Upcoming Events near Worcester, MA

28

Thu

CASTLE ISLAND TAKEOVER

Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant

September 28, 7:00a.m.

29

Fri

Bootblack Simple Syrup & BMD Inc. Cocktail Event

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar

September 29, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

We will be creating 5 specality cocktails using Bootblack Simple Syrup, Berkshire Mountain Distillers inc and Yaht Club Sodas. Cheers!

30

Sat

Oktoberfest: We Ain’t Firkin Around

City Tap House Boston

September 30, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.

It's nearly Oktoberfest and to coin our beverage director Greg Coote, "We ain't firkin around." On September 30 & October 1, our patio will be transformed into an authentic beer garden with all the bells and whistles that'll have you feeling like you're in Theresienwiese. To fill your (many) steins, there will be a tap takeover with 20+ German-inspired draughts available and Jack's Abby Craft Lagers will be custom-building a gravity cask that will be poured at the bar. (Repeat: GRAVITY CASK.) This pin will be very limited! Jack's Abby made a Vanilla and coffee infused Smoke & Dagger. The kitchen will be dishing out some specialties from Deutschland including a German Sausage Sampler, Potato Pancakes with apple compote and Beer-Braised Pork & Sauerkraut Fritters with hefeweizen mustard. And here's what you can wash it all down with: Berkshire Brewing Company's Oktoberfest Victory Beer's Fest Narragansett Beer's Festbier Samuel Adams' Oktoberfest Jack's Abby Craft Lagers' Copper Legend Two Roads Brewing Company's Ok2oberfest Peak Organic Brewing's Hop Harvest Oktoberfest Banded Horn Brewing Co.'s Oktoberfest Idle Hands Craft Ales' Brocktoberfest Harpoon Brewery's Flannel Friday Boulevard Brewing Company's Bob's 47 von Trapp Brewing's Oktoberfest Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest Weihenstephan USA's Fest Bier Long Trail Brewing's Harvest Ale Yuengling Brewery's Oktoberfest Down the Road Brewery's Henzelmann's Festbier The Brooklyn Brewery's Oktoberfest Zero Gravity Oktoberfest Revival Brewing Oktoberfest Oxbow Oxtoberfest Prost!

30

Sat

City Challenge Race After Party

Dudley's

September 30, 1:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Dudley's is hosting the after party for the City Challenge Race this year. For more details on the event itself go to http://citychallengerace.com

30

Sat

Rogue Island Pop Up at The Guild

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar

September 30, 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Join Rogue Island as we do a pop up at The Isle Brewers Guild. We will be serving some of Rogue Island's favorite dishes & a few surprises as well. Enjoy good food, great beer, games, and live music! More details & menu to come.

1

Sun

New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

British Beer Company Worcester

October 1, 1:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Come watch Tom Brady and New England Patriots take on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers here at your Worcester Pub! As always, $2 DRAFTS / $10 PITCHERS / BOGO PIZZA / 50¢ WINGS & our $5 College Menu!

1

Sun

Ameranouche Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 1, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

“In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself. We sometimes forget what’s most valuable within the presence of artists, until we’re most of all effected when that happiness is projected thru the talent of those who are truly gifted to do so”. - Pat Martino The award winning Ameranouche trio features the melodic virtuosity of guitarist Richard Sheppard, the vehement rhythm chops of guitarist Jack Soref and the dulcet low end of upright bassist Michael Harrist. Together, this rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, sometimes referred to as hot swing or Gypsy jazz. The contrast of other influences like American Soul music, Flamenco and Bop are what give the fast fingered trio such a recognizable sound. All played on acoustic instruments, the music is rhythmic, vigorous and strangely elegant. It’s hard to believe only three people are creating such a big sound.

1

Sun

Fall Fest With PVD Pies At Rogue Island!

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar

October 1, 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Come celebrate fall with PVD Pies and us at Rogue Island! PVD Pies will be serving up some mini pie flavors inspired by fall and we will be pairing them with our award winning ice cream! Some of the flavors include fall favorites like pumpkin, pecan and caramel apple. We will also be pouring seasonal craft beers/ciders like pumpkin & sweet potato stouts, octoberfests, marzen lagers, and hard ciders. $5 a ticket includes a scoop of ice cream and a mini pie from Providence Pie Co

5

Thu

New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

British Beer Company Worcester

October 5, 8:25p.m. - 12:25a.m.

Come watch Tom Brady and New England Patriots take on Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here at your Worcester Pub! As always, $2 DRAFTS / $10 PITCHERS / BOGO PIZZA / 50¢ WINGS & our $5 College Menu!

