[G&S]: Upcoming: 7.27: craft cocktails / Your NYC events 7.13-19

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Upcoming: 7.27: craft cocktails / Your NYC events 7.13-19
Date: July 13th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Happy Fourth to everyone -- we hope you had a relaxing time, whatever you did. We hid out upstate, but are back tonight for one of our favorite secret nights: House of Scorpio's pop-up strip club, Saints & Sinners. It's one of the rare HoS events 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.

Peak summer is pretty slow everywhere including in our beloved party home, but we'll be back on Fri July 27 with our monthly Cocktail Experiment pop-up.

In the meantime, Miss Scorpio will be in London throughout July. If you have recos for the best cocktails, immersive experiences, underground happenings and amazing humans to introduce her to, drop us a line!


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The Cocktail Experiment + July Babies Birthday Party

Fri, July 27 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-2am, FREE admission, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient*
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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For the first time ever, we're opening our doors as a craft cocktail lounge on a set monthly schedule. Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude, no cover. Weekend bars are awful; come hide out here. We'll make you something delicious.

Plus, the Experiment: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you and a friend get a complimentary round (up to three friends, if it's a full size bottle of something excellent!). No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Is your birthday in July? Your first experiment is on the house (show us your ID), and you're welcome to host your party here. 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. Small request: nothing that tastes of anise or licorice, please! If that's the flavor you want, we have plenty of that in the bar, including the best absinthe you'll ever have.


/// NYC EVENTS: 7/13-7/19 ///


PARTY: Victorian Extravaganza: A Night at Niblo's Garden at the Green-Wood Cemetery
A Victorian extravaganza produced by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, starting with a picnic (bring your own) around beautiful Crescent Water pond, followed by a dazzling array of nineteenth-century showmanship: fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and much more – all under the starry summer skies. The evening celebrates Green-Wood's permanent resident William Niblo, whose Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters, replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, and an open-air restaurant and bar that featured the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time. (Fri/Sat, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 7pm, $35-$40)

FEST: 7th Annual WitchsFest USA - A Pagan Street Faire
This annual Pagan street faire features workshops, vendors, performances, information groups, and more. Vendors consisting of Pagan, witchy, new age, gothic, steampunk etc. oriented merchants. Dress theme: Summer Solstice type costumes and mode of dress, fairies, genies, pixies, sprites, wood nymphs, satyrs etc. (Sat/Sun, Astor Pl btwn Broadway & Lafayette St, 10am-5pm, FREE)

SHOP: Dog Days of Summer Vendor Market
Serpentinas Craft and the Jersey City Oddities Market are coming together to give our locals access to all things wacky, weird and fun that Jersey City has to offer. There will be raffles all weekend to raise money for the New Jersey City Oddities Market new storefront space. Vendors include: Crooked Teeth Keys, SinisterCre8tions, WickedWondersDesign, Rude Girl Designs, OutlawCandy, Wilder’s Living Room, Watch Me Craft, Mutantland Art, Dark Arts and Roses, The Fairy Oddmother, Necronomicharm, and more. (Sat/Sun, Coney Island USA's Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Ave, BK, 12pm-8pm, FREE)

THEATER: The Trans Theatre Festival
A festival to celebrate the stories, art, histories, and experiences of trans artists. Recognizing trans artists as an invaluable part of our arts community, both currently and historically, this festival is part of an ongoing commitment to elevating their work. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $20)


WORD/WALK: Firefly Magic on Governors Island
Dive into summer with a talk about firefly sex, poison, and deceit with world-renowned firefly expert Sara Lewis, author of Silent Sparks: the Wondrous World of Fireflies. Following her talk, Sara joins urban naturalist Gabriel Willow and artist Autumn Kioti for a magical nighttime walk on Governors Island in search of its illuminating inhabitants. When you exit the ferry, walk left to Nolan Park, and look for Nolan Park House 17 (with the NYC Audubon banner) (Governors Island, Nolan Park #17, 7pm-10pm, FREE)

COMEDY: Dancify That
The poise, graceful lines, and flailing limbs of dance collide with the universal guilty pleasure of hilarious internet videos in this comedy and dance game show. Come watch fearless dance duos compete in creating original dance choreography inspired by viral videos. After making and performing the dance, they face judgement of some of the hottest comedians the city has to offer. With aerobics, burlesque and a sing-a-long, this slap-happy mix of high and low brow entertainment is sure to entertain your chassez off. (The Scene at The People's Improv Theater, 123 E 24th St, 8pm-9pm, $15)

