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Thursday, Nov. 9

Lewis Black brings his Off the Rails show to Saginaw at 8 p.m. The show is at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Tickets.

Something Neutral is featured performer from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

The Little Garden Club of Midland is having the renowned Chuck Martin, retired horticulturist from Dow Gardens, whose wealth of knowledge and remarkable presentations filled with wisdom and laughter, is presenting “how plants react to the cold” as we continue putting our plants to bed! Please join us, as our guest, at Primrose Community Center, 5600 Waldo Avenue at 12:30 p.m. One Garden Tip: as the ground starts to freeze, be sure that all plants have water to help them from desiccation during the winter, especially for plants that have been transplanted.

Creative 360’s Artshop Fall Session II Thursday classes begin and include Art Basics, Painting 101, Let’s Move, and Artshop Community Theatre (ACT.) More information is available at www.becreative360.org.

Creative 360’s Creative Kids class meets with class beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the 5501 Jefferson Avenue building. Ages 5-10. $15 drop in per class. More information at www.becreative360.org.

George Widiger plays His Piano of Dreams from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Fabulous Mr. E opens the Piano Lounge from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Chemical City Garden Club will hold a monthly meeting, open to the public at 6:45 p.m. This month’s program will feature a craft project. The meeting will take place at Creative 360, 5501 Jefferson Ave. in Midland. For more information, call Linda B. at 989-486-9424.

Nov. 9-Dec. 12

The Parent Talk System Webinar Series, an online series offered by MSU Extension, is scheduled weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Dec. 12. This parenting workshop authored by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman is designed to improve communication and provide practical verbal strategies for raising confident, caring, responsible children. This class is meant for parents of kids from toddlers to teens. To register, www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Courtney Aldrich  aldric82@msu.edu

Sleep: Sleep Education for Everyone, a six-week Zoom series hosted online by MSU Extension, is scheduled for 9 to 9:30 a.m. each day. Each week you will be given a sleep challenge to try, so you can track the effectiveness of changing your sleep behaviorsThere is no. To register visit  www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Christi Demitz:  demitzch@msu.edu

University Theatre at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant presents Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in Bush Theatre. Admission.

Friday, Nov. 10

Chris Tucker at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

The classic movie Casablanca (1943) will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Merissa Faye plays acoustic covers and originals from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Them Heels – Stripped Down! A semi-acoustic show from Bay City rockers from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Sounds of Sobriety will take place 7-9 p.m., an open mic night to showcase persons in recovery, will be held at Creative 360, 5501 Jefferson Avenue. The event is free, donations will be accepted. Musicians and artists wishing to participate should reach out to Lou M. by calling 989-417-4304.

The Suicide Prevention & Awareness Show comes to The Vault in Saginaw and will feature live music from the band Redburn as well as an EP release. Opening acts include Chase Engel & The Night Shift, The Mongrels, and Adaboy! This concert is free, though donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network. Doors are at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Nov. 10-11

Holiday Open House is scheduled for downtown Midland.

2023 Festival of Trees, hosted by Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center at Valley Plaza Resort in Midland. Admission is $5 per person. Children five and younger and veterans with military ID will be admitted free.

Nov. 10-12

Bay City Players presents Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories, at the theater, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Youth Eagles Flights are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, weather permitting, at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport in Midland. YE is a program that provides free airplane flights for youth aged 8-17. These flights typically last about 10-20 minutes in length. Registration is required. Hosted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1093. Register at youngeaglesday.org

Comedy Night with Kate Brindle, Steve Lind, Dwayne Gill and Norm Stulz is set for 8 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City.

Midland County Historical Society presents Brunch History at the Midland Center for the Arts. Local historian Floyd Andrick will look at Capital Airlines Flight 67, which in 1958 embarked on a journey from Flint to Tri-City Airport. Unfortunately the flight did not reach its final destination. Lecture begins at 11 a.m. Tickets. An opportunity for brunch is extra; call the Center for more information.

Art Speaks-Fall featuring Poetry, Monologues, and SLAM Poetry performances at Creative 360: 5501 Jefferson Ave. 5pm, 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. More information is available at www.becreative360.org.

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1501 N. Saginaw Road, Midland.

