Archive for the SOCIAL EVENTS Category
African American Interest, British Music Hall, BROOKLYN, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags benefit, Black History Through Our Eyes, Black Lives Matter, BROOKLYN, burlesque, Cobra Club on February 20, 2017 by travsd
BROOKLYN, Coney Island, PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags Coney Island USA, gala, Mermaid Parade on February 9, 2017 by travsd
BROOKLYN, Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Protests, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags Freddy's Brooklyn, Nasty Women and Bad Hombres, Planned Parenthood on January 19, 2017 by travsd
PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags benefit, Birdland, Broadway, gala, mark York, Ziegfeld Society on January 10, 2017 by travsd
Ballroom/ Big Band/ Swing, Christmas, Music, PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags Holiday Tea at THree, Nighthawks, Park Avenue Plaza, Vince Giordano on December 16, 2016 by travsd
BROOKLYN, Christmas, PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS with tags Holiday Department, Radio Free Brooklyn on December 9, 2016 by travsd
Burlesk, Christmas, Contemporary Variety, Magicians/ Mind Readers/ Quick Change, SOCIAL EVENTS, Vaudeville etc. with tags 'Tis the Season to be Morbid, Austin Pendleton, Barbra Bleier, cabaret, Cardone, Dandy Dillinger, New York House of Magic, Pangea, Repeal Day Party, Slipper Room on December 6, 2016 by travsd
Yeah, I know it’s almost three weeks away, but we needed some Christmas early this year, know’m sayin’? So when I had the opportunity to review a holiday show at Pangea last night (see below) I enjoyed the evening abroad to the full. Riding shotgun on the adventure was documentary-maker Heather Quinlan, who took some of the better pictures you see below (the uncredited ones are mine)
The night got off to an auspicious start the instant I got off the F train; there was a vintage subway train parked in the station. The MTA pulls a couple of them out of mothballs (actually the NY Transit Museum) every year at this time.
It was nice to see this pop-up Christmas tree market at the site of the 2015 East Village Gas Leak Explosion, a little bit of festive beauty enlivening what would otherwise be a depressing black hole.
Then it was off to Pangea to see “‘Tis the Season to be Morbid”, a charming cabaret show starring Austin Pendleton (What’s Up Doc? Catch-22 etc etc etc) and Barbara Bleier (with a cameo by Barbara Maier Gustern.) See my review in Chelsea Now.
The off to Hotel Chantelle on Ludlow Street for the First Annual Repeal Day Party (honoring the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.) We caught several performances by the likes of Trick-the-Bastard, Lewd Alfred Douglas and several burlesque performers, but the photos didn’t come out well in the dim lighting. Anyway, we were too busy enjoying the performances! I hope it does prove to be annual tradition, as it was a lot of fun!
One last stop! I’d wanted to see Cardone’s New York House of Magic ever since he launched it at the Slipper Room over a year ago. The timing was perfect to see it last night. On the bill were young Apollo Riego, mentalist Patrick Terry, and the headliner Devlin. And of course Cardone.