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The schedule for the 43rd annual Noel Night is listed below. Keep checking back for the most up-to-date schedule, as new things are continually being added. 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. 3980 Second
**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**
Enjoy the sounds of Ryan Spencer of Jamaican Queens.
Detroit Clothing Circle • detroitclothingcircle.com
Detroit Clothing Circle is a new men's and women's clothing store serving Detroit. We specialize in curated looks for the individual and a price that brings a smile. Drinks and holiday shopping offered.
Holiday retail showcasing Sfumato Fragrances, a Corktown-based scent company.
Subtrakt • 419.206.7113 • subtrakt.it
Detroit-based design firm, Subtrakt, is hosting a soft opening for their line of minimal furniture. Drinks and holiday shopping offered.
2. 71 Garfield
71 Garfield • 313.831.5100 • sugarhilldetroit.com
Visit LTGraphics, Lynne Ford Studio, Sharper Vision Detroit, SocraTea, Sugar Hill Clay Studio and Trent Creative for a variety of holiday activities, shopping, refreshments, and more!
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 holiday shopping and artistic gift wrapping demonstrations.
Lynne Ford Studio
71 Garfield, Suite 160A • lynneford.net
Stop by the Lynne Ford Studio for their annual Noel Night open house and gallery sale.
71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.974.7299 • sharpervisiondetroit.com
Holiday discounts and deals at this eye care center.
71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • socrateadetroit.com
Socra Tea will host a holiday tea tasting and cookie pairing (supplies limited).
Sugar Hill Clay Studio
71 Garfield, Lower Level • 313.831.6100 • sugarhillclay.com
Holiday make-and-take activity offered ($).
**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR**
71 Garfield, Suitte 150 • 313.799.0348 • trentcreative.com
Open house and refreshments.
3. 8 Degrees Plato Detroit
**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**
4160 Cass, Suite C • 313.818.0023 • artloftonline.com
Artloft features gifts, home accents, fashion, holiday ornaments and cozy winter gear. Free gift wrap! Warm and cozy goods and most ornaments 20% off for the evening. Musical trio performing on stage in store and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes and random surprise gifts.
5:30-5:45 p.m. - Caroling For A Cause
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Julie Monahan, Flute Solo
7:15-8:15 p.m. - Britney Stoney performs
5. Avalon International Breads
422 W. Willis • 313.832.0008 • avalonbreads.net
Warm up with hot drinks, soups, hand pies and lots of love at Avalon, the "Hearth and Soul" of Detroit since 1997. This year, Avalon will feature freshly baked cookies, samples of their beloved Stollen and new Italian Pannetone! Enter their holiday cookie decorating contest and join their "hustle line" from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Instruction provided.
5:15-5:30 p.m. - Caroling For A Cause
5:45-6:15 & 6:30-7:00 p.m. - Vista Vero
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Nikki Holland
9:00-10:00 p.m. - Michael Adams
6. AYV Midtown
4100 Woodward, Suite 201 (Located next door to the Majestic) • 313.831.2473 • theAYVstore.com
This is the retail showroom for the lifestyle clothing brand: AYV Premium Lifestyle Apparel. They carry fashions and accessories for men and women. DJ Mix of 107.5FM & Violator DJ will spin holiday music, house, acid jazz and hiphop. Ligh refreshments will also be offered.
7. Back Alley Bikes | Hardcore Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop
3535 Cass • 313.873.5630
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. Ocelot Print Shop will be live printing holiday cards and will host a gallery opening. Light refreshments will be available.
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. - Hardcore Detroit Break Dance performances in the CCNDC community room
8. Bethel A.M.E. Church
5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 • bethelamechurchdetroit.org
Enjoy an evening of performances, holiday arts & crafts, shopping, free donuts, cider, and a special visit with Santa.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Holiday Shopping Expo. Shop for holiday gifts by a variety of local vendors.
