Calendar of Events

 First Christian Church

Most of the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend events will take place at the First Christian Church at NW 36th and Walker in Oklahoma City.

 

Friday, June 9th — First Christian Church

6:00-8:00 p.m.:

Friday Night Preview: For all of you early bird lovers out there, there will be a Mod Market preview Friday evening from 6:00-8:00, where people can shop before the market opens to the public on Saturday.  There will be beer/wine and light hors’d’oeuvres.  Tickets are $25 each.

Flashback Fashion Show: Local vintage clothing retailers, including Bad Granny’s, will host the Flashback Fashion Show, where models will be wearing fabulous vintage attire from the ‘50s-‘70s.  The Flashback Fashion Show is part of the Friday Night Preview and is included in the $25 Preview ticket price.

8:00 p.m.:

Charles Phoenix’s Big Retro Slide Show: Humorist, historian, and all-around good guy, Charles Phoenix, will regale us with stories and observations pertaining to his gloriously funny and beautiful vintage Kodachrome slide collection.  Tickets are $35 each.

 

Saturday, June 10th — First Christian Church

8:00 a.m.:

Wheel-o-Rama: Who doesn’t love a fun vintage car show?   The Wheel-o-Rama will be from 8:00-5:00 Saturday in the First Christian Church parking lot.  If you have a classic car, trailer, bike, or whatever on wheels, c’mon by and show it off!  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Mod Swap: This is a fun and informal outdoor flea market for all things mid-century modern and will be open from 8:00-5:00.  The Mod Swap is FREE and open to the public.

Mod Market: The Mod Market will take place inside the church from 8:00-5:00 with vendors from all over the region selling mostly designer mid-century pieces at all price points.  The Mod Market is FREE and open to the public.

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

Local food trucks will be on hand serving up delicious drinks and food!

Holey Rollers: 8:00-10:00
Junction Coffee: 10:00-1:00
That Pie Truck: lunchtime
Melodees: lunchtime
Green & Grilled: lunchtime

10:00 a.m.:

Oklahoma’s only independently owned radio station, the Spy, will broadcast live at the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend from 10:00-2:00, so come out and request a few tunes while shopping and attending presentations.

10:30 a.m.:

Come by the church sanctuary and enjoy a short concert by the church’s magnificent organist.  He was a big hit last year, so if you missed it then, be sure to catch his performance now.  The concert is FREE and open to the public.

11:00 a.m.:

Evel Comes to Cooperville lecture and book signing in the First Christian Church sanctuary: Garrett Colton will be discussing Evel Knievel’s exciting trip to Oklahoma City in 1972 and showing of slides of the event that he found in his grandfather, Joe Cooper’s, attic.  He will also bring along copies of the book he wrote about Knievel’s trip to sell and sign afterward.  The presentation is FREE and open to the public.

1:00 p.m.:

Going Googie — A Tour and History of the First Christian Church: Meet in the First Christian Church sanctuary at 1:00 for a fun and informative slideshow presentation about the history of the church and its architects.  After the slideshow, we will tour the church and view original blueprints.  Tickets are $10 each.

3:00 p.m.:

Signs o’ the Times presentation: Join in the fun as photographers Tim Anderson and Nick Leonard share stories of their adventures photographing vintage roadside signs all across the country.  This presentation is FREE and open to the public.

8:00 p.m. – midnight:

Koby Click will be hosting an after party at his shop, Space. 20th Century Modern.  Come by and enjoy free beer and food and groove to the tunes of the fabulous Feel Spectres.  (This event is independent of the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend.)

Sunday, June 11th — First Christian Church

11:30 a.m.:

Mod Home Tour: The Mod Squad will charter a bus and take passengers on a guided tour of some of OKC’s most impressive modern homes, both old and new. We will meet in the First Christian Church parking lot at 11:30. The tour will be from 12:00-5:00ish.  Tickets are $50 each.


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If you’re interested in more information about the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend, just email us at okiemodsquad@gmail.com.