You must check your prejudices, your judgement and your old, outdated learned behavior modes and leave your bossy adult at the gate.
Here is where you will also be screened for Covid, fire arms, or/and or toxic thoughts and intentions. By crossing this gate, you agree to comply with the rules and regulations as like outlined in the mayor’s speech.
This is also where you can buy your ticket if you haven’t already. If you have however, our groundbreaking, state-of-the-art scanning system will detect it, and you’re free to come in. If you haven’t - this is an opportunity to do so now, as well as make an additional donation to keep the city growing.
This is our fundraising station! This is where you can get your refreshment, your food items that you most likely have already consumed during the reception.
A variety of items are available - please talk to our Deputy about the menu details as well as our Mood Minister about our trusted uplifting desserts.
Venmo, PayPal, Credit Cards, cash, bitcoins and gifts are accepted and expected.
Our recreation center offers fun for all! In it you can relax, take a swim in our under-watery lit swimming pool, while carefully being watched over by our lifeguard Cody. All ages and all species are welcome!
You may be asking: why a swimming pool in this cool autumn weather? And the answer is - it’s not autumn in Secret City. Secret city hosts all seasons at once. You, the visitor, you the citizen, choose your own season.
Here, you can also enjoy a variety of cocktails from our bar, or you can experience the challenges of the climbing wall next to it. Just make sure you don’t attempt to climb the wall drunk! However, if you’re doing so - just like Cody looking over the babies currently enjoying the cool water splashes at the swimming pool, three other lifeguards, Ryan, Ben and Mitch are keeping their eyes on you.
Do not feed the iguana!
You may press the blue button to make the cool blue lights blink in the tempo of the music.
This is another area of activity for the entire family. It is also known as ‘the misfits’. You see, back in the day, there was a category of creatures commonly referred to as the misfits. The misfits were typically beings who would, for one reason or another, not quite fit within a certain category and would be disqualified, ridiculed, rejected, or in some other way made feel less valid and unwelcomed.
That category does not exist in Secret City. Here we see our first race being ready to start and the horses Whisper, Jasmine and Peace at the start line. But look more carefully and you will see a unicorn facing the other direction, also ready to compete, and is allowed to, even though he’s facing the other direction.
Inspired by this wonderful scene, many other animals have lined up to participate in the second or third race, realizing that we are all fitting, we are all equal, we all have a chance And look at the audience observing this race: the family of ducks, with their own misfit headless Swan, the family of ladybugs which initially was a family of seven, but two small ladybug daughters have ran off with other secret citizens. You can see one of
them in the traffic station; she has un-joined the family and is now riding in the back of a car with a spider!
And that’s OK.
Don’t forget do you have an opportunity to place your bets here; talk to the grasshopper at the betting table. But hurry - he is collecting the last ones as the races this is the final call as the race is about to begin.
The Ducks or The Geese? Each team led by a human in a boat whose purpose is just to make sure no one falls into the swamp, and/or help them our if they do.
Funny, you might think - both Geese and Ducks have wings. And feet optimized for swimming! And the humans are watching over them? How ironic! Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Are these two humans competing, one called Ducks and another – Geese, while The Ducks or The Geese are watching over them?
Possibly! Remember: there are always two (or more) sides to any story!
Who says the cats hate water? It’s a myth. In Secret City cats LOVE water.
In fact, all these cats were auditioning to perform on one of the piano stages tonight. Unfortunately, none of these ones won this time around so they’ve decided to take the rest of the evening off and continue relaxing while their relative Ruby The Cat, and their baby enjoy the stage spotlight later this evening.
Watch three cats enjoying their bath while their guardian cat is providing the cool breeze with a fan.
Go ahead! Try fanning them yourself.
Once upon a time Hip-Hop was believed to be a product of a very specific, distinct segment of our society. Not anymore!
Watch Justin and Justin perform while accompanied by the back-up singer ladies from ancient Egypt, the bunny rabbits, together with the chicks, who in fact are the children of the Chicken - The Sound Engineer for the show. He has arrived on his Vespa, and is accompanied by Panda The Assistant Sound Engineer who came on a Goat.
And what a diverse audience as well! Oh, such fun. The dragon (twin brother to dragon the pianist, who’ll perform tonight), the humans, the bugs, the fish! Everyone loves J&J!!!