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 Chorale
5:00 p.m. - Bethel Kids Jump 4 Jesus/Women of Praise
5:15 p.m. - Bethel A.M.E. Church Choir
5:30 p.m. - Burton International Dance Company
5:45 p.m. - Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
6:00 p.m. - St. Stephen A.M.E. Church Choir
6:15 p.m. - St. Stephen Praise in Motion Dancers
6:30 p.m. - Duke Ellington Sophisticated Ladies Choir
6:45 p.m. - Duke Ellington Dance Ensemble
7:00 p.m. - Gospel Temple Baptist Church Choir
7:20 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts Dance Company
7:45 p.m. - Michael Mindingall & Communion
7:45 p.m. - Duke Ellington School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. - East English Village Prepatory Academy Dance Team
8:15 p.m. - Greater Quinn A.M.E. Church
8:45 p.m. - Spain Middle School Dance Company
9:00 p.m. - Anna Marie (soloist)
9:15 p.m. - Diamond Divas Dancers
9:30 p.m. - Aaron Bravesoul Parrott
11. Busted Bra Shop
15 E. Kirby, Suite A • 313.288.0449 • bustedindetroit.com
The expert bra fitters at Busted Bra Shop have you covered from everyday basics to specialty lingerie. Photos with Santa in front of Busted's front door from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Photos benefits the Detroit AM Rotary Club. Holiday shopping features work by Valerie Eenunchi. Busted will also offer a gift with purchase all day during Noel Night, and everyone who purchases that day, will be entered into a drawing for a select bra and panty set.
12. Campus Bible Fellowship
13. Cass Cafe
4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 • casscafe.com
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Lac La Belle performs
Exhibit: "The Artists of Corktown Studios"
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: "The Artists of Corktown Studios." On view: November 7, 2015 - January 24, 2016.
Corktown Studios is an artist collective located in Detroit’s North Corktown Neighborhood providing affordable studios for its members as well as exhibition space for area artists and the community. Corktown Studios aims to contribute to the emerging identity of the area as a diverse and accessible hub for community-oriented creatives. This exhibition will feature Alisyn Malek, Jake Chidester, Lisa Poszywak, Jaye Thomas, Paula Zammit & Christopher Anderson.
14. Cass Corridor Commons
Dynamic spaces filled with live Detroit music, FreeMarket of Detroit swap, youth EcoCrafts, food and healing arts!
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 of Detroit 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!
Youth EcoCrafts and make-and-takes: recycled craft stations where guests can construct seasonal decorations and unique gifts from recyclable materials!
D. BLAIR THEATER (BASEMENT):
6:00-8:30 p.m. - Holiday Healing Festival - Dynamic art performances, healing arts workshops, and inspiring presentations, and provided by skilled members of Detroit's healing justic community.
9:00 p.m. - Thornetta Davis
15. 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. - PianOboe 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.
16. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 • thewright.org
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Ballet Renaissance
6:30-7:15 p.m. - Delta Prep Academy High School, Vocal
7:30-8:30 p.m. - United Voices of Detroit
8:45-9:45 p.m. - Kenny Watson "Le Noel a Deroit"
Photos with an African American Santa ($), raffle for one girl's and one boy's bicycle.
5:15-6:00 p.m. - Urban Stringz
6:30-7:15 p.m. - Inner Voices Flute Quartet
7:30-8:00, 8:30-9:00 p.m. - Onita Sanders, Harpist
5:15 p.m. - Jazz Music Duo - Jon Dixon and DeSean Jones
6:15 p.m. - Choral Performance - DSA Achievers Ladies Ensemble
7:15 p.m. - DJ and Dance Performance - Music and dance performance featuring Detroit-bred music and dance styles
8:15 p.m. - Women & Design Showcase - Fashion show-style showcase featuring female designers
5:15-5:45 p.m. - DAAS Dance
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Inner Dance Scope
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Detroit Tap Repertory
8:15-8:45 p.m. - King H.S. Dance
9:00-9:45 p.m. - Motor City Dance Factory
5:00-9:30 p.m. - Activities for youth and families including acapella choral singing along with African drumming workshops and crafts.
Exhibitions on display at The Wright:
+ Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
+ Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series 2015
+ 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.
17. City Bird | Nest
Visit this popular Midtown destination to shop a huge assortment of holiday gifts, cards and ornaments from more than 200 local artists and designers, including their popular Detroit-themed goods. Enjoy holiday DJs and visit with Santa! Check out this newly expanded store to shop unique housewares and gifts from independent designers and local makers including amazing holiday ornaments, gift wrap and more! Enjoy Christmas carolers throughout the evening and a visit from Santa!
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 and glassblowing demonstrations by CCS faculty and students will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.
