Nov
23
Fri
Christmas Sing-a-Long with Dave Calendine
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kick off your family Christmas celebration at the Music House Museum on Friday, Nov. 23rd with a very special Christmas Concert/Sing-a-long of your favorite Christmas music with organist Dave Calendine leading the fun on the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer theater organ. The museum will be decked out in its holiday splendor and attendees will also be treated to delicious holiday fare to sweeten the evening. What better way to begin the holidays with your family than to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season and sing along with your favorites! You also can take a break from your Thanksgiving leftovers with some wonderful holiday desserts. Relax after the Black Friday shopping frenzy or get some extra shopping in at the Music House’s gift shop for your music loving family and friends.

Dave Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer.  Dave has been playing the theater organ professionally since the age of 16 having, performed on several theatre organs around Ohio, the US and overseas.  Now a resident of the Detroit area, Dave serves as a live organist for The Detroit Red Wings, is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions.

The fun will begin at 7 PM. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Nov
24
Sat
Three Heroic Shorts with Accompaniment by Dave Calendine
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

For our November Silent Film Series we are offering a triple feature of heroic women. Organist Dave Calendine has chosen three shorts where the woman leads save the day during these adventures. This a bit surprising given that the films were made between 1912 and 1915, however this was at the height of the suffragette movement. They  were all incredibly popular. Two of the films, starring Helen Gibson, were part of the “Hazards of Helen” series. This incredibly popular series ran from late 1914 to early 1917. it is one of the longest non-feature-length motion picture series ever filmed, and is believed to be the longest of the film serial format.

The third short features actress Anne Q. Nilsson, “Anne Q”, who became an immediate sensation after her first film role in 1911. In 1914 she was chosen the most beautiful actress “in the world” and Photoplay magazine named her “the ideal American girl” in 1919. This third film does not focus on her beauty but on strength and intelligence.

The “Hazards of Helen” films are “The Wrong Order Train” and “The Leap for the Water Tower”. In the first Helen finds herself on the rear observation deck of a runaway express train with the door to the inside closed, with the air-brake of the engine damaged, the engine itself full of steam and inaccessible, and the train speeding ahead on the wrong track. In the second film “Leap From the Tower”, a disgruntled fired worker decides to get even by tampering with the brakes of a large train.  Helen receives the news at an intermediate station and has to try and fix the problem before disaster strikes. In keeping with the ‘train’ theme, the third film features Anne Q. as the telegraph operator at the local train station in “The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher”. She discovers that a notorious car thief is in town and decides to bring him to justice.

Dave Calendine is a Music House Museum favorite! Now a resident of the Detroit area, Calendine has served as an organist for The Detroit Red Wings, is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. He also serves as the national president of the American Theatre Organist Society (ATOS).

Three Heroic Shorts with Accompaniment by Dave Calendine
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Heroic Helen GibsonFor our November Silent Film Series we are offering a triple feature of heroic women. Organist Dave Calendine has chosen three shorts where the woman leads save the day during these adventures. This a bit surprising given that the films were made between 1912 and 1915, however this was at the height of the suffragette movement. They  were all incredibly popular. Two of the films, starring Helen Gibson, were part of the “Hazards of Helen” series. This incredibly popular series ran from late 1914 to early 1917. it is one of the longest non-feature-length motion picture series ever filmed, and is believed to be the longest of the film serial format.

Heroic Anna Q

The third short features actress Anne Q. Nilsson, “Anne Q”, who became an immediate sensation after her first film role in 1911. In 1914 she was chosen the most beautiful actress “in the world” and Photoplay magazine named her “the ideal American girl” in 1919. This third film does not focus on her beauty but on strength and intelligence.

The “Hazards of Helen” films are “The Wrong Order Train” and “The Leap for the Water Tower”. In the first Helen finds herself on the rear observation deck of a runaway express train with the door to the inside closed, with the air-brake of the engine damaged, the engine itself full of steam and inaccessible, and the train speeding ahead on the wrong track. In the second film “Leap From the Tower”, a disgruntled fired worker decides to get even by tampering with the brakes of a large train.  Helen receives the news at an intermediate station and has to try and fix the problem before disaster strikes. In keeping with the ‘train’ theme, the third film features Anne Q. as the telegraph operator at the local train station in “The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher”. She discovers that a notorious car thief is in town and decides to bring him to justice.

Dave Calendine accompanies heroic women

Dave Calendine is a Music House Museum favorite! Now a resident of the Detroit area, Calendine has served as an organist for The Detroit Red Wings, is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. He also serves as the national president of the American Theatre Organist Society (ATOS).