December has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events happening around town this month!
Dec. 06, 2012 – Dec. 09, 2012
Adventure Series, Ages 7+
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens and adapted for Wild Swan by Jeff Duncan with original music by composer Tom Schnauber, Wild Swan’s version of this wonderful holiday classic has been created especially for family audiences. A Christmas Carol tells of the astonishing transformation of miserly old Ebeneezer Scrooge after he is visited by three spirits on the night before Christmas.
When: Thurs & Fri – 10:00a.m. & 12:30p.m. Sun – 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10-Youth & Senior; $15-Adults, $3 Lap Pass ( 2 and under)
Dec. 06, 2012 – Dec. 09, 2012
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a mystical existence where chaos, love, obsession, and transformation collide. In the four worlds of the Dream, the privilege of the court, the rebellion and hormonal surge of the lovers, the magical domestic unrest of the fairies, and the boundless naïve enthusiasm of the rude mechanicals are thoroughly interwoven through Shakespeare’s unparalleled lyrical poetry. Combining epiphanies, malicious tricks, spells, abandonments, betrayals, and reconciliations, A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads us on an exhilarating journey through love’s fire.
When: Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm
December 07, 2012
It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
When: Friday December 07, 2012 at 7:00pm & 10:00pm
Cost: General Admission: $10, Students/Veterans/Seniors/Children under 12: $8
December 08, 2012
Ann Arbor’s biggest little indie arts & craft fair is back again! The Tiny Expo will feature local artists and crafters selling their wares, displays of unusual merit, food, film and libations.Come get your holiday gifts from the locals! The holiday pandemonium takes place at Metal and Pot & Box on Felch St in Downtown Ann Arbor.
When: Saturday December 08, 2012 from 10:00am-7:00pm
Cost: This is a free event.
December 08, 2012
Can music surprise? Blue Note recording artist Dianne Reeves is one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world today. This special concert is opened with a set by Raul Midón, a blind singer-songwriter and guitarist whose singular, timeless soul/pop/jazz sound resulted in a standing ovation when he appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman” and an open invitation back to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Guitar magazine describes him as “One of those rare musical forces that reminds us how strong and deep the connection between man and music can sometimes be.”
Mention the promo code AAACVB and get 25% off your ticket purchase! There are three easy ways to order:
1. By phone. Contact Sarah Wilber, Group Sales Coordinator, at 734-763-3100 and mention the promo code.
2. In person. Visit the Michigan League Ticket Office (911 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor) and mention the promo code.
3. Online. Online orders can be placed at www.ums.org – pick the performance, choose your seats, and enter the promotion code at checkout.
When: Saturday December 08, 2012 at 8:00pm
December 09, 2012
In 2012, the Ann Arbor Antiques Market will continue its tradition as a mainstay in the field of antiques and select collectibles. The Market offers the public a vast selection of quality antiques in the comfortable surroundings of seven buildings and numerous tent canopies.
For 44 years the Ann Arbor Antiques Market has offered a wide range of quality antiques and collectibles to buyers throughout the United States and Canada.
Exhibitors have sucessfully offered for sale every type of antique imaginable from early Americana to Art Deco. The large crowds at each show have provided dealers with knowledgeable customers and have given an economic boost to the entire field of diversified collecting throughout the years.
When: Sunday December 09, 2012 – To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced
December 31, 2012
Guy Hollerin’s & WEMU have planned an amazing night to help ring in 2013! Check out all the details below, definitely sounds like it’s going to be one heck of a party!
When: Monday December 31, 2012 at 7:00pm
Kathy Toth and Team
Keller Williams Realty