Thursday, May 2, 2013
The 4th annual Watch City Festival will be feature many events based on a Steampunk theme.
The Watch City Festival, also known as the Steampunk Festival, is returning to Waltham soon, according to it website. The 4th annual festival will be held May 10 - 11 throughout the city with many events being held on the city common. Events will include a parade on Saturday, a pub crawl and a circus. The festival's proceeds will benefit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. The museum is sponsoring the event along with the City of Waltham. What is Steampunk?: "Steampunk is a literary and artistic movement that melds elements of Victorian-era history with modern technology and fantastical fiction," the website reads. For more information and schedule of events, visit the festival's website.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Prepare for the Steampunk invasion!
The third annual Steampunk festival is coming to Waltham next week. The festival, know as "The Watch City Festival" will be held from May 12-13, with preview events being held on May 11, according to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation Web site. The museum is hosting the event. The festival is loaded with events that highlight various aspects of Steampunk. "For one weekend the city of Waltham is transformed into an alternate reality “trapped in time” where the lines between science fiction and the industrial revolution are blurred to bring guests into an immersible experience like no other!" the Web site reads. Last year, the festival drew more than 10,000 people and hopes to attract at least 15,000 this year. Admission …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
A preview of the coming week in news.
Next week will prove interesting in Waltham news. Take a look at what’s coming in news. 1. The race for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat will end. The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, with Republican James Dixon, of Waltham squaring off against Watertown Town Councilman John Lawn. 2. The City Council will meet Monday, May 9, at City Hall. 3. Patchcast, our daily video round up the week’s news will resume on Monday, May 9. 4. Patch history columnist Denise Dube will bright you another great story about the city’s history. 5. Patch will have a fantastic photo gallery of the Steampunk festival taking place in Waltham this weekend.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, April 27.
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Steampunk festival to be held soon.
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. What is Steampunk? “It’s the hottest design and lifestyle trend to emerge in decades. It …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
City set to host May festival.
Prepare to be steampunked. Come May, Waltham is set to transform into International Steampunk City. The steam power-centered subculture is taking over the town the weekend of May 6-8, for a free-admission festival with events, activities, shows and exhibits that benefit the nonprofit Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The steampunk celebration, which will feature the genre’s signature meld of Victorian style with modern technology, is headed by the museum’s executive director Elin Hagney and event developer and co-founder of the Steampunk World’s Fair, Jeff Mach. Mach says this is the first time in the history of the steampunk movement that an entire town has opened its doors to the steampunk community. The event offers …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Waltham exhibit showcases Victiorian-themed movement
Steampunk is a movement, for lack of a better word. “It’s a form of elaborate dress up,” said Pam Phillips, 51, who traveled from Watertown to see the “Steampunk, Form & Function, and an Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry” at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham The exhibit, sponsored by Steampuffin, opened in October, and runs through May 2011. The highly stylized genre combines Victorian style with modern technology, and continuously brings in people of all ages interested in the many aspects of steampunk, including its reach into art, literature, music, science fiction and fashion. Curt Hayashi, 66, a Waltham resident and two-year volunteer at the museum said the exhibit is an offspring of the …