ALLURING ENTERTAINMENT

BE MYSTIFIED Prepare to be mystified at UMOCA’s 2017 gala, SIDESHOW! This year, we have many tricks up our sleeves that are destined to thrill and excite you. Our entertainment is brought to you by local sideshow performers, each having mastered the art of their particular skill. SIDESHOW will give you dare-devil–worthy acts, enchanting performances, […]

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SIDESHOW FASHION GUIDE

We understand—you’re excited for UMOCA’s 2017 Gala: SIDESHOW! But maybe you’re wondering what to wear to a sideshow-themed party with lavish cocktails, intriguing auctions and daredevil-worthy performances. When people hear the word “gala,” their usual first thought is that the event is going to be fancy—black-tie affair and all. But UMOCA’s annual gala is a […]

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COME ONE, COME ALL! SIDESHOW :: THEN AND NOW

Contemporary sideshows are different than their predecessors. Modern day Sideshows are less about biological differences and more about the danger and overcoming the impossible. Contemporary performers study and train for years before taking their act on the road. Sideshows are also not strictly attached to circuses, allowing for expansion of venue opportunities such as theaters, […]

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