Frank n’ Jude, Midland’s Rock and Roll Sweethearts, play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bryan Rombalski and Three Worlds play jazz fusion from 8-10 p.m.  Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

In honor of Veterans Gratitude Week, The Studio in downtown Sanford is offering a donation-based yoga/sound bath class from 9:30-10:30 a.m. $20 cash or check donation suggested toward the Veterans Yoga Project. If you can’t attend but wish to donate, visit www.veteransyogaproject.org/vgw2023.

The 8th annual Relay For Life Craft & Vendor Show will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no entry fee, and lunch will be available.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish will hold their 52nd annual bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature over 60 vendors as well as a homemade hot lunch, bake sale and a raffle.

Friends of Grace A Dow Memorial Library will have a fundraising performance by Mid Michigan Classical Guitar Society, at the library auditorium. Dr. Brad DeRouche, Mid Michigan Classical Guitar Society Co-Founder will do a solo performance. Ensemble performance of works by Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven, will be led by Roger Humphrey. All donations from the performance will go to further the Mission of Friends of Grace A Dow Memorial Library. This event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Grace A Dow Memorial Library Auditorium.

Native Plants in the Fall Landscape is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Enjoy a casual afternoon hike exploring the gardens and trails at CNC to observe the unique structures and seeds that native plants offer to a fall landscape. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free for  ages 15+, under 18 w/adult.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Airport Story Time, for children of all ages, is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. at Jack Barstow Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland. Kiddos will be given fruit snacks and juice while they listen to two aviation and/or seasonal story books. Afterward we’ll do a simple craft. 

Deer Widow Women’s Expo begins at 11 a.m. at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant.

The Super Mario Brothers will be shown at 2 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets.

Ike Beehr and the Blues Guise play the end of the weekend blues from 5-7 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Homestead Sunday: Nature Play! is set for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Whether we’re making pies in the mud kitchen, building forts, constructing rivers, lounging in hammocks, or creating nature art, this hour of play is sure to engage everyone. Caregivers must remain with children during this program. Meet at The Woods Nature Play Area near the Arbury Trail. This program is designed for all ages, under 18 w/adult.

Going Geocaching is scheduled for 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at at Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Beginners and experts alike are invited to stop by the Visitor Center anytime to begin your adventure in search of geocaches. Geocaches are small containers hidden in nature that can be found using GPS units and the coordinates that we provide.  Free for all ages, under 18 w/adult.

Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Maple Grille Restaurant, 13105 Gratiot Road, Hemlock.

Monday, Nov. 13

The Wild Ones Mid-Mitten Chapter meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chippewa Nature Center. This month – Potluck and Annual Members’ Meeting. More details @midmittenwildones.

Greater Midland Community Center will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m. Come for a free lunch and listen to a Renue Physical Therapist talk on Exercise After Joint Replacement. Lunch is provided by Independence Village of Midland. Space is limited and RSVP is required at least one week before the event. Contact 989-832-7937 ext. 2270 or email aewald@greatermidland.org.

The classic movie Bicycle Three (1948) will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Parenting Education Classes: Building Strong Adolescents Webinar Series is scheduled each day for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., an MSU Extension authored program for parents and guardians of adolescents ages 9 to 17. The program focuses on the external and internal assets teens need to succeed. Topics include: The need for teens to develop internal and external assets and strategies to promote growth. Setting limits. Applying consequences. Fostering independence. Promoting self-esteem and school success. To register visit the events link for MSU Extension www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Courtney Aldrich aldric82@msu.edu 

MSU Extension: Sleep Basics One Time Workshop is scheduled online for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Understand the importance of sleep for both physical and mental health.  Recognize the importance of sleep hygiene. Identify strategies to improve sleep. Free. To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Lisa Tams tams@msu.edu

MSU Extension: Food Safety Q&A: Baking and Cooking ahead for the Holidays is set for 1 to 1:30 p.m. in a free Zoom event. Learn about the safe preparation and storing of holiday baked goods and meals. To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Karen Fifield fifield@msu.edu

Nov. 13-16

MSU Extension: Stress Less with Mindfulness Coffee Hour Webinar Series is scheduled online for 8 a.m. to 9 a.m The program covers mindful breathing, mindful eating, physical processes in the brain and body and mindful laughter. There is no charge.. To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Holly Tiret, tiret@msu.edu

