[G&S]: Tonight: cocktail pop-up / Next Fri: Star Wars / 5.19: Swing House / Your NYC events 4.27-5.3

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: cocktail pop-up / Next Fri: Star Wars / 5.19: Swing House / Your NYC events 4.27-5.3
Date: April 27th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Ready for ridiculous cocktails tonight? We've been taking notes and stocking up on interesting liqueurs, and even remembered to get eggs. Doors officially open at 8, but: since we still have the costume/vintage/thrift/accessory treasure trove set up from last week's Goldmine, you can come 6-8 to snag some incredible finds at ridiculous prices. And yeah, we'll make you some drinks, too. A small preview of what we have: https://www.facebook.com/gemini.scorpio/videos/10155553181748683/ and photo album: http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale

Also coming up for us:

- Star Wars reboot movie night for #MayTheFourth next Friday
- Just announced! Sat, May 19, our immersive 1920s speakeasy, Swing House, returns with a delightful new swing & jazz band (The Smoke Rings!) playing live all night, and a special appearance by a razzle-dazzle duo Hotfoot Avenue entertaining you with classic costumed song-and-dance numbers from the Golden Age of entertainment. Once the band is done at 1am, we turn up the electro swing for dancing late into the night.

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
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COCKTAILS: 4.27
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

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
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/593090387710802/
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio

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

Plus, the Experiment: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you and 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.


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#MAYTHEFOURTH: 5/4
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Gemini & Scorpio

present

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
Details & address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/459801457771285

7:30pm - STAR WARS: EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS
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.

10pm - STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII THE LAST JEDI
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.


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PARTY: 5/19
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Swing House: 1920s speakeasy, remixed

Sat, May 19, 9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended)
$20 until 12:30am, $10 after for electro-swing dance party
$40 with reserved table (sold in pairs)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & location RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: http://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/573412293040958/
Social media: #GSSwingHouse #geminiandscorpio

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

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

Live music until 1am by Sarah King and the Smoke Rings, a six-piece swing band that adds extra sass to old time jazz, and breathes new life into forgotten standards. Special appearance by the razzle-dazzle song & dance duo, Hotfoot Avenue, paying tribute to the best showstoppers of the Golden Age of Entertainment. Expect sweet harmonies, maracas, fancy footwork, sparkling wit, fringe, and nice gams. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

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

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


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FEST: BRIC Open Festival
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-open-festival
An annual arts and ideas festival borne out of The BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, and community, bringing people together to radically imagine a more equitable future through four days and nights of art, music, film, and performance; readings and conversations; and neighborhood tours and shared meals. This year’s festival theme, Borders, reveals complex experiences of moving across geo-political and ideological borders, illuminates the way real and imagined borders intersect, and celebrates our capacity to create connection across boundaries. (Fri-Sun, BRIC, 647 Fulton St, BK, see site for details)

ART/SHOP: The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-other-art-fair-brooklyn-tickets-39834861142
The Fair showcases 130 talented independent and emerging artists, each hand picked by a committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble St, BK, see site for details, $7-$30/FREE for children under 16)

SHOP: The 2018 WFMU Record Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/220675005151126
Don't miss out on the best record shopping weekend of the year. Luxuriate in the presence of over 200 record dealers selling vinyl and CDs. WFMU also has its own tables selling LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, and books, including $1 LP and CD tables. Great films and live performances, plus live WFMU broadcasts. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, see site for details, $25)

THEATER/WORD: The Limit Of The Tongue
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3393862
The premiere of The Daughters Collective’s Magdalen Zinky's original play. Passionate, droll, and emotionally raw, this is a drama about family and the unspoken tensions they thought they buried in the past. After the Saturday performance enjoy drinks with the cast, crew, and a talkback with dramaturg, Gabriella steinberg, during happy hour at local bar, The Shannon Pot. The Daughters Collective is a woman-identifying artist collective cracking open the female archetype to reclaim her agency. Through events in music, visual art, theater, and dance rooted in ritual, they aim to cultivate radically collaborative and inclusive spaces. (Fri-Sun, The Secret Theater, LIC, 7pm, $15)

