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PLAYGROUND DETROIT X SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BROOKLYN'S HEAVY PYSCH WILD BORE & DETROIT'S CASUAL SWEETHEART

PLAYGROUND DETROIT X SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BROOKLYN’S HEAVY PYSCH WILD BORE & DETROIT’S CASUAL SWEETHEART

Wild Bore is a heavy, psych trio from Brooklyn, NY. The female rockers are hitting the road for the a national tour. This is their first time on the road and first time in Detroit, so we can’t wait to show them a good time! PLAYGROUND DETROIT X Seraphine Collective presents Wild Bore // Casual...
SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES LAUNCHES IN DETROIT FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES LAUNCHES IN DETROIT FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is thrilled to host the private screening of the magical documentary film N’kisi Concorde to kick off the beginning of Selections + Selectors film series at The Carr Center! We just got back from our NYC screening of the film at The Wythe Hotel and left a room full of New Yorkers mesmerized. [Check...
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2015 Allied Media Conference [AMC] taking place in Detroit, June 18-22. The conference, now in its 17th year, brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Registration for the AMC...
ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

The streets of downtown Detroit were literally shut down as designer John Varvatos celebrated the opening of his anticipated Detroit store in classic JV fashion: with a star-studded black carpet arrival and rock star-worthy VIP party, featuring a special performance by legendary rock musician and Detroit native, Alice Cooper. The specially designed black “red carpet”...
WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU'RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU’RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

The Brewster Douglass Projects were demolished last year, but Detroit and what’s left behind of them is anything but a ‘blank slate’. This is a documentary about the first public housing for low income Americans, takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the...
GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist and recipient of a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Her performance career began at open mic nights throughout Detroit, leading to festivals and opening for Ziggy Marley. ArtXDetroit is a celebration of the Kresge Arts Fellowship program in Detroit; fellows from this year and last present projects during two...
PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N'KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

Selections + Selectors has invited PLAYGROUND DETROIT to guest host an evening of their film series with a private screening April 7th of the film N’kisi Concorde at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This screening will also kickoff the beginning of a summer residency series at The Carr Center in Detroit of Selections +...
GRAND CIRCUS MAGAZINE TO LAUNCH ITS DEBUT ISSUE COMING SOON WITH YOUR SUPPORT

GRAND CIRCUS MAGAZINE TO LAUNCH ITS DEBUT ISSUE COMING SOON WITH YOUR SUPPORT

Grand Circus Magazine is a new perspective on Detroit’s design, architecture, art, culture, and urbanism. Editor-in-chief Alex Trajkovski gave PLAYGROUND DETROIT an exclusive interview on his passion for creating a Detroit culture magazine. According to its IndieGoGo campaign, the reason this publication is so valuable is because such a consequential city has never had such...
GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

GO SEE: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL FEATURING MICHIGAN & DETROIT-FOCUSED MOVIES

The Freep Film Festival  showcases films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique. The Festival kicks off today and runs through the weekend in Detroit. The...
ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

ART X DETROIT TAKES OVER MIDTOWN FEATURING EXPERIENCES CREATED BY KRESGE FELLOW ARTISTS

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene for three weekends, (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel...
NYC-BASED DESIGNER JOHN VARVATOS OPENS RETAIL FLAGSHIP STORE IN HOMETOWN OF DETROIT

NYC-BASED DESIGNER JOHN VARVATOS OPENS RETAIL FLAGSHIP STORE IN HOMETOWN OF DETROIT

PLAYGROUND DETROIT had the first look inside the new John Varvatos store on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mr. Varvatos, a Detroit native returned to his hometown to speak about the store, his decision to open his newest location in his hometown and the role it will play in downtown Detroit’s ongoing resurgence. In partnership with...
GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

GO SEE: DIEGO RIVERA & FRIDA KAHLO IN DETROIT AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibition opens March 15th at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibit “brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has...