Circus curioso and vintage steampunk came together this past weekend for La Nuit Sauvage- literally, “A Wild Night”. The historic Theatre Junction Grand welcomed Calgarian’s into an evening filled with “…surreal scenes, after-hours circus souls, secret rooms, a taste of tawdry midway amusement, DJs, silent auction and culinary inventions by Workshop Kitchen + Culture.”
Arguably one of Calgary’s most enticing and beloved architectural gems, the Theatre was on fine display this past Saturday as guests wandered through three floors of warmly lit exposed brick, champagne-bottle-chandeliers, and heavy velvet cordoning. Over one hundred years old, the building was as much a treat to interact with for guests as were the many circus performers and art installations.
Throughout the event guests dressed in various degrees of victorian-era and industrial revolution inspired garb, as steampunk culture has come to be known for. Attendees alternated between exploring the building and it’s various pop-up presentations, and being covertly ushered in small groups into private parties and performances, featuring burlesque dancers and absinth tastings, just to name a few. A ‘vintage room’ photo booth was also wildly popular, as guests could not only interact with a fun set and various props, but could instantly find their pictures live on the photo booth’s Instagram account. Thank to you Fox Photo Society for their gorgeous Vanity Fair portrait-inspired design!
This event was absolute delight to partner on, and Boom greatly enjoyed assisting Theatre Junction Grand in displaying the creativity and vibrancy that the venue and its collaborators have become known for. To support the theatre, click Here.