Winter break has finally begun! Now that finals are over you can rest peacefully without nightmares of sleeping through your alarm for that 7:00 a.m. final or the “battery dead” symbol flashing just as you hit “=” on your T-89 calculator. Whether you are traveling or staying in the mitten this holiday season, you can finally take a deep (cold) breath and unwind!
For those of you staying in Michigan (and were too busy studying to plan a fun, action packed winter break) we thought we would get together a list of exciting events that are happening throughout the next few weeks! Check out the list below and if you attend any, let us know how the events were on our Facebook page here.
Happy Holidays from GTRI!
Home for the Holidays with Helen Welch | Concert
Friday, December 19, 2014, 8pm.
Dawson Auditorium, Adrian College Holiday music that warms the heart. Helen Welch, vocalist. Ticketed events.
Holiday Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Special Holiday Market! Come check out the market for some great deals and great merchandise! Choose from lots of holiday items, new and used items, handcrafted items, fresh and local foods, and much more! 75 booths available! Hours: 8am-3pm in Main Expo.
Annie | Theatre Performance
December 16 – 21
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns! Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other orphans, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York. In a series of adventures, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Featuring book and score by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as It’s the Hard-knock Life, Easy Street, and the eternal anthem of optimism, Tomorrow.
All I Want For Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Detroit apparel, handmade jewelry, artisan food products, custom artwork, prom dresses, lace front wigs, and more. Twenty-five local vendors. Convenient, free parking. Live, holiday music and live art demonstrations. Free admission.
The Nutcracker | DeVos Performance Hall
December 12 – 21
Grand Rapids Ballet dazzles with an extravagant production of The Nutcracker. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday performance at 2pm. December 12-14 and 19-21. http://www.michigan.org/events/the-nutcracker-devos-performance-hall/
Hot New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2014 – Janruary 1, 2015
Hot New Year’s Eve Celebration will host a ball drop at midnight. Live entertainment will include Cobra Starship, The Outer Vibe, Dyllan Murray, and Grand Rapids Got Talent winner, Fire Alarm. There will be a warming tent with free hot chocolate and coffee for all who pass through. Starts at 7pm.
Midnight on Main | New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2014 – Janruary 1, 2015
You need to be here to ring in the New Year! This New Year’s Eve, there’s no better place to be than in Downtown Midland! It’s Midnight on Main, but the party begins long before midnight with a full schedule of entertainment and activities. The event features four heated tents, 10 bars, food vendors, Michigan’s largest ball drop and an exciting fireworks display. End the year on a high note and celebrate in style at Midnight on Main! The event is held on Main Street, from Gordon Street to Townsend Street, in Downtown Midland. Ticketed event for ages 21+. Information and tickets available at the website link.
For more events visit http://www.michigan.org/blog/monthly-events/pure-michigan-december-events-roundup-2/