Archive for March, 2011
We will also host a stuffing party to stuff the eggs Wednesday April 6th at 7:30 PM in the Plaza District office. Adult beverages, soda, snacks will be provided! Please email if you would be willing to help stuff! firstname.lastname@example.org
OK, so here is how it works. The Plaza District is basically run by the Plaza District Association. The association is made up of 1 staff person (me, Plaza mom!) and a board of Directors. Basically, our lovely little district has grown, our events are getting bigger, our needs are growing, and that all means….we need help!
I know so many of you love what is happening here, so if you can lend your brain and your time to make more happen–we can keep growing, cool things will happen for OKC, and I won’t spontaneously combust from exhaustion! Everyone wins! Check the details below, and email me at email@example.com if you can help us out! Please let me know what you’d be interested in helping out with, or I’d be happy to give you more info if you’re not sure!
Plant the Plaza: Need a volunteer(s) to help raise $ for plants (or get plants donated), identify projects that need to be done during the work day (graffiti removal, trash, etc), organize volunteers, and gather materials. A date has not been set.
LIVE on the Plaza: need volunteer(s) to organize Plaza Egg hunt for April LIVE. Gather supplies, stuff eggs with candy & store discounts, run the egg hunt on the day of LIVE, get flyer to schools. Also need volunteers to watch the office/gallery during LIVE events each month.
Plaza District Festival: need volunteer(s) to start preparations for festival while I am busy with our Urban Pioneer Awards. Tasks include: notifying artists and vendors of date, making call to volunteers for committees, promoting save the date, updating website with save the date, starting permit processes, reservations & rentals, etc…basically general event planning
Christmas: We are working to get outdoor electricity for holiday lighting and events. Need help fundraising, or coming up with fundraising ideas for this $10,000 project.
Membership: Need help brainstorming ideas for membership: gaining new members, cultivating members, keeping up with signups, membership renewal notices
I could also use general/admin office help on a regular basis!
Introducing Saints– a bar and restaurant opening Spring 2011. Saints is a brand new, Oklahoma City owned and operated restaurant concept coming to the Plaza District, on NW 16th between Classen and Penn.
Owner Patrick Ireland brings Saints to the Plaza District in his entrepreneurial debut, bringing with it him an impressive menu and plenty of drink options that will satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. Saints will offer a full Irish inspired menu focusing on a healthy approach to the traditionally heavy Irish meal. Lunch will feature an array of appetizers, unique sandwiches, soups, and salads, while dinner options will include dishes such as fish & Chips (baked fish and roasted potatoes), home-style baked casseroles and more, all sure to satisfy the appetite.
Saints will also boast a fresh take on traditional cocktails, and host 8 draft beers on tap, and bottle and can options including the local COOP Ale beers. As with the food menu, traditional cocktails with are met with a modern twist. High-end whiskeys, scotch and bourbons will be featured among a variety of traditional cocktail options.
To compliment the Plaza District burgeoning creativity, Saints will host local musicians, performances and even a disk jukebox featuring local bands. Pub games include proper darts while bartender trivia nights and a whiskey of the month club events will be of occasion.
The Plaza District is extremely thrilled Saints will call the Plaza District home, and we are eager to share this sure to be neighborhood favorite with Oklahoma City. Tonight, Saints will be open to the public to preview the remodel and to meet the owner and staff!
The void of food and drink options in the district is now being filled, and we will have yet another announcement of a new concept coming to the Plaza District this Spring as well!
The opening date is soon to be announced, so stay with us for more information!
Our friends at Fowler VW and TheSPYfm.com have put together an awesome twitter contest during LIVE on the Plaza this Friday! Also, the Plaza District will be accepting “amateur sketches” (above video reference) of a leprechaun. Surely all you creative people can do better! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to our Facebook or twitter and you could win a Plaza District t-shirt! And awesome bragging rights!
ENTER TO WIN:
2 Norman Music Festival VIP Passes
(Free food, drinks and mingling with NMF bands!)
$50 McNellies Gift Card
Cool stuff from Fowler VW and TheSpyFM.com
TO ENTER: Simply tweet a photo of yourself with “The Spy Leprechaun” and tag @fowlervw and @plazadistrict.
