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Friday, February 27, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: X-Fest 2009

119 Gallery- XFest
FRI 02.27.09 - SUN 03.01.09
" “How about an alternative festival celebrating the work of today’s real ‘folk artists?’” From this thought, a simple plan evolved; invite 10 artists from outside our region to Lowell to play with 40 local artists at 119 Gallery, Lowell’s alternate venue.
— Walter Wright, 119 Gallery Director"
View the Full Calendar of XFest Events: 119 Gallery- XFest

Mickey's Bar & Grill
THU Karaoke
FRI 9pm-12am Live Band: StilRizE
SAT 9pm-12am Live Band: RipChord
SUN 1:15-10pm Classic Movie Marathon

Egg Roll Cafe
FRI 8-10pm Open Mic Night

Brewd Awakening
SAT 7-9pm Live Music: Sean Fullerton

SAT 7-9pm Israli Film Festival
""This Israeli comedy directed by Shemi Zartin explores why many adolescents have trouble seeing their true worth- sensitive coming of age film for an Israeli adolescent in a working class family"- quote taken by movie jacket cover""
For more information, visit Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley

Elizabeth A. DeWolfe “ The Murder of Mary Bean”
SUN 2-3:30pm
Historian Elizabeth DeWolfe tells the story of textile operative Mary Bean whose 1849 death captivated New England in newspapers and sensational fiction. In a story featuring aliases, disreputable doctors and a cross dresser, Bean’s murder revealed growing fear that wage-earning mill girls were not only in danger, but themselves were a threat to society. Presented by Elizabeth DeWolfe at Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center 246 Market St.
For more information visit: Lowell Women's Week

SUN 3pm FREE Family Concert

Pawtucket Congregational Church
15 Mammoth Rd., Lowell

For more information visit: Lowell Philharmonic

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: Academy Awards

The Space Between Pit and Peak, Incarnate Two
Reception Thursday Feb 19th, 7-10:30 pm
Exhibit Lasts Tuesday February 10 - Thurday February 26, 2009
“I’ve brought themes about childhood and self discovery,” says artist Lillian Harden, “and I’m trying to create a further experience out of that.” Her work will come together in a multimedia installation at the 119 Gallery this month. It will feature video and sculpture meant to challenge the way we think about human interaction." For more information about this exhibit, please visit: 119 Gallery

Saturday Feb 21, 119 Gallery
8 pm Impromptu 3 + Dr T
$5 Donation at the door

10 pm Break Out Dance
$5 Donation at the door (included with 8pm entrance)

Feb 10 - March 8: Tranced at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Kids Week in Lowell
Saturday Feb 14th - Saturday Feb 21st
A full week of activities and fun for the family, sponsored by the National Park Service. For more info, please visit The Brush Gallery.

Sat Feb 21: CD Release Party for JJ Reverend
9pm - Midnight
For more info visit: Mickey Doyle

Sunday February 22 - Oscar Night!

Classic Movie Marathon FREE 2 pm - 8 pm at Mickey's Bar & Grill, followed by a LIVE screening of the Oscars at 8pm!

Oscar Night at Cafe Paradiso
5 pm - 10 pm, Ticket proceeds to benefit SHIFT for the Homeless

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: Valentine's Day!

Western Avenue Studios is hosting the event Surfaces from 2-5pm at the Loading Dock Gallery on Saturday, February 14. Meet the artists Cornelia Jutta Forster and Glenn Szegedy and talk to them about their work.

Image Theater presents
Cafe Noir: The Cabaret Experience
Featuring:Pamela Enders, Carly Evans, Peter Adams, Rene Pfister

At the Revolving Museum
22 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA 01852

February 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm
February 15th at 4:00 pm

Tickets $15. Go to: www.imagetheater.com
For information, call 978-441-0102

Sunday, February 16 @ Mickey Doyle's
Classic Movie Marathon (Oscar Winners for Oscar Month)

1:00 Moulin Rouge (1952)
French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations. Cast: Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand. Dir: John Huston.

3:15 Lust for Life (1956)
Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald. Dir: Vincente Minnelli.

5:30 The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Michelangelo fights censorship and an autocratic pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Cast: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento. Dir: Carol Reed.

8:00 No Time for Love (1943)
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ilka Chase. Dir: Mitchell Leisen.

Show and Tell: The art of the narrative

is now open at the The Revolving Museum.
The show runs through November 29, 2009

The Revolving Museum
22 Shattuck St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Great Plates of Downtown Lowell is scheduled from Sunday, February 16 - Saturday, February 28, 2009 during the mid-winter months when people are looking for a cabin fever cure! Great Plates will allow patrons to order a featured appetizer, entrée and dessert for a fixed menu price at the eleven participating Downtown Lowell restaurants: Athenian Corner, Blue Taleh, Café Paradiso, Centro, Cobblestones, La Boniche, Life Alive, Old Court, Ole, Ricardo's Café Trattoria and Tabocas Steakhouse. For additional information about Great Plates - 2009 contact Danielle Bergeron or visit www.glcc.biz for Great Plates menus

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents Tranced by Bob Clyman. Hypnotic revelations battle international deceit in this gripping psychological thriller!

