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Salty Brine, David Cale, Natti Vogel, Mark Nadler and More Set for November at Pangea


Salty Brine, David Cale, Natti Vogel, Mark Nadler and More Set for November at Pangea

Style and substance are inextricably linked at Downtown's alternative supper-club Pangea in November. Whether it's the haute camp sorcerers Salty Brine or Zachary Clause, who let their hair down in ways you never dreamed, or the oracular David Cale or the avuncular Natti Vogel -- who blow your mind with their sage tunes -- or the razzmatazzers Linda Glick, Jeff Macauley and Mark Nadler -- who'll have you falling in love again with somebody new -- you definitely will be going places this month!

But before we riff on November, here's something to remember about December. Downtown's decadent-loving delinquents Molly Pope & Kim David Smith team up for the first time to reinvent New Year's Eve. Their first ever Champagne-soaked joint escapade -- "No Thrill from Champagne" -- with Tracy Stark on piano will definitely swing both ways -- from the glam of yesteryear to the neo-here-and-now... it's a merger of "one of downtown cabaret's most adventurous performers" (Pope) and "this generation's Boy from Oz" (Smith) (according to the NY Times). Catch the sexiest NYE party in New York -- either the early show at 8pm ($125) and a late show at 10:30pm ($165), both dinner inclusive, Sunday Dec 31.

Now on to the shows! Back by popular demand it's Salty Brine's swashbucklingly original theater-cabaret concoction "Welcome to the Jungle." Part of his Living Record Collection series of performances built around popular albums, "Welcome to the Jungle" mixes Harry Nilsson's hit album "Nilsson Schmilsson," Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book," and tales-out-of-school about Salty's summers at Camp Mowgli in New Hampshire. Featuring a cast-band of five multi-instrumentalists led by Nate Weida on piano, Salty's tour de force campfire jamboree gets an extended five-show run -- Tuesdays Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 and Wednesday Nov 29, all at 7:30pm.

Actress and singer Linda Glick is making her Pangea debut in "Teach Me Tonight," an eclectic evening blending styles and cultures from notable truth seekers. The City-born Glick, who portrayed Nancy Pelosi on HBO's Too Big to Fail, and was Rita Lyons in "The Lyons," gets her best answers from Coward and Porter; Randy Newman; Janis Ian; Charles Aznavour; Alberto Manzanero, and Billy Joel. Her MD is Ian Allen. 2 shows left! Wednesday Nov 1, and Friday Nov 10, both at 7:30pm

Zachary Clause takes you to The Baths to meet Bette Midler and Barry Manilow and all the others in "Zachary Clause Does Bette Midler at the Continental Baths, 1971." One of the funniest performance-satirists on the scene today, Clause is that rare bird who can pull off a FULL portrayal of those bigger-than-life queer icons. It's not just the look, it's the ability to riff in character. Going down in NYC gay history, with music director Darren R. Cohenpointing the way, it's 2 SHOWS ONLY BITCH! Saturdays Nov 4, 11, all at 7:30pm. Cover is $25.


Noted Downtown impresario Kevin Malony continues to curate a stunning array of solo performances... produced by Malony's TWEED TheaterWorks. Now ONCE MONTHLY it's the high priestess of song Carol Lipnik -- with fellow songwriter Matt Kanelos on piano -- in new show "Songs from a Stone Tower," a newly-concocted potion of original songs and musings meant to counteract the siege mentality gripping our world. It's the perfect way to end-begin the week. Sundays Nov 5, Dec 3 at 7pm. Cover $20.

Also this month and also part of the Sundays at Seven Series, BUT FALLING THIS TIME ON THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, Kevin brings back the acclaimed Obie-winning solo performer David Cale for another generous helping of his first all-singing show of original songs, "Songs for Charming Strangers." Held over and fresh as can be this eye-opening change of pace features Matthew Dean Marsh on accordion and piano. We give Thanks Wednesday Nov 22, Dec 17 all at 7pm. Cover for all shows $20.

Throw the Baby in with the bathtub gin, and here's what you've got: the splashy return of Baby Jane Dexter. A New York icon and beloved nightclub entertainer, this indomitable blues mama is ready to share her ample gifts, which, despite several recent health set-backs, continue to burn with volcanic intensity. Don't miss "Baby Jane Dexter Is Back," her new show with longtime MD Ross Patterson... her only two shows of the last half of 2017 -- Saturdays November 25, Dec, both at 7pm. Cover is $20

Her music has been described in The NY Times as "romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious," and she's a Pangea favorite... the indescribable vocalist and storyteller Rachelle Garniez, who gives us a piece of her mind in "Songs of War and Peace." It's time to scale the walls of our imagination and our humanity to capture the moment. Tonight the genre-straddling multi-instrumentalist has bassist Derek Nievergelt and violinist Karen Waltuch on her side. Leave your weapons at the door on Sunday Nov 26, at 7pm. Cover is $20


The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Natti Vogel knows how to stir up trouble, to the delight of his naturally outraged Gen Y followers. Thanksgiving Concert Special: Be the Feelings You Want to Eat." Check out this shoot-from-the-hipster singer-piano man as he continues to make waves in his first Pangea stand. Monday Nov 20, 7pm Cover $20.

ONCE A MONTH: Jeff Macauley knows how to throw a Hollywood party! His "Hollywood Party: Movie Songs 1928 - 1936" is witty and breezy and likely to turn you upside down. You'll be in very good hands indeed when you show up Thurs Nov 30, and Friday Dec 15, all 7pm. Cover $25.

HE'S BACK! Mark Nadler picks up where he left off in April, resuming his residency of monthly shows on select Saturdays. This time it's Saturday November 18 when Mr. Electric flips the switch, turning out divine standards, and assorted rarities to suit the occasion. A modern-day vaudevillian of the highest order, Nadler mixes scholarship and sophisticated mayhem like there is no tomorrow. The Times calls it "a miniature master class in the interpretation of song lyrics." Saturday Nov 18, 7pm & 9pm. Cover is $30.

Pangea is the ultimate in alt! There is a $20 food and drink minimum for all shows. To purchase tickets online visit, or for info call 212/995-0900. Pangea is located at 178 Second Avenue (between 11th & 12thStreets).

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