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Love's Labour's Lost

Tue., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
phone 248-370-2030

Romance, revelry and enchanting music ignite in this contemporary, yet lovingly faithful, musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, which is based on the original text. $8

Oakland University Department of Music Theatre and Dance (map)
203 B Varner Hall
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 370-2030; (248) 370-2041 (FAX)
Love's Labour's Lost

"Advanced Style" fashion documentary

Tue., Dec. 1, 1-3:30 & 6:45-8:30 p.m.
phone 248-659-1029

@ Older Persons' Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester, MI
"Advanced Style" is a documentary that shows the lives of seven unique New Yorkers who's eclectic unique style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen's famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging and Western culture's increasing obsession with youth, all the while being thrust into new found fame. $2
"Advanced Style" fashion documentary

Wolverine: A Photographic History of Michigan Football

Tue., Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 734-327-4555

The might and majesty of Michigan football is never more evident than when captured in the photographic image. Join us as author Mike Rosenbaum views highlights of U-M Football history and the compelling new book WOLVERINE: A Photographic History of Michigan Football. With over a thousand rare and never-before-seen pictures, it features an in-depth look at five landmark seasons. Free
Ann Arbor District Library (map)
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 327-4200
Wolverine: A Photographic History of Michigan Football

Solanus Casey Center’s Advent Series

Wed., Dec. 2, 12-1:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 9, 12-1:30 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 16, 12-1:30 p.m.

The Solanus Casey Center will be hosting an Advent series the first three Wednesdays in December. A Noon Mass will be followed by a simple soup lunch ($3) and a reflection: December 2-Incarnation, A Lesson in Humility; December 9-Incarnation, A Lesson in Mercy; December 16-Incarnation, A Lesson In Compassion. All are welcome. $3
Solanus Casey Center (map)
1780 Mount Elliott
Greater Detroit Area
phone 313-579-2100
Solanus Casey Center’s Advent Series

Shop & Champagne

Wed., Dec. 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
phone 248-644-0866
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Guests will preview the annual Holiday Shop, a retail boutique with artisan, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on any list! That night, in addition to exceptional edibles from the region’s finest restaurants, there’s a 10% discount on all purchases, valet parking and, of course, delightful wine and champagne. An excellent evening for entertaining friends and colleagues. All proceeds benefit the BBAC’s ArtAccess & educational programs. $75+
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Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (map)
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 644-0866; (248) (FAX)
Shop & Champagne

Takács Quartet

Wed., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Takács Quartet, recognized as one of the world’s great chamber ensembles, is an Ann Arbor favorite. The group returns with their unique blend of drama, warmth, and humor.
Rackham Auditorium (map)
915 E. Washington St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 764-2538
Takács Quartet

Comedy Jamm

Wed., Dec. 2, 8-9:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 9, 8-9:30 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 23, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 734-996-9080

Wednesday nights it’s cut-loose comedy as they present the comedy of 12 of the current rising stars in the Detroit Metro area and beyond. You will see a variety of comedians from beginners trying their hand at comedy (sometimes they are the funniest) to established comics unveiling new material to the occasional comedian auditioning to perform at the Comedy Showcase. Anything can happen as we present this uncensored cacophony of comedy. …and a good time will be had by all!! $5
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase (map)
212 S. 4th Ave.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 996-9080; (734) 665-8811 (FAX)
Comedy Jamm

Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis: Friends

Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
phone 313-887-8501

Two giants of the jazz world on one stage. Masekela and Willis met as students at the Manhattan School of Music some 50 years ago, and have been friends ever since. Masekela is a world-renowed trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, singer, bandleader, and defiant political voice. Willis has performed or recorded with almost every great jazz musician of the modern era, including Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, and more. $45 - $70
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Naughty & Nice: The Best of Go Comedy's Holiday Shows

Wed., Dec. 2, 8-9:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 9, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 26, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 248-327-0575

They've taken our favorite holiday sketches from 7 years of original holiday shows, and put them in one super collection. This show is a great way to get into the holiday spirit! $15
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Go Comedy! Improv Theater (map)
261 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 327-0575
Naughty & Nice: The Best of Go Comedy's Holiday Shows

Hashtag Comedy Showcase

First Wednesday of every month, 8-10 p.m.
phone 313-288-2891

The show that made waves in the Detroit comedy scene is headed back to Ann Arbor! The Hashtag Comedy Show features some of the metro region's top up-and-coming talent and mixes stand-up with social media and audience participation for an unforgettable comedy experience. First Wednesday of every month at La Perle Hookah Lounge in Wyandotte. $5

La Perle Hookah Lounge (map)
121 Maple St
Greater Detroit Area
phone 313-288-2891
Hashtag Comedy Showcase

Annual Greens Market Sale

Thu., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

@ Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
61st Annual Greens Market Sale - Shop for decorated fresh wreaths, swags, roping, fresh and permanent arrangements for the holiday season. Fresh baked goods will also be for sale. This is an annual fundraiser event for the Waterford Garden Club no admission

Celebrate the Holidays at Arbor Hills

Thu., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & 12 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & 12 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue., Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed., Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thu., Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
phone 248-336-8360

Dec. 4 - 20: Strolling carolers Friday & Saturday evenings from 6-8pm, Strolling Santa Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 1-4PM Dec. 3 - 17: 107.1's "12 Days of Christmas" - Arbor Hills gift card giveaway. Tune in weekday mornings (6a-10a) and afternoons (3p-7p) to win! Dec 19: 107.1 brings Santa's workshop to Arbor Hills. Kids can make greeting cards and choose a special surprise. free

Karen Finley - Written in Sand

Thu., Dec. 3, 5:10 p.m.

New York-based performance artist, musician and poet Karen Finley is known for her raw and transgressive work on sexuality and disenfranchisement. Finley will present her newest work, Written in Sand, a spoken word performance with musician Paul Nebenzahl.
Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 668-8480
Karen Finley - Written in Sand

Christmas Open House

Thu., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m.
phone 248-684-9719

Santa Claus is coming to town during Milford’s annual Christmas Open House. A community favorite, the seasonal event brings strolling entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling, special promotions and deals at downtown stores and restaurants as well as a highly anticipated visit from Santa Claus in Center Street Mall. The evening begins at 6 p.m. when the jolly old man arrives on Main Street aboard a Milford Fire Department fire engine. Location: Main Street between the lights From Liberty Street to Commerce Road Milford, Michigan Free

Community In Schools- Metro Detroit's 20th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Thu., Dec. 3, 7-11:45 p.m.
phone 313-571-3402 x224

Community In Schools is a national drop-out prevention organization for elementary and secondary students. This is event will be celebrating the work done by the Metro Detroit affiliate program of the organization. The event will be hosted by WXYZ-TV's Glenda Lewis and the featured entertainment will be by actor/comedian, Tommy Davidson, and the CIS Performing Art Ensemble. $100 - $200
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Fox Theatre (map)
2211 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 471-6611
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