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Vau de Vire

Vau de Vire Society and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove!

From Vau de Vire, the co-creators of The Edwardian BallNew Bohemia NYEPhantasm SFLagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of the Bay Area's most creatively outrageous nightlife events comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will thrill your every sense.

The Soiled Dove all takes place under the Tortona Big Top, our magnificent 12,000 square foot Italian circus tent nestled in Downtown Oakland right next to the historic Fox Theater.

Set amidst a thematic backdrop inspired by San Francisco's notorious Barbary Coast era, guests can expect an engaging evening filled with danger, decadence, world-renowned performance and an innovative 4-course culinary spread worthy of royalty by Bay Area based Work of Art.

Live musical accompaniment and arrangements will be provided by the famed Oakland-based Jazz Mafia with surprise guest cameos each evening.

Drink tantalizing libations at the Soiled Dove Saloon!

You will indulge in a world of decadence perfectly suited for those in search of an adventurous escapade into San Francisco's scandalous history. Guests are encouraged to submerge themselves in the revelry by putting a little (or a lot) of effort into their attire…styles that cover Victorian, Edwardian, 49er, Harlots, Crimps or their most stylish period couture.

Welcome to The Soiled Dove!

About Vau de Vire

Founded in 1997 by husband and wife team Shannon and Mike Gaines, the Bay Area-based entertainment company Vau de Vire has been titillating crowds around the world with its unique brand of interactive and thematic art, dance and circus productions while the performance ensemble, Vau de Vire Society consists of classically-trained dancers, some of the nation’s most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, sideshow acts, fire-performers, thespians and beautiful circus freaks. The group has been cross-pollinating genres by collaborating with an eclectic variety of world-renowned musicians and DJs in the creation of original stage shows. Notable collaborators include The Edwardian Ball (SF & LA) Cirque du Soleil (Corteo), San Francisco Symphony, Bassnectar, The Dresden Dolls, Calvin Harris and The Madd Vibe Orchestra…with live support performances for James Brown, Primus, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Velvet Revolver, The Cure and many other highly respected international artists.  In addition to producing the annual SF/LA Edwardian Ball since 2005 and SF’s premier NYE event New Bohemia NYE, Vau de Vire is most widely recognized for their numerous music and arts festival commissions, having curated live-music stages and multi-day variety entertainment amidst their custom built environments. Past and ongoing festivals include: Symbiosis Gathering, Outside Lands Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, Download Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Exprescion on Alcatraz, Burning Man and Super Village at Super Bowl XLV.