They Act Human album release and Art Show
Jul
14
7:00 am07:00

They Act Human album release and Art Show

Art Sunday and Bomb Shelter presents They act human Album and fanzine release July 14th and 15th at the Bomb Shelter in the Plaza District with a "They act human (one-man band) art show and live performance"
and a Robot themed costume party with prizes for best Robot themed costume wins A They act human prize pack with shirt, cd and fanzine plus more.. 
Starts at 7pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday night
(music and Art show both nights)
Hosted by Bomb shelter's Own Max and Stephanie Sunday from Dig it OKC
for more info
http://www.theyacthuman.com/


Kitfox featuring ill suburbia
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Kitfox featuring ill suburbia

  • The Venue OKC

Kitfox: https://www.kitfoxmusic.com/getafreesong

Fronted by young talent Emilee Holgate, Kitfox is an upcoming band in the dreamy desert pop genre. Her innate ability to combine atmospheric acoustic guitar patterns with heartfelt lyrics comprises the heart and soul of each song. The band usually emphasizes acoustic guitar played by Holgate, drums courtesy of Nate Dukatz, Thomas Lundquist on bass, piano and synth from Devon Smith, and the ethereal baritone guitar sounds of Conor Flynn. 

Kitfox released their debut album, To Keep You Company, in February 2016. This album has received a multitude of favorable reviews including the following: 

"Far-reaching and impossibly destined, this full-length debut is a balanced culmination of hard work and fate. After having secured a $10,000 Kickstarter pledge, Flynn met Gabe Simon of the band Kopecky, a Kitfox favorite, who agreed to produce the album at The Study in Nashville, Tennessee. Since finishing recording, Kitfox has met national acclaim, with two of the album’s songs being featured on a pair of popular television shows. (“Always Keep You Warm” was featured on MTV’s Real World: Go Big or Go Home, while “Misery” was featured on ABC’s Blood & Oil, respectively.)" 

- (Cassidy McCraney, SLUG staff writer)

Check out their music at:
https://kitfoxband.bandcamp.com/

Milk Moms
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

Milk Moms

  • Thrive Mama Collective

Milk Moms meets tonight (and every Monday) from 6pm-7:30pm at Thrive Mama Collective in the Plaza District: 1745 NW 16th St. Whether you're currently breastfeeding or pregnant, back to work or staying home, new to parenthood or a seasoned pro; join us for support, troubleshooting, an evening play date and/or adult conversation. Partners, family, friends and siblings are always welcome!

HubBub Improv
Jun
8
7:30 pm19:30

HubBub Improv

  • District House

Join HubBub & Take One Improv (www.takeoneimprov.com) throughout the month of March for rounds and rounds of award-winning hilarity.

Every Thursday, 7:30p.m. sharp, at District House in Plaza District, Take One slays funny bones with their fast-paced short-form games, followed by HubBub Improv playing quick long-form scenes, based on real-life stories from Audience Alley.

$5 entry. Food and beverage available for purchase.

Mural Hop Beer Tasting
Jun
3
4:00 pm16:00

Mural Hop Beer Tasting

5 Breweries | Live Art | Live Auction
Murals | DJ Garistotle

Sponsored by Dunlap Codding

Participating Breweries:
Anthem Brewing Company, LLC
COOP Ale Works
Prairie Artisan Ales
Twisted Spike Brewing Company
Vanessa House Beer Company

Oklahoma Mural Syndicate proudly presents Mural Hop, an artsy-fartsy ticketed beer-tasting and live art exhibition in the Plaza District. The two-hour event will feature tastings from Oklahoma’s top breweries amongst the murals of the Plaza Walls Courtyard and will conclude with an interactive auction of the live paintings created by some of our favorite local artists. Attendees must be 21 years of age.

All proceeds from the event will go to fund the murals of the Plaza Walls. 

$36 - GA ticket includes admission to two-hour event with beer, snacks, souvenir event cup (for beer) and live auction of collaboration painting.

$82 - VIP ticket includes everything above plus your name painted on the Plaza Walls “Mural Makers” list of honors and one Plaza Walls T-Shirt!

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the event. Purchase tickets at plazawalls.org

2017 Urban Pioneer Awards
Jun
1
11:30 am11:30

2017 Urban Pioneer Awards

The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Jonathan Fowler, Vice President of Operations of Fowler Holding Co., as the recipient of the 2017 Urban Pioneer Award at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave. Presented by Fowler Automotive and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, the Urban Pioneer Award is given annually to individuals in the Oklahoma City community who exemplify Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit with their leadership and commitment to urban revitalization.

