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1. 55 West Canfield Lofts
55 W. Canfield • 313.744.5638 • 55westcanfield.com
Join the historic 55 West Canfield Lofts for hor d'oeuvres, hot beverages and live acoustic music while touring some of their beautifully furnished models. Learn about the new Bikram Yoga Studio that will open soon on their first level, and enter your name in a drawing to win gift cards. Located on Canfield just one building west of Woodward.
2. 71 Garfield
71 Garfield • 313.831.5100 • sugarhilldetroit.com
You're invited to an Open House with TrentDesign, JYH Makeup Studio, Linda Bruton Law, PLLC, LT Graphics, Services and Showroom, Robbie Best and Lynne Ford Studio, and Arts Extended Gallery from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.831.7100 • socrateadetroit.com
Visit Detroit's only tea room and sample seasonal teas and cookies. Over 50 varieties of loose tea and gift baskets for sale.
- Sugar Hill Clay Studio
71 Garfield, Lower Level • 313.831.6100 • sugarhillclay.com
Make a clay ornament or try your hand at throwing clay on a pottery wheel. Shop at their ceramics sale sponsored by Sugar Hill Clay instructors and Pewabic Pottery for affordable, beautiful gifts.
- JYH Makeup Art Studio
71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.744.3337 • jyhstudio.com
Stop by for an inside look at the tips, tricks and tools used by the pros. A variety of health conscious cosmetics, customized holiday gift sets and makeup accessories will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.
3. The Auburn
Tour the newest residential property in Midtown and view their models while warming up with a hot drink.
4. Avalon International Breads
5. 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! The U.S. Marines will be in the store for a meet and greet session, and 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.
5:00-5:30 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods Guitar Ensemble
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Bonner Family Jazz Band
7:00-7:45 p.m. - Van Sephus – Solo Piano
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Passalacqua
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Allen Park High School Marching Band performance
6. 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. Stop by for a tour of their church, food will be for sale, and a variety of vendors will be on site selling their products. A special Christmas skit and caroling are planned for the evening. They will also be accepting gifts for children in need. Performances by: Perfecting Church Dance Ministry and the Cornerstone School Orchestra.
5:30-6:00 p.m. - Cornerstone Schools Orchestra
7. 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 be providing donut holes and $1 off all grandé or super-size specialty beverages! Stop by for the world's greatest coffee by the world's greatest baristas.
6:30-7:30 p.m. & 8:00-9:00 p.m. - Britney Stoney performs
8. The Black Dress Co.
113 E. Canfield • 313.833.7795 • theblackdressonline.com
The Black Dress Co., an apparel and accessories store for all body types, has a new storefront at 113 E. Canfield. Visit their website on November 30th for updates and Noel Night discount offers.
8:15-8:45 p.m. - The Festival Singers sing outside of The Black Dress Co. and Sole Sisters
9. Bob's Classic Kicks
4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513 • bobsclassickicks.com
Check out Detroit's #1 sneaker store and some of today's most exclusive kicks, with sounds by DJMix on the ones and twos. Ask about Noel Night savings on Bob's store gear!
10. The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 Third • 313.638.2759 • tblcoffeehouse.com
Visit Midtown's independent neighborhood coffee bar for great coffee and tea, heavenly treats, beautiful soups, fresh salads and sandwiches. View their "Art in the House" Gallery featuring the works of local and international artists.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Shop for great deals on packaged coffee and tea, gift baskets, unique art works and vinyl records.
6:30 p.m. - Christmas Stories with Grandpa Jenkins
7:30-9:30 p.m. - Jazz in the House | For your listening pleasure, select an album from their in-house vinyl collection or enjoy cuts selected by their DJ.
11. Campus Bible Fellowship
74 W. Forest • 313.833.9038 • cbfwsu.org
Enjoy a holiday music ensemble featuring songs performed by a string quartet, harpist, handbell ensemble, and vocalists at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Holiday refreshments available.
12. Cass Cafe
4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 • casscafe.com
5:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Lac La Belle | Jennie Knaggs and Nick Chillace make up the Americana duo Lac La Belle. Their sound juxtaposes the early decades of recorded rural American music with decaying Rustbelt aesthetic. A tradition is re-imagined—or maybe just resumed—in the 'future-ristic' swirl of accordion, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, resonator guitar and harmonizing vocals. Knaggs is a Hollerin' Champion in both Virginia and Kentucky, and Schillace is considered an authority on early 20th century American fingerpicking guitar styles, with two solo releases and his sough after thesis, "John Fahey and American Primitivism; The Process of American Identity in the 20th Century." Their newly released second album, "Bring on the Light" boasts 12 original works and one traditional arrangement, including intimate anecdotes and stories of their hometown Detroit.
