Archive for March, 2009
SO much going on in the Plaza District over the next few months. Really. I decided to write a go-to post for everything until our brand new website is up and running. Here it all is!
Now-April 11- “Woody Sez” at Lyric Theatre
April 4th- “Threads” at Convergence Collective-provides free children’s clothing in an organized hospitable setting, where parents from all cultures can come together with the common interest of caring for their children.
April 7th- Plaza District will have a booth at Schmoozapolooza-come check us out!
April 12th-Neighborhood Pancake Breakfast- Convergence Collective/Fusion Church-Come one come all for pancakes on Easter morning!
April 16th-“Urbanity-A Conversation on Urban Options in OKC”-Plaza District Association and Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Association present a panel discussion on Urban options in Oklahoma City in the new Velvet Monkey Salon.
May 7-23- “Steel Magnolias” at Lyric at the Plaza
May 8th- LIVE on the Plaza-Take Your Momma Out! -more info coming soon!
May 14th-2009 Urban Pioneer Awards honoring Ann Simank, RedPrime Steak 11:30-1:00 PM
Well there you go, all set for a few weeks with Plazafull Events! Feel free to contact me with any questions!
~ Kristen, email@example.com, 405.308.5991
LIVE on the Plaza, second Fridays
NW 16th between Classen and Penn
The Plaza District’s LIVE on the Plaza Second Friday Artwalk blooms a packed schedule and fine introduction to spring. Eggs a-LIVE will start at 7 PM, allowing kids and adults yearning to act like kids- a chance to hunt for eggs full of unique Plaza District prizes. Some prizes include: a free kids craft kit, original artwork from DNA Galleries, handmade items from Collected Thread, gift certificates, kids dance lessons, candy, toys and more! Please find the Plaza District info table across from Lyric Theatre to start the hunt!
At 7:30, head over to PhotoArt Studios for a free film screening of deadCENTER films, and at 8 PM be sure not to miss the Balcum Rancum Live Pupptery at Bad Grannies Bazaar. Last month, Balcum Rancum told the story of “The Largest Mermaid”, so tune in this month to see the latest story!
Be sure to stop by DNA Galleries where Josh Heilaman has returned to OKC to show his latest work. Josh’s work in a variety of media, create environments heavy with seas, forests, and cities — all populated by creatures of whimsy and all expressing the multitude of emotions we as humans face today. From contentment to struggle, adornment to loneliness, Josh’s work gives us a glimpse into ourselves through his use of color and whimsical creatures. DNA Galleries has also worked with Josh to produce the first in a series of local artist limited edition T’s and will be releasing these to the public during the exhibit. Also beats by the favorite DJ Garistotle will be playing outside!
Next door, check out the clothing and accessories by designer Birdie, plus more handmade accessories, vintage clothes and art at Collected Thread! Then, head over to Performance Dancewear for free ballroom dance lessons. Paula and Co Realtors will be throwing a Plaza District ho-down with great music, food and fun! Visual Artist and Indie Craft artist will be displaying works in booths outdoors as well!
Also, Lyric at the Plaza will be showing “Woody Sez” at 8 PM. Lyric’s production of Woody Sez is the American premiere of a musical that met with rave reviews and delighted crowds across Europe! This gem of a show weaves the songs of Woody Guthrie together with excerpts and anecdotes from his writing to transport the audience through his fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life. Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, the show brings to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie’s amazing story. The cast’s infectious enjoyment, Woody’s incredible journey, and a stirring mix of moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers, including “This Land Is Your Land”, “Oklahoma Hills” and “This Train Is Bound For Glory”, all create a truly personal portrait of an Oklahoma legend and one of the world’s immortal troubadours. Check www.lyrictheatreokc.com for more showtimes!
Please forward to anyone who might be interested, thanks!
CALL TO ARTISTS- The Plaza District hosts Live on the Plaza every Second Friday and the Visual Art Market and Outdoor Indie Craft Market will be displaying artist booths from April 2009-October 2009. LIVE on the Plaza businesses host featured artists, designers, free deadCENTER film screenings, live music, performances and more!
