Come kick off 2014 in style with the first Premiere on Film Row of the year! Coming back bigger and better we want to “thank you very much” Elvis style!
Premiere on Film Row, sponsored by Fowler Honda, is a family- and pet-friendly event on the third Friday of each month, year-round, featuring film screenings, live music, art exhibitions and gourmet food trucks and more. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Oklahoma Cityâ€™s first indoor urban park will be an immersive, interactive playground held at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma and designed by local artists to encourage creative exploration for kids and families. The park will include Lego and sandbox play areas, ceiling kite flying, multi-media green screen, noodle forest, balloon animals and hula hoops. Seeking Sitters will provide professional supervision.
The â€œparkâ€ presented by Fowler Honda and featuring synthetic grass indoor by Always Greener OK opens to the public with a reception at 6 p.m. featuring a live performance by â€œKindie Rockâ€ acts Sugar Free Allstars and Spaghetti Eddie!, and cold pressed organic juices by Organic Squeeze. IAO Gallery is located at 706 W. Sheridan Ave. The park will remain open every Saturday through February, during the galleryâ€™s regular hours: noon to 5 p.m.
thespyfm.com will debut â€˜The Social Hour,â€™ a live radio show hosted by Ferris O’Brien and a special guest from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Hart Building each month during Premiere on Film Row. The show will air on KOSU Radio 91.7 FM and at thespyfm.com and focus on whatâ€™s happening at the block party and the latest news from the Oklahoma film and music industries. The public is invited to watch and listen to the show in person, as it is happening, while enjoying wraps and fruit by Film Row restaurant Chopt and wine and dessert by The Paramount OKC.
The theme for this monthâ€™s event is â€œThank You Very Much,â€ with several venues paying tribute to Elvis Presley.
Elvis tribute band Mike Black & the Stingrays will perform at 6 p.m. at Dunlap Codding, a patent, trademark and copyright law firm located at 609 W. Sheridan Ave. There will also be a district wide velvet Elvis scavenger hunt. Check-in with Julie Oseland at the event for details.
Art rock band The Uncanny Violet Unicorn will perform in The Paramount OKC cafÃ© from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Breck McGough, a composer from Haworth, Okla., will perform an original score with the 1925 silent Western film â€œTumbleweeds,â€ about the Oklahoma land run, in the screening room at 6:30 p.m. (run time 78 minutes). OKC Improv will perform live comedy in the screening room from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Elvis-inspired peanut butter and banana sandwiches will be served in the cafÃ©.
The Paramount OKC is located at 701 W. Sheridan Ave.
Pop singer/songwriter Blake Fischer will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Hub OKC, located at 7 N. Lee Ave. next to The Paramount OKC. Locally produced craft beer will be served.
Oddfab Design Lab, located at 703 W. Sheridan Ave., will host an art exhibition featuring recent works by Trent Lawson presented on black velvet, select Elvis-inspired folk art pieces from Dig It boutique and Hugh Meadeâ€™s â€˜rock throneâ€™ flaming guitar chair from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
Gourmet food trucks will include La Gumbo Ya Ya, Smokin Okie and Off The Hook Seafood & More. La Gumbo Ya Ya will serve Elvis Sandwiches, fried peanut butter and banana poâ€™ boys as part of their menu.
Film Row is the last remaining film exchange district in the U.S. Beginning in 1907, Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Fox Films had operations in the 42-block area between Classen Boulevard and Walker Avenue along Sheridan Avenue. Film exchanges served the film industry as distribution centers, where theater owners came to view and lease films. Film Row was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Event updates will be shared via Twitter (@PremiereOKC) and on the official Facebook event page.