Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoPopa Chubby
  • DateJanuary 19, 2018
  • Time7 & 9 PM
  • FeePresale $20 Day Of $23

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

 

Friday January 19, 2018

Popa Chubby Returns!

 

The Hard Swinging Blues Rock of Popa Chubby

https://www.popachubby.com/

 

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

 

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz's first gigs were in the NYC punk scene; the Blues however was the foundation of his playing style.  

 

Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, "I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.”

 

7PM

 

*PRE-SALE SOLD OUT* LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE DAY OF * STANDING ROOM STILL AVAILABLE*

 

 

9PM


Musician
  • WhoJulia Scotti from America‚Äôs Got Talent & John Iavarone
  • DateFebruary 3, 2018
  • Time8PM
  • Fee$15

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

JOHN IAVARONE

JOHN IAVARONE, a Bronx native, is often called “The Walking Sitcom.”  Johns humor is original, animated, and razor sharp.  He performs at many NYC comedy clubs such as The Comic Strip Live, Dangerfields, and Mohegan Sun. He has also won first place on MTVs Improv Comedy Show.

JULIA SCOTTI

Quick Synopsis:

“Hilarious, powerful, dynamic and real. Like a comedy chainsaw flying through the room!”

Julia’s high octane machine gun delivery, combined with her hilarious, groundbreaking, and thought-provoking views on most everything, has ignited a buzz across the country. Julia was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of America’s Got Talent NBC 2016 and a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell saying, “you genuinely made me laugh.” Reminding us how to laugh, people of ALL ages and ALL persuasions just can’t get enough of this; Crazy Old Lady of Comedy.    

Bio:

Julia is a nationally headlining comedian, former teacher, author, speaker, and woman of transgendered experience. Originally from Fairview, New Jersey, for the first 48 years she was better known as comedian Rick Scotti. She toured the country, appearing at venues all over the United States and Canada, both as a headliner in comedy clubs and as an opening act for artists such as Lou Rawls, Chicago, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Julia has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as well as commercials.

In 2000, Julia left comedy to begin her life altering transition, and also to begin her new career as a teacher, where she remained for seven years. She was self- employed for a time, but in 2011, after a ten-year layoff from comedy, Julia returned to the stage. Her new brand of comedy is fierce, honest, and fearless. She has been described as a “force of nature”, “a cross between Sam Kinison and Mrs. Doubtfire”, and like a “chainsaw flying through the room”.

Julia was a quarter-finalist on season 11 America’s Got Talent in 2016. She was a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell stating, “you genuinely made me laugh,” and Howie Mandel quoted as saying, “you have so much to offer, you are a joy.”

In 2012, Julia had been named one of the Top Five Transgender Comedians in the country by Advocate Magazine. In 2016, she was named one of the; Top 50

Successful Transgender Americans You Should Know; by the LGBTQ Nation. Since then, she has gone on to become the first transgendered woman and finalist in the New York Based Ladies of Laughter Competition.

Today, you can find Julia performing at comedy clubs and theaters around the country. When she isn’t making people laugh, Julia often speaks at teacher in-services on the subject of bullying and transgendered youth issues.

 

 


Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateFebruary 6, 2018
  • Time8:00
  • FeeNo Cover

The Big Soul Ensemble is a lot of band with a lot of soul.  Comprised of over a dozen of the Capital Region's finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble pays homage to the past while playing material specifically written or arranged for the band, by its own members.


Musician
  • WhoKevin Lee from Last Comic Standing & Peter Bales
  • DateFebruary 10, 2018
  • Time8 PM
  • Fee$15

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

 

PETER BALES

Audiences across the country laugh hysterically when comedian Peter Bales shares his observations on life, love, and everything else on his mind. Peter’s roots in comedy can be traced back to his alma mater, Northwestern University, where he founded the Mee- Ow comedy troupe. Peter has also performed with Chicago’s Second City, where he learned the art of Improvisation.

Peter is a native of Long Island and has worked as television news reporter for News 12. Fans of comedic prose enjoy Peter’s satirical contributions to New York’s Nightlife magazine. Peter is co-host of “Voices and Views, Inc.” a weekly radio phone- in talk show where Long Islanders can call and sound off about everything and anything that is on their minds. Aside from stand-up comedy, Peter has earned his doctorate from S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook. Dr. Bales currently teaches History at L.I. University.

Kevin Lee

If ever there was a comedian/ magician to be seen, it is Kevin Lee. Kevin's unique combination of comedy, magic and juggling leaves audiences both in awe and in stitches. Lee has appeared on all of the national television stations including such shows as NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Showtime at the Apollo, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and Jamie Foxx's Uptown Comedy Club, to name a few. Lee was also voted Washington DC's Funniest Comedian by Washingtonian Magazine. 

Watch as audiences are wowed by Kevin's amazing juggling, fire and sword-swallowing comedy!

Kevin's stage career began at The Comedy Cafe in Washington DC, where he placed first in the very first comedy competition he ever entered. After a quick stint as a street performer, Lee moved to Venice Beach CA, which of course, is a Mecca for street performers. It was there, that Kevin honed his craft building his repertoire of comedy, magic and juggling to audiences of all ages and walks-of- life. While in California, Lee became a regular at the World-Famous Comedy Store.

