First NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL to Run 4/3-6 in NYC
Big Bang Theory. Horn rimmed glasses. Comic Con. It seems like nerds are everywhere these days -- and on the forefront of culture and fashion. Now, Epic Win, RAWR & D20 Burlesque will showcase the sexy side of nerds at the 1st annual NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL. For four days, from April 3rd through April 6th, burlesque performers from all over the world will unite in New York City to celebrate nerd chic. The schedule of events for this weekend by and for dweebs, dorks, geeks, freaks and their admirers is as follows:
Thursday, April 3:
Select/Start/Strip!: The Official Nerdlesque Festival Pre-Party
Drom (85 Ave A between E. 5th & 6th)
An evening of drinking, dancing, and trading rhinestones, feathers, cards, and more. The festivities will be peppered with go-go dancers and live performances by Bazuka Joe (IL), Little Brooklyn (NY), Francine (NY), Hard Corey (NY), Pinny Yearned (MO), and Matt Knife (NY). 6pm - 9pm. Tickets are $15 at www.ticketfly.com or 877-987-6487. VIP tickets are also available.
Friday, April 4:
Nerdlesque: The Legend Begins
Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St,between 9th & 10th Aves.)
Hosted by Bastard Keith, the evening will be headlined by BB Heart (NYC), Ray Gunn (Chicago, IL), Iva Handfull (Seattle, WA) with performances by Black Mariah & Taffeta Darling (Dallas, TX), Bunny Vicious (Baltimore, MD), Dangrrr Doll (Brooklyn, NY), Dolly Monroe (Toronto CAN), Hazel Honeysuckle (NYC), Iris Explosion (Brooklyn, NY), Lewd Alfred Douglas (NYC), Lola LeSoleil (Atlanta, GA), Opiumm Hayze (Saint Paul, MN), Peek-A-Boo Revue feat. Cherry Bomb, Ginger Leigh, Sophie Sucre, Rosalee Sweet, Zinnia Fire & Goldi Fox (Philadelphia, PA), Peepshow TO (Toronto CAN), Saintly Bomb (Los Angeles, CA), Sevvy Skellington (Toronto CAN), Stella Chuu (Astoria, NY), and Tootsie Spangles (Seattle, WA). Doors open at 5pm and the show is at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.ticketweb.com or 866-468-3399, and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are also available.
Saturday, April 5:
Nerdlesque: The Thrilling Conclusion
Le Poission Rouge (158 Bleecker Street between Thompson & Sullivan Streets).
Hosted by the Moth's Peter Aguero & Epic Win Burlesque's Nelson Lugo, the evening is headlined by Fem Appeal (Brooklyn, NY), Bazuka Joe (Chicago, IL)
and Nasty Canasta (Brooklyn, NY) with performances by Allix Mortis featuring Jack Silver (Boston, MA), Anja Keister (Brooklyn, NY), Jessabelle Thunder (Los Angeles, CA), Katie Angel (Indianapolis, IN), Lefty Lucy (Coney Island, NY)
Lola Martinet (Chicago, IL), Magdalena Fox (Brooklyn, NY), Maxie Milieu (Seattle, WA), Nerd Girl Burlesque (Toronto, CAN), Petra Dish (Melboune, AU)
Red Herring (Toronto, CAN), Satira Sin (Portland, OR), Seraphina Fiero (Seattle, WA), Sexploitation Follies (Philadelphia, PA), The Duet that Do It (Seattle, WA), and Zilly Lilly (Toronto, CAN). Doors open at 6pm and the show is at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.lepoissonrouge.com or 212-505-3474, and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are also available.
Sunday, April 6:
Nerdlesquers Assemble! A Burlesque Beauty Brunch & Bazaar
Beauty Bar (231 E. 14th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Aves).
Complete your epic adventure at brunch. Say goodbye to old and new friends, network, shop awesome burlesque and nerdy vendors, and compete in your favorite video games. Plus, there will be music, drink specials, manicures, and more! 10am - 2pm. No cover, but there is a $10 manicure and a cocktail special. No advance purchase required.
NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL runs April 3-6. Tickets for all events, as well as more information, are available at www.nerdlesquefest.com