"Jonathan Fowler has a history of cultivating community wherever he goes. Jonathan’s leadership in advocating for music, arts, and culture is unmatched. Through local music series, food truck markets, and festivals his investment and support of the arts has created a positive impact that continues to enhance the quality of life for those who experience it. We are celebrating not only Jonathan’s impact in our Plaza District community but in communities across the state by naming him the 2017 Urban Pioneer.” – Ashley Terry, Plaza District Association Board President and Director of Public Life for Wheeler District.

Born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, Jonathan studied Letters at The University of Oklahoma after graduating from Casady High School. After college he worked as a financial analyst for Fowler Holding, eventually attending the National Automobile Dealer Academy. He opened Fowler Volkswagen in 2010, serving as GM of the store and as a member of the Volkswagen Dealer Council before moving back to the Holding Company in 2013 as VP of Operations.  

Jonathan has been passionate about the arts since an early age which later led to a passion for community service after college.  He was a founding member and former chair of the Norman Music Festival, served as president of the Norman Arts Council, and vice chair of the Norman Public Arts Board. Jonathan is also the producer for the VDub Sessions, a partnership with Fowler Volkswagen of Norman, and The SpyFM. Through working closely with organizations like the Plaza District, H&8th, Film Row, Historic Capitol Hill, Kendall Whittier in Tulsa, and the Downtown Norman Arts District Jonathan has developed a love for placemaking.  

This is the thirteenth year for the award.  Tom McDaniel was the first honoree in 2005, followed by Lou Kerr (2006), Meg Salyer (2007), Mike Turpen and Mark Funke (2008), Ann Simank (2009), Steve Mason (2010), Bill and Bob Ross (2011), Wayne Coyne and Michelle Martin (2012), Chip Fudge (2013), Midtown Renaissance (2014), Heather and Keith Paul (2015) and Paula Stover (2016).   The event is the largest fundraiser each year for the Plaza District Association.  Proceeds support ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts.  There are five sponsorship levels for table seating, ranging from $300 (seating for two) to $5,000 (presenting sponsor, seating for eight).  Email Cayla Lewis at director@plazadistrict.org for information. Individual tickets for the luncheon are now available for sale for $50 and can be purchased here.

SummerSummerSummer Time: Plaza Beer Walk with Anthem
May
31
5:00 pm17:00

SummerSummerSummer Time: Plaza Beer Walk with Anthem

School's out and there's sort of a buzz...
about awesome beers from Anthem Brewing Company, LLC, that is! Join us as we raise a glass to summertime, and raise some funds for David R. Lopez Community School at Edgemere Elementary!

Each stop on The Walk will donate a portion of sales from the featured beers. Our goal for Edgemere this quarter is $1500, but we'll need your help to get there! 

Need some extra incentive? For this walk, each stop will have their own exclusive Plaza Beer Walk/Anthem glassware, designed by incredible local artist Jason Pawley! 4 beers, 4 glasses, and a good deed for the night. How can you say no??

Empire Slice House, 5pm: Pilsner Radler and exclusive glass!
Oak & Ore, 6pm: Brandy Uroboros and exclusive glass!
Saints, 7pm: Anthem Gose and exclusive glass!
The Mule, 8pm: Pineapple Golden One and, say it with us now, exclusive glass!

IgniteOKC
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

IgniteOKC

  • Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

IgniteOKC is a community-driven networking event that connects people of diverse backgrounds and knowledge through a series of entertaining, rapid-fire 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.

Next up IGNITEOKC 10!

May 25, 2017 | Location: Lyric at the Plaza

This is a BIG year! So expect BIG things!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Bike to Work Day
May
19
7:00 am07:00

Bike to Work Day

On Friday, May 19th, celebrate Oklahoma City’s 12th annual Bike to Work Day by joining a group ride to Myriad Gardens on any of five routes beginning from neighborhood parks: McKinley Park, John F. Kennedy Park, Edgemere Park, Perle Mesta Park and Wiley Post Park! Meet up with neighbors, new friends and fellow cyclists to depart at 7:15 a.m.

View the map of bike routes to downtown at the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=18Yrv8JP9xn4chCzPRLz0rpFrXcc&ll=35.476254036754824%2C-97.5019026&z=14

Once you reach the Myriad Botanical GardensJunction Coffee OKC will be there to provide complimentary coffee and breakfast, courtesy of Downtown OKC, Inc.

