Detroit Dance Center's (DDC) mission is to bring the spotlight back to the immense talent that Detroit has to offer through dance education. Our focus is to provide a state-of-the-art dance facility that encompasses all dance genres, allowing students to have the proper training to have a professional career in dance, and cater to the underserved communities in Metro Detroit.
Galerie Camille will be having a magical evening of multiple music performances by Infinite River, Biba Bell, and Shelby Murphy and Skeeter Shelton. Also on view will be the soft opening of Galerie Camille's Art Bookstore and Paper gallery where guests can find rare art books and view the new works on paper on display.
Infinite River isDetroit-based group including local music luminaries Gretchen Gonzales Davidson, Warren Defever, Joey Mazzola and Steve Nistor.
Biba Bell is a writer, dancer, and choreographer based in Detroit.
Skeeter Shelton is multi-instrumentalist whose career includes playing with Livonia Army Band, Faruq Z. Bey, James Carter, Allan Barnes and many other Detroit artists.
Shelby Murphy is a Detroit visual artist and musician known for her light language art and her experimental music. She's exhibited in local galleries in Cass Corridor where she resides.
Exhibition: Confluent: Detroit Art and the University Art Collection
The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University (WSU), is pleased to present Confluent: Detroit Art and the University Art Collection, September 22 through December 9, 2022.
This exhibition reveals how the university art collection continuously grows, and flows seamlessly, with the art that is created in Detroit today by artists who have deep connections to this university. Unlike many other educational institutions, there is no evident “Wayne State style,” but there is a spirit of curiosity and exploration that permeates all these works. The artists in this exhibition represent the many different generations who have passed through the university. Each has been invited to explore the collection and select works that have a connection to their own, with the intention of developing an interesting dialogue to one another.
This exhibition was curated by Grace Serra and features works by the following artists:
Detroit Artists: Anita Bates, Jeanne Bieri, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Sergio De Giusti, Mariam Ezzat, Mary Fortuna, Marcia Freedman, M. Saffell Gardner, Laura Makar, Sandra Osip, Tom Pyrzewski, John Rizzo, and Donita Simpson.
University of Art Collection: Diane Carr, John Egner, Brenda Goodman, Susan Hauptman, Douglas James, Gordon Newton, Kurt Novak, Judy Pfaff, Ellen Phelan, Robert Quigley, Robert Wilbert, and Don Willett.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY GORDON L. GROSSCUP MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., & 9:00 p.m. – A Long Winter's Night
This one-hour planetarium show includes a live star talk about the Winter Constellations above Detroit and a family-friendly full dome film called Polaris: The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night
Free tickets available first-come, first-serve beginning at 5pm. * Tickets get claimed quickly.
Visit Art at the Arc for Christmas! The Microenterprise Arc Members and Progressive Art Studio at STEP will sell their art work in a gallery style setting. Come inside for a warming center with Popcorn, Hot Apple Cider, and Hot Chocolate, all located on the lower level.
Hannan Center will offer a variety of entertainment options including:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Vendors selling holiday-themed and other merchandise in the Cafe and Lower Level.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Santa Claus in the Lobby!
Alina Morr/Urban Tropical
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: Christmas-themed theatre performances by the Hannan Center Theatre Group in the Lower Level Blackbox Theatre.
6:45 pm & 8:00 pm: Two performances of Christmas in the Carribean with Alina Morr/Urban Tropical and special guests Sing Ladies Sing! in the Lower Level Blackbox Theatre.
Urban Tropical plays classic salsa, Son Montuno, mambo, and cha cha cha, reflecting the groups deep roots in Latino American music. Individually and collectively, the group members have a wealth of experience as recording artists and performers, having played major festival, concerts, dances and night clubs nationally and internationally. They are currently doing a monthly residency and the prestigious Blue Llama Club in Ann Arbor, MI.
Influenced by the musical energy of their hometown, Detroit, they add an urban edge to the mix with the inclusion of funky dance numbers in the style of James Brown, Tower of Power, and the funkier side of Poncho Sanchez. alinamorrurbantropical.com
The Ellen Kayrod Art Gallery features artwork and gifts.
Plus refreshments in the cafe including hot chocolate, cider and other beverages, chili, soup, hot dogs and potato chips.
Pure Detroit offers holiday shopping, plus enjoy a free S’mores Bar for holiday treats!
BEST BETS FOR PARKING AT NOEL NIGHT
Each year at Noel Night, we experience traffic gridlock in the Midtown district resulting in 1 hour + delays for visitors in their pursuit to find parking. This year will be no different. Wayne State University Police will be out assisting with traffic control this year; however, we want to ensure that each visitor has the best experience possible during the short five hours of this amazing event.
Please take the following recommendations into consideration:
1 ARRIVE EARLY
This includes for parking and the performance that you want to see. In some instances, this may mean 2 hours early.
2 ENTER MIDTOWN FROM THE I-75 MACK AVENUE EXIT OR THE M-10 FOREST EXIT
We encourage people to avoid driving into Midtown on John R. Every year it gets backed up due to the high volume of traffic.
3 PREPARE TO WALK
It is better to park in one of the structures on the outskirts of the event footprint and walk towards Woodward Avenue—a 10-15 minute walk is better than being stuck in traffic for 1 hour or more. Not only will you get a good workout, but you will also be able to access the highways quicker on departure, rather than if you parked in the heart of the district. Make sure to also dress warm and in layers.
4 PARKING COSTS $
Unless you're one of the lucky ones and have a complimentary parking pass or find free parking on the streets (a rarity!), please be prepared to pay anywhere between $7-12 for parking in the structures. Those parking structures closest to the Detroit Institute of Arts generally charge $10. Please see our recommendations below for best places to park.
5 PARKING TICKETS ARE NOW $45
It’s best to just avoid this situation. Park only in parking structures or lots that are well marked and secured, or on streets that have signage that clearly indicate the rules for parking there.
RECOMMENDED PARKING STRUCTURES & LOTS
Expect to pay anywhere between $7-12 for parking in Midtown Detroit. There is metered parking on the street, but it will be difficult to come by during Noel Night.
Detroit Institute of Arts Parking Lot | Cash + Credit Card Located on John R. St. across from the DIA, south of Kirby St. and north of Warren Ave. More info here.
Detroit Historical Museum Parking Lot | Credit Card Only Located on Kirby St. between Woodward and Cass Ave. More info here.
DDOT Line 4 (Woodward) runs Saturdays, 24-hrs with stops every 10 minutes during the day at every 30 minutes in the evening. For more information on DDOT’s route 4, visit here.
The SMART FAST route for Woodward offers limited stops and connects the suburbs to downtown quickly and easily. The new high-frequency service travels along Woodward and only stops at designated FAST stops. Stops are on nearly every block, about every mile and buses come every 15 minutes. The route operates 7 days a week, even late-nights and weekends.
Woodward will be completely open to traffic on Noel Night and the QLINE will be running. The QLINE is a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. For fares and more information, visit qlinedetroit.com. The QLINE stops located within the Noel Night footprint are: Ferry St., Warren Ave., Canfield St and Martin Luther King Blvd./Mack Ave.
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