Nicole Robertson, The Oakland Press

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Past articles by Nicole:

Movies: ‘Lost Daughter’ comes to Netflix, ‘Super Bob,’ more to enjoy during holiday

“The Lost Daughter,” “C’mon C’mon,” “The Super Bob Einstein Movie” worth your time this week → Read More

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ at the Civic

New Year’s Eve, the Farmington Civic Theater will host a special showing of the family-friendly 1952 Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds movie “Singin’ in the Rain” → Read More

Party in Bollywood style in Sterling Heights

The Desi New Year 2022 is a Bollywood dance party with DJs on Friday, Dec. 31, at Club 54, 37722 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights. The fun runs 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. with drink and food specials all night. Tickets $25 and up. Details at → Read More

Magic Of Lights drive-through for the whole family

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring a 200-foot light tunnel and more than 40 holiday scenes using LED technology and digital animations over a 1-2 mile course. It runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, starting at 7 p.m. at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Road, Independence Township. Tickets start at $20, online only: → Read More

Hendrickson does NYE shows at Ridley’s, Palisoul at Stans

Comedy shows ring in the new year. → Read More

TV: Meet some new British ghosts this Christmas

British ghost stories, LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special, “Emily in Paris,” “Vigil,” “Yearly Departed” and more of what’s new on television this week. → Read More

Farmers Market hosts after-Christmas antique sale

More than 50 vendors participate in the Antiques Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak. Parking is free at the 11 Mile parking structure. Visit or → Read More

DFT hosts holiday showing of restored ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Detroit Film Theater celebrates the anniversary of Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast,” 75 years after its initial release. → Read More

‘Bananas for Turtle’ teaches kids in a fun way

PuppetART Theater presents the youth play “Bananas for Turtle,” Dec. 26 in the Jazz Café at Music Hall. → Read More

Gaffigan’s back in new stand-up special

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan is a master of stand-up, with six Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album, dozens of acting credits in films and TV shows, and best-selling books including “Dad is Fat.” This week he’s back on Netflix with a new special, “Comedy Monster,” in which the prolifically funny everyman riffs on topics from billionaires to bikers. Streaming began Dec. 21. → Read More

Holiday films and more on TV, streaming this week

TCM is in marathon mode, running holiday movies through Christmas Day → Read More

Thrive Church celebrates Christmas with family event

Thrive Church in Mt. Pleasant offers a free Christmas in Mount Pleasant experience for the entire family with games, gifts and goodies 6:30-8 p.m., and a service starting at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23-24. There will be live reindeer and hot cocoa for all community members, and child care during the service for ages 6 and older. Details on Facebook at → Read More

Bradley Cooper turns dark in ‘Nightmare Alley’

There’s a “Nightmare” at theaters this week; plus CatVideo festival, “Hand of God” on Netflix, Ali clones himself in “Swan Song” on Apple TV+. → Read More

‘1883’ goes back in the Dutton family saga on Paramount+

On TV: “1883” looks back on the Dutton family saga; new pandemic drama on HBO, “MacGruber” and holiday delights this week. → Read More

2 new exhibitions celebrate Black art at DIA

The Detroit Institute of Arts opens two new exhibitions of works by Black artists. → Read More

Macomb Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’

The Macomb Ballet Company presents the holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” live this weekend → Read More

‘Constitution’ comes to life on stage at the Fisher

Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated play “What the Constitution Means to Me” plays at Fisher Theatre. → Read More

Canadian Brass brings a bright sound to holiday concert

The Canadian Brass will perform a holiday show Dec. 18 at the Midland Center for the Arts. → Read More

Comedians roast the Jolly Old Elf at Stans

Mike Geeter, Roastmaster Mike Logan and a sack full of other comedians take down the big guy at a Santa Roast, Dec. 17 at One Night Stans Comedy Club. → Read More

Renaissance Christmas features a walk with Father Christmas

Holly Dazzle is a Renaissance Christmas, featuring a three-quarter mile outdoor trail with more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes. → Read More