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Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 | Seattle Design Center | Saturday, 24. March 2018

The 11th Annual Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball is here again! We're bringing it back to the spacious Seattle Design Center again.

*Duo Reves - the beautiful Quynbi & Eric are back performing aerial, silks, wheel, acrobatics and pouring champagne from their perch above the Ball and more aerial antics

*Circus Performers - contortionists, acrobat duo, hand balancer, stilt walkers and more performing throughout the night

*Luminous Pariah - Boylesque

*José iñiguez - Opera

*Geoffrey Castle - Electronic violin

*Gretchen Yanover - Cellist

*Gansango - African Dance & Drum Troupe

*Dancing Showgirls, Tudo Beleza

*Suspended Seattle Shibari - ancient form of Japanese bondage

*Holly Bordeaux - pole performances

*Michael Wansley - singer/vocalist

A full room filled with mini desserts, eclairs, cookies, macaroons and cakes - provided by Gelatiamo and Lady Yum. Gelato will also be served in this room. The room will be exquisitely decorated by Rock & Fancy - gauzy drapes, sparkly beads, chandliers.


1. GENERAL ADMISSION: Includes entry to the Ball, all-night entertainment, access to Marie Antoinette Dessert Room, Gelato, free coat check, free parking (spaces limited in SDC lot, first-come-first-get). ENTRANCE TIME: 8:00pm @$110

2. VIP: Includes everything in Gen Adm ticket PLUS: Entrace to VIP-ONLY LOUNGE (upstairs in the balcony, VIP-only bar and restrooms nearby); Pasta Bar (2 pastas w/sauces - 1 gluten free w/pesto & oil, 1 bolognese w/red sauce and green salad; charcuterie spread (array of cheeses & crackers, cured meats, olives, etc.); one bottle of wine (Michael Florentino Cellars red or white - you can drink this in the VIP room ONLY); Italian Spritz Punch (served all night in punch bowls - Galiano, Aperol, Prosecco, oranges); Lady Yum French macarons; beautifully decorated lounge areas with vintage furniture; ADDITIONAL performances by the various singers, dancers, circus troupe performers on the main stage INSIDE the VIP lounge; chance to win great raffle prizes (jewelry, wine & spirits, Cuban stogies, gift certificates to Italian restaurants, etc.); professional photo by Olga Plastino taken at the step & repeat near the entrance - photo will be printed out at the Ball for you to take home; opportunity to get parking spaces closest to the venue (first-come-first-get) -- LIMITED TO 125!! VIP will be arriving the same time as the Costume Contestants, so you can sit and enjoy the parade as the most decked out guests walk the red carpet in all their regalia, until Gen Adm comes at 8pm. ENTRANCE TIME: 7:00pm @$225

3. RESERVED SEATING & TABLE ON MAIN FLOOR: If you buy this ticket IN ADDITION to either your Gen Adm or VIP ticket, there will be a RESERVED TABLE AND SEAT for you (with linen & candlelight) on the main floor of the venue, this is where the stage & dancing is. You'll have a great view of all the acts. Tables are 2-4 tops (we can accommodate larger parties, just let us know), so you may have to share a table with other people. INCLUDES WAITRESS SERVICE for bar. @$35 per seat
The costume contest is limited to 75 people; entry cost is $10 per person ($20/couple). Each guest will be introduced by our Caller, and greeted with a glass of champagne as you walk the red carpet to our distinguished panel of judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to the: Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple Costume. Costume Contest entrants MUST arrive between 7:00 -7:45pm to walk the red carpet. COSTUME CONTESTANTS will receive a free, professional photo, taken by our photographer. All costume contestants will participate in a Promenade Parade through the center of the atrium ballroom to show off your ensemble, pose for pictures and basically just show off!

