Monday, Feb. 20 — “Parallels” art exhibit, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis Art Gallery, Printers Building, 44 Portland St. There are only a few places left downtown not owned by Cliff Rucker or The Grid guys, and the Printers Building is one of them, standing strong on the periphery of the city’s revitalization efforts — and since 2007 providing an historic, creative enclave to showcase local and regional artists.
“Parallels” is about the connections and similarities between the cities of Worcester and Lowell, “places where outsiders and nonconformists are welcome to be themselves and create their own trajectories,” according to curators Robb Sandagata and Tom Fiorelli, who contend the two urban centers remain on parallel paths and “don’t know each other well.”
Work from some two dozen Lowell-based artists in varying media will be on display through April 20.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 — Winter Vacation: City Critters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way OK, that’s it: EcoTarium wins!