Date: March 23rd 2018

Hello lovelies,

Back to busy! Starting tonight, our spring calendar is pretty packed.

  • Tonight, The Cocktail Experiment: our now-monthly craft cocktail pop-up with Miss Scorpio behind the bar. Bring a challenge ingredient and see what recipe we come up with on the spot, or just come to escape the crush of weekend bars.
  • Next week, Fri 3.30: the return of our Goth vs Kawaii dance party AND a screening of Beetlejuice for its 30th anniversary! Two excellent DJs will tag team the cute and the dark all night for your dancing pleasure.
  • In two weeks, Fri 4.6, we bring back our underground tropical casino, complete with three gaming stations, tropical bass beats, and overcomplicated tiki drinks: Castaways Casino Club.
  • Lastly, we just opened the artist & vendor call for an awesome expanded Earth Day version of our Goldmine shopping party, with us taking over a neighbor gallery & garden for an expanded market & pop-up art show. Info below, with all other invites.

Cheers,

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

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DRINKS: 3.23
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment + March Babies Birthday Party

Fri, March 23 (and every fourth Friday), 9pm-2am, 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/363504674128268/ 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 March? 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 treats!

*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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MOVIE/DANCING: 3.30
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Gemini & Scorpio
cordially invite you to

Beetlejuice 30th anniversary screening
and
Goth vs Kawaii dance party

Friday, 8-9:30pm movie / 9:30pm-late dance party, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested), $10 Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2885761 FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/575689786157087 Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgothkawaii

Music, dancing, visuals, lounging, cocktails. And a screening of Beetlejuice!

Two amazing DJs will tag team the cute and the dark all night! DJ Ceremony (Svmmon: a dark dance experience, Disintegration - The Cure immersion party) will spin goth, industrial, synth, darkwave, trip-hop, dark 80s. The always-eclectic DJ Illexandra will fill in on the kawaii side.

Dress up encouraged, but not required. Dress up ideas, Goth version: black, goth, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior, fetish, Edward Scissorhands. Kawaii version: pink, pastel goth, Lolita, rainbow glitter uincorn, Harajuku, anime, Hello Kitty. And anything Beetlejuice, of course.

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DRINKIN'N'GAMBLIN': 4.6
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Castaways Casino Club

Friday, Apr 6, 9pm-late, sliding scale $10-20 donation, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested) Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771485769584635/ Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Calling all faux millionaires to litter their gold coin at our illicit gambling establishment far offshore on the banks of Gowanus. The casino club will feature blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold'em tournament, played at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am for a $50 value prize. For non-tourney games, a member credit system will let you use your winnings for future party entry, drinks, etc.

The original Castaways resort in Vegas was peak-60s polynesian insanity. We'll honor our namesake with some tropical drinks & beats.

Dress suggestions: funky party-wear, 1960s Polynesian kitsch, faux fancy, vintage lounge, sparkly cocktail, or other non-sloppy attire appreciated. No elaborate costumes or formalwear required, but you know we love it when you put in effort.

We'll turn the heat way up for some sweaty dancing joy. Wear layers!

Lastly: we still have a few of those ridiculous tiki to-go tumblers from the last Castaways. Take your tropical drinks to go in one of those bad boys for only $10.

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ART + SHOPPING: 4.22
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Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine shopping party - spring cleaning & Earth Day edition Plus: pop-up art show & local "green" orgs

Sun, Apr 22 - Earth Day, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft + 313 Butler Gallery, Gowanus, BK Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915456658527233/ Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.

New for this Earth Day edition: we're taking over a green-minded gallery with a lovely garden just around the corner, and doing a pop-up fine art show along with an expanded market vendor selection, and some local sustainability orgs.

VENDOR + ARTIST CALL:

Calling all fine artists and makers/vendors of crafts, thrift, vintage​, accessories and of green/sustainable items and services​! Goldmine is a quarterly no-fee pop-up market, organized by Gemini and Scorpio, and located at the Gemini and Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK. For this edition of Goldmine, we also take over a gallery on the next block (​313 Butler Gallery - a classic white box with a lovely garden) to add a fine art component and more market space. What works best at Goldmine is wearables in theatrical over-the-top style, or otherwise artistic and unique items (not basics): fascinators, hats, lingerie, headpieces, masks, costumes. Larger items (furniture, housewares) are welcome too, now that we have a ground floor location. You don't have to be an actual vendor in your daily life, just have ​to have ​unique items for sale (clean out those closets!). It's Earth Day on 4/22, so an emphasis on upcycled or sustainable materials, or otherwise

relevant items for sale would be great. Organizations that do community work in that realm, and/or specifically in Gowanus are most welcome.

