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where culture, creativity and community come together
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
Sports Grill & Bar
Residence Inn by Marriott
Ristorante Via Alto 27
stART on the Street
Seven Hills Symphony
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 Film Works
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 $25 gift card to the Perfect Game Sports Grill & Lounge - one of the newest entertainment and dining destinations in Worcester's Canal District, with a mix of historical photos of great sports achievements.
Win a guided tour for you and three friends
at Mass Audubon
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
with Executive Director Deb Cary!
Learn the history of land conservation in the City, while enjoying an exploration of the beautiful sanctuary in the City!
Ride in Style!
Win a $25 gift card for Worcester Airport Limousine, serving both business and leisure travelers with shuttle, private and chartered service throughout the Northeast.
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Enjoy a night of discovery and fun to kick off the summer season on
at the EcoTarium!
Get to know a variety of WOO venues, explore new EcoTarium exhibits, and a complimentary Planetarium show! FREE for WOO Card holders & one guest (additional guests just $5).
All ages welcome.
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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.
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The temperature is heating up and so are the deals & discounts now available to WOO Card holders! With more than fifty Worcester area arts and culture destinations, along with restaurants, hotels, retailers and other hospitality minded businesses now participating in the WOO Card program- now is the time to get out and enjoy 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 Mom - treat her to one of our fabulous Wow WOO Packages or use the coupon at the bottom of this page to save $5 off the purchase of a WOO Card just for her!
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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Where will you WOO?
The hills are alive - the Seven Hills Symphony that is! Don't miss their Spring Concert in the Blais Pavilion of the Aaron Lazar Research Building at UMass Medical School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4th! Featuring works by Johann Strauss, Maurice Ravel, John Phillip Sousa and others - the concert is sure to be fast paced and lively. Admission is FREE and open to the public. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points and enjoy a complimentary snack during intermission.
Siege the day at Higgins Armory Museum's 2nd Annual Trebuchet Contest on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. - noon. Trebuchets are a type of medieval siege machine used to destroy castle walls. Using the principles of gravity and levers, they were capable of hurling large stones a great distance. Watch as teams compete for accuracy and coolness. Not one to sit on the sidelines? Put together your own team! Admission to the contest is FREE with museum admission. WOO Card holders enjoy $2 off general admission.
Get your laugh on at The Hanover Theatre! Jewtopia, which holds the record as the longest running comedy in Off-Broadway history, comes to downtown Worcester for one night only on Saturday, May 5th at 8 p.m. following record-breaking runs in New York, LA, Chicago and Toronto. Combining comedy, multimedia and audience participation, this is a must see show. Don't miss this hilarious and irreverent comedic extravaganza! WOO Card holders can save 10% off tickets and swipe for WOO points.
Whispers in the Walls takes the public behind the closed doors of some of Worcester's most historic and fascinating homes and reveals the lives of people who inhabited them. Join the Worcester Historical Museum for a tour of the home of George Henry Whitcomb at 51 Harvard Street on Saturday, May 5th at 1 p.m. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
The Worcester Center for Crafts invites you to an Opening Reception for its Artist-in-Residence Exhibition on Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 p.m. The culmination of their year spent working in the WCC studios, the exhibition offers the chance to look at the work of pre-professional artists in transition. Admission is FREE and open to the public. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Escape to the South Pacificat The Hanover Theatre when the breathtaking new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein takes the stage for four shows, Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 13th. Don't miss this sweeping romantic story of two couples, set on a tropical island during World War II and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. WOO Card holders can save 10% off tickets.
While discovering these after-hours surprises, party guests will also enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music by Dale LePage, Bobby Gadoury, & Joe D'Angelo, a moonlight train ride, silent auction, and cash bar. Advance reservations required. WOO Card holders can save $5 off tickets.
Join the EcoTarium for a special adult evening of surprises and fun on Saturday, May 12th! See exhibits come to life, meet historical figures from Worcester and the world of science, and discover hidden treasures from the museum's collection.
|One day only - Fire Works Clay Studio will host its 9th Annual Spring Open Studio at the Sprinkler Factory on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn about the ceramics process as you watch the artists in their studios and demonstrate their techniques. See the artists' new spring work, all available for purchase. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Spring Open House will be held at Worcester Academy of Music on Saturday, May 12th from 2:30-5 p.m. Learn more about an exciting lineup of summer programs and register for lessons and classes - also enjoy a free Musikgarten class, Nature's Music (newborn to age 2) and Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-5). Admission is FREE, WOO Card holders can save 5% off lessons.
Treat mom to a step back in time at Old Sturbridge Village with FREE admission for all moms on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th. Family friendly activities planned throughout the day including special Moms vs Kids tug of war contest on the Village Common, a scavenger hunt centered on 1830s child care and a variety of make & take crafts for children. WOO Card holders can save $5 off adult daytime admission and swipe for WOO points.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden invites you to treat mom to a day at the garden with FREE admission for all Mother's on Mother's Day Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, May 12th & 13th. Whether an avid gardener or just one who admires the beauty of nature, all mothers will appreciate a visit to this garden paradise, bursting with the colors and fragrances of spring. WOO Card holders save $2 off adult admission and swipe for WOO points.