If you are wanting to be a part of the Live on the Plaza’s outdoor indie craft and art market, you need to send a photo sample or website link to:
firstname.lastname@example.org for Indie Crafts
or email@example.com for visual arts
no later than the Monday before each second Friday of the month to be considered.
1. All designs and creations must be original and/or handmade.
2.Vendors must provide display equipment-tables, displays, tents are encouraged.
3.Vendor fee is $5 per event. Fees are used to promote future events.
I’m sitting on the office’s big ol’ porch today. The weather is just about perfect. It’s spring here in the Plaza District, and I thought I’d just remind you all about all of the wonderful things the spring brings here.
#1: Nice weather to walk the whole 2 blocks!
#2: LIVE on the Plaza with outdoor artists, bands and more
#3: New businesses 1708 and Coffy’s Cafe opening soon!
#4: Even better reasons to get old-school Orange Fanta from Guate Imports
#5: Exciting Lyric productions of Woody Sez and Steel Magnolias
#6: Bicycle Cops
#7: Urban Pioneer Awards honoring Ann Simank
#8: Velvet Monkey Salon opening and featured on AIA tour
#9: Cute spring fashion and things at Collected Thread
#10: Kristen is done eating soup for lunch everyday
#11: Perfect time to get some new ink at No Regrets
#12: A chance to give kiddos all those clothes you once cherished at Threads
#13: Spring Recital at Everything Goes Dance!
#14: Free ballroom dance lessons at Performance Dancewear
#15: Time to dress up your porch? Funky finds at Bad Grannies Bazaar!
#16: Spring events and deadCENTER films at PhotoArt
#17…and we’ll end with lucky 17 since St. Patty’s Day is tomorrow. Spring is just awesome here, come see for yourself!
As it is getting warmer, the Plaza District is gearing up for some fantastic LIVE on the Plaza events for spring! Get ready for outdoor arts market, new local artists, outdoor performances, Take your Momma Out shows and sales plus much more! Check below for this month’s events:
You are also cordially invited to join Paula And Company Realtors for the Saint Patrick’s Day Luck O’ the Irish Celebration! They will be serving Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Soda Bread and Irish cupcakes!
The team at “Paula And Company Realtors” enjoys participating and meeting new people each month during this event. Please join their team in celebrating their heritage and the love of the Plaza District community!
Also, at 8 PM and 9 PM don’t miss the Balcum Rancum Puppetry Show at Bad Grannies Bazaar along with a open house, refreshments and door prizes given away every 30 minutes!
DNA Galleries will host artist Tanner Frady and band Philthy Meat, along with local handmade art and accessories in the DNA Galleries storefront. Collected Thread will be open with local art, crafts, accessories and yummy refreshments!
Across the street Performance Dancwear will host free ballroom dance lessons and music by Black Tie Event.Outdoor artist booths will be on display, as well as open studios at No Regrets Tattoo.
If you are interested in showing visual art and handmade crafts and accessories at the monthly LIVE on the Plaza, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for visual arts, or email@example.com for handmade/indie craft booths.
“Luck o’ the Irish”
Friday evening, March 13th, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to join us at Paula And Company Realtors for their Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration!
We will be serving Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Soda Bread and Irish cupcakes!
Once a month, The Plaza District hosts “Plaza District Live”
from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Many of the businesses located there participate setting up booths with Art, Collectibles, Paintings, Men’s, Women’s and Children’s accessories, etc. This is a great way to meet new people and see what the many businesses in the Plaza District have to offer. Our team at “Paula And Company Realtors” enjoy participating and meeting new people each month during this event. We would love for you to be there with us.
If you would like to join us, feel free to stop by. We are located in the Plaza District at:
1706 NW 16 St
Oklahoma City OK 73106
For more information, please call (405) 722-7500
Hope to see you all there!
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