CFPCA Offers Extensive Lineup of Noel Night Activities Saturday, December 3!

Noel Night 2016The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts will once again showcase its strong participation in Midtown Detroit's 44th Annual Noel Night on Saturday, December 3, 2016! We especially draw your attention to the CFPCA events below and hope you will join us Saturday, Dec. 3!

Art Department Gallery

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

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History presents the Time Moves in One Direction, Memory Another: Essay’d, Alumni, and the Field of Memory at the Art Department Gallery. Artists featured in the exhibition include Lynne Avadenka, Alex Buzzalini, Sandra Cardew, Ed Fraga, M. Saffell Gardner, Kate Levy, Kathleen Rashid, Ulysses Spencer, Jon Strand, and Andrew Thompson.

Winter Art Market

Located on Warren between Cass and Woodward Ave. (313) 577-2423

Don’t miss CFPCA’s Winter Art Market! The Winter Art Market (WARM) is a venue for current students of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History to showcase their original work. The market will be held in a heated tent in the heart of the Noel Night activities and a place to sell limited-edition items and one-of-a-king objects. WARM is a collaboration between the WSU Office of Economic Development, the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History and TechTown Detroit.

Schaver Music Recital Hall

(Between Cass and Second, attached to Old Main, 480 W. Hancock) (313) 577-1795

7:30 - Southeast Michigan Flute Association Flute Choir.

University Theatres

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

Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre

3226 Old Main (313) 577-3010

6:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Let's Dance! WSU Dance Company performs their annual evening-length presentation. The performance contains multiple dance styles and stories, a delight for all ages! ($5 admission).

Hilberry Theatre

4743 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

5:00-10:00 p.m. – Classic holiday stories told by the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty.

Bonstelle Theatre

3424 Woodward ($10.00 student tickets)

3:00 & 8 :00 p.m. – A Christmas Carol based on the novel by Charles Dickens is a spectacular production that brings our Hilberry, Bonstelle, and Allesee Dance Companies together on one stage. Capture the holiday spirit with this visually stunning event for the family! ($20-25, $10 children and student rate. Children 12 and under receive free admission when you bring two canned goods to a performance. Donated canned goods benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Detroit. One admission with purchase of an adult ticket for A Christmas Carol only).

TechTown Reindeer Run

Get ready for a rollicking romp around Midtown in this exhilarating Instagram photo scavenger hunt. Your team of two or more will decipher clues that will lead you to Noel Night destinations--what better way to see the sights! Take a selfie of your team (or get a bystander to snap the photo) with the “answer” and hashtag the photo. We’ll keep score! Teams with all the correct photo answers will be entered into a random drawing for three jolly packs of prizes. Complete instructions and clues will be provided at check-in. Find our table inside the big, heated Winter Art and Retail Market tent at the corner of Woodward and Warren Avenue. 

Start when you want, follow the clues in any order, and there's no time limit for finishing. Need not be present to win. Winners will be notified on Monday, December 5.

Follow WSU CFPCA and TechTown on Instagram.

Sponsored by Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts and TechTown.

Pre-register here or just check in at the table inside the big tent on Noel Night.

For more details, visit

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.  

By: Da'Stanza Murphy, CFPCA Information Officer II