Join us for the kick-off to the Holiday season in Detroit! View the 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition and SC artist studios. Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider. Outside, a food truck rally. Visit Santa by the fire, create a make-and-take kid-friendly craft. Browse Detroit vendors selling holiday gifts.
5:15-6 pm INSIDE OUT | Poetry
iO is a nationally recognized hub of creativity for K-12 students in Detroit who are curious about exploring their worlds through the power of poetry. Since 1995, iO has helped to amplify the voices of thousands of students by dispatching established and emerging poets and writers into classrooms. insideoutdetroit.org
6:15-6:45 pm DETROIT CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Detroit Children’s Choir is made up of over 300 children, ages 8-18, who have a passion and love for singing. Choir members come from a variety of cities in Southeast Michigan, representing a range of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Children receive music literacy, sight reading skills and vocal technique along with the opportunity to perform on stages in the Detroit metro area. detroitchildrenschoir.org
7:15-8 pm CHRISTMAS ENSEMBLE: DE’SEAN JONES & JON DIXON
Sax and keyboard duo putting a contemporary jazz twist on Holiday classics.
8:30-9:30 pm CARAVAN OF THIEVES
Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification. caravanofthieves.com