The Black Cat Ball : Hollywood Gothic at 1840s Plaza is the Official Party for The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Saturday, October 2nd. Doors open 7:30 PM (VIP 7:00 PM.) 21+ and over only, 100% ID check along with required proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
Join us for a Gothic Hollywood-themed masquerade of the senses as we dance into the night, explore a garden of culinary delicacies, then raise a glass to the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe! Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails while they peruse the “Edgar Allan Poe Film & Fashion Exhibit” featuring costumes from the latest and upcoming adaptations of Poe’s works in film & television. Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
Tickets are all-inclusive for food, beer/ wine/ signature cocktails, and entertainment.
The evening's entertainment includes:
NOTE TO POE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES: The party takes place at a location away from festival grounds. 1840s Plaza is at 29 S. Front Street, roughly three miles from Poe House. Paid parking available at Inner Harbor Park Garage, 751 E. Lombard Street, or 815 E. Pratt St. Garage. Call (410) 385-1840 for venue questions.
Tastings and cocktails presented by Eleven Courses Catering
Private viewing of the Edgar Allan Poe in Film & Fashion Exhibit
Presentation of The 2021 Saturday 'Visiter' Awards
A cognac toast commemorating the 172nd anniversary of the poet’s death in Baltimore
Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
Early/Express entry & cocktails at 7:00PM
Exclusive access to VIP Performance and Séance at the historic Carroll Mansion
Mystery Poe/ RavenBeer gift bag