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Thursday, May 27, 2010

MRT News: Young Artists at Play Now Enrolling

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Summer Theatre Camps for Grades 1-12

Young Artists At Play includes theatre camps, performance seminars and musical theatre workshops for children entering grades 1-12.  Entering its 13th year, YAAP utilizes theatre to teach and reinforce life skills of teamwork, problem solving, creativity, analysis, and critical thinking while promoting an understanding and appreciation of the theatrical art form.  Age-appropriate programs are designed to spark your child's imagination, encourage their social and listening skills, and build self-confidence. Theatre professionals and guest artists teach the collaborative process of theatre that requires these diverse and important skills. Children broaden their knowledge of theatre through a number of activities, including reading and analyzing scripts and working with fellow actors, directors, and designers to produce a cohesive final project.

One-Week Theatre Camp
August 2-6, 2010
Students Entering Grades 1-3

Two-Week Performance Seminar

July 5-16, 2010
Students Entering Grades 4-5

Musical Theatre Week
July 5-9, 2010
Students Entering Grades 6-8

Improvisational Theatre Week
July 12-16, 2010
Students Entering Grades 6-8

Two-Week Performance Seminar
July 19-30, 2010
Students Entering Grades 6-8

The Young Company
July 19 - August 13, 2010
Students Entering Grades 9-12

Scholarships Available!  Enroll Now!
Space is Limited

Sponsored by Trinity E.M.S.

For More Information or to Enroll, Click Here to Download a Brochure

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Save money and get the best seats for our 2010-2011 Season with a season subscription package. You will enjoy great benefits and services not available to single ticket buyers. Merrimack Repertory Theatre has a wide array of subscription packages available to fit every lifestyle and budget. As little as only $14 per ticket, a subscription to Merrimack Rep is your ticket to the best seats for nationally-acclaimed and award-winning theatre - at a quarter of the price of a Broadway show and half the cost of a show in Boston - all right in your own backyard.


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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Friends of MRT's "Experience the Magic" live and silent auction at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, May 20. With over 330 guests in attendance and over one hundred items auctioned off to benefit MRT's mainstage theatre and educational programs, the event was a stellar success. Guest auctioneer Susan Wornick from WCVB was an exceptional host for the live auction, while magician Henri Marchand entertained supporters with astounding feats as they bid during the silent auction.  

In total, over $120,000 was raised to support Merrimack Rep. Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that donated auction items, the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the auction a success, our event sponsors, and all the attendees for their generosity.



by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
September 9 - October 3, 2010

A riotous, championship comedy that sprints through the world of sports at record-breaking speed


by Joel Drake Johnson
October 14 - November 7, 2010

An honest, compassionate and profound drama about an American family at a crossroads

adapted by C.W. Munger, from the story by Booth Tarkington
November 26 - December 19, 2010

A new holiday tale full of humor, heart and hope!

by Karoline Leach
January 6 - January 30, 2011

A breathtaking romantic thriller of intrigue, danger and deception

by Bob Clyman
February 10 - March 6, 2011

A smart and compelling exploration of parenthood in the new millennium

by Seth Rozin
March 17 - April 10, 2011

An hysterically funny and amazingly poignant comedy about keeping the faith

by Jeffery Hatcher
April 21 - May 15, 2011

A cat-and-mouse game full of sly humor, sexual tension and suspense

Merrimack Repertory Theatre's
2010-2011 Season is sponsored by
Lowell Cooperative Bank

Thank you to the over 40,000 theatergoers and thousands of donors that made the 2009-2010 Season a great success.  These are challenging times for non-profit theatre companies, and thanks to your incredible generosity, we were able to continue and grow upon our tradition of producing first-rate professional theatre that is affordable to our entire community.

We look forward to seeing you again in the fall for our 32nd season!  Follow the development of the 2010-2011 Season on our Facebook page and blog, including casting and artistic team announcements.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, May 26

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-- Jimi Hendrix

Upcoming events at The Space

Don't miss the following events at The Space, Lowell's state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording studio! Events include a clinic with British guitarist Jeff Purchon (May 27), the Lowell Jazz Day Camp (July 12-23), and Open Mic Night (June 4).
More information: www.inthespace.net

"Immigrant Murals" project unveiled at UTEC, May 27

The Revolving Museum and the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) present an art event unveiling the project Immigrant Murals, an exclusive showcase of portable murals created by youth artists that will engage attendees with a visual representation of Lowell's diverse immigrant community.
More information: www.revolvingmuseum.org

Innovative Cities Conference, June 17 - 19

Innovative Cities: Best Practices in Urban Developement | This conference brings together urban planners, urban policy professionals, public administrators, scholars, students, and the interested public to share knowledge about successful strategies for economic and social development.
More information: http://www.innovativecitiesconference.com

