“Superstitious terror crept by degrees into the spirit of the old Swede, and my own soul was wrapped up in silent wonder” — Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat Ball: Hollywood Gothic at 1840s Plaza

The Black Cat Ball : Hollywood Gothic at 1840s Plaza is the Official Party for The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Saturday, October 2nd. Doors open 7:30 PM (VIP 7:00 PM.) 21+ and over only, 100% ID check.

Join us for a Gothic Hollywood-themed masquerade of the senses as we dance into the night, explore a garden of culinary delicacies, then raise a glass to the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe! Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails while they peruse the “Edgar Allan Poe Film & Fashion Exhibit” featuring costumes from the latest and upcoming adaptations of Poe’s works in film & television. Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!

Tickets are all-inclusive for food, beer/ wine/ signature cocktails, and entertainment.

The evening’s entertainment includes:

Private Viewing & Reception at “The Edgar Allan Poe Film & Fashion” Exhibit
Winners of the 2021 Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards, presented by author Rafael Alvarez
Cognac Toast

And of course... stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe!

NOTE TO POE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES: The party takes place at a location away from festival grounds. 1840s Plaza is at 29 S. Front Street, roughly three miles from Poe House. Paid parking available at Inner Harbor Park Garage, 751 E. Lombard Street, or 815 E. Pratt St. Garage. Call (410) 385-1840 for venue questions.


1840s Plaza 29 S. Front Street
Baltimore MD