Nov. 13, 20, 27

Sleep: Sleep Education for Everyone, a six-week Zoom series hosted online by MSU Extension, is scheduled for 10 to 10:30 a.m. each day. Each week you will be given a sleep challenge to try, so you can track the effectiveness of changing your sleep behaviorsWeek 2, sleep hygiene; week 3, stimulus control Therapy; week 4, mindfulness; week 5, physical activity; week 6, sleep myths. To register: email Holly Tiret at tiret@msu.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Midland’s Open Door annual fundraiser, Dine on the Door, is set for noon lunch and at 6 p.m. for dinner at The H Hotel in Midland. Doors open for both events 30 minutes before the start. The event includes art, food and friendship and a presentation including a testimonial. Tickets, midlandopendoor.org

MSU Extension: Parenting Education Class – Together to Develop Early Literacy Skills- Infant/Toddler is scheduled online from 8 to 9:30 p.m.Participants will learn about the importance of reading on grade level by 3rd grade, learn and understand the components of early literacy such as experiential writing, communicating, vocabulary, and reading and rhyme with infants and toddlers, learn to detect the signs of early literacy difficulties and receive resources to support early literacy development.  To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Courtney Aldrich aldric82@msu.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 15

MSU Extension: Wednesday Lunch & Learn – Mindful Eating is scheduled online from noon to 1 p.m. This lesson will help participants learn benefits of eating with mindful awareness, create a personal hunger/fullness scale as a guide for sensing when and how much to eat and experience paying mindful attention to eating.  There is no charge. To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Tanner Derror derrorta@msu.edu

Thursday, Nov. 16

Buddy Guy in concert at 8 p.m. at Temple Theater, 201 N. Washington St., Saginaw.

Creative 360’s Creative Kids class meets with class beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the 5501 Jefferson Avenue building. Ages 5-10. $15 drop in per class. More information is available at www.becreative360.org.

Kimberly Megoran is featured performer from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

JR Band plays bluegrass from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Fabulous Mr. E opens the Piano Lounge from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

MSU Extension: Food Preservation: The Gift of Preservation is scheduled online from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. Let us help you fill your pantry and freezer by preserving food safely. To register www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Laurie Messing lmessing@msu.edu

MSU Extension: MI Money Health – Navigating Money Challenges is scheduled online from 4 to 5 p.m. Take stock of family and community resources; recognize changes, even if temporary, and impacts on your household financial affairs; set spending priorities, Involve the entire family, plan to pay creditors, watch for scams, make your Action Plan. Plus you will receive tools and a comprehensive Resource Guide to help you make your personal financial decisions. To register visit www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events or contact Elizabeth Martinez mart1751@msu.edu

Chippewa Nature Center: Nature Story Hour is scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Come discover the magic of nature through stories, hands-on activities and art with unique themes to match the season. Children and their caregiver(s) are invited to play and connect during this guided program. Weather permitting, a portion of the time will be spent outdoors. This program is designed for ages 3-5 (under 18 w/adult).  

Nov. 16-18

Dow High School Drama presents Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. each night at Central Auditorium, 305 E. Reardon, Midland. Tickets, 989-923-5583.

Friday, Nov. 17

The Hunks all male revue at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Three Dog Night at 7 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Haunting on Brockway Street 2 will be screened at 9 p.m. at the Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Tickets.

Lee Ann Whitman plays sweet folk favorites from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kristine Goodwin joined by Jayce Allen and Jamie Payne play rock and folk favorites and originals from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Nov. 17-18

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Midland Santa Parade begins at 10 a.m., taking off from the parking lot of Midland High School. The route follows Eastlawn to Saginaw Road to Ashman Street and to Main Street. This year’s theme is Star of Wonder. Parade participants will begin lining up at 9 a.m.

Craft show begins at 9 a.m. at VFW in Midland.

Jill Jack and Amy Petty in concert at 8 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Flying Pancakes Breakfast with Santa is set for 9 a.m. to noon at Roof Top Landing Reindeer Farm, 110 W. 5th St., Clare. The event includes breakfast with Santa, a meal of pancakes, sausage, beverages and an unforgettable encounter with the jolly man himself. Admission of $12 per person includes breakfast, and access to the farm. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

The classic movie King Creole (1958) will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Cocoa Crawl and Santa Parade is scheduled for downtown Midland.

