Southeast Michigan entertainment calendar Dec. 17 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Note: Events are subject to change; check with venues for updates. Some events require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to event.
• Ron Carter — Grammy Award-winning double bassist from Ferndale 85th birthday party: May 10 Carnegie Hall, New York City, carnegiehall.org.
• Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz, Fabolous and Trina with DJ Drama: Feb. 21, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $80+.
• Tributesville Concert Series: 8 p.m. Jan. 22-March 19, Flagstar Strand Theatre, Pontiac, $20+ each, Ticketmaster.com and Flagstar Strand’s Box Office. Doors at 7 p.m. Lineup includes: Bob Seger Tribute Lookin’ Back, Jan. 22; Elton John Tribute Captain Fantastic, Jan. 29;  Billy Joel Tribute Allentown, Feb. 12; Carlos Santana Tribute Santana Project, Feb. 19; Eagles Tribute Motown Eagles, March 5; Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Bayou County, March 12; Queen Tribute Simply Queen, March 19.
• Nick Cannon: June 30, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $29.50.
• New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Jodeci: March 6, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $69.50+.
• Nicely Theatre Group “Anything Goes!: March 2-5, at The Berman Center for Performing Arts, nicelytheatregroup.org.
• Wendell Harrison Quartet: Previously scheduled for Dec. 18, to be rescheduled for Berkley Coffee, Oak Park, berkleycoffee.com/collections/events/products/wendell-harrison-quartet.
Tickets on sale at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena.
• Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak, $15, $12 seniors and college students, free ages 18 and younger, RoyalOakOrchestra.org or 248-549-0262.
• Annual Home for the Holidaze: Songwriter showcase and charity drive 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at PJ’S Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 313-961-4668, pjslagerhouse.com, 21+, $8 cover or $7 with a can of food or winter clothing item. Boots, hats, gloves, and canned food items are especially needed. Pet food donations are also collected. Items to be distributed to homeless people and animals, facebook.com/events/1109801836489905.
• Carols & Beer: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Rustic Leaf Brewing Company, 7200 Highland Road, Waterford Twp, 248-681-0040, waterfordcumc.org/2021-advent-christmas-programming. Join musicians from Central United Methodist Church for a community carol sing.
• “Peace on Earth”: Farmington Chorus holiday-themed concerts 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, at The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road, tickets $15 at bit.ly/3Hdet5H, 248-473-1850.
• Orion Lighted Parade is rescheduled to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in downtown Lake Orion and Holly Jolly Folly is rescheduled to Dec. 17 at Golling Buick GMC, (previously scheduled for Dec. 3-4), facebook.com/OrionLightedParade.
• “The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon”: Dec. 17-19 , 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, ridgedaleplayers.com, $18.
• “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 17-19, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, macombcenter.com, $20-$25+.
• “Home for the Holidays”: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 17-19, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, dso.org, $28+.
• Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Dec. 18, Fox Theatre, Detroit, 313Presents.com, $30+.
• Old-Fashioned Christmas: Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 18, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills. Farm wagons transport guests to museum buildings for music, crafts, snacks, theatre groups and All Aboard! Model Railroad display in the Calf Barn. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of, rochesterhills.org/museum.
• Orion Canterbury Cookie and Cocoa Crawl: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Canterbury Village, Orion Township, facebook.com/canterburyvillagelakeorion, $5 per person, $5 Parking, children younger than 2, military and veterans admitted free.
• “The Road to Bethlehem, A Journey to the Newborn King”: a cantata by Lloyd Larson, presented by the choir and orchestra of First Baptist Church of Troy at 7 p.m. Dec. 18-19, First Baptist Church, 2601 John R Road, Troy, fbctroy.org, nursery for children ages 4 and younger, free.
• “A Christmas Carol”: Adaptation by Patrick Barlow with oversized puppets, through Dec.19, Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville, $33+, TippingPointTheatre.com, 248-347-0003.
