Tonight! Coilhouse at the Edwardian Ball

“Flowers” – an image from the Edwardian Ball by Eric Gillet

Last weekend, I decided – at the last minute, on a whim – to drive to San Francisco from LA to see my beautiful co-editor Mer play violin and theremin at the Edwardian Ball. The Ball itself was a dream come true; I witnessed Gorey-inspired circus routines, swishing crinolines, and epic handlebar ‘staches. No one was taking themselves seriously at all, and the goofball atmosphere had a rare romance about it.  Well, due to some unfortunate traffic, I missed the chance to see Mer play that night. But I’m in luck, for – again, it seems, at the last minute – it was decided that Mer would be coming down here for the second week of the Edwardian Ball, to LA! Here is the description from the Edwardian Ball site:

The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles – a splendid San Francisco tradition flies south for the winter, presenting an elegant, turn of the century celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus arts, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology, and of course, the art and stories of Edward Gorey.  Held in the historic Tower Theater, and hosted by LA’s own big top phenomenon Cirque Berzerk in partnership with Edwardian Ball co-creators Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, the night promises an unforgettable blend of audience and performance with humor, darkness, and style.  Also featuring Helios Jive, DJ Xian, Jill Tracy, Miz Margo, Dark Garden Corsetry, and many special guests.

One of the first portraits I ever took: Edwardian Ball DJ Miz Margo.

LA readers, you’d better not miss this. It’s the first time that the Edwardian Ball is happening here in LA, and it’s literally a circus blowing through town – one that we should welcome warmly, and in style (read Mer’s article California Carnival Spirit for more on what to expect). It’s also the first time that Zo, Mer and I will be in the same place at the same time since our launch party, and we’ll have Issue 02’s on hand for anyone who wants to check it out. See you there!

Saturday January 31st, 2009
Tower Theater
Doors and show 8:00pm, all ages welcome
$30 general, $75 VIP (includes reserved balcony seating & hosted absinthe bar)

10 Responses to “Tonight! Coilhouse at the Edwardian Ball”

  1. Samantha Says:

    I know that I really should go to this, but the hermit that I am knows I’ll never leave the house.

  2. CamyLuna Says:

    I just got my tickets last night and will see you there!

  3. choklit Says:

    The entire San Francisco Edwardian Ball weekend was stunningly phenomenal… my heart is breaking that I can’t go down to LA to carry on with the bliss.

    Don’t walk, all of you south-landers… RUN!

  4. Dave L. Says:

    Dammit. I thought the LA one wasn’t for another couple of weeks. I really want to go, but I don’t have the clothes for it. (Not that I don’t have a suit, but it’s entirely the wrong period.)

  5. PUREVILE! Says:

    I know Ms Margo personally as we were Club partners during her time in NYC!!!! and let me tall you she is one FIERCE BITCH!!!! She told me all about this when i saw her a few weeks ago!!!! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about it sooner!!!!

    I cannot wait to attend {and possibly VEND } next year!!!!!

  6. Tequila Says:

    @ Dave L…Same here suit wise. Half the fun of this is dressing up & I’ve been way too distracted to go clothes hunting for this. Still I hope many go as this would be something nice to see become a regular thing in LA.

  7. David Forbes Says:

    Not for the first time, I wish I had a teleporter to the West Coast.

    Glad everyone had an amazing time. :-)

  8. BlueAnchorNatasha Says:

    Im sorry I missed this!!

  9. R. Says:

    Damn living across the country. I would have loved to have been there.

  10. Jerem Morrow Says: