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The most up-to-date schedule for the 42nd annual Noel Night is listed below. All participating venues are listed in alphabetical order. The number that precedes each venue corresponds with their location on the MAP. Those venues located in the same building will have the same number.
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1. 71 Garfield
71 Garfield • 313.831.5100 • sugarhilldetroit.com
Visit Eyes on Midtown, Linda Bruton Law, LTGraphics, Lynne Fors Studio, SocraTea and Sugar Hill Clay Studio for a variety of Holiday activities, shopping, refreshments, and more!
Eyes on Midtown **NEW VENUE**
71 Garfield • 313.319.9676 • eyesonmidtown.com
Come explore our premium independent eyewear at our new store in the historic Sugar Hill lofts. 10% off all purchases made during Noel Night.
Linda Bruton Law
71 Garfield, Suite 140A • 313.744.2085 • lbrutonlaw.com
Linda Bruton Law is a business law firm serving the legal needs of artists, educators and entrepreneurs. Stop by on Noel Night, meet Linda, and learn about the services she provides!
LTGraphics Artist Studio & Showroom
71 Garfield, Suite 170 • 313.930.0318 • ltgraphicsonline.com
LTGraphics features the works of Detroit area artists, jewelry, candles, cards and prints, wearable art, artists workshops, jazz, and spoken word. Stop by Noel Night for live sax music and light refreshments.
Lynne Ford Studio
71 Garfield, Suite 160A • lynneford.net
Stop by the Lynne Ford Studio for the opening of their show, TEN SQUARED. Artists in this show include: Lynne Ford, Terry Ford Holcomb and Robbie Best.
71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • socrateadetroit.com
Socra Tea will be passing out small samples of tea to the first 500 people and small cookies to the first 250 people. There will also be a massage therapist + massage chair for 2 minute massages while customers wait for their tea purchase.
Sugar Hill Clay Studio
71 Garfield, Lower Level • 313.831.6100 • sugarhillclay.com
Stop by the outdoor raku kiln firing! Paint your own holiday tile (small donation requested).
2. The Aquatic Center
4219 Third • 313.718.2083 • corktownstudios.com
Corktown Studios presents "Fair Trade Detroit Art," a small piece show and silent art auction. To help with those trickier-to-buy for friends and relatives and celebrate the growth of Midtown Detroit, on December 6, 2014, Corktown Studios welcomes a special silent auction style group exhibition featuring works by studio members as well as works by friends of the studio. Corktown Studios is an artist collective located in Detroit’s re-emerging North Corktown Neighborhood providing affordable studios for its members as well as exhibition space for area artists and the community- but will be hosting this event as a pop up at the Aquatic Center.
This silent auction will feature an array of artworks from around the metro Detroit area. Corktown Studios seeks to grow the exposure of local artists- and in this holiday gift giving season we like to help create opportunities for you to keep your gift budget local. Works by both past and future Corktown Studio exhibitors, current studio holders, and other notable Detroit based artists will line the gallery walls. Paula Zammit, Kevin McCoy, and Sean Hages are just a few of the artists that will have works in the exhibition. Stop on in as a part of your tour of Noel Night and say hello, bidding will close at 8:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will be on view for one day only, as any art purchased will be taken home the day of.
42. AYV Midtown
4100 Woodward (Located next door to the Majestic) • 313.831.2473 • theAYVstore.com
DJ Mix will be spinning Holiday tunes throughout the night. Refreshments will be available and 20-50% select apparel & accessories! On-site photographer to capture the Noel Night experience. AYV is a premium lifestyle/streetwear shop.
4. Back Alley Bikes | Hardcore Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop
3535 Cass • 313.833.0813
Located inside the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
Tour the Back Alley Bikes workshop, make & take a wintry bike ornament, race to win raffle tickets for a variety of bikes. Stop by Ocelot Print Shop to view live printing of holiday cards. Light refreshments will be available.
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. - Hardcore Detroit Break Dance performances
5. Bethel A.M.E. Church
5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 • bethelamechurchdetroit.org
Enjoy an evening of performances, holiday arts & crafts, free donuts, cider, and a special visit with Santa.
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Walk Through Bethlehem Tour.
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Santa’s Workshop: Enjoy Holiday Arts & Crafts and a Take a Picture with Santa.
