Thursday, August 11, 2011

Victorian Steampunk Ball to be held at Pipers Opera House in Virginia City

Contact: William Puchert

Come join The Great Basin Costume Society, High Desert Steam, the Reno Steampunk Club and the Sacramento Steampunk Society at the inaugural "Victorian Steampunk Ball" to be held from 7 to 11 pm, Saturday, September 17 for an evening of dancing and entertainment at the historic Piper's Opera House, located on B and Union Streets in Virginia City.

The ball will feature Victorian ballroom music, to include waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, schottisches, and the Congress of Vienna.

 All manner of fantastical costume is admired (but not required) - Steampunks, Victorian ladies and gentlemen, soldiers and cavalrymen, Neo-Victorians, explorers, miners, and "doves." This is a family-friendly event, so please dress accordingly.

Don't miss the other Steam events throughout the weekend: Ride the fully restored steam train from Carson City to Virginia City (or from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back), tour mines and haunted saloons, go ghost hunting in the Virginia City Graveyard, have a Sarsaparilla at the Bucket of Blood Saloon, even stay overnight in one of the many haunted (or not haunted) historic hotels and B&Bs. A Steampunk-Victorian Parade will tentively be held at noon that same day.

Tickets are $20 pre-paid and $25 at the door.  Tickets are limited: BUY THEM HERE and NOW,or purchase them through the Steampunk Ball Facebook Event Page: 
All proceeds from this event go to benefit the restoration of Piper's Opera House and to support the Great Basin Costume Society and High Desert Steam Club.

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