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Capitol Steam Presents Steampunk Febutastic, featuring Van Helsteam

Get down or sit back with a drink and enjoy the music. Capitol Steam is proud to bring another gathering featuring Steampunk DJ, Van Helsteam.
Don’t miss this premiere event. There will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Your donation will be used to put on future events and entertainment. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have it. Our motto is to never turn a person away.
As usual; steampunk, ren, or pirate attire is suggested but not mandatory. Hope to see you again in February, it will be Febutastic!


Gears, Beards, & Beers II

“Please join Capitol Steam and Jackson Beard & Moustache Club (Jackson BMC) at Grand River Brewery for Gears, Beards, & Beers II. Free event, No cover charge!

GBBII is an annual event where we come together in celebration of steampunk, facial hair, and of course beer. Vendors such as Off the Beaten Path Books (AKA the steampunk bookstore) from Farmington will be there as well. Anything goes my friends! Bring out the Airships because this is an event to remember.
*GBBII is a steampunk gathering. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.”

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Sue Peel’s Mad Hatters, Steampunk Celebration for GLFB

How do you celebrate Sue Peel’s collection of over 100 hats? Well that’s easy…have a Capitol Steam party. That’s right folks, we are throwing another steampunk* party but this one has a twist. We are throwing this party in Sues name but the door proceeds are going to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
*There’s two simple rules:
1. Wear a hat (the crazier the better)
2. Admission will be two cans of food (non perishables) minimum or $5.
Sue Peel accepted my challenge and is on her way to 100 hats. Let’s accept this challenge and raise 100 cans of food for GLFB.
Van Helsteam is in! He’ll be back to fill the room with amazing music we all love to hear.
Special guest performance by legendary group, The Madd Hatters Guild.
Have your picture taken on an original 1910 camera and purchase the tin type print from photographer Victor Vague.
Also, Candice Wilmore will be returning with her digital photography.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join Cap Steam friends while supporting an amazing cause.
(Steampunk, Pirate, or Ren Fare Attire preferred but not mandatory. Hats however are. lol)

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Capitol Steam Steampunk Bimonthly, “Kilts, Celts, & Plaid”

Allow your Steampunk identity to Explore the Northern Realm…a land that’s culture is based on Scottish and Irish traditions. Dress in your normal steampunk and/or old timey garb or break out your kilts, plaid, & tweed and dress to fit the Northern Realm Aesthetic. Don your Kilt in the Kilt Contest or just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, great drinks and good friends. The Skye’s the limit folks, we just want you to enjoy yourself. Irish & Scottish traditional and punk music will be pumped through the aether for your listening pleasure. Plus, a special live music set from singer/songwriter/musician,Chris Russell. You might recognize Chris from the The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle or various other music projects in the area.
• Steampunk, Pirate, Ren Faire, and traditional garb (particularly kilts) suggested but not mandatory.

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Capitol Steam’s – Picnic in the Park – A ‘Steampunk’ Family Excursion

That’s Right Folks; You have all been invited to,……Capitol Steam’s – Picnic in the Park – A ‘Steampunk’ Family Excursion. At Valhalla Park in Holt, MI. Come join us for a Celebration of Family and Friends amongst the beautiful backdrop of Valhalla Park. There’s a beach for swimming, nature trails to explore, play grounds for the kids, a ball diamond; (for those wishing to start up a game); and we’ll have several other activities to highlight this Steampunk Styled picnic day. Bring yourselves and your picnic,……and please bring a dessert to pass. Dressing in Steampunk attire is preferable but not mandatory. What’s that,……..you’re new to ‘Steampunk’,………you don’t know what ‘Steampunk’ is,………..you have no ‘Steampunk’ attire,…………….. NO PROBLEM !!! Come join us an see what it’s all about. We don’t bite. We’re just a group of people that enjoy dressing up and enjoying life. Come Join Us – There’s Enough Fun For Us All !!! Be Seeing You !!!

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Capitol Steam Steampunk Bimonthly, “Captain Nemo’s Lounge”

You have been invited by Captain Nemo to his private Lounge for drinks and entertainment. Dress in your normal Steampunk garb or break out your Turkish, Middle Eastern, Asian and/or Nautical-Deep Sea Apparel to fit the Nemo Aesthetic.
Enjoy the mesmerizing dance and movement of The Habibi Dancers. Get down to some music provided by Van Helsteam. It will be an epic evening. We hope to see you there.
• Steampunk attire suggested but not mandatory.

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Capitol Steam invades the Hackley & Hume Historic Sites and Cindy’s Birthday Tea Party

Come join Brian & Cindy Scull in a guided tour through the beautiful, Victorian Hackley & Hume homes http://www.lakeshoremuseum.org/project/hackley-hume/, the Fire Barn, and Depression Era Scolnik house, in historic downtown Muskegon. Engage in Parasol Dueling, or play croquet and other yard games out on the front lawn. There are other Victorian Era homes and buildings in the immediate area, so be sure to bring your cameras!
Steampunk or old timey attire is preferred but not mandatory.

After our tour we will have the option of having a group photo taken in front of the Muskegon Union Train Station http://www.detroit1701.org/Muskegon%20Union%20Station.html or proceeding down the block to the Muskegon Woman’s Club for Cindy’s Birthday Tea Party! http://www.muskegonwomansclub.org/historic-building.html Tea and homemade goodies will be provided.

Admission to the Historic Sites is $7 per person, or if we have 20 or more people we will receive the group rate of $5, while children under 12 are free. The Fire Barn, Scolnik House, and the Lakeshore Museum Center are free. Please e-mail Cindy at [email protected] if you will be attending, by September 27, 2015 so that the Historic sites can have sufficient staff on hand to guide us.
Cindy’s Birthday Tea Party is free, but because of the size of the Tea Room in the Woman’s Club will be limited to the first 40 people who RSVP to Cindy at [email protected] before September 27th. The Tea Party will begin at 3PM, and there will be Tea Dueling! So start practicing now.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dBrcwCQkg1Q

Hackley& Hume Historic Site
484 W. Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

Muskegon Woman’s Club
280 W. Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

There is a parking lot at:
403 W. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

All sites are within an approximate 5 minute walk from each other.
We hope to see you there!

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