• “Holiday Heat” starring Nelly and Ludacris, Trina: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Fox Theatre, Detroit, 313Presents.com, $79+.
• Marie Osmond Symphonic Christmas: 8 p.m., Dec. 20, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, 313Presents.com, $65+.
• “A Christmas Carol”: by Charles Dickens, through Dec. 23, Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, 248-377-3300, ticketmaster.com, $35-$49+.
• Merry & Bright Shopping Nights: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23, downtown Berkley, live music, gift wrapping stations for charity and surprise gifts from downtown Berkley’s Merry Elves, downtownberkley.com/merrimonth.
• Annual Holiday Walk, Winter Wonder Lights: Self-guided indoor tour of historic Meadow Brook Hall, decorated for the holidays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 23, $7.50-$20, at Oakland University, Rochester Hills. Winter Wonder Lights self-guided outdoors, 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 30, $12-$22. Meadow Brook also hosts Santa Saturdays with Santa Claus and live reindeer, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, adv. tickets at meadowbrookholidays.com.
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 28, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, 313Presents.com. Tickets $43.50+.
• Holly Dazzle: 5:30-10:30 p.m. through Dec. 31, on the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival,12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, michrenfest.com, tickets $21.95+ ages 13+, $7.95+ ages 5-12, free for 4 and younger.
• “Magic of Lights”: drive-through holiday lights, evenings through Jan. 1, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Township, register at magicoflights.com/events/clarkston, $20+.
• The Big, Bright Light Show: 5 p.m.-midnight nightly through Jan. 2, then Friday-Sunday through weekend of Jan. 15, downtown Rochester, DowntownRochesterMI.com.
• Holiday Stroll: Light shows, live Christmas performances, holiday characters Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 19 and Dec. 22-23, outdoors at Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Township, $14.99+, parking $5, free for ages younger than 2, military and veterans, CanterburyHolidayStroll.com. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off during Holiday Stroll and shopping hours through Dec. 23 at Canterbury Village, to benefit The Bottomless Toy Chest.
• Michigan Mitten Drop, Kid’z Drop Celebration: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 31 at Canterbury Village, 6-foot illuminated Mitten dropping at 6:30 p.m., family-friendly activities, live entertainment, horsedrawn carriage rides, MichiganMittenDrop.com, $7, parking is $5, free for ages younger than 2, military and veterans.
• Somerset Collection Studio: Santa Claus, live music every weekend, The Night Shade Trio carolers perform on Fridays, Stiltwater on Saturdays, The Velvet Carolers Trio on Dec. 19. Somerset Collection Studio open noon-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, until Dec. 26, closed Dec. 24-25, 33 John R St, Detroit, thesomersetcollection.com/studio.
• Starry Lights: Interactive light-display walk on grounds of Ford House, Thursdays-Sundays, through Jan. 9, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, 313-884-4222, fordhouse.org/events/starry-lights-2021. Adv. tickets $20, children $12.
• “Swinging Bells”: Interactive light display, events through the holidays, Downtown Detroit Markets, The Rink at Campus Martius Park, Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Beacon Park, downtowndetroitparks.com, 313-566-8250.
• The Great Decorate: Annual holiday tree decorating contest in downtown Birmingham. Vote or donate for your favorite tree at TheGreatDecorate.com through Dec. 31. Donations benefit teens in need.
• “New Black Vanguard-Photography between Art and Fashion”: Dec. 17-April 17, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, timed entry tickets, dia.org/art/exhibitions.
• Shirley Woodson, “Shield of the Nile Reflections”: Dec. 18-June 12, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, timed entry tickets, dia.org/art/exhibitions.
• “Anatomy” Paul Verdell: Through Dec. 18, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, lscgallery.com.
• “Unity & Balance”: Mosaic exhibit through Dec. 23, Petitpren Community Gallery at the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, theartcenter.org/exhibits, free.
•  ZENAX: Beverly Fishman and Gary Lang, through Jan. 6, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, by appointment, lscgallery.com.
• Cranbrook Art Museum: James Haefner “Michigan Modern” and “Building Cranbrook: Saarinen in Michigan” exhibits through Jan. 9; Olga de Amaral “To Weave a Rock” and Allie McGhee “Banana Moon Horn” through Feb. 13, at 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323, $10, $8 for ages 65+, free for 12 and younger, $5 students with ID, free admission Thursdays. Walk-ins as space permits, tickets at cranbrookartmuseum.org/visit.
• Inkless, Avalon Black, VASE: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, thelovingtouchferndale.com, $15+.
• The Isley Brothers & Gladys Knight: 8 p.m., Dec. 17, Fox Theatre, Detroit, 313presents.com, $49.50+.
• “Big Holiday Show”: Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Moneybagg Yo, Yung Bleu, Babyface Ray, Trick Trick and Polo Frost, Dec. 17, at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, 313presents.com, $40+, Lineup subject to change.
• Jonathan Antoine: Dec. 18, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, soaringeaglecasino.com, $19+.
• Jill Jack: 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Dec. 18, 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $20+ each.
• Will Downing: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Sound Board,  313presents.com, $43+.
• The Ehnes Quartet: Led by Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes, 2 p.m. Dec. 19, The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, bit.ly/ehnesquartet, 248-473-1850, $25 adv., $30 door, $12 students.
• The Polish Muslims Christmas Concert: Dec. 23, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-544-1991, themagicbag.com, all ages, doors at 7 p.m., $10 adv., $15 door.
• Motor City Revue: 8 p.m. Dec. 29, The Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, andiamoshowroom.com, 586-268-3200, $28+.
• Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers: 9 p.m. Dec. 31.  El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit, elclubdetroit.com, $32.50+.
• Charles Dewandeler: Author and former Clinton Township resident signs autographs, presents “Ghost Wranglers” series release 3-5 p.m. Dec. 22, Comix Corner in Fraser, facebook.com/Comix-Corner-116064215082466.
• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Graham Kay-Dec. 16-18, Bill Bushart: Dec. 22-23; Andy Hendrickson: Dec. 30 at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, comedycastle.com, 248-542-9900, prices vary.
• One Night Stans: Greg Morton, Dec. 16-18, at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., onenightstanscomedyclub.com, $23+; Santa Roast, Dec. 17, a portion of proceeds to benefit HAVEN Women’s shelter in Pontiac, $20+. NYE Special Event Phil Palisoul, Dec. 31, $33+.
• Brad Wenzel “All I Want for Doomsday is Doom”: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19 at GravCap Brewing, 14 North Washington St., Oxford, comedy lineup, photos with Santa Claus, Ugly Christmas sweater contest and more, Doomsday Shelter Comedy for Mental Health, facebook.com/DoomsdayShelterComedy, $15+.
• Lowkey Comedy Show: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Stagecrafters Baldwin Theater, bit.ly/3082h5r, 248-770-0208.
• Shen Yun: Jan. 14-16, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, shenyun.com/detroit, $80+.
• “CatVideoFest 2021”: Dec. 17-19, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, dia.org/events, $11+.
• “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: 1 p.m. Dec. 18+, Milford Independent Cinema, 945 E. Summit St., Milford, milfordcinema.org, $5.
• “Spider-Man: No Way Home”: Dec. 17+, Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington, theFCT.com, 248-474-1951, $8.50+.
• “Spider-Man: No Way Home”: Dec. 17+, GQT Oxford 7, 48 S. Washington, Oxford, 248-628-7101, gqtmovies.com, $8+.
• “White Christmas”: Dec. 17-18, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, redfordtheatre.com, $5+.
• “Boshoi Ballet-The Nutcracker Encore”: Dec. 19; plus “The Tender Bar” Dec. 22-23, The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp., 248-855-9091, themapletheater.com, $12+.
