[G&S]: Next Fri: Craft cocktail pop-up / 9.16: Victorian Garden Tea / Your NYC events 8.17-24

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Next Fri: Craft cocktail pop-up / 9.16: Victorian Garden Tea / Your NYC events 8.17-24
Date: August 17th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

We're so ready to get back into party mode -- no late-August break for us this year, so we're in town plotting for the rest of the summer.

Here's what's coming up for us:

- Next Fri: our monthly speakeasy craft cocktail pop-up. Come with a challenge ingredient, or just to enjoy whatever is being made. And of course if it's your birthday in August, you get a free drink -- and can throw your birthday party here for free (if it's over 10 people, you can get in touch to reserve a couch).

- Sun, Sep 16: our picture-perfect Victorian tea party is back for just one more time this year to close out the summer. Tickets are now on sale: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

- Save the date for something unique, dark and witchy, on Sat, Sep 29. We'll start leaking details next week!
 
Cheers,

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

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COCKTAILS: 8.24
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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
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/251047742377945/
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 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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VICTORIAN TEA: 9.16
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sunday, Sep 16, 4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40 ($35 for groups over 5), all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/503295656794572
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com/
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish.

The menu (details TK):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Two types of unique desserts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris

Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

About our venue:
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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DANCE: the 37th Annual Battery Dance Festival
https://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival
The final two days of New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people. The fest includes over 30 performances, workshops, special events, and screenings. (Fri/Sat, Robert F Wagner Jr Park, Battery Park City, 20 Battery Place; The Schimmel Center at Pace Univerity, 3 Spruce St, see site for details, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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PERFORMANCE/FILM: Glowing Creation: A Rammellzee-Inspired Opera
https://abronsartcenter.splashthat.com
Over the course of six weeks—inspired by Rammellzee’s unique brand of performance art, and ornate costumery—a group of students, under the tutelage of visiting artists, designed personalized Tyvek suits and masks, created musical tracks, and developed singular performances featuring their own interpretive break-dancing and choreography. A selection of students will showcase the culmination of their six-week arts education program. The event also features the screening of the iconic documentary Style Wars (1983), a film chronicling the birth of hip hop culture in the 70s and 80s. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, 4pm, FREE w/RSVP)

SHOP: 2018 donateNYC Thrift Store Crawl
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-donatenyc-thrift-store-crawl-tickets-48209370525
celebrating National Thrift Store Day by shopping second-hand, first. donateNYC will be partnering with Vintage Thrift, Housing Works, Goodwill, and Salvation Army for a shopping event with a special discount at their respective Gramercy locations. Attendees who stop by each store and fill out our punch card will be eligible for prizes from donateNYC and partners. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at check-in. Hand stamps must be received via check-in. See site for complete instructions. (Housing Works in Gramercy, 157 E 23rd St, 5pm-8pm, FREE)

MOVIE: Mirage Cinema presents: The Fifth Element
https://www.avant-gardner.com/events/2018/8/10/mirage-cinema-presents-the-fifth-element
An outdoor film viewing experience and party unlike any other in New York, with 360-degree projection, 3D immersive sound, interactive photo booths, movie trivia, an ice cream social, and so much more. The Fifth Element- the visually stunning 90s cyberpunk sci-fi epic starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, and Gary Oldman. The survival of planet earth is in the hands of fifth element incarnate humanoid Leeloo and unlikely hero taxi cab driver Korben Dallas as they join forces to recover four mystical stones essential to the defense of the planet against Korg and the force of evil. Including a Pre-movie cocktail hour: eat, drink, and watch the sunset while our DJ sets the soundtrack to the night. Costume encouraged. (The Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave, BK, 6pm doors, $16 - $200)

MUSIC: Trevor New and Ian Sims
https://artery.is/showcases/cycles
Two spellbinding artists weave old traditions with new techniques to bring you ambient, uplifting electronic music. Watch them turn a sunset into a soundscape using viola, keys, looping & vocals. Trevor New, a Brooklyn Based musician, is a soloist and chamber musician. He has been developing new ways for performers to interface with technology using midi controllers and reactive sound effects, to various sensors and repurposed gestural control devices for his solo performances as well as in his theatre, dance, and film projects. Trevor is sharing the roof with multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ian Sims. Ian’s live show is an intimate reflection of the minimal, layered and transparent nature of his music. Performing solo with 808 drum machine, a vocal looper, a tiny ’86 Yamaha keyboard and a few guitar pedals – the music and how it’s made is delivered without mystery. And yet what one hears is full of the mystic. BYOB, all proceeds to the performers. (location with tix purchase, BK, 7pm, $12)

