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Events in December 2022
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Daily Dec. 26–Jan. 8 (times TBA). Family-friendly hands-on activities TBA exploring science and nature. With live entertainment each day, including music, storytelling, and theater by performers TBA. Details posted at discoverscienceandnature.org on Dec. 1. AAHOM, 220 E. Ann St. $16/person (members, those with WIC EBT cards, $3/person).
Every Tues.–Sat., Nov. 25–Dec. 22. Juried show & sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large paintings, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, every Fri. & Sat., artist trunk shows. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., The Gutman Gallery, 118 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 662–3382.
A city naturalist leads a walk through Black Pond Woods, a nature area with 3 distinctive habitats that’s named for its small vernal pond carved by receding glaciers. Dress for the weather & bring water. 1–2 p.m., meet in the Leslie Science & Nature Center parking lot, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. Preregistration required at tinyurl.com/BPWWalk123122. 794–6627.
Dec. 28–31. Purple Rose founder & playwright Daniels is a veteran movie, TV, & Broadway star who’s also a prolific singer-songwriter. He’s returning to Purple Rose for a series of concerts showcasing folk-flavored, often comically accented favorites from his ever-growing back catalog, likely including numbers from his most recent release Alive and Well Enough. 8 p.m. (Dec. 28-31) & 3 p.m. (Dec. 31), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $90–100 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. No discounts available. 433–7673.
Every Fri.–Sun., Dec. 9–Jan. 1, except Dec. 25. Carla Milarch directs this seasonal holiday Panto comedy that she co-wrote with R. MacKenzie Lewis. Panto is a British pantomime that blends familiar children’s stories with a bit of vaudeville to create a raucous family entertainment. This popular show, an annual tradition, usually sells out. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Mask & proof of vaccination required. Tickets $25 ($10 for kids under 17) in advance at theatre-nova.ticketleap.com and (if available) at the door. 635–8450.
Join us for an early New Year’s Eve celebration at Blue LLama Jazz Club with dinner and a show! ABOUT OLIVIA VAN GOOR: Olivia Van Goor is a young performer with an old soul influenced by swing and bebop jazz from the mid-20th century.314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Dinner+Show at opentable.com $150. firstname.lastname@example.org bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Enjoy your last concert of 2022 at the Northstar with the joyous sounds and New Orleans vibes of Alex Belhaj and his Crescent City Quartet. Hot jazz on a cold night to set you SWINGIN' into 2023. | 7:00 PM Seating | 9:30 PM Seating301 N. 5th Ave ,Ann Arbor. https://www.nstarlounge.com/tickets/p/nolanye1 $20. nstarlounge.com
Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Siers. With clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Cliff Monear. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Livestream also available. Tickets $35-$80 (students, $19) in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com and (if available) at the door. Reservations recommended. 769–2999.
This 7th-grade teacher-turned-comic is a ubiquitous presence on both MTV and Comedy Central who’s known for edgy, hard-nosed observational humor delivered with a laid-back swagger and a beaming smile. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served. 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 (early show) & $30 (late show includes party favors and a glass of champagne) in advance before 5 p.m. the night of the show & general admission at the door. 996–9080.
You’re invited to the HOMES New Year’s Eve Party @ HOMES Campus! Come ring in the new year with an all-out, tiki-themed celebration.
Join us for a three-course buffet of Polynesian-inspired dishes—including a whole pig roast and raw bar—plus signature cocktails and special HOMES Brewery beers on tap. (The spread is vegetarian friendly!)
DJ Buff1 will be there at 9pm to set the vibe all night long. At midnight, watch the ball drop on the big screen with a complimentary champagne toast. Goes until 1 a.m.
Ticket includes: entrance fee, 2 drink tickets, 3-course buffet, champagne toast.112 Jackson Plaza ,Ann Arbor. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homes-nye-2o23-tickets-476841514807 $90. email@example.com 929-5212.
Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Blue LLama Jazz Club with dinner and a show! The protégé of legends Marcus Miller and Rodney Whitaker, contemporary jazz musician BRANDON ROSE harnesses his gospel roots to create rhythm and blues, and soul-inspired compositions.314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Dinner+Show at opentable.com $250. firstname.lastname@example.org bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Party into the New Year with us! We'll be giving 2022 our best send off.
Ann Arbor’s LIVE Nightclub provides a unique and energetic nightlife experience. Our spacious dance floor is enhanced by an immersive light show and state of the art sound system. The club has two full service bars and VIP booths throughout that allow the option to choose the vibe you prefer.
LIVE’s New Years Eve will feature:
-NYE Party Favors
-VIP Packages (Visit Website for details)
-Music curated by some of Ann Arbor’s best open format DJ’s (Kevin Michael, DJ JustCause, DJ Danny Fantom, & DJ Aesthetic)
-Party from 9pm-4am
Entry Tickets: $30/person
(Available for purchase at the door night-of with cash or credit)
**Pre-Sale Tickets** Limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be sold online. Guests who buy a pre-sale ticket will be able to skip the line the night of! Also Available on our website.