6:00-8:45 p.m. - Friends Vocal Quintet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)
19. Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 • detroitartistsmarket.org
The DAM transforms into an exciting art-filled gift market where you can find 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. So join them this holiday season, find that perfect gift, and support Detroit's thriving arts community! A light snack will be available to their guests.
21. Detroit Design Center Gallery
4225 Third • www.detroitdesigncenter.com
View a collection of sculptures created by the Nordin Brothers as well as a new mural while enjoying baked goods and savory treats. Holiday gift sales.
10:00 p.m. - The Strange performs, including local performers Brett Lucas, James Simonson, and many more.
22. 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 and have your caricature drawn.
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
Qui Qui Edibles will provide food for purchase throughout the night.
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
AMERICA'S MOTOR CITY:
6:00 & 7:00 p.m. - YMCA Deep River Choir
23. Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 • dia.org
Warm up in the galleries with FREE entrance to the special exhibition, "30 Americans," and enjoy various holiday fare.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - The Snow Queen
6:00 p.m. - Dixon's Violin
STUDIO 1ST LEVEL:
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Gingerbread workshop craft activity
6:15 p.m. - Tia Imani Hanna
8:00 p.m. - Inner Voices
5:45 p.m. - Nicole New
7:15 & 8:45 p.m. - Augustus Williamson
Food and drink available in Cafe DIA, Kresge Court, and the Great Hall. Holiday shopping also available.
24. 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 Dutch Girl doughnuts while supplies last, and DJ Emmett 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, singers and dancers will be featured throughout the building. Tour through the DPL Galleria featuring local artists, their Open House for special collections, or just stroll through the beautiful beuilding and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Gratitude Steel Band
5:15 & 6:30 p.m. - The Storytellers
8:00 p.m. - Kidz Klez of Michigan
5:00 p.m. - Living Arts
5:45 p.m. - Dance City Performance Team & Studio Detroit
7:00 p.m. - Pointe Academy Dance Center - CANCELLED!
7:30 p.m. - Marygrove Repertory Dance
8:30 p.m. - Heritage Works
CLARA STANTON JONES FRIENDS AUDITORIUM:
5:15 p.m. - The Marvin Jones Trio
6:45 p.m. - PanaMO
8:15 p.m. - Maurice Davis
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Off the Wall - iO Writers respond to 30 Americans | JUST ADDED! | EARLY PERFORMANCE
A poetry and music performance featuring InsideOut Literary Arts Project writers: Audra Kubat, Mahogany Jones, Naidra Walls, Terrell Morrow, Hajjar Baban and Justin Rogers.
25. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org
6:15-6:45 p.m. - Detroit Children's Choir
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Selfies with Santa (FREE)
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. - The Diving Bell (FREE)
"Mahler's Resurrection" (Tickets required $).
Visit Midtown Studio @ The Max for information on what's happening in Midtown Detroit! Food/drink specials, holiday shopping, family activities, photos, and a visit from Santa.
27. Ecumenical Theological Seminary
28. Epicurus Restaurant
111 W. Warren • 313.832.0133
5:30-9:00 p.m. - Jay Graves performs.
29. First Congregational Church
33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 • friendsoffirst.com
7:30 p.m. - Good Neighbours All
6:30 p.m. - Detroit Medical Orchestra - Will perform "Symphony No. 5, Op. 64" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This performance will play the full sympony and will last approximately 50 minutes.
8:30 p.m. - Madeleine Peyroux - American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Delicious hot food will also be available for sale.
30. FLO Boutique
404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 • flowingflava.com
A simple creative funky clothing and accessories boutique with a warm welcome. Pick up a gift for you or yours while listening and dancing with Sound Circle DJs. A raffle ticket will be provided on purchase. FLO will also showcase an "off-the-wall" 10' tall fashion show and live dancing mannequins.
6:15 p.m. - Caroling for a Cause
7:30 p.m. - Brinae Ali
11. Fourteen East Cafe
15 E. Kirby • 313.871.0500 • 14eastcafe.com
Hot chocolate, hot cider and holiday cookies specially priced for this evening. Art, gifts and pastries. Free interactive activities for children provided by the Michigan Science Center. Poinsettia pHun - our favorite holiday plant is a natural pH indicator. Learn about acids and bases with cool color changing experiments. Frost Painting - paint a holiday scene and watch frost crystals grow as your creation dries.
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 Block. A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.
33. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company
3965 Woodward • 313.831.9627 • www.greatlakescoffee.com
Stop in for a locally roasted cup of coffee, glass of beer or wine or a cocktail with a holiday twist. Enjoy the sounds of acoustic trio The Half Bloofs (The Blueflowers acoustic trio) from 5;30-8:30 p.m. and a late night DJ session after 9:00 p.m.
36. The Hannan House
4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 • www.hannan.org
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Ms. Ruth's Catering will serve beef, chicken and vegetarian chilis, wings, hotdogs, catfish, seasonal sweets and hot drinks.
6:00 p.m. - Holiday stories by the Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning Creative Writing Class
6:30 p.m. - DEPSA Youth Chorale
7:30 p.m. - Lorenzo Rhodes
ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY:
Sight Fest Open Exhibition
5:30-7:30 p.m. - Face painting
6:00 p.m. - DSA Male Ensemble: Visions
7:00 p.m. - Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning's Belly Dancing Class: The Silver Shakers
7:30 p.m. - Chinese Program
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
40. Kit and Ace
**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**
4240 Cass, Suite 106 • kitandace.com
Kit and Ace specializes in technical cashmere and features the works of local Detroit artists. Enjoy the festivities with a cozy atmosphere for live music, delicious holiday treats and machine washable cashmere. Christmas music mixes by DJ IV Wolves.
41. Majestic Theater Complex
4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com
5:00-9:30 p.m. - The Majestic Theater will feature Build Bazaar, a pop-up marketplace featuring an exciting and diverse range of local vendors--everything from artisanal candles and soap, to fresh baked goods and handmade wares.
The Majestic Cafe will be open for dinner, drinks and laughter featuring the lyrical stylings of Konrad Lee, Loung Singer Extraordinaire.
There will be food and drinks for purchase and holiday shopping in the Majestic for Noel Night.
42. 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. Doors: 5:00-8:30 p.m.
MiSci SCIENCE STAGE | Arts Academy in the Woods:
5:00-8:30 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods Student Art Gallery
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Arts Academy in the Woods performances from their Madrigal Choir, Concert Choir, Chorale Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Flute Quartet, Dance Department, Creative Writing Department, Theater Department, and many more!
Arts Academy in the Woods is a 2015 sponsor of Noel Night!
MiSci TOYOTA ENGINEERING THEATER:
6:15 & 7:30 p.m. - "James and the Giant Peach" presented by the Wayne State University Theatre Department. JUST CANCELLED.
MiSci LUNAR GALLERY STAGE:
5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 & 8:15 p.m. - Frostology: winter-themed science demonstrations presented by MiSci.
7:00 & 8:00 p.m. - The Music of Wizard of Oz: presented by Warren Civic Theater. Professional singers perform songs from their upcoming show on the MiSci Lunar Gallery Stage.
MiSci DTE ENERGY SPARKS THEATER:
6:00-8:30 p.m. - MMODD presents Antonio's Salon and Frost the Fairy Queen. Meet the Frost Fairy queen, learn about costume design and get a fun snowflake tattoo.
MiSci KIDS TOWN:
Winter-themed kids hands-on science activities and take-aways.
MiSci ENTRANCE LOBBY:
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Super Grover character visit presnted by "Sesame Street Live!" | JUST ADDED!
MiSci COSMIC CAFE:
Open 5:00-8:30 p.m. Grab 'n Go food and beverages. Prices range from $0.50 - $8.00.
FOOD TRUCKS | 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Beignets 2 Go and Bigalora Wood Fired Pizza will be located in the Science Center's parking lot.
PLEASE NOTE: MiSci is proud to be a part of the 43rd Noel Night, a Midtown Detroit community holiday open house. They will open free of charge to the public. Families are encouraged to visit the Science Center between 5:00pm and 9:00 p.m. All youth age 17 or younger are required to be with a chaperone over the age of 25. Youth visitors without an accompanying chaperone will be asked to return another time to visit the center.
42. University Prep Science & Math Middle School
**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**
5100 John R • 313.832.8400 • upsm.uprepschools.com
Holiday crafts for children 12 and under. Snacks also available ($).