10th annual St. Brigid Holiday Craft and Gift Sale is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish, 130 W. Larkin St., downtown Midland. More than 40 vendors. Locally hand-crafted items, bake sale by St. Brigid School PTO, drawings to benefit St. Brigid Youth Group. Hot lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Sugar Ukelele meets to jam 10:30 a.m. to noon. Jason Shaw plays acoustic hit music from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Mi Element Jazz Jam featuring Jacob Wisenbach plays classic jazz from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Chippewa Nature Center: Bee Hotel 101: Fall Care is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. When the flowers fade and the leaves fall, it’s time to take care of the bee hotels! Join an Interpretive Naturalist to learn firsthand how to clean different styles of bee hotels, store them for winter and when to let them emerge. We will survey what species used the CNC hotels and prepare them for storage. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free for ages 9+, under 18 w/adult.

Nov. 18-19

Holiday Art Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Midland Center for the Arts.

Sunday, Nov. 19

WWE Sunday Stunner at 7 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Streetphish plays rock and roll from 5-7 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Monday, Nov. 20

The classic movie Hound of Baskervilles (1939) will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Come play Bingo at the Greater Midland Community Center in Midland from 11 to noon. Cost is free for members and $5 for non-members. You may also buy additional Bingo cards for $1 each. Bingo winners receive gift cards to local businesses in Midland, sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living. Snacks available for sale 15 minutes before play begins. Bring a friend, come by yourself, and expect a good time! Call 989-832-7937 ext. 2270 regarding questions.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Let’s Roll Together, hosted by Roll Arena and The Arc of Midland, has scheduled an all ages, all inclusive skate session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Midland arena. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental and skate assist equipment. A wheelchair accessible lane is available.

The Vienna Boys’ Choir is scheduled in concert at 7 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Special Day before Thanksgiving shows from Greydon Perry’s Acoustic Odessey at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Second Time Around at 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Friday, Nov. 24

Wheel of Fortune Live! at 4 and 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

White Christmas will be shown at 7 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets.

Creative 360’s annual Second Hand Picasso fundraiser sale opens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join in for the opportunity to purchase uncommon original art, collectibles, and antiques at bargain prices. The sale will continue into December. 5501 Jefferson Ave.

The Midland Folk Society hosts an Acoustic All-Strings Jam from 6-9 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Saturday, Nov. 25

Chris Isaak’s It’s Almost Christmas Tour stops at the Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw, for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets.

Small Business Saturday is scheduled for downtown Midland.

Jolly Hammers and Strings play old time folk from 1-3 p.m. Jason Dean plays his personal musical vision of covers and originals from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dylan Sonderman plays his unique rock/jazz fusion from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Sunday, Nov. 26

Sundays in the City Movie (Christmas Vacation, 1989) begins at 2 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Bay City. Free with food item or cash donation that will benefit Safe Harbor Kitchen.

The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine presents Snow White at 2 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Tickets.

The Oak Ridge Boys have scheduled a holiday show for 6 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

String Thing Band plays folky pop and Americana from 5-7 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Monday, Nov. 27

A Senior Pancake Breakfast is set for 11 a.m. at Greater Midland Community Center. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members; pay in cash only on the day of the event. Register a spot at least a week in advance. Breakfast will be canceled if Midland Public Schools closes due to weather. For more information, contact Amanda Ewald at aewald@greatermidland.org or 989-832-7937 ext. 2270.

The classic movie Miracle on 34th Street (1947) will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Nov. 28-29

Bluey’s Big Play shows at 6 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Million Dollar Quartet is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. It is based on Dec. 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for an incredible jam session. Tickets.

Creative 360’s Creative Kids class meets with class beginning at 4:15 pm at the 5501 Jefferson Avenue building. Ages 5-10. $15 drop in per class. More information is available at www.becreative360.org.

The Made in Michigan Shorts Program, hosted by Hells Half Mile Film Series, will be screened at 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. The event features a collection of short films ranging from comedy to drama made in the state of Michigan. Tickets.

