The day might be here when abstinent vampires à la Twilight and nymphomaniac vampires à la True Blood can mix comfortably. Well, maybe not. Every year, South Floridas underground bureaucracy of lust, The Abusement Park Family, along with Endless Nights invites you to turn all-vampire and pretend or, if you find a willing participant, not-so-much pretend to blood-suck. The Vampire Ball of Florida at Club X-It is upon us. And this night coincides with Sanguinarium movement founder Father Sebastiaans release of Sanguinomicon: Lexicon of the Living Vampire, the vampire communitys newest handbook. In addition to the promised Sanguines, youll find vampyre belly dancers, fire spinners, Cabaret Vampyras Slave Auction, plus a ratatouille of seriously hot fetish and burlesque performances. Music will be provided by Hyde from Jackal & Hyde, Lords of Violence, Formula Reduxx, and the Cadillac Creeps who tour in a 1963 Cadillac hearse among others. Theatre des Vampyres, an underground suspension troupe, will celebrate by combining Blood Magik rituals with hook suspensions.
If you want fangs for Saturdays Vampire Ball, on Friday, Club X-It will host the Reckless Dames murder mystery show Death Becomes Her as well as an afterparty with the Dames, Cabaret Vampyra, and Father Sebastiaan, who, by appointment, will give you a pair of fangs to call your own (thats known as fangsmithing). All clans, packs, and lonely stranglers age 18+ are welcome to both nights; no age limit on the other end. Please follow the dress code: Think garbs reminiscent of Marie Antoinette or King Louis or French revolutionary zombies. Think evil clown or a satanic slut. Hell, throw on a Halloween mask. Tickets range from $20 to $75, depending on whether you shoot for VIP status or not. Vampire Ball lasts from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. (cant afford to get too close to sunrise) at Club X-It (219 NE 21st Ave., Hollywood). Visit vampireball.eventbrite.com.
Sat., Oct. 2, 9 p.m., 2010