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December Events, 2014


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Date: December 19 to 21

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Pops Live! - Swingin’ Holiday Extravaganza, Little Rock, AR

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the second concert in the 2014-2015 Acxiom Pops Live! Series: Swingin’ Holiday Extravaganza at the Pulaski Academy Connor Performing Arts Center, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock, AR. Concert dates are Friday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. Broadway singers Destan Owens and Mandy Gonzalez return to lead a ...

 


 

California, Irvine, Event Date: November through December

Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, California, with Special Hotel Rates & More

Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, California, with Special Hotel Rates & More From Thanksgiving feasts and an ice rink to a Christmas train and selfies with Santa, Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, CA offers family-friendly activities and events November through December. Visitors and residents alike can get into the holiday spirit with activities and events taking place throughout the city. Offerings include an ice skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center, holiday performances at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and University ...

 


 

California, Los Angeles, Event Date: December 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Puccini's Parisian Bohemians become Highland Park Hipsters in this creative setting of La boheme, Los Angeles

Now concluding its fourth full season, and following the unbelievable success of Tosca: A Moving Production, Pacific Opera Project returns to Highland Park with one of their most innovative productions. Puccini’s Parisian bohemians return as Highland Park hipsters in a revival of POP’s most popular “POP-Up” production. La bohème is a show for opera lovers and newcomers alike. Exceptionally talented singers and actors pour their hearts out at extremely close range. POP-Ups are best described as a party where an opera happens to be going on ...

 



California, Oxnard, Event Date: November 22-December 25, 2014

Rediscover your Holiday Spirit at Oxnard's Holiday Events, November 22 to December 25

Let Oxnard, CA help you rediscover your Holiday Spirit with an old-fashioned, small-town holiday experience. Escape from the hustle and bustle, the Mall Madness and the Pack-a-Snack traffic jams. Each week brings a new set of fun-filled, family-focused events and activities to enjoy. A month-long holiday celebration kicks off in Oxnard with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Plaza Park followed the next day by the Oxnard Downtown Christmas Parade featuring floats, marching ...

 


 

California, Napa, Event Date: December 13 & 14, 2014

Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire, Napa, CA, December 13 & 14

The Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire (www.santashelpersnapa.com) will be held December 13 & 14 at the Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd. Street, Napa, CA. Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create this old-time shopping market, a Napa Valley holiday tradition for over 23 years. Over 100 of the finest artisans have gathered together to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Terrific shopping awaits, including home decor, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts ...

 


 

California, Hayward, Event Date: December 14, 2014

Celebrate a Mexican Christmas in Hayward, CA with the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno

The Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno presents "Navidad en Mexico," a Bay Area tradition since 1971. This beautiful production shows how Mexico celebrates Christmas, taking you on a tour of various regions, to share the fun and excitement of its folklore through music, song and dance. There will be more than 50 dancers, accompanied by Mariachi Colima and singers, Martha Soledad and Gabriela Sepulveda. Arrive early and enjoy "Villa Navideña ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: October 18, November 1 & December 6

Race. What is race? What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race, especially with your kids? On October 18, November 1 and December 6, History Colorado will help families do just that: talk about race and racism, inclusion and diversity. Held at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway, Denver), these workshops will begin with the Race: Are We So Different? museum exhibit, and then proceed through a facilitated discussion of the legacy of racism in the U.S  ...

 


 

Colorado, Pueblo, Event Date: September 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Brings Picasso, Matisse and Chagall Collection to Pueblo

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center celebrates the most important artists of the 20th century with Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, an exhibition of prints, opening its doors to the public September 19. An opening reception for Arts Center members will be held September 18. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall were among the trailblazers of their time, an era defined by artistic leaps in freedom from academia constraints ...

 


 

Connecticut, South Windsor, Event Date: November 28th through December 13th 2014

Connecticut's Wood Memorial Library's 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum will once again deck its halls and throw open its doors for one of the largest Gingerbread House Festivals in New England. The free 4th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs from November 28th through December 13th, 2014. Local artisans and bakers, experts and beginners alike show off their creative ...

