“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”
- Bob Marley
Pre-register today for “unPanel: Expand Your Creative Enterprise,” June 6!
A few spaces are still open for “unPanel," a fun night of networking & idea-sharing for Greater Lowell Creatives! This unique series of informal roundtable workshops provides professional development advice & strategies for any artist. Pre-registration is required! Mon., Jun. 6, 6-9pm, American Textile History Museum. More information: www.cultureiscool.org/unpanel or Hannah Hagman, email@example.com, 978-674-1482
Celebrate Lowell's rivers, canals and ethnic diversity at Lowell Riverfest, June 11
Experience Lowell Riverfest: Culture Flows, a festive outdoor exploration of the connections between Lowell’s rivers and canals and our ethnic communities! Enjoy live music, delicious food, family activities, sustainable art, and MORE. Sat., Jun. 11, 2-6pm, at Middlesex Community College and the Concord River Greenway Park. More information: www.lowellriverfest.org
Lowell Al Fresco: Festive Summer Fridays starts Friday, June 24!
Summer Friday nights sizzle in downtown Lowell! Dine outdoors, enjoy live music and sidewalk sales, Lowell ArtWalk, and take in the Lowell Summer Music Series at Lowell Al Fresco, every Friday from June 24 - August 26. Lowell Al Fresco kicks off on Friday, June 24! More information: www.cultureiscool.org/LowellAlFresco
Rebekah Wetmore exhibit on view at Loading Dock Gallery, starts May 25
See work by Rebekah Wetmore in "Transformation Play," on view Wed., May 25-Sun., Jun. 26 at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell. Opening reception: Fri., Jun. 3, 6-9pm. More information: www.theloadingdockgallery.com
Ken Budka performs at Athenian Corner, May 26
Athenian Corner presents Concerts on the Corner, a Thursday night music series featuring local musicians in their outdoor seating area. Thurs., May 26, 7-9pm, hear acoustic soft rock by Ken Budka. Free & open to the public. More information: www.atheniancorner.com
New exhibits open at the American Textile History Museum
"Glamour and Grace: 1930s Fashion" - through Oct.16. In the 1930s, graceful cuts and glamorous fabrics replaced the boxy, boyish styles of the previous decade. See dresses and accessories typical of this extraordinary decade! "Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam" - through Sept. 25. Learn the dramatic stories of young American soldiers going to Vietnam during the 1960s. More information: www.athm.org
Call for Submissions: City of Lowell's new mobile marketing bus
Ever thought about designing public art that travels? The Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is hosting an artist design competition for the recently acquired mini-bus that will travel around the region as a mobile marketing experience promoting the City of Lowell. Submission deadline: June 8. More information: Click here for submission details
Non-fiction book club at the Pollard Library, June 2
On Thurs., Jun. 2 at 6:30pm, the Pollard Library Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Books not provided (copies available to borrow from the library system). Free & open to the public, light refreshments served. More information: www.pollardml.org
Boston Conservatory Theater Ensemble presents "Factory Girls" free to the Lowell community, June 3 - 5
The Boston Conservatory Theater Ensemble presents a workshop production of "Factory Girls," Jun. 3-5, at the Burgoyne Theater at Lowell High School and June 9-12 at the Boston Conservatory Theater. Lowell performances are free, advance reservations recommended. Tickets or reservations: 617-912-9222 or http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/.
Lowell Folklife Series comes to Merrimack Repertory Theatre, June 4
Lowell National Historical Park presents "Traditional Irish Music and Dance: Three Master Teachers and Their Apprentices Perform Together" featuring fiddle player Laurel Martin and stepdancers Kieran Jordan & Kevin Doyle. Part of the Lowell Folklife Series. Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Jun. 4 at 8pm. More information: www.nps.gov/lowe
International documentary I Remember Better When I Paint screens in Lowell, June 7
Helena From the Wedding screens at Pollard Memorial Library, June 9
The Pollard Memorial Library has partnered with Film Movement, Inc. to bring award-winning, independent and foreign films to Lowell the second Thursday of each month. See Helena From the Wedding, Thurs., Jun. 9, 6:30pm. Free admission! More information: www.pollardml.org
Stand up comedy at the Old Court, June 11
Six stand up comics come to the Old Court, 29 Central St., Lowell, for an evening of laughs at “Big Idaho” on Sat., Jun. 11. Appetizers will be available plus DJ. Cost: $10 at the door. More information: www.rohitfunny.tumbler.com
Artists at Lowell's Brush Art Gallery collaborate for the Elder Art Initiative
Founded by Lowell artist & Brush Art Gallery member Pamela Wamala, the Elder Art Initiative engages and inspires senior citizens in the creative process through art workshops at seven nursing homes in the Greater Lowell area. More information: Watch this video by George DeLuca and Mike Flynn
Enterprise Bank’s Non-Profit Seminars presents “Social Media 2.0,” June 14
Move beyond the basics of social media and and get into the nuts and bolts of using it as an effective marketing tool. Tues., Jun. 14, 8-10am (doors at 7:30am), Tewksbury, MA. More information & registration: Andrew Duncan, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-459-9000
Canal boat tours start up at Lowell National Historical Park
Canal boat tours on weekends and a river-related event kick off the early summer season from Memorial Day weekend through June 19 at Lowell National Historical Park. More information: www.nps.gov/lowe
Author Event at Barnes & Noble featuring Harvey Frommer, June 16
Barnes & Noble Downtown Lowell will host an author book reading and signing with veteran sports journalist Harvey Frommer, Thurs., Jun. 16, 3-4:30pm. Frommer will read from Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Boston Red Sox. More information: Barnes & Noble, 978-458-3939
Cape Ann Fresh Catch Brings Local, Sustainable Seafood to Lowell
Cape Ann Fresh Catch, a Community Supported Fishery (CSF), will be joining this year's Lowell Farmer's Market! Choose from whole fish or fillets and weekly or bi-weekly delivery to best suit your family's needs. More information: www.capeannfreshcatch.org
Merrimack Repertory Theatre receives award from the Kresge Foundation
Congratulations to Merrimack Repertory Theatre on the receipt of a $325,000 grant from the highly-competitive “Facility Investment and Building Reserves Program” of the nationally-known Kresge Foundation! More information: http://www.merrimackrep.org/home/News.aspx?NewsId=105
For The Birds exhibit at the Brush Gallery, through June 18
Juried by ornithologist David Allen Sibley, this exhibit of paintings, photographs, fiber art, mixed media & sculpture celebrates birds and their habitats. Funds raised from the exhibit will benefit local bird rescue efforts. Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell. More information: www.thebrush.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Support our youth programs by donating stylish goods!