4:45 p.m. - Bethel Praise Team
5:00 p.m. - Bethel Agape Dancers/Women of Praise/Kids Jump 4 Jesus
5:15 p.m. - Burton International Academy Dance Company
5:30 p.m. - The Foster Family & Greater Quinn A.M.E. Church
6:00 p.m. - St. Stephen A.M.E. Church Choir
6:15 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts Dance Department
6:45 p.m. - Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
7:00 p.m. - Bethel A.M.E. Church Choir
7:15 p.m. - Sole After Soul
7:30 p.m. - Commonwealth Academy Dance Team
7:45 p.m. - Duke Ellington School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. - Music from Dexter Smith
8:30 p.m. - Dr. John Hair & New Connections
9:00 p.m. - Bethel Praise Team
9:15 p.m. - Bethel Fresh Praise Singers
10. Campus Bible Fellowship
11. Cass Cafe
4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 • casscafe.com
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Lac La Belle performs
Exhibit: "Welcoming a Bygone Landscape" by Matthew Hanna and James Milostan
Lac La Belle is an acoustic duo from Detroit, Michigan, made up of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace. Influenced by early Americana, the music of Lac La Belle seamlessly blends history with the present, to create stories that capture the human experience. Lac La Belle offer it with expertise, via accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar. Tonight they will be performing their favorite holiday tunes alongside festive bluegrass, old-time, and 1920's western swing.
Exhibition: "Welcoming a Bygone Landscape" by Matthew Hanna and James Milostan. On view: Dec 6, 2014 - Feb 7, 2015.
The landscape of the Great Lakes States is the focus of Matthew Hanna and James Milostan’s exhibition, “Welcoming a Bygone Landscape." Their portrayals are refined collections of memories in Michigan forests and at roadside attractions that reveal the subconscious permanence and importance of these fading remembrances. Matthew Hanna produces mixed media and collaged portraits that shake the viewer with a raw passion as if a logging truck just drove by your cabin. Hanna’s drawings are austere visions of the waning beauty and decay set in the landscapes of his native Michigan. James Milostan’s artwork attempts to bridge the disparity between natural history and art museums by constructing a new old art. Milostan creates “readymade souvenirs” and painted signboards that incorporate Paul Bunyan memorabilia along with stenciled symbols such as the iconic ax, pine trees, and travel trailers.
12. Cass Corridog
4240 Cass, Suite 110 • 313.887.9684
Drop by to get that special gift for your four-legged friend. Bring your dog in and receive a complimentary treat bag.
13. Cass Corridor Commons
Dynamic spaces with live Detroit music, FreeMarket swap, youth EcoCrafts, food and a MotherShip Landing!
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Detroit Community Music Showcase. This showcase features bright young Detroit musicians and performance ensembles representing community and school music programs. Featuring Detroit Music Teachers Collective, a violin troupe (3-12 years old).
9:00 p.m. - Thornetta Davis
5:00 p.m. - CommonUnity Cafe hosted by 1st Unitarian Universalist Church. The CommonUnity Cafe will feature a wonderful menu of seasonal treats, so you can fill you hearts and appetites with cheer!
5:00 p.m. - The “FREE MARKET Swap” is an interactive and fun experience that lets community members circulate wealth amongst itself. All participants are encouraged to bring at least one usable/wearable item (in good-to-great condition) that they no longer use. From there, the real fun takes-off with participants swapping and dancing to great music!
5:00 p.m. - EcoWorks and the Detroit Youth Energy Squad hosts a recycled craft station where guests can construct seasonal decorations from recyclable materials provided by D-YES or those brought from home! The crafts can be taken to decorate your family's home or left to decorate the facilities of schools participating in this year's Go Green Challenge!
D. BLAIR THEATER (BASEMENT):
5:00 p.m. - O.N.E. Mile presents: "A North End Noel." O.N.E. Mile, the award-winning culture/architecture project (Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition x MODCaR), hosts a "special landing" of their new interstellar technology, "the Mothership"! From their home-base in 21stCentury North End [Detroit], O.N.E.Mile brings futuristic awesomeness and space-age make-&-take workshops where youth can make their own "pods"!
6:00 p.m. - 21stCenturyHipHop SuperSolstice Show.The D. Blair Collective brings the best and brightest in Detroit's new 21stCenturyHipHop industry to the theater, in an epic ancestral and indigenous seasonl celebration! ...Family fun, hosted by BRYCE Detroit!
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Legacy of Funk Open Mic Jam-Session starring DJ LOS. Detroit Recordings Company and O.N.E. Mile presents the continuation of the "Legacy of Funk" cultural series with this Hip Hop x Funk open-mic jam session lead by the Detroit hip hop legend DJ LOS and epic cast!
14. Cathedral Church of St. Paul
4800 Woodward • 313.831.5000 • detroitcathedral.org
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn.
5:15 p.m. - “Strolling” Tour of the Cathedral
6:00 p.m. - Cathedral Choir in Concert
6:30 p.m. - Trio Fiori in Concert
7:00 p.m. - “Seated” Tour of the Cathedral
7:30 p.m. - Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant
8:00 p.m. - Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band.
15. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 • thewright.org
Enjoy music, dance, storytelling, pictures with Santa, Kwanzaa gift making, store specials & more!