VARIETY: The Nerdlesque Festival
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/nerdlesque42718
The first ever festival dedicated to nerd and pop culture related burlesque. Nerdy burlesque performers from around the globe will converge at historic Coney Island USA for shows, classes with the New York School of Burlesque, community building events, and more. As the popularity of nerd-friendly burlesque and cabaret rises daily, this festival aims to encourage and foster the development of nerdlesque as an art form and a community. (Fri-Sun, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, see site for details, $30-$45)

FEST: Sakura Matsuri 2018
https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2018
A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. This year marks the 37th anniversary of New York City’s annual rite of spring, with over 60 events and performances. There will be Taiko drumming, manga, tea ceremonies, j-rock and j-pop, samurai sword fighting, bonsai, cosplay fashion show, Ikebana flower arranging, Nihon Buyo classical dance, a puzzle plaza, and more. Events will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets required. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Entrances at 150 Eastern Pkwy, 455 Flatbush Ave, 990 Washington Ave, BK, 10am-6pm, $30/$25 sen & stu 12+, FREE under 12)

ART: Park Slope South Open Studio Tour & Exhibition
http://open-source-gallery.org/south-slope-open-studios
View the work of over 60 individual artists as well as many public art spaces, all within walking distance of each other in the same neighborhood. Family friendly. (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: DUMBO Open Studios
https://dumboopenstudios.com
This year, artists across DUMBO and Vinegar Hill will open their studio doors, showing work across all media. Artists in DUMBO’s four artist residency programs – Art in General's Artist in Residence Program, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program, Triangle NYC – will also participate, as will the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture's DUMBO-based sculpture students. DUMBO’s galleries will extend their hours throughout the weekend. (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, DUMBO, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)


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SATURDAY
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ART: Urban Glass Open Studios
https://urbanglass.org/events/detail/open-studios-bloom
Explore this spectacular and closed to the public 17,000 square foot facility, and watch artists work. This Open Studio event will focus on concepts of blooming - in honor of the beautiful Spring season. Participate in hands-on activities for all ages, and tour the space, learning about glass and the ways it can be used. (Urban Glass, Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton St, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: 3rd Annual Mayday Festival of Resistance
https://www.facebook.com/events/950435528442239
Women around the country and world are fighting patriarchy, working to end community militarization, transforming the political dialogue, challenging the mainstream entertainment industry, and creating global culture through unapologetic intersectional feminism. This fest hosts inspiring artists-activists that are using music to spread messages of hope and resistance. Our lineup is a powerhouse of Women of Color singers and musicians. Outdoor Concert featuring Nitty Scott MC with M.A.K.U* Sound System, Bushwick Jarocho Collective, NECIA, and DJ Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound). Hear campaign updates from: New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, #SwipeitForward, and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. After party at Starr Bar. (Maria Hernandez Park, 301 Suydam St, BK, 2pm-7pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Every Body is Art 2018
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everybody-is-art-2018-tickets-41427071486
A body painting parade that celebrates the human form as the ultimate canvas - not painting the body but painting ON the body. Bring your body, bring your instruments, bring your joy, and join us as we dance our love throughout the universe. Watch the parade or participate by arriving early and being pained yourself. Parade route marches around Union Square then a party will bus travel to Times Square and later to the aft party. (Participate: 827 Broadway & Paint, 10am, FREE; Parade: Union Square perimeter, 3pm-4pm; Times Square & after party, 255 Watt St, 4pm-10pm, $12 adv/$15 day of)

ART: Art Battle New York
http://lpr.com/lpr_events/art-battle-new-york-april-28th-2018
12 Painters have 20 minutes to turn their canvases from blank to beautiful.  All of the amazing Artists are celebrated, but one will be crowned Champion by audience vote. Come and be part of the World's largest live painting community. Music by George Carcia. (le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm doors/7pm painting, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)

