In what may be the event of the season for fans of gothic and macabre art, Gods & Monsters is putting on an exhibit featuring art from some of the brightest – er, darkest – talents in the field. The night is anchored by art and a personal appearance from horror legend Clive Barker, best known as the writer and director of Hellraiser
, the 1987 film that launched a series about the sadomasochistic adventures of the extradimensional Cenobites. You’ll also find works by comics artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night
, the criminally underrated Fell
), local painter Vaughn Belak and West Memphis Three member Damien Echols. Drinks flow in the Offworld Lounge, and a performance by gothic fetish burlesque act Defenz Mechanizm caps the evening.
Opening 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 | through Nov. 20 | Gods & Monsters, Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Drive | godmonsters.com