Kevin has also been seen on five seasons of BET's Comic View and his distinctive skills have allowed him to share the stage with legends such as Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker and Sinbad. He has performed for the troops in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and continues to entertain military bases around the world including Korea, Germany, Italy and Japan. He was featured in Wynton Marsalis’; The Magic Hour Tour" which were sell-outs from New York to Los Angeles. To sum it all up, Lee is a high-energy, one-of- a-kind performer who continues to bring audiences to their feet worldwide. He is indeed, a rare and true talent not to be missed...


Musician
  • WhoHeavy Weights of Comedy
  • DateFebruary 17, 2018
  • Time8PM
  • Fee$15

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

 

MIKE SPEIRS is a tremendously funny comedian whose likeability and quick wit always keeps the crowd both engaged and highly entertained. Now in his 30's, Mike's life is in a transition phase. This former party boy now finds his hell-raising days to be more and more of a distant memory while he deals with the increasing realities and demands of being a full-fledged grown up. His act takes a fresh and honest look at who he is, what he was and what he hopes to become. Whether he is talking about the joy and pain of being a public school teacher, surviving open heart surgery, or just reminiscing about striking out with women while bar-hopping in his former life, one thing is certain... Every time Mike takes the stage, audiences are sure to be alive, energized and clamoring for more.

“Crazy” Gene Trifilo

“Crazy” Gene Trifilo was born February 3 rd  1976 in Beacon NY. He was delivered by a doctor that was missing fingers on his right hand. Since then, he has spent a lifetime entertaining crowds all over the United States, Canada and even Europe. Gene was nominated class clown by his senior class in 1994 and shortly after he began his amazing career that has led him perform all over including New York City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, the Hudson Valley, Denver, Detroit, Tampa, Miami, London and Paris to name just a few. Gene can perform in front of any audience including clubs, bars, dinner shows, corporate events, fundraisers, even churches and private functions.

Gene has been seen in some of the best clubs including the Broadway Comedy Club, Manhattan Comedy Club, Rascals, The Brew Ha-Ha, and The Improv.

Television appearances include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Laugh out Loud,” and “Comedy for a Cause.”

You may have also heard Crazy Gene on WPDH 101.5 FM with Coop and Tobin and on Good Morning Hudson Valley 1260 AM with Bruce Owen and Jay Verzi.

 


Musician
  • WhoMike Burton & Melvin George II
  • DateFebruary 24, 2018
  • Time8PM
  • Fee$15

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

 

Mike Burton is quickly becoming known across the country as the, “act you don’t want to miss.” Mike started doing standup comedy in 1996 and moved up the ladder quickly; first performing in the clubs in NYC than in clubs around the country. He’s been a substitute warm-up guy for both The Chew; and Rachel Ray and has been on Law & Order SVU.

Mike grew up in North Carolina before moving to New York City and becoming a comedian. Since he’s been in New York, he’s been in the music video “Softly” by Noelle Noelle, the independent films “In 21 Days” and “The Hack Files” he was also featured in the t.v. variety show “The Fringe” that features up and coming comics and bands. Soon he’ll be seen at film festivals all over the country as a werewolf in the independent feature “4 for Dinner”; a comedy-horror from the award-winning director of “The Risen”, Scott Klein. He was also in an episode of the NBC hit Law & Order: SVU. Most recently Mike was in a holiday commercial for Modell’s Sporting Goods.

Mike has showcased at many NACA’s including East Coast, Upper Mid- West, and Heartland of America. He has enjoyed performing at colleges from Maine to the Dakota’s, New Mexico and Colorado. When he’s home he performs regularly at the clubs in New York City. He has had the pleasure of opening for national acts such as Emo Philips, Dave Chappelle, and Jim Breuer. Mike has entertained audiences all over with a high energy act and material that ranges from relationships to computer skills to shaking hands. He has the southern roots that make him hospitable and enough New York in him to give him an edge.

 

MELVIN GEORGE II

 

MELVIN GEORGE II

Melvin has been seen on HBO, Showtime, Fox, and A&E. He was seen in the films Mo’ Better Blues, The Meteor Man and Behind the Smile.

Bio:

MELVIN GEORGE II is “The King of Smooth!” Tall, lean, bespectacled and armed with a brazen sense of “cool,” Melvin made his comedy debut in his hometown of Boston and soon after moved on to a successful career in New York City. A trained actor and director, Melvin used his theatrical training as a member of The Kitchen Table Comedy Team making appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Village Gate. He has appeared in concert with such celebrated artists as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills, Ashford & Simpson, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Isaac Hayes to name a few.

He has been seen in the films Mo’ Better Blues Spike Lee, The Meteor Man Robert Townsend and Behind the Smile Damon Wayans. Melvin has appearances on HBO, Showtime, and on several Fox and A&E shows. Over the years, Melvin has been nominated for several National Campus Entertainment Awards for comedy among colleges.