[G&S]: This Sat: Mermaid Parade afterparty / Next Fri: craft cocktails speapeasy / Your NYC events 6.15-21

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: This Sat: Mermaid Parade afterparty / Next Fri: craft cocktails speapeasy / Your NYC events 6.15-21
Date: June 15th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

This is that special weekend that feels like Halloween and Christmas rolled into one...Mermaid Parade time! We're so excited to see you all there and at our annual afterparty.

- Tomorrow! Sea Creature Stomp party with Funkrust Brass Band, Batala NYE all-female drum corps, and DJ Reaganomics!
- Next Fri: our monthly craft-cocktails-meets-Iron-Chef pop-up. Weekend bars suck. Come hide out in our speakeasy.

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
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MERMAIDS: 6/16
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Sixth Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty

Sat, June 16, 8pm-2am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Suggested sliding scale donation of $10-$20 goes directly to bands and DJs
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & location RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party.

We kick off with Funkrust Brass Band: mixing punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line with snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals, and all-original music. Then, Batala New York: an all-women's AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae drumming band. After the bands, DJ Reaganomics keeps us dancing with tropical bass until our mermaid tails fall off.

Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop)


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COCKTAILS: 6.28
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment + June Babies Birthday Party

Fri, June 28 (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/226629724592633
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 June? 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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WEEKEND + WEEK
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PERFORMANCE: “ELUSIVE BIRD” — Rebecca Stenn Company
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elusive-bird-rebecca-stenn-company-tickets-44605576480
The third and final evening length component in a trilogy spanning five years of creation. An immersive dance/projection collaboration between Rebecca Stenn Company And George Del Barrio. (Fri-Sun, Gowanus Loft, 61 9th St, #C8, BK, 8pm, $15-$25)

FEST: River to River Festival
https://lmcc.net/public-programs/river-to-river-festival
The 2018 edition celebrates New York City’s historic and geographic breadth, while looking to the future of the city in its multiplicity of voices and perspectives. The fest presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms—often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts—over 10 days at over 40 unique sites, institutions, and venues across Lower Manhattan. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: My True Colors Festival
http://www.mytruecolorsfestival.com
Now is in its fourth year, this fest is a multidisciplinary arts event that presents film screenings, plays, musicals, dance performances, original web series, and other works for and by multicultural, multinational LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual plus) artists and allies. The festival is a conduit for bringing new LGBTQIA+ talent to the forefront. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $15)

COMMUNITY: Pride Week
https://www.nycpride.org
The City embraces its diversity as a source of strength—and that’s never more evident than it is during Pride Week, when neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrate the victories of the gay rights movement that followed. The week’s activities include a family movie night, a rally on the Hudson River waterfront and a rooftop rave, all leading up to the massive march through Chelsea and the Village on June 24 (Fri-Thu, this week and next, various locations)

MUSIC: Female Composers’ Festival
http://www.spectrumnyc.com/site
A series of 10 events chaired by pianist Shiau-Uen Ding. Performances include: Broadway Live - a video score inspired by the painting Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian; Landscapes - a set of graphic-scores sketched after observations of different landscapes; Typing error - dedicated to everything that didn't happen, is an interdisciplinary game and performance with the audience, dancing musicians and stories by friends. (Sat/Sun, 70 Flushing Ave, Garage A, BK, see site for details, $TBD)

PRESENTATION: Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach
http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/paradeoftrains/all
The New York Transit Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is. Ride the rails in historic style on Saturday and Sunday by hopping on and off a selection of the Museum’s vintage fleet. (Sat/Sun, Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms, 11am-4pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: American Weather
http://here.org/shows/detail/1985
With a bittersweet verve, this production is a visceral work of material performance inspired by daily life in America. Layering movement, puppetry, live music, found text, and animation, Chris Green and a multi-disciplinary ensemble create an absurdist meditation on losing your footing in the pursuit of happiness. [G&S Note: use code “USA” for $5 off tix thru 6/17] (Tue-Thu, this week and next, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, 7pm, $25-$45)


