Detroit Center to Participate in 41st Annual Noel Night

by | Nov 18, 2013

Get into the maize and blue holiday spirit as the University of Michigan Detroit Center participates in Midtown Detroit’s 41stAnnual 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, French horn player Kathryn Zamarron and cellist, Victor Huls (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