 


 

Connecticut, Middletown, Event Date: November 28th through December 14th

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan Potters 59th Annual Exhibit and Sale opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28th and runs through December 14th, at 350 South Main Street (Route 17), Middletown, CT. Admission is free. One of the oldest juried craft shows in the country, the Annual Exhibit and Sale represents fine quality works by 260 different artists in virtually every craft. The event attracts nearly 10,000 visitors from across New England and includes more than 10,000 works of pottery ...

 


 

Florida, Miami, Event Date: December 4th to 6th, 2014  

Artist Sol Hill's installation "Suspicious Privacy" debuts in Wynwood warehouse district during Art Basel Miami

Contemporary California artist Sol Hill (www.solhill.com) and Curator Craig Anderson (www.LinkedIn.com) announce a new collaborative installation effort in the Wynwood warehouse district, at 25 NW 34th street, just west of the intersection with N. Miami Avenue, in Miami, FL. It opens Thursday December 4th, at 6 PM; continuing from 10 AM- 9 PM through the evening of Saturday, December 6th. Sol Hill's installation Suspicious Privacy uncovers an American dilemma that's emerging from ...

 


 

Georgia, Marietta, Event Date: December 5 & 6, 2014

Holiday Shopping at Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show, Marietta, GA, December 5 & 6

Thousands of enthusiastic shoppers from across Georgia will attend the 34th Annual Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show in East Cobb, GA (4905 Roswell Rd.), December 5th and 6th, to shop while raising funds for local ministries and charities. This event, one of the largest non-profit juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast, is hosted by the Women’s Guild of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Over 120 juried artisans from 6 states and 52 cities offer wares from practical to whimsical and ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Springfield, Event Date: November 18, 2014 to April 26, 2015

Origami Interpretations: The Art of Gloria Garfinkel, on View at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA

Origami Interpretations displays twenty five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel. Garfinkel’s work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, informed by Japanese art and design. The artist has been particularly drawn to the kimono, the traditional dress, and the obi, the wide sash that is worn with it. Her work will be on view at the George Walter ...

 


 

Minnesota, Mankato, Event Date: December 5 to 7, 2014

Connect with Local Artists at the GSR Fine Art Festival, Mankato, MN, December 5-7

The GSR Fine Art Festival is passionate about Arts in the Mankato area and committed to creating an outlet for professional artists to connect with the community. Held at Mankato’s Verizon Wireless Center (1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN), hours are Friday December 5th, 11am – 7pm; Saturday December 6th, 10am – 6pm, and Sunday, December 7th, Noon – 5pm. More than 45 visual artists will display and sell their one-of-a-kind works. Meet the designers and ask how they created your favorite pieces ...

 


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: December 14, 2014

1 Duo & 1 Band Head to Memphis to Compete in the Blues Foundation's 31st International Blues Challenge

The Saint Louis Blues Society will host the 2014 Winner’s Showcase at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soup on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (700 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO). The event highlights the winners of the Saint Louis “Road to Memphis” blues challenge where two acts were chosen to represent Saint Louis at the Blues Foundations’ 31st Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis Tennessee, January 20 to 24, 2015. The Solo/Duo act, Tom Hall & Alice Spencer, easily ramble through a landscape painted with original material, blues ...

 


 

Nevada, Las Vegas, Event Date: December 6, 2014

'Tis the Season' Arts and Crafts Show Coming to The Center of Las Vegas on Saturday, December 6th

JNS Promotions has announced the upcoming 'Tis the Season' Arts and Crafts Show taking place at The Center of Las Vegas on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM. The Center is located at 401 S. Maryland Pkwy, just North of E. Charleston Blvd. This indoor craft show features many products including quality handmade and handcrafted items from talented Artisans for those last minute gifts and holiday shoppers. With an array of wonderful gifts available there is something for everyone. There is plenty of ...

