The 41st annual Noel Night will take place on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, from 5:00pm-10:00pm in Midtown Detroit. Over 70 Midtown venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, amongst many others, will open their doors to the public FREE of CHARGE during this Cultural Center-wide holiday “open house.”
Activities will include holiday shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups. The evening’s festivities will culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band—a long-standing Noel Night tradition.
Free shuttle service is offered between participating venues. Convenient parking is available in area lots. Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district.
updated event schedule 12/5/13
1. 71 Garfield
71 Garfield • 313.831.5100 • sugarhilldetroit.com
Visit JYH Makeup Art Studio, Linda Bruton Law, LTG Artist Studio & Showroom, Robbie Best & Lynne Ford Studio, SocraTea and Sugar Hill Clay Studio for a variety of holiday activities, shopping, refreshments, and music!
- JYH Makeup Art Studio
71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.744.3337 • jyhstudio.com
Experience the beauty of nutri-cosmetics with mineral, vegan, organic, and cruelty-free cosmetics and beauty accessories. Visit our website for holiday gift ideas, deals and coupons.
- Linda Bruton Law
71 Garfield, Suite 140A • 313.744.2085 • www.lbrtuonlaw.com
Linda Bruton Law, a business law firm serving the legal needs of artists, educators and entrepreneurs will host a Voigt’s Soda Shop pop-up! Come sample craft sodas made with artisan syrups including ginger spice, celery lime, and cream soda. Warm up with Voigt’s special hot cider.
- LTG Artist Studio & Showroom
71 Garfield, Suite 170 • 313.930.0318 • www.ltgraphicsonline.com
View and vote on Detroit-inspired art contest submissions. Discussion, food, music and shopping – 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
- Robbie Best and Lynne Ford Studio
71 Garfield, Suite 160A • Robbie Best: 313.320.7678, www.robbiebest.com; Lynne Ford: www.lynneford.net
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join them for an open house of their studio. View recent works of contemporary artists in their studio. Food and drinks available. Small gift items available.
71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • socrateadetroit.com
We will be serving tea and cookies for free while supplies last. Bulk tea, tea merchandise, and ceramics from Sugar Hill Clay and other holiday goodies will be for sale.
- Sugar Hill Clay Studio
71 Garfield, Lower Level • 313.831.6100 • sugarhillclay.com
Sugar Hill Clay is again participating in Noel Night- December 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bring the family down to make an ornament in the clay studio and have a spot of tea and a cookie in the SocraTea teashop next door. All ornaments will be ready for pickup after December 16th. Extra ornaments, ceramic tumblers and and refrigerator magnets can be purchased to hand glaze and have fired in time for holiday gift giving any Thursday night at Open Studio.
2. Avalon International Breads
422 W. Willis • 313.832.0008 • avalonbreads.net
Avalon will offer holiday samples of molasses crinkles, stolen rolls and loaves, plus fresh bread hot from the oven and hot apple cider to enjoy the festivities of the evening.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. – Urban Stringz II
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Jacob Schwandt Quartet
7:45 – 8:45 p.m. – Bonner Family Jazz Band
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Alison Lewis Duo
3. Back Alley Bikes | Hub of Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop
3535 Cass • 313.833.0813
Located inside the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
- Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation (CCNDC)
3535 Cass • 313.831.0199 • casscorridor.wordpress.com
CCNDC provides low-income housing in the Cass Corridor. They also offer retail space to several small businesses, and have incubated the groups below over the years, giving space to practice, to make, and to sell things that enrich life in the neighborhood.
- Back Alley Bikes | Hub of Detroit
3611 Cass • 313.879.5630 • thehubofdetroit.org
Join Back Alley Bikes and The Hub for an open house, photo booth, and a special Bike Art auction. Light refreshments will be served. Hardcore Detroit dances @ 8:30pm. The Hub retail hours are extended to 9pm.Back Alley Bikes is a non-profit community bike space with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices, and community access. This shop has been located in the Cass Corridor since 2000. Utilizing donated bikes, the shop empowers youth and adults through mechanical education and hands-on experience to promote a more confident and capable cycling culture. Their full-service retail shop, The Hub of Detroit, has been assisting the cyclists of Detroit since 2008, as well as selling affordable refurbished used bicycles with 100% of the proceeds supporting Back Alley Bikes to keep programs open and free.
Hardcore Detroit was established in 2001 to provide urban dance entertainment for the city of Detroit and abroad.This amazing group has performed live and assisted with choreography for numerous events such as, the North American Auto Show, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Pistons – just to name a few. And not to long ago, Hardcore Detroit was voted “Best Dance Company” in the Real Detroit Readers Poll. This group is excited to bring the original Hip-Hop dance (Breakin’) to Noel Night.
- Ocelot Print Shop
3535 Cass • 313.573.4853 • www.ocelotprintshop.com
Stop by Noel Nightfor their open house and hourly live printing of holiday cards. Gifts available for purchase. The Ocelot Print Shop and Artists’ Collective is a community screen printing shop that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and a full service print shop where our members are the screen-printers. We are dedicated to finding sustainable solutions from small to big problems, to connecting printers in Detroit so we can together achieve goals greater than we could achieve separately, and to running the print shop in democratic and flexible way that responds to the needs of everyone involved. Ocelot Print Shops vision is to be a community cornerstone for arts based education and access to equipment. We want to change the way our members and community think about shared resources, learning and what it means to make your own media.
4. Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436 • wayne.bncollege.com
Stop by and warm up in their cafe with a delicious holiday drink! Donate a new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots. Children young and old can create a holiday decoration in the craft area and get in the holiday spirit with a festive story time.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Center Stage Carolers
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Audra Kubat
6:00 p.m. – Allen Park High School Marching Band performance
7:30 p.m. – DPS All City Marching Band
5. Bethel A.M.E. Church
5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 • bethelamechurchdetroit.com
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at the historic Bethel A.M.E. Church. Enjoy an evening of performances, holiday arts and crafts, free donuts and cider, and a special visit with Santa.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Walk through Bethlehem Tour.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Arts and crafts, Santa and refreshments.
5:15 p.m. – Bethel Praise Chorale
5:30 p.m. – Bethel Agape Dancers
5:45 p.m. – Cornerstone School Orchestra
6:15 p.m. – St. Stephen Praise in Motion Dancers
6:30 p.m. – B3
7:00 p.m. – Burton International Dance Company
7:15 p.m. – All for God Mime Ministry
7:30 p.m. – Spain Middle School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. – Music from Aaron Bravesoul Parrott
8:30 p.m. – Jazz and Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
8:45 p.m. – Detroit Liturgical Dance Network
9:00 p.m. – Jazz Sounds of Dr. John Hair
9:15 p.m. – Bethel Women of Praise
6. BIGGBY Coffee
4501 Woodward • 313.831.9176 • biggby.com
BIGGBY Coffee is a Michigan-based coffee chain that helps out with community Involvement projects. They will offer $1 off all grandé and super-size specialty beverages, as well as samples at the end of the counter of some of their food items.
