At last! It’s Halloween week and that means tons of parties, mad dashes to thrift stores and costume shops, and the return of Sneaky Nietzsche, a hybrid theatre, musical experiment, and guest interactive performance. Sneaky Nietzsche was created last year by Sheila Vand and is turning into a seminal LA event. Vand, along with composer by Johann Carbajal and 30 or so artists, bring the supernatural underworld above ground for a few nights only with a carefully constructed forest, planted audience members, and plenty of weirdness at which to marvel.
The first two secret showings at Sneaky Nietzsche’s Downtown LA hideout (an abandoned warehouse in Downtown converted into a walk-through stage) have passed, so you’ll have to wait for next year’s warehouse installment to get the full, totally secretive, experience. However, if you missed the warehouse deal this year, don’t fret – you still have one more opportunity to get in on the happening this Saturday. The final chapter of the Sneaky Nietzsche installment will be going down October 29th at LACMA in conjunction with the museum’s Muse Program’s Dead Man’s Ball, a super artsy costume ball during which you'll be able to check out LACMA's soon-to-be-deconstructed Tim Burton exhibition all night long. Also featuring performances by Killsonic and Jeremiah Red, environments created by Sypher Art Studios, costume contests, and more.
The centerpiece for the evening is the performances by Vand’s fake 1940’s, cabaret-inspired band, complete with wicked costumes and will most likely involve some sort of “sneaky” theatrics sprinkled in. That’s the thing about Sneaky Nietzsche – the artistic details change at times, so you don’t know what to expect. Sneaky Nietzsche is the perfect accompaniment to any costume ball and will leave you wishing October were just beginning instead of coming to an end.