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Amanda Barr & Ginger Wagg @ Muse Masquerade!

  • 21C Museum Hotel 111 Corcoran Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Amanda Barr & Ginger Wagg are teaming up to bring you a spooky quirky roaming performance during the Muse Masquerade fundraiser for The Carrack Modern Art!

Join us on October 27 at 21c Museum Hotel Durham Nc for an immersive evening of music, theater, dance, tarot, poetry, and circus arts at The Carrack Modern Art's third annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade!

Full info & tickets at, or read on!

For the third year, The Carrack will transform all three floors of 21c Museum Hotel Durham Nc into a music-and-art-filled labyrinth for 500 masked guests. Partygoers will be treated to a non-stop evening of entertainment that includes interactive performances, music, dancing, tarot, custom poetry, live art, aerials, and an all-night dance party.
The Muse Masquerade features:
- Live score by Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands performed to the 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- Interactive photo booth, aerials, and performance by Addled Muse Fire Theater
- The opening of Penelope’s Room, a site-specific installation in the Vault at 21c by Durham artist Liza Chabot of Buckwheat & Grits
- Aerial arts & acrobatics by Lux Performance Arts
- Live visuals by thefacesblur
- All-night dance party with Durham DJs The Floor
- Live music by JanxxTea Cup GinMark LittleCharles Latham, and Tescon Pol
- Vinyl in the Vault with Vespertine Chikirin Evening
- Movement and theatrical encounters by Little Green Pig Theatrical ConcernAmanda Saxe Barr & Ginger WaggImagine CircusQueer Youth Circus NC, and Culture Mill
- Film experiences by Durham Cinematheque
- Monsters by illustrator Tedd Championship Anderson and crochet creatures by Amanda Blanchard
- Tarot readings with Jameela Fay DallisKathleen IbisGina WisotzkyPhilip Franklin Young, and Magdalena Young
- Spontaneous, custom poems from the Poetry Fox

Tickets are $65 and are available beginning September 15, 2017. 

As in past years, costumes remain a hallmark of The Muse Masquerade. Guests are encouraged to don masks and outrageous garb and, for one unpredictable night, channel their wildest inner "muse." Guests can prepare in advance at Pop-up Shops featuring costumes from the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and local mask artisans and vendors, plus art activities for the whole family.
More info:
- 9/15 at The Carrack for Third Friday Ticket Release Party for The Muse Masquerade
- 9/24 at Ponysaurus Brewing for Pop-up Costume Shop for The Muse Masquerade

This year we are raising the stakes! A 2018 Muse Masquerade ticket will be awarded for categories of best mask, best costume and best group costume by a selected panel of fashion-forward jurors. 

Due to 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s generous partnership, we're pleased to offer Muse Masquerade guests a discounted rate for hotel rooms on the night of 10/27/17. Full info is available at

Proceeds raised at The Muse Masquerade support The Carrack in 2018. The Carrack was founded in 2011 and is a free, zero-commission community art space that provides exhibition and performance opportunities to underrepresented artists, and space for community-focused events. We are 100% supported by grassroots donations. Funds raised at The Muse Masquerade support the artists participating in the event and help make possible 20+ annual exhibitions, 50+ annual performances, and numerous workshops, gatherings, and events at The Carrack each year, all at no cost to artists and organizers. Most of our programming (gallery hours, bi-weekly artist talks and receptions, monthly drawing workshops/concerts/art salons and more) is also free to attend year-round.
Our goal is to raise $30,000, half of our annual operating budget, from tickets sold for The Muse Masquerade. We'll work to raise our remaining budget through a crowdfunding campaign following the event. For more information about The Carrack and how to support this project, please visit 

Promote your brand to 500 of Durham’s most creatively inspired guests at The Muse Masquerade while supporting its only zero-commission community art space. Find out about corporate sponsorship opportunities at

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors & Partners: 21c Museum Hotel Durham, The Fruit, Hamilton Hill Jewelry, HappyMess Art Studios, Classes & Supplies, Caktus Group, Durham Magazine, MAXX Adult Emporium, Net Friends, The Floor, Imagine Circus, Eno Ventures, Addled Muse Fire Theater, Moogfest, Smashing Boxes, Beverly and Robert Atwood & the Fab Femmes, INHABIT, Durham Distillery, and Brother Vilgalys.

Earlier Event: September 23
Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium