Things To Do In Worcester

Up to 52% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs

Up to 63% Off at Shaping Zone for Women

Shaping Zone for Women

Webster Square

$45 $20

Women work out in an intimate and supportive atmosphere making use of group classes as well as quality gym equipment

Worcester Historical Museum – 50% Off Visit

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

Up to 45% Off at Cars of Summer Super Show

Cars of Summer Super Show

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$20 $11

Lay eyes on scores of classic and restored antique cars, or bid on autos and parts at an auction

HD Fitness Classes with Gym Membership at Worcester Fitness

Worcester Fitness

Forest Grove

$149 $50

Ever-changing HD classes ensure fitness regimens stay fresh; find classes, free weights, and an indoor pool to keep workouts varied

Up to 58% Off at Metrowest Yoga

Metrowest yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Versatile yoga studio's instructors emphasize calmness & tension release during traditional & hot classes manageable for all skill levels.

Up to 78% Off Private Dance Classes

Poise, Style & Motion

Webster Square

$135 $39

Experienced dance instructors help students of all ages and abilities master dances such as salsa, waltz, merengue, and swing

Up to 58% Off Boot Camp at Peak Fitness Workouts

Peak Fitness Workouts

Indian Lake East

$139 $59

Boot-camp workouts designed by physical therapists help whip bodies into shape and build strength in a climate-controlled indoor space

Half Off Hookah at Electric Haze

Electric Haze

Worcester

$30 $15

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

60% Off Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

51% Off Weight-Loss Program from Friends in Motion

Friends in Motion

On Location

$80 $39

The supportive weight-loss program includes weekly interactive classes and team activities such as yoga, hiking, and potlucks

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Up to 50% Off CrossFit Gym Membership

New England Fitness Compound

Worcester

$150 $75

Unlike the typical CrossFit gym, this space contains both cardio machines and functional-training equipment

Up to 67% Off Krav Maga Classes

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

$110 $39

Students learn to effectively defend themselves through groin kicks, elbow strikes, and other swift moves

Up to 60% Off from Worcester Bubble Parties

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

Up to 55% Off BYOB Painting Night

Peace Art Paint and Sip

Worcester

$50 $25

Participants sip on their own beverages while painting included 16"x20" canvases

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Perhaps as a tribute to the timeless nature of the sword, the Worcester Fencing Club began as a small class held at the Higgins Armory Museum, a collection of arms and armor from medieval Europe and beyond. There, Doug Jacobs—a United States Fencing Association–certified instructor—began imparting his knowledge to a handful of students, giving them a small taste of the age-old sport that, over the years, had become unfairly associated with bullies popping balloons in the streets. Still, many of his students wished to extend their training, and—upon a suggestion of the mother of some of his students—Doug expanded his academy in 1998, forming the Worcester Fencing Club. Today, the school continues to draw fresh blood, introducing students of all ages and experience levels to modern- and Olympic-style fencing in classes still often taught by Doug himself.

243 Stafford St
Worcester,
MA
US

The gleam of painted flames, roar of engines, and glow of underbody neon lights are among the sights and sounds that greet attendees at the Import Evolution Car Show. A fleet of more than 200 autos includes domestic and foreign makes, classics, and cars customized with rims and modified sound systems rather than cross-stitched license plates. Between 5,000 and 10,000 spectators wander among the candy-colored machines representing more than 75 of the industry’s top brands and through vendor exhibits displaying apparel and collectibles. Live entertainment adds to the festive atmosphere as guests learn about automotive culture. At the climax of the show, awards honor the most impressive make-specific and VIP class vehicles, motorcycles, and autos grouped into specialty categories such as Class Clown and Best Muscle Car.

50 Foster Street
Worcester,
MA
US

Skylite Roller Skating Center has been sending families spinning round its 10,000-square-foot rink for 30 years. Skaters can don sturdy four-wheeled foot trolleys to cruise the circumference of Skylite’s sleek surface, which is kept smooth daily by the diligent tongues of 100 neighborhood cats, during any of the rink’s 2.5- to 3-hour public skating sessions (up to a $5 to $8 value/person; times and admission price vary each day), including their annual Halloween and New Year’s Eve parties. Glide in time to current and classic dance and pop tunes in a whirl of neon, black lights, and the sequin-like shimmers of an overhead disco ball. A snack bar serves pizza, french fries, and candy—not included in today’s Groupon—to failing gliders to prevent head-on blood-sugar crashes.

648 Park Ave
Worcester,
MA
US

At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, a resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.

Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.

50 Franklin St
Worcester,
MA
US

Since 1929, Green Hills Golf Course has beckoned golfers to traverse 6,485 yards of emerald carpet, dotted with 18 classically constructed holes clustered about the northern half of Green Hill Pond. Players take on the Ted Robinson–designed course from one of five sets of tees, making the course playable for golfers of all stripes. The pond comes into play most directly on the par 5 ninth hole, which tacks close to the water’s edge for the entire length of the fairway and threatens to make golf balls pruny before they reach the back nine. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,485 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.4 from the back tees * Course slope of 130 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

1929 Skyline Dr
Worcester,
MA
US

From its outpost on on Lake Quinsigamond, Regatta Point Community Sailing has trained recreational sailors to hit the water for more than 50 years. Since it opened in 1960, the member-based club dedicates itself to accessible, safe, and responsible boating programs that maintain a respect for the environment—another reason why the club will never try to cut corners by trading canvas sails for a bunch of gas-powered hair dryers. The staff of instructors imparts sailing fundamentals to experienced seafarers and newcomers as well as children. Three youth tracks are offered for future captains, including a ten-week summer camp, a junior membership program, and the Deckhands after-school program in the fall and spring.

10 N Lake Ave.
Worcester,
MA
US

Worcester Scene