The Houston Bros Present Madame Siam: an Underground Carnival in Hollywood
Ladies and gentlemen.
Step right up.
See Madame Siam Sideshow Emporium, a freaky underground pageant of cocktails, games and political relief from the Houston Brothers, opening tonight in Hollywood for Moschino’s after-party.
Having drinks and meeting friends here will almost seem secondary to the fact that you’re doing those things beneath the earth in a former speakeasy space once haunted by Rudolph Valentino and his cronies that now resembles a carnival midway crossed with the Gremlin’s junk shop. Slideshow time.
You’ll also see…
—Performers twisting and contorting and playing music and generally being amazing.
—Corn dogs slung from a chuck wagon. Everyone loves corn dogs. No. We said everyone.
—A President-shaped game that involves knocking cans out of its mouth.
—A lot of vintage hand-lettering. It’s really nice.
—A diminutive, invite-only bar-within-the-bar hidden behind the tarot card reader.
—A game where you throw Whiffle balls at Kim Jong Un’s head and extremities.