16 things on 16th Street
So I had seen this thing floating all over facebook and I thought it would make for a nice entry. Here are 16 random things about the Plaza District:
Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 16 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 16 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.
1.) The Plaza District is off NW 16th between Indiana and Blackwelder, no it’s not by the Paseo District (we heart Paseo…it’s just a FAQ)
2.) Last weekend, an 8 year old who shall remain nameless said quote, “this place really needs a bar”. It’s true.
3.) Don’t mess with the Plaza District, Curtis will find out.
4.) DNA Galleries has the cutest pitbull you will ever see
5.) If you go into Collected Thread and don’t feel happier after you leave than before you came in…then well, that’s just not possible
6.) Go ask No Regret’s Tattoo about the weirdest parts they have tattooed. Good stories
7.) Don’t tell Cuz you have any native American blood. But do say wave and say hi every time you see him.
10.) It is quite possible you could experience the most cultured night of your life within two blocks. The next few lines will tell you how:
11.) Amble into the store on the corner of 16th and Indiana, Guate Imports. Go to the cooler, pull out an old-school bottled soda, head to the back and find the most authentic, delicious Guatemalan food in the OKC. Buy some random ingredients and take home to make a dish yourself.
12.) Before the show, you notice shops are still open so you head to Bad Grannies Bazaar to find an array of recycled arts, crafts and vintage collectibles. You notice a group of young folks gathered outside Convergence Collective, so you stop to have a listen at the latest show, a hip, new band from OKC. Across the street you will see a professional photography studio of Keith Rinearson, PhotoArt Studio and his fabulous renovation of the old cleaners building.
13.)Then you jet to the east end of the district and find the artwork of emerging local artists at DNA Galleries, you purchase a piece and acquire your first original artwork. Next door at Collected Thread you purchase an intricately detailed handmade clutch and hand sewn ornaments for your Christmas tree.
14.) Next, you get a free dance lesson at Performance Dancewear, and then you head to Paula & Co, when, to your surprise you find that even realtors have a creative side and show artwork of local artists!
15.)Then you head over to see the newest show at Lyric at the Plaza, taking in the great performance and fantastic renovation of the old plaza theatre by Elliot + Architects.
16.)After the surge of creativity you have just experienced, you decide it’s the perfect time to get that tattoo you have always wanted…so you head over to No Regrets Tattoo where you can discuss the perfect composition of that tattoo you have dreamed of!