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MO POP FESTIVAL RETURNS TO DETROIT WATERFRONT JULY 28-29TH

Mo Pop Festival returns to the Detroit waterfront with a killer line-up on July 28th & 29th. This year Mo Pop Festival is bringing some of the hottest new talent along with favorite national acts to Detroit for a weekend of major fun in the sun. We’ve got some hot tips to make sure you […]

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DECA\DANCE: 10 YEARS OF HAUTE TO DEATH AT REDBULL HOUSE OF ART

Haute to Death commemorates their 10th year with DECA\DANCE, a retrospective exhibition which explores the art and artifacts of H2D’s dance floor; telling the story of Detroit’s most stylish and expressive dance party, and setting the stage for what’s yet to come. Co-created by artists and DJs Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, Haute to Death collapses […]

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PLAYGROUND PARTY GUIDE: NEW YEARS EVE 2018

We can all agree on one thing- 2017 was pretty weird- really weird. But the end is nearly here! With all of the highs and lows, this past year flew by fast. Now it’s time to celebrate all of the triumphs and perseverance with a solid  night out on the town! Detroit’s top party production […]

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HAUTE TO DEATH: EMERGENCY NOTHING AT SATELLITE FAIR IN MIAMI

Haute to Death is taking Detroit to the Satellite Fair (plus a few favorite artists!) in Miami for Art Basel 2017. For the 3rd annual Satellite Fair, they are showing work from Lindsay Cashews, Jade Lauren and John Bain Griffith; paired with artifacts, imagery and an immersive installation from Jon Dones and Ash Nowak, aka […]

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PLAYGROUND HALLOWEEN WEEKEND 2017 PARTY GUIDE

Halloween weekend is something Detroiters wait for all year. Is it because the city and its post-industrial landscape is just a bit spooky in it’s own right? Is it the legacy of Theater Bizarre? Whatever it is, there are plenty of parties to choose from depending on your own creepy tastes. With all the elaborate […]

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HAUTE TO DEATH 10: MUSIC IS AN EQUALIZER

Enjoy yourself no matter what…. This proposition comes up in conversation with Detroit art and music mavens Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, when they look back on their 10 years of hosting Haute To Death, a monthly dance-night intentionally crafted to be welcoming to all. That inclusivity helped shift the perception of what a DJ […]

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MOONRISE FUNDRAISER FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATE INGRID LAFLEUR FEAT. MGUN, HAUTE TO DEATH & MORE

Mayoral Candidate Ingrid Lafleur does it all but now she needs you to help make a difference in the community of Detroit! A native Detroiter, Ingrid Lafleur has spent years building the community through her work as a curator, community activist, teacher, speaker, local arts advocate and founder of AFROTOPIA. A spiritual leader in tune […]

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PLAYGROUND PARTY GUIDE: NEW YEARS EVE 2017

It is now less than a week away from one of the biggest party nights of the year. But are you still searching for the perfect New Years Eve plans? Fear not– the PLAYGROUND DETROIT street team has selected The Top 2017 New Years Eve Party Picks, in no particular order. After all of the […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT PICKS // YOUR COMPLETE DO-NOT-MISS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND GUIDE 2016

Do you have your costume ready? Detroit is the perfect city to celebrate Halloween- and with all the clowns that have dominated the headlines, both political and literal- it looks like this year is going to be another weird one! Check out our top pick events and parties that will keep the candy flowing and […]

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THE OFFICIAL PLAYGROUND DETROIT PARTY GUIDE: NEW YEARS EVE 2016

As the surprisingly mild days of December wind down, it is becoming apparent that the end of the year is upon us. Detroit will soon find itself perfectly wedged between the past and the future as a rare night will be afforded to reflect upon 2015, to set a vision for 2016 and most importantly… […]

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THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is heading to Art Basel Miami to keep you up to date on all the happenings from Detroit and NYC making waves in the international art scene in Miami this week! Here are some of our top picks for exhibitions, parties and more! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for LIVE updates! […]

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LISTEN UP: WDET INTERVIEWS HAUTE TO DEATH, TAKEAWAYS FROM A DETROIT ART SHOW IN MANHATTAN

WDET interviews Detroit artists and deejays Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, best known for their monthly Haute to Death party at the Temple Bar in Detroit. But the duo spent the last several weeks in New York City, where they curated an exhibition presented by PLAYGROUND DETROIT at the CultureFix gallery in Manhattan. Titled Emergency Nothing, the show featured a handful of established Detroit artists. Nowak and Dones spoke […]

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