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Topic: Plaza district


Music and islanders combine for a Friday screening at Collected Thread

This is so cool. Collected Thread will be screening “An Island” this Friday during the Plaza District’s monthly “LIVE on the Plaza.”

“An Island” is part musical performance/part documentary that follows the band Efterklang as they performed for four days on an island off the coast of Denmark. During those four days of filming, the Danish indie act worked with more than 200 local kids and musicians that makes the film as much about the people of the island as it is about the band.

Check it out:

The film will screen at 8 p.m. As far as I can tell, this is the only screening in the metro, so take advantage of it. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other “LIVE on the Plaza” events, like a special Valentine’s Day photo booth, courtesy of the SPYwagon, and a kiss cam.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 02.10.2011 3 years ago
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Save Coffy’s Cafe!

You can help keep Coffy’s from being creamed

Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Take note, people! Jennifer Hudgens, local poet and organizer for Red Dirt Poetry, is working on a fundraiser for the beloved Coffy’s Café, to keep the shop open in this difficult economy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

‘Shine’ on

Velvet Monkey celebrates its second anniversary in the Plaza District

Can we all take a moment and think about what a huge difference just a few years has made to the Plaza District? It’s been pretty amazing to watch all the new, locally owned businesses move into the neighborhood and thrive.

One of those thrivers is Velvet Monkey Salon & Vintage Boutique, which is celebrating its second anniversary in the district tonight during “Live on the Plaza.”

From 7-10 p.m., the cool salon and boutique will present “Monkey Shines,” a fashion and art show. Admission is free and will include art and jewelry from local designers and artists, along with music by DJ c.hill. At 8:30 p.m., a fashion show will strut its stuff, featuring hairstyles and fashions created by each Velvet Monkey stylist.

Other “Live on the Plaza” events for tonight include a soft opening for the restaurant/pub Saints, open houses, featured artists and music in the many shops.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.13.2011 3 years ago
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Fright night

A horror hound hopes to share the scare with free movie nights that give a home to films not coming soon to a theater near you.


Charles Martin

Art’s Summer Movie Nights
7-10 p.m. Thursday
Bad Granny’s Bazaar, 1759 N.W. 16th

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Unchained melody

The Pretty Black Chains throw off indie pop’s shackles to emerge with a bigger, bolder, psychedelic sound.


Charles Martin

The Pretty Black Chains with The Non, The Burning Hotels, Chrome Pony, Moon and Gum
5-11:30 p.m. Saturday
Warpaint Clothing, 1710 N.W. 16th, 602-1581

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pack it up

Fanny pack: fashion faux pas? Not if DNA Galleries has anything to say about the matter.


Ryan Querbach
For years, people have struggled to decide whether fanny packs are cool. DNA Galleries wants to help with that decision.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Geek love

Satisfy your inner nerd at Science Museum Oklahoma’s gift shop.


Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Art celebration

Jerrod Smith calls The Society “a community-driven, creative environment ... in the most progressive arts district in OKC.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Plaza this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
It’s time once more for the monthly “LIVE on the Plaza” event in the Plaza District, 1700 block of N.W. 16th Street.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011



Jenny Coon Peterson
You have to be buzzed in at Verdigris (1001 N.W. 10th; 602-8986), which makes me feel very posh. (Although, I think it has more to do with the up-and-coming location than keeping out the proletariat.)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011