Happy New Year Steampunks, Gypsy Punks, Circus Freaks and all you in between or out where ever you are!
I had a great New Years! Not as bombastic as last year, but this year was cozy with chocolate, friendly cuddles and champagne. Much can be said for a quiet night after a chaotic year. To be able to take a breather at the end and just chill out was very nice.
Okay now to the Steamy Business At Hand: Entertainment Around The World!
In Long Beach, California we have:
Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium (A Steampunk Convention) Jan 11th-13th
David Lee Summers
Lee Presson and the Nails
Cirque Noir and others
This looks like a well put together event! If I were in California this weekend I would totally be at the Symposium. For more information check out their great website at http://www.hrmsteam.com/.
In Dallas, Texas we have:
The PANCAKES & BOOZE Art Show Jan 11th @ 8pm-2am
This simply looks fabulous! If you have an artistic bent this is the place for you. Full nude body painting, all styles of artists, pancakes and booze. How much for tickets? $5. Yes sir and ma’am $5. Wait that’s not all, live DJ’s too.
If you are an artists it is not too late to submit your work for this show. I highly suggest it. Check out this video for a better idea of the vibes from this wonderful event.
In New Haven, Connecticut:
Mad Hatter Productions Presents: LET’S GET MAD! At Afterlife. Jan 11th midnight-6am
Not for the faint of heart my Electronica friends. This music is dirty, chopped and acid washed.
There will be a blacklight booth where you can get painted up and glowy-fan-tastic for the night!
$20 at the door
Now we are changing gears. Let’s strip of the Neon Fishnets and your glow sticks. Put the Ravers to bed, and bring out the leather armaments, fox fur tails and your tankards.
In Frankenmuth, Michigan we have:
The 7th Annual Renaissance Masqued Dinner and Ball Sat Jan 12 3pm-midnight
The entrance fee is only $5! Man I’m lovin’ the prices for all these events! *ahem*
The fair folk of Frankenmuth will be holding a costume competition, and the face of the renaissance mask contest. (Sounds like a lot of fun! and it’s kid friendly too.)
Also all proceeds will go to the Rescue Foundation. A good cause, a good time sounds like a win if you are in Michigan this weekend.
Alright, I can’t tell a lie…if I had my pick of all the things to do this weekend (barring travel issues) I would be going to this next event. Oh My God would I be going to this event.
Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Brixton, London, UK
Drunken Balordi + DJ Sacha Dieu Jan 12th 8pm to midnight
This is a fusion of traditional Gypsy, Punk and Rock beats with a contemporary twist. In terms that I prefer: Gypsy Punk.
I am a SUCKER for Gypsy Punk music. Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello is my hero. I want his autograph…and an hour of his time.
But for our purposes here we’ve got DJ Sacha Dieu spinning our Gypsy fused beats. He’s pretty awesome, check his stuff out at SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/sachadieu
Yet again only £5 to get in the door!
A good line up to start off the new year! I hope that wherever you are you are having a steamy good time!
So what event will I be going to?
I will be in Ft Worth, Texas hacking portals in Ingress…yes dear Messers and Madams that lovely game by Google.
Don’t know what it is? No worries, here you go: http://www.ingress.com/