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AN EVENING WITH CLAYTON PATTERSON

Tattoo Promoter, Hat Designer, Photographer, Raconteur
and long time "Mayor" of The East Village

CONGRESS OF CURIOUS PEOPLES | 1208 Surf Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11224 | 4/25 through 5/4/2008

PROGRAM:

FRIDAY, APRIL 25th 8:00 PM - $10 | Opening Night Party with CHEAP BEER!! Help celebrate the lives of five freak show legends as we induct important, often unacknowledged performers into Coney Island USA's "Freak Show Hall of Fame". Living legends of the sideshow stage will introduce our second class of inductees. COME to the festivities a sober supplicant! WITNESS the sacred ritual and chant "gooba gaaba one of us"! RELEASE yourself through drunken discussion about nominees for next year, criteria and categories, where to install the Hall of Fame, whether you have to be dead to be elected, etc. All are welcome!! Vendors of freak paraphernalia are particularly welcome. BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE!!!!!!

Friday, April 25 at 8 PM $10 | OPENING NIGHT Party with Cheap Beer
NEW INDUCTIONS INTO THE FREAK HALL OF FAME. Talk by James Taylor, Publisher of Shocked and Amazed and performance by Charlotte Sometimes, Human Pincushion (Warning! ADULTS ONLY!)

Saturday, April 26 1-7 PM | Continuous Admission: $7.50 Adults $5 Kids
ALUMNI WEEKEND featuring The Great Fredini, Eak the Geek, Little Jimmy, Tyler Fyre and his pals Thrill Kill Jill and The Penguin Boy

Saturday, April 26 at 8 PM $10
LESSING OF THE FREAKS with The Reverend Billy and Choir. Stop Shopping and come see!

Sunday, April 27 1-7 PM | Continuous Admission: $7.50 Adults $5 Kids
ALUMNI WEEKEND featuring The Great Fredini, Eak the Geek, Little Jimmy, Tyler Fyre and his pals Thrill Kill Jill and The Penguin Boy

Monday, April 28 at 8 PM $10
LIVING LEGEND SPIDER WEBB comes out of retirement for his first public appearance anywhere in 3 years celebrating his 50th Anniversary in Tattooing! Special Outrageously Curious Guests! Book Signing! Cussing and more! ADULTS ONLY!!

Tuesday, April 29 at 8 PM $10
BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRCUS with Mr. Pennygaff, Philomena and live musical madness.

Wednesday, April 30 at 8 PM $10
An Evening with CLAYTON PATTERSON: Tattoo Promoter, Hat Designer, Photographer, Raconteur and long time "Mayor" of The East Village

Thursday, May 1 at 8 PM $10
Double Header Curiosities: SWAMI YOMAHMI of Cheeky Monkey Sideshow and HARLEY NEWMAN: Professional Lunatic, the performer "Too Dangerous" for the Guiness Book of Records

Friday, May 2 at 8PM $10
Double Header Curiosities; TALON the "NAIL LADY" and JOHNNY FOX: of Freakatorium and Sword Swallowing Fame

Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4 1-8 PM $10
SUPER FREAK WEEKEND featuring Mat Fraser, Jennifer Miller, Koko the Killer Clown, Ravi the Indian Rubber Boy, Princess Ananka & Her Albino Python and Little Jimmy

ABOUT THE LOCATION: SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE is located at the corner of Surf Avenue & West 12th Street in the heart of the Coney Island amusement park. The sideshow seats 99 people and there is a FREAK BAR (serving beer) and a GIFT SHOP in the lobby. Both the inside and the outside of our historic 1917 building are decorated in canvas sideshow banners painted by Valerie Haller or Marie Roberts. The building was originally Child's Restaurant which employed singing waiters. In the 1950's and 60's it was home to Dave Rosen's Wonderland Circus Sideshow where such legends as Sealo the Seal Boy, JoJo the Dogfaced Boy, tattooed man Jack Dracula and talker Bobby Reynolds once worked and performed. SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE is available for private rentals with or without the live sideshow performers. We have been rented for weddings, rock videos, fashion photography, etc. Please call the office at (718) 372-5159 for rental rates.

Source: http://www.coneyisland.com/congress.shtml

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