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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 $25 gift card to the Celtic Tavern - a classic Irish Pub with American standards, a warm and welcoming neighborhood restaurant.
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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Points & Prizes
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!
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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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With nearly sixty Worcester area arts and culture destinations, along with restaurants, hotels, retailers and other hospitality minded businesses now participating in the WOO Card program- there's no better time to save some green! Grab your WOO Card and check out the latest in great discounts and special offers for cool concerts, thought provoking theater, unique museums, magical music, great eats, street festivals, outdoor adventures and MORE!
And, 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 gift cards (this month choose from CC Lowell and the Grafton Inn), complimentary admissions (this month choose from the EcoTarium and the Worcester Historical Museum) & tickets (Hanover Theatre anyone?)!
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Where will you WOO?
Celebrate the sweetness of spring during Old Sturbridge Village's Maple Days, weekends throughout the month of March. Enjoy a look at one of the earliest American rural traditions as costumed historians demonstrate tapping trees and "sugaring off" at OSV's own working sugar camp. WOO Card holders save $5 off adult daytime admission.
Enjoy a Show of Unexpected Artists with the Artist Group of the Sprinkler Factory throughout the month of March. Art is 4 Every 1 will exhibit the work of artist who have discovered painting through the program - with artists ranging in age from 12 - 100 years old. Special opening Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, March 3rd. Admission to the Gallery is FREE. Swipe for WOO points.
The Lucky Dog Music Hallwill celebrate it's 13th Anniversary Weekend with special performances by Auntie Trainwreck, Mongrel, The Shop and more! If you've never been to the Lucky Dog, it's one of the best live music venues around, with tons of great beers on tap, so stop in for an incredible show on Friday, March 2nd. WOO Card holders can save $2 off admission.
Hear the Worcester Chamber Music Society and friends share the tales of Mother Goose, Little Miss Muffet, Old King Cole and more at a free family concert of Bernard Hoffer's Ma Goose at Mechanics Hall on Sunday, March 4th. Admission is FREE. Don't miss this delightful opportunity to introduce classical music to children, with an on stage meet and greet with the performers following the performance. Fun for the young and young at heart!
Here's your chance to experience a trip to the Emerald Isle without having to leave the states! Dublin's beloved Merry Ploughboys will help transform Mechanics Hall into an Irish Pub on Friday, March 9th, complete with a public house atmosphere, Irish draft beers, traditional pub food and a lively blend of traditional Irish ballads and folk music. Tickets available online or by calling the box office at 508 752-0888. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points. Just in time for Easter, the Museum of Russian Icons invites you to explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs - on Saturday, March 10th. Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg in this hands-on workshop. Two sessions scheduled - choose from 8:30 a.m. - noon or 1 -4:30 p.m. Open to ages 12 and up. Advanced registration required. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
The Joy of Music Program will host a Faculty Recital on Sunday, March 11th. Concert will featuring Nancy Ackerman, clarinet and Sang Hee Kim on piano, performing the works of Walter Mourant. Suggested donation of $10 for admission. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
|Brown Bags are Back! Mechanics Hall and WICN Radio will kick off their spring Brown Bag Concert Series on Wednesday, March 14th with Boston Jazz legend Paul Broadnax. Twice nominated for BMA's Jazz Singer of the Year, this is a concert not to be missed! The series continues each Wednesday at 12 noon at Mechanics Hall, through April 4th. March 21st will feature the Matt Savage-Erena Terakubo Sextet, followed by guitar virtuoso Gerry Beaudoin on March 28th, with the dynamic Dan Moretti rounding out the series on April 4th. Admission to all of the Brown Bag concerts is FREE. Bring your own lunch or buy one from the hall. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Celebrate National Craft Month with the Worcester Historical Museum! Enjoy Crafternoons on Wednesday, March 14th, this month looking at an old school craft. Get a closer look at samplers from the museum's collection and learn more about their history. Then get those hands ready to try some cross stitch of your own! Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Enjoy art and music during the Worcester Art Museum's Third Thursday After Hours on Thursday, March 15th, featuring live jazz by the Lee Prager Trio and a special tour of WAM's Art Since the Mid-20th Century galleries. Always great company, cash bar. Admission $14 at the door. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Get your tickets early for this one because it's sure to be a sell out! Celtic harpist Aine Minogue returns to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 17th for a special St. Patrick's Day concert. Marvel at the celestial sounds of her harp and ethereal voice. Cash bar and light refreshments available for sale. Reserve your tickets today. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
D on't miss an unforgettable performance by two members of the internationally acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet as the Worcester Art Museum hosts the second of three concerts in its Chamber Music Series on Sunday, March 18th. Violinist Nicholas Kitchen and cellist Yeesun Kim will perform works by Bloch, Schulhoff, Ysaye and Kodaly. Concert will feature intermission talk by a WAM curator, and an opportunity to meet the musicians following the performance. Seating very limited. Advanced reservations required.
