[G&S]: Next Sat: Swing House + flash sale / 5.25: Craft cocktail pop-up / 6.10: Victorian Garden Tea / Your NYC events 5.11-17

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Next Sat: Swing House + flash sale / 5.25: Craft cocktail pop-up / 6.10: Victorian Garden Tea / Your NYC events 5.11-17
Date: May 11th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

So much is happening with us over the next month, including the return of immersive favorites Swing House and the Grand Victorian Garden Tea...

Here's what we're up to:
- Next Sat, May 19: the return of our 1920s speakeasy, Swing House. We're doing a flash sale this weekend: two tickets for $30 with code "flashsale." The sale will be over by Monday, so grab those tickets while you can.
- Following Fri, May 25: our monthly craft-cocktails-meets-Iron-Chef pop-up. Better drinks at better deals in a better atmosphere than weekend bars.
- Sun, June 10: our glorious Victorian-era summer garden tea is back! Limited tickets, as always, so snag yours early.
- Save the date! Sat, Jun 16, we'll be throwing our annual Mermaid Parade afterparty. Last time there were pole-dancing sharks...

Goldmine goodies update: we have a shop's worth of killer costumes, vintage & thrift in the loft right now. We'll be breaking down the racks at 4pm tomorrow, so if you wanted to raid Miss Scorpio's closet, make an appointment with us for 10am-4pm. A small preview of what we have: https://www.facebook.com/gemini.scorpio/videos/10155553181748683/ and photo album: http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale

Cheers,

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

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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. 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.

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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COCKTAILS: 5.25
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment + May Babies Birthday Party

Fri, May 25 (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/599914120380901/
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 May? 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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VICTORIAN TEA: 6/10
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sunday, June 10, 4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40 ($35 for groups over 5), all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish.

All guests will have access to the museum as well as garden: come early to take advantage of individual tours led by the docents of the musem. In case of rain, the event will happen indoors.

The menu (details TK):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Two types of unique desserts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris

Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

About our venue:
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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SHOP: New York Central Paper Sale Part 5
https://www.facebook.com/events/163260504348578
After New York Central closed last year, Jerry's acquired the remaining paper inventory. Once a month, they have a weekend blow-out sale with their paper. It's a new pallet every time and when it's gone, it's gone. (Fri/Sat, Jerry's New York Central, 111 4th Ave, 9am-6pm, FREE)

ART: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Open Studios
https://lmcc.net/events/open-studios-workspace-artists-residence
This two-day, art-filled event celebrates the work of 16 artists who are working across all disciplines and genres. Discover new artists, art forms, and ideas. Connect with other art lovers. Get a behind-the-scenes view of creative practices in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In addition to visiting the artists in the open plan studios, audiences will experience readings, work-in-process showings, and other time-based moments. (Fri 6pm-9pm/Sat 1pm-8pm, 101 Greenwich St, 15th Fl, FREE)

ART/WORD: A Jack Kirby Odyssey
https://www.facebook.com/events/171372877009272
Celebrate one of Jack Kirby's most mind-blowing, and unseen comics of the late 1970s. View a huge version of his adaptation of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and large prints of Kirby's pencil artwork. Plus a dramatic reading of "Norton of New York 2040 A.D." and "Inter-Galactica”. (Fri-Sun, One Art Space, 23 Warren St, 12pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Whales
http://www.hitthelights.org/blog/2017/1/23/whales-at-the-hive
Inspired by punk rock, interactive game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville’s seminal masterpiece Moby-Dick, 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. Using vintage over head projectors, shadow puppetry rock and roll sea shanties, and all the curiosity and terror of the sea. (Fri/Mon, The Striker Stage, 123 E 24th St, 8pm, $20)

SHOP:A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-current-affair-pop-up-vintage-marketplace-in-brooklyn-may-2018-tickets-40999918861
Bringing together over 70 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from both coasts and beyond. Shop an array of vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry from the Victorian Era through today. (Sat/Sun, Industry City, 274 36th St, BK, 12pm-6pm, $15/$25 preview/$35 pass)

