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Wilde Pride: San Francisco

  • The Great Northern 119 Utah Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 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. The Madame 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 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:
>> "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 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or evening wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

Earlier Event: May 1
Dungeon: Brooklyn
Later Event: June 10
Wilde Pride: Los Angeles