Ghouls, ghosts and goblins arose from the Dark Harbor to take over the Queen Mary on opening night, Thursday, Sept. 29. The annual event features six haunted mazes, a 4-D theater experience, hundreds of monsters, DJs, cabanas and fire dancers. Dark Harbor runs for 22 haunted evenings through Oct. 31.
All photos by Star Foreman
The best way to describe Beyond Brookledge is that it's as if somebody fit the L.A. Opera and Burning Man into the Magic Castle, and then had a three-day slumber party. This year, Beyond Brookledge, held May 20-22 at the Mission Inn in Riverside, featured round-the-clock entertainment. There were dime museums, freak shows, singers, piercers, demons, mermaids, the giant puzzle, blue men, foot Jenga, skeletons, ventriloquism, opera, full-moon howling and much more. Capping out at just 50 tickets, Beyond Brookledge is one of those once-a-year events that seems impossible but instead is impossibly fun.
As Jason Weisberger of Boing Boing said, "Beyond Brookledge is an extension of Erika Larsen's amazing Brookledge Follies. The follies are a single evening's performance at a very small, private stage in Los Angeles. Tickets are never for sale, seating is nearly impossible to come by and the show is over far, far too quickly. Beyond Brookledge is an amped-up, immersive, three-day version of Erika's magical evening."
The Pretty Things Peepshow finished its Valentine's tour at the Bob Baker Marionette theater on Friday night. A sexy mix of variety entertainment called Broadville, the show (brainchild of go-go Amy) has been on the road since 2009. Friday night's cast consisted of Rachel Renegade, Charlie Atlas, Rasputin's Marionettes and, of course, go-go Amy, with a special appearance by Jack Dagger and opening entertainment by Deven Green.
The invitation was mysterious. "Mrs. Harriet Cooper and the Gentlewomen of the Wayne Foundation Ladies Auxiliary request the pleasure of your company for a marionette masquerade ball on Saturday the 5th of September Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-Six, formal attire-all guests en masque." Well, how could we resist an invitation like that? How many people get to actually visit Wayne Manor? Photos by Star Foreman.
KING TUT………Greg Iriart
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