October 4 – November 15, Chicago
“Hidden In Her Hair” with artist Sophia Rapata a solo exhibition at Curly Tale Fine Art. View the show on the gallery website, open through November 15.
October 24, Los Angeles
October 8, Salem
Satanic Candle Making Class: Learn about ritual candle making and create your own satanic ritual candle on Tuesday, October 8th with @shiva_honey of @thesatanictemple and @serpentinaeofficial. This workshop is an introductory course that will teach you about ritual candle use and how to incorporate candles in to your personal empowerment practice. You’ll learn about the art of candle making and how to use color, crystal, scent, flower and herb correspondence to create candles aligned with your intentions and goals. At the end of the class, you’ll use your new knowledge to create your own custom candle.
More October events and tickets at SalemArtGallery.com
October 10 – April 12, Los Angeles
The Science of Scary: Explore the scientific inspiration behind classic monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, plus glimpses of rare movie props, film footage, and more with Natural History of Horror: The Science of Scary, opening ???. ??—free with Museum Admission! Los Angeles Natural History Museum
October 12, Los Angeles // December 12, New Orleans
Join Artist Brittany Markert – Storyteller, Darkroom Printer, Photographer & 16mm Filmmaker of In Rooms on Saturday October 12th, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA at Lethal Amounts Gallery.
Exploring topics of the surrealist art movement, Jungian shadow work and mental health, Brittany will share her history and personal philosophy on photography and cultivating intention and ideas within her artistic practice. With a selection of prints and references to Brittany’s personal mentors and inspiration, learn the process behind some of In Rooms most iconic work.
The segment will conclude with a preview of new unpublished works, a Q&A and meet and greet with the artist and participants. You are encouraged to walk away with a new friend, collaborator, penpal, etc.
After the lecture audience members are invited to stay for In Rooms Reception at Lethal Amounts
October 12, Governor’s Island NYC
The Good Death Roundtable: Spiritualism in Practice: In this illustrated presentation, Taggart offers haunting images exploring Spiritualist practices in the US, England, and Europe, as well as rare historical photographs from her book, SÉANCE. Her talk will examine Spiritualism’s relationship with human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. Afterward, Taggart will interview New York psychic medium Paula Roberts about her 40+ year long career, including her most memorable experiences concerning clairvoyance, investigating hauntings, and remote viewing with Ingo Swann.
Tickets available via Event Brite
October 12, Los Angeles
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Lunacy: Death & the Maiden: Save the date: It’s our spookiest open-house event of the year! This event will also serve as the official web launch of our PEACH CHYPRE perfume blend, which is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Here’s info about this scent, from when we introduced it at Dragon Con:
“When Gov. Brian Kemp signed the misleadingly named ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ bill in May 2019, many asked if we intended to join the stampede of businesses withdrawing from Georgia’s economy. As much as we’re sickened by this bill (and similar measures in other states), we also knew how important it would be to honor our commitment to the Dragon Con community, which serves as a joyous reunion for artists from all over the world, and to our own devoted BPAL community, who would be unduly punished if we decided to sit out.
Even so, it’s important for us to acknowledge the blow that was struck against reproductive freedom for the people of Georgia this year, and the dangerous precedent it sets if allowed to stand. This event exclusive perfume blend serves as a fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood, which currently has four health centers operating in the state of Georgia.”
Guest vendor: Portals of Time Vintage
October 12, Philadelphia
Lamentations: An Evening With Handsome Devils Puppets & Purevile. Wren Britton’s fashion show is inspired by the moments/feelings/experiences that haunt our waking lives. This 13 model fashion show will include live music while models weave between guests seated at cocktail tables. After a brief intermission Han of Handsome Devils Puppets will share tales of love and woe, of haunting and being haunted, with macabre Puppets and music. Complimentary libations and ghostly tunes will set the mood throughout the night. We hope you will join us to revel in the spirit of this ethereal evening. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are available NOW through eventbrite. Seating is limited and we do not foresee any tickets being available at the door. 100% of ticket sales go to the artists. With any questions, please email email@example.com ?
October 22, Seattle
Behind the Veil: A Night of Femme Horror : Join Kate Berwanger of Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women and local writer Ellen Meny for an evening of haunting storytelling at The Pine Box, a Capitol Hill bar inside a former mortuary. Six writers, including Sonya Vatomsky, will fill the air with tales of ghosts, horror, and post-mortem themes. Pay your respects; this is a black tie affair. Masks, veils, and other disguises strongly encouraged.
October 29, Seattle
Great Weather for Media: Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, at Seattle’s wonderful Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar and meet an indie press looking for new voices. Featuring contributors and special guests Kate Berwanger, Douglas Cole, Bryn Gribben, G.G. Silverman, and Sonya Vatomsky. Hosted by Jane Ormerod. We will start promptly at 7:00 pm with a limited open mic. Please arrive early!
October 26 – 27, Salem MA
The Old Salem Village dark arts night faire, presented by The Black Veil , amongst Salem’s beautifully haunting pioneer village (also used in the opening scene of the cult classic film “Hocus Pocus”) Sat. Oct 26th 5-10pm/ Sun. Oct. 27th 4-8pm. Join us and tread beyond the darkened pines for a glimpse beyond the veil, an enchanting weekend of out doors magick and wonder. Featuring over 50+ local and distant artists, clothing, jewelry and oddity vendors, live performances, fireside ghost stories, photo ops, hot cider, a biergarten & more.
Extend a hand towards the mute fortune teller and have you’re fruitless fortune read, gaze upon the ghostly fashion installations of renowned designer Ashley Rose throughout the weekend and lose yourself in a spellbinding daze. The time awaits, and magick fills the air this October Salem night.
admission free, small suggested donation at the door for the preservation of pioneer village