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About Lupercalia

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.

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.

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 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

4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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