Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

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 Steampunks in News Tribune Article

Feb
24

Surprisingly our Lord Baron Joseph CR Vourteque IV and Mr M made the News Tribune in central Illinois, and it wasn’t for the crime spree! (‘The less said the better.)

Clockworks, corsets, airships and automatons are all remnants of another

Not a Review of Hellblinki’s “These Bubbles Come from Ants”

Jan
23

In lieu of the review of Hellblinki’s “These Bubbles Come from Ants” that I was asked to write, it seemed worthwhile to discuss the bonds that exist within the steampunk community.

Back at June’s Polyphonic Panorama at Chicago’s Abbey Pub, …

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

Jan
19

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 …

Where Can I Find a Good Hat in Chicago?

Jan
16

“A topper is a topper and you can’t top that.” -Roger Miller, “The Hat”

It’s a shame to see so many Chicago heads emblazoned with the logo of a sports team. Baseball teams show regional boundaries. Football provides a unifying …

“Wonderland” DVD Release Party this Friday in Detroit

Jan
11

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 …

Murder! Mayhem! Tour Guides!

Jan
09

Chances are that we will see a renewed interest in Chicago history with the 2013 cinematic release of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio as the murderous H.H. Holmes. After all, it should combine the …

Forteza Fitness to Offer a Sporting Work-Out

Jan
05

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