SCENE
DECEMBER
World AIDS Day Quilt – On Dec. 1, Kresge Art Museum will display the AIDS quilt at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.artmuseum.msu.edu.

World AIDS Day/Day Without Art – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, Hannah Community Center. The MSU Museum hosts a small display of South African traditional arts, as part of the “Siyazama” (Zulu for “we are trying”) project.

Holidays in Old Town – Local schools and neighborhood residents will light the Old Town holiday tree and sing holiday carols Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (517) 485-4283.

Holiday Arts and Craft Show – Over 200 vendors will be at the Union Dec. 3 and 4 with booths for holiday gifts and homemade art. Events will take place over the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the UAB\’s website at www.uabevents.com.

Austin City Limits – The PBS concert show will feature Coldplay playing a one-hour set Saturday, Dec. 17. The British band will play songs from Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head and X&Y, as well as new songs with special guest, Michael Stipe of REM on two songs. On Saturday, Dec. 24, Joss Stone and Michael McDonald will take the stage as a mixture of young and old soul, recorded from earlier appearances. On Saturday, Dec. 31, Elvis Costello will perform on the PBS show. What\’s So Funny \’Bout Peace, Love and Understanding? Costello will tell you…

JANUARY
Blast from the Past: Art of the 1960s – Kresge Art Museum will feature a prolific spread of 55 works, including pop art, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism, color field painting, geometric abstraction and op art. The exhibit will be at Kresge from Jan. 9- March 19.

Austin City Limits – Ryan Adams will be featured with a one-hour set on the PBS show Saturday, Jan. 21. The country rocker or alt-country folk singer/songwriter will perform songs from his new album, Jacksonville City Nights and sing with Tift Merritt, another country/rock phenom. Check the local listings for exact times.

Friday Night Film Series – The fim, High School, a documentary by Frederick Wiseman portraying the regimented life of high schoolers and how the system discourages individual expression and critical thought. The film will show at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 in the MSU Main Library, W449.

HEARD
DECEMBER
World AIDS Day Benefit- The Hard Lessons, with The Casionauts and The Recital will play at the Temple Club Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for 21+ and $8 for 18 and over. For more information, visit www.templeclub.com.

The Buffali with Frontier Ruckus – The two bands will play at Magdalena’s Tea House in Lansing Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Check out an article showcasing Frontier Ruckus under the BYNH article in The Big Green\’s Arts & Culture section.

Bear vs. Shark – at Mac’s Bar Thursday, Dec. 8. Doors at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 for 18 and over. See the enigmatic live band from Michigan. For more information, go to www.macsbar.com.

MSU\’s Home for the Holidays – The MSU Symphony Orchestra, MSU Jazz and Voice faculty, University Choral Ensembles and Choral Union, and MSU Children\’s Choir will perform Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and free for students and 18 and under.

The Fags – The Detroit trio will play at the Temple Club Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. with the Van Ermans and IEG. Tickets are $6 for 21+ and $8 for under 21. All ages are welcome.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – A holiday music and lights extravaganza at the Palace of Auburn Hills and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. The symphonic rock orchestra will play one show at the Palace Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. and two shows Sunday, Dec. 11; one at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.

Molly-Jean – MSU\’s own Motor City rocker will play the Temple Club for her Lansing CD release party Wednesday, Dec. 14. Alongside Molly-Jean will be Loretta and the Larkspurs and A story Told. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for 21 and up and $8 for 18 and up.

Green 🙂 Screen – The MSU band will play the Temple Club Wednesday, Dec. 28 with Of the Sea, The Singles and Kinetic Stereo Kids. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/greenscreen or www.templeclub.com.

New Year\’s Eve Celebrations:
The Temple Club – DJ Scotty V and DJ Ruckus will spin in the main room of the club, while Legusta, The Family Tree and Jose Mango will perform in the lounge, all starting at 9 p.m. on the 31st. Tickets are $13 and are available in advance. 18+ are welcome after midnight.
Fifth Avenue Downtown – The Hard Lessons and The Muggs will play at the Detroit venue, starting at 8 p.m.

JANUARY
The Junior Varsity – at the Temple Club, Wednesday, Jan. 11. The show starts at 9 p.m., with $6 advanced tickets. 18 and up welcome.

The Gentleman Callers – The twang-rock foursome will have their CD release party Saturday, Jan. 14, at Mac\’s Bar in Lansing, four days after they visit The Impact radio station.

The Avatars, La Salle, The Playback – at the Temple Club, Friday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $6 for 21+ and $10 for 18+. The show starts at 9 p.m.

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