Faire: Friday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
Ball: Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
Regency Ballroom (1300 Van Ness Ave.)
This description-defying, high camp, whimsical, and surrealistic two-day festival is a living interpretation and celebration of the stories of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Edward Gorey. $70 (faire), $85 (ball); visit website for packages and additional events, edwardianball.com