Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Steampunk Masquerade Makes a Splash


Come to a Steampunk Masquerade on October 30, 2018! We’ll be joined by the Feathered Beaus, Kat Sass, The Cunning Gentlemen, Mr. M of the White City Rippers (DJ extraordinaire) and Madame Amanita Haegtessa who will be …

Happy Krampusnacht!


Happy Krampusnacht, on behalf of the White City Rippers!

Thank you Cafe Mustache and the Blue Ribbon Glee Club for hosting the 12/4/2017 celebration!…

Prints for Sale


Buy some art an enrich your life!

Kat O’Connor of Burning Brigid Media has an inventory of fine-art photography for sale. There are a limited number of archive quality, matted and/or framed pictures available.

O’Connor is willing to hand-deliver to …

Chicago By Air


Fortunately, the Chicago Tribune did the work for me. The paper ran an article on aerial footage of Chicago from 1914.

The eight-minute film was preserved by the National Archives. The Trib gussied it up with compare and contrast …

Field Museum Steampunk Invasion


The Windy City Steam Collective is organizing a steampunk invasion of the Field Museum! It’s FREE ADMISSION DAY on Sunday November 19, 2017, for Illinois Residents with proof of residency!

The Collective has provided an itinerary for the day:…

The Sportsball Song


Being neither a patriot nor a sports fan, I’ve always wondered why people sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a game. As it turns out, they just like it.

The story has it that the melody for “The Star-Spangled Banner” came …

Rouge Year 4 Re-Launch



In 2017 ROUGE Electro Swing & Cabaret unfortunately had it’s long running venue – Door No. 3 – closed, literally, overnight. They tried out a number of spots – a ton of appreciation to Beauty Bar Chicago for hosting

The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo of 2017


Roll up on September 23rd, 2017 for The Annual Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, celebrating it’s 4th year in historical downtown Lockport, IL along the I & M Canal!

General Admission Includes:

Musical performers: Eli August, Le Percolateur, Mr.

Etiquette, Chicago Style


Steampunk Chicago lives by the motto “Be refined.” Like sugar, one must go through a process of refinement. Unlike sugar, people do not require phosphoric acid and calcium hydroxide to attain the goal. We require an acquisition of skill, grace …

The Rogue Aviator


Otherworld Theatre debuts their dieselpunk adventure The Rogue Aviator. Aviatrix Ellie McCloud battles Sky Pirates and fights for the freedom of the oppressed citizens of the floating city of Olympus.

The play runs May 20 through June 10, 2017. …