PARTY: Con Artist Collective 8th Anniversary Party
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/con-artist-collective-8th-anniversary-party-tickets-44852282384
Con Artist Collective celebrates 8 years of keeping it real in the Lower East Side. Come celebrate with live painting, video art, music, drinks and more. (Con Artist Collective & Gallery, 119 Ludlow St, 7pm-2am, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Secret Circus
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-circus-5-an-aerial-circus-spectacular-tickets-42729990552
Witness New York City's most talented aerialists and circus performers in a secret speakeasy venue. Experienced acrobats and entertainers take the stage to display their strangest, most nuanced, and daringly bizarre pieces. Each show has a secret theme that audience members discover as only as the night progresses. Host: Laurel Fixation (Matt Phillips). Featuring: Erin Blaire, Elena Delgado, Ariel Iasevoli, Jonathan McDonald, Tamara Ochoa, Maia Ramnath. At intermission, tell your deepest, darkest secrets to our human confessional, Lilly Wolfson. (Secret Loft, address with purchase, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $55-$80)

PARTY: Dolphin Party 428: Spraaang Break - Dolphins Gone Wild
https://www.facebook.com/events/168506430521173
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love. Fasten your trouser snake and stow it in its full upright position. If you've ne’er been a wet dolphin gone wild before, you should expect: visuals to take off your aviators for, music to dance in your speedo to, cocktails you wish you could triple fist. This is a performance. Arrive on time or you’ll miss plane boarding. Wear costumes. Original music by Alcala, Banginclude, Gumball Eyeball & Le Jambon. DJs: Le Jambon, Alcala, Renegade Masters, Banginclude, MATERIAL TOTAL. Visuals by The Sperm Whale. Performance by Becky Vanderway. Email dolphinpartypeople@gmail for address (Rubulad, address with RSVP, BK, 10pm-2:30am, $5-$10)


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SUNDAY
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PARTY: Museum of Interesting Things’ Secret Speakeasy: Doomsday!
http://secretspeakeasy.com
The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special Doomsday! themed party. See historic items and enjoy antiques you can handle and get demonstrated. Watch Rare short 16mm films from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60's and hear original vinyl records. Nasa, WW2 & Cold War films and items. There will be refreshments. (The Loft at Prince Street, 177 Prince St, 6pm-10pm, $10)

THEATER: Why Not Us? : A Playreading
https://www.facebook.com/events/591914627827768
When bisexual polyamorous Vanessa meets a charismatic stranger with a new view of life, her feminine and masculine sides become divided, and she must grapple with whether he's her soulmate or a Machiavellian puppeteer. By Sarah Elisabeth Brown
Directed by Ashley Griffin. Moderator: Thomas Coté. (WorkShop Theater, 312 W 36th St, 4th fl, 6pm-8pm, FREE)


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MONDAY
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PERFORMANCE: What Just Happened?
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10245919
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph takes a break from Sesame Street to perform her ADULT cabaret. With music, stories and unexpected whimsy, anything can happen. Featuring Michael Hicks on piano. Reservations required. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, 7pm, $20 + $20 food/drink min)


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TUESDAY
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WORD: Inside the Male Brain: Toxic Masculinity and #MeToo​
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-male-brain-toxic-masculinity-and-metoo-tickets-44496410963
With sexual misconduct and mass shootings at the fore of the national conversation, take a deeper look into the cultural, psychological, and sociological forces driving deleterious male behavior. Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinity and executive director of SUNY Stony Brook Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities is joined by Columbia University psychology professor Geraldine Downeyand journalist Alexis Grenell to discuss upending expressions of toxic masculinity from workplace harassment to violence in public spaces.​(Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, BK, 6pm doors/6:30pm event, $5/FREE for members)

WORD/BENEFIT: The Story Collider Celebrates Eight Years of Science Stories
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-42945610477
Eight years ago The Story Collider began presenting true, personal stories about science. Since then they've grown to present 200 deliberately inclusive and intentionally emotional events per year, showing it's not just a select few who get to speak for science. This 8th anniversary celebration and fundraiser is hosted by artistic director Erin Barker and award-winning science writer Ed Yong. Featuring: VICE journalist Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Emmy-winning comedian from Last Week Tonight Josh Gondelman, and Jo Handelsman, associate director for science and technology policy under President Obama. (Caveat, 21 Clinton Street #A, 7pm-10pm, $150-$300)


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WEDNESDAY
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WORD: Guerrilla Girls
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guerrilla-girls-tickets-43627086791
For decades, the Guerrilla Girls have been drawing attention to the absence of representation of female artists in galleries and museums around the world. They wear gorilla masks to maintain anonymity because their focus is not on any individual artist but rather on the systemic problem of sexism in the art world more broadly. This is an evening of inspiration and education, tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Registration is required. (Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, 4:30pm doors/5:30pm doors close, FREE w/RSVP)


