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RECENT SHOWS

 

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Join us in the Upstairs Lounge at Schubas!
3159 N Southport, Chicago
to celebrate Valentine's Day with the best poetry whores in the Midwest
Musical Vaudevillian GuestsPinch & Squeal from Cleveland!
Burlesque by Lula Houp-Garou from Dallas!
Plus tarot, silhouettes and your favorite poetry whores!
8pm to midnight. $5 if dressed Victorian. $10 if not.
 
Saturday, 27 July 2013
Join us in the Upstairs Lounge at Schubas!
3159 N Southport, Chicago
to celebrate Florodora with the best poetry whores in the midwest
Meredith Axelrod  performing 1900s favorites
burlesque, tarot & silhouettes
8pm to midnight. $5 if dressed Victorian. $10 if not.
 
Sunday, 17 March  2013
Our friends at Pocket Guide of Hell cordially invite you to
Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink Kenna's 1908 First Ward Ball!
Dancing, drink, and political mischief!      
Music by Meredith Axelrod, John Gieger, Jamie Albert, and Spears and Gears!
Performances by the Chicago Poetry Bordello and more!
Costume contest and raffles of exciting prizes! Dance with the Everleigh Sisters!
Rig an election with Johnny Powers!
Keep the transit system in municipal hands by fighting Charles Yerkes! 
Suggested donation at the door of only $10! At Chicago's very own Hideout!
3 hours of political mayhem, music, and fun.
 
 
Monday, 11 February 2013 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St. Chicago 
8PM to Midnight
Lundi Gras by the Chicago Poetry Bordello!
Musical Guests: Jeff Levin on piano! & the White City Rippers!
Adam Rose reading tarot! Nina Nightingale crafting silhouettes!
Burlesque Beauties: TBA
And all the best Chicago Poetry Whores!
$10 at the door, $5 if dressed Victorian.
 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, 8PM to Midnight
A Poetry Bordello Masquerade!  Merry happenings among the maskers!
Musical Guests:  Jeff Levin on piano  &  The White City Rippers!
Adam Rose reading tarot ~ Nina Nightingale crafting silhouettes
Burlesque Beauty Vivien Venus
$10 at the door, $5 if dressed Victorian.

 

Saturday, 6/16/12 --- 8 PM - Midnight
Chicago Poetry Bordello Celebrates Double Screw Steamers
at the historic Thalia Hall/Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W 18th St
Special guest performers! PINCH & SQUEEL from Cleveland! 
 
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 --- 8 PM - Midnight
"A Leap Year Valentine"
Chopin Theatre - 1543 W Division St., Chicago IL
Guest Musicians: White City Rippers and Jeff Levin
Burlesque Performers: Pearl Pistol & Belly Dancer:  KC Mendicino
One of Chicago Reader’s Top Picks for the AWP Conference in Chicago!
 
Friday, 21 October 2011 --- 8 PM - Midnight
Thalia Hall - 1227 W, 18th St., Chicago IL
"Come all Ye Sinners"
Jeff Levin and the Sisters of Sin!

Saturday, 6 August 2011 --- 8 PM - Midnight
Thalia Hall - 1227 W, 18th St., Chicago IL
Live musicians: Jeffrey Levin & The White City Rippers!
Victorian Burlesque by Pearl Pistol!

Saturday, 30 April 2011 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Thalia Hall - 1227 W, 18th St., Chicago IL
“Poezie Comique”
Special Guests: Cabaret singer/songwriter Sabrina Chap and Lula Houp Garou!

Saturday, 5 March 2011 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Foundation Room at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL
“The Seamy Side of Poetry”

Saturday, 15 January 2011 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Foundation Room at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL
“Dangerous Amusements”

Friday, 5 November 2010 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Foundation Room at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL
“Scandalous, Bedizened Vice and Verse”

Friday, 24 September 2010 8 PM - 12 Midnight
Foundation Room at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL


 

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