13. 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.
5:15 p.m. - Tour of the Cathedral led by Dean Hunter
6:00 p.m. - Music for Advent sung by the Cathedral Choir
6:30 p.m. - Organ recital by Richard Newman
7:00 p.m. - Seated tour of the Cathedral led by Dean Hunter
7:30 p.m. - Organ recital by Jeremy David Tarrant
8:00 p.m. - Holiday music by the Five Lakes Silver Band
14. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 • thewright.org
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.
Visions of Our 44th President - A collective art exhibit of forty-four busts painted by forty-four contemporary artists from across the country to honor the historical significance of the first African American president of the United States.
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.
Moving to His Own Beat - Fela: The Man, The Movement, The Music - This exhibit celebrates the life and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the Nigerian activist, cultural innovator, and originator of Afrobeat.
• (Tickets required: $8 - adults; $5 - seniors/youth; members and children under 3 FREE)
5:00 p.m. - AZHIE
5:15-5:45 p.m. - Ballet Renaissance
6:15-7:00 p.m. - Hot Sauce performs music from their new Christmas CD
7:15-7:45 p.m. - Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Hot Sauce performs music from their new Christmas CD
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Cornerstone Schools – Honors Choir, Fifth Grade Strings & Middle School Strings
6:15-6:30 p.m. - Cornerstone High School Choir
6:45-7:15 p.m. & 8:00-8:30 p.m. - Urban Stringz II
7:00-8:45 p.m. - Inner Voices Flute Quartet
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Winans Academy of Performing Arts – Choir, Dance
6:30 p.m. - AZHIE
7:30-7:45 p.m. - Al Nur African Dance & Drum Troupe
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Solid Foundation Drum Squad - Interactive Drum Circle
5:00-8:45 p.m. - Zeta Phi Beta: Make & Take Activities
15. 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!
16. 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 demonstrations by CCS faculty and students and glassblowing demonstrations will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.
6:15, 6:35, 7:10, 7:45 & 8:20 p.m. - Friends Vocal Sextet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)
17. Curl Up & Dye
4215 Cass • 313.833.5006 • curlupanddyedetroit.com
Stop in to Curl Up & Dye for special Noel Night promotions and treats celebrating their 4th Anniversary!
18. 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. Performances by Sin Hielo, a new musical project featuring musicians Wayne Gerard and Sean Blackman playing Latin, rock and jazz music.
6:15-7:10 p.m., 7:15-8:00 p.m. & 8:15-8:45 p.m. - Sin Hielo
20. Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 • detroithistorical.org
Come see their newly renovated jewel, featuring the new exhibits: Allesee Gallery of Culture; Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy; Gallery of Innovation; the Kid Rock Music Lab, and their outdoors Legends Plaza. You can also see their revamped and expanded favorites like America's Motor City; Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad; Frontiers to Factories; The Glancy Trains and the Streets of Old Detroit. Don't forget to stop in the new and expanded Museum Store to find the perfect Detroit-themed gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION:
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
STREETS OF OLD DETROIT:
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Shops open to the public
6:45-7:30 p.m. & 8:00-8:45 p.m. - La Chispa & Company
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Make-and-take crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir
AMERICA'S MOTOR CITY:
6:30 & 7:30 p.m. - YMCA Deep River Choir
21. 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. 5:00-8:30 p.m. - Photos with Santa ($)
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Decorate gingerbread cookies with icing and beads to create a one-of-a-kind puppet.
5:30-6:00 p.m. - Suzuki Royal Oak Camerata
6:30-7:00 p.m. - Twelfth Night Singers
7:45-8:45 p.m. - The Good Lovelies
22. Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 • detroitpubliclibrary.org
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! They will have free cider and doughnuts (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. Talented musicians will be featured in their Friends Auditorium, including the dynamically awesome Thornetta Davis. For all book lovers, they will have a Holiday Book Sale by the Friends Foundation to benefit their Summer Reading Program. For Noel Night aficionados, check out the Noel Night Through the Years exhibition on display featuring posters, brochures and photos from past Noel Night events. Tour through the Open House for their E. Azalia Hackley collection featuring African Americans in the performing arts, or just stroll through their beautiful building and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
5:00-8:45 p.m. - Enjoy great music with WDET radio hosts Nick Austin and Chris Campbell in the WDET Holiday Listening Space. Featuring Noel Night and Other Holiday Stories as told by audience members.
