Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for December

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

Wild Swan Theater presents: A Christmas Carol

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.

Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawence Bldg, at WCC , 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
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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

UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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.

Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St. Ann Arbor
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When: Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm
Cost: $20-$26

December 07, 2012

The Michigan Theater Presents: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

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.

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor
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When: Friday December 07, 2012 at 7:00pm & 10:00pm
Cost: General Admission: $10, Students/Veterans/Seniors/Children under 12: $8

December 08, 2012

Tiny Expo 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.

220 Flech St, Ann Arbor
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When: Saturday December 08, 2012 from 10:00am-7:00pm
Cost: This is a free event.


December 08, 2012

UMS Presents: The Dianne Reeves Quartet with Special Guest Raul Midon

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 – pick the performance, choose your seats, and enter the promotion code at checkout.

Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor
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When: Saturday December 08, 2012 at 8:00pm
Cost: $10-48


December 09, 2012

Ann Arbor Antiques Market

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.

Washtenaw County Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
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When: Sunday December 09, 2012 – To Be Announced
Cost: To Be Announced

December 31, 2012

Guy Hollerin’s & 89.1 WEMU Present: 2012 New Years Eve Blues Bash!

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!

Light Midnight Hors d’oeuvres Buffet, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast and live entertainment featuring Chris Canas Blues Revolution opening at 8:00pm and The Bluescasters taking the stage from 9:30pm to 1:00am.
Limited Menu will be available from 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Get a ticket and a hotel room for $113.00; add a ticket for $20.00
Get your reservations in quick only 200 tickets available.  No Reserved Seating.  First Come, First Served Basis.  Doors Open at 7:00pm, No Cancellations.

Guy Hollerin’s, 3600 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor
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When: Monday December 31, 2012 at 7:00pm
Cost: $20

Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of October. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have a good time!

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