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What to do in Oklahoma on April 25, 2014: Check out the H&8th Night Market

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 25, 2014
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The crowd gathers during H&8th Night Market on Hudson between 7th and 8th streets, Friday, September 27, 2013. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman Archive
The crowd gathers during H&8th Night Market on Hudson between 7th and 8th streets, Friday, September 27, 2013. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman Archive

Today’s featured event:

Last month’s season opener for H&8th Night Market attracted between 15,000 and 20,000 people to Midtown, a new record for the event, inspiring organizers to extend the event’s northern boundary to NW 9 Street along Hudson Avenue for the next installment from 7 to 11 tonight.

“Closing an additional block on Hudson will allow us to include even more of the city’s most celebrated food trucks and increase the amount of space people have to gather and meet new people,” said Brian Bergman, H&8th Night Market event manager, in a news release. “We’ve also added a well-curated pop-up retail shopping village on 7th Street and are making better use of available green space with the OKC Energy FC bringing soccer-related activities to the event each month during their season.”

Presented by Fowler Toyota of Norman, H&8th Night Market is a monthly, family- and pet-friendly street festival at the corner of Hudson Avenue and NW 8 Street in Midtown. The event is built around a lineup of the city’s top gourmet food trucks and live music on the last Friday of each month. There is no cost to attend.

Food trucks confirmed for this month include 2 Brothers Bistro, Adolini’s Pizzeria, Big O’s Spuds, Big Truck Tacos, Cafe Bella on Wheels, Chick N Wangs, Crepe Brewers, El Reno Original Fried Onion Burgers, Epic Pops, Frank’s Wurst, Green & Grilled, The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen, Huey’s Shave Ice, Jerky.com, Kaiteki Ramen, Kosmos BBQ, La Gumbo Ya Ya, Lalo’s I Love My Taco Chop & Grill, The Loaded Bowl, Mexiasian Fusion, Off The Hook Seafood & More, Pagoda Pizza, Pie on the Fly, Purdy Q Mobile Smoke Pit, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, The Saucee Sicilian, Smokin’ Okies, Tacos El Patron, Taste of Soul Chicken and Waffle, and Taste of Soul Eggroll.

Neighborhood restaurant Ludivine will demo potential menu items for a new restaurant concept planned to open later this year at 320 NW 10. The demo will feature open seating, cost $40 per person, and people can call 778-6800 for reservations. Attendees who offer feedback on a selection of three appetizers, three entrees and two desserts will be entered to win a dinner for two.

Elemental Coffee will serve coffee and tea, and COOP Ale Works will offer craft beer.

Live music on the main stage will feature bands from the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), including The Argots at 7 p.m., Rachel Brashear at 8 p.m., Siloh at 9 p.m. and Vinace at 10 p.m. There will also be live performances at four busking zones across the event and live poetry by Short Order Poems.

This month’s 7 Street retail shopping village, curated by Ashley Terry, will include The Plant Shoppe, Born and Raised OK Sweet Treats, The Clad Stache, Group Fly, A Date With Iris, The Little Bubble, Trade Men’s Wares, Shop Good, and The Okay See.

OKC Energy FC – preparing for their home opener on Saturday, – will energize the green space at the southwest corner of NW 9 Street and Hudson Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. Fans can take their best shot at the pro soccer team’s interactive inflatable goal. Official team gear will also be available for purchase.

People who visit The Nature Conservancy booth on NW 7 Street can register to win a free kayak.

Sponsors for H&8th Night Market include Fowler Toyota of Norman, Elemental Coffee, COOP Ale Works, Ludivine, ScissorTale Salon, The Spy FM, The Nature Conservancy, Oklahoma Farm and Food Alliance, Thomas Productions and Barre3.

For more information about H&8th Night Market, including an event map, go to h8thokc.com.

For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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