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Duke Ellington Performing Arts Middle School - Dance Ensemble & Band
6:30-7:00 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods Dance Ensemble
5:00-8:45 p.m. - Visit with Santa
5:00-8:45 p.m. - Make a special holiday craft activity with Arts & Scraps
5:15-6:00 p.m., 6:30-7:15 p.m. & 8:00-8:45 p.m. - The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert with Kevin Kammeraad
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods - Guitar Ensemble
6:00-7:30 p.m. - Violin Divas
23. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see legendary Al Jarreau perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The only artist ever to win Grammys in three categories, he’ll be bringing back all of your silky Al Jarreau favorites, from “Mornin’” to “Moonlighting,” plus holiday favorites! Also, enjoy a special Noel Night presentation, featuring The Ahn Trio in the Music Box, free of admission.
24. East Michigan Environmental Action Council
4605 Cass • 313.556.1702 • emeac.org
Green your holidays with the EMEAC! Join the East Michigan Environmental Action Council to share and learn environmentally sustainable and responsible tips for the holidays. Create your own personalized holiday card and watch media shorts produced by our staff, you and allies. Also learn about the creation and evolution of the Commons, while talking with some of its members. Located inside the First Unitarian Universalist Church.
25. Ecumenical Theological Seminary
2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 • etseminary.edu
5:00-8:00 p.m. - The Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) will present Story Time: Recreating the Magic, a special story time created for children in a nurturing environment. Cocoa, coffee, and cookies will be served. There will be chairs—guests are also encouraged to bring a cushion or afghan. Donations welcomed. Location: ETS Renaissance Room.
26. First Congregational Church
33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 • friendsoffirst.com
4:30-6:45 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. Holiday music will also be presented at 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. in the Chapel.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Annual BBQ turkey drumstick and open food court ($1-9). The celebration tables will be provided by Lyndsey's Linen and Chair Covers, with napkin designs by Michele Fallene and centerpieces by Alaina Dargget. NII International will present "Narrative Paintings" for silent auction.
4:30 p.m. - Holiday music
7:30 p.m. - Hustle dance instruction with Cornell Batie
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Sumarah Karen Smith, Storyteller
7:00 p.m. - Detroit Together Men's Chorus | Artistic Director: Brian Londrow
7:45 p.m. - Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans" will perform her special Gospel Christmas show
27. First Unitarian Universalist Church
4605 Cass • 313.833.9107 • 1stuu.org
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Holiday Bazaar featuring Pewabic Pottery's Educational Studio, East Michigan Environmental Action Council performance, massages, craft activities and food.
5:15 p.m. - Earhart Elementary Middle School Chorale
5:40 p.m. - Duke Ellington Chorale
6:15 p.m. - Unitarian-Universalist Chorus with guests from Sing Out Detroit Chorus
7:45 p.m. - LaShelle's School of Dance
28. FLO Boutique
404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 • flowingflava.com
Experience Flo Boutique's warm and flowing energy with unique clothing and accessories. Groove with DJ Andre and out infamous dancing mannequins. Gifts for you and yours and surprise savings.
7:45-8:15 p.m. - Inohs Sivad
29. Goodwells Natural Food Market & Deli
418 W. Willis • 313.831.2130
Healthy fare for sale. Enjoy strolling performers throughout the evening.
6:30-7:00 p.m. - Inohs Sivad
30. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting feature artisan producers with an eye on quality and excellence. As coffee roasters, this has been their passion for over 15 years and it is in this spirit that they now open their first coffee shop in Detroit. And what better place than Midtown?
Whole Foods Market - Detroit will be opening at Mack and John R in mid-2013. For Noel Night, the store will showcase the mural finalists on the John R facing wall of the store inside Great Lakes. They will also offer some delicious snacks to accompany the offerings at Great Lakes Coffee.
