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“The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey.”
“In short, the Edwardian Ball is not an event as much as it is its own universe.”
“Fantastical, eerie, peculiar, time-warped and surreal, the Edwardian Ball is unlike any other party in San Francisco.”


Brought to you by Paradox & The Edwardian Ball

The Haunted Hourglass
a Very Gorey Halloween

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Cat Club SF • San Francisco

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As the sands of time trickle into our 17th Annual Edwardian Ball Season, we would like to pause a moment and reflect back on our haunted, humble origins. Consider the venerable Cat Club, birthplace of our beloved Edwardian celebration at the turn of the last century… And so we are delighted to return to where it all began, for The Haunted Hourglass, or, a Very Gorey Halloween.

Join Rosin Coven, Founders of The Ball, as they bring Gorey to life onstage… with friends Dark Garden, Miz Margo, The Klown, Decay, Speakeasy Syndicate, DJ Fact.50, Glass Eye Shadow Pictures, Tyler Ryan, Blue Victrola, and more, in a dark, intimate, elegant and whimsical Edwardian soirée.

The Night Circus
Halloween Soirée

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Location TBA • San Francisco

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“The circus arrives without warning… It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.”

Please join us for an intimate and elegant Halloween-night soirée celebrating Erin Morgenstern’s modern classic, “The Night Circus”.

For one night only, enter into a world of unexpected sights and sounds amidst the black & white stripes of Le Cirque des Rêves. Music, magic, dance, and mystery await, nestled amidst a unique venue with sweeping views that shall be revealed at a later date.

Your ticket also includes a seat at the legendary “Midnight Dinner” featuring delicious foods and thought-provoking conversation, plus a complimentary glass of wine, bubbly, or non-alcoholic drink. Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres available throughout the night.

Paradox Media and Dark Garden are proud to bring this event to you. Our mysterious, yet to be disclosed location will be announced soon…