Drunken Devil, an entertainment company with an emphasis in horror-infused nightlife events, 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.
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 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 will take place at Think Tank Gallery, 939 S Maple Ave, Los Angeles, 90014, on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 7:00pm. Tickets are $165.00 and include the four-course meal, cocktails, and performances. Only 45 tickets are available. 21+.
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.
Tickets available at www.thedrunkendevil.com/events.