The Central Scene: June 2017

Events happening around Central Massachusetts this month.


Albanian Festival
Every other year, Worcester celebrates the traditions of the Albanian culture with traditional food, music and dancing. Head down for a meet and greet with the NFL’s Kritjan Sokoli, a Princess & Super Hero Parade, the Grand Raffle, bazaar, carnival and more. All are welcome! June 2-4; St. Mary’s Albanian Orthodox Church; 535 Salisbury St., Worcester; $2; albanianfestival.org.


Worcester Food Truck Festival
Live music, craft beer and 20 food trucks – it’s the annual Worcester Food Truck Festival! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and have a picnic in the park. Noon-5 p.m. June 4 (VIP admission begins at 11 a.m.); City Hall Common, Worcester; $20 for VIP admission, $5 for general admission online, $10 day of festival, free for children 12 and younger; food and drink sold separately; foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.


New England Futures
Rivera Promotions Entertainment will showcase New England’s best boxing prospects. See the best in local boxing, including Central Massachusetts locals Wilfredo Pagan, Irving Gonzalez, Andy Gonzalez, Ranse Andino, Bobby Harris III and Bryan Daniels. 7-10 p.m. June 10; DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester; $75 for ringside, $45 for general admission; dcucenter.com.


Taste of Shrewsbury Street
Experience the flavors of Shrewsbury Street, with more than 30 restaurants offering samples of their best dishes – then vote for your favorite! Enjoy great food, live entertainment and local vendors along Worcester’s Restaurant Row. 5-9 p.m. June 20; Shrewsbury Street, Worcester; $25; tasteshrewsburystreet.com.


MASSive Comic Con
Get your cosplay on! MASSive Comic Con brings you the best comic book exhibitors, artists, creators and collectibles vendors from throughout New England and beyond. Find a schedule of events at massivecomicon.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25; DCU Center, 50 Foster St.; $30 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday, $45 for weekend pass, free for children 12 and younger; dcucenter.com.