Performing Arts

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

[EAS] Carolingia Baronial Investiture

Please join us for a day of celebration in honor of our new Baron and Baroness, Fergus and Imigla (formerly Vairavi). 

[ATL] Courtier's Challenge

The Barony of Marinus challenges the Populace of Atlantia to a contest of Wit, Skill, and Charm! Who among you can claim the title of the Perfect Courtier?

[ANT] June Faire

Their Excellencies, Baron Arontius and Baroness Laurellen, invite you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of June Faire with the Barony of Dragon’s Laire! Their Royal Majesties, Ieuan and Gwyneth, will be joining us for a full weekend of festivities and camping, June 1-3, 2012.

800-year-old choir boys don't look a day over 19!

Even though the Thomanerchor of Leipzig in Germany is celebrating its 800th anniversary, its boys don't look a day over 19! Once conducted by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Thomanerchor is considered to be the oldest choir in the world.

[ANT] Mayfaire

The spring is here and with it the Barony of Glymm Mere prepares to celebrate the warm weather! The most generous Baron Johann Matheusson and radiant Baroness Francisca de Montoya invite you to join us for... A Mayfaire to Remember!

Post-punk band goes medieval in new album

Sumer Is Icumen In is believed to be the oldest known song in the English language. Now the post-punk band, The Futureheads, is giving the song new life when it is included in their a cappella album Rant, to be released in April 2012.

Gladiators banned from Colosseum

Performers dressed as gladiators will no longer be able to make money having their photos taken with tourists, according to city officials. NPR commentator Renee Montagne has the brief audio report for Morning Edition.

[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

[WES] Fool's Tourney

Please join the Barony of Rivenoak for our annual Fool's Tourney, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at One Mile (in Bidwell Park) in Chico. 

[CAI] Potrero War

Potrero War is an SCA corporate event put on by the members of the society. Attendees at Potrero War are there as guests of the Barony of Calafia.

Pre-Registration and Land Allocation are now OPEN! Land allocation will remain open until 11:59 PM on May 15, and pre-registration will remain open until 11:59 PM on May 5.

[ANS] Castellan

Come join us May 4 , 2012 – May 6, 2012 for a weekend of fellowship, food and fun as we live out our dream and choose our newest heroes and Castellan.

[ANT] Grand Thing VII

The winter snows begin to melt and soon we will see the first green of spring.  It’s time once again to gather together, meet in celebration, take council, and renew our bonds of friendship.

Bards offer SCA fundraising album

Lady Isolde de Lengadoc of Ealdormere reports that a bardic fundraising album is now available to download from the iBards website. Profits from the album will be donated to the SCA General Fund.

Bardic works available on YouTube

Shava from Northshield has added 90 more video recordings of SCA bardic performances to her extensive YouTube channel, which now has over 500 videos. The performances include works from multiple kingdoms and many venues.

[DRA] Winchester Pilgrimage

Come all ye pilgrims and travellers, and join the Shire of West Dragonshire for a pilgrimage at the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty. 

Collegium Cantorum to offer concerts in DC area

Collegium Cantorum, under the  direction of Timothy Kendall, will present "Master of the Notes", a  concert of Renaissance polyphony by Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521) on April 14 and 15, 2012 in the Washington DC area.

[LOC] Saint Vitas' Dance and Music Weekend

Two days of dance and dance related classes as well as music classes, plus food and more music and dancing in the pleasant environment of All Saints' Church Hall. There will be a Buffet Feast and a Ball on the Saturday night and lunches will also be served.

[MER] Black Axe

Come join the fun at a new site! We'll have lots of heavy & rapier fighting, live weapons, children's activities, and more! Lady Genevieve will be preparing a delicious feast (limited to 56)! Merchants welcome - please contact the event stewards.

ACTIVITIES

Come join the fight at a new (DISCREETLY WET) site!

[ANS] Wiesenfeuer Baronial

Is your cup 'o blam lacking? Well we are here to make it runeth over! Wiesenfeuer Baronial will be unlike any event you have attended in a long time!

April 13-15th @ Camp Cimarron (east of Guthrie/south of Stillwater/north of OKC/west of New York City...)

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete IX

My Lords and Ladies, join us as we celebrate the ninth annual Fantastic Fairytale Fete. Arts and Sciences contests include: storytelling in any mode, and our signature cooking competition: best pun of a fairytale recipe -decorative or edible. Classes TBA.

[MID] Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense

The Shire of Ravenslake Presents MKAoD 15: The Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense August 31-September 2, 2012

[AET] Return to Ian’s Inn

Greetings from the Shire of Ballachlagan!  We would like to invite you to our event “Return to Ian’s Inn ” which will be held on May 4-6, 2012.

[ANT] Boar's Hunt / AllChampions

Come join the Barony of Aquaterra as we combine two of our events for the price of one! We are combining our annual Boar's Hunt with the first Championship competition for our new Coronets, fierce Steinolf and graceful Sinedin.

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt's Investiture

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A new Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Atenveldt have been chosen. Come join the festivities as we say farewell to Baron Edward and Baroness Annalies and welcome in the newest Coronets of the Barony of Atenveldt.

[NOR] The Youth Event

We, Lady Typhaine and I, are the Event Stewards for the Youth Event, Kids get a Castle...II. We have come up with a fabulous theme for our children. We would like them to have a living experience of the Eight Virtues of being a Knight.

[MID] St. Cecilia at the Tower

St. Cecilia at the Tower is a workshop for the purpose of helping musicians who play Medieval and Renaissance music to improve their craft.

From Electronica to Elizabethan

Damon Albarn, frontman of Blur and Gorillaz, is turning his attention to an even more arcane topic than animated musical monkeys: 16th century intellectural John Dee.

Up Helly Aa 2012

The Vikings returned to Scotland recently for Up Helly Aa, the celebration of Nordic influence in Scotland's Shetland Islands. The Guardian newspaper offers a slideshow of photos from the event.

The sound of Shakespeare's English

A new British Library recording offers scenes from Shakespeare spoken in a reconstruction of the Elizabethan accent. NPR's Weekend Edition interviewed Ben Crystal, who directed and acted in the project.

[OUT] Peasants, Rogues, and Wenches

Far away, in the Northern Outlands, lies the beautiful Barony of Caer Galen--a true jewel of the Kingdom. In that fair barony, gracious ladies and honorable gentlemen engage in noble pursuits to the great advancement of their Kingdom, their Barony and their own good names.