CFPCA Offers Extensive Lineup of Noel Night Activities Saturday, December 2

Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) will once again display its robust participation in Midtown Detroit's 45th Annual Noel Night on Saturday, December 2, 2017. CFPCA students, staff and alumni will engage the community with a variety of events, activities and performances.

Phenomena in Landscape: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs by Jim Nawara

Art Department Gallery, 150 Art Building, 5400 Reuther Mall (313) 577-2423

5-10 p.m.

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present Phenomena in Landscape: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs by Jim Nawara. This exhibition presents a selection of works made during Nawara’s 46-year career as a Painting and Drawing Professor at the Department of Art and Art History Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy.

Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices, curated by Alejandra Muñúzuri

Elaine L Jacob Gallery, 480 W Hancock St, Detroit 48201, (313) 993-7813

5-10 p.m.

Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices, curated by Alejandra Muñúzuri. The exhibition dates are October 27 through December 15, 2017. Works by the following artists and cooperatives are featured in the exhibition: Mario Castellanos and Reina Ramirez, Giovanni Melchor, Tribús Mixes, Fernando Peguero and Leticia Blanco, and Manuel Reyes and Maricela Gómez.

Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices coincides with the department’s community outreach programming, which includes Southwest Detroit, a Latinx-based community that actively embraces art programs that are influential to the city. 

Winter Art and Retail Market

Located in Woodward and Warren Park between Cass and Woodward Ave. (313) 577-9789

The Winter Art and Retail Market (WARM) is a fun and festive pop-up holiday marketplace that will be located in Wayne State University’s Woodward and Warren Park. The marketplace will feature limited-edition items and one-of-a-king objects from more than 50 local businesses and artists. The WARM is a collaboration between Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History and TechTown Detroit.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Old Main, 4841 Cass Detroit 48201, Room 2402, (313) 577-1795

5:00-7:30 p.m.

The Department of Music will introduce children to the world of music at the Instrument Petting Zoo! Guests will have a chance to try out one or more of the following musical instruments: violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone or trumpet. Music Education students will guide your child to making their first sounds on an instrument and set them up for a love of making music!

Music Showcase

Schaver Music Recital Hall, 480 W Hancock St, Detroit 48201, between Cass and Second

7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the Department of Music’s, Women’s Chorale, Saxophone Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble and Piano Faculty Dr. Robert Conway.

University Theatres

WSU Theatre Box Office: (313) 577-2972 Tickets required for all shows

Company One Dance Concert at the Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre

Old Main, 4841 Cass Detroit 48201 (Room 3226, Third Floor)

6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5 (not including processing fees)

Join Company One for a culminating event to showcase the entire creation process examining the question “What does it mean to be human?” At a time when social polarization is growing in popularity and technology is a dominant force, let’s be reminded of the alignment and sense of belonging we all need as human beings. Come listen to what the dancers have to say through the art of dance!

Holiday Storytelling at the Hilberry Theatre

4743 Cass Ave, Detroit 48202

5:00-10:00 p.m.

Classic holiday stories told by the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty.

A Christmas Carol at the Bonstelle Theatre

3424 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48201

Adapted from the Charles Dickens story by John Wolf and Tom Aulino

2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

($10.00 student tickets, not including processing fees)

This holiday season join Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly adventure in Dickens’ classic story. When his former business partner, now deceased, visits the miserly old Scrooge, he begins a journey into the past, present and future to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Will the old codger redeem himself? Can the spirits inspire him to a greater purpose? Find out this Christmas at the Bonstelle Theatre.

Reindeer Run

Begins at SW corner of Woodward and Warren, 313-577-1614
5:00 p.m.

Get ready for a rollicking romp around Midtown in this exhilarating scavenger hunt presented by the Wayne State University College of Fine Performing and Communication Arts! Your team of four or more will decipher clues that will lead you to Noel Night destinations, where you will take photos of your “answers”. The first three teams to cross the finish line with the most correct answers will receive a jolly pack of prizes. Check-in at the southwest corner of Warren and Woodward Avenues. The reindeer round up begins at 4:45 p.m. -- teams must be checked in by 4:55 p.m. to participate. The starting bells begin at 5:00 p.m.

Find our table inside the big, heated Winter Art and Retail Market tent at the corner of Woodward and Warren Avenue. Participants can pre-register here or check in at the table inside the big tent on Noel Night.

Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit's Midtown district. Call (313) 420-6000 or visit for a complete list of Noel Night activities and attractions.


Da'Stanza Murphy, CFPCA Information Officer, 313-577-5448