Time Out says
A bona fide institution in San Francisco, this delightfully off-kilter annual fête, devoted to the macabre work of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey and the Edwardian era (1901-1910) has caught on in L.A., too. Step into the past at this costume party and dance. The elegant night features live music, themed stage shows, an absinthe bar and parlor games. Guests typically show up dressed in anything from Victorian to steampunk or goth get-ups.