There are no fees for vending at this event, just a suggested 20% donation towards the space(s), collected by G&S. For vendor placement, please contact vend [at] geminiandscorpio [com]. The fine art curation and sales go through the gallery: jsgalleryinfo [at] gmail. We're suggesting a $300 upper limit to artworks to keep them affordable, with the gallery taking a 50% cut. Both wall and 3D art is welcome at the gallery, and an Earth Day connection would be great too.

We're also looking for any fun extras to add: snacks, giveaways, services, experiences, etc (do you do nails? massage? "green" workshops? etc)

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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FEST: Femcon 2018
http://www.colorscenesbk.com/femcon.html An All Fem(Ale)/Queer 2 Day Comic Convention. Featuring DJs, food, live painting, fashion show, performances. Friday opening Fem art exhibition. Saturday comic and art convention. (Fri/Sat, The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, BK, see site for details, $10)

THEATER: Speed Queen
http://dixonplace.org/performances/speedqueen-3 Hollywood glamour meets queer performance art in this tour-de-force portrayal of Gay Pride pioneer ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the 1926 World Speedboat record holder. Phoebe Legere plays cross-dresser Joe Carstairs and seven of her girlfriends including: Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Billie Holiday and Mabel Mercer. Speed Queen, a trans-disciplinary play, uses wearable sculpture, dance, theater and nude lesbian films to tell a story of heartbreak, heroism, and love. (Fri/Sat, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $19 adv/$22 door)

THEATER: Parallel Exit’s “The Final Reel” https://finalreel.brownpapertickets.com An eccentric historian discovers the holy grail of silent films - the final reel of a forgotten classic thought to be lost to history. As he presents the film for the first time in a hundred years, his bumbling assistant accidentally steps into the movie and falls in love with the heroine. The two-love birds step back into the modern world and the heroine is left to make a fateful decision. (Fri-Sun, Voorhees Hall, 186 Jay St, BK, see site for details, $20)

SHOP: The Affordable Art Fair
https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/new-york Browse thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints showcased by over 70 local, national and international galleries. With contemporary artwork by over 300 established artists and rising stars, and price points ranging from $100-$10,000 – there is something to suit every taste and wallet whether you are a first-time art buyer or a seasoned collector. (Fri-Sun, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St, see site for details, FREE-$80)

WORD: Badass Biz Weekend
https://www.facebook.com/events/2015379315416348 tix: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015379315416348/ In celebration of Women's Month, Paradice Palase is excited to announce a 2-day program celebrating women and gnc leaders in our NYC communities. Day 1: A panel talk to discuss how leaders began in their fields, ups and downs of their industries, and how each company will help in the shifting paradigm within arts and culture. Day 2: A biz fair of sorts with presentations from founders on how they got started and how they serve their communities. Visitors are encouraged to stay for the final "cocktail hour" to meet and mingle with leaders and peers. Music by Sam Everhart aka DJ Dandelion. This event is for anyone interested in arts and culture and who wishes to hear from local business owners and arts leaders on how they built their brands. Anyone is welcome regardless of gender identity. This program is part of a weekend highlighting the success of strong and driven women and gnc folks in our communities, but by no means excludes anyone from celebrating and learning from thei

r successes. (Sat: New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, BK, 3pm-5pm, $15; Sun: Paradice Palase, 1263 Bushwick Ave, BK, 3pm-6pm, $10; $20 both days)

FILM: Dan Savage’s Hump Film Fest
https://humpfilmfest.com
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. (Fri-Thu, Cinema Village, 22 E 12th St, see site for details, $25, 18+)

