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Thanksgiving Weekend at The Detroit Institute of Arts Brings Special Holiday Activities for All Ages

Thursday, November 13, 2008

(Detroit) —After having Thanksgiving turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce with family and friends, stroll over to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for some fun holiday activities. Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30, enjoy a range of activities while the children are out of school and guests are in from out of town.

NBTV Presents, a live-comedy play starring the NB Puppets and an irregular cast of characters, takes place daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The family-appropriate, full-stage play is about a new station that has just gone on the air and it shows the audience what really goes on behind the scenes, complete with mishaps and technical difficulties. NBTV is run by Nutty T. Squirrel, the station’s manager and director. Some of the other station members include Chad Owens, Steve and Terri Tuttle, Dr. Von Strudel-nickel, Melody Styles, Bill Oh Really, and Bunny Owens. Tickets are $2 and available at the door or by calling (313) 833-4005.

Drop-in workshops, drawing in the galleries, and Detroit Film Theatre movies also take place throughout the weekend. Visit for a full list of holiday activities.

Hours and admission:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for youth ages 6-17. DIA members are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or see the website at


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA),located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, is one of the premier art museums in the United States and home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth.

Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.


Shekini Jennings  (313) 494-5242
Pamela Marcil      (313) 833-7899