For their SALON residence debut, The Crystal Efemmes welcomes visitors to participate in the third iteration of their Forbidden Food series on Friday, Oct. 4th. During Forbidden Foods Dinner Parties, guests are served foods cited in mythical lore as being dangerous or forbidden. To celebrate the reception of The Dark Grotto, an abundant charcuterie spread and specialty cocktails and drinks will be served. Ambrosia, a nectar of the gods that promotes vitality and immortality will also be served. The Dark Grotto is a visual chapter from the Crystal Efemmes larger project The Fall, a series that reimagines the Garden of Eden as a site of paradise where the “Fall of Man” never occurred. Referencing the tradition of "Tableaux Vivants" or Living Pictures, The Dark Grotto is an interactive multi-media window display that takes a performative approach and encourages viewer interaction. During this installation, costumed performers move slowly amidst ghostly projections, and a theatrically lit botanical grotto. When performers are not physically present, costumed mannequins will act as replacements. Visitors are invited to enter the immersive scene and move about the space exploring various elements of the installation.Tickets Info:$35-(Purchased in advance) All inclusive, unlimited food and drink, access to performance$40-(Purchased at the door) All inclusive, unlimited food and drink, access to performance$5-(Purchased at the door) Suggested donation for entry, pay as you go for drinks and food, access to performanceTickets to the event can be purchased here: https://www.crystalefemmes.com/partytickets/forbidden-foods-no-3-the-dark-grotto-past-apparitionsAbout the artists:The Crystal Efemmes are a quartet of interdisciplinary artists concerned with revisionist histories and feminist agendas. Comprised of visual artists Vanessa Centeno, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Cristina Molina, and Ryn Wilson, The Crystal Efemmes alliance formed in 2014 after learning their individual artworks shared themes of intersectional feminism, mysticism, body politics, and concerns with the environment. As a collective, they create immersive installations that concentrate on retelling myths and histories from a perspective that empowers and honors womxn. For more info information please visit: https://www.crystalefemmes.com/SALON is an Artist in Residence program, a partnership between Arts Council New Orleans and Canal Place. SALON is located on the second floor of Canal Place next to Anthropologie.