Things To Do In Worcester

Two or Four Tickets to a Holy Cross Crusaders Football Game on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 53% Off)

College of the Holy Cross Football

Fitton Field

$34 $17

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Led by a sophomore QB who set Holy Cross records in his first season, the Crusaders take on Patriot League foe Lehigh late in the season

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

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

10 or Unlimited HD Fitness Classes with One-Month Gym Membership at Worcester Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

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

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape Standup Show for Two or Four at Park Grill & Spirits (Up to 52% Off)

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

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership to Shaping Zone for Women (Up to 63% Off)

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

$59 for 10 Classes at Metrowest Yoga (Up to $140 Value)

Metrowest yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

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

Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Dance Lessons for a Couple or Individual at Poise, Style & Motion (Up to 78% Off)

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

Twice-Weekly or Unlimited Boot Camp for One Month at Peak Fitness Workouts (Up to 58% Off)

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

Hookah at Electric Haze (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Electric Haze

Worcester

$30 $15

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

$20 for $50 Worth of 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

$39 for a Four-Week Weight-Loss Program from Friends in Motion ($80 Value)

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

Wine-Glass Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from Artfully Tipsy (Up to 51% Off)

Artfully Tipsy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22.50

Decorate wine glasses with guidance from an instructor while sipping on libations at a local bar or restaurant

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

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

$75 for a One-Month CrossFit Gym Membership at New England Fitness Compound ($150 Value)

New England Fitness Compound

Worcester

$150 $75

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

6 or 14 Weeks of Krav Maga Classes at New England Self Defense (Up to 67% Off)

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

$110 $39

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

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Bubble-and-Music Party for Kids from Worcester Bubble Parties (Up to 60% Off)

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

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

Sip and Paint Evening for One or Two at Peace Art Paint and Sip (Up to 55% Off)

Peace Art Paint and Sip

Worcester

$50 $25

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

1 or 2 Sailing Lessons or a 1- or 2-Hour Boat or SUP Rental at Regatta Point Community Sailing (Up to 58% Off)

Regatta Point Community Sailing

Worcester

$60 $29

Learn to sail with private, hands-on lessons, or explore the lake from a paddleboat, kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard, or rowboat

"Girls Night: The Musical" at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 26 (Up to 37% Off)

"Girls Night: The Musical"

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

$36 $23

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Five women share life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

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On a recent birthday, Shawn Shaw reflected on her life. There had been lessons learned about love, happiness, and the inherent beauty of life that is present even amid disappointment. For Shawn, a dedicated practice of yoga and meditation was the wellspring for many of the lessons learned. The teenage Shawn kept fit as a distance runner, first picking up yoga as a supplementary form of exercise and stretching. It wasn't until a few years later, amid a storm of personal struggles, that she discovered the healing properties of daily practice. Today she credits yoga with transforming her physical and emotional health and cultivating a peaceful attitude. Moreover, her newfound clarity and mental presence become something Shawn had to share. She opened her own studio, Metrowest Yoga, in 2005. Now with two locations in Westborough and Worcester, the curriculum includes Shawn's own invention, Myoga Hot Hatha, which is grounded in stillness and allows students to hold poses longer than usual as they make peace between breath and body.

Metrowest Yoga's studio focuses on building a strong healthy body and cultivating a calm, peaceful mind. The styles offered are mostly vigorous in a heated room but some gentle restorative classes are offered too. Regularly scheduled classes include Vinyasa or Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles. Beginner?s classes or a 6 week Brand New Beginner?s course are also offered.


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32 Millbrook St
Worcester,
MA
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Ballroom instructor Jared Vigneault—recipient of the Top Teacher award at the 2012 Massachusetts DanceSport Challenge—draws from multiple dance degrees and eight years of ballroom experience as he works to infect his pupils with dance fever at Poise, Style & Motion. Along with a diverse cast of experienced instructors, he works to help students of all ages and abilities gracefully twirl across the dance floor through private and group lessons, social parties, and performances. They prepare their students to confidently cut a rug at dance clubs, weddings, competitions, and important business meetings with instruction in several styles. Their instruction range from the fast-paced footwork of swing and the merengue to the more stoic arts of the tango and waltz. To whip bodies into dance-athon shape, Poise, Style & Motion's instructors blend their fancy-footwork training with aerobics during their Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes. They also help dancers improve their endurance and pump up core muscles with modified merengue, samba, swing, and paso-doble dance steps.

97 Webster St, Ste 1
Worcester,
MA
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Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

70 James St
Worcester,
MA
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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
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A warm orange and red light illuminates Ritual, tinting its brick-accented walls and exotic statues an inviting ruby. Flickering candles and the glow of flat-screen televisions add to the romantic, yet contemporary atmosphere, where the trendy decor is rivaled only by an eye-catching menu of American-fusion cuisine. Globetrotting meals commence with small plates of chocolate-dipped applewood bacon or waygu beef, which diners sear over a hot rock or the grill they keep in their wallets. Chicken marsala and bacon-wrapped filet mignon represent a portion of the more traditional entrees, but dishes stretch as far as the bounds of the chef's imagination, including an award-winning seared duck breast double-coated with crushed cocoa beans and a hazelnut-chocolate demi-glace.

281 Main St.
Worcester,
MA
US

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape has three homes: Below Howl at the Moon in Boston, New England Seafood Restaurant & Lounge in Methuen, and Park Grill & Spirits in Worcester. While the Methuen and Worcester locations bear the name Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape, the Boston location is known as Dick's Beantown Comedy Den. The Boston location recently moved to the Comedy Den from their previous location at the Vault, where they hosted standup comedians, including Dane Cook, who held a weekly gig there for more than a year, and fellow Boston natives Bill Burr and Joe Rogan. Dick Doherty's comedy clubs as a whole continue to detonate laugh dynamite with their rotating casts of national and local comedians.

257 Park Avenue
Worcester,
MA
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