ART: ITP Spring Show 2018
https://tisch.nyu.edu/itp/events/spring-2018/itp-spring-show-2018-
An exhibition of innovative student work from the Interactive Telecommunications Program including multimedia installations, physical computing and interaction design, sound and video design projects. (Tue/Wed, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 721 Broadway at Waverly Pl, 4th Fl, S Elevators, 4pm-8pm, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
http://www.wasabassco.com
Take a very special journey over the rainbow with Wasabassco. This nighttime burlesque retelling of the classic American tale overflows with heart, brains, courage … and butts. Striptease storyteller Nasty Canasta presents an all-star cast in its more-than-Technicolor glory for this not-for-Munchkins treat full of plenty of L. Frank Baump-and-Grind. Hosted by Nasty Canasta, and starring Puss-N-Boots as Dorothy Gale, Jenny C’est Quoi as the Scarecrow, Delysia La Chatte as The Tin Woodswoman, Sapphire Jones as The Cowardly Kitty, Pearls Daily as Glinda The Good Witch, Sydni Deveraux as The Wicked Witch of The West Coast, Ivory Fox as The Flying Monkey and Penny Wren as The Yellow Brick Road. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm doors/8-10pm show, $15-$30)

PARTY: The First Annual George Washington Inaugural Ball
https://spark.adobe.com/page/VuPsx3INKlF6j
A feast of historic food ways and cocktails; of modern and 18th century dancing & entertainment; a presentation of distinguished guests & more. The evening features festive entertainment by The Hearts of Oak Independent Militia Company and The Ministers of Apollo; as well as a chance to learn (or simply observe) the minuet and country dances. There will be a historical presentation on the history of George Washington’s Inauguration, as well as a presentation of distinguished guests. The evening concludes with the more modern musical stylings of DJ Huzzah!. Attendees are encouraged to wear either black tie or 18th century attire. (Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall St, 7pm-10pm, $125-$175)

PARTY: Holoparty: A Party...With Holograms
https://www.facebook.com/events/376148849567760
Enjoy an evening of hologram demos and wild inventions. Have your fortune told by a mystic stuck inside a Looking Glass system in the third dimension. Play with holographic fish inside an aquarium. They’ll be featuring back-to-back DJ sets by kidpsychic and khalila all whilst you drink and dance your way into a holographic dream world. They’ll be doing silkscreening with silkscreen artist Paris, so bring any garment of yours that needs to be inked. (Looking Glass Factory, 95 Commercial St, BK, 7pm-12am, $TBD)


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SATURDAY
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BIKE: Brooklyn Bike Jumble
http://www.nybikejumble.com
New York's only bicycle flea market returns to Park Slope, Brooklyn. Find a used or new bike for the upcoming season, bike accessories and more! The Brooklyn Bike Jumble is a bicycle flea market where you can buy new and used bicycles, bicycle accessories, bicycle collectibles, clothing and other bicycle treasures. Bike prices start around $50 and go up from there. (The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd St, BK, 10am-4pm, FREE)

SHOP/WORD: BUST's Craftacular & School for Creative Living: Workshops
https://bust.com/new-york/bust-craftacular-spring-nyc.html
This fest will feature dozens of local artists and businesses who will be providing interactive demos and workshops at an affordable price. There will be the opportunity to learn crafts, trades and take away tangible items made from scratch. Come try your hands at classic crafting skills such as macrame and cross-stitch, dive deep into herbalism, or participate in a variety of exciting educational workshops, all while shopping over 75 of the best artisans of homemade goods. (Industry City's Factory Floor, 274 36th St, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE-$85)

ART/WORD: PrintFest
https://ipk.nyu.edu/events/print-fest
NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join this fest featuring the work of New York based small presses, zines, & literary organizations. Through its robust list of vendors, the Fest represents and celebrates the plurality of voices that make the New York-area literary and print culture so vibrant. (20 Cooper Square, 11am-4pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Ecological City - A Procession for Climate Solutions
http://earthcelebrations.com/ecological-city-project
A climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event – featuring a spectacular 6 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City Dancers, models, artists, performers, and volunteers can sign up for a role in the ecological city pageant. (Losaida Inc. Center, 710 East 9th St, 11am-6pm, FREE)

