An “evening of magic and mystery” is happening downtown this weekend.
The GR After Dark Masquerade Ball, featuring The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra from Detroit, is set for 8 p.m. this Friday at 20 Monroe Live.
“Come, step into the darkness,” show organizers say.
The ball will feature a black-light art gallery and various entertainment acts: including DJ PRIM; the Olivia Mainville duo; Daredevil Circus aerialists and performers; Danger Damsels burlesque performances; strolling puppeteers; and more.
Several activities will also be on hand: a makeup station by Makeup Boulevard; a make-your-own-mask station; GR Original Swing Society dance instruction; and a raffle to win Electric Forest passes and 20 Monroe Live VIP tickets to shows.
A best-dressed contest and best-mask contest will give attendees another shot at a pair of Electric Forest passes per winner.
VIP ticket holders can get in an hour before the show to take part in a Mod Bettie private photo shoot in the venue’s upstairs Vanguard Lounge, where they will also have access to an exclusive burlesque show and a free beverage. On the main floor, they’ll be in a reserved seating section referred to as “the VIP party pit.”
The ball is an 18-or-older event.
Tickets are $15-$23 for general admission and $45 for VIPs.
Photo via 20monroelive.com