 


 

New Jersey, New York

The Masterwork Chorus Celebrates Handel's Messiah with Two Complete Performances and a Sing-Along

Join the Masterwork Chorus as they celebrate Handel’s immortal holiday classic, Messiah, with three major events. On Thursday, December 18th at 7:30 pm in the legendary acoustic of Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Ave., New York, NY) – the place to hear Messiah - and on Saturday, December 20th at 8:00 pm at the centrally located Ridge Performing Arts Center (268 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ), the Chorus performs their exhilarating interpretation of Handel’s complete Messiah under the baton of Music Director Andrew Megill. Maestro Megill, in his last two ...

 


 

New York, New York, Event Date: December 18, 2014

Masterwork Chorus Performs Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall, December 18th

On December 18th at 7:30 pm, The Masterwork Chorus returns to the Perelman Stage in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall to perform their signature work, Handel’s Messiah, an event that has occurred annually since 1961. Messiah is more than a singing “gig” for this 95-voice, fully auditioned chorus. Led by Music Director Andrew Megill and his commitment to excellence, the Chorus also conveys the joy that comes from performing Handel’s classic in a legendary hall for an ...

 


 

North Carolina, Charlotte, Event Date: Dec. 6th 2014 at 4 pm

Third Annual Rockin' Kids First to Benefit Kids First of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Rockin Kids First and Rock University are at it again with their Third Annual Rockin' Kids First to Benefit Kids First of the Carolinas, December 6th at 4 pm. (Amos Southend, Charlotte, NC). With a little (which really means A LOT) help from their friends they have a super line up of music with ten bands and one Big Stage. Kids First is a home grown, grass roots organization that works hard to make sure every kid and their family has the best Christmas possible ...

 


 

North Carolina, Wilmington, Event Date: November 28 through December 28, 2014

Holiday Train Expo 2014 Coming to Wilmington, NC

The Cape Fear Model Rail Railroad Society announces their Holiday Train Expo 2014 will be held at 705 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC (next door to the Goodwill) beginning Friday, November 28th and running through Sunday, December 28th. The Expo will take place on Fridays from 6-9pm and Saturday and Sundays from 1-6 pm. This event will showcase a series of spectacular holiday villages filled with model trains of all kinds ...

 


 

Ohio, Youngstown, Event Date: December 6 & 7, 2014

Butler Art Museum's Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Youngstown, Ohio

The Butler Institute of American Art will present the 44th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. The event occurs at The Butler Institute of American Art, located at 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. Admission is $5 for adults with children under 12 admitted free of charge. This annual event funds the Butler’s free admission year-round as well as free public ...

 


 

Ohio, Sylvania, Event Date: December 14th

Toledo Craftsman’s Guild to Hold Winter Festival of Crafts Show, Sylvania, Ohio

Complete your holiday shopping and decorating with a purchase of a fine hand made craft item crafted by one of the juried members of the Toledo Craftsman's Guild at their Winter Festival of Crafts show. The beautiful setting of the Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes College on Convent Boulevard in Sylvania, Ohio will be the host for this annual event ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: December 19-21

Portland Saturday Market presents Spiritsfest 2014: A Tasting of Local PDX Distillers

Portland Saturday Market’ Spiritsfest highlights local distillers who are shaking up Portland’s vibrant scene. It is all about meeting the makers of local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create. Have a drink, catch a show, shop Local. The event is December 19-21 at 2 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR. Purchase a $5.00 wrist band with proper ID to enter the event. Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United ...

