Serial Killers and Supper

Bonsoir, mortals! Your friend, the Drunken Devil, is delving into a different type of territory with a brand-new, theatrical dining experience: To Live and Di(n)e in LA. This special event will be part of Think Tank Gallery’s latest art show, Drinkin’, Smokin’, and West Coastin’ – billed as a "group love/hate letter to the city," with a creative take by local event producers each night.

To Live and Di(n)e in LA is an intimate, 45-person supper club, where guests will sit down for dinner with the ghosts of the most infamous figures in Los Angeles’ true crime history, as they navigate the city’s sordid past through cuisine, cocktails, and cabaret-type performances.

“While we’ve had such great success with our past parties, Bloody Gras and Curse of the Jungle Drums, I want to return to my roots by providing something much smaller and much more sinister than anything we’ve produced as a company,” says Matt Dorado, the Creator and Executive Producer of Drunken Devil. “I’ve been craving the opportunity to produce a dining experience, and I think this will be a phenomenal first entry for the company.”

In To Live and Di(n)e in LA, guests will sit down for dinner with the dead, as they come face-to-face with Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia; Harvey Glatman, infamously nicknamed the “Glamour Girl Slayer” for his harrowing methods of killing aspiring young models in the late 1950’s; Susan Atkins, one of the most prominent members of the Manson Family (although Charles will not appear, his ominous presence will be noticeable throughout the event); and Richard Ramirez, also known as the “Night Stalker,” who terrorized suburban Los Angeles for years.

The menu will be created by Felix Barron, executive chef of KTCHNLA. Each course will be based off of a different figure and different era, with thematically appropriate cocktails paired to each dish. “For example, as you sip cocktails and enjoy hors d'oeuvres inspired by the Black Dahlia and frenzy of the city circa 1947, you’ll be mingling with Elizabeth Short and a host of characters from that time period. Then, you’ll sit down for the first course and find yourself in 1958, as Harvey Glatman’s story unfolds before you,” says Dorado. “The food interweaves with the theatrical and interactive elements, creating an entirely unique narrative.”

In between courses, guests will experience dark burlesque, performance art and more that will help guide the the story. “Theatrical, cabaret-type performances are integral to the Drunken Devil experience, and we have a number of eye-popping acts that we’re excited to bring to the event,” Dorado says.

To Live and Di(n)e in LA is the first in what Dorado hopes to be a recurring series. “My goal is to have this show serve as a launching point for us to produce more intimate, terror-tinged experiences, bringing the distinct horror edge of Drunken Devil to the dinner table.”

Guests will be required to sign a waiver of consent, as some of the interactive moments may involve contact with actors. Audience members should also note that To Live and Di(n)e in LA explores mature subject matter including violence and disturbing sexual content.

The event will take place at Think Tank Gallery, 939 S Maple Ave, Los Angeles, 90014, on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The show begins with a cocktail hour at 7:00pm. Tickets are $165.00 each and include the four-course meal, cocktails, and performances. Only 45 tickets are available. 21+.

Join the Club!

Good day, mortals! Have you ever wanted to be a part of something sinfully special? Now's your chance! For the remainder of 2017, I present to you something extraordinary and new for my parties: the Sinner’s Social Club, an tré exclusif membership that promises to elevate the party-going experience for a select group of participants.

Membership includes tickets to the next two of my sinful events, on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, October 21 (a very special Halloween edition). In addition to party entry, Club Members will gain access to private pre-show cocktail hours, featuring exclusive cabaret performances, delicious small bites, and specialized craft cocktails, all tied together with the theme of the main event.

In addition, membership includes a private event in a secret location, taking place on Saturday, December 9. This clandestine gathering will feature a highly unique dining experience, consisting of a mouth-watering three-course meal, unlimited craft cocktails and wine pairings, live music, and mesmerizing theatrical experiences throughout the evening. This event will be accessible for Club Members only and will not be available to the public. Foolishness and debauchery will be in full force, my friends.

Membership to the Club, which is limited to only fifty people, is $250.00 paid in two installments. The first payment of $100.00 is due upon signup, and the remaining $150.00 is due on or before July 1. There is also the option to pay the total membership up front. Throughout the year, expect me to send you devilish details including hard-copy invites, special swag, and more, that only members can access.

The Sinner’s Social Club is strictly 21+. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets to the next Drunken Devil event, which will be taking place on Saturday, July 8, 2017, will go on sale to the general public towards the end of May.

Don't wait, they have been selling quickly, and only a few remain! I'll see you mortals in July. Until then, stay devilish!

Double, double toil and trouble...