6:30-7:15 p.m. & 8:00-8:45 p.m. – Vista Vero performs
7. Bikram Yoga Midtown
55 W. Canfield • 313.782.4663 • www.bikrammidtowndetroit.com
Stop by Bikram Yoga Midtown to warm up in the heated yoga room, enjoy light refreshments and pick up a gift certificate for the yogi in your life. A 15-minute live yoga demonstration will take place at 6:45 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!
8. The Black Dress Co.
113 E. Canfield • 313.833.7795 • www.theblackdressonline.com
Celebrating 5 years in Midtown! Come enjoy refreshments, entertainment and 1/2 off the largest selection of capes and scarves. Performance by pianist, Brendon Davis.
9. Bob’s Classic Kicks
4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513 • bobsclassickicks.com
Jazz, hiphop sounds, refreshments and dope kicks at great prices! Be sure to ask about the sale items.
10. Bronx Bar with special guest Detroit City Football Club
4476 Second • 313.832.8464 • www.detcityfc.com
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Join Detroit City Football Club’s players and passionate soccer supporters to sing the team’s anthems and traditional seasonal songs.
11. Busted in Detroit
15 E. Kirby • Located inside the Park Shelton
Come celebrate the grand opening of Midtown’s newest speciality bra boutique with holiday shopping, cookies and sounds of the season
12. The Butcher’s Daughter
4240 Cass, Suite 111 • 248.808.6536 • thebutchersdaughtergallery.com
The Butcher’s Daughter contemporary art gallery celebrates Noel Night by presenting Donald Kilpatrick: The Hive. This solo exhibition features new paintings and works on paper. A limited edition set of cards produced by the artist in conjunction with the exhibiton will be available for purchase. The Hive runs through January 12, 2013. See www.thebutchersdaughtergallery.com for gallery hours and artist information.
13. Campus Bible Fellowship
74 W. Forest • 313.833.9038 • cbfwsu.org
Enjoy a holiday music ensemble featuring songs performed by a string quartet, handbell ensemble, and vocalists at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Holiday refreshments available.
14. Cass Cafe
4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 • casscafe.com
Cass Cafe is a popular gathering place during the annual Noel Night happenings in Midtown Detroit. This year’s offerings include live music and an exhibit of works by former Detroiter Diana Bonner
Appearing live from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Jalopy Brothers will entertain the crowds with their unique blend of “Olde Time Jazz and Hillbilly” music played on piano, guitar, and upright bass.
Showing in the gallery is “Fresh Hell” a retrospective of paintings by Diana Bonner (1956 – 2013). Diana’s unique and surreal visions are captured in this career spanning exhibit. On view Nov 9 – Jan 4.
Cass Cafe offers a full service dining and beverage menu for Noel Night patrons.
12. Cass Corridog
4240 Cass, Suite 110 • 313.887.9684
House-baked doggy treat bags are available and make great holiday gifts! Light refreshments provided for pups and their human companions! A caricaturist will also be on site during the evening.
15. Cass Corridor Commons
Stop by for a children’s make and take activity, pick up a coffee or hot chocolate, take part in holiday shopping and enjoy holiday performances. Enjoy the Cass Corridor Commons with an open house featuring 5eGallery, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, EcoWorks|Build Energy Solutions, Fender Bender Detroit, and Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.
4605 Cass • 313.355.2572 • www.5egallery.org
Home of Contemporary Hip~Hop Culture Art+Music+Dance
- EcoWorks | Building Energy Solutions
4605 Cass • www.ecoworksdetroit.org • www.youthenergysquad.org
Since 1981, EcoWorks (formerly WARM Training Center) has been creating opportunities to learn and practice the sustainable use of energy and natural resources through innovative education, job training, consulting, social business, and advocacy. The Detroit Youth Energy Squad (D-YES), a program of EcoWorks, empowers young people to become the next generation of green leaders and advance sustainability in their homes, schools, and communities.
- East Michigan Environmental Action Council
4605 Cass • 313.566.1702 • www.emeac.org
Environmental Justice organization working to empower Detroit youth to care for our land, water & air.
- Fender Bender Detroit
A Women, Queer, and Trans Bicycle Collective
- Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice
4605 Cass • 313.993.4505 • www.sugarlaw.org
The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, affiliated with the National Lawyers Guild, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their communities.
16. Cathedral Church of St. Paul
4800 Woodward • 313.831.5000 • detroitcathedral.org
Don’t miss the live nativity scene on Woodward! Stop by for apple cider, wine and cheese. The A.R.C. will also be offering a variety of items for sale.
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn. Join in the joy of an opportunity to see and pet live animals that could have been part of this holy event.
5:15 p.m. – A “strolling” tour of the Cathedral led by the Dean of the Cathedral. Join in as the Very Rev’d Dr. Scott Hunter, 10th Dean of the Cathedral, leads you through the interior of this 100+ year old cathedral, designed by famed architect Ralph Adams Cram and built in true 12th century Gothic style.
6:00 p.m. – The Cathedral Choir in Concert. This 45+ voice choir includes the treble voices of the Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit will present the music of Advent and more.
6:30 p.m. – Organ Recital by Richard Newman. Join us in an amazing acoustical space as Dr. Newman, the Associate Organist at the Cathedral, offers this “short concert.”
7:00 p.m. – A “seated” tour of the Cathedral led by the Dean of the Cathedral. Join Dean Hunter for a chance to “take a load off your feet” and learn about this stunning building and some of the amazing art that furthers the mission of this faith community.
7:30 p.m. – Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant. Canon Jeremy David Tarrant, Canon Precentor and Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral, will take the to the console of the great organ for this musical offering.
8:00 p.m. – Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band. The sound of this brass orchestra in the outstanding acoustical space of the cathedral will amaze and delight your senses and bring you joyfully into the holiday season.
Also – Art in Barth Hall and more.
17. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 • thewright.org
5:15-5:45 p.m. – Ballet Renaissance
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Detroit Children’s Choir
7:30-8:00 p.m. – “Motown Nutcracker” Legacy Dance Studio
8:45-9:45 p.m. – “Jesse James Steals Kwanzaaa” featuring Jessica Care Moore with Kris Johnson, Jon Dixon and Nate Winn
5:00-8:45 p.m. – Zeta Phi Beta make & take activities
5:00-9:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Lift Up Your Hands Ministries Sign-Mime Choir
5:45-6:15 p.m. & 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Leslie DeShazor Quartet
7:30-8:00 p.m. & 8:30-9:00 p.m. – Inner Voices Flute Quartet
5:15-6:00 p.m. – Winans Academy of Performing Arts Dance Ensemble
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Spain Concert Choir
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Franklin Road Christian School | Band and Choir
8:15-8:45 p.m. – Dance Motion Xplosion
9:00-9:45 p.m. – Detroit Hoofers Club Tap Ensemble
5:15-5:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington Conservatory Dance Ensemble
6:30-8:45 p.m. – The Pierians | Detroit Chapter – Music & Dance Presentation
Exhibitions on display at The Wright:
And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture – This 22,000 sq. ft. exhibition contains more than 20 galleries that allow patrons to travel from prehistoric Africa to modern-day Detroit.
Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology – A high-tech hands-on exhibit highlighting trailblazers, contemporaries and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil – tells the story of how African, European, and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of this fascinating area of the largest country in South America.
18. Cinema Detroit
3420 Cass • 313.281.8301 •cinemadetroit.com
Stop by and warm up with favorite Christmas movies, hot beverages, and fresh baked goods. Tickets required ($).
19. City Bird
460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9146 • citybirddetroit.com
Visit City Bird to shop for jewelry, housewares, apparel, accessories, prints, ornaments, and a huge assortment of holiday cards and gifts from more than 200 local artists and designers, featuring our popular house line of Detroit-themed goods. Enjoy our holiday DJs, take a moment to design your own pin to take home, and have your picture taken with Santa!
20. College for Creative Studies
201 E. Kirby • 313.664.7400 • collegeforcreativestudies.edu
Their annual Student and Alumni Art Sale will be held in the Walter B. Ford II Building, along with various exhibitions throughout the campus. Blacksmithing, glassblowing, and ceramics demonstrations by CCS faculty and students will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.
6:00, 6:35, 7:10, 7:45 & 8:20 p.m. – Friends Vocal Quintet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)
21. Curl Up & Dye
4215 Cass • 313.833.5006 • curlupanddyedetroit.com
Featuring holiday entertainment by SWEAT…A twangy thrash duo. Stop in for light refreshments and other fun stuff. Limited edition holiday ornament for clients.
22. Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 • detroitartistsmarket.org
A one-of-a-kind shopping experience for all! The gallery transforms from a fine art exhibition gallery to a fun, energetic gift shop featuring all hand-made items by local artists. Sweets will be served.
6:15-7:00 p.m., 7:15-8:00 p.m. & 8:15-8:45 p.m. – Steve Jarosz performs
23. Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs
5461 Brush • 313.873.1727 • dawc.tripod.com
Building tour, quilt displays and demonstrations, and a jewelry display.
5:30-9:00 p.m. – Holiday Moves Wild Spirit Dance Company
51. Detroit Design Center | Museum of New Art (MONA)
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – The Detroit Design Center and the Museum of New Art (MONA) present sculptures on exhibit by Israel and Erik Nordin, along with 15+ other sculptures that are available for purchase.
Short MONA includes brief encounters with the newest in performance, sound, dance, music, theater, song, electronic and word. All works presented will be five minutes or less. Light refreshments will also be available.
SHORT MONA is a sister project to the Museum of New Art (MONA North) in Armada and the Museum of Contemporary Photography and New Media @ MONA in Troy. The Detroit Design Center was founded by the Nordin Brothers, Artists who create objects for spaces.
NOTE: This venue has been newly added and not listed in the Noel Night brochure.
24. Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 • detroithistorical.org
Talk and take pictures with the real Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the musical entertainment of the YMCA Deep River Choir, the St. Paul’s Hand Bell Choir, and Tone & Niche. Visit a free craft area for children, sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and take home handmade holiday decorations. And finally, do your holiday shopping for uniquely Detroit items at our Museum Store and receive 10% off all toys and Sander’s products!
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Westminster Choir Flute Ensemble
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Dance Department
8:00-8:45 p.m. – Metro Jazz Voices
GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION:
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Come talk to or take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
STREETS OF OLD DETROIT:
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Shops open to the public.
Reminisce in the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit and talk with docents in the shops.
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Children are invited to visit this free holiday craft area, sponsored and hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and take home their masterpieces!
LEGENDS PLAZA (outside Woodward entrance):
6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir
Stop on your way to or from the Museum to hear holiday tunes played by the hand bell choir from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Royal Oak!
AMERICA’S MOTOR CITY:
6:30 & 7:30 p.m. – YMCA Deep River Choir
An inspiring mix of traditional and Gospel tunes sung by this energetic group will get you in the holiday spirit!
ALLESEE GALLERY OF CULTURE:
7:15 & 8:15 p.m. – Tone & Niche
New to the Museum this year, an acoustic duo from local band Tone & Niche provides a twist on our Noel Night traditions.
25. Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 • dia.org
Visit their galleries, dine in CaféDIA or Kresge Court, and visit the Museum Shop for your holiday shopping needs.
5:00-6:00, 6:30-7:30 & 8:00-9:00 p.m. – PuppetART performs Kolobok, the Russian version of The Gingerbread Boy.
5:15-6:15 & 7:45-8:45 p.m. – Royal Garden Trio holiday performance
5:15-5:45 & 6:15-6:45 p.m. – Iridescent Flute Trio
6:15-6:45 p.m. & 7:15-7:45 p.m. – Motor City Brass Quintet
JOHN R ENTRANCE (OUTDOORS):
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Don’t miss Apetechnology’s Inflatoangel robots!
ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST GALLERY:
5:00-8:00 p.m. – Photos with Santa ($5)
5:00-8:30 p.m. – Gingerbread Man drop in workshop
26. Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 • detroitpubliclibrary.org
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! They will provide free cider, doughnuts and GOOD Cookies® (while supplies last) and a hot DJ spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away. Santa Claus will also be ‘in the house’ to listen to kids’ requests and to take photos. Exciting events include a nationally-known music performer head-lining their newly renamed, “Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium!” For all book lovers, they will host a Holiday Book Sale by the Friends Foundation to benefit their Summer Reading Program. Exhibitions include Honoring the Legacy of Clara Stanton Jones and The Dale Rich Collection’s 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Tour through the Open House for the 70th Anniversary of their E. Azalia Hackley collection featuring African Americans in the performing arts, or just stroll through their beautiful building and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
**JUST ADDED: Cookie Monster will be making an appearance at the Library from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Get your photo taken with this lovable Sesame Street friend and learn more about the Sesame Street Live appearance that will be happening at the Fox Theatre in January.
