$ 20.00 — $65.00 / Age 18 And Up
18 w/ Valid I.D. NO I.D.= NO ADMISSION
The Middle East presents: The Poetry Brothel: Lupercalia —
18+, $25 GA / $40 Preferred Seating / $65 VIP :8:00 PM Doors
Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who share their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.Doors open at 8pm, and the show begins promptly at 8:30pm. As usual the festivities will be presided over by your hosts Mister Charley, The Madame, and that rapscallion, Tennessee Pink. For more information, including featured performers and thematic details, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com.
Costumes and/or cocktail attire are encouraged but not required.
This Poetry Brothel is themed Lupercalia. Lupercalia was the pagan precursor of Valentine’s Day brimming with wolf worship, blood sacrifices, & blind dates- so be prepared to have a mystical experience you’ll never forget.
Featured performers include:
Burlesque Dancers: Kimmy Moore and LunaLupa
Poetry Whores: Monah Mayhem, Pavlina Vera, Father Jade, Amis, Velvet Envy, Betty Boom, Sophia Sacred, Izzy Hexxam, and Tempest Amora
Pole Aerialist: Lili Mitchell
Tarot Reader: Marissa Heeter
Live Sketch Artist: Ichiban
Palm Reader: Holy Crow
Holistic Healer & Stone Worker: Crystal
Live music provided by The Tom Dowd Group and hosted by Mister Charley, The Madame, and Tennessee Pink.
Jewelry Vendor: Holy Crow
Art Vendor: Ameraki
$25 General Admission
Description: Seating is first come, first serve.
$40 Preferred Seating
Description: Your seating is reserved, but make sure your group purchases tickets via a single order if you want to sit together.
$65 VIP Ticket
Description: Includes reserved front row / priority seating, a surprise gift, and two premium private reading tokens good for readings with any of the poetry whores, the featured readers for the night, and/or The Madame or Tennessee Pink, creators of The Poetry Brothel