Here we go! Three fun springtime events in the next few weeks.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini & Scorpio
cordially invite you to
Beetlejuice 30th anniversary screening
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
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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.
Gemini & Scorpio
Castaways Casino Club
Friday, Apr 6, 9pm-late, sliding scale $10-20 donation, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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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.
ART + SHOPPING: 4.22
Gemini and Scorpio
invite you to
Goldmine shopping party - spring cleaning & Earth Day edition
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 art show along with an expanded market vendor selection, and some local sustainability orgs.
Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm Haus of Hag - Authentic artisanal magical crafts & curiosities - http://www.HausOfHag.com I Delgado Skincare - Organic vegan food-grade skincare - https://www.etsy.com/shop/idelgadocouture Kat Mon Dieu - Headdresses & costume pieces - https://www.facebook.com/Kat-Mon-Dieus-Ornamental-Headwear-181537749320912/ Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamiaAkarDesign LivLovOhm - Modern bohemian jewelry meant for layering - http://www.rawartists.org/liveloveohm Metamorphosis - Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support - http://www.metamarcy.com Mutant Art - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://etsy.com/shop/beautifulmutants Nicole Oliva Costumes - Gothic, Lolita, steampunk, historical & cosplay - http://www.facebook.com/NicoleOlivaModel Sarah Sokol Millinery - Bringing imagination to life through outrageous headwear - http://www.sarahsokolmillinery.com Sherritdesign - Imaginary creature plushies - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sherritdesign The Mended Moth - Handmade or refurbished accessories with a vintage sensibility - https://www.facebook.com/themendedmoth/ The Scarlett Affair - Festive and fun floral designs for the holidays Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLoveAffairs Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com
Plus: Tarot, Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support by Marcy Currier of Metamorphosis: Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support
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/// NYC EVENTS: 3/30-4/5 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
THEATER: Shakespeare's Will
This show by Vern Thiessen makes a New York City premiere with NACL Theatre performer Tannis Kowalchuk in the featured role of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife. Performed with physical prowess, dynamic theatricality and live music, NACL's production of Vern Thiessen's epic monologue delves into a complex female experience of 16th century life while drawing contemporary parallels to modern love, children, work, and loss. (Fri-Sun, Here, 145 6th Ave, see site for details, $25)
FEST: MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
This fest presents new and experimental film, video, performance, music and other artworks that are rooted in the lives, politics and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. (Fri-Sun, The Dreamhouse, 1022 Wyckoff Ave, BK, see site for details, $16-$30)
FOOD: Smorgasburg Opening Weekend 2018
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors. (Sat: East River State Park, 90 Kent/Sun: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill, East Drive at Lincoln Rd, BK, 11am, FREE)
ART: Morbid Anatomy Easter Open House
https://www.facebook.com/events/2024790144510925 On Easter week-end, a propitious date for resurrection, please join Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier for an informal gathering, with snacks and refreshments, to celebrate the unveiling of the Morbid Anatomy Library in it's new home, the gorgeous 1877 Fort Hamilton Gate House in Green-Wood Cemetery. This will be the first chance to the exhibition The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth, a carefully curated selection of art, books, artifacts and ephemera drawn from the Green-Wood archives and the hands and collections of the Morbid Anatomy Community. (Sat/Sun: The Fort Hamilton Gate House, Green-Wood Cemetery, Fort Hamilton Pkwy & Micieli Pl, BK, 12pm, FREE)
THEATER: Jack Of Cups: A Post-Apocalyptic Creation Myth https://www.goldstar.com/events/brooklyn-ny/jack-of-cups-tickets Every Spring, the communities of the future gather for a celebration of light and fertility: the Remembrance Festival. The Festival is held on the Island of Higher Ground, a barren and unwelcoming place out in rough waters, where sits an empty village of ancient buildings carved by the ancestors from the bare rock itself. These people -- all that is left of humanity after the Flood What Drowned the World -- risk their lives sailing to see each other, to bring to this far-flung place what they've grown and built and imagined. Watch what happens when one world dies and a new world springs forth in this fantastical play. (Sat/Sun, Absurd Conclave, 360 Jefferson St, Lower Level, BK, 8pm, $10)
FILM: Cartoon Carnival 65: Bunnies vs. Ducks https://www.facebook.com/events/1982573205292944 It's time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. This program takes place just in time for Peter Cottontail's big day. It's a fluffy feather-filled battle between some of the cutesy animal characters now associated with Easterin this case, bunnies and ducksfor your attention and affection. Whether it's Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, or any number of other one-shot and obscure characters...who will win? Featuring live ragtime bunny hopping by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. Light beverage refreshments available or BYO food. (Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave, BK, 8pm, $10)
CLASS: Masculinity and #Metoo
The other side of the equation: Women know how sexual assault works and they're speaking out. Now it's time for men--and people of all genders--to recognize the sexual violence that's woven into mainstream masculinity, and divest. Join Man question for a workshop for people of all genders* on the #metoo movement, masculinity, and the revolutionary potential of the moment. Dialogue on social change can be stuffy and miserable...or terrifying...but since 2011, Man Question has been using playful, theatre-based approach to peek up the skirt of masculinity. This workshop is your platform to drop-kick violent masculinity, with joy. The British media outlet The Guardian is covering the workshop, as part of their video reporting about responses to #metoo. (Suite 300, 758 8th Ave, 1pm-4pm, $10-$20 sugg don)
VARIETY: Cabaret Luxe
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cabaret-luxe-tickets-42555800545 March 1933 marked the last gasp of the notorious Weimar Republic, a world in which all manner of deviance and subversion was on display. Amidst political turmoil and fear, Weimar musicians, dancers, and artists used daring performances and music to oppose oppression and create a world of glitter and doom. 85 years to the month of its demise, Dorothy Darker, and Dee Dee Vega invite you to join them in one night of abandon. The world outside may be full of despair, but inside love, sensuality, queerness, decadence, and art will reign supreme. Featuring Lulu Black, Dorothy Darker, Deity, Divina GranSparkle, and Lewd Alfred Douglas. The cabaret punk band Amour Obscur helmed by Dee Dee Vega makes its glorious return for to the stage with new music and old favorites reflecting this divisive political age. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman, BK, 7pm-11:59pm, $15-$30)
PARTICIPATORY: The Lion King Movie Musical Party https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1656066-lion-king-movie-musical-party-brooklyn Featuring a live performance by The Little Mermen, NYC's favorite Disney party band. Leave your worries behind at this interactive film screening chronicling the Circle Of Life on the African savannah. Join your voice to a chorus of fellow Disney fans in celebration of Elton John/Tim Rices award-winning soundtrack! Lyrics are available...if you even need them. Dress up as your favorite character from The Lion King or any character from the Disney vault to compete in the Disney Costume Contest. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7pm doors, 8pm show, $12, 21+)
ART/PARTY: ATARAXIA: tesseract
https://www.facebook.com/events/184478008832369 tix: bit.ly/ATARAXIAtesseract
A one night only Multimedia Art Explosion curated by Rachel Eisley & Kurt Ritta featuring 35 visual and performing artists transforming a cavernous cyc-walled production studio in LIC with immersive and interactive installations, projection art, embodied art, photography, painting, sculpture, performance art, experimental live music & DJs, electronic composers, light art, cuddle lounge & cash bar. (Q Studios LIC, 2138 44th Rd, LIC, 8pm-4am, $20 adv/$30 door)
FOOD: Bugapalooza 2018
http://nyadventureclub.com/event/42870106643 Join New York Adventure Club and Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs for a culinary event dedicated to helping introduce people to the world of edible bugs. Enjoy expertly-crafted bug dishes paired with familiar comfort foods like Grilled Cheese & Cricket Bites and Chapulines Popcorn. It's time to battle the myths, fears, and taboos surrounding these delicious, protein-filled critters through a bug festival that will forever change your opinion of them from yuck to yum. Open bar package available. (Ripley's Believe it Or Not, 234 W 42nd St, 8pm-11pm, $29-99)
DJ: HOWL: A Full Moon Gathering
https://www.facebook.com/events/1803474053280546 On this night we will come together in celebration, ritual and revelry, harnessing the fullness of the moon to bring out the fullness of our highest & most expressed selves. Begin with the opening circle, sharing and discussion about the significance of this night, then DJ's begin our journey with deep global sounds and tribal rhythms. Performances and rituals will be shared throughout the night. Music provided by: 2Melo, Illexxandra, and Omar Aena. (X Marks the Loft, 405 Johnson, BK, 8pm-4am, $17)
VARIETY: Carnevale - Farewell to Meat (Dark Burlesque and Pole) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnevale-farewell-to-meat-dark-burlesque-and-pole-tickets-43381524307 Welcome to Carnevale, the annual "Farewell to Meat." A festival in reverence to the mighty Queen Lilith of Hell. In this world happiness and harmony on earth may only be maintained through ritual and sacrifice. You are invited to abandon intellect and experience a night of debauchery, where norms about "desired behavior" are suspended, and all are subject to the ordinance of her Majesty the Queen. Starring: Melissa Pisarri, Stella Fink, Luisa Denis, Amanda Barnett, and Sunny. (Secret Loft, address with purchase, 9pm-12am, $15 adv/$20 day of)
PARTICIPATORY: Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival http://www.nycgo.com/events/easter-parade-and-easter-bonnet-festival1 Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade. (Fifth Ave, from 49th St to 57th St, 10am-4pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Easter Parade After Party w/ The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra https://www.facebook.com/events/356518278160257 Join the award-winning 16 piece Glenn Crytzer Orchestra featuring vocalist Dandy Wellington for classic big band music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress in festive Easter attire (bonnets and hats are welcome). The Plazas cocktails and bites are truly gourmet, so plan on sampling the food and drink options on their menu. (The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave, 3pm-6pm, FREE)
ART/MUSIC: Drum Meditation with Bill Mehleisen http://theinvisibledog.org/drum-meditation-with-bill-mehleisen Join hang drum player Bill Mehleisen for a live session that fills the gallery with the soft rhythmic sound of the hang drum and offers a vibrational dimension that activates contemplation of Halsey Chait's drawings. It will be a soothing sound meditation that attempts to harness the artist's original inspiration of vibrating space. Both of the current exhibitions, Halsey's Chait's Seed/Pond and Emma Sulkowicz's The Floating World, will remain open until the end of the session. (The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, BK, 5:30pm-6:30pm, FREE)
WORD: Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion w/ Jia Tolentino https://www.facebook.com/events/973654613073898 From Meg Wolitzer, New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, comes an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. Wolitzer will be in conversation with Jia Tolentino, a staff writer for The New Yorker and formerly deputy editor of Jezebel and contributing editor at The Hairpin. (Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St, BK, 7:30pm-8:30pm, FREE)
WORD: Seeing Symmetry: the Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns
Join mathematical artist Frank A. Farris for a visually stimulating session about symmetry. Taking a radical new approach to symmetry, Farris does not create patterns by repeating blocks the usual potato stamp method but rather teases patterns from mathematical objects called complex waveforms. Using any photograph as input, Farris waves can create all kinds of fantastical patterns. Its fun to view the before and after effect as you look back and forth between photograph and wallpaper, but beware: you will leave this session seeing patterns everywhere you look. Special introduction by mathematician Dan King. (National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th St, 4pm & 7pm, FREE w/RSVP)
VARIETY: Esquire 5-0: Celebrating a half-century of David F. Slone https://www.eventbrite.com/e/esquire-5-0-celebrating-a-half-century-of-david-f-slone-tickets-43892718302 David F. Slone has been blessed to spend much of his life attending and performing in fabulous shows. Nonetheless, hes particularly giddy to be able to celebrate his the culmination of his fifth decade on the planet by presenting this ridiculously eclectic evening of song, dance, magic, circus, comedy, and more. Featuring: Disco legend Randy Jones (The Village People), The Love Show, Multiple MAC Award winning lyricist and impresario Bobbie Horowitz, Eric Schmalenberger, Anya Sapozhnikova, Corn Mo, The Great Dubini, Erica Mancini, Dan Ruth, Matt Dallow, Ken Weaver, Alexis Karl, Evan Laurence, Nobuya Nagahama, and Bob Homeyer & Peter Welch. (House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $20-$45, 21+)
COMMUNITY: Mr(s) BK: Finale!
