Noel Night


Get into the maize and blue holiday spirit as the University of Michigan Detroit Center participates in Midtown Detroit’s 41st Annual Noel Night. Co-hosted with the Michigan State University Detroit Center and Whole Foods, this free and fun-filled event takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 5 – 10 p.m.

This year’s festivities include holiday music performances by the University of Michigan’s School of Music (UMMS), the Detroit School of Arts (DSA), holiday crafts and a scavenger hunt. In addition to the great entertainment, enjoy sweet treats at the U-M Detroit Center while you soak in the holiday spirit.

Detroit Center Schedule of Events

Art Exhibits

“Detroit Collective” Work•Detroit Art Gallery Curated by Robert Mirek and featuring work from more than 30 artists, “Detroit Collective” highlights dedicated studio artists, writers and designers who have made significant contributions to Detroit’s cultural climate since the 1970s. The exhibition is made possible by the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Arts and Design.

Kunlun Wildlife Photography Exhibition Lobby & South Study Enjoy the natural wonders of China’s Qinghai Province in this colorful photographic exhibit of Kunlun National Park. The exhibition is made possible by the University of Michigan’s Confucius Institute.

South Midtown Scavenger Hunt Join in on the fun to search for clues at five South Midtown sites for a chance to win a gift basket filled with items worth over $200. Sites include Cinema Detroit at the Burton Theatre, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Michigan State University Detroit Center, University of Michigan Detroit Center and Whole Foods Market. Ask a U-M Detroit Center Staff Member for instructions and a clue sheet.

Refreshments: Ann Arbor Room and South Studio, Holiday cookies, donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.


Master of Ceremonies: Akil Alvin (Detroit School of Arts Facilitator)

5:30 – 6:15 PM Ann Arbor Room Vocalist Anna Maria Austin accompanied by pianist, Julius Austin (Holiday songs from her new CD).

5:45 – 6:30 PM South Studio Actors Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert and Tonmia Pitts (Comedy Skit).

6:15 – 7:00 PM North Studio DSA Workshops in Acting, Vocal Music and Visual Arts.

6:30 – 7:15 PM Ann Arbor Room UMSM pianist Claire Kim and French horn player Kathryn Zamarron (holiday music).

6:45 – 7:30 PM South Studio DSA Alumna & Vocalist Briana Crowell and DSA Student Performance Artist Ladaysha Carroll. DSA Alum & Vocalist Redi Shorter and DSA Student Performance Artist Breyanna Peoples.

7:30 – 8:15 PM Ann Arbor Room UMSM Pianist Ahyoung Cho (Festive piano music).

7:45 – 8:30 PM South Studio Vocalist Marchan Deshaun (recording artist).

8:30 – 9:15 PM Ann Arbor Room UMSM Musician Haerim Lee (Chamber ensemble featuring festive jazz infused classical selections).

9:30 – 10:15 PM Ann Arbor Room Famed Saxophonist Duane Parham & Quintet (Holiday music).

DSA = Detroit School of Arts UMSM = University of Michigan School of Music

Transportation: University of Michigan MCard holders can use the MDetroit Center Connector as a mode of transportation to this event. Additional information of the Midtown Express Shuttle Route is available via the Detroit Center website.

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