Note: To curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Whitmer issued an emergency order closing theaters, comedy clubs and other entertainment venues, Nov. 18-Dec. 8. Check with venues for updates.
• “Celtic Thunder-Christmas Concert”: Streaming on demand for 48 hours beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $35 per device, available at 313Presents.com.
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Christmas Eve and Other Stories Live In Concert,” 8 p.m. Dec. 18, livestream, trans-siberian.com, family-friendly, $30. Video on demand Dec. 19-20.
• Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”: livestream at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and viewable on MarqueeTV through Jan. 1, 313Presents.com/Moscowballet, $24.99+.
• Chris Janson: Previously scheduled for Dec. 30, rescheduled to Dec. 9, 2021, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, $36.50+.
• Stokley Williams: Previously scheduled for Jan. 17, rescheduled to July 18, 2021, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, $31+.
Tickets will be honored for rescheduled shows. Ticketholders have 30 days to request a refund at point of purchase. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Livenation.com, 313Presents.com.
• “The Nightmare Before Christmas”: Tim Burton’s animated film, scheduled for Nov. 20 and The Redford Classic Cartoon Extravaganza Nov. 22, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, canceled because of rising COVID-19 cases statewide, 313-537-2560, redfordtheatre.com.
• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Nov. 19-21 Joe DeVito show canceled because of rising COVID-19 cases statewide, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, comedycastle.com.
• Annual Holiday Shop boutique: Dec. 3-Dec. 21, The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, BBArtCenter.org.
• “Gifts of Quarantine”: Artist Mary Lou Stropoli exhibit through Dec. 23, KickstART Gallery & Shop, 33304 Grand River Ave., Farmington.
• “Detroit Style-Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020”: Exhibit through June 27. Access Detroit Institute of Arts online to view collections, online resources for children and adults, dia.org/athome, dia.org/education/resources, dia.org/videos. The DIA open Wednesday-Sunday; timed entry tickets at dia.org.
• Draw Your Dream Car: At-home activity to design a car, share via social media using #CarsDIA. It may be displayed in the exhibition, bit.ly/2KlSFM7.
• Russ Marshall-Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008: Exhibit through June 27, Detroit Institute of Arts, dia.org.
• Anton Art Market: Exhibit through Dec. 22, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, shop virtual, curbside or have items shipped, theartcenter.org. Holiday silent auction through Dec. 11.
• “Voting Matters”: Interactive multimedia exhibition illustrates work of African-Americans from pre-Reconstruction to present day, voting rights around the world, through April 4 at 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, thewright.org/exhibitions/voting-matters.
• Jeff Daniels: Online and Unplugged, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, bit.ly/32AvbsU, $20+.
• Birmingham Musicale: “The Social Voices of American Music-Stories for All People” virtual music concert via YouTube, recorded for later viewing, thebirminghammusicale.org.
• Author Fair: Hosted by Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester online, nearly 30 local authors recorded on-camera interviews, livestream beginning at 11 a.m. Rochester Hills Public Library’s YouTube channel, Nov. 28-Nov. 29. On Nov. 30, the library will release interviews on social media channels, rhpl.org/authors-fair.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
• 2021 Kresge Artist Fellowship: Online applications open Dec. 1-Jan. 14. Metro Detroit Artists invited to apply for $25,000 Kresge Fellowships and $5,000 Emerging Artist Awards. Application Q&A 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, kresgeartsindetroit.org.
• Virtual Salon Performance Series: Showcase of original artistic works in progress via Zoom, Mark DeGarmo Dance accepting applications from performers, choreographers and dancers, apply via GoogleForm at forms.gle/5g5yi55GZYdoU82y8 by Dec. 3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Fabian Almazon: with DSO String Quartet 7 p.m. Nov. 21, virtual, livestream, dso.org/watch/1163896, $9.
• Candlelight-Tchaikovsky and Other Wintertime Favorites: Dec. 17 and Dec. 22, The Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, 313-832-7100, tickets sold in groups, $160 for 4, themasonic.com/events.php.
• Flagstar’s Dancing with the Stars: 7 p.m. Nov. 21, virtual benefit for Lighthouse of Oakland County, my.lighthousemi.org/dancing/Donate/Tickets, $100+.
• Alvin Ailey, Michigan Opera Theatre “Dance Dialogues”: Virtual discussion of “The Nutcracker,” 6 p.m. Dec. 15, michiganopera.org/dialogues-dance.
• “Still Life”: Through Nov. 26, DFT @ Home, online, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events/dft-home, $10+.
• “Shop with a Purpose”: Through Nov. 22, online auction to benefit Samaritas, which serves those in need, auction items include staycation packages, samaritas.co/OnlineAuction or text “Samaritas Auction” to 243725.
