Date: February 23rd 2018

Hello lovelies,

While we only have two official G&S events coming up, there's actually quite a bit more going on at our secret Gowanus lair. Upcoming for G&S:

  • Tonight: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. You can just come enjoy the chill atmosphere and our crazy concoctions, or bring a challenge ingredient and see how we do making you a custom cocktail.
  • Sat, March 10 marks the Tenth Anniversary of Swing House, our 1920s speakeasy. We're going to pack the evening with music, burlesque, gambling, champagne, and whatever else we can think of to celebrate properly. We want to give you guys a gift for our anniversary: we've put up a special RSVP form to the event on our site, and the first 50 people to RSVP can pay what they wish at the door. Of course if you can support with a full-price ticket, we wholly appreciate that: your ticket purchases is how our entertainers and staff make a living.

Now for those other events at the loft...

  • This Thur, March 1, is Cirque du so Weird, an over-the-top variety/sideshow/go-go/random nudity free-for-all. See Thursday listings below for invite & ticket link.
  • Next Fri, March 2, is the return of the secret pop-up strip club, Saints and Sinners. Want to know all about our wilder side and learn the "secret handshake" to attend? See http://www.houseofscorpio.com

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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DRINKS: 2/23
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Gemini & Scorpio
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The Cocktail Experiment + February Babies Birthday Party

Fri, Feb 23, 8pm-1am, FREE admission, 21+ (25+ recommended) Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient $6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/167238384003970/ Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio

For the first time ever, we're opening our doors as a craft cocktail lounge on a set monthly schedule. Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude, no cover. Weekend bars are awful; come hide out here. We'll make you something delicious.

Plus, the Experiment: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you and up to three friends get a complimentary round. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Is your birthday in February? Your first drink is on the house (show us your ID). You can even get in touch to reserve a couch, arrange party favors, etc. For everyone else: free un-birthday baked goods!

Tips on bringing ingredients: we welcome both liquor and mixer challenges, but please no basic juices or sodas...that's not what craft cocktails are made of. Consider: half-size bottles, homemade infusions or syrups, that forgotten bottle of weird booze you don't know what to do with, inexpensive amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since whatever you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you enjoy!

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GUEST EVENT: 3/2
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The return of House of Scorpio's legendary secret pop-up strip club party, Saints & Sinners. Approval required to buy tickets -- please see http://www.houseofscorpio.com for all details.

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PARTY: 3/10
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Gemini & Scorpio
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Swing House 10th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed

Sat, March 10, 9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended) $20 until 12:30am, $10 after for electro-swing dance party Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html Tix: http://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003073753294992/ Social media: #GSSwingHouse #geminiandscorpio

A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).

The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Then a celebratory free champagne toast at 10pm, before we kick off the live entertainment.

Live music until 1am by likely the most-booked band of Swing House's history: Queen Esther and the The Hot Five, playing sultry originals and expert renditions of rare all-American standards from the 1920s-30s. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

Plus: the gambling den! A taste of our casino nights, with a poker tournament and a roulette table going till at least 1am. You could win drinks and tickets to future events, and yes, if you have casino credit on file with us, you can use it to play.

Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.

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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: The Color Urkel
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3231507?date=1836504 From the creator of the viral play, Hidden Fences, comedian Jordan Temple is expanding his mashup comedy play universe into his next mashup, The Color Urkel. In this show Steve Urkel and his smooth alter-ego, Stefon Urquelle are separated through space and time. They communicate with each other through pre-recorded letters about what life is like for black people in each time period and give each other tips on how to survive, all while making efforts to reunite. This is an epic, absurd black history month comedy play you don't want to miss. Featuring Langston Kerman from HBO's Insecure on the Friday show. (Fri 10:30pm /Sat 10pm, The Tank, 312 W 36th St, $7)

SHOP: Park Slope United Methodist Church 25th Annual Book Sale http://www.parkslopeumc.org/news/25th-annual-book-sale-four-days-books-feb-22-25 The Park Slope United Methodist Church is holding their 25th annual book sale, with tens of thousands of new and used books, CDs, DVDs and records as well as a children’s room filled with books for kids of all ages. Most items are $1 or $2. Sunday special prices: Buy 5 items at regular price and all additional items are $1 (unless specially marked). (Fri-Sun, Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 Sixth Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE-$25)

