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Gazebo-Palooza, Canna Arts Fest and more …


Advantage of small stones

Gazebo-Palooza promises music, food and entertainment from noon to 6 p.m. on October 2. behind the Old Town House, One Grafton Common, Grafton. Local musical groups include Josh Briggs, Old Tom & the Lookouts, Dave Rivers, Jessie Garcia & Belit, Pallet House and The Half Wits. You will be able to taste dishes donated by the restaurants in the area, and there will be games, prizes, a silent auction and beer and wine. The event will benefit the Small Stones Festival of the Arts October 15-24. (RD)

What: Gazebo-Palooza

When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2

Or: Behind the Old Townhouse, One Grafton Common, Grafton

How much: $ 15; children aged 10 and under admitted free with an adult. For more information on the Small Stones Festival, visit www.smallstonesfestival.org

"Drana and Jack just in case"

Reinterpret the past

ArtsWorcester opened four exhibitions on October 7. Among them, Jennifer Davis Carey: Redemption (October 7-November 7) at ArtWorcester’s East Gallery, 44 Portland St., sees Carey reinterpreting 19th-century American daguerreotypes of nudes, human slaves. Carey uses a combination of photographic transfer and vitreous enamel to give the characters vividly colored clothing drawn from different fashions and eras. This intervention removes the figures of the “science of race” distortion, shifting the images towards the portrait and transforming them into figures of agency, presence and grace. Also open on October 7: Urban Green and Blue (October 7 to November 21), a collaboration with Preservation Worcester presented in the Park View Room, 230 Park Ave; Almost identical: works from the Faculty of Visual Arts at Worcester Public Schools (October 7 to November 7), ArtsWorcester West Gallery, 44 Portland St., Worcester; and Material Needs 2021 (October 7 to November 7), Davis Art Gallery, 44 Portland St., Worcester. (RD)

What: Jennifer Davis Carey: Redemption

When: Oct. 7 to Nov. 7

Or: ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street, Worcester. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m., October 8, for Jennifer Davis Carey: redemption, virtually identical, and material needs. Reception opening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 7 for Urban Green and Blue in the room overlooking the park.

How much: To free. For more information, including gallery opening hours, visit www.artsworcester.org

Buddhi de Mal will perform on October 2 as part of the Canna Arts Fest in Shrewsbury.

Cannabis cultivation

Of course, we can all think of the incidents of famous marijuana-centric artists – Cheech & Chong, Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen, to name a few clichés – but the range of artists working in cannabis culture cannabis is much larger than that, and the botanist in Shrewsbury is exhibiting a few of them with the Canna Arts Fest. Music lineup includes Buddhi from Mal, Vicki Beaulieu and Greg & Cindy Flatt, as well as visual artist Luca and a glassblowing demo from Matt Benoit, all store employees. The event will also feature vendors such as Funky Stuff, Taproot Treasures and Spoiled Lungs Clothing, as well as the Mama Roux food truck. It’s a quirky little event, but De Mal in particular is interesting, as his 2017 EP, “And God,” is a richly textured and deeply heartfelt work that certainly deserves to hear more. (VDI)

What: Canna Arts Festival

When: noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 2

Or: The Botanist, 235 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury

How much: To free

The cover at "The last green valley," by Barbara Thomas

In the “Green Valley”

Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster will present a reading with Barbara Thomas of her most recent collection of poetry, “The Last Green Valley”, at 2:30 pm 2. Thomas will be joined by fellow poet Joan Bernard, who will also read a selection of his artwork. Thomas grew up in the Last Green Valley, a national heritage corridor of 35 cities in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. His poem “Hickory Nuts” will be published in “Treelines”, an anthology of 21st century American poems by Grayson Books in 2022. (RD)

What: “The last green valley” by Barbara Thomas

When: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2

Or: Gourmet Book Lovers, 72 East Main St., Webster. Please confirm your attendance at [email protected] or (508) 949-6232. The mask is compulsory for any unvaccinated person. Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Minuteman reenactors will be on hand for the fall open house on October 2 at Reed Homestead in Townsend.

You say you want a reenactment of the Revolutionary War?

The Reed Homestead, 72 Main St., Townsend, will take a trip down memory lane on October 2 at a Fall Open House and Minuteman Camp hosted by the Townsend Historical Society. Tours will be organized on time as re-enactors will demonstrate Revolutionary-era crafts, cooking and military arts. (RD)

What: Autumn Open House

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2

Or: Reed Homestead, 72 Main Street, Townsend

How much: To free. Tickets through Eventbrite to reserve your time, www.eventbrite.com/e/168882081853