The annual indoor winter concert series features a popular and talented musician every Friday night from January to March. Admission is $7 at the door; no reservations required. Light concessions available.
January 3 Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid
January 10 Scottie Alexander & Joe Hassel
January 17 The Premier Big Band - Swing Dancing
January 24 Sonic Freeway - Rock and Jazz
January 31 Bayou River Band - Dixieland
February 7 Rusty & Laurie Wright - Acoustic Blues
February 14 Jill Jack Valentine's Day Show
February 21 Bob Milne - Ragtime Piano
February 28 Sweethearts of the Yellow Room - Folk
March 7 The Leaky Tikis - Spring Break
March 14 Jackie & Gary - Classic Folk
April 11 Jeff Doyle - Storyteller
Calling all Designers for
RUNWAY REPURPOSED 2014 REGISTRATION
The 6th annual Runway Repurposed fundraiser - a program that combines the art of fashion design and the use of recycled clothing - will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2:00 p.m. at the Johnson Center of Cleary University in Howell.
Registration for the unique event is on Monday and Tuesday, January 6 and 7 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Howell OperaHouse. This event draws men, women and youth of all ages from the local community and surrounding counties to showcase their artistic talent, inspiration, and imagination on the runway!
Please see more information on the Events page! You have the option to register online below or in person on registration days in January. However, please note....online registered participants must attend registration in January to choose clothing items and receive additional information!
Restoration Moving Forward!
The Window and Facade Restoration Has begun!
A major grant from a local manufacturer has helped boost renovations at the Howell Opera House!
Thai Summit, a Howell-based automotive supplier, donated $60,000 to restore 22 windows on the building’s second and third floors. “This is a major grant for the opera house and it’s very exciting to see,” city Manger Shea Charles said.
To further boost renovations, the Howell Opera House has filed for State of Michigan Historic District status. If granted, Charles said, such status would allow the opera house to seek additional grants as well as obtain tax savings.
Jim Turner of Turner Restoration in Detroit stated that the window and facade restoration phase will be completed within a few weeks and hopefully before the holidays. The interior trim has been scraped by hand, oiled, and primed. The original glass windows were removed, sashes restored, glass replaced along with new storm windows. Some of the exterior work has begun but not near completion.
LOOK UP next time you pass by the Howell Opera House and follow the progress of the Window and Facade Restoration Phase on our Facebook page or website.
Authors: David D. Finney Jr. and Judith L. McIntosh.
Images of America: "Howell" features vintage photographs of the town, most of which have never before been published. This visual documentation spans the decades from the 1850s to the 1950s, telling the story of Livingston Centre, known today as Howell.
Learn more about the incredible history of the Howell community generations ago through unique photos, facts, and stories!
Available at the Howell Opera House for $21.99. For your copy: Call 517-540-0065
(Add $5 for shipping if you request a copy mailed to you.) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Howell Opera House.
Support the Howell Opera House restoration project by purchasing a high quality sweatshirt from the Plank Road Questers #236 of Brighton!
ALL PROFIT from the sale of shirtswill be donated to the Window and Facade Project beginning late summer at the iconic building. All of the original double sashed windows will be restored for safety, sound, and insulation in the second floor theater.
Purchase and wear the shirt to show your support for this important phase of the second floor restoration! Shirts are $38.00 and can be ordered in any size by calling Judith Coebly, 586-872-4535. (All shirts are royal blue with white stitching.)
Howell Opera House
January 30, 2002 - Outstanding Community Initiative Award for commitment to restoration as an architectural and cultural centerpiece.
July 10, 2006 - Michigan Registered Historical Site - Michigan Historical Commission
2007 - Significant Historical Building - Howell Main Street
2008 - Historical Preservation & Design Award for Preservation Stewardship - Howell Main Street
Listed on the Register of Historic Places, in Washington DC, 1987
2013 - Designated as an Historic District of the City of Howell: Howell Opera House Historic District