The stakes are high!
Resurrecting an American tradition, the infamous Chicago Vampire Ball returns this Halloween offering Chicagoans a fang-tastic evening of live entertainment!
Get your capes on, your fangs out, and get ready for a vampire party like never before. From 8pm – 2am on October 30th a vampirical night will possess the Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery in Albany Park.
An array of exhilarating entertainment will offer patrons of all shapes and sizes something to sink their teeth into. Including live burlesque performances, projected vampire movies, a retro pinball arcade, appearances by the Sensual Vampiresses of BimBamBoom, and a live DJ to keep blood pumping throughout the night.
The eclectic evening will begin with a Vampire Queen Pageant and the coronation of Chicago’s newest Queen Vampire! Seven powerful vampire queens will be pitted against each other to see who can best handle the stakes.
Each contestant will call upon their vampiric power and perform in front of the other patrons who will then vote for their queen by dropping a blood-red stone into the candidate’s goblet. If patrons have been particularly mesmerized by a certain dead-icated display of skill additional votes can be cast by buying drinks at the bar.
Be it a dance, a striptease, a drag performance, fire-dancing, or anything in between, anybody living (or dead) may enter for the chance to execute their vampiric power. After the votes are cast and the count has been made, the queen is crowned and the dance party begins!
A $300 cash prize, a boudoir photo shoot with a local photography studio, and a throne for the rest of the night await this year’s Queen Vampire. Nominations for Queen Vampire are now closed.
Delectable dishes will be available courtesy of Twisted Hippo kitchen while a cash bar will offer sensational cocktails and craft beer from the Twisted Hippo Brewery.
A General Admission ticket includes one complimentary drink at the bar and one vote for your chosen queen. Please note vampire attire is strictly required and improperly attired attendees will be refused entry!
To ensure the event is safe for all involved, capacity has been limited to 50%, temperatures will be taken upon entry, and nobody will be admitted without a current vax card or recent negative COVID test. There will also be hand sanitizer stations located throughout the venue and floor-to-ceiling doors will be open, weather permitting.