FILM: The Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival http://www.thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com The mission of this fest is to promote original or adapted material inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Robert Anton Wilson, Franz Kafka and others who have explored the metaphysical, the eerie in all its manifestations. They present films that challenge the viewers reality with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories. All genres are welcome. The Following guest celebrities have confirmed they will be attending the festival following the screening of their movies: Tom Sizemore, Armand Assante, Michale Ironside, and Melvin Van Peebles. (Fri-Sun, Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave, see site for details, $20-$99)

FILM: LitFilm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/event-series/litfilm Get an inside look at the private lives and artistic processes of writers James Baldwin, William S. Burroughs, Mahmoud Darwish, Joan Didion, Diane di Prima, Vaclav Havel, Gabriel García Márquez, Arthur Miller, Yukio Mishima, Susan Sontag, Alice Walker and more, through inspiring documentaries and films ranging from the 60s to now. The event will also see appearances by filmmakers Rebecca Miller, Griffin Dunne, Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey; as well as actors and writers like Najla Said, and more. Films include: “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” (dir. by Pratibha Parmar, US, 2013, 90 min), “Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards, US, 2012, 62 min), “Burroughs, the Movie” (dir. by Howard Brookner, US, 1983, 90 min) and many more. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, BK, see site for details, FREE/reservation required)

SHOP/FOOD: Brooklyn Flea mini Record Fair https://www.facebook.com/events/317086815450420 Brooklyn Flea Record Fair and Smorgasburg are teaming up for a special one weekend only pop up right below the Flea’s winter market in Industry City. Including fifteen of BFRF’s all-star vinyl dealers and fifteen of Smorgasburg’s finest culinary pioneers, the event promises plenty of opportunities for expanding your record collection and your taste buds. Music for the weekend will be provided by Freak Terrains DJs & friends. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Flea, 241 37th St, BK, 10am, FREE)

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FRIDAY
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WORD: Columbia Stargazing & Lecture Series: The LSST Revolution: These data belong to you and me! http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu
These are free lectures at a public level followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is the largest astronomical ground-based survey ever planned. Starting in 2022 it will image the entire southern hemisphere sky every three days for 10 years. It will yield tens of Terabytes of images each night, and all this data will be publicly accessible to the USA community. Federica Bianco will explore how we are preparing to study the 6 million solar system object, 20 billion galaxies, 17 billion resolved stars that LSST will see, and the 1-10 transients events, from exploding and erupting stars to plant transiting in front of their sun, that LSST will detect each night. (Pupin Hall at Columbia University, 7pm lecture/7:45pm observing, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: The Illuminati Ball NYC Immersive Theater Surrealist Soirée http://theilluminatiball.com/tickets
A surreal immersive theater experience inspired by leaked photos from the Baron and Baroness de Rothschilds’ legendary 1972 fete which drew elaborately masked guests such as Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn to the powerful couple’s mansion in France. Von Buhler’s version of the ball explores the myth and mystery of the Illuminati in conjunction with a powerful story about animals. Guests will be invited to take part in esoteric ritual ceremonies throughout the 6,500 square foot space, featuring eclectic music, provocative dance and daring performances unfolding continuously across three floors of interactive Illuminati-inspired rooms. Wandering through secret rooms and vaults throughout the massive building is encouraged. There are mysteries to be discovered everywhere. Upon entry you will choose a unique mask to wear which you may take home as a reminder of the evening. If you are looking for wealth, love, fame, respect or power our kinship leaders will guide you in the rig

ht direction. Be warned, some Illuminati Ball candidates may be involved in power struggles and morality tests. Others might be taken to the Rothschild’s private rooms or Chumanzee’s lair. The event will feature a cash bar with gourmet sandwiches. The evening contains some nudity and adult themes and is 21+. [G&S NOTE: use promo code “1972” for 50% off tix] (Weylin, 175 Broadway, BK, 8pm, $100-$200, 21+)

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SATURDAY
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PUPPETS: The Joshua Show: Episode 2
https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9892/Family/just-kidding-the-joshua-show-episode-2?spektrix_bounce=true Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. His new show could cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua's right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space. With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. Relax your smile muscles now because Joshua Holden will have you smiling from ear to ear with contagious joy. (Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 11am & 2pm, $17)

VARIETY: Blunderland Variety Show: New York https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blunderland-variety-show-new-york-tickets-42440718331 Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes, this show is a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won't soon forget. This is not a show for the meek and they serve nothing mild on that stage. Come prepared for anything! With: Tigger, Sequinette and Shane Shane, The Brides of Burlesque, Maine Attraction, Fancy Feast, and more TBA. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15-$30)

