More Fun and More Food for The Sixth Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball Weekend!

Are you headed up to Virginia City for the 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball?  Well you have to eat, right?  Why not eat well and be entertained?  Tickets for all the following meals are available on our Ticket Page. Tickets to all meals are available for the 12 and under crowd at half price.

If you are coming up Friday night, join the organizers and entertainers for the Friday Casual Dinner with a performance by The Nathaniel Johnstone Band and a Murder Mystery Add-on by The Aether Brigade.

Location:  Canvas Café, 110 N. C St., Virginia City, NV 89440

Date and time: Friday, September 16 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Price: $20 for dinner and music, $10 add on to participate in the Murder Mystery


  • Salad,
  • Pork Loin,
  • Salmon,
  • Vegetable Curry,
  • Potatoes,
  • Local Seasonal Veggies, and
  • Bread Pudding.

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For your entertainment, The Aether Brigade has written an all new Murder Mystery.  You may preorder your tickets or add during dinner to participate.

A whodunit has never been so inappropriate! Be prepared to learn about the Aether Brigade’s depravities, including about their secret liquor stills, sexually transmitted diseases the crew shares, the killer robots they harbor, how much they hate sensitivity training and of course, murder! Fully interactive: you must question the suspects and bribe them if you can.

“Hilarious and intriguing; I’d party with them.” –Sherlock Holmes, February 1910

Seating is limited.

Nathaniel Johnstone Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Saturday Dinner Theatre:

Location:  Piper’s Opera House.

Date and time: Saturday, September 17 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Price: $29 per person includes tax, tip, and entertainment. VIP tickets are available for $59 (regular price plus $30 donation). You get all of the standard ticket items plus preferential seating with the Entertainers and first in line for the Buffet.

Menu: Chef Richard will delight us with a buffet of:

  • Salad,
  • Chicken breast with lemon sauce,
  • Beef steak pinwheels stuffed with spinach and feta,
  • A delightful vegetarian entrée tailored to the freshest vegetables,
  • Local seasonal vegetables, probably roasted,
  • Roasted Potatoes, and
  • Fruit for dessert.

Have a lovely sit down dinner in historic Piper’s Opera House while we entertain you with music interspersed with vignettes of our entertainers “singing” for their supper with shorts that highlight whatever talent they want to bring to the table.  We are as excited to see what they are going to do as you are!

For your dinner ticket price you get a filling sit down dinner, great company, and a show.

For a VIP ticket you get exclusive seating with the entertainers and the ability to go through the buffet first.  High Desert Steam appreciates your donations!

Seating is limited.


The Velveteen Band

Breakfast on Saturday morning:

Location:  Canvas Café, 110 N. C St., Virginia City, NV 89440

Date and time: Saturday, September 17, 6 am to 11 am.

Price: $12.50 includes tax and tip

Menu: Diner’s choice of beverages (not including alcohol) plus one of the following:

  • Bacon and Eggs,
  • Sausage and Eggs,
  • Granola and Yogurt,
  • Omelet with up to three toppings,
  • Egg white omelet with up to three toppings,
  • Oscar Benedict,
  • Classic Benedict, or
  • Spinach Benedict.

All breakfast include home fries and toast. Patrons can pay an extra charge to have salmon or steak. Vegetarians can talk to the chef and work out what is best for them.

Lunch on Saturday Afternoon:

Location:  Canvas Café, 110 N. C St., Virginia City, NV 89440

Date and time: Saturday, September 17, 1 pm to 3 pm

Price: $12.50 includes tax and tip


  • Lunch specials will be posted based on what is fresh and seasonal on the day of the event.
  • You may also order any of the breakfast items.

We are offering these meals to you at our cost. We just wanted to make it more of a full party weekend and to make sure you had an option for reasonably priced, excellent food. It is our hope that you’ll enjoy these dining and socializing opportunities. Thank you for supporting High Desert Steam!


The Canvas Cafe