VERVE - Festival of Performing Arts

The Center for Arts and Wellness is excited to bring to you VERVE, a Festival of Performing Arts.

Join us for an extravaganza of artistically choreographed dances and creatively composed songs and renditions of classical music by young and adult students from the New England area.

The morning MUSIC Section (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)* will feature Classical Music - Hindustani and Carnatic vocal and instrumental.

The evening DANCE Section (4:00 - 9:00 pm)* will feature dances from all around India, including Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odisi, and Bollywood.

VERVE will also host local vendors as well as a delectable selection of food from area businesses. The event will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Trottier Middle School in Southborough, MA.

TICKETS: Buy here.
Advance: General $7; VIP $20. At the Door: $10

*above times are approximate and subject to change once all registrations have been received.

Metrowest Stories

Everyone has a story to tell! Storytelling inspires and connects human hearts and minds, builds bridges and forges connections by fostering compassion, understanding and empathy. A well-crafted story can open our minds to new possibilities, ignite our spirit and inspire us to continue on the journey of becoming the best version of ourselves (as individuals and as a community).

MetroWest Stories through its monthly forum aims to create a platform for individual self-expression to cultivate self-awareness, foster human connection, inspire each other through the art of storytelling, and encourage anyone who ever doubted they had a story worth telling.

Metro West Stories provides a stage, a microphone, a timekeeper and a theme to inspire and shape the evening. A lively and supportive audience is an active part of making this event special. Interested storytellers drop their name in a hat, 10 names get pulled at random and are heard. Storytellers are chosen at random, limited to five minutes.
After all the stories are told the audience picks their favorite of the evening.
Theme for April: New Beginnings.

Date: Thursday, APRIL 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Center for Arts and Wellness, 125 Turnpike Road, Unit #10, Westborough, MA 01581

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Hindustani Vocal Workshop

The Center is pleased to offer a Hindustani Vocal workshop by Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar. Aratiji has received training in the Agra gharana style under Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, and in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana under the legendary Smt. Kishori Amonkar.

The two workshops will cover basic aspects of voice culture and training, elements of riyaaz (practice), and explore taan and laya patterns. In each session, adult attendees will learn one raag, an afternoon raag on Saturday and a morning raag on Sunday. Young attendees will also learn a composition in one raag in addition to voice culture and aspects of riyaaz.

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar’s tour in the U.S. is in collaboration with Ashavari Performing Arts.

Workshop for Adults Session I: Saturday, March 16, 3:00-5:00 PM
Workshop for Adults Session II: Sunday, March 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop for Kids: Sunday, March 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Vendor Weekend

Saturdays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Don’t wait for a vendor fair to find buyers. The Center is happy to provide Access to Metrowest customers through vendor space at our easy-to-get-to-location each Saturday.
Limited Spots Available!

Email us for availability and to reserve your spot:

Vendor Bazaar 2018
Festival Shopping Fair and Henna/Mehndi

Shop the latest designs in Clothing,Jewelry,home decor

Email us in advance for Henna appointment at :