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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Coney Events: Congress Of Curious People 2011 A Ten Day Event


Image courtesy of Coney Island USA

The convention of the curious and bizarre has begun.  The 10 day event will showcase the strangest, the most bizarre individuals this side of planet Coney.  You’ll hear lectures and witness the lengths people will go to, to amaze and bewilder you.

The Coney Island USA cultural arts organization brings us this annual event: "Congress of Curious People".  The spectacle started yesterday.  So, get your tickets before they run out.  This ten day event (now nine left) takes place at Sideshows by the Seashore and at the Freak Bar in the Coney Island USA building from April 8th to the 17th 2011.

From CIUSA:

The Congress is a ten-day series of lectures, performances and symposia exploring curiosity and curiosities, broadly considered.

10-day Congressional Passes ($75 in advance/$100 at the door) allowing access to ALL Congress events–including those that are sold out!; more on that here.

Full schedule line follows: [after the jump]

Friday, April 8
8:00: Opening Night Party $10
(Cash Bar) Musical entertainment and talk by Sol Yaged, legendary clarinetist and former headliner at the Blue Bird Casino, 1208 Surf Ave. in Coney Island (now home to Coney Island USA). The entertainment will be followed by Coney Island USA’s annual Sideshow Hall of Fame Inductions. Join us for discussion, votes, the infamous drinking game and inductions.
Saturday, April 9
Super Freak Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore, $10 (last ticket sold at 7pm)
Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar (All day), Free
8:00: Party for the 2011 Season Premiere of Oddities on the Science Channel (Sold Out!)

Sunday, April 10

Super Freak Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore, $10, 1pm - 8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm)
Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar (All day), Free

Monday April 11th

7:30: Evan Michelson of TV's Oddities, “A Gathering of Bones”, $5
8:30: The Flambeaux Sheaux Birthday Roast, $5
Tuesday April 12th
7:30: Ronni Thomas, “The Diableiries and 19th Century Pre-cinematic Horror”, $5
8:30: Johnny Fox of the Freakatorium, $5
Wednesday April 13th
7:30: Judson Rosebush, “Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 1950s and 60s, $5
8:30: Bambi and Bambi: Classic Burley-q meets the New Burlesque, $5
Thursday April 14th
7:30: Amy Herzog, “Primal Scenes: Sigmund Freud, Coney Island, and the Staging of Domestic Trauma”, $5
8:30: The Baron and Master Blaster Boy, $10
Friday April 15th
7:30: Acep Hale, “Legerdemain and Larceny”, $5
8:30: Sideshow Legends Ward Hall and Bobby Reynolds, $15
Saturday April 16th
Super Freak Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore, $10, 1pm - 8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm).
Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar, Free
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM: 5:30 PM: Congress FOR Curious People (Day 1 of a 2-day Symposium), $25
Sunday April 17th
Super Freak Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore, $10,1pm - 8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm)
Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar (All day), Free
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM: 5:30 PM: Congress FOR Curious People (Day 2 of a 2-day Symposium), $25

Click here for further info and to buy tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door unless sold out in advance.
All Congressional events were made possible, in part, by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Coney Island USA - 1208 Surf Ave. between Stillwell and West 12th

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posted by Omar Robau @ 4/09/2011 10:30:00 AM 

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