THURSDAY April 29

9pm

at Talon Bar
220 Wycoff Street
Brooklyn, NY

UNOFFICIAL PRE-FEST EVENT: DUNGEONS & DRAG kINGS

Join us on April 27th for the unofficial pre-fest get together — and birthday celebration for associate producer Heart Crimson! See the debut revue of Dungeons & Drag Kings, a new monthly cabaret and trivia night produced by Anja Keister (D20 Burlesque) and Lee Valone (BEEF Show, Grit!).

This evening will be a mix of drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and kinky topics. Trivia winners will receive themed prizes and free drinks! 

Hosted by Anja Keister
with drag by
Lee VaLone Drag
Nicholas (Sweet Lorraine)
and burlesque by
Vonka 
Lewd Alfred Douglas
plus stage cleanup by J.J. Sparks

$10 online (with a thank you gift!)
$10 at the door
21+ event

Tickets

$10 normal, $7 with industry discount code "HENTAI"

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FRIDAY April 28

7pm Doors

7:30 Show
at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th Street
NYC

THE GRAND PREMIERE - Opening Night 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!

For the first time ever, catch BOTH nights of shows at the Official Home of the Nerdlesque Festival, The Marlin Room at Webster Hall! Catch Two

FRIDAY APRIL 28
Doors at 7
Show at 7:30

Hosted by Bastard Keith
Feature Performer Miss Poison Ivory
Headliner Jo "Boobs" Weldon
PLUS...
Caramel Knowledge - Hollywood, CA - Marvel's The Avengers Nick Fury
Cherie Sweetbottom - Washington, DC - Game of Thrones
Dale Stones with Danny Drake - Boston, MA - Archer
Dizzy Lizzy Delicious - Perth, Australia - Tank Girl
Elsa Riot - Boston, MA - Pokemon
Florence Rosé - Gainseville, FL - Ghostbusters Dr. Jillian Holtzmann
Jacqueline Boxx - Baltimore, MD - Star Trek TNG Borg
Loretta Jean - Toronto, Canada - Dr. Who Dalek
Lune Noir - New Orleans, LA -Star Wars C3PO
Maggie McMuffin - Seattle, WA -The X-Men's Phoenix
MasoKiss - Wilmington, DE - Labyrinth
Nick T. Vegan - Houston, TX - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Ona Monsoon - Portland, OR - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Plan 9 Burlesque - Chicago, IL - Batman Villains
Seraphina Wilder - Los Angeles, CA - Mortal Kombat
Siren Santina - Knoxville, TN - Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
Verity Germaine - Seattle, WA - Firefly's River Tam
Viktor Devonne - New York City, NY - An ode to the internet in the 90s
Featuring the sound stylings of DJ Stormageddon.
TICKETS

Note: this venue is unfortunately not ADA accessible.


SATURDAY April 29

10am - 5pm
at The Beauty Bar
231 E. 14th Street
NYC

NETWORKING & CLASSES with the New York School of Burlesque

Join us on Saturday April 29 at Nerdlesque Festival Headquarters, The Beauty Bar! Take classes taught by our headliners, or stop by between 11am-6pm to enjoy our cocktail social! Featuring nerdy music all day from DJ Stormageddon while you sip on specialty cocktails and talk nerdy!

SCHEDULE:
11 am: LEGEND TALKBACK: The Origins of Nerdlesque with Pillow
12 pm: DRAMA QUEEN with Headliner Shanghai Pearl
1 pm: CREATURE FEATURE with Feature Red Rum
2 pm: THAT WHICH SURVIVES: Transcending the Reference in Nerdlesque Performance with NF Legend Nasty Canasta
3 pm: DARE TO BE SEXY with Feature & Reigning Queen of Burlesque Poison Ivory
4 pm: class with Headliner & Headmistress of the NY School of Burlesque Jo Weldon
5pm: THE ABC'S OF MCing with Host Bastard Keith

More details on our CLASSES page


SATURDAY April 29

7pm Doors

7:30 Show
at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th Street
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!

For the first time ever, catch BOTH nights of shows at the Official Home ofNerdlesque FestivalThe Marlin Room at Webster Hall! Catch Two

SATURDAY APRIL 29
Doors at 7
Show at 7:30

HOSTED by Nasty Canasta
Feature Performer Red Rum
Headliner The Shanghai Pearl
PLUS Special guest, The Burlesque Hall of Fame Legend Pillow, as well as...
Al Lykya - Seattle, WA - Firefly's Captain Mal
Holly Ween - Somerville, NJ -the Alien Franchise
Icon O'Clast - Cambridge, MA - X-Men's Dark Phoenix
Imogen Quest - Ontario, Canada - Star Wars' Lando Calrissian
Katie James - Tampa, FL - Batman's Harley Quinn
Liberty Rose - Philadelphia, PA - Beetlejuice
Lucky Charming - Boston, MA -Dr. Who
Marie Merlot - Nashville, TN - Game of Thrones
Mary Cyn - New York City, NY Batman's The Joker
Minnie d'Moocha - Edgewater, NJ - Kate Bishop & Hawkeye
Nyx Nocturne - New York City, NY - Cousin It
Shirley Blazen - Chicago, IL - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Taylor Sweet - Asbury Park, NJ - Captain America, the First Avenger
The irresistible O - Detroit, MI - Disney's Princess Tiana
The Pink Room Dreams - New York City, NY - Twin Peaks
Tuesday Addams - Boston, MA - Oregon Trail
Veronica Voss - Los Angeles, CA - Back to the Future
Featuring the sound stylings of DJ Stormageddon.
TICKETS

Note: this venue is unfortunately not ADA accessible.
 


After Party

Join us for GOTHAM, Webster Hall's Immersive weekly dance-party to re-inspire your love of the night. FREE to festival ticket holders. 2 for 1 drinks before midnight.

SATURDAY April 29

10pm
at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th Street
NYC


SUNDAY April 30

1-3pm
at The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street
NYC

COMMUNITY EVENT — Peer Review

FREE

Peer Review's have become a great development and community building tool in burlesque. Our Peer Review features a panel of the Festival's headliners and hosts, as well as our Burlesque Hall of Fame Legend, Pillow! 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 30, we welcome you to come watch this free show, and maybe learn a thing or two from our panelists—

  • Reigning Queen of Burlesque Poison Ivory
  • Author of The Burlesque Handbook & Headmistress of the NY School of Burlesque, Jo "Boobs" Weldon
  • Queen Of Halloween Red Rum
  • The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei The Shanghai Pearl
  • "Legened of Nerdlesque" Nasty Canasta
  • Burlesque Hall of Fame legend Pillow

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 23. All submissions will be considered though a limited number will be accepted.

Open to all burlesque, sideshow, & variety performers.