Friday will be Hoppin’!
SO much spring fun going on in the Plaza District at our Second Friday LIVE on the Plaza. Details are all below, but for time’s sake here is a quick list of activities you can expect to enjoy in fabulous spring weather THIS FRIDAY:
Adult/Kid Easter Art Hunt, Featured Artist Josh Heilaman, Lyric’s Woody Sez, deadCENTER Short Suite Screenings, live music, outdoor art booths, open houses, live puppetry, featured designer Birdie, free ballroom dance lessons and much more!
Read below for more details!
Eggs a-LIVE! 7:00 PM
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!
deadCENTER Short Suite-7:30 PM
Oklahoma City – deadCENTER Film screens short films on the second Friday of every month with LIVE On the Plaza in the Plaza District at PhotoArt Studios (1738 NW 16th). This month, deadCENTER will return to the filmmaker-focused format to highlight short films that were created for the annual 24 Hour Video Race sponsored by Living Arts, Philbrook Museum of Art and the IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City. “These films are some of the funniest and most creative shorts we see all year,” states Program Director, Melissa Scaramucci. “It’s pretty amazing what people can come up with in a very short amount of time. While deadCENTER screens the Grand Jury winner at the annual fest, we have enough of these shorts, we felt it was time to give them their own night.”
Featuring a question and answer period with veteran racer and professional editor, Beau Leland, attendees will lean about the specific and complex components to entering, and winning a film race.Screening will be Team Awesome’s Misscommunication, Team Monkey’s The Public View, and Team Pick Six (Minus One) with Special Delivery which won the Videophile award at the 2009 video race in February.
DNA Galleries features Josh Heilaman
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!
Birdie designs, live puppetry and more!
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! Come see the renovation of live/work artist spaces at 1710 NW 16th, an open house with refreshments and visual artists. 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!
Visual Artist and Indie Craft artist will be displaying works in booths outdoors as well!
“Woody Sez” at Lyric
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 http://www.lyrictheatreokc.com for more showtimes!