Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Automatons Burlesque

Jan
16

Automaton

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 …

Victorian Vs.

Jan
03

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As the temporally displaced masses cry, “Burn the calendars! Anachrony now!” they need to know a few things about history before they can alter history. Where has an impact on when, so it’s time for a review of Victorian vs. …

Eli August: Is This Darkness

Dec
13

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Sometimes production and arrangements go hand in hand. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings’ Is This Darkness knows which instruments to use for a song and how to record them for the right effect. In this case, there’s just the …

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 …

TeslaCon 7: La Grande Exposition Scientifique

Nov
08

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I can see why TeslaCon 7 is embracing the Francophile wing of steampunk with La grande Expostion Scientifique. The culture has Frenchy and the Punk, Veroniqe Chavalier, Spiky, Victor Sierra, Jean-Christophe Valtat, and of …

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 …

Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo

Sep
20

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Lockport’s Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, their Summer Art Series, wraps up their third annual Steampunk Weekend on September 24th and 25th, 2016. There will be a music fest, high tea, popup shopping and a scavenger hunt.

The music fest features …

Steampunks Invade Bristol Renaissance Faire

Aug
02

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The Bristol Renaissance Faire invites all their guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. It’s their annual Steampunk Invasion weekend. Techno-Victorians can jump the time stream August 6 &7, 2016, 10am – 7pm.

The Absinthe Bar: This …

Steampunks Invade Tall Ships!

Jul
27

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The Tall Ships are coming, and so are the Steampunks!

On Sunday July 31, let’s all meet up in our exquisite antique finery and enjoy a stroll along Navy Pier, checking out the numerous gorgeous Tall Ships, miles of rigging, …

Gail Carriger Promotes Imprudence

Jul
21

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Author Gail Carriger comes to Chicago to promote Imprudence, the second book in her Custard Protocol series. The book released on July 19. Volumes Bookcafé (1474 N Milwaukee Ave.) in Wicker Park hosts her book launch at on Tuesday, …