When was the last time you discussed fossils in a bar? (Insert age joke here.) Now, thanks to the ROM Out and About program, you can do just that with actual museum experts. Assistant curators David Rudkin and Kevin Seymour will play host for the evening, which will include a fossils and evolution trivia battle.
Get out your black lipstick, corsets, and chokers! Liisa Ladouceur, music journalist and author of Encyclopedia Gothica and How to Kill a Vampire, presents a lecture on what she knows best: the Origins and Evolution of Goth Music. Using her Goth Band Family Tree, she’ll trace the genre’s progression and ties to industrial, 1970′s punk, metal, new wave, and even folk.
Provocateur is part zombie apocalypse story, part spy thriller, and all improvised. Following an epidemic that has wiped out most of North America, the ruined Canadian and American governments find themselves facing a Soviet conspiracy. Complete with heavy Russian accents, Alice Moran, Roger Bainbridge, Adam Cawley, Conor Holler, Dan Jeannotte, Carmine Lucarelli, Lindsay Mullan, Briana Templeton, and Gavin Williams round out the cast of this witty improv comedy.
Bingo: it’s not just for octogenarians anymore! Punk Rock Bingo is shaking things up by adding a punk soundtrack to an already stellar game. There will be great prizes, drink specials, and an appearance by punk-rock drag queen Jenna Syde. Since punks aren’t always about anarchy and destruction, proceeds from the event will be donated to a variety of local charities.
Rue Morgue Magazine presents a special 35mm screening of Ken Russell’s The Lair of the White Worm. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this Bram Stoker adaptation follows an archeology student on assignment in a small English village. He eventually finds himself on a quest to hunt down and slay the fabled d’Ampton “worm” in order to save the local townspeople. Naturally, strange and horrifying events ensue. Like always, audience members will be treated to a slew of prizes from a variety of sponsors.