[G&S]: Upcoming: next Fri - craft cocktails / Your NYC events 7.20-26

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Subject: [G&S]: Upcoming: next Fri - craft cocktails / Your NYC events 7.20-26
Date: July 20th 2018

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It's a surprisingly busy summer weekend in NYC. Get out there and enjoy it! We're taking it easy for the season, but will be back next Friday with our monthly Cocktail Experiment pop-up. Come join us for delicious cocktails in better-than-bar atmosphere.


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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
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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: 7/20-7/26 ///


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-Sun, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $20)

WORD: The Generator Series hosted by Ilana Glazer
The Generator Series is a limited 4-part event in which Ilana Glazer will interview an activist and a politician to see how they each serve us - the people. And you - yes you - will get the chance to record your own Generator video at the event with the help of fellow Generators. Monday Guests: Zephyr Teachout, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg. Tuesday Guests: Paola Mendoza and Michael Skolnik. (Mon/Tue, this week and next, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $25)


WORD: Field Day Fridays with Newtown Creek Alliance
Learn botanical drawing with artist Gabriel Willow. Join Newtown Creek Alliance and Kingsland Wildflowers for this second of a three-part summer series celebrating native flowers and art and the exploration of where they meet. (Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center, Kingsland Ave, BK, 4pm-7pm, $10 sugg don)

PARTICIPATORY: Doggy Fashion Ph0T0 Shoot, DJ-C, Drinks, Dancing, & 5th Ave Take-over
Dress Up your pup & get a free portrait & Freddy's Dog Tags. Free Pup Portraits will be taken of the Fashionista Fidos at the end of the Red Carpet in-front of a “Step & Repeat” wall,  by renowned local photographer Reuben Radding. Plus comics, DJ, and more. (Freddy's Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave, BK, 5pm-6:30pm, FREE)

ART: Art Battle New York
12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, it’s a sizzling night of creation and celebration. The winners by audience vote move on to the final round with a chance to qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals. It’s a wild night, great music, paints flies and masterpieces are created before your eyes. Hosted by Greg, Featuring DJ George Garcia. ((le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm-9:45pm, $15-$20, 21+)

WORD: A Trek with George Takei
Actor and social justice activist George Takei shares stories with eloquence and wit at this special event. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ACLU. (Caveat, 21A Clinton St, 6:30pm doors/7pm show, $25 adv/$30 door, 21+)

MUSIC: 20 Scarlet Sails, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, Frenchy And The Punk
Scarlet Sails: Formed in New York by Russian-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Olya Viglione and her husband, former Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione. Citing influences from Alice Cooper to Queen to Marvin Gaye, the Vigliones, approached rock with a somewhat grandiose flair, veering from neo-glam to new wave with occasional doses of prog and classic rock. Frenchy and the Punk: Multi-cultural genre-bending Duo Frenchy and the Punk pound out Cabaret Folk Rock. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing hail from London, UK. They sing loud punk rock songs about the Victorian era, and have been gleefully rubbing the face of present day Britain in the rotten corpse of its past since 2008, in the hope that it will learn from its mistakes (it hasn’t). (The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, 7pm, $TBD)

MUSIC: Natti Vogel
Young alt-pop mastermind and piano singer-songwriter Natti Vogel is rapidly becoming New York’s buzziest independent artist with his stunning new orchestral EP “Serving Body” and its equally inimitable array of music videos. His live shows, where Vogel’s conservatory, cinematic, cabaret, rock, jazz, comedic and foreign-language training are all put to use, create an unusually intense and wonderful experience raved about by audiences and press alike. (National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, BK, 7pm, $20)

VARIETY: Dixon Place Presents: Kinktasia
The vaudevillian love story of The Brides of Burlesque invites all genders and sexualities to feel good about their passions and proclivities. It’s a new-fashioned faerie tale of two princesses and their quest for love, kink, and of course Queer over Evil. Guests in the Magic Kinkdom will be treated to Cirque, Sideshow, and Song. A veteran Pro Dominatrix will even serve as Fetish Faerie Godmother to answer any adult play questions visitors may have. The Brides’ hope is to empower everyone to joyfully find their own Kinktasia! Starring: The Brides of Burlesque, Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North (Dixon Place Lounge, 161A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, FREE)

