Friday, August 20, 2010

LACMA Muse's Fourteenth Annual Muse 'til Midnight Event

LACMA Muse invites you to its fourteenth annual Muse ‘til Midnight event for an evening of art, live music, food, and drinks to celebrate the museum’s two exhibitions, "Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins" and "Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape". This year’s event is particularly inspired by Manly Pursuits and will feature an atmosphere to match Eakins’ late nineteenth-century paintings. In this vein, Muse 'til Midnight will be presented in two acts:

Act 1: The Eakins Arena
8:15 to 10:30pm: LATCC
Sports and vaudeville collide in the Los Angeles Times Central Court!

After hours access to Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and Catherine
Opie: Figure and Landscape
Live music by Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
Large scale video projections
Vaudeville performers, Opie-inspired photo stations, complimentary cocktails, and more!

Act 2: The Steampunk Saloon
10:00pm to 12:00am: LACMA West Penthouse
The fashion of yesterday meets the technology of tomorrow five floors up in the LACMA West Penthouse. Bust out your goggles and parasols to enjoy...

Live performance by The Unextraordinary Gentlemen
Steampunk inspired art, crafts, and fashion; featuring ensembles by Clockwork Couture
DJ spinning the finest in early-century vinyl with a modern twist
Moustache contest (homegrown and homemade), complimentary cocktails, and more!

Tickets are $25 for Muse members and $40 for the general public.

Tickets can be purchased at, at any of LACMA’s Welcome Centers, or by telephone at 323 857-6010. Advance purchase is recommended, as the event is expected to sell out quickly.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, August 9, 2010

Chrononaut on the Boardwalk

The salt breeze, the bright sun, the ladies and gentlemen in their whites, gay stripes and straw hats. The strong men, jugglers and arcades on the piers entertain folks from all around. From the cliff tops, ornithopters launch catching the updrafts and only occasionally crashing on the rocks below. Beach goers in their modest costumes enjoy the sun and the surf trusting in the submarine kraken patrols to keep them safe. Fortunately death rays work even underwater!

For the month of August Chrononaut's theme will be summer at the boardwalk. Professor Greyshade will spin light and amusing tunes, while vendors wheel and deal. As usual Obscure Discoveries will be there with many goodies on hand! And there will be other surprises including a rare cinematic treat.

August 13th, doors open at 8:00, and the event closes at 12:00. $5 at the door.

Queen Bee's
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Junior League W.A.T.C.H. Mummy Scouting Outing

This Sunday on August 8th, Coyote and Ellie of the Junior League W.A.T.C.H. invites you on a fact finding mission at the California Science Center. There are rumors of the arrival of the worlds largest collection of mummies displayed in our fair city of Los Angeles. The W.A.T.C.H. has decided an investagation is in our and needs your help!

The expedition begins at 12:15pm, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles CA and will go into the exhibit at 1:15pm.

Parking in the Structure is $8

Tickets for Mummies of the World is $19.50 for adults, plus $2 to print the ticket at home.


We are planning on seeing exhibit BUT NOT the IMAX film.

Please RSVP by sending an email with your name and how many will be in your party to...

Remember this is a Steampunk League W.A.T.C.H event, so dress to impress, BUT PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LARGE GADGETS, BACKPACKS, RAY GUNS, & any other sort of oversized equipment at home. We are going to be guests of the California Science Center and should respect the venue. The W.A.T.C.H. did call ahead of time, and confirm that there are no dress codes, and we will be able to go into Museum in Steampunkery!

- Captain Wong Wei -