Performing Arts

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

[ANT] Midwinter's Feast: Shakespearean Celebration

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Toward the end of the 16th century, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth and a new playwright by the name of William Shakespeare was becoming quite well-known. Please join us for our annual Midwinter's Feast as we celebrate all the sumptuous bounty this era had to offer, both in food and entertainment! A dazzling display of gastronomic delights awaits you, including vegetarian options, and we are gathering the best performers from throughout the Summits to regale us with song, story, and dance! And, of course, there will be much dramatic performance, both taken from and inspired by the works of the Bard himself. Location:
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)

[CAI] 12th Night in Caid

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Come enjoy the day as the Barony of Dreiburgen hosts this year’s 12th Night Celebration.

This year’s theme is Fun and Games. Throughout the event there will be a number of activities to entertain you. The day will include games, music, dancing and feasting.

The event will be held at the United Methodist Church in Hemet, California 530 S Buena Vista St. Hemet, California 92543 Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, California)

"Cluijte van Plaijerwater" presented at Gleann Abhann's Holy Pail III

A 16th play entitled Cluijte van Plaijerwater was presented recently at the Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Lady Danielle captured the performance in a photo album.

[CAL] A Spanish 12th Night

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The Barony of The Lonely Tower Presents "A Spanish 12th Night" Saturday, January 5, 2008

Site Opens/Closes 9am - 9pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral
202 S. 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Directions:
Take your best route to 1-80, take 1-80 to 1-480 North, and take the Douglas/Harney Street Exit. Follow exit road to Douglas Street. Turn right (east) onto Douglas and follow to 20th Street. Turn Location:
Barony of The Lonely Tower (Omaha, Nebraska)

Hurly Burly to perform in Peterborough

Early music ensemble Hurly Burly will perform a concert of medieval and renaissance music on December 9, 2007 at the Guild Hall of St. John's Anglican Church in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

[MER] Much Ado About Something

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Please join the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep for a fantastic weekend of fun, fighting, and frolicking.

Visit Merry Old England during the War of the Roses. Fight in a William and Marshall Tourney for Lancaster or York. Take a side trip to Messina to enjoy The Bard; scenes from Much Ado About Nothing will be performed throughout the event – Laugh at Beatrice and Benedick’s verbal fencing as they steadfastly deny their love for each other and gasp at the perfidy of Don John! Learn new skills in many classes. Get stuffed at a sumptuous feast featuring dishes from Shakespeare’s comedies. Dance to your heart’s content at the revel. Much Ado is an authorized RUM Collegium for Practical Arts and the Military College. Location:
Shire of Okeborne Keep (Cottondale, Alabama)

Musical notes encoded in Da Vinci's Last Supper?

Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.

Fan Haven community grows in Arizona desert

SCAdian and internationally-known filker Leslie Fish has purchased land in the Arizona desert for the purpose of creating a community for fans, Pagans and SCA members.

Roman theatre lives in the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tourney

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Come one! Come all! Join the "knights" of the oval table as they take a day off from their Quest for the Holy something-or-other and make merry at Monty Python's Pickled Pub on December 1st, 2007. English shenanigans shall ensue with maiming, brawling, bringing out the dead, hurling insults, seeking shrubbery and fighting off killer bunnies. Whilst enjoying the spectacle, lunch on fine Camelot fare, including Ham and Jam and Spam a lot. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Tempe, Arizona)

[EAS] Yule Gathering and Feast

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Greetings and gracious felicitations, all ye good gentles. It is that time of year once again, with the leaves fallen, and the air now crisp with pending snow. It is also that time for the Barony of Bergental to welcome all unto the Great Hall to enjoy the company of friends; to entertain and to be entertained; to browse the wares of merchants... In all, a time to come together in fellowship and enjoy the season. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

[OUT] Midwinter and War Practice 2007

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Come help celebrate the Twelve Days of Jule (Tolv Dagen Jul) with Baron Gregor and Baroness Monika. Feast on the finest delicacies of 10th century Norway in al-Barran's mead hall. Celebrate in the camaraderie sharing stories the feats of daring and great deeds from the past year. A treat to the eyes will be provided with our great entertainers of al-Barran. Wandering carolers will sing sweetly around the hall. We will be holding a contest for the best boast or toast. Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[TRI] Seamarch Yule

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The annual Seamarch Yule event is coming up in just a few weeks, and we are looking forward to a day of fighting, fencing, feasting, and festivities, all for children's charity. We're planning for classes, hands-on demonstrations, and period entertainments of music, poetry, and storytelling. All artists, craftspeople, and performers are encouraged to come and show off!

The event flyer can be found here: http://ldyandrea.net/yule-poster.gif Location:
Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

Atenveldt Baronial Yule Revel

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Let the revels begin. Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt proudly invite you to ring in the holiday cheer with Them as They celebrate the Yule season on the night of December 15th, 2007 in the Germanic style to honor our beloved Baron Otto's heritage. So dress up in your finest German garb, tie on your bells and holly leaves and come join the revelry. In fact, there will be a prize given by Their Excellencies for Their choice of the best German party garb seen during the night. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)

[ATL] Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!

Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

[ATL] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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It is with great pleasure that the Canton of Salesberie Glen, in the Barony of Sacred Stone, invites the esteemed populace of Atlantia to the Twelfth Night celebrations of Their Royal Majesties, Logan Ebonwoulfe and Rowan Berran McDowell.

