By Patricia Coffey

All are invited to the city of Lowell's Culinary Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. with music by Booty Vortex at 7 p.m. at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack St.

Try food tastings from 12 local restaurants (while it lasts) and listen to '70s Disco Funk to kick off the Holidays.

No charge at the door.

Suggested: Bring a canned item or donation for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.