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FRIDAY
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COMMUNITY: Mr(s) BK: Round 3
http://mrsbknyc.com
Taking place at a different Brooklyn venue every Friday in March. TEN contestants each week battle it out for the prize of $200 and move onto the grand finale on April 4th where they fight for the cash prize of $500 and the highly coveted title of Mr(s) Bk. Plot twist; joining each winner will also be the “runner up” chosen by the audience. Hosted by Acid Betty with DJ’s Bushwig’s Horrorchata & Merrie Cherry. (Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St, BK, 8pm doors/10pm competition, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)

PARTY: Bonnet Bash: The Neverland Ball
https://bonnet-bash-2018-the-neverland-ball.eventbrite.com Grab your hat and fly away to Neverland, where dreams are born and time is never planned. Mythical creatures and pirates alike can get swept away by the siren songs of Liah Alonso, sip specialty cocktails at the Pirates Cove, frolic in a garden of Neverland millinery created by Julia Emily Knox and Anthony Maxwell, explore the gallery of Lost Items curated by The Museum of Interesting Things, get fairy dusted by Samara Dunn, behold Tinkerbell herself in an aerial performance by Teagan Lee, and defy gravity on the dance floor courtesy of the music of Erik Rydju and videography of Kurt Ritta. Take your own millinery cues from J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan: look to whimsical fairies, sensuous mermaids, or nefarious pirates for inspiration. A panel, led by celebrity milliner Patricia Underwood, will award prizes to the winners of the whimsical Peter Pan Award, the fierce Jolly Roger Award, and the imaginative Tinkerbell Award. (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 9pm-1

2am, $35/FREE for NAC members)

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SATURDAY
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SHOP: Zodiac Market : Aries
https://www.facebook.com/events/149265112426163 Celebrate beginnings, celebrate fire, celebrate going after what you need and want in your own life. Celebrate YOU while visiting a curated hard dozen of the NYC area's witchiest artists and makers and offerers-up of the finest the Brooklyn occult scene has to offer. Taxidermy, oddities, curios, alchemy, tarot, crystals, old-timey remedies, spring. (Catland, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

FEST: Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market https://www.facebook.com/events/200539934041325 MoMA PS1 and iconic record shop Other Music have teamed up to present the second annual Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market, offering live performances, films, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities, along with a label market. This season’s event will include more than 75 record labels, expanded live programming, and extended hours. (MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, QNS, 12pm-9pm, $10-$17)

PARTY: Rubulad Presents the Rite of Spring https://www.facebook.com/events/192313464702265 tix: https://artery.is/showcases/the_rite_of_spring Live music by: Nuraxi, Les Sans Culottes, Nicole Mercedes (members of Debbie Downer), Jess Christina, with your MC Tanya Solomon. DJs: DJ Dirtyfinger, Lupe Loop. Plus visuals by the The Sperm Whale NYC, Mythic Headpieces by Darrell Thorne, Myke Flahertys Flower Power Art Hole, seasonal bespoke delicacies (w/ veggie options), and more. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address. Dress to summon the spring. (address with RSVP, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $10 adv/$15 door)

MUSIC: The L Train Brass Band Anniversary Blowout Concert https://www.facebook.com/events/321682881681886 A party and performance to celebrate one year of the L Train Brass Band, a growing community of second line brass band enthusiasts (brass, reeds, and drums) that plays outdoor festivals, parades, parties, and other local gigs while covering a wide variety of music from pop, hip-hop, and funk to traditional Dixieland jazz to groundbreaking original charts. Performances by: Pussy Grabs Back: The Band, The Nevermind Orchestra, and the The L Train Brass Band. (Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, BK, 9pm, FREE)

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SUNDAY
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SHOP: Fascination Street Spring Market 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/535233520177792 Punk, rock n roll, goth, kawaii, Lolita fashion/jewelry/art, oddities and more. Over 25 vendors. Tarot card readings by Tarot For Dandelions. Live music from: Eye Wonder, Prosody, Trick Blue, Victor V. Gurbo & Co, Roxi Rose. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

FEST: NYC Feminist Zinefest 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/761929514004261 NYC's biggest & most-feminist-themed zinefest...a jumble of magic, creativity, witchy energy, aka all the good stuff we look forward to all year. The zinefest is a trans woman positive space. (Barnard Hall, 4th floor, 3009 Broadway, 12pm-6pm, FREE, all ages)

