From an underground club event to an internationally renowned and immersive festival of arts, the Edwardian Ball is celebrating 22 years of extravagant, otherworldly experiences.
This unique artist-owned and -operated event will welcome thousands of costumed revelers to its neo-Edwardian wonderland on February 3rd and 4th for mesmerizing stage shows, interactive steam-powered art, a Vendor Bazaar, Museum of Wonders, and an exquisite grand ballroom.
Guests will be whisked into a mesmerizing fantasia inspired by the author, illustrator, and event patron saint Edward Gorey, whose tales inspire the annual ball. His tableaux classic, The Object-Lesson, underpins the curation of this year's experience which features a lineup of incredible, high caliber talent including founding ensemble Rosin Coven in their final Edwardian Ball performance, co-hosts Vau de Vire Society, Zoe Jakes, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Eric McFadden, Dark Garden Corsetry, and many more.
The Edwardian Ball is presented over two nights. Daytime programming on Saturday will include free access to the Vendor Bazaar plus the highly anticipated return of Afternoon Tea in the Museum of Wonders, an elegant and delectable afternoon of enchanting performances and edible delights.
// The Edwardian Ball is 8pm to 2am, February 3-4 at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. (TenderNob); tickets ($150/GA, $45/16 and Under or Friday only), are available at edwardianball.com.
Performers at Afternoon Tea in the Museum of Wonders, San Francisco 2016.(Marco Sanchez)