For the past year, the company has been producing one-of-a-kind, horror-forward parties, first with the disco inferno-themed L’Enfer: An Infernal Discotheque, followed by the sold-out Halloween event, The Witches’ Ball, and, most recently, the wildly popular macabre Mardi Gras party, Bloody Gras. Now, the company continues its streak with an all-new summer soirée, integrating elements of immersive theatre, live music, burlesque, magic, disco, and free-flowing booze at a secret location in Downtown LA.
In Curse of the Jungle Drums, guests will be transported to Pele’s Hideaway, an imagined, lavish tiki bar in Hollywood, circa 1954. Back from an exotic expedition, a famous explorer has brought a mysterious idol to the bar’s owner as a gift; the idol is cursed, however, and causes the club-goers to go mad. Guests will arrive moments after the curse has taken effect, and will be able to interact with some of the newly undead patrons, piecing together a horror-fueled narrative throughout the evening.
As the story unfolds, a raucous party will roar around them. Guests can partake in an open bar, presented by Lemon Hart & Son Rum, featuring a host of tiki cocktails as well as other spirits, beer, and wine; enjoy complimentary tarot card readings; be mystified by strolling magicians, Drunken Devil alum Jimmy H and sleight-of-hand artist Henry Springer, or snap a photo in an interactive photo booth.
For the proper ambiance, The Jennifer Keith Quintet (regular performers at Clifton’s and The Queen Mary) will take the stage, performing a series of 1950’s nightclub standards. In between sets, guests can enjoy exotica-inspired burlesque acts, featuring resident performer Scarlette Fox, Drunken Devil alum Jessabelle Thunder (Tease, If You Please), and Olivia Bellafontaine (House of Red Velvet, Alligator Wine).
At 11:00pm, as is tradition at a Drunken Devil event, the lights of the stage will be replaced by the glitter of a mirror ball, as DJ Aiden Ramos (STITCH) returns to spin a set of all-vinyl disco and house, closing the night with a raucous dance party.
Curse of the Jungle Drums will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at a secret location in DTLA. Location will be revealed to ticket-holders the day before the event. Doors open at 8:00 PM, and the event concludes at 1:00 AM. Previous Drunken Devil events have sold out and tickets, which are $75.00 and all-inclusive, will go quickly. Prices will increase starting July 1. Drunken Devil also is offering memberships, which include a party ticket as well as an exclusive, members’ only cocktail hour, plus additional special events throughout the year. These are available in limited quantities (www.thedrunkendevil.com/memberships).
This event is 21+. As always, the Drunken Devil invites his guests to dress to impress; attire should reflect the colorful, kitschy fashion of 1950’s exotica and tiki culture.
Tickets available at www.thedrunkendevil.com/jungledrums.