Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Masquerade Party, Friday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. in the museum.
Dress up in your most outrageous get-up or go for the mysterious masked look and enter the costume contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Masks are encouraged, but anything goes! Costume prizes include Golden YAM Award for Best in Show, Best Art or Artist Impersonation, Best Couple, Best Horror, Best Rocky Horror Costume, Best Masquerade Costume, and for those dragged to the party by your significant other –Most Uninspired. Need help finding a costume? Billings Studio Theatre has a 5,000-square-foot costume shop; contact Glenda Brauneis to set up an appointment (406-294-1165). Spirit Halloween also has a fantastic selection.
DJ Benefit will be spinning tunes for dancing, and Billings AlternaCirque’s aerial artists will be dropping down (from the ceiling) to pour drinks. Enjoy tastyhors d’oeuvres by Raven’s Café d’Art and masquerade-inspired cupcakes by Tea City and Cupcakes. Tarot card readings and ghost tours add to the evening’s mystery and ambiance, and Louis Habeck offers professional portraits.
Tickets are $25 each, for ages 21+ (you will need to show ID). A special package deal is available – get a Masquerade ticket and a Rocky Horror Picture Show ticket for only $35! ticket link: www.albertabairtheater.org
The Rocky Horror Picture Show performance is at the Alberta Bair Theater, Sat., Oct. 31st at 8 p.m. The 1975 “R” rated cult classic movie starring Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Curry is a satirical tribute to science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930s through the early ’70s. Although largely panned upon release, it soon gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976.
For more information, call the museum at 406-256-6804 or visit artmuseum.org