JOMP into Spring! Join the Joy of Music Program for its 25th Anniversary Celebration Spring Gala on Wednesday, May 16th at Mechanics Hall! Don't miss a performance by the JOMP Youth Orchestra, JOMP String Ensemble and Jazz Trane, an advanced student ensemble. Refreshments, jazz and a cash bar will follow the concert. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Don't miss a beat of the Worcester Art Museum's next Third Thursday After Hours @ WAM on Thursday, May 17th. Enjoy live music featuring Taiko drumming by Odaiko New England in the Renaissance Court, along with special gallery tour of Pilgramage to Hokusai's Wateralls. Admission $14. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Explore the Joy of Sets with a one night workshop at the Worcester Center for Crafts on Friday, May 18th. Take a loose and fun approach to the making of pots on the potter's wheel! From mugs to plates to pouring vessels, how do you make pots that work together and get along in a manner that identifies them as a 'set'? Register online. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Join ARTSWorcester for take off at their Aurora Gallery as they fly through musical eras, from classic big band and swing to R&B and funk, at Dance Me To the Moon: A Space-Age Benefit on Saturday, May 19th. Orbiting the evening will be artwork from the gallery show T-Minus - an exhibit inspired by Worcester's role in the race to the moon. Tickets just $20. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Celebrate the Thrill of the Till: Music in the Emerging American Nation at the American Antiquarian Society on Tuesday, May 22nd. Performance featuring Peter Bloom on flute, Mary Jane Rupert on harp and D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano will how how classical music evolved into the melodies that resounded at political rallies, from dance halls, in city streets, on town commons and in the hearts of Americans as they hunted for gold, settled the country and created a vibrant democracy. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Unify the music - unify the people! Kick off your Memorial Day weekend at the Lucky Dog Music Hall, which is thrilled to welcome The Fear Nuttin Band along with The Band Droids from NYC for a show on Friday, May 25th. With its all original reggae/rock style, this is a band that is driven to write honest and real music! Admission just $8. WOO Card holders save $3 off cover and swipe for WOO points.
With temperatures climbing (hopefully!) its time for the sheep at Old Sturbridge Village to get their annual hair cuts! Don't miss Wool Days at the Village, Saturday, May 26th - Monday, May 28th. Historians will demonstrate how wool is processed from shearing, scouring and carding, to dyeing, spinning and weaving. Memorial Day is also the kick-off to summer activities like period games including 1830s baseball and French & English tug-of-war contests. WOO Card holders save $5 off adult daytime admission.
stART on the Street goes green - or goes to Green Street that is! That's right, stART on the Street Spring Edition will take place on Sunday, June 3rd on Green Street, between Temple & Madison Streets, in Worcester. The family friendly and free festival will feature 150+ artists and crafters, along with a variety of local music groups, non profit organizations offering information and free kids' activities, and a food court complete with vegan options. Admission is FREE! WOO Card holders can Swipe for Double WOO points.
Upcoming in WOO
May 3rd - Worcester Arts Council Community Input Meeting at Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, Swipe for WOO points
May 4th - King Sickabilly & His Full Moon Boys rock the Lucky Dog Music Hall, $5 cover with WOO Card
May 6th - Live Band Karaoke with Fingercuff at the Lucky Dog Music Hall, no cover with WOO Card
May 9th - An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou at The Hanover Theatre, 10% off tickets with WOO Card
May 12th - Zip Tour at the Worcester Art Museum: Whistler's Women, docent led quick tour focusing on works by James Abbott McNeil Whistler, swipe for WOO points
May 16th - Crafternoons at Worcester Historical Museum: Flowered Hats, swipe for Double WOO points
May 19th - Opening Reception for Photographic Harmony exhibition at Worcester Academy of Music, swipe for WOO points
May 19th - Five Start Concert Series featuring Dale LePage with Bobby Gadoury and Thomas Spear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, swipe for WOO points
May 22nd - Joan Rivers - My Life in Show Business: 135 Years & Counting at The Hanover Theatre, 10% off tickets with WOO Card
Ongoing thru May 26th - Maps: Pathways to Russia exhibit at the Museum of Russian Icons
Ongoing thru May 30th - Summer registration at Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, waived annual registration fee for new families with WOO Card
June 3rd - Music Worcester hosts the Worcester Chorus for a performance of Carmina Burana at Mechanics Hall, 10% off up to 2 tickets with WOO Card
June 5th - American Antiquarian Society hosts noted writer and Pulitzer prize finalist David Woods Kemper for a lecture exploring The Mansion of Happiness, swipe WOO Card for Double WOO points
June 7th - Worcester Chamber Music Society performs at The Willows at Worcester
June 8 - 10th - Blue Man Group brings its high-octane theatrical experience to the stage of The Hanover Theatre, 10% off tickets with WOO Card
June 9th - Old Sturbridge Village hosts a recreated early 19th century Muster Day, $5 off adult admission with WOO Card
June 15th - first of 6-week Live at Sunset concert series kicks off at the EcoTarium, swipe your WOO Card for WOO points
Ongoing thru June 30th - The Unsinkable Ship, commemorating the 100th Annivesary of the sinking of the Titanic at the Worcester Historical Museum, swipe for Double WOO points
Ongoing thru July 14th - Vases of Spring: Annual Show & Sale at the Worcester Center for Crafts, swipe for Double 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!