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Monday, August 23, 2010

Downtown This Week 8/23/2010 - 8/302010


The 2010 Lowell Summer Music Series continues this weekend with performances by Marcia Ball (Friday) & Natalie MacMaster (Saturday) at Boardinghouse Park in downtown Lowell. Experience incredible live music under the stars every Friday and Saturday evening until September 11, 2010! For more information visit: www.lowellsummermusic.org

In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 

Edible Arrangements, 60 Merrimack Street: Now Available!  Harley-Davidson Ride Free Celebration with Dipped Bananas.  Guaranteed to start any Harley lover's engine, this exciting arrangement combines trademark flame shaped pineapples, chocolate dipped apples, melon, oranges, grapes, strawberries and chocolate dipped bananas in a collectable fuel tank inspired container. LIVE. RIDE. EAT. Collect all 3 tank designs! Tank design may vary. For more information visit www.ediblearrangements.com


Centro Restaurant and Bar, 24 Market Street:  3rd year anniversary party! September, 8 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Live Music,

Complimentary champagne and appetizers, 10% off all food and the best part...gift certificate giveaways.  For more information visit www.centrolowell.com

Lowell Beer Works,203 Cabot Street: Join us on the patio for live music in our intimate open air setting.  Upcoming Artists Include: Mike Gracek, Saturday August 28th;  Brian Weeks; Saturday September 4th  and the Flip, Friday September 10th  For more information visit www.beerworks.net. There's still time to enjoy this months' Caribbean Themed Specials before August runs out! And what goes better with that than one of Augusts' featured golden brews like Shawsheen Light (a cold, crisp and refreshing golden ale) or Baker's Island Blonde (a mildly bitter, German style lager).  Beer Works is a great place for your Business or Personal Party - with private space available for groups of 20 plus!  For details please contact us at 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net

The Athenian Corner presents Concerts on the Corner, an outdoor music series featuring local musicians in our outdoor seating area. This Thursday August 26th, catch the classic American music of Ralph Funaro and Connie Diamond. The music begins at 6:30 PM. And don't forget live jazz music Tuesday August 24 with the spectacular 8-piece jazz band, Casual Saxtet. Showtime is 7:30-10:00 PM.  All shows are free and open to the public. For more information about the Athenian Corner and all of our entertainment, log onto www.atheniancorner.com

Brians Ivy Hall, 74 Merrimack Street:  Lowell Will Rock For Food.  Four bands no cover! August 29, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.   Your donations toward World PEAS at this event will be used to purchase "shares" or boxes of locally grown food from these farmers. The shares will be distributed to low to moderate income families that the Merrimack Valley Food Bank serves through their member food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens in 29 cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Whether you bring a can or box of food or donate $10 toward the cause, you will Help US...Help OTHERS. w w w . l o w e l l w i l l r o c k f o r f o o d . c o m

Sports & Events 
Lowell Farmers Market:  Locally grown produce is better tasting, better for you, better for our local economy and better for our global environment!  Open every Friday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM through October 22nd at JFK Plaza, Lowell City Hall Live cooking demonstrations at 4:30 PM.  For more information contact Community Teamwork, Inc. (978) 459-0551. 
Lowell Spinners:  Purchase 12 tickets to any combination of games, August 12 - September 2 and finish the summer with a bang.  You will receive over a $150.00 in other family fun tickets. Passes to Water Country, York Wild Kingdom and Davis Farm Land will help you end your family's summer with an affordable bang!.  For more information and tickets visit www.lowell.spinners.milb.com.  
Pollard  Memorial Library:   Upcoming childrens events.  Mother Goose on the Loose!  Tuesday, September 14, 10:30 AM, Drop-In Storytimes! Wednesday, September 15,10:30 AM, Lego Club!  Saturday, September 18, 9:30 AM, UNscary Halloween Celebration!  Wednesday, October 27, 10:30 AM, Family Concert!  Tuesday, November 9, 10:30 AM.   For more information, visit www.pollardml.org.  
Museum & Gallery News 

Lowell Open Studios 2010 - Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. - featuring more than 140 artists who live and work in Lowell: fiber artists, painters, multi-media artists, sculptors, potters, jewelers, filmmakers, photographers, and more.  For more information visit www.lowellopenstudios.org.

ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street: The Fabrication of Imagination, August 7 - 29.  Fiber based work spanning a wide arc of intent, technique, 2D and 3D forms, created with hand sewing, machine stitch, weaving, printing, painting, assemblage of found objects and the use of traditional sewing techniques with unconventional glass and wire.    For more information visit www.artsleagueoflowell.org.
American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street: High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture, August 14 - January 2.  This exhibit gives a rare and fascinating glimpse into the personal world of style of Betsy Bloomingdale, one of America's most celebrated socialites and fashion icons.  For more information visit www.athm.org.
The Loading Dock Gallery: Metaphorically Speaking, Laura Gawlinski and Laurie Simko, July 28 - August 29.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  Art Quilts Lowell, August 10 - September 11.   F
or more information please visit
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street: Linda Maletz: French Landscapes, August 4 to September 4.  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: Contemporary Broderie Perse: An Elegant Revival, July 15 - October 17.  
For more information visit www.nequiltmuseum.org
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Tsongas Center  at UMass Lowell
:  Upcoming Shows.  Living Proof with Beth Moore,  Friday October 1 at 7:00 PM & Saturday October 2 at 7:00 PMRiverdance on Ice, Saturday, October  16 at 7:00 PM and Drake, Tuesday October 26 at 7:30 PMFor more information visit www.uml.edu/tsongascenter.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre: 
The Complete World of Sports (abridged) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, featuring the Reduced Shakespeare Company , September 9 - October 3.  The "bad boys of abridgement" sprint through the world of sports at record-breaking speed in this brand-new championship comedy.  From the earliest cavemen playing "Neanderthal in the Middle" to your own kid's soccer practice, it'll be a marathon of madness and mayhem as the entire history of world sports explodes in a tour de farce of physical theatre. (Estimated Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes including one 15-minute intermission) For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.

The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently The Cast of the Deadliest Catch Live, Featuring Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers, September 11.  Special Event Wednesday September 1, The U.S. Air Force's TOPS IN BLUE (Free admission).  For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News
The Young Professionals of Greater Lowell will host their fifth annual leadership forum on Thursday, September 23, 2010. This year's event will feature Mark King (CEO and President, Taylor Made-Adidas Golf) and Milton Ezrati (Partner, Sr. Economist and Market Strategist at Lord, Abbett & Co.). A table of 10 is $500. If you'd like information about sponsorships and tables, please email info@ypgl.org. The on sale date for individual tickets will be determined in the near future
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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