About this event:
WHAT: The Poetry Brothel is an interactive poetry experience set up as a 19th-century brothel. Character poets offer private, one-on-one readings of their original work in candlelit back rooms…for money. The main room is an immersive art salon that fuses poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, performance art, visual art, magic and mysticism.
SO WHAT: The evening will feature the burlesque stylings of the Chicago Academy of Burlesque and rap by GLITTER MONEYYY, music by Bowmanville Swing, tarot by The Divine Fox and Opal A Day, and free-hand silhouette portraiture by silhouette artist Nina Nightingale. The hosts will be Professor Pearl Devour and Madame N Gomorrah. Chicago’s Poetry Brothel is organized by the local chapter of the Poetry Society of New York, founded in 2007, which has a troupe that tours nationally and has chapters in cities all over the world.
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $40-$75. Doors at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm. Costumes and/or formal wear are encouraged but not required. The event is 21+.