The Set and Lovecraft Bar present H.P. Lovecraft’s 125th birthday party Friday, Aug. 21 at the Lovecraft Bar at 50 Ave. B.

H. P. Lovecraft was an American author who received posthumous fame for his influential work in horror fiction.

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Proceeds from the event’s tickets will go towards the Bowery Mission. Founded in 1879, the organization’s mission is to provide “compassionate care and life transformation” for the homeless, as stated on its website.

The evening will be a tribute to Lovecraft’s dark and horribly beautiful world. Magic, film screenings and a live music performance will all happening from 6 to 10 p.m.

The full line up of events is available online.

This event is limited guests who are 21 and older. Lovecraft will provide free shots before 6 p.m., which will then be followed by absinthe, cocktail infusions and catering by Chopped champion Chris Coleman.

No cover is needed to attend the upstairs magic show and costume display. The $5 (early bird price for tickets bought online) to $15 cover fee is needed to attend the downstairs burlesque shows, live screenings, readings and a live concert by band, Turbo Goth.

Celebrate the birth of a gothic genius, while helping the cause of the homeless by attending the quasquicentennail birthday of H. P. Lovecraft!

-by Nisha Stickles