Lovecraft Shack

If we have to have a lit-inspired NFL team, we’d dump the Baltimore Ravens for the Providence Cthulhus in a heartbeat. If you’d don a jersey with a tentacle-faced logo, then you'll want to check out the fourth annual Phoenix celebration of H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday on Wednesday, August 20.

Radio Free R'lyeh is the theme for the bash hailing the early 20th century horror master with DJs Fishman Jack and The Worm hosting the shindig. Readings of classic Lovecraft texts and original works inspired by the creepmeister will share the stage with the ritualistic performance art of the Arcana Collective. San Francisco one-man-band The Slow Poisoner will serve up his spooky brand of oddly enchanting rock 'n' roll.

Radio Free R'lyeh: An H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Party slithers into The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Avenue. Admission is $10 and nabs attendees a cupcake, a birthday gift bag, and a limited edition Happy Birthday, Howard! ‘zine. Visit for more information.

Wed., Aug. 20, 8 p.m., 2014
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Jose Gonzalez