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FRIDAY
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ART: Public Opening Reception for “Cast of Characters”
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15226
This exhibition is a dramatic transformation of the venue by artist Liz Collins featuring a salon-style exhibition of portraits by 95 LGBTQ artists. Inspired by lavishly decorated and richly ornamented nineteenth-century libraries and salons, this immersive installation brings vibrant colors, dynamic geometric patterns, and lush textures. The exhibition will transform the venue into a warm, bright lounge, inspiring contemplation and conversation, beckoning visitors to linger, look, and read. RSVP required. (Bureau of General Services—Queer Division@The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Global Mashups 2018: Texas meets Peru
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/globalmashup
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. Featuring Brian Clayton and The Green River Band, comprised of six of the finest country musicians, and Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Band playing infectious Afro-Peruvian music. (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, QNS, 7pm lesson/8pm concert, $16/$10 members & stu/FREE teens 13-19 with ID)

MUSIC: NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
https://www.nycgo.com/events/ny-philharmonic-concerts-in-the-parks
The New York Philharmonic brings free classical music concerts to all five boroughs. Performances followed by a fireworks display. (Prospect Park, 141 Prospect Park West, BK, 8pm, FREE)

PARTY: Subvert: Sensoria
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/subvert-sensoria-tickets-46299020617
A celebration of subculture, queerness, & kink with live music, fetish night market, cuddle dungeon, burlesque and Sensorium Stations on a hidden ship docked in Bushwick. Live Music by The God Bombs, The FMs, Autodrone, Spirits of Leo, Pink Lips, Rhiannon Catalyst, Octonomy (DJ Set) & Decedent (DJ Set). RSVP to Subvert66@PROTECTED (The Hidden Ship, address with purchase or RSVP, BK, 9pm-4am, $10-$20 donation)

PERFORMANCE: Perverted Pride
http://www.spincyclenyc.com/index.php/drag/325-perverted-pride-2017
The Twizted minds behind “Distorted Diznee” present their annual Gay Pride extravaganza. This is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue that mixes, mashes and mangles together iconic gay pop culture moments into a raunchy rainbow of a show. Join a quartet of NYC's most beloved drag divas as they take you on a twisted, non-stop journey of epic gay proportions. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, 10pm, $22+$20 food/drink min)


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SATURDAY
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PARADE: Coney Island Mermaid Parade
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/mermaidparade2018
The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. Immediately after, parade founder Dick D. Zigun leads the Queen Mermaid Amanda Palmer and King Neptune Neil Gaiman’s procession from the review stand to the beach for the official Beach Ceremony and opening of the ocean for the summer swimming season. Register day-of to participate in the parade. (Coney Island, Surf Ave/W 10th St/boardwalk, BK, 10am-1pm registration/1pm parade/4pm procession, FREE/$15-$30 to participate)

PARTICIPATORY: Adventures NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/104875113726081
Join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure. Activities include: rock climbing, zip lining, key log rolling, stand-up paddleboarding, karate lessons, red bulls soccer challenge, rod and reel skills, gaga ball, yoga, obstacle races, free bike valet parking, outdoor survival training. (Central Park Bandshell, enter at 72nd St, 11am-4pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: Rights Not Rescue Town Hall with Suraj Patel on sex workers rights.
https://www.glitsinc.org/new-events/2018/6/16/rights-not-rescue-panel-discussion-town-hall-w-suraj-patel-womankind-gmhc
Calling all NYC sex workers and allies. Suraj Patel's campaign will be hosting history's first ever town hall for our community in partnership with GLITS, GMHC and WOMANKIND. They will also pass out note cards that will be anonymously read by a volunteer for those who want to share experiences but don't want to speak themselves. For safety reasons, location details for the event will be release on the day of the event. For more info email lolabalcon@PROTECTED (address released day of event, 2pm-4:30pm, FREE)