6:15, 7:45 & 9:00 p.m. – Detroit Public Library Choir
5:00-8:45 p.m. – Visit with Santa
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Make a special holiday craft activity with Arts & Scraps
5:15-6:00, 6:30-7:15 & 8:00-8:45 p.m. – The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert with Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Make and Take Activity
5:30-6:00 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Guitar Ensemble
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Dance Ensemble
7:30-8:00 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Vocal Ensemble
Arts Academy in the Woods is a 2013 sponsor of Noel Night!
5:00-8:45 p.m. – La Shaun Phoenix Kotoran presents “Jingle Jam.”
5:00-7:00 p.m. – Mosaic Youth Theatre
7:45-8:45 p.m. – Martha Redbone Roots Project
Martha Redbone is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Martha’s highly acclaimed new album The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake, co-written by Aaron Whitby and produced by multiple Grammy Award winner and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, is an unexpected twist to the Appalachian music of Martha’s childhood years with her grandparents in Black Mountain, Kentucky. It is a brilliant fusion of Martha’s magnificent voice, Blake’s immortal words and roots music.
Tonight, Redbone will perform a cornucopia of roots music (folk, country, piedmont blues, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native) with her acoustic Roots trio, accompanied by Aaron Whitby on keys, melodica and Alan AB Burroughs on guitar.
Redbone is a mesmerizing and dynamic live performer thrilling audiences and critics alike, with rave reviews from All Music Guide to Sing Out! to The New Yorker. She is also now building a national radio presence including features on NPR’s All Things Considered, WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds, and Sirius Satellite (Mary Sue Twohy’s and Bob Edwards’ shows), among many others.
27. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center | Turquoise Boutique
3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org
The DSO & MidtownDetroit, Inc. present two 45-minute performances of the California Guitar Trio with the Montreal Guitar Trio.
8:00 p.m. – Slatkin Conducts Brahms (tickets required)
Also located inside the DSO:
Turquoise Boutique is an Upscale ladies boutique. We offer exceptional customer service, timeless unique designer apparel from day to evening wear. We proudly market quality fashions by designers who are customer focused. Turquoise Boutique is “Forward Fashion for Women with Discriminating Taste,” featuring fine jewelry, fashionable apparel and fabulous handbags. Stop by Noel Night for special savings, fun and holiday cheer!
74. Ecumenical Theological Seminary
2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 • www.etseminary.edu
Ecumenical Theological Seminary is hosting Story Tyme: Recreating the Magic from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Volunteers associated with the Seminary will volunteer to read stories to the children. Refreshments will be served and children of all ages are invited. Please bring a floor pillow, cushion, afghan or sleeping bag if you like. You may also bring your favorite book.
NOTE: This venue has been newly added and not listed in the Noel Night brochure.
28. First Congregational Church
33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 • friendsoffirst.com
5:00-6:15 p.m. – Friends of First Living Museum presents the Flight to Freedom Underground Railroad tour. Guests can register for this tour from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
LOUNGE | DINING ROOM:
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Annual BBQ turkey drumstick and open food court ($1-9).
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Dynamic Visionz
6:00-6:30 p.m. – Perfecting Dance Ministry
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Madame Cadillac – CANCELLED
8:00-9:30 p.m. – The Modern Cap Band
6:00-6:45 p.m. – Violin Divas
15. First Unitarian Universalist Church
4605 Cass • 313.833.9107 • 1stuu.org
Enjoy outstanding entertainment and quality coffee at the 97 year old historic First Unitarian Universalist Church.
5:15-5:45 p.m. – Detroit Teachers Collective
6:00-6:30 p.m. – Earhart Elementary Middle School Chorale
6:45-7:15 p.m. – Duke Ellington Performing Arts Middle School Chorale and Musicians
8:00-8:45 p.m. – Dixon’s Violin
9:00-9:45 p.m. – Thornetta Davis
29. FLO Boutique
404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 • flowingflava.com
Experience Flo Boutique’s warm and flowing energy with unique clothing and accessories. Pick up a gift while listening to the sounds of a local DJ and enjoy our dancing mannequins. Strolling performers will be present throughout the evening.
11. Fourteen East Cafe – Art, Coffee, Soda, Tea & Pastries
15 E. Kirby • 313.871.0500 • 14eastcafe.com
Specially priced hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies for this evening. Jim Daniska, a local folk singer, will perform Songs of the Season. Gourmet hot chocolate and café mocha made with chocolate truffles (made by Mary Ann’s Chocolates, Grand Rapids, MI) to be made to order. Hot chocolate like your Grandma used to make! Contemporary gifts and accessories are available.
30. Gallerie Camile
4130 Cass, Suite C
Open house with holiday music and refreshments. Located next door to La Feria restaurant.
31. The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward • 313.832.0888 • www.gardensatmidtown.com
Tour through this beautifully renovated historic theater, grab dinner at Midtown’s newest restaurant inside, the Midtown Grille, and catch a performance by William Close and the Earth Harp Collective. A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.
7:00-7:30, 8:00-8:30, 9:00-9:45 p.m. – William Close and the Earth Harp Collective perform.
Some of you will remember William and the Earth Harp Collective from their 2012 appearance on “America’s Got Talent” where they finished third in this talent competition. And some of you will remember their previous visit to Detroit as part of “Mass Ensemble” during the Detroit Festival of the Arts. The Earth Harp was draped from the facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts to the front plaza on Woodward.
The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet. It was developed by Close in 1999. The body of the instrument rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater/concert hall, architecture and landscape into the instrument. The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves. The player runs their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones. The reason it is titled the Earth Harp is do to the fact that the first time it was installed, the strings ran from one side of a valley 1000 ft across to the other side, turning the Earth / landscape into a giant harp. The Earth Harp has been installed around the world. The Strings have stretched to the top of the Seattle Space needle, to temples in Vietnam, in the famous Grand Theater of Macau and the Coliseum in Rome. Additionally, it has draped over amazing architecture in Hong Kong, India, and to the Kennedy Center and Lincoln center in the United States.
15 E. Kirby • 313.703.7754 • www.goodsdetroit.com
Stop in for “freshly made” Detroit and Michigan themed T-shirts, hoodies and gifts. Or have Goods “bake up” a custom T-shirt idea for you this evening. Noel Night specials available.