Poetry & writing workshops with Tom Daley

Registrations are now being accepted for classes offered by Tom Daley in creative writing as well as the writing of memoirs and poetry. Class times and locations vary.
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Lasell College at ATHM, May 15 - August 1

"Inspired Design: Lasell College at ATHM" | Showcases contemporary hat designs by talented young designers from Lasell College, paired with the hats from American Textile History Museum's amazing historic collection that inspired them.
More Information: www.athm.org

Ayer Lofts Gallery Summer Solstice Show, starts June 5

The Ayer Lofts Gallery are once again showing their talents including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and photography. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 6. Hours are Saturday and Sundays from Noon - 4pm.
More Information: www.ayerlofts.com


Brenda Cirioni at the Groton Public Library, through June 28

Artist Brenda Cirioni's ethereal, impressionistic landscapes are inspired by the land around her -- woods, pastures and ponds. Her work is now featured at the Groton Public Library.
More information: www.gpl.org

From Mundane Foundations to Monsters, June 2 - 27

Artist Michael Miller combines found objects (wood from dismantled mills, scrap metal from abandoned lots in Lowell, and store-bought hardware) into canvas-like structures, then layers them with varnish, oil, and acrylic, alternately building up and tearing down the surface.
More Information: theloadingdockgallery.com

Civil War film series at Pollard Library, May 15 - June 25

All films shown in conjunction with Pollard Library's display of Forever Free, a traveling exhibition that "reexamines President Lincoln's efforts toward the abolition of slavery during the Civil War."
More information: www.pollardml.org

"Wanderings" at Centro Restaurant, through June

Downtown Lowell restaurant Centro will feature the works of Arts League of Lowell (ALL) artist and member Kellie Weeks from her series titled "Wanderings," encaustic paintings based on self-seeking and self-searching. The series is on display through June.

Light of Cambodian Children Transit Market, June 20

Light of Cambodian Children's upcoming Transit Market features musical performances, free arts and crafts tables, pottery wheel, face painting, Khmer cooking demo, artisan products, games and prizes, and more. Presented as part of the "More Than a Number" exhibit.
More Information: www.reaksmey.org

May events at the 119 Gallery

Don't miss May at the 119 Gallery | Exhibits and events include: Billerica: Time and Place -- Eugene C. Vining Elementary Student Show, A|Symmetrical Love: Photography Exhibit 2010, and GAN-e-meed Theater's production of "Hamlet."
More information: www.119gallery.org

Calls to Artists

Art in Whistler Park
Thursday, June 3 and Thursday, June 17, 5-8pm. Artist members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc./WhistlerHouse Museum of Art are welcome to bring art to sell. No registration fee. Membership must be current to participate. New members are welcome to purchase memberships and participate as well. Art can be displayed on your own tables and easels and can be hung on the fences. In the event of rain, tables will be supplied in the Parker Gallery. Members are welcome to use their own easels as well. This event is open to the public. Email jdyment@whistlerhouse.org for a registration form.

Registration is open for Lowell Open Studios
Now through June 1, save $10 on your registration fee and pay just $40. On June 2 the fee increases to $50. If you registered last year, your personal information is still active. Login at

Payments may be paid via PayPal or in person at Van Gogh's Gear, 200 Middle Street, Lowell. Mail payments to: Lowell Open Studios, c/o The Arts League of Lowell, P.O. 7134, Lowell, MA 01852.

Art in the Courtyard at the Lowell Folk Festival
Exhibit and sell your art and fine crafts at the Lowell Folk Festival. Deadline: June 1.
Click here for prospectus and on-line application

Art Quilts Lowell 2010 at the Brush Gallery
6th Annual Exhibition of Art Quilts; A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival. Deadline: June 1. Click here for prospectus and on-line application

Quilt Candy in the Courtyard at the Lowell Quilt Festival
New! Exhibit and sell fiber related crafts at the Lowell Quilt Festival. Deadline: June 1. Click here for prospectus and on-line application

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

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

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Downtown This Week 5/24/2010 - 5/31/2010

Lowell Celebrates National Small Business Week: Come join the City of Lowell as we celebrate National Small Business Week by recognizing and showing appreciation to the hardworking small business owners of our community, while also having the opportunity to attend educational workshops that will be helpful in successfully operating a small business. The City of Lowell Small Business Week event will also connect you with hundreds of leaders in the small business community that will allow you to walk away with new contacts, innovative ideas, and the right resources that will be beneficial in starting, maintaining, or expanding your small business today!  May 24th, 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street:  For more information visit.  For more information visit http://lowell.org/Pages/LowellCelebratesSmallBusinessWeek.aspx
In this issue
Retail & Restaurant News
Sports & Events
Museum & Gallery News
Retail & Restaurant News 
Market Street Market, 95 Market Street: Wine tasting, Thursday May 27th from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Featuring a whimsical "I Love Lowell' art exhibit by local artist "Eleni".  For more information call 978-735-4532.