• “No Lye-An American Beauty Story”: Online through Jan. 16, DFT@Home, Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit, dia.org/events, free.
• Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine: classic, family-friendly films, Campus Martius, 32 Monroe St., Detroit, $20 per vehicle, reserve online at DetroitDriveIn.com or purchased in-person at the drive-in.
• “Christmas of Hope-A Benefit for Hurricane Victims”: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, 12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, flagstarstrand.com, featuring 25 Detroit-based recording artists, $25+.
• Live Comedy Benefit: Telethon-style show 5-10 p.m. Dec. 29, GravCap Brewing, 14 North Washington St., Oxford, fundraiser for the victims of the Oxford High School shooting, Doomsday Shelter Comedy for Mental Health, facebook.com/DoomsdayShelterComedy.
• Strand Theatre Art (STArt) Youth Theatre: Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac will restart its producing entity for education programming. The initial step back on the stage will support working parents during the school mid-winter break and allow area youths to create and learn about the performing arts, with a musical in the spring. To donate, visit flagstarstrand.com/donate.
• “We Thrive”: Donations accepted for production of a documentary about the Armenian experience, produced by Detroit area filmmakers Lisa Hagopian and Eric Harabadian, fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/we-thrive-documentary-film/campaigns/4555.
• MotorCity Cage Night IX: Live Mixed Martial Arts 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, 313presents.com, $28.
• The District Detroit College Basketball Showcase featuring Oakland University vs. Michigan State University Men’s Basketball: Dec. 21, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, 313presents.com, $15+.
• “The Girl in the Diary Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto”: Through Dec. 30, The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, Farmington Hills. Special exhibit in cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, Poland, holocaustcenter.org, 248-553-2400.
• Detroit Historical Museum: Hudson’s Holidays pop-up exhibitions of the former department store through Jan. 30. Free Holiday Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 19 and Dec. 26, detroithistorical.org.
• Orchard Lake Museum: Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society reopened Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake, new exhibits and outdoor exhibit panels, 1-4 p.m. first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays and third Fridays, or by appointment, 248-757-2451, gwbhs.org.
• Michigan Science Center: 5020 John R St., Detroit, COVID-19 precautions, Reserve online Thursday-Sunday at mi-sci.org, 313-577-8400, children younger than 2 get in free, IMAX theater extra.
• The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, nonmembers $25, $22.50 seniors, youth (5-11), $18.75+, free to ages 4 and younger, membership starts at $55. COVID-19 precautions in effect. Ford Rouge Factory Tours Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online. Greenfield Village closed for the season, thehenryford.org.
• Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, reserve timed tickets at thewright.org.
• Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm: Drop-in hours noon-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $5 nonmembers, students/seniors receive a $2 discount, rochesterhills.org.
• Motown Museum: Closed due to flood damage and for expansion until Summer 2022. Pop-up store in Greektown, 580 Monroe St., Detroit, motownmuseum.org.
• Ford House: Historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. Timed entry, COVID-19 precautions; fordhouse.org/events, 313-884-4222.
• Great Estate & Gardens: Guided tour 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester. Tickets $10-$18, $7-$13 seniors 62+, $5-$10 children 6-12, free for age 5 and younger, meadowbrookhall.org/tickets, 248-364-6200.
• “Age of Armor-Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection”: Through Feb. 27 at Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio, toledomuseum.org.
• Michigan Activity Pass: Available for card holders of all Michigan public libraries, for free or discounted admission to more than 450 locations, including historic sites, cultural attractions and state parks, plymouthrockets.com/michiganactivitypass.
• “Hairspray”: Jan. 18-30, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, broadwayindetroit.com, $39+.
• “The Lion King”: Jan. 27-Feb. 20, Detroit Opera House, Ticketmaster.com and BroadwayInDetroit.com, $25+.
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