43rd Noel Night to Share Holiday Customs in Detroit

DETROIT — Over 200 live performances will be included throughout the Wayne State University area and cultural corridor in mid-town taking place on the 43rd Noel Night, Saturday, Dec. 5th, from 5-10 pm.  Art and music entertainment will take center stage as holiday attractions will be at over 80 locations.

Old Main on the WSU campus (Warren and Cass Ave.) will host an emerging artist pop-up craft sale.  There will be a fashion display on the second floor presented by the Fashion Merchandising Department and the Anthropology Museum will have a special exhibit.  Outdoors, old fashioned carolers in historic apparel will sing adjacent to the candle-lit pathways.

There is also the annual WSU Faculty Exhibition at the Art Building (near Reuther Mall, Cass and Kirby Ave).

Performances will be hosted at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Public Library.  These venues will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house.  Some of the other activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping and family hands-on craft activities.

Some of the entertainers include music, theatre, and dance groups, and performances by Madeleine Peyroux, Bronze Radio Return, The Diving Bell, Imani Winds, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys and Thornetta Davis.  Another great attraction just added to the Noel Night scheduled at the Hopcat Brewery-Detroit will be a performance by The Infatuations at 10:00 pm.

There will be Polish holiday customs along with other nationalities celebrated at the International Institute (Kerby Ave) along with an arts & craft gift gallery.  The Detroit Artists Market will be open, located at 4719 Woodward Ave.  Every year at this time the Detroit Artist Market transforms into an art-filled gift market and gallery.  The wide range of original art includes paintings, jewelry, metal, photography, cards, glass, ceramics and fibers.  Over 140 local artists are represented.

Be aware of the M-1 Woodward Ave. construction for the rail project.

For more details, visit http://midtowndetroitinc.org/events/noel-night/noel-night

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