In a time before haunted house mazes and modern day Halloween…
In a time before film and photography…
Audiences hungered for horror-fueled entertainment, eagerly willing to pay anyone who would satisfy their needs to be scared for a night with friends.
And so there was the Phantasmagoria.
Here The Birds Burn is a revival of this early form of visual entertainment, meant to guide modern audiences into experiencing one of the first antecedents to today’s cultural love of all things macabre. The Phantasmagoria was a form of early horror theater. With the use of magic lanterns and optical illusions ghosts and other apparitions were conjured, the lines of science and magic were blurred, and life and death were explored through both spectacle and discussion.
Incorporating working authentic 18th & 19th century magic lanterns with hand painted glass slides, along with being joined by fellow period-era theater guests, this immersive performance, set in the 1830s, promises an evening of frightful delight. Performed at the Heritage Square Museum, guests will traverse through multiple Victorian-era historical homes throughout the performance.
A one-woman show, featuring the art of ADEOLA DAVIES-AIYELOJA “Echoes of Shadows Revealed” (Shadows, a metaphor for pealing the surface, revealing and coming into light, to learn about true self). Artist Reception February 8, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Join us for our Winter/Spring 2020 Fandango Fridays beginning on Friday, 2/28, at 6 pm. All folks are welcome, and no experience is necessary! Make sure to bring your Son Jarocho instrument if you have one and zapateado shoes for the musical fun, and a dish to share for the potluck. ¡Que viva el Fandango!
The LA INDIE Film Festival, the partner event to the LA COMEDY Festival, features humorous, entertaining, and endearing works of cinema. The festival has a focus on comedy, but selections include a variety of genres for a diverse experience of independent film.
$15 – $34
A border watch volunteer confronts a Mexican man who claims to be looking for his missing daughter. Set in a hostile wasteland between nations, Nowhere on the Border reveals the personal dramas that drive people to cross borders both physical and emotional.
The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life. Purchase tickets online