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Monday, October 26, 2009

Downtown Lowell This Week 10/26/2009 - 11/02/2009

Lowell Launches "Buy Art" Campaign .  Organized by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) and local arts organizations and galleries, Lowell's exciting upcoming Buy Art Campaign aims to make the process easier and more fun for all involved by introducing potential buyers to the local art opportunities in Lowell. Lowell's Buy Art Campaign will offer tours of galleries and studios, meetings with art liaisons trained in helping patrons and businesses buy art, and seminars on the value of buying local art for your home or place of business. The campaign event will take place Thursday, November, 12. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Drop in to see the art, network with your peers, hear about the value of buying local art from satisfied patrons in the business community, and pick up a copy of our new guide to buying art in Lowell. For more information call 978-674-1480
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Got Tickets?
Business News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Vendor Day" at Second Wind Café!  Sunday, November 15 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM 30 Gorham Street:  Save the date for Second Wind Café's "Vendor Day," just in time for the holidays! Get great gift ideas and meet local artisans and product sellers, including Scentsy, Java Bean Coffee, and Sweet Lydia's Treats. For more information call Second Wind Café at 978-323-4656.  
Mickey's Bar & Grill, 179 Central Street: Starting Monday, October 26.  Downtown Lunch Buffet Now Open (11am-3pm)
Pressed for Time? No Waiting! Help Yourself 'til Your Full!  For more information visit www.MickeyDoyle.com.
Dharma Buns Sandwich Co., 26 - A Market Street:  Now open for business!  Our full menu, including pick-up orders, and our regular hours will be in effect, 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Delivery service will be available starting Monday, October 19th.  For more information visit www.dharmabuns.net. 
Ole Restaurant and Tapas Bar, 76 Merrimack Street:  Salsa Thursdays!  Free Salsa Class!  For more information call (978) 735-4470 or visit  www.oletapas.info.                                                                .
Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack Street:  Author Presentation and book signing, October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Ron Kolek is the Emmy-winning founder and lead investigator of the New England Ghost Project.  Along with co-author Maureen Wood, he will be here to discuss and sign their new book Ghost Chronicles: A Medium and a Paranormal Scientist Investigate 17 True Hauntings.  A journey into the unknown.  Pre-registration required.   For more information call 978-458-3939. 
Cobblestones Restaurant: 91 Dutton Street: Now Booking Holiday Parties. Private Rooms available  for groups between 15-100 people. For details & availability please contact Function Manager
Kelli @ 978-970-2282 or functions@cobblestonesoflowell.com.   And don't forget to visit us for our Happy Hour specials
Monday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00 PM.  For more information visit
Sports & Events 
Pollard Memorial Library:  Parker at the Pollard: Exploring New Hampshire Supernaturally Thursday, October 29,  from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Start Halloween off right tracking down curses, ghosts, legends, and unusual phenomena with Marianne O'Connor.  Alien abductions, witches, lost spirits and the unexplained paranormal are all part of this fascinating and amusing trek through the mountains of New Hampshire.  Could there be haunted trails right here in Lowell?  Come find out!   This event is free and open to the public.  Brought to you as part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series.  For more information, visit www.pollardml.org or call 978-970-4120.  
Lowell Devils:  With SIX Bobblehead giveaways, an appearance by New England Patriots lineman Jarvis Green and tons of other promotions, there are a lot of great games to choose from this season! Fortunately, the Devils have made it possible for you to enjoy all the fun & excitement, save some money AND get a free gift too! INTRODUCING THE LOWELL DEVILS 4 FOR $40 TICKET OFFER! With the 4 for $40 Ticket Offer, you receive one ticket to any four regular season home games during the 2009-10 season AND you get them at the discounted rate of just $10 per ticket!  That's a total savings of $32 off regular box office prices! PLUS, with this special offer, we'll also give you a Lowell Devils baseball cap - FREE!    For more information call (978) 458-PUCK or visit www.lowelldevilshockey.com.
The Lowell Spinners team store open offseason hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.  For more information visit www. lowell.spinners.milb.com
Museum & Gallery News 
Revolving Museum: Open House, Saturday November 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00  Come visit us in our new home at 122 Western Avenue.   For more information visit www.revolvingmuseum.org   
American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street:   
Current exhibition.  Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time.  Wednesdays - Sundays, 10:00 AM. - 5:00 PM. 
For more information, visit www.athm.org.
The Loading Dock Gallery:  Digital & Gelatin Silver: Hometowns and Beyond.  Photographs by Joe Quinlan & Linda Williamson
October 28 - November 22.   Artists Reception: Friday, November 6th 6:00 PM-8:30 PM.  For more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com. 

