The Poetry Brothel LA Debuts the 2020 season with our Tongue-Tied Valentine Extravaganza!
Have you been looking for the best words to express your passion, your deepest desires?
The world has so many places, so many similar and different languages! How did we get into this mess? Why can’t people understand each other?
Well you see, it all began when two people fell in love… and tried to communicate…
Perhaps you are better at expressing your feelings with physical touch, or acts of service, or in a tongue all your own…. do not fret!
The Poetry Brothel is here, to tie and untie the ropes that are binding your heart! Are your ears burning? Could someone be giggling coyly and whispering your innermost truths? Buy a poetry whore for yourself or your Valentine(s), and let them tickle and tantalize and untangle your mind with their words, words, words!
Our burlesque dancers and aerialists are ready to fly from the Tower of Tongues into your hearts to resolve the puzzle of the body through their poetry of the flesh!
What’s your language of love? Let’s discover together this Valentine’s Weekend!
About The Brothel:
“13 Best Things to Do in LA: Prepare to have your expectations exceeded by The Poetry Brothel.” – LA Weekly
Madam Tallula presents a rotating cast of poets who impart their work as purveyors of private poetry readings in secret, hidden, well-appointed chambers. You may avail yourself of your choice of poet for tokens at any time during the event.
On the heated patio, the troupe presents Tarot readings, poetic souvenirs, live typewriter poetry, and occasional burlesque and musical performances.
On the stage, a three-hour roster of Vaudeville variety entertainment,
and words, words, words!
The El Cid tapas kitchen and bar will be open for dinner and drinks throughout.
Doors open at 6:30pm. (Note! New time!)
The show runs from 7pm-10pm.
Themed costumes and/or vintage formalwear are encouraged but not required.
~> In addition to its poets, The Poetry Brothel presents artists and activists working in a variety of mediums both on stage and through its ever-changing array of intimate, interactive, and creative services. Artists performing with the Brothel may be female, male, other, faeries, sea creatures, witches, aliens, straight, queer, creators of all colors, emerging, established, local, international, virgins, whores, and everything in between.
~> The Poetry Brothel celebrates paid personal connection, but recognizes that not everyone can take off the mask of being a “whore” at the end of the night, and therefore uses its platform to support sex workers, and to teach the public that sex work is real work. Sex work and poetry are two of the oldest professions – both feed the human need for intimacy, fantasy, and desire. By entwining these elements into a seamless, immersive experience, The Poetry Brothel promotes empowered sexuality practices and progressive artistic expression by exhibiting radical inclusion, consensual intimacy, conscious communication, and the inherent value of beauty in all its forms.
~> On Consent:
Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are, by and large, a no-contact event — here to blow your mind and nothing else! Always ask before touching anyone in our House, and report any discomfort to security or staff or the Madam Herself without delay.
This event is 21+
This is a wheelchair accessible event (ask us how!)
Our show includes flashing lights, reasonably amplified music, a startling glimpse of your true self, and fog machines