MUSIC: Lacy Rose and Osso String Quartet at The Owl Music Parlor https://www.facebook.com/events/160483704599234 Featuring Triune+ and special guests: Alaina Ferris (harp+voice), Colin Fullerton (classical guitar), John Albert Harris (piano). With a special performance of Lacy Rose's song cycle "Maria," arranged by John K Stone. “Maria” is a six-part song cycle for voice, piano, and string quartet, explores the inner life of two of Gustav Klimt's muses: Maria "Mizzi" Zimmerman and Maria "Ria" Munk. Lacy Rose is a classically trained vocalist, composer, and poet born and bred in Texas. Since moving to New York she has collaborated regularly with choreographer Coco Karol, composer Sxip Shirey, and composer poet Alaina Ferris; She has opened for and performed with such eclectic artists as Cocorosie, Baby Dee, and Osso String Quartet. In August she made her Mostly Mozart Festival debut in the "Schubertiade Remix" at Lincoln Center alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. On New Year’s Eve she performed with Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley for their Phantasmagoria. (The O

wl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Ave, BK, 7:30pm doors, 8pm show, $10 sugg don)

MUSIC: Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash starring Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1597260-johnny-cash-86th-birthday-bash-brooklyn This year's show pays special tribute to 'At Folsom Prison', the landmark concert album recorded fifty years ago in 1968. This has been an annual event in Brooklyn for Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion since 2005. Patrons are welcomed with a mix of country favorites from DJ General Buell. After Battles encourages guests to shake hands and wish each other "Happy Birthday" so that "we are all Johnny Cash", the seven-piece Whisky Rebellion take the stage in front of a painted backdrop by LJ Lindhurst to re-create the music of The Man In Black. Performing the iconic June Carter duets with Alex will be writer, performer, and comedienne Miss Linda Hill. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $10)

DJ: Music For The Masses - Dark New Wave Party https://www.facebook.com/events/1854356504606110 DJs Andi SYNTHICIDE and Alex English playing the songs you love by: Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, David Bowie, The Smiths, Nitzer-Ebb.com, A Flock Of Seagulls, The Human League & more. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2nIdzXt (Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Ave, BK, 11pm-4am, FREE before Midnight w/RSVP, 21+)

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SUNDAY
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***PARTICIPATORY: Competitive Winter Picnicking https://withfriends.co/event/175326/competitive_winter_picnicking Get into the kitchen, bust out the long johns, and start planning with your coziest, zaniest friends. Cash prizes will be awarded to best food, drink, style and games. They will also be debuting the Snuggling Olympics, featuring Competitive Small-Spooning, The Forehead Kiss Trials and Bed Hog Wrestling. This is not a spectator event! All attendees must bring a picnic project to participate. Registration required. (Prospect Park Picnic House Lawn, 12pm-6am, $3-$5 sugg don)

FEST: 19th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade & Festival http://betterchinatown.com/upcoming-events A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. This street party features all sorts of vendors, food and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. The parade wends its way through the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown. Suggested viewing locations: East Broadway or by Grand Street / Sara Roosevelt Park. (China Town, 1pm-4pm, FREE)

MUSIC: “Growing Flowers” A Launch Party For Lily Desmond’s EP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lily-desmonds-growing-flowers-release-party-tickets-43105212852 Lily Desmond is a highly accomplished violinist and vocalist. Her sound draws on many different genres such as folk, hard rock, classical and many others. Her artful compositions create a grand yet intimate world, different for each song she writes. The night will include a live performance of “Growing Flowers”, along with performances by other members of the Daughters Collective & friends. The Daughters Collective (formerly Daughters Of Elysium) is a womyn's artist collective, creating work across all disciplines. Producing events rooted in ritual and mythology, Daughters seeks to marry old world traditions and stories to modern perspective. Enter email for address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html#location (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with RSVP, BK, 6pm-10pm, $5 sugg don)

FILM/MUSIC: Fantastic Planet with live score https://www.filmnoircinema.com/program/2018/2/25/fantastic-planet Black Lodge performs a live score to Fantastic Planet. Featuring Steve Blanco - synths and Geoff Gersh - baritone guitar. On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders. Dir: R. Laloux. Fr. 1973 (Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave, BK, 8pm, $20)

