Noel Night 2011 a rousing success...
Examiner.com, Detroit Free Press
Noel Night, which was held throughout Midtown including Wayne State University’s campus, was called a “rousing success” as people visited numerous venues. A recap of the event is provided along with a gallery of photos.
The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts always has been a strong participant in Midtown Detroit's annual Noel Night event.
ART DEPARTMENT GALLERY
150 Art Building (the Community Arts Center near Cass and Kirby) • 313.577.0770
Join us for the closing reception of the 2011 Faculty Exhibition and the inaugural Winter Art Market featuring limited edition and one-of-a-kind items from current students and alumni of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The event, which you may have read about in The Oakland Press, also will have local community groups promoting their organizations.
In the LOBBY:
2:00-9:00 - Michigan Artisans Youtique - A Handmade Holiday - This is a boutique shopping event with the community in mind. Please join us this year and view the works of over 40 Michigan artists of handmade goods and gifts. Food will be available.
5:00-7:00 - Music by the WSU Jazz Combos
ELAINE L. JACOB GALLERY
(Between Cass and Second, attached to Old Main, enter from 480 W. Hancock) • 313.577.0770
5:00-9:30 - Exhibition: Oh Canada!...beyond trees and water.
MAGGIE ALLESEE STUDIO THEATRE
3226 Old Main • 313.577.4273
7:00 & 8:00 - Dance performance ($5 at the door)
SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL
(Between Cass and Second, attached to Old Main, enter from 480 W. Hancock) • 313.577.1795
7:30 - Opera Workshop: A Childhood Miracle by Ned Rorem with Chamber Ensemble; and selected opera arias and ensembles. Emery Stephens, director. Kypros Markou, conductor.
TECHTOWN - REINDEER RUN
5200 Woodward (Front Lawn of DIA) • 313.879.5250
CFPCA supports this year's Noel Night Reindeer Run put on by TechTown. Get ready for a rollicking romp around Midtown in this photo scavenger hunt! Teams of two or more decipher clues that lead you to Noel Night destinations, where one of our reindeer will snap a Polaroid photo of your team. The first team across the finish line with all their photos wins a jolly pack of prizes! The reindeer round-up begins at 5:00, and the starting jingle bells are at 5:30 sharp. Look for the giant reindeer in front of the DIA! Register online at techtownwsu.org or on-site.
WSU Theatre Box Office: 313.577.2972 • Tickets required for all shows
At the BONSTELLE THEATRE:
8:00 - Twelfth Night
A shipwreck separates twins, but tragedy quickly turns to comedy when they wash up in a land turned upside-down by love. With raucous antics, ravishing language and rich characters, Shakespeare creates a bittersweet tale of laughter and longing, jealousy and triumph, not to mention mistaken identity, cross-dressing, fights, duels and three marriages!
At the HILBERRY THEATRE:
8:00 - The Cripple of Inishmann
On a remote island off the Irish Coast, word arrives that Hollywood is coming to film. No one is more excited than "cripple" Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for his inspiration, a girl who wants no part of him.
At the STUDIO THEATRE:
4743 Cass (Lower Level)
8:00 - Trouble in Mind
This powerfully incendiary satiric comedy/drama (which won the 1956 Obie for Best Original Off-Broadway Production) follows the journey of a mixed-race cast in 1957 as they embark upon rehearsals for a new anti-lynching play.