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25 May 2011 @ 11:32 pm


 Dorian’s Parlor
is a celebration of the Steampunk aesthetic, which blends history with the future and adds a healthy dose of what might have been. Patrons dance, sip cocktails, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and partake in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, dancers and high fashion from the foremost neo-vintage designers. Dorian’s Parlor is fast becoming a household name for those who love Steampunk and all things neo-vintage.

The June lineup features the return of the delightful Psyche Corporation, which is “one part cyberpunk trip-hop darkwave music, one part robotics exhibition, one part dreamscape art.” The much-loved White Elephant Burlesque Society returns as well with a gypsy cabaret full of vaudevillian burlesque Dorian’s Parlor also features New-England based band Jaggery, an art-rock collective which weaves instruments such as harp, viola, piano, contrabass, and drum kit with other-worldly vocal stylings. For something a little out of the ordinary, check out Walter Sickert and The ARmy of BRoken TOys, described as “a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck.” This month’s fashion show will feature the delightful designs of Jeximé, and Tsirkus Fotografika’s RA Friedman will present the project’s most memorable and intriguing portraits and discuss his unorthodox photo methodology.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, June 4th, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.
 
 
05 January 2011 @ 11:10 pm
 

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dorian’s Parlor yet, you should definitely put “Attend January’s Event” at the top of your list of New Year’s Resolutions. A monthly Steampunk event held at Ormandy Ballroom of the Doubletree in downtown Philadelphia, Dorian’s Parlor embodies the very spirit of the New Year. It takes the old – fashions, ideas, etiquette, food, games, music – and reinvents them to create something shining-new and daring, bold and enticing. There is a sense of excitement and nostalgia in the air as patrons come together to dance, sip cocktails, enjoying hors d'oeuvres and partake in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, circus performances and high fashion from the foremost neo-vintage designers. This is one resolution that you’re sure to enjoy keeping.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, January 22nd, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

Hope to see you there,
 
 
16 November 2010 @ 07:43 pm


Introducing the next Dorian's Parlor Event. Dandies mingle with aristocrats and daring explorers while sipping cocktails, enjoying hors d'oeuvres and partaking in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, circus performances and high fashion from foremost neo-vintage designers. They spill onto the sidewalk outside the Ormandy Ballroom and take over late-night food spots, attracting curious looks from passers by. Who are these mysterious people from another era?

Dorian’s Parlor is a monthly convergence of Steampunk and neo-vintage enthusiasts, a sensuous spectacle of vintage glamour highlighting the best of Philadelphia’s alternative culture. Steampunk is a fast-growing cultural phenomenon which melds Victorian aesthetics with modern (and sometimes futuristic) technology to create a fantastic spectacle of fashion, art, music and literature.

November’s lineup includes the immensely popular band Ego Likeness, DJ Johanna Constantine and a fashion show from the delectable Philadelphia's Delicious Boutique. Steampunk author G.D. Falksen will MC, the Royal Baritarian Players will perform, and an animated film by Adriel Garcia will be featured. Opera singer, Katie Kat (who trained with Maria Callas's voice coach and local soprano Trisha Kotch) is also on the play bill. Young adult Steampunk author Dianne K. Salerni will be in attendance as well, reading excerpts from her newest work. All aspects of the event’s production — lighting, sound, stage design and production management — are provided by Philadelphia’s own CircuitSix, LLC (www.circuitsix.biz) as part of their ongoing sponsorship and patronage of Dorian's Parlor.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, November 27th, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.
 
 
15 April 2009 @ 07:19 pm



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25 March 2009 @ 02:35 pm
Me and a friend are coming to NYC May 1-3 , most likely. I am TRYING to find a club night that is not 21 +..She is 19. Only thing I found, was Absolution, which their site says is closed down.

Is there any goth club 18+ avaliable?

If not, what types of "gothy" things are avaliable? I havent been to NYC in 10 years...

Thanks!
 
 
 
18 March 2009 @ 04:32 am



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16 February 2009 @ 07:11 am



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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 2009
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>>>LOTS of FREE parking, too!<<<


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$7 empty-handed
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12 January 2009 @ 12:32 pm
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>>>FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH!!!<<<


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Ah, January: a month traditionally known for blistering cold and post-holiday depression. In other words? A great time for Contempt! So kick the last of your relatives out the door, put on your best fishnets, and come on out:

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DJ SUBVERT spins on the DANCEFLOOR all night long! He'll chase away your seasonal-affective disorder with a shiny dose of EBM, INDUSTRIAL, SYNTH-POP, GOTH, and DARK ALTERNATIVE!

And even when you dance alone, you're never by yourself:
Our own little rays of sunshine, the CONTEMPT GO-GOs dance right along with you!

Meanwhile, special guest VJ MISS APPROPRIATE weaves video delights for your viewing pleasure!

PLUS:

CONTEMPT! DRINK SPECIALS:
$4 KAMIKAZE SHOTS before MIDNIGHT!
$6 VODKA DRINKS the WHOLE NIGHT!

...Don't like drinking on an empty stomach? That's okay! M1-5's KITCHEN is open UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

So come on out!

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FRIDAY JANUARY 16TH 2009
M1-5
52 Walker St., NYC
Doors: 10:30pm -- Lights: 3:45am
>>>LOTS of FREE parking!<<<


$5 with pass (or flyer/e-mail/RIP pin/etc.)
$7 empty-handed
21+ (w/ID) to enter, dance, drink!!!

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>>>FRIDAY DECEMBER 19TH!!!<<<


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For those looking to dance off a couple of holiday-feast-fueled pounds;
for those looking to escape the onslaught of family in the warm embrace
of stompy, industrial noise;
and for those looking to share in the holiday spirit
by sharing in the consumptionof holiday spirits:
in December, it's time to show the season your Contempt!
And we've got JUST the party to get your chestnuts roasting:


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DJ SUBVERT is on the DANCEFLOOR all night long,
making sure that all creatures are stirring: He'll stuff your stockings
with INDUSTRIAL, EBM, SYNTHPOP, GOTH and ALTERNATIVE!
And your favorite vixens, the CONTEMPT GO-GOs, keep their
dancers prancing right along with you!

Visions of sugarplums--and other video goodness--supplied
this month by VJ CZARINA.tv!



PLUS:

**ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ANNUAL CONTEMPT GIFT-SWAP!**
Bring a wrapped gift--take a wrapped gift home!
It's just that easy!
Gifts don't have to be expensive, but they SHOULD be something
YOU wouldn't mind receiving yourself. Remember: If no one BRINGS
a sucky gift, nobody will TAKE HOME a sucky gift! So get into the
spirit--of giving AND receiving--and join our HOLIDAY GIFT SWAP!


AND DON'T FORGET:

CONTEMPT!'S GOT DRINK SPECIALS A-PLENTY!
$4 KAMIKAZE SHOTS before MIDNIGHT!
$6 VODKA DRINKS the WHOLE NIGHT!

Remember, all you hungry revelers: M1-5's kitchen is open until midnight!

So come out!
Whether you're looking for a festival of lights, or just trying
to escape from another silent night, there's only one place to
be on December 19...


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CONTEMPT!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 19TH 2008
M1-5
52 Walker St., NYC
11:00 PM-3:45 AM
>>>LOTS of FREE parking!<<<


$5 with pass (or flyer/e-mail/RIP pin/wrapped gift/frankincense&myrrh/etc.)
$7 empty-handed (or with fruitcake...blech!)
21+ WITH ID!!!

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