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musician/comedian Ron Coden, who
will perform at Temple Israel's Affiliates
Chanukah Party 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
5. The temple also hosts singer-song-
writer Sam Glaser in a family concert
6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. For reser-
vations and information, call Pauline,
THE ART SCENE
Ferndale's Lawrence Street Gallery
presents the exhibition/competition
Celebrate Clay 2004 Nov. 30-Dec. 24.
Opening reception: 5-9 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 3. (248) 544-0394.
Two exhibitions, The Art of Giving:
Artists Interpret Tzedakah Boxes and
In a Confined Silence: Mixed Media
Photographs by Miriam Brysk and
the Sculptures of Henry Friedman,
run Dec. 2-Jan 27 at the Janice
Charach Epstein Gallery, located in the
West Bloomfield Jewish Community
Center. There will be an opening night
reception 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
2. An evening of coffee, culture and
conversation takes place 7:30 p.m.
Thursday; Dec. 16; open to the public
at no charge, but reservations are
requested: (248) 432-5448.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
hosts its annual Holiday Shop, featur-
ing art objects including Chanukah
merchandise, Dec. 3-12. A student
pottery sale takes place Dec. 3-5. (248)
Presented by advanced ceramic stu-
dents of Oakland Community
College-Royal Oak, the 29th annual
Potters Market, featuring 130 potters
and the largest pottery sale in the
country, runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday,
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3-5, at 876 Horace
Brown Drive, in Madison Heights.
Super Sized, a collection of large-
scale drawings by artists from
Michigan and Detroit, runs at
Rochester's Meadow Brook Art Gallery
through Dec. 19. Featured artists hold
a panel discussion on The Intimacy of
Drawing 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at
the gallery. (248) 370-3005.
The Woods Gallery in Huntington
Woods presents A Photography
Portfolio, works by 39 photographers
represented in the landmark Detroit
Focus 2000 photography area-wide
event, through Dec. 22. Artists' recep-
tion: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.
Rochester's Paint Creek Center for
the Arts presents Transformations of
Identity, a group show curated by Lola
Sonnenschein that interprets the
human form, with work by artists Jo
Powers, Christine Welch, Marilyn
Schechter, Marsha Wright and
Marilyn Zimmerman, Dec. 10-Jan.
15. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 10. (248) 651-4110.
Gallery 55+ features 30 paintings
from the career of 92-year-old Fay
Kleinman through Jan. 28. The gallery
is located in the Turner Senior
Resource Center at 2401 Plymouth
Road in Ann Arbor. (734) 998-9353.
Chris Van Allsburg, author of The
Polar Express, on which the new hit
movie starring Torn Hanks is based,
appears 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, NOV. 27,
at Book Beat in Oak Park. (248) 968-
Midtown Detroit's University
Cultural Center hosts the 32nd annual
Noel Night 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
4. All of the city's premier arts and cul-
tural institutions — including the
Detroit Institute of Arts and the New
Detroit Science Center — will be open
free of charge, and more than 100
music and dance performances will be
offered, including Chanukah story-
telling at the DIA. Shuttles will run
between destinations. Info: (313) 577-
5088 or vvww.detroitmidtovvn.com
ART IR THE STATIONS
THE DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
A NEW PRODUCTION BY THE RENOWNED
Fisher Theatre • Nov. 30-Dec. 12
Tickets on sale at the Fisher Theatre box office & all tkketmaster outlets
inc. Marshall Field's, charge-by-phone 248-645-6666, & ticketmaster.com
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David Ben-Gurion, a Zionist
activist and pioneering
leader who founded the
institutions and defense force
of pre-state Israel so the
young nation would survive.
Do you know a local activist who has
made a difference in our community?
To nominate your candidate for
Council's 2005 Activist of the Year,
contact the Jewish Community
Council at (248) 642-5393, ext. 0, or
by e-mail at council©jfmd.org ,
Irene Walt signs copies of her book Dec. 6
at the Huntington Woods Public Libraty.
The Huntington Woods Public
Library hosts a book signing by Irene
Walt, author of Art in the Stations. The
Detroit People Mover (photography by
Balthazar Korab) 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 6. There will be a brief
presentation at 7 p.m. (248) 543-9720.
Nominations must be received by
Friday, January 14, 2005,
Out 6 _About will be on hiatus through
the end of the year.