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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Downtown This Week 1/4/2010 - 1/11/2010

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 and the crowd favorite - the National Human Dogsled Championship.  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 

Athenian Corner, 207 Market Street: Live JAZZ night by Casual Saxtet, Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.  For more information visit www.atheniancorner.com


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 
The Lowell Devils:  Ben Walter Bobblehead to the first 2000 fans, Saturday January 16, 1:30 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

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 3-5 , Ballet + Tap   Ages 5-7, Hip- Hop   Ages 7 & up, Little Tumblers Ages 3-5,  

Junior Tumblers Ages 5-7 , Adult 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 through 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 Gallery:  50 Under $50.00.  Gallery Hours Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Reception: Friday January 8th 6:30pm
Fifty artists will be exhibiting (at least) fifty works of art; each piece of art will be priced at $50 or less. Fo
r more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com
Revolving Museum, 122 Western Avenue, #217:  Saturday., January 9, 7:00-10:00 p.m.: Primal Spirit, a celebration of ancient art, music, and language.   FOr more information visit  www.revolvingmuseum.org
Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street:  Sunday, January17  - February 21: EXTINCT! Endangered Species & Habitats; reception Saturday January 23, 2:00-4:00 pmFor more information please visit  www.thebrush.org
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street:  House of 1000 Dust Catchers, Tuesday January 12 - Saturday February 13, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Reception Saturday January 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art
, 243 Worthen Street: Saturday, January 9, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.: Opening reception for 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
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 Golden Gloves Boxing January 8 - February 17Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up", January 21 - 24 and Rain - A tribute to the Beatles, January 27.   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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