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Monday, June 7, 2010

Downtown This Week 6/07/2010 - 6/13/2010

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.      
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: "The Heat Is On!" For June Lowell Beer Works features Fruit Beers and BBQ from around the World - "Watermelon Ale", "BlueBEERy Ale", "Cherry Bomb" and "Castle Rock Raspberry Ale" along with BBQ menu specials including "Pulled Pork Sliders", "Smokey Iberian Ribs", "Gaucho Chicken Chimichurri", "Grilled Shrimp and Linguica", "Chocolate-Key Lime Cheesecake" and more.  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 Patio and Live Bands each week.  For more information visit www.beerworks.net. 

Tutto Bene, 58 Prescott Street:  Thirsty Traveler Tuesdays- wines from a different country will be uncorked each Tuesday.  Stop by for a sip around the world and save 10% on featured wines.  Why Not Wednesdays - hump day is a fine day for a tasting surprise come by and see what's new.  Workin' for the Weekend Thursdays and Foodie Fridays - get ready to party with delicious condiments, crackers, cheeses, olives, sweet and savory morsels, oil and vinegar tastings.  For more information visit www.tuttobenecellars.com

The Village Smokehouse, 98 Middle Street:  Every Thursday, Ice Breaker Party, dance the night away.  Twenty-Five Cent Wings,  Sunday- Thursday, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  For more information visit www.villagesmokehouse.com  

Worthen House Café, 141 Worthen Street, Acoustic Music every Friday night, 9:00 PM (no cover). 

Sports & Events 

Franco American Festival Week, June 19 - June 26.  For more information visit www.francolowellma.com.

Lowell Spinners:
Individual tickets for the 2010 Spinners season are now on sale, by phone and in-person. Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss out on your date by ordering today!  For more information and tickets visit www.lowell.spinners.milb.com  
Pollard  Memorial Library:  FIFA World Cup is here, and here at the Pollard, we're celebrating soccer!  Stop by the Children's Reference Desk between June 7th and June 12th and fill out a special raffle ticket to be entered into our soccer ball raffle!  You'll need to write the title of one book you just read and tell us two things about that book.  There will be two separate raffles: one for kids ages 8 and younger, and one for kids ages 9 through 12.  Little kids can tell their grown up about their book!.  For more information, visit www.pollardml.org. 
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


Museum & Gallery News 

All Arts Gallery - EARTHLY CONNECTIONS III -  May 15 through June 13.  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".  Opens  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.  
The Loading Dock Gallery, From Mundane Foundations to Monsters:
An Homage to the Home Depot, Michael Miller  May 16 - June 20.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  Artists at the Brush Exhibition: Fluidity, June 13 to August 6, Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  F
or more information please visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford StreetArtbotics: The Presence of Absence, Saturday June 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  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 An evening with Ken Burns June 16 and Menopause The Musical, August 3 & 4.  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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