Archive for the ‘Old-Timey’ Category

Invade the Renaissance then enjoy a Cuppa

Jul
16

Ren Faire

Have nothing to do this weekend? Well, fear not intrepid steampunk, because this weekend is full of lots of things to keep you busy. First of all, Bristol Renaissance Faire is hosting a Steampunk invasion. The events include a Steampunk …

More Mechanical Music

Jul
02

MSBI

Last year, I wrote about mechanical music. Joe Vourteque followed up with pictures from the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

My plunge has delved deeper. When I went to the Grayslake Antique Fair in August 2012, there were representatives …

Have A Happy Father’s Day at Watch Chains and Lace

Jun
10

Pleasant Home north facade Darris Harris

At Watch Chains and Lace, you can look forward to tea and good food, games and friendly conversation, music, historical tours of the beautiful Pleasant Home located at 217 Home Avenue in Oak Park, and Steampunk-inspired wares. Join us for …

Come to a Neo-Victorian outing for the whole family!

May
13

wcl 2013 web promo

This Sunday marks the start of our summer-long steampunk tea and music series, Watch Chains and Lace! Come to Pleasant Home in Oak Park this Sunday at 5pm for an evening of music, tea, cookies, lawn games, and socializing with …

What is High Tea?

Apr
26

fancy-tea-featured

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’ve used the term “high tea” in the 21st century, you’ve probably been a victim of its misleading name. This tea is not what it seems.

So what precisely …

Mid-March Wonder Weekend!

Mar
11

Rouge

On March 15th prepare to experience an electro-swing cabaret unlike any other!

ROUGE!

FEATURING…

ELECTROSWING & FRENCH HOUSE by DJs

Vourteque
www.Vourteque.com

Mr. Automatic
www.Dead2MeRecords.com

LIVE MUSIC BY

The Ford Theatre Reunion
(Lexington, KY)
www.TheFordTheatreReunion.com

Environmental Encroachment
(Chicago, IL)
www.Encroach.net

Steampunk Valentines!

Feb
14

OurWings

Our talented graphic artist Sam Perkins-Harbin has designed two steampunk Valentine’s day cards fr his lovely girlfriend and has shared them with the world!

YouSteamMyHeart Happy Valentines day everyone. To send your steamy lover a valentine, head over to the Steampunk

Poetry Bordello Lundi Gras

Feb
04

13LundiGras

Mardi Gras? Been there, done that. How about spending a Monday with whores?

The Chicago Poetry Bordello kicks off the Carnival season with a Lundi Gras “historic night of mischief and disguise.”

The Bordello’s Madam Black-eyed Susan (Susan Yount) responded …

Steampunks can relive the past this weekend at Military History Fest!

Feb
01

RHF

Steampunks! You may only be slightly out of time this weekend at Military History Fest 9 in St. Charles. Nonetheless, we love history, dressing up, and acquiring new gear! No better place to acquire period gear than at a history …

My Field Trip to Borri Audio Laboratories

Dec
24

Princeton, IL, is a two hour drive from Chicago. Down the street from the antique shops, upstairs from the dance studio and down the cramped hallway, you can find Borri Audio Laboratories. It’s the home of Shawn Borri, who …