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Honoring this year’s bountiful autumn Harvest. Sup at
a sumptuous feast and dance with our friends from villages near and far.
Formal attire please.
|Saturday , November 15, 2008
|Dinner starts at 6pm|
|Tickets $35, include dinner, Music by Fleur de Lis . Buy
tickets early, may sell out.|
|Janet Goeske Center, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside <-- New
|Formal attire required, from 1700-1820 preferred but not
|English Country Dancing and Instruction on the second and fourth
Thursdays of every month. See website for location and more
This three-evening seminar series offers a detailed look at contemporary
motion picture makeup and hairstyling techniques from the perspective of the
practitioners themselves. Each week’s topic will be illuminated by film
clips, on stage discussions with working makeup artists and hairstylists,
and questions from the audience.
|Oct. 16 - Beauty Makeup|
|Oct 23 - Character and special makeup effects|
|Oct 30 - Hairstyling|
See the website for the list of moderators and artisans that will be
speaking each week.
http://www.oscars.org/events/makeup/index.html or (310) 247-3600|
|Thursdays - Oct 16, 23, 30, 2008|
|7-10pm, doors open at 6|
|Tickets for the series: $30 / $20 for Academy members and
|The Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion
|1313 Vine Street, Hollywood|
Bowers Museum presents the largest exhibit of Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta
Army ever seen outside of China. The 100 objects include 14 of
the life-size terra cotta figures from 2000 years ago. Detailed on
some are so complete that even the rivets on the armor are visible. (Now
that's detail!) Represented are generals, warriors, court officials
|Info: http://www.bowers.org or
|May 18 - October 12, 2008, Tuesday-Sunday|
|All tickets timed. Ticket prices variable, see web
|Bowers Museum of Cultural Art|
|2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana|
|The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the FIDM Museum & Galleries
jointly present the exhibition, showcasing a retrospective of television's
most memorable costume designs from the past and present. Featured will
be work from this year's Emmy nominations.
|July 24-27, 2008, Annual|
|San Diego Convention Center, CA|
|As their name states, this is an international comic convention.
Saturday's event is open to all costumes but comic oriented items do better.
|Note: write for their rules, their structure and format is different
than the 'ICG standard'.|
|There are a number of sponsored prizes most years.|
|Pre-register for the masquerade|
|Sells out early, so get your tickets|
Hosted in the lovely little town of Fawnskin, the Victorian Festival
is a day in Charles Dickens’ London – a city filled with lively and
colorful characters from both literature and history. Come join us for
an adventure in this elegant era with hundreds of costumed players in
music halls, pubs and dance parties. Explore our winding lanes, finding
trinkets and treasures while surrounded by enticing aromas of hearty
foods and the joyous sound of music in the air. Activities include a Victorian Tea, Tea with the Queen,
and readings by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and other
literary artists of the 19th century. We will have demonstrations of the Gatling gun, cannon, and a battle of the Queen's Royal Army!
http://www.fawnskinvictorian.com/ or (909) 585-7825|
|Saturday and Sunday, July 5 & 6, 2008, 10am - 6pm|
|On day tickets $10, kids under 5 free|
|Big Bear Lake's North Shore|
|Pedersen's Mill, 39115 Rim of the World, Fawnskin|
|Free parking and shuttle |
Grand Masque Ball
The Grand Masque Ball under the Big Bear Lake stars is on Saturday night.
It is a costumed affair. Formal attire required; Victorian costume
preferred. Note: There also is a spectator gallery where
mundane clothing is accepted.
|Saturday, July 5th, 2008, 7pm - 11pm|
|Tickets for Ball: $25 / Spectator's Gallery: $5|
FIDM - Aesthetes,
Bohemians & Craftsmen: Artistic Dress, 1880s - 1920s
"Travel back in time to the 1930s to spend a delightful afternoon picnicking
on a vintage green surrounded by historic homes. The afternoon will include
dancing to live music provided by the Bilgewater Rats, prizes for picnic
presentation, vintage car display, Prohibition-inspired cocktails, an Art Deco
furnished house exhibit, a drawing for many vintage items, and a feast for the
eyes of vintage fashion and picnic displays of exuberant "deco"-dence."
