Before people had Elf, Bad Santa, or Lethal Weapon, families had to watch It’s a Wonderful Life every year if they wanted to sit and watch a movie rather than talk to each other during the holidays … Just kidding! There’s a reason this 1946 Capra classic starring Jimmy Stewart has endured so very strongly. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, you have to cry at least once. Freehttp://www.michtheater.org/shows/its-a-wonderful-life/
The 1924 silent movie Peter Pan is the unsung masterpiece of early cinema. Join us as we travel back in time to the silent film era when only “moving pictures” and music told the story. This special afternoon begins with a festive pre-glow compliments of D'Amatos of Royal Oak. At 2pm, and with a sprinkle of fairy dust we’ll send you soaring with Peter and Wendy as the silent movie begins. Our majestic Wurlitzer organ provides the music and sound effects; John Lauter will be at the keyboard. Film runs approx 1 hr 40 min. $6/ 4 for $20http://www.stagecrafters.org/programs/special-events.html
Ballet Folklórico De Detroit, a Mexican folkloric dance group based in southwest Detroit, performs a Christmas recital at the Senate Theater this weekend. The group aims to preserve the Mexican culture by offering dance instruction to those who wish to grow in the Mexican Folkloric Arts. They also provide youth the opportunity to be a positive influence in their community. $5 ADV - $10 DOShttp://www.facebook.com/SenateTheater
Attention last minute shoppers! Shop from over 25 local vendors with items to fit every age and price range. Shop to sounds by the Detroit School of Music and enjoy live art demonstrations by Local graffiti artist Fel3000ft. Admission is free, but please bring a donation or baby items for Mother and Unborn Baby Care. Freehttps://www.facebook.com/events/352775911570561/
It may be cold outside, but it'll be warm and cozy when Sing Out Detroit chorus takes the stage at 3 on December 21 to perform their concert, Fa-La-La Frozen. Celebrating the fun and beauty of winter, this show has a little something for every member of the family! Songs include beautiful choral numbers, a medley from the movie, Frozen, and classics such as "Baby It's Cold Outside." Don't miss this fun concert. Call (248) 943-2411 or click on singoutdetroit.org for tickets. $15 ADV - $20 DOShttp://singoutdetroit.org
Detroit Concert Choir presents their popular holiday concert, A Joyful Christmas. Classical gems, beloved carols, and holiday favorites are all part of this joyful celebration of song. $20http://www.detroitconcertchoir.org
Relish in the Christmas tradition when Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker returns to the stage at The Fox. $31.50+http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/events/detail/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker-1
As it has done for the last five years, Go Comedy! is set to skewer all things festive in its newest original comedy, Hashtag The Holidays. From family gatherings to obligatory company holiday parties, no hall is left undecked and no stocking unstuffed in this hilarious holiday romp. $20https://www.facebook.com/events/1495882417347028/
The Crofoot brings you the best in local up-and-coming acts every Sunday. This Sunday, enjoy performances by Trev, David Frescoln, Jef Tux, Sketch Artist & Tez-J, Kidd App and Bigice Records. $10 ADV - $12 DOShttp://www.thecrofoot.com
Renaissance Voices, the all-women’s chorus that has performed on overseas tours and released three CDs, will perform “A Festival of Lesson & Carols” at the Christ Episcopal Church. $10http://www.hfcc.edu
Sandra Bomar performs with Tony Calmeletti. $5http://theofficialbakerskeyboardlounge.com/
Explore myriad of jazz by The Bad Plus. Their latest album, Inevitable Western melds pop, blues, folk and classic melodies into intelligent music for the masses. $25 - $30http://www.cliffbells.com
Guitarist Chris Casello is one the most dynamic and entertaining guitarist in the world of roots music today. Don't miss his trio on December 21st, along with sets by The Ditch Diggers and The Raw Dealers. (21+) $6http://www.pjslagerhouse.com
The regular season then breaks for the special 33rd holiday production of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Charles Nolte, running November 14 – December 21, 2014. Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20% discount for tickets to A Christmas Carol.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.