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English Country Dance - Annual Harvest Ball

Honoring this year’s bountiful autumn Harvest.  Sup at a sumptuous feast and dance with our friends from villages near and far.  Formal attire please.

bulletInfo: http://www.englishcountrydancing.org/  
bulletSaturday , November 15, 2008
bulletDinner starts at 6pm
bulletTickets $35, include dinner, Music by Fleur de Lis .  Buy tickets early, may sell out.
bulletJanet Goeske Center, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside <-- New location
bulletFormal attire required,   from 1700-1820 preferred but not required
bulletEnglish Country Dancing and Instruction on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.  See website for location and more details

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique

This three-evening seminar series offers a detailed look at contemporary motion picture makeup and hairstyling techniques from the perspective of the practitioners themselves.  Each week’s topic will be illuminated by film clips, on stage discussions with working makeup artists and hairstylists, and questions from the audience.

bulletOct. 16 - Beauty Makeup
bulletOct 23 - Character and special makeup effects
bulletOct 30 - Hairstyling

See the website for the list of moderators and artisans that will be speaking each week.

bulletInfo: http://www.oscars.org/events/makeup/index.html or (310) 247-3600
bulletThursdays -  Oct 16, 23, 30, 2008
bullet7-10pm, doors open at 6
bulletTickets for the series: $30 /  $20 for Academy members and students
bulletThe Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
bullet1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor

Bowers Museum presents the largest exhibit of Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army ever seen outside of China.  The 100 objects include 14  of the life-size terra cotta figures from 2000 years ago.  Detailed on some are so complete that even the rivets on the armor are visible. (Now that's detail!)  Represented are generals, warriors, court officials and  acrobats. 

bulletInfo:  http://www.bowers.org  or  714-567-3600
bulletMay 18  - October 12, 2008,  Tuesday-Sunday
bulletAll tickets timed.  Ticket prices variable, see web
bullet Special lectures
bulletBowers Museum of Cultural Art
bullet2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana

FIDM - 3rd Annual Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design Exhibition

bulletThe Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the FIDM Museum & Galleries jointly present the exhibition, showcasing a retrospective of television's most memorable costume designs from the past and present.  Featured will be work from this year's Emmy nominations.
bulletInfo:  http://www.fidm.edu/resources/museum+galleries   for their website and past exhibits.
bulletJuly 29 through September 27, 2008, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday. Closed Labor Day Weekend.
bulletFree to all

Comic-Con International 

bulletJuly 24-27, 2008, Annual
bulletSan Diego Convention Center, CA
bulletAs their name states, this is an international comic convention.  Saturday's event is open to all costumes but comic oriented items do better.
bulletNote: write for their rules, their structure and format is different than the 'ICG standard'.
bulletThere are a number of sponsored prizes most years.
bulletPre-register for the masquerade
bulletSells out early, so get your tickets

The Fawnskin Victorian Festival - Big Bear & Grand Mask Ball

Hosted in the lovely little town of Fawnskin, the Victorian Festival is a day in Charles Dickens’ London – a city filled with lively and colorful characters from both literature and history. Come join us for an adventure in this elegant era with hundreds of costumed players in music halls, pubs and dance parties. Explore our winding lanes, finding trinkets and treasures while surrounded by enticing aromas of hearty foods and the joyous sound of music in the air. Activities include a Victorian Tea, Tea with the Queen, and readings by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and other literary artists of the 19th century. We will have demonstrations of the Gatling gun, cannon, and a battle of the Queen's Royal Army!

bulletInfo: http://www.fawnskinvictorian.com/  or  (909) 585-7825
bulletSaturday and Sunday, July 5 & 6, 2008,  10am - 6pm
bulletOn day tickets $10, kids under 5 free
bulletBig Bear Lake's North Shore
bulletPedersen's Mill, 39115 Rim of the World, Fawnskin
bulletFree parking and shuttle

Grand Masque Ball

The Grand Masque Ball under the Big Bear Lake stars is on Saturday night.  It is a costumed affair. Formal attire required; Victorian costume preferred.  Note:  There also is a spectator gallery where mundane clothing is accepted.

bulletSaturday, July 5th, 2008, 7pm - 11pm
bulletTickets for Ball: $25 / Spectator's Gallery: $5


FIDM - Aesthetes, Bohemians & Craftsmen: Artistic Dress, 1880s - 1920s

bulletThe Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries jointly present the exhibition with The Gamble House Centennial - The Exhibits are celebrating the avant-garde epoch which propelled fashion out of the Victorian Era and continues to influence designs of today.

