Archive for the ‘Outings’ Category

What I learned at World Steam Expo III

Jun
14

World Steam Expo, or as “we people” like to call it “WSX”, ended a couple of weeks ago and I must say it was a wiz-bang of a time!

Though not quite as tight as previous years …

A Piratical Account of Gearbox Fantatstique II

May
16

Awright mates! Thee Bluebeard here to give you the bitter end of the recap for Gearbox Fantastique II. It was a rainy night in April at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago. The year was 2012. I brought my hat. I …

Big Shoulders and a Hiwheel

May
02

My terribly clever wife Liz circumvented my impending mid-life crisis when she bought me a penny-farthing bike for my 40th birthday. She knew that it would be an affordable substitute for a Ferrari or Porsche.  As the Chicago seasons …

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

Apr
09

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

Apr
02

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 …

Downtown Club, Elate, to begin “Steampunk Thursdays”

Mar
20

This Thursday, upscale downtown Chicago lounge and restaurant Elate launches it’s “Steampunk Thursdays” night, an evening of live music, DJs, fashion, cocktails and food.  One particularly hallmark reason for our interest here at Steampunk Chicago is their philosophy …

Free Steampunk Showcase at Cobra Lounge March 26

Mar
14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show has been cancelled. The Pretzelmen have encountered difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebratory Launch Party for The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Newest Steamy Album

Mar
06

On March 12th, the second album by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, entitled (big breath, here) “This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional …

Chicago’s Original Steampunk Event Returns This Saturday!

Feb
16

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 …

Taking Tea in Chicago

Feb
02

Tea is confusing. A high tea is also a meat tea, but a high tea can also be an afternoon tea. A meat tea is not an afternoon tea. And tea parties just open up a can of worms.

Fortunately, …