Feb 17: Nocturna Valentine’s Ball w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

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 Sarahspins 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!

*♥* For this Nocturna, the first of 2018, we present our annual “NEW LOVES & BROKEN HEARTS VALENTINE BALL” theme and will feature:

• Live free photo booth by the amazing GlitterGuts Photobooth (dress to impress- red & black!)

• The return of the VALENTINE’S MAILBOX GAME! Send your secret crush a message, anonymous or not (or just mess with your friends!) Free & running all night. ♥

• GIVEAWAYS for this night include:
– The brand new CD “GOD” by San Francisco seminal industrial bandXorcisthttps://xorcist.bandcamp.com/album/god
– Guest list spots to CyberFest Chicago featuring Covenant!!!
– Nocturna t-shirts;
– More to be announced

• VENDORS for this night include:

– Dreaded Jenocide: The Place for Lovely Spooky Things offering spooky barrettes, accessories, makeup, clothing, homewares & more!

– Ballion Design: Vintage silverware transformed into beautiful one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, and pendants

– Artist Angela Bachman of Grey Engel Artwork will have a selection of her beautiful prints on sale

– Art By Rembry: Various artwork: original paintings, drawings, art prints, sculptures, jewelry boxes, and magnets.

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

• Complimentary Valentine’s, candy & treats for all

• Total broken hearts/new loves decor (*wear red & black!*)

• Coat check will be open!

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

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…


Posted February 2, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Photographs, Shopping

Shop TheSmallBeast.com


The Small Beast is a line of esoteric themed jewelry hand made by Seattle based designer Shelby Lou Cypher. Formally trained in painting, Shelby’s love of tactile three-dimensional forms soon led her to sculpture and ultimately jewelry design.  Painterly techniques often find their way into pieces with hand applied patinas, tool marks, and varying textures pushing the material to it’s full potential.

Each one of a kind and limited run piece is created using carefully selected metals and natural elements to enhance it’s metaphysical associations. Minimalist designs join highly detailed hand sculpted pieces to form an eclectic and ever changing dark themed collection. Inspiration is drawn from ancient tombs, animism, folk magic, grey areas, dark corners and alien landscapes.

Posted January 31, 2018 by si in Shopping, Uncategorized

Shop GargoyleStatuary.com


Gargoyles Statuary offers images and accoutrements rooted in antiquity and imagination — unseen things brought to light, to beautify, serve and protect — sacred, profane, whimsical or wicked, always with an eye to excellence.

Beyond the statues and figures, we also carry a wide variety of things in keeping with our spirit and standards, including: Birdbaths, fountains, planters and urns; sacred incense, luminous candles, alluring oils; Tarot decks; T-shirts, amulets, rosaries, articulated rings, and other jewelry and accouterments; and music and art by local artists.

We are always finding new things of interest — or they find us — so come to our Seattle store, and see what’s hanging around!

Posted January 29, 2018 by si in Shopping, Uncategorized

Jan 28 – Bittersweet w/ DJ Philly Peroxide & Guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

Sun. 1-28-18: BITTERSWEET

An evening featuring goth club classics and new dark alternative music with DJ Philly Peroxide and special guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, post-punk, ethereal, 4AD, shoegaze, coldwave & more.

No cover charge!
***Dark Attire Encouraged***
$2 PBR / $3 Corona / $4 Cold Spell Mint Whiskey / $6 Stoli
21+ with ID required

Posted January 26, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Music, Personalities

Mark your calendars for March 16! 2018 Autumn/Winter Collection, Revenants fashion show (Milwaukee)


SILVERSÄRK, MILWAUKEE, WI – Stephanie Schultz is pleased to announce the debut of her 2018
Autumn/Winter Collection, Revenants. The fashion show, which will benefit the Cancer Research Institute,
will be held on Friday, March 16th, 2018, inside the dynamic Hot Water Warehouse!