David Paul Britton is featured performer from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Robin Abbott plays lovely acoustic songs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Fabulous Mr. E opens the Piano Lounge from 8-10 p.m. Mi Element Grains and Grounds, 3124 Jefferson Ave, 989-486-9392, facebook.com/mielementgraingrounds

Friday, Dec. 1

Clint Black and Josh Gracin at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is set for downtown Midland.

Dec. 1-2

Nature Art Show & Sale, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland.

Midland Mall Craft Show is set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dec. 1-3

Holly Jolly Days is set for downtown Midland.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Bullock Creek Sports Boosters Holiday Art Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bullock Creek Middle School, 644 S. Badour Road, Midland.

Nature Art Show & Sale, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland. The show, scheduled from 8 to 5 p.m. offers some of the best works by local artists in mediums such as photography, wood carvings, pottery, books, baskets and more!  Free admission. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org/nature-art-show-sale

Sunday, Dec. 3

Sundays in the City Movie (The Polar Express, 2004) begins at 2 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Bay City. Free with food item or cash donation that will benefit Safe Harbor Kitchen.

Dream Girls will be shown at 2 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets.

Monday, Dec. 4

The classic movie Raisin in the Sun (1961) will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

Dec. 5-6, 12-13

Santa Express, Sanford train depot, Sanford.

Comedy Night at the Midland Center for the Arts will feature Dave Dyer and Cam Rowe. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets.

Easystreet & Co. is featured performer from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Dec.7-16

Dow Gardens Christmas Walk is scheduled each night from 5 to 8 p.m. Stroll through the gently-lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer (Dec. 7-9), and listen to carolers sing the songs of the season. Travelin’ Toms will be on site with warm beverages for purchase. No admission is charged for these free old-fashioned evenings of candlelight and music. Dec. 14-16 are silent nights (no carolers). Learn more at dowgardens.org/events/holiday-events/christmas-walk

Friday, Dec. 8

Bay Chorale Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Martina McBride at 8 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Broadway star Abby Mueller hosts Holiday Pops, an annual tradition at the Midland Center for the Arts. The show is set for 8 p.m. She will be accompanied by the Choirs of the Center caroling favorite season tunes, accompanied by the Midland Symphony Orchestra. A relaxed performance is set for 3 p.m. Tickets.

Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall  8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Dec. 8-9

Noel Experience Christmas, a Broadway style production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. both days at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 9

A Rocky Mountain Christmas, a John Denver tribute starring Ted Vigil, is set for 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Coleman Lighted Holiday parade is scheduled. Parade line up at Coleman Family Center at 5 p.m. Fireworks will follow.

Don Felder will perform as part of the Rock and Rum Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Yuletide Artisan Market is scheduled for Midland Mall.

Breakfast with Santa, a fundraiser for Mid Michigan College softball, is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homer Township Fire Department. Includes photo with Santa, pancakes, eggs, sausage, juie, coffee, a coloring station, prizes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger. Family rate (six members) is $35.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Sundays in the City Movie (It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946) begins at 2 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Bay City. Free with food item or cash donation that will benefit Safe Harbor Kitchen.

Airport Story Time, for children of all ages, is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. at Jack Barstow Airport, 2800 Airport Road, Midland. Kiddos will be given fruit snacks and juice while they listen to two aviation and/or seasonal story books. Afterward we’ll do a simple craft. 

Kenny G at 6 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

The Muppets Christmas Carol will be shown at 2 p.m. at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets.

Midland Concert Band is scheduled in concert at 3 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. The concert is suitable for all ages.

Men of Music will present Christmas concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. at Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 3516 E. Monroe Road in Midland. Director of the 52-man chorus is Grace Marra. Admission is free but freewill donations will benefit Midland County Food Assistance Network. The chorus has been together since 1936.

Dec. 10, 15-17

Bay City Players presents A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas, holiday fun for all ages, at the theater, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Monday, Dec. 11

The classic movie The Shop Around the Corner (1940) will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland. This is part of the library’s Classic Film Series. Admission is free.

