Get Your Cape for Film Row

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City was trapped in a spiral of boredom. Who would save it? Fear not citizens. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a food truck…it’s an art showing… it’s… it’s… Premiere on Film Row, from 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, April 18th.

That’s right evil doers! Faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, Premiere on Film Row is back!

“We’re here to save the city from boredom,” said Kendall Brown, executive director, Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) Gallery. “We’ve ironed our capes, charged up our power rings and we’re ready to show this city a great time!”

After being bitten by a radioactive groundhog, DC on Film Row springs into action, hosting more than 30 crafters, makers and artists selling their wares to the public. Seniors from Oklahoma Christian University will present a visual arts show. And kids can launch into the sky with multiple bouncy houses. Superhero masks and capes will also be given to kids (and willing adults) who want to hide their identity as they do good deeds. The Howard Brady Band will provide a suitable score to fight crime too.

Oak City Comedy. Photo by Dennis Spielman.

Oak City Comedy. Photo by Dennis Spielman.

Avenging the death of their third cousin at the hands of an evil melon baller, The Paramount dons cape and cowl to host music by J.L. Jones and an art exhibit from Greg White. This month’s outdoor movie will be The Incredibles. Oak City Comedy stand-up and improv laughs in the face of danger and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to some real heroes, the USO!

Arriving on Earth from a far-away planet and possessing the powers of good taste, Individual Artists of Oklahoma will fly to the rescue with shows featuring artist Erin Shaw in the Main Space Gallery, and Allin KHG in the Project Gallery.

Bathed in Gamma Radiation and possessing a super strong love for all thing delicious, SLICE Magazine will host restaurants Kitchen324 and Stella, along with a pop up SLICE Magazine stand in The Hart Building.

The Hub at Premiere Night on Film Row. Photo by Dennis Spielman.

The Hub at Premiere Night on Film Row. Photo by Dennis Spielman.

With amazing powers granted from Mother Earth herself, The Hub OKC bring harmony to the universe with a performance by Jabee from his new album, “Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt.” The Okay See will also premiere their newest shirt in their line “Featured Friends” for Jabee as well as their new Playoffs tee. Bent will be showing their raw hewn corn hole outdoor game as well as their hyper popular Adult Jenga game. A 10-percent discount is available to all mere mortals who tag their purchase on social media.

Hailing from the furthest reaches of space, Obelisk Engineering, Butzer Gardner Architects, 308 Design and DBuild join forces to host an open house for clients and neighbors from 4 to 6 p.m., prior to Premiere. During Premiere, they will slay boredom large-scale versions of chess, checkers and other games.

Once a mild-mannered station, now possessing the power of the radio gods, KOSU will host an in-studio performance by country/folk musician John Moreland. Stay tuned to @KOSURadio on Twitter to find out how to win tickets to this exclusive performance. And, plucky pizza restaurant turned professional adventurer Joey’s Pizzeria will be offering free gelato!

Breaking tradition, and sending a citizen’s bat signal back toward City Hall itself, Better Block OKC will have their Citizen Confessional trailer outside the Hart Building, allowing guests to answer questions about life in Oklahoma City on film, to be shared with Oklahoma City leadership!

Recently escaped from genetic manipulation at the hands of a mad professor, a motley team of artists will descend upon Sheridan to offer an array of artistic adventures, including UCO art students displaying their large “cityscapes”, Oklahoma City-based Kerri Shadid writing spontaneous, customized, and frequently absurd poems for visitors, and Norman artist Lauren Kathleen Dale with her famous henna stand!

And, backing up our super team, an army of food trucks from across the metro; including Kaitiki Ramen, Lalo’s Taco Chop, Klemm’s Smoke Haus, 2 Brothers Bistro, Smokin Okies, Big Truck Tacos, Off the Hook Seafood & More, Kosmos BBQ, and Green and Grilled.

Will the city be saved? Will boredom be stopped? Well, find out, same time, same Film Row!

Premiere on Film Row is generously sponsored by the superheroes down at Fowler Honda.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at

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