Obscura Day 2011

Atlas Obscura is hosting the second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011, in partnership with Hendrick's Gin. This is a day set aside for "expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures" in places near or not-so-near. Events will take place in 61 cities (so far). Here are some of the most popular:

In London Go out for adventure films and cocktails in the historic Royal Geographical Society Map Room

In San Francisco The National Parks Service is leading an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Alcatraz followed by drinks at a speakeasy

In Los Angeles Wander the Magic Castle and mingle with Magicians while sipping Cocktails

In Brooklyn Marvel at a recreation of Coney circa 1910, see the worlds best sideshow performers, and meet the stars of Discovery's Oddities

In Florence Explore the macabre and beautiful La Specola anatomical museum

In Paris Join an expedition into the abandoned ruins of a Victorian-era tropical botanical garden

In Rome Go underground to explore ancient catacombs

In New Zealand Tour the museum of extraordinary visual design company WETA best known for their work on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

In Antartica Join in a celebration of the hundred year anniversary of the heroic (and tragic) Amundsen and Scott race to the South Pole.

If none of these events are near you, there are plenty more to find at Atlas Obscura. Make a point to participate in an expedition you'll never forget! Link

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Presenting our Second Annual Atlas Obscura Day- Toronto’s Showcase of the strange! Doctor Mysterion will be bringing you an assortment of the strangest of the strange- four acts GUARANTEED to freak you out more then any another sideshow acts anwhere!

Appearances and performances by the following: Zombie Boy (as seen on Neatorama, in Lady Gaga's current tour, Ripley's), Mysterion- master of mental deception, Ashtar Avatar (International Sideshow artist), burlesque of Obskura, Fionna Flauntit, and Canadian Burlesque Hall of Famer Tanya Cheex.

When: Saturday, April 9 at 9:30pm

Where: Mitzis Sister 1554 Queen St. West

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART- You’ve been warned!
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The Magic Castle in LA was neat! We went to dinner and performance a while ago ... the gimmick was that you had to be "invited" by a practicing member of the Magic Castle's magician guild.
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