7.11-13 2nd Annual NYC Steampunk Weekend

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Fri 7.11 - Absinthe Heroes

Drom, 85 Ave A, 7-9pm, $10 adv / $15 door | Official link

A one-man steampunk musical by Jeff Mach; music by Psyche Corporation, musical adaptation by Robare James Pruyn-Bush. A satirical tale of an airship race, mad science, and a chocolatier gone bad. Jeff Mach is the producer of The Steampunk World's Fair, with an attendance of 6,000 people.


Sat 7.12 - The Lost Circus 5th Anniversary
(circus meets dark cabaret with a steampunk twist)

Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, BK, 9pm-4am
$20 until 7.5 / $25 after / $10 after 1am, 21+ (25+ suggested)

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The Circus is said to have started in ancient Egypt when the court entertainers of an immortal Pharaoh escaped their slavery under a midnight moon. They have traveled the globe for centuries, gathering talent from every great empire as the empire itself begins to crumble: Istanbul, Saint Petersburg, London, Berlin...and now they have made it across the sea.

Discover a circus long lost, with music from times gone by or times that never were. The circus unfolds to live bands and in between: acrobatics, aerial, juggling and more, all in a 19th century church with soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and wraparound balcony.

With:

  • Shayfer James: dark, danceable anthems of mischief
  • The Dolomites: sake-soaked orgy of Japanese Balkan Tribal musik
  • Frenchy and the Punk: flapper bohemian punk cabaret
  • Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: an elaborate lineup of acts by this NYC institution of 20 years
  • DJ Joro Boro: bridging the dust of Burning Man with the sounds of a rogue Slavic circus

Plus:

  • Steampunk photo booth by Tsirkus Fotografika
  • Fabulous face & body painting by Painteresse Elysabeth
  • Live ink fashion portraits by Yao Xiao
  • Tarot readings by psychic-to-the-stars Peri Lyons
  • Extreme balloons by The Balloonatic from Neverland Balloons
  • DIY steampunk art, inventions, and dream-weaving booth by Dr. X. Catalyst
  • Wearable art by multiple vendors, including Mustache Mermaid, Canes Enable, Knot Very Nice and more
  • A selection of interactive antique curiosities by The Museum of Interesting Things
  • Specialty potions by The House of St Eve (T.H.O.S.E. drinks), including absinthe and other delights

You can learn more about each artist below.

Dress code: Dark cabaret, traveling circus, steampunk Victorian, neo-tribal, funky formal, desert wanderer, Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, Mad Max, City of Lost Children -- or at least cocktail attire. Stilts & characters welcome. Effort required / dress code more flexible after 1am.

Press reviews: "Take a Tim Burton film. Now make it darker (if possible) and sexier (yes, please)...in a stroke of maniacal genius, [G&S] are bringing steampunk fantasy to life" - The Village Voice. "A late-night extravaganza...where the big top and cabaret collide" - The New York Post. "Grown-ups can mingle with fire-breathers and live out their big top fantasies " - TimeOut NY

Photo slideshow of past Lost Circus awesomeness: http://bit.ly/LC_flickr

Attention talented creatives! Opportunities are still open for: circus, variety, walkabout, art, experiences, vendors, weirdness. Email gs at geminiandscorpio dot com with "lost circus" somewhere in the subject. Please do not send attachments, only links to site/videos, etc.


Sun 7.13 - Steampunk Secret Speakeasy

6pm-late, $10 to support the Museum
The Loft at Prince Street, 177 Prince St bet Thompson & Sullivan, 6th Floor penthouse

Official link | Event on Facebook

The Museum of Interesting Things, 19th Century Society & Steampunk NYC MeetUp take over a Soho loft for a special party. Drinks, music [original vinyl records] & beautiful visuals [16mm short films]. Demos and playtime with steampunk antiques. We will bring items from our vast collection of photography / film / 3D / animation items.


More on Lost Circus artists:

Dark, danceable anthems of mischief: Shayfer James

Mr. James and his band are devilishly captivating and deliciously unusual. James himself is a man of bewitching grace, grisly humor, and whiskey-flavored wit, and his band is a miscreant consortium of pulsing grooves and rattling bones. A musical tightrope spun from guts and gin, strung above a pit of contagious melodies and grandiose arrangements.

Flapper bohemian punk cabaret: Frenchy and the Punk

Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist and founder of hardcore band Deep Wound from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. They have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. In May 2012, Yahoo Music called them one of the top 25 duos in the US. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals, Steampunk flavor and frenzied fun.

Sake-soaked orgy of Japanese Balkan Tribal: The Dolomites

Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist and founder of hardcore band Deep Wound from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. They have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. In May 2012, Yahoo Music called them one of the top 25 duos in the US. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals, Steampunk flavor and frenzied fun.

A Brooklyn circus institution: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

For over 20 years Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been entertain the people. What started as a weekly cabaret in Brooklyn has grown into an international touring company.

Slavic circus meets Burning Man: Joro Boro

Former resident of the legendary Mehanata Bulgarian Bar in New York, Joro-Boro plays and promotes etnoteck - the dirty and uninhibited side of globalization as a forced feed back into a party without borders, a three-day Balkan wedding in a post-national state where noise, bass and desire detonate the conglomerate monoculture. He is a monthly host of MoGlo (Modern Global) on Radio New York, has toured with Balkan Beat Box, and has performed with artists ranging from Bassnectar to Tinariwen.

Silver film magic: Tsirkus Fotografika

RA Friedman's Tsirkus Fotografika is art, fantasy, time travel and alchemical wizardry. Tsirkus reinvents the modern portrait invoking the spirit of the itinerant tintype artists of old while mixing in retro-futurism a la Jules Verne and a bit of Dr. Caligari-esque mystery. It's instant art made on real silver film, an experience of collaborative creation, an encounter with the dark and perilous science of photography, and a chance to swim in the fiery waters of mad genius...All this is topped off by a sitting fee that belongs in the 19th century. "Steampunk Photography!" - Egophobia Magazine, Romania. "Friedman's frozen photos have the look of splashy oxidation - sometimes sexy and wasted, sometimes gloriously wretched, always stately." - Philadelphia City Paper

Fantastical face painting: Painteresse Elyzabeth

Painteresse Elyzabeth will be offering her exquisite freehand Face & Body Artistry. From small sexy embellishments to ornate masks, from tribal to victorian, in black and white or vivid color, with glittery tattoos and special long-lasting phosphorescent Glowing makeup. Dare to become Illuminated! (You can reach the fabulous Elyzabeth at Painteresse*at*yahoo)

Live ink fashion portraits: Yao Xiao

Have your impeccable evening attires drawn by New York-based artist Yao Xiao who captures the circus of life with a fast quill and simple ink strokes. A professional illustrator by day, Xiao has produced darkly ornate work for Gemini & Scorpio, Dr.Sketchy's NYC, Capitol Records, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal and singer Katy Perry. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, ANIMAL and TimeOut New York for its uniquely majestic style and fascinating process.

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