"You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing."
- Dale Carnegie
You're invited! COOL Annual Breakfast, May 11
Mark your calendars for COOL's Annual Breakfast on Wednesday, May 11, 7:30am. This year's event will feature several of Lowell's creative businesses and cultural innovators integral to the City's vitality! Special guest: Andre Dubus, III
Location: Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 22 Shattuck Street, Lowell.
To attend, kindly RSVP to Suzzanne Cromwell, email@example.com, by Friday, April 29, 2011. Tickets are $25 (general public) and $10 (students and artists).
More information: Contact LZ Nunn, 978-674-1480
Award-winning film Glory and live music open the Lowell Film Festival, April 28
Glory headlines the Lowell Film Festival
The true story of the Civil War's 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry is dramatically told in the Oscar-winning film Glory, opening the 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival,Thurs., Apr. 28 at 7pm. Pre-film performance from 6:30-7pm by local musician Alex Demas who will play Civil War-era traditional songs on banjo. [Please note that the Sat. 7pm showing of Gone With the Wind is now at UML Comley-Lane Theatre!] More information: www.LowellFilmFestival.org
An Evening of Poetry with Michael Casey and Nicholas Samaras, April 28
Michael Casey and Nicholas Samaras will be reading from their works of poetry including Casey's "Obscenities" and Samaras' "Hands of the Saddlemaker." The event will take place on Thurs., Apr. 28, 7pm on UMass Lowell South Campus in O'Leary Library Rm 222. More information: www.uml.edu/artsandideas
Pollard Memorial Library Foundation presents author Linda Greenlaw, April 28
Meet Linda Greenlaw, America's only female swordfishing captain and author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman. Donations: $40/pp, proceeds to support library programs. Thur., Apr. 28, 6pm, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell. More information: Sean Thibodeau, Community Planning Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-970-4118
Dancing in Concert: East Meets West, April 30
Members of the New England Orchestra (NEO), Lowell Youth Orchestra, and UML/MCC faculty perform a cultural fusion concert with the Angkor Dance Troupe on Sat., Apr. 30, 7pm, centered on the music of Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung. More information: www.neo-lowell.org
Stand-up comedy comes to the Old Court in Lowell, April 30
Rohit Sharma brings his stand-up comedy show to Lowell on Sat., Apr. 30, 7:30pm, at the Old Court. See a total of 7 stand-up comics from Boston and enjoy appetizers and DJ. Tickets are $10 at the door. Upstairs at the Old Court, 29 Central St, Lowell. More informaton: www.rohitfunny.tumblr.com
Artist's Reception: "Colors of the English Countryside," April 30
Tour the English countryside through the work of Lowell artist Pamela Wamala in her new exhibit "Colors of the English Countryside." Reception: Sat., Apr. 30, 4-7pm, Mark Caputo's Studio, 194 Middle St., Loft 3 (upstairs from Life Alive). More information & RSVP: Pamela Wamala, PamelaWamala@gmail.com or 978-387-7220
Boston-based film Joy and the Apocalypse screens in Lowell with filmmakers in attendance, May 1
The world has been waiting for this day to come for 4 years: At 7:15pm, an asteroid will hit the earth, killing everyone but a chosen few who will live in an underground colony. What happens next? Boston-based film Joy and the Apocolypse screens in LowellSun., May 1, 2pm with filmmakers in attendance! More information: Click here for details or visit www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Free May Day concert by Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, May 1
The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra presents a free May Day concert on Sun., May 1, 3pm at the Old Yellow Meetinghouse, United Church of Christ, Dracut. Fifteen-year-old pianist Winston Huang performs Franz Liszt's Totentanz. More information: www.lowellphilharmonic.org
The Arts League of Lowell presents ACME: Reception May 1
The Arts League of Lowell's newest exhibit, ACME, features the work of Arts League of Lowell Co-op Members, on exhibit until May 22. Artists reception Sun., May 1, 3-6pm. More information: www.artsleagueoflowell.com
Sign up for Enterprise Bank's upcoming non-profit seminars
Managing Your Organizations Most Important Asset: People (Mt. Wachusett Community College, May 4), Volunteer Cafe: Core Competencies in Volunteer Management (Indian Hill Music, May 10), and Social Media II (Tewksbury Inn, May 10 & Jun. 14). Start time at 8am, doors at 7:30am. Light breakfast provided. More information & RSVP: Andrew Duncan, email@example.com
The Closer You Get screens for Irish Film Night at Lowell's Garcia Brogan's restaurant, May 3
The Closer You Get
The single men of a quaint Irish town cause a stir when they take out an ad inviting American women to the village for the big town dance. The Closer You Get unfolds into a fun, Irish romp into the hearts of some unforgettable characters! Tues., May 3, 7:30pm, Garcia Brogan's Restaurant, Lowell. More information: Click here for details or visit www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Percussionist Evelyn Glennie is showcased in the film Touch the Sound, May 12