5:15-5:45 p.m. - Ballet Renaissance
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Academy of Public Leadership Chorale
7:15-8:00 p.m. - Mosaic Singers
8:45-9:45 p.m. - Heritage Works "Kwanzaa Salute"
5:00-8:45 p.m. - The Pierians, Detroit Chapter - Music & Dance Presentation
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Detroit Christian Youth Orchestras
6:15-6:45 p.m. - AKA Ringing Pearls - Handbell Choir
7:00-7:45 p.m. - Detroit Youth Choir & Performing Arts Company
8:00-10:00 p.m. - DJ Phifedome
5:00-9:30 p.m. - Holiday make-and-take activity with Evelyn Pinkard
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.
A Theatre of Color: Costume Design for the Black Theatre by Myrna Colley-Lee - Consists of more than 100 original costume designs, and over 80 production photographs, including full scale production images from several productions portraying the black experience from before World War II through the Pulitzer Prize-winning works of August Wilson.
17. City Bird
18. 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)
20. Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 • detroitartistsmarket.org
The Detroit Artists Market presents Art for the Holidays. Every year at this time DAM transforms into an exciting art-filled gift market where you can find just the right presents for all the special people in your life. Working with the area’s most talented artists, DAM stocks Art for the Holidays with original gift items that match the taste and budget of collectors as well as first-time shoppers. The wide range of original art at Art For The Holidays includes paintings, jewelry, metal, photography, books, cards, glass, ceramics, fibers and much more. So join us this holiday season, find that perfect gift, and support Detroit’s thriving arts community! Art For The Holidays runs through Dec. 30, 2014.
21. Detroit Association of Women's Clubs
5461 Brush • 313.873.1727 • dawc.tripod.com
Join us for an evening of holiday shopping and music, free Hustle lessons and ZUMBA, quilt displays, and building tours which is always a favorite each year.
5:30-9:45 p.m. - Enjoy the music of Collective Peace
75. Detroit Clothing Circle
3980 Second • detroitclothingcircle.tumblr.com
Detroit Clothing Circle will be hosting an array of events while our store becomes the perfect mold. Noel Night we will be providing live Holiday tunes and free hot beverages for those that come to shop and hang out. We will have curated racks of clothing, just in time for the Holidays that are right around the corner. We will have both Men’s and Women’s one of a kind items, both rare and unique.
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Behind the Times performs
22. Detroit Design Center Gallery
4225 Third • www.detroitdesigncenter.com
The Detroit Design Center Gallery will showcase metal and glass works created by the Nordin Brothers as well as other artists. The exhibit will be a sneak peak of the future gallery space. The Nordins are best known for their large scale sculpture like the 25 ft Detroit Menorah and the Dburst which drops over Detroit for the New Years celebration in Campus Martius. Small objects as well as sculpture will be available for purchase at the gallery.
23. Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 • detroithistorical.org
Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy live music & find fantastic Museum Store deals!
GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION:
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
STREETS OF OLD DETROIT:
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Shops open to the public
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!
KID ROCK MUSIC LAB:
7:15 & 8:15 p.m. - Tone & Niche
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
24. 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)
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Gingerbread Man workshop
7:15-8:15 p.m. & 8:45-9:45 p.m. - Rhythm Society Orchestra with Paul King
6:15-7:15 p.m. - Tuba Christmas (Relocated from Rivera Court)
5:15-5:45 & 6:15-6:45 p.m. - Cello-Bella!
5:00-5:45 p.m. & 6:15-7:00 p.m. - Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet
6:15-7:15 p.m. - Inner Voices Flute Quartet
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Kitty Donohoe performs
25. Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 • detroitpubliclibrary.org
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! We will have 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. Talented musicians will be featured in their Friends Auditorium throughout the fun-filled evening. Tour through the DPL Galleria featuring local artists, 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.
**JUST ADDED: Elmo 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, Make A New Friend, that will be happening at the Fox Theatre in January and February.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Gratitude Steel Band
5:00-8:45 p.m. - Visit with Santa
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Make a creative make & take activity with EC3 Lab for Young Creatives
5:30-6:00 p.m. - TBD
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Winans Academy of Performing Arts - Dance, Vocal, Orchestra
8:30-9:30 p.m. - Urban Stringz
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Dancers
6:15-7:00 p.m. - Living Arts Detroit
7:15-8:00 p.m. - Sherry's Academy of Dance
8:15-9:00 & 9:15-9:45 p.m. - Marvin Thompson, Jr.
