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$10 for a Ticket to the Fashionably Undead Prom (Up to $20 Value)
Costumed heroes and grotesque ghouls come together for a night of dancing and celebration during the Fashionably Undead Prom on Saturday, October 6, at 9 p.m. The party commences before one of the world’s largest indoor LED screens and under the 70-foot ceilings of the EMP Museum’s Sky Church. There, spiked punch mixes with the tunes of DJ Severed Hans and ‘80s cover band Stake it Up to fuel revelry, from tarot-card readings to the election of a prom king and queen.
The celebration is in honor of the EMP Museum's exhibit Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film, which explores horror and its place on the silver screen, in biology, and in contemporary culture. Among spooky cinematic artifacts rests the black alien-creature suit from Alien, the Hi-8 camcorder used onscreen in The Blair Witch Project, and the axe that preempted “Heeeerrre’s Johnny!” in The Shining.
Ticket allows entrance into [Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film.]
EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don’t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew’s birthday party.
The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana’s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix’s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo’s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation’s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.
All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building’s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about “reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,” as the museum’s website states.