https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-poetry-brothel-boston-steamy-solstice-tickets-453008168627 Crystal Ballroom
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Date Idea, LGBTQ+, Music, Nightlife
As the shadows grow longer, rekindle your inner flame through poetry, music, burlesque, circus, and mystical readings. Celebrate the light at our mainstage, then cozy up in a private room with the poet of your choice for a dip into the depths of the soul. Featuring the music of local superstar Genie Santiago!
At The Poetry Brothel, a “madam” presents a rotating cast of poets, artists, and artisans who operate within self-constructed character, “erupting into verse in public and luring guests into back rooms for private readings,” as described in The New Yorker. Central to The Poetry Brothel experience is the creation of character, which for each artist serves as disguise and freeing device, enabling The Poetry Brothel to be a place of uninhibited creative expression in which artists and audience members alike can communicate more authentically.
Artists performing with the Brothel are women, men, folx, people of color, queer, straight, emerging, established, local, and international. Their alter-egos are faeries, sea creatures, witches, aliens, virgins, whores, and everything in between. Some of the artists within The Poetry Brothel universe perform sex work in their off-hours. The Poetry Brothel uses its platform to support sex workers and to educate audiences about the sex industry.
Venue: The Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA
Doors open at 8pm. The show begins promptly at 730pm.
This event is 21+
Tickets start at $40. A number of pay-what-you-can tickets are also available.
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.
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.
Themed costumes and/or vintage formal wear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+. Our show includes flashing lights, reasonably amplified music, and a startling glimpse of your true self.
Questions? Reach out to Madam Betty BOOM at [email protected].