5:00-5:45 p.m. - Detroit Children's Choir
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Motor City Tap Festival
8:15-9:30 p.m. - Sean Blackman Quartet
26. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org
8:00 p.m. - Pictures at an Exhibition (tickets required)
27. Ecumenical Theological Seminary
2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 • www.etseminary.edu
Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) is hosting Story Tyme: Recreating the Magic from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ETS students will read stories to the children. Remember that special feeling you had as a child when someone read you a story? You felt cared for, nurtured, and drawn into the wondrous world of the illustrations and the words. Perhaps those experiences put you in touch with your own creative spirit and so linked you to the Creator. No doubt about it, being read to as a child had a profound and lasting effect on us all. And let's not forget that most of those stories were just plain fun! 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.
29. First Congregational Church
33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 • friendsoffirst.com
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Family of the Faith Community Choir
30. FLO Boutique
404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 • flowingflava.com
A warm and welcoming clothing & accessories boutique. 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.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - DJ SOund Circle
5:15-5:45 p.m. - Sean Blackman Duo
7:15-7:45 p.m. - Julie & Carolyn - flute duet
31. Galerie Camille
4130 Cass, Suite C • 313.974.6737 • galeriecamille.com
View our current exhibit, Carbon-Based Art Forms: Paintings by Ian Boyden (at Midtown MONA, a partnership with Galerie Camille). Light refreshments available.
In Carbon-based Art Forms, Boyden presents recent paintings made with carbon from a variety of sources: soot from the chimney of his house, the aftermath of catastrophic forest fires, ancient Chinese pine trees, as well as carbonaceous meteorites older than our sun. The paintings explore a wondrous variety of stories of carbon—from the element’s birth in super-giant stars to inhabiting the breath of forests—allowing these stories to unfold as dynamic compositions. Describing these paintings, artist Timothy C. Ely writes: “If one works as Boyden does, with a goal of getting the self out of the way and allowing transcendent forms, ideas, and patterns to develop, an authentic art results that is vivid and present. This is art that breaks through to radiance.”
Ian Boyden works across multiple media including painting, sculpture, artist's books, photography, site-specific installations, and land art. Boyden's work has been described as simultaneously geological, industrial, lyrical, and mystical. Linking the literary, material, and visual imaginations, Boyden pays keen attention to the relationships between his work and ecological awareness. Consistent across his productions is an intense interest in material relevance, place-based thought, and ecology, with a deep awareness of East Asian aesthetics. He studied for several years in China and Japan, and ultimately received degrees in the History of Art from Wesleyan University and Yale University. His work is interdisciplinary, and he often collaborates with scientists, poets, composers, and other visual artists.
His work has been exhibited widely; including a recent solo exhibition in China at the I.M Pei designed Suzhou Museum. His books and paintings are found in many public collections including Reed College, Stanford University, the Portland Art Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. This is Boyden’s first exhibition in Detroit.
32. The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward • 313.832.0888 • thegardentheaterdetroit.com
Tour through this beautifully renovated historic theater, grab dinner at Midtown's newest restaurant inside, the Midtown Grille, and catch a performance by Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir. A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.
7:30-8:15 & 9:00-9:45 p.m. - Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir perform.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is a radical performance community based in New York City, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life and imagination. They compel action in those who have never been activists, revive exhausted activists, and devise new methods for future activism. They also put on a great show.
33. Goodwells Natural Food Market & Deli
418 W. Willis • 313.831.2130
Healthy fare for sale. Enjoy strolling performers throughout the evening.
6:00 p.m. - Sean Blackman Duo
8:00 p.m. - Julie & Carolyn - flute duet
34. Great Expressions
3670 Woodward • 313.355.1665 • greatexpressions.com
Stop by and decorate a Christmas ornament and join the raffle to win a Holiday Smile Basket! Great Expressions will also be collecting food for a local food bank for Christmas. Anyone who stops by and brings a non-perishable food item will receive a free toothbrush.
37. The Hannan House
4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 • www.hannan.org
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Detroit Cooks! A culinary collective @ HannanCafe will serve creative fare: several chilis, wings, hot dogs, seasonal sweets and hot drinks.
6:00-6:55 p.m. - Musical performance by Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musicians Duo
7:00-7:55 p.m. - Holiday Stories by the Hannan Creative Writers
ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY:
12:00-3:00 p.m. - Cooperative Drawing - Open Workshop, Bob Marsh - Master Artist
5:00-7:30 p.m. - Face Painting
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Holiday Music by the Hannan Singers
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Music & Dance Performance
1ST FLOOR HALLWAY:
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Artist Vendors
6:00-6:25 p.m. - Demonstration of various types of Tai Chi by the American Chinese Association
6:30-6:55 p.m. - DEPSA Gospel Choir
7:00-7:55 p.m. - DSA Male Ensemble: Visions
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Metro Detroit Area Fellowship Choir
LOWER LEVEL HALLWAY:
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Make & take craft activity for kids
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Holiday Market by Operation ABLE
39. The Inn on Ferry Street
84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 • theinnonferrystreet.com
Tour the Scott House and the Raymond C. Smith Carriage House. Enjoy holiday music and light refreshments.