5:00 p.m. - UPSM Elementary School 5th Grade Choir
5:45 p.m. - UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings
6:30 p.m. - UPSM Middle School Dancers
7:15 p.m. - UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings
8:00 p.m. - UPSM Middle School Dancers
43. Michigan State University - Detroit Center
3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 • www.detroitcenter.msu.edu
2ND FLOOR ENSEMBLE ROOM:
5:00-7:00 p.m. - Instrument Petting Zoo! Introduce your child to the instrument family and let them get up close and personal with strings, winds, brass and percussion!
2ND FLOOR FRONT LOBBY:
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Mariella Mouse in the Opera House Story Time - Children can enjoy a story red aloud about a little mpuse that goes on a musical adventure.
5:30-6:30 p.m. - MSU Detroit Gospel Choir, Jessica Clements, Director - This choir lifts its voice in praise of Detroit and performs a variety of music ranging from contemporary Gospel and Christian music to Negro spirituals, hymns and anthems.
6:30-8:00 p.m. - Spartan Youth Jazz - Open jam session led by Spartan Youth Jazz Program faculty featuring some of Detroit's most talented young players! Bring your horn, sticks or voice and sit in!
Komen Detroit Race for the Cure and New Balance Detroit will be present at the MSU Detroit Center on Noel NIght. A pink ribbon themed gift decorating station is available for a $2 donation or decorate a pink ribbon for the 2016 race for free.Other giveaways will also be provided.
46. Motor City Brewing Works Warehouse | RUNdetroit | Shinola
441 W. Canfield
Holiday kid's dance party and warming station cafe from 5:00-7:00 p.m. followed by live entertainment from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
47. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 • www.mocadetroit.org
Art, music, treats and crafts for all ages. Pilar Cote will DJ Latin music throughout the evening.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - Art activity with Lisa Luevanos
Exhibition: United States of Latin America. Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra. On view now through January 3, 2016. The exhibition United States of Latin America brings together more than thirty emerging artists from Latin America, many of whom will be exhibiting in the United States for the first time. The show is based on an ongoing conversation between two curators, Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra, who for a number of years have exchanged research and information about artists, artworks, and the overall development of the art world from Mexico to Argentina and the many countries in between. The exhibition is an extension of this dialogue into the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit via artworks suggested in dialogue format.
Pablo Accinelli, Edgardo Aragón, Juan Araujo, Felipe Arturo, Nicolás Bacal, Milena Bonilla, Paloma Bosquê, Pia Camil, Bevenuto Chavajay, Marcelo Cidade, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Nicolás Consuegra, Minerva Cuevas, Elena Damiani, Mariana Castillo Deball, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Federico Herrero, Voluspa Jarpa, Runo Lagomarsino, Adriana Lara, Engel Leonardo, Valentina Liernur, Mateo López, Renata Lucas, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Nicolás Paris, Amalia Pica, Pablo Rasgado, Pedro Reyes, Adrián Villar Rojas, Gabriel Sierra, Clarissa Tossin and Carla Zaccagnini.
Exhibition: You Can't Print That! 50 Years of The Fifth Estate. Co-curated by Peter Werbe and Barbara Logan in association with MOCAD's Curator of Education and Public Engagement, Amy Corle. On view now through January 3, 2016. Fifth Estate, the nation’s oldest and still thriving underground newspaper, celebrates its 50th anniversary in a big way with exhibitions at two Detroit museums this fall. Together the exhibitions provide intimate insights into the influence of the radical media, with its affiliated artists and activists, in the greater Detroit area, throughout the United States, and around the globe.
48. N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 • www.nnamdicenter.org
Stop in and see their current exhibitions: “Simbi dzebasa – Four contemporary artists from Zimbabwe.” Curated by Chido Johnson. On view now through Jan. 2, 2016. Featuring artists: Tapfuma Gusta, Masimba Hwati, Nancy Mteki, and Gareth Nyandoro. "The Cosmology of Resistance & Transformation" features artist Leonardo Benzant. Also check out their Quarter Pop incubator project, a retail space featuring clothing by Détroit is the New Black.
3:00-10:00 p.m. - House music by DJ Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale
11. The Park Shelton
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.
49. 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, children's games with prizes, storytelling, face painting, family photos, make and take crafts, costumed characters, holiday entertainment, a youth choir, merriment and more! Enjoy a light meal with sides and drinks. Secured parking also available.
UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY:
5:00 p.m. - Spain School Performing Arts Mime/Choir/Dance
5:30 p.m. - Plymouth Renaissance Choir
5:45 p.m. - MacArthur K-8 University Academy Middle School Concert Choir - Southfield
6:05 p.m. - Plymouth Gospel Choir/Plymouth Youth Choir
6:15 p.m. - Levey Middle School Marching Band - Southfield
6:30 p.m. - Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy
7:00 p.m. - Dancematics
7:30 p.m. - Cass Tech Orchestra
8:00 p.m. - Higher Praise Dancers/Plymouth "Water" Chorale/Plymouth Blended Voices
8:30 p.m. - Detroit School of Arts Dancers
50. Preservation Detroit
4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 • www.preservationdetroit.org
Placemaking Cass Park activities and gallery of historic buildings. Meet Brick + Beam rehab community. Purchase Detroit-themed gifts from ArtWear Detroit. DJ Jeff Richards will spin Detroit and holiday tunes. Free hot cider and cookies, and more!
51. St. Josaphat Church
**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**
715 E. Canfield • 313.831.6659 • motherofdivinemercy.org
5:00, 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. - Church tours
6:00 p.m. - Services
7:30 p.m. Mother of Divine Mercy Schola Cantorum
8:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Cappella
Hot beverages and snacks. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies available for purchase. Mother of Divine Mercy Gift Shop: holiday gift items, Catholic and Polish merchandise, souvenir slate from the St. Josaphat steeple, furniture made from original St. Josaphat steeple wood, and information on the historic churches of Mother of Divine Mercy: St. Josaphat, St. Joseph and Sweetest Heart of Mary.
52. The Scarab Club
217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 • www.scarabclub.org
Extended Noel Night hours, until 11:30 p.m. at the Scarab Club! View the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition and Scarab Club artist studio. Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider. Food Truck Rally. Visit Santa by the fire and create kid-friendly craft. Browse Detroit vendors selling holiday gifts.
53. Simone DeSousa Gallery
444 W. Willis • 313.833.9000 • simonedesousagallery.com
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present EDITION / 15: A holiday exhibition tradition where the gallery invites our featured artists, as well as local artists and designers to create unique, limited edition works. Special opening reception. Music and refreshments.
54. Small Mall on 2nd
4246 Second • 313.960.4656
Visit Avec Boutique, Calling All Greeks, Wi-Fi Study Hall and Sweet Chateau Cupcakes.
5:30-9:00 p.m. - A local pianist will provide musical accompaniment to sing Christmas carols. Make a pair of snowman and candy cane earrings! Jewelry making classes will be held every half hour from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments. Holiday shopping.
40. Source Booksellers
4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 • sourcebooksellers.com
Source Booksellers specializes in non-fiction books and unusual sidelines at a full-range of price points. Holiday shopping and free gift wrap will be available on Noel Night.
5:00-9:00 p.m. - The Give A Mouse A Cookie mouse will be walking in and outside the store. The mouse is celebrating the reading of If You Give books and 30 years of giving!
7:30-10:00 p.m. - Barbara Ware, local jazz singer and her musicians will offer music to celebrate the season.
55. Spiral Collective - Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose
Shop for the perfect handmade gift at the pop-up Holiday Makers Market.
5:00 p.m. - Caroling For A Cause
6:00-9:00 p.m. - Enjoy the holiday sounds with visiting DJ JMO of St. Louis spinning a new set of Christmas House music.
56. University of Michigan - Detroit Center
3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 • www.detroitcenter.umich.edu
Visit the U-M Detroit Center and enjoy seasonal musical performances, a scavenger hunt and holiday crafts.
5:00 p.m. - Oak Park Voices of Inspiration School Choir
6:00 p.m. - Detroit Christian Youth Orchestra
6:45 p.m. - Winans Academy Orchestra
7:10 p.m. - Winans Academy Dance Company
8:30 p.m. - LSO Dance Company
57. Wayne State University Art Department Gallery
150 Art Building (in WSU's Community Arts Center, near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.2980 • art.wayne.edu
Current students and alumni of Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History along with community arts organizations and local artists will showcase and sell both limited edition and one-of-a-kind items to Noel Night revelers at this year’s Winter Art Market (WAM). The market will take place in the studio hallways of the Community Arts Building on Saturday, from 5PM to 10PM. Their featured Alumnus for WAM 2014 is Chris Morris. Morris will participate in the market selling items from his Dirt Label line thedirtlabel.com.
