Congress of Curious Peoples


Congress of Curious Peoples
April 25 - May 4, 2014
Coney Island USA
2014 Theme: “Simulation”

Prices
Full Congressional Pass $100 (Includes reserved seating for all events)
Weekday Lectures $7 each
Weekday Performances $10 each
Combination Lecture/Performance $15 each
Weekend Symposium $25 ($15 per day)

Friday, April 25
Opening Party, Sideshows by the Seashore 
8pm ($15, imcludes a free beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company)
Join Coney Island USA and the Morbid Anatomy Museum in celebrating the opening of the 8th annual Congress of Curious Peoples, our 10-day festival of lectures and performances about Curiosity and Curiosities. 

The Opening Night event, sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, includes a Keynote Address by Superfreak, Mat Fraser, entitled “Natural Borns in the Modern Sideshow: From the Pornography of the Disabled to the New Rock and Roll.”

Sideshow Hall of Fame Inductions, Sideshows by the Seashore
The performance will be followed by the 2014 Inductees into the Sideshow Hall of Fame. Two nominees will be put forward by a panel of experts in each of five categories, following which the audience will vote and everyone will drink a toast (or two).

Saturday, April 26
Alumni Weekend, Sideshows by the Seashore
1-7pm (last ticket sold at 6pm), continuous admission ($10 at the door)
Alumni Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore. Featuring: Donny Vomit, Heather Holliday, Todd Robbins and Nasty Canasta.

Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar
12-7pm (Free)
Vendors: Afterlife Anatomy, Friends Forever Taxidermy, Coney Island USA, Huckster Fabrication, Serious Toyz

Book Launch, “The Morbid Anatomy Anthology”, at the Morbid Anatomy Museum (424 3rd Ave, Brooklyn)
8-11pm (Free)

Please join us for a night of drinks, music and books to celebrate the release of "The Morbid Anatomy Anthology," a 500 page, lavishly illustrated, hardbound and full-color book featuring 28 essays based on some of the most memorable lectures hosted by Morbid Anatomy since 2008. Many of the authors will be on hand to raise a glass with you and sign your copy of the book!

Sunday, April 27
Alumni Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore
1-7pm (last ticket sold at 6pm), continuous admission ($10 at the door)
Alumni Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore. Featuring: Donny Vomit, Heather Holliday, Todd Robbins and Nasty Canasta.

Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar
12-7pm (Free)
Vendors: Afterlife AnatomyFriends Forever TaxidermyConey Island USAHuckster FabricationSerious Toyz

Monday, April 28
Lecture/Performance, the Coney Island Museum
7:30pm ($7 or $15 for double feature)
Industrial Ladies - A lecture by Evan Michelson
       
Performance, Sideshows by the Seashore
9:00pm ($10 or $15 for double feature)
Desire and the Sea - A performance by Edgar Oliver
           
Tuesday, April 29
Lecture/Performance, the Coney Island Museum
7:30pm ($7 or $15 for double feature)
Chicanery, Counting, and Cee-lo: Memory in Service to Skulduggery - A lecture and performance by Acep Hale
       
Performance, Sideshows by the Seashore
9:00pm ($10 or $15 for double feature)
A Thrilling Journey Into the Mind with Les the Mentalist

Wednesday, April 30           
Performance, Sideshows by the Seashore
9:00pm ($10)
The Coney Island Beach Ball - A Vogue Competition between the House of Vogue 3D and The Coney Island Dancers.

Thursday, May 1
Lecture/Performance, Sideshows by the Seashore
7:30pm ($7 or $15 for double feature)
Kirlian Devices, William Burroughs, and Radionic Photography - An Illustrated Series of Lectures by Shannon Taggart, James Riley Doug Skinner and Anthony Matt.
       
Performance/Lecture, The Coney Island Museum
9:00pm ($10 or $15 for double feature)
Mechanical Medium - A film by Zoe Beloff with live sound by Gen. Ken Montgomery

Friday, May 2
Lecture/Performance, the Coney Island Museum
7:30pm ($7 or $20 for double feature)
From Angels to Anarchists: The Evolution of the Marx Brothers - a Lecture by TravSD
       
Performance/Lecture, Sideshows by the Seashore
9:00pm ($15 or $20 for double feature)
Penny Arcade at the Penny Arcade

Saturday, May 3
Superfreak Weekend, Sideshows by the Seashore
1-8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm) continuous admission ($10 at the door)
Alumni Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore hosted by Mat Fraser and featuring Nati Amos and the Velvet Crayon.

Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar
12-7pm (Free)
Vendors: Coney Island USAHuckster FabricationSerious Toyz, Starry Blessings, Morbid Anatomy Museum, James Taylor, Publisher of Shocked and Amazed.

The Congress for Curious People (Symposium), The Coney Island Museum
11am-7pm ($15 or $25 for two-day pass)

Sunday, May 4
Superfreak Weekend, Sideshows by the Seashore
1-8pm (last ticket sold at 7pm) continuous admission ($10 at the door)
Alumni Weekend at Sideshows by the Seashore hosted by Mat Fraser and featuring Nati Amos and the Velvet Crayon.

Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar
12-7pm (Free)
Vendors: Coney Island USAHuckster FabricationSerious ToyzStarry BlessingsMorbid Anatomy MuseumJames Taylor, Publisher of Shocked and Amazed.

The Congress for Curious People (Symposium), The Coney Island Museum
11am-5pm ($15 or $25 for two-day pass)