Stirring Up the Ghosts at Kendall’s Restaurant

After Sam and Geoff toured the Tower Theatre, they stopped inside Scottie’s Deli where they ran into Greg Elwell of I Ate Oklahoma. Inspired by Greg’s ghost stories of restaurants with an immoral past, Sam and Geoff set off to meet with Kimberly Lock, the owner of Kendall’s Restaurant in Noble, Oklahoma where they try to stir up some activity.

Kendall’s Restaurant - photo by Dennis Spielman

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Featuring Greg Elwell and Kimberly Lock as themselves. Be sure to visit both Scottie’s Deli and Kendall’s Resturant for some great food and I Ate Oklahoma for where to go next. This episode is dedicated to Tobi Coleman, who died heroically putting on the most rocking of rock concerts with leading females on a planet that forbids such things.


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Kerr Park is Your Park

The Downtown OKC Partnership was the recipient of the Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community Grant this past year, and they partnered with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, SandRidge Energy, Project for Public Spaces, Common Works Architects, LINGO Construction, and many other stakeholders and experts to add placemaking elements and make Kerr Park more people-centric.

After hosting several community engagement workshops, gathering data from neighbors and citizens, and working with various partners on strategy and design, the enhanced space is now open. In this video, Jill DeLozier, Megan Lee, Elena Madison, and The Holey Kids discuss the transform of Kerr Park.

Kerr Park - Photo by Dennis Spielman

Film Row Pub Crawl

With the female music and art festival, AMP Fest, happening in Film Row, Justin and Tobi Coleman of Revolve Productions, as well as Jason Qualls and Emily Madden, lead a tour of the district’s bar scene. We visit The Paramount Room, Bar Arbolada, FlashBack Retro Pub, Sanctuary Barsilica, The Jones Assembly, and Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, as well as give shout-outs to other places in Film Row. This is the complete and comprehensive tour of our night where we learn interesting facts and the some of the history behind the places.

CHAPTERS:
– The Paramount Room at 00:45
– Bar Arbolada at 03:43
– FlashBack Retro Pub at 12:19
– Sanctuary Barsilica at 15:06
– The Jones Assembly at 19:30
– Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge at 34:34

Prefer a shorter version of the tour? Above is a 17-minute version with highlights from The Paramount Room, Bar Arbolada, FlashBack Retro Pub, The Jones Assembly, and Mary Eddy’s.

Over at Uncovering Oklahoma, there are individual YouTube videos for those wanting to learn about one or two of the places.

Uncovering Oklahoma would like to give a special thank you to all of the bars and restaurants for hosting everyone on the Film Row tour! If you want to get cool rewards while keeping us independent, become a patron.

Off Track at the Tower Theatre

After receiving a distraught voicemail from a patron of the Tower Theatre, Sam and Geoff arrange a tour there. Geoff is particularly interested because of the stories from other local theatres such as the Pollard, Lyric, and Sooner Theatre. When the two arrive, they get a story they weren’t expecting.

Tales Unveiled at Tower Theatre - photo by Dennis Spielman

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Voice Mail from Aaron Sounders. Featuring Stephen Tyler as himself. For upcoming events at the Tower Theatre, visit www.TowerTheatreOKC.com. This episode is dedicated to Sarah Atlee, who died heroically saving the planet from a 150-foot monster made out of quilts.


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Chris Shilling at Startup Grind OKC

Chris Shilling sat down for a Startup Grind OKC fireside chat with Alex Lobodiak about his experiences learning about entrepreneurship at OU, starting a pharma company, attending HBS, and returning to Oklahoma time and time again for his ventures over the years.

Startup Grind Local features incredible talks with entrepreneurs from Startup Grind’s worldwide network. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

Checking Out The Haunted Hotel

Sam Saxton gathers interviews from people in Downtown Oklahoma City about the famous Skirvin Hotel, where everyone has their own opinion about whether it is haunted. Geoff DeRoot is convinced it hosts numerous ghosts and claims to have a contact with firsthand encounters. As Sam digs for the truth, there seems to be more questions than answers.

The Skirvin Hotel - photo by Dennis Spielman

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Featuring Paul Evens as Kyle, and Undrell Maholmes as Maxwell. Plus the voices of Eric, Emily, and Ari as themselves for the on the street interviews.


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CHAOS

CHAOS is a maker space that encourages adults and children to Free Play. Once signed in you’ll get to choose from an array of recycled electronics to take apart or put back together; while sitting at the Explore Bar you can just tinker. There’s also an area for building stuff with recycled materials where you’ll be able to create whatever.

In addition to being able to create whatever, visitors can destroy whatever in CHAOS’ outdoor area.

A couple takes apart a machine at CHAOS - photo by Dennis Spielman

Smashing objects at CHAOS - photo by Dennis Spielman

CHAOS is located in the Iron Works District next to Oklahoma City’s Midtown District.

A Chance Meeting at The Overholser Mansion

A reporter for TSSN, Sam Saxton, is among several guests invited to tour Oklahoma City’s Overholser Mansion. As Sam records the tour for his new podcast series exploring urban legends, he has a chance meeting with Professor Geoff DeRoot, who researches the paranormal history of Oklahoma. When the two get separated from the tour group, they begin to question the whether or not the mansion is haunted.


Tales Unveiled is The Show Starts Now Studios’s first podcast series and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Lisa Escalon plays as herself. The voice of Mrs. Overholser is Lynn Keller. Featuring music from John McGaha.

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The Overholser Mansion is a real place you can visit for yourself in Oklahoma City. For information about tours visit OverholserMansion.org.

Fashioning Art from Paper and Third Thursdays

“Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art features 78 life-size, trompe l’œil paper costumes by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave encompassing over 500 years of fashion history. The museum is the exclusive regional venue for the exhibition.

Fashioning Art from Paper at the OKC MOA - photo by Dennis Spielman

“The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is honored to be one of the co-organizers of this prestigious retrospective and national tour,” said President and CEO E. Michael Whittington. “This is the first time de Borchgrave’s four innovative paper fashion collections have been shown together and visitors will enjoy both the scale of the works and range of styles presented. From Marie de Medici to Coco Chanel to Les Ballets Russes, this exhibition is sure to amaze and delight.”

Fashioning Art from Paper at the OKC MOA - photo by Dennis Spielman

de Borchgrave (born 1946) is a prominent Belgian artist, painter and sculptor, best known for her paper costumes. Programming and events throughout the summer will be inspired by “Fashioning Art from Paper” including classes, camps, workshops, public tours and events.

The exhibition will run until September 9, 2018.

Third Thursdays at the Museum

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Third Thursdays program features live music, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace, and access to the Museum’s galleries. Admission is just $5; food and libations are available at an additional cost. This year, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will be open to the public only during Third Thursday events.

“The Museum has always been busy on Thursday evenings,” said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to offer even more reasons to visit with our new Third Thursday series presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. We are grateful to Love’s for their partnership in this innovative new Museum program.”

“We are excited to support a full year of Third Thursdays,” added Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s. “The recent growth and development of our downtown area has been significant and Third Thursdays will continue to build on this momentum. We believe the arts are a vital part of a vibrant downtown and are committed to increasing access for everyone in our community.”

The Museum will continue extended hours and $5 admission every Thursday, but special programming and the opening of the Roof Terrace will occur only on the third Thursday of the month.

Admission to the Museum on Thursday evenings is $5, and no other discounts apply. Admission for Museum members is always free. More information about Third Thursdays, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on the Museum’s website, okcmoa.com.