SHOP: The second Annual NYC Radical Book Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/612749609078450
Come hang out with leftists from across the five boroughs, expand your personal library, and build solidarity. There will be thousands of used political and non-political books for sale.  (Verso Books, 20 Jay St, suite 1010, 2pm-8pm FREE)

PARTY: Babetown Wedding
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/babetown-wedding-tickets-45414465890
Babetown is a pop up supper club for queer women, trans and non binary people. In a ceremony presided over by the great High Priestex Zenobia Imani Teague, several queer couples will marry before we throw them a big party, with dancing, a full buffet dinner and, of course, lots of wedding cake. Summer cocktail ware is encouraged for what is sure to be a glamorous, sparkly evening of finger foods, champagne toasts, billboard hits and of course, all things love. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 6:30pm-12am, $35)

PARTY/PERFORMANCE: L U S T: Summer Edition
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/l-u-s-t-summer-edition-tickets-45408646484
Enjoy a sumptuous feast served off of naked bodies, fed to you by lascivious servants. Immerse yourself in erotic art installations and a night packed full of delicious, sensual performances including: Sex Magick Ritual and Opening Ceremony, interactive human candelabra and hot wax play area, private dungeon by Head Mistress Lydia Vengeance & her Vengeance Vixens, Shibari installation and interactive experience by Kissmedeadlydoll, cuddle puddle by Domino Vi and sensual lounge area, violet wand flogging (yes, really), erotic ambient acrobatics by XO Acro, live music, a plethora of performance art including contortion, aerial, fire, burlesque, and more. Dress code: formal, fetish, and/or creative dress for all genders. (Lot 45, 411 Troutman St, BK, $45-$175, 21+)

PERFORMANCE: Arts On Site Performance Party
https://www.artsonsite.org
To showcase artists and bring together community music, dance, theater, visual art, and healing arts. BYOB + donation bar. (12 St Marks Place, 8pm doors/9pm performances, $10 sugg don)

PARTY: The 9th Annual Interactive Show: Self-Driving Carbs
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-9th-annual-interactive-show-self-driving-carbs-tickets-45939377916
NYC Resistor's Interactive Show returns for its 9th incarnation. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. This year’s theme is Self-Driving Carbs. (NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Ave, 4th Fl, BK, 8pm-2am, $15 adv/$20 door)

PARTICIPATORY/PARTY: Confidential
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confidential-tickets-44841078874
Become a secret agent living in a romantic world of intrigue and espionage. Once the game is on, it will be up to you to navigate the clues and the possible storylines to complete your mission, or get lost in the extravagance of an unpredictable party in a hijacked reality where nothing is as it seems. Headquarters is generous, and the first agent to complete their mission will be awarded with $100 and a bottle of Champagne. (Arlo SoHo, 231 Hudson St, 8pm, $50)

PARTY: Voyage - Part 2: The Vessel
https://web.sparqapp.com/show/event-0bf3a5c8-cc43-483e-b2bb-16dc30516ce9/index.html    The aquatorium is a vessel for experimentation, co-laboratory workspace, sustainable building, and community gathering. On this voyage, the boat will not be leaving the dock...Though it may take you somewhere far far away through sea fare, bumpin' music, soft environments and interesting niches. Featuring Schamonchi Sunset Sessions, sea fare & grill, tours of the four levels of our Vessel, immersive experiences, art show, & special guests. Music by Joro Boro, Kate Stein, Sky SoYoung, Sami, dreeemy, Keena, and Kon.Sol. (location with RSVP, BK, 10pm-4am, $20-$140 pay want you want)


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SUNDAY
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SHOP: Typographics Book Fair
https://2018.typographics.com/book_fair
There will be a wide diversity of material available relating to typography, lettering, design, etc, with everything from rare antiquarian type specimens to contemporary titles on modern graphic design. (41 Cooper Square, 10am-6pm, FREE)

