FRIDAY April 27

6pm

at The Freak Bar
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.                      Brooklyn, NY

PRE-Show cocktail hour

Join us on Friday, April 27th for a pre-show cocktail hour and network with other Nerdlesquers from around the USA!


FRIDAY April 27

8pm Doors

8:30 Show
at Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NYC

THE GRAND PREMIERE - oPENING SHOW

Catch the first of two nights featuring the best Nerdy Burlesque from around the globe in this one of a kind weekend dedicated to pop culture, community, and the art of the tease!

FRIDAY APRIL 27
Doors at 8
Show at 8:30
TICKETS


Hosted by: Fancy Feast
Featured Performer: Tiger Bay
Headliner: Sweetpea
Featuring the sound stylings of DJ Stormageddon
Festival Blessing: David Bishop
Special Guest: Little Brooklyn

Performers:

Aphrodite DeVine - Munich, Germany - in a tribute to Alien Women
Boysinberry Cupcake - Oakland, California - as an Ewok from Star Wars
Bunny Wigglebottom - Atlanta, Georgia - as Chris Farley
Elsa Riot - Boston, Massachusetts - as Sailor Venus from Sailor Moon
Esmerelda May - Jersey City, New Jersey - as Amethyst from Steven Universe
Joy Coy + Brian Botkiller - Minneapolis, Minnesota - as Rogue & Gambit from X-Men
Mary Cyn and Lewd Alfred Douglas - New York, New York - as Will & Hannibal from Hannibal
MasoKiss - Wilmington, Delaware - as Demon King from WWE
Rosey La Rouge - Brooklyn, New York - as Red from Fraggle Rock
Tootsie Von Cuspid - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - as Tamatoa from Moana
Trixie Paprika - Seattle, Washington - as Hermione from Harry Potter
Twinky Boots - New York, New York - as Neo from The Matrix
Veronica Viper - New York, New York - as the Nurse from Silent Hill


SATURDAY April 28

12 - 7pm
at Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.                    Brooklyn, NY

NETWORKING & CLASSES with the New York School of Burlesque

Join us on Saturday, April 28th for a Nerdy Bazaar! Classes taught by our headliners and presented with the New York School of Burlesque will be offered on the hour for 50 minutes each. Or stop by between classes to shop nerdy vendors and the CIUSA gift shop. Then relax and mingle at the cocktail social before the show. Featuring nerdy music all day from DJ Stormageddon while you sip on specialty cocktails, take classes, and talk nerdy!

SCHEDULE TBA

More details on our CLASSES page forthcoming


SATURDAY April 28

8pm Doors

8:30 Show
at Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NYC

THE BIG FINISH - Closing Show

Catch the last of two nights featuring the best Nerdy Burlesque from around the globe in this one of a kind weekend dedicated to pop culture, community, and the art of the tease!

SATURDAY APRIL 28
Doors at 8
Show at 8:30
TICKETS


Hosted by: Nasty Canasta
Featured Performer: Liberty Rose
Headliner: Sweetpea
Featuring the sound stylings of DJ Stormageddon
Guest Performance: The Vigilantease Collective

Performers: 

Bourgeois Grenade (Grete Grenade / Blanche Bourgeois) - Los Angeles, California / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - as Sully & Boo from Monsters Inc.
Cheeky DeVine and Sammy Temper - Boston, Massachusetts - as Waldo & Carmen from Where's Waldo & Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Draco Muff-Boi - Vancouver, British Columbia - as Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter
Genome Kelly - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - as Nikola Tesla
Goldi Fox - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - as Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons
Kita St. Cyr - New York, New York - in a tribute to The Night Circus
Maggie Missile - Colorado Springs, Colorado - as Thor from The Mighty Thor
Mariposa Bop - London, England - as Media from American Gods
Mischa Mischief - Alberquerque, New Mexico - as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter
OD Kimani - Madison, Wisconsin - as Carnage from Spiderman
Renaissance Noir - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - as Garnet from Steven Universe
Sucre à la Crème - Montréal, Québec - in a tribute to CSI: Miami

The Vigilantease Collective - Minneapolis, Minnesota - as The Suicide Squad


After Party

Details forthcoming...

SATURDAY April 28

11pm
at Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NYC


SUNDAY April 29

2pm
at Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, NYC

COMMUNITY EVENT — Peer Review

FREE!

Peer Reviews have become a great development and community building tool in burlesque. Our Peer Review features a panel of the Festival's headliners and hosts! This event is open exclusively to performing members of the burlesque and local variety arts communities.

If you are a performer in NYC on April 29, we welcome you to come watch this free show, and maybe learn a thing or two from our panelists.

 

Free coffee and snacks will be provided, plus enjoy special nerd-themed cocktails for purchase.

Would you like receive feedback from a panel of pros? If you would like to perform an act in the Peer Review, please fill out THIS FORM by Sunday, April 22. All submissions will be considered, though a limited number will be accepted.

Open to all burlesque, sideshow, & variety performers.