Next weekend, Waltham will travel to a place far, far away — the land of Steampunk.
The three-day International Steampunk City Festival will kick off Friday, May 6 featuring events across the city such as a VIP dinner at the Stonehurst Mansion on May 6. Art galleries featuring Steampunk works will be open to festival attendees and a Victorian plant sale will be held, among other activities.
Festival proceeds will benefit the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, a non-profit organization. The festival runs through Sunday, May 8. There is a $20 admission fee for adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit the festival’s Web site.
“It’s the hottest design and lifestyle trend to emerge in decades. It asks, ‘What would the world look like if modern technology were available at the turn of the twentieth century when steam was king, corsets were mandatory and man was just learning to fly,’” a press release about the event reads. “What started as an underground style movement by technology geeks and science-fiction fanatics has entered the mainstream, influencing art, fashion, interior design, literature and entertainment.”
Source: Press release about International Steampunk City Festival.