The WSU Faculty Exhibition will be on view in the gallery. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Art Department Gallery.
58. Wayne State University Bookstore
82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436
Stop by the WSU bookstore for some holiday shopping! Warm up in the cafe with a seasonal holiday drink! Get in the spirit with a make-and-take activity for the kids. Join them for a special holiday story time at 7:30 p.m. The bookstore will also be sponsoring a Candy Cane drive-in-store where all donations go to Detroit Dog Rescue!
59. Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 • theatreanddance.wayne.edu
2:00 & 8:00 p.m. - Inspecting Carol. By Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. An uproarious backstage comedy that highlights the joys, trials and unpredictability of producing a play. (Tickets required).
Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre
4841 Cass (3317 Old Main) • 313.577.4273 • dance.wayne.edu
WSU Dance Company performs their annual evening-length presentation. The performance contains multiple dance styles and stories: a delight for all ages! ($).
4743 Cass (below the Hilberry Theatre) • 313.577.2972 • theatreamddance.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Classic Holiday Stories told by the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty.
60. Wayne State University - Old Main Building
CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE | FRONT FOYER:
4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 • dance.wayne.edu
Take a stroll through historic Old main and visit WSU's many departments.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station.
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Live Coal Gallery is a Detroit-based gallery and museum that collects, exhibits, and sells the works of aspiring, emerging, and established artists.For Noel Night, they will be selling works by: CAYRwear (dolls), Kelly Darke (fiber), Saffell Gardner (paintings/prints), the late Larry Humphrey (glass), Marylou Leger (jewelry), Yvette Rock (mixed media), and Pravin Sitaraman (photography).
5:00-10:00 p.m. - T.A.P. - Teen Artists Program will also have art on exhibit and for sale.
5:00 & 7:00 p.m. - WSU Jazz Ensembles
Graduate Arts Studios
Old Main Annex Building • Enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.6371 • art.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. - Open Studio Exhibition of Works by MFA and MA Candidates. Browse works by WSU art graduate students working in a variety of media.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY:
4841 Cass | 1st Floor • 313.577.2598 • clas.wayne.edu/anthromuseum
The Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology at Wayne State University has been a training ground for students and area residents interested in local history for a generation. Founded in 1958 by Dr. Arnold Pilling, the Museum has long been a center for local archaeological research. In 1997, the Museum moved to its beautiful new location on the first floor of Old Main. The Museum's collections consist of archaeological, ethnographic, and contemporary modern materials with a strength in the area of local historical and archaeological materials. These collections have been amassed through the investigation of local sites by WSU Local Field Schools over the past 50 years. Archaeology related books will be sold.
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." FREE tickets required - available beginning 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. - Holiday Strings - A recital of string chamber music featuring students from the Wayne State University Department of Music.
62. WDET 101.9 FM Detroit
**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR**
4600 Cass • 313.577.4146 • www.wdet.org
Enjoy tours of the WDET studios, meet their hosts, and record your holiday wishes for Detroit. Join them at the top of each hour for "Holiday Tales," readings by WDET on-air hosts under their Noel Night Tree the entire family will enjoy. Hot cocoa will be available to warm you up!
63. Whole Foods Market - Nutrition & Culinary Education Center
3670 Woodward, Suite 103-B • 313.354.6150
Holiday Cooking Classes - Impress your guests this holiday season. COme learn some new ideas for making creative holiday appetizers and small plates. Tasty samples and sparkling cider will be seerved. Cooking demos will ake place at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.
65. Woodward Avenue Bandstand
Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth
6:00 p.m. - Allen Park High School Marching Band
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. - Bacchanal Promotions "Top Hat Side Show"
8:00 p.m. - Detroit Party Marching Band
9:30 p.m. - Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along
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.
66. Youth Development Commission
30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 • www.ydcdetroit.org
Crafts, live music, group mural, art exhibit, youth photo competition, food and warm drinks. Holiday shopping also available!
6:00 p.m. - Live music (jazz band)
7:00 p.m. - DSA - Vision Male Ensemble of the Arts
7:30 p.m. - Kia Kyndel
7:45 p.m. - Deshawn Wilson
8:00 p.m. - Photo contest judging begins.
