The Man Who Knew Too Much….


In a city that never sleeps, on a block that always smells funny, in a building where the rent is too damn high, follow our two gumshoes and delve into the mystery of “The Man Who Knew Too Much About the Girl Who Wore Too Little.” (Cue Music) Descend into the depths of Coney Island’s Sideshow by the Seashore to witness a case of mistaken identity, mistaken g-strings, and murderous mayhem . Will there be more stripping than searching? Will our heroes get shaken up in the shakedown or will they get to the curvaceous bottom of this case? Murder! Greed! Betrayal! Dancing Girls! More dangerous than a woman scorned. Deadlier than kittens.

Starring Rita MenWeep, Corvette Le Face, Sabrina Chap, Manchego, E.Jim Ford, Coco Conroy, and more!

Tickets are $15 online, or at the door.

Advance tickets at:

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Tikki Night at Dromedary Bar

I LOVE BURLESQUE is now in Bushwick at
Dromedary Bar
Come out and enjoy the show
Hosted by Lucy Buttons
With performances by
Miss AuroraBoobRealis
Rita MenWeep
Vivi Noir
Amber Ray
Go-Go stylings by: Scooter Pie
The Fresh Prince of Darkness providing the exotica

Have a happy hump day at the camel bar in Brooklyn where it’s always a day at the beach…

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Lulu’s Dove House at Sons of Essex

unnamed-1I am very excited to announce a brand new recurring show that I am co-producing at Sons of Essex called “Lulu’s Dove House.”  Step into our immersive Storyville Brothel and be mesmerized by performers from all walks of life and proclivities….I do hope you’ll join us for a drink or for the whole night!

Tuesday February 17th 2015

Doors at 7pm/dinner and show at 8pm

Tickets:$60 for dinner and show

Location:Sons of Essex

133 Essex St.

Come enjoy a three course New Orleans inspired feast, whilst watching the impressive talents of our MC Sabrina Chap, “Soiled Doves” Astoria Grey, Clara Coquette, Dandy Dillinger, and Rita MenWeep, and featured performances by Jim Ford, Ambrose, Apathy Angel, Ivory Fox, and Poison Ivory.  It looks to be an unforgettable night down by the bayou.


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Girl-ligan’s Island at Sideshow by the Seashore

“Girl-ligan’s Island”

A Three Hour Twirl

(Well okay, 90 minutes.)

 “Just sit right back and we’ll twirl a tale,

that begins with a boozy sip, 

That started on a Circle Line,

and ended with a strip.”

 Caught in hurricane Randy, Girl-ligan, the Skipper, the Professor, Ginger, and a bevy of burlesque beauties wash ashore on a deserted Coney Island. With only their supplies from the S.S. Cyclone and their Burly-Q talents they must devise a way to get home.  Join our castaways as they go from distressed to undressed.  Will they get off…or will you? Featuring performances by Empress Olga, Backdoor Bjorn, Rita MenWeep, Boo Bess, Manchego, Matt Knife, Charles Stunning, Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Astoria Grey, and more…..

 “So, join us at The Sideshow, friends

You’re sure to crack a smile,

 From seven stripping castaways

Here on Girl-ligan’s Isle!


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Coney Island Mermaid Parade and After Party Mermaid Ball


It’s finally here!!!!  Join me as I lead the parade on Saturday June 21st and perform that night at the Mermaid Parade Ball.  To register to walk the parade or to get tickets to the ball visit


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Coney Island Gala










At WEBSTER HALL, 125 east 11th st (between 3rd and 4th ave) NY, NY 10003
Tickets (21 and Over)
Join us at Manhattan’s oldest nightclub, Webster Hall, as we celebrate Coney Island USA’s Spring Gala. This is the premiere fundraising event for Coney Island USA. This benefit draws a host of celebrities, trend setters, and performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement. The 2014 Spring Gala is titled: The Ides of March.
Hosted by: Adam Realman
 Performers:  Go Go Extravaganza: Anja Keister, Wae Messed, Sizzle Dizzle, Dottie Dynamo, Boo Boo Darlin, Brief Sweat, Bunny Buxom, Cheekie Lane, Clara Coquette, Ginger Twist, Lina Tantalette, Marlena Dee, Heather Whatever, Miss Poison Ivory, Zoe Ziegfeld, Lucille Ti Amore, Hard Cory, Sincerely Yours, Tiny D, Delysia Lachatte, Dolly Debutante.
Stage Show: Betty Bloomerz, Ray Valenz, Rita Menweep, Tina Cione
Ambient Entertainment: Sideshow: Serpentina, Leo The Human Gumby, Alejandro Dubois, Princess Pat. Aerial: Elizabeth Munn. Mermaids: Bambi The Mermaid. Dominatrix: Lady Zombie. Face Painting: Juliet Jeske. Strongman: Chris Schoeck. Museum of Interesting Things: Denny Daniels. Mini Mermaid Parade at approximately 9:30pm
Spring Gala V.I.P.Ticket, $250 (includes open bar, Catered hors d’Oeuvres, Gift Bag, Exclusive access to VIP section and bar).  http:// cgi-bin/ commerce.cgi?preadd=action& key=1676
Spring Gala Friend Ticket, $100 (Admission, Free Beer from 7pm – 9pm and snacks).  http:// cgi-bin/ commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=1672
For more information about the Gala, please visit
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Sharkbite Sideshow….

