[G&S]: All the alternative, underground events in NYC 8.3-9 (and every week)

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: All the alternative, underground events in NYC 8.3-9 (and every week)
Date: August 3rd 2018

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Hello lovelies,

A surprising number of events this weekend, how excellent. See below for everything that's on in the next seven days.

We're plotting for future events in the meantime, and wondering if anyone on our list has particular expertise in witchcraft, ritual, botanicals, etc -- especially anything that can be made interactive & invite participants. Nothing on the books yet, just thinking ahead! Get in touch.

Cheers,

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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment + August Babies Birthday Party

Fri, Aug 24 (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 August? 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.


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: Dark Fest 2018
http://thetanknyc.org/series/dark_fest_2018
A festival and environmental initiative celebrating innovative performances that use self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Artists are using everything from glow-in-the-dark mouth guards to flashlights and more to shed some light on their work. But don’t worry, they’ll keep the AC on. The fest will occupy both the 56-seat and 98-seat theaters. (Fri/Sat, The Tank, 312 W 36th St, see site for details, $3-15)

WORD/MUSIC: Press Play Fair 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/888775844656323
A book and music fair celebrating the merits of independent publishing and the dissemination of the arts through publication, recorded sound, and their expanded mediums. This year’s fair invites print and digital publishers, recording artists and labels, and the communities that support them to participate in two days of live music, performances, panels, and other activities. Organized by Pioneer Works Press with the belief that publishing is essential to accessing the arts, Press Play is open to the public. (Fri 7pm—11pm/Sat 12pm-11pm/Sun 12pm-7pm, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, FREE)

FEST: Brooklyn Tattoo Expo
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-tattoo-expo-tickets-47138203636
Over 100 tattoo artists and vendors will be attending the Brooklyn Tattoo Expo. Come out and get tattooed by one of the many talented artists from all over the country! There will also be food, drinks, musc and entertainment. Artists will be booking appointments in advance as well as accepting walk-ups the weekend of the expo. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, see site for details, $10-$35)

FILM: 2001: A Space Odyssey 70mm Restoration
https://drafthouse.com/nyc/show/2001-a-space-odyssey-70mm-restoration
Feast your eyes on a brand new restoration. This 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. Be prepared. This all might sound like hyperbolic gushing, but you can’t overstate when you talk about “2001: A Space Odyssey”. It's a film that transforms the thematic language and technological possibilities of the medium. It's about no less than man’s emergence and place in the universe. It also houses arguably the greatest special effects of all-time. It’s ambitious, big, bold and awe-inspiring. It's an experience that demands to be seen on the big screen. (Fri-Sun, Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Sq W, BK, see site for details, $22.50)

FILM: Performance Anxieties: Fosse at the Movies
https://quadcinema.com/program/performance-anxieties-fosse-at-the-movies
Choreographer, actor, writer, director: Bob Fosse wore many hats aside from the bowler that became his trademark. A live wire who galvanized musical theatre and movies alike, he won nine Tonys, three Emmys, and one Oscar—the latter for Best Director (Cabaret). This 8 film retrospective includes Cabaret as well as All That Jazz, The little prince, Lenny, Liza with a Z, Star 80, and more. (Fri-Thu, Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St, see site for details, $16)

INSTALLATION: Porch Life Tour 2018
https://squareup.com/store/Airlift
This summer a roving musical house magically pops up for a two-day residency featuring performances and public exploration. The interactive musical house is the traveling export of art collective New Orleans Airlift’s world-famous Music Box Village. Enjoy all-ages exploration, and performances created especially for the installation with local musicians. Surprise appearances and performances throughout the day. Also: the free Coney Island Music Festival also takes place one block away. (Sat/Sun, Coney Island, W 12th St & Boardwalk, BK, 12pm-8pm, $10 adv)

FEST: Tompkins Square 30th Annual Riot Reunion
https://www.facebook.com/events/185665611983067
Commemorate the 30th anniversary of the August 6, 1988 Tompkins Square police riot with two days of live music from 11 bands. After the show in the park, there will be a multi-media presentation at the Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space [MORUS] (155 Ave C, 7pm) linking two generations of resistance. Comic slide shows by Eric Drooker + Seth Tobocman, with music. There will also be a screening of “By Any Means Necessary”, a classic documentary on the Tompkins Square Movement. Additional speakers and performers to be announced. (Sat/Sun, Tompkins Sq Park, 500 E 9th St, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