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MONDAY
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WORD: Let's Woman-Splain Romance!
http://www.strandbooks.com/event/lets-woman-splain-romance The romance genre has been objectified since its inception, but has grown into the foremost feminist genre, written for women/by women. This panel features some of the foremost authors of the genre, and a few of the young, diverse voices actively working to evolve the genre and general public perception, coming together to discuss the appeal, power and strength of Romance to an open-minded (male) moderator. It’s time to turn the tables, and womansplain the appeal and cultural relevance of the most popular commercial genre. Featuring: Katharine Ashe, Lisa Kleypas, Beverly Jenkins, Alisha Rai, Alyssa Cole. Moderated by Ron Hogan. (Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, 7pm, FREE)

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TUESDAY
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ART/PARTICIPATORY: Indulge with Adrian Bermeo https://hbss02.brownpapertickets.com
See New York City artist Adrian Bermeo paint semi-nude (social media friendly!) model Hardy Brooklyn and a female model into a brand new and exciting “black light” work of art in an intimate midtown studio setting. Photograph the process or just watch and socialize with fellow art lovers over complimentary drinks and snacks. As a New York native from Queens, Bermeo's work has evolved from his graffiti upbringing on the train lines to his current studio presence. Though his abstract forms, many pieces tend to collide with his urban approach towards anything fine-art related, leading the viewers to remember the importance of enjoying the moment and releasing our egos. Professional photographers will be on hand if you want tips and tricks for getting the best shots. You'll also be able to take home one high-quality print up to 11 x 17" of your best photo included in the ticket price. Complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks will be served. Bring your business cards and network

. (Liam Cotter Photography, 115 West 30th St, 6pm-10pm, $30)

WORD: Political TALE: Storytelling w/Politics http://caveat.nyc/event/political-tales A storytelling show about politics, the political system, personal encounters with the Red State/Blue State madness, and the current messed-up state of Trump America. This is an event that reflects how politics really screws with each and every one of us; as told through personalized stories. Featuring: Negin Farsad (Comedy Central), Scott Blakeman (MSNBC), Leighann Lord (Star Talk w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson), Joey Novick (Comedian & Former NJ City Council Member), Harmon Leon (author of Meet the Deplorables) (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 7pm, $12)

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WEDNESDAY
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WORD: Books Are Magic Presents Patton Oswalt: I'll Be Gone in the Dark https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3326342 “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” is the masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California in the '70s and '80s by Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. McNamara's husband, Patton Oswalt, presents the masterpiece she was writing at the time of her death. Lauded as brilliant by the likes of Stephen King and riveting by Michael Connelly, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” is destined to become a true crime classic, showing the tireless pursuit and dedication of a journalist on the hunt to unmask a killer. Each ticket includes one copy of I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, signed by Patton Oswalt. (St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, 157 Montague St, BK, 7:30pm, $34.50)

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THURSDAY
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PUPPETS: Layer the Walls
http://www.layerthewalls.com
A puppet performance about the Lower East Side tenements. There are 40 layers of wallpaper on the walls of an aging New York City tenement building. 40 Layers plastered to the walls by the hundreds of immigrant families who called this building home. Each layer contains stories of everyday Italian, Jewish and Irish immigrants surviving storms, building bridges, creating new policies and shaping a new American identity. The steady walls of this aging building have been keeping these stories safe for over 100 years, but soon the building will be torn down. What will happen to these extraordinary stories of ordinary immigrants when the wrecking ball arrives? The building is determined to save the stories even if it can't save itself. Brought to life with puppetry, mask, live action and music. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. (The Tank 312 W 36th St, 1st fl, 11am & 8pm, $18/$10 stu)

ART: Light Year 35: Digital Fairy Tales: Chinese Stories https://www.facebook.com/events/184525378804782 This is the third installment of the Digital Fairy Tales series, which has appeared in multiple cities since 2016. The purpose of the series is to present archetypal material from different cultures and ask artists to respond in search of cultural commonalities. Also, as the times the tales were created in (represented on all levels) is so far removed from this new, digital era, we seek to create bridges through time: between people and epochs. Featuring new work by: Rani Messias and ANNA LEEVIA, Suguru Ikeda and Isis Salam, Nicole Antebi and Xiren Wang, Lian Mengzhuo and Kinga Toth, Nina Sobell and Laura Ortman, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Junjie Zhang and Theory, Vivian Qin. Curated by Leo Kuelbs Collection and Wing Lu with Able Sun. (Light Year, Anchorage Place and Pearl St, BK, 6pm-10pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Figment NYC Meet and Greet and Call for Art Launch https://www.facebook.com/events/372746046533235 Meet fellow participatory arts enthusiasts and learn how you can help make FIGMENT NYC 2018 happen in a low-pressure, high-fun setting. Everyone is welcome - from seasoned FIGMENT veterans to the participatory art-curious. They will be launching our annual Call for Art the same day. Come learn about what participatory art is from experienced curators and past artists. This is a great place to find out what's going on, reconnect with FIGMENT, figure out how you can get more involved, and hatch big plans for what you want to make happen in 2018. FIGMENT is a free, weekend-long, annual interactive art event on NYC's Governors Island. See sculpture, installations, dance, music, children's activities and more. Visit http://figmentproject.org for more information. (Lucky, 168 Avenue B, 7pm-11pm, FREE)

