Events by Month

April 2024

April 7, 2024

Black Heroes of Detroit’s Eastside, 1900-1990: Presentation, Workshop & Panel Discussion

1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an enriching afternoon discussing the Black Heroes of Detroit’s Eastside, 1900-1990: Where they lived, worked, played, and prayed.

This program will explore efforts since 1971 to identify the eastside people and places associated with Black civil rights and the struggle for equality.

April 11, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Nam June Paik


The quixotic journey of Nam June Paik, one of the most famous Asian artists of the 20th century, who revolutionized the use of technology as an artistic canvas and prophesied both the fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding that would arise from the interconnected metaverse of today’s world.  

April 11, 2024

April 13, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Works-in-Progress

11:00am to 12:30pm

Directors of two in-progress documentaries will be on hand to show off short samples of their work at this year’s Works-in-Progress event. At this free event, the filmmakers will talk about their films while showing clips of the in-process docs. They will then receive feedback from a panel of documentary filmmakers and producers.  

 The participating films:

April 13, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Try Harder!


Lowell High School is the top-ranked public high school in San Francisco – and the seniors are stressed out. As they prepare for the emotionally draining college application process, students are keenly aware of the intense competition for the few open spots in their dream schools.

April 13, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Shorts "We Do the Work"


This shorts collection intertwines the narratives of five distinct stories, each navigating the complexities and challenges of life, work, family and tradition through the prism of the labor of their characters. From a bustling emergency room to the methodic confines of a traditional Japanese confectionery shop, from Iowa to California to New York, these films illuminate the diverse experiences and meanings embedded within the work we do.


April 13, 2024

April 14, 2024

April 14, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Liquor Store Dreams


Growing up a daughter of Korean immigrants who ran a liquor store in a South LA neighborhood, So Yun Um decided that what she wanted to do more than anything else, was become a filmmaker, much to the bemusement of her father. In this vibrant and bold film, So turns the camera on herself, her community and her friends, and documents a rarely seen slice of the American dream as she struggles with creating her own path in life.

April 14, 2024

Freep Film Festival - Starring Jerry as Himself


The true story of Jerry, an ordinary immigrant dad retired in Florida, who becomes a spy for the Chinese police. As his family documents his story, they discover a darker truth.

April 20, 2024

April 26, 2024

The Coloring Museum Pop Up

10:00am to 5:00pm

Kick off NFL Draft weekend with a day of coloring at the Detroit Historical Museum!

Featuring custom, sports-themed illustrations by Sherrie Savage, proprietor of The Coloring Museum by Naturally ILLustrated. Coloring kits will be free of charge and available to all. No pre-registration is necessary.