WORD: Whiskey Women
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-women-tickets-44411955354 Without women, according to Wall Street Journal best selling author Fred Minnick, Whiskey may not exist. Learn the untold story of the women behind many iconic brands. Women have long distilled, marketed and owned spirits companies, and have historically been involved not only in distilling but beer brewing and bootlegging, along with their more well know male counterparts. Tour includes a visit to the distillery production floor, where visitors can meet one of their still women, a trip through our barrel room, and a tasting of four whiskies. (Kings County Distillery, 299 Sands St, BK, 1pm-2:30pm, $20)

MUSIC: Azerbaijan A/V Club/LAUDS/Julia Edwards https://www.facebook.com/events/165071137624016 Join us for an afternoon dreamy zone. Poetry, music, visuals and more. Featuring: LAUDS, Julia Edwards, Azerbaijan A/V Club. Julia Edwards is a poet/writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Fusion, Across The Margin, Breadcrumbs, among others. LAUDS - Genevieve Fernworthy is a theologian, artist, and multi-instrumentalist who performs solo under the moniker LAUDS and with Billy Cancel in the noise-poetry duo Tidal Channel. Her solo musical output is expansive, and she incorporates elements of synthpop, soul, psych, and noise into her instrumental + vocal work. The Azerbaijan A/V Club creates “visual jazz”, blending acoustic and electronic instruments, improvised music, and live projections into a dense synaesthetic experience. (Vital Joint, 109 Meserole St, BK, 2pm-5pm, $10)

PARTICIPATORY: Community Potluck for South Brooklyn Creatives https://www.facebook.com/events/185991162004570 DE-CONSTRUKT studio in Red Hook Brooklyn invites creatives living and or working in South Brooklyn to join them every last Sunday of the month for a potluck style community dinner. Please bring food and or drink to share. Email laura@PROTECTED for more info. (De Construkt, 41 Seabring St, BK, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

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MONDAY
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COMMUNITY: Night Mayor Panel - NAC March Meeting https://www.facebook.com/events/383292402137451 Now is the critical time for NYC’s FIRST #NightlifeMayor to meet with artists, City Council Members, and small diverse spaces. Join the NYC Artist Coalition March Meeting featuring New York City Council Members Rafael L Espinal and Antonio Reynoso; Rachel Nelson, Secret Project Robot; Anya Sapozhnikova, House of YES; Jazo Brooklyn, Educated Little Monsters Performing and Visual Arts Program; Tara Duvivier, Urban Planner & DJ / Event Producer; Brian Polite, Co-Founder Afro Mosaic Soul; Ali Coleman, House Coalition. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 7pm-8:30pm, FREE)

EVENT: Cardinal Chaos: Easter? April Fools? You Decide. https://www.facebook.com/events/1792876584348527 Kick off Holey Weak with a Moonday night service of blasphemy, heresy, and the beverage of your choice, that you won't want to pass over. Chaos reigns, and snows, regardless of your Afflictations, in the name of the Mother, the Father, and the wholey Gnost. For more info, consult your inner feelings. (UNDER St. Mark's Theatre, 94 St Marks Pl, 8pm-9pm, FREE)

PARTY: Polite Society Episode 1 : “Opening Night” https://www.facebook.com/events/2036920293232249 Polite Society is a club for people who detest nightlife and a gallery for people who can’t tolerate art. The practical marriage between Club Kids and PostHumanity. Wear Chanel and bring a ouija board. Crown Prince of Hell JJ Brine presents the grand opening of his posthuman art nightlfe experiment against the backdrop of an inevitable media frenzy and the irresistible witchy beats of Superstar DJ Keoki. Hosts include Vectorian Head Of State JJ Brine, Vectorian Minister Of Parties Michael Alig, Vectorian Vice President Cecily Feitel, Minister Of Growth Michael Bianchino, Minister Of Dolls Cornelia Singer, Minister Of Love Kelly Louise Delaney, Minister Of Education Montgomery Harris, Minister of Venus Hannah Luke, with Minister Of Crystals Connor Eitner at the door. Others TBA. (Rumpus Room, 249 Eldridge St, 10pm-4am, $10 or your soul)

