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Monday, November 23, 2009

Downtown This Week 11/23/2009 - 11/30/2009

Kick off the Holidays In Style!  Join us Saturday, November 28th at the Annual City of Lights Parade and Holiday Art Stroll!  From 11 AM to 8 PM, enjoy family activities, music and other holiday treats. Start your visit at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 246 Market Street, to get your program and map!  FREE Parking all day at the John & Market Street Garages!  New This Year - Holiday Stocking Stuffer Scavenger Hunt!  Pick up a stocking at the National Park Visitors Center anytime between Noon-3:00 PM, decorate it at the ALL Art Gallery between Noon-3:30 PM, and then explore the downtown to find gifts from over 13 participating locations. Once you've collected all of your gifts, head to the Brush Art Gallery for holiday family photos before 3:30 PM.   Additional Activities Include:  2nd Annual Hot Chocolate Competition, Trolley Rides, Street Performers, Festival of Wreaths, Arts & Crafts, Photos with Santa.  For more information visit www.lowell.org
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Got Tickets?
Business News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Barnes & Noble, 151 Merriamck Street:  Book Signing!  Author Jackie Mac Mullan, Thursday December 3 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  When The Game Was Ours, a compelling Portrait of Larry bird and Earvin Johnson.  For more information call 978-458-3939.  
Cappy's Copper Kettle, 245 Central Street: Wednesday night Thanksgiving Eve "Katrin" who is touring in support of her newest cd, "Soul Wide Open". Join us for some great music and get together with some old friends. Cappy Turkey Day!
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: November is "New England Harvest Time" at Lowell Beer Works featuring "Harvest Ales"
along with a "New England Harvest" special menu!  Beer Works is a great place for your Business or Personal Private Party - with space for groups of 20 to 300!  For details & availability please contact us at @ 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net.   Also check out our Live Bands each week.  For more information visit www.beerworks.net.
Monkeys Ice Cream, Gifts & More, 66 Merrimack Street:  Now selling gifts!!  We have a selection of Fair Trade crafts from around the world, local art like ornaments, mugs, paintings, prints, cards, and other fun gifts. So think of Monkeys for the holidays and all your gift needs throughout the year.  Monkeys is also are selling ice cream throughout the winter. Bring a pint or quart to the party and eat with your pies and cakes. May we suggest Pumpkin Ice Cream.  For more information call 978- 452-0444.
Centro Restaurant & Bar, 24 Market Street: Let Centro lend a helping hand.  We can take the stress OFF OF YOU cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal, side dishes or desserts.  For more information, please call us at 978.453.4630.  Have a great and safe holiday. 
L&I Army Navy Store, 70 Bridge Street, Military clothing for the whole family, EMS uniforms and supplies.   For more information visit  www.liclothing1militaryoutlet.com      
Cobblestones Restaurant
: 91 Dutton Street: Never too early to book your holiday party rooms! Plated Dinners, Buffets & Cocktail Receptions.  Available for groups from 15 to 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 
Free photos with Santa at 131 Merrimack Street, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Office, Thursday December 3 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM and Saturday December 5 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Barnes and Noble. While you are out shopping for the holidays, stop by and meet Santa where you can have your picture taken with Santa for Free.  Sip on some complimentary hot cocoa while you wait! Validated parking available at with a receipt from any purchase downtown. Presented by the the City of Lowell, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Downtown Business Committee, Center City Committee and The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
Pollard Memorial Library:   Lecture, Thursday December 3 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The Coconut Grove Fire, November 28, 1942, which killed nearly 500 people, led to major changes in fire and safety codes and manslaughter law as well as innovations in burn treatments and post-traumatic shock therapy. Join Stephanie Schorow as she discusses the impact of this fire and the 1872 Great Fire of Boston and their lingering mysteries. 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:  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!  Discounted tickets AND a free hat! Don't pass up this tremendous offer!  Order your 4 for $40 package today by calling the Devils at (978) 458-PUCK  or visit www.lowelldevilshockey.com. 
Lowell Spinners:  The Greek God of Walks is returning to Lowell. December 29 the Spinners will honor Red Sox MVP and 2001 Lowell Spinner at the Spinners annual Alumni Dinner to be held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.    For tickets and information visit www. lowell.spinners.milb.com 
Museum & Gallery News 
American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street:   
October 23 through March 14, 2010.  Changing Landscapes: Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art.  Wednesdays - Sundays, 10:00 AM. - 5:00 PM.  
For more information, visit www.athm.org.
The Loading Dock GalleryWinter Lights II, November 25 - December 27.  For more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street:  MATERIAL IS LANGUAGE,"  119 Gallery's 5th Annual Juried Exhibit.  Reception Saturday December 5, 6 -10pm.  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.  For more information please visit  www.thebrush.org

Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street: New England Fiber Collective November 21 - December 31.   For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org  
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: Holiday Open Studios. December 5th & 6th and December 12th & 13th from 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: 40 Contemporary Art Quilters.  November 19 - February 25, 2010.
Masters explores the cutting edge of art quilting, with today's most regarded global quilt artists represented in this comprehensive exhibition. Guest curator Martha Sielman has assembled a seminal collection of representative works by master art quilters, explored in this exhibition and in Sielman's companion book, Masters: Art Quilts. This expansive look at state of the art quilting brings together works by artists from around the world including Australia, the UK, Japan, Israel, Hungary, France, South Africa, Denmark, and Belgium.   For more information visit a  www.nequiltmuseum.org
The ALL Gallery, 246 Market Street:  Super Duper Holiday Show November 28 - December 20.  For more information visitwww.artsleagueoflowell.com
Got Tickets? 
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for the Air Force Band of Libery, December 1 and Bill Cosby, December 5.  For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre:  Heroes, 11/19/2009 - 12/13/2009
Henri, Gustave and Philippe survived World War I. Forty years later, as residents in a veterans' home and armed only with what is left of their wits and a 200-pound stone dog, they battle old age, nagging war injuries, and a masochistic nun. A heartwarming tale of camaraderie and a moving portrait of the frustrations inherent in growing older.  For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.    

Tsongas Arena: Tickets currently available for  Jeff Dunham,
Sunday, January 17th at 5:00 PM.  For more information visit www.paultsongasarena.com.

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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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