31. The Green Garage
4444 Second • 313.444.4054 • greengaragedetroit.com
The Green Garage, a fully renovated 1920s Model-T dealership, will be open during Noel Night hours for building tours. This marks the first full year of operations for the Green Garage and this year their focus will shift slightly from the building to focusing on the more than 30 start-up busineses that now call this Midtown landmark their home. Tour highlights include: the grand opening of the Letterpress shops of Liz Kerna and Daniel Denha. Come try your hand at letterpress, and purchase a gift set of handmade Christmas cards utilizing print blocks saved from the American Beauty Iron Building prior to its demolition this year. Tour the shop of Dickenson by Design, a furniture maker that utilizes 100% recycled and sustainable materials, as well as a natural design process in the creation of beautiful custom wood furniture. Check out Food Labs who will have a table of food products for sale, including: Slow Jam's jam, Love Earth Herbal's herbal teas, Linda's Catering (pies and cakes), handmade soap by Urban Gypsy, Kent's Creations - Green's Seasonings, and For Goodness Sake Granola: Maple Cinnamon Crunch and Blueberry Kiss. Marvin Shaouni Photography will also have a table of prints for sale.
32. The Hannan House
4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 • hannan.org
5:00-8:30 p.m. - The Hannan House Cafe will serve wingdings, catfish, sandwiches and beverages for a nominal fee.
5:00-8:00 p.m. - The Ellen Kayrod Gallery will be open for viewing.
5:30 p.m. - The Hannan Singers
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Performance by blues guitarist, Marc Falconberry
7:00 p.m. - Chinese Fan Dancing
7:30 p.m. - Chinese Sword Dance presented by the American Chinese Association
33. Hellenic Museum of Michigan
67 E. Kirby • 313.831.6100 • hellenicmi.org
Visit the newest museum in Detroit's Cultural Center for a holiday open house including specialty Greek foods, music and dancing.
34. The Inn on Ferry Street
84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 • theinnonferrystreet.com
The Inn on Ferry Street has partnered with Workroom Detroit to offer a special holiday pop-up called CURATED: A Ferry Street Market to help raise awareness of the Shop Local Initiative and to provide some of the finest goods to purchase during the holiday season. Enjoy a night of favorite local vendors and artisans to the tunes of Joe Vargas. Vendors include: Fotoula Lambros Design, Peace Love Spandex, Whip Hand Cosmetiques, Lorne Lubin Leather, Urban Pheasant Glass, Elizabeth Williamson, Larkspur Lane Jewerly, Valentines and Vagrants, Laur Nash Photography, Cuttlefish Curios, Outer Spaceways, and many more. Complementary Gift Wrapping Courtesy of Joell Krista and Jenifer Aleander of IT! Magazine. Bring the family down and shop till you drop!
The Inn will also have one of their houses open to the public for tours. Stop by for light refreshments and holiday shopping!
35. The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
111 E. Kirby • 313.871.8600 • iimd.org
The International Institute is celebrating "Holidays Around the World" with international dance and music performances, ethnic food, vendors and an exhibition of holiday celebrations from many cultures. Take a photo with your family and friends all dressed up in various cultural costumes.
36. Joy House (Home to Computech Corporation)
100 W. Kirby • 248.712.0022
Stop by this Open House and tour through this newly renovated historic building. Holiday music and refreshments will also be provided.
37. Majestic Theater Complex
4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 • majesticdetroit.com
MAJESTIC CAFE: The kitchen will be open until midnight! Also check out their current art show.
GARDEN BOWL: 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - Performances by lounge singer extraordinaire, Konrad Lee.
MAGIC STICK: Small Stone Records Showcase featuring Halfway to Gone, Five Horse Johnson, Sasquatch, Freedom Hawk, Lo-Pan and Luder. This is a ticketed all-ages show - $10.
38. Michigan Science Center
5020 John R
Children are invited to visit with Santa from 5:30-9:00 p.m., and write letters to Santa from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Kids Town will be open and will have holiday craft activities for children, and the Centennial Lab will also be open and feature holiday science experiments - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
5:00-5:45 p.m. - Detroit Children's Choir
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Spencer Paterni Jazz Sextet
7:00-7:45 p.m. - International Youth Fellowship Dance Ensemble
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Spencer Paterni Jazz Sextet
5:00-8:45 p.m. - TBD
5:30-6:15 p.m. - Project Daydream presents scenes from Les Misérables
6:45-7:15 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m. - Russian Artists International - Classical Ballet "Nutcracker" performances
TOYOTA ENGINEERING THEATER:
6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 P.M. - PuppetART presents Sleeping Beauty
IMAX DOME THEATRE:
5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. - A Light Before Christmas
DASSAULT SYSTEMES PLANETARIUM:
5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. - What's Up - A Live Tour of the Holiday Night Sky.
