Salem's Peabody Essex Museum announced earlier this week that it will host a steampunk-themed party on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The event will be the September installment of of the museum's monthly evening party series PEM/PM.
The event entitled 80 Days: A Steampunk Celebration, will "celebrate time travel and globetrotting through PEM’s extensive collection of art from around the world," according to a release.
The evening will focus on all-things steampunk, a genre of science fiction that offers a Victorian take of what the future might look like, inspired by authors such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
According to the release, the party will feature "cocktails and conversation, art making, games, a chef tasting and demonstration by Brown Butter Bakery in Cambridge and a performance by Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band."
Area residents are invited to wear their favorite steampunk fashion and come, as the featured band requests, “to dance at the edge of reason, sing the song of society's fringe and drum out whatever rhythm you are called to march to.”