"The world of Artistic dress was short-lived and inhabited only by a daring few, but the impression left on the fashion world has endured. Started in mid-19th century England, this form of dress was sparked by influential artists subverting societal norms. They abandoned the traditional clothing of the time for the loose, un-corseted styles of ancient Greece and medieval Europe, which they felt best accentuated the natural beauty of the female body. ..."
bulletFIDM Info
bullet  http://www.fidm.edu/resources/museum+galleries   for their website and past exhibits.
bulletMay 20 - July 2, 2008, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
bulletTuesday - Saturday
bulletFree to all
bulletGamble House Tour Info
bullet http://www.gamblehouse.org/centennial/index.html
bulletApril 13 - June 8, 2008, Thus - Sunday - See website for tour times and types as well as pricing

Picnic Toasting the 75th Anniversary of the End of Prohibition

"Travel back in time to the 1930s to spend a delightful afternoon picnicking on a vintage green surrounded by historic homes. The afternoon will include dancing to live music provided by the Bilgewater Rats, prizes for picnic presentation, vintage car display, Prohibition-inspired cocktails, an Art Deco furnished house exhibit, a drawing for many vintage items, and a feast for the eyes of vintage fashion and picnic displays of exuberant "deco"-dence."

bulletInfo: http://heritagesquare.org  or 323-225-2700 or http://www.adsla.org/
bulletSaturday, June 21, 2008 -  1pm-5pm
bulletHeritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway at Avenue 43)
bulletSee website for pricing of tickets and rental of tables and chairs

Western Costume Spring Cleaning Sale

Western Costume is having a big spring closet cleaning ONE DAY ONLY,
Saturday, May 31. Come early it's going to be a fab yard (er parking
lot) sale.  On the website, they've got a video of all kinds of the stuff that they're going to
sell, vintage dresses, uniforms, furry monkey hands, glitter stuff, top
hats... YUM!

bulletInfo: http://www.westerncostume.com/springsale08/index.html
bulletSaturday, May 31, 2008 - 9-5
bulletWestern Costume Parking Lot
bullet11041 Vanowen St, North Hollywood

Texuba - Kimono and Textiles

bulletGreat shows for Textile junkies.  Beautiful fabrics that only come to town a few times a year.  Kimono and obi.
bulletRetirement Closing sales!  Keep checking their website at www.texuba.com for the latest shows.
bulletLos Angeles
bulletJune 21-22, 2008
bullet23104 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA
between Lomita Blvd & 230th St
(In the former Florence Fabrics building)

 Costume Con 26

bulletThe party's over!!!!!
bulletDouble Tree Hotel, San Jose, CA
bulletApril 25-28, 2008
bulletFind all masquerade awards: http://www.cc26.info/
bulletWant to know what went on?  Check out My Evil Plan Zine
bulletCC26 Photos
bulletOrder official photos: http://imagecraft.smugmug.com/
bulletSee more photos on the flicker group
bulletMore photos:
bullet Kevin Standlee
bulletPlease note... they are have problems with spam filters and e-mail's ending in ".info", if you are trying to contact anyone, check the website for the new ".org" addresses!

Fashion on A Plate

Discover the origins of fashion plate illustrations and their importance in Fashion on A Plate. Explore the reasons why fashion illustration was used 100 years ago, how early fashion plates were produced, and the influence these illustrations had on how fashion was marketed for centuries. This unique exhibit showcases a series of forty fashion images from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and textiles provided by private collections. (Due to the nature of the textiles included in this exhibit, no photography is allowed.)

bulletInfo: http://heritagesquare.org  or 323-225-2700
bulletSaturdays and Sundays, March 28 to May 31, 2008, 12 to 4 p.m.
bulletHeritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway at Avenue 43)

Club Manhattan : A Jazz Age Speakeasy

Don't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls? Well, how about Second & Manhattan? 
Put on your glad rags and discover the clandestine seductions of a little hideaway 'Off-Manhattan'.  Behind a plain door down a dimly-lit alley in the heart of St. Andrews Square, you'll find men in striped suits & women in beaded chemises that catch the light as they shimmy to the Charleston.  There, back in the 20s, it's rumored the bathtub gin flowed freely.  Now we're pretty sure we'll be safe from raids, and the hooch is clean, but we might still serve it in tea cups.