The Arts League of Lowell & the Lowell Film Collaborative present Touch the Sound,Thurs., May 12, 6:30pm, the next film in their Film & the Arts Series taking place through October. The inspiring story behind Glennie's extraordinary career as an award-winning musician is made more remarkable by the fact that she is a deaf performer. The Space Recording Studio, 150 Western Avenue, Lowell. More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser & Celebration at the Brush Gallery, May 7
The Brush Gallery's annual Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser and Celebration is almost here! Bring your friends and family for a night of great music, dancing, salsa lessons, delicious Mexican-inspired hors doevres, an auction, and raffle prizes. Sat., May 7, 6-10pm, Brush Art Gallery, 246 Market St., Lowell. More information & tickets:www.thebrush.org
"Simplicity" at the Whistler House Museum of Art, May 11-June 22
On view: "Simplicity," featuring the works of Almerinda Silva and Peter Kostoulakos at the Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell. Artist Reception: Sat., Jun. 11, 2-4pm. More information: www.whistlerhouse.org
Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents "A Picasso," through May 15
MRT's "A Picasso" is full of sly humor, sexual tension and suspense! In an underground vault in war-torn Paris, a more singular conflict takes place between an enigmatic female officer from the Ministry of Culture and the world famous painter, Pablo Picasso. Tickets currently on sale! More information: www.merrimackrep.org
"A Look to the Future" - UMass Lowell Student Videos on Climate Change, May 9
UML students took part in a NASA-sponsored workshop to create 5 short films on one of the greatest challenges faced by society & science: Climate Change. See their films Mon, May 9, 5:30-7:30pm at theBoott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 Foot of St. John St. (2nd fl), Lowell. Free & open to the public. More information: http://www.uml.edu/centers/climate-change/
The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, May 12-14
The 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival takes place in historic Salem, MA, Thurs., May 12-Sat., May 14! Tom Sexton, Poet Laureate of Alaska, will kick-off the festivities with a reading at Salem State University. Events include readings, panel discussions, workshops, and a special high school poetry program on May 13. More information: www.masspoetry.org
fufu & oreos, created & performed by Obehi Janice, May 13-22
In her one-woman show, Lowell-native Obehi Janice soulfully contemplates her multiple identities: Nigerian-American, Black Female and Christian. Sat., May 14 show includes special reception with traditional Nigerian food. May 13-22, 119 Gallery. More information & tickets: www.fufuandoreos.com
"Shared Prosperity," May 20
Save the date, Fri., May 20, for "Shared Prosperity: Social and Economic Contributions of Refugees and Immigrants to the Community." This special event is focused on successful integration of refugees and immigrants into the Lowell community. More information & registration: http://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/welcome-newcomers
LTC celebrates their Grand Re-Opening, May 13
See Lowell Telecommunications Corporations' brand new home and get a first-hand look at what all the buzz is about including their state-of-the-art studio, a Green Room/Lounge, and a new art exhibition space. Fri., May 13, 5-8pm, 246 Market St., (across from the Visitor Center). More information:www.ltc.org
Portrait workshop with Mary Minifie at the Whistler House Museum of Art, May 13-15
Register for a 3-Day Portrait Workshop with Mary Minifie, professional portrait painter and modern master of the Boston School, Fri. - Sun, May 13-15. Emphasis will be on the beauty of the flesh color notes in the natural light and understanding the form of the head. Deposit required to register. More information & registration: www.whistlerhouse.org or 978-452-7641
Save the date! African Cultural Festival comes to Lowell, June 18
African Festival attendees
This summer brings the outdoor African Cultural Festival back to Lowell, Sat., Jun.18, 9am-7pm, at Sampas Pavilion. Enjoy traditional foods, crafts, dancing, music and activities paying tribute to the City's diverse African community and culture. Families welcome, free admission! More information:www.Africanfestivallowell.org.
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The single men of a quaint Irish town cause a stir when they take out an ad inviting American women to the village for the big town dance. The Closer You Get unfolds into a fun, Irish romp into the hearts of some unforgettable characters! Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:30 PM at Garcia Brogan's Restaurant.
Lowell Association for the Blind Annual Spring Party