Elmore Leonard will discuss his experiences with Hollywood and adapting his books to movies and television, including his latest book Raylan, companion piece to the television series Justified (FX), on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. This event is presented by the Wayne County Community College District and the Grosse Pointe Public Library and is open to the public at no cost, but seating is limited! Click here to register!
Target Family Days: Free admission to Henry Ford Museum on Friday July 15, 2011!
Jeff Daniels will be appearing in his one man show of original songs at the WCCCD Downriver campus’ Heinz C. Prechter’s Educational and Performing Arts center on February 12, 2011 at 8 PM. Tickets are $38. Call the box office at 734-374-3200.
For more information: http://www.wcccd.edu/pdfs/Jeff%20Daniels%20Flyerx.pdf
Bank of America credit card holders can get into the Charles H. Wright Musuem of African American History, Motown Historical Museum and The Henry Ford for free on the first Saturday of the month through December. The dates are September 4, October 2, November 6 and December 4.
Free admission to the Detroit Science Center is available on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month through December (September 4-5, October 2-3, November 6-7, and December 4-5).
Be sure to have photo ID and your Bank of America credit or debit card to receive your free admission.
Now you can explore the streets of Pompeii through Google Street View!
Celebrate the Twilight Zone’s 50th Anniversary by watching “Time Enought At Last” from November 20, 1959!
Part of the ending reenacted with Legos!
On Sunday, July 19, 2009, general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts is free.
It is Target Free Family Sunday!
During the month of July 2009, admission to the Detroit Historical Museum is FREE thanks to PVS Chemicals.
Hours to the Museum are Wed. – Fri. 9:30 AM to 3 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM.
For more details: http://detroithistorical.org/main/dhm/hours.aspx
In addition, celebrate Detroit’s 308th birthday at the museum on Sunday July 26th from 1 to 4 PM. Admission to this event is also free (and there will be cake)!
Visit http://detroithistorical.org/main/calendar_item.aspx?ID=116 for more event details.
Museums on us© from Bank of America
Present your ID and a Bank of America ATM, credit, or check card at participating museums on the first full weekend of every month and your admission is free!
In the Detroit area, participating museums are:
- The Henry Ford (no Sundays)
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (no Sundays)
- Motown Museum (closed Sundays)
- Detroit Science Center
For more information and a calendar, go to http://museums.bankofamerica.com.
Target sponsored events
- The Henry Ford – Free admission and parking on Labor Day 2009 (Monday, September 7)
- Arab American National Museum –Free admission every Sunday
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Free admission every first Sunday. For dates, click here.
Museum Adventure Pass
Don’t forget the Museum Adventure Pass available for check out at local libraries (a list of participating libraries is here).
Guidelines from the Museum Adventure Pass website:
“Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your valid library card at any library location. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved, renewed or requested through interlibrary loan. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS. Up to two or four people may be admitted on each pass. (See the list for which organizations admit 2 and which admit 4.) Choose the museum you would like to visit and bring the card for that museum to the circulation desk. The library will give you a date-due slip that admits you into the museum through the date printed on the slip. After this date, the pass expires. You do not need to return it to your library.”
- Detroit Institute of Arts - free admission on Fridays for Detroit residents
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle – admission is always free; donations accepted
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – free admission unless otherwise indicated
- Detroit Children’s Museum – general admission is free
- Dearborn Historical Museum – admission is always free; donations accepted
- River Raisin Battlefield
- Holocaust Memorial Center – free admission; donations appreciated