The 2nd Annual Muse Masquerade

at 21c Museum Hotel


October 14, 2016, 8pm - Midnight


Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 1st at Noon

Conjure your inner muse, don a mask and join us again for an evening of revelry in support of The Carrack.

The 2nd Annual Muse Masquerade merges the highlights of our inaugural extravaganza with the daring spirit of cabaret.

Wander through a three-storied labyrinth of art and sound experiences. Request an impromptu poem from a Fox. Discover the secrets your cards hold. Follow mysterious clues to win a customized scavenger hunt. Lounge in the galleries to acoustic jazz or get down to vinyl in the Vault. Immerse yourself in tantalizing performances by acrobats, artists, and a legendary drag queen. Dance until midnight with Durham’s hottest musicians and DJs in the Ballroom.

How do you Muse?

Please join us for another magical evening of experimental performance, tarot, interactive experiences, live poetry, theater, music, art, drag, and dancing at 21c Museum Hotel in support of The Carrack.


How does it work?

The Muse Masquerade sold out quickly in 2015! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 1st at noon.

The Carrack’s mission is to empower the community through access to, and expression through, the arts. Just as we encourage artists to take ownership of their work and its presentation in our space, we ask our supporters to determine their ability to give.

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Our goal is to raise $30,000 in ticket sales. Building on last year’s model, we are offering tickets at a number of levels to ensure a welcoming and successful fundraising event. We’ll provide detailed information about the impact of your contribution in the “more info” next to each ticket name when ticket sales begin.

Is my ticket tax-deductible?

Purchases through the TicketLeap site are not tax-deductible. You may make a tax-deductible contribution anytime, in any amount, to The Carrack through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas by following this link. Please send en email to if you would like a tax-deductible contribution over $25 to serve as your ticket.

Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions for the purposes of The Carrack are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Are tickets available at the door?

Tickets are only available online or at The Carrack (very limited) in advance of the event. We expect this event to sell out. If there are still tickets remaining on the event date, they will be sold at a fixed price determined by our remaining fundraising goal. We strongly encourage you to buy online as soon as you can. Your timely purchase will allow us to put on a successful event for the right number of people and helps us make strategic decisions about achieving our fundraising goal.


Read on for information about food and drink, attire, and parking.

Food and Drink

Light hors d’oeuvres prepared by Counting House are included with your ticket. Additionally, guests are invited to order beer, wine and cocktails from one of five cash bars or to visit the Counting House Restaurant and Bar as they please. Please note that food and beverage purchases are not part of The Carrack’s fundraising efforts.


21c Museum Hotel offers valet parking for this event for $5. There are also nearby parking decks. We strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with the nearby parking options in advance of the event if at all possible. Street parking is always free after 6:00 p.m. We also encourage you to consider parking farther away and using Uber or Lyft to get to 21c Museum Hotel.

Hotel Rooms

This year hotel rooms are being offered at a special rate by the Aloft Durham Downtown hotel at 345 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701, just 2 blocks from 21c. Please visit this web page to make a reservation. You may book your reservation until September 13, 2016. Changes and cancellations to your reservation can be made until October 14, 2016. Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available at the special rate.


Continuing in our tradition of a “Creative Black Tie” theme, we suggest you have some fun with your outfit; everything from tuxedos to tutus are totally appropriate, and we expect to see some Halloween costumes too. Masks are strongly encouraged but not required, however we do ask that all guests to be culturally sensitive in their costume selection.

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Mask, Best Mask & Costume Combo, Best Group Mask & Costume Combo

See more about last year’s Muse Masquerade.

Photograph by Zoë Pictures.