Holiday Performances at Pangea Roll Toward the New Year with Downtown Flair

Downtown’s alternative supper club, Pangea, described recently by The New York Times as “a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max’s Kansas City from days gone by,” is closing out 2017 with plenty of festive alt-cabaret.

A one-night-only encore by solo performer David Cale is a reprise of his Obie-winning show about a middle-aged English woman’s ongoing love affair with a younger man. Cale is a mainstay of Kevin Malony’s TWEED Theaterworks Sundays at Seven performance series, and is currently receiving accolades for his thriller Harry Clarke, starring Billy Crudup at the Vineyard Theatre. Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Cover charge is $20.

Broadwayworld Award nominees Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton star in We Don’t Remember Christmas? These saloon singer-raconteurs take a trip down memory lane to a time not so long ago, when New York was really letting it all hang out. Monday, December 18 at 7pm. Cover charge is $20.

Baby Jane Dexter

Tammy Faye Starlite brings back Just a Kiss Away, her rock ‘n roll ode to the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards songbook. The December 28 performance at 7:30 pm is sold out, so check for last-minute cancellations.

Vocalist and storyteller, Rachelle Garniez, described in The New York Times as “romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious,” presents her 2nd annual Farewell Party, a spirited remembrance of the musicians who’ve left us in 2017. The genre-straddling, multi-instrumentalist is appearing with bassist Derek Nievergelt and violinist Karen Waltuch. Friday, December 29, at 7pm. Cover charge is $25.

New York icon and blues mama, Baby Jane Dexter, shares her gifts, which, despite several recent health set-backs, continue to burn with volcanic intensity. She rings out the old year in Baby Jane Dexter Is Back, with Ross Patterson on piano. Saturday, December 30, at 7pm. Cover charge is $20.

On New Year’s Eve, Molly Pope and Kim David Smith appear in back-back-shows to ring out 2017. Their No Thrill from Champagne features Tracy Stark on piano. The duo is a combination of “one of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” (Pope) and “this generation’s Boy from Oz” (Smith), according to The New York Times. The evening includes a 3-course dinner, and a half-bottle of Cava at $125 per person. Tax and gratuity are inclusive. (Additional beverages are not included, and are billed separately with 18% gratuity added.) Back-to-back shows are at 8pm and 10:30pm on Sunday, December 31.

For information, or to order online, visit www.pangeanyc.com or call 212/995-0900. Pangea is located at 178 Second Avenue (between 11th & 12th Streets).