SharkbitepromoJoe the Shark Presents: SHARKBITE SIDESHOW     March 14th Edition

R-Bar, 218 Bowery (between Prince and Spring).

Show at 8pm, Tix $10
Joe the Shark is proud to bring you a taste of Coney Island to the Lower East Side with Sharkbite Sideshow! The finest storytellers, burlesque performers, sideshow artists and pole dancers in New York City on the second and fourth Friday of every month.  Sharkbite Sideshow is the best place in Manhattan to enjoy the allure of burlesque, the wit and wisdom of a good story, and the mayhem of a circus sideshow.
Hosted by everyone’s favorite burnt out performer for kids.  She’ll be guiding you thru these shark infested waters — PRINCESS SUNSHINE!
Featuring performances by:
Evelyn Vinyl, Kryssy Kocktail, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Rita MenWeep, Rosie Cheeks, and and a special “good bye I’m leaving NYC” performance by MADAME HARI.
Do you have a shark tattoo? Are you a certified scuba diver? You can get into the show for half price! Just show Joe the Shark at the door your tat or scuba card for the discount. Sorry, one (1) discount per customer.


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Bushwick Burlesque

Darlinda Just Darlinda & Scary Ben Present:
BUSHWICK BURLESQUE: A Spectacle of Absurdity: Vol. 3
January 21, 2014 (Every third Tuesday)
At Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm
Tickets Free (Suggested Donation $7)
We choose to celebrate and recognize this wonder by celebrating ABSURDITY ALL YEAR ROUND. That’s right dear friends, this month we offer a Spectacle of Absurdity like no other. Each month we dig deep into the vast mindscapes that inhabit our heads to find the weird, wild, raunchy and exuberant filth to showcase to you, because we know you love it. And we love it too.
Starring: Tigger!, Russell Bruner, Perle Noir, Machine Dazzle, Holly Week, Rita MenWeep, Eric Schmalenberger, Alexander Spitfire and Nikki Talis, Genie Adagio, and Holly Von Sinn
Hosted by “The perverse George and Gracie”; Scary Ben and Darlinda Just Darlinda
As always we offer superbly curated line-ups designed to highlight the fine line of where absurdest art meets entertainment, meant to confound, titillate, excite and bewilder, with hopes of blowing you (our loving audience) away.  Come celebrate the ridiculous, risque, rowdy and raunchy night of BOOBS!! BOOZE!! BALLS!! AND MORE!!
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Bedlam Burlesque


Neil O’Fortune presents: “Bedlam Burlesque”
The absolute hottest burlesque and variety performers in New York City, a new lineup every show, and a different kind of eyeball-melting debauchery for every taste: classic burlesque, neo-burlesque, boylesque, nerdlesque–ALL the ‘lesques! ALL the bump and grind! ALL the pasties and g-strings! The best world-touring superstars of burlesque combined with outstanding newcomers to the stage. AND insane sideshow stunts (fire! swords! contortion!) AND live music, magic, you name it–it’s a different show every time, people!
Friday January 17th, 2014
Doors (and Go-Go) at 8:30pm
Show at 9:00pm
R Bar, 218 Bowery
Starring: Delerium Tremens, Lefty Lucy, Iris Explosion, Poison Ivory, Rita MenWeep, Zoe Ziegfeld
Hosted by Neil O’ Fortune, Go-Go by Dolly Debutante, With DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness

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I Won, I Won, I Won

I am proud to announce that I am the winner of the Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant, making me Miss Coney Island 2014!!!!!!  Thank to everyone who attended for all of their support and especially to all who voted for Rita MenWeep 2014.

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