EXAMPLE TWEET: I spied a leprechaun! @fowlervw @plazadistrict http://twitpic.com/3lovgk
Sham-ROCK the Plaza during March’s LIVE on the Plaza!
Come enjoy a little luck o’ the Irish during LIVE on the Plaza’s Sham-ROCK the Plaza event on March 11, 2011. Take a stroll through the district and enjoy the many sights and sounds that are in store for you. This month, the Plaza District offers something for everyone. From rocking out with The Non and the guys at Warpaint, to Wild.Flower’s highly anticipated grand re-opening, to the family friendly “Line dance class” at Everything Goes Dance Studio – one thing is certain: an amazing evening with family and friends is in store for you.
Spring is the perfect time to participate in all of the Plaza’s outdoor offerings: Bradley Fielder is set to perform live music sessions on the street outside No Regrets Tattoo (good weather provided). There will also be an artist market selling handmade arts and crafts. If you’re in the mood for canine companionship, the dog rescue group, Rescue Corner, will have an adoption booth set up with puppies to play with.
If you’re feeling lucky, Fowler VW will be there to provide an awesome gift basket for one deserving participant in their twitter contest. Tweet #ShamROCKthePLaza to @FowlerVW with an image from the event to win! Fowler VW will also be serving free St. Patrick’s day cookies and limeade on their street side table.
Here’s a round-up of the Plaza’s other awesome events going on during Sham-ROCK the Plaza:
Cafe Evoke will host EMELO, and serve delicious pressed coffee.
Paula & Co offers up everyone’s favorite tone-deaf pastime: Karaoke!
Warpaint will host live music by The Non, starting at 10:30,
Wild.flower Grand Re-Opening party with free cupcakes and coffee from Cuppies & Joe, a 10% off storewide discount,.
No Regrets takes their tunes outdoors with their streetside session with Bradley Fielder.
DNA Galleries features local favorite Bombs Away.
Everything Goes Dance Studio: ”Line dance class” for all ages. 6-7pm $2 a class.
Coffys Café if you feel like performing instead of browsing, check out CC’s Open Mic night!
Bad Granny’s will hold live music in their backroom, starting at 8pm.
Convergence is having a Kids Night with a “Pot of Gold” search, leprechaun beards, and cupcakes. Event is from 6pm-8pm.
Geraldine Studio- featured artist Nicholas Clark
RetrOKC, Collected Thread, Curiouser & Curiouser, Velvet Monkey: open house
PhotoArt: If you’ve dreamed of being a model, come down to Photo Art. They will be showing a slide presentation of photos in the screening room with models on hand. Keith and Denna will be present for discussion with interested parties.
For more information, visit http://www.plazadistrict.org. LIVE on the Plaza is from 7pm-11pm. 1700 block NW 16th, OKC, OK
Ignite OKC is happening this Thursday, and we are excited the event is happening on our turf at Lyric Theatre! To celebrate this fun event, Plaza District businesses are offering discounts for Ignite OKC attendees. Just pick up a flyer at the Plaza District table outside Lyric Theatre, and experience the Plaza District for yourself!
IgniteOKC is a community-driven networking event that connects people of diverse backgrounds and knowledge through a series of entertaining, rapidfire presentations.
From techies to non-profits to entrepreneurs, there’s something to learn and share for everyone. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides that keep advancing – no matter what. It’s an exciting way to satisfy your curiosity, meet local innovators, and spark new interests.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011.
Event starts at 7pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.
discounts for Ignite OKC attendees!
Bad Granny’s Bazaar: 10% off whole store, live music by Morena RR & Costanzas6-7pm
Cafe Evoke- $3 coffee
Collected Thread: 20% off clothing
Curiouser & Curioser-16% off store
Everything Goes Dance Studio- coupon for free salsa class, coupon for free children’s dance class
RetrOKC- 10% off
Wild.flower: 16% off soaps, 10% off all reg items
Warpaint Clothing- $15 Sale Rack
Velvet Monkey- 16% off Vintage