Seating is strictly limited. Pangea has about 20 seats outdoors, so table reservations are necessary.
We would strongly suggest calling (212) 995-0900 to book.
A suggested donation of $15 would be warmly welcomed to support the artists and Pangea.
Everyone is welcome. Pangea is following Covid19 guidelines!
Remember to wrap up warmly for these cooler fall evenings… .
Pangea has been supporting and providing a platform for artists of all persuasions since the 1980s. Pangea is an out-and-out East Village staple and in these urgent times they, and NYC, need your support more than ever! Plus, the staff are the best and the hospitality is legendary.
Since the Pandemic, many favorite restaurants that are very supportive of the performing arts have been having financial troubles.
No restaurant patrons = Financial Trouble!
So in light of this situation, I am asking anyone to contribute to the GoFundMe campaign for PANGEA!
On this special The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue was hosted at the Mirror Tent at Lincoln Center on January 7th. It was an amazing lineup of great acts. I am posting the work of photographer Maike Schulz who has specialized in shooting circus worldwide for many years. Her work is stunning!
Bindlestiff Co-founder Keith Nelson hosted this wonderful evening of variety arts.
Opening the show with his ‘Chinese YoYo’ act was Keith Nelson.
One of my favorite acts is A.J.Silver who performs a great lasso and whip cracking act.
TruDe was next to shake up the audience with her hysterical comedy dancing and cavorting.
Yoyo master Justin Weber does the most amazing moves with his Yoyo and Diablo.
Magic Mike made a ‘rare’ appearance performing his ‘classic’ type magic tricks(schtick).
Butch and Buttercup (Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai) performed an amazing acrobatic duo.
Keith performs many ‘sideshow’ stunts and this Kendama Blockhead is one of them.
After intermission the suave and handsome Wilfredo took the stage to entertain.
The comedy/juggling brother duo Collin and Shane Miclon added more humor and skill to the night’s festivities.
Zero Boy added his own brand of ‘audio gymnastics’ to the evening.
The final act for the night was the traditional vaudeville 8 plate spin by Keith Nelson.
You can see more of Maike’s wonderful photography at her website or in the upcoming Limited Edition Rob Torres Tribute book which you can check out here.
The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue happens every first MONDAY of the month at Dixon Place!
Back by popular demand! Following its 2017 New York Times Critic’s Pick world premiere, which introduced many New York audiences to the widely popular British art form known as the Panto, Jack & the Beanstalkreturns this holiday season with even more radical joy. Jack needs the whole town’s support to help them chop down the beanstalk. In the process, Jack and their neighbors free themselves from their oppressor, the plundering Giant Rump. Written by disabled actor/writer Mat Fraser, directed by feminist artist Julie Atlas Muz and featuring an intergenerational, inclusive cast, Jack & the Beanstalk brings the Lower East Side together with a family-friendly holiday production that is inherently irreverent, lightly political, and has the message that eventually good triumphs over evil.
In 2010 I had a concept in my head one day that I should photograph my favorite subjects (Clowns) without their performance costume and makeup and match it with a performance shot. The ‘Unmask’ shot would be black and white and the performance shot in color. I decided to call it The Clown UnMask. I began shooting in Feb. 2010 with one of the funniest clowns I know and admire. Glen Heroy.
I followed up with many more (almost 50) until I stopped shooting the series in 2016. Here is a comprehensive list of the performers (with links to the original posts) I documented in my ‘hallway’ studio. In the order in which I photographed them. Full post are reached by using the links. Some portrait are provided for visual excitement!
(The wall came down in 2016 so the series was discontinued)
ABRONS ARTS CENTER AND ONEOFUS PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF
JACK & THE BEANSTALK
“Now more than ever, New York City needsfamily theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil,” says Fraser and Muz. “We got married in the Playhouse 2012, performed Beauty and the Beast in 2014 to critical acclaim, and consider Abrons to be our artistic home. Let’s celebrate surviving 2017 together and bring the whole family to this riotous, all-ages spectacular.”
Julie Atlas Muz directs “Jack and the Beanstalk” and writer Mat Fraser’s adaptation shows much affection for its Lower East Side setting.
Abrons Arts Center and ONEOFUS are proud to present the world premiere of Jack & The Beanstalk, a holiday extravaganza that promotes radical joy and equality in all forms. Running December 6–23, Jack & The Beanstalk features a diverse cast of 22 Lower East Side performers. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by legendary feminist performer Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, puppets, pie fights, pop music, cross-dressing characters and the glitteriest of sets to the Lower East Side. Returning to Abrons Arts Center after their critically acclaimed show Beauty and the Beast, Fraser and Muz are thrilled to be making their first all-ages event.
Matt Roper surrounded by the ensemble
The cast of Jack & the Beanstalk, a mix of veteran and up-and-coming performers, includes Dirty Martini, Hawthorn Albatross III, Michael Johnnie Lynch, Matt Roper, Jenni Gil, David Ilku, Christina Duryea, Sarah Folkins, Ekaterina Sknarina, Jonathan Rodriguez, Poison Ivory, Allison Jane, Mikey Giordano, Lute Breuer, Rachael Wickham Shane and Kate Brehm, as well as a chorus of six children: , and Nate Maxwell.
Performances of Jack & The Beanstalk will take place December 6–23 at Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grant Street in Manhattan.
Tickets, priced at $25–$45, can be purchased by visiting abronsartscenter.org or by calling 212-352-3101.
Noah Diamond displays one of the Prizes for Trivia winner. Marx Brothers Comic Book.
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Marx Brothers Sing-Along
Marx Brothers Singalong: “Alone”
There are two kinds of people: those who would enjoy a group singalong of Marx Brothers songs, and those who simply don’t know how to have fun. I assert that you have not truly lived until you’ve heard a room full of people singing Chico’s version of “Everyone Says I Love You,” in glorious unison. This video documents another of the Singalong’s many highlights: “Alone” (by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, from A Night at the Opera), led by Bill Zeffiro on the keys. (Noah Diamond contributed this and all other text for this post.)
Marx Brothers Singalong: “Dr. Hackenbush” and “Lydia the Tattooed Lady”
Outré Island is Chris Rozzi’s ongoing comedy saga of a lost civilization and its many unusual citizens. This is the island as you’ve never seen it before, including all sorts of treats, guests, and surprises. Featuring Anna Copa Cabana and Matt Roper.
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Oh, by the way, these two wonderful folks will be joining Chris that evening!