[G&S]: Tonight: craft cocktails speapeasy / Secret event: pop-up strip club 7.6 / Your NYC events 6.22-28

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: craft cocktails speapeasy / Secret event: pop-up strip club 7.6 / Your NYC events 6.22-28
Date: June 22nd 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Two events to tell you about this week. First of all, our plans tonight: our monthly craft-cocktails-meets-Iron-Chef pop-up, The Cocktail Experiment. If you enjoy ridiculous cocktails, come see us (whether or not you bring an ingredient). It got a bit crazy last month, so let's see how tonight goes.

The other event we want to tell you about is technically not G&S, but made by our kinkier sister company, House of Scorpio. It's a pop-up strip club party, with top notch entertainment, in a completely private environment, on Fri, July 6. It's one of the rare events that HoS does that we can let out to the larger world...otherwise everything is pretty private and only goes to the mailing list & closed Facebook group. We included the invite below, but you'll need to go read the HoS website for full attendance instructions.

Beyond that, it's Pride week, and we've included as many LGBTQ events as we could find in the listings below. We hope you wear your best rainbow glitter outfits and come OUT with Pride. <3

Cheers,

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

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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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POP-UP STRIP CLUB: 7/6
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House of Scorpio
presents

Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

Friday, July 6, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$25 advance / $45 with reserved table seating* / $35 at door before 12am / $20 after (door sales as capacity allows, and only for pre-approved members in good standing)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (RSVP on site for address)
Please arrive with a PAL and be familiar with our Code of Conduct

Rules, RSVP & location: http://www.houseofscorpio.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964348357228417
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/673699

For one night only, our sexy clubhouse becomes a full-on strip club, with a pole stage, an array of lap dance-ready seating....and a play-friendly Champagne Room. There will be eight dancers to entertain you: each a hand-picked burlesque, pole or circus star stepping outside the boundaries of their genre to spend the whole night dancing for you on stage and in your lap. Dancer info TK!

Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies on our stage as DJ Ceremony provides the beats late into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual Lip Service dress code & code of conduct apply / Countdown rules in Champagne Room (read the website). Dress up. Tip generously (dancers, wait & bar staff). Get lap dances: they're the best part, and only $10. Respect the dancers. Keep your hands to yourself (or your partner). Nudity is fine on the stage, but no private parts on our furniture.

To be considered for attendance:
First: read PAL requirements and code of conduct at http://www.houseofscorpio.com
Then: follow the instructions at http://www.houseofscorpio.com/attend.html

To get the location address anytime, fill out the loft location form on our site for an auto-reply (also revealed with ticket purchase).

*Reserved seats ($45) include: 9pm admission + seat at a 4-person table with prime stage view + access to reserved lap dance seat.


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/// NYC EVENTS: 6/22-6/28 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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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-Sun, 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-Sun, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $15)

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. (Fri-Sun/Tue-Thu, this week and next, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, 7pm, $25-$45)

PARTICIPATORY/ART: Figment NYC 2018
http://newyork.figmentproject.org
A free participatory arts event acting as a forum for the creation of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. 100% volunteer-powered with no corporate sponsorship, the fest fosters participation between artists and participants through hundreds of interactive art installations, challenging visitors to find new ways to create, share, and dream together. Enjoy two days full of joyful expressions of art, play, and interaction. (Sat/Sun, Governors Island National Monument, 10 South St, 10am-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Renegade Craft Brooklyn
https://www.renegadecraft.com/fair/brooklyn-summer
Renegade brings together a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more. Discover local food trucks, enjoy DJ sets by Black Gold, check out an Installations by K.N. Yamazaki, O'Berry's Succulents, Dovetail Practice, and Perennial Herbal Collective, and more at a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

FILM: 10th Annual BAM CinemaFest
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. Films include “Crime & Punishment”, “Leave No Trace”, and “Eighth Grade”. A Q&A with filmmakers follows each screening. (Sun/Mon/Wed, BAM Harvey Theater, 61 Fulton St, BK, see site for details, $30)

PUPPETS: LABAPALOOZA! 2018
http://stannswarehouse.org/show/labapalooza-2018
Each spring, St. Ann's Warehouse showcases works-in-progress developed over the course of a year in their Puppet Lab. Now in its 19th year, the Lab is an experimental haven for artists making interdisciplinary puppet and object theater, integrating puppetry with dance, sculpture, live music, video projections and more. Two programs to chose from, each continuing next week. [G&S note: Use code “PLABLOVE” for a $25 combo ticket to see both programs] (Tue-Thu, this week and next, St. Ann's Warehouse 45 Water St, BK, see site for details, $21-$25)


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FRIDAY
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FEST: Swedish Midsummer Festival 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/667942443537153
At this unique celebration, adults and children come together to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music. The program features traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis and special guests including Kalle Moraeus and Dalarnas Fiddlers Association in Sweden, folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix, as well as folk dancing led by Scandinavian folklorist and singer Ross Sutter. (Robert F Wagner Junior Park, 40 Battery Pl, 5pm-8pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Cirque Celestial
https://www.facebook.com/events/201381197157874
An all star evening for summer solstice sweethearts. Eric Schmalenberger and The Muse present a night that is gonna shimmer and shine its way into your heart. The dreamiest cast of stars from the variety scene has aligned for the night to make some magic happen. With the all star talents of Kitten and Lou, Vinsantos DeFonte, The Love Show, Elena Delgado, RAVEN, Cassady Rose, Lucy Licious, and more. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $20-$45)

