Saturday Night in San Francisco brings us the latest incarnation of the event that started it all, The Edwardian Ball. Night two presents a whimsical, elegant night of art, music, ballroom dance, theatre, fashion, circus, and the art and stories of beloved author Edward Gorey. Friday night’s rides, games, and carnival stylings are cleared to make way for a uniquely immersive world, where the turn of the century meets the world-to-be in a fantastic blend of performance and audience, of sights, sounds, and magic. The evening opens with Ballroom Dancing, giving way to an unpredictably eclectic night of programming and participant-driven wonders. And each year, in the depths of the night, Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven & co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring a featured Gorey story to life onstage with original music, choreography, narration, and circus performance. This year, we are presenting one of his delightfully dark masterpieces, “The Deadly Blotter,” a whodunit mystery of Gorey intrigue.
Both nights in San Francisco…Peruse the haunted grounds of the 1909 Masonic ballroom… visit our famous Vendor Bazaar, capture a moment in history at our beloved Portrait Booth, sip a locally-distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in our Museum of Wonders located in the opulent Regency Lodge, our “Edwardian Odditorium” full of curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performances, fortune telling, tarot reading, and much more. Ask 10 people and they will have had 10 different experiences, intertwined in experience and delight!