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Dorian's Parlor - July 20th 2013


Full Steam Ahead, Dorian’s Parlor Returns for Third Anniversary

Philadelphia, PA, July 20, 2013. Once again Storykeeper Events, in association with Circuit Six, is proud to present Dorian’s Parlor, Philadelphia’s premier Steampunk showcase for live music and dance performances, inspired DJs, fashion shows unveiling wearable art from neo-vintage designers, vendors, and craftspeople. After a six month holiday, Dorian’s Parlor returns to celebrate its third birthday by hosting the Steamstock Tour, featuring the musical acts This Way to the Egress, Frenchy and the Punk, The Cog is Dead, and Psyche Corporation. The Doubletree Hotel’s Ormandy Ballroom, located at 237 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, grants the event’s two hundred or more patrons plenty of room to dance, mingle, and enjoy the show.

Since its debut in June 2010, Dorian’s Parlor has continued to extend a friendly welcome to casually clothed spectators and Steampunk-seekers alike. Gil Cnaan, the clockwork heart giving the event life, wants prospective attendees to know that everyone is welcome to “step into the Parlor”, he emphasizes that Dorian’s Parlor has a liberal dress code. The event spans wardrobe choices from club night to black tie- and even then, such styles do not reflect the full range of freedom and creativity frequently exhibited in Parlor-goer’s attire.

The reviews of Dorian’s Parlor harmonize in a chorus that exalts the event as a gathering of unique individuals of all varieties, and most of all, as being a friendly party where everyone is nice, even when they’re being naughty. Tara Murtha of Philadelphia Weekly wrote “the theme of the party is theatrical anachronism” and described Dorian’s Parlor as “a party for the steampunk set and the many subgenres of friendly freaks and geeks.” Dorian’s Parlor has flamboyantly caught the attention of at least two Geekadelphia writers, including Kelly Rowles who named Dorian’s Parlor “The Ultimate Geeky Getaway” and has praised the organizers for doing “an excellent job creating a Victorian atmosphere while giving patrons some modern entertainment.” While the theme is Victorian, there is no shy, mysterious fan fluttering to interpret. Jo Pincushion recognized Dorian’s forthright nature and proclaimed it “A wonderful event for anyone who is looking to party with the darker side of life … and everyone is accepting and friendly.” Consistent with all accounts of amiable disposition, the event website, www.DoriansParlor.com endorses the event as a “haven for artists, Bohemians, socialites, and neo-vintage lovers of all stripes and inclinations.”

Please visit http://doriansparlor.com/ for more information, peruse photos from past events, and get updates on things yet to come.

Join us on Facebook to socialize with other attendees, get advice on costumes, and to bask in the excitement of the adventure that awaits you.

Tickets are $25, and admission includes a drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, access to all entertainment and vendors, 21+ to enter.
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Don’t miss the Steampunk spectacle of the Summer, and step into Dorian’s Parlor on July 20 from 8pm-1am at the Doubletree Hotel- Ormandy Ballroom at 237 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Photo Courtesy of Babs Who Takes Pictures