Are you in a party mood, but tired of the same hum-drum get-togethers? You may want to check out the Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire, an eclectic event that’s anything but mundane. This annual bash celebrates the life and works of writer Edward Gorey, known for his illustrated books, but that’s only the beginning. The party is a mish-mash of music, dance, theater, art, fashion, gaming, and circus, where party-goers are encouraged to dress in costume – and that they do! It’s kind of like Dickens meets Goth meets Roaring 20’s, with a little top-hat and lace thrown in for elegance.
The Edwardian World’s Fair takes place on Friday, January 17 in San Francisco and is less formal and a little more rambunctious than the Edwardian Ball which occurs on Saturday, January 18 in San Francisco and also Saturday, February 8 in Los Angeles.
More Information: Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire 2014
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94109
Date/Time: Friday & Saturday, January 17 & 18, 2014, 8:00pm
Tickets: $40-$50 General Admission; $80-$95 VIP (All prices increase $5 at the door)
Parking: Validated flat rate of $14 at Holiday Inn Garage, located at 1500 Van Ness. Limited street parking. Closest BART station is Civic Center.
The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8:00pm
Tickets: $45 General Admission, $75 VIP
Parking: Several parking lots are located next to and near the theater. Prices vary.