May 8th Event in Minneapolis, MN "Bacchanalia: A Night of Fashion and Hedonism"
–noun, plural -li⋅a, -li⋅as.
1. ( sometimes used with a plural verb ) a festival in honor of Bacchus. Compare Dionysia.
2. ( lowercase ) a drunken feast; orgy.
1625–35; < L equiv. to Bacch ( us ) + -ān ( us ) -an + -ālia, neut. pl. of -ālis -al 1 ; prob. modeled on volcānālia.
"Introduced into Rome from lower Italy by way of Etruria (c. 200 BC), the bacchanalia were originally held in secret and only attended by women. The festivals occurred in the grove of Simila near the Aventine Hill on March 16 and March 17. Later, admission to the rites was extended to men, and celebrations took place five times a month. According to Livy, the extension happened in an era when the leader of the Bacchus cult was Paculla Annia — though it is now believed that some men had participated before that."
The Libertine Asylum brings you a night of fashion, dancing and hedonism to celebrate spring.
Showing their new lines will be:
Enjoy the talented women of Kajal as they channel the Maenads, the frenzied female followers of Bacchus and Bjorn Ludkondukt as Mutinus Mutunus, son of Bacchus.
May 8th, 2009
Ground Zero Night Club
15 NE 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Price at Door: 18-20 $10 21+ $8
10:00 PM – Doors
10:30 PM – Blasphemina’s Closet
11:00 PM – Kajal Belly Dance
11:30 PM – Apatico
12:00 AM – Bjorn Ludkondukt
12:30 AM – Scoundrelle’s Keep/Blasphemina’s Closet
1:00 AM - Kajal Belly Dance
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