Archive for the ‘Old-Timey’ Category

History Revised!


History ain’t what it used to be! Steampunks mash up the past and present while looking to the future. Altered History and Alternate Histories are two websites that have fun scrambling the past.

Captain Kit Kaboom (aka Abbey Manalli of …

A TON Of Stuff For the Discerning Event-Goer This Week & Weekend!


Gearbox Fantastique II

My my what a week ahead of us we have!  With the ever broadening array of things to do both vintage, retro, and steampunk, how can one decide?  Well, we’re here to help you!

The Classic Remastered “A Trip To

A Psyche-Dells-ic Trip


As summer slowly approaches one’s mind may wander to what a steampunker, or just general human being, might go about doing?  If that is the case with you, and you happen to be local to Northern Illinois or Chicagoland, then …

Chicago’s Original Steampunk Event Returns This Saturday!


Two years ago, in the blustery month of March, we started a little shindig called “Clockwork Vaudeville” at a little bar called Exit.  Within those two years Steampunk Chicago has proudly brought a large variety of acts to …

Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens


To one of the most influential writers in the English language we give a hearty happy 200th birthday!  Mr. Charles J.H. Dickens was  born February 7th, 1812 and had a tumultuous upbringing that few knew about until his later years …

Chicago’s BOHO Theatre running “Tartuffe” a la Steampunk Style


Thanks to our friends at Terra Mysterium for this heads up.  Local Chicago theatre troop The Bohemian Theatre Ensemble is doing a “steampunk” rendition of the French classic Tartuffe running at The Wit theater in Lakeview through Feb 12th.

To …

“Wonderland” DVD Release Party this Friday in Detroit


Some of our same friends who work on and are behind the phenomenon that is Theater Bizarre are at it with a new production “Wonderland” based on Lewis Caroll’s seminal novel.  The stage production and accompanying DVD is …

Forteza Fitness to Offer a Sporting Work-Out


After stuffing my face with old-world dumplings and hefty European brews at Szalas and Klas in 2011, it’s time to make a New Year’s resolution to improve my physical fitness (and avoid the rich man’s disease: gout). Fortunately, Forteza Fitness

Dead Man’s Carnival’s Circus New Years Party Tonight in Chicago + Free Music Download!


To busy during New Years Eve itself to party?  In the mood to see a circus act tonight?  Just like to read our blog (we like you best)?  Either way, tonight The Dead Man’s Carnival brings their hijinks to Reggie’s

Chicago and Detroit Steampunk your eyes and ears with Carnivale Delirium & Theatre Bizarre!


The Clockwork Vaudeville’s Carnivale Delirium II – This Friday!

A year ago this Friday, we here at Steampunk Chicago, decided to take a chance and produce the biggest show we’ve put together to date.  We brought in talent such as …