ART: Con Artist Collective: All-Stars
https://conartistnyc.com/blogs/upcoming-events/351-ALLSTARS.php
New York City’s largest art collective brings this epic retrospective of long-time collaborators and studio members. Over 25 artists hand-selected from the collective’s rich eight-year history in the Lower East Side. Approaching the art world on their own terms, presenting artists embody the culture of the collective. Opening Gallery Party Thu 7pm-11pm. (Mon-Thu, this week and next, The Con Artist Collective, 198 Allen St, 11am-7pm, FREE)

THEATER: Shut UP, Emily Dickinson
http://www.horsetrade.info/event/7b29e39777627cd11ffe6239d2731a42
Emily Dickinson: poet, recluse, a**hole. Loosely based on her Master Letters, this is a pseudo-historical, quasi-biographical, hysterically existential, sadomasochistic psycho-romance about America's most brilliant and annoying poetess. Holed up for all eternity in the bedroom of our minds, the “woman in white” stretches into a projection screen for truths, half-truths, truthiness, and truth-less-ness. She’s whatever you want her to be and nothing you imagined. Emily Dickinson is the definition of a difficult woman. (Tue/Wed, The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th St, 7:30pm, $15)

THEATER: Madame Lynch
http://newohiotheatre.org/madamelynchif18.htm
A new show by the Drunkard's Wife. Madame Lynch is a spectacle with music that takes on the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became de facto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. Lynch made it her project to bring European high culture to Paraguay, and she's revered by some as a national heroine for her contributions to music and dance. But she's also reviled: Many accuse her of fomenting the war in which 90 percent of Paraguay's male population was killed. In this first-look presentation, we are working to create a complex portrait of a complicated figure. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St, 7pm, $16-$20)

PUPPETS: International Puppet Fringe Festival
http://puppetfringenyc.com
A celebration of some of the most well known National and International puppet companies who will be bringing their acclaimed productions to the Big Apple. Live indoor & outdoor performances, films, symposiums, puppet cabarets, artists talk backs, and more. Featuring: Agua, Sol y Sereno (Puerto Rico)’s "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story", Chinese Theatre Works (USA) - "Tiger Tales", Compañía La Bicicleta (Costa Rica) - "Nana Raíz", La Tortue Noire (Canada) - "Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work)", Les Anges au Plafond (France) - "Le Cri Quitodien (The Daily Scream)", and many more. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, see site for details, FREE-$100)


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FRIDAY
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BURLESQUE: Jo Weldon - Cat House
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb8318
It’s Jo Weldon’s birthday and she’s hunted down a purrfectly ferocious cast for everyone who wants to celebrate with her. Hosted by Jo Weldon and featuring the feline talents of Angie Pontani, Bambi the Mermaid, Calamity Chang, Dirty Martini, Jezebel Express, Jonny Porkpie, Little Brooklyn, Sizzle Dizzle, The Maine Attraction, and surprise guest stars. Plus slinky stage kitten, Veronica Viper. Before the show there will be a book signing for Jo’s new book, Fierce: The History of Leopard Print, in the Coney Museum, plus a mini-museum of her collection of leopard print vintage clothing and ephemera. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 7pm signing/9:30pm fireworks/10pm show, $15, 18+)

FILM/MUSIC: That Slapstick Show: Silent Comedy Treasures
https://www.facebook.com/events/425171441223478
This very special event will give slapstick fans an unprecedented chance to see some of the most obscure knee-slappers from the 1910s and will pay homage to one of the leading film archive in the world, The Library of Congress. Featuring live ragtime piano accompaniment by Charlie Judkins. Refreshments will be available, please patronize the venue. (The ROC, 59 E 2nd St, left basement entrance, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, $10)

THEATER: Staggers & Jags: Health Inspection Day
https://www.brooklyncc.com/show-schedule/2018/7/25/staggers-jags-health-inspection-day
This one-of-a-kind live musical comedy lights up the stage with salty sea captains, mythical creatures, music, and tons of singing. On the day the mean old health inspector is due to arrive at The Big Drink, a young boy wanders in to the bar and wreaks havoc for the bar owners, Staggars & Jags. What everyone soon learns is that the health inspector only has three rules: No Rats, No Bats, No Buckets Of Shit...And No Kids! Set in an 18th century Caribbean bar, this is a show that encourages the audience to sing along and get wrapped up in the flamboyant world of head scarves and "whiskey on the barnacles." (The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 11pm, $5)


