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January 17th & 18th: The 14th Annual Edwardian Ball and Edwardian World’s Faire

by Teresa Rodriguez

Edwardian Ball
Paradox Media and Vau de Vire will present the 14thannual award-winning Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire on Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th, 2014, at the stunning historic San Francisco venue, The Regency Ballroom.  Step into a uniquely immersive world, where turn-of-the-century meets world-to-be in a fantastic blend of performance and audience–of sights, sounds, and magic.  Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven and co-host Vau de Vire Society will bring a featured Edward Gorey story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography, and narration. And high-flying trapeze and steam-powered machines will create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ball goers waltzing their way from absinthe to the dance floor.
On Friday night, the Edwardian World’s Faire—always a little more rambunctious than the Saturday night ball—will showcase an authentic tea parlor and an interactive night of Barbary-themed Midway games, bicycle-powered carnival rides by Cyclecide, an exposition of steam-powered machinery by Kinetic Steam Works, circus sideshows, burlesque, and longtime Edwardian disc jockey Delachaux and Vau de Vire Society.
On Saturday night, the Edwardian Ball happens–Friday’s rides and games will have been cleared away, making way for ballroom dancing followed by performances by Dark Garden Corsetry, “Belle of the Ball” Jill Tracy, DJs Miz Margo and Delachaux.  Capture a moment of history in the antique portrait studio, sip an absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Later in the night, Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society will perform the ‘not-to-miss’ theatrical interpretation of an Edward Gorey story.
What:  The 14th Annual Edwardian Ball and Edwardian World’s Faire
When:  Friday & Saturday, January 17 & 18, 2014 – Doors and show at 8:00pm – All Ages Welcome
Where: The Regency Ballroom–1300 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94109. 
Phone (415) 673-5716 or visit   


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