$20 – $500

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The Uptown Nightclub!

1928 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94612

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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 need 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.

Join us this March for The Poetry Brothel: Cabaret Voltaire (The Dada Tour), where the spirit of the Cabaret Voltaire will slip past the doormen of our minds and doors and free us from our admittedly loose grasp on reason and reality. Musicians, smash your instruments! Audiences, take to the stage! The Poetry Brothel family will throughout the night stir the audience into our brew in new and unforeseeable ways. Come play with us, darlings! There are nonsensical games to be won. Take your gloves off for this one and climb down the rabbit hole. We can't wait to see the look in your eyes.

Doors open at 8pm. The show runs from 8:30pm-11:30pm. Doors close at 12am.

Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required.

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