39. Michigan State University - Detroit Center
3408 Woodward • 313.578.9701 • sidebyside.msu.edu
Travel to Midtown's south end to enjoy performing and visual arts, a fun-filled scavenger hunt, as well as holiday crafts and sweet treats. Free parking in the MSU lot and on adjacent streets.
5:00 p.m. - John Dixon Duo
6:00 p.m. - Ben's Friends Jazz Orchestra
7:00 p.m. - New Horizons Band, MSU Community Music School
8:00 p.m. - New Horizons Brass Ensemble, MSU Community Music School
9:30 p.m. - Cass Tech Marching Band
5:00 p.m. - Detroit School Garden Collaborative
5:15 p.m. - The Tia Imani Hanna Project
5:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on Ramadan Calendar Chain | Scavenger Hunt #1
6:15 p.m. - Vision Male Ensemble
6:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on the Hanukkah Dreidel
6:30 p.m. - Matrix Theatre
7:15 p.m. - Detroit School of Art's Achievers Ladies Ensemble
7:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on the Christmas Star | Scavenger Hunt #2
8:15 p.m. - Plowshares Theatre Company
9:00 p.m. - Mosaic Youth Theatre
5:30 p.m. - ACT Prep For You and Your Child
40. Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield • 313.832.2700 • motorcitybeer.com
Detroit's oldest brewery celebrates 18 years of hand-crafted beers, ciders and meads. Serving gourmet pizzas and other foods featuring locally grown produce.
41. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 • mocadetroit.org
MOCAD will be open Noel Night and feature performances by the following artists:
Jorge Gamboa Patron is a Mexican singer and songwriter who performs original romantic ballads in traditional forms on acoustic guitar. He has “great corazón for his country, his people, and his culture” which he makes evident through his songs of love and triumph. Patron has recorded seven albums and received numerous awards, including two Grammy nominations for Best Album in Latin Pop Music and the Placido Domingo Award in 2000, for his ongoing support of Hispanics in the Los Angeles Opera.
Ara Topouzian is an Armenian-American musician and 2012 Kresge Fellowship awardee. Ara Topouzian has for years exhibited a proficiency on the Middle Eastern harp, the Kanun, that has made him a nationally-recognized artist. He has performed in concert, at music festivals and at many celebrated venues across the United States with the top musicians in Middle Eastern music. Topouzian’s traditional musical style keeps to his Armenian heritage but has expanded to include music from around the Middle East, as well as jazz, fusion, new age and blues.
42. N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 • nnamdicenter.org
Stop by and check out The Collection—Featuring Benny Andrews, Charles Burwell, Antonio Carreno, Nadine DeLawrence, Richard Mayhew, Gilda Snowden and Shirley Woodson. If you haven't introduced yourself to these artists' work, Noel Night is the perfect atmosphere to visit the home of these abstract masters. In addition to these artists' masterpieces featured in The Summer Show, the N'Namdi Center will include more exclusive pieces from their permanent collection. Africa and Haiti—The Black Box Gallery will be featuring a special exhibit of select African and Haitian paintings, sculptures and drawings in a multicultural display of vision and craft.
5:30-8:45 p.m. - House music by DJ Bruce - Live holiday and jazz mix
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.
44. Park Shelton Condominiums
15 E. Kirby • 313.872.7275 • 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..
See original 1920's-30's furnishings from Hudson's and Crowley's to bring back nostalgic Detroit holiday memories.
- Fourteen East - Art Coffee, Soda, Tea & Pastries
313.871.0500 • 14eastcafe.com
Specially priced hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies for this evening. Junior Irish Step Dancers from the Ardan Academy will be performing throughout the evening. Gourmet hot chocolate and café mocha made with chocolate truffles (made by Mary Ann’s Chocolates, Grand Rapids, MI) are made to order. Hot chocolate like your Grandma used to make! A showing of wearable art by Mandisa (Detroit, MI) will be the featured exhibition, along with contemporary gifts and accessories.
313.703.7754 • goodsdetroit.com
Come into the Goods Tshirt Bakery and create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt or tote on the spot. While it's "baking," browse our selection of Detroit and Michigan gifts and wares. Noel Night specials will be offered!