• Taylor Winterfest-Blizzard of Oz: Nov. 19-Jan. 10, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor, high-tech light shows, holiday displays and characters, walk through of historic Coan Lake area, Taylorwinterfest.com, tickets are $25, $15 for ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and younger.
• Light Up Beacon Park: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20-mid January, Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, interactive lighting features, food trucks, live holiday music, empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park, 313-566-8250.
• Outdoor Holiday Magic: Nov. 20-Dec. 24, at The Village of Rochester Hills, at the corner of Adams and Walton Road, in Rochester Hills, featuring festive lights, reindeer, holiday carolers, horse and carriage rides, reindeer, elves, live musical performances. Register for a Santa visit time slot, thevorh.com.
• Wild Lights: Nov. 21-Jan. 3, The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak, detroitzoo.org, 248-541-5717.
• Big Bright Light Show: 5 p.m.-midnight, Nov. 23-Jan. 3, and weekends through Jan. 17, downtown Rochester, downtownrochestermi.com.
• Wayne County Lightfest: Opens Nov. 25, drive thru light display of nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights, Merriman Hollow Park, 7651 Merriman Road, Westland, waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/parks/wayne-county-lightfest.aspx, $5+.
• America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit: Virtual this year, Nov. 26, televised on WDIV-Channel 4 in Detroit, presented by Gardner-White, theparade.org. The Turkey Trot race will be virtual. Register at theparade.org/turkeytrot.
• Art For the Holidays Online: Shop online through Nov. 30, Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit, detroitartistsmarket.org, curbside pickup.
• Winter Wonder Lights: Interactive outdoor holiday light display, rescheduled to Dec. 11-Dec. 30, Meadow Brook Hall, on campus of Oakland University, Rochester. Optional tour main floor of the historic mansion with COVID-19 precautions. Timed tickets at meadowbrookholidays.com, $22 ages 13+, $12 youth, free for children 2 and younger, $18 for active military and veterans, parking free, shuttle available.
• Magic of Lights: drive-through display through Jan. 2 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Twp., 1.5-mile route of holiday lights, soundtrack played through FM car radio, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Adv. tickets $25+, MagicofLights.com/events/Clarkston.
• Ford House Grounds and Gardens: Historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., last entry at 4 p.m., $5, free for children 12 and younger through Nov. 30, timed entry, COVID-19 precautions. Children 12 and younger receive a free educational activity kit to explore the estate. Register at fordhouse.org, 313-884-4222. The Ford House, historical buildings, visitor center and museum store remain closed. Ford House mobile app available at fordhouse.org and App Store.
• Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit: The Michigan Science Center with Ford Motor Co., open Thursday-Sunday. Reserve tickets at bit.ly/3jsZrwt, free, 313-577-8400, Mi-Sci.org.
• Royal Oak Historical Society Museum: At the Northwood Firestation, 1411 Webster Road, Royal Oak, donations accepted, royaloakhistoricalsociety.com.
• The Henry Ford: Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Giant Screen Experience closed until further notice, thehenryford.org.
• Motown Museum: Open to small groups, masks required. Online tickets, motownmuseum.org/visit/hours-admissions. New hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
• “The Marriage Spectrum”: Virtual staged reading 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Oakland University Center for Autism, via YouTube, followed by a live Q&A. Free, but donations encouraged to the Oakland University Center for Autism and OU Department of Theatre, youtube.com/channel/UCfG3TtN8E6-TH-h9k8lRIEA, bit.ly/3kBXP32.
• “Sugar Skull, a virtual Dia De Muertos Adventure”: Through Nov. 20, virtual event for students pre-K through 5th grade, first of 10 virtual Page to Stage program series, register at MacombCenter.com, for information, email ArtsEducation@macomb.edu.
• “The True Tale of Princess Kaguya”: 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20-22, online via Zoom, kunoichiproductions.org/upcoming-production, donations accepted. Also available for on-demand viewing for up to one week after livestream for registered viewers. Adaptation of Japanese folktale, includes puppetry, illustration, animation, music, dance, and origami art.
• “Appropriate”: Virtual play reading 7 p.m. Nov. 23, Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance, calendar.oakland.edu/smtd/event/1278-appropriate-virtual-play-reading.
• Fall Back to Theatre: “Belles” Dec. 4-5, Birmingham Village Players mini-season of virtual productions, tickets at birminghamvillageplayers.com, $12.32+ per device. “BVP Theatre Thursday” provides new content and clips from archived productions at youtube.com; search for “Birmingham Village Players.”
• “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Zoom”: 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Dec. 19, via UnTheatre Co, Detroit, 30 Pandemic Plays in 60 Covid Minutes, UnTheatreCo.org, tickets $15. Neo-Futurist format, UnSemble members write, direct and perform original plays using Zoom platform.
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