Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale Returns

Dec
06

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Chicago’s magickal theatre troupe Terra Mysterium presents the second year of A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale. Their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol previews on December 8 and runs through December 18, 2016, at Collaboraction in Wicker Park.

The …

Blue Krampusnacht

Nov
29

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The Blue Ribbon Glee Club’s monthly first Monday residency at Cafe Mustache falls on December 5, Krampusnacht 2016. It is the night that the Yuletide demon Krampus gathers up the bad kids in his basket and takes them away to …

Madman Murders Mayor

Oct
25

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On October 28, 1893, lone gunman Patrick Eugene Joseph Prendergast shot and killed Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, Sr. The delusional, obsessively postcard-writing Prendergast believed that the mayor owed him a political office. His strangely premeditated crime served to be …

Carnivale Delirium Spookshow Spectacular

Oct
18

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Join us this October 18, 2016, at the Double Door, Chicago for a thrilling night of performance, freak & creep show, and Chicago’s premiere electoro swing dance party hosted by ROUGE! It’s the Spookshow Spectacular 2016, Brought to you by …

Dear Midnight of Love

Oct
11

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Beneath the corrupt exterior of alderman “Bathhouse John” Coughlin beat the heart of a poet. On October 8, 1900, his sentimental ballad Dear Midnight of Love debuted at the Chicago Opera House, sung by thirteen-year-old May “The Silver-Tongued Nightingale” de …

In the Corner of a Round Room

Sep
27

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Between social obligations and assorted tasks, I did not think that I would have time for an article this week. When I saw an octopus in the basket of a hot air balloon on Sunday, there was something to share. …

Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo

Sep
20

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Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, their Summer Art Series, wraps up their third annual Steampunk Weekend on September 24th and 25th, 2016. There will be a music fest, high tea, popup shopping and a scavenger hunt.

The music fest features …

Ubu the Puppet King

Sep
09

Rough House Theater
Rough House Theatre presents Ubu the King. The 1896 proto-surrealist play will feature original music and over 70 hand crafted puppets. The show runs September 9 through October 1, 2016, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm at the Chopin Theatre

Steampunk Graveyard Stroll

Aug
18

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The Smiths sang, “A dreaded sunny day, so let’s go where we’re wanted and I meet you at the cemetery gates.” Steampunks, let’s meet at Graceland Cemetery and go strolling. We will meet up on Sunday August 21, 2016, at …

Steampunks Invade Tall Ships!

Jul
27

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The Tall Ships are coming, and so are the Steampunks!

On Sunday July 31, let’s all meet up in our exquisite antique finery and enjoy a stroll along Navy Pier, checking out the numerous gorgeous Tall Ships, miles of rigging, …