*VARIETY: Cirque Du So Weird: Peepshow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cirque-du-so-weird-peepshow-tickets-43057193224 A new circus is cumming to town and they’re popping a tent at Gemini & Scorpio Loft for a show unlike anything they’ve done before. Stripped down and clowning around, the devious collective of beautiful weirdos features: Vonka, Misc Allaneous, Dickie Smalls, Nola Bunny, Audrey Love, Abby Fantastic, and your host Lydia Vengeance. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating with a full frontal view. GA tickets are standing room only, unless extra seating is available. Location address will be emailed after ticket purchase. For address, email lydiavengeance@PROTECTED or enter your email at: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html#location (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with purchase or email, BK, 8pm-12am, $20)

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PUPPETS: Jim Henson Foundation now accepting Letters of Intent for 2019 granting cycle - Deadline 3/12 http://hensonfoundation.org/index.php/grant-application/artist-grants The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. If you would like to be considered for a grant, the first step is to submit a letter of intent on or before March 12, 2018. The letter of intent is comprised of two pages, a 1 page letter and a 1 page visual. See site for details. Approximately half of the applicants submitting letters of intent will be asked to submit full proposals. Letters of intent will be reviewed at the Spring board meeting, and applicants will be notified of the board's decision by June 1, 2018.

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THEATER: [PORTO] by Kate Benson
https://www.thebushwickstarr.org/annual-gala-1/2017/12/5/porto-by-kate-benson A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender-a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made? (thru 2/25, WP Theater, 2162 Broadway, see site for details, $40-$90)

THEATER: Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns http://here.org/shows/detail/1968
In Talking Band’s new music-theater work, big ideas bump up against big sound. Five brassy horns and two eccentric scientists leapfrog from epiphany to epiphany. The show celebrates the resilience of friendship, the power of music to make us feel like anything can happen, and the rigorous tradition of scientific discovery in a world where scientific truth is often challenged. (thru 2/25, Tue-Sat 7pm/Sun 2pm, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, $25-$75)

MAGIC: American Escape Artist starring Thomas Solomon http://www.coneyisland.com/event/solomon2918 This performance showcases the award-winning and original escapes of Thomas Solomon, recognized by the Academy of Magical Arts as the "World’s Greatest Escape Artist." With two network television specials under his belt, his performances at Coney Island will feature exciting presentations on classical magic and the unique escape artistry that has audiences standing and cheering. (thru 2/29, Fri, Coney Island Theater, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $15)

ART: Solid Light Works - Anthony McCall https://pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/anthony-mccall-solid-light-works This exhibition marks the artist’s first institutional exhibition in New York and first time that his vertical installations will be shown alongside their horizontal variants. Requiring over thirty feet of clearance from floor to ceiling, very few New York venues can accommodate these six-colossal works. The epic vertical and horizontal installations will fill Pioneer Works’ monumental main hall, which will be completely blacked out and immersed in haze. (thru 3/11, Wed-Sun, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Gamelatron: Sonic Kinetic Sculptures by Aaron Taylor Kuffner, solo exhibition https://www.crossing-collective.com/gamelatron The exhibition is a dialogue with the emerging field of robotics, sound resonance and it's effect on the psyche. This is Kuffner's most extensive exhibition of Gamelatron artworks to date. Within the gallery's various spaces he is presenting 7 Gamelatrons. The show features over 80 robotized gongs and 6 never seen before artworks. There is seating with benches, rugs, and pillows. Kuffner has transformed the gallery into a urban sanctuary, internationalizing the exhibition as an offering. (thru 4/8, Tue-Sun, Crossing Collective Gallery, 559 W 23rd St, 10am-6pm, FREE)

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