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The Crofoot gets into the holiday spirit Friday (Dec. 11) with its Jingle Ballz 2 party, the second annual holiday bash and concert in the facility’s Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Hard rockers Ballz Deluxe will headline, with Panic Trigger also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Longtime Detroit favorite Thornetta Davis and her band Down Home Blues will sing the, well, blues at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 11) in the F Building of Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills campus, 2900 Featherstone Road. Tickets are $14. Call (248) 232-4920 or visit www.oaklandcc.edu/entertainment.

The Detroit Blues Society turns its monthly meeting and open jam into a holiday party on Saturday (Dec. 12)with a performance by Jim McCarty & Mystery Train at 9 p.m. Saturday at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Admission is free. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

The B’Jazz Vespers series celebrates a Merry Jazzmas at 6 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 13) with a performance by the Paul Keller Ensemble, a septet that features vocalist Susan Chastain. The concert is free but includes a collection for the musicians and a nonsectarian worship interlude. The First Baptist Church is at 300 Willits St. in Birmingham. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

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