On Saturday the Art Academy will host their biannual Beaux Arts Ball, the fantastical Carniball, at an incongruous-seeming location, The Gameday Café. Fusing the bizarre extravagance of a carnival with the artistic flair of the Art Academy, Carniball promises to be “the most outlandish fundraising event of the year.” The night will be packed with sideshow acts including entertainment by Dante’s Gypsy Belly Dancers, the Pickled Brothers, an aerial show, an escape artist and fire breathers. And as this is an Art Academy event, expect to see artworks like one-of-a-kind puzzle games by artists including Thom Shaw, C.F. Payne. Jay Bauer and John Ruthven in a live auction along with original circus posters by Art Academy students. There will also be live music from Buckra, body painting, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and a cash bar. $50. Reservations are recommended, but not required. 7 p.m.-midnight.
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