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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: To the Rockaways by Rail!
https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/rockaways
The New York Transit Museum is celebrating summer by taking their 1930s R-1/9 vintage train cars on a trip from their Court Street station home in Brooklyn to Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street in Queens. Bring a picnic and take a dip in the ocean, or head out to explore the boardwalk. Ride the vintage train back to the city at the end of the afternoon, or stay late to enjoy the nightlife on Rockaway Beach before making your way home on your own. New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn St, BK, 11am-4pm, $50/$35 members)

MUSIC: 2nd Annual Coney Island Music Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/239684650172082
One of the biggest free summer festivals in New York. Spanning 12 artists over two stages of music, the event will take place amongst the rollercoasters, restaurants and boardwalk amusements. Featuring: SANDY Alex G, The Garden, Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and The Clams), Future Punx, Juan Wauters, The Veldt, Navy Gangs, Public Practice, The Muckers, Beechwood NYC, Pow Pow Family Band, Who Is Skitzo. DJ Sets from Rahill of Habibi and Alix Brown. (Stilwell Ave & Coney/Art Wall, Coney Island, BK, 1pm-8pm, FREE)

FEST: We Are Brooklyn: A Community Block Party
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-brooklyn-a-community-block-party-tickets-47858222231
This arts-filled event transforms an everyday street into a summery celebration where neighbors can dance to live music and DJ sets; create collaborative artworks; participate in games, sports, and creative workshops; and more. Enjoy spoken-word by Najee Omar and members of the Brooklyn Slam Team; a community cypher led by Baba Israel with Soul Inscribed; community yoga and dance classes; Afro-Haitian dance workshops; art-making activities including screen-printing and mural-making; photo-booth with Community Heroes; a pop-up market with local vendors; and drumming, Double Dutch, street games, and basketball challenges. More activities and performers will soon be announced. (Outside of Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, Myrtle Ave at Fleet Pl, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE, all ages)

MUSIC: Degraw Fest
https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1708391-degraw-fest-brooklyn
This event features artists produced by Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn-based recording studio located on the Park Slope/Gowanus border. Live music by: Eighty Ninety, Queue, Ben Rice, Elliot & The Ghost, GRITS, Kevin Daniel, Common Jack, Bell the Band, Sophie Colette, AMFM, Drew Reynolds Plus, an exhibit from music photographer Drew Reynolds. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 2pm, $10, 21+)

COMEDY/PARTICIPATORY: Splish
https://www.facebook.com/events/2617350071823635/permalink/2620921328133176
A comedy show five feet out to see in the Atlantic Ocean. Hosted by Jason Weitzman and featuring: Mary Martin, Justin Linville, The Subs (improv), other swimmers. Part III of Jason Weitzman’s “The Plight of the Audience” Series. (Rockaway Beach, Beach 105, 97-01 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway Park, BK, 2:30pm-4pm, FREE)

SOCIAL DANCE/MUSIC: 11th Great Jazz on the Great Hill
https://www.facebook.com/events/627898057581882
Bring a blanket, picnic food, and dancing shoes for this fun event featuring live music and swing dancing in a beautiful setting. Performances by: Jimmy Heath’s swinging 16-piece big band, award-winning vocalist Alyson Williams, and Winard Harper & Friends. This event is weather permitting and refreshments will not be sold. (Central Park, The Great Hill, enter at 106th St & Central Park West, 4pm-7pm, FREE)

PARTY: One Summer Night
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-summer-night-tickets-47922525564
An annual family gathering bringing together music makers, magic makers, performance and wonder, all culminating in a grand celebration. Music: 2Melo, Beatrix, Tasha Blank and The Get Down, David Kiss, DJ Mickey Perez, Deap Soma, Experimen.tal, Patafunk, NSR, Matt Sebastian, Mettabbana, Mixwell, Sky So Young, Tony y Not, and Zionysus. Performances, projections, interactive xperiences and so much more.  (Paper Factory Hotel, 37-06 36th St, QNS, 6pm-6am; $50)

BURLESQUE: Street Meat: NYC-Style Burlesque
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-meat-nyc-style-burlesque-tickets-47149727103
New York City's most talented burlesque and performance artists bring you their strangest, sexiest, most shocking pieces in a secret venue. Featuring: Eckszooberante, Medea, Torrie Ogilvie, Sugar Mamasota, Bollywood Ken, Jojo Carvel (Dominic Di Felice). (secret location, address with advance purchase only, 8pm doors/8:30pm-11pm show, $15-$30)

PERFORMANCE: US Air Guitar Finals
https://www.roughtradenyc.com/artist/u-s-air-guitar-national-finals
This is the Superbowl of air guitar. The greatest air guitarists—representing cities across the country—will battle it out for the national title. The winner will go up against Staten Island's own 3-time US and 2-time defending world champ Airistotle and national champs from around the world. The considerable honor of our nation is at stake. (Rough Trade NYC, 64 N 9th St, BK, 8pm-11:50pm, $18 adv/$20 door, 18+)

