Bluegrass music, belly dancers and award-winning fantasy film shorts filled The Leonardo’s Costume Carnival on Friday night June 12. Steampunk ladies and fairies wandered the events and exhibit spaces – even Captain America and a unicorn showed up. Local band, Six Feet in the Pine, delighted the crowd with catchy banjo riffs and lovely violin notes. Hipsteria, a local belly dancer troupe, wowed the crowd with their cabaret-style performances. Another dance duo, Kali & Idi, entertained with dancing veils and even got the audience to join in on the performance. FilmQuest, the second-largest film festival in Utah, brought three award-winning short films– Death of a Shadow (Oscar-nominated Short, Best Fantasy FilmQuest winner), The Landing (Oscar Short-listed Short, Best of Fest FilmQuest winner), and Premiere Automne (Best Animated Film FilmQuest winner). In short, it was quite a night
To top it off, all museum-goers had a chance to win an individual membership to The Leo. Participants just had to tag #AtTheLeo and post a photo from the event Robert Bixler was announced as the lucky winner at the end of the evening – now he can come to the Leo whenever his heart desires
Next month’s Costume Carnival will be held the second Friday of each month from 7-10 pm. Participate in Steampunk Invention Show & Tell (No weapons. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Enjoy our featured performers, including steampunk musician Ben Brinton & Friends and Bollywood dancers Leyla & Friends
- Make your own 3D wearable tiara, mask, mustache, etc. (requires an extra materials cost $1-2; one free per night for all museum members!)
- Watch a live model performance with henna art piece by Gaia Henna
- Drop in on an easy-to-learn, very fun English Country dancing lead by Clockwork & Gears Vintage Dancing
We look forward to seeing you next month!