WORD: Campfire Live Storytelling Show
http://www.northbrooklynfarms.com/calendar/2018/8/17/campfire-live-storytelling-show
Hosted by David Drake and Kenny Deforest. Featuring: Liza Treyger (Netflix), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Sean Patton (Conan), and musical guest Nick Lotto. (North Brooklyn Farms, 320 Kent St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $5)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: ReMix / ReMaX Party
https://withfriends.co/event/523077/remixremax_party_at_superchief_gallery
Death By Audio Arcade is teaming up with Superchief Gallery and Babycastles to present a night of remixing in the form of games, visuals, and audio mashups. Come check out some indie games, weird romhacks, glitch art, and the classic arcade. The DBA Arcade cabinet collection will be on hand, including Particle Mace, Nothing Good Can Come Of This, Video Freak, Crystal Brawl, Star Versus, and Slam City Oracles. Tunes by $BASH, Hedonism Bit, Karl Hohn, and flow mein. (Superchief Gallery NY, 1628 Jefferson Ave, QNS, 8pm-2am, $10)

BURLESQUE: Tiny D Presents: Carnal at Coney
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb81718
Hosted by Storm. Starring: Tiny D, Dame Cuchifrita, Jack Barrow, Munroe Lilly, Edie Nightcrawler, and Johnny Panic. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)


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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Summer Streets 2018
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml
Nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike. This is annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. The program provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. Last year nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. (Lafayette St & Park Ave, 7am-1pm, see site for details, FREE)

SHOP: The Small Press Flea 2018
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/small-press-flea-central-library-plaza-20180818
A summer market of your favorite local publishers and magazines co-presented by BOMB Magazine, and Brooklyn Public Library. Its aim is to support the local literary community and independent publishers. This flea will provide your end-of-summer beach reading, sweet deals, and cold treats while you fill your totes. (Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plz, BK, 10am-4pm, FREE)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Clay Club
SculptureCenter will revive its founding summer tradition by inviting six artists to reconsider the idea of group sculpture that motivated the original Clay Club parties. Their exhibition space will open to the public with more than two thousand pounds of clay available for participation in artist-led projects or for free use. Also enjoy music, food and drinks by local vendors. (Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St, LIC, 10am-2pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY/SHOP: The Total Red Hook Immersion
https://brooklynbased.com/2018/07/30/the-total-red-hook-immersion-august-18
This very beery self-guided tour is the perfect way to spend a late summer Saturday in this waterfront neighborhood. Get access to exclusive sales, sweets and deals including four Brooklyn Brewery beers, a deal on tours and classes at Raaka Chocolate, savings on scoops at the brand-new Ample Hills Red Hook Factory, free cold brews at Stumptown Coffee’s roastery, free welding demos at She-Weld, discounts at Kempton & Co., Chelsea Garden Center and more. (multiple locations, BK, see site for details, $15)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: 28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest
https://www.facebook.com/events/285714452247747
Get to building! on-site registration will be open to the public. Join this community event for a chance to win prizes. Contest winners will be announced at 4pm. (Coney Island, beach btwn W 10th & W 12th Sts, BK, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: North Slope Summer Strolls 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/235037567337777
Inflatable Obstacle Course, bouncy house, Bubbledad, face painting, Becca the Clown, giant chess, Paprika Marching Band, Pop Up Park, Ampion community solar and vintage cars by BKLYN Car Club. Plus Yayo’s Salsa Salsa Dance Party, hoola hoop contest, plate decorating, muffin making, back to school back pack prizes, live jazz, silent disco, pizza eating contest, and more. (5th Ave btwn Sterling Pl & Dean St, BK, 5pm-9pm, FREE)

SHOP: Queens Night Market
http://queensnightmarket.com
a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. (New York Hall of Science, Glushing Meadown Corona Park, QNS, 6pm-12am, FREE)

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

BURLESQUE: A Night on Old Cape Cod at Coney Island USA
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb81818
The Wicked Gingers are bringing the sauciest Cape Cod clam bake to Coney Island this summer. A night of classic and neo-burlesque inspired by coastal New England. Hosted by Bradford Scobie; Burlesque performances by: Nasty Canasta, Wae Messed, Tiger Bay, Minx Arcana, Dandy Dillinger, Gin Minsky, Francine “The Lucid Dream” & The Wicked Gingers. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 18+)

