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Monday, January 25, 2010

Downtown This Week 1/25/2010 - 2/01/2010

Get Ready for Winterfest 2010!  Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6.  Families from around New England can celebrate the wonders of winter at Lowell's 10th Annual Winterfest Celebration. Festivities include live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids activities, outdoor ice skating, soup bowl competition, the crowd favorite - the National Human Dogsled Championship  and the new Family Iditarod Challenge.  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 
Village Smokehouse, 98 Middle Street:  Live Music Schedule, 1/28 Whiskey Tango and Friday 1/29 Chad LaMarsh.  For more information visit www.vilagesmokehouse.com

The Gazebo Cafe, 491 Dutton Street:  Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Delivery available. Call 978-454-7455 to place an order, or to ask about having a function at the Gazebo Café.


Garcia Brogan's Cantina Pub & Restaurant, 131 Middlesex Street: Live Traditional Irish Music Every Friday at 6:00 pm.  For more information visit www.garciabrogans.com.

Sports & Events 

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding "Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM, Athenian Corner Restaurant, 207 Market Street, Admission: $5 suggested donation.  Enjoy this fun, romantic sleeper hit comedy starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett! More information at www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org "Upcoming Events."

The Lowell Devils  Power Play Pack is the best way to catch the exciting hockey action, get your hands on the most-wanted Lowell Devils collectibles and save some money!  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Bobblehead giveaway,  Saturday February 6, 7:00 PM vs Portland.  For more information visit www.lowelldevilshockey.com.  

 Lowell Spinners:  When Group ticket sales begin on February 1, so will the sale of the 2010 Mini-Plans.   Packages are limited (some packages more than others). Mini-Plans will be available both online and by phone at 978-459-BALL, as well as in person at the Spinners Box Office.  For more information visit www.lowell.spinners.milb.com
Pollard Memorial Library:   Mother Goose on the Loose is a series of nursery rhyme programs for children from birth through age three. Big sisters and brothers are welcome too. Come to Mother Goose and give your brood a boost!  Tuesdays, January 26th, February 2nd & 9th and March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd.  We will have two identical programs each day at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  For more information call Chidrens Library at 978-970-4122 or visit www.pollardml.org


Museum & Gallery News 
American Textile History Museum,  491 Dutton Street: Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time, to spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through textile history. See how textiles are changing your world, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to revolutionary "shark skin" suits for our gold-medal Olympic swimmers - and so much more. You'll never look at the fascinating world of textiles the same way again. For more information, visit www.athm.org.
The Loading Dock Gallery:  Body & Soul Reduction Linoleum Prints and Paintings by Susan Jaworski-Stranc and Gail Zwerling February 3 - February 28.  Artists Reception:  Friday, February 5th from 6:30 - 9 pm.  For
more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com
Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street:  Sunday, January17  - February 21: EXTINCT! Endangered Species & Habitats.  For more information please visit  www.thebrush.org
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street:  House of 1000 Dust CatchersExhibit through February 13.   For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street: Current exhibit: Lowell Dreaming: Linda McCluskey; exhibit continues through February 20.  For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org  
The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Masters: 40 Contemporary Art Quilters through  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:   Exposed II, January 9, 2010 - February 21, 2010.  For more information visit www.artsleagueoflowell.com

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue:  Open Studios -First Saturday of every month, noon to 5pm - Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists!   For more information visit www.westernavenuestudios.com.

Got Tickets? 
Tsonga s Arena
: Tickets currently available for  Eastern Syncronized Skating,  January 28 - 30 and Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin, Saturday February 13 at 7:00 PM.  For more information visit www.paultsongasarena.com.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre: Black Pearl Sings!  2/11/2010 - 3/7/2010.  A search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious "song collector" for the Library of Congress, to Pearl, a woman with a soulful voice, a steely spirit and an incredible history.  Featuring many beloved American folk songs and spirituals, the legacy of the past clashes with their hopes for the future, as they journey to find their way out of the shadows and into the spotlight. (Estimated Run Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes including one 15-minute intermission). For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for Golden Gloves Boxing  Rain - A tribute to the Beatles, January 27 and Phil Vassar, February 11.   For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News
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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