Mortals! You are cordially invited to join the coven at The Witches’ Ball: A Halloween Bacchanal. Inspired by psychedelic, occult-based horror films of the 1960’s and 70’s, this one-night-only party guarantees a hauntingly raucous evening unlike any in Los Angeles this season.

Revel in an OPEN BAR presented by Stolen Spirits, with specialty cocktails highlighting their alluring spiced rum, as well as an array of wine, beer, and all manner of spirits; enjoy complimentary tarot card readings, horror installations, and, as per usual at a Drunken Devil event, performances from top Los Angeles talent.

Scarlette Fox, returning to the Drunken Devil stage for the fourth time in a row, will dazzle guests with burlesque and aerial acrobatics, while The Rigomortettes, a duo of dancers who perform with acid doom rock band Old Blood, will bring their phantasmagorical movement art to the event. In addition, Bob Baker alum Matt Scott, with his company Rasputin’s Marionettes, will enchant audiences with darkly humorous marionette performances, and Go-Go Amy, of the Pretty Things Peepshow, will entice the crowd with a series of decadent and dangerous vaudevillian acts.

DJ Chris Bowen [Cub Scout, Bears in Space] brings an all-vinyl blend of dark disco and techno to bewitch the dance floor. Queen of the disco coven and founder of Disco Dining Club, Courtney Nichols, hosts the evening rituals, alongside the Drunken Devil himself.  

In the spirit of arcane Witches’ Sabbath ceremonies, the clandestine location of the event will be revealed only to ticket-holders the day of the show. Doors open at 9:00pm, with performances from 10:30pm – 11:30pm, with the party coming to a close at 2:00am.

Tickets are $60 and highly limited in number. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Dress to impress. 

Join Me for a Diabolical Disco Party!

Burn, baby, burn! The gates of Hell have opened once more, and I, the Drunken Devil, would love to invite all ye mortals to L'Enfer: An Infernal Discotheque!

Disco meets 1970’s exploitation kitsch in this one night only party, taking place at Superchief Gallery LA in Downtown Los Angeles. The night begins at an open bar, featuring sponsored cocktails and beer, along with complimentary tarot readings, and roaming disco demons ready to terrify guests. At 9:00pm, the show begins, featuring international burlesque superstar Madeline Sinclaire, renowned comedy magician Jimmy H., and Scarlette Fox, performing a fusion of burlesque and aerial acrobatics.

After the show, DJ Aiden Ramos – of Grand Park Sunday Sessions and Disco Dining Club fame – spins the best in disco, funk, and Italo, providing the setting for a diabolical dance party that will last until the morning hours.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

Limited presale tickets are available for $35 online until June 1, $40 online after, and $45 at the door. This event will sell out, don't miss out, mortals!

This event is 21+. Dress to impress, and prepare to dance the night away at the hottest party this side of the netherworlds. 

Burlesque, Black Magic, and Booze!

Bonjour, mortals!

I want to tell you about my upcoming event! I am bringing a one-night only burlesque & magic variety show to the ever-so-popular Redline Bar in Downtown Los Angeles. This event marks the our first production of the 2016 Season, and it’s sure to be a hoot!

Vaudeville meets voodoo in this incredible production, entitled Villains & Vixens: A Vaudeville of Vexing Voodoo & Voluptuous Vices. Feast your eyes on my seductive succubi, Scarlette Fox (LA Sirenes) and Harley Harpurr (The Dollface Dames), performing a variety of seductive and sensual burlesque numbers that will delight and dazzle guests. These gorgeous gals appeared at my previous attraction and are the most beautiful girls in the world!

You will, in addition, be asked to open your minds to the power of black magic, as illusionists Micah Cover (a regular performer at The Magic Castle) and Scott Michael (Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor) will bamboozle audiences with unbelievable feats of mysticism.

The fun is all taking place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Redline DTLA (131 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90014). Doors open at 7:30pm, and the show begins at 8:00pm, ending at 9:00pm. 

Tickets, which are limited in number and include two complimentary beverages (well liquor, beer, or wine) per guest, are only $27.

This event is 21+, so it’s best to leave the little imps at home for this one.  

I hope to see all your sinners there!

Merci Beaucoup,

The Drunken Devil

welcome to My world

Bonsoir, mortals, 

Consider yourself fortunate—rarely do I open myself up like this, but for you, mes amis, I have decided to make an exception. I will be sharing, hopefully in the most gruesome of details, my exploits this Halloween. We have so much in store for you this season, I do hope you will follow along and keep yourself in the loop. 

So, kindly subscribe here to start receiving e-mails from your good friend ole’ scratch…and make sure you follow us on all of our social channels. In due time, you will see all of the wondrous and horrifying things that only I could conjure. 

Merci beaucoup, 

The Drunken Devil