[G&S]: Sun: Victorian Tea / 9.28: cocktails! / 9.29: Spellbound: immersive macgickal experience / Your NYC events 9.14-20

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun: Victorian Tea / 9.28: cocktails! / 9.29: Spellbound: immersive macgickal experience / Your NYC events 9.14-20
Date: September 14th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

As the weather cools off, our calendar heats up. We're still working on full Halloween plans, but if you want to catch an early incarnation of our witchy plans, snag tickets to the Sep 29 Spellbound immersive experience. Full invites for all events below, but here's a quick list:

- This Sun, Sep 16: our last Victorian tea party of the season. You may have seen it featured in Gothamist this week: http://bit.ly/2CVGku3
- Fri, Sep 28: monthly craft cocktail pop-up, The Cocktail Experiment
- Sat, Sep 29: Spellbound, an immersive magickal experience.

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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
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Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com/
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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:
Finger sandwiches:
- Egg Salad & Watercress
- Cucumber, Butter & Chive
- Deviled Mushroom Toasts
Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream & Preserves
Queen Cake
Meringue Kisses

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.


Gemini & Scorpio

The Cocktail Experiment + September Babies Birthday Party

Fri, Sep 28 (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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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 September? 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.


Gemini & Scorpio

Spellbound: immersive magickal experience

Sat, Sep 29, 8pm-4am, $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
Tix: https://spellbound.brownpapertickets.com
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An intimate, immersive evening of exploring transformation through ritual, 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 with a ceremonial letting go of that which no longer serves you. Then lounge in our lush candlelit loft and enjoy the magic. Featuring: fortune telling talents of Holy Crow (palms), Cara Kovacs (oracle cards, crystals & reiki), Velocity Starr Chyaldd (tarot, crystal ball, numerology), Fox Danger (tarot + ritual) and other masters of divination. Fire opening ritual by Abby Hertz. Acts of magic by Eric Walton and Nelson Lugo. Absinthe and unique green witchcraft 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. Dance party follows with witchy DJ Illexandra.

Dress code: your dark, witchy best. Effort required / no casual wear.  

In addition to the main event, 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 (all readings are included), but also get to sit down for truth seeking with Mlle Danielle for identifying and forging your true pathways. Comes with a keepsake Life Tree pendant.

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. Comes with a keepsake skeleton key pendant.

Death: look beyond the veil; face your fears. Who will you be when you come out on the other side? You are invited into the Psychomanteum, an interactive installation inspired by Cocteau's Orphé, where you can converse with deceased loved ones. Also includes readings from our fortune tellers. Comes with a keepsake bird skull pendant.

Do not be late for this one. All spirit stations operate 8pm-1am only. Tips for spirit stations proprietors are greatly appreciated.

/// NYC EVENTS: 9/14-9/20 ///


FILM/MUSIC: 2001: A Space Odyssey: Live
Experience this spectacle of sight and sound as the New York Philharmonic performs classical favorites ranging from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss II’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube to Ligeti’s Atmosphères alongside a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science-fiction classic. 3 hours with intermission. (Fri/Sat, New York Philharmonic, David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, 8pm, $45-$125)

FILM: The 18th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
101 films in a jam packed weekend. Opening Night Screenings include Tigger! (Doc Short) and Obscene Beauty (World Premiere of New York Burlesque Scene, Feature Documentary) followed by the Opening Night Party featuring burlesque and sideshow. Saturday features the annual screening of The Warriors. 9 different programs to choose from. (Fri-Sun, Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, see site for details, $8-$50)

WORD/SHOP: Brooklyn Book Festival
Enjoy a literary marketplace, children day, events and more. Nearly 300 national and international authors take to the stage at this annual fest. Entrance to individual programs is first come first serve, so come early for your favorite programs. All authors sign their books immediately following their program — check the signing schedule for exact locations. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Two Decades of Memes (1998 - 2018)
Memes are quickly shaping up to be the universal social language of our time, and our meme literacy, a social currency of sorts. In celebrating 20 years of meme culture and 10 years of Know Your Meme, they are hosting a weekend-long exhibition and forum dedicated to internet memes. (Fri-Sun, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, QNS, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

