Jul 5, 2013

Fwd: Worcester Mag Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You never forget your first car

If you bump into Gary Cooper at the inaugural Cars of Summer Car Show at Greenhill Park over the next four days, there is a good chance he will be standing next to or not far from his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. He'll most likely be as giddy as a school boy; After all, it isn't often a man gets reunited with the first car he ever owned; in Cooper's case, this is the third – and he says last time – the car has ended up at his hands.

Jeremy Lee flashes his style at the Dark World Gallery

Walk into any tattoo parlor and the flash on the wall – intended to offer either inspiration or literal interpretation – will either entice you to lay your money down for ink or spin your heels towards the door. For Jeremy Lee, mastering the art of the flash has led to a successful career as a professional tattoo artist for the past 13 years. The culmination of his style and artistic gifts can now be seen at the latest Dark World Gallery exhibit, Traditional Tattoo Flash of Jeremy Lee, opening Saturday, July 6, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m.

Destruction to rebirth exhibited at Revival Gallery

Revival Gallery in Fitchburg features darker themes this month with an exhibit including works by Carlos Lopez, Misotty Ortega, Roass MacDonald, Emily Sandagata and Eriks Liepins. Themes explored through realism, sculpture, illustration, ink work and political work include destruction, metamorphosis, regeneration and rebirth. An opening reception will be held this Saturday, July 6 from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The gallery is always free and welcomes donations.

The Melissa Show

I have a theory about Melissa McCarthy: You either love her unconditionally, or you can't wait for her lips to stop moving, which means peace once again has returned to the land. I confess to being in the latter camp, and I use the word "confess" because I say this almost as an apology. Ever since "Bridesmaids," McCarthy's comedic comingout party, we were all expected to be enamored with her. She was the fat-chick equivalent of Chris Farley, the ensemble member who would do anything for a laugh, even, if I correctly recall the "Bridesmaids" Brazilian barbecue scene, it meant shitting in a sink. There is courage in shamelessness, and I can respect that.