LGBTQ: 2018 New York City Drag March
https://www.facebook.com/events/203699730428165
Gather at 7:00 PM for a 8:00 step off onto 9th Street, then march West to Sheridan Square and the Stonewall Inn. (Tompkins Square Park, 500 E 9th St Entrance, 7pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: QUEER|ART|PRIDE
http://www.queer-art.org/pride
An annual summer showcase that celebrates new and recently completed work by graduates of the Mentorship program (now entering its eighth year) and to create a space for taking risks among friends. The program includes “QA|Pride: Cinema” featuring a work-in-progress viewing of a new film by Rodrigo Bellott and the “QA|Pride: Alumni Art Jam” hosted by The Illustrious Blacks. 5% of ticket sales will be donated to Visual AIDS, a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS. (Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, BK, 7:30pm, $12-$40)

MUSIC: Hungry March Band Record Release Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/227488101167949
Celebrating over 20 years of bringing live musical spectacle to the people of New York City and beyond is Hungry March Band, a brass, percussion, and performance ensemble. A unique sonic voice has emerged from the recording of their four self-released albums—one that melds their musical knowledge of big band, traditional, and free jazz, with punk rock and global brass influences. With Special Guests The Ladrones, Tubafresh, and DJ Dirtyfinger. (Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Avenue, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $10-$12)

LGBTQ: 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)

LGBTQ: Queer Coney!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb62218
Presented by The Brides of Burlesque & Kinetic Cabaret Productions, this partnership will feature some of the most amazing and provocative Queer stars of Circus, Sideshow, and Theatre of the Bizarre. Mistresses of Ceremonies: The Brides of Burlesque. Stage Clown: Lee VaLone. Starring: Faux Pas le Fae, Aurora North, Nati Amos, Sage Sovereign, Pink Velvet Witch, The Lost Boys, and Jason Mejias. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)


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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Victorian Picnic in Central Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/223283168437810
As the sunny days grow longer, one often desires a happy excursion to whittle away the hours with friends. What better way to do so than with a Victorian picnic? Join the New York 19th Century Society for an afternoon of dining al fresco, good conversation, reading aloud, lawn games of the gentler sort, and photography. Bring food or drink to share. Suggested attire (not required): summer whites, garden party frocks, tea dress, steampunk, Goth, or Lolita. (Central Park, The Great Hill, 103rd St and Central Park West entrance, 2pm-5pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: 26th Annual Dyke March 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/395499664299608
Bring signs, noise makers, rainbow flags, etc. and join in the celebration. The march will go from Bryant Park down 5th Ave. After party at Lot 45 (411 Troutman St, BK). Rain or shine. (Bryant Park, btwn 5th & 6th Ave, 40th & 42nd St, 5pm, FREE)

PARTY: Rubulad’s We Were Born to Love One Another
https://www.artery.is/showcases/we_were_born_to_love_one_another
Liive music by: Preachermann and The Revival, Pink Lips, Viva!, S. The Supplicant, DJ Pork Chop, Charlotte Lilly’s Midnight Radio Show of Love, Special early screening: Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival No. 68 – Queer Here, Projections by The Sperm Whale, Life Drawing with B. Maggie and the Art Hole, Blue June of Magick Talismans Tarot, Deliriously dazzling headwear by Darrell Thorne, Chow for hungry marchers (veg. and non-veg alike), There is a special screening of queer themed vintage cartoons, guests are welcome to stay throughout. Dress to love and be loved. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address. (Rubulad, address with RSVP or purchase, BK, 6pm screening/8:30pm party doors/9pm show, $10 adv/$15 door)

THEATER: Phantom Creep Theatre Presents: Planet of the Vampires!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/cifs62318
The most cosmic spook show event of the season. The Phantom Creeps travel way out into the inky, infinite void. What horrors exist out in the dark? Only one way to find out! Not for the faint of heart. (Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8:30pm, $15)

LGBTQ: Everybooty 2018
https://www.bam.org/galas-and-parties/2018/everybooty
This is a four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds. This radical evening of revelry fills the BAM Fisher from basement to rooftop with performances, DJs, installations, readings, booze, and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough. Featuring: Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers, AORTA Films, Becca Blackwell, Crimson Kitty, Dai Burger, Daphne Always, DJ Deputy (Xanadude), DJ Horrorchata, DJ Jen DM (HI FASHION), DJ Sean B (Xanadude), DJ Tikka Masala, Heather Litteer, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Jes Tom, Julio Torres, Justin Monster Labeija, Lorena Russi, Mark Balahadia, Mykal Kilgore, NIC Kay, Sequinette, The Red Lines/Albert Andrew Garcia, Theda Hammel, Zoe Ziegfeld, and much more. Curated by Sean B, Jason Roe, & Caleb Hammons. Visual art exhibition curated by Ricardo Osmond Francis. (BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave, BK, 9pm-3am, $30, 18+)

