IngenuityFest's Time Traveler's Bal Returns This Saturday



  • Courtesy of IngenuityFest
Cleveland is about to get a spike in steampunk aesthetic this Saturday with the return of The Time Traveler’s Bal, a fundraiser supporting IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast.

The Time Traveler's Bal aims to "transport attendees through a scientist’s homemade time machine, opening portals to the future and the past." Guests are invited to get creative and dress to prepare for such a journey through space and time – by sporting goggles and boots, spacesuits, corset and gloves, or other costumes.

Expect a 1920s speakeasy, a Victorian French court, "remnants" of the Earth’s volcanic beginning and a "pristine" futuristic setting.

The price of admission includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from featured local restaurants and beverage partners including Platform Beer and Watershed Distillery.

Entertainment at the Time Traveler’s Bal highlights a variety of local musicians, performance artists, makers, builders and other creative characters. Musical performances touch on a range of styles throughout time, including Maddie Finn, front woman for the indie rock band Whiskey Hollow, neo-harpist Stephan Haluska, hurdgurdler Brian McCoy with electronic flute and cello duo IN2ATIVE, and electronic dance music by Unplanned Crew.

Performance art includes dance works by MorrisonDance, theatrics by the Maelstrom Art Collective, flow art by Fire and Light Performing Arts and choreographed acro-yoga and trapeze by Jaime Bouvier and Stardrop Circus.

IngenuityFest is now in its 14th year, and celebrates the region’s artists, makers and creatives. The three-day event, going down Sept. 28-30, currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy.

Saturday's 21+ event takes place at 8 p.m. at IngenuityLabs, Ingenuity’s headquarters in the Hamilton Collaborative.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

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