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Wilde Pride: Los Angeles

  • El Cid 4212 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90029 United States (map)

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.

Madam Tallula presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart 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 small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event.

Of course, any true Bordello (or Wordello) 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.

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.

This month's theme:
>> "Wilde Pride" <<
celebrating all things Dandy, Dapper, Literary, Snarky, and Queer, honoring the legacy of Oscar Wilde, just in time for Pride Month.

When asked for comment, Mr. Wilde said: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated. But we shall try for both!"

Doors open at 7pm. The show runs from 8pm-11pm. Themed costumes and/or vintage formalwear are encouraged but not required.

This event is 21+.