Revolving Museum invites you to the second Dirty Dog Exchange Fashion Sale!
Marlecka wears ALL donated fashions from our first Dirty Dog Exchange. Photography and Styling: Sopheak Sam (Assisted by Lily Mangkhalakhili)
Clean out your closet, basement, garage, and at the same time give away your unwanted items for a great cause!
Revolving Museum's Dirty Dog Exchange is a fashion sale made possible through your contributions and donations. Every quarter, we transform our space into a thrift store for one day of fun-filled shopping for the community. Donations of clothing, fashion accessories, small furniture, doo-dads and trinkets are accepted. We will accept donations all year round to build a constant inventory of goods. Dirty Dog Exchange is set to happen late June as part of the City of Lowell's Sustainability Week, further details to come!
Revolving Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization. We offer quality youth arts programming for 150 people annually. These programs make it possible for participants to become inspired and inspiring catalysts for positive social change and to engage constructively in Lowell’s civic dialogue.
The sales of your donation will greatly support our organization. We are very grateful for all donations.
To donate or for donation details, please contact:
With June (and Summer!) right around the corner, there's plenty going on in the City of Lowell.
Feeling creative? Enter The City's Sustainability Snapshots Photography Contest! What do you want to pass on to future generations? Share your vision of Lowell! Enter the Sustainability Snapshots Photography Contest for a chance to win a season pass to the Lowell Summer Music Series!Enter Now!
PICK OF THE WEEK
Save the Date!
Lowell Riverfest 2011: Culture Flows
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
2 PM - 6 PM @ Middlesex Community College & the Concord River Greenway Park
Join us for a festive exploration of the connections between Lowell's rivers and canals and the ethnic communities that call our city home.
Celebrate the unveiling of community murals made by Lowell students with artist Lineu Zadereski as well as his on-site original sculpture.
There will also be live music all day provided by 92.5 tThe River, including Farren Butcher, Inc. Plus, enjoy ethnic food, kids activities and more!
Cape Ann Fresh Catch, a Community Supported Fishery (CSF), will be joining this year's Lowell Farmer's Market! Choose from whole fish or fillets and weekly or bi-weekly delivery to best suit your family's needs. Pick-up will be available every Friday from 4-6PM at JFK Plaza. But, before CAFC can come to Lowell, at least 50 people must express an interest by emailing email@example.com. Don't wait! Sign-up now and enjoy wicked-fresh seafood all Summer long!
Enjoy live Conversation Jazz every Friday & Saturday Evening! Listen to some of the best jazz vocalists in New England with the most entertaining background music provided by the Odie Teken Trio. As we say at Ricardo's, you can enjoy "A taste of Italy and a side of Jazz."
Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam, May 21st -September 25th
This exhibit presents the dramatic stories - told through graffiti left on a troopship's bunk canvases - of young American soldiers headed to the Vietnam war.
Glamour and Grace: 1930s Fashion, May 21st - October 16th
This exhibit showcases fashions of the 1930s, when graceful cuts and glamorous fabrics replaced the boxy, boyish styles of the previous decade, embracing the streamlined shape, elegant styles and newly invented fibers of a hopeful modernism.
The Boston Conservatory Theater Ensemble presents a workshop production of Factory Girls, June 3rd-5th (8PM Friday & Saturday, 2PM on Sunday) at the Burgoyne Theater at Lowell High School. Tickets are FREE for the Lowell community! Advance reservations recommended. For tickets, contact The Boston Conservatory Box Office at (617) 912-9222 or http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/.
June 4th at 8PM, as part of the Lowell Folklife Series, the Lowell National Historical Park presents "Traditional Irish Music and Dance: Three Master Teachers and Their Apprentices Perform Together" featuring fiddle player Laurel Martin and stepdancers Kieran Jordan & Kevin Doyle.
Do you have an event or promotion you would like to see in an upcoming issue of Happenings? Click here to submit!