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Worcester: Knights! exhibition kicks off
March 28, 2014| Free
Worcester – Friday, March 28, the Worcester Art Museum will kick off a weekend-long celebration of Knights!, a landmark exhibition showcasing one of the nation's best collections of arms and armor. Featuring a range of medieval festivities, including the museum's first-ever Renaissance Faire, the celebration invites visitors to travel back to the time of King Arthur's court, when chivalrous knights roamed the streets and tales of mythic dragons ran rampant.
The festivities start March 28 with an opening party, featuring fire eaters, jugglers, and other courtly entertainers. In addition to touring the new exhibit, attendees can groove to musical performances by famed reggae and blues musician Corey Harris.
At the Renaissance Faire Saturday and Sunday, ?March 29 and 30, visitors will be moved by the words of Shakespeare, hear about King Arthur's adventures, participate in sword demonstrations, chess tournaments, shield-making workshops and much more. On Saturday, visitors are invited to come dressed as their favorite historical figure such as a pirate, princess, or knight. Sunday's theme will celebrate fantasy??”attendees are encouraged to transform into a fairy, superhero, wizard, or another mythical creature.
For more information on Knights! opening weekend, visit www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/knights/#opening.