Outstanding jazz chanteuse, Nicole New, will perform holiday standards and jazz classics throughout the evening in the Carriage House at The Inn on Ferry Street. Gary Schunk, pianist.
40. The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
42. Majestic Theater Complex
4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com
Featuring bowling pin art from local artists, and live music rockin' over the Garden Bowl lanes.
6:00, 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. - Free performances by lounge singer extraordinaire, Konrad Lee.
8:00 p.m. - The Hi-Views
9:00 p.m. - The Velveteen Rabbit
10:00 p.m. - Jimmy Ohio and the Ultimate Lovers
Enjoy gelato, sweets and coffee while warming up to the sounds of the holiday.
6:30-7:00 p.m. - Julie & Carolyn - flute duet
44. Michigan Science Center
5020 John R • 313.577.8400 • www.mi-sci.org
Explore more than 250 hands-on exhibits as well as winter-themed education stations created especially for Noel Night.
Ice Age UNFrozen exhibit open from 5:00pm-9:00pm [$].
Ice Age Unfrozen will give aspiring paleontologists a chance to “bone up” on prehistoric facts, paleontology, climatology and zoology. Beasts including the platybelodon, woolly mammoth, hyracotherium along with saber-toothed cat and Australopithecus families and more will roam the Science Center’s Traveling Exhibits Hall. In addition, this experience offers an inside look at the physics and engineering of robotic animatronics now through January 3, 2015.
Animal Adaptation Activities & Winter Craft - open from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Frostology | Hourly presentation: 5:15, 6;15, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m.
Dramatic demonstrations and surprising science! Using liquid nitrogen and other cold substances, find out how different materials react to extremely low temperatures!
Put it to the Test! | Hourly presentation: 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 & 9:15 p.m.
Fun audience participation activities illustrating the incredible forces our atmosphere is capable of doing with nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, argon and carbon dioxide, or...more simply, AIR!
COSMIC CAFE | Open 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Cafe features hot chocolate and Christmas sugar cookies, Michigan bean chili and corn bread, and BBQ pulled pork sliders with house-made chips.
Beignets 2 Go will be located in the Science Center's parking lot. Featuring: New Orleans style beignets, a type of hot, fresh English fritter, dusted with powdered sugar and other flavors. Also serving chicory coffee, hot chocolate and water.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods visual and multi-media art exhibition will be on display
5:30-6:00 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods - Instrumental Ensemble
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods - Spoken Word
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 2014 sponsor of Noel Night!
TOYOTA ENGINEERING THEATER:
5:15, 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. - The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert by Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
45. Michigan State University - Detroit Center
3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 • www.detroitcenter.msu.edu
GARAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS:
5:30-6:00 p.m. - MSU Aspiring Musicians Drumline – A rousing holiday percussion performance.
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Santa Land – Meet & Greet “The Man” and a manner not experienced before.
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Cass Tech Dance Workshop – Nationally recognized and ranked # 1 Detroit Public School dance ensemble performs acclaimed works.
6:45-7:30 p.m. - Christmas – RING & SING (with Sue Berry) – Audience will sing and accompany themselves with Christmas bells (no experience necessary).
7:30-8:15 p.m. - MSU New Horizons Band with Santa – Playing holiday favorites with special guest “Santa”.
8:15-9:00 p.m. - COMPAS Mariachi Band – Youth vocalists and instrumentalists celebrating the rich and traditional Mexican music.
9:00-9:45 p.m. - Omowale African Dance and Percussion - Exciting presentation of West African drumming and dancing that also teaches and demonstrates significant historical and cultural forms with audience participation.
6:00-9:30 p.m. - Detroit Public Schools Office of Food Nutrition – A very unique selection of D.P.S. holiday refreshments (for sale).
930-10:00 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts Marching Band – The evening concludes with a high stepping and building ‘march-through’ (bring your ear muffs)!
2ND FLOOR HALLWAY:
6:00-9:00 p.m. - The Season – A Christian Experience – Exhibits and displays reflecting religious perspectives during this holiday season.
6:00-10:00 p.m. - THE ‘GIVING’ – Various MSU student medical associations partner with local religious organizations in collecting sanitizers for Ebola victims in West Africa. All donations appreciated and accepted.
2ND FLOOR CLASSROOMS:
5:45-6:30 p.m. - Ben’s Friends Big Band – Detroit’s very own popular 21-piece jazz orchestra.
6:30-7:15 p.m. - MSU New Horizons Jazz Ensemble – Our very own ‘house band’ playing holiday favorites.