FEST: Collaborations in Dance Festival (CollabFest)
A celebration of movement-based performance developed through striking collaboration with artists working in other media including film, sound, costuming, visual art, and more. ‚ÄčThis year's festival has been guest curated by Trina Mannino, and expanded to include both short, festival-style works as well as longer, guest curated performances. Held over two weekends, the full festival features an incredible selection of 30 companies. (Fri-Sun/Thu, this week and next, Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer St, BK, 8pm, $18 adv/$22 door)

ART/WORD: Photoville
For its seventh edition, Photoville will present work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions & outdoor installations, providing an accessible venue for the public to experience both challenging and entertaining visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations. In addition to exhibitions in and around the freight containers, there will be panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, extraordinary nighttime programming, and our Education Day that brings together hundreds of public school students for a unique photo-based field trip. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, BK, see site for details, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/PARTICIPATORY: Governors Island World War I Weekend
Living history reenactors will bring World War One to Governors Island National Monument. Reenactors representing the Allies and Central Powers—as well as civilians in 1918-era attire—are invited living history participants. The centennial of the Armistice is in 2018 and this group of volunteer reenactors will share the story of WWI participants. See living history, weapons and equipment displays, and vintage vehicles. If you are a WWI reenactor you are welcome to attend. Living History participants welcome to camp overnight Saturday night. All participants must register in advance. Only living history participants are permitted to camp overnight, no exceptions. (Sat/Sun, Governors Island National Monument, 10am-5pm, FREE)

SHOP: The DARK Market
A Murder of Crows NYC Goth & Post-punk Festival is proud to offer you 2 tasty evenings of fun, food, drink and shopping from 20 Vendors, Craftspeople & Artisans. DJ Frankie Teardrop spins all the shoegazey coldwavey music for your pleasure. (Fri/Sat, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, 7pm-12am, FREE)


MUSIC: Accordions Around the World Accordion Festival
This special event features Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York's own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel (Mexican Norteño). (The Lawn, Bryant Park, btwn 5th and 6th Ave and 40th-42nd St, 5pm-10pm, FREE)

ART: Godbottom: Open Viewing
An exhibition curated by Chicago-based artist Stevie Hanley pertaining to “bottoming,” popular gay slang referring to being the receptive partner during sexual penetration, particularly during anal sex. However, the term is not exclusive to the gay community or anal sex. In BDSM terms, to bottom is to be submissive to another—therefore bottoming would be to be submissive. RSVP at thecondoassociation@PROTECTED for address. (NYC Inferno dungeon, rsvp for address, BK, 7pm-10pm, FREE)


FEST: 2018 NYC Honey Fest
Enjoy a bee marketplace, honey tasting competition, meet nyc bee cop darren mays, see honey extraction demonstration, and more. (Beach 106th St, ROCKAWAY Beach, QNS, 11am-6pm, FREE)

FEST: BAT Block Party - Featuring Busta Rhymes
Celebrating  Brooklyn Army Terminal's 100th birthday at this block party featuring performances by Busta Rhymes, Justine Skye and DJ Natasha Diggs. Plus: local food vendors, beer and wine garden, art exhibit, augmented and virtual reality room, performances by local community groups, children’s activities, and more. (Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St, BK, 11:30am-8pm, FREE)

ART: Bed-Stuy Art Crawl
Aimed at building community and showcasing local talent, the BedStuy Art Crawl will feature interactive work by local artists presenting photography, visual art, quilt making, films, and more on stoops and sidewalks around the neighborhood. The evening will culminate with a special presentation by the STooPS organizing team featuring choreography by Kendra J. Ross, music by Ish Ishmael and work by Danielle Vasquez. (multiple locations, BK, 2pm-5pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Art Event at E-Waste Warehouse
The social wreckage of Moore’s law is considered by Artist-in-Residence, Keiko Miyamori, in an artistic vision that may feel more like a fever Dream of Akira Kurosawa for visitors. Keiko will host a site specific performance at an E-waste Warehouse. With her masterful installation as the stage, an hour of performance art will feature “primal vocals” from cross-media artist Ami Yamasaki along with other performers. (Lower East Side Ecology Center/Gowanus E-waste Warehouse, 469 President St, BK, 4pm-5pm, $5 sugg don)

