admissions & tickets!
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Are you ready for a true feast for the eyes and ears? Don't miss The Red Star-Red Army Chorus, Dance Ensemble and Orchestra hosted by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall on Tuesday, April 3rd. Known for flamboyant, gravity-defying maneuvers, graceful poise and brilliant costumes, this is a show not to be missed! Tickets available online, by calling the box office at 508 754-3231 or through a special Wow WOO Package including dinner at Nuovo Restaurant. Use your WOO Card to save 10% of tickets and swipe for Double WOO points.
Does history teach lessons? Was George Santayana correct when he said that 'those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'? The American Antiquarian Society invites you to find out at a lecture on Thursday, April 5th with Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown University and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Radicalism of the American Revolution. Admission to the lecture is FREE. Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points.
Worcester's 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival - Brew Woo is set for Saturday, April 7th in the Convention Center of the DCU Center. Sponsored KJ Baaron's, the event will feature more than 30 breweries offering samples of craft beers and local brews, live music a Bar-BREW-Que corner along with traditional concessions. Tickets available online and at the DCU Center Box Office. Show your WOO Card on site upon entry to receive a $5 concession voucher.
It'll be a Silent Film Extravaganza at Mechanics Hall on Wednesday, April 11th with the showing of A Trip to the Moon (1902), as seen in the recent Academy Award blockbuster Hugo, brilliantly accompanied (silent-film-style) by Peter Krasinksi on the hall's magnificent Worcester Organ.
In the movie a group of astronomers set out to study earth's moon by flying there in a ship shot form a cannon, only to be assaulted by evil moon men. After escaping, they return to earth and are honored with a parade and commemorative statue. Admission
is Free. Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points.
Worcester Windows is Taking it to the Street! Curated by Worcester State University alums Howard McGinn and Anne Seuthe, the newest exhibition of the Worcester Windows Community Gallery program will open on Thursday, April 12th with a reception at The Hanover Theatre. Worcester artist Terri Priest will open the event with a brief talk, followed by walking tours of the downtown gallery footprint encompassing the works of some 36 artists in painting, sculpture, drawing and photography, including a new photography exhibit, The People of Worcester County in the City Hall Gallery. Admission to the reception is free. Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points.
works of Copland, Berger, Dvorak and Barber, the Worcester Chamber Music Society invites you to their concert Americana on Friday, April 13th at the United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville, with an encore performance on Saturday, April 14th at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester. Both concerts will feature a pre-concert conversation at 7 p.m. Reserve tickets online. Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points.
Spring has sprung! And a surefire sign of that is the arrival of the lambs at Old Sturbridge Village! Meet the lambs, along with other new baby animals, watch musket demonstrations, and visit the OSV Crafts Center for daily activities including dipping candles, making a tin candleholder and more - throughout April school vacation week, Saturday, April 14th - Sunday, April 22nd. WOO Card holders can save $5 off adult daytime admission.
The Secrets of Moscow Kremlin will be explored through Storytelling and a Hands-on Workshop at the Museum of Russian Icons on Saturday, April 14th or Thursday, April 19th. Enjoy a fascinating story for the whole family then create your own unique piece of art in an interactive, hands-on workshop. Advanced registration recommended. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Celebrate Earth Week - On the Move! at the EcoTarium, Tuesday, April 17th - Friday, April 20th! Float, fly and roll your way to a fun vacation week, exploring how things move across air, land and water. Learn how nature inspires movement technology, harness the win to make a vessel move and so much more! EcoTarium Earth Week culminates with its annual Earth Day Festival on Friday, April 20th with half-priced admission for all. WOO Card holders save $2 off adult admission, $1 off Planetarium shows. (Please note - WOO Card discount NOT applicable on April 20th) As April is National Poetry Month, the Worcester Historical Museum invites you to join them in honoring Worcester's own Stanley Kunitz at this month's Crafternoons on Wednesday, April 18th, when his famous poem My Mother's Pears will serve as inspiration for creating stamps with pears, apples and potatoes and using them on canvas tote bags. Admission is Free. Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points.
Come take a whirl on The Hanover Theatre's stage or simply sit and watch the world dance while enjoying world class organist Phil Kelsall play the theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer on Wednesday, April 18th. Kelsall, resident organist at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the UK, is truly phenomenal! He's been playing the Blackpool - arguably the most famous and most played Wurlitzer in the world - for the last 36 years. Admission $20. Use your WOO Card to save $5 off.
Enjoy art and music during the Worcester Art Museum's Third Thursday After Hours on Thursday, April 19th. Event will feature a talk by contemporary artist Carrie Moyer, who work is on exhibit in WAM's contemporary gallery through August 19th. Also enjoy live folk music by Thea Hopkins. Always great company, cash bar. Admission $14. Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points.
Make imagination your destination and join Mickey and Minnie Mouse on a Magical Journey when Disney on Ice visits the DCU Center Thursday, April 19th - Sunday, April 22nd. You'll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical - you may never want to go home! Tickets available online or at the DCU Center Box Office. Use your WOO Card to save $3 off select seats.