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TUESDAY
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VARIETY: Let's Get Weird
https://www.facebook.com/events/532692837129768 rsvp: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10241683 A night of wildly experimental improv, theater, and music. What’s that funky smell? That’s fresh art, people. Letter of Marque Theater Company hosts a monthly night of comedy, performance, music, and all the things that make you go, “huh.” NYC’s boldest performers are invited to showcase new and adventurous work as part of the curated show. At the end of the night, LoM invites audience members to join the performers in a Mystery Game…you gotta see it for yourself. (Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, BK, 8pm-11pm, FREE adv/$5 door)

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WEDNESDAY
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COMEDY: Cocks Against Glocks: 50 Comedians Tell Dick Jokes To Benefit Gun Control https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1661057-cocks-against-glocks-50-brooklyn An evening organized by comedians to benefit gun control the only way they know how- telling dick jokes. They’re attempting to shaft the catastrophic gun laws in this country by raising money to benefit gun control. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Everytown for Gun Safety. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $12-$15)

VARIETY: Wondershow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wondershow-tickets-43736628433 Hailed by Time Out New York as "Professional Mindfuckery by the most skilled performers in the business," this modern vaudeville experience is back with a night of magic and mind-reading unlike anything you've ever seen. Hosted by acclaimed mentalist Eric Walton, the show will feature elegant sleight of hand from Alex Boyce and award-winning choreography from Jenny Rocha & her Painted Ladies, plus a special appearance from the hilarious Jonathan Burns, who recently appeared on the Late Late show with James Corden. Plus a headlining performance from Harrison Greenbaum one of New York's most in demand comedians. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $25, 21+)

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THURSDAY
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FILM: MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival Opening Night https://mix30nyc.org
The selection of films featured in opening night are a hint at what's to come at MIX 30. Five films will be screened plus the feature film “Sisters of the Wicked Wig”. Opening night performances by Tyler Matthew Oyer - A performative conflation of multiple personas presents the complex possibilities and limits of identifying, indexing, archiving, and fantasizing inherited and desired radical, queer intergenerational linkages on the body and mind; Church - a Brooklyn based problem who makes Cuntemporary Gospel music; and Brooklyn’s sweetheart Charlene Incarnate - she holds it down monthly for transfeminine queens at her shows Be Cute and Jizz, and practices ancestral gay magic at ritual drag shows hosted at her homes in Brooklyn and Tennessee. Charlene is the current reigning Miss Bushwig. Plus DJ Will Automagic. (The Dreamhouse, 1022 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 6pm, $16-$30)

WORD: How Gay Girls Owned the Village from the 30s to the 90s… https://www.facebook.com/events/168540980602620/ https://71712.blackbaudhosting.com/71712/How-Gay-Girls-Owned-the-Village-from-the-30s-to-the-90s---and-How-They-Want-Some-of-It-Back--Women …and How They Want (Some of) It Back. Since the 1930s, lesbian culture has flourished in Greenwich Village. This three-part talk will welcome: Lisa E. Davis (Under the Mink; Undercover Girl: The Lesbian FBI Informant Who Helped Bring Down the Communist Party) who will tell the story of self-described “gay girls,” welcomed at a number of bars and protected from police by mafia payoffs in the 1930s-50s; Alana Integlia of Queer Visibility Collective and Dyke Bar Takeover will illuminate her work documenting queer spaces of the Village from the 1970s and 80s, creating space for self-identified womyn, transgender and non-binary people of all races; and Wanda Acosta will show excerpts of film Sundays at Café Tabac, her and Karen B. Song’s dazzling documentary of Village lesbian culture in the wake of the AIDS crisis in the 1990s. The essence of “lesbian chic,” the film explores that generation’s defiance and determination to preserve lesbian spaces in the Village. (Jefferson Market

Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th St, 6:30pm-8pm, $TBD)

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Figment NYC 2018 Call for Submissions - Deadline 5/18 http://newyork.figmentproject.org/submitaproject_2018 Figment NYC 2018 is now accepting project submissions for their 12th year. Figment NYC 2018 is a two-day free participatory arts event held on Governors Island, showcasing interactive works of all mediums that encourage participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. Submissions are now open for artists of all ages and experience. The event is on June 23 &24.