 


 

Oregon, Oregon City, Event Date: October, 2014 - January 15, 2015

New exhibit in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon City

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center is continuing its collaboration with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center on several Native American historical exhibits. A new exhibit, “Before the Grand Ronde Reserve: Native Presence and Assimilation at Willamette Falls,” is now open through January 15, 2015. This newest collaboration joins other enhancements the Tribe ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Dates: October 18th and December 13th, 2014

The Kente Arts Alliance will present its new fall series entitled Alto Madness. It will feature three accomplished alto saxophonists who have made their mark in the jazz world. Two concerts are presented in Pittsburgh. The first one is October 18th and the second one is December 13th. Concert I: On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present a double bill concert featuring the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery Band and the Roby “Supersax” ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Date: December 13th, 2014

Pittsburgh's Kente Arts Alliance to Present Alto Madness Series

On Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present Mack Avenue Records recording star, Grammy award-winning alto saxophonist, Kenny Garrett at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh. Garrett’s performance will be the second segment in the Kente Arts Alliance series entitled Alto Madness. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, Grammy-award winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: December 6, 13, 20 and 27

An Authentic Newport, RI Mansion in Winter - UnDecked Halls at Rough Point

UnDecked Halls offers a 45 minute tour through the first floor of the Rough Point, the Newport home of Doris Duke. The tour focuses on the winter holiday and caretaking traditions that took place while Miss Duke celebrated the holidays at Shangri La, her Honolulu estate. From the cleaning of each individual crystal on the nine first floor chandeliers to the buffing and waxing ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Wakefield, Event Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monsignor Clarke School Holiday Shopping Christmas Festival, December 7th

The Monsignor Clarke School Holiday Shopping Christmas Festival will be held on December 7th, 9am-3pm, in Wakefield, RI (5074 Tower Hill Rd.). Over seventy vendors and artists will be on hand offering many different gifts to buy. There will be over $3,000 in raffle prizes: two power hour raffles, hourly raffles and gift baskets. Sneak peek at some of the raffle prizes: four Flex Tix to Providence Bruins game, two night stay at Residence Inn Marriott Newport ...

 


 

Texas, Fredericksburg, Event Date: Saturday December 6th

Pioneer Museum’s 57th Annual Holiday Home Tour, Fredericksburg, TX, December 6th

Of all the holiday events planned, expect the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum’s 57th Annual Holiday Home Tour to be among the most irresistible. The tour is Saturday, December 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Benefiting the Gillespie County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum. Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase tickets on line, www.pioneermuseum.net, or call 830-990-8441. This year’s Home Tour features six historical homes and a grand ranch ...

 


 

Texas, San Antonio, Event Date: December 15, 2014

South Texas Lyric Opera Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX

The South Texas Lyric Opera, debut at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present one of the most popular operas of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The production will take place on Monday December 15th at 7:30pm at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, one of the venues at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, TX. Written by Gian-Carlo Menotti, this one-act opera is a holiday event for the entire family with uplifting themes of hope, love, faith and forgiveness. This tales ...

 


 

Virginia, Richmond, Event Date: December 16, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia Presents the Complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, one of the most innovative and accessible classical music organizations in Virginia, celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2014/2015 concert season. CMSCVA continues this special year with a not-to-be-missed evening featuring some of the most beloved chamber music of J.S. Bach, the six suites for solo cello. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear all six suites in one evening, and a chance to hear them performed the way Bach ...

 



Virginia, Fredericksburg, Event Date: December 6-7, 2014

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show Coming to the Fredericksburg Expo Center, December 6-7

The Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show is coming to the Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, on December 6th from 10am-6pm and December 7th from 11am-4pm. With over 250 artisans and crafters offering a wide variety of quality handmade and unique goods, this year’s show is the largest one yet. Expect to see jewelry, children’s and pet items, baked goods, wreaths, candles, wall hangings, soaps, seasonal gifts and décor, clothing and much more ...

 



Wisconsin, Madison, Event Date: December 6 & 7, 2014

2014 Holiday Shopping Expo, December 6th to 7th, Madison

The Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center will transform into a winter wonderland with the 2014 Holiday Shopping Expo, offering entertainment, music, Santa Claus, and lots of shopping for the whole family. With a wide range of exhibitors showcasing their business to the public, visitors will find many gifts for those on your holiday gift list. The event dates are ...