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 DJs Bushwigs Horrorchata & Merrie Cherry. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 8pm doors/10pm competition, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)
BENEFIT: Art in Action Third Annual 12x12 Figment Auction and Gala
Works created by local and regional artists will be exhibited and sold in a silent auction with bids beginning at $50. Proceeds will go toward FIGMENT NYC 2018. Help be a part of the movement to make Figment NYC a success in its 12th year. Featuring: DJ David Kiss, Minnie Dee live performance, Monikkr and live performance by Beauty In The Machine, and DJ Small Change. FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. FIGMENT NYC's 2018 summer-long projects include a architectural pavilion on Governors Island. Learn more at http://newyork.figmentproject.org (Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Sq W, 7pm-11pm, $50-$100)
VARIETY: Cirque Du So Weird: Peepshow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cirque-du-so-weird-peepshow-tickets-43954840110 A new circus is cumming to town with a show unlike anything theyve done before. Stripped down and clowning around, this devious collective of beautiful weirdos features Audrey Love, Kittyhawk Boone, Satine S'Allumer, Galatea Stone, E.LethalKit, Bella Vita and Michael Louis. Also featuring live art by famous sketch artist Adriano Moraes. Music by Affection Jon. Tickets are pre-sale only. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating with a full frontal view. GA tickets are standing room only or side seating in the lounge area. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 8pm-11:30pm, $20-$35, 21+)
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Application for Bindlestiff First of May Award - Deadline: 4/1 https://www.facebook.com/events/330497977442029 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is now accepting submissions for the Bindlestiff First of May Award a $500 to $1,000 development grant for full-length variety arts productions. Productions may be either solo or troupe-based projects. If submitting as a solo artist, applicant must be a NYC resident. If submitting as a troupe, at least 50% of troupe members must be NYC residents. See site for details.
Call for Guides to host walks for Janes Walk 2018 on May 4-6 - Deadline: 4/2
Janes Walk is a global festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. Walks combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Now in its eighth year, Janes Walk NYC is the largest in the world. Anyone is welcome to lead a Janes Walk. Whether you are affiliated with an organization or just an impassioned individual, Janes Walk is an opportunity to share your knowledge with fellow urbanists. Deadline to Submit: Monday, April 2, 2018. Contact janeswalknyc@PROTECTED with questions.
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.
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 Citys most unique and spectacular evening outings. This years exhibition showcases a series of installations crafted by Belgian floral artist Daniel Osteach 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 years 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)
THEATER/MUSIC: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story http://www.59e59.org/moreinfo.php?showid=311 This Klezmer-folk music-theater hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Its about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. Its about refugees who get out before its too late, and those who get out after its too late. And its about looking into the eyes of God. [G&S Note: sse code SKINT for $25 tix] (thru 4/22, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th St, see site for details, $70)
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 Twists Symphonie Fantastique
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)
PARTICIPATORY/ART: Dream Machine
Inspired by dreams and made for reality, this is an interactive experience designed to be tactile and shareable. You are invited to let your imagination run wild as you explore this surreal-powered playground.(thru 5/31, 93 N 9th St, BK, 10am-10pm, $38)
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 artists original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowies 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
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, its 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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