Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Carnivale Delirium VII: The Midnight Cabaret 2017

Apr
18

The legendary neo-vintage circus sideshow extravaganza returns! Come join us for a variety show like no other! Live music, vaudeville, burlesque, circus acts, DJs and more!

Hosted by: Vita Devoid (Tampa, FL)
And Chicago’s premier Electroswing dance party, ROUGE!

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LEGO Adult Cosplay Night Giveaway!

Apr
11

All adult fans of LEGO® are invited for a night filled with friendly competition, cosplay themed activities, LEGO® Batman™ meet & greets and more!

LEGO® has provided Steampunk Chicago with ten complimentary tickets to the Adult Fans of LEGO®  Cosplay …

Automatons Burlesque

Jan
16

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The Vertical Side Show presents Automatons, a steampunk burlesque set in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The January 27 and 28 shows will provide scintillating entertainment and a costume contest.

It’s 1893, and the World’s Columbian Exposition is in …

Candy Town Does Digital

Dec
27

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The following is an email exchange between the writer of the article and the ringleader of Candy Town

Hidey-ho, Sean. I’ve been enjoying a playlist of Candy Town‘s Lizard in the Wings and Letters from Candy Town during my …

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. …