Chicago is becoming a very good destination and playground for Midwestern Steampunks. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that this weekend there is a Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, and we’re having our monthly get-together at a French Restaurant in the West Loop. In March, Dr. Steel is having his Toy Soldier Day, and we’re producing a fantastic and phantasmagorical show, the likes of which you’ve never seen!
Food and Drink!
First up! This Friday is our monthly fancy dinner and drinks get-together to show off your esteemed finery of cravats, dresses, hoop skirts and corsets.
Come to the La Dérnière Soirée at French Restaurant & Bar La Mediterranee!Friday February 26th, 9pm – 2am, 941 W Randolph St, Chicago IL
Alas! This event and restaurant is no more!
Neo-Victorian style and art, cabaret/vaudeville music, fantastic food and more! Additional information can be found on our previous post. Photos from our previous event by the lovely Chicago Steampunk Photographer Lisa Marie can be found on her Flickr Page.
So you want to dress old-timey, neo-victorian or steampunk eh? There’s no better place to start than with actual, honest vintage clothing and gear and work from there. The Chicagoland Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show is this Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th at Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Illinois.
Friday 5pm-10pm – admission $10 ($2 off Friday admission if you dress in vintage! Early buying is available at 3 pm for $60)
Saturday 10am-5pm – admission $6
And if you’re a parental steampunk, bring your vintage offspring as well, and dress them up! They’ll either love you for it, or grow to resent you, then love you.
Cocktail Bar, Vintage Clothing Contest
& Live Rockabilly Friday Evening!
Gourmet café all weekend-Demonstrations Saturday!
Music Fandom and Craziness!
For those fancy dressers who represent the antiquated or anachronistic division of Dr. Steel’s Toy Soldiers, your day to shine is March 4th!
Toy Soldier Day was established to commemorate the vision of a Utopian Playland and recognize the fine Soldiers who are making this vision a reality.
Reserved as a fun filled day with creativity and joy as its prime directive, March 4th sees the celebration of both the individual and the Army as a whole, utilizing this day to its fullest potential.
And last and greatest, save Saturday March 13th! Dress in your finery. Bring your gadgets. Prepare to be amazed. There will be prizes. There will be music. Your mind will stretch. Show up at Exit Nightclub at 9pm. Details to follow!