6

Fri

The Void Union Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 6, 9:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Conventional wisdom has guided bands in the computer age towards isolationism; find one’s turf, stake a claim, and interpret peer success as a call to arms. Void Union has propelled itself out of cyberspace’s din with a counterintuitive mission statement: Preserve the Jamaican music of the 1960’s, collaborate with Ska’s originators, and actively recruit guest players from the ensembles that have proven equal to the task of reinventing the genre. Some of those musicians include Derrick Morgan, The Skatalites, Lynval Golding (The Specials), King Django, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Chris Rhodes (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Spring Heeled Jack),and David Hillyard (The Slackers, Hepcat), all of whom feature on the Void Union’s recordings. In November of 2010, Vin Gordon (The Skatalites, Bob Marley and the Wailers) joined the group for a watershed European tour. Thaddeus Merritt (Bass), Rick Smith (Drums), Rich Graiko (Trumpet), Alex Stern (Guitar, Keys), and Anant Pradhan(Tenor Sax), comprise Void Union’s core, but, the band's philosophy lends itself to a collective atmosphere in which like-minded musicians sit in and assure that no show is the same as the one that preceded it. The audience at a gig is not a mere handful of die-hard Ska enthusiasts; a survey of the crowd yields suits, working stiffs, parents, children, dreadlocks, moptops, and...hipsters? All turn out to bear witness to a versatile ensemble that is as at ease providing the jazz-tinged instrumental foil to a Jamaican legend as it is leading a sing-along at a neighborhood bar. Void Union’s sophomore full-length, “Higher Guns,” is the result of combining the group’s collective ethos with a savvy navigation of the current recording industry. The original concept of fielding an augmented lineup to record a live instrumental full-length was derailed by the individual members’ touring commitments with Westbound Train, The Toasters, Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 and other modern contenders. In response, the band adapted by working both on their own and with a bevy of guest vocalists in world-class studios, green rooms, bedrooms, and at least one jumbo jet. It is an engaging document that carefully balances a commitment to Jamaican authenticity with a reluctance to revert to genre cliché. King Django and Westbound Train’s Obi Fernandez guide “Aiming” from a pulsating early-reggae rhythm into anthemic drunken catharsis. Angelo Moore infuses a relaxed bluebeat homage with his own demonic sense of tragi-comedy on “Fly-A-Me-Away”. Void Union’s own formidable writing staff shows their range with the somber nocturne “Revenge Ska,” and the politico noir of “Tea Party Girl.” The core members close out the record with a spaghetti-western guitar instrumental, and a lone echo-drenched voice screaming the motto that has brought them to the brink of international curiosity: “HIRE GUNS!”

8

Sun

Pumpkin Smash

City Tap House Boston

October 8, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Some people take "pumpkin everything" a bit overboard. We clearly are not those people, however, so we bring you this: On October 8th, we'll be wheeling in a 200lb PUMPKIN KEG filled with Dogfish Head's "Punkin Ale" because drinking beer out of a pumpkin is entirely acceptable autumn behavior. And if this Instagram-worthy photo op isn't enough, we'll even send you home with a keepsake glass if you purchase from our gourd-licious keg. And since it's the season of "pumpkin everything," we will conform by dishing out the following specials: -Pumpkin Hummus - spicy pumpkin seeds, sage, house pita ($10) -Pumpkin & Maple Bacon Arancini - goat cheese crema, rosemary oil ($14) -Pumpkin Pizza - fontina and brie cheese, fuji apple, sage oil, prosciutto, cinnamon honey ($16) -Pumpkin Spice Gelato - pepita granola-salted caramel ($10) Bring on Halloween...

10

Tue

Oktoberfest Family Style Beer Dinner

The Boynton

October 10, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

OKTOBERFEST FAMILY STYLE BEER DINNER Tuesday, October 10 2017 6pm - $60 - 6 Courses Tickets available at the Boynton or boyntonrestaurant.com

12

Thu

Francisco Pais Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 12, 8:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Tonight, witness some of the most amazing talent to find it's way to Putnam. The Ed Tomassi Group brings classic bop jazz to the Stomping Ground stage in a way that you find nowhere else in the Northeast. Playing originals, as well as works by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Larry Young and more, these gentlemen perform and improvise Modern Jazz the way it was meant to be played. Ed Tomassi has been an instructor of improvisation at the Berklee School of Music for over 38 years, and has taught many amazing students, including the likes of Branford Marsalis and Donald Harrison. We've had folks tell us that watching the Ed Tomassi Group perform at The Stomping Ground makes them feel like they are sitting in the legendary Blue Note jazz club in NYC.

