Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Electric Moulin Mansion Steampunk Ball

May
24

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Visit the age of innovation at the Electric Moulin Mansion steampunk ball on May 27, 2016! It promises to be an evening of music, art and immersive entertainment.

 

The event will be held in Logan Square’s Stan Mansion at …

Burnt City’s Steampunk Ball

May
17

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On May 21, 2016, at 9pm, Burnt City Brewing will hold their 4th Annual Craft Beer Prom & Steampunk Ball at 2747 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Amy Jones, marketing manager at Burnt City Brewing, was kind enough to …

The World’s Greatest Weekly and The Great Migration

May
10

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On May 6, 1905, Robert Sengstacke Abbott published the first issue of the self-professed World’s Greatest Weekly, The Chicago Defender. Although Abbott originally cobbled it together from other newspaper articles and sold it door to door, the circulation would …

Husbands and Lap Dogs Breathe Their Last

Apr
12

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Mainly Murder Press just published playwright David Steven Rappoport’s Husbands and Lap Dogs Breathe Their Last: A Cummings Flynn Wanamaker Mystery. He and I are regulars at the Owen Society for Hermetic and Spiritual Enlightenment, an offshoot of occult …

Carnivale Delirium Returns

Apr
05

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Carnivale Delirium returns with The Midnight Cabaret. The vaudevillian extravaganza runs from 11pm to 3am on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Reggie’s 2105 S State St, Chicago, IL.

$25 – LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

$35 – Once …

Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken

Mar
29

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In January 2015, Steampunk Chicago featured Burning Brigid Media, a production company with an aim of creating stories for characters marginalized traditionally by their race, gender or orientation. They launched a serialized steampunk western, Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms

Feb
23

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Vincent Van Gogh painted three versions of Bedroom in Arles. The Art Institute of Chicago shows all three for the first time in North America. The exhibit runs February 14 – May 10, 2016.

Inspired by a malady that …

Dressing Downton

Feb
16

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It’s fitting that the costumes from a costume drama would tour. The travelling exhibition Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times brings clothing and jewelry from Downton Abbey to Chicago’s Dreihaus Museum from February 9 to May 8, 2016.

Downton …

A Funeral for The Alley

Jan
12

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The Alley has supplied Chicago land with dark couture for almost forty years. It has been a mainstay of punks, goths, freaks, geeks, poseurs, and devotees of unpopular culture. Owner Mark Thomas closes shop on January 19, but not before …

Terra Mysterium Presents A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale

Dec
15

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Theatre collective Terra Mysterium debuts its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale. Esmerelda Pennywise encounters ancient beings who transform her Yuletide season.

The play runs for one weekend: December 18, 2016, at 7pm, …