And how about the light show underneath the stage, which helps everyone get even more engaged in joining in the singing and dancing. If you can’t find a spot in the crowded sold-out auditorium, you can follow along on the
video screen floating above them.
In this opera, we hear a female voice embodying all the female voices on the globe, secret and otherwise. She is (they are) reminiscing about love, but unlike what you might expect in a traditional opera, where a female character is expected to die at the end for that said love - in here love is celebrated, lived, and lived for.
The women in this opera speak about all the loves of their lives, which they have given themselves fully deserved permission to enjoy.
In this performance, the main character, Adam, is presented by a countertenor. His voice, high (much like a woman’s’) and drunk with passion, sings about his longing for the one he cannot have.
The alligator car which has brought him onto this stage through the big and otherwise un-crossable sea, is parked in the back, waiting patiently for his master’s lament to be finished, and hoping to be able to bring it home back
home, alive, and relieved.
Adam has two options: to release his sorrows into the sea and let the waves disperse it into the sea-foam, or diving into the dangerous sea and
finding solace that way.
In front of him on stage are two barrels of gasoline: might there be a third version of the ending?
Grab your VR headsets and get lost in the other reality. This is a secret city within a secret city. Be mindful of your surroundings as well as your inner depths. What is virtual and what is real? In art the virtual screens just the mirrors?
Dive in and find out.
After walking around the secret city so much, you might want to sit down by a magical fountain and enjoy southing harp sounds.
And if you’d like to join in musicianship, you may buy or rent tarps from our lovely Arielle! Or Mia! Or both!
It’s time for a little lovemaking; we can't tell you what’s inside but you can look. Scan the QR code Venmo a decent amount to support our sex workers and watch to your hearts content. Be careful though there are cameras making sure that you’re not abusing or addressing appropriately our sex workers.
If you’d like you can rub the joystick, and you will know that you’re doing it right if it lights up in bright pink light.
If you experience a little bit of a lowest back pain from over stimulation, our nurse is right there with you with the medication.
If it’s dark enough around it you may see an image of a ghost coming out of the magic horror ball.
Talk to our ambassador or a deputy to see if that’s possible tonight.
What is your astrological sign? What is your ascendant? Did you know that if you have your birth chart we can give you your unique specific frequency! The Astro chart shown here is the Taurus/Sagitarius combo, the combination of our mayor’s astrological signature.
Commission your frequency today! You can use it to meditate to it, to make basic compositions on it or just have a soothing sound machine to which you fall asleep at night.
The magic lamp plays the music, exudes mist and makes your wish come true. To grant your wish, ask Totoro turn the handle on the magic lamp, or if she’s too tired to do it herself (she’s been doing it all day!) grab the handle from the side of the wooden box and turn it yourself!
Two guitars, two voices, two people, two sets of vast imagination, birthed this duo.
Tonight’s show is sold out, but the information has been flowing around that there will be a full concert of their music, presented by top-secret city later this year. Stay tuned!
The astronaut stuck at the center of the earth with a giant bat floating over his head. The bat wants to give him Covid! But the astronaut is in the bubble called the earth and he can’t be touched!
Satellite bubbles show a family enjoying an afternoon drink in a bubble as well as a relaxing beach scene enjoyed by another bubble person.
Grab an empty bubble, put your wish inside of it (ask our deputy to give you a piece of magic paper. You can write your wish on it or you can just think it), and hang a bubble in a designated area.
Leave it out there to roam the universe and remember Secret City when your wish comes true.
And let’s finally have a decent chamber music concert this is Juilliard by Night y’all!
The musicians have their feet stuck in a mud, a thick mud that promises to shine with the light of millions of shiny stars. They keep playing, Night after night! After a while they can’t even move from the mud their feet are so securely planted in. And maybe the light never comes, the stars never light up, the stardom never arrives.
Is the simple act of music creating and sharing enough? Will do hope be stronger if the participants pay more?
The Dragon Pianist will introduce himself by playing. He’s challenging Kathleen Supové tonight!
The Bubble Pianist will introduce himself by playing. He’s challenging Milica Paranosic tonight!
The Cat Pianist will introduce themselves by playing. They are challenging Rubens Salles tonight!