DRESS CODE/ATTIRE: You do not have to wear a period piece historical costume in order to attend. However, many people do. Please do not get intimidated by this, some people tell us they don't attend the Ball because they don't want to wear a costume or feel intimdated as to what to wear. Other suggestions:

LADIES: long gown or fancy cocktail dress (most gowns are long) MEN: tuxedo or suit. You will not be provided entry if you have just a dress shirt and pants on. NO sneakers, baseball caps, jeans/khakis. This is a dressy, formal, eclectic attire affair. We reserve the right to deny entrance if you are not dressed appropriately!

EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK IN ORDER TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE BALL - YOU ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP YOUR MASK ON ALL NIGHT, to add to the allure and glamour of the Ball. You can also have a mask expertly hand painted on your ****. These must be detailed and ornate (not child-like **** painting). If you do not have a mask on, you will be able to buy a mask from A Masquerade Costume company at the Ball. Absolutely NO exceptions to this rule!!

COSTUME RENTALS & MASK PURCHASES: A Masquerade Costume in Redmond has the best selection!
16759 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052 | (425) 373-5990 --- Go early to reserve your costume.

MISCELLANEOUS: This is a 21+ event. NO REFUNDS will be given. Once you've purchased your ticket, it's yours. Parking is free and plentiful at the SDC lot or on-street; but if you are drinking we encourage you to Lyft or taxi. Also, the neighborhood can be a bit sketchy at night, if you do park on the street, do not leave valuables in your car.

