February 21, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

L.A.’s Poetry Brothel Celebrates “Wilde Pride”

The Poetry Brothel is an interactive literary experience dressed up as a decadent brothel.

Poets performing under pseudonyms offer private, one-on-one readings of their original work in candlelit back rooms…for money.  The main stage presents an immersive literary cabaret that fuses poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, performance art, visual art, magic, and mysticism.

On the patio, the troupe also offers Tarot, palmistry, typewriter poetry, handmade jewelry, poetic gemstones, and the occasional surprise performance!

The El Cid tapas kitchen and bar will be open for dinner and drinks throughout.

The Poetry Brothel was created in New York City in 2007 and has toured the world many times before establishing permanent residence in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, and Barcelona.

This month’s theme is “Wilde Pride,” celebrating all things Dandy,

Dapper, Literary, Snarky, and Queer, honoring the legacy of Oscar Wilde.

When asked for comment, Mr. Wilde said:  “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.  But, let’s try for both!”

The 21+ event will take place on Sunday, June 10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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