DJ: 48-Minute Happy Hour Dance Party
The NYC Ferry has a bar on board. It costs $2.75 to ride and you can hop on/off any time. It takes you under the bridges of lower Manhattan and, at sunset, it's kinda amazing af. Add a DJ and powerful speakers and this is what you get. Revelers are taking over the 7:31pm Ferry from Wall Street and throwing a 48-Minute party to 34th St...and then doing it again on the 8:20pm Ferry from E34th back to Wall St. Help throw down on the classiest of all the NYC public transportations. Hop on at any stop along either line. (Multiple locations, Wall St/Pier 11 & E34th St, 7:31pm & 8:20pm, FREE + $2.75 for ferry)

PERFORMANCE: Concert at The Circle of Hope
Game Boys, theremin, radio, modular synths and more. One night of music, sound and visual art. Featuring: krt_ / vaporstack, xoadc, The Unicorn Princess / Ms. Paint, business pastel / Enerjawn, flow mein / Enerjawn, nanode / Ms. Paint, nmlstyl / vaporstack, Radio Wonderland. (Hotel Pennsylvania, Globetrotter Ballroom , 401 7th Ave, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $20)


MUSIC: Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World 2018
This annual Festival has welcomed music legends that are influenced by Satchmo’s lasting music, and this year is no different. This year’s festival will be headlined by legendary Queens rapper, Action Bronson. Bronson, who shares a home borough with Armstrong and has been hailed over the last decade as “one of the most promising prospects in New York hip-hop” (NYT), Bronson is a fitting artist to host the celebration of music’s greatest innovators. He will be joined by eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels, who continue to chart new territory blending tones of funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, QNS, 4pm-9pm, FREE)

SHOP: A Mid-Summer Oddities Flea Market
In partnership with Atlas Obscura, at this unique market you will find a wonderful assemblage of vendors from across the country bringing you an extensive variety of peculiar items, an insect petting zoo provided by Aaron Rodriques, and flash tattoos from Black Veil Tattoo Studio. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art and more. After Party DJ Joe Hart at House of Wax Bar (City Point Building, 445 Albee Square West, BK, 8pm-12am, $28.45) (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 11am-6pm, $20)

PARTICIPATORY: Come Out & Play 2018
A day of family-friendly games and an evening of new social and physical games for adults. All of the games connect together with a fun story line about Time Travel — complete with an official Time Travel Agency, games throughout time, a growing timeline, and imminent threats to the space-time continuum. Play just one or two games, or try them all of for an epic Time Travel adventure. Each year After Dark turns the city streets in a particular neighborhood into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games and wild new street games. The evening showcases street games and technology enabled live-action game experiences. After Dark players must be 18 or older. (Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, 1pm-10pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER: Meowmania! A Cat Party in Brooklyn
Whiskers-a-GoGo, North Brooklyn Cats, and Bushwick Street Cats have teamed up with Bushwick Bark to throw a cat-tastic fundraising event to raise money that will help them save more kitties. The party will feature: adoptable Kittens, NYC's Best CAT swag vendors, selfies with kittens, contest for best cat-themed outfit, stuff with cats on it that you can buy, photo ops with the Creepy Cat Meowmania Mascots. (Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, BK, 2pm-6pm, FREE)

PARTY: Mind Melting Brain Freeze!
With live music by: Vic Thrill, Miles Francis, Schade (from Switzerland), and DJ Mickey Perez and friends. Enjoy Projections by the Sperm Whale, Life Drawing with B. Maggie and The Art Hole, The Anything Project Presents Brain Washing Machin3 -puppet burlesque karaoke, New art by Darrell Thorne, Frrrozzen treats, hot grillin', and much, much more. Dress hot and cool. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address. (address with RSVP,  BK, 8:30pm, $10-15)

PERFORMANCE: Arts On Site Performance Party
This event showcases artists and brings together community with music, dance, theater, visual art, and healing arts. BYOB + donation bar. (12 St Marks Place, 8pm doors/9pm performances, $10 sugg don)

BIKE: History, Mystery, Murder and Money Bike Tour
A fascinating bike tour of dazzling and notorious sites in Lower Manhattan. Includes the site of the shocking Wall Street bombing, the world’s biggest gold cache, and arguably the most important place in USA history…and much more. Rain cancels. (Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, SW corner of Chambers & Centre St/Park Row, 10pm, FREE)


ART: The Summer Show presented by Arts Gowanus Gallery Dispersed
Featuring a selection of artwork from local Brooklyn-based creatives hung throughout the brewery. Celebrate all the artists who have contributed work to the space. There will be a pop-up, craft vendor market as well as spoken word performances in the evening. Drink local, eat local, and support your local arts community. (Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, BK, 12pm-8:30pm, FREE)

