Chicago Poetry Bordello Celebrates Double Screw Steamers

May 4, 2012

May 19, 2012

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 16, 2012

Come aboard before the ship wrecks and we’ll suss out the tramps!
8PM to Midnight
May 19 Thalia Hall/Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W 18th St Chicago
Chicago Poetry Bordello Celebrates Double Screw Steamers
(It’s a steamship, silly.)
Burlesque Beauty debut: Miss B.
Special Guests: Pinch and Squeal from Cleveland!
$5 if dressed Victorian. $10 if not.

City of Paris embarked on her maiden voyage in April 1889. A month later, she won the Blue Riband for the first westbound voyage under 6 days, making her the fastest ship on the north Atlantic route.

A year later, City of Paris was steaming towards Liverpool when her starboard propeller shaft broke, causing the starboard engine to race and then disintegrate. She was dead in the water and needed towing by the tramp steamer, Aldersgate.

In our steamship celebration, you’re the tramp wandering from port to port looking for the perfect poet! The tramp with the most ribbons wins! Each poetry whore will have three ribbons to give away during his or her first three private readings—the tramp with the most favors WINS a trophy worthy for christening!

Enjoy a wonderful dinner from Ristorante al Teatro! and a good time at the bordello! See you there!

Visit the Chicago Poetry Bordello website here or join the event on facebook here.

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