[G&S]: Tonight: craft cocktails pop-up / 9.16: Victorian Tea / Just announced! 9.29: Spellbound / Your NYC events 8.24-30

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: craft cocktails pop-up / 9.16: Victorian Tea / Just announced! 9.29: Spellbound / Your NYC events 8.24-30
Date: August 24th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Eeeee, so excited! New party announcement below; tickets coming next week!

In the meantime:

- Tonight: our monthly speakeasy craft cocktail pop-up. Come with a challenge ingredient, or just to enjoy whatever is being made. Weekend bars suck; come hide out in our speakeasy.

- Sun, Sep 16: our last Victorian tea party of the season. Tickets are moving fairly quickly, but still plenty left: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

- Sat, Sep 29: Spellbound, an evening of transformation through ritual, and a test run of a much more elaborate event we're planning for Halloween. Tickets will be on sale next week, but info is below. You can RSVP to the Facebook event to be the first to know when you can jump in on this unique experience.
 
Cheers,

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

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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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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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PARTY: 9.29
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Spellbound

Sat, Sep 29, 8pm-3am, $20-50, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Ticket levels: $20 GA / $30 Fate / $40 Sex / $50 Death
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/510994762704963
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio #gsspellbound

*Full info and tickets coming next week!*

An intimate evening of exploring transformation through ritual in a lush candlelit setting with dreamy atmospheric music, magickal potions, and interactions both gentle and intense. Our first run of what we hope to bring you as a fully immersive magickal Halloween experience on Sat Oct 27. Tickets will be limited.

Begin in the Den of Relinquishing by Kat Mon Dieu: a ceremonial letting go of that which no longer serves you.

Featuring: fortune telling talents of Eowyn Evans (palms), Cara Kovacs (oracle cards, crystals & reiki) and more. Fire opening ritual by Abby Hertz. Acts of magic by Eric Walton and Nelson Lugo. Absinthe and brand new custom potions by The House of St Eve. Live music by Charming Disaster: playfully macabre songs inspired by death and darkness, in a set chosen by the audience via tarot cards; Echo of the Ghost: defying genres with ambient, EDM influenced songs laced with melodic synth textures and hypnotic violin arrangements.

In addition to the above, you can choose to connect deeper via three increasingly intense interaction options. Choose the path that resonates with you. What do you need to let go of? What do you need to bring in?

Fate: confront your future; change your present. Along this path you will meet all our fortune tellers, but also get to sit down for truth seeking with Mlle Danielle: grounding, identifying, and forging your true pathways.

Sex: electrify your skin; ignite your passions. From breath to touch to fire, choose this path if you want to push your physical boundaries. You can connect to just yourself or to others. Shadow worship and aphrodisiacs by Dark Matter Productions.

Death: look beyond the veil; face your fears. Who will you be when you come on on the other side? Psychomanteum experience by Philip Riley.

Do not be late for this one. All spirit stations operate 8pm-1am, with a dark dance party to follow.


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FILM: Say It Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966—1981
http://bam150years.blogspot.com/2018/08/say-it-loud-cinema-in-age-of-black.html
This expansive film series features a kaleidoscopic international banquet of features and shorts produced in this revolutionary climate by some of the era’s most incendiary talents. Confrontational, experimental, and ripe for (re)discovery, these films powerfully evoke their own time and unarguably speak to today’s climate, where black activists challenging widespread racial injustice find themselves targeted by a right-wing authoritarian administration. (Fri-Thu, BAM Rose Cenemas, Peter Jay Sharpe Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, BK, see site for details, $15/$7.50 members)

ART: caribBEING House
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/caribbeing_house_august_2018_6/2018/08/24
This mobile art center is back, amplifying the surrounding Caribbean communities through art and activations. You're invited to join us in the heart of Little Caribbean, where you can engage with culture from across the Caribbean diaspora. (Fri-Thu, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, BK, 11am-6pm, $16/FREE with museum entry)


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FRIDAY
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SKATE: Michael Jackson Tribute Skate
https://www.facebook.com/events/481796365580327
Celebrate the life and music of the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson Hits played by the DJ all night long. The event will be first come, first serve. (Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating, 150 Furman St- pier 2, BK, 7pm-10pm, $10/$6 rental available)

BURLESQUE: Hooray for Hollywoo: A Burlesque Tribute to Bojack Horseman
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3557919
Join Metropolis Burlesque on their second anniversary as they bring Bojack Horseman Burlesque back to the stage. Join them as we all find out: Hollywoo stars and celebrities. What do they strip? Do they strip things? Featuring: Petite Renard as Sarah Lynn, Stockholm Filly as Noted Character Actress Margo Martindale, Striker Posie as Vincent Adultman, Brettzo as Mr. Peanutbutter, Queue Magister as Jill Pill, Hunter Venetrix as Jennifer Beil, and Kitten Kitten Jeane Harlot as Princess Caroline. And our host, Moe Cheezmo as Wallace Shawn as Bojack Horseman. (Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 7pm, $10)