Jeff Neuman, President of the Oklahoma Bicycle Society, will be speaking at the breakfast at 7:35am to encourage further cycling in Oklahoma City.

Bike to Lunch for Bike-Friendly Business Discounts!
Retailers and restaurants in downtown Oklahoma City are showing their support for bicyclists with generous lunchtime discounts. Stay tuned for participating businesses!

Love Mom Well
May
13
9:30 pm21:30

Love Mom Well

  • Collected Thread

Love Mom Well is a free event to love on all of you hard working mamas! Swing by the shop for:
Free Mom+Kid(s) photoshoot bt ElyFair Photography
Love Well Handmade release of new designs and a SALE!
Live painting by Ashley Whiteside and her 5 yr old daughter,Nora.
Fresh blooms for sale from Everything Beautiful
Coffee and Tea from Mariposa Coffee and Woodshed Tea
And the release of some new stuff at our shop as well as a sale.

Its a great time to grab your family and some friends and love on that special lady in your life.

Dia Del Nino
Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

Dia Del Nino

A hispanic holiday dedicated to celebrating children.
Una festa hispana dedicada a la celebracion de los ninos.

OKC Natural Parenting Expo
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

OKC Natural Parenting Expo

  • Plaza Alley Courtyard

Come check out the numerous vendors for the OKC Natural Parenting Expo on Earth Day in the Plaza District Alley Courtyard behind Thrive Mama Collective and join The Changing Table for the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change event on the same day.

Sponsored in part by The Plaza District Association, The OKC Natural Parenting Expo was created with holistic providers and eco-friendly vendors in mind to offer the community natural alternatives to mainstream parenting practices.

We will have live music, demos, activities and will be giving out swag bags to the first 50 families along with special giveaways!

If you are interested in a vendor application or sponsoring our event please e-mail: info@thrivemamacollective.com

Shop with Friends: Out on a Limb
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Shop with Friends: Out on a Limb

Join us for our first ever Shop with Friends event! Cassie McDonald from Plaza retailer Out on a Limb will be hosting our Friends of the Plaza, Wednesday, April 19, from 6:30pm to 8pm. Friends will be able to enjoy a private shopping experience, light bites, as well as a chance to hear about the shop one-on-one with Cassie. 

Please RSVP to info@plazadistrict.org.

Plant the Plaza
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Plant the Plaza

Save the date for our annual Plant the Plaza! 

Plant the Plaza is the annual Friends of the Plaza spring clean up event. On April 15th, we will plant flower beds in the Plaza and spruce up the entire district! We'd love to hang out with our Friends and help make the area look even better!

Volunteer sign ups now open - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baba92fa6f85-plant1

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FOP Mimosas + Momentum
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

FOP Mimosas + Momentum

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition - OVAC's 16th annual Momentum OKC 2017 is coming to 16th Street this March! On Sunday, March 26th, gallery hours for Momentum will be free and open to the public from 2pm-7pm. We can't think of a better way to spend our Sunday than to have brunch with our friends before enjoying everything Momentum has to offer! 

We hope that this Facebook event page serves as place for Friends of the Plaza to make brunch plans at one of your favorite Plaza brunch spots! 

Not a Friend of the Plaza? Join here: www.plazadistrict.org/fop

For more information about Momentum OKC, visit http://ovac-ok.org/programs/momentum/.

Oak and Ore's Second Anniversary
Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Oak and Ore's Second Anniversary

It's Anniversary Party time, and you guys know we don't mess around with this!

THE BASICS:
- ALL 36 taps pouring Oklahoma beers
- special release tapped at the beginning of each hour
- hourly drawing for door prizes
- attendees entered to win a one-time-only O&O Anniversary T-Shirt
- and more!

ALSO: All week leading up to the party, starting on the 19th, kids 12 and under can eat free from the kids menu and customers can get a 20 percent discount on food from the regular menu with a Keep It Local OKcard. We'll also be debuting several new menu items!

Momentum OKC 2017
Mar
24
Mar 25

Momentum OKC 2017

Momentum is back with two nights of ART, LIVE MUSIC, and tons of surprises. This dynamic and unique event works with Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in an exhibition created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Attendees encounter film, performance, new media, installation, music and more!

Momentum OKC 2017
16th Anniversary on 16th Street
March 24-25, 2017
Graphite // District House // The Venue
Plaza District // OKC

Featuring Spotlight Artists: Lisandro Boccacci, Krystle Brewer, Summer Zah

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A survey selection of some of the most cutting-edge art in Oklahoma.