FEST: Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival
http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/eggrolls
This neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds. It cultural commonalities while preserving the distinctive voice of each community. Highlights of this year’s festival include performances by klezmer virtuoso Zisl Slepovitch and Litvakus, the Chinatown Senior Center Orchestra, EastRiver Ensemble and Cantor Eric Freeman. (Museum at Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge St, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

PARTY: We Make the Future - Rubin Museum Annual Block Party
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/future-we-make-the-future-06-17-2018
Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event on Father’s Day, featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the future. Performances by Falu’s Bazaar, Cham dance and sand mandala by Palyul Monks, Circle dance performance by elders from India Home, and Ajna Dance. Participatory Activities include : healing garden indoor plant trailer, build a future city, social timeline, and drone demo. (Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St, 1pm-4pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Fundraiser for Bushwig Berlin
https://www.facebook.com/events/172923883387455/
Help send the girls to Berlin and enjoy raffles, games, prizes, shows, DJs Matty Beats and Hannah Lou, plus performances by: Charlene, Raga Muffin, Amber Alert, Untitled Queen, Lucy Balls. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 4pm-8pm, $10)

WORD: Moonshine and Near Beer: a History of Gowanus Bootlegging
https://www.parklifebk.com/events/2018/6/17/gowanus-lecture-series-the-history-of-bootlegging-in-gowanus
Did you know that before Prohibition was law of the land, local ne'er-do-wells made illegal moonshine in paint cans and it right on Third Avenue? Join historian Joseph Alexiou, for a Sunday series of lectures and Q&A full of boozy Brooklyn stories. Ticket includes food and drink. (Parklike, 636 Degraw St, BK, 5pm-7pm, $10-$20)

PARTY: Ride Off Into the Sunset With Jewcy
https://www.facebook.com/events/185518072106381
The website Jewcy is going on hiatus but is throwing a party before they go. Hang out with them after the parade, grab a drink, toast the good times. Interested in doing a short set of, well, anything? Email Gabriela@PROTECTED— queer performers encouraged, but all are welcome. (Halyards, 406 3rd Ave, BK 7pm, FREE)


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MONDAY
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WORD: New York City’s Secrets and Lies
http://caveat.nyc/event/new-york-citys-secrets-and-lies-3
Five expert storytellers spin incredible tales about the secret pasts of NYC locations you walk by every day. All the stories are true except for one. If you can identify the lie, you’ll be in the running to win a pair of tickets to a secret NYC event. (Caveat, 21A Clinton St, 6:30pm FREE)


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WEDNESDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Soundpainting - Drop In Crash Course
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10300431
Learn the live composition technique. A 3-hour, no experience needed workshop to teach the basics of Soundpainting. All disciplines welcome. Soundpainting is a technique for composing with a group of performers using a gestural language to shape and improvise. Learn from Letter of Marque Theater Company’s resident Soundpainter, Nolan Kennedy and specials guests from the LoM ensemble and beyond. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with RSVP or purchase, BK, 7pm-10pm, FREE w/RSVP/$10 door, 18+)

FILM: 10th Annual BAM CinemaFest Opening Night
https://www.bam.org/programs/2018/bamcinemafest
“This annual festival provides a New York showcase for some of the circuit’s hipper recent indie offerings.” —The New York Times. Opening night features a screening of “Sorry to Bother You”, a head-spinningly surreal, bomb-throwing anarcho-comedy that keeps topping its own craziness. With an introduction by director Boots Riley. (BAM Harvey Theater, 61 Fulton St, BK, 7:30pm, $30)


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THURSDAY
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MUSIC: Make Music New York 2018
http://www.makemusicny.org
A festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs. Musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions – from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock – perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. (multiple locations, 10am-10pm, free)

