The Central Scene: May 2018

Events happening around Central Scene this month!

Nurses Day Shrewsbury Street Crawl
Eat, drink and crawl down Shrewsbury Street! Whether you work in a hospital, go to med school or you just appreciate medical professionals’ hard work, join us in celebrating National Nurses Day with a pub crawl featuring food and drink from some of your favorite Shrewsbury Street bars and restaurants. Each group will visit about seven bars and end at an afterparty at 4th and 1 Social Club from 5-8 p.m. Tickets include one beer ticket (valid at a specified location), snacks at each location, a custom event T-shirt and access to the afterparty! A portion of each ticket will be donated to a local charity. 2 p.m. May 12; multiple locations on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester; $20; tickets available at

Food Truck Throwdown
Come hungry and leave full and satisfied — say hello to Worcester’s first all-local food truck festival! Come on down and indulge in Worcester’s local food truck scene, and don’t forget to vote for the Best in Worcester Award. 11 a.m. May 5; Green Hill Park, 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester; free; event page on Facebook

REC Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale
Spring is here! Head down to City Hall to buy seedlings for your own backyard garden while enjoying live performances and local food. There will also be a small farmer’s market and lots of activities for the kids! 10 a.m. May 19; Worcester City Hall and Common Oval, 455 Main St., Worcester; free;

First Nations Powwow
Celebrate Native American culture at this festival, where you’ll be able to experience native music and dance, drumming, storytelling, food, arts and much more! Bring the entire family out for a fun and educational day. 10 a.m. May 5 and 6; Auburn Sportsman Club, 50 Elm St., Worcester; free;

The King and I
This theatrical production, set in 1860’s Bangkok and directed by a Holy Cross graduate, tells the tale of the relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher. Get ready for a night of music, romance and overall magnificence. 7:30 p.m. May 15-17; The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester; tickets start at $51;

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