The haunting season draws near again and 21c Cincinnati invites you to delve deeper into the forest and be whisked away by the Creatures of the Night. We’ll have Planet Venus spinning in the Main Gallery as C Jacqueline Wood conjures the visual palette of this Secret Garden Redux. Pones, Dancefix by HBDC, and Elevated Aerials will spread dance among the masses while Floyd Johnson of OATW: Ohio Against The World launches a new photo booth concept to memorialize the evening.
Costumes are highly encouraged for entry into a judged costume contest with prizes, including a one night stay at 21c Cincinnati or dinner for two at Metropole. The Spa at 21c will offer the grand prize of a couple’s massage for the best duo costume of the evening. Judges Judith Escariot, Heather Britt from Dancefix, Pam Kravetz and a representative of ACLU of Ohio will determine the winners of what is expected to be a fierce competition. No costume? No problem! The Queen City’s elite makeup professionals will be on hand to help you manifest your inner creature, free of charge.
Metropole will be concocting creepy cocktails and a special Halloween punch as well as offering a cash bar. Plan to dine before the festivities? Reservations are available at Metropole, and can be made by calling 513.578.6660. And while Halloween encourages all to be who they please, they still must be 21 to access to what the secret garden holds.
The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10, which will benefit ACLU of Ohio. Must be 21+ to attend.
The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-partisan group whose purpose is to defend people across the political spectrum, from minority to majority. The overall stance of the ACLU is to protect the Bill of Rights – even if it means defending an organization whose mission they do not personally stand behind. Founded in 1920, ACLU is the nation’s guardian of liberty and works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU of Ohio is headquartered at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center in Cleveland and also maintains a regional office in Columbus, Ohio.