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Monday, December 14, 2009

Downtown This Week 12/14/2009 - 12/21/2009

Free photos with Santa at 151 Merrimack Street, Barnes & Noble, Thursday December 17 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM and Saturday December 19 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at the  Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Office, 131 Merrimack Street.  While you are out shopping for the holidays, stop by and meet Santa where you can have your picture taken with Santa for Free.   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.   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 
Experience Lowell For the Holidays.  Save 10% with Lowell's Holiday Passport.  Buy Local and save this holiday season.  For more information visit   http://lowell.org/Pages/HolidayActivities.aspx 

Van Gogh's Gear, 200 Middle Street: Through December 24, stocking stuffers 15% off.  For more information visit www.vangoghsgear.com.

La Boniche, 143 Merrimack Street: December 17 - Lura Smith performs her annual Christmas Repertoire accompanied by Danny Webster and a "Special Guest"! This is our 7th year! What a great evening to take time with friends, listen to some great music in a fun festive atmosphere!  For more information visit www.laboniche.com.

Mickeys Bar & Grill, 179 Central Street:  Sundays, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.Bring the Family for our Buffet & Movie Special, ($10/adults, $8/students, $7/children under 12).  For more information visit www.mickeydoyle.com

Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus, 61 Market Street:   Brew'd has some great stocking stuffers or first night Hanukkah gifts for your friends and/or family.  Travel Mugs,  Bulk Coffee, Tea, Espresso,   Drinking Chocolate and Books or Music by Local Writers and Musicians.   For more information visit www.brewdawakening.com.  
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St: December - "Happy Holid-ales!" from Lowell Beer Works featuring "Spiced Holiday Ales"including Winter Solstice Ale, Winter Works Ale, White Christmas Ale and Winter Warmerand festive "Holiday" food specials including Gingerbread Halibut, Holiday Lamb, St. Nick's Sea Bass, Tannenbaum Tenderloin.  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.   Check out our Live Bands each week.  This Friday December 4th and Saturday Katrin Roush from 9pm until 12:30am and this Saturday December 5th AJ Edwards from 9pm until 12:30am. 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.
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 
Lowell Summer Music Series: For a limited time only: Get a 2010 Individual Season Pass good for all (19 paid) 2010 Lowell Summer Music Series concerts for $250. Pay less than $14 per concert for a summer of quality entertainment - the lowest price that will be available for this Series. A great buy! Hurry! This offer is only available online and offer ends December 31, 2009.  As a special added bonus, there is NO TICKETING FEE applicable to the Season Pass! A $50 value if tickets purchased individually.   This will be the best deal offered, so surprise the music lover in your family with this great Holiday gift and help support the Lowell Summer Music Series, a self-sustaining nonprofit program.  For more information visit www.lowellsummermusic.org
The Lowell Devils Holiday Hat Trick is a gift that everyone on your list can enjoy! This year, the Holiday Hat Trick comes with a ticket to three exciting Devils games, a special Lowell Devils Mr. Potato Head (complete with standard-issue hockey mullet) and a FREE bonus ticket to a fourth game! That's four games and a Devils Mr. Potato Head for just $40!!   For more information visit

Lowell Spinners:  The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will welcome Red Sox star and 2001 Spinner Kevin Youkilis back to Lowell for the Eighth Annual Lowell Spinners Alumni Dinner, Tuesday, December 29 at the Lowell Memorial Auditoriuml.   For tickets and  information visit www. lowell.spinners.milb.com  
Lowell YMCA Dance Department Winter session, January 4 - February 11.  Welcome to our NEW 2010 winter dance session. We are excited to offer the following classes.  Preschool Dance   Ages 3-5Ballet + Tap   Ages 5-7, Hip- Hop   Ages 7 & up, Little Tumblers Ages 3-5,  

Junior Tumblers Ages 5-7Adult Modern Dance for beginners Ages 18 & up.  Sessions run every 6 weeks. Contact Gia Saraceni for registration information  978-454-7825 ex 20   or email giaymca@yahoo.

Museum & Gallery News 
American Textile History Museum,  491 Dutton Street: Aprons: Fifties FUNctional Fashion. November 7, 2009 - April 18, 2010. Relive the nostalgia of the 1950s with these one-of-a-kind accessories from the 1950s, from the flowery half-aprons worn by suburban housewives to those worn by diner waitresses to cocktail aprons worn just for show. Free with paid admission to the Museum. 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, through December 19.  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.  Through December. 31: Holiday Marketplace and 2nd Annual Cookie Competition - view and purchase original artwork by 35 artists.- stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, photography and more; vote for the perfect cookieFor 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  
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? 
Tsonga s Arena
: Tickets currently available for  Jeff Dunham,
Sunday, January 17th at 5:00 PM and Slayer & Megadeth w/ Testament Sunday, February 14th at 7:00 PM.  For more information visit www.paultsongasarena.com.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre:   Fabuloso, A Play by John Kolvenbach, 1/7/2010 - 1/31/2010.  Do you have a friend who is the life of the party? But what if that friend never left and the party never stopped? Teddy and Kate are living a quiet existence in their one-bedroom apartment, until Teddy's long lost friend, Arthur, appears out of the blue, with his fiancée in tow. A screwball comedy of living life to the fullest.  For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits,  December 20 and  Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up", January 21 - 24.   For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.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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