or 323-225-2700 or http://www.adsla.org/
|Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 1pm-5pm|
|Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway
at Avenue 43)|
|See website for pricing of tickets and rental of tables and chairs|
Western Costume is having a big spring closet cleaning ONE DAY ONLY,
Saturday, May 31. Come early it's going to be a fab yard (er parking
lot) sale. On the website, they've got a video of all kinds of the
stuff that they're going to
sell, vintage dresses, uniforms, furry monkey hands, glitter stuff, top
Texuba - Kimono and Textiles
|Great shows for Textile junkies. Beautiful fabrics that only
come to town a few times a year. Kimono and obi.
|Retirement Closing sales! Keep checking their website at
www.texuba.com for the latest shows.|
|June 21-22, 2008|
|23104 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA |
between Lomita Blvd & 230th St
(In the former Florence Fabrics building)
|The party's over!!!!!|
|Double Tree Hotel, San Jose, CA|
|April 25-28, 2008|
|Find all masquerade awards:
|Want to know what went on? Check out
My Evil Plan Zine|
|Please note... they are have problems with spam filters and
e-mail's ending in ".info", if you are trying to contact anyone, check
the website for the new ".org" addresses!|
Discover the origins of fashion plate illustrations and their importance
in Fashion on A Plate. Explore the reasons why fashion illustration was used
100 years ago, how early fashion plates were produced, and the influence
these illustrations had on how fashion was marketed for centuries. This
unique exhibit showcases a series of forty fashion images from the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries and textiles provided by private
collections. (Due to the nature of the textiles included in this exhibit, no
photography is allowed.)
|Saturdays and Sundays, March 28 to May 31, 2008, 12 to 4 p.m.|
|Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway
at Avenue 43)|
Don't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls? Well, how about Second &
Put on your glad rags and discover the clandestine seductions of a little
hideaway 'Off-Manhattan'. Behind a plain door down a dimly-lit alley
in the heart of St. Andrews Square, you'll find men in striped suits & women
in beaded chemises that catch the light as they shimmy to the Charleston.
There, back in the 20s, it's rumored the bathtub gin flowed freely.
Now we're pretty sure we'll be safe from raids, and the hooch is clean, but
we might still serve it in tea cups.
You'll want to be there. Knock three times and whisper the secret password
(to be revealed when you make your reservation). Swellegant people,
deliciously furtive drinks, dancing with abandon, raffles, and a surprise or
two we can't yet reveal. (P.S. Don't tell the attorney general)
Sponsored jointly by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA) and the St.
Andrews Square Neighborhood Association (SASNA); proceeds will go to the
preservation of historic structures in St. Andrews Square and Art Deco
treasures throughout Los Angeles.
The Purse & the Person brings together life stories buried right
under our noses -- in the purses carried by our mothers and grandmothers.
Developed from a private collection of over 3,000 purses and accessories,
this exhibition looks at purses from the inside out, examining day-to-day
life reflected in a very personal, very female artifact cache -- a woman's
The exhibit's run at the Pasadena Museum of History is part of a
nine-city national tour over a three-year period, containing over 100 purses
along with an equal amount of artifacts and photographs.
Purse Design Showcase & Silent Auction
Motion Picture Costumer 705 Giant Yard Sale
Ever wanted to shop at a professional costumer's yard sale??? How about
a whole group??? Members of Local 705 Costumer's Union will be gathering
together to sell costume pieces, clothing, crafts, fabrics, supplies and books.
Bring cash for a great shopping spree to help out costumer's effected by the
current Hollywood strike.
|Saturday, February 9, 2008|
|History for Hire parking lot by Burbank Airport|
|7149 Fair Ave, North Hollywood|
|Off Sherman Way between Vineland and Tujunga |
Forty years of imagination, artistry and meticulous craftsmanship that
together have made the Star Trek legacy history. This is the
largest collection of artifacts, sets and information ever put on public
display. A large array of exhibits, featuring sets, costumes, museum pieces
and props from all five Star Trek television series and ten Star
Trek feature films. Check out the
virtual tour description,
Detailed tour description, Tour will also visit aprox 20
North American cities over the next 5 years.
|Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach|
|Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, to Sunday Feb. 17, 2008|
Ticketmaster.com - Adult Tickets are $35 weekend / $30
weekday, Children's Tickets are $17.50 weekend / $16 weekday, Special
pricing available for Seniors, Students, and Active Military with ID at
Box Office only|
|The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Fashion Institute
of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries
jointly present the exhibition, showcasing the year's
most memorable costume designs from the movies of the past year.. The
Academy Award nominated costumes will be featured.
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