When: Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm - 2am
Where: 51st Street Speakeasy 1114 NW 51st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Price: FREE ($3 Suggested Donation at the door that goes to bands and the people who put the show together.)
We’re returning to the 51st Street Speakeasy this October just in time for Halloween with “A Night at the Bronze: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Art Show.” If you have been following us, this will be our 7th multimedia art show at the Speakeasy since October 2015, which routinely features original work from artists, musicians, comedians, filmmakers, mixologists, fashion designers and performance artists as well as interactive elements. To view posters from our previous productions, please look in the event to see co-curator Mike Allen’s illustrations and designs. As with all of our events, we try to build everything we do around a particular vibe or theme.
Whether she was new kid in town or the sole person standing in front of an apocalypse, Buffy Summers always threw down, especially when things got spooky. In honor of this, we’re transforming the 51st Street Speakeasy into two iconic spaces, downstairs embodying the popular Sunnydale club (The Bronze) and morphing the upstairs portion of the bar into the only occult shop next to the Hellmouth (The Magic Box). It should be noted that unlike the Bronze on TV, the Speakeasy is still 21 and up. Sorry in advance as I know some people haven’t been able to attend in the past because of this.
ABOUT THE ART:
Our makeshift gallery, as always, will be upstairs in the “Magic Box.” Submissions for this show are now open. Any artist interested, please message James at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be taking a $10 flat-fee commission for every piece that sells that evening that we will donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The rest of the money goes directly to artists so please adjust your prices accordingly if you’re an artist. Submissions must be completed by October 11th, ready to hang.
For buyers, we accept cash the night of the show. We try to let all pieces hang until at least midnight that evening. After midnight, buyers are allowed to take home their art or arrange meeting times to pick their pieces up.
Also, for one night only, we will attempt to inundate the upstairs bar with supernatural forces in the form of tarot card readers and magicians. There’s no word on how we’re going to do that, but we have a couple months to figure it out. Stay tuned.
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Downstairs, we’re making a conscious effort to make the Speakeasy feel like The Bronze, the iconic bar from the show. This means we’re actively finding some of the best rock bands in town to flesh out the vibe. Also, there might be a DJ cosplaying as the vampire Angel, but that might be a surprise.
Officially booked bands include LCG and the X as well as Shut Up Matt Jewett. Check them out below, and we’ll keep you posted as we book new acts.
ABOUT THE FOOD:
As always, we’ll be working with Speakeasy to create variations of food and drinks that fit this night. There’s a possibility of the staff submitting their takes on Double Meat Palace’s burgers from the show or wings from The Bronze.
COMEDY, OTHER FUN STUFF and FINAL NOTES:
Comedy Fight League's Josh Lathe will be hosting a live, comedic fan-fiction reading in one of the spaces. Also there’s talk about organizing a sing-along of the Buffy musical episode from Oklahoma’s own VHS and Chill. Cosplayers are welcome as always. This theme is pretty big, so we’ll keep you posted as we come up with more ideas.
Again, the show is free with a $3 suggested donation at the door that goes to bands and the people who put the show together. See you then.