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Events coming up this week and weekend! October 1-4, 2015

If you are looking for things to do, never fear...so many great things are going on in the city over the next few days!

Thursday October 1

FILM: "Browsing Through Birke's" documentary screening
6-8:30PM  |  United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), 50 Warren St
A film about a Jewish Holocaust-surviving family, their quirky 50 year-old downtown Lowell clothing store, and its eccentric owner. Soak up some Lowell history!

MUSIC: Whiskey James, Sechion, and Joe Grizzly
8-11PM  |  Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St
Free HipHop hosted by MEISA.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: 1977 Cover Band Fundraiser for LTLC Shelter
8PM  |  Back Page, 15 Kearney Square
Listen to cover bands play music from The Ramones and The Clash while helping raise money for the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

 
Friday October 2

ART: Artist Reception for "Members and Friends Exhibit"
5-7PM  |  Lowell Telecommunications Corp (LTC), 246 Market St
To celebrate LTC's 20th anniversary, we invited our artistic members and friends--some professionals, some hobbyists--to submit an example or two of their artwork for our September/October gallery exhibit. The result is a uniquely and pleasingly eclectic exhibit. Free!

MUSIC: New England Nights Concert Series presents Way Up South and Town Meeting
8PM  |  The Zorba Room at The Olympia Restaurant, 439 Market St
New England Nights Concert Series presented by Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union brings 2 polished Roots Rock acts to The Zorba Room - Way Up South: www.wayupsouth.com, Town Meeting: www.townmeetingmusic.com Tickets are $10, 21 plus.

MUSIC: Hal Holiday and the Tones
9PM  |  Back Page, 15 Kearney Square
Here’s a band that never takes itself seriously but still manages to serve up an electrifying show that includes special guests and Shakespearian love dilemmas amidst wardrobe changes.

Saturday October 3

SPORTS: USRowing Head Race National Championships
8AM-5PM  |  Bellegarde Boathouse, 500 Pawtucket Blvd
This regatta offers masters, youth and under 23 rowers a chance to compete for a national championship at the head race distance.

ART/SHOPPING: ARToberfest (day 1)
12-5PM  |  Western Avenue Studios & Lofts, 122 & 160 Western Ave
Join the artists of Western Ave Studios & Lofts for a weekend of Oktoberfest fun! See a wide variety of art and artists, judge the pumpkin carving contest, participate in DIY activities, visit our Artful Biergarten in the Onyx Room and taste craft brews, and more.

ART/SHOPPING: Oddity and Curiosity Marketplace
12-5PM  |  Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St
Bad Moon Consignment and A Little Bazaar have teamed up to fill Mill No. 5 with the area's best purveyors of unique, creepy, odd, and curious items. Get into the spirit of October while supporting local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs.

FILM: Rocky Horror Picture Show
3:05 and 6:05PM  |  The Luna Theater, 250 Jackson St
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Not to be missed!

MUSIC/ART: TONIGHT FELT LIKE THE REST OF MY LIFE
4PM-midnight  |  UnchARTed Gallery, 103 Market St
Check out fantastic photography and hear some great music! Bands performing: Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold; Cassanovas in Heat; The Woeful Boys; Cuntz; FRKSE. Show starts at 4pm, bands perform 8pm.

ART/POETRY: "Harvest" opening reception and poetry convergence
5-7PM  |  The Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave, 2nd floor of the A-mill
The members’ exhibit highlights the diverse mediums and styles utilized by some 50 artists -- featuring everything from photography to fiber arts, watercolors to ceramics, all with an autumnal theme. The poets will respond with selections of poetry inspired by the art from the Harvest show which will be hanging on the walls of the Gallery. After each poet reads a few poems, there will be time for questions and a brief discussion with the artists and the audience about the theme, the art and the poetry and how they all relate.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Beer, Brass, and Brats at the Berg
7-11PM  |  Onyx Room, 122 Western Avenue, 1st floor
The evening will feature live music by the Oom Pa Pas (aka The Hot Tamales), Bavarian food, dancing, beer tastings, and some fun and friendly competitions: Polka, Yodeling, Stein Hoisting, Beer Belly, and Corn Hole. $20 per person and all profits will be donated to the Miracle Providers NE to help children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

 
Sunday October 4

SPORTS: Textile River Regatta
8AM-3PM  |  Bellegarde Boathouse, 500 Pawtucket Blvd
Sponsored by the Merrimac River Rowing Association.

SHOPPING: The Farm Market
10AM-2PM  |  Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St
An indoor farmers' market held every Sunday from 10-2pm. Local food, gifts, free family movies, free music.

ART/SHOPPING: ARToberfest (day 2)
12-5PM  |  Western Avenue Studios & Lofts, 122 & 160 Western Ave
Join the artists of Western Ave Studios & Lofts for a weekend of Oktoberfest fun! See a wide variety of art and artists, judge the pumpkin carving contest, participate in DIY activities, visit our Artful Biergarten in the Onyx Room and taste craft brews, and more.

ART: Opening reception for "Janet Lambert-Moore: A Creative Life"
1-4PM  |  Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St
Janet Lambert-Moore is a lifelong Lowell resident who has been painting for over 60 years. Her oils, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, and murals can be found in collections and public buildings throughout the city of Lowell and beyond. Refreshments will be served. Free!

ART: Jeffrey Lipsky artist reception
4-6PM  |  Mandarin Asian Bistro 24 Market St
Join artist Jeffrey Lipsky for a reception celebrating his exhibit at Mandarin Asian Bistro. Light refreshments provided, free and open to the public.

 

Visit CityofLowellCalendar.org for more events!

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