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About The Poetry Brothel: Undercover

Madam Tallula presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, secret poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available at any time during the evening.

Of course, any true Bordello needs a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances, and installations at each event.

This month's theme: "Under Cover"

Under cover of night, Madame Tallula has gathered her Secret Agents of Change and Contemplation... Take a peek under our covers at what Whispered Mysteries await you.

Sugar and spies in a familiar guise? Don't judge a book undercover... Madame Tallula encourages you to dress for beguilement and intrigue.

On the open patio, the troupe presents Tarot readings, poetic souvenirs, live typewriter poetry, and occasional burlesque and musical performances. The El Cid tapas kitchen and bar will be open for dinner and drinks throughout.

Doors open at 6pm. The show runs from 7pm-10pm. Themed costumes and/or vintage formalwear are encouraged but not required.

This event is 21+

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Attendees must be 21 or older.

El Cid on Sunset

4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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