Thursday, February 19, 2009

Steampunk: The Fiction & The Non-Fiction

Machina Fatalis presents a new exhibit on Steampunk. Titled Steampunk: The Fiction & the Non-Fiction, the exhibit discusses the development of steampunk from a literary genre to an activist movement. Four elements of Steampunk are showcased: literature & film, the maker aspect, music & fashion, and art & activism. The highlights of the exhibit are a Sojourner keyboard graciously loaned by Datamancer, and an original collage by Winona Cookie. A number of library events have been planned to accompany the exhibit, including showings of Steamboy & Castle in the Sky, a craft day making a Steampunk lamp, and a day devoted to Dr. Steel. The exhibit is on display from February 16th to March 15th, 2009. The exhibit and all events take place at the San Carlos Public Library located at 7265 Jackson Drive, in San Diego. Full event details, including dates & times can be found at the San Carlos Friends of the Library website. A Machina Fatalis viewing will be arranged in the near future. Check this page for details when they are available. For those that cannot make the exhibit in person, you can view the exhibit and its creation on our flickr page at steampunkexhibit.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

An Evening at The Bijou 2/20/09

Please join us for an Evening at The Bijou! We are hosting an evening of vintage film on Friday, February 20th at 8 p.m. at the home of the Chamberlins. We will be showing SHE, starring Randolph Scott, Helen Gahagan and Nigel Bruce. Based on the H. Rider Haggard novel, SHE is a ripping adventure tale following the quest for the legendary "flame of life". Our hero's journey takes them to a fantastic, subterranean kingdom ruled by She Who Must Be Obeyed. The film has fantastic art deco sets, gorgeous costumes, and has been restored by Ray Harryhausen. Along with our feature, we will present a silent short, The Thieving Hand, the misadventure of a man and his clockwork prosthesis. No visit to the Bijou would be complete without vintage candies, crakerjack and Moxie. If you would like to attend, please email Ingred with your RSVP and for directions: thievingmagpie(at)mindspring(dotcom). See you at The Bijou!