Performing Arts

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

[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)

[ANS] Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

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The Canton of Dragonsfire Tor Invites you to Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

December 15, 2007
Glenrose, TX
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St

Come and revel in the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor with Kingdom Bardic competition, DFT's A&S competition, feast, friends and spirits.

A potluck will be served, so bring your favorite dish to share. Site fees: * Adults: $8.00 * Children 13-18: $4.00 * Under 12: Free; No family cap. Location:
Canton of Dragonsfire Tor (Glenrose, Texas)

[EAS] Fall Harvest

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The cold northern winter is near upon us, and from the battlements of the keep at Ile du Dragon Dormant glad tidings are sounded. A message is sent to all the neighboring lands - Ile du Dragon Dormant will again celebrate the last days of fall with a feast of rare kind.

This harvest festival promises to be no simple affair. Mistress Hawise and her staff slave for hours preparing an all day feast, jesters and dancers Location:
Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal, Quebec)

[MER] Silver Hammer Tourney

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The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer Tourney October 26-28, 2007

Come join us at Big Ridge State Park to celebrate the fall with our traditional Silver Hammer Tourney.


Friday Night:
From Master William McNaughton:
The Autocrat of this year's Silver Hammer has asked me to produce some kind of performing arts on Friday Night. I wish to announce a performing arts "Thing." Bring your songs, your stories, and your dances, and your playlets. I will be awarding prizes at my whim and setting categories at random, depending on who turns out. The competition will be in an open format. Documentation will give you a bonus, but is not required. Location:
Barony of Thor's Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Medieval music manuscripts online

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports the discovery of a blog (mainly in French) dedicated to medieval illuminated manuscripts and, in particular, music manscripts.

[WES] Mists Fall Investiture

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Come witness the investiture of the new Prince and Princess of the Mists! Investiture will be followed by a 16th C. Ottoman feast cooked by Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi. Come enjoy dishes eaten by the Sultans, including a tangy meat ball soup, chicken with fruit, lamb with herbs, Turkish "ravioli", several colors of rice, bulgar wheat with chestnuts, and an array of sweets.

Site Information Location:
Principality of the Mists (Sebastopol California)

[LOC] St Catherine’s Fair

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Come one and all to St Catherine’s Fair!

29th November to 2nd December 2007, Motu Moana Scout Camp Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

The year is 1357 and St Catherine’s Fair is visiting Scotland.

We gather on Thursday evening for good food and good company. On Friday there will be archery and war fighting. All are invited to witness the marriage of Æsa Hrolfsdottir and Androu le Greyn and Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Taiko drumming in Pittsburgh

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh will present Japanese Taiko Drumming on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, WPU. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in D.C. area

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group which "specializes in 'large forms for small choirs' and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe" will present a pair of concerts in the Washington, D.C. area November 3-4, 2007.

SCA storyteller offers free download of book

Outlands resident Guernen Cimarguid has offered a free download of Storyteller in Adobe Acrobat™ format on the Tre Gwernin blog.

Masters of Defense pictures online

Cassair reports that photos from the recent Masters of Defense Tourney which took place recently in the Barony of Lochmere, Kingdom of Atlantia, are now available to view online.

Medieval Baebes live in concert

TSivia reports that the Medieval Baebes, a London-based, female vocal group with a "reputation of reviving ancient text and song and turning historical fantasy into reality for the pleasure of modern audiences" will be performing in the Columbus, Ohio area October 13-14, 2007.

[AET] Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture

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The populace of the Rhydderich Hael announces the election of a new Baron. THL Caleb Reynolds has been chosen as successor to Their Excellencies Baron William Freskyn Murray and Baroness Katherine Kiersey, and we wish to celebrate the passing of the Coronet.

The investure of our new Baron will take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2007, at the Universal Unitarian Church at 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. Site opens at 9:00 AM, and closes at 10:00 PM. Court begins at 10:00 AM. Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Williamsville, New York)