Cobblestones Restaurant, 91 Dutton Street: 16th Anniversary Celebration Sunday June 6, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  New  Hump Day Lunch Buffet every Wednesday, all you can eat only $11.99.  For more information visit www.cobblestonesoflowell.com

Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: MAY 2010 - "Cheers Mate!" For May Lowell Beer Works features British Ales and Fine English Fare - "Bulfinch British Pale Ale", "Black & Tan", "Ploughman's Ale" and "Old Ironsides Ale" along with "English" menu specials including "LORD WELLINGTON'S SLIDERS", "BEER BATTERED SCALLOPS AND CHIPS", "BANGERS AND MASH", "GRILLED LAMB T-BONE CHOPS", "CHOCOLATE-TOFFEE LAYER CAKE".  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 at 978-937-2337 or lowell@beerworks.net.   Check out our Live Bands each week.  For more information visit www.beerworks.net.
Sports & Events 
Lowell Riverfest: Art Goes Green Saturday, June 12, (Raindate June 13) Noon - 5:00 PM.  Come to the Concord River Greenway in historic downtown Lowell for a day of education, art, music and fun! Spend the day with your family enjoying fun activities and learning about Lowell's long relationship with its rivers and canals. Ride the trolley, listen to live music provided by The River 92.5 FM, participate in recycled art-making activities and more! The Concord River Greenway is located just off of 30 East Merrimack Street.  Live music from The River 92.5 FM - Featuring River Rising Stars and family entertainers. Join the fun and meet The River's street team.                           . 
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
Lowell Spinners:
Throw a Spinners Birthday Party for someone specialand have a blast at any of the Spinners 2010 Home Games.  Grand Slam Package Private Party in the Swampland Kids Area or the Home Run Package Party in the Grand Stands.
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Pollard  Memorial Library:  Civil War Film Series, Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth, May 27 at 6:00 PM.  For more information, visit www.pollardml.org. 

"Enlighten Up" screening - Monday, May 24 at 7:30 PM, Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic CafĂ©, 194 Middle Street. Follow Nick Rosen and filmmaker Kate Churchill on a global journey to find what's at the heart of Yoga. Humorous, real, and wonderfully emotional, Yoga skeptic Nick does his best to find enlightenment as he reveals the good, bad, and often confusing side to the practice of Yoga through the gurus and practitioners he meets along the way. Presented in partnership with BromYoga, Life Alive, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.  For more visit

Museum & Gallery News 

All Arts Gallery - EARTHLY CONNECTIONS III -  May 15 through June 13. Reception: June 6, 2010, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Sponsored and produced by ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS of Chelmsford, MA in partnership with the Arts League of Lowell. Works from the ceramists of ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS, with guest artists Kellie Weeks  and Gregory Wright working in encaustic and Gillian Frazier working in acrylic and charcoal. ALL Arts Gallery, 246 Market Street.

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.

Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle Street: "Summer Solstice Show" begins  June 5th  The residents are once again showing their talents including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and photography.  Hours are Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM.  Opening reception,   Sunday, June 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
The Loading Dock Gallery
:  VIEWPOINTS, Sculpture by David Crane & Photography by Arlette Laan, Wednesday, May 5th - Sunday, May 30th.  For more information visit  
Brush Art Gallery & Studio
, 256 Market Street:  April 4 - June 6, TEA, SWORDS AND STITCHES: A Contemporary Interpretation of Classic Kimono Design.  Curated and organized by Cynthia Hughes and Glenn Szegedy.   Exhibition Features Displays of Classic Japanese Kimonos, Swords, Embroidery, Netsuke, and Soari Weaving. F
or more information please visit
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford StreetNicole Ratos Enerson, Winner of the gallery's 5th Annual Juried Show, A|Symmetrical Love May 19 - June 8.For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street:  David Wells Roth, Places and Faces, April 28 to June 12.  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
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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 Daniel O'Donnell, May 26 and An evening with James Cameron, Award-winning Director, Producer and Writer of Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, Rambo and The Terminator, June 16.     For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.

 Business News
Innovative Cities: Best Practices in Urban Development:  Learn About Best Practices in Place at Six Model Cities June 17-19,at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn & Conference Center. For more information, visit www.innovativecitiesconference.com
Christopher Samaras
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Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell,
375 Merrimack Street 
Lowell, MA 01852
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