119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street:  Make a Wish, Tuesday-Saturday October 20 - November 14, 12:00 PM -5:00 PM.   Three-channel video projection by Denise Dumas, Make A Wish combines images of thunderstorms and water with an accompanying soundtrack of voiced concerns to envelop the gallery in an electrical storm of uncertainty.  For more information visit www.119gallery.org.   

The Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street:  November 1, 2009 - January 10.  THE ART OF HEALING: The Art of Psychotherapists curated by Jean Winslow.   Artists' Reception: Sunday, November 1, 2:00 PM -4:00 PM.    For more information please visit  www.thebrush.org

Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  Current exhibition.  Drawings & paintings by Arshile Gorky, Mina Boehm Metzger Collection.   September 16 - November 7.  For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org  
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: 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 isit  www.westernavenuestudios.com. 
The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Masters Pieces:  Haberdashery Textiles in Antique Quilts,  September 24 - November 15,  featuring quilts made from recycled men's fashions, this remarkable exhibition brings together over 40 stunningly graphic works, made of menswear fabrics recycled from suits and shirts, neckties, pajamas and woolen underwear, military uniforms, work clothes-even argyle socks. The exhibit also features historic advertisements, swatch books, and catalogs from menswear companies, dating from the 1900's through the 1920's.    For more information visit a  www.nequiltmuseum.org
Got Tickets? 
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for  Champions of the Dance October 30, Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show Pumpkin Party  October 31 and Michael W. Smith  world tour with special guests Matt Maher, Phil Stacey and Meredith Andrews, November 1. For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com

Merrimack Repertory Theatre:  The Seafarer, 10/15/2009 - 11/8/2009.  Nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play, this hilarious and chilling tale of the sea, Ireland and redemption brings old friends together on Christmas Eve for an all night, liquor-soaked game of poker with damningly high stakes. Steeped in Irish myth, the play is both darkly funny and surprisingly uplifting.  For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.   
Tsongas Arena: Tickets currently available for the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, Friday, November 6 at 7:30 PM.   For more information visit www.paultsongasarena.com.
 Business News
CITY MANAGER'S SUMMIT SERIES FOLLOW UP YOU SPOKE & WE LISTENED.  The following has begun and will be ongoing to completion - estimated 6-8 weeks. The streets impacted include Middle, Palmer, Shattuck, Central, Market, Prescott. Work includes: 
Cobblestone repairs on Middle and Palmer Streets 
Installation of new crosswalks that are ADA compliant 
Installation of new handicapped ramps that are ADA compliant 
Removal of the granite rosette at Market/Central/Prescott with new pavement and crosswalks 
New crosswalks will be outlined with reused 16 inch wide granite slabs and the 8 foot interior will be smooth concrete with a scoring pattern similar to sidewalks
Construction will impact parking on the section of street where work is underway. This will allow us to retain vehicle and pedestrian traffic at all times. Parking will be restored on weekends and when work is complete. Work will be phased to reduce the inconvenience and disruption to residents and businesses. If any street closings are needed to complete work, advance notice will be provided. The contractor will do his best to complete work timely and with minimal disruption and inconvenience. We appreciate your cooperation during this process which will result in an improved historic district streetscape and enhanced pedestrian experience for all.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DPD at 978-446-7200 and mention the Downtown Improvements
Christopher Samaras
Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell,
375 Merrimack Street 
Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.674-1481
f: 978.446.7089

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