7:15-8:00 p.m. - Spartan Youth Jazz – MSU’s Detroit youth jazz students led by Sean Dobbins.
8:30-9:15 p.m. - VISION – Detroit School of Arts Vocal award winning male vocal ensemble.
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Crescendo Detroit Presentation – Learn about social change through music education based on Venezuela famous ’il Sistema’.
6:45-7:30 p.m. - The Association of Black Storytellers Society – The ancient art of African Storytelling. Adults shall truly enjoy this.
7:30-8:15 p.m. - Adult Square Dancers - Dudes and Dolls, Cross Trailers, and Sashay Strutters - Three of Detroit’s most respected square dance clubs will perform (and instruct)…..audience participation required!
8:15-9:00 p.m. - M.S.U. Gospel Choir – Very popular and well received ministers in song ‘United and Guided by Christ’.
LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM:
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Arts & Scraps – A Detroit ‘tradition’ with an MSU ‘twist’!
6:00-10:00 p.m. - Parade Company – The Detroit Center decorated as only The Parade Company can.
6:00-10:00 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt – Featuring MSU, Whole Foods, the University of Michigan, Great Lakes Coffee, and more!
12. Midtown Interior Finishes
4240 Cass • 313.444.6438 • midtowninteriorfinishes.com
Stop by for tips on how to decorate your table for the holidays. Enter to win an area rug! Check out our window display provided by: PacifiCrest Carpets, DesignTex Fabrics, Sherwin-Williams Paint, and Gensee Tile, curated by local design students.
46. Model D House
4470 Second • www.modeldmedia.com
Model D, founded 2005, is an online magazine publishing stories about what's next for Detroit. Stop in to our historic 1886 Victorian townhouse to dance, drink, and see where Model D's magic happens. We'll have food and hot cider from local vendors. Cass Corridor Collective will spin Northern Soul and Christmas vinyl. And we'll show videos of Detroit's inspiring innovators.
47. Motor City Art Center
48. Motor City Brewing Works
49. Motor City Brewing Works Warehouse | Fellow Barber | RUNdetroit | Shinola
441 W. Canfield
Enjoy holiday kid’s crafts from 4:30-6:30 p.m., hot chocolate and cider, & other surprises along with the music of The Wild Feathers and Tunde Olaniran.
50. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 • www.mocadetroit.org
Join us at MOCAD during Noel Night for an evening filled with art, music, holiday treats, and creative activities for all ages. Presented by the MOCAD Teen Council, these quick and festive drop in craft stations will surely bring holiday joy to kids and adults alike. Decorate cookies, make your own marshmallow snowmen, ornaments, and holiday wreaths Featuring music by eclectic garage soul band J. Walker and the Crossguards.
Live entertainment from J. Walker and the Crossguards, purveyors of powerpop and garage rock soul. Sets at 6:30 & 8:00 p.m.
"The Detroit Artists Workshop: Roots and Branches" now on exhibition through Janurary 4, 2015. MOCAD and Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead present "The Detroit Artists Workshop: Roots and Branches," an exhibition featuring art, books, photos, films, flyers and Detroit Artists Workshop Press materials. This show is curated by Cary Loren in association with MOCAD’s Curator of Education and Public Engagement Amy Corle.
Plus open galleries, activities for all ages, and hot beverages and snacks from local vendors.
47. N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 • www.nnamdicenter.org
Stop in and see our current exhibitions: "Herbert Gentry & His Contemporaries," "Neha Vedpathak, Elemental," and "Elizabeth Youngblood, Vicissitude." We are also featuring the grand-opening of our first Quarter Pop incubator project, a retail space featuring clothing by Détroit is the New Black. DJ SYID will be providing the soundtrack throughout the night.
5:30-8:45 p.m. - House music by DJ SYID - Live holiday and jazz mix
9. 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.
9. Peacock Room | Frida
52. Plymouth United Church of Christ
600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 • www.puccdetroit.org
Non-stop family fun; dynamic one-of-a-kind holiday artisans; yummy hot food; children's games/prizes, make and take crafts, music, facepainting, free dress-up photos, costumed characters, holiday entertainment, merriment, and more!
5:00 p.m. - Spain School Musical and Performing Arts Academy
5:45 p.m. - Plymouth Renaissance Choir
6:00 p.m. - Plymouth Revelation Dance Ministry
6:15 p.m. - Plymouth Gospel Choir
6:30 p.m. - Detroit - Windsor Dance Academy
7:00 p.m. - Plymouth Blended Voices
7:15 p.m. - Dancematics
7:30 p.m. - Cass Tech Orchestra
8:00 p.m. - Plymouth 'Water' Chorale / Plymouth Youth Chorale
8:30 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts
50. Preservation Detroit
4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 • www.preservationdetroit.org
Mackenzie House will be full of preservation excitement! See cinematographer and photographer Geoff George’s first ever in-person show of his “Troubled Assets” Instagram photo series depicting Detroit’s repurposed bank structures from pre-1949 (and buy prints for holiday gifts). We’re hosting an encore of the “My Neighborhood, My Heritage” Jefferson-Chalmers exhibit, with photos through the eyes of its youth and its fascinating history. Special thanks go to the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, producers of the exhibit.
