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7th Annual Murder Mystery – Unsolved Murder at the Chicago World’s Fair (Driehaus Museum, Chicago)

Fridays, October 20 & 27, Saturdays, October 21 & 28
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Single Ticket: $175, Pair: $325   Buy tickets

Please Note: Discount for Pair will appear once registration information is entered, before final checkout.

The “Marble Palace” hosts an all new Murder Mystery, this year based on one of the most important events in Chicago’s history…

In 1893, the biggest fair in the world attracted millions of visitors to Chicago. Sadly, some of those people were never heard from again. On the evening of “Chicago Day,” October 9, a small group of 16 revelers were enjoying the fireworks from the roof of the Pabst Casino. One such fellow, Francis Furter, was found dead in a beer barrel the next morning. However, the mysterious case was never solved.

A cold case investigator travels back in time to the first Big Wheel, to the first box of Cracker Jack, to the White City-to the Columbian Exposition of 1893. Come one, come all to the Chicago World’s Fair! This is one for the history books…

Your ticket includes a reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course dinner in the historic Ballroom. Period attire is highly encouraged but not required. Guests must be 21 years of age. Advanced ticket purchase is required.

Proceeds from the Murder Mystery support programming at the Driehaus Museum.

Murder Mystery is presented in partnership with Get Away with Murder Productions.

Ticket Refund Policy:  Tickets are fully refundable up to 10 days prior to the event, 50% refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event and non-refundable less than 72 hours prior to the event.

Image of the Ferris Wheel courtesy of The Chicago History Museum. Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that day.

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Posted September 13, 2017 by si in Cosplay, Entertainment, Events, Halloween2017

Visit the Museum of Death!

The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in June, 1995, originally located in San Diego’s 1st mortuary in a building once owned by Wyatt Earp. Evolving from the controversial art gallery the Rita Dean, founders JD Healy and Cathee Shultz realized the void in the death education in this country and decided to make death their life’s work.

Reopened in Hollywood, California, the Museum of Death houses the world’s largest collection of serial murderer artwork, photos of the Charles Manson crime scenes, the guillotined severed head of the Blue Beard of Paris (Henri Landru), original crime scene and morgue photos from the grisly Black Dahlia murder, a body bag and coffin collection, replicas of full size execution devices, mortician and autopsy instruments, pet death taxidermy, and so much more!

Also on display are videos of autopsies and serial killers, the Heaven’s Gate Cult recruiting video, and the infamous Traces (not Faces) of Death video, all real (not re-enacted) death footage.

The Museum of Death is a self guided tour, lasting approximately 45 minutes to an hour, but those who can stomach it stay as long as they like. The movies run for hours.

We’re located at 6031 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Admission is $15 per person.

There is no age limit for the Museum of Death, because WE ALL DIE, but we STRONGLY recommend MATURE AUDIENCES! There have been a number of falling down ovations (people passing out) at the museum (mostly men)… so we stress that you should be prepared for a good dose of reality!

Posted August 28, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping, Travel

Aug 26: Nocturna w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah; Big Birthday!

Nocturna, now in its 29th year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month (more or less) in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins a highly request-driven mix of current & classic goth, industrial, post-punk, deathrock, ethereal, shoegaze, new wave, ebm, darkwave, dark indie & more. Come dance until dawn!

• Saturday, 26 August 2017: Scary Lady Sarah’s birthday! (Also, William’s birthday weekend & our 1 year wedding anniversary!) Specials for this night include:

• GlitterGuts Photobooth: Our fave night life photographers running all night at no cost to you- dress to impress!

• Spooky versions of birthday party games! Prizes awarded!

• Birthday cake!

• VENDORS:
– Dreaded Jenocide: The Place for Lovely Spooky Things offering spooky barrettes, handbags, clothing, Manic Panic cosmetics & more!

– Danesh Kothari – Mechanical Machinations: Fine art dreamt in digital. Visualizing and transmuting the world into digital dreams. #idreamindigital

– Ballion Design: Vintage silverware transformed into one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, and pendants (up on stage.)

– Art of Kennedy Shenberg: Unique, hand-crafted Ouija board art.

– NOCTURNA t-shirts & Scary Lady Sarah’s own “One Inch Worlds” pin badges

• GIVEAWAYS for this night include:
– Win guest list spots to the amazing Wovenhand / Subrosa / The Pirate Twins show (Sat, 23 Sept. at Cobra Lounge) Highly recommend this show!

– Win guest list spots to Carnivorous Garden‘s “Desert Garden” event featuring live performances by Stoneburner & Aviatrix on Fire with resident DJ Senseless & guest DJ Peroxide! (Sat, 9 Sept. at Underground Lounge – Chicago.)

– Win guest list spots to see Chelsea Wolfe and YOUTH CODE with DJ Scary Lady Sarah at Metro on Tues, 24 October! (Don’t miss this great show!) Info: Chelsea Wolfe + Youth Code 10/24

– More giveways to be announced!

• The Candy Cauldron will be on stage as always; help yourself to a complimentary treat! Special anniversary treats will be provided, too!

• More details coming up!

At Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St, Chicago
11:30pm – 5am / 18+ / $10.

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Thank you so much! Please help spread the word by sharing this event page!- especially now that FB limits how many people one person can invite! Looking forward to seeing you there!!! 🙂 ♥

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Join the NOCTURNA FB group, too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15090361526

Nocturna is an American Gothic Productions event…
Specialists in Dark Nightlife…
…for Those Who Know…

Posted August 23, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping

Work at a Haunted Attraction in WI this Fall!

If you enjoy dressing up, putting on makeup, having fun on the weekend AND hearing people scream in terror, then you, my fiend, may be destined to work at a haunted attraction. 👹

Click the link to find haunted attractions that are currently hiring.
http://www.hauntedwisconsin.com/news/news/events/451/

Is your haunted attraction hiring? Let us know and we’ll add you to the list.

Posted August 16, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Travel

August 26 – Goth Takeover: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Bristol, WI)

~* This is a “goth takeover” so invite your friends! *~

Welcome one and all to the THIRD annual goth takeover of the Bristol Pleasure Faire! This event is taking place on Saturday, August 26th. The Farie opens at 10am so feel free to come early, and it closes at 7pm. I will be waiting at the gates at 2pm for about twenty minutes to try and get a group together, however feel free to text or post on this event as you arrive so we can all meet up. (your network coverage may vary, I tend to have issues getting a signal)

Tickets at the gate are $25.95 and can also be purchased online, or at Walgreen’s which usually has them on sale for several dollars cheaper. If you find any online discount codes or sales, please post them here!

Finally, invite your friends, and use this page to make plans for carpools, meetups, and group photos. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends! Based on past experiences, goths show up throughout the day and often are too shy to come up and say hi to a group, many of us are socially awkward or anxious, so feel free to grab some alcohol and come be awkward with the rest of us.

You can find more information on the website: http://www.renfair.com/bristol/

Tips:

-Expect it to be as hot as satans butthole. Bring spf 666, perhaps a parasol, and dress accordingly. We may get lucky and have an overcast day, but prepare for the worst.

-Bring plenty of spending money as the ATM’s will charge a fee. Most of the regular venders take cards, but many still do not. The Faire does not allow outside food or drink.

-Have a look at the faire schedule: I have listed a few of my favorite events bellow, but there are all kinds of plays, performers, bands, comedians and more happening so you may want to plan ahead if you’ve never been.

-There are two parking lots, one is $5, and a little further down the road is free parking, free parking requires a bit of a longer walk. The later in the day you arrive, the more likely there will be a long line of cars to get in, so be prepared to sit in your car for some time before getting in. (plan your toilet breaks accordingly)

-Getting a group of goths to stay together is a bit like herding cats, so feel free to get together in smaller groups, but don’t be afraid to socialize! The farie is fun, but this will be a great opportunity to make new friends, and meet people you’ve only talked to online.

Notable Events:

-The Pub Crawl: My favorite event, this happens three times a day (12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) it is $35 and sells out quickly. You will visit 4 pubs, getting a drink at each, and play games while hearing profane and sexually explicit jokes. If you win any of the games you win an extra drink!

-The Final Joust: I believe generally takes place around 5:30, there are several jousts throughout the day, but the final joust is too the death. Blood will spurt and screams of anguish will be heard!

– The Danse Macabre: As the characters in the allegory of the Danse come from all walks of life, the performers of the Danse are drawn from across all of Bristol’s participants. Weather permitting, the mysterious and elusive Danse Macabre will arise near the end of the faire day for a performance that must be seen to be believed.

-2 Merry Men 7 Deadly Sins: Spin the “Wheel of Sin” and join Robin Hood and Little John as they sing you all the songs that you love so well. Twisted comedy and music, definitely not for the kiddies. Laugh and sing along with songs of burning pubs, dock side floozies, and yes…even a song about Moose. Just remember, what happens in the woods…STAYS in the woods!

These are just a few of my favorites, but there is all kinds of entertainment to be had so be sure to check the website or pick up a schedule when you get to the Faire.

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Posted August 9, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping

Voltaire! In Chicago August 10TH Cobra Lounge!

Dot to Dot Management presents:
17+
$12 ADV / $15 DOS
8:00PM

Aurelio Voltaire
Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.

Bella Morte
Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte have developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world.

DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins music before, in between, & after the bands.

Posted August 7, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Shopping

Visit NatJones.com

Nat Jones is an award winning artist and writer renowned for his work in comic books, video games and film. As one of the industry’s top horror and dark fantasy artists, he has worked with many of horrors’ most recognized creators and filmmakers including Rob Zombie, Guillermo del Toro, Steve Niles, Todd Mcfarlane and Joe Hill. Best known for his work on the horror/zombie comic ’68, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer, and Spawn, his credits also include the Baldur’s Gate game series, Heavy Metal Magazine, Dark Souls, The Devil’s Rejects, 28 Days Later, Rob Zombie’s The Nail, 30 Days of Night, Broken Moon, The Tripper and Hobo with a Shotgun.

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Posted August 2, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Personalities, Shopping

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