Feed your creative expression at CC Lowell's Golden Artist Colors Acrylic Lecture Demo on Saturday, March 24th. Artists of all levels will come away with fresh new insights - from traditional to contemporary to mixed media, acrylics are infinitely versatile. All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packets, including hand-painted color charts. Space is limited to register today! Call 508 757-7713 to do so. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
J oin Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester in celebrating the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of The Roaring 20's on Saturday, March 24th. Performers to include Curtis Smith and Nike Beaudry performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Christina White playing selections from Victor Herbert and the talented Kallin Johnson Trio play favorites from Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and others. Choose from matinee show or evening to be held in conjunction with a special wine tasting. Reserve your seats today!
T he weather outside may be warming up, but it'll be cold as ice at the DCU Center for the return of NCAA Division 1 Mens' Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals Saturday & Sunday, March 24th & 25th. Four teams, three games, two days... the road to the NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins right here in Worcester! Tickets available online or at the DCU Center Box Office. WOO Card holders save $8 off all session tickets.
D on't miss the 7th Annual Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival March 23rd -25th at the Grafton Municipal Center. The multi-day festival celebrates and promotes artists and musicians from throughout Central Massachusetts, southern Worcester County, the Blackstone Valley and beyond! Enjoy workshops, live performances, demonstrations and more. Admission is FREE. Look for the WOO Card table to swipe for WOO points.
Back by popular demand, bringing their critically acclaimed authentic show straight from Ireland - don't miss the Celtic Crossroads on stage at the Hanover Theatre on Sunday, March 25th. Don't miss this explosion of youthful energy and dazzling musicianship - fusing traditional Irish music with bluegrass, gypsy and jazz. Tickets available online and at The Hanover Theatre Box Office. WOO Card holders can save 10% off tickets.
Got game? Do you frequently watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune or Family Feud and think - I can do that! Now is your chance! Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge offers Game Show Night every Wednesday - complete with podiums with buttons to buzz in, trivia questions popping up on the TVs, a host, prizes, the complete game show experience! WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points and save 10% off food orders.
It'll be a battle of the sexes at The Hanover Theatre when He Said, She Said takes the stage on Thursday, March 29th! Don't miss this hilarious evening of improv as comedians relentlessly illustrate the "he said, she said" of relationships with irreverent viewpoints and no-holds barred approach. Tickets available online or at The Hanover Box Office. WOO Card holders save 10% off tickets.
Upcoming in WOO
March 1st - Music Worcester hosts the Nordwest German Staatskapelle at Mechanics Hall, 10% off up to 2 tickets
March 1st - Midtown Men, reuniting four stars of the original Jersey Boys, on stage at The Hanover Theatre, save 10% off tickets
March 3 & 4th - 183rd Annual Camellia Show
at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Save $2 off museum admission
March 4th - Stealing Rembrandts in Massachusetts: The Three Most Important Art Thefts in American History lecture at the Worcester Art Museum, swipe for WOO points
March 7th - 2011 International Competition piano division silver medal winner Yeol Eum Son performs at Mechanics Hall,
save 10% off up to 2 tickets
March 8th - Opening Reception for Student & Faculty Show at the Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery,
swipe for Double WOO points
March 8th - the Saw Doctors rock The Hanover Theatre,
save 10% off tickets
March 9th - Gov't Surplus with special guests Let It Bleed at the Lucky Dog Music Hall, save $3 off cover charge
March 24th - 2nd Annual Library Gardening Book Swap at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, swipe for WOO points
March 24th - free Ready, Set, Russian! language workshop at the Museum of Russian Icons, swipe for WOO points
March 25th - Family Day: Myths and Muses at the Worcester Art Museum, swipe for WOO points
March 29th - He Said She Said at The Hanover Theatre,
save 10% off tickets
March 31st - Loretta LaRoche Let's Stop Global Whining on stage at The Hanover Theatre, save 10% off tickets
April 3rd - Music Worcester hosts the Red Star-Red Army Chorus, Dance Ensemble & Orchestra at Mechanics Hall,
save 10% off up to 2 tickets
April 4th - Joan Rivers: My Life in Show Business - 135 Years & Counting at The Hanover Theatre, save 10% off tickets
April 5th - Pottery Invitational Preview Exhibition opens at the Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery, swipe for Double WOO points
April 6th - Moddy Blues in concert at The Hanover Theatre,
swipe for WOO points
April 10th - Opening of The Unsinkable Ship at the Worcester Historical Museum commemorating Worcester County connections on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic
April 19-22nd - Disney on Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey at the DCU Center, $3 off selects seats/performances
Ongoing - 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!