The Ninth Annual Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire, LA Line-Up Announced!

PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire proudly present The 9th Annual The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles, and the spectacular debut of Los Angeles’s first- ever Edwardian World’s Faire. Born in the darkened hallows of a San Francisco nightclub, this multi-night, multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past eighteen years into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now presenting a uniquely wonderful Edwardian world with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, live music, riveting theatre, fashion, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Set in a romanticized, gilded and gentile Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era, a gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past intertwines with an elegantly imagined future. The 2018 season is proud to announce the featured Gorey story of the season, The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll’s Imbroglio: — Gorey’s one-of-a-kind tale that many modern fellows might call a “choose your own adventure”!
Peruse The Globe Theater located in the Garland Building in the heart of the Broadway Downtown Theatre District. Built in 1913, this three level baroque centennial theater is an elegant dramatic play house. Capture a moment of history in the Portrait Booth. Sip a locally-distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in the Museum of Wonders. Explore the “Edwardian Odditorium” filled with curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performances, fortune telling, tarot reading, live painting. Explore the all-new Underground Gardens. Enjoy the expanded menu of delicious bites from Edward’s Kitchen. Plus, many more surprises waiting in the gilded wings. Coat check, full bars, and hot food available all night.
 

Friday, February 9th 2018

The Edwardian World’s Faire 
Globe Theatre, 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM) 18+
$65-100 + VIP Booth Packages
For one night only, the ballroom floor of the beautiful, historic Globe Theatre becomes an Edwardian Exposition of Art, Science, Technology, and History. The theme this year is Space & The Future, exploring past, present, and imagined concepts of leaving our planet and sailing for the stars. Kinetic and interactive art, exhibits, and games create an immersive environment to the delight of all ages, paired with an elegant, eclectic, high-energy variety show gracing the stage for the night. Explore the all-new Museum of Wonders, and descend below the ballroom floor into the debut of The Edwardian Gardens, a subterranean world of gaming, topiary, picnics, portraits, and much more. Full bar including delicious absinthe cocktails (21+) and hot food served all night.
  • Vau de Vire Society, Co-Hosts of The Edwardian Ball
  • Roaring 20’s Street Jam
  • DJ Xian (LADEAD)
  • The World’s Faire Grand Exposition of Art, Science, and History
  • “Choose Your Own Adventure” mechanical book printing​
  • Two Bit Circus
  • Buck Down (of The Gentlemen Callers)
  • Dr. Solar’s Traveling Medicine Show
  • Owl Tree Tarot
  • Le Cancan Bijou
  • Fou Fou Ha!
  • Kinetic Steam Works
  • World’s Faire Fashion Show
  • Tango Flash Mob
  • Le Petit Bonbons… and much more!

Saturday, February 10th 2018

The 9th Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles
Globe Theatre, 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM) 18+
$75 – $125 + VIP Booth Packages
Friday’s expo is cleared away to make room for ballroom dancing and elegant revelry. The night begins with graceful waltzes and fiery tangoes filling the Ballroom floor, giving way to theatre, opera, Cancan dancers, and a steam-powered tea garden. Bands, circus artists, dancers, and DJs round out the entertainment, featuring our annual Edward Gorey story brought to life by Edwardian Ball creators, Rosin Coven with co-hosts Vau de Vire Society in an original stage performance. This year’s story is “The Raging Tide, or, The Black Doll’s Imbroglio”, Gorey’s one and only choose-your-own-adventure tale. Explore our all-new Museum of Wonders, and descend below the ballroom floor into the debut of The Edwardian Gardens, a subterranean world of gaming, topiary, picnics, portraits, and much more. Full bar including delicious absinthe cocktails (21+) and hot food served all night.
  • Rosin Coven, founders of The Edwardian Ball
  • Vau de Vire Society, Co-Hosts of The Edwardian Ball
  • “The Raging Tide, or, The Black Doll’s Imbroglio” by Edward Gorey, as performed               by Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, & Kinetic Steam Works
  • TRAPEZE Worldwide featuring Delachaux & The Klown
  • Dark Garden Corsetry
  • Two Bit Circus
  • Roaring 20’s Street Jam
  • Buck Down (of Gentlemen Callers)
  • Dr. Solar
  • Owl Tree Tarot
  • Le Cancan Bijou
  • Fou Fou Ha!
  • DJ Xian (LADEAD)
  • Kinetic Steam Works
  • DJ Baz…. and much more!

Sunday, February 4th 

The Edwardian Ball Vendor Bazaar
Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 740 E. Green Street, Pasadena
Noon-7:00PM
Prepare for the Edwardian Ball 2018 festivities or just shop for that perfect discovery. Enjoy a carefully curated selection of artisan-made fashion for men & women. Procure the perfect hat, accessories, jewellery, curiosities, and more.  Enjoy wine & cheese and Edwardian Ball dance classes all day long!
For more information:
Friday, February 9th & Saturday, 10th 2018
The Globe Theatre • 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Doors & Show 8pm – 2am • 18 + with ID

Sunday, January 7th

Edwardian Ball Dance Classes
Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 740 E. Green Street, Pasadena
The dance series is commencing this Sunday, January 7th. Attendees are welcome to join the series or opt for a drop-in class.

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