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Upcoming Events

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

April 5, 2023   7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour

The Greater Detroit Association PBK’s online happy hours are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. The event is 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 network and to learn more about Young Professionals and the Greater Detroit Association. We hope to see you there!

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

Questions? Contact the co-chairs of Young Professionals at

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:

Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming.


For more information, contact John Bassett at

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

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