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THURSDAY
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MUSIC: Soundscapes: A Night of Cumbia Roots
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soundscapes-a-night-of-cumbia-roots-tickets-44858826959
A series hosting immersive sound and dance experiences featuring music and traditions from around the world in a intimate setting. Featuring traditional gaita flutes, tambores, maracas, dancers and rhythms from Colombia, Cumbia is a style of music and dance that emerged on the Caribbean cost of Colombia dating back to the 1600's merging traditions and cultures from Native Americans, Africans and Europeans. NYC GAITA CLUB and members of La Cumbiamba eNeYé will take you on a journey through the night along with djays playing Colombian music and global rhythms. (X Marks the Loft, 405 Johnson Ave, BK, 8pm doors/9pm performance, $10-$15)

PARTICIPATORY: Match Game 5/3: "May the 3rd Be With You" All-Star Wars Edition
https://www.facebook.com/events/148104472693838
May the BLANK be with you. Pregame Star Wars Day at the live game show where they write the (Star Wars) jokes & you write the (Star Wars) punchlines. Its a Star Wars-themed game night of fun and BLANKS to win out-of-this-world Star Wars prizes. Match Game is an addictive party game mash-up of Cards Against Humanity, Mad Libs, & drunk dad jokes. Featuring "The Dicey Dame of Burlesque" Anja Keister, comedian & writer Cathy Humes, and hosts Chris Calogero & Mx. Tiffany Leigh. (Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A, 8pm-9:30pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Cirque Du So Weird: Peepshow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cirque-du-so-weird-peepshow-tickets-45451117516
An erotic collective presented by Lydia Vengeance. A new circus is cumming to town and they’re popping a tent at Gemini & Scorpio Loft for a show unlike anything they’ve done before. Stripped down and clowning around, this devious collective of beautiful weirdos features: Audrey Love, Karina Libido, Apathy Angel, Countess Eden, Jantina, Lethal Kit, Dickie Smalls. Also featuring live art by famous sketch artist Adriano Moraes. With Door Maiden Vonks, The Cocktail Queen (and birthday babe) Kiki Valentine, and your ringleader Lydia Vengeance. Tickets are pre-sale only. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating with a full frontal view. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address wit purchase, BK, 8pm, $20-$35, 21+)

PUPPETS: Puppet Playlist - Names
http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/1053-puppet-playlist
Puppet Playlist returns and the theme is songs about other people. So unlike Taylor Swift, for Playlist #27 they are naming names: Jude (Hey), Caroline (Sweet), Robinson (Mrs.), and a whole posse of others. (The Tank, 312 36th St, 8:30pm, $13 adv/$15 door)


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Figment NYC 2018 Call for Submissions - Deadline 5/18
http://newyork.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project_2018
Figment NYC 2018 is now accepting project submissions for their 12th year. Figment NYC 2018 is a two-day free participatory arts event held on Governors Island, showcasing interactive works of all mediums that encourage participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. Submissions are now open for artists of all ages and experience. The event is on June 23 &24.


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THEATER: 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: Dimensions of Alterity
https://www.paradicepalase.com/current-upcoming
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
http://theaterforthenewcity.net/lilydare.html
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
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: WHALES
https://thepit-nyc.com/events/whales
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
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)

PARTICIPATORY/ART: Dream Machine
http://www.visitdreammachine.com
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)

FEST: Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes
https://onassisusa.org/events/festival/birds
The Third Annual city-wide festival surrounds the American premiere of Greek director Nikos Karathanos’s production of The Birds. Festival programming examines and expands on the themes of The Birds, considering the vast metaphoric value of the winged creatures in art, science, and literature, and the play’s themes of oppression, democracy, and utopia. Other festival highlights include: artist Talks, bird walks, and a contemporary art exhibition at St. Ann’s Warehouse; Rachel Kushner in conversation with Paul Schrader; screenings of four films with pervasive bird metaphors; David Levine exhibition featuring a monologue continuously performed by a rotating cast; and more. (thru 6/16, multiple locations, see site for details)

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

 


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