WORD: Magicians and Mediums
https://www.green-wood.com/event/magicians-and-mediums
In the 1850s, New York City was absolutely agog for the tale of the three, young Fox sisters who claimed they heard mysterious knocking sounds that came from the spirits. Later proven to be a hoax, the phenomenon sparked the popular and enduring movement of spiritualism. This walking tour will explore the legacies of Spiritualism and stage magic, which often came into conflict with each other. Visit the graves of many bizarre and fascinating practitioners of these two nineteenth-century phenomena. Comfortable shoes are recommended for this walking tour. (The Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 1pm-3pm, $20/$15 members)

SHOP: Witching Herbs Plant Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/362262674272340
Come make some plant friends and channel your inner green witch. Most of our plants are medicinal herbs, and will most likely include dragons head mint, mugwort, motherwort, valerian, horehound, chamomile, borage, poisonous henbane, galilee larkspur, autumn sunflowers, holy basil, lemon balm, love-lies-bleeding, hyssop, and red poppies. Garden manager Melissa Madara will be there to answer any questions about care and uses for your new plant babies. Pop up shop with Swamp Witch Vintage as well. (Catland, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Introducing the Great Line Art Swap
https://www.facebook.com/events/179304262624035
A collaborative drawing and colouring event. Here's how it works: you'll create some line art; then you'll take a break, eat cookies, make friends and colour in someone else's art. All skill levels are welcome and all art supplies will be provided. All you really need is enthusiasm. (82 Himrod St, BK, 5pm-9pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Blunderland Variety Show
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blunderland-variety-show-tickets-45138635875
A delectable evening of variety with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, served hot and ready to dazzle you. With performances by: The Boys of Boys Night Out - Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous, & Jason Mejias; Velocity Chyaldd; Boo Boo Darlin; Tamara Ochoa; Claywoman; Fibi eyewalker; Jellyboy the Clown; Samantha Sterman; Cassady Rose. (House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 6:30pm doors/7:30pm show, $15-$30, 21+)

ART: Sweet Shop! group art show
https://www.facebook.com/events/1778442235539135
A group show overflowing with tasty treats and candied concoctions. 18 exhibiting artists have put together a sumptuous menu for you to feast your eyes, so come join them for dessert. (Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Daughters of the Moon: A Puppetry Story
https://www.facebook.com/events/2021689041412465
This performance retells Italo Calvino’s 1968 short story, an ecofeminist folktale centered around a dying Moon and its struggle to survive in a consumption-obsessed world not unlike our own. For this live performance version, multimedia puppets set the scene for the story as told by gender neutral narrator Qfwfq. Dance theater and live violin create a dreamy landscape for this nostalgic glimpse into 60s capitalist critique, posing the question: how can we learn from Calvino to infuse storytelling into political commentary today? Cash only. No BYOB. (Vital Joint, 109 Meserole St, BK, 8pm-11pm, $10)

PARTY/ART: The Dreamhouse Is: The Arcade
https://www.facebook.com/events/2013378408925075
Cyberpunk, cybergoth, hackers, TRONS, Twitter Bot bottoms and Tor Project Tops, you are all invited to celebrate the kickoff of Death by Audio Arcade’sresidency with The Dreamhouse and the start of production of commissioned games and cabinets. Audio Arcade is collaborating with The Dreamhouse, a queer and queer-friendly arts space, on a three-week long gallery exhibit of existing arcade cabinets, plus a handful of invited local queer, trans, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary game devs and artists to create a set of games that will live in a permanent arcade installation built by DBAA. 8 arcade games will be showcased. DJs: Via App, Michael Magnan, Quest?onmarc, A Village Raid. (The Spectrum, 1022 Wycoff Ave, BK, 10pm-6am, $10 before 12:30am/$15 till 3am/$20 after 3am)

