Nerd culture gets sexy at 2nd International Festival of sci-fi, comic & horror geek burlesque.
April 1 - 3 at Various NYC Venues
"A sexy celebration of all things dorktacular… bursting with talent." -- Village Voice
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, Lefty Lucy will showcase the sexy side of nerds at the 2nd International NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL. For three days, from April 1st through April 3rd, burlesque performers from all over the world will unite in New York City to celebrate nerd chic. The inaugural festival in 2014 played to sold out houses and featured acts that paid homage to Star Trek, Star Wars, Hellraiser, Marvel Comics, Super Mario, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Tron and even the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
This weekend by and for dweebs, dorks, geeks, freaks and their admirers features two main events as well as classes, parties, a peer review session, and more. The full schedule is available at www.nerdlesquefest.com. The lineup for the two main shows is as follows:
Friday, April 1:
Friday Night Nerdtopia
Webster Hall (125 East 11th St, between 3rd & 4th Aves.)
Hosted by Bastard Keith, the evening will be headlined by Indigo Blue (Seattle) and Jeez Loueez (Chicago). Other featured performers include Al Lykya (Seattle); Furiosa's Femmes featuring members of Nerd Girl Burlesque, PeepshowTO, and Queen of Cups (Toronto); Iris Explosion (New York); Kinetic Kristen (Nashville); Lady Drew Blood (Seattle); Lefty Lucy (New Orleans); Lilly Rascal (Chicago); MaMarie LaVeaux (Indianapolis); Mary Vice (Philadelphia); Molly Macabre (Dallas); Nina La Voix (Brooklyn); Pretty Boy Rock (San Antonio) and Red Herring (Ontario). Doors open at 7:30pm and the show is at 8pm. Open to ages 18 and up.Tickets are $25 - $75 at www.ticketweb.com or 866-468-3399.
Saturday, April 2:
The Saturday Spectacular
Le Poission Rouge (158 Bleecker Street between Thompson & Sullivan Streets).
Hosted by Jeez Loueez, the evening will be headlined by Lux LaCroix (NYC and Los Angeles) and will feature a special surprise! Other featured performers include Anja Keister (New York), Bella La Blanc (Reston), Dangrrr Doll (New York), Liberty Rose (Philadelphia), Maki Roll (Washington, DC), Matt Knife (New York), Miss Mary Cyn (New York), Nasty Canasta (Brooklyn), Poison Ivory (Brooklyn), Tiger Bay (New York), Velma Candyass (Montreal), Viktor Devonne (New Jersey) and Zilly Lilly (Toronto).Doors open at 6:30pm and the show is at 7pm. Open to ages 18 and up. Tickets are $25 - $75 at www.lepoissonrouge.com or 212-505-3474.
NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL runs April 1-3. Ticketing for all events, as well as additional information, is available at www.nerdlesquefest.com.