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Monday, June 28, 2010

Downtown This Week 6/28/2010 - 7/05/2010

Fireworks on the Merrimack!  Monday, July 5. Also featuring live  musical entertainment at the Sampas Pavilion from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  For more information visit www.lowell.org       
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Sidewalk Sales Downtown Lowell July 3, 10 & 17 From
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Particiapting businesses:  Humanity, Cravings, Gissy's Boutique, Metro PCS Wireless for All, Welles Emporium, Giovanni's Trends, Dowontown Dancewear, Monkeys Ice Cream & Gifts, Sweet Lydia's.
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: "Saddle Up!"  For July, Lowell Beer Works features Wheat Beers and Southwestern Chow you'll be willing to ride across the range for!  - July's featured beers include Summerworks (a medium-bodied, unfiltered summer ale), Weizen Bock (a German style strong, dark wheat beer), Salem Amber Hefe (a spicy copper colored Hefe) and The Haymarket Hefe Weizen  (a German-style wheat beer brewed with authentic Weizen yeast).  Enjoy these great wheat beers along with  Beer Works' Southwestern menu specials including "BBQ Pork Sliders", "Grilled Chicken and Chipolte Sausages", "Pasillo Swordfish", "Texas Style Steaks", "Chocolate Mole Layer Cake" 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.   
Cobblestones Restaurant, 91 Dutton Street:  Now Open Sundays!  Summer Hours 2:00 PM -10:00 PM.   For more information please visit www.cobblestonesoflowell.com.


Sports & Events 
ArtWalk Lowell 2010 is here! Celebrate the City of Lowell's vibrant art scene during Lowell's annual ArtWalk, a collection of storefront window art displays created by 17 Greater Lowell artists. View sculpture, collage, fabric art, photography, paintings, and other dynamic mediums cleverly arranged in both occupied and unoccupied storefront windows in Lowell's historic, cultural arts district. Each artist has designed a unique display representing their finest work and are eager to hear what you think!  WALK, VOTE, WIN!  For more information visit:  www.cultureiscool.org/lowell-artwalk-2010.

The Lowell Folk Festival, July 23 through 25. For information  please visit the Festival website at www.lowellfolkfestival.org.

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! Kids Run the Bases FREE after EVERY Game! No longer just Sundays, Kids will get the chance to Run the Bases after ALL 2010 Spinners Home Games. For more information and tickets visit www.lowell.spinners.milb.com.

Furthur Comes to LeLachuer  Wednesday, June 30, Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh led group to play park's third concert.  For tickets or information visit www.furthur.net

Pollard  Memorial Library:  Fiction Writing Workshop, July 1 at 6:30PM: Join published author Stephen O'Connor for an informal fiction writing workshop. This workshop is designed for both writers wanting to publish and for writers who enjoy writing for its own sake.   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

Yoga on the River:  Saturday Mornings, 9:00 AM.  Lawrence Mills Green - in between the Lawrence Mills and Tsongas Center (just off of the Riverwalk.  Are you looking to free yourself of the stress of the week?  Would to start your weekend off feeling refreshed and centered from the fresh morning air, sun, and soothing sounds of the Merrimack River?  Join us for Yoga on the River!   Classes will feature a sequence of postures and breathing exercises designed to build strength, flexibility, balance and gain a deeper sense of well being.  In the event of a forecast of rain classes will meet at The Space Cafe, 150 Western Avenue.   All levels welcome. Classes led by Jon Brandi, Certified Yoga instructor. For more information visit www.bromyoga.com.

Museum & Gallery News 

ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street: Paste-up 2010, A juried exhibition of small format collage.  June 26 - July 18, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM  - 4:00 PM.  For more information visit www.artsleagueoflowell.org

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.
The Loading Dock Gallery: Cycles and Seasons by Margot Stage and Glenn Szegedy, June 30 - July 25, Artists Reception: Friday, July 9 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  Artists at the Brush Exhibition: Fluidity, June 13 to August 6.  F
or more information please visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Streetof nightmares,
Tuesday June 15 - Saturday July 3 12:00 PM  - 5:00 PM.    Experimental studies of dreams; of relating and connecting dreams to waking life; "of nightmares." Are they reality or illusion, past or present. The obsession to create connections and to understand one's "self."
  For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  Lowell- Rooftops and Widow's Walks by Don Sullivan.  June 23 - July 29, Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  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 Menopause The Musical, August 3 & 4 and The Cast of the Deadliest Catch Live, Featuring Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers, September 11.  For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News

The Cultural Organization of Lowell is seeking nominations to serve on the board at two and three year terms. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to lznunn@lowellma.gov by July 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM. Click here for complete details on nominations. To learn more about COOL, please visit: www.cultureiscool.org or call 978-446-7162.  


Christopher Samaras
Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell, 
50 Arcand Drive 
Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.674-1481
f: 978.446.7089

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