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Wicked desire is in the air as this year’s Edwardian Ball,themed “My Gorey Valentines,” invites dressed-up denizens to dance and romance the night away in the elaborate, freaky finery that has become its signature. Steampunk suits, top hats and tails, belle-of-the-ball gowns, corsetry, funeral glamour, old-timey cirque looks, rouge-swathed fetish fashion and, yes, Edwardian chic all will be represented. The patrons are as much a part of the entertainment as the performers, But expect EB to provide whimsical and wonderfully weird amusements anyway, including the John Brothers Piano Company, Owl Tree Tarot, “Trapeze DJs” Delachaux & the Klown, the Gentlemen Callers of L.A. and a centerpiece spectacle featuring the Ball’s creators, Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, interpreting Edward Gorey’s classic story “The Beastly Baby.”

Sat., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 02/14/15)