The Central Scene: August 2018

Here are the best of events happening in Central Mass.!

Paint and Bake
Paint and Bake is a bi-weekly series of art workshops held at the first cannabis-friendly social club in Worcester, The Summit Lounge. At these intimate workshops, art instruction and supplies are provided. Guests must be 21+ and bring their own cannabis. Paint and Bake allows students to spark up their creativity in a safe setting. Each workshop will have a different theme, and instructors will be there to bring out the artist in everyone. Two Wednesdays per month at 7 p.m.; The Summit Lounge, 116 Water St., Worcester; $35;


Without A Net
Without A Net is a fundraising concert that raises money to benefit the UMass Memorial Cancer Center for Excellence. At Without A Net, musicians come together to collaborate on a set list that they prepare ahead of time. But, the rest is unplanned and unrehearsed. Besides knowing which songs they will perform in which keys, musicians must use their experience and skill to “live in the moment.” 7 p.m. Aug.4; Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl St., Worcester; $25 in advance, $30 at the door;


Summer Gospel Fest
The Summer Gospel Fest is coming back to Worcester for its fourth year. This free, family-friendly community event will feature a diverse group of artists performing gospel music and bringing together people from different cultures and backgrounds. 1 p.m. Aug. 4; Institute Park, Worcester; free;


Bolton Fair
The 136th Bolton Fair is an old-fashioned agricultural fair that has been enjoyed by the community for more than a century. This year’s fair will feature a demolition derby, freestyle motocross, monster trucks, Indian River Lumberjack Show, Kenya Safari Acrobats, sheep herding demonstrations, chainsaw carving featuring Josh Landry, racing pigs, Equestrian Drill Team from Ironstone Farms, Kids Country, Bolton Fair Craft Village demonstrations, Burpee Petting Farm and more. Aug. 10-12; The Fairgrounds at Lancaster, 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster; $10 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 5-12 and military personnel; free for children younger than 4;


Worcester Restaurant Week
Don’t miss the summer edition of Worcester Restaurant Week! Sample food from restaurants all over Worcester without breaking the bank. Participating restaurants create a special menu and offer three-course meals for only $25.18. More than 40 restaurants in Central Massachusetts will offer this amazing deal. Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet! July 30-Aug. 11; participating restaurants; $25.18;

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