WORD: Celestial Navigation: Science and History
The Yard kicks off its fall discussion series “Wayfinding for the Wayfarer and the Landlubber” with this incredibly content-rich discussion with navigation expert Frank Reed. Visitors will get an introduction to celestial navigation, also known as “nautical astronomy,” and learn how the stars, moons, and planets have guided mariners across millennia. For this talk, Reed will give special attention to the 19th century - the century in which the Brooklyn Navy Yard was founded - and focus information on New England and the history of whaling vessels that sailed the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. (Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave, 4:30pm-6:30pm, $8)

VARIETY: Blunderland Variety Show
A delectable evening of variety with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, served HOT and ready to dazzle you. With the talents of: Perle Noire, Velocity Chyaldd, The Brides of Burlesque, Allegra Meshuggah, Angela Harriell, Blaine Petrovia, Sylvana, Evil Hate Monkey, Kae Burke, and more. (House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 6:30pm-10pm, $15-$30, 21+)

ART: Ladies Ladies Artshow 2018
This is the 5th installment of this exclusive group art show, featuring tattoo art by more than 50 of the most talented female tattooers from NYC and around the world. The event was born as a platform to show the diversity of art in the feminine universe of professional tattooing. Curated by Elvia Iannaccone Gezlev and Martina Secondo Russo. (MF Gallery, 213 Bond St. BK, 7pm-10pm, FREE)


FEST: Sunset Park BID 5th Ave Street Festival
Local merchants, vendors and free entertainment. Games, bounce houses and other kid- and family-friendly activities. This is Sunset Park's big, annual festival and thousands of neighbors and visitors will celebrate on (Fifth Ave, from 44th to 59th St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Greenpointers Indie Makers Market
Discover creations by top 20 curated pick of local makers like frozen treats made with upcycled plant based materials, custom handcrafted guitars, ethereal essential oil blends, to tiny terrarium jewelry, and more. Enjoy Beer, wine, and cocktails at BIBA's vintage bar and beer hall. Food by The Awkward Scone. Activities for all throughout the day including: guitar making demos by FS Lutherie, magic lessons by Brooklyn Paranormal Society, live music and sunset party in the outdoor patio with unobstructed waterfront views of the NYC skyline. [G&S Note: event is next to Taste 2018; see below for discount] (Biba Williamsburg, 110 Kent Ave, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

FOOD: Taste 2018
discount tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-williamsburg-greenpoint-tickets-48040945762?discount=TASTEGREENPOINTERS18
An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn's local flavor! Entering its 9th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 40 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music and much, much more. Discount link courtesy Greenpointer’s Market happening next door. (East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave, BK, 1pm-5pm, $55-$85)

FILM/DRINKS: Rated Sex: Stoya's Film Club
Tix: https://sexlit.brownpapertickets.com
The body's largest sex organ is the brain. We have stimulated yours with books; now we turn our attention to film. What makes a scene or film truly erotic? How do you sort through the endless megabytes of mediocre porn to find unique gems? Let pornographer Stoya show you the way. Why pornography? Because it deserves to be fully seen and discussed just like other forms of entertainment. Because by focusing on a single theme we can trace the threads of human sexuality. Because sex should be seen, and heard, and thought about. A less formal format than the book club, this will be more a cocktail party with hand-picked videos in the background, facilitated discussion, and mingling after. In case you've been living under a rock: Stoya has been a pornographer for over a decade. She was awarded Best New Starlet by her industry, and is most known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature. Stoya's book or film club happens every third Sunday of the month. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - see site for address RSVP, 6-9pm, $20, 21+ (25+ suggested))

