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Monday, November 15, 2010

Downtown This Week 11/15/2010 - 11/22/2010



2010 City of Lights Parade and Downtown Holiday Art Stroll, Saturday November 27 from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Come celebrate the start of the Holiday Season!  For more information please visit www.lowell.org.

In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Got Tickets?
Business News
Retail & Restaurant News 


Cobblestones, 91 Dutton Street: Booking Holiday Functions Every day, on all three floors!  Sunday Sweepstakes and weekly Patriots giveaways every Sunday, including Patriot Tickets! Featuring Wild Game Specials every week through Super Bowl.  For more information visit www.cobblestonesoflowell.com.


Cappy's Copper Kettle, 245 Central Street:   Thanksgiving Eve, Mike Golden will be playing with his band Win, Place and Show. Come on down and get together with some old friends.  Mike Burns playing every Friday and Saturday night.  Cappy Turkey Day!


Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.:  Feast On Our Harvest Menu & Bounty of Brews!  Celebrate November with some traditional New England Harvest fare including Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, or Maple Walnut Layer Cake.  What Autumn Bounty would be complete without a handcrafted brew?  A Harvest Ale (an Amber Ale made with roasted malt) or Pumpkinfest Ale are perfect to accompany such seasonal treats.  Check out our live bands each week in our Pub.  .  "Basketball with Big Baby" The Glen "Big Baby" Davis children's book release party is coming to Lowell Beer Works Tuesday, November 16th..  Beer Works is also the perfect place to book your Holiday Party.  Please contact us at 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net  for details & availability.
Sports & Events 

Don't miss out as UMass Lowell takes on the best competition in college hockey as part of the Hockey East Conference. Visit www.GoRiverHawks.com for more information on the 2010-11 River Hawks.  UMLFriday, November 19 at 7:00 PM. 


Pollard Memorial Library Foundation's Art Exhibit, Wednesday, November 17 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  The Pollard Memorial Library Foundation is pleased to present newly restored paintings in the library's collection. Seven paintings were restored with privately raised funds from the community. In addition to beautiful landscapes, the restored paintings include portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Farley, Daniel Webster and library architect, Frederick Stickney. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information visit  www.pollardml.org.


Lowell Spinners, 9th annual Alumni Dinner, Wednesday, January 19.  For tickets and information visit http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t558.


Got Tickets? 
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Upcoming shows:  Medium Lisa Williams, November 19 and an Evening with Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson, November 20, Cats, December 3 and Abba Mania December 4 .   For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell:
Upcoming shows, Bob Dylan & His Band, Saturday November 20 at 8:00 PM and Micky's Magic Show, Sunday November 28 at 12:30 PM & 3:30 PMFor  more information visit  www.uml.edu/tsongascenter/.


Merrimack Repertory Theatre:  Beasley's Christmas Party, adapted by C.W. Munger, from the story by Booth Tarkington, November 26 - December 19.  For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.  

Museum and Gallery News


Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle Street: A solo exhibition of Contemporary work by Indian Artist and ALL member Haroon Khimani.  Now through November 28th.   Hours: Monday through Friday, November 8-19, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, through November 28, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  To find more, visit http://www.haroonkhimani.com.


American TextileHistory 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 ofBetsy Bloomingdale, one of America's most celebrated socialites and fashion icons.  For more information visit www.athm.org. 

Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: Holiday Open studios, December 4 & 5 and December 11 & 12 from Noon to 5:00 PM. Six floors of artisits offering unique items for holiday gift giving.  For more information visit  www.westernavenuestudios.com.                                                                             
The Loading Dock GalleryIn an Instant, October 27 - November 21. Photography by Adrien Bisson and Paintings by Bill Tyers and Adrien Bisson.   Upcominmg: Winter Lights III, Creations by artists & artisans Ann Lee, Barbara Guilmet, Barbara Frost, Betsy Keeney, Kristin Kelley, Heather Wang, and Peter Zimmerman Opens November 24.  Artists Reception: Friday, December 3 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.   For more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.

119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street:  Sockhop Craft Fair, Saturday, November 20 from Noon - 11:00 PM.   For more information visit www.119gallery.org.


The Whistler House Museum of Art:  Annual Members Exhibit, November 20 to December 31, Reception November 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org.

New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street:   African-American Quilts Today: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & The Matriarchs.  October 21 through January 3.  For more information visit www.newenglandquilt.org

Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street: October 31 to December 5, Three Generations Romance The Stones: The Artwork and Poetry of Three Generations of Women, Organized by Carol Boileau.  For more information please visit www.thebrush.org


X/O Studio will be open for the 10 Sundays leading up to Christmas, (12 Noon-2:00 PM). A beautiful selection of oil paintings as well as monoprints and drawings for sale. First time collectors welcome. Prices negotiable and payment plans available. For More information contact Kathleen Cammerata, cammerata@mac.com.


 Business News


Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce | Downtown Lowell Business Committee: The Holiday Season is fast approaching and there are a few events in the city we would like to inform you about.  City of Lights Parade, Santa Visits Downtown, Holiday Window Decorating Contest. We encourage businesses to take the opportunity to promote yourself at these events. Send your information to the Chamber using the email address below and we will promote your deals on the Chamber's website, Facebook page, and radio show.  Send your comment or concern to gvillaras@comcast.net  and copy (CC) Josborn@greaterlowellchamber.org.  In the Subject line, please start off with DLBC and add your topic (ie.  DLBC - Parade).



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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