- Peacock Room
313.559.5500 • peacockroomdetroit.com
Immerse yourself in vintage-themed holiday decorations and music while shopping for unique women's apparel and accessories.
Rodin is a French inspired restaurant and bar featuring small plates, specialty cocktails, and great french wines. Stop by on Noel Night for a cup of eggnog and holiday music at Midtown's newest eatery!
45. Pauline's Closet
4246 Second • 313.832.4711
Enjoy festive holiday sounds as you shop for vintage clothing and accessories this season with Pauline's Closet.
46. People's Records
4100 Woodward • 313.399.2981
Used and vintage vinyl records for all! Noel Night discounts offered.
47. Plymouth United Church of Christ
600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 • 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 ($).
UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY:
4:30 p.m. - Spain School Musical & Performing Arts Academy
5:30 p.m. - Plymouth Renaissance Choir & the Plymouth Gospel Choir
6:00 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts
6:30 p.m. - Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy & "ONE" Liturgical Dance Ministry
7:15 p.m. - Plymouth Blended Voices & Plymouth "Water"
7:45 p.m. - Plymouth Revelation Dance Ministry
8:15 p.m. - Praise in Motion Dancers
8:45 p.m. - Dancematics
LOWER LEVEL - All Kidz Zone:
Enjoy children's entertainment including the Holly Grove Puppeteers, free children's face painting, children's interactive games with prizes, make & take craft activities, fun costumed characters, a special kids/family Christmas. Photos ($). Holiday artisans ($).
48. Preservation Detroit
4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 • preservationdetroit.org
View historic photos and artifacts on display while listening to holiday music.
49. Re:View Contemporary Gallery | See Art + Design
Re:View Contemporary Gallery and See Art + Design will be presenting Re:Collect 2012, their only group show of the year inclusing all 18 artists represented by both galleries. Each artist will have only one piece, with a size limitation of 4'x4'x4'. Also at the gallery's Design Store, you will find new cool design items including prints, books, ceramic ware, lamps and hand bags! They will be hosting a reception on Noel Night from 5:00-10:00 p.m., including music and refreshments.
50. Richard Bennett Studio Gallery
470 Brainard • 313.831.4263 • richardbennettdesigns.com
Stop by the Richard Bennett Studio Gallery for an evening of art and creative adventure. Experience their current exhibition entitled, Midtown Majic, featuring works in pencil, paint, wood, metal sculptures, ceramics and contemporary furniture on display by local artisans. This is an exhibition to intrigue the senses!
51. The Scarab Club
217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 • scarabclub.org
Stop by The Scarab Club for a holiday extravaganza! Holiday gifts from over 20 local artists and vendors will be featured in a special garden bazaar and throughout the building. Participating vendors include: Alloyheart, Aptemal Clothing, Believe Papergoods, the Cat's Meow, Charles Alexander, Detroit Manufacturing Co., Defend Detroit, Detroit Surf Co., Diane Hawkey, Ducky Detroit, the Art of Emi Slade, Green Daffodil, the House of Renata, Jennamarie Chocolates, JRobb Clayworks, Knitting on the Fringe, Lily K. Arnett, Livin’ Vintage and Michael Hodges.
Check out the 99th annual Gold Medal exhibition on display in the main gallery, and tour through the working artist studios on the third floor. Children can visit with Santa on their historic second floor or make a craft in the children's holiday craft area. The Scarab Club will have three cash bars and will be serving cocktails until midnight. A food truck rally with Detroit eats will be stationed in the Scarab Club parking lot until midnight, including: El Guapo Grill, The MacShack, The Green Zebra, Frank’s Anatra and Treat Dreams. Live music will also be featured in the main gallery, showcasing:
Come down and enjoy this wonderful celebration of Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center Area and continue to make The Scarab your Noel Night tradition!
52. Showtime Clothing
5708 Woodward • 313.875.9280 • 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 The Flutter & Wow performing between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
53. Sole Sisters
87 E. Canfield • 313.831.9013 • solesistersdetroit.com
5:00-9:00 - Shoe shopping specials, holiday treats, and a family interactive art activity. Entertainment will be provided by Chantay who will perform her poetry along with a musician.
8:15-8:45 p.m. - The Festival Singers sing outside of Sole Sisters and The Black Dress Co.
54. Source Booksellers
4240 Cass (Located in The Auburn Building)
Source Booksellers is a small independent bookstore of carefully hand-selected non-fiction titles. The store recently moved into a larger space in the new Auburn residential and retail building. Extended hours and unusual sidelines are available now and throughout the holiday season. For Noel Night, stop by for some hot chocolate and listen to the sounds of Blackmail.
