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American Gothic: An Edgar Allan Poe Ball

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - January 19, 2020 @ 2:00 am

American Gothic: An Edgar Allan Poe Ball

American Gothic is a subgenre of gothic fiction. Elements specific to American Gothic include: rationality versus the irrational, puritanism, guilt, the uncanny (das unheimliche), ab-humans, ghosts, and monsters.

American Gothic: An Edgar Allan Poe Ball celebrates all the above. Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809. Join us on Saturday January 18. 2020 as we celebrate the works of the most famous American Gothic writers.

DJ Cresendoll & Neph are your hosts for the night – together they will help you traverse the world of Poe which is filled with murder, revenge, torture, the plague, being buried alive, insanity, etc.

Doors at 9 PM

$12 GA Adv. Purchase / $16 at the door – includes access to venue, DJs, and performances

$22 VIP Experience Adv. Purchase / $26 at the door – includes access to VIP Lounge, special private performance by Delvin Alfather as the Raven, bag of spoopy delights, and a place to hang your souls (aka coats).

DJs Crescendoll & Neph will play your favorite Dark Wave, Gothic, Synth, Post Punk, Industrial, New Wave and related genres.

Special Drink Menu: Our master mixologist handcrafts the finest tonics and elixirs that will cure all your ailments. For this evening they have a special selection to cure the following:
The Plague
Scarlett Fever
Consumption
Fatigue
Hysteria – Reserved for our female guests.

Special themed ambient dancers:
Delvin Alfather as Anabel Lee
Jamie Angelica as The Gold Bug
Amelie Amhose as Lenore
Gemmi Galactic as Ligeia
Rynice Hanson as Masque of the Red Death

Poe Toaster – Have you ever wanted to be a Poe Toaster? Well we will give you the opportunity at American Gothic. We will have an Edgar Allan Poe gravestone set up on stage. Please bring roses, notes of devotion to Poe, buy a shot of cognac at the bar to offer to him, or anything else you want to offer Poe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_Toaster

The mysterious and enchanting Lady Cassandra will be available for all your tarot, rune, palm, and psychic readings. If you dare!

Short readings of his works.

Vendors of the Macabre: TBA

Costumes, Cosplay, Gothic, Steampunk, Period Piece or all black clothing encouraged but not required!

An Ivory Moth Production
18+ w/ Government ID
Elysium Austin
705 Red River

Details

Start:
January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
End:
January 19, 2020 @ 2:00 am
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Venue

Elysium
705 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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