Festival of Arcane Knowledge
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Ave. Brooklyn
Price: $20 and up
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The Morbid Anatomy Museum presents its one-year anniversary Festival of Arcane Knowledge, followed by a Devil’s Masquerade Party Fundraiser with MC Evan Michelson.
Featuring short talks by Harold Schechter on violence in entertainment; Dr. Neal Goldsmith on psychedelics and death (based on his multi-sold out lecture); Douglas Rushkoff on “Living Taxidermy and the Real Housewives of the OC,” Dan Smith on books bound in human skin; Robert Schneck on “Auto-decapitants”; Jessica Glasscock of the Metropolitan Museum on “Fashionable Mourning” in the 19th century; alchemist Brian Coitnor on the use of blood on alchemical preparations; and Karen Bachmann on spontaneous human combustion.
Other offerings will include a show and tell featuring a real Egyptian mummy head with Mike Zohn of TV’s Oddities; masonic magic lantern projections by Joel Schlemowitz; new episodes of Morbid Anatomy Presents with filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas; requiem listening with Carl Schoonover and music from the land of the fairies with Doug Skinner; a taxidermy demonstration by taxidermist in residence Katie Innamorato; hair art demonstrations, quirky tours and much more! There will also be complementary beer while supplies last.The day will conclude with a Devil’s Masquerade afterparty featuring a special appearance by the devil himself, musical performances by Angela Di Carlo and Milf and Dilf; vintage demonic film clips curated by David Cory; delightful complimentary cocktails; thematic music by DJ in residence Friese Undine, and a devil costume contest with prizes!
Tickets are $20 for the daylong Festival, $30 for the afterparty, or $45 for both ($35 for members). All tickets include museum admission; tickets and more information here.Buy tickets/get more info now