Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

[CAI] Black Oak Lodge 2008: Canterbury Tales

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We invite you to make the pilgrimage into the mountains of Santa Barbara for a weekend of feasting and fighting, storytelling and merry-making. The Bard of Darach competition is open to all the bards. Join us for their wit and words. Armoured Combat and Rapier fighters will have tournaments along with other contests and activities for non-fighters.

Activities
Be sure to visit the reliquaries of the "saints of the SCA". Many a fighter owes their continuing intelligence to St. Helm de Freon the patron saint of armourers, and autocrats pray to St. Helia de Hands for last minute volunteers. Visit the roadside shrines to these and other "saints" on your way through our Canterbury Tales. Location:
Shire of Darach (Buellton, California)

[ATE] Champions in the Pines

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The first of May marks the anniversary of the SCA, it is the beginning of a new year of the Society. This Year the Shire of Granite Mountain will be starting a new beginning as well with a brand "NEW" May event. The populace of the Shire welcomes one and all to join us in the cool mountains of Prescott Arizona for the "Champions in the Pines" event, a weekend of tournaments, feasting, and friendship. We will gather to celebrate the many talents we have here in the Shire as well as the glorious Kingdom of Atenveldt in the spirit of competition. Location:
Shire of Granite Mountain (Prescott, Arizona)

Shakespeare meets Don McLean

Set down your beverage and celebrate Leap Day by answering the musical question, "What would you get if you crossed William Shakespeare and Don McLean?"

Patrick Stewart stars in modern Macbeth

A "good and nasty interpretation of Macbeth" starring Patrick Stewart is being performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through March 22, 2008. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has a review.

[EAL] Spring Tune Up V: Septentria's 30th Birthday

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That's right, Septentria is going to be 30 this year! To kick off the year long celebration, come and join us at Spring Tune Up V-Septentria's 30th Birthday! This will be a 3 day GREAT HALL event. This means that our guests will be invited to spend the night in Caer Draeth's spacious great hall. Bring your blankets, sleeping bags, or maybe a cot to sleep on. Sleeping areas will be communal but what the heck, that's what they did in the real Middle Ages. Location:
Caer Draeth (Cookstown, Ontario)

Renaissance Faire Auditions

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Midsummer Productions (a division of Subtle Hint Productions and the Taurian Merchants Guild) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire!! This event will be held the first weekend in June of 2008! Auditions for cast and crowd-workers will be held next month at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Anyone interested in participating in the event should email ahead to schedule an audition time with our director:
Location:
The Banana Factory - Bethlehem, PA

Known World Players announce auditions for Pennsic 37's "Medea" production

THL Tyzes Sofia (called Zsof) has announced that audition times have been set for the Known World Players' production of Medea which will take place at Pennsic XXXVII.

Gulf Wars XVII to feature Known World Party

Known World Party Steward THL Charles de Bourbon has announced that Carnivale in Venice, The Knowne World Party, will take place at the upcoming Gulf Wars XVII.

CalonSound Project at Calontir Coronation

Mathurin Kerbusso reports that the CalonSound Project will be recording performances at the upcoming Calontir Coronation.

[OUT] Shake the MidWinter Blues

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Greetings! Please join me in Dragonsspine on Saturday, February 23rd to rid yourself of the winter doldrums. Bask in the warmth of good friends, stuff your mouth and belly with delicious food, share your best "No ****, there I was . . . " Estrella War stories, and dance and drum to your hearts content.

Shake the MidWinter Blues: Middle Eastern Potluck and Dance Party

There is no site fee but please bring food to share for the potluck feast Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Known World Choir to perform at Estrella XXIV

Lazarus Artifex reports that the Known World Choir will be performing at the upcoming Estrella War XXIV. He has posted music files online for those interested in participating.

[AET] Carnivale

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Come help the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands celebrate the festival of Carnivale in the high Venetian style. The day will feature quests, games, music, merriment and dance culminating in a grand masked ball in the evening.

All this for our guest of honor Signora Tomasia da Collivento as she sits vigil to contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel. This revelry will be held at the Lodge at North Park of Allegheny County, (no street #) North Ridge Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. The site will open at 9 am and close at 10 pm. Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Allison Park, Pennsylvania)

[LOC] Italian Renaissance Ball

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As part of the National Multicultural Festival in February, we have had the opportunity to organise an Italian Renaissance Ball with live music from the band Earthly Delights. Yeah!

We would like to invite you to join us, and are offering people who read this message discount entry of $12, $5 under 15yrs. Simply send us an email with your contact details and pay at the door. Tickets are normally $16, $8 under 15yrs. No partners are necessary and all the Location:
Earthly Delights (Reid, ACT)

[ATL] Below the Salt

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Thats right everyone! Below the Salt is back and its the BEST its ever been! And this year is going to be the LAST ONE!! Thats right, THE LAST BELOW THE SALT!! May 9-10, 2008 in Lenoir, NC.

This year the peasants of the Canton have managed to "appropriate" some funds from a local noble. So they have decided to celebrate the good fortune by making their annual village fair and revel a spectacular success!! Location:
Canton of Baelfire Dunn (Lenoir, North Carolina)

7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

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The 7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire will be held on March 1-2, 2008 in Pensacola FLorida at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

ALL SCA GET IN FREE AS LONG AS

  1. IN GARB
  2. PRESENT VALID AND CURRENT SCA ID CARD AT THE TICKET BOOTH

There will be Jousting Knights, Magical Wizards, JEsters, Jugglers, Location:
Pensacola, Florida

[MID] Qaina

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The Barony of Brendoken presents Qaina: a Middle-Eastern dance and music event March 29, 2008.