32. Goodwells Natural Food Market & Deli
418 W. Willis • 313.831.2130
Healthy fare for sale. Poster Art Exhibit: Detroit 2013. Strolling performers throughout the evening.
33. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company
3965 Woodward • 313.831.9627 • www.greatlakescoffee.com
Enjoy artisan coffee with a holiday twist! Lawrence Technological University will showcase design boards for their new Midtown Detroit location.
34. The Green Garage
4444 Second • 313.444.4054 • www.greengaragedetroit.com
Join us for an open house featuring tours of our historic green coworking facility and a diverse array of gifts, food, and entertainment from our community of small businesses. We’ll also have live music, courtesy of some of our musically-inclined community members, as well as participatory family storytelling by Sidebar Black Art Theatre of Detroit all night in the greenhouse. Participating businesses include:
44FortyFour Studio: try your hand at letterpress and purchase hand-printed cards.
Dickinson By Design: small, handmade furniture pieces and home goods for sale.
Red Panda: guitar effect pedal demonstrations and merchandise sales.
Detroit Food Academy: handmade treats for sale, prepared by Detroit student leaders.
Keith Owens: selling copies of his novel The Mayonnaise Murders.
Anthony Neely: selling copies of his biography The Activist Entrepreneur.
35. The Hannan House
4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 • www.hannan.org
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Detroit Cooks! a culinary collective @ Hannan Cafe’ will serve creative comfort fare: several chilis, wings, seasonal sweets, hot drinks and free food craft.
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Holiday Stories by the Detroit Writers’ Journal (Hannan Cafe)
8:00-8:30 p.m. – St. Joseph Church Choir
ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY:
5:00-9:00 p.m. – The Ellen Kayrod Gallery will be opening for viewing.
5:30-6:00 p.m. – The Hannan Singers perform
1ST FLOOR HALLWAYS:
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Artists Vendors
6:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Traditional Chinese Program
8:00 p.m. – Visions male vocal ensemble from Detroit School of the Arts
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Holiday Market by Operation ABLE
36. Hellenic Museum of Michigan
67 E. Kirby • 313.871.4100 • www.facebook.com/hellenicmi.detroit
The Hellenic Museum is honored to be open again this year for Noel Night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In addition to the Greek dance group performance, authentic Greek pastries, and gift shop sales, those who come to the museum this year can experience some of our latest exhibitions which highlight the history of Greeks not only in Detroit but throughout the state of Michigan.
Some of these on display include “Greektown”- highlights from Detroit’s historic Greektown neighborhood, the “Sam Karres Collection”- a meet and greet with Detroit’s very own Greek inspired urban expressionist, and our latest exhibition which will be featuring memorabilia and performances from Detroit’s most influential Greek Bands dating back to the 1950’s.
37. The Inn on Ferry Street
84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 • www.theinnonferrystreet.com
Tour the Owen House, enjoy holiday music and light refreshments.
38. The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
111 E. Kirby • 313.871.8600 • www.iimd.org
The International Institute is hosting its “International Holiday Celebration” featuring performances, unique gifts, a selection of ethnic foods, and take a photo with your family and friends all dressed up in various cultural costumes.
39. Majestic Theater Complex
4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com
MAJESTIC CAFE: Check out their ongoing Art Show / Hours: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. / Kitchen open until Midnight!
GARDEN BOWL: 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Free performances by lounge singer extraordinaire, Konrad Lee.
MAGIC STICK: Shadow & Honey Present: Warhorses/ The Paper Sound / The Walking Beat & At Willoughby. Doors @ 8pm / tickets $7 / All Ages.
4160 Cass • 313.833.4223
Enjoy gelato, sweets and coffee while warming up to the sounds of the holiday. Performers will be strolling outside throughout the evening.
41. Michigan Science Center
5020 John R • 313.577.8400 • www.mi-sci.org
Enjoy the spirit of science this holiday season with the Michigan Science Center! A must-see venue on Noel Night with more than 200 hands-on exhibits and holiday programs to explore. Enjoy special exhibits including The Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Kidstruction Zone along with IMAX© films and Planetarium shows. FREE entry from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
**JUST ADDED: Paws from the Detroit Tigers will be In the Science Center’s Lobby from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Get your photo taken with this beloved mascot!
COSMIC CAFE: Open 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5:00-5:45 p.m. – Cody High School Vocal Department
6:00-6:45 p.m. – Cornerstone Schools
8:00-8:45 p.m. – Arnesia Jones
5:30-6:00, 6:45-7:15 & 8:00-8:30 p.m. – Academy of Russian Classical Ballet performs The Nutcracker.
TOYOTA ENGINEERING THEATER:
6:00-7:00 & 8:00-8:45 p.m. – Project Daydream perform Pop-Up Musical: Cinderella.
TRADITIONAL SANTA in LUMINARIUM on lower level & LUNAR DINING on upper level:
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Visit with Santa in the Luminarium & write letters in Lunar dining.
IMAX DOME THEATRE:
5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – A Light Before Christmas (tickets required: Non-members $5 / Members $2).
DASSAULT SYSTEMES PLANETARIUM:
5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – What’s Up – Live Tour of the Holiday Night Sky (tickets required: Non-members $5 / Members $2).
SCIENCE OF ROCK N ROLL EXHIBIT OPEN: – (tickets required: Non-members $11 / Members $7).
42. Michigan State University – Detroit Center
3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 • www.detroitcenter.msu.edu
Travel to Midtown’s south end to enjoy a wide variety of performing arts, a fun-filled scavenger hunt, and a visit from Santa at the Michigan State University Detroit Center. Enjoy FREE parking at the MSU lot and on the streets adjacent to the MSU Center.
6:00-9:00 p.m. – Enterprise Services – Office of School Nutrition – hot and cold snacks with an assortment of beverages (dining is provided).
6:00 p.m. – Cass Tech Dance Workshop
7:00 p.m. – MSU College of Music New Horizons Concert Band – playing holiday favorites with special guest ‘Santa’
8:00 p.m. – COMPAS Mariachi Band – juvenile vocalists and instrumentalists
9:00 p.m. – Omowale African Drummers and Dance Ensemble – Exciting presentation of West African drumming and dancing that also teaches and demonstrates significant historical and cultural forms
10:00 p.m. – Cass Tech Marching Band
6:00 p.m. – Ben’s Friends Jazz Ensemble – a very popular 21-piece jazz orchestra
7:00 p.m. – VISION – Award-winning male vocal ensemble from the Detroit Academy of Arts
9:00 p.m. – MSU College of Music New Horizons Jazz Band – playing holiday favorites with a jazz twist
CMS STUDIO AREA:
6:00-10:00 p.m. – Meet and greet with Santa Claus – a youth holiday favorite
6:00-11:00 p.m. – Detroit Association of Black Storytellers – This association promotes and perpetuates the ancient art of African storytelling and the tradition of Black storytelling, using the knowledge and wisdom contributed from folklore and ancestral stories…adults shall truly enjoy this!