PARTICIPATORY: Moonlit (the Blue Lotus portal)
https://moonlit.splashthat.com
Elevating our human experience into a sacred journey, this time, the ancient Blue Lotus flower serves as bae's muse & medicine for the evening. The effects of the Blue Lotus sacrament are subtle, used for millennia by native and ancient cultures like the Egyptians to induce lucid dreaming, enhance third eye function, and as an aphrodisiac. Enjoy a Blue Lotus Opening Ceremony led by Valeria De La Pava, founder of Ambrosia Elixirs; Sonic Alchemy with multi-cultural soundhealer and songstress Kéren-Or Tayar; embodiment journeys with dreeemy, Keena, Sky So Young (Steffi Min) & more; spoken word from Mariama Rafetna; collective soundbath & BAE Spiral. Limited capacity available to ensure maximum intimacy. (Ambrosia Elixirs, 109 Troutman St, BK, 9pm-3am, $20)

BURLESQUE: The Schlep Sisters: Boy Vey! Schleppin' with the Boys!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb82418
The Schlep Sisters present this Male Burlesque and Drag Extravaganza. Join Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda in their never before seen all "boy" revue. Starring: The Schlep Sisters, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka, Munroe Lilly, Fem Appeal, Brewster, Jett Adore. Hosted by Chris Harder. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 21+)


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SATURDAY
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THEATER: Their food tastes better when they see us starving (or, coriolanus)
http://bricktheater.com
A warhawk fights to appeal to the same plebeians she holds in utter contempt... A feverish collision of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Brecht’s unfinished adaptation by the same name, this devised multimedia work hypertextually explores the volatile nature of democracy and the complicated role the military-industrial complex plays in the continued subjugation of working-class people around the world. (The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 5pm, $20)

MUSIC: Charming Disaster
https://www.facebook.com/events/246752939213009
Brooklyn, NY based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, using two voices to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility. This conccert will include historically relevant songs connected with the national monument's fascinating past as a military fort, immigration center, pleasure garden, and NYC aquarium. (Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, 6pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Pinc Louds, The Values, Grayhunter, Stardust Creatures
https://www.ticketweb.com/event/pinc-louds-the-values-grayhunter-knitting-factory-brooklyn-tickets/8520865
'Pinc Louds' is an imaginary rock band fronted by Puerto Rican composer and singer Claudi. The shows are known for being infectiously joyous and energetic with a sprinkling of dark theatricality. Influences range from Violent Femmes and Billie Holiday to Tito Puente and the Pixies. 'The Values' understand there is a singular magic about the combination of synthesizers and the human voice. That mix of cutting edge technology and deep vulnerability, of digital sounds and flesh and blood, of sleek and portable, portable yet opulent. It’s a city sound, sexy and rich and forward moving. 'Grayhunter' is some sort of rock band from NYC. Each song has its own genre wherein the lyrics call the shots. 'Stardust Creatures' grew out of a weekly jam session in New York City, and quickly began performing at basements, backyards and rooftops. Their music combines elements of post punk, psych rock and synthpop with lyrics about UFOS, ghosts and drugs." (Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $10 adv/$12 door)

BURLESQUE: Beelzebabe: Random Acts of Undress - Burlesque! Improv! Gameshow!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb82518
NYC's only all improvised burlesque show returns for a night of unexpected, unrehearsed and never to be repeated acts. Six performers. Six songs chosen at random and six ridiculous props handed to the cast as they step on stage. Starring: Miss Aurora Boobrealis, Beelzebabe, Clara Coquette, Fox Danger, Lil Miss Lixx, and Midnight Ruby. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15, 21+)


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SUNDAY
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WORD/PARADE: Battle of Brooklyn: Commemoration
https://www.green-wood.com/event/battle-of-brooklyn-commemoration-2018
The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration to honor all those who served to defend the young republic. See parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments. This is a great event for kids and families. (Greenwood Cemetery, Fifth Ave & 25th St, BK, 11am-2pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Music Against Mass Incarceration III
https://www.facebook.com/events/2006309393015988
A biannual music festival uniting the NY music community in the fight against fascism. The cause is to raise money to help fight against mass incarceration in the United States. The beneficiary is JustLeadershipUSA, who are "dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030. Featuring: Guerrilla Toss, Sunwatchers, Kyp Malone, Erica Eso, Rhyton, Kevin Wynd, Erin Durant, Colin Langenus. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 4pm doors/4:30pm music, $15)

