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Noel Night

The 44th annual Noel Night will take place on
Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Detroit’s #MidtownDetroit District.

Over 100 institutions, including;

Detroit Institute of Arts,
Michigan Science Center,
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,
Detroit Historical Museum,
Detroit Public Library,

will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house.
Performances by over 200 area
dance ,
other special performance  groups.


The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on
Woodward Avenue led by the The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Band
—a long-standing Noel Night tradition.
Noel Night activities take place in Midtown Detroit, and free shuttle service is offered between participating venues.
Convenient parking is available in area lots.
Detroit Lyft is the offical ridesharing partner of Noel Night.
Visit: https://www.lyft.com/invite/noelnight16
apply the code NOELNIGHT16 for a $20 credit.el


Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district.
Call 313-420-6000 or visit http://www.noelnight.org/ for additional information.


(( from – – Develop Detroit | Facebook – ))

December 3 2016 
5:00pm to 10:00pm
will be warm and bright for the 44th annual Noel Night celebration .
At the Detroit Historical Museum from 5 to 10 p.m.,
visitors will have the chance to talk to and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as enjoy musical entertainment .

The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band, a long-standing Noel Night tradition.


Grand Trunk Passenger Station
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Streets of Old Detroit
5 – 9 p.m.
Shops open to the public

Legends Plaza (outside Woodward entrance)
6 p.m./7 p.m./8 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir

America’s Motor City
6 p.m./7 p.m.
Mike Monford

Kid Rock Music Lab
5:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Nicole Varga on violin
6:30 p.m.
Anthony Retka wsg Kelly Tuscherer on vocals

Wrigley Hall
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Make & Take Crafts with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Louise C. Booth Auditorium
5 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Madrigal Chorale
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Suzuki Royal Oak
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sean Blackman “In Transit”