Curator: Kate Van Steenhuyse
Emerging Curator: Kyle Cohlmia


Mission: Supporting Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities.

Register here: http://ovac-ok.org/programs/momentum/

Plaza Walls Milk Crate Jam
Mar
18
12:00 pm12:00

Plaza Walls Milk Crate Jam

The Milk Crate Jam is a street art and dance event featuring live art, DJs and dancers from Everything Goes Dance Studio. The event will be March 11 from noon - 7 p.m.

Kris Kanaly, Tanner Frady, Jake Vega, YeehawPizza, Jake Beeson and Dusty Gilpin will paint the east wall of the Everything Goes Dance Studio. 

Featuring DJs Krispe, Dijon and Garistotle!
 

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar
17
4:00 pm16:00

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

  • The Pritchard

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with us this year! We will be opening at 2pm on Friday the 17th - in case you want to dip out of work early - for all of your Irish shenanigans.

We will be serving up St. Patrick's Day-themed food and drink specials all day including corned beef from Native Meat Co. 

In addition we will have March Madness games playing on three different TVs so you won't have to miss a game!

Drink Specials:
A Dubliner in Madagascar - Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, House Made Madagascar Vanilla Syrup, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Bitters
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Kiss Me, I'm Irish - Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Midori, Lime and Simple.

Pi Day Slicefest
Mar
14
10:00 am10:00

Pi Day Slicefest

  • Pie Junkie

Pi Day 2017 is almost here! Join Pie Junkie on Tuesday, March 14 for $3.14 slices from 10am until they sell out! They will accept a limited number of whole pie orders for March 14th until they reach capacity. Slices will be first-come, first-served until sold out!

The Butter Party
Mar
11
Mar 12

The Butter Party

Come Experience the smoothe vibes of The Butter Party!
Performances by Javon Sparxx and suprise special guests.
Live Band & DJ, dancers, & open bar (yup all you can drink!)(tips are strongly encouraged)

Spread Love, Peace, and Savagery
The Butter

$15 Advanced Tickets Available
$20 At The Door

18 to Enter - 21 to Drink

Social Media Bootcamp for Business Rebooted
Mar
6
9:00 am09:00

Social Media Bootcamp for Business Rebooted

Do you feel overwhelmed or intimidated by social media marketing for your business?
Are you unsure where to get started or how to keep your social media strategy going long enough to make a difference?
Are you skeptical that social media is even a profitable road to take for your business?
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about social media for business in this exclusive educational seminar for business owners. Presented by Anna Wickham, founder of digital marketing education membership community Influence School, this seminar will help you catch up to speed with the fast-moving world of social media marketing.

Itinerary:
9am - 9:15 - Welcome and Plaza District Intro
9:15 - 10:00 - Social media boot camp part 1
10:00 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:00 - Social media boot camp part 2
11:00 - 11:10 - Break
11:10 - 11:40 - Business owner panel
11:40 - 12 - Q & A

About the speaker:
Anna Wickham is a digital marketing caoch and founder of digital marketing membership community, Influence School. She has spoken around the country and the world helping businesses and individuals alike discover the potential of online mediums such as social media marketing and email marketing to attract attention and customers. Event attendees have described Anna's events as energetic, fun, engaging, and informative.

Register here.

State of the Plaza
Feb
27
6:00 pm18:00

State of the Plaza

  • The Venue OKC

Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments from 2016 and look ahead to what to expect in 2017! This is your chance to hear from new business owners and Plaza District stakeholders. 

Featured speakers include:
Cayla Lewis, Plaza District Association Executive Director
Meg Salyer, Ward 6 Councilwoman
Jason Dunnington, HD 88 State Representative
Jeff and Aimee Struble, 180 Development
Mindy Magers, The Pritchard
Rachel Cope, 84 Hospitality Group
Kyle Hix, Rough Hand Collective
Lindsey Harkness, DNA Galleries
Kris Kanaly, Plaza Walls
Joey Morris, Hungry Town Concepts
Angela Hodgkinson, Reference Point
Ben Sellers, Developer
Jim Reynolds, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ben Childers, Anthem Brewing Company

Must be a current Friend of the Plaza to attend.
Not a Friend of the Plaza? Signup/Renew Here: www.plazadistrict.org/fop

Friends of the Plaza is presented by Fowler Automotive.