Thursday, July 28, 2011

Living for the (FREE) Weekend in Metro Detroit - July 29th - 31st

Photo of Hart Plaza from Detroit News/ Free Press
Here is a list of the FREE and low cost activities that you can do in Detroit and beyond this weekend....

Friday is the opening day for tons of movies including "Cowboys and Aliens" and "Crazy Stupid Love". But are they any good? Make sure you read the movie reviews by guest blogger Liz Parker before you spend your hard earned money. (NOTE: The reviews go live at midnight EST)

Friday at 7:30pm is the FREE Rockin' on the Riverfront Summer Concert with "Grand Funk Railroad". There is nothing like listening to FREE live music with the beautiful Detroit River as a backdrop. Don't miss the fun.

Friday is FREE Movie Night in Birmingham at Booth Park where you can watch a movie under the stars.  This week's movie is Megamind.  No sure if this movie is any good?  Read my review of Megamind before you go.

You have until Friday at Noon to enter the FREEISMYLIFE giveaway to win a $20 5x7 Things Remembered SOHO Photo Frame. The frame is engravable with whatever memory/phrase you want to capture. Enter now so you don't miss this great giveaway.

Friday through Saturday, is the Sample Sale at the Michigan Design Center in Troy where you'll find huge savings of 60 to 70 percent off the best names in furniture, rugs, lamps, home accessories, artwork and more! Admission is $5.00 with a portion of the proceeds from admission going to benefit WDET 101.9 FM Detroit Public Radio. You can also save $1 on admission by printing the coupon in the post.

All this weekend, you can get FREE Admission to the Detroit Historical Museum to celebrate their Heritage Week.  Friday you can tour the new "The Arsenal of Democracy" exhibit, Saturday you can enter the Detroit Legends Costume Contest and Sunday you can visit The Dossin Great Lakes Museum for storytelling and music.  And all the fun is FREE.

Saturday, celebrate National Cheesecake Day with FREE Cheesecake at Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes in Oak Park. Peteet's will give FREE slices for first 100 customers and 20% off any purchase this Saturday only.

This weekend, shop the Borders Going out of Business Sale where everything now if 20% to 40% off the orginal price - including eReaders.

Sunday is the last day to enter the Buddy's Pizza 65th Anniversary "Win FREE Pizza for a Year" Contest. Not only can you win free pizza for a year, but also one of five family memberships to The Henry Ford.

This Sunday, residents in the city of New Baltimore and Romeo can get FREE Admission to the Detroit Institute of Art as part of the Museum’s Inside Out Project.  Just show ID, and each resident can get up to 4 FREE tickets.  SWEET!

Sunday is the last day to use the Andiamo buy one, get one FREE entree coupon.  Don't let July end without using your coupon.

... and remember that all active military personnel and their families get FREE Admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) thru Labor Day. The DIA offers an array of great art and activities during the summer. The popular exhibition It’s a Zoo in Here! Prints and Drawings of Animals is on view and a new installation of puppets is also on display.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,

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