Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Calling All Taxidermists: The Secret Science Club Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest is Back! Sunday, April 6 at The Bell House!!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the wonderful Secret Science Club Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest--after a much regretted long hiatus--is returning on Sunday, April 6 at the Bell House! So, all you aspiring taxidermists out there had better get to work on your entries! And, you had better work extra hard this year, as Joanna Ebenstein of Morbid Anatomy and Rogue Taxidermist Robert Marbury will be on the judges stand!

To enter, email Full details follow, and hope very much to see you there!
The beasts are back!

The Secret Science Club presents the 7th (sorta-, kinda-, not-exactly-annual) Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest @ the Bell House
Sunday, April 6, 7:30 PM. $12 advance, $15 at the door

Calling all science geeks, nature freaks, and rogue geniuses! Your stuffed squirrel got game? Got a beaver in your brownstone or a goose in your garret? Bring your beloved beast to the Bell House and enter it to win.

Show off your moose head, python skeleton, rabbit relics, and other amazing specimens. Share your taxidermy (and its tale) with the world. Compete for prizes and glory!

Eligible to enter: taxidermy (bought, found, homemade), biological specimens, articulated skeletons and skulls, jarred specimens--and beyond (way beyond).

Entrants: Contact to register.

Spectators: Don't miss a beastly second of this wild night. . . .

Tickets: Advance tickets are available for purchase here

Hosted by: Dorian Devins & Margaret Mittelbach of the Secret Science Club

Judging by: Robert Marbury of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy and Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum

Kicked Off by: Our patron beast, the illustrious Rump Ape, wrangled by first-ever Carnivorous Nights grand master Andrew Templar

--Groove to ferocious tunes
--Imbibe savage specialty drinks
--Get lucky and take away furry-and-fanged door prizes

This special edition of the Secret Science Club meets Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7 pm. Please bring ID: 21+ . $12 adv, $15 door.

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