arts and culture

Portuguese Festival this weekend!

Portugese Flag by Sébastien BertrandThe Portuguese American Recreation Club of Woburn will host a special free three-day outdoor festival this weekend, Friday through Sunday.

The club is located at 81 Main St. 

The festival will feature Portuguese food and music, as well as raffles for Red Sox tickets, soccer items and restaurant gift certificates. 


Photo by Sébastien Bertrand

On Friday, DJ Double D will be spinning today's hits starting at 7:30 p.m.

The band Eratoxica, an American-Portuguese rock band, will perform Saturday after 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature David DeMelo, Banda Internacional, a Lowell-based band.

The festival is free and open to the public.

(Courtesy Woburn.Patch.com)

Woburn's Seventh Aunnual Native American Pow Wow

On August 1st and 2nd WREN(Woburn Residents Environmental Network) will be presenting Woburn's seventh annual Native American Pow Wow.  The public is welcome to attend this free event from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days.  Traditonal displays of Native American Clulture will be showcased through out the day.   The Pow Wow takes place at the Altavesta School which is located at 900 Main Street in Woburn.

Free Youth and Adult Taiko Workshop

taiko at worldfestOdaiko New England, located at 29 Montvale Ave in Woburn is offering a free Youth Taiko Workshop for youth aged 9-12 on Monday, May 11 from 4PM-5PM as well as an adult workshop on Tuesday, May 12th from 7PM to 8:30PM. In this popular workshop, new drummers learn Japanese taiko drumming fundamentals such as kata (form), kiai (vocalization) and kumidaiko (ensemble drumming). Translation: Look really cool while yelling and hitting things with friends!

"Grease" comes to Woburn High

grease is the wordThe Woburn Memorial High School Theater Arts Program will present “Grease” Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1 at 7PM at the High School Auditorium, located at 88 Montvale Ave. Danny and Sandy, Rizzo and Kenickie and all the characters will be there in an opportunity for those who attend to experience “Grease” all over again.

Swing into Spring

Want a great way to swing into spring? Then come out to the Woburn Memorial High School Flaherty Auditorium located at, 88 Montvale Avenue, and enjoy some cool jazz music.  The WMHS fine arts department will be presenting Swing into Spring which will feature the WMHS Jazz Band and the profesional jazz group The Special Edition Big Band. For more information contact Jack Tolli or Mr. Hodgson at the High School. This event is free and open to people of all ages.

Woburn Public Library Hosts Spring Lecture Series

woburn public libraryA Model-Art Industry: The Work of John Evans, Richardson's Architectural Sculptor, given by Ann Clifford, Curator of H.H. Richardson's Stonehurst in Waltham.  The event will be held at the Woburn Public Library at 45 Pleasant Street from 2 PM to 4 PM, and is sponsored by the trustees of the Woburn Public Library with the Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Trinity Church, Boston, and Stonehurst, Waltham. Admission is free, and the doors will open at 1:45 PM. Clifford will discuss the work of John Evans, a British carver who routinely worked with H. H. Richardson and set up shop adjacent to Norcross Brothers, Richardson's builders. 

Movie Monday and The Lecture Series at the Woburn Senior Center

Woburn senior center"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand"
You know the rest of the lyrics right?

Well if you don't know the rest of the lyrics or if you do and want to see this movie, The Woburn Senior Center, located at 144 School Street, will be playing The Music Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones this Monday, March 2nd.  The Woburn Senior center offers a movie every Monday shown at both 10:00 am and then again at 1:30 pm.  Thanks is extended to “Friends Helping Seniors” for providing the movies each week for the Woburn Seniors and the Woburn Community.  All are welcome to join in for popcorn and a great movie. 

Also the Senior Center offers a diferent discussion every Wednesday at 10:30 am. This wed. March 4th, they will host "SHINE" (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) to discuss Health issues involving seniors and their families.

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