‘The Velvet Underground, Public Works and Spaceout reunions, and more ….

An evening of poetry

You can listen and be heard as ValleyCAST, the arts and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services, hosts “An Evening of Poetry” starting November 20 at the GB & Lexi Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill in Whitinsville. The Poetry Showcase will feature Candace Curran, Paul Richmond, Karen Warinsky and Gerald Yelle, followed by an open mic segment. Curran has been twice named a Western Massachusetts Poet’s Seat Laureate, while Richmond has been honored as the Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate (2017-2019) and National Beat Poet Laureate (2017-2019). Warinsky was a finalist in the Montreal International Poetry Competition, and his first collection, “L’or en d’automne”, was released last summer. Yelle’s posts include “The Holyoke Diaries” and “No Place I would favorite Be. “(RD)

What: “An evening of poetry”

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 20 Nov.

Or: GB & Lexi Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville

How much: Free and open to the public. All participants are required to wear a mask regardless of their immunization status. To learn more about ValleyCAST and / or Open Sky Community Services, visit openskycs.org

Bret Talbert will reunite with former bands, including Spaceout, at Ralph's Rock Diner.

One last meeting

Musician Bret Talbert has been a member of several well-known local bands, including Public Works and Spaceout. Now Talbert will be reuniting with the members of those bands for what he says is his last “rock club” show. That’s saying a lot, after more than 30 years of rock’n’roll. Plus, and to sweeten the deal, eternal favorites, the Hip Swayers, will be open at night, so it looks like it’s shaping up to be one hell of a party. (VDI)

What: Public Works and Meeting Space

When: 9 p.m. on November 24

Or: Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove St., Worcester

The Masters Singers of Worcester will present  "Passport: Great Britain"  at the Salem Covenant Church in Worcester.

The music of Great Britain

After a long hiatus, the Master Singers of Worcester are ready to explore a new season of choral masterpieces. If music is the best way to travel, MSW’s November 21 concert “Passport: Great Britain” promises a great getaway with works by Handel, Purcell, Britten and Gilbert & Sullivan. Edward Tyler, artistic director, directs the singers; Mark Bartlett is the accompanist. (RD)

What: “Passport: Great Britain” – Master Singers of Worcester

When: 4:21 p.m. Nov.

Or: Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St., Worcester

How much: $ 25; $ 20 students and seniors in advance. $ 30; $ 25 students and seniors at the door. www.mswma.org.

"The velvet metro" will be screened by cinema-worcester on November 19 at the Park View Room in Worcester.

“Waiting for the man”

They were cool. They were dangerous. The Velvet Underground, formed in 1964, also created a new sound that changed the world of music. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, the new documentary “The Velvet Underground”, to be screened on November 19 by cinema-worcester, examines how the group has become a cultural touchstone representing a series of contradictions: the group is at the forefront. times of their time, yet timeless; literary but realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the main actors of this era, combined with previously unreleased performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films and other experimental arts to create “an immersive experience”. (RD)

What: “The Velvet Underground”

When: 7:19 p.m. Nov.

Or: Park View Room, 230 Park Ave., Worcester

How much: $ 10; $ 8.50 students and seniors. Tickets www.cinema-worcester.com

"Listen to the collapse," charcoal and pastel, 60" x 42

“Myths destroyers”

“Joan Ryan: Myth Busters” is an intriguing sounding solo exhibition presented by ArtsWorcester using painting and drawing “as a critical language to explore contemporary society, politics and concepts of identity in our modern world”. In “Myth Busters”, Ryan juxtaposes images depicting American culture and history – cartoons, childhood fairy tales and political iconography – and confronts “the fear and denial of postwar America. “. The exhibition takes the form of a wall installation, in which large-scale charcoal drawings are placed against custom-painted gallery walls, “giving the illusion of American nostalgia tearing apart present time and space.” “. “Myth Busters” will be on display at the East Gallery in ArtsWorcester, as well as on the organization’s website, starting November 18. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 3. (RD)

What: “Joan Ryan: Myth Busters”

When: Nov. 18 to Dec. 19

Where / How much: ArtsWorcester’s East Gallery at 44 Portland Street. Also online at www.artsworcester.org. ArtsWorcester Gallery’s opening hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

To be seen simultaneously from November 18 to December 19: “The little one: an exhibition of the members.” ArtsWorcester presents its’ largest exhibition in scale. For the ninth edition of ArtsWorcester’s “One”, all member artists are invited to exhibit a small-scale work of art.

James C. Tibbs