Pop culture trivia nights will benefit the Society’s Past>Forward campaign to fund new and expanded exhibits, technology upgrades and more

When did Diana Ross leave The Supremes? Can you name three Bad Boys-era Detroit Pistons?

Shake off the winter blues by testing your Detroit pop culture knowledge. It’s time for 313 Trivia.

The Detroit Historical Society will host 313 Trivia, three upcoming trivia nights at Hard Rock Cafe, 45 Monroe in Detroit, benefiting the Society’s Past>Forward fundraising campaign.

On the first Wednesday of each month from February to April, the public is welcome to team up and vie for the title of unabashed Detroit pop culture experts. 313 Trivia will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1; March 7 and again on April 4. There will be a $10 suggested donation per person at the door.

Participants in 313 Trivia may choose to register as a team of three to five people, or register solo and be paired with a team of players. The games will feature five rounds of 10 trivia questions each. The team that takes first place in the competition will receive a complimentary Hard Rock Cafe tab for the evening, gift cards to the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit and two free admission passes each to visit the Detroit Historical Museum.

Second and third place team members will also take home prizes. All 313 Trivia players will enjoy drink and appetizer specials at Hard Rock Cafe Detroit.

Funds raised during the evening will go towards the Detroit Historical Society’s $20.1 million Past>Forward campaign, funding new and expanded exhibits, technology upgrades, educational offerings and enhancements at the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Society Collection. Detroit 313, the Society’s young professionals fundraising effort, is concurrently seeking 313 new members who will each pledge a total of $313 over the next three years to the Society as part of the Past>Forward effort.

“The Detroit Historical Society is committed to the continued growth of Detroit and the region, and we see 313 Trivia as another exciting way to celebrate the music, sports and pop culture events that bring us all together in the Motor City,” said Lisa Anga, director of development at the Detroit Historical Society. “It seemed a natural fit to host our trivia nights at Hard Rock Cafe, a destination for music and memorabilia in Detroit.”

To participate in 313 Trivia, players may register online at pastforward.detroithistorical.org or at the door.

All trivia questions will center on Detroit-based music, sports or entertainment, topics which directly tie into one of the Detroit Historical Museum’s upcoming additions. In 2012 the Society will unveil the Allesee Gallery of Culture. Visitors will recognize items in the exhibit as fundamentally Detroit – from Hudson’s to Gordie Howe, Motown to Albert Kahn. The gallery, established by local philanthropists Bob and Maggie Allesee, will also feature an interactive Culture Lab where guests will be able to make music, poetry or a video montage.

Learn more at pastforward.detroithistorical.org.


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