14

Sat

Muddy Ruckus | The Stomping Ground

The Stomping Ground

October 14, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Muddy Ruckus at The Stomping Ground!

19

Thu

Thread City Hop Fest Oktoberfest

Willimantic Brewing Company

October 19, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Put on your lederhosen and raise your glass, the Thread City Hop Fest will host an Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 19th! This beer fest will feature traditional Oktoberfest brews, a selection of the best seasonal beers, and delicious food as well. Enjoy an Autumn evening in Willimantic! Brewery list coming soon! Don’t delay, get your tickets today! Limited tickets available. Ticket Price: $20 in advance. $30 at the gate (if any remain). Admission includes a commemorative Oktoberfest glass, one of Willimantic Brewing Company's tasty pretzels and your first beer is on us. (Please have photo ID available) Additional beer can be purchased inside the event. Please bring cash. DD tickets: $5 Food will be offered by some of Willimantic’s best. A Cupcake for Later, Cafémantic, and Willimantic Brewing Company will be cooking up their spin on Oktoberfest fare. Entertainment: Bruce John & The Bandaleros have been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 17 years. They play hit songs from the 50’s,60’s & 70’s . Their songs come from many genres: Rock, Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz and Rhythm & Blues and are sure to Rock the Oktoberfest and have everyone dancing and singing along. This event is rain or shine! Enter behind Willibrew on High Street. Please have a valid ID and your ticket. Parking is available on street, behind Eminence Ink, the Windham Theatre Guild, and Jillson Square. The Thread City Hop Fest is organized by the Willimantic Brewing Company on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. (WRI) The non-profit that produces Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Covenant Soup Kitchen, and Horizons - Camp Horizons.

20

Fri

Huskies Forever Weekend 2017

Willimantic Brewing Company

October 20, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Come home, Huskies! Huskies Forever Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, October 20- Sunday, October 22! From beer and wine tastings to 5Ks, we have an exciting lineup planned and can't wait to see you there. If you're a member of the Class of 1967 or 1977, it's your reunion weekend, too! Make sure to join the UConn Class of '67 and '77 Facebook group to stay up to date with all reunion events. Here's a preview of what's in store: -------------- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 -------------- // 11:00 am: UConn Cultural Centers Open House // 5:30 pm: Happy Hour at City Steam Brewery (Hartford, CT) **Register: https://goo.gl/HECwAK // 6:00 pm: PRLACC's 45th Anniversary Celebration **Register here: https://goo.gl/RNjnqn // 8:00 pm: Donald "Dee" Rowe: Celebrating a UConn Legend (Hartford, CT) **Register here: https://goo.gl/2G1Lio // 8:00 pm: Charles and Alice Murray Heilig Concert -------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 -------------- // Homecoming Football Game: UConn vs. Tulsa Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field - Game time TBD -------------- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 -------------- // 8:00 am: Huskies Forever 5K & Lil' Huskies Kids K **Register here: https://goo.gl/NRSmNd // 11:00 am: Department of Allied Health Sciences Open House // 11:30 am: Horsebarn Hill Bus Tour // 1:00 pm: Husky Bluegrass, Brews & More! **Register here: https://goo.gl/JeUsjp // 2:00 pm: Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game **Register here: https://goo.gl/RtHFPZ . . . For a full list of events, visit uconnalumni.com/HFW

21

Sat

Panic in the Dark

Dudley's

October 21, 5:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Panic in the dark, the Massachusetts most terrifying run will take place starting at Shed Park and ending at Dudley's for the after party....We look so forward to seeing you....

22

Sun

Bay State Marathon After Party

Dudley's

October 22, 9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

Dudley's is the host bar for the Bay State Marathon this year... Join us for the after drink, party with music, fun giveaways...

27

Fri

Dudley's Halloween Party Weekend

Dudley's

October 27, 4:00p.m. - 2:00a.m.

Join us this year for Dudley's annual Halloween Party...Haunted Patio open, 2 D.J.s rocking the house and sexiest costume contest. 100$ cash 2nd price 50$ gift card 3rd price 25$ gift card 21+

28

Sat

Halloween Costume Party

British Beer Company Walpole

October 28, 9:00p.m. - 12:30a.m.

Join us for Halloween at the BBC Walpole! We will be looking for the most creative guest costume(s) to win a PRIZE! Be Kind Rewind will be playing your favorite 90's alternative music all night long. NEVER a cover, always a great time.

2

Thu

Melodie Rooker at the Stomping Ground

The Stomping Ground

November 2, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

22

Wed

Thanksgiving Eve With Jaju Pierogi & Sixpoint Brewing

Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar

November 22, 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

More details to come.