William Tyus – Caricature Artist – renderings in black/white & color.
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY:
6:00-11:00 p.m. – Metro-Detroit Jewish Federation, MSU Residential College in The Arts and Humanities / Ecumenical Theological Seminary -The Christian Church, and The Arab American National Museum – Three religious perspectives and reflections during this holiday season.
6:00-11:00 p.m. – Steinway Gallery of Detroit Piano Sale and Exhibit Showroom.
7:00-9:00 p.m. – The MSU Gospel Choir will be strolling throughout the evening with ‘joy & praise’.
SOUTH MIDTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT:
6:00-11:00 p.m. – Featuring MSU, Whole Foods, the University of Michigan, Great Lakes Coffee and more!
43. Model D House
4470 Second • www.modeldmedia.com
Model D is an online magazine about Detroit’s transformation, creative class & growth. We’ve been telling stories of development, innovation and placemaking since 2005. Model D is the founding publication of 20+ national Issue Media Group publications. IMG covers what’s next in cities, our journalists identify influencers – the change-makers and doers moving cities and regions forward. We report on micro-investment in job creation and development and map small transactions that create large-scale impact and change. Please join us for hot seasonal drinks & light appetizers to mingle and talk Detroit innovation.
For more information about Model D’s Noel Night activities, you can read about it HERE.
44. MotorCity Art Center
4468 Third • 313.320.1532 • www.mcacdetroit.com
Celebrate the holidays at Detroit’s newest art destination and shop at over 15 artists displays of unique gift opportunities. Whilte you are there, say hello to Santa while you listen to a collection of eclectic holiday tunes provided by legendary DJ Jamie James, as well as the melodic sounds of John Orischak and his amazing accordion. Tour through this 120-year-old Victorian house and enjoy its rich history.
45. Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield • 313.832.2700 • www.motorcitybeer.com
Detroit’s oldest brewery celebrates 19 years of hand-crafted beers, ciders and meads. Serving gourmet pizzas and other foods featuring locally grown produce.
46. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 • www.mocadetroit.org
Visit us for fun and festivities as we join with our Midtown neighbors in creating some holiday cheer. Noel Night is a one-night celebration of Detroit’s Midtown district’s cultural diversity. This fun-filled night features shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, music, dance, children’s activities and enough surprises to satisfy the biggest Scrooge in the crowd. MOCAD’s store will have special holiday themed items for sale, while MOCAD staff persons guide children through a series of simple and exciting craft workshops.
Live entertainment from the Third Coast Kings, purveyors of proper funk and soul, bringing fiery sounds to the stage that might otherwise only be heard on dusty 45s.
An exhibition of work by advanced visual and multimedia students from Arts Academy in the Woods of Fraser, one of Noel Night’s sponsors this year.
MOCAD CAFE: Hot beverages and snacks from local vendors available.
47. N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 • www.nnamdicenter.org
Stop in and see our current exhibition: “Constructions: Textural Collages by Nanette Carter, Heloisa Pomfret and Addie L. Stone-Richards” featuring a variety of collages, drawings, paintings and mixed media pieces by the three artists, respectively. DJ ESPY will be providing the soundtrack throughout the night.
5:00-9:00 p.m. – House music by DJ ESPY – Live holiday and jazz mix
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Jill Jack Celebrates the Holidays. Jill Jack will be performing numbers from her newly released holiday CD at the N’Namdi.
460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9776 • nestdetroit.com
Stop by Nest to shop for unique housewares and gifts from independent designers and local makers including ceramics, terrariums, candles, textiles, decor, kitchen and barware, Michigan-themed goods, amazing holiday ornaments, gift wrap and more! Enjoy holiday carolers from the Community Chorus of Detroit and a special visit from Santa.
4240 Cass, Suite 109 • 313.831.4845 • www.noramodern.com
Enjoy an evening of holiday shopping while listening to a special performance of The Grinch. Nora has thoughtful design, housewares, artful decor and gifts.
48. Park Shelton Condominiums
15 E. Kirby • 313.872.7275 • www.theparkshelton.com
Stop by the Park Shelton lobby to warm up from the cold! Purchase tickets for the horse-drawn carriage rides or a delicious baked good from the annual Noel Night Bake Sale. Children will also love participating in one of the holiday make-and-take activities sponsored by Midtown Detroit, Inc. Carriage ride tickets: $5 children, $7 adults.
21. Planned Parenthood
4229 Cass • 313.831.7776 • www.miplannedparenthood.org
Planned Parenthood Midtown will have cider, coffee, and donuts available as well as a make-and-take art and craft activity for kids. We will also have Certified Application Counselors on hand to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act to help you decide what insurance plans are best for you and your family, and assist you to get enrolled in a plan on site! Stop in to get covered and get enrolled!
NOTE: This venue has been newly added and not listed in the Noel Night brochure.
49. Plymouth United Church of Christ
600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 • www.puccdetroit.org
Join the Plymouth United Church of Christ for a fabulous musical and dance showcase featuring The Best of Plymouth with Friends. Enjoy a light meal with sides and a drink ($). Secured parking is available.
UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY:
5:00 p.m. – AKA Ringing Pearls Bell Choir of Inkster, MI
5:20 p.m. – Spain School Musical & Performing Arts Academy
6:00 p.m. – Plymouth UCC Mass Choir
6:30 p.m. – Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy
7:00 p.m. – Plymouth Revelation Dancers
7:30 p.m. – Cass Tech Orchestra
8:00 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts
8:30 p.m. – Praise Dancers
LOWER LEVEL – All Kidz Zone:
Kidz Zone with make-and-take holiday crafts, mime performers, a puppet show, games and prizes, face painting, costumed characters, free family Christmas photos, and holiday gift shopping by unique vendors.
50. Preservation Detroit
4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 • www.preservationdetroit.org
Stop by for refreshments and live music… entertaining the Detroit area for more than four years, the Spoonful Blues Band is dedicated to Classic Blues, along with a mix of Country, Folk, and Light R&B.
Plus, we’ll have a preservation-themed gift marketplace.
