The Legend of the $5 Milkshake: A Quentin Tarantino Art Show
The Legend of the $5 Milkshake is a Quentin Tarantino themed art show at the 51st Street Speakeasy. Just like the director they are paying homage to, this show will embody a wealth of colliding influences to create an experience worth more than the sum of its parts, which is also kind of like a Tarantino movie.
INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Like the other shows, submissions are open. Since a lot of people have shown an interest in this particular theme, submissions to about 2 or 3 pieces per artist. Curator, James Nghiem, wants to try to make sure pieces are relatively small (no larger than 24×24). This is all negotiable as well, but we do have limited space and this is something you should keep in mind.
If you would like to submit work for the show, email James at robotsavescity AT gmail.com. For every piece you wish to submit, they need the TITLE, PRICE, ARTIST NAME and WEBSITE/CONTACT INFO. $10 from every sale will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Outside of that, they’re not taking any commissions, so price your art to move or how you see fit.
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE
Like the Wes Anderson show last year, costumes are welcome. Dress as your favorite Tarantino film character to help create an immersive environment for the night.
As far as food goes, I have it on good authority that the Speakeasy is putting together a menu that pays homage to Jack Rabbit Slim’s from “Pulp Fiction.” We’ve teased theme-menus in the past, but Greg is excited about this one.
Upstairs in the Scotch Room (kind of a tiny hidden room) they’ll be screening movies throughout the night. Josh Lathe, host of Comedy Fight League, is assembling a squad of smarminess to put on a Riff-Trax-style screening of “Jackie Brown.” Also, local alt comedy stalwarts the Saadboys will be screening their Tarantino-inspired short film as well.
The art will be upstairs in the makeshift gallery space, and musical acts will be downstairs.
As always, the show is 21 and up. The Speakeasy is still a bar, and there’s no getting around that if you’re underage. The show is free, but there will be a suggested donation of $3 at the door. This money will go to the bands and the people putting on the show if you feel kind enough to support them too.