PARTY: Swimming in Rainbows Summer Solstice - Album Launch Party and Mini-Fest
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swimming-in-rainbows-summer-solstice-tickets-46749639430
On the longest day of the year, gather in full rainbow glory to celebrate every moment to the fullest and call in Permanent Magical Culture. Performances by: Michelle Joni and her Expandaband, KILLIN H8 (Hila the Killa + Sir Kn8), Bad Buka, Common Ancestors, Dreeemy, Sami, Chicklet, Rainbow Rap Battle. Plus, performance art, open mic, color war, tidy bar, photo boots, and much more. (location with purchase, BK, 5pm-4am, $23-$111)

VARIETY: Sweet Tits: CD Release Show
http://www.sweettitsrock.com/tour
Sweet Tits is the lesbo spinal tap. From Brooklyn. With Lola Rocknrolla, Sandee Candee, Alicia Godsberg and Kiki Barrera. Hosted by Murray Hill, Dolly Trolly & Burlesque by Legs Malone, Bambi the Mermaid, Fem Appeal & Brief Sweat. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, 7:30pm doors/8:30pm show, $10, 21+)


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ONGOING
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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)

PUPPETS: Manufacturing Mischief
http://thetanknyc.org/theater/1051-manufacturing-mischief
Using comedy to address political discourse and the dilemmas that artificial intelligence and late capitalism pose, the play serves as a critique of new technologies for automation, such as self-driving cars and robots that replace humans in the workforce, as well as the class conflicts that ensue when technology eliminates jobs. (thru 6/24, The Tank Theater, 312 W 36th St, 1st Fl. see site for details, $25-$35)

FEST: The Festival of Lies
http://www.bricktheater.com
Truth is an illusion. Experience is subjective. And proof is in the eye of the beholder. All news is fake news. Except for the news proves my point. Join in for performances and art works full of hot takes, half-truths and exaggerations for you to believe, ignore and distrust at your pleasure. All spectators will receive ten million dollars. Performances throughout the month including “Anderson Lena and the Things That Don’t Matter, The Cabaret of Lies, As You Like It, CoatlCast: live, The Handmaid’s Dianetics, and more. (thru 7/5, The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $TBD)

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 7/15, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, see site for details, $35-$100)

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)

ART: Vegetation Celebration opening reception
http://courttree.com/event-name/vegetation-celebration-opening-reception
This show brings together a collection of artists that have depicted vegetation in their artworks. Vegetation has long been the subject of countless works of art. This exhibits continues to show vegetation as inspiration. (thru 7/31, Court Tree Collective, 371 Court St, 2nd Fl, BK, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Cast of Characters
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15226
This exhibition is a dramatic transformation of the venue by artist Liz Collins featuring a salon-style exhibition of portraits by 95 LGBTQ artists. Inspired by lavishly decorated and richly ornamented nineteenth-century libraries and salons, this immersive installation brings vibrant colors, dynamic geometric patterns, and lush textures. The exhibition will transform the venue into a warm, bright lounge, inspiring contemplation and conversation, beckoning visitors to linger, look, and read. RSVP required. (thru 9/16, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division@The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, see site for details, FREE)

MUSIC: Live at the Arch
https://dumbo.is/live-at-the-archway
Live Performances, interactive art, drinks, magic, all just below the Manhattan Bridge. Rain or shine. All ages. (thru 9/27, Thur, Manhattan Bridge Overpass Archway, DUMBO, BK, 6pm, FREE)

ART: Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco
http://www.cityreliquary.org/exhibition/exhibitionhall
This new exhibit brings the world of Empire Roller Skating Center to life, exploring its role as a national icon and a focal point of the African American community in Brooklyn. Artifacts, archival materials, video, and first hand interviews come together to share the stories of the people who skated at Empire during the 70s and 80s, revealing the true origins of a world-wide cultural phenomenon. (thru 10/14, The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $7)

ART: Escher - The Exhibition & Experience
https://www.eschernyc.com (maybe discounts out there?)
Over 200 original works from M.C. Escher. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. This is the most important and the largest exhibitions of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States (thru 2/3/19, Industry City, 34-34 St, bldg 6, BK, $6-$35)

 


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