Edward Gorey’s melancholy artwork has been celebrated for years, but there is no better commemoration of what he has given to goth culture and Halloween enthusiasts than the PhantasmaGOREY Victorian Halloween Ball. Giving the macabre its classiest due, Dances of Vice has hosted this special event for four years now. Slip into a costume that screams doom and gloom as you prepare to experience this fête in the haunting environment of Riverside Church. Ghost Train Orchestra will keep the living dead on their toes while VJ Holly Daggers’s digital art adds to the festively somber mood. Keep Gorey and the Victorian theme in mind when putting together your outfit, however—the best costumes will win prizes.
Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2012