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Déviante Drawing Salon: The Floating World
With an unspoken narrative in homage to world of Ukiyo-e art, you will be presented a tableaux for your senses to feast on the human form. Aesthetically arranged, suspended by ropes and knots, by hand and mind- to emphasize sensuality, vulnerability and strength between rope artist and model. Featuring art curator and model for the evening 'Valkiri,' Live musical performance and ambiance by Oliver Allaux. Extensive figure drawing experience is not required, though guidance is available from other visual artists hosting the event. A limited amount of paper, sketch pads and drawing utensils provided so please be prepared to come equipped with your own. Wine, Prosecco and tea cups of matcha are available on a donation basis. (The Chanda Lair, 7pm-9:30pm, $21)


MUSIC: Opera: The Barber of Seville
Rossini's sparkling music animates the hijinks of Figaro, opera's most famous barber. One of four extraordinary hour-long performances produced by New York City Opera, including highlights and previews of Ctiy Opera's upcoming productions. (Bryant Park, 6pm-7pm, FREE)


COMMUNITY: Queer and Polyam in Brooklyn - A Cocktail Hour
Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community, currently practicing (or interested in practicing) ethical non-monogamy, and looking for an inclusive space in which to meet like-minded people? Join us for an evening of mingling, conversation, and community. This is a queer-centric event. Allies and cis/het partners are welcome. If you don't identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, please keep in mind you are a guest in this space, and should interact with other community members accordingly. (Ginger's Bar, 363 5th Ave, BK, 7pm, FREE)


ART: NY Art Book Fair 2018 Preview
The leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. The event draws book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. See 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. Plus artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions. The evening will feature special live performances by DJ Monchan, Roe Enney, and Odwalla1221. Ticket include a limited edition work by artist Ryan Gander. (MoMA PS1, LIC, 22-25 Jackson Ave, 6pm-9pm, $20)


MUSIC: Bryant Park Picnics' Accordions Around the World - Accordion Picnics
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
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)

ART: Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders
Monsters captivated the imagination of medieval men and women, just as they continue to fascinate us today. Drawing on the Morgan's superb collection of illuminated manuscripts, this major exhibition, the first of its kind in North America, will explore the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages. Medieval Monsters will lead visitors through three sections based on the ways monsters functioned in medieval societies. (thru 9/23, The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, see site for details, $13-$20, all ages)

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: Ultraviolet - Rachael Bridge, Zofia Bogusz, Nannette Cherry
In the narrow passageway between infrared and ultraviolet the human eye perceives light. Shrouded in darkness, by wavelength and frequency is the luminescent glow of the ultraviolet spectrum. This is a 3-person exhibition showcasing new paintings by Zofia Bogusz, Rachael Bridge, and Nannette Cherry; curated by Donia Mohamed. "While each artist has a unique vision they are connected through a palette of dark undertones and a presence of a luminescent glow,” says Donia. (thru 9/29, Last Rites Gallery, 325 W 38th St, #1, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Governors Island Art Fair
Indulge your curiosity as you explore the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island. 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art. Run by artists, for artists, New York's largest independent exhibition enters its 6th year this fall. (Sat/Sun thru Sep, Governor's Island, 11am-6pm, FREE)

ART: Saunter Trek Escort Parade…(S.T.E.P.)
This event seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York.  The exhibit embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another. (thru 9/30, Sat/Sun, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco
This new exhibit brings the world of Empire Roller Skating Center to life, exploring its role as a national icon and a focal point of the African American community in Brooklyn. Artifacts, archival materials, video, and first hand interviews come together to share the stories of the people who skated at Empire during the 70s and 80s, revealing the true origins of a world-wide cultural phenomenon. (thru 10/14, The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $7)

ART: Escher - The Exhibition & Experience
https://www.eschernyc.com (maybe discounts out there?)
Over 200 original works from M.C. Escher. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. This is the most important and the largest exhibitions of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States [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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