51. Re:View Contemporary Gallery | See Art + Design
Re:View Contemporary Gallery presents the group exhibit Re:Collect 2013. Re:Collect is the gallery’s only annual group exhibit including works by all twelve represented artists and a couple of specially invited artists. The opening reception is from 6:00-10:00 p.m. with music by DJ Kido Pielack, and the exhibition lasts through December 21.
Also, at See Art + Design (next to Re:View) will be featuring new exciting contemporary jewelry and objects, which make perfect unique gifts for the Holiday season.
52. Richard Bennett Studio Gallery
470 Brainard • 313.831.4263 • www.richardbennettdesigns.com
Stop by the Richard Bennett Studio Gallery for an evening of art and creative adventure. Experience their current exhibition entitled, Midtown Majic II, featuring works in pencil, paint, wood and metal sculptures, ceramics and contemporary furniture by local artisans.
441 W. Canfield, #5 • 313.638.2831 • www.run-detroit.com
Visit Detroit’s only local running shop to load up on gifts for the runner or walker in your life. Ask about Noel Night savings on cold weather accessories.
54. The Scarab Club
217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 • www.scarabclub.org
100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Food Truck Rally, visit from Santa, and a sale featuring local artists and vendors.
5:00-6:00 p.m. – The Woodward Line Poets
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts “Achievers” Ladies Ensemble
7:15-8:00 p.m. – Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble
8:15-8:45 p.m. & 9:15-9:45 p.m. – Lily and Madeleine
56. Showtime Clothing
5708 Woodward • 313.875.9280 • www.showtimedetroit.com
Showtime Clothing has been dressing bands & entertainers since 1989. From the Contours, Sponge, The Rockets, Social Distortion, and the Stray Cats to Meshell Ndegeocello. Keeping true to their roots they will have Howard Glazer (blues) and Trey McLaughlin (rock) performing between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
57. The Social Grooming Club Co.
5272 Anthony Wayne Drive • 313.832.4950
Enjoy a live DJ set from Grammy nominated soul singer, song writer and producer, Dwele, as you visit our newly remodeled barbershop and salon. Also enjoy a live performance from a Barbershop Quartet and quick makeovers while indulging in light refreshments.
12. Source Booksellers
4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 • www.sourcebooksdetroit.com
Source Booksellers is a unique niche of non-fiction books specializing in history and culture, health and well being, women and spirituality. New, already discounted books will be available along with first edition merchandize. Samples of fair trade chocolates will be offered.
7:30-10:00 p.m. – Special jazz performance by Barbara Ware & Friends
58. Spiral Collective – Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose
Shop for the perfect handmade gift and other pop up surprises and enjoy the Holiday House sounds with DJ Reggie “Hotmix” Harrell spinning a new set of Christmas House music.
6. Studio One Apartments
4501 Woodward, 1st Floor Lobby • 313.638.1746 • www.studio1apartments.com
Come enjoy cookies and juice with the Team of Studio One apartments.
NOTE: This venue has been newly added and not listed in the Noel Night brochure.
59. TechTown – Reindeer Run
SW Corner of Woodward and Warren • 313.879.5250 • www.techtowndetroit.org
4:45 p.m. – Get ready for a rollicking romp around Midtown in this exhilarating scavenger hunt. Your team of four or more will decipher clues that will lead you to Noel Night destinations, where you’ll retrieve list items from one of our reindeer. The first three teams to cross the finish line with all items will receive a jolly pack of prizes. Sponsored by Tech Town and Wayne State CFPCA, the reindeer round up begins at 4:45 p.m. and the starting jingle bells are at 5:00 p.m. sharp.
60. Textures by Nefertiti
4147 Cass • 313.831.4771 • texturesbynef.com
Join Textures by Nefertiti for client appreciation night!
61. Traffic Jam & Snug
511 W. Canfield • 313.831.9470 • www.trafficjamdetroit.com
Traffic Jam & Snug is Michigan’s first brew-pub offering a fine selection of ales, lagers, stouts and other seasonal brews. Their hand-crafted beer is dairy brewed and open-fermented on site (just like those crafty Belgian monks). A favorite Midtown dining location for over 45 years, Traffic Jam has an in-house dairy, bakery and roof-top greenhouse and garden. They make artisanal cheeses, ice cream, breads, cookies and desserts. They offer a diverse menu featuring sandwiches, fresh fish, pasta, steak and decadent desserts, and an extensive children’s menu.
For Noel Night, Traffic Jam will feature a special performance by a local marching band.
62. University of Michigan Detroit Center
3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 • www.detroitcenter.umich.edu
Travel to South Midtown to enjoy performing and visual arts for a no-cost fun-filled way to spend the evening from 5:00-10:30 p.m.. Includes live holiday music, refreshments, art exhibitions, and South Midtown Scavenger Hunt with prizes. Family friendly. Free parking available at the South Midtown parking lot at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Erskine Street. There is no cost for any of our activities.
“Detroit Collective” – Work•Detroit Art Gallery
Curated by Robert Mirek and featuring work from more than 30 artists, “Detroit Collective highlights dedicated studio artists, writers and designers who have made significant contributions to Detroit’s cultural climate since the 1970s. The exhibition is made possible by the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Arts and Design.
Kunlun Wildlife Photography Exhibition Lobby & South Study
Enjoy the natural wonders of China’s Qinghai Province in this colorful photographic exhibit of Kunlun National Park. The exhibition is made possible by the University of Michigan’s Confucius Institute.
SOUTH MIDTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT:
Join in on the fun to search for clues at five South Midtown sites for a chance to win a gift basket filled with items worth over $200. Sites include Cinema Detroit at the Burton Theatre, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Michigan State University Detroit Center, University of Michigan Detroit Center and Whole Foods Midtown. Ask a U-M Detroit Center Staff Member for instructions and a clue sheet.
REFRESHMENTS – Ann Arbor Room and South Studio
Holiday cookies, donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Ann Arbor Room
Vocalist Anna Maria Austin accompanied by pianist, Julius Austin, featuring holiday songs from her new CD.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. – South Studio
Actors Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert and Tomia Pitts in a Comedy Skit
6:15 – 7:00 pm. – North Studio
DSA Workshops in Acting, Vocal Music and Visual Arts
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Ann Arbor Room
UMSM pianist Claire Kim and French horn player Kathryn Zamarron – Festive holiday music
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. – South Studio
DSA Alumna & Vocalist Briana Crowell and DSA Student Performance Artist Ladasha Carroll
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. – Ann Arbor Room
UMSM Pianist Ahyoung Cho – Festive piano music
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. – South Studio
DSA Alum & Vocalist Redi Shorter and DSA Student Performance Artist Breyana Peoples
8:30 – 9:15 p.m. – Ann Arbor Room
UMSM Musician Haerim Lee – Chamber ensemble featuring festive jazz infused classical selections
9:30 – 10:15 p.m. – Ann Arbor Room
Famed Saxophonist Duane Parham – Holiday music
DSA = Detroit School of Arts
UMSM = University of Michigan School of Music
63. Wayne State University Art Department Gallery
150 Art Building (in WSU’s Community Arts Center, near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.2423 • www.art.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Exhibit: Graduating Seniors Exhibition presents works by this year’s student artists finishing their degrees from WSU’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History.
