For Immediate Release
November 19, 2014
Contact: Jill DeLozier
(405) 235-3500
jill@downtownokc.com

 

Downtown's Film Row District Focuses on Art, Music, and Giving Back during Monthly Event

Oklahoma City - Downtown's burgeoning Film Row District will host its next "Premiere on Film Row" monthly block party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this Friday, November 21, along West Sheridan Avenue between Dewey and Shartel. Premiere on Film Row is a family-friendly event that occurs the third Friday of each month, featuring film screenings, live music, shopping, dining, giveaways, nonprofit booths, art exhibitions, drinks for purchase, kids' activities, and several local food trucks. There is no cost to attend.

 

Oddfab Design Lab (703 W. Sheridan Ave.) is launching The Night Bazaar, an alternative holiday market featuring pop-up shops by: The House of Odd, Dig It, Atomic Kudzu, Bomb Shelter, Literati Press, Crazed Lemming Productions, Chic Stitchery, Amelie's Anomalies, and InJenuity by Jennifer Scott. Locally-made and specially-curated items from every vendor will be available for purchase.

Dunlap Codding, PC (609 W. Sheridan) will host a free concert in the back parking lot with the band "Drive" from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Upward Transitions, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving those in need, will be on site at Dunlap Codding with information on how to adopt a homeless family during the holiday season. The firm will also have interactive activities and games for kids, along with an art showcase from the University of Central Oklahoma's Department of Design.

IAO Gallery (706 W. Sheridan) will also feature artwork from UCO students, and unveil its new installation, "Goddess/ AntiGoddess." Artists Deborah Brackenbury, Elyse Bogart, Douglas Shaw Elder, and Karyn Gilman have joined forces to explore goddesses, godliness, godlessness, goddesses in disguise, and the idea of the anti-goddess in the latest exhibit at the gallery.

Local singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney will be performing storytelling sessions at The Plant Shoppe (705 W. Sheridan) throughout the night inside the shop. Guests are invited to get cozy and enjoy the intimate gathering. The Plant Shoppe is offering a 10% discount off purchases for those that share their Plant Shoppe experience on social media.

Newly-opened BlackMint Collective tattoo shop and art gallery at Sheridan and Shartel will host an all ages Arts & Crafts Night, and the projects will be turkey-themed Thanksgiving table decorations.
The Paramount, located at Sheridan and Lee Ave., will have live music in the café featuring John Randolph and Shelly Phelps at 7:00 p.m. and in the theater, featuring The Dan Hoganson Trio, also at 7:00 p.m.
Local band JOSE will play several sets throughout the night at The Okay See, a locally-owned retail store featuring apparel, art, handmade personal care items, and stained glass. (7 N. Lee Ave.)

KOSU Radio will be live streaming The SpyFM radio outside the Hart Building, and the station is also sponsoring free hot apple cider inside the district's newest restaurant, Niel's Latin Café at the corner of Sheridan and Shartel.

This month's event will also include a "Poker Run" game for all attendees to participate in. Guests can collect playing cards at The Paramount, OddFab Design Lab, The Okay See, True Color Photo, Brandon Snider Photography, James Rogers Glassworks (inside The Paramount,) and at The Plant Shoppe. At 8:30 p.m., participants must turn in their cards, and the person with the best 7-card poker hand will win a $100 cash prize.

As always, The Paramount and Joey's Pizzeria will be open late serving food and drinks. All details for this month's event are also listed online at filmrowpremiere.com. If you'd like to get involved with Premiere, contact info@downtownokc.com.

 

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Film Row is a non-profit organization that, though Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc., promotes and markets the Film Row District in downtown Oklahoma City in conjunction with, and as part of, the Downtown Business Improvement District. For more information, visit filmrowokc.com.