Archive for October, 2009
UPCOMING LIVE- November 13th
LIVE on the Plaza Second Fridays
November 13th, 7-11 PM
NW 16th between Indiana & Blackwelder
Happy Birthday to..Oklahoma! The Plaza District celebrates the birthday of our great state!
Kick things off by visiting the grand opening of one of the newest businesses, Shop Good. Although Shop Good has had temporary roots outdoors this summer, it debuts it’s permanent retail space within The Convergence Collective. Shop Good boasts socially-conscious, hand-printed, earth-friendly, wearable art. A portion of all proceeds are donated to local or global cause. Check their fabulous space out while jamming to LIVE music by Gum!
Then head to the district’s newest gallery,JuJu Gallery at 1612 NW 16th. JuJu will feature the creative works by Cyrpt-o-licious Creations, Sp
iritual Sparkles and Felix Matos. Celebrate this last Friday the 13th, by visiting with Oklahoma horror author Dennis McDonald who will be promoting his newest collection of short stories, “13 Nightmares”. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a JuJu Gift Basket!
Oklahoma is in America, and deadCENTER Films will be featuring “Give thanks … for America!” at PhotoArt Studios at 8:30 PM. This collection is as diverse as the US itself. From a doc about a celebrated Native American artist or the oldest man to run for Congress to a quiet narrative about love through a window, these shorts capture the various sparks of inspiration and determination that are uniquely American.
Featuring OK Films: Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family, by Bryan Beasley…and Steeped by Peter Hermes (filmed in Portland)
Also giving thanks, will be Paula & Company Realtors who will host a Thanksgiving dinner open to all!For more Oklahoma goodies, be sure to visit DNA Galleries and Collected Thread who will all be featuring local Oklahoma designers and art. DNA Galleries will also feature Oklahoma artist Michelle Heimes McRay. Then hop over to Velvet Monkey Salon featuring live music by Oklahoma band Captain C-Note at 7 PM.
Last but not least, be sure to check out open houses at 1708, Charparney and open mic at Coffy’s Cafe. Bad Granny’s Bazaar will also be open with funky, warm and fuzzy finds for this
winter with live music by Sleeper, plus a chance to take your photo with Ceasar the 255 lb Friendly Monster Dog! All proceeds benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society!
It’s a great week in the Plaza District, check it out!
at Lyric at the Plaza!…..
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. From Oct 22nd – Nov 1st click for ticket info!
October 22 – November 1, 2009
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00pm
Saturday Matinee: 2:00pm Sunday Matinee: 3:00pm
It’s Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning classic musical thriller, with all its gothic gore, lush songs, and romantic melodrama. Along with the sinister Mrs. Lovett and her special recipe for meat pies, Sweeney Todd and his barber’s blades bring betrayal, revenge, madness, and bloody murder to the city of London. Sondheim’s complex and haunting score is the perfect companion to the Halloween season, bringing to life one of musical theatre’s darkest heroes.
Starring Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner as Mrs. Lovett!
Then, on Friday October 23rd, help us celebrate DNA Galleries One Year Anniversary!
longboard deck show – friday october 23rd 7-11pm
It’s been a year and DNA is still here! This in itself is cause to celebrate, but they decided to go all out and make it a part of their longboard deck show that’s been in the works for the past 8 months. They have given decks to a variety of local artists to customize. In case you aren’t familiar with longboards, these aren’t regular skateboard decks they measure roughly 3′ in length and ride a lot like a surfboard would on cement. They will have DNA shirts, freebies, beer and wine available for this one night reception! Find us on the map here.
Customized decks by local artists:
Cassie Stover, Ashley Smith, Josh Reynolds, Shawn Vali, Sara Atlee, Josh Heilaman, Bombs Away, Brandi Downham, Kris Kanaly, Fernando Cassias, Jason Pawley, Matty Lynch, Shawn Winfield, Tanner Frady, Stephanie Evans, Michael Combs, Dusty Gilpin, Eric Lyons, Brooke Rowland, Dylan and Amanda Bradway
Plaza District in
Ghouls Gone Wild Parade-Sat Oct 24th, 7-9 PM
We’ll have an entry in the parade, plus an after party at 611 Creative (611 N Broadway Ave)
Thank you so much if you attended the Plaza District Festival, we had a great time! There is still more Plaza District fun ahead with our second Friday artwalk, LIVE on the Plaza this Friday!
We are pleased to introduce our newest art and retail space, parts&labor, which will host their grand opening during LIVE! The opening reception will feature 2 local artists: Debbie Curtis, who paints unique vintage barbie art on canvas and wallpaper. She tries to temper wild abandon with light control, and lets the viewer’s eye fill in the details. Her goal is simple – to capture your curiosity, bring you closer, and reward you for taking the time to look. The second artist is Wade Crow, who uses images from personal experience to try and convey how he felt during that experience using color and movement to make the audience experience visually what he did physically. Style-wise it’s graffiti pop. The artwork will be available for purchase. Parts&labor’s goal is to encourage local patronage, local artists and a locals only feel (though outsiders are warmly welcomed).
DNA Galleries will host Caleb Jacks from Texas. His illustrations are humorous, intricate and lighthearted, seeking truth out of our everyday lives. be sure to stop by! Collected Thread will have plenty of handmade accessories to keep you warm this winter, and then head over to Velvet Monkey Salon who is proud to have local rock band, Psymblence preform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as Tribella (amazing all girl band from Austin, TX) preform from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a show you will not want to miss. Don’t forget to look on the Velvet Monkey walls for featured artists Ali, (bird lady) and Sky Blackwell!
No Regrets Tattoo will also host LIVE musicby Coyote Teeth, and Coffy’s Cafe will have an open mic night. Another exciting new retail space is SHOP GOOD, located inside Convergence Collective. Every purchase goes to a local or global good cause, so buying is giving! Be sure to stop by and check out their handmade items, clothing and accessories!
deadCENTER Films will be showing at PhotoArt Studios at 8:30 PM, featuring Horror Shorts-The most popular shorts program gets a repeat in the spookiest month of all! Sometimes terrifying, sometimes ridiculous, these shorts are ALWAYS a good time. TRT 71min.Featuring OK Films:Unmasked by Nick Denman
This will be the last month for outdoor artist booths, so come check them out while the weather isn’t too cold! Other open businesses include 1708, Paula & Company and Bad Granny’s Bazaar.
Our newest gallery and retail space is opening this Friday during LIVE on the Plaza!
The grand opening of parts&labor, an art gallery and retail space, is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2009 from 6-9 p.m at 1710 NW 16th St in the Plaza District. The opening reception will feature 2 local artists: Debbie Curtis, who paints unique vintage barbie art on canvas and wallpaper. She tries to temper wild abandon with light control, and lets the viewer’s eye fill in the details. Her goal is simple – to capture your curiosity, bring you closer, and reward you for taking the time to look. The second artist is Wade Crow, who uses images from personal experience to try and convey how he felt during that experience using color and movement to make the audience experience visually what he did physically. Style-wise it’s graffiti pop. The artwork will be available for purchase. Admission is free. The gallery is accessible for handicapped persons, and on-street free parking is available. Gallery hours are by appointment now, until the retail space is launched.
Parts&labor’s goal is to encourage local patronage, local artists and a locals only feel (though outsiders are warmly welcomed).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-517-1246 for more information.