BIKE: Street Art Bike Ride
Our gallery is on the streets, and we want to share it, pointing out famous and hidden spots throughout the city. We'll be covering the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Tour includes NYC highlights, history and social implications of street art. (Time's Up, 99 S 6th St, 12pm-2:30pm, FREE)

CLASS: Sword and Medieval Combat Workshop
tix: https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes/fitness/boot-camp/medieval-combat-class-at-supreme-team-boxing-mma
This 2-hour workshop will combine the techniques of medieval weapons and MMA for a full-body workout and exciting and diverse training experience. By the time you are done you will have a greater understanding of how the modern sport of medieval combat is fought and a new appreciation for its physical demands. (Supreme Team Boxing & MMA, 34-09 Queens Blvd, LIC, 2pm, $25)

FOOD: Island Hop by The Joy of Feasting & Pinay Tambay
A Filipino + Indonesian food experience. This edition’s fresh menu is in tribute to Anthony Bourdain with dishes such as Miranti’s “Unknown Parts” featuring roasted soft bone quail, pope’s nose satay, & chicken heart curry, and Elenna’s “The Perfect Pig” featuring sisig, chicharron, & lumpiang shanghai. We will also have delicious options for vegetarians and vegans. DJ Rara on the decks bumping the good vibes. (Mad Tropical, 236 troutman st, BK, 5pm-10pm, TBD)

FILM: Artist Curated Cinema - Kate Hush / The Love Witch
Artist Curated Cinema is a monthly program from Paradice Palase that highlights an emerging artist through an artist talk and movie screening of a film chosen by artist. This month the artist is Kate Hush, with a screening of the 2016 thriller/horror film "The Love Witch". (ThePlatform, 1178 Bushwick ave, BK, 5pm doors/5:45pm talk/6:30pm screening, $5)

FILM: Cartoon Carnival #69: Hot Stuff
Sit back and relax for nearly two hours of more archival 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. As summer gets under way with a brightly shining sun and rising temperatures, it's only fitting that Cartoon Carnival 69 be dedicated to anything hot! Bring your pals to see Oswald Rabbit and Mutt & Jeff battle blazes; the trials and tribulations of Farmer Alfalfa and his barnyard friends as they endure heat waves; and the Little King gallivanting in a harem full of women. Featuring live ragtime accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. (389 Melrose St, BK, 6pm doors, $10)


FILM: Alice in Wonderland with Morricone Youth
Live musical entertainment followed by the movie. (Prospect Park’s Long Meadow North, 7pm, FREE, no rain dates)

VARIETY: BBC's Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook
The Bushwick Book Club presents new songs and one new dance inspired by Dean Haspiel's new graphic novel, The Red Hook. The author will be present and will be signing books (which can be purchased at the show) as well as giving a slideshow/performance. Performances by: Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Souel Spiritchild Fénix (spiritchild), Teresa Toro, Terry Radigan, Ernesto Gomez, Anna Stefanic, Jeffrey Burandt, Sean Von Gorman, Bushwick Book Club Dance Team, and a slide show performance by Dean and tba (Barbès, 376 9th St, 8pm-10pm, $10)


FEST: Animation Block Party
Opening Night Celebration for The 15th Annual Animation Block Party, is the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent, professional and student animation. Opening Night festivities will feature an exclusive Pingu the Penguin cartoon, new shows from DreamWorksTV, a t-shirt launch from Brooklyn Cloth, tasty treats from My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, plus a live animated comedy showcase from Picture This!  (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 8pm, Free)


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)

FILM: Cabaret Cinema
"Where Movies and Martinis Mix" Inspired by the Astro Poets, the whimsical astrologers beloved by the Twitterverse, this series looks beyond the stars of Hollywood to the stars in the sky this summer. Twelve films aligned with the signs of the zodiac ensure there’s something for everyone. Whether you were born under a Black Moon or Sans Soleil, see what the cinema of the past portends for the future. (thru 9/28, Fridays, Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, 9:30pm, $14)

FILM: Essential Cinema: Charlie Chaplin
A very special series of films screened on a repertory basis. The collection consists of 110 programs/330 titles assembled in 1970-75 by Anthology’s Film Selection Committee. (thru 9/29, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, see site for details, $7-$11)

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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