MUSIC: Jazz Bastards
The Jazz Bastards are a NYC quintet featuring Matt Kanelos, Aldo Perez, Jenny Mitchell, Nick Parker and Glen Heroy. The use of toys, costume, spoons, tap and electronics mix with the 4 Jazz Bastard vocalists for a weird yet reverent cocktail. The band presents standards and original jazz compositions with a vaudeville edge. Instrumentation: Drums, guitar, keyboards, clarinet, spoons and vocals. (Pangea, 178 Second Ave, 9:30pm, $7 adv/$12 door)


ART: NYC Bodypainting Day
40 artists will paint 50 nude models in full public view, followed by a march and a double-decker bus tour around the city. This years theme is "movement." Schedule of Events: live body painting, unity song circle under the arch, photo shoot at the fountain, march through Greenwich Village, double-decker bus tour into Brooklyn, bash fundraiser at Project Cozy. (Washington Square Park, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

FEST: Te Liberation Film Festival
An educational and cultural platform celebrating the contributions made by people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean to New York City and to the world. Now in its 6th year, the festival has built a community of local and international attendees whom through panel discussions, culinary presentations, film screenings, art installations, music and folkloric showcases affirm, educate and celebrate. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, 12:30pm, $12 screenings/$35 pass)

WORD: Greats of Jazz & Vaudeville: A Victrola Trolley Tour
visit and celebrate some of the greatest performers from 100 years ago and their indelible musical contributions to jazz, pop and vaudeville history. Each stop will include a brief talk about the entertainer PLUS a 78rpm record played on an antique crank-up Victrola as an aural dimension to the tour. This tour is 3 hours long and involves short periods of walking to and from the trolley and between sites. Lead by Michael Cumella (aka Phonograph DJ MAC). (Woodlawn Cemetery, Jerome Ave at Bainbridge Ave, BX, 1pm-4pm, $40)

FEST: Happy Family Night Market
A day-long event that celebrates the rise and triumph of Asian American cuisine. The fest gathers chefs, food writers, and curious eaters to share stories over good food and conversation. The event will feature a marketplace with food vendors, artists, and artisans as well as a series of panels, film screenings, and an after party. (99 Scott Ave, BK, 3pm-12am, $7-$22)

ART: Phobos & Deimos group art show
On July 27th ​Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. Artists explore the red planet and its two moons as well as their mythological namesakes: the gods of war, terror, and fear. Featuring: Gina Altadonna, Jennifer Baker, Lauren Budney, Holly Cappello, Hannah Cunningham, Hannah Dansie, Kaila Gee, Kate Glasheen, Fred Grabosky, Cangshu Gran, Jessi Hardesty, JoKa, Johannah O'Donnell, Ben Patterson, Alexis Price, Bill Ross, Tasli Shaw, Joe Vollan, Miranda Zimmerman. (Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

PARTY: Thunder Gumbo's 5th Annual Freezing Man: The War Against the Sun
An annual decommodified mini-festival commemorating The Great War Against The Sun that takes place across a sprawling, historic, and floating underground venue, jam-packed with fantastic live bands, body moving DJs, mind-bending performances, intimate theatrical installations, lots of snow machines, and the magical contributions of the greater NYC Burning Man community. Costume Suggestions: yeti royalty, bobsled driver, deconstructed snow gear, bewildered persephone, leg warmers - just leg warmers, beastly, snowlympian athlete, han solo in the carbonite, glowing ugly christmas sweaters, nuclear winter wonderland survivor, not-so-vanilla ice, famous reggae superstar yellow-snow-man, ice queen, trench coats + lingerie, naked in the snow, bobsled runner. (location with purchase, BK, 8pm-4am, $75)

VARIETY: Bostock & Burgess' Arena of Exotic Beasts
All-star line-up includes Dirty Martini, Amy G, Mister Gorgeous, Zoe Ziegfeld, Cheeky Lane, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, Chris McDaniel and Mistress of Ceremonies, Miss Astrid. Starring Circus legend, Hovey Burgess and Lil' Miss Lixx. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)

DJ: Treetops: Punctuation Party! w. Daniele Baldelli
Danielle Baldelli, inventor of Cosmic Disco, is playing a four hour set while the costumes and interactions focus on Punctuation and meaning. Wear black and white, dance, and play.  (The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St., 10 PM - 4 AM, $20 - $30, 5 dollar discount through link above.)

PARTY: Ashram Galactica: Celestial Slumber Party
Live your best slumber party life. Explore lucid dreamscapes and lavish private spaces, and move to the groove of our decadent dance floor. Slip on your sexiest sleepwear and stop by the cosmic concierge of The Grant Hotel of Ashram Galactica. Enter our raflle for a chance to win exclusive access to The Boudoir and The Honeymoon Suite. There, we will spoil you with the loving touch of massage, Champagne, fresh fruits, chocolates and more. Dress code: playa couture, galactic eveningwear, black rock city black tie, sexy sleepwear, cosmic pajamas, heavenly lingerie, astral loungewear, ethereal overnightwear, interplanetary sleepover soirée.  Music by: The Human Experience - David Block, Illexxandra, Nordvolk, Rafael De La Cruz, Camelo, and Jake. (House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, $20-$500)


SHOP: Sustainable Fair Pop-Up: IGC In Good Company Fair
A unique sustainable fair, where the dreamers, makers, and buyers come together and connect through doing business kindly in an earth loving way. Not just a sustainable fair but a sharing platform, with a supportive community of makers, buyers, and producers with a shared vision. Workshops and panels hosted throughout the day. DJ Waxed Laces and live music from TOCCA. (The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

WORD: Conversation: The soulfulness of David Bowie
an intimate conversation on the influence of soul on David Bowie’s musical stylings. Award-winning guitarist and composer Carlos Alomar draws on thirty years of experience as Bowie’s music director and a member of his funk rhythm section, the D.A.M. Trio, to reflect on the overlooked but vital influence of R&B and soul on Bowie’s pop career. He is joined by vocalist Robin Clark, whose vocals were first featured on Young Americans (1975), which became a pivotal moment in Bowie’s career and rock history. Moderated by music journalist Christian John Wikane. (Brooklyn Museu, Iris and B. Geral Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Pkwy, 3rd Fl, BK, 2pm-3:30pm, $16)

FILM/PARTICIPATORY: The Princess Bride Coloring Party
Whether you prefer to color inside the lines or out, you don’t have to answer to anyone else’s rules but your own, with your very own coloring book featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the vibrant and compelling world of The Princess Bride! Each ticket will also include a set of 12 colored pencils, but you’re welcome to bring your own crayons, markers, stickers, etc,. to really make this an inconceivable party. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 5pm, $25)

THEATER: Firefly: A Sci-Fi Event
Fundamental Theater Project presents an evening of SciFi shenanigans to raise money for our upcoming Fall production of The Whale And The Dog Star by Ben Holbrook. Featuring a live staged reading of Joss Whedon’s cult tv show, 'Firefly', a Sci-Fi trivia event and special Q&A with playwright Ben Holbrook and director Caitlin Wells. (Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 6pm-8:30pm, $15-$40)


FUNDRAISER: It’s My C*nt, I’ll Do What I Want: Benefit for Planned Parenthood
Join this comedy bingo anthropomorphized emoji dance party FUNdraiser hosted by the bawdy, hilarious comedian, Alison Klemp. The event benefits Planned Parenthood, which has stood up for us and our reproductive rights. Let’s not let the government f*ck with them, because we can’t f*ck without them. Expect a ridiculous night of comedy, bingo games with fun prizes, and a dancing eggplant. 100% of all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood. (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 8:30pm=11pm, $sugg don)


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

LGBT: HOT! The 27th Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture
The oldest annual festival of its kind in the world, never stales as its fresh line-up continues to deliver innovative works in theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism for the whole family. Theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism. Six weeks, 50+ shows, 100s of artists & you. (thru 7/28, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, see website for details, $varies)

ART: .Zip: Developing The Future Season 2.0.0[Early Access Edition]
We now can’t survive the world without the APP: we order foods, chat with emojis, or even babysit our dogs with it. Artists Caoyuxi(JAMES), Gan Jian, Loga & Mao Wengweng, Pink Money + Lawrence Law, Pasakorn Nontananandh aka Akaliko, Jason Batchllor, Victor Morales, Marpi and Bent Stamnes, Sehyun Av Kim & Nick Bratton, Qi Zhenzhen & Wang Yang will present new works. A series of special events will accompany the exhibition through the run. (thru 7/29, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Studio B, 80 Greenwich St, see site for details, $10-$15)

ART: 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)

FILM: Outdoor Cinema International Film Festival 20Th Anniversary Year
In its 20th Anniversary this film festival highlights Socrates Sculpture Park as a public community space for enjoyment and celebration of many cultures. The fest is distinct for its emphasis on exclusively presenting foreign films, in addition to screenings paired with a pre-movie cultural music / dance performance and cuisine from the film’s country of origin. (thru 8/29, Wed, Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, QNS, 7pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique
Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz's 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim. In the two decades since the premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. (thru 9/2, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, see site for details, $35-$100)

ART: Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama
Comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres, Narcissus Garden is on view in a former train garage that dates to the time when Fort Tilden was an active US military base. The mirrored metal surfaces reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building, drawing attention to Fort Tilden’s history as well as the devastating damage inflicted on many buildings in the area by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (thru 9/3, Fri-Sun, Fort Tilden, 169 State Road, QNS, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Cast of Characters
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
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
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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