PARTY: Secret Party
There's a secret illegal party in LIC at an abandoned highline with silly awesome Manhattan views and graffiti’d up trains. It's going down hobo-rager style so it’s BYO whatever. There is a 10-minute walk across gravel paths and train tracks so, wear comfortable shoes. Detailed location info will be found at 917.267.9384 beginning Saturday from 5pm. (secret location, LIC, 10:30pm, $TBD)


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SUNDAY
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SHOP: Playa Style Costume Bazaar
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playa-style-costume-bazaar-tickets-47955387856
This annual bazaar is back with fresh, fierce and ready-to-wear fashions for festivals, eclipses, desert parties, or you know… all year round. Get inspired. Dress up. DJ Dropkat spins while you shop and there are lots of drink specials. Menswear, unisex selections. sexy spandex, funky fanny packs, playa presents, fancy pants (and panties), shiny shirts, short shorts, jazzy jackets, jumpsuits & jewelry, awesome amulets, useful tools, unusual unitards, exciting socks, happenin’ hats and everything else you need to feel fab at that thing in the desert or wherever you go. (House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 2pm-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: Affordable Art Auction: Closing Day of Summer Shows
https://www.facebook.com/events/282459745871407
Join auctioneer extraordinaire Jon Bunge and BWAC artists as they auction off wonderful works of affordable art. Bidding on some pieces starts at only $30. If you see something at anytime prior to the start of the auction, there is an option to “Take it Now,” eclipsing any chance of it being carried of by another interested party. (BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 481 Van Brunt St, Door 7, BK, 4pm-5:30pm, FREE)

SHOP: Betty Bazaar Vintage Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/269163943685403
A market full of vintage goods from different vendors. They are currently looking for additional vendors of all sorts of vintage collectors including housewares. Email Aurora@PROTECTED if you're interested in vending. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 4pm-8pm, FREE)

FILM: Cartoon Carnival 70: Going Places
https://www.facebook.com/events/222612761730980
It's time to sit back and relax for nearly two hours of more archival 16mm animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. This month is dedicated to seasonal excursions and travel. Come see our animated ancestors (and their animal cohorts) packed their bags for a day at the beach, a weekend getaway, or even cross-continental gallivanting. Featuring live ragtime accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. Bar refreshments and light food available. Please support the venue. (389 Melrose St, BK, 6pm-9:30pm, $10)

WORD: Sex Lit (Stoya's Book Club)
http://houseofscorpio.com/events.html#sexlit
The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of an explicitly erotic book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk. Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is Stoya's own Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn: a series of essays, blog posts, and stories surveying more than a decade of her poignant journalistic accounts. This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club. Enter email for address at: http://houseofscorpio.com/events.html#address (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with purchase or email, BK, 6pm-9pm, $20/$0-$10 members, 21+)


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TUESDAY
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WORD/PARTY: A Time Traveler's Cocktail Party with Science Friday
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-time-travelers-cocktail-party-with-science-friday-tickets-48063757994
Science Friday invites you to an interactive evening of games, talks, art and activities that will expand your conception of time, space, and reality. The event will feature hands-on physics demonstrations, a build your own time capsule station, and conversations about black holes, gravity and the fabric of our universe with Ryan Mandelbaum (Gizmodo), Rae Paoletta, and physicist Jillian Bellovary (AMNH). (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 6:30pm doors/7pm show, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)


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THURSDAY
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FILM:  Movies With A View: Wonder Woman
https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/wonder-woman
The evening begins with DJ Grace of Spades, then The Wing and Ghetto Film School hosts a She Talks conversation with the company’s Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, Sharese Bullock-Bailey, and Lisa Cortes. At sundown, enjoy the short film Not To Be A Lady, followed by the feature presentation. Burgers, frites, crab cakes, pizza, ice cream, beer, and wine from Smorgasburg will be available all night long on the promenade. (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn, BK, 6pm doors/7:30 talk/8pm movies, FREE)


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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)

MUSIC: Bryant Park Picnics' Accordions Around the World - Accordion Picnics
http://bryantpark.org/programs/accordions-around-the-world
A five-week series that brings more than 60 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres, from around the globe. The series spotlights 12 musicians at each performance and offers audiences the chance to experience the range of this often-overlooked instrument. Performers include The Prodigals' frontman, Gregory Grene, playing Irish rock; former Gogol Bordello accordionist Yuri Lemeshev; New York avant garde songstress Rachelle Garniez; vintage Roma ballads with Eva Salina and Peter Stan; and, the winner of seven important international accordion competitions, Serbian national Maestro. (thru 9/14, Wed, Bryant Park, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 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 [G&S note: use code ESCHER10 for $10 off.] (thru 2/3/19, Industry City, 34-34 St, bldg 6, BK, $6-$35)

 


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