Designer and owner of Silversärk, Stephanie Schultz, will take attendees on a sociological
examination of vampire lore and mythology throughout the ages in her riveting new show, Revenants:
Legends Never Die. The showcase will feature new couture pieces, inspired by historical figures, fiction and
folklore, relating to the mythos of vampirism. To compliment this stunning collection, one-of- a-kind
headpieces will be made and provided by Deborah Olson, Milliner Extraordinaire, with upcycled jewelry
pieces by Joan Junghans of Muses Jewelry. The evening will include a special performance by worldrenowned
accordion and bandoneon player Stas Venglevski, and will feature local drag queens Omēga
Nightshade, Aubrey del Mar, Gluttoni Sinn and Melee McQueen.

This event will benefit Silversärk’s 2018 charity of choice: The Cancer Research Institute. The 501c3
non-profit organization is “a powerful organization of research scientists and leadership staff dedicated to
an important mission. Together, we work to develop immunotherapy as a cure for all cancers, connect a
community of Immunoadvocates, and pave the way for a future free from cancer.”

Silversärk garments will be available for purchase in the VIP Balcony (open to all attendees) with a
portion of sales going to CRI. Her one-of-a-kind garments range in price from $30-$350.
VIP Tickets are $30.00 per person, and include 7PM early entry, reserved seating, Hors d’oeuvres in the VIP
Balcony, and a swag bag featuring unique and one of a kind gifts supplied by artisans such as Shane Thelen,
Aurora’s Apothecary, and more. General Admission tickets are $15.00 per person, include 8PM entry and
standing room only.

For more information about Silversärk, and to purchase tickets, please visit silversark.com and

For more information on The Cancer Research Institute, visit cancerresearch.org

Posted January 24, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

GigglesandHoots – Magical Garments and Accessories


Even though I had been sewing since I was very little, I didn’t know it was a skill. I sewed clothes for myself here and there, but nothing big. In 2010 one of my friends asked me to make her a couple outfits for Comicon and she loved them. That gave me a little bit of confidence. She introduced me to a theater company who needed a seamstress for an upcoming production, and I took the challenge on. Every actor complimented me on how great their outfits fit their bodies. More confidence built.

Then I started doing some odd jobs on Craigslist, some wins and some crazy people, as it often goes with Craigslist. One day my hubby came home from work with a Cobra Commander XXXL t shirt. All I could think was, “That will never fit me.” So, I cut it up and made a dress. It was really simple, I cut in the sides to give it a more feminine look, opened the neck and put a skirt with matching sleeves on it. The first time I wore it out, all my girlfriends wanted one! They asked why I wasn’t making them for everyone, and that was it. I knew then, that’s what I wanted to do. In 2011 I opened my Etsy shop. I started with only a couple tee shirts, but that grew quickly. In 2012 I started going to farmers markets and recieved a great response to my work. I picked up custom orders and made a lot of friends.

2015 marked the year of change for me. I love my tee shirt dresses, but I decided I needed to move to one signature dress versus many designs in different shapes and sizes. I chose a design that flatters all women. I am really excited about this new direction and can’t wait to share it with all of you!

2017 is showing even more growth and change! I’m heading out to special events and making new things with amazing spandex! Keep an eye on Etsy local for where to find me, and see my new fabric on Facebook @gigglesandhootsclothing

Posted January 22, 2018 by si in Personalities, Shopping, Uncategorized

Follow Sugar Skull Culture


Sugar Skull Culture is an online store and community with a shared love for sugar skulls. We sell and promote fashionable sugar skull and skull-related products which include clothing and accessories, jewelry and home decor. Our own product lines reflect mantras for everyday life displayed in beautifully crafted sugar skull designs.

How did Sugar Skull Culture begin?

Sugar Skull Culture was born in 2014 from a love of sugar skulls and all they represent. While they can now be considered popular culture, their origin and meaning is steeped in history and tradition.

Sugar skulls originate from Mexico, where from 31st October to 2nd November every year they celebrate the lives of dearly departed family and friends. The 2nd November is known as the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, and can be traced back to ancient traditions among Mexico’s pre-Columbian cultures.

On the Day of the Dead sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. They are known as “sugar skulls” because traditionally they are made out of cane sugar and are decorated with colored foil, icing, beads, and feathers.

Sugar skulls are very colorful and whimsical, not scary at all. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Posted January 19, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Shopping, Uncategorized

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