WORCESTER – In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com will explore five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.
In today’s edition — August 14, 2019 – the WOOtenanny comedy festival is back this fall, TG columnist Clive McFarlane was unceremoniously shown the door, the Mass. Pirates’ owner Jawad Yatim was named Executive of the Year by LastWordonSports.com, another Ladies Night Out Worcester is planned for November, and Pawsitively 4 Pink is holding a fundraiser at an upcoming PawSox game.
The week will be headlined by Josh Johnson of the Daily Show [photo above] with three nights [Oct. 3-5] at WooHaHa Comedy Club in downtown Worcester, and Worcester’s own Nick Chambers on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Comedy Attic at Park Grill on Park Ave.
There will be shows and podcasts throughout the week at the locations above, as well as Nick’s Bar on Millbury St. and Beatnik’s on Park Ave.
From the story: “Not only did Yatim turn the team around, he was also able to get the Pirates and the NAL on the map. A Tweet from Ian Rapoport was sent out stating that [Dexter] McCluster was signed by the Pirates. Doing things like this will get teams and the league on the map, which would translate to more people attending games. More people going to games would lead to more merchandise being sold and more revenue to the team.”
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The Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery will host the return of Ladies Night Out Worcester with art, music by DJ Stardust, performances by the Queens of Worcester, Stand up comedy by Cindy Gray, Paint your Own Wine Glass, wine and beer, light bites,shopping and all sorts of small Central Mass business owned by women.
The event takes place on Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 PM to 10 PM. Vendors will offer free samples and demonstrations. For tickets, please click here.
Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.