10.25 - 6th Annual Masquerade Macabre Halloween celebration
Sat, Oct 25, 8pm-4am, $20* adv / $25* door / $15 after 12am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Light Space, 1115 Flushing Ave, 3 blocks from Jefferson stop on the L
A marvellous and mysterious event...a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque...an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments...an explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.
Featuring live, 9pm-12am: back from over a year of touring his hit circus show LIMBO, circus composer Sxip Shirey with a handpicked Jank! band. French brass band Radio Kaizman, rocking their special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms. Bloody burlesque by Minx Arcana. Demonic dance floor by G&S favorites Joro Boro and DJ Shakey 12am-3am, chilling out into lounge mode after for a smooth finish. Frighteningly accurate fortunes told by witchy mistress Marcy Currier. Dark visuals by VJ Fuzzy Bastard. Haunted forest lounge. Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails).
*An additional $30 gets you a commemorative Masquerade Macabre hip flask engraved with the monster hybrid Victorian couple from the event flyer.
Inspiration: macabre carnival, aberrations of nature, cabinet of curiosities, dark Victoriana, evil funhouse, steampunk, Jan Svankmaier & Brothers Quay films, Freaks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Think dark & creepy. Or dark & funny. Or whatever your Halloween costume happens to be. But if we have to ask, it's not a costume.
"Live music, dancing, absinthe and the dark arts" - The New York Times. "Late-night absinthe-fueled revelry, with dancing, circus arts, and a Victorian-inspired dress code." - The Village Voice. "Expect off-the-wall antics" - Huffington Post. "Denizens of the night...down absinthe until the sun rises." - TimeOut New York. "Absinthe-fueled debauchery." - Paper. "Vintage-inspired spectacle." - New York Press. "This quintessential New York experience, a costume-required masquerade ball, offers a cornucopia of pleasures guaranteed to keep you going all night (and morning) long." - Flavorpill. "Collection of artists who revel in all things exotic, sensual and creative." - Examiner