PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present
The Ninth Annual Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire • Los Angeles
Friday, February 9th & Saturday, 10th 2018 • 8 pm – 2 am
The Globe Theatre • 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles 90014
Doors & Show 8pm – 2am • 18 + with ID
Fanciful costumes greatly admired but not required. Have fun, have a Ball!
PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire proudly present The 9th Annual The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles, and the spectacular debut of Los Angeles’s first- ever Edwardian World’s Faire. Born in the darkened hallows of a San Francisco nightclub, this multi-night, multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past eighteen years into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now presenting a uniquely wonderful Edwardian world with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, live music, riveting theatre, fashion, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Set in a romanticized, gilded and gentile Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era, a gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past intertwines with an elegantly imagined future. The 2018 season is proud to announce the featured Gorey story of the season, The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio: — Gorey’s one-of-a-kind tale that many modern fellows might call a “choose your own adventure”!
Peruse The Globe Theater located in the Garland Building in the heart of the Broadway Downtown Theatre District. Built in 1913, this three level baroque centennial theater is an elegant dramatic play house. Capture a moment of history in the Portrait Booth. Sip a locally-distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in the Museum of Wonders. Explore the “Edwardian Odditorium” filled with curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performances, fortune telling, tarot reading, live painting. Explore the all-new Underground Gardens. Enjoy the expanded menu of delicious bites from Edward's Kitchen. Plus, many more surprises waiting in the gilded wings. Coat check, full bars, and hot food available all night.