[G&S]: Tonight: tropical casino / 4.22: pop-up market & art show / Your NYC events 4.6-12

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: tropical casino / 4.22: pop-up market & art show / Your NYC events 4.6-12
Date: April 6th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Oh man, if you missed the new monthly insanity that was Cirque du so Weird last night, we don't even know what to tell you. The show is so X-rated, there's virtually no images of it we can share. We did post a hilarious censored snippet to our Instagram stories, if you want a taste :P http://instagram.com/gemini_scorpio -- but really you'll have to catch it on the next and every first Thursday of each month.

Onwards to party news!

  • Tonight! Our underground tropical casino returns, complete with three gaming stations, tropical bass beats, and overcomplicated tiki drinks: welcome to the Castaways Casino Club. Yes, you can actually play and win, and your winning credits can be used at our parties!
  • If you love DIY spaces like ours -- and know and love Meow Wolf out in Santa Fe -- we urge you to come down tonight to tell us on camera why you think they're important. Meow Wolf created a most generous nationwide grant in the wake of the Ghostship fire, and we were one of the lucky DIY space recipients. Now they want to do it again, and they're collecting snippets of interviews for the process. Come speak up for us!
  • Goldmine, our quarterly pop-up market on Sun 4.22, is going to be completely over-the-top. Two weeks to go, and we already have two venues, twenty vendors, three extras, three "green living" workshops, and one fab photo booth -- and more being confirmed every day. See invite below for current vendors, and drop us a line if you want to participate. You don't have to be a pro, just have fun things for sale -- especially up-cycled, costume, vintage & thrift. And we'd love more workshops and extras, too.


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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
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.


Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine pop-up market - spring clean & Earth Day edition

Sun, Apr 22 - Earth Day, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft + 313 Butler Gallery (on next block), Gowanus, BK G&S 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 and coffee, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.

Exclusive to this Earth Day edition: we're taking over a green-minded gallery with a lovely garden just around the corner, for an expanded market vendor selection, pop-up art show, introductions to local sustainability organization, and brief presentations on green living.

Confirmed vendors in both locations:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal Basina Jewelry - Wearable glass and enamel art BrooklynBaum - One-of-a-kind, individually-handcrafted wooden jewelry Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more party wear Halsted Welles - Native ​plants, shrubs, and trees to restore nature in urban environments Haus of Hag - Authentic artisanal magical crafts & curiosities I,Delgado Couture - Organic vegan food-grade skincare Kat Mon Dieu's Ornamental Headwear - Headdresses & costume pieces Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves Livlovohm - Modern bohemian jewelry designed for layering The Mended Moth - Handmade or refurbished accessories with a vintage sensibility Mutantland Art by Al Benkin - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings Nicole Oliva Model - Gothic, Lolita, steampunk, historical & cosplay Sarah Sokol Millinery - Bringing imagination to life through outrageous headwear The Scarlett Affair - Festive and fun floral designs for the holidays Sherritdesign - Imaginary creature plushies Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum

Delicious and sexy cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats by Brooklyn Born & Bread Tarot by Marcy Currier of Metamorphosis: Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support Restorative Thai massage by ThIS Body
Luscious garden photo booth by Halsted Welles featuring Earth Goddess human statue Hope Diamond

Earth Day mini-workshops & info sessions (times TBA): - Community gardens, native plants, and ecological sustainability - The Urban Worm: DIY vermicompost
- Creating healthier environments through community


Vendor and artist call for Goldmine pop-up market Sun 4/22 (Earth Day)

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.
  • Fine art for the gallery, wall or floor placement, preferably under $300 and relevant to Earth Day in theme and/or materials.
  • Organizations and presenters who can do mini workshops, presentations, lectures, etc -- we have a second room at the gallery that we want to convert into a learning space for the day. Hands-on stuff is great, but even a simple brief talk would be excellent.
  • Any fun extras to add: snacks, giveaways, services, experiences, classes, etc.

Vendor info:
- To vend, message us with a link to your stuff or a note about it, if you're not a pro seller. For vendor placement, please contact vend [at] geminiandscorpio [com] (that includes table vendors who may also have wall art). The fine art curation and sales go through the gallery: jsgalleryinfo [at] gmail. - There are no fees for vending at this event, just a 20% donation towards the space(s) from your sales, collected by G&S. - We have sofas, chairs & a few clip lights, but please bring any "nice" lighting or decoration for your table / area. - We have a few 2x2 tables (claim yours quickly) or BYO, up to 6'. Our tables are slatted, and we suggest bringing a cover. - BYO racks and mirrors, though a couple of mirrors are on site. - First come, first served on choice of locations - We have wifi; bring your mobile payment solutions.

/// NYC EVENTS: 4/6-4/12 ///


SHOP: Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale http://manhattanvintage.com/upcoming-shows This clothing show features New York City's greatest collection of vintage clothing, accessories and antique textiles from the last century and more. Discover high styles from the last century that inspire today’s fashion trends. The show is the ultimate vintage showcase, which brings together over 80 of the country’s top vintage clothing, accessories and antique textile dealers under one roof. (Fri 1pm-8pm/Sat 11am-6pm, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, $15 adv/$20 door)

MUSIC: The 10th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival http://brooklynfolkfest.com
The annual festival provides an opportunity for young and old alike to come together, enjoy music, workshops, film screenings, contests and jam sessions and be part of the vitality of the community. This year’s festival will feature Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, St. Louisian Pokey LaFarge, R. Crumb with The East River String Band, NPR Tiny Desk alums Spirit Family Reunion, and folk music legend John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers. The fest also includes Indian Classical Music from the Women’s Raga Massive, old time string band music from Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, a performance for children by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz, celebrating the release of their new Smithsonian Folkways album, Grammy-nominated Moroccan band Innov Gnawa, two square dances, food, the NYC premiere of the documentary “Linefork,” about living legend Kentucky banjo player Lee Sexton, “How They Got Over” about the golden age of Black gospel quartets and a 50th anniversary screening of counter-cultural cult classic film “Gold” with rare Q&A with the director. (Fri-Sun, St. Ann's Church, 129 Pierrepont St, BK, $20-85)

VARIETY: Congress of Curious Peoples
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/congressopeningnight2018 This annual festival offers a wide variety of events including the Opening Night 12th Annual Sideshow Hall of Fame, The Strange and Unusual Market, Superfreak Weekend, Drink and Draw, and more. (Fri-Sun, this week and next, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, see site for details)

MUSIC: Ende Times IX
https://withfriends.co/event/184703/ende_tymes_festival_9 Festival of noise and experimental liberation. This three day festival offers over 40 artists bring you the best in noise and experimental music. (Fri-Sun, Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7:30pm-3am, $45)

FILM: KINO! 2018 Festival of German Films http://www.kinofestivalnyc.com
This fest delivers fresh German films to New York City. It will showcase nine feature-length films— including three North American premieres, one US premiere, one East Coast premiere, three New York premieres and one Manhattan premiere—plus the “Next Generation Short Tiger” 2017 line-up, also a North American premiere. All of this year’s programs will be held at an arthouse theatre complex located on the Upper West Side which offers high-end technical projection and a modern ambiance. Many filmmakers and creative talent from Germany will attend the screenings and engage with the audience. (Fri-Thu, The Landmark at 57 West, 657 West 57th St, see site for details, $12-$15)

SHOP: The Oddities Spring Flea Market
At this unique market created in partnership with Atlas Obscura you will find a wonderful assemblage of vendors from across the country bringing you an extensive variety of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art and more. Ink Master contestants Ryan & Matthew Murray of Black Veil Tattoo will be offering flash tattoos throughout the weekend on-stage at the top floor of the space. Early access VIP tickets available. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, $5-$20)

MUSIC: MATA Festival's 20th Anniversary: The World's Fair of Fresh International Music https://matafestival.org/mata-festival/2018-mata-festival “Bringing legacy and future to life” Featuring 43 composers from every inhabited continent and the newest music from rising international voices: 12 World, 11 American, 5 NY Premieres, 3 Commissions. Plus MATA’s 'greatest hits' and 5 new alumni commissions: Annie Gosfield, David T. Little, Jennifer Higdon, Nico Muhly, Ken Ueno. Featuring Mexico's Liminar Ensemble - Sandbox Percussion, Contemporaneous, Face the Music, and more. Plus Divine Mysteries & A Room Of One's Own. (Mon-Thu, this week and next, The Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, see site for details, $25)

THEATER: Dean Haspiel's The Last Bar at the End of the World https://www.facebook.com/events/2022560034651892 tix: https://lastbar.brownpapertickets.com Announcing the World Premiere of Emmy-award winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel's new work "The Last Bar at the End of the World." Dean returns to the stage with this existential tragicomedy about a dying graphic novelist, his best friend, and the sages, teachers, lovers, and losers that fill up his cityscape in a play that asks the question “Why are we here and what do we have to do to move on? Featuring: Philip Cruise, Tarik Davis, Lex Friedman, Seth Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Edward Miller, Alyssa Simon, Anna Stefanic, and Stoya. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, Urban Stages, 259 W 30th St, see site for details, $25)


BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents WASAPALOOZA http://www.wasabassco.com
Travel back to the 1990’s with The World’s Greatest Burlesque Show. The women of Wasabassco shred the stage with a one-night tassel-twirling celebration of angst, alienation and apathy. In a striptease tribute to the original alternative music festival, these bump-and-grind Gen-XXX superstars will add a little glitter to the music, fashion, and disenchantment of the grunge movement. Hosted by Nasty Canasta and starring Amuse Bouche, Minx Arcana, Penny Wren, Puss-N-Boots, Raquel Reed, Sapphire Jones, Sydni Deveraux and special guest Jessabelle Thunder. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15-$30)

BURLESQUE: Danger Zone: A Burlesque Tribute to Archer https://metropolisarcher.brownpapertickets.com The spies, thugs, and poorly paid office staff of Archer will be taking to the stage in their latest ill advised money making scheme. America’s favorite deceptively stupid, offensively attractive, and currently comatose secret agent will be taking you along on this rampage of liquor, ladies, and lapses of taste. Featuring Tiger Bay, Nina La Voix, Poison Ivory, Ms Trixie Delight, Striker Posie, Luna Lee. Hosted by Moe Cheezmo. Kittened by Petite Renard. With DJ Matt Storm. (Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $10 sugg don)

COMEDY: The Big Weird Comedy Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/176305366343218 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-weird-comedy-show-free-pizza-tickets-44415890123 Check out rising stars and established comedians working their newest material. Enjoy an amazing line-up and free pizza. Hosted by: Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Ryan Beck (The Daily Show), Will Winner (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast). Featuring: Jo Firestone (Comedy Central Half Hour), Mike Recine (CONAN), John Rosenberger (You'll Have Fun - A Comedy Show), Tito Garza (Funny Or Die), Tanael Joachim (Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV). Advance purchase only/free pizza. (Secret Loft, Greenwich Village address with purchase, 8:30pm doors & pizza/9pm show, $10-$12, 21+)

PERFORMANCE: Fracesco Kiais, Jaguar Mary, Ken Butler, Kara Lynch, Raha Behnam http://www.grace-exhibition-space.com
A night of performance taking on questions of history, reality and truth in the soul and spirit. Francesco Kiais [Greece]: Kiais graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 1990, having attended, among others, courses in theory and method of the mass media, history of filmmaking, art history, technique of photography, music history, graphic techniques, design, theory of the form and perception psychology. Jaguar Mary [Brooklyn]: “My interests, and the directives that have driven my own art practice, involve black feminist discourse, questions of history, reality and truth as they relate to science and the unknown, and the purpose of the soul/spirit in art.” Ken Butler [Brooklyn]: The artist-musician performs mesmerizing world textures and driving melodic grooves with passion and purpose on an amazing arsenal of amplified hybrid string instruments made from household objects and tools. Kara Lynch [Bronx]: through low-fi, collective practice and social intervention, Lynch explores aesthetic/political relationships between time + space. Her work is vigilantly raced, classed, and gendered - Black, queer and feminist. Raha Behnam [NYC]: Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based artist, and first-generation immigrant. She is currently concerned with systems and practices for collective healing, and engaged in liberation work through community-based counseling. (Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, 2nd Fl, BK, 9pm doors/9:30pm perf, $5-$20 sugg don)

MUSIC: Bombay Rickey
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html Fronted by vocalist and composer Kamala Sankarama, Bombay Rickey could be the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to an imaginary spaghetti western. Bombay Rickey counts Ennio Morricone and Yma Sumac as influences. Exotic dance rhythms, coloratura soprano and surf guitar. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)

First will be Round of Q and A: Contestants will wear their "favorite look" and answer questions provided by our host. Then, Round of Performances: Contestants will show us what they can do. Hosted By Acid Betty. Finalists: Mr(s) Secret Project Robot HaraJuku Queen, Mr(s) Wildcard Mary Con, Mr(s) BIZARRE Bushwick Qualms Galore, Mr(s) Wildcard Emi Grate, Mr(s) Metropolitan Bar Ruby Fox, Mr(s) Wildcard Magenta Queen, Mr(s) Wildcard Mikey Dallas. Beatz by Merrie Cherry & Horrorchata. Presented by Alotta McGriddles, Matty Horrorchata & The Haus of Acid. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 10pm-4am, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)


ART: NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden Opening Reception http://www.cityreliquary.org/april-7-29-nyc-trash-past-present-future-sculpture-garden The City Reliquary’s sculpture exhibition — in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, “NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future” — presents the work of ten local trash artists whose works will be on display in the Reliquary’s backyard garden. The spirit of NYC Trash! reinforces the notion that trash can and should be reused. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects. The Wildlife Conservation Corps (WCC) will screen “2 Lost Soles”, a film about the urgency of conservation, and poet Jacqueline Ottman will read from her book “If Trash Could Talk.” (City Reliquary, 12pm-3pm, $7/$5 members)

THEATER: Cheating Death: Magic, Memoirs & Mortality http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/996-cheating-death-magic-memoirs-mortality tix: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3346712 Written and performed by Nelson Lugo, this is a personal examination of one magician's life - or more specifically - his many brushes with death. The raw vulnerability in the stories is heightened by the wonder, intimacy, and sometimes danger of the classically performed parlour magic. The result is a joyful celebration of life and all of its varied deaths. The show reminds those of us on this side of the dirt that learning to find happiness, not in spite of, but because of sadness, is the most powerful magic we can create. This show contains adult language and adult content which may not be suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Due to the experimental nature of the piece - this will be a Staged Reading of a work-in-progress performance. After the show please feel free to stick around to participate in a moderated feedback session with the writer/performer. (The Tank, 312 West 36th St, 1st Fl, 3pm-4pm, $10)

PARADE: New York Tartan Day Parade
Show your love of Scotland and all things Scottish, and celebrate the unique friendship that the USA has with Scotland. Before the parade some of the leading pipe and drum bands will be performing in preparation for the parade (Bryant Park, 11:15am-1pm, FREE). Then watch nearly 4,000 marchers on 6th Avenue in this years parade, including 3 Celtic Dog packs. Post Parade Party at BB Kings (237 West 42 St, 4:30pm-8:30pm, $65) (multiple locations, see site for details, 11am-8:30pm)

ART/SHOP/WORD: Defying Dualities: An evening of female art and conversation https://www.eventbrite.com/e/defying-dualities-an-evening-of-female-art-and-conversation-tickets-43634019527 An art event featuring 31 black and white illustrations of interviews with women exploring female contradictions. Growing up, girls are expected to embody multiple expectations, which are often contradicting and follow them into adulthood. Defying Dualities aims to spread awareness that women don’t need to live within the confines of a black and white world. The original artwork will be on display and for sale. Audiences will gain first access to limited handmade goods for purchase. The ticket includes food and one drink. The participants and the audience will have a unique opportunity to connect and share their experiences through vulnerable storytelling. (New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, BK, 5pm-10pm, $10)

PERFORMANCE: Bushwig Bowie
https://www.facebook.com/events/665568700452994 Bushwig takes over the Beaux-Arts Court for a special Bowie-themed showcase hosted by Bushwig's Horrorchata and Tyler Ashley. They will be celebrating the life of David & his influences which was heavily inspired by particularly New York drag queens & the iconic Club 57 in the the East Village. Featuring DJ Horrorchata and Bowie inspired shows by Untitled Queen, Charlene, Patti Spliff, Lucy Balls, Maxxx Pleasure, Mini Horrorwitz, RagaMuffin, Ruby Fox, Salami Sisters, Didi Disco, and Magenta. (Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, BK, 5pm doors/6:30pm show, FREE)

FILM: QVC appreciation night
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qvc-appreciation-night-tickets-44153139228 Bring your e-cigs and don your finest QVC apparel! We’re going to watch and celebrate the finest celebrity QVC clips, sip champagne out of solo cups and have a spirited discussion of what Casa Zeta Jones’ “Ashes of Roses” means to us. (The THNK1994 Museum, 1436 Atlantic Ave, 7pm-10pm, $5)

MUSIC: Supermambo - A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html Mambo King and timbalero extraordinaire Tito Puente was also an accomplished vibraphone player. The instrument was prominently featured on his early mambo recordings. Felipe Fournier is a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica who plays with classic Salsa outfit Our Latin Thing and Ruben Blades. His tribute to Tito Puente emphasizes the King of the Timbales' Mambo years and vibes performance. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)


MUSIC: 2nd annual Gotham Jazz Festival
Dance, lounge, & listen to a dozen of NYC's best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands…nearly 100 musicians. Featuring: Gordon Webster & Friends, Stephane Wrembel, Hannah Gill & After Hours (star of Postmodern Jukebox), King Solomon Hicks, Jon-Erik Kellso's EarRegulars - w/Kat Edmondson, Adrien Chevalier's Gypsy Jazz Quartet, Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Mike Davis' New Wonders, Cynthia Sayer Trio, The Hot Toddies, The Xylofolks. Plus All Star Jam Session - w. Bria Skonberg & Gordon Websterr, NYHJC All Star Band, and more. (The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S, 12pm to 1am, $30-$99)

PARTICIPATORY: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon https://knockdown.center/event/art-feminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that. Join this communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. They will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, QNS, 2pm-8pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER: Annual Taste of Dance Parade Showcase Gala https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-taste-of-dance-parade-showcase-gala-tickets-44273691804 Show your support for Dance and enjoy a magical evening, inspiring dance through the celebration of diversity, featuring a curated selection of performances from groups appearing in the upcoming 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 19th. Performances by: Folk Dance Club Kaleidoscope (Slavic), Damir Tasmagambetov (Indian Bharatanatyam), Angel Kaba and Dance In Tribeca (Contemporary/Hip-Hop), Skin Dance (Dance Drama), New York Chinese Cultural Center (Sword Dance), Rhythm Locura (Same gender Salsa), Pro Am Dance Team (Latin/Hip-Hop), and more. Attendees will be welcomed into the theater one hour prior to the start of the show to mix and mingle with fellow guests, the performers and the Dance Parade team of volunteers. Snacks will be available along with a cash bar to quench your thirst. Proceeds from this event will help aid in production costs for the 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival as well as help to fund the Community Engagement Program which brings the excitement and energy of dance to 15 under-resourced schools and community centers in New York City. (Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 6pm-10pm, $20-$250)

WORD: Irv's All-Stars - A storytelling show https://www.facebook.com/events/176635429811144 Celebrate Big Irv's storytelling's 4 year Irv-versary. For this grand occasion some of their most talented and popular storytellers return to the main stage to teach us what they've learned, (or forgotten), during the last 4 years. Featuring stories from: Jeff Simmermon, Lucas Connolly, Bess Stillman, Marie Faustin, Sean O’Brien, Jake Hart, Chris Ryan, Boo Trundle and Nick Padilla. Plus one extra-special open mic slot. Hosted by Adam Selbst. BYOB. (Big Irv’s, 381 Hooper St, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, FREE)


BENEFIT: JACK Alive Benefit Concert hosted by Dave Malloy http://www.jackny.org/jack-alive-concert.html Support JACK’s mission to fuel experiments in art and activism at this benefit concert for JACK, an Obie Award-winning performance venue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Hosted by Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 composer Dave Malloy, this is a vibrant evening of life-affirming music, featuring an adventurous group of performers from the Broadway, Downtown, and Brooklyn theater scenes, all celebrating JACK's mission to fuel experiments in art and activism. Main dining room and preferred seating options. Preferred seating includes ringside seats, tickets to an upcoming JACK show, a signed poster, music from the performers, and other goodies. Full food & beverage service available. No food or beverage minimum. Hosted by Dave Malloy. (The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Ave, 4th Fl, inside YOTEL, 7pm & 9:30pm, $65-$100)


FILM/WORD/FOOD: WASTED! Food Documentary Screening w/ Food and 21+ Drinks Join for an evening of food + drinks with a sustainable twist during a screening of “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste”. Entry to the event includes food and drink (beer + wine for those 21+) from some of the top NYC companies working to green the food industry. Reception includes the chance to meet these food innovators and see waste-inspired photography from Jodie Taylor. Attendees will also receive a take-home eco-goodie bag filled with sustainable treats from our partners. In order to make this a truly zero waste event, they are asking everyone to bring their own cups, dishware, and utensils. Feel free to be as creative as possible. (Kickstarter HQ, 58 Kent St, BK, 6:30pm, $25)

WORD: Murals, Messaging, & Organizing https://www.peoplesles.org/event/murals-messaging-organizing An evening of conversation between artists and organizers collaborating in the Lower East Side. This is A People’s LES program co-hosted by FABnyc and Downtown Art. With: Dipti Desai: The Art, Education, and Community Practice Program at NYU Steinhardt; School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Anna Ozbek: Chinatown Art Brigade & The Illuminator; Libertad Guerra: Loisaida Inc; Tomie Arai: muralist / Chinatown Art Brigade. Moderated by: Dakota Scott, The People’s LES Project Director. RSVP to peoplesles@PROTECTED (Downtown Art, 70 East 4th St, 6:30pm, FREE)

WORD: How I Learned
It’s been a minute, but Since 2009, “How I Learned” has featured some of the best live storytelling, reading, and comedy in New York. The series returns for this one-night event featuring Aparna Nancherla (Corporate; Master of None), Dan Kennedy (host, The Moth; Author, Rock On), Isaac Fitzgerald (host, #AMToDM; Founding Editor, BuzzFeed Books), Marie Faustin (host, The Unofficial Expert; MTV2's Vidiots), and Mellini Kantayya (author, actor. writer. whatever.; The Night Of). Hosted by Blaise Allysen Kearsley. (Union Hall, 702 Union St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm how, $8 adv/$10 door)


WORD: Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America https://thepit-nyc.com/event/2018-04-11-harmon-leon-infiltrates-trump-america Meet the Deplorables Author/VICE contributor, Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America. Take his hand as he leads you on a multimedia journey into his true-life, undercover exploits with such facets of Trump America as: anti-immigration vigilantes on the Mexican border, the world of Christian conversion therapy, abortion protesters outside of Planned Parenthood. Plus songs! Weird, wildly original and completely incomprehensible - if you're not outraged in Trump America - then you're not paying attention. (The PIT, 123 E 24th St, 9:30pm, $10)


VARIETY: 80s Video Vixens
https://www.facebook.com/events/459392734478144 Scarlett Lace continues her show series of different past decades which focus on important musical artists and pop culture contributions. This time it is back to the 80s and the women who shaped the Rock, Pop, and R&B music genres. Women in the 80s ruled the charts as well as MTV. This show will celebrate those women, their talents, and their impact on the music industry. Performances by: Ginger Twist, The Incredible Edible Akynos, Mia Julep, Audrey Love, and Scarlett Lace. Featuring Go-Go Goddess Gemini Blitz and DJ Kiki Valentine. There will be 80s trivia, a dance contest, drink specials, and much more. (The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, 10pm-1am, FREE)

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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.


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)

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 4/21, Fri & Sat, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, BX, 6:30pm/7pm/7:30pm, $38)

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. It’s about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It’s about refugees who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. And it’s 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)

THEATER: Rap Guide to Consciousness
http://www.sohoplayhouse.com/event/45fadfa0b02552a56f009ed0741c7ea8 A new hip-hop comedy about the relationship between our mental lives and our physical brains. How can 80 billion neurons combine to produce our thoughts and feelings, from awe to amusement, or is there something more going on? That’s the hard problem. Canadian “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman takes a deep dive into the science of consciousness, the perceptions of newborn babies, and what it’s like to be an octopus tentacle on drugs in this psychedelic new production. [G&S Note: use code “QUALIA” for 35% off tickets] (thru 4/29, Fri-Thu, SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St, see site for details, $39)

ART: NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden http://www.cityreliquary.org/april-7-29-nyc-trash-past-present-future-sculpture-garden The City Reliquary’s sculpture exhibition — in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, “NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future” — presents the work of ten local trash artists whose works will be on display in the Reliquary’s backyard garden. The spirit of NYC Trash! reinforces the notion that trash can and should be reused. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects. (thru 4/29, Thu-Sun, City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, $7/$5 members)

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)

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 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
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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