FIREFLY PRODUCTIONS AND THE OUTTA SPACE proudly present THE TOP HAT SPECTACULAR: A Vaudeville Variety show!
Emceed by the phenomenal FIREFLY!!!
FEATURING AMAZING: Fire Performance, Burlesque, Sideshow Marvels, Dance, Magic, comedy and much more!!! PLUS LIVE DJ MUSIC with BEADCYCLER!!!
PRESALE TIX $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-top-hat-spectacular-a-vaudeville-variety-show-tickets-43275760966
OR $15 at the DOOR!
Stage Perfomances :
9-10pm: LIVE DJ: BeadCycler
10pm Acts: SIDESHOW (Sally Marvel), COMEDY (Edward Balloonhands), FLAGS (Hawnix)
Until 11pm: LIVE DJ: BeadCycler
11pm Acts: DANCE (Nomadica and Audrey), BURLESQUE (Sally Marvel), FIRE DANCE (Hawnix)
Until 12am: LIVE DJ: BeadCycler
Magician (Brendon Ware)
Balloonist (Edward Balloonhands)
Intuitive Essence, Rar Rar Press, AJ Olson Photography
Sally Marvel - http://sallymarvel.com/
Sally Marvel is a Chicago-based sideshow and burlesque performer and producer. She is one of approximately 50 known female sword swallowers worldwide! She has performed on WGN-TV and appeared as a fire dancer on FOX’s Empire in the episode Sound & Fury. Sally has performed across Chicagoland and the U.S. independently, with Zhantra Entertainment, and with the world renowned Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue. Locally, she is the resident performer and producer for “Vaudeville” Thursdays at Bordel. Vaudeville was voted one of the hottest burlesque shows in Chicago by the Thrillist with specific mention given to her sword swallowing, fire eating, and human pincushion acts. She was also pictured in The Chicago Reader’s 2014 “Best of Music and Nightlife” write up. Sally’s other productions include “Cabaret A Go-Go” Fridays at Bordel and “Bikes & Burlesque” at Holiday Club.
Hawnix - https://www.facebook.com/HawnixArt/
Hawnix is a seasoned artist that specializes in multiple performance art forms. His primary focuses are acting, singing, and fire dancing/flow arts. He also dabbles in comedic writing and circus arts. He is versatile with many different fire dancing/flow arts techniques: Poi, Single Staff, Double Staff, and Flag Dancing. He is also expanding his arsenal, learning new techniques such as Fans and Rope Dart. Since learning fire arts, Colin has developed a new found appreciation for dance and has learned to get more in touch with his body in terms of rhythm, form, and movement expansion.
Edward Balloonhands - https://seanrudd7.wixsite.com/zebraz
Edward Balloonhands delivers customized balloon modeling art right to your table. He can cater to your needs for a specific balloon animal, an accessory to your outfit, or whatever else you can imagine. He carries many specialty colors to satisfy your palate. He has done balloon twisting for tips for several years in restaurants in the Chicagoland area to much acclaim, as well as performing specialty characters and generally clowning around for Chicagoland audiences. He also works on a project with Firefly called the Twisted Haberdashery that aims to bring the buoyant, festive nature of balloons into adult crowds where they are so desperately needed.
Brendon Ware - https://www.facebook.com/BWEntertaining/
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Brendon Ware decided to skip college and pursue a career as a full time magician. He now lives in Chicago and travels the Midwest sharing his comedy magic with thousands.
Nomadica and Audworld:
https://www.facebook.com/ra.movement/ and https://www.facebook.com/AudreyHerringtonDance/
Nomadica (Radia) grew up between South East Asia, UK, and US, and is currently based in Chicago. She is trained in classical Indian, Persian and Turkish dances as well as Samba, Tango and Flamenco. Her personal style is fusion choreography with fire props.
Audrey is a movement artist who dances to the beat of her own drum. While she has trained in many dance varieties, her style has always been distinct. Her super power is her dance, and she radiates emotion, allowing the light to move through her, as free expression and divine inspiration become her.
Intuitive Essence - scent apothecary - https://intuitiveessenceshop.com/
With wellness and magic in mind, Intuitive Essence crafts fragrances that rise to the occasion and suit individual personality, Aromatherapy blends for healing and growth, plant based skincare products, and channeled aromatic creations. With focus on the power of plants, and the mystery of our most nostalgic sense, Intuitive Essence offers the perfect invitation to enhance the human experience, and heal the body and mind.
Rar Rar Press - letterpress printmaking - https://www.facebook.com/RARRARPRESS/
RAR RAR Press uses handset wood and metal type with an antique printing press to make paper goods drawing equal inspiration from pop culture, irony, and the printmaking craft itself. RAR RAR Press was born in 2004 when artist Rebecca Ann Rakstad took her first letterpress class at the Center for Book and Paper Arts. Her first project was a postcard, and she's been creating letterpress postcards ever since. With a background in the independent punk rock, DIY and zine communities, letterpress was a perfect fit. Rebecca received her a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000 and an MFA from Columbia College in Book and Paper Arts in 2008. The works of Rar Rar Press have appeared in indie craft fairs all over the country, including: Renegade, Bust Craftacular, Crafty Bastards, and Art vs. Craft. Rakstad teaches letterpress and book making thru https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dabble.co%2F&h=ATOmqC-MkT5CDMGrfjqhezSWZQCxG4Z6shBjq-aOy0Yl_iAsCYEaZFCovjGXX0HtLI6v2aVSiTcGy2lFvg5qaAfPZZ8Y_I77j8tb1J2Lp3iOyXB0gJh3DGpPSdnOvh174MclgINk4aP9Asp1tAryLv9WAsfKZks and is a member of the Chicago Printers Guild. She travels to volunteer at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI whenever possible. RAR RAR Press is located in Humboldt Park and is filled with type, paper and a 1,000 lb. antique press named Gary
AJ Olson Photography (photo manipulation artwork) - http://ajolsonphotography.com/
My artwork is produced to be appreciated primarily for it's beauty & emotional power, but also appreciated for it's technical complexity & attention to detail. There are very few photo manipulation artists that exist, and even fewer that create artwork that resemble what I create. For those who have never seen anything like it, I hope that my artwork serves as a good introduction to photo manipulation as an art form. I hope it inspires others to research what photo manipulation art is all about, and to discover how it is just as much an art form as drawing or painting is. Dreams, nightmares, and thoughts of "what it means to be human" often inspire my work. Each of my pieces of work contains hundreds of digital layers; These layers are painstakingly blended together, seamlessly, to create bizarre, surrealistic imagery. I hope you enjoy my work and share it with others.