Detroit's Erotic Poetry and Music Festival makes its steamy return to Tangent Gallery

Staff Pick

Feb 22, 2019 at 7:00 am
click to enlarge Laura Mendoza/The Firewalkers - Courtesy of event
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Laura Mendoza/The Firewalkers

Valentine’s Day is so passé. Entering its 32nd year, the Erotic Poetry and Music Festival remains “Detroit’s oldest community arts celebration” of all things that make you squirm and squeal.

Taking it off on the burlesque stage, Magenta DeMure, Sophia Von Stardust, Kitty & Eris, and Ravenna Munster. Poets Lady of Pain, Dena Luckett, and Tara Ray are among those talking dirty. Art by Julie Fournier, Brian Lewandowski, Louisa Spina, and Inga Cobb will be on display, and artist Satori Circus returns as a featured performer along with the Firewalkers. There will also be erotic edibles, hot dogs, tarot readings, and vendors offering up goodies that range from sensual to sexual.

The 32nd Erotic Poetry and Music Festival will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Tangent Gallery; 715 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit;; 313-873-2955; Tickets are $15-$20.

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