PERFORMANCE: Lee Brasuell & ABCirque: The Tao Line
https://themusebrooklyn.com/events
Enter into a new kind of gallery to witness the Tao Line. The curiosity of the sculpture might just pull you in; the struggles faced within it will make you stay. Watch as four characters struggle to decipher what is real and what is simply a warped perception of reality. Our own experiences can make it so hard to let go; but the Tao forces us to make connections. If we work together, the unpredictable and unattainable somehow begins to become possible. Original Music by Alex Weston, Cast: Chris Delgado, Ayla Weisz, Gabriel Alvarez, Angela Buccinni Butch, Choreography & Direction: Angela Buccini Butch in collaboration with cast,with workshopped material by members of ABCirque & The Muse. This evening will also feature work by Artists in Residence, including a performance by Nicki Miller's Only Child Aerial (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, Doors 6:30, Show 7:00, $TBD)

COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: 50 Lady Bits
https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1738137-50-lady-bits-brooklyn
50 of New York's best comics (who all happen to not identify as male) come together to celebrate all things ladylike. All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)


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WORD: The Secret History of Sushi: Presented by Masters of Social Gastronomy
https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-secret-history-of-sushi-presented-by-masters-of-social-gastronomy
Masters of Social Gastronomy fearlessly takes on food topics, breaking down the history, science, and stories behind hiding behind them. Sarah will present a history of sushi in the United States, a bizarre story bathed in celebrity. Learn why we eat out sushi inside out, and the origins of perennial favorites the California and Philadelphia rolls. Afterward, Soma will explore the science of sushi. Why is it okay to eat raw fish, and how does that stuff sitting in supermarket displays not send us all right to the emergency room? (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 6:30pm doors/7pm show, $10 adv/$12 door, 21+)

PARTICIPATORY: Flashlarp
https://www.sinkingshipcreations.com/flashlarp
A group of participants walk into the room. Two hours later, they leave, having told a story. This event is a community effort to craft a live-action roleplay event and play it out over the course of an evening. While the design portion of the event is moderated, the story itself is completely in the hands of the participants. (Simple Studios NYC, 134 W 29th St, 2nd Fl, 7pm, $5.50 adv/$10 door)


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WORD: Secret Science Club
https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1718806-secret-science-club-brooklyn
Underground, shrouded in mystery, chock-full of brainiacs. Featuring: mind-bending lectures, volatile experiments, chemical libations, star-gazing sounds. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, FREE, 21+)


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WEDNESDAY
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FILM: Live Nude Girls Unite!
http://www.spectacletheater.com/live-nude-girls-unite
“My knees are killing me” a dancer purrs to the camera in a sultry voice, capturing the irony of the strip club. Part of a dancer’s job is to look like she’s having fun, but stripping is hard work even in the best conditions, and at the Lusty Lady peep show, the conditions are anything but: no job security, rampant discrimination against women of color, and an unsafe working environment. After a particularly harrowing incident involving a violent patron and an indifferent response from management, the dancers at the Lusty Lady voted to form a labor union. The film  follows the dancers’ organizing efforts: hiring a lawyer, negotiating a contract, and debating whether or not to strike. (Spectacle, 124 S 3rd St, BK, 7:30pm, $5)


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THURSDAY
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FILM: The Nomi Song
http://www.spectacletheater.com/andrew-horn/#nomi
Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980s' most profoundly bizarre characters. He was a cult figure in the New Wave underground scene, a genuine counter tenor who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences and made them like it. He was a performer with a "look" so strong, that his first audiences went wild before he even opened his mouth. Klaus presented himself as "the perfect video star" yet his star burned out just before the mass explosion of MTV. On the verge of international fame as a singer, he became instead one of the first gay artists to die of AIDS. In the end, his recorded output consists of re-reissues, in various forms, of only two LP's and a live album. For those who do know him, the reaction he provoked was so strong, that he is still unforgettable, even 20 years after his death. Part documentary, part music film, part sci-fi, "The Nomi Song" is a “non-fiction film”, or maybe even an oral history. (Spectacle, 124 S 3rd St, BK, 10pm, $5)

BURLESQUE: Sanctity of Sinners
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/sanctity083018
Women who have learned to harness the darkness within into unimaginable strengths and heights of bravado they didn't always know existed. "We are here! We are queer, straight, trans, We Are Women" Starring: Maestra Mayhem, Nola Star, Ginger Twist, Tiny D, Betsy Propane, Sage Sovereign, Pink Velvet Witch, Fem Dom Fatale Miss Vivian. Stage Kitten: Jezebel Viper. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $20, 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)

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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