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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, November 1

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The weekly COOL E-newsletter is a calendar listing of local arts & culture exhibits, performances, lectures, film events, and more! Submit your community event for consideration to Hannah Hammond-Hagman at hhagman@lowellma.gov. Submission deadline is Friday for inclusion in the following week's newsletter.

Joe Manning, The Lewis Hine Project: Tracking down the Lives of Child Laborers, TONIGHT November 1

Come see Joe Manning speak, as part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series, about tracking down some of the 5,000 child laborers in the early 1900s photographs of Lewis Hine. - Nov. 1, 7pm

More information: www.parkerlectures.com

Trick-or-Treating Postponed until November 6, 6-8pm

The City of Lowell has postponed trick-or-treating until Nov. 6 from 6-8pm. To keep you in the Halloween spirit, check out this great video of the "Thriller Flash Mob" from last week's Monster Bash: Click Here!

More information: www.lowellma.gov

Discuss Just Kids by Patti Smith at Non-fiction Book Club at the Pollard Library, November 3

Join the Non-fiction Book Club at the Pollard Memorial Library to discuss this month's book, Just Kids by Patti Smith. - Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30pm

More information: www.pollardml.org

UMass Lowell BFA students: Process Made Visible III Exhibition Reception, November 3

Come enjoy the reception and open house for Process Made Visible III, painting and drawings by UMass Lowell BFA students. -Thurs, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:30pm

More information: www.uml.edu/Dept/Art/galleries.htm or Click Here

Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos at the Tsongas Center, November 4

The man whose standup concerts rule the comedy world, Jeff Dunham, returns to Lowell to offer fans brand new laughs and hilarious additions to his famed troupe of sidekicks. - Fri. Nov. 4, 8pm

More information: http://www.tsongascenter.com/

Lowell Folklife Series presents Native American Woodlands Folklife, November 5

The Lowell Folklife Series presents the history of Native Americans on the eve of pre-European settlement. Mr. Dana Benner will explore the rich traditions of the Pennacook nation, the people who once call this area home. - Sat. Nov. 5, 2pm

More information: Click here for Press Release

Andover Chamber Music performs, An Unbearable Lightness of Being, November 6

An Unbearable Lightness of Being concert features members of the Boston Symphony and faculty from the New England Conservatory, and offers three works. - Nov. 6, 4pm

More Information: www.andoverchambermusic.org

Call for Artwork for the COOLmobile, Deadline November 7
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Calling All Artists! Submit your creative work for display and sales inside the new COOLmobile which will make an appearance as a pop-up holiday store for Lowell's City of Lights event. - Applications due Nov. 7.

More Information: www.cultureiscool.org/cool-bus

Call for Submissions, WBUR Zip-Code Stories, Deadline November 10

This month, WBUR is seeking original short stories and essays that take place within the Lowell zip-code 01851. Word count is 500 words or less. - Deadline: Nov. 10

More information: http://www.wbur.org/2011/08/05/zip-code-stories-faq

The Human Resource Manager screens at the Pollard Library, November 10

Come see The Human Resources Manager at the Pollard Memorial Library as part of the library's monthly Independent Film Night. Free admission! - Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:30pm

More information: www.pollardml.org

Fee Free Weekend at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 11-13

In honor of Veteran's Day, November 11, Lowell National Historical Park will be "Fee Free" at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum all weekend. - Nov. 11-13

More information: www.nps.gov/lowe

Flying Orb Productons presents The Nectar of Immortality, November 11 & 12

Join Flying Orb Productions at a pillow play presentation of The Nectar of Immortality, a surreal journey into Khmer mythology. Suggested donation $7, and please bring a pillow! - Nov. 11 & 12, 7:30pm

More information: www.flyingorb.com

Saturday Matinee at the Pollard Library, To Have and Have Not, November 12

Come out and enjoy a Saturday Matinee at the Pollard Memorial Library, To Have and Have Not, directed by Howard Hawks.- Sat., Nov. 12, 1pm

More information: www.pollardml.org

Call for submissions for INSIDEOUT at 119 Gallery, Deadline: November 12

The 119 Gallery is accepting submissions for INSIDEOUT, their 7th Annual Juried Exhibit, Nov 15-Dec 10. Juror: Anna Shapiro. - Deadline to submit work: Nov. 12, 5pm

More information: www.119gallery.org

Massmouth Story Slam comes to Lowell, November 15

Lowell's first Massmouth Story Slam kicks off at The Back Page. The theme of the night is "Where I'm From," with host Obehi Janice and special guest Jessica Wilson. - Nov. 15, 7pm

More information: http://massmouth.ning.com/events

Public Meeting in Lowell for Massachusetts Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan, November 15

Come to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) public meeting in Lowell at the Pollard Library to give input for updating Mass' Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. - Nov. 15, 6:30-8 pm

More information: www.mass.gov/dep

Special Veterans' Day free film screening of James Gandolfini's Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, November 16

Come to the Art Gallery at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union (1 Tremont Place, Lowell) for a FREE film screening of Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, hosted and produced by Emmy-winning actor James Gandolfini. Co-sponsored by the Lowell Film Collaborative. - Wed., Nov. 16, 7pm

More information: Suzz Cromwell, lowellfilmcollaborative@live.com

Parker Lecture, The 2012 Fraud: Misreading the Maya and Their Calendars, November 17

As part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture series, The Pollard Library welcomes R.P. Hale to explore the history of the Apocalypse along with the Mayan calendars and how they work. - Nov. 17, 7pm

More information: www.pollardml.org

Clean water activist Marion Stoddart to attend the Lowell screening of the documentary Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000, November 17

Join Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust at their Annual Meeting PLUS a film screening of Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000 with a special appearance by Marion Stoddart herself. Free admission, RSVP's encouraged to gwen@lowelllandtrust.org. - Thurs., Nov. 17, 7pm

More information: Click here for event details

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Song & Dance Concert, November 18

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Song & Dance Concert. Illumination Opera Company joins for selections of Mozart's Magic Flute. Pianist. Pawtucket Congr. Church, Free admission, $10 suggested donation. - Fri., Nov. 18, 8pm

More information: www.lowellphilharmonic.org

Image Theater's 7th Annual Naughty Readings, November 19

Image Theater's annual fundraiser of original short, sexy, and saucily subversive plays and original songs, upstairs at The Old Court Pub. Tickets are $25 and include the show and appetizers at the after-party. - Sat., Nov 19, 8pm

More information: http://www.imagetheater.com/ or call 978-441-0102 to reserve seats

Save the Date: City of Lights Parade, November 26

Save the date and join us at the Annual City of Lights Parade and Holiday Art Stroll! Enjoy family activities, music and other holiday treats. - Sat. Nov. 26, 11am-8pm

More information: http://lowell.org/pages/cityoflights.aspx

Haitian Textile Artists Exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum, October 20-December 31

Patience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti & Their Power to Change Women's Lives offers vibrant wall quilts from PeaceQuilts initiative. On view at the New England Quilt Museum - Oct. 20-Dec. 31

More information: www.nequiltmuseum.org

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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 hhagman@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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