Detroit Passport to the Arts is rolling out the red carpet for a one-of-a-kind evening of film, glamour and Academy Award-inspired festivities. “Hollywood in Detroit” will take place on Thursday, March 3 at the Detroit Film Theatre. Attendees will view Oscar-nominated short films before heading to the Detroit Historical Museum for an after-party featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

“Hollywood in Detroit is an entire evening of fun that is accessible to everyone,” Strebig said. “There are so many different elements of the event, that it attracts people with multiple interests, and we want everyone to be able to participate.”

 DP2A Director Margo Strebig said “Hollywood in Detroit” has been the program’s most popular event since its inception in 2009, attracting hundreds of young professionals to the heart of the city each year. Founding board member Natalie Bruno said she has enjoyed seeing the audience-favorite evolve over the years.

“We had no idea that the DFT destination would become the signature event for DP2A,” Bruno said. “The only thing we knew was that he had the chance to create a ‘red carpet’ experience,

Hollywood-style, which we thought would be fun.”

 DP2A is a nonprofit program designed to engage the next generation of arts patrons in Detroit arts and culture. The program offers an all-inclusive package of up to six cultural events—each with an after-party—all bundled together at an affordable cost. So far this season, passport holders have visited arts partners Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, the Detroit Institute of Art and the Detroit Repertory Theatre.

 While most DP2A events are reserved for passport holders, “Hollywood in Detroit” is open to the public. Organizers say the event is intended to be a gateway to the thriving arts and culture environment in the city.

 “The goal of DP2A is to expose people to the cultural scene in Detroit, and this event is a great way to get people into two of our major cultural institutions,” Strebig said. “We also hope that people will want to learn more about DP2A and how they can be part of the program in the future. Overall, I just want people to have fun!”

 Tickets for “Hollywood in Detroit” are $29, including admission to the Detroit Film Theatre and the after-party at the Detroit Historical Museum. The price will increase to $40 on Feb. 29. Tickets can be purchased by calling 248-559-2095 or visiting The red carpet opens at 6 p.m., and films begin at 7 p.m.


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