December 5, 2010

The Secret Science Club presents the 5th-annual Carnivorous Nights TAXIDERMY CONTEST, Tuesday, December 7, 8 pm @ the Bell House, $5

The beasts are back! Calling all science geeks, nature freaks, and rogue geniuses!

Your stuffed squirrel got game? Got a beaver in your brownstone? Bring your beloved beast to the Bell House and enter it to win! 

Eligible for prizes: Taxidermy (bought, found, or homemade), biological oddities, articulated skeletons, skulls, jarred specimens—and beyond, way beyond.

The contest will be judged by our panel of savage taxidermy enthusiasts, including Robert Marbury of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists; Dorian Devins, co-founder and curator of the Secret Science Club; and beast mistress Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy.

SPECIAL GUEST: Purveyor of scientific wonders and star of the inimitable new show Oddities on the Discovery Channel, Mike Zohn joins the judging panel and presents an illustrated lecture on (yes!) taxidermy.

 --Groove to wildlife-inspired tunes
--Imbibe ferocious specialty drinks!
--More secrets and surprises

Entrants: Contact to pre-register. Share your taxidermy (and its tale) with the world!

Spectators: Don't miss a beastly second of this wild night!
--Doors and pre-show at 7:30 pm
--Taxidermy Lecture at 8 pm

This special edition of the Secret Science Club meets on Tuesday, December 7, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn, p: 718.643.6510 Subway: F to 4th Ave; R to 9th St; F or G to Smith/9th

$5 cover charge. Doors open at 7:15 pm. Please bring ID: 21+

Aya Kakeda for the New Yorker


Ballyhoo Betty said...

Amazing- Wish I was in that neck of the woods. I'll promote it on my site, and hopefully I can make it next year! Post will be going up on on 12/9. Have fun!

Ballyhoo Betty said...

Sorry, I read the date wrong. I'll put up the post today.

olivia said...