Site: Tadmoor Shrine Center
3000 Krebs Dr.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Time: 11 am - 11 pm.

Activities:

  • Classes
  • Show
  • Dinner
  • Hafla

Fees: $15 in advance for SCA members $18 in advance for non-SCA members $17 at the door for SCA members $20 at the door for non-SCA members Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Akron, Ohio)

[EAS] Fools Of Gotham

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Come to Gotham and play the foole! Rumor has it that our good King John will be visiting soon, looking to make a King's Highway ("I heard it was a hunting lodge!" "SHHHSHHHH!!!!!!") RIGHT ON TOP of Gotham!! All hands are needed to travel to Gotham--er, to travel to OSTGARDR-- to play the foole for the king's Tax Collectors, to disport themselves in foolish pastimes and games (including a Foolish Archery Shoot; it will be safe--we're fools, not idiots 8), to tell and hear foolish tales and songs, and to partake of a Foolish Feast in which nothing is as it appears. Location:
Crown Province of Ostgardr (Huntington, New York)

[WES] Court of Love

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Fyne and Goode Folk, all! Be it knowne that the Canton of Borderwinds doth invite you to our annual Court of Love, honoring our Lady of Love and Beauty, Lady Gillian Trenowyth, and her Courageous Knight, Viscount Sir Leohtulf of the Silver Hills, our Lord Protector! Join us for a day filled with tourney fighting and a night of feasting and playful revelry!

DATE: Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Location:
Canton of Borderwinds (Grover Beach, California)

Steppes/Elfsea 12th Night photos

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event in the Baronies of Steppes and Elfsea.

Choral sounds from the Male Choir of St. Petersburg (Russia)

A video on YouTube features the Male Choir of St. Petersburg, Russia, an a capella choir of 25 singers who will be making their American debut in 2009.

[CAI] Festival of the Rose

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Are you or your group CAID's next Bardic Idol? Be you Dancer, Drummer, Singer or Performer of any Stripe, Come and impress the masses (and our judges)!

You say you have a talented Warband, an Entertaining Household, or a Barony that rocks? Come to Festival of the rose, and strut your stuff (ahem, family safe, please.) Bring home the trophy for your area! Think of it as a musical Melee! Bring on the singing Pirates, the Viking Marching songs, and the Sea Shanties! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Lancaster, California)

[EAS] Bellringers

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Winter is upon us, cold winds blow from the north, the sea is grey, the forests are bare, and the creatures of the wild sleep in their burrows. Gentles huddle in their homes and dream of warmer times.

It is in this darkest of seasons that warmth and friendship are most needed.

To lighten your hearts and fill your bellies the Barony of Carillion is once again proud to present our annual Baronial gathering known as Bellringers. Location:
Barony of Carillion (Barnegat, New Jersey)

Bard of Caid competition photos online

Eilidh Swann reports that her photos from the 3rd Annual Bard of Caid competition, which was held recently at Caid's Kingdom 12th Night, are now available to view online.

Stanford professor helps to preserve Gregorian chant

Stanford University Professor William Mahrt has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of Gregorian chant as director of the the St. Ann Choir of at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto, California.

Caid 12th Night Photos

THLady Eilidh Swann has uploaded photos from the third Bard of Caid competition, held Saturday January 5, 2008 in the Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, CA).

[EAL] Skraeling Althing 12th Night

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Their Sufficiencies, the Marquee and Marqessa of Boldt Castle, and their Mainlander Friends, the Canton of Greyfells, invite one and all to participate in the celebration of Skraeling Althing Baronial 12th Night, on the 12th of January 2008. Doors open at noon and will close no later than 10pm. It shall be an evening of enjoyment with friends, food, fun and laughter sufficient for all. There is a theme, which shall become apparent, Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Kingston, Ontario)

[NOR] Bardic Madness XVIII

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I am proud and happy to announce that Bardic Madness XVIII will take place on the weekend of April 25-27 in Phelps, WI, hosted by the Shire of Mistig Waetru in honor of their 20th anniversary, and co-hosted by the Shire of Skerrjastrond! Details are sketchy at this time, but you can expect all the fun, challenges, and inspiration that have become legendary at Bardic Madness. The site is a K-12 school in Phelps, WI. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Phelps, Wisconsin)

Bronze Sword Festival in Great Britain

Join bronze sword enthusiasts from all over the world for a 4-day event in celebration of sword-making when the 2008 Sword Festival takes place September 5-9, 2008 in Bodmin moor, England.

Traditional and Folk Music Hour radio program begins January 5, 2008

Melandra of the Woods has announced that she will host The Traditional and Folk Music Hour on KVHU 95.3 FM beginning January 5, 2008 at noon.

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete V

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The Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the fifth annual celebration of tales from all cultures!! Traditional games and contests from the previous events will include: the potluck dishes with the best fairytale pun/ connection to a traditional tale and best documentation; best bardic rendition of a traditional tale; and Rapunzel's hair braiding.

New activities this year will include the Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)