Posted by Milk Bar Mag on 13/3/15.
Have you ever dared to step into the dark side? Does your innate curiosity compel you to explore the murky depths of a mystery? Well you can now unleash your inner Poe at Wild Things’ own ‘Nevermore’ masquerade event, which has an Edgar Allan Poe theme! Nevermore will be held at the Wilde, which accentuates the chilling yet thrilling vibe that this masquerade will project to its visitors.
Dress to scare as a raven, a black cat, a madman, a dead thing, a lost lover, a mummy, a ghost, the Red Death, a jester, a fragile gothic lady (with a string of curses attached!), a detective, you could don on a period dress, or the truly daring can attempt to work the attire of master Poe himself, although your efforts will be judged by the Bottoms Up Burlesque team: so beware! They have seen a lot; it will be difficult to raise a single hair on their arms, let alone send chills up and down their spines.
That’s right folks, it’s time for you to whip out your magnifying glass and revel in the mystery of the Bottoms Up Burlesque show, where light and darkness clash in a brilliant array of aesthetic noir and exotic insanity! Delve into the divine, expect the unexpected, but most importantly: prepare to lose yourself in the eccentricity of these acts. They will blow you away, blurring your boundaries of reality and fantasy as the performers dance in the shadows.
Nevermore commemorates Poe’s legendary existence by allowing you to choose one of his readings and poems and read them onstage. Sign up for the awesome opportunity to enlighten the audience with his brilliant works (for 2-3 minutes, so make it short yet sweet!), and you can either share your performance side by side with a partner or as part of a group.
To keep your ravenous appetites at bay, The Wilde will be providing tasty finger foods, in order to sustain you all during this action-packed and fun event. Drinks can also be bought at the bar, for those of you who want to add the cherry on top of a captivating night.
Make sure you also arrive with a mask (ooh how frightening!) and a bell, which will signal the beginning of a performance. Wild Things also gives you the opportunity to add a finishing touch to your outfits through Rosalyn, a talented body artist that will amp up the creepy with her paints and brush. Be one of the first to arrive at 7:30pm (nice and early!) in order to get decorated, since there will be a lot of people and there’s only one of her. Tickets can be purchased for $70.
It is also very easy to get to The Wilde; you can just take the number 86 tram and it will drop you off right in front of it. Nevermore will be held in its upstairs function room. Don’t deprive yourself of this opportunity; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that you certainly won’t regret!