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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, March 22

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"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."

- Henry David Thoreau

Save the date! COOL Annual Breakfast, May 11

Mark your calendars for COOL's Annual Breakfast event on Wednesday, May 11, 7:30am.

This year's event will feature several of Lowell's creative businesses and cultural innovators, who are integral to the City's vitality!

Location: Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 22 Shattuck Street, Lowell.

To attend, kindly RSVP to Dimitrios Booras, dbooras@lowellma.gov by Friday, April 29, 2011.
Tickets are $25 (general public) and $10 (students and artists).

More information: Contact LZ Nunn, (978) 674.1480


Whistler House Museum of Art Exhibits, March 23 - April 30

In the Parker Gallery: "Looking @ Lowell" - Explore City of Lowell sights commonly overlooked. In the Member's Room: "Whistler's Mother around the World"- A themed quilt exhibit featuring Whistler's Mother reinterpreted in several different settings. Reception: Apr. 9, 2-4pm
More Information: www.whistlerhouse.org

Wear Thick Skin To Win! Sacrifice Your Dignity For Lisa Lampanelli Tickets

Win two front row tickest for Lisa Lampanelli at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Fri., Mar. 25! Take a picture of yourself in a non-offensive outfit and send it to marketing@lowellauditorium.com or post it to the LMA facebook page before 3pm, Mar. 24.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

It's "Big Jazz Night "at UMass Lowell, March 29

UMass Lowell presents "Big Jazz Night" featuring UML's Studio Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Rock Big Band & Compaq Big Band, Kevin Martin & Al Saloky, directors. Free and open to the public. Tues., Mar. 29, 7:30pm, Concert Hall at Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street, Lowell.
More information: UMass Lowell Music Dept., 978-934-3850

Departures/Arrivals on exhibit at Loading Dock Gallery, March 30 - April 24

Departures/Arrivals, on exhibit at Lowell's Loading Dock Gallery from Mar. 30 to Apr. 24, presents new work by Cornelia Jutta Forster and Maxine Farkas. Artists reception Fri., Apr. 1, 6-9pm. The gallery is located at Western Avenue Studios, 2nd Floor, A-Mill (122 Western Avenue).
More information: www.theloadingdockgallery.com

Faculty Recital & Art Songs at UMass Lowell, March 31 and April 7

Faculty Recital by pianist Thomas Strumpf, with Bonnie Anderson, piano, Thur., Mar. 31, 7:30pm, AND, Music on the Merrimack Concert Series - An Evening of Opera Scenes and Art Songs, Thur., Apr. 7, 7:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public.
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Book now for Whitewater Rafting in Lowell, starting April 2

Zoar Outdoor presents Whitewater Rafting in Lowell starting April 2 - reservations are now open. Rafting trips take place every weekend in April & May at 9am and 1pm. Don't miss this amazing outdoor urban adventure!
More information: www.lowelllandtrust.org


New Orleans jazz dynamo Glen David Andrews performs at Western Avenue Studios, April 2

New Orleans rising star Glen David Andrews (the "Crown Prince of Treme") brings his band back to Lowell's Western Avenue Studios on April 2 for From Basin Street to Western Avenue: Celebrating the Roots of Jazz and Preserving Its Future. Andrews will perform twice and speak to young local musicians. Free event, donations appreciated.
More information: www.inthespace.net

Massachusetts Artists 2011: Contemporary Work by Artists of Massachusetts, March 20 - April 30

The Brush Art Gallery will showcase artists from all over the state of Massachusetts (32 total) represented by a diverse range of work including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media and sculpture. Artists' reception: Apr. 3, 2-4pm
More Information: www.thebrush.org

Two Jews Walk Into A War, at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

The last two surviving Jews in all of Afghanistan attempt to continue their lives and find a purpose amidst the chaos and destruction of their country in Seth Rozin's comedy Two Jews Walk Into A War at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Mar. 17 - Apr. 10. Tickets now on sale.
More information & tickets:
www.merrimackrep.org or 978-654-4MRT

The City of Lowell celebrates 175th Anniversary with kick-off event, April 11

Celebrate the City of Lowell's 175th Anniversary of its incorporation with fun, engaging events and activities throughout the year! Don't miss the 175th Kick-Off Celebration at City Hall on Mon., Apr. 11, 4:30-6:30pm, featuring honored speakers, musical performances and City Hall tours.
More information: Download/view the press release (PDF)

Wild Style film screening comes to UTEC, April 12

Be there at the birth of the Hip-Hop movement at this special screening of Wild Style, Tues., Apr. 12, 6pm, at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell. Presented by the Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative as part of their "2011 Film & the Arts Series."
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

Upcoming film events at Pollard Memorial Library, April 14 & 23

Enjoy these FREE film events coming soon to the Pollard Library: A Bad Day to Go Fishing, Thurs., Apr. 14, 6:30pm (part of Independent Film Night), and The Perfect Storm, Sat., Apr. 23, 1pm (commemorating Author Night with Linda Greenlaw).
More information: www.pollardml.org

Hmong Textiles and Story Cloths at the Groton Public Library, through April 16

The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library features Hmong Textiles and Story Cloths from Mar. 11-Apr. 16. Reception and curator's tour Sat., Mar. 19, 12:30-2pm at the Library. Public invited, refreshments served.
More information:
www.gpl.org (click on "Events & Activities" & "Art Gallery")

Who Killed Chea Vichea? screens in Lowell with filmmaker appearance, April 19

Lowell National Historical Park & the Lowell Film Collaborative partner for a film screening of Who Killed Chea Vichea? on Tues., Apr. 19, 7pm, in recognition of the Cambodian New Year. Special guests include the film's producer, Rich Garella. Free admission.
More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org or Suzzanne Cromwell, 978-674-1483

The 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival, April 28-30

Explore America's past & present through the cinematic lens! To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival will showcase classic & popular films, historical documentaries, and contemporary independent films that explore themes traceable to the Civil War and its societal impact.
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Pollard Memorial Library Foundation presents An Evening with Linda Greenlaw, April 28

Meet Linda Greenlaw, renowned author and fisherman and America's only female swordfishing captain, at this author event hosted by Pollard Memorial Library, Thurs., Apr. 28, 6pm. Join the book signing and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Donation: $40 per person.
More information:

The Lowell Folk Festival celebrates 25 years, July 29-31

Dervish comes to the Lowell Folk Fest!
Dervish comes to the Lowell Folk Fest!

The Lowell Folk Festival, the largest free folk festival in the nation, celebrates its 25th year July 29-31! Enjoy folk, bluegrass, gospel, world music, and dance on six stages in downtown Lowell, PLUS, ethnic food, crafters and artisans, and kids activities.
More information:

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."

To unsubscribe, scroll down to the bottom of this e-newsletter and use the "SecureUnsubscribe" link.

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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