The Michigan MOMsemble: Moms Battle Winter is set for 7 p.m. at Creative 360, 5501 Jefferson Ave. in Midland. The show features a musical romp through the funny and frustrating moments of parenting. Tickets.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Midland Saxophone Quartet is featured performer from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Pendulum Lounge at the Midland Center for the Arts. The lounge is noted for craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15

Robin Thicke at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Dec. 15-16

Cole in Your Stocking, a concert with world-renowned pianist Kevin Cole, is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Aaron Lewis is set for 7 p.m. The Dow Event Center, 303 Johnston St., Saginaw. Tickets, doweventcenter.com

Youth Choirs Holiday Concert is set for 7 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Sundays in the City Movie (Miracle on 34th Street, 1994) begins at 2 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave. in Bay City. Free with food item or cash donation that will benefit Safe Harbor Kitchen.

Mania: The ABBA Tribute at 7:30 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Aaron Lewis (second show) at 7 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Let’s Roll Together, hosted by Roll Arena and The Arc of Midland, has scheduled an all ages, all inclusive skate session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Midland arena. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental and skate assist equipment. A wheelchair accessible lane is available.

Thursday, Dec. 21

Winter Solstice Celebration is set for 6 p.m. at Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Participants will roll a beeswax candle, create miniature Yule log and a small evergreen wreath to take home. Take a peaceful walk along the lighted Arbury Trail and warm up by the fire. Free for all ages.

Thursday, Dec. 28

Greensky Bluegrass is scheduled in concert at 7:30 p.m at Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets.

Great White, Quiet Riot at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

The Climb, a film screening hosted by Hell’s Half Mile Film Series, is set for 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 30

Lonestar, Phil Vassar at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Sunday, Dec. 31

80s Rewind New Year’s Eve Party at 9 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com

Thursday, Jan. 4

Mania: The ABBA Tribute at 7:30 p.m. at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster

Jan. 7, 12-14

Bay City Players presents The Revolutionists, a comedy set in 1793 Paris, at the theater, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Band Roulette 2024, a rock and improv show, is scheduled for 5 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Musicians and songs will be drawn from a hat and performed on the spot. The event will feature area musicians and bands. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Comedy Night with Rob Little is set for 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Kids’ Day is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midland Mall. Hands-on activities for the kids as well as an opportunity for parents to explore the offerings that the community has available for Midland area families– from schools to sports, health to 4-H. Masks are encouraged and appreciated.

Monday, Jan. 29

Harlem Globetrotters at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw. Ticketmaster.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Midland Community Orchestra has scheduled a 3 p.m. concert at Bullock Creek High School auditorium, Midland. Admission free.

Feb. 23-25, March 1-3

Bay City Players presents The Odd Couple, a comedy about a neat freak and a slob, at the theater, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Thursday, Feb. 29

It’s Not Too Cold for Shorts, a film screening hosted by Hell’s Half Mile Film Series, is set for 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. The event will feature a collection of short films. Tickets.

March 20-24

University Theatre at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant presents Tartuffe at 7:30 p.m. March 20-23 and at 2 p.m. March 24 in Bush Theatre. Admission.

Sunday, March 24

Midland Concert Band is scheduled in concert at 3 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. The concert is suitable for all ages.

Thursday, March 28

Every Body, a film screening hosted by Hell’s Half Mile Film Series, is set for 7 p.m. at State Theater, 913 Washington Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

April 18-21

University Dance Theatre Company at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant presents a dance concert at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in Bush Theatre. Admission.

April 26-28, May 3-5

Bay City Players presents Into the Woods, which follows three storybook characters on their enchanted journeys to get wishes granted, at the theater, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Tickets.

Sunday, April 28

Midland Community Orchestra has scheduled a 3 p.m. concert at Bullock Creek High School auditorium, Midland. Admission free.

Sunday, May 5

Midland Concert Band is scheduled in concert at 3 p.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts. The concert is suitable for all ages.

Saturday, May 25

Chicago at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com.

Sunday, May 26

Night Ranger, with special guests The Rock Show and Nameless, will perform at the United By Sacrifice benefit concert sponsored by the Coleman Veterans Memorial, 499 Railway St. For more information, www.colemanveteransmemorial.org.

Saturday, July 27

Jelly Roll will perform at Tailgates N’ Tallboys Festival at Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Road, Midland.

Friday, Aug. 9

Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top at 8 p.m., Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Tickets, soaringeaglecasino.com



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