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Festivals, Crafts and Live Music this Weekend

Northborough Patch helps you figure out what to do this coming week.

Northborough Patch makes it easier for you to put a plan in motion for the coming week.

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2011 EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Where/When: Ecotarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Learn what your family can do to help the planet, and have a blast doing it. The day is jam-packed with entertainment and activities for the whole family. Explore the science of wild weather by builing your own earthquake-proof structure and play with tornado storm models, dance to great music played by WXLO or listen to live music by Chuck and Mud, take a train ride, get a temporary tattoo, eat fun foods and meet Twister from the Worcester Tornadoes. These are just a few of the activities to enjoy on this day.
Pricing: Half-price museum admission - $6 adults; $4 children 2-18, seniors and college students.

BREW-WOO FIRST ANNUAL CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL
Where/When: DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester, Saturday, April 23, 3-9 p.m.
Why Go: The event features more than 30 breweries with their craft beers and local brews, live music, a bar-BREW-que, traditional concessions and a seminar stage with experts from the brew-making field. Taking the stage are members of Sunlea and Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse at 3:30 p.m., Jason James and the Baystate Houserockers at 4:30 p.m., Hard No. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and One Step Further at 6:30 p.m. WAAF appears alongside GrillSeekers TV, a reality-lifestyle program, hosted by Michael Petit. GrillSeekers showcases the grilling rituals of today’s sports and food fanatics.
Pricing: $25 in advance or $30 at the door; ticket price includes a souvenir glass and ten drink tickets. Tickets are on sale at the box office, at Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

DROP IN CRAFT
Where/When: , Friday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: You're probably wondering what to do with the kids on this last day of school vacation week. This is an easy fix. Drop in to the library any time between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., use your creative minds, make a duck and take it home with you. Supplies provided. All ages welcome.
Pricing: Free

• LIVE BAND: FUZION
Where/When: , Saturday, April 23, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Why Go: Perhaps you've been cooped up in the house all week with the kids during school vacation week and you just need a night to yourself. Head down to JJ's for some good eats, good spirits and good people. Dance to a high-energy cover band with seasoned musicians playing a wide variety of dance music from R&B and Motown to contemporary dance, classics and standard hits.
Pricing: No Cover

• PAUL COMBS' POCKET BIG BAND
Where/When: , 160 Hollis St., Framingham, on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m.
Why Go: The 9-piece big band has been entertaining audiences for ten years with exciting modern jazz. The band's repertoire includes both engaging arrangements of well-known standards and music many have probably never heard before.
Pricing: $15 (Stu/Sen $14, Mem $12) - Buy Tickets

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