Things To Do In Worcester

Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at DCU Center on Saturday, August 15, at 7 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Motley Crue

DCU Center

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On their final tour, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars go out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$50.75 $35

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$99 for a Full-Day Ice-Climbing Adventure from Vertical World Adventures ($225 Value)

Vertical World Adventures

Multiple Locations

Groups of up 12 spend the day scaling vertical ice formations 20 to 80 feet high depending on location

$225 $99

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One or Two One-Hour Private and Group Lessons at Fred Astaire Worcester Dance Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Fred Astaire Worcester Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Dance instructors teach all levels of ballroom and Latin basics during private lessons before integrating students into group lessons

$95 $45

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Unlimited Boot Camp for One Month at Peak Fitness Workouts (Up to 50% Off)

Peak Fitness Workouts

Indian Lake East

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

$168 $84

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$21 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Studio 100B Fitness Warehouse ($50 Value)

Studio 100B Fitness Warehouse

Indian Lake East

Exercisers can sweat away pounds in boot camps, build strength in muscle-conditioning classes, and move to Latin rhythms in Zumba sessions

$50 $21

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Rock Climbing with Gear and Intro Class at Central Rock Gym ($79 Value)

Central Rock Gym

Worcester

Climbers scale walls reaching as high as 42 feet; month-long package includes unlimited climbing, gear rental, and required beginner’s class

$79 $39

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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

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

$135 $39

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$18 for $35 Groupon — Shaping Zone

Shaping Zone For Women

Webster Square

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $18

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

New England Fitness Compound

Worcester

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

$150 $75

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6 or 14 Weeks of Krav Maga Classes at New England Self Defense (Up to 71% Off)

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

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

$110 $35

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3 45-Minute Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan Sessions at Total Refit (45% Off)

Total Refit

Worcester

Personalized fitness evaluation with specific, goal-orientated workout plan in 3 45-minute sessions.

$180 $99

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

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

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

$20 $10

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Ice-Skating Outing with Hot Dogs and Drinks for Two or Four People at Worcester Common Oval (Up to 50% Off)

Worcester Common Oval

Worcester

Trip to the public, outdoor ice-skating rink includes hot dogs and beverages

$17 $9

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BYOB Painting or Charcoal-Drawing Class for One, Two, or Four at Just Paint (Up to 44% Off)

Just Paint

Worcester

Instructors offer painting and drawing tips while students sip on BYOBs

$45 $25

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$30 for One Ticket to the BlueDEF Velocity Tour Rodeo Event at DCU Center on February 7 or 8 ($61.80 Value)

BlueDEF Velocity Tour

DCU Center

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Top up-and-coming riders compete for cash and points while bucking atop 2,000-pound bulls

$61.80 $30

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 3 (Up to 40% Off)

Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$44.50 $26.70

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at DCU Center on March 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

DCU Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$53.60 $32

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JAM'N 94.5 Presents Monster Jam 2014 with J. Cole and T.I. at DCU Center on November 2 at 7 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

JAM'N 94.5 Presents Monster Jam 2014

DCU Center

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High-voltage lineup of rap and R&B stars, including Roc Nation wunderkind J. Cole, “King of the South” T.I., Kid Ink, and Jeremih

$91.60 $39

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$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

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

$50 $20

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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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  • 16: how many hours it takes to set up The Greatest Show On Earth
  • 10: how many hours it takes to tear it down
  • 2,500: average pounds of popcorn consumed in between
  • 85: the number of animals, which include Asian elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, and llamas; all receive superlative animal care
  • 61: the number of cars in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train that carries the show from city to city; that?s more than a mile long
  • 20,000: the number of miles that train will cover in one year
  • 3: the miles the train master walks each day as he tends to the animals (all seated at the front of the train for the smoothest ride) and gives them regular water and exercise stops

50 Foster Street
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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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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In 2006, the NHL's San Jose Sharks moved their eponymous AHL affiliate to Worcester. During their brief time in Central Massachusetts the Sharks have helped foster some of the game's best talent, highlighted by Stanley Cup champions and first-round draft picks. Nearly 40 players, including Claude Lemieux and Thomas Greiss, have donned the Worcester sweater before getting the call to clean out their lockers and playoff beards and head to San Jose. The team has even been represented on an international stage, as several former Sharks competed during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

50 Foster St
Worcester,
MA
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