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Kerouac, Jazz & Blues

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 5

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: "Introspective Visions of Kerouac's Lowell" gallery exhibition, Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs.

6 p.m.: "Meditations on Jack," Steve Eddington, Whistler House Museum of Art.

7 p.m.: Members Reception, Whistler House Museum/Parker Gallery.

9 p.m.: "A Night of Music and Poetry," Cappy's Copper Kettle.

Friday, Oct. 6

9-11 a.m.: High School poets, Barbara Concannon-Crete Memorial Poetry Prize, Lowell High School.

11:30 a.m.: Harry Scholler Jazz Presentation, David Amram, Lowell High School.

1 p.m.: "Hey, Jack Kerouac" downtown walking tour. Call 970-5000.

1-4 p.m.: Kerouac/Beats Film Series, Boott Cotton Mills Museum/Events Center.

4:30 p.m.: "Mystic Jack" walking tour.

6 p.m.: Memorial Mass for Jack and Stella Kerouac, St. Louis de France Church.

6:30 p.m.: Poetry/music, Barnes & Noble bookstore.

6-8 p.m.: Exhibition opening for Deborah Randall paintings, reception for Lowell Blues filmmaker Henry Ferrini, UMass Lowell's University Gallery.

8 p.m.: Premiere of Henry Ferrini's Lowell Blues, followed by discussion, O'Leary Library, UMass Lowell.

10 p.m.: "The Merrimack River: Mighty Napo of New England" walking tour, begins Mammoth Road & Pawtucket Blvd.

Saturday, Oct. 7

9 a.m.: Bus Tour of Kerouac's Lowell. Call 452-7966 for reservations. ($5)

11 a.m.: "Commemorative at the Commemorative," The Jack Kerouac Commemorative, Kerouac Park, Bridge and French streets.

Noon-2:30 p.m.: Film Series, Boott Mills Museum/Events Center.

1 p.m.: "Hey, Jack Kerouac" walking tour.

1 p.m.: "Cairo to Kerouac: World Music and Poetry for Children of All Ages," with David Amram, Whistler House Museum of Art.

2:30 p.m.: "Kerouac's Merrimack," boat tour. Call 970-5000 for reservations.

3 p.m.: "Kerouac, Jazz & Blues A Roundtable Discussion," Whistle House Museum/Parker Gallery. With Amram, writer/professor Douglas Brinkley, Anthony Mele, Rawn Spearman.

8 p.m.-midnight: "Jazz in Jack's Neighborhood," jazz and readings with Evan Goodrow Band, Amram, others, Centralville Social Club. ($3)

Sunday, Oct. 8

1 p.m.: "Hey, Jack Kerouac" walking tour.

1:30 p.m.: "Improv with Amram," jam with Amram and local writers, musicians, The Sugar Shack.

2:30 p.m.: "Kerouac's Merrimack" boat tour.

7 p.m.: Films, Lowell National Park Visitor's Center, Market Mills.

Monday, Oct. 9

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: "Bus Tour of Kerouac Sites in Nashua, N.H.," explores Kerouac family's Nashua roots. Call 458-3939 for reservations. ($5)

1-5 p.m.: Films, Beat Clips and repeat of Lowell Blues, Boott Mills Museum/Events Center.

2-4 p.m.: Readings at Rainbow Cafe, with open mike session.