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!
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 email@example.com for information. Individual tickets for the luncheon are now available for sale for $50 and can be purchased here.
Every 1st Saturday, District House will be hosting a Story Time for moms to mingle and little ones to enjoy a story and craft. Free of charge.
5 Breweries | Live Art | Live Auction
Murals | DJ Garistotle
Sponsored by Dunlap Codding
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
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.
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!
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 Gardens, Junction 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 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.
A hispanic holiday dedicated to celebrating children.
Una festa hispana dedicada a la celebracion de los ninos.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Bring your kids to our neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt for some games, candy, and a visit from a special friend!
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
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/.
It's Anniversary Party time, and you guys know we don't mess around with this!
- 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 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
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/
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!
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!
A Dubliner in Madagascar - Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, House Made Madagascar Vanilla Syrup, Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Bitters
Kiss Me, I'm Irish - Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Midori, Lime and Simple.
It's a Toga party! Wear your best looking sheet and dance the night away with DJ Skratch.
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!
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
$15 Advanced Tickets Available
$20 At The Door
18 to Enter - 21 to Drink
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.
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.
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.
Planning an event and unsure of exactly what to do? Veteran event-planner that needs a refresher course?
ASSASSINS is a groundbreaking musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This fictional portrayal of the men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States explores why the issues that drove these people to commit horrific crimes still affect Americans today. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.
Show runs through February 26th.
Contains adult content.
We're excited to present a special Plaza Beer Walk, as we band together to celebrate the official launch of Stone Brewing in Oklahoma! As always, a portion of the featured beer sales will be donated to a local school. Gatewood Elementary is our recipient for this night.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocatemagazine. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe, and also opened a third production brewery in Richmond, Virginia in 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing.
The Plaza Beer Walk will be the first of several statewide events celebrating the official launch, featuring an impressive lineup of special-release beers and Stone representatives at each location.
“Thanks to the folks who have asked for us to arrive, we’re excited to finally make Stone beers available in Oklahoma,” said Stone VP of Sales Todd Karnig. “With Stone Brewing Richmond now open, we’re able to get more fresh beer to our fans. We’re happy that Oklahoma can be a part of our expansion and that we can be a part of its vibrant craft beer scene.”
The beer list and release times for next Monday's event will be:
Empire Slice House, 5:00 - Stone IPA
The Mule, 6:00 - Ruination Double IPA
Oak & Ore, 7:00 - Arrogant Bastard
Saints, 8:00 - Delicious IPA
Saints will be the stop for collecting glassware, and Stone will have one of their representatives on hand at each stop. See you there!
Please join us Sunday, February 5th from 11am - 3pm for our Valentine's Day Jewelry Trunk Show featuring OKC artisans Erin Marshall Merryweather, Amanda Bradway, and Debbie Chambers.
Erin Merryweather creates clean, modern jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. She uses a delicate mix of hand-shaped and hammered fine metals of sterling silver, 14k gold-fill and rose gold, vintage beads, natural stones, pearls, and crystals.
Amanda Bradway specializes in bold statement pieces, using quartz crystals, pyrite, druzy, peacock ore, ammonites, and an assortment of other natural stones. Many of these stones are mined by Amanda in or near Oklahoma!
Debbie Chambers hand stamps custom messages on stainless steel rings and necklaces. Perfect for names, initials, anniversaries or special dates, or romantic messages. The possibilities are endless!
In addition, we are also offering tea from House of Vuu and sweet treats from Sara Sara Cupcakes!
Let us help you pick the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone!
Babywearing International educators will teach you how to make babywearing in cold weather easier! The library and babywearing basics help will be available as always.
Our comprehensive CLOTH DIAPER 101 class is perfect for beginners and those wanting to know more about cloth diapering. At our class you receive hands-on instruction with each type of reusable diaper. Learn about the different types of diapers, different kinds of fabrics, and pros and cons of each. Learn best washing practices for the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas based on years of experience with our water conditions. Learn what to use (and not use) on your diapers for best results. Our guidance will help you determine what type of diaper(s) may be best for your individual situation. Cost $20 per family **The Changing Table has been teaching cloth diapering classes in Oklahoma City since 2009. Your class will be taught by a cloth diaper expert.**
After a refreshing Holiday Hiatus, we’re happy to be back – and we’re bringing a new friend! Twisted Spike Brewery is OKC’s latest craft beer power player, and just opened their doors a few weeks ago in Automobile Alley. If you haven’t heard of them or tried their brews yet, next Wednesday is the time to remedy that. Owner Bruce Sanchez has spent years perfecting his recipes (and winning awards), and we’ll be pouring his creations for you all night!
Remember, a portion of all Twisted Spike purchases from the evening will be donated to Gatewood Elementary school, and we’ll also have donation boxes for school supplies, so bring a mighty thirst and plenty of copy paper!
The Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit is the only industry event that serves professional brewers, home brewers, and the general public. A social event with 200+ attendees enjoying craft brews together, promotes fellowship and encourages learning in the Sooner State.
The summit was originally designed to attract the attention of Oklahoma lawmakers in hopes of advancing legal changes to the beer industry. With the recent passage of Oklahoma Senate Bill 424, brewers across the state are now able to serve all beers, both low- and high-point, directly to the public.
8:45AM - REGISTRATION OPENS
10AM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Brew Tru Demonstration
10:45AM - BREAKFAST BEER TASTING
11AM MORNING SESSION
Keynote Speaker TBD
12:30PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
How To Start a Brewery
Craft Beer Evolution From Bar to Retail
Maintaining A Barrel Aging Program
1:15PM - SOURS & SAISONS TASTING
1:30PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Alternative Brewing Methods - Wild Fermentation & Kettle Aging
2:15PM - AFTERNOON SESSION
A Post 424 Oklahoma: The Future Of Taprooms
3:15PM - SEASONALS, STOUTS & SNACKS
3:30PM - STATE OF THE BREWNION
Join The Pritchard Wine Bar for a wild night out on New Year's Eve! Please call us at 405.601.4067 to reserve your table. We'll be featuring veal osso bucco with creamy polenta and deals on plenty of bubbly!
Get ready for:
Vietti Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy 2015
Mercat Brut, Cava, Spain NV
Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé, Alsace, France NV
Raventós i Blanc, Catalonia, Spain 2013
Grower Champagne will also be available.