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    11-1 (FRI)  Frank Pahl’s Little Bang Theory at the DIA– THE FILMS OF LADISLAW  STAREWICZ…7pm ONLY  http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-night.aspx?id=4062&iid=
   11-1  Trio Nomadian at Motor City Wine at 10pm for $5  http://www.motorcitywine.com/calendar.php
   11-1  Nicole New at LCH at 7pm http://thelondonchophouse.com/entertainment/
   11-1  Amir El Saffar Quintet at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn at 7:30pm for $10…    http://arabamericanmuseum.org/2013GF_Amir_ElSaffar_Quintet  …
workshop at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Trinosophes,
1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit.
Free admission; suggested donation of $5-$20.   http://amirelsaffar.com/    NTBM!!!!
   11-2 (SAT)  PD9/Paradise Valley Walk, Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion, Michigan at 2:00pm
   11-2   PD9 at the annual Scarab Club Ball at 9pm
   11-2  Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert give a talk on Motown and Jazz at MOCAD at 1pm   in their Gallery Talk Series…free, but donations are accepted
bring some extra cash for their great jazz book too!
   11-2  Mark Randisi and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra from 8pm to 9:30pm at Toledo’s Valentine Theatre as they do the music of Sinatra…tix $22 to $32
  11-2  Wayne Shorter Quartet and the DSO at Orchestra Hall in Detroit at 8pm with tix starting at $36
Shorter is always NTBM!
   11-3 (SUN)  Scott Gwinnell Tentet at the DIA in a tribute to Pepper Adams
=   this will be in the Lecture Hall, but check again when you come  NTBM!
  11-3  Detroit All-Stars/New Beginnings Ensemble at Detroit’s St. Matthew’s/St. Joseph ’s Church as the play the music of Douglas Halladay at 4pm..$15 adv/$20
www.dso.org   and can be purchased at the DSO box office
8850 Woodward @ Holbrook
Look at this link!  Who’s who of Detroit jazz!
a.       11-5 (TUES)  Shofar at Kerrytown at 8pm  Klezmer meets free jazz!  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/shofar_11_12132/
b.      11-5  Eric Boeren Quartet featuring HAN BENNIK!!!!  Also, Michael Moore and Wilbert De Joode!   NTBM   At Trinosophes
and  see here for times/cover charge
c.       11-6 (WED)  master percussionist Bill Summers, bring his new Latin Jazz Sextet to Cliff bell’s with doors at 7pm and show at 9pm see the link for a link to buy advanced tix at Brown Paper Tickets for $21.69 to $32.04 (the cheapest/fairest fee-based ticket service on the web)
d.      11-8 (FRI) Ralph Peterson Unity Organ Project
featuring Craig Handy, Josh Evans and new kid on the block, B-3 organist, Jake Sherman…Marc says NTBM!  See the attachment above…$30 general admission with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm at the Paul Robeson Theatre at the Detroit Northwest Activities Center…this is the inaugural event of the new Jazz At The Centre curated by Skip Norris who has lined up some HOT, HOT, HOT gigs in the coming months of heavy hitters!  (Photos during first song only)  tix at
18100 Meyers @ Curtis
e.      11-8  Omar Sosa at the DIA…one of the greatest shows I have ever seen at the DIA…one of the best pianists on the planet with a KILLER band to boot…NTBM!
7:00pm full concert ONLY (no 8:30 set)
f.        11-9 (SAT)  Omar Sosa at Kerrytown at 7pm and 9pm (these are 2 separate sets—not one concert)  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/omar_sosa_11_12132/
g.       11-9  Steve Lehman Octet at  UMS in Ann Arbor @ the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre for $25 or $35  http://ums.org/performances/1314-steve-lehman-octet
h.      11-10 (Sun)  Bryn Roberts Trio at Kerrytown at 7pm
i.         11-18 (MON)  William Hooker Band at Trinosphes…great avant jazz drummer!
j.        11-19 (TUES)  Guitarist Mike Stern and his band at the Jazz Café…suggest you hop on tix asap as they are selling fast  http://www.musichall.org/events/Mike-Stern  tix are $30adv/$40 door
k.       11-20 (WED)  Kayhan Kalhor at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:30pm  Incredible music from Persia/Turkey http://www.clevelandart.org/events/music-and-performances/performing-arts-series/kayhan-kalhor
l.         11-22 (FRI)  Diego Rivera Sextet (cd release gig) at Kerrytown at 8pm   http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/diego_rivera_1213211/
m.    11-24 (SUN)  Brooklyn Rider with Bela Fleck at UMS  at 4pm at Rackham Aud.  http://ums.org/performances/1314-brooklyn-rider   Contempo Classical stuff
n.      11-29  Rebetiki Istoria (Greek Folk World Music) at 7:30pm at the Arab-American Museum  http://arabamericanmuseum.org/2013GF_Rebetiki-Istoria
o.      Friday at the DIA…please look at the link for acts scheduled to January and I plan on doing a majority of them!
– Grand Band on 12-13 is a SIX Piano group…an all-piano sextet doing Modern Classical stuff…
p.      12-7 (SAT)  Tatsuya Nakatani’s NGO  Nakatani Gong Orchestra at Trinosophes! http://www.hhproduction.org/TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html
q.      12-8 (SUN)   Jon Faddis   5pm for $10
you might be able to catch a double header with the next concert….)
r.        12-8  Dave Douglas Quintet at Kerrytown at 7pm
s.       12-12 (THUR)  To Hit! (percussion duo)…doing contemporary classical stuff at Kerrytown at 8pm http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/hit_2013/
t.        12-14 (SAT)  The Cookers featuring Billy Harper (see “d”)…part of this series…more info to come!
u.      12-20 (FRI)  Doug Halladay/Gary Schunck latin Jazz experience at Kerrytown at 8pm http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/halladay_schunk_latin_11_12132/
v.       12-22 (SUN)  Glenn Tucker’s A Jazz Nativity …I caught this one last year and loved it!  At 7pm at Kerrytown  http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/glenn_tucker_jazz_nativity11/
w.     1-17 and 18  Kronos Quartet (these will be DIFFERENT programs on each day)…8pm at the Power Center at UNS in Ann Arbor
x.       1-19 (SUN)  The Whammies featuring Han Bennink!  Doing the music of Steve Lacy…NTBM!  Kerrytown at 7:30pm
y.       1-30 (Thur)  Fred Hersch Trio at UMS at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 7:30pm
z.       1-31 (FRI)  Chembo Corniel Band at the Jazz Café at 8 and 10pm for $30 adv/$40 door  KILLER Latin jazz!   http://www.musichall.org/events/Chembo-Corniel
aa.   2-6 (THUR)  The Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans at Orchestra Hall with orchestra led by Vince Mendosa and all start jazz cast…see link…I’m HERE!
bb.  2-7 (FRI)  Imani Winds…a killer contemporary/Modern Classical group at Music Hall (main stage at 8pm)  http://www.musichall.org/events/Imani-Winds
cc.    2-7  Kremerata Baltica featuring violinist Gideon Kremer at UMS in Ann Arbor at 7:30pm at Hill Aud  http://ums.org/performances/1314-kremerata-baltica
Modern Classical
dd.  2-12  Omer Avital Quartet featuring Joel Frahm at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 7;30pm…road trip! http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/omer-avital
ee.  2-16 (SUN) The Spring Quartet:  Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano,Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will  join in this special quartet  NTBM!  7:30pm only  at the main stage at Music Hall
tix are $30, $40 and $50
ff.     3-1  Fred Frith at Trinosophes…master avant guitarist
gg.   3-1  Terence Blanchard & Friends at Orchestra Hall
hh.  3-13 (THUR)  Dmitry Baevsky Kerrytown at 8pm  NTBM!
ii.       3-14 (FRI)  Alfredo Rodriguez Trio and Pedrito Martinez Group at UMS at Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor at 8pm
jj.      3-16 (SUN)  Matt Wilson Quartet at 7pm at Kerrytown
kk.   3-21 (FRI)  Asif Khan: The Music of Pakistan at UMS in Ann Arbor at 8pm
ll.       3-27 (THUR)  Newport Jazz festival!  Now 60!  Led by Anat Cohen at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing  http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/newport-jazz-festival
mm.                      3-30 (Sun)  Jazz @ Lincoln Center featuring Wynton Marsalis at UMS Hill Aud at 4pm  http://ums.org/performances/1314-jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis
4-4 (FRI)  MyCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Terence Blanchard at Orchestra Hall
oo.  4-19  Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Frank Rosaly and Nate McBride at Trinosophes   NTBM!
pp.  4-24 (THUR)  Cryille Aimee & Friends at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 6;30pm   http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/cyrille-aimee

Thank You –

Dave Lundin
Marc Andren
Sally Bolle
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