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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, August 19

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Discover Lowell 2010

Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the Southeast Asian Water Festival. While there, have your Discover Lowell Event Pass validated and get one step closer to winning our Discover Lowell raffle prize! Click here for complete details!

14th Southeast Asian Water Festival, Sat. Aug. 21

Lowell's Southeast Asian Water Festival is a tribute to Southeast Asia's centuries-old annual celebration that pays homage to the rivers, lakes, and ponds that villagers depend upon for their livelihood and economic development. Enjoy traditional foods, dancing, boat races, and much more at this free event!
More Information: www.lowellwaterfestival.org

Artist opportunity at Appleton Mills, deadline August 23

Deadline: Mon., Aug. 23, 2010 (materials received). Trinity Financial invites artists/designers/teams to forward qualifications for an artwork to be permanently installed in the four-story atrium of the Appleton Mills redevelopment, a historic textile mill located at 219 Jackson St. in downtown Lowell. Budget: $15,000.
More information: Christina Lanzl, Project Manager, Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, christina.lanzl@massart.edu

Tonight: Sandy Lee Casey at Athenian Corner

Don't miss Sandy Lee Casey at Athenian Corner's outdoor "Concerts on the Corner." Sandy has been entertaining audiences at many of the most high profile music venues throughout New England for over 30-years and is back at the Athenian Corner by popular demand. Music starts at 6:30pm, free and open to the public.
More information: www.atheniancorner.com

2010 Lowell Summer Music Series
The 2010 Lowell Summer Music Series continues this weekend with exciting performances by the B52's and the James Montgomery Blues Band at Boardinghouse Park in downtown Lowell. Experience incredible live music under the stars every Friday and Saturday evening until September 11.
More information: www.lowellsummermusic.org
Art Quilts at the Brush Gallery, through September 11
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin 1
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin 1
Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work at The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, Aug. 10-Sept. 11. The exhibition is free to the public and will showcase delicate art quilting techniques.
More Information: www.thebrush.org

Longfellow Summer Reading Series, August 22 at 4pm

Outdoor literary series features Diana Der-Hovanessian, Gail Mazur, Matthew Pearl, David Slavitt, and others reading at Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Free and open to the public.
More information: 617-744-6034

Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture at ATHM

Get a rare and fascinating glimpse into the personal world of style of Betsy Bloomingdale, one of America's most celebrated socialites and fashion icons. See magnificent designs from the couture houses of Givenchy, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more, worn to celebrated occasions, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
More information: www.athm.org

Riverdance at the Tsongas Center, October 16 at 7pm

For one night only at the Tsongas Center, world famous Riverdance take the stage alongside an incredible cast of world champion figure skaters. As a supporter of the Cultural Organization of Lowell, you can take advantage of group pricing offering $5 off regular face value. For tickets, click here and use the promotional code "COOL."
More information: Jane Comeau, 978-934-5751

Tickets on sale August 23 for Garrison Keillor

Share an exciting afternoon with Garrison Keillor at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sun., March 6, 2011 at 3pm. Tickets range from $30.50 to $56.50 and go on sale Mon., August 23 at 10am. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office or online at www.lowellauditorium.com.
More information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Late summer hours at Lowell National Park
Lowell National Historical Park canal boat tours move to reduced daily operation rolling into the late summer season. From August 23-September 6, the schedule of tours continues seven days a week. Reservations are required for all tours and can be made by calling 978-970-5000.
More Information: www.nps.gov/lowe
Lowell Cultural Council grantwrting workshops, Sept. 2 & Oct. 7

The Lowell Cultural Council will host 2 grant workshops in anticipation of the upcoming 2011 grant cycle. Workshops take place at the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall, Lowell. Sessions begin promptly at 6:30pm. RSVP's are required if attending a session. Email: lowellculturalcouncil@lowellma.gov
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Enterprise Bank Seminar for Non-profits, Sept. 14 & 17

Information Services Director of Enterprise Bank, Keith N. Soucie, will facilitate a peer-sharing session on current technology challenges facing non-profits. Seminars are free and take place in Tewksbury (Sept. 14) and Gardner (Sept. 17) from 8-10am.
Registration and more information: Andrew Duncan, 978-459-9000 ext. 4582 or andrew.duncan@ebtc.com

Pink Floyd Experience comes to Lowell, February 25

Tickets are on sale for The Pink Floyd Experience at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $28.50 and $34.50 and may be purchased in person at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office or by calling 978-454-2299 or online at www.lowellauditorium.com.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Call to artists

Grant Opportunity
Deadline: Sept. 24, 2010
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Fund for the arts Offers Grants for Artists and Nonprofits.Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to Latino artists and arts organizations for the creation or presentation of artistic works, organizational capacity-building, or professional development.
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About the COOL Cultural E-newsletter

The COOL Cultural E-newsletter is emailed every week by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) in conjunction with the Lowell Cultural Roundtable. News items for consideration may be sent to scromwell@lowellma.gov. Please limit description to no more than two lines of text and include full contact information and URL if applicable.

Deadlines: To insure your posting is in the coming week's e-blast, we must receive it by the previous Friday.

To subscribe, send an email to scromwell@lowellma.gov with the subject line, "Please subscribe to COOL e-blast."

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If there is an upcoming event that you would like to put on the COOL calendar (www.cultureiscool.org), email LZ Nunn at LZNunn@lowellma.gov to obtain a password.

Links to our cultural community:

Lowell Memorial Auditorium, http://www.lowellauditorium.com/eventlistings.aspx

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, www.merrimackrep.org

The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/bridge/

Website for Lowell artists, www.lowellisart.com

Art community chronicle, www.vyumagazine.com

Arts League of Lowell, www.artsleagueoflowell.org

Western Avenue Studios, www.westernavenuestudios.com

Ayer Lofts, www.Ayerlofts.com

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, www.thebrush.org

The Image Theater, www.imagetheater.com

Whistler House Museum of Art, www.whistlerhouse.org

American Textile History Museum, www.athm.org

119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org

For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website, www.cultureiscool.org

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