8:15 p.m. - Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert & Friends
Apetechnology - Old Man Winter and his Icicle Army robots will take over the College for Creative Studies' Ford Campus' circular drive at Kirby and John R.
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.
69. Corktown Studios
Jake Chidester and Alisyn Malek of Corktown Studios will present The Seussian Arkestra, an art installation and performance outside of the Detroit Institute of Arts John R Entrance. Part imagination, part real melodic and rhythmic genius, The Seussian Arkestra will create an interactive visual and audio playscape drawing in participants to interact with each of the larger than life musical instruments. The evening will also feature a few performances by Botanical Fortress on these visually engaging instruments throughout the evening.
Corktown Studios is an artist collective located in Detroit’s re-emerging North Corktown Neighborhood and provides affordable studios for its members as well as exhibition space for area artists and the community. Corktown Studios, in conjunction with complementary rejuvenation projects in the neighborhood and aims to contribute to the emerging identity of the area as a diverse and accessible hub for community-oriented creatives.
Other Events & Activities Happening in Midtown:
5800 Cass • 313.749.6722 • carhartt.com
Carhartt's flagship store will feature coffee drinks, fun winter treats and music by Wayne State University Jazz Ensemble.
Go! Sy Thai
4240 Cass, Suite 103 • 313.638.1467 • gosythai.com
Warm up with free hot tea, giveaways and holiday shopping!
15 E. Kirby • 313.703.7754 • goodsdetroit.com
Step into Goods for the perfect Michigan or Detroit-themed gift. They have the softest T-shirts and sweatshirts around!
Goodwells Natural Food Market & Deli
418 W. Willis • 313.831.2130
Hot herbal teas + freshly made soups and curry vegetable samosas.
5:45 p.m. - Caroling For A Change
Midtown Interior Finishes
4240 Cass, Suite 111 • 313.656.4300 • midtowninteriorfinishes.com
Listen to holiday music while enjoying an evening of shopping in Midtown. Stop by to see locally hand-crafted interior finishes from ceramic tiles, concrete tiles and counter tops, and wood paneling for the home and office. Check out their custom ceramic holiday tile for your holiday decoration.
Wet House Printing
4468 3rd St • 313.334.4938 • wethouse.us
Wet House, Detroit's newest full service print shop, will host a pop-up shop featuring items from their clients, mostly T-shirts and sweaters, and will demonstrate the art of printing. Call for more information.
Other Events & Activities Happening outside of Midtown:
The Fort Street Chorale & Chamber Orchestra
Fort Street Presbyterian Church • 631 W. Fort Street (at Third) • 313.961.4533 • fortstreet.org
Make a day of Detroit! Before you head to Midtown for Noel Night, check out another long-held holiday tradition in Detroit: The Fort Street Chorale & Chamber Orchestra performs the 37th annual performance of G.F. Handel's Messiah. Edward Kingins, Music Director. Richard Householder, Conductor. Vocalists: Peggy Dwyer, Soprano; Dorothy Duensing, Alto; Pablo Bustos, Tenor; Steven Henrikson, Bass.
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Fort Street Presbyterian Church • 631 W. Fort Street (at Third)
General Admission: $20
French Christmas Concert and Dinner with Encore Detroit
Ste. Anne's Church in Detroit • 1000 St. Anne St. • 313.496.1701 • ste-anne.org
The third annual French Christmas Concert and Dinner with la Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor will be held at Ste Anne de Détroit on December 5th at 4:00 p.m. It is a celebration of 314 years of French history and culture at “the straits.” Madame Donna Vigneux, descendent of the founding families of the straits and teacher in one of Windsor’s three French language high schools, will speak on “314 years of Francophone presence at the Straits.” Proceeds will benefit the restoration funds of our region's two historic French, and First Nations churches: Sainte Anne de Détroit and Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor.
4:00 p.m. - Tour of historic Ste. Anne de Détroit Church.
5:00 p.m. - Ste Anne dominical Mass with French music by la Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor
6:00 p.m. - Christmas Concert at Ste Anne’s church by the Francophone Chorale du Tricentainaire de Windsor.
7:30 p.m. - BOOK ONLINE: $25 Traditional French Canadian dinner from La Place Concorde and a cash bar with lecture “314 years of French existence at the Straits” by Madame Donna Vigneux. Book online: http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Drunken-Historical-Society/events/226654661/