CONTACT THE ORGANIZER: Tracy Klinkroth, tracy@chickchat.net
  • Lovely ladies all in a row. What will YOU wear to the Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 this year? **Only 250 tickets left! TICKETS: VIStickets.com
  • Hello! Are their any artists you suggest who do high quality **** painted masks? (My apologies if this was already posted and I missed it, I haven’t found anything yet). Thank you!!
  • A Masquerade Costume in Redmond has a great collection of masks. What will you wear to Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018? All guests MUST wear a mask, or you will not be granted entrance to the Ball. TICKETS: VIStickets.com #venice #veniceissinking #masqueradeball #italy
  • Seattle Shibari is excited to bring our signature combination of cirque-style flair and **** Japanese style rope bondage performance to Venice is Sinking!
  • Hello, all! Can’t wait to perform in Venice Sinking! A bit about me below: “the Luminous Pariah is a Seattle-based interdisciplinary cabaret performance artist. Lumi tours extensively and has performed in over 100 international productions throughout Europe, Canada, and Australia. Luminous performs as a soloist as well as one fourth of acclaimed boylesque collective Mod Carousel.” Photo by Ernie Sapiro www.theLuminousPariah.com
  • Eye candy from last year's Venice Is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball. #venice #masqueradeball WE'RE HALF WAY SOLD OUT...... TICKETS: vistickets.com
  • Reserve seating at Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 so you can enjoy people watching; and have a seat closest to all the action in the Grand Ballroom near the main stage and aerial performances. Only $35 to sit where all the action is; ticket also includes cocktail waitress so you don't have to stand in line for drinks! TICKETS: vistickets.com #veniceissinking #masqueradeball #bestpartyinseattle #epiphanyevents
  • Marie Antoinette dessert room is included in your Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 ticket! Mini cakes, macarons, eclairs. And...GELATO! TICKETS: vistickets.com
  • Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 is more than HALF SOLD OUT!! There will be a different entertainer performing every 15 minutes. Geoffrey Castle is one of our performers; he's an amazing electric violinist who has a beautiful sound and big personality. This year, he'll be accompanied by Irish dancers performing while he's on the violin. He'll also be performing a solo in the VIP lounge. Check out Geoffrey: geoffreycastle.com BUY TICKETS: vistickets.com
  • Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 VIP tickets include: *Additional performances in intimate setting by main stage performers *Pasta bar (1 gluten-free, 1 bolognese) & salad *Charcuterie spread (cheeses, meats, olives, etc.) *Macarons & other desserts *1 bottle of wine *Italian spritz punch *VIP-only swanky decorated lounge & bar *Chance to win great door prizes (jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, etc.) BUY TICKETS: vistickets.com
  • Photos from the 2017 Venice Is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball - to give you ideas on costumes, attire, masks, hair, etc. (Note: you do NOT have to wear a period piece costume. You can wear a gown, cocktail dress, suit, tux. The Ball is a formal affair though; so no jeans, khakis, baseball hats, etc. (Photo Credit: Olga Plastino Photography and Design)
  • VIP tickets are now on sale (finally!) for Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018. Only 125 will be sold, and it includes a lot of goodies (pasta bar & salad, charcuterie spread, Italian spritz punch, 1 bottle of wine, additional acts in the VIP Lounge, etc.). We have also created tickets for RESERVED seating on the Main Floor (where the stage and dance floor is). TICKETS: https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com
  • This will be my first year attending. How creatively far can you interpret the theme of the evening? Does it have to be period piece? Or, as long as you have a mask “anything” goes (in good taste). Is there a site with a bunch of pictures from past events? Thanks.
  • We are HALF SOLD OUT for the 11th annual Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 on MARCH 24th! Here's a lineup of our all night entertainment, so far! Geoffrey Castle, electric violin Duo Rêves, aerial, stilting, acrobatics, wheel & more Jose Iniguez, opera Gansango Dance Company, African dance & drum Tudo Beleza, Samba dancing Gretchen Yanover, Cello Seattle Shibari, suspended shibari rope Luminous Pariah, boylesque Emily Lester, pole performance Michael Wansley, vocalist Sage Viniconis, magician DJ NiceGuy will be spinning dance tunes throughout the night too. More performers to be added. ***ONLY 20 MORE TICKETS TO ENTER THE COSTUME CONTEST @$10; you get early entry with VIP at 7pm. TICKETS: https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com #veniceissinking #masqueradeball #masks #party
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  • WOW! Go floral!! These are gorgeous idea for a costume and headpiece for Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018. TICKETS: https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com
  • Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 is quite literally the funnest party in Seattle! This year marks our 11th year and tickets are ALMOST HALF SOLD OUT!! Many people tell us that they are intimidated about what to wear, so they don't attend. LADIES: wear a long gown; MEN: suit. You do not have to wear a period piece costume, but you'll love the eye candy of seeing others in them! TICKETS: https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com
  • A girlfriend just shared this website with me, gorgeous gowns made in Europe.
  • Need a one-of-a-kind mask for the Venice Is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball? We have 3 very unique full ****, breathable masks for sale at A Masquerade Costume ! While you shop for your bottom half, check out these handmade, hand-embroidered Mexican masks by the incredible artist Scarlett Mizraim. Only available for sale (not rent) at A Masquerade Costume. You may also remember the black and gold mask from last year. Be bold...Surprise yourself!
  • What kind of dancing will the guests be doing? Will there be room and music to waltz?
  • We've booked Wanz (aka, Michael A Wansley) to perform at Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 on March 24th. You may know Wanz because of his being featured in Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" - but did you know that he has been performing since the 80's and at 21, he formed a band called Boys Will Be Boys? Wanz performs in various genres, including R&B, soul, hip hop, and pop. This December he performed with the Federal Way Symphony at their Holiday Pops concert. What will Wanz sing at the Venetian Ball? BUY YOUR TICKETS and find out! https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com
  • 200 tickets sold already to Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018 (March 24, 2018)!!! All tickets get you access to the Marie Antoinette "Let Them Eat Cake" Dessert Room - featuring delicious mini desserts and gelato from Gelatiamo and Lady Yum. Get your tickets now, before we sell out. TICKETS: https://veniceissinking2018.eventbrite.com
  • What factors do costume contest judges look for? Is it better to have a killer theme or should I shoot for period appropriate? Already planning my costume 4 months early can't wait :D
  • Out of all the events I attend with a +1, this is always the best date night event.