As always, for your reading enjoyment this week, just click on the name of the newsletter or venue to be taken directly to it. Some of the events planned are highlighted below but be sure to follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.
Help Friends of the Rouge win $150,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign. The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is being conducted on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. It is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities. Friends of the Rouge plans to use the funds to support communities making the Rouge River fishable and paddlable, beating back the spread of invasive plants and animals, and educating Metro Detroit children about stewarding their backyard river. Giving to this campaign will help restore the Rouge for future generations to enjoy.
Click here to help Friends of the Rouge win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge.
Northville Community Center, 202 West Main Street
Northville Art House Small Works Juried All-Media Exhibition – Nov 3 to Dec 16th
Northville Art House/215 W. Cady Street/248-344-0497/Northville Art House website
The exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, fibers, jewelry and more – all measure 12 inches or less in all dimensions. All works are for sale and most can be purchased for less than $300, making them perfect holiday gifts. You can visit Tuesday through Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. This is a great way to find a unique holiday gift for the person that has everything!
INSPIRE – NORTHVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS NEWSLETTER
Community Center/303 W Main St/248- 349-4140
Blood Drive—American Red Cross GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE – Tuesday, Dec 12th
The American Red Cross will be at the Northville Community Center. With all the natural disasters happening around the world and here in the United States blood is in demand. Please give if you can!
Winter Wonderland Holiday Luncheon – Wednesday, Dec 13th – Noon
Get in the spirit of the Season with Carolers and a sing-a-long with Dave DeClark. Cost: $13:00 per person/Limited seating available
Friday Flicks – The Nice Guys – Friday, Dec 15th – 1pm
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, this nourish mystery tracks a private eye who teams with a hired bruiser to investigate a missing persons case and a porn star’s suspicious suicide. In the process, the pair stumbles onto evidence of a vast conspiracy. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bome
2018 After Party Celebration – Thursday, Jan 4th – 11 am to 1 pm
So we didn’t get to celebrate the New Year together, it’s not too late! Get dressed up in your favorite party outfit and ring in the New Year with Music, Dancing, Appetizers and Prizes. Who cares if its during the day, we will dim the lights and count down to 12 (noon). Join us for the fun! Register by December 22.
NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY
212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020
Library Endowment Fund
Your gift to the Library’s Endowment Fund makes it possible to further the Library’s mission to enrich lives, inspire discovery and connect our community in the years to come. Donations can be made online or by check. Click here for details. Thank you!
TIPPING POINT THEATRE
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003
Jazz at the Pointe – Kathy Kosins – Sunday, January 14th – 6:00 pm
The second of this five-show series is a special Sunday event on Jan. 14 and features Kathy Kosins, backed by Sean Dobbins (drums), Cliff Monear (keys) and Marion Hayden (upright bass). Check out her videos HERE.
An Enchanted Cabaret – Happily Ever After – Dec 29th thru 31st – 8:00 pm
We all know the story of Cinderella and Prince Charming, but what happens when they meet at the bar instead of the ball? Join all the princes and princesses as they navigate through our everyday dating problems while performing some of your favorite fairytale songs. Click here for ticket information
Office Hours by Norm Foster – Nov 16th to Dec 23rd
Six different stories in six different offices across a city, cleverly intertwined into one hell of a good time. From an overweight jockey to a desperate movie producer, from a domineering mother to a Week-at-a-Glance salesman, the play’s characters are all intent on holding their lives together by keeping reality at bay.
Click here to reserve your seats online.
Michigan Philharmonic – Holiday Pops with the Phil – Thursday, Dec 14th – 6 and 8 pm
Penn Theater/760 Penniman Ave, Plymouth/734-453-0870
The annual Yuletide musical celebration will take you on a musical sleigh ride around the world and back again from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and African Noel to one of our contemporary Hanukkah favorites, the Eighth Candle. Celebrating the sounds of the season, the Michigan Phil returns to beautiful downtown Plymouth at the Penn Theatre with fun music from the Grinch, Rudolph and the Polar Express.
Along the way we will enjoy a perennial favorite; our own mash-up of Stars & Stripes and Jingle Bells along with a unique treat featuring our timpanist Ray Riggs, performing a Concerto for Timpani and Strings and the ever- playful Leroy Anderson’s , The Typewriter.
Enjoy and old-fashioned carol sing-along culminating with the Hallelujah Chorus! Order your tickets here.
PLYMOUTH DISTRICT LIBRARY
223 South Main, Plymouth/734-453-0750/Website here
Winter Serenade – Monday, Dec 11th at 1 pm
Enjoy Light Opera, Broadway tunes and holiday favorites performed by Clodagh Earls (soprano), Sasha Noori (tenor) and Joseph Jackson(keyboard accompanist) in this Michigan Opera Theatre presentation. Sign-up online.
THE VILLAGE THEATRE AT CHERRY HILL
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300/Website
The Christmas Broadway Spectacular 2017 – Central City Dance
Thursday 12/14/2017 @ 6 pm – Friday 12/15/2017 @ 6 pm – Saturday 12/16/2017 @ 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm – Sunday 12/17/2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Christmas Broadway Spectacular, will celebrate the magic of Christmas like never before with an all-new unforgettable experience as Santa Claus, Mrs. C., and Ellie take center stage with a cast of some of the best performers in the area. Get a sneak-peak at what ‘Really’ happens in the North Pole as Santa’s head elf, Ellie, and the rest of the Jolly elves pack Santa’s sleigh for the BIG night. Be mesmerized by twirling ballerinas, dazzled by dancing Toy Soldiers, and taken on a whimsical sleigh ride around the world with Santa and his magical reindeer. The beloved Christmas Broadway Spectacular promises to delight audiences young and old with a magical season to remember. Buys tickets by clicking here
Aaron Radatz Holiday Magic Show – Friday – Dec 22nd – 7 to 8:15 pm
Direct from his successful run in Las Vegas, magician Aaron Radatz returns to The Village Theater this December to celebrate the magic of the holidays with his action packed show of magic, comedy, and audience participation. He is the entertainer Time Magazine called, ‘The magician to see,’ and a regular of the hit TV series Masters of Illusion. Join us for a family filled night of wonder right here in Canton visit: www.aaronradatz.com Buy tickets by clicking here.
DSO Pops Series: Home for the Holidays – December 15th thru 17th
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center – Orchestra Hall/3711 Woodward Avenue/Detroit
Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends and thrill to the spectacle of the season. DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year – and yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus! For tickets click here.
Wild Nights at the Detroit Zoo – December 15-17, 20-23, 26-31. 5:30-9pm on weeknights and Sundays; 5:30-10pm Fridays & Saturdays
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 230 animal sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village – Select nights through the end of December
Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is like stepping into a Christmas card from the past – the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells. This is how the holidays are supposed to be. No wonder Holiday Nights has become the most popular holiday event in the region. Where else will you find lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides, plus Santa with live reindeer. It’s perfect, right down to the spectacular fireworks display that provides a dazzling finale to each and every evening. For tickets click here.