Tag: Performances

Bindlestiff Cirkus’ Cabin Fever Cabaret at Club Helsinki in Hudson, Feb 23

 

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Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is appearing at Club Helsinki. The Adult Oriented Show continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, February 23, 2019: 9pm
Doors open at 6pm

LOCATION:
Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

TICKETS:
$25 in advance, $35 day of.
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over

MORE:
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Jamaican Riddims at Club Helsinki in Hudson, Dec 29

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Upstate New York’s ska-reggae outfit – the Big Takeover – brings its Jamaican Riddims to Club Helsinki in Hudson. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts. Upstate New York group Root Shock, fronted by Jessica Brown, will warm up the crowd for Big Takeover.

The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirits that perfectly creates a version of reggae that is fresh and vivid. With Jamaican-born and raised NeeNee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front woman, plus a playful horn section and pulsating bass and drums, Big Takeover guarantees a memorable Jamaican-infused dance party.

Claiming influences including Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, the Specials, and Aretha Franklin, the Big Takeover has shared stages with such reggae royalty as the Wailers, the Skatalites, the Slackers, Yellow Man, Inner Circle, Eek a Mouse and Sister Nancy.

The show featuring Big Takeover and Root Shock represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to programming regional, emerging, diverse and rising talent.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, December 29, 2018: 8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm

LOCATION:
Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

TICKETS:
$15
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over

MORE:
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Basilica Hudson’s Biennial Pioneering People Honors Courtney Love, Oct 27


Basilica Hudson’s biennial Pioneering People fundraiser celebrates groundbreaking artists, and this year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, and performer – Courtney Love.

Creative directed and produced by Basilica Hudson’s Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur (former bassist of Courtney Love’s GRAMMY-nominated, certified multi-platinum, award-winning band Hole) and artist Joe Mama-Nitzberg, who was Creative Director of Hole’s Celebrity Skin and is a longtime creative collaborator and comrade of both Love and Auf der Maur, the event will be hosted by a group of creative luminaries and friends, including Aaron Dessner, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Natasha Lyonne, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Justin Vivian Bond, Kenny Mellman, Brandon Stosuy, Yelena Yemchuk, Jack Walls, and other special guests.

Courtney Love will be in attendance as the honored guest. Love and special guests will be featured in conversations, readings, and performances. The evening’s program will shine a light on all of the ways that Love has influenced culture and inspired women and marginalized people for almost three decades. An exciting lineup of contributors will illuminate the impact of Love’s vital and inspiring art and energy and the inspiration her work continues to instil in the next generation of artists and musicians. The evening’s performances will demonstrate the incredible power and the lasting legacy of Love’s iconic explorations and subversions of femininity, and honor her unapologetic, fearless protest of the patriarchy.

Pioneering People will feature a private benefit dinner followed by the public performance.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, October 27, 2018: 7pm to 11pm

ADMISSION:
General Admission – $75.00
Student/Senior/12534 resident – $60.00
Special Seating  (1st 10 rows) – $175.00
Preferred Seating + Gift Bag – $250.00

Tickets to the public performance can be purchased here. For information, tickets and table purchases for the private benefit dinner, contact Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Development Manager at jasmine@basilicahudson.org.

LOCATION:
Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
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Basilica Soundscape 2018 in Hudson NY, Sep 14 – 16


Basilica SoundScape, a curated weekend that’s been called “the anti­festival” for offering of a mix of music, visual art, and literature, is presented by The Creative Independent’s Brandon Stosuy and Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone with additional creative direction from long-time visual and design director of SoundScape, and former Pitchfork Creative Director Mike Renaud – now head of Chicago-based integrated creative studio Varyer, who are formally joining the team as co-presenters of the event. SoundScape 2018 will also feature the talents of two guest collaborators, author Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork, 33 ⅓: The Raincoats) and head of Sacred Bones Records Caleb Braaten.

Here’s the 2018 lineup:

Boy Harsher / Efrim Manuel Menuck / FlucT / Grouper / Hanif Abdurraqib / Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner / Hermione Hoby / Insect Ark / Joey De Jesus / Jungil Hong / Lightning Bolt / Laleh Khorramian / L’Rain / Melissa Tuckey / Miho Hatori / Photay / Prurient / Shanekia McIntosh / Shopping / Spellling / Stephen O’Malley’s Un Vide Dans Le Ciel / Tabita Rezaire / Usnea / Wax Idols / YOKUBARI

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Doors open at 6pm on Friday, and performances take place until 5pm on Sunday.
For the full schedule, click here.

ADMISSION:
Ticket prices range from $40 for a day pass (Friday, Saturday) to $75 for a weekend pass, and $125 for a weekend pass with camping option.

FREE on Sunday!

Click Here to buy tickets, or get more info on ticket prices, including student and senior discounts.

LOCATION:
Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
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facebook.com/BasilicaHudson
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Varla Jean Merman Returns to Club Helsinki in Hudson

Varla Jean Merman Returns to Club Helsinki with the new show, “Wonder Merman”. The show pays tribute to the inspiring women who have inspired Varla Jean to think about becoming inspirational.

Varla Jean Merman is a drag queen character created and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an  actor, singer, and performer. Varla’s fictitious back story is that she is the daughter of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman. Varla Jean has appeared on stage, screen, TV, cabaret, and concert halls. Her cabaret shows are always a highlight of the Provincetown summer scene, and this Sunday, Varla Jean will take the stage in Hudson.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 6 2018, at 7pm
Doors open at 5pm

LOCATION:
Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534

TICKET INFO:
$30.00 – $35.00
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over

MORE:
This event is sponsored by GayHudson.com
HelsinkiHudson.com
facebook.com/helsinkihudson
instagram.com/helsinkihudson

www.varlaonline.com

 

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.