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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

City of Lowell Happenings 8/30

September is right around the corner. Make the most of the final weeks of Summer in the City of Lowell. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with an outdoor concert or look ahead to other September happenings!


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Final LSMS Concerts of the Season!

Last Event: Saturday, September 10th


Boarding House ParkIf you haven't been to a concert this season, don't miss your chance to experience this Lowell Summer favorite.  Bring your blankets and beach chairs and get ready for an evening of live music under stars at Lowell's historic Boarding House Park.


Friday, September 2nd: Richard Thompson 

Saturday, September 3rd: Matisyahu 

Friday, September 9th: Warren Haynes 

Saturday, September 10th: 32nd Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest. FREE entry for contestants and general public!


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Stock up on Delicious Soups at the Lowell Chowder Factory! (www.chowderfactory.com) 

Shell out short money for great chowder! Off of Route 38 in Lowell, you will find a seafood lover's buried treasure. Pick-up New England clam chowda, Rockport lobster bisque, other soups, sauces and prepared dishes. Have a party coming up? They also sell bulk products sure to thrill your guests. Sign-up for their eNewsletter for coupons and special offers!


Browse Local Art at Western Avenue Studios(www.westernavenuestudios.com)

Stop by the first Saturday of every month as the artists open their studios to the public. View and purchase unique pieces across a variety of mediums including paintings, jewelry, apparel and more. Next Event: Saturday, September 3rd, Noon - 5:00 PM.


Fall Cellar Series Class Schedule Announced at Tutto Bene(www.tuttobenecellars.com)

These one hour long wine primers will help participants understand more while tasting wines.  Check out the full class schedule, kicking off with Red Blends...New Trends on September 15th.



MV Restaurant Week is Here! (www.merrimackvalley.org

Now through September 11th, restaurants throughout the region will participate in the Greater Merrimack Valley's Third Annual Restaurant Showcase Week. Food lovers and diners will have the chance to sample some of the best cuisine in the Greater Merrimack Valley. Dine on a two-course lunch or three-course dinner with fixed prices starting at just $9.11!


Musical Events at the Dubliner (www.dublinerlowell.com

So You Think You Can Sing, an American Idol-like competition, is being held at the Dubliner September 7th - November 16th. First prize is a professional recording session with a Grammy winning engineer, opening for a famous act, plus $250! To sign up, email mark@dublinerlowell.com. Also, come by September 17th at 8:00 PM for Michael Anthony's Tribute to Neil Diamond


Submit Your Favorite Recipe to "Lowell Cooks!" 


Calling all restaurants, chefs, cooks and foodies! Submit your favorite recipe for consideration in "Lowell Cooks!", the City's new community cookbook set for release in the Spring of 2012. Submission Deadline: Monday, October 10th.

Fall Cooking Classes and More at La Boniche


Cooking classses are back, with two new topics:

  • Soups 101, October 2nd: Learn the techniques and recipes used to create our signature soups.
  • Sauces 101, October 23rd: Learn the techniques and recipes used to create our delicious sauces and vinaigrettes.

All classes are held on Sundays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The cost is $50.00 per person per class paid in advance. Tastings and refreshments included. To enroll call 978-458-9473.

Plus, don't miss the Quarterly Corporate Mixer, Social and Business Networking Event Thursday, September 22nd. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and giveaways from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  



FREE Screening of Casablanca at the Pollard (www.pollardml.org)

The Pollard Library presents a FREE screening of the Bogart & Bergman classic Casablanca, one of Hollywood's most memorable film experiences! Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 PM.

Action Evolution Exhibit at the Loading Dock Gallery 


Action-art fans will be delighted to learn that Action Evolution, a new installment in David Leblanc's "Action Abstraction" series, will be on view at the Loading Dock Gallery from August 31st to September 25th. The series captures the excitement and
energy of the covers of classic Superman adventures in Action Comics publications, but is more than just an homage to a unique American art form. Artists Reception: Friday, September 16th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Click here to learn more about the exhibit and artist.


2 New Exhibits at Textile Museum (www.athm.org) 

"Glamour and Grace: 1930s Fashion"

On view now through October 16th

In the 1930s, graceful cuts and glamorous fabrics replaced the boxy, boyish styles of the 1920s. This exhibit showcases dresses and accessories emerging from this extraordinary decade. 


"Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam"

On view now through September 25th

This exhibit presents the poignant and dramatic stories - told through graffiti left on a troopship's bunk canvases - of young American soldiers headed to Vietnam during the 1960s.

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