Little, Dark and Different for the Holidays. It’s A Jackie Thing!
HOWL! ARTS PRESENTS THE JACKIE FACTORY’S
LOW LIFE 8: FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
TUESDAY DECEMBER 4
The much missed JACKIE FACTORY spectacular LOW LIFE returns this holiday season for its eighth edition, newly at the iconic PYRAMID CLUB on Avenue A. Presented by East Village Arts instigator HOWL ARTS, LOW LIFE 8 imagines the holidays in a century of East Village/Bowery dives and clubs from MCGURK’S SUICIDE HALL to THE PYRAMID itself.
Producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL promise a star-studded bill spanning generations: Pyramid and Jackie 60 eminence HATTIE HATHAWAY aka BRIAN BUTTERICK, performance icon JOHN KELLY, butoh stars VANGELINE THEATER as KLAUS NOMI, Queens of Burlesque DIRTY MARTINI and CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE, drag supernova SHERRY VINE, choreographer/dancer DANIELLE MARIE FUSCO, thesbian showgirl HEATHER LITTEER, rising EV star BOBBIE and Dark Diva POISON EVE imagining TANYA RANSOM as NINA HAGEN. JACKIE MC PAUL ALEXANDER will preside with Valenti, and Pyramid/Jackie DJ JOHNNY DYNELL spins between show sets and for a Jackie 60 style dance party afterwards.
THE JACKIE FACTORY created LOW LIFE in 2007 as the closing show for the annual HOWL! FESTIVAL in Tompkins Square Park. Inspired by the seminal LUC SANTE book “LOW LIFE: The Lures and Snares of Old New York” these Big Stage extravaganzas ran till 2013. For this indoor revamp, two show sets will celebrate THE BOWERY haunts of 1880s to the Roaring Twenties (Act One 9:30 PM) and THE EAST VILLAGE EIGHTIES/Pyramid Club (Act Two 11:30 PM). Veteran visitors will experience a Pyramid Club that is virtually unchanged from the 1980s and STILL cash only – but with new bathrooms and excellent sound. For the show’s producers Valenti and Dynell, East Village residents for three decades, this holiday spectacular is a true present to and by the neighborhood’s past, present and future stars.
25% of door proceeds will benefit HOWL HELP, the East Village wing of the ACTOR’S FUND.
101 Avenue A, NYC
TRADE SOHO UNDERGROUND
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
MEANWHILE IN HELL’S KITCHEN
JOHNNY SPINS FACADE, A NEW GLAMOUR-FEST AT CASA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
THE 33RD ANNUAL SAGE TOYS PARTY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
This NYC holiday tradition, hosted by ROBBY BROWNE and CHRIS KANN is a big and vibrant tea dance and cocktail party with a brilliant beneficiary, SAGE (SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR GLBT ELDERS). Johnny is honored to spin for this familiar and fabulous audience with so many of his dance floor regulars in attendance. Advance tickets are STRONGLY suggested – this event ALWAYS sells out!
SUSANNE BARTSCH + DAVID BARTON’S TOY DRIVE @ THE NEW TEMPL GYM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS THE FIRST EVER
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
ONE EYED JACKS
615 TOULOUSE ST., NEW ORLEANS