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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, November 24

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"Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture."

--Aldous Huxley

Discover Lowell 2010

City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll
This Saturday, November 27!

Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the City of Lights Parade & Holiday Art Stroll. Enjoy a city-wide Hot Chocolate Competition and Stocking Scavenger Hunt, the Festival of Wreaths, and the much anticipated holiday lighting of Downtown Lowell! 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!

Charity Knit-a-Thon at The Brush Gallery, November 26

Calling all knitters! Come to Lowell's Brush Gallery and knit mittens and hats for local Merrimack Valley charities and be entered into a drawing for a beautiful Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom. Yarn will be provided or bring your own. Fri., Nov. 26, 12-4pm.
More information: www.thebrush.org or 978-459-7819

Holiday Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios

Shop local at Western Avenue Studios during "Holiday Open Studios" the first two weekends in December (Dec. 4 & 5 and 11 &12) from Noon - 5pm. Six floors of unique artists offer an incredible variety of gifts for everyone on your list!
More information: www.westernavenuestudios.com

Currently on exhibit at The Whistler House Museum of Art

In the Parker Gallery: "Annual Juried Members Exhibit 2010," through Dec. 30. See a diverse representation of the artist/members' work including oil, watercolor, photography and more. In the Member's Room: "Back Central in Black & White, Inside & Out," photographs by Joe Quinlan, through Dec. 30.
More information: www.whistlerhouse.org

"Women's Works," December 2

Holiday Art & Craft Fair, hosted by the UMass Lowell Center for Women & Work. Begin your holiday shopping and enjoy musical performances. UML Inn & Conference Ctr, 50 Warren St., Downtown Lowell. The event runs from 2-8pm and is open to the public.
More Information: www.uml.edu/centers/women-work

"The Baroque Big Band" at Andover Chamber Music, December 4

Andover Chamber Music presents "The Baroque Big Band" Sat., Dec. 4, 5pm at South Church, Andover. Join Mistral, ACM's Ensemble-in-Residence, and other guest artists for three of Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved Brandenburg Concertos (#2, #3, & #4) and his Double Violin Concerto. Tickets $30/adults, $10/student rush.
More information: www.andoverchambermusic.org

David Amram's 80th Birthday Bash! December 9

A musical birthday celebration of composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, featuring the University Orchestra, the New England Orchestra and the Lowell Youth Orchestra, plus special guests. Dec. 9, 7:30pm, UMass Lowell Durgin Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.
More Information: kay_roberts@uml.edu

Hooping comes to The Space, December 9

"Ladies Night" Full Motion Family Empowerment Free Open House at The Space, Dec. 9, 6-9pm. Enjoy adult fitness hula hooping and partner stretch demonstrations. Come dressed to stretch, dance, hoola, or lounge and watch in The Space's great cafe! RSVP at gofullmotion@yahoo.com.
More information: www.inthespace.net and www.fullmotionfamily.com

"Beasley's Christmas Party," November 26 - December 19

Filled with humor, heart and hope, Beasley's Christmas Party receives its New England premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theater. See this story of a curious journalist and his extremely eccentric next-door neighbor who is planning a most unusual Christmas party.
More Information: www.merrimackrep.org

"It's a Wonderful Life" screens at The Pollard Library, December 11

Celebrate the holidays with a screening of the classic Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart. When a guardian angel appears to the bankrupt, heartbroken George Bailey, it's up to George to examine his life and the impact he has made on others. All welcomed to this free holiday event on Sat., Dec. 11 at 1pm.
More information: www.pollardml.org

Live music and salsa dancing every weekend at Ole!

Ole Restaurant and Tapas Bar hosts a variety of entertainment over the next few weeks. Enjoy the fabulous Grupo Fantasia (Nov. 27). Ole features salsa dancing and live music every weekend.
More Information: www.oletapas.info

Independent Film Night at the Pollard: "Bomber," December 9
The Pollard Memorial Library screens "Bomber" for December's Independent Film Night, Dec. 9, 6:30pm. The Pollard has partnered with Film Movement, Inc. to bring award-winning, independent and foreign films for you! Don't miss the second Thursday of each month for a different film experience. Free admission!
More information: www.pollardml.org

"Growth" at Ayer Lofts Gallery through November 28

See "Growth," a solo exhibition of Contemporary work by Indian Artist and Arts League of Lowell member Haroon Khimani. Khimani's interests within contemporary arts are in self-assembling scaffolds and evolving or structured facades or backdrops. Visit www.haroonkhimani.com.
More information: www.ayerlofts.com

Image Theater's Naughty Readings, December 4

Image Theater's 6th Annual "Keep Your Kids At Home Naughty Readings" fundraiser evening will take place at The Old Court Pub in Lowell, Sat., Dec. 4, 8pm. See sexy, silly short plays by local playwrights Stephen O'Connor, Matt Hanf, Phyllis Rittner, Ron Radice, Richard Westcott, and Jeff Johnson. Tickets $25.
More information: www.imagetheater.com or call 978-441-0102

"The Art of Healers" at Lesley University, through December 4
Riverscape 1 by Jean Winslow
Riverscape 1 by Jean Winslow
The Art of Psychotherapists runs through Dec. 4 at Lesley University Marran Gallery, featuring works by Deborah Bohner, Nancy Cahan, Shaun McNiff, Yvonne Parma, Helen Shulman, Jean Winslow. Reception Tues., Nov. 16, 4:30-7:30pm. Lesley University Marran Gallery, Mellen & Oxford Streets, Cambridge.
More Information: Jean Winslow at jeanwinslow@msn.com

Join the Revolving Museum Communications Team!

Become part of a vibrant team of dedicated individuals working to improve the Lowell community through art! Positions now available to work closely with Revolving Museum staff, other Commonwealth Corps members, participants and community partners to build an extensive communication network.
More Information: dtesta@revolvingmuseum.org

Calls to artists

Space available for Artists
Live-work space available for artists near downtown Lowell. Contact Rick Underwood at 978-454-2010 for details.

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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.

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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

Lowell Folk Festival, www.lowellfolkfestival.org

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/parkerlectures/parkersite.html

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

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