It's All About Music, Art, Antiques and Literature This Weekend

Shrewsbury Patch suggests enjoying the arts this weekend.

1. Elton John Performs at the DCU

Where/WhenDCU, 50 Foster St., Worcester, on Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m.

Why Go?: Elton John's "Greatest Hits Live" concert features number-one chart hits and classic album tracks from Elton's five-decade career. Do not miss this opportunity to experience the music of the legendary Elton John.

Pricing: $29, $89 and $139, depending on seat location. Tickets on sale at the DCU Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster.

2. 2011 Worcester Spring Home Show

Where/WhenDCU, 50 Foster St., Worcester on Friday, March 11 from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go?: Come see the area's largest home show and meet with more than 200 exhibitors who can provide products and services for you to improve your living space. Whether a homeowner or a renter, this home show will have something for everyone. For a list of exhibitors, visit this website.

Pricing: Adult tickets are $6. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free with an adult admission.

3. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Where/When: , 17 Willow St., Westborough on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Why Go?The Bruce Mandaro Band, nominated for Best Groove/Jam Band in Worcester Magazine's Turtle Boy awards, is hosting this benefit performance for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All of the proceeds raised will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission to help cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. There will be a cash bar and raffles.

Pricing: A $10 donation is suggested. 

4. Ralph Waldo Emerson comes to Worcester

Where/When: The Worcester Friends Meeting House, 901 Pleasant St., Worcester on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Why Go?: Wendell Refior, dressed in period costume, portrays Ralph Waldo Emerson and delivers "The Fugitve Slave Law Address," originally read in Concord, in May 1851.

Wendell Refior is an Emerson scholar and re-enactor. He has studied and taught the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson for the last 10 years. Refior has received rave reviews for his passionate insights to the inspiring idealism in Emerson's great essays and addresses.

Pricing: A $10 donation is suggested.

5. Do-Right Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market

Where/When: Stevens Mill Building, 10 W. Main St. (behind Getty Gas Station), Dudley on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go?: With space for 240 dealers, this exciting market houses a myriad of offerings from antiques, collectibles, coins and jewelry to consumer electronics, musical instruments, household goods and much more. This huge flea market is held indoors year round and worth the drive to Dudley.

Pricing: Free.


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