Experience Baroque Brilliance with the Salisbury Singers performance on Saturday, April 21st. Get unplugged from your mobile devises and experience the exhilaration of a live performance that venerates faith and the renewal of life and celebrates triumph and resurrection through the brilliance of the Baroque period's leading composers - J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel. Tickets now available online, by calling 508 799-3848 or through a special Wow WOO Package which includes two tickets plus dinner at Ceres Bistro for just $80!
America's favorite houseplant - the African Violet - will be on full display at the
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Saturday, April 21st
and Sunday, April 22nd for a spectacular African Violet Show. All are welcome to enter their own plants and floral designs for judging to win ribbons and prizes. Participate in workshops or start your own collection at the sale. Admission included with museum admission. Use your WOO Card to save $2 off adult admission.
Ready for a night of creative fun? The
Worcester Art Museum will host its Adult Classes Open House at CC Lowell Art Supplies & Framing on Wednesday, April 25th. Preview spring/summer classes, talk with instructors, find out the latest in the world of art supplies and get special discounts on art materials! Admission is Free. Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points.
The Worcester Historical Museum invites you to an opening reception on Thursday, April 26th for its new exhibit 30 x 30 @ 30 Your city. Your history. The dynamic exhibit takes a look at 30 objects and events that have shaped the history of Worcester through the eyes of 30 somethings living and working in the City. Look at the history of Worcester in this unique context as people share their personal histories and contribute to our shared history as a community. Free with museum admission. Use your WOO Card to enjoy two-for-one admission and swipe for Double WOO points.
Featuring the works of twenty-one New England potters, the Worcester Center for Crafts 2012 Pottery Invitational is not to be missed! Thursday, April 5th is the opening reception for the Pottery Invitational Preview Exhibition, curated by D. Hayne Bayless and Hannah Niswonger. Admission is $25 with proceeds to benefit the center's ceramic studio. Exhibition will remain on view in the Krikorian Gallery through the end of the month. On Friday, April 27th enjoy the opening of the Pottery Invitational Show and Sale. View the work and meet this year's participating potters. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is Free and open to the public. Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points.
Opera Worcester, Inc. will host the National Lyric Opera of New York at The Hanover Theatre on Saturday, April 28th for a professionally staged and fully orchestrated production of Opera La Traviata. You won't want to miss the story of an affair between star-crossed lovers, Alfredo, a commoner, and Violetta, a terminally-ill courtesan proving that true love must triumph over all and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart. Tickets available online, by calling the box office at 877 571-SHOW, or through a special Wow WOO Package. Use your WOO Card to save $5 off tickets.
Spring may have only just sprung, but it's not too early to start planning for summer music classes, workshops and lessons!
Registration is now open at the Worcester Academy of Music - use your WOO Card to save 5% off private lessons and swipe for WOO points! Flexible lesson options, music programs offering something for everyone. Likewise, summer registration for all classes at the Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester is also now open - use your WOO Card to save on Music Together Classes. Choose from musical theatre, suzuki, lessons & ensembles.
Upcoming in WOO
April 2nd - Sean Kingston in concert at The Hanover Theatre, swipe for WOO points
April 4th - Dan Moretti brings his dynamic jazz sound to the Brown Bag Concert at Mechanics Hall, swipe for Double WOO points
April 6th - The Moody Blues rock the stage at The Hanover Theatre, swipe for WOO points
April 10th - June 30th - The Unsinkable Ship exhibition commemorating Worcester County connections to 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic at the Worcester Historical Museum, swipe for Double WOO points
April 11th - ARTSWorcester Artist Reception for Flowering Observance exhibition at the Franklin Society Salon Gallery of The Hanover Theatre, Free admission, swipe for WOO points
April 12th - Music Worcester hosts Moscow Festival Ballet performance of Cinderella at The Hanover Theatre, swipe for Double WOO points
April 13th - Deadline to apply for two scholarships available to high school or college students intending to major in voice or theatre arts through Opera Worcester, Inc.
April 13th - Worcester Arts Council 2012 Grant Reception at the Worcester Historical Museum, swipe for WOO points
April 14th - Aine Minogue in concert at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, swipe for WOO points
April 19th - lecture with Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture and author of the official bicentennial history of the American Antiquarian Society at AAS, Free admission, Swipe for Double WOO points
April 20th - Worcester Historical Museum hosts the Musicians of the Old Post Road for a concert, swipe for Double WOO points
April 22nd - Jack Hanna's Into the Wild LIVE! at The Hanover Theatre, $4 off with WOO Card
April 29th - Faculty Recital featuring Priscilla Kjorlaug on piano at the Joy of Music Program, swipe for Double WOO points
May 4th - beloved comedian Bill Cosby on stage at The Hanover Theatre, swipe for WOO points
Thru May 26th - Maps: Pathways to Russia exhibit at the Museum of Russian Icons, swipe for WOO points
Visit the Worcester Cultural Coalition's online calendar often for more information about these and many, many other cultural happenings! Look for the for special WOO discounts and valuable WOO points!