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THEATER: 2018 EstroGenius Festival - A Celebration Of Female Voices http://estrogenius.org
The longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC. Begun in 2000 as a short-play festival, the festival has launched and supported hundreds of artists in its 18 years. 2018 includes evenings of multiple makers in the new SPILL Series, as well as events outside of the theatre on the streets of NYC. Currently at the helm of the festival are Melissa Riker and Maura Nguyen Donohue. The Short play series is produced by Vinnie Marano. (thru 3/25, The Kraine Theatre, E 4th St, see site for details)

ART/PERFORMANCE: The Orchid Show
https://www.nybg.org/event/the-orchid-show/orchid-evenings Stroll through a lush Conservatory while music, performers, and unmatched beauty create one of New York City’s most unique and spectacular evening outings. This year’s exhibition showcases a series of installations crafted by Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost—each a living sculpture celebrating the complex beauty of these stunning flowers. Explore the exhibition after hours and enjoy music and performers with a sea of vibrant orchids cascading behind them. (thru 3/31, Saturdays, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, BX, 6:30pm/7pm/7:30pm, $38)

ART: Monstrosities 2018
http://www.myplasticblog.com/mph-exhibits/monstrosities-2018-opens-march-2nd/ This year’s exhibit features the work of 30 amazing US and Japanese Kaiju artists. (thru 4/1, myplasticheart toy store & gallery, 210 Forsyth St)

ART: Then She Did Curated by Lori Zimmer and Melissa McCaig-Welles https://www.facebook.com/events/1911631938878990 This mixed media group exhibition features works by Alexandra Momin, Alice Mizrachi, Alison Mosshart, AW Sommers, Audrey Dimola, Caitlin Harris, Chinon Maria, Elizabeth Winnel, INDIE 184, Janette Beckman, Joanne Leah, Karen Dimit, Kathryn Rose, Katrina del Mar, Kendra Heisler, Lady Pink, Marne Lucas, Paola Martinez, Queen Andrea, Rebecca Reeve, Swoon Studio, Vahge Art and Vicky Barranguet. Curators’ note: The artists from Then She Did not only choose who they want to be but, how they want to think and how they want to influence others. They take us on a journey through the personal revolutions of everyday women in America, whose diverse methods and beliefs are only stronger when unified. (thru 4/7, Thu 6pm-10pm/Sat & Sun 11am-6pm, Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, LIC, 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)

ART: Seed/Pond by Halsey Chait
http://theinvisibledog.org/seed-pond-by-halsey-chait “Seed/Pond” seeks to bridge the divide between internal and external perception by offering large-scale algorithmic ink drawings to ponder as well as the opportunity to physically navigate through a gallery-wide floor drawing installation. (thru 4/22, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Main Gallery, 51 Bergen St, BK, see site for details, FREE)

ART: The Floating World by Emma Sulkowicz http://theinvisibledog.org/the-floating-world-by-emma-sulkowicz The Floating World consists of a series of glass orbs, suspended and connected in a hybrid style of shibari and ukidama, or Japanese fishing floats. Each orb holds a floating artifact of the artist's relationship with a member of their community. (thru 4/22, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Glass House, 51 Bergen St, BK, see site for details, FREE)

PUPPETS: Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique http://here.org/shows/detail/1934
Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz's 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim. In the two decades since the premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. (thru 5/31, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, see site for details, $35-$100)

ART: David Bowie is
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/davidbowieis This exhibit has been touring globally for the past five years and presents approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last twenty years, when he resided in New York City. The archive is presented within an immersive, multimedia installation that includes continuous audio along with projected animation and video. All tickets include Sennheiser headphones for a complete audiovisual experience. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. (thru 7/15, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, BK, $20 weekday/$25 weekends/FREE members)

THEATER: Wicked Frozen
http://www.wickedfrozen.com
tix: www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Wicked-Frozen/Overview Wicked Frozen is a high-energy musical parody mash-up both celebrating and skewering two wildly successful pop culture phenomena. When Adele Dazeem and her teacher Kristen Chenobell become trapped in a Boston classroom during a freak blizzard, things take a turn for the absurd as Adele sets off on a journey through the magical land of Scandinorfindelle. Wicked Frozen is not only a subversive satire on six cups of coffee, but also a reminder that even when things may only ‘be okay,’ it’s the people around us that truly matter. (thru 7/22, Sun, St. Luke's Theater, 308 W 46th St, 7:30pm, $40-$60)

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