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Ke Thu Drops New Visual + Remixes to Celebrate Debut Set at Movement Festival 2022

Detroit-based live electronic duo ke thu are gearing up for their debut performance at Movement Electronic Music Festival on Sunday, May 29th with a one-two punch of releases: a live video for their new track “Every Soul Knows The Infinite,” as well as a split with Beatloaf of JoJo remixes released on local Detroit label, […]

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Movement Festival 2022: PLAYGROUND Official After-Party Guide

As you already know, the after parties during Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit are just as important- if not more so- as the festival itself. If you want to see dance music where it was meant to be played, whether it’s in dark underground refuges and intricately lit clubs, we’ve got a list of our […]

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Down Draft: An Immersive Sound Event ft. Jesse Clayton, John Churchville + Sophiyah-E at Leon Speakers Loft on June 17th

“Down Draft” is a completely new surround sound experience, and only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event. Ancient meets future…. Jesse Clayton and John Churchville’s Immersion Zone is a cinematic, electronic experience that surrounds your senses and transcends you into a full spectrum of sound, bringing you to the closest form of existence in […]

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Mighty Real Queer Detroit: The Largest Exhibition of Works by LGBTQ+ Artists Kicks Off June 2nd

A month-long exhibition with more than 700 works spread across 17 Detroit venues, plus artist talks, live performances, panels, poetry readings, and never-before-seen fine art.  Detroit Non-Profit to Present the Nation’s Largest Exhibition of Works by  LGBTQ+ Artists, Spotlighting 150+ Artists in Celebration of Queer Life The Ford Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the […]

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Cranbrook Homebody Exhibit, Jan 26th-June 19th

Homebody January 26, 2022 – June 19, 2022 Lower Galleries While home is commonly used in reference to a physical space, the concept of home extends far beyond the parameters of any structure. It is a place, but also a feeling. According to social scientist Aviezier Tucker, “most people spend their lives in search of […]

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PRISM: A THREE DAY WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING DYNAMIC ART AND MUSIC COMMUNITY

APRIL 20, 2022 I DETROIT, MI  — PRISM is a three day weekend experience (April 29- May 1) presented by Art Groupie in collaboration with PLAYGROUND DETROIT. Supported by the IRL Together Fund – a grant program powered by the leading group messaging platform, IRL – the weekend will include three special events playing with […]

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Movement Music Festival 2022 Returns to Detroit WSG Juan Atkins, Skrillex, Chris Lake, 2 Chainz…

Movement Music Festival has announced the full lineup of its highly anticipated 2022 return! 2022 Lineup features over 110 acts, including acclaimed producer and founder of Brainfeeder Records, Flying Lotus, techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson performing under his iconic alias E-Dancer, and Detroit Techno icon Carl Craig performing a special b2b set with LCD Soundsystem frontman […]

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Microtones Event Series to Debut in Detroit Exploring Community Building Through Creative Expression

It is no secret that Detroit and New York artist communities have a synergetic and long-standing connection. As Ithaca, New York’s Microtones event series debuts in Detroit on March 11, 2022, attendants are called to consider relatedness, and their broader impact on people and places through an experimental immersion in creative expression. Microtones will debut […]

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Omar S Annual Birthday Party Returns to Marble Bar on Saturday February 5th

A modern day Detroit maverick, Omar S is one of the most beloved names in the Detroit house music scene. Having built a cult following around the world with his impressive catalogue, unique approach to cover art, and rebellious attitude towards dance music conventions, he is a staple in dance music both at home and […]

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Farmer Street 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has all of the gifts you need this holiday season! We have been busy stocking up on the best one-of-a-kind items from your favorite Detroit artists and makers at 1435 Farmer Street in Downtown Detroit. FREE  WITH $75 PURCHASE! Detroit-based artist Martyna Alexander (@martyna_alexander) has designed a Limited Edition Nalgene® water bottle featuring her exclusive artwork along […]

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A Contemporary Take on Shibari: Hajime Kinoko Art Basel Performance

Hajime Kinoko is one of the world’s most well-respected practitioners of Shibari, the ancient Japanese are of rope bondage. His performances are tastefully sensual, engrossing, and a bit mysterious, captivating audiences with intricate pattern work and meticulous attention to detail. Seeing the dynamic between Kinoko and his assistants is a work of art in and of itself, the […]

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Bruiser Thanksgiving Returns: A Detroit Tradition to Celebrate

Detroit’s resident purveyor of avant-garde hip hop, Danny Brown, has already cemented his place in the city’s musical history. But that’s not what it’s all about, at least according to Brown himself: “I’m just happy that we’re here for the 8th year of doing it. I don’t make money off of this…I do it for […]

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