[G&S]: Sun: 25+ vendors at Goldmine in 2 locations / Thur: Cocktail Experiment / Your NYC events 4.20-26

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun: 25+ vendors at Goldmine in 2 locations / Thur: Cocktail Experiment / Your NYC events 4.20-26
Date: April 20th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

OMG, spriiiiiiing! FINALLY. The long-awaited change in weather is making us look forward to next week's Goldmine even more. We have TWO venues for this event, and both have outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. And the list of vendors keeps growing, too. Plus, we have delicious treats, tarot, massage, photo booth and of course by-donation champagne (in the loft). We could still fit more delights, though -- anyone want to join us with their wares, art, info, experiences, food? Drop a line.

The following Thursday is our monthly cocktail night, and if you haven't been, we highly recommend it over the crush of weekend bars, even if you never bring an ingredient. Especially with the weather making rooftop lounging an option :)


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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.

Confirmed vendors:
Basina Jewelry - Wearable glass and enamel art - http://www.basinajewelry.com
BrooklynBaum - Upcycled, handcrafted wooden jewelry (and vintage dirty mags for Goldmine only!) - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrooklynBaum
Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift - http://www.comingupviolets.com
Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more party wear - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm
The Feminist Bride - Art, upcycled jewelry, feminist stuff - https://www.etsy.com/people/TheFeministBride
Halsted Welles - Native ​plants, shrubs, and trees to restore nature in urban environments - http://halstedwelles.com
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/
Kiki Valentine - Vintage, costume pieces, accessories
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LamiaAkarDesign
LivLovOhm - Modern bohemian jewelry designed for layering - http://www.rawartists.org/liveloveohm
The Mended Moth - Handmade or refurbished accessories with a vintage sensibility - https://www.facebook.com/themendedmoth/
Modern Girl Blitz - Witchy and feminist handmade jewelry, apparel, and trinkets - http://www.moderngirlblitz.co
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
Sasha's Mission Animal Rescue - Unique fashion accessories to benefit the mission - https://www.beminenyc.com
Sherritdesign - Imaginary creature plushies - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sherritdesign
The Scarlett Affair - Festive and fun floral designs for the holidays - https://thescarlettaffair.yolasite.com/
Tachi Tachi - Textiles You Can't Stop Touching - http://www.HannahSchultz.com
Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLoveAffairs
Unnatural Kingdom - Urban nature photography and upcycled garden containers  - http://unnaturalkingdom.com
The World Is Your Dumpster - Kitchen, bath and body products to de-plastify your life -
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com

Delicious and sexy cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats by Brooklyn Born and Bread
Tarot, Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support 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 Adel Diamond

Earth Day mini-workshops & info sessions (times TBA):
- Community gardens, native plants, and ecological sustainability by Halsted Welles
- The Urban Worm: DIY vermicompost by Marissa Ringel
- Creating healthier environments through community by The World Is Your Dumpster

And at 3pm, special guest speaker Steven Haft, one of the co-organizers of original Earth Day.

Earth Day inspired fine art show with works for sale by:
Carlucci Bencivenga
Emma Cotter Art
Jessica M Dalrymple Art
Katherine Forst
Hal Hirshorn
Todd Monaghan Fine Art
Janie Samuels
Rebecca Sheckman
Andy Smenos
Reid Stowe
Ryan Roth
Eltsahfahn Vanterpool
Amy Weil Paintings
Kate Westmorelan
Ward Yoshimoto
Nola Zirin


Gemini & Scorpio

The Cocktail Experiment + April Babies Birthday Party

Fri, April 27 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-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
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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 a friend get a complimentary round (up to three friends, if it's a full size bottle of something excellent!). No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Is your birthday in April? Your first experiment is on the house (show us your ID). You can even get in touch to reserve a couch, arrange party favors, etc. Yes, you can order food to be delivered, too. 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.


Gemini & Scorpio


Star Wars reboot movie night for #MayTheFourth

Fri, May 4, 7pm-late, $10 sugg don
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address
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Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his dark side enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance — and unlikely heroes brought together by fate — are the galaxy’s only hope at thwarting a new reign of evil.

With the destruction of the Republic, the evil First Order reigns. Now, Supreme Leader Snoke looks to crush what's left of the Resistance and cement his grip on the galaxy. But hope survives: Rey has found Luke Skywalker, a legendary Jedi Master who can change the tide of war.

/// NYC EVENTS: 4/20-4/26 ///


MUSIC/DANCE: Choral Chameleon BODY
A chorus of 40+ voices will explore the rawness, the power, the allure, the sensuality, and the imperfection of the human body in this epic choral-movement project. The program was developed in collaboration with choreographer Coco Karol, integrating her groundbreaking "movement interviews"; a technique of eliciting deep human connection and insight by interviewing a subject while moving with them. The Chorus singers will be both subjects and performers. The musical programming will pivot on Vince Peterson's 20-minute work, "I Sing the Body Electric" set for brass and percussion to the texts of Walt Whitman. [G&S Note: use promo code “COCOCHAMELEON” for $5 off] (Fri/Sat, Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, BK, 8pm, $30)

THEATER: Leisure, Labor, Lust
A three-part triptych presented in one evening. Inspired by the work of Edith Wharton and Jacob Riis, this queer love story spans turn-of-the-century New York from the horrors of mental illness to the paralysis of the immigrant to the impossibility of being closeted to a gothic romance. (Fri-Sun, The Tank, 312 W 36th St, 1st Fl, see site for details, $25)

FILM: Fashion in Film Festival – Wearing Time: Past, Present, Future, Dream
This fest explores the fascinating connections between fashion, cinema, and time. Probing into four different (though often overlapping) conceptions of time—past, present, future, and dream—the program asks what concrete manifestations of time fashion and clothing enable. What memories, echoes, and ghostly shadows? Fashion’s own relation to time may be vital and intimate, but it is far from transparent. Film, the art of time passing, helps illuminate some of its complexities. (Fri-Sun, this week and next, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $9-$15)

FILM: The Puppet Master: The Complete Jiri Trnka
Marking a cinematic milestone, the first complete U.S. retrospective of the Czech animation master Jiri Trnka (1912-1969) is scheduled to take place this week. Comprised of all 18 shorts and 6 features by this remarkable filmmaker, Screen Slate celebrates this essential series. Program highlights include Trnka's Venice Film Festival prize-winning first feature The Czech Year; A Midsummer Night's Dream, narrated by Richard Burton; Cannes Film Festival prize-winning The Animals and the Brigands; and his final masterpiece, and the most known by many, The Hand. [G&S Note: use code “Trnka2018” for $12 tix] (Fri-Wed, Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th St, see site for details, $15)

FILM: Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami
One doesn’t have to do much to make a film about the towering, tempestuous Jamaican-born Grace Jones visually stunning and frequently outrageous, but director Sophie Fiennes goes above and beyond in this documentary portrait of the powerful and pansexual glam-pop diva, observed in close quarters over the course of several years, the all-access segments of her quotidian existence on the road punctuated by larger-than-larger-than-life musical numbers. A treatment every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself. (Fri-Thu, Metro graph, No 7 Ludlow St, see site for details, $15)


MUSIC: Church of Betty 30th Anniversary Concert
A fixture in the Downtown art scene since 1988, Chris Rael’s groundbreaking world pop orchestra Church Of Betty celebrates 30 years with a blowout concert for the ages. The show will mingle the group’s classic late-'90s/early-'00s lineup with its current ensemble of New York’s finest. Performance legend Penny Arcade will host the evening, which will feature a cameo guest appearance by Stew, the Tony-winning star of Broadway’s Passing Strange. Beloved NYC rockers Life In A Blender will kick off the evening. (Drom, 85 Avenue A, 7pm, $15 adv/$20 door)

MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Global Mashups 2018: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat
They are mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor, pre-show dance lessons, concert and jam. Each band plays a set, then the tow meet and jam. With Spanglish Fly, NYC’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin Boogaloo’s soul and R&B mix, and Chop and Quench, comprised of members of the cast and band of FELA! The Musical. (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Norther Blvd, QNS, 7pm lesson/8pm concert, $16/$10 members & stu/FREE teens 13-19 with ID)

VARIETY: LUST: Late Night Spring Fever
An unmarked door. A night of scandalous stage shows. Part cabaret, part night of sensual play. Grab your partner, come with friends, fly solo, meet a stranger, find that ubiquitous unicorn (they exist). Spend the night cuddling, kissing, watching, dancing, laughing…spanking. LUST Late Night contains erotic performance art that may be too scandalous for the average guest. Starring: Stormy Leather, Misc Allaneous Dom Top, Nola Kodish with Michael Klimovich, Kayla Lael aka Lydia Vengeance, Vonka Romanov, and Abby Hertz. Kissmedeadlydoll Shibari with Chelsa Doll. Jackie Skye doing interactive hot wax all night. Hosted by Shelly Watson. With DJ Kevin Bourgeois. Dress code: formal, fetish, and creative dress for all genders. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 9pm-3am, $40-$80, 21+)

ART: The Creative Canvas Tour
The Creative Canvas team hand picks the best visual artist, fashion designers, and performance artist in major cities across the country. All that talent comes together for a creative spectacle second to none. The venue is set up gallery style with a full bar serving a variety of your favorite drinks. Each guest can view and/or purchase items immediately while enjoying live music by Miami, Florida’s, Elements The Band. We cap it all off with the most positive experience of the evening which is our interview segment of the show. Our host, Franck Mille, keeps the audience engaged with his delightful intellect. (258 Johnson Avenue, BK, 9pm-12am, $20-$32)


SHOP: Independent Grand Pop-Up Market No.6: Record Store Day
Exclusive & limited vinyl releases from some of NY’s finest independent labels & worldwide friends as featured on independentgrand.com Exclusive direct sale from Razor-N-Tape; rare undiscovered reissues from Denmark/NY-based label, Frederiksberg Records. Premier vinyl record accessories from Brooklyn-based manufacturer, Wax Rax. Vintage stock & rarities from Sure Shot Records. Performances from Combo Lulo- NY-inspired Caribbean sounds. Plus vinyl DJ sets from: Little Dynasty, Sonido Chichadelico (LIMA, PERU) (Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, BK, 12pm-11pm, FREE)

SHOP: Ridgewood Market Night Bazaar 5 Year Anniversary
Over 40 independent and local artisan & vintage vendors. Food, alcohol, music, entertainment, and more. Kid friendly. (Ridgewood Market, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave, QN, 5pm-11pm, FREE)

ART/PERFORMANCE: The Living Installation’s The Holy Mountain
The Living Installation is a creative session/happening by artist couple Michael Alan and Jadda Cat. They make art with love for fun to share with others, including performance, multimedia, comedy, projection, and live art making together as a team. Unpredictable experience awaits you. Alejandro Jodoworski’s artistic cult masterpiece “The Holy Mountain” is projected on the ceiling. Performance takes place inside the studio and select areas around the building. Costumed and nude performers interact with the space to create an improv comedic multimedia dada experience. Escape yourself and become a part of nonsense. Performers from around the world are displayed live on screen and incorporated into the Living Installation. You are encouraged to experience all 5 hours of this endurance performance. (Bushwick address with purchase, BK, 7pm-12am, $20-$40)

FILM/MUSIC: Phantom Museums: Short Films of the Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers are filmmakers whose knack for creating miniaturized worlds has earned them accolades from The New York Times as “masters above all of an unusually entrancing form of stop-action animation.” The Quay’s masterworks to be screened are “Street Of Crocodiles” (1986), a nightmarish exploration of a netherworld. Finally “The Comb” (1991), featuring the music of Leszek Jankowski. Following the short film screenings, special performances by “New York’s most daring violin duo” String Noise (Time Out NY) and “singular harp virtuoso” Mélanie Genin (Epoch Times) will premiere new works by composer Ricardo Romaneiro with visuals by Christian Hannon and choreography by dancers Matilda Sakamoto & Amanda Krische. (National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St, BK, 7pm, $20 adv/$25 door)

BURLESQUE: House of Deveraux’s CINEMAGIC! a tribute to 80's cinema
tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wasabasscos-house-of-deveraux-presents-cinemagic-a-tribute-to-1980s-cinema-tickets-43319790660
Let’s go out to the movies! Wasabassco pays homage to the films that moved us and made us who we are today, the flicks that made us laugh and helped us fall in love - brought to you through the lens of burlesque and bump and grind. Bring a date or meet up with friends, but be sure to join them for this unforgettable striptease showcase honoring the movies of a generation. Presented by International burlesque sensation Sydni Deveraux and starring: Sydni Deveraux, Amanda Whip, Gal Friday, Essence Revealed, Tiger Bay, Pearls Daily, Penny Wren, Puss N Boots, The Maine Attraction, Delysia La Chatte and Albert Cadabra. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 8pm, $20-$40)

PARTY: SEMA: Earth Day Celebration
SEMA returns with live world music, poetry, storytelling, DJ's + dancing and more. Live music includes classical Indian ragas, South American medicine songs, Persian mystical poetry and chants and more. Featured artists: Haleh Liza, Natalia Clavier, Adam Maalouf, Matt Kilmer, Rich Stein, Camila Celin, Ehren Hanson, DJ Omar Aena, and DJ 2Melo. (X Marks the Loft, 405 Johnson Ave, BK, 8pm doors/9pm ceremony, $30 adv/$40 door)

DJ: Sometimes It's Prince In April: A Celebration of Prince
Sign 'O' The Times, indeed. It's been two years since his majesty peaced out, and it feels like we need his music more than ever. Let’s get through this thing called life and dance it out , when DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It's 1999 and Housequake) will take us Around The World In A Day with a blend of All Things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. And because the very thought of Prince conjures his image, we’ll have Music Video Time Machine projecting clips from his music videos, live performances, and films. Beautiful Ones/Sexy Dancers... Let's funk it up: paisley, purple, raspberry berets, etc. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus, BK, 10:30pm, $7 adv /$10 door, 21+)


PARTICIPATORY: LUNGS 4th Annual Spring Awakening 2018 parade and party
Join the Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens and Midnight Radio Show as they parade and party to welcome the Spring and celebrate the opening of the community gardens. Parade from garden to garden in costume with puppets & friends. It is a touch of Mardi Gras, a taste of  charivari, mudballs and seed swaps. Music, refreshments, games, workshops and more. (Meet at El Sol Brilliante, E 12t St, 11:30am, FREE)

FEST: Earth Day New York 2018
Join us at the most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country. The annual outdoor event features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids' activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone. (Union Square West, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market
60+ highly curated vendors plus free fun activities including: Space Garden art installation for the Photo Booth, henna tattoos, Tarot Card readings, nail art, 3d scans and digital avatar creation, rooftop yoga, and face painting. DJ session by The Josh Craig. Food and refreshments. (Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 5th Fl, BK, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

PUPPETS/PARTICIPATORY: Cinderella performance and workshop
Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30" marionettes, this production is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting--the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom, plus many more (one of our scenes even "pops" right out of the book). (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, QNS 1pm workshop/2:15 show, $5-$8 workshop/$6-$14 show)


PARTICIPATORY: Weirdo Painting Class
Come learn how to paint weird stuff in a relaxed, fun, friendly and colorful boutique setting. Byob and they provide the rest!: a 10"x 8" stretched canvas on wood to take home with you and a lesson taught by painter Al Benkin of Mutantland Art. They have paint, brushes and a protective art apron for you to use. Instead of painting traditional sunsets or a bouquet of flowers, you'll learn step by step to paint unique whimsical subjects like a 3 eyed cat, a unicorn mermaid or a bunnybird. All skill levels welcome. Wear clothing you dont mind painting in. (Cult Party, 53 Waterbury St, BK, 7pm-8:30pm, $30)

VARIETY: Joey Arias & Sherry Vine: Cherchez La Femme
Before embarking on a European tour, drag legends JOEY ARIAS & SHERRY VINE will co-star in an evening of music and comedy. (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42 St, 7pm, $23-$45 + $20 food & drink min)


WORD: Roasted: The History of Coffee in NYC
From Arbuckle Coffee to Brooklyn Roasting Company, coffee has been at the center of Brooklyn life for well over a century. Join coffee impresario and owner of Gillies Coffee Company (which was founded in 1840) Donald Schoenholt; Brooklyn Roasting Company’s Jim Munson; and Erin Meister, author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History, for a conversation about the love affair that wakes us up every morning. Offered in connection with the exhibition Waterfront. (Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, BK, 6:30pm, $10/$5 for members)

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Figment NYC 2018 Call for Submissions - Deadline 5/18
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.


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
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
“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
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
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: Dimensions of Alterity
A group show exploring the chimeric, the grotesque and the abject. From early manifestations on 1st century Roman grotto walls to the medieval notions of the carnivalesque body, Dimensions of Alterity compares historic traditions with our contemporary understandings as a fundamental human experience. Including work from: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Alex Patrick Dyck, Katie Green, Olivia Taylor, Colin Radcliffe, and Luke Michael Todd. (thru 4/29, Sat & Sun, Paradice Palase, 1263 Bushwick Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE/sugg don)

THEATER: The Confession Of Lily Dare
A world premiere comic melodrama written by and starring Charles Busch. Played against the gaudy tapestry of turn of the century California’s notorious Barbary Coast, the show tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels. Behind her every move lies her greatest secret, her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. (thru 4/29, Johnson Theater at Theater For The New City, 155 First Ave, see site for details, $25)

ART: 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)

Inspired by punk rock, game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville's seminal masterpiece Moby-Dick, the award winning Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him. Diving into the unknown, HTL! explores the classic title using their iconic shadow puppetry, the interplay between darkness and light, rock ballad sea shanties, and all the curiosity and terror of the sea. (thru 5/18, The PIT, Striker MainStage, 123 East 24th St, 8pm, $20)

PUPPETS: Basil Twist’s 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)

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)

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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