PARTY: Subvert: Aldarok
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/subvert-aldarok-tickets-48089486950
The final hidden ship affair. Subvert is an experiment in rebellion, taboo, and the ultimate boundaries of subculture. Live music by the FMs, Mevius, Hex.Sys, and Christopher Carr. DJs Milk and Allison wwwonderland. Attractions: Cuddle Dungeon, Fetish Night Market, End Times Cabaret, Domme Demos. End Times Cabaret by Abby Hertz, Heather Morowitz, Michelle Joni, Nola Bunny, Nurse Malady, and Queen of Love and Hope. Art: Twilight of the Gods immersive environmental installation and much more. Consent is sexy and mandatory. RSVP at subvert66]at]gmail.com. (address with RSVP or purchase, BK, 9pm-4am, $10adv/$20 door)

VARIETY: Sincerely Yours: XXXO, Love Letters from Coney Island
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb8418
Starring: Bambi the Mermaid, Lucy Buttons, Spookey, Lil' Miss Lixx, Holly Ween, and Little Brooklyn. Panty Wrangler: Marinara Stardust. Hosted by: Sincerely Yours. with Special Musical Guests: Broadway Brassy & the Brass Knuckles. (Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)


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SUNDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Exceedingly Good Song Night: Special 10th Anniversary All-Day Edition
http://jalopytavern.biz
It's the traditional/folk/roots singing session of your dreams. Bring your ears, bring your voice, bring songs, bring instruments, bring friends. Singers, listeners, and witty rationalizations welcome. Harmonies and songs with choruses especially appreciated. Co-hosted by Ken and the amazing Nicole Singer. Come as you are, come when you can, go when you must. Rain or shine in the canopied backyard. Food and drink for sale on site, please support the venue. (Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 317 Columbia St, BK, 1pm-11pm, FREE)

BENEFIT: 4th Annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo - 2018
https://withfriends.co/event/394466/chickensht_bingo
Bushwick CityFarm—an all-volunteer-run community garden and gathering space—is hosting their annual fundraiser the best way they know how: by turning poop into gold. All proceeds from the revelry will go toward operating the farm. Come enjoy a delightful day full of music, drinks, and bingo where you can win cash prizes and gift certificates from local businesses. To play, attendees buy squares ($5 for two squares), and then we wait for the birds to do their business. If your square is deemed defecation-worthy, you win an awesome prize. (Bushwick City Farm, 354 Stockton St, BK, 3pm-8pm, $15 sugg don)

MUSIC: Hungry March Band and Gato Loco
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1731319
Hungry March Band embodies the spirit of NYC’s streets with an inimitable brass sound and inspired, eclectic dance. 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. Gato Loco is an intense psycho-mambo party band, bringing fire and brass, lascivious guitars and rousing percussion, into intimate sweaty clubs and festival stages alike. (Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, BK, 6pm doors/8pm show, $5, 21+)


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THEATER: Pushkin
https://www.sheencenter.org/shows/pushkin/all
A new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two years in the life of Russia’s most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin. Always quick to take offense, obsessively jealous, forever in debt, and censored by Tsar Nicholas I, Pushkin chronicles the sufferings of an artist of modest rank and mixed race, the confrontation between his exceptional talent and a flawed society, and the painful choice between duty and personal happiness. (G&S Note: $40 tickets available at: https://myrussiandeal.com/en/deals/sheen-center) (thru 8/25, Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St, see site for details, $57)

FILM: Outdoor Cinema International Film Festival 20Th Anniversary Year
http://socratessculpturepark.org/programs/films
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)

ART: There Is Only One Of You - Photographs by Walter Wlodarczyk
https://www.secretprojectrobot.org/#/current
Walter Wlodarczyk has documented the people and art of New York City for nearly a decade. He is best known for his extensive documentation of New York’s self-organizing, do-it-yourself creative communities, work which has led to collaborations with like-minded artists in Miami, Puerto Rico and Japan. Walter's largest show to date will draw photos from throughout his archive in celebration of the creative spirits of New York City, and beyond. The work will be displayed in a unique, movable installation created by Secret Project Robot's Erik Zajaceskowski. (thru 8/31, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, see site for details, FREE)

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 9/2, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, see site for details, $35-$100)

ART: Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama
https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/4995
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
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)

FILM: Cabaret Cinema
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/series/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
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/programs/essential-cinema
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
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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