VARIETY: Choose Your Own Dragventure!: The show where YOU are in control
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb51218
NYC's famous cis, trans, and non-binary drag collective LadyQueen returns with an all new inventive show where YOU are in charge. The first half will feature signature drag acts and performances that encompass each individuals diverse and electrifying style. After a brief intermission the 2nd half of our show will feature a lottery system where raffle winners get to pick from a variety of props, wigs and mystery songs. Our performers will not know any songs prior to performing which will lead to surprises and shenanigans. Hosted by Crimson Kitty and Cream Victoria. Performances By: The LadyQueen Collective: Billie Daze, Cream Victoria, Crimson Kitty, & Krymson Scholar. With Special Guests: Miss Cherry Delight, Mx Macabre and Thedy Bedbug. LadyTech by Marla Cooch. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)


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WEDNESDAY
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WORD: Drunk Science presents Astronomy
https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1686543-drunk-science-astronomy-brooklyn
Drunk Science is a live show hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf (managing editor at Jezebel), Shannon Odell (neuroscience PhD student at Weill Cornell) and Jordan Mendoza (once was pre-med). Three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $7-$10)


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THURSDAY
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VARIETY: Great Small Works’ Signs of Spring Spaghetti Dinner
https://www.facebook.com/events/509610679433905
Featuring: Eat Your Words (Witches - oh my!); Boxcutter Collective’s "The Possession of Judy”, new radical hand puppet show; Kay Turner’s “Spurning Fertility/Smashing Tchotchkes” - performed as a lesson in feminist art history, Turner lectures as she shows the evolution of quaint, banal knick-knacks; Annie Wang performs a dance solo excerpted from "Marigram," and a longer work inspired by the mass protests of Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Tahrir Square in 2011; Deer Leonardo - Marin Sander Holtzman and Lee Free's live devotional dance-music band. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq S, 7:30pm, $5-$15 sugg don)

MUSIC: Soundscapes: w/ Persian Music Ensemble
https://www.facebook.com/events/233067017273978
Soundscapes is a series hosting immersive sound and dance experiences featuring music and traditions from around the world in a intimate setting. Persian Music Ensemble's sound is infused with the lyrical poetry of Rumi and Hafez, as well as Sufi repertoire including Turkish Sacred songs (Illahi), Persian Ghazal, and Arabic folk songs. Instrumentation includes the rich sound of the Persian Setar, the Arabic Oud, the Tar and world percussion. (X Marks the Loft, 405 Johnson Ave, BK, 8pm-11pm, $23)

PERFORMANCE: The Daughters Collective Presents “The Cave: A Folk Opera”
https://thedaughterscollective.com/upcoming-events
In an opium den at the turn of the 20th century, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father’s debt by working in an occult underground society called "The Cave." In this musical exploration of fairy tales, myths, and spiritualism, Willow fights to find light not only in the grim and strange shadow-world around her but also within herself. The Daughters Collective are 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. (The Gallery at Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 8pm, $15)

MUSIC: Pussy Riot
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pussy-riot-elsewhere-hall-tickets-44922754167
(Elsewhere Hall, 599 Johnson Ave, BK, 8pm, $25-$30)

VARIETY; Force Majeure Vaudeville: the last show (for now)
https://www.facebook.com/events/262785794263427
tix: http://bit.ly/2HnSucC
After 32 shows, 119 performers, and 64 hours of vaudeville, Force Majeure is closing for renovations until at least late 2018. This will be the last hurrah at this location, with a lineup not to be missed. Starring: Marcus Monroe - juggler and comedian; Ghost - mutation dancer; Carla Rhodes - ventriloquist; Titano Oddfellow - Coney Island strongman; Miss Cherry Delight - macabre burlesque; Snö Bunta - circus contortionist; Betsy Propane - strongwoman and stage jaguar; Tanya Solomon - MC and magic. (The Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 9pm-11pm, $12-$20)


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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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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)

PERFORMANCE: Beloved/Departed
http://www.linkeddancetheatre.com/beloved/departed
A new immersive dance theatre experience by Linked Dance Theatre.
Aphrodite invites you to attend the wedding celebrations of Orpheus and Eurydice, and see this fabled story of Greek gods and Goddesses come to life before your eyes. Featuring movement-based storytelling and original music, audiences will be fully immersed in the myth of these two young lovers. (thru 5/18, Thu-Sat, The Center at West Park, 165 W 86th St, 8pm, $45-75)

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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