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Winter Art Market – WAM brings together the talents of Wayne State art students, alumni and art-based community organizations. Offerings range from one-of-a-kind art objects to limited production design goods. Join us in a festive environment at what has become a favorite Noel Night stop.
64. Wayne State University BonstelleTheatre
3424 Woodward • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 • www.wsushows.com
2:00 & 7:00 p.m. — ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Michele L. Vacca (two performances on Dec. 7, tickets required, $20). A whimsical reimagining of the classic Christmas poem. The Sheldon family anxiously prepares for Christmas day by hanging stockings, decorating the Christmas tree and leaving cookies for Santa. After a grueling visit from Great Aunt Winifred and a particularly stressful Christmas Eve, young Virginia and her father share a late-night visit with the jolly old elf himself. He brings a sack full of friends with him. The WSU Alumni Association presents special discounted pricing and a pre-glow reception connected to the 7:00 performance HERE.
65. Wayne State University Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu
2:00 & 8:00 p.m. — Big Love, by Charles L. Mee (two performances on Dec. 7, tickets required, $30). Fifty brides forced to marry their fifty cousins are on the run—only to be pursued and discovered by the fifty grooms. In this modern adaptation of The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus, you’ll plunge and soar on a roller coaster of comedic mayhem, harsh realities and the occasional pop song. This dark comedy explores human rights, gender politics and love.
66. Wayne State University – Old Main Building
2:00-9:00 p.m. – Michigan Artisans will host their annual Youtique: A Handmade Holiday as part of Noel Night.
5:00 & 7:00 p.m. – WSU Jazz Quartets
FRONT FOYER | CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE:
4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. – WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station outdoors at the front entrance to Old Main and a cookie decorating station just inside the foyer.
ELAINE L. JACOB GALLERY:
Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.993.7813 • www.art.wayne.edu
5:00–10:00 p.m. – Exhibit: Edmondson / Underwood features large-scale drawings and photographs.
MAGGIE ALLESEE DANCE THEATRE:
3317 Old Main • 313.577.4273 • www.dance.wayne.edu
6:30 & 8:00 p.m. – ONSTAGE! Dance Theatre for Youth presents “Jazz – Made in America” concert performanceby WSU’s Dance CompanyONE (two 50 min. performances on Dec. 7, $5 at the door, cash only)
SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL:
Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.1795 • www.music.wayne.edu
7:30 p.m. – Holiday Favorites performed by WSU’s Choral Union, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorus.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY:
1st Floor | 4841 Cass • 313.577.2598 • www.clas.wayne.edu/anthromuseum
Come tour Wayne State’s Museum of Anthropology! Our current exhibits explore ritual and magic, forensic investigation, the origins of symbolic thought, and music and anthropology. You can also check out artifacts from our latest archaeological excavations from around Detroit!
Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 • www.planetarium.wayne.edu
Enjoy holiday music and science demos near the Planetarium entrance.
6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. – Planetarium show “On a Clear Winter’s Night.” Show tickets free at planetarium starting at 5:00 p.m.
OUTDOORS: Get your photo taken in Just Snappin’s holiday-themed photo booth.
67. Wayne State University Press
40 W. Hancock • 313.577.6120 • www.wsupress.wayne.edu
Stop by for great deals on a new regional gift books, along with a used book sale in the WSU Press book warehouse.
68. Wayne State University Welcome Center
42 W. Warren • 313.577.2300 • www.canstructdetroit.tumblr.com
The WSU Welcome Center will host the 2013 Metro Detroit Annual Design and Build Competition to benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Come see colossal structures made entirely from canned food. Sponsored by: Wayne State University, Gleaners Food Bank, AIA Detroit, Kroger and Tower Construction.
69. WDET 101.9 FM Detroit
4600 Cass • 313.577.4146 • www.wdet.org
For more than 60 years, Wayne State University’s public radio station WDET has acted as a special voice for southeast Michigan with original news and eclectic music programming. Visit the WDET studios and warm up with a hot chocolate. Meet our hosts, have your photo taken and share your holiday wishes for Detroit. Your wish might even be featured on-air!
70. Whole Foods Market
115 Mack • 313.576.5300 • www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Come enjoy an evening of live outdoor entertainment featuring Cass Tech’s very own Jazz choir and Spain elementary school’s Dynamic Visionz dance group. Kids can participate in tree decorating outside, each one representing a community partner. These trees will then be donated. After that, head up to our Community room through our holiday themed stairwell that Spain elementary helped create, where we will be doing Gingerbread boy and girl decorating. Enjoy snacks and hot beverages as well. The South Midtown Scavenger hunt will end here, and drop off your entries at our customer service desk.
71. Woodward Avenue Bandstand
Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth
Check out the annual Ice Scraper Challenge featuring students from Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies collaborate to design and carve ice sculptures with guidance and demonstrations by a world-class ice sculptor.
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Allen Park High School Marching Band
8:00-9:00 p.m. – Bacchanal Promotions presents Top Hat Side Show – fire & other variety performances
9:30-10:00 p.m. – Salvation Army Brass Band
Don’t miss out on these great activities offered from our newest Noel Night sponsor, The Michigan Credit Union League: face painting, a photo booth, a cell phone charging station, giveaways and free bottled water.
72. Yoga Shelter Midtown Detroit
69 W. Forest • 313.831.9642 • www.yogashelter.com/midtown
Visit Yoga Shelter Midtown for a pop-up marketplace featuring locally made chocolates, jams, apparel, candles, housewares, perfumes, jewelry, and ornaments.Enter your name for a chance to win free classes and don’t forget to get your photo taken with Buddy the ELF!
73. Youth Development Commission
30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 • www.ydcdetroit.org
Tour our brand new location. Discover what our organization does for youth—”College and Career Readiness.” See the computer lab, the TEEN Center and the Parent Resources. Meet staff and board members for information about our youth and family-centered programs. Enjoy games, gifts, caroling and more. Youth and parents can learn more about job opportunities (elgibility required). We ask that you share this time with us and give consideration to support our efforts. Light refreshments available.