Firenation, Maumee Indoor, Adrian Symphony offer holiday eventsWritten by Caitlin McGlade | | email@example.com
Firenation Open House
Celebrate the holidays by letting out your artsy side.
Firenation, a glass studio and gallery in Holland, will host an open house Friday, Dec. 10. The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at the studio located at 7166 Front St.
Guests can watch a live glass blowing performed by Mathew Paskiet, an established glass artist who has worked with Dale Chihuly. They can also enjoy beverages and food and even blow their own glass bulb.
Bulb-blowing costs $40 and guests must pre-book to participate. The activity will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Call 519-866-6288 or visit the website at www.firenation.com for more details.
Maumee Indoor Theatre Bette Midler tribute
The Maumee Indoor Theatre will host a Bette Midler tribute show on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Doors open for “Divine Deception” at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
The 90 minute show will involve more than 20 musical numbers, jokes, a “plethora of costumes” and back-up singers. Jennica McCleary and her “Harlettes” will present the show that spans four decades of Bette’s entertaining career.
Tickets are $20 and are for adults 18 or older. To pre-order for reserved seats, call 614-895-8252.
Adrian Symphony Orchestra holiday show
The Adrian Symphony will present a special holiday program featuring music from the Polar Express and The Nutcracker Dec. 10 and 11.
“Storybook Christmas” will begin at 7:30 at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe Community College Dec 10 and at 7 p.m. Dec 11 at the Dawson Auditorium at Adrian College.
Along with music from the “Polar Express” and “The Nutcracker,” the symphony will play Howard Blake’s “The Snowman. The program will also be narrated to achieve to “storybook” feel.
Prior to the Adrian College performance, ASO Music Director John Thomas Dodson will lead an informal chat about the music the symphony will perform at 6 p.m. A reception will follow the show. Tickets for the Monroe performance are $20 for reserved seating and $30 for VIP seating. Check out www.monroecc.edu/threatre or call 734-384-4272.
Tickets for the Adrian performance are $25 and $22 for adults, $23 and $20 for seniors and $13 and $10 for students. Group rates of 10 or more are available at $18 per ticket. Call 517-264-3121 or check the Web at www.adriansymphony.org.
Downtown BG plans Holly Days concert
Downtown Bowling Green is getting into the holiday spirit early this year with the second annual Holly Days Community Concert, Dec. 11 at the ClaZel Theater. The concert, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature the Bowling Green High School Madrigals, the Falcon Five Brass Quintet, singer-songwriter Tim Tegge, the Shades of Brown vocal group and the Revamped violin duo. Each artist will perform a mix of contemporary and classic holiday songs as well as some original music. Downtown Bowling Green Director Barbara Ruland said for this year’s show, Downtown BG wanted to organize the performances to mix vocal work with instrumental music. “One of the reasons why I think this event is great is because live Christmas music really makes the holiday spirit shine,” she said. The free concert will also host two charity efforts. Ruland said people are welcome to bring a nonperishable food item for the BG Food Pantry or a new unwrapped toy for the Flower Basket toy drive. — Andrew Farr