Playing now through March 8, 2009. For more info call 978.654.4MRT or visit http://www.merrimackrep.org/

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lowell This Week: Sun Feb 7 - Wed Feb 10

Sunday 1:30 - 10 pm: Free Oscar Winning Classic Film Screenings

Movies start at 1:30 pm and will be featured back to back until approximately 10 pm at Mickey Doyle's: 179 Central St. Lowell, MA
For more info, visit Mickey's official events page: http://www.mickeydoyle.com

Sunday 12 - 4 pm: "Hot Soup" at Ayer Lofts Gallery
"Come see a SOUPed up art exhibit with SOUPperb artistic works from SOUPer artists at Ayer Lofts Art Gallery
Enjoy a cup of Soup while viewing the paintings, photography, pottery, and more during the show."
To learn more about the Ayer Art Gallery, visit their website: http://www.ayerlofts.com

Sunday 11am - 4:30 pm: "Surfaces" at the Loading Dock Gallery
Artwork by Cornelia Jutta Forster and Glenn Szegedy
To learn more about the Loading Dock Gallery, visit their website: http://www.theloadingdockgallery.com

Monday 7pm: Food & Film - Zorba the Greek at The Athenian Corner

For more info, visit the official website: http://lowellfilmcollaborative

Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm: Green Drinks at Beer Works
"Green Drinks Lowell is held at the new Lowell Beer Works at 201 Cabot Street in Lowell, MA every second Tuesday of the month. (Lowell Beer Works is now located downstairs from the Brewery Exchange). Find us in the Private Function room or ask for Green Drinks at the hostess stand. People gather from 5:30 until 7:30 or later. Consultants, students, tradespeople, and other interested citizens gather each month to share ideas and concerns."
For more information, visit the official website: http://greendrinks.org

Tuesday 8 pm: Open Mic Night at Mickey Doyle's
Featured Artist: Jimmy Atto

"A songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, he first gained experience performing in front of audiences at local coffee shops and college campuses around Michigan. The release of his debut CD, Time Is Right highlights his vocal range, as well as his charming, poetic lyrics. This album showed his early influences of other artists such as Matchbox Twenty, U2, and John Mayer (among others). "
For more information, visit http://www.mickeydoyle.com

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: Winterfest! Thur Feb 5 - Sat Feb 7

"Families from around New England can celebrate the wonders of winter at Lowell’s Annual Winterfest Celebration, February 5th - 7th, 2009. After all, how can they resist free ice skating, face painting, magic shows, tundra rides, fireworks and paling around with the lovable Lowla Bear? The Lowell Winterfest also includes crafts, live entertainment, a soup bowl competition and the crowd pleasing favorite – the National Human Dogsled Championships.

Lowell’s National Human Dog Sled Championship is a staple of Lowell’s annual Winterfest celebration. More than 60 sleigh teams will compete for title of “top dog” as they race to the finish down 200 yards of icy tundra. Each team consists of 6 people. A rider, a musher, and four people who pull the sled. Two teams race at a time. And if that’s not funny enough, wait until you see them in full costume. In years past there have been cave men, penguins and football players among the costumed competitors."
For a complete listing of events, please visit the official website: http://www.lowellwinterfest.org

Closing this Friday, February 6th at 119 Gallery:

"A former industrial warehouse district, Fort Point Channel, Boston has been home to hundreds of artists for nearly 30 years. To open 2009, 119 Gallery has invited a group of “visiting artists” to Lowell. Over 20 artists represent one of Boston’s oldest and most fertile Boston artists’ neighborhoods. The artwork ranges from traditional media to hybrid techniques that defy description: book art, collage, drawing, drawing on film, illuminated sculpture, illustration, painting, photography sculpture, and wall panels. Curated by Joanne Kaliontzis."
Visit http://www.119gallery.org for complete details and info on the Fort Point of View Exhibit.

Live Music by Lola Danza & John Voigt
Friday, February 6th at 8 pm, 119 Gallery

Lola Danza - voice
John Voigt - bass

“Ms. Danza gives hope to the future of jazz.” — Boston Herald
“Lola Danza is a part of a new breed of jazz singer writing original material and experimenting. And she has the chops to pull it off.” — Boston Phoenix Jon Garelick
“With a stunning voice that elongates words and phrases with almost ethereal clarity, Danza follows her own muse stylistically, preferring the spare and airy to the busy and hot.” — Bob Young Boston Herald
To learn more about this event, please visit: http://www.119gallery.org

Opening this Saturday & Sunday, Feb 7-8th, 12 pm - 4 pm:
"Hot Soup" at Ayer Lofts Gallery
"Come see a SOUPed up art exhibit with SOUPperb artistic works from SOUPer artists at Ayer Lofts Art Gallery
Enjoy a cup of Soup while viewing the paintings, photography, pottery, and more during the show."
To learn more about the Ayer Art Gallery, visit their website: http://www.ayerlofts.com

Open This Saturday, Feb 7th, 12 pm - 5 pmWestern Avenue Studios
Western Avenue Studios Logo

"Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: More than 160 Working Artists where you will find 2 buildings and four floors of artists working in all disciplines, media and styles. Open Studios - First Saturday of every month, noon to 5:00 PM - Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists!" For more information, visit http://www.westernavenuestudios.com

Live music this weekend: Audio Park Productions & Cultural Organization of Lowell sponsors: