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LOVE on the Plaza!

Quick Peek for LOVE on the Plaza

PhotoArt Studios– 8:30, deadCENTER Film Screening “Sita Sings the Blues”

Velvet Monkey Salon– Josh Heilaman, Sweetheart Service Specials

Collected Thread– Kissing Booth with artist Samantha Lamb, Valentines specials

DNA Galleries– Artist Alex Despain, fresh flowers and Momentum OKC promotion

Lyric Theatre– Snapshots

Coffy’s Café– Open mic

Shop Good– Live music by the Grown-Ups, artwork by Kyle

Bad Granny’s– open house, live music by Sleeper

JuJu Gallery– Voodoo Valentines and Parlor Games

No Regrets Tattoo– $40 Love Tattoo Special

Warpaint Clothing– Grand Opening

1708-Private Party

Paula & Co Realtors-Lover’s Ball

The Plaza District’s monthly second Friday LIVE on the Plaza is coming up, but move over LIVE, because LOVE on the Plaza strikes 16th Street on February 12th! Bring your valentine, grab a date or gather your pals to indulge in the artwalk with a romantic twist! It will be an all out cheesy romantic night filled with photo booths, a Plaza Prom, a kissing booth and much heart-felt fun!

Start out a Velvet Monkey Salon, where artwork by Josh Heilaman will be featured. Be sure to check out the Velvet Monkey Sweetheart Salon specials as well! Next door, head to Collected Thread and grab a peck at the Plaza Kissing Booth! Collected Thread boasts a Valentine’s Special, plus fantastic jewelry and accessories for that special lady. Then on to DNA Galleries for featured artist Alex Despain, jewelry by Moi, local art and accessories, plus fresh flowers to woo your special someone. DNA Galleries will also be hosting a guest, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition promoting Momentum, OKC’s art exhibition for artist’s 30 and younger coming up on March 5-6th!

At Lyric on the Plaza, you could be one of the first in the country to see Snapshots, a brand new musical with a brand new concept from celebrated composer & lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Along with book writer David Stern, Mr. Schwartz has woven together treasured songs from his musicals past to tell the enchanting story of a couple who have fallen out of love. But when they come across photographs that stir up joyous memories of the past, their many years together come alive in front of them. You’ll recognize favorites from Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Children of Eden, and Rags among many more musical gems, all with Schwartz’s own revised lyrics that beautifully tell this heartwarming, romantic story.

A 8:30 pm, deadCENTER is proud to present the remarkable animated musical “Sita Sings the Blues” as part of their “No Love” edition of ShortSUITES Live on the Plaza, at PhotoArt Studio, 1738 NW 16th St. Billed as “The Greatest Breakup Story Ever Told,” “Sita” ties together the story of two women. Sita, a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama, and Nina, an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, “Sita Sings the Blues” is a beautiful and strikingly original film that is both heartbreaking and hilarious.

Over at Coffy’s Cafe, enjoy local talent at open mic night, then head on Shop Good for live music by the Grown-Ups and featured artwork. Of course, hit up Bad Granny’s Bazaar for that funky find, and then proclaim your love forever at No Regrets Tattoo with a $40 Love Tattoo Special!Be sure to stop by Chaparney for an open house, then down Gatewood to JuJu Gallery to “Charm your Valentine with Voodoo Valentines and Parlor Games.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Warpaint Clothing Company, Plaza District’s newest retail business boasting Native American style fashion, screen printed tees and more. There will be plenty of celebratory events at the opening, so stop by and see what Warpaint has to offer!

To top the night off, bust out the 80s prom dress for Paula & Co’s “Lover’s Ball” a Plaza-style prom complete with balloon arch for awkward prom photos to remember LOVE on the Plaza forever! There will be punch, music, dancing, and sappy love song karaoke! So all the single ladies and gents, couples and even those who hate Valentines Day, join us at LOVE on the Plaza to celebrate however you wish!


January 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm 3 comments

LIVE on the Plaza 2010!

UPCOMING LIVE- THIS Friday January 8th 7-11 PM
NW 16th between Indiana & Blackwelder

Velvet Monkey– Artist Yui Takazawa
Collected Thread- Open House
DNA Galleries– Artist Nc Shelton
Lyric Theatre– 7-8 PM Oklahoma Today: Main Street Issue Launch Party, Lyric Theatre tours
Coffy’s Cafe– Open mic
Shop Good– Open house
Curious & Curiouser– Open house
Bad Granny’s Bazaar– Open house, live music by Sleeper 8 pm
JuJu Gallery– Open house
Studio FJ– Open house
Chaparney– Open house
No Regrets Tattoo– Open house
Parts & Labor– Open house
1708-Open house, coffee and conversation
Paula & Co Realtors– 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff

Happy  New Year in the Plaza District! The Plaza District kicks off a new year of art, creativity and fun with January Second Friday!

Start off by visiting Velvet Monkey Salon for the art opening of Oklahoma artist Yui Takazawa. From 7-10, the salon will be open to view the artwork, as well as shop the vintage boutique. Then, be sure to head next door to Collected Thread for all your local art, handmade, and accessory needs!

To start off the year DNA Galleries will be featuring Oklahoma City artist Nic Shelton. DNA will be putting out a limited edition artist shirt for Nic during the opening. Bundle up for the cold, or come by and get yourself a new Support Local Art Scarf to keep warm. They’ve also added several new artists to the store since Christmas so there is plenty of new stock and a new selection of urban art books as well.

Also stop in for a special event at Lyric Theatre. The Oklahoma Main Street Center and the Plaza District celebrate the release of the January/February issue of Oklahoma Today headlined as “The Complete Guide to Oklahoma’s 42 Main Street Communities” and indeed it is. The glossy pages of the magazine highlight the 42 Main Street communities in Oklahoma who are restoring and revitalizing their communities from the inside out. Even more, this issue is a testimony to the process and the Main Street movement across the state and the nation. In celebration of this anticipated issue, four launch parties will be held across the state, and the Plaza District will host the central celebration from 7-8 PM at Lyric Theatre. Attendees will be able to view this very special issue, visit with Oklahoma Main Street Staff and other central Main Street communties, as well as tour the historic Lyric Theatre.

As always, be sure to stop by Coffy’s Cafe for open mic night and delicious vegetarian and gluten free foods! Then head over to SHOP Good for more handmade goods in which proceeds help GOOD causes. Next door hit up antiques at Curious and Curiouser, and then the funky finds at Bad Granny’s Bazaar. LIVE music in Granny’s backroom by Sleeper at 8 pm.

If you’re thirsty for a beer, stop by the newly renovated Scorecards bar just behind Bad Granny’s Bazaar! As always be sure to visit JuJu Gallery for local art by Felix Matos, Spiritual Sparkles, Cryptolicious Creations and more! Studio FJ, Chaparney, No Regrets, Parts & Labor will also all be hosting open houses!

Last but certainly not least, visit Paula & Company for their 2nd Annual Chilli Cook-Off! After all your walking around in the cold you will surely need to warm up! Bring your own chili, or stop by to judge the contestants!

January 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

Adventus:a city-wide art collaborative at LIVE this Friday!

Learn more about this upcoming art show happening at the Convergence Collective this Friday here

What is Adventus?

Adventus is a city-wide art collaborative responding to the season of Advent.

Christmas and the holiday season has become rather thin for our culture.  It comes and goes year after year without us giving much thought to what we’re really doing other than going into debt in gift purchases and thinking about our wish list.  We wondered if there was a way to call Oklahoma City to actually take time to think about this season of Advent, reflect on it, its complexities, as well as its beauty, allowing all of us to approach this time of the year with a new vision and understanding.  Adventus is playing out practically in two ways:

1) A Call To The Artists

We’ve called all local artists to take time to intentionally engage with this season, and then respond by creating artwork that expresses some of the things they’ve learned or saw along the way.

2) A Call To The City

On Dec. 11th, we’re inviting the city to see the variety of responses submitted to Adventus during Live in the Plaza.  We will be hosting an art show at Convergence as well as live performances (music, poetry, etc.) from 7pm-11pm.

December 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

A LIVE on the Plaza Holiday!

LIVE on the Plaza Second Fridays
December 11th, 7-11 PM
NW 16th between Indiana & Blackwelder

Happy Holidays! The Plaza District is the perfect place to shop local this holiday season! Give handmade, local art, local retail and find plenty of gift certificates for everyone!

Here is the scoop for the Holiday fun at this Friday’s LIVE on the Plaza!

8 PM- Holiday Carolers will be out on the plaza!
Be sure to pick up some coffee and cider outside No Regrets Tattoo!

Velvet Monkey Salon– featured artists, live music and holiday shopping in the vintage boutique!

Collected Thread-holiday sales & shopping

DNA Galleries
-Featured artist Anthony TW Meyers. Each original work for sale is an illustation from his latest zine “the death of charlie”. Also, holiday shopping & sales!

Lyric Theatre-tours of the historic Plaza Theatre, 7 & 8 pm. Great chance to see the theatre and learn about it’s interesting history!

Coffy’s Cafe– open Mic night

Shop Good– holiday shopping & sales

Convergence Collective-ADVENTUS Art Show. a city-wide art collaborative dealing with themes of advent.  The show is 7-11p @ TWO VENUES: Convergence + Geraldine Studios (1609 Blackwelder).

Bad Granny’s Bazaar– holiday shopping & sales

PhotoArt Studios
– 8:30 PM deadCENTER Film ShortSuite Screenings: Nothing Says Holidays like Family
These shorts explore with humor, humility, and incredible diversity the challenges and delight of family. Each film tackles our blood relationships in a different way, but stay tied together with the enduring bonds of family.  TRT 89min

Studio FJ– Grand Opening! Come out to see the new space, have a drink… and be ready to get your B-Boy on! B-boy Photo Shoot with props provided!

JuJu Gallery
-9 PM-Live adult puppet show by Balcum Rancum puppetry “Mr. Pickles Birthday”!, holiday shopping and sales.

Chaparney– open house

No Regrets Tattoo-open house

Parts&Labor– holiday shopping & sales

Paula & Company Realtors– Wii Mario Kart Tournament! Sign up in advance, $5, contact 405-205-4492 to sign up!

December 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

LIVE it up, Short n’ sweet

So much to do in this action-packed LIVE on the Plaza, so I thought I’d make a short and sweet listing to guide you through the night!

Bad Granny’s Bazaar-vintage, retro, antiques and funky finds. LIVE music by Sleeper

PhotoArt Studios-Deadcenter Film Screenings. llan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family, by Bryan Beasley and Steeped by Peter Hermes 8 pm

Shop Good- Grand Opening. Apparel, accessories and more all benefiting a local or global cause. Live music by Gum

Coffy’s Cafe-open mic. Gluten-free and vegetarian meals, coffee and tea

JuJu Gallery- Grand Opening. Art by Cryptolicious Creations, Spiritual Sparkles, Felix Matos. Hosting book author Dennis McDonald. Raffle for gift basket

Chaparney-Art Opening with works by Don Narcomey and guest artists Ron Ferrell, Larry Pickering and Joe Slack.

No Regrets Tattoo- $40 Oklahoma themed tattoos. First come first serve

Parts & Labor- Open house

1708-private party

Paula & Co.-Thanksgiving dinner and open house. Kareoke after 9 pm

DNA Galleries-Featured artist Michelle Heimes McRay. Oklahoma inspired merchandise

Collected Thread-open house. Oklahoma inspired merchandise

Velvet Monkey-Live music by Asleep, Audience, Dream! 7 pm

November 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm Leave a comment

LIVE on the Plaza Nov 13th. Happy Birthday Oklahoma!

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 CreationsSp

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)

Oklahoma Ts at DNA Galleries

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

Support Local Art Ts at DNA Galleries

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!

October 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

LIVE on the Plaza-October 9th

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.

October 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

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