55. Spiral Collective - Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Find the perfect gift with a fresh spin at the Spiral Collective Holiday House Party. Featuring art, handmade gifts, Detroit-themed tees, totes, jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, home decor and a few pop-up surprises. Enjoy the soulful sounds of DJ Reggie "Hotmix" Harrell spinning holiday house music.
56. TechTown - Reindeer Run
5200 Woodward (Front lawn of the Detroit Institute of Arts) • 313.879.5250 • techtownwsu.org
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. Meet at the giant reindeer in front of the DIA! The reindeer round up begins at 5 p.m. Teams must be present at 5 p.m. to check-in. Starting jingle bells are at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
Register online at: reindeerrun.eventbrite.com - SOLD OUT!
57. Textures by Nefertiti
4147 Cass • 313.831.4771 • texturesbynef.com
Join Textures by Nefertiti for client appreciation night! Dance, smiles, open arms, happiness and joy! DJ music will be going on throughout the evening.
58. Traffic Jam & Snug
511 W. Canfield • 313.831.9470 • 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.
59. University of Michigan - Detroit Center
3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 • detroitcenter.umich.edu
Travel to Midtown's south end to enjoy performing and visual arts, a fun-filled scavenger hunt, as well as holiday crafts and sweet treats. Free parking on adjacent streets.
5:00 p.m. - Detroit School of Art's Achievers Ladies Ensemble
5:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on the Hanukkah Dreidel | Scavenger Hunt #1
6:00 p.m. - U-M School of Music Performers
6:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on the Christmas Star
7:00 p.m. - U-M School of Music Performers
7:30 p.m. - Lecture and craft-making on the Ramadan Calendar Chain | Scavenger Hunt #2
8:00 p.m. - MSU Community Music School
60. Wayne State University Art Department Gallery
150 Art Building (The Community Arts Center near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.8935 • art.wayne.edu
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - The New Faculty Exhibition presents works by the newest members of the faculty of WSU's James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. Also featured will be their annual Winter Art Market featuring artwork by students and alumni available for sale. The second annual market will bring together the talents of Wayne State art students, alumni, and art-based community organizations. Offerings will range from one-of-a-kind art objects to limited-production design goods. Join them in a festive environment for what will be sure to become a Noel Night favorite stop.
61. 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. - Performances by the WSU Jazz Quartets
- Elaine L. Jacob Gallery
480 W. Hancock (Located between Cass and Second) • 313.577.0770 • art.wayne.edu
5:00-9:00 p.m. - On exhibit: When Arts Works: African Utilitarian Objects from the Faxon Collection features an assortment of vessels, bowls and cooking utensils; personal items like smoking pipes, staves and walking sticks; textiles and fashion accessories; furniture; musical instruments; weapons; and architectural parts.
- Geology Department
0224 Old Main, Lower Level • 313.577.2506 • clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/geology
Come experience rock and mineral displays and hands-on demonstrations provided by the WSU Geoscience Club. Check them out on Facebook: WSU Geo Geeks.
- Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre
3317 Old Main • 313.577.4273 • dance.wayne.edu
7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - ONSTAGE! Dance Theatre for Youth concert performance by WSU's Dance CompanyONE ($5 at the door, cash only).
- Museum of Anthropology
1st Floor • 313.577.2598 • clas.wayne.edu/anthromuseum
Come tour Wayne State University's Museum of Anthropology! Their current exhibit explores the four fields of anthropology and includes artifacts from Africa, material on human evolution and a special section featuring the archaeology of Detroit.
Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 • planetarium.wayne.edu
6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - Planetarium show "On a Clear Winter's Night." Show tickets free at planetarium starting at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy holiday music and science demos near the Planetarium entrance.
- Schaver Music Recital Hall
Located in Old Main | Enter from 480 W. Hancock between Cass & Second • 313.577.1795
7:30 p.m. - Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" is a free concert by WSU's Women's Chorale and Men's Chorus, performing holiday favorites.
62. Wayne State University Press
40 W. Hancock • 313.577.6120 • wsupress.wayne.edu
The WSU Press will be having a holiday sale in their book warehouse offering regional and architectural books at amazing discounts, along with a used book sale for even more great deals on gift books.