Date: January 12, 2008
Hosting group: Canton of Salesberie Glen
Cost: $15.00 Adult Member, $5.00 children 6-12. - children 5 and under are guests of the Canton Location:
Canton of Salesberie Glen (Salisbury North Carolina)

Who art on first?

Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.

Robert Goulet, Broadway's Sir Lancelot, dies at 73

Robert Goulet, best known as Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

"Where is the Renaissance in the Festival?"

That's the question asked by the Pirate Comedy Show in a catchy music video featuring highlights from the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

[MER] Glad Tydings

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The leaves are beginning to fall, the air is turning brisk, and the daylight lasts just a bit less each day. Soon, the trees will be bare and the chill of winter will fill Meridian hearts. Perhaps we just need a bit of Glad Tydings!

Mark your calendars now for Glad Tydings: A New Year's Celebration, January 5, 2008! Vulpine Reach is throwing an Elizabethan Winter Festival to commemorate our Thirtieth Anniversary and you're invited! Plenty of food to Location:
Shire of Vulpine Reach (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

[ART] Twelfth Night 2008 & Gryphon's Lair Baronial Investiture

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Greetings one and all! Please join the good people of Gryphon's Lair as the year turns and Twelfth Night celebrations commence. This will be a singularly joyous event as we invest a new Coronet on the thrones of Gryphon's Lair, Sir Math Halfdane, the Fish and the Honorable Lady Daria de Salamanca.

To honor the Premiere Baroness' contribution and support of the Arts and Sciences over the past two years, there will be an Arts and Sciences Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Ogden, Utah)

[GLE] Havoc!

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HAVOC!!! November 9 - 11, 2007 in the Shire of Loch Bais (Minden, Louisiana)

Site:
Caney Conference Centre
1163 Methodist Camp Road
Minden, LA

site opens 5 pm Friday and closes 11 am Sunday

Prices:
Weekend Cabin $22
Tenting $17
Daytrip $11
Non-members add $3
Deduct $3 for Off Board
Early bird prices - Reservations received before October 15th, deduct $2 Location:
Shire of Loch Bais

[ATL] Hawkwood Howl

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The War is now behind us and fall upon us. The mountains of Hawkwood are bright and bursting with color. Come and join us this weekend, October 26 through 28 as we celebrate our bountiful fall harvest. Join in the festivities of Hawkwood Howl.

Friday evening, after check-in, jump into your best Goth or Glam (or other) costume and join the infamous Ladies of Hawkwood at their funfabulous Halloween Party. On Saturday evening, join in the masquerade ball where more Location:
Barony of Hawkwood (Arden, North Carolina)

Mobile Renaissance Faire invites SCA participation

BlackAdder has announced that SCA members are invited to attend the Mobile Renaissance Faire November 17-18, 2007 in Mobile, Alabama. SCA members in garb may attend for free with a valid membership card, and merchants are offered a discount on vending fees.

Pirate U.

Are you a pirate who feels unappreciated? Perhaps you need a degree from St. Augustine Pirate University where you can complete "the course of study [in which] we will assist you in the reaffirmation of your knowledge by recognizing your achievements with the granting of a diploma in your chosen field of Pirateology."

[ANS] Battle of Three Kings

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The Shire of Rosenfeld Presents Battle of Three Kings Normans & Saxons & Vikings, Oh My!? Hawkins State Park, November 2-4, 2007

Master Godwin Alfricson as King Harold II (Harold Godwinson)
Baron Ainar Magnusson as Harald III Sigurdsson of Norway (Harald Hardrada)
Duke Inman MacMoore as Duke William of Normandy

War Points will be awarded for the following:

  • Chivalric Melees Location:
    Shire of Rosenfeld (Hawkins, Texas)

[ANS] Stargate Yule and Kingdom Dance

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Please come join us at Stargate's Yule Revel on December 1st! That is a different weekend than it has been in the past, so be sure to mark your calendar! The theme this year is a late period English Country Christmas. There has been a rumor that Father Christmas will be there!

Have you been naughty or nice? He's making a list and checking it twice! Will you get coal, or something better? Search your soul, maybe write Location:
Barony of Stargate (Houston, Texas)

[ANS] Defenders of the Rose III

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The Order of the Rose in Ansteorra, with the gracious assistance of the Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands present: November 9-11, 2007 Defenders of the Rose III

A weekend of tournaments will be hosted by the Order of the Rose to choose our Defenders of the Rose in

  • Archery
  • Chivalric Combat
  • Equestrian
  • Performance Arts
  • Rapier Combat
  • Static Arts Location:
    Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

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The Barony of Concordia of the Snows is honored to be the hosts of this year's Fall Crown Tournament, to be held on the Third day of November in the year 2007. The festivities will commence at the Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall, 1956 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205. The feast will feature the culinary delights of our own Lady Deirdre O'Rourke. And as is tradition in our Barony, there will be a side board provided. Location:
Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Colonie, New York)

[WES] Jingles Feast

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The Province of Southern Shores would like to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast.Come and enjoy a Spanish Renaissance feast prepared by Anna Serra. Games and classes will be offered from 11AM until the start of the feast. We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on.

We will have a number of competitions during the event. There will Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)