Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret

When: 20/02/2016, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Club Helsinki
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Club Helsinki Presents
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret

Event:  Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret
Dates:  Saturday February 20
Where:  Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
Showtime 9:00 pm
Doors Open:  7 pm
Tickets: $25 advance /  $30 at the door / $20 clowns in make-up or costume (walk-up only)
Tickets/Information: 518-828-4800
Information:   1-877-BINDLES
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For the fifth year, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings an intimately-scaled but grandly imagined variety spectacle to Helsinki Hudson. You may already know that music sounds great there… but did you know that acrobats can contort and twist on that stage?  Would you believe that jugglers, oddball comedians, roller-skaters, daredevils, clowns, and sideshow thrillers can steal your breath with laughter or suspense at arm’s length?  And aerialists can swoop and twirl over head in a rare and close-up glimpse at human flight?

In the first three months of 2016, Bindlestiff brings a new lineup of Cirkus and variety arts stars to Helsinki Hudson’s stage. Witness trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns, all with the unique flair and twists that is the hallmark of Bindlesitff Cirkus style. A  Bindlestiff show is one of the few in the world where you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by America’s Got Talent and local legends, live, on stage, and having a great time together. 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. Bindlestiff’s Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only… but a family matinee will be offered on Sunday, March 20 at 3pm.

February’s lineup features Bindlestiff co-founders Mr. Pennygaff and Ringmistress Philomena, guiding your tour through a galaxy of stars, including:

Peter Bufano-  Musicical metro of the evening, Peter has composed and performed for circus such as Ringling Brothers, Big Apple Circus, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Cirkus Smirkus- as well as leading his own project, Cirkestra.

The Ivory Fox, Pinup of the Pole does acrobatic twists, turns, splits and swings on the stationary pole;

AJ Silver combines trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and physical comedy. Iconic and sexy, this cowboy will tickle your funny bone!

Carla Rhodes – is the world’s foremost (and only) rock’n’roll ventriloquist. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she’s been throwing her voice since the age of 9 and was mentored by the legendary Shari Lewis.

Visit or for an update on each month’s guest stars. Or, visit for a glimpse of Bindlestiff’s style.

Battle cabin fever by being a star yourself. The audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the glamour of the evening. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. Perhaps you’ve got some top boots and a tailcoat in the closet? Or a corset and tutu you’ve been dying to wear? A cotton-candy-floss wig and sparkly eyelashes? Dig them out, put them on, and be part of the spectacle.

The New York Times said of the BFC Cabaret: “It’s old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”

Get your tickets now for the Cirkus!

Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
Saturdays, February 20 and March 19 (adult oriented shows)
Showtime: 9pm  Bar opens at 6
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at door ($20 for clowns in make-up)

For tickets and info: 518-828-4800