Go Go Gorey...

Certain denizens of San Francisco — no strangers to the curious, the fantastical, the beautiful and the strange –have adopted cheerily macabre illustrator Edward Gorey as their mascot and muse for the annual, mustn’t-miss Edwardian Ball, now in its eleventh year in the City by the Bay.

Happily, the promoters of the poetic and the steampunk’d are heading South with the performers and the party this Saturday, March 5th to The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theater) in Hollywood.

You’ll want to dress to Edwardian excess.

Highlights of the  fin de siecle festivities include performances by “Belle of the Ball”/chanteuse noir Jill Tracy with theremin maestro Armen Ra.  Cirque Berzerk lends mayhem and madness to the merriment.  And Edwardian Ball co-hosts  Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society present a piquant production of  Edward Gorey’s The Eleventh Episode  for your discerning delight.

Fan the flame.... (Dark Garden at 2011 Edwardian Ball; Photo courtesy of The Blight.Net)

Contortionists and can can, aerialists and the anachronistic avant-garde, the ballroom and the dance hall, corsets and cutaways, merchants and midway games, and Exquisite Corpse Gaming tables round out the Edwardian evening’s elegant amusements.

And did Ms. Go Go mention the absinthe cocktails?

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

Paradox Media and the Vau de Vire Society present:

THE EDWARDIAN BALL 2011

Saturday, March 5, 8pm – 2am

The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theater)

2126 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood 90028 

$28 (single) – $450 (8 person booth)

 http://edwardianball.com/

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