BURLESQUE: Up, Up and Away: A Burlesque Farewell Extravaganza
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb62318
Rosey La Rouge is moving west, and her amazing mentors and friends are throwing her a love-filled, sparkly going away party. Hosted by boylesque legend Tigger! and starring: Bambi the Mermaid, Boo Boo Darlin, Cheeky Lane, Fem Appeal, Ginger Twist, Rosey La Rouge, Jo "Boobs" Weldon, Minnie Tonka, Rita Men Weep, and Shelly the Singing Siren, with special guest Hard Corey, and Gogo and Kittening by Tiny D. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)


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SUNDAY
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LGBTQ: Pride Fest
https://www.nycpride.org/events/pridefest
An annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners. Hosted by Ross Mathews. Special performance by actor and singer Alex Newell. (University Pl, btwn 13th St & Waverly Pl, 11am-6pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: NYC Pride March 2018
https://www.nycpride.org/events/the-march
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2017, we were joined by over 450+ unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists. With over 110 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history. (7th Avenue between 16th & Christopher St, across 8th St, up 5th Ave to 29th St; 12pm, FREE)

ART: Morbid Anatomy Open House
https://www.facebook.com/events/2059113240973460
Join Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier for an informal gathering, with snacks and refreshments, as we bid farewell to the Morbid Anatomy Library, closing for the Summer. This will also be your last chance to see the new exhibition The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth, a carefully curated selection of art, books, artifacts and ephemera drawn from the Green-Wood archives and the hands and collections of the Morbid Anatomy Community. (Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY: Porch Stomp
https://govisland.com/things-to-do/events/porch-stomp
Over 70 bands, artists, and performing arts organizations have been invited to use the historic porches of Nolan Park as a platform for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, roots, bluegrass and Americana. Anyone can participate. Enjoy square dances on the hour, a banjo parade, flatfooting lessons, open bluegrass and old-time jams, and a stage dedicated to kid-friendly performances. (Governor’s Island, Nolan Park, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Manufacturing Mischief
http://thetanknyc.org/theater/1051-manufacturing-mischief
The New York premiere of a satirical play by Pedro Reyes that features puppet characters based on Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk and Tiny Trump.  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. (The Tank Theater, 312 W 36th St, 1st Fl, 3pm & 8pm, $25)

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MONDAY
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WORD: Aliens of Extraordinary Ability: A Comedy Hour to Support RAICES and Immigrant Families
http://caveat.nyc/event/aliens-of-extraordinary-ability-comedy-hour
Orli Matlow and Felipe Torres Medina are two un-American comedians, from Canada and Colombia, respectively. They were granted the privilege to live and work in the United States thanks to the O-1 visa, a visa granted to “aliens of extraordinary ability” who can present United States Citizenship and Immigration Services with a hefty portfolio that highlights their talents and the money they demand to even take a look at it. This show will highlight comedians and artists from abroad as they discuss their home countries and the process of moving to the United States. (Caveat, 21A Clinton St, 9pm doors/9:30pm show, $8 adv/$10 door, 21+)


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TUESDAY
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BENEFIT/WORD: Outrage and Activism: A Panel Fundraiser to Support Kids in Need of Defense
http://caveat.nyc/event/outrage-and-activism
An evening charity event benefiting KIND (Kids In Need of Defense) for the current immigration crisis. The stories, pictures, and audio of how our country is treating immigrant children has lead to outrage, anger, and even tears. But what we need is action. Network with activists, learn how to leverage your efforts, and try to figure out how to be a part of the solution. The evening will be hosted by Elie Mystal, Executive Editor of ATL, a representative from KIND, and more. 100% of proceeds will be donated to KIND. Ticket includes 1 drink and 20% of additional bar purchases also donated. (Caveat, 21A Clinton St, 6:30pm doors/7pm talk/7:30pm Q&A, $20)


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WEDNESDAY
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WORD: Happy Ending Music & Reading Series: Anxiety & Misdiagnosed
https://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2018/H/Happy-Ending-Music--Reading-Series
To celebrate the publishing of Amanda Stern’s new memoir “Little Panic”, this reading series is being brought back for this special engagement featuring Amanda Palmer, Alexander Chee, Amanda Stern, Leslie Jamison & Todd DiCiurcio. (Joes’ Pub, 425 Lafayette St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $30)

MUSIC: Funkadelic Studios 25th Anniversary Concert
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funkadelic-studios-25th-anniversary-concert-tickets-46812968850
Join in for an evening of great music, cool drinks and laughs to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Funkadelic Studios, the rehearsal home to countless NY musicians. Hosted By Shawn Randall, the Curator of Symphonics Live. Performances by Divinity Roxx (female bassist for Beyonce), Scarlet Sails (Indie rock duo), Soul Inscribed (NYC based hip-hop and beatbox crew)  and many more. Look out for surprises and cake. (The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, 7pm-10pm, FREE)


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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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