The Oak Park acoustic/Americana group the Salt Miners say farewell with a final show Friday (Dec. 7) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The performance will feature two sets and the return of past band members. The Beautiful Losers will open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $8. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.
Veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Liz Larin will perform a pair of special holiday concerts at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7) as part of the Chapel Studios series at Kensington Community Church, 1825 E. Square Lake Road, Troy. Admission to each is $8. Call (248) 786-0600 or visit www.kensingtonchurch.org.
DetroitCountryMusic.com will collect items for the Toys for Tots drive at its Fourth Annual Holiday Hootenanny at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 12)at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) anchor Stephen Clark, a country singer himself, will host the event, which will also include performances by Redhill, Jill Jack, Whitey Morgan, Terrie Lea, Karen Newman, the Orbitsuns and more. Suggested admission is a new, unwrapped toy. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.detroitcountry music.com.