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Past Events (2023)

February 8, 2023    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour

This is your opportunity to network and to learn more about Young Professionals and the Greater Detroit Association! We will introduce ourselves and then play collaborative online games. This event is tailored toward PBK members who graduated in the past 10 years, but any PBK member is welcome.

Please RSVP here to receive a Zoom link before the meeting.

Questions? Contact the co-chairs of Young Professionals at youngprofessionals@pbkdetroit.org.

February 15, 2023    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Winter Book Club Virtual Meeting

Join us for a discussion of South to America by Imana Perry.

March 1, 2023    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour

This is your opportunity to network and to learn more about Young Professionals and the Greater Detroit Association! We will introduce ourselves and then play collaborative online games. This event is tailored toward PBK members who graduated in the past 10 years, but any PBK member is welcome.

March 25, 2023  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

The Rouge Factory is a pioneering industrial complex transformed into a showcase for modern manufacturing and sustainable design. Join fellow PBK members for a walking tour of the Rouge where we will learn about its history, view the state-of-the-art assembly line for F-150 trucks, experience virtual reality theater, and see one of the largest living roofs in the world. Docents will include Susan Bristol, member of the Greater Detroit Association PBK.

 

After the tour, we will gather for lunch and conversation at Plum Market Café inside The Henry Ford.

For more information and to RSVP, see our invitation on Eventbrite. Guests of PBK members are welcome to attend.

Questions? Contact Janet Thornburg at j.thornburg53@gmail.com

April 13, 2023    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour - Welcome New Inductees!

The Greater Detroit Association PBK’s online happy hours are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. In April, we will host it on April 13th, shortly after the PBK induction ceremonies at the University of Michigan and Alma College. Happy hours are tailored toward Young Professionals (members who have graduated in the past 10 years), but any Phi Beta Kappa member is welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet new inductees, network and learn more about Young Professionals and the Greater Detroit Association. We hope to see you there!

April 15, 2023  2:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Cabaret at Hilberry Gateway, Detroit

Hilberry Gateway is the newly renovated home of Wayne State University's performing arts program, which includes the oldest graduate repertory program in the U.S. The first major production on the new stage is Cabaret, the award-winning, exuberant, and at times horrifying musical set in late 1920's Berlin as Hitler is rising to power.

We invite you to join us for the 2:00 PM matinee on Saturday, April 15, at the STAGE - Hilberry Gateway (4715 Cass Ave, Detroit). After the show, we will gather for drinks, snacks, and conversation at the Common Pub (5440 Cass Ave, Detroit). 

 

Purchase your Cabaret tickets in advance directly from Theatre and Dance at Wayne: https://www.wsushows.com/

Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming.

 

For more information, contact John Bassett at bassett_j@heritage.edu.

May 3, 2023   7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour - Welcome New Inductees!

The Greater Detroit Association PBK’s online happy hours are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. Happy hours are tailored toward Young Professionals (members who have graduated in the past 10 years), but any Phi Beta Kappa member is welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet new inductees, network and learn more about Young Professionals and the Greater Detroit Association. We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP here to receive the Google Meet link before the meeting.

Questions? Contact the co-chairs of Young Professionals at youngprofessionals@pbkdetroit.org.

May 17, 2023   7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Spring Book Club Virtual Meeting

Our Spring book choice is The Years by the iconic French memoirist, Annie Ernaux. Published in France in 2008, The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006. It was translated into English in 2017 and won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. Guests of PBK members are welcome to join us.

Questions? Email Stacy Krainz at krainzse@yahoo.com.

June 11, 2023   2:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Arabic to English at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor

Join us for the world premiere of Arabic to English by David Wells. In a high-stakes trial, Faheem, an Arab America man, is accused of fraudulent marriage to gain a visa. Losing in court will send him to a country he barely knows. His interpreter, Amina, is a young Arab American woman about to be married to Faheem's white American trial lawyer. When romance blossoms between the interpreter and the defendant, Amina must decide which words to translate and which to leave unspoken.

Theatre Nova is a small, intimate theater with open seating. It is located at 410 W Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 and has free parking in the adjacent lot.

 

Purchase tickets ($22 each) for the 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday, June 11, 2023 directly from Theatre Nova. We highly recommend advance purchase because some performances sell out. Advance tickets are available by phone (734) 635-8450) or online at https://www.theatrenova.org/.

After the show, we will gather for drinks, snacks, and conversation at the Grizzly Peak Brewing Company.

August 9, 2023   7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Summer Book Club Virtual Meeting

Our summer book choice is Children of the Land by prize-winning poet, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. In this unforgettable memoir, Castillo recounts the sorrows and joys of growing up undocumented in the United States.

Participation in this virtual discussion is free and open to PBK members and their guests. Kindly register here to receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.

Questions? Email Stacy Krainz at krainzse@yahoo.com.

August 26, 2023   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Tour of  Detroit's Museum of African American History

Join fellow PBK members and their guests for a docent-led tour of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201). Our visit will coincide with two special exhibitions inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for Black American road-trippers published during the Jim Crow era. Following the tour, we can have lunch together at a nearby restaurant.

Cost is $15 per person. Register and pay here no later than August 10. 

Questions? Email Janet Thornburg at GreaterDetroitPBK@pbkdetroit.org.

September 24, 2023   3:30 - 5:30 PM EST

Key Connections Trivia Social

Join us for an afternoon of food and trivia games at Revel & Roll (1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). This is an opportunity to meet fellow PBK alumni and to learn more about the Greater Detroit Association. This event is hosted in conjunction with The Phi Beta Kappa Society's annual Key Connections programming to welcome recent inductees and members who recently relocated to SE Michigan.

Registration is free for PBK members who were inducted after 2018 and/or moved to SE Michigan since 2021. Registration is $22 per person for all others, including guests of PBK members. Please register here before September 20. 

Questions? Email Jonathan Jan at youngprofessionals@pbkdetroit.org.

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