We’ll also have visioning dream boards to give some love to your favorite vacant landmarks, and we’re having a postcard-writing party so we can let city and state officials know that preservation matters. We’ll top it off with a DJ playing Detroit sounds and local holiday munchies and cider. Join us for a fun evening among friends!
54. Re:View Contemporary Gallery
In Gallery 1, Opening Reception for the annual group exhibit Re:Collect. In Gallery 2, Launch Party and exhibit for Re:See, the gallery’s web-based conceptual design store, featuring exciting limited-edition pieces by local and national artists and designers. 5:30 p.m.-10:00 pm.: Music and refreshments.
56. The Scarab Club
217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 • www.scarabclub.org
**OPENS AT 4 PM** View the 101th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Food Truck Rally, visit Santa, make a kid-friendly craft, enjoy warm beverages, purchase art and gifts.
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Woodward Line Poetry - Presents InsideOut's City Wide Poets
The Woodward Line Poetry Series continues its Noel Night tradition of presenting some Detroit's finest young writers from the InsideOut Literary Arts Project's City Wide Poets. Benjamin Alfaro, the Youth Leadership Coordinator leads a team of young poets including Kennedie King and Arzelia Williams, author of In the Eyes of a Child.
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Matthew Ball - Boogie Woogie Pianist
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Jessica Care Moore with special guest Kenny Watson - Poetry & Music
9:00-10:00 p.m. - Dylan LeBlanc
57. 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 Nadir and Levi Johnson performing between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
58. Small Mall on 2nd
4246 Second • 313.656.4664
Home of The Walk-in Closet, Quetarshe’s Unique Textiles & Gifts, and Calling All Greeks. Save time during this holiday season by experiencing this three-store mini mall that has everything from vintage items to handmade unique apparel to Greek Fraternity & Sorority items.
12. Source Booksellers
4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 • www.sourcebooksdetroit.com
Source Booksellers is an independent non-fiction bookstore specializing in history, culture, health, women studies, ecology and spirituality,non-fiction for young readers, periodicals and unusual sidelines Barbara Ware, local jazz singer and her musicians will offer music to celebrate the season from 7:30-10:00 p.m.. Join in an evening of glittering fun, information and conversation.
60. Spiral Collective - Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose
Shop for the perfect handmade gift and other pop-up surprises and enjoy the holiday sounds with visiting DJ JMO of St. Louis spinning a new set of Christmas House music.
31. Thrift on the Avenue (TOTA)
4130 Cass, Suite B • 313.649.7226 • thriftontheave.com
Thrift on the Avenue (TOTA) will be celebrating its one year anniversary in high style this Noel Night! TOTA, one of Midtown's newest boutiques, offers trendy second-hand clothing and shoes at affordable prices in Detroit. For Noel Night, TOTA will be hosting Vanity Rose Productions who will be delivering a mind-blowing ballet exhibit and demonstration. Vanity Rose is a multifaceted specialized performing arts company founded by Artistic Director Arryal Ramsey, and consists of dancers, models, singers, actors, musicians and more from the greater Detroit area. Stop by TOTA for a unique Noel Night shopping experience!
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 the Allen Park High School Marching Band.
62. University of Michigan Detroit Center
3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 • www.detroitcenter.umich.edu
Celebrate the holidays in maize and blue fashion as the University of Michigan Detroit Center once again joins Midtown Detroit’s 42nd Annual Noel Night celebration.
Join us from 5-9:30 p.m. as this year's festivities include holiday music performances by recording artist and singer Armond Jackson, the University of Michigan’s School of Music (UMMS) and Detroit School of Arts (DSA), an art exhibition, holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt co-sponsored with Michigan State University and Whole Foods.
In addition to great entertainment, enjoy holiday treats, coffee and hot chocolate while you soak in the spirit of the season.
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: Memories: Stanley Louis Rosenthal, Professor Rosenthal's Murray Jackson Award 50 Year Retrospective.
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 Bookstore
82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436
Warm up in the cafe with a holiday drink! Get in the spirit with a make & take activity and story time. Accepting Toys for Tots gift donations.
65. Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 • theatre.wayne.edu
8:00 p.m. - All in the Timing. Six hilarious one-acts from renowned playwright David Ives. From chimpanzees composing the complete works of William Shakespeare to the complexities facing Philip Glass while buying a loaf of bread, it’s non-stop madness! The hilarious wordplay is sure to leave you catching your breath between fits of laughter. (Tickets required).
Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre
4841 Cass (3317 Old Main) • 313.577.4273 • dance.wayne.edu
6:30 & 8:00 p.m. -ONSTAGE! Dance Theatre for Youth is a concert performance by WSU’s Dance CompanyONE (two 50 min. performances, tickets required, $5).
4743 Cass (below the Hilberry Theatre) • 313.577.2972 • WSUStudio.com
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Classic Christmas Stories told by the Hilberry Actors.
66. Wayne State University - Old Main Building
CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE | FRONT FOYER:
4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 • dance.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. - WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station.
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Charlie Miller on trumpet, Alex Colista on alto, and Jeff Cuny on bass. JUST ADDED!
7:00-9:00 p.m. - Jake Schwandt on guitar, Trevor Robertson on bass, and Vince Evangelista on percussion. JUST ADDED!
ELAINE L. JACOB GALLERY:
Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.993.7813 • art.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Exhibit: Menagerie, or Artwork Not About Love. Now through December 12, 2014.
Graduate Students in WSU's Fine Arts Department will be having an open studio event from 5:00-10:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Noel Night festivities. The Graduate Studios are located on the right just inside the main entrance of the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. The open house will feature work from M.A. and M.F.A. candidates working in a variety of media.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY:
4841 Cass | 1st Floor • 313.577.2598 • www.clas.wayne.edu/anthromuseum
The new exhibit, entitled "Follow the Lines: Environmental Legacy, Health & Fishing the Detroit River," will be showing through May, 2015. This multimedia exhibit invites attendees to wade through a history of the Detroit River and analyze the drastic impacts human use can have on the local ecology. The exhibit is based on a 2011-2013 study of Detroit urban fishermen conducted by Wayne State anthropologists in partnership with the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Erb Family Foundation. The project examined how the environment and fishing on the Detroit River encourage a sense of identity, develop family and neighborhood bonds, and serve as a nexus for the development of an informal economy in the lives of urban fisherman. Rather than discouraging use of potentially contaminated urban natural resources such as fish, the exhibit takes the anthropological insights of the study as a starting point for encouraging a proactive approach to educating the public on safe fishing techniques in order to ensure the continued strength of Detroit’s fishing traditions and the health of its fishermen.
Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 • 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." Tickets required- available at 5:00 p.m.
SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL:
Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.1795 • music.wayne.edu
7:30 p.m. - Noel Night Recital by Opera Workshop. Frances N. Brockington, Director.
68. Wayne State University School of Business
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, the Ice Guru.
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Allen Park High School Marching Band
7:00-7:45 p.m. - Bacchanal Promotions presents Top Hat Side Show - fire & other variety performances
8:15-9:00 p.m. - Bacchanal Promotions presents Top Hat Side Show - fire & other variety performances
9:30-10:00 p.m. - Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along
2014 Noel Night sponsor, Michigan Credit Union League will also be present on Woodward!
73. Youth Development Commission
30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 • www.ydcdetroit.org
Enjoy make and take crafts, face/nail art; pop-up holiday bazaar shopping; warm drinks and refreshments.
6:30-8:00 p.m. - Ballroom Dance Lessons
7:00 p.m. - Detroit Youth Choir
7:30 p.m. - Mosaic Youth Theatre
8:00 p.m. - Celebrity Site Tour
8:30 p.m. - Video Game Competition
Thick Air Studios
**Mobile Art Installation**
Look out for Thick Air's performance, Missing The Forest For The Trees, a mobile forest of fir trees migrating to Midtown for Noel Night! Watch for them along Woodward and Cass as they dance through their new environment, providing a festive backdrop for the evening.
Thick Air Studios is a group of mixed-media artists who live and work in Detroit, MI. They met while studying art at Alfred University, in rural New York state. They came together as a formal group in December of 2010, when Jane, Sam, and George discovered that their common educational backgrounds and eclectic mixture of skills allowed them to work well in collaboration.
**Located in the plaza between the WSU Welcome Center and the WSU Bookstore on Warren Avenue**
Apetechnology is back and will have the Electric Snowman and two Inflato-angels in action at Noel Night!
Apetechnology is an electro-mechanical art group operating out of Detroit’s New Center neighborhood. The group’s founder, Chip Flynn, has shown as either Peoplehater or Apetechnology across the world for almost twenty years. The group’s current manifestation has been working together for five years and consists of Flynn, Leith Campbell and Brad Ballard. Some of their more notable recent exhibitions have been at the Ende Tymes festival in Brooklyn, NY; Pyrotopia in Pittsburgh, PA; Electric Eclectics 2014 in Meaford, Ontario; Noel Night 2013 and many more.