You'll want to be there. Knock three times and whisper the secret password (to be revealed when you make your reservation). Swellegant people, deliciously furtive drinks, dancing with abandon, raffles, and a surprise or two we can't yet reveal. (P.S. Don't tell the attorney general)

Sponsored jointly by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA) and the St. Andrews Square Neighborhood Association (SASNA); proceeds will go to the preservation of historic structures in St. Andrews Square and Art Deco treasures throughout Los Angeles.

bulletInfo: http://www.adsla.org
bulletSaturday March 29, 2008

Tickets: $35.00* for members of ADSLA or SASNA, $40.00* for non- members

The Purse and the Person: A Century of Women's Purses

The Purse & the Person brings together life stories buried right under our noses -- in the purses carried by our mothers and grandmothers.  Developed from a private collection of over 3,000 purses and accessories, this exhibition looks at purses from the inside out, examining day-to-day life reflected in a very personal, very female artifact cache -- a woman's handbag.

The exhibit's run at the Pasadena Museum of History is part of a nine-city national tour over a three-year period, containing over 100 purses along with an equal amount of artifacts and photographs. 

bulletInfo: http://www.pasadenahistory.org/thingstosee/purseexhibit.html
bulletJanuary 20-March 31, 2008
bulletWednesday - Sunday, 12-5pm
bulletFenyes Mansion
bullet470 West Walnut Street,  Pasadena
bullet>Tickets: $5 for exhibit, $4 tour, $7 combined, kids free

Purse Design Showcase & Silent Auction

bulletInfo: http://www.pasadenahistory.org/programs_events/purseauctionimages.html
bulletThursday, February 7, 2008
bullet7:30 pm
bulletCATZ (Competitive Athlete Training Zone), 801 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91105
bulletTickets: $120 Patron (exclusive purse preview 7:00-7:30 pm); $60 General; $50 PMH members & CATZ clients

Motion Picture Costumer 705 Giant Yard Sale

Ever wanted to shop at a professional costumer's yard sale???  How about a whole group???  Members of Local 705 Costumer's Union will be gathering together to sell costume pieces, clothing, crafts, fabrics, supplies and books.  Bring cash for a great shopping spree to help out costumer's effected by the current Hollywood strike.

bulletSaturday, February 9, 2008
bulletHistory for Hire parking lot by Burbank Airport
bullet7149 Fair Ave, North Hollywood
bulletOff Sherman Way between Vineland and Tujunga

Star Trek The Tour

Forty years of imagination, artistry and meticulous craftsmanship that together have made the Star Trek legacy  history. This is the largest collection of artifacts, sets and information ever put on public display. A large array of exhibits, featuring sets, costumes, museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and ten Star Trek feature films.  Check out the virtual tour description,

Detailed tour description,   Tour will also visit aprox 20 other North American cities over the next 5 years.

bulletInfo: www.StarTrekTheTour.com
bulletQueen Mary Dome in Long Beach
bulletFriday, Jan. 18, 2008, to Sunday Feb. 17, 2008
bullet Ticketmaster.com - Adult Tickets are $35 weekend / $30 weekday, Children's Tickets are $17.50 weekend / $16 weekday, Special pricing available for Seniors, Students, and Active Military with ID at Box Office only

FIDM - The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

bulletThe Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries jointly present the exhibition, showcasing the year's most memorable costume designs from the movies of the past year..  The Academy Award nominated costumes will be featured.
bulletInfo:  http://www.fidm.edu/resources/museum+galleries   for their website and past exhibits.
bulletJanuary 28 through April 12, 2008, 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Easter Weekend.
bulletFree to all


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