The Central Scene: Things to do in February 2018

ArtsWorcester’s Annual College Show
Every year, ArtsWorcester recognizes emerging student artists. Now, see the artists whose works were selected for the Fourteenth Annual College Show. This event, juried by independent curator Mary Tinti, features the best artwork of the Worcester area’s college students, regardless of their major. The selection process was highly competitive, with just 65 works selected from 253 submissions. Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 2-March 2; ArtsWorcester at The Hadley, 657 Main St., Worcester; free;


Head to Tower Hill for all things steampunk! Teapots, clocks and zeppelins abound at this steampunk-inspired floral bonanza. Wear your best botanical steampunk regalia and explore Tower Hill’s lush conservatories and innovative steampunk-inspired floral designs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17-18; Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston; free with admission;

Monster Jam

Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged family entertainment, providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promise to always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world, including Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco and many more. 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 and 1 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18; DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester; tickets start at $18;

Worcester Restaurant Week

Fill your appetite without emptying your wallet! The winter edition of Worcester Restaurant Week begins Feb. 26 and runs through March 10. Worcester Restaurant Week allows people to sample food from a wide variety of Worcester’s best restaurants without breaking the bank. Participating restaurants lower their prices and create a special menu, offering a three-course meal for only $25.18. Feb. 26-March 10; participating restaurants around Worcester; $25.18;

The Worcester Music Awards

The Worcester Music Awards is gearing up for another year. While awards will be presented at Pulse’s show in April, we’re asking for you to nominate your favorite bands now. We’ll be collecting nominations in February and asking you to vote in March. It’s easy; just hop online and tell us who you think should be recognized this year. Throughout the month of February; nominate bands at