Machine this Week : Caverns, theater performances, and a workshop

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CAVERNS OPENING : Alvarado Caverns and Mystery Theater
Thursdays through Sundays 8-10pm, starting this Thursday October 17th

You’ve heard us hinting at stalactites, stalagmites, Victorian-era seance techniques, and a haunted theater for weeks. Now’s the chance to see lead artist Chris Weisbart’s Alvarado Caverns and Mystery Theater in person! Starting this Thursday October 17th from 8-10pm, and running every Thursday through Sunday from 8-10pm through November 24th, we’ll hold open hours for you to come experience our haunted cavern and gorgeous 18-seat theater. If you’re interested in seeing shows in said theater, please check below for this week’s offerings and ticketing information.

THEATER OPENING & PERFORMANCES

This Saturday evening marks our inaugural performance in our 18-seat Mystery Theater. We commissioned a wide range of artists and performers to develop works around hauntings, the uncanny, and the mysterious to take place in the space. Below is a list of our first three performances.

Seating for all shows in the Mystery Theater is extremely limited and by advance purchase only. No late seating. All tickets are $9 for members // $15 for non-members

*Saturday, October 19th at 11:59pm : Ezra Buchla and Claire Cronin
For the opening night of our mystery theater, musicians Ezra Buchla and Claire Cronin will haunt the theater with songs about ghosts, devils, and the moon. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this show

*Sunday, October 20th at 2:00pm : Kate Conklin and Jodie Landau
Join us for an afternoon of voice and vibraphone featuring soprano Kate Conklin and composer, vocalist and percussionist Jodie Landau. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this show

*Sunday, October 20th 5:00pm : Trinie Dalton and Amy Gerstler
An afternoon reading in our theater featuring Trinie Dalton, Amy Gerstler, and possibly some light clairvoyance. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this show

WORKSHOP: Embroidery for Artists at 1450 Ocean
Saturday, October 19th, 12-3pm

Learn the basics of hand embroidery from Jenny Hart in Embroidery for Artists, a class that focuses on textural effects and free-form techniques. Hart will give a brief talk on her work, lead students through the basics of hand embroidery, review tools, share techniques for transferring original designs to fabric and “doodling” in embroidery. Students will leave with a new understanding of hand embroidery and the ability to experiment with it in their own work.

Registration is $75 for Machine members and $85 for non-members. For more information and to register, click here: http://machineproject.com/archive/classwork/2013/10/19/embroidery-for-artists-at-1450-ocean/