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Monday, May 24, 2010

Downtown This Week 5/24/2010 - 5/31/2010

Lowell Celebrates National Small Business Week: Come join the City of Lowell as we celebrate National Small Business Week by recognizing and showing appreciation to the hardworking small business owners of our community, while also having the opportunity to attend educational workshops that will be helpful in successfully operating a small business. The City of Lowell Small Business Week event will also connect you with hundreds of leaders in the small business community that will allow you to walk away with new contacts, innovative ideas, and the right resources that will be beneficial in starting, maintaining, or expanding your small business today!  May 24th, 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street:  For more information visit.  For more information visit http://lowell.org/Pages/LowellCelebratesSmallBusinessWeek.aspx
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Market Street Market, 95 Market Street: Wine tasting, Thursday May 27th from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Featuring a whimsical "I Love Lowell' art exhibit by local artist "Eleni".  For more information call 978-735-4532.

Cobblestones Restaurant, 91 Dutton Street: 16th Anniversary Celebration Sunday June 6, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  New  Hump Day Lunch Buffet every Wednesday, all you can eat only $11.99.  For more information visit www.cobblestonesoflowell.com

Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: MAY 2010 - "Cheers Mate!" For May Lowell Beer Works features British Ales and Fine English Fare - "Bulfinch British Pale Ale", "Black & Tan", "Ploughman's Ale" and "Old Ironsides Ale" along with "English" menu specials including "LORD WELLINGTON'S SLIDERS", "BEER BATTERED SCALLOPS AND CHIPS", "BANGERS AND MASH", "GRILLED LAMB T-BONE CHOPS", "CHOCOLATE-TOFFEE LAYER CAKE".  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 at 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net.   Check out our Live Bands each week.  For more information visit www.beerworks.net.
Sports & Events 
Lowell Riverfest: Art Goes Green Saturday, June 12, (Raindate June 13) Noon - 5:00 PM.  Come to the Concord River Greenway in historic downtown Lowell for a day of education, art, music and fun! Spend the day with your family enjoying fun activities and learning about Lowell's long relationship with its rivers and canals. Ride the trolley, listen to live music provided by The River 92.5 FM, participate in recycled art-making activities and more! The Concord River Greenway is located just off of 30 East Merrimack Street.  Live music from The River 92.5 FM - Featuring River Rising Stars and family entertainers. Join the fun and meet The River's street team.                           . 
June through September the Lowell Summer Music Series  presents summer concerts at Boarding House Park at French and John Streets in Downtown Lowell.  For more information visit www.lowellsummermusic.org
Lowell Spinners:
Throw a Spinners Birthday Party for someone specialand have a blast at any of the Spinners 2010 Home Games.  Grand Slam Package Private Party in the Swampland Kids Area or the Home Run Package Party in the Grand Stands.
For more information and tickets visit
Pollard  Memorial Library:  Civil War Film Series, Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth, May 27 at 6:00 PM.  For more information, visit www.pollardml.org. 

"Enlighten Up" screening - Monday, May 24 at 7:30 PM, Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Café, 194 Middle Street. Follow Nick Rosen and filmmaker Kate Churchill on a global journey to find what's at the heart of Yoga. Humorous, real, and wonderfully emotional, Yoga skeptic Nick does his best to find enlightenment as he reveals the good, bad, and often confusing side to the practice of Yoga through the gurus and practitioners he meets along the way. Presented in partnership with BromYoga, Life Alive, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.  For more visit

Museum & Gallery News 

All Arts Gallery - EARTHLY CONNECTIONS III -  May 15 through June 13. Reception: June 6, 2010, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Sponsored and produced by ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS of Chelmsford, MA in partnership with the Arts League of Lowell. Works from the ceramists of ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS, with guest artists Kellie Weeks  and Gregory Wright working in encaustic and Gillian Frazier working in acrylic and charcoal. ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street.

American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street. Inspired Design: Lasell College at ATHM. May 15 through August 1. Showcases contemporary hat designs by talented young designers from Lasell College, paired with the hats from ATHM's amazing historic collection that inspired them. From the whimsical to the dramatic, the design competition culminated in a juried exhibition, with students vying for one of the coveted spots in ATHM's Lowell Sun Charities Gallery.  For more information, visit www.athm.org.

Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle Street: "Summer Solstice Show" begins  June 5th  The residents are once again showing their talents including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and photography.  Hours are Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM.  Opening reception,   Sunday, June 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
The Loading Dock Gallery
:  VIEWPOINTS, Sculpture by David Crane & Photography by Arlette Laan, Wednesday, May 5th - Sunday, May 30th.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  April 4 - June 6, TEA, SWORDS AND STITCHES: A Contemporary Interpretation of Classic Kimono Design.  Curated and organized by Cynthia Hughes and Glenn Szegedy.   Exhibition Features Displays of Classic Japanese Kimonos, Swords, Embroidery, Netsuke, and Soari Weaving. F
or more information please visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford StreetNicole Ratos Enerson, Winner of the gallery's 5th Annual Juried Show, A|Symmetrical Love May 19 - June 8.For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  David Wells Roth, Places and Faces, April 28 to June 12.  For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org  

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: 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 visit www.westernavenuestudios.com.   
New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Current exhibition: Women's Writes: Signature Quilts & Stories, May 13 - July 11.  
For more information visit www.nequiltmuseum.org
Got Tickets? 
Tsongas Center  at UMass Lowell
:  Jason Varitek Celebrity Putt Putt, Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 PM.  Slayer and Megadeth w/ Testament, Saturday, August 14th at 7:00 PM.   For more information visit www.uml.edu/tsongascenter.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre: 
July  5 - August 13.  Young Artists at Play Summer Theatre Program for students in grades 1-12, that includes theatre camps, performance seminars and musical theatre workshops.. For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for Daniel O'Donnell, May 26 and An evening with James Cameron, Award-winning Director, Producer and Writer of Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, Rambo and The Terminator, June 16.     For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News
Innovative Cities: Best Practices in Urban Development:  Learn About Best Practices in Place at Six Model Cities June 17-19,at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn & Conference Center. For more information, visit www.innovativecitiesconference.com
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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