Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

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. There will be a music fest, high tea, popup shopping and a scavenger hunt.

The music fest features Steam …

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, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm at the Chopin Theatre at …

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 at 12 …

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, …

Gail Carriger Promotes Imprudence

Jul
21

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Author Gail Carriger comes to Chicago to promote Imprudence, the second book in her Custard Protocol series. The book released on July 19. Volumes Bookcafé (1474 N Milwaukee Ave.) in Wicker Park hosts her book launch at on Tuesday, …

Whitechapel Club Torches Corpse

Jul
19

Whitechapel Club

On July 16, 1892, the Whitechapel Club cremated the body of Morris Allen Collins on a pyre along the shore of Lake Michigan. Collins willed his body to Chicago’s secretive society. They sang, recited poetry, and made the ashes part …

The Hands of Orlac: Live Score!

Jul
05

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My dream of scoring a film has come true! The White City Rippers will provide musical accompaniment to The Hands of Orlac at Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Wednesday July 13, 8:30-1030 pm. We have been scheduled as …

The Art of Villainy

Jun
28

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V Is For Villains are issuing a two-pronged assault. The new Murder in the Art will be coming out as an album and as a book. Mr. Agitator (aka Nick Santiago) answered a few questions for us.

Bands work as

Debra Ann Miller: Historical Actor

Jun
14

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Debra Ann Miller goes beyond historical costuming. She has made a living by portraying historical figures. She kindly took the time to answer a few of our questions.

You’ve performed as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott and

Strollin’ on the River

Jun
07

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Grab your parasols and walking sticks! The Chicago Steampunks will be strolling along the Chicago River on Sunday, June 12. We will meet at 12pm, at noon, on the Riverwalk at the southwest corner of the Clark Street Bridge. Just …