An immersive evening of art, music and unique entertainment.
Atlas Obscura and Laurel Hill Cemetery present...
INTO THE VEIL
Saturday, September 23 from 8 PM - 12 AM
“Life is eternal. Death is merely a change in condition…”
Join Atlas Obscura and Laurel Hill Cemetery for an immersive evening as we explore the liminal world that exists between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. The souls of Laurel Hill invite you to contemplate the veil between life and the afterlife. Anevening of hidden art, music, cocktails and entertainment will await under the cover of night as you choose your own path of discovery through the Cemetery’s enchanting hallowed grounds. Cocktail attire is encouraged, along with sensible footwear. Bring your own flashlight or purchase one at the Cemetery. Bourbon and Branch and East Falls Beer Garden will have cash bars open throughout the evening.
Tickets are $50 general admission; and $45 for Laurel Hill members (use discount code: LH1836 at checkout to receive your member discount).
Featuring Music by Silencio
Expect to stumble upon magical performances throught the night, including music from the Pittsburgh collective, Silencio. Perched atop the crypts, they will fill the air with the timeless music of David Lynch, as well as original music based on Angelo Badalamenti's noir-jazz vignettes.
In the 19th century, thousands of Philadelphians believed that they could communicate with the dead. All that it took was a darkened room, a circle of believers, and a sensitive medium. Other Philadelphians mocked the table-rappers and tried to expose their tricks. Both believers and skeptics are well represented in historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. Hear their stories during this after-work twilight tour – and remember – truth is stranger than fiction.
This autumnal walking tour will focus on the history of beer in Philadelphia, and the permanent residents of Laurel Hill who produced, distributed and enjoyed it. Led by award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, Mike Lewandowski, the tour will conclude with a toast and a sampling of local beers.