6:00-8:30 p.m. - Performance by Kitty Donohoe
63. Wayne State University Theatre
- Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward • Box Office: 313.577.2960 • bonstelle.com
8:00 p.m. - The Snow Queen - Adapted by Tyler J. Monroe from the Hans Christian Andersen tale. TICKETS REQUIRED.
When a young boy named Kai is taken away by a wicked enchantress, his best friend Gerda must embark on a perilous journey to the North Pole to rescue him. Using puppets, music and supernatural magic, this exuberant, heart-warming production is an intense theatrical journey to the magical kingdom of the Snow Queen's icy palace, where the imagination is unleashed and anything can happen!
- Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass • Box Office: 313.577.2972 • hilberry.com
8:00 p.m. - Othello - By William Shakespeare. TICKETS REQUIRED.
The rapid ascent of the powerful Othello and his breathtaking whirlwind marriage to the beautiful Desdemona is thrilling to watch, but it fractures the jealous Iago. We see him fluctuate easily between the cold-blooded plotting of mayhem and destruction, and the reassuring, “trust me, I love you.” By the end, Othello is stripped raw, his emotions exposed and his betrayal complete.
64. Wayne State University Welcome Center
42 W. Warren • 313.577.2300 • alumni.wayne.edu
The Welcome Center will be open on Noel Night with special activities sponsored by the Wayne State University Alumni Association.
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Take your own photo with Santa.
5:00-8:00 p.m. - Caricaturists will draw you!
7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - Music performed by The Detroit Youth Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company
65. Woodward Avenue Bandstand
Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Fire Performers
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Detroit Party Marching Band
8:00-8:30 p.m. - The Tartan Terrors
9:00-9:30 p.m. - Salvation Army Band Sing-Along
Check out the annual Ice Scraper Challenge generously sponsored by Flagstar Bank. 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.
66. Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe
3100 Woodward • 313.974.7356 • yeoldebutchershoppedetroit.com
Enjoy refreshments while listening to holiday carolers at Midtown's newest full-service gourmet grocery store.
67. Yoga Shelter Midtown Detroit
69 W. Forest • 313.831.9642 • 313.831.9642 • yogashelter.com
Stop by Yoga Shelter Midtown Detroit for a pop-up marketplace featuring more than 20 of Detroit's finest independent food vendors and artists. Enjoy local music, treats, gifts and a raffle to win a free year of yoga!
68. Model D Media
4470 Second (Located between Canfield and Prentis)
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Join Model D and Hatch Detroit for a holiday happy hour with local art, music & a taste of Spain from 2012 Hatch winner, La Feria Tapas. Plus: Enjoy a preview of the future Cass Corridor Museum. Music by Steve Jarosz. As you're strolling about the neighborhood, look for the blue "D" (next to The Green Garage) and stop by to say hello!
69. The Heidelberg Project Gallery
42 Watson • 313.974.6894 • heidelberg.org
One of Noel Night's new participating venues, The Heidelberg Project Gallery will host its opening reception for Kelly Darke's exhibition, "Inside/Out," as part of their Emerging Artist Program from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a live DJ and complimentary appetizers and drinks.
70. Cass City Cinema
3420 Cass • 313.281.8301 • casscitycinema.com
Want to kick back with a bag of popcorn on Noel Night? Cass City Cinema will be open on Noel Night featuring the following films:
6:45 p.m. - Cloud Atlas
7:00 p.m. - Middle of Nowhere
7:00 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. - Searching for Sugar Man
9:30 p.m. - Love Actually
Tickets required ($).
71. KUMON Math & Reading Center of Midtown
111 E. Kirby, Lower Level (Located inside the International Institute • 313.873.7730 • kumon.com/midtown
KUMON Math & Reading Center of Midtown will be open on Noel Night and will have special giveaways throughout the evening. Participants stopping by the KUMON Center will receive a Kumon “goodie bag” which will include: a copy of The Girlz of Galstanberry, a set of Kumon multiplication tables, a candy cane, a Kumon pencil, and a comic booklet of Urban Electronics soon-to-be-released video game. Every 20 minutes they will show a copy of the trailer for the Girls of Galstanberry. Every hour they will raffle off a book on video game design for teenagers and/or Kumon workbooks. They will have balloons to give away while supplies last.
72. Wayne State University School of Business
Prentis Building • 5201 Cass Avenue
7:00-9:00 p.m. – DAKINI – Fire performances outside of Prentis Hall