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It's just about Halloween season...are you ready? We're polishing up details on our own event, but as promised, we're doing our immersive witchy experience, Spellbound, on both Friday and Sat nights 10/26 and 10/27. Details and tickets TK on Monday, and if you want to be the first to know what's happening, here it is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1158789164288107/
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini & Scorpio
Spellbound: immersive magickal experience
Fri Oct 26 & Sat, Oct 27
8pm-4am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Tickets on sale on Monday!
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio #gsspellbound
An intimate, immersive evening of exploring transformation through ritual, with dreamy atmospheric music, magickal potions, and interactions both gentle and intense.
The last Spellbound event details (update TK):
Begin in the Den of Relinquishing by Kat MonDieu 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 Chyaldd (tarot, crystal ball, numerology), Fox Danger (tarot + ritual) and Peri Lyons (tarot). Acts of magic by Eric Walton and Nelson Lugo. Absinthe and unique green witchcraft potions by L. Gabrielle Penabaz at 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 Lexi Illexxandra Ferguson.
Dress code: your dark, witchy best or your Halloween wear. Effort required / no casual wear.
/// NYC EVENTS: 10/5-10/11 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
MUSIC: Raga Festival 2018
24 hours. 24 sets. 60+ musicians take us on a journey through a 24 hour cycle of sound. Roughly meaning “color the mind,” raga are musical modes or essences from the Indian Classical Music tradition. Each raga has its own range of emotions associated with a specific time of day. The music harmonizes holistically with the subtle changes in light and with the various emotions associated with times such as sunset, high noon or midnight. (Fri/Sat, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 5pm-5pm, $30-$60)
FEST: Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Celebration
Enjoy performances, vendors, music, song and dance. Sunday overnight camp out with tents and tipis welcome (pre-registration required). Monday Sunrise Ceremony and a full day of music, song, dance, spoken word, artists & guest speakers. All visitors welcome. Bring lawnchairs. (Sun 11am-5pm/Mon 7am-4pm, Harlem River Field, Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island, FREE)
MUSIC: Honk NYC 12th Annual International Street Band Festival
HONK NYC brings the tradition of global street band music & spectacle to audiences everywhere — in parks, at clubs, in schools, and especially out in the streets. The annual October festival highlights local, national, and international musicians and ensembles who redefine brass and percussion music and parade culture. (Tue-Thu, multiple locations, see site for details)
FUNDRAISER: FTP Presents: A Benefit Concert For Planned Parenthood
Featuring Sons of An Illustrious Father, Honduras, Thick. Emceed by comedian Farah Brook (MTV, Reductress, Someecards). Plus a bake sale, voter registration/information booth, raffle, and surprises. (Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell St, BK, 6:30pm-10:30pm, $18-$35)
PUPPETS: Puppet Playlist: Queen
Every few months, a group of talented puppeteers and musicians are invited to create original works of puppetry and exciting reinterpretations of music based on a particular musical theme (voted on by the audience at the previous show). This Playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the Killer Queen himself, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New York’s most exciting singer-songwriters. (The Tank, 312 W 36th St, 7pm & 9pm, $13)
VARIETY: Madness: a Drag and Burlesque Tribute to Tim Burton
Presented by Mr. Coney Island 2018 Lee VaLone and the BeefSquad. Featuring JJ Sparks, Noctua, Celia Foxglove, C'eTait BonTemps, God Complex, and Vylette Tendency. Guest Artists: Doll Body, Foxy Belle Afriq, Jack Sullivan, and more.
(Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $15)
VARIETY: Queer Coney: Fall Freakout!
The Brides of Burlesque & Kinetic Cabaret Productions with Coney Island USA present an evening of LGBTQ Circus & Sideshow artists. Fire, aerial, snake charming, blockhead, music, and grounded hand to hand. Featuring: Faux Pas le Fae, Aurora North, Nati Amos, The Lost Boys, Pink Velvet Witch with Jezebel Viper, and Erika Rosell. Clown: Viktor Devonne. Mistresses of Ceremonies: The Brides of Burlesque. (Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $15)
COMEDY: Tinder Live! w/ Lizz Winstead, Christian Finnegan, Maria Dizzia
A totally improvised, anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches). Produced and hosted by comedian Lane Moore. You’ll relate to Moore’s live-swiping and laugh at her reactions and find inspiration in her ridiculous, random emoji-filled messages to would-be suitors. Plus special guests Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, Lady Parts Justice), Christian Finnegan, and Maria Dizzia. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $15, 21+)
BURLESQUE: Street Meat: NYC-Style Burlesque
The wokest burlesque show for the city that never sleeps. See the strangest, sexiest, most shocking pieces in a secret venue. Just like NYC, this show will leave you sweaty, stimulated, and with plenty of new material for your therapist. Host: Mehran Khaghani. Featuring: Medea ByNight, Chris Harder, Ms. Minty Newport-Burlesque Superstah, Apathy Angel, Zoe Ziegfeld. There will not be door tickets. You must buy online. (secret loft, address with purchase, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $15-$30 adv only)
ART: Bushwick Troutman Art Fest
Art festival in the public space in Bushwick with many artists from the neighborhood, local music talent, performance art, costumes and puppetry for a mini art parade, and body painting. Music from: Deejay Pastiche, Dutchboynotburgers, Gold Stars for Everyone, Chris Carr, Lily Mao, Samonik, Omi Love, The Pink Louds, & LizzMcBeth. Performance art curated by Ming Liu. Parade: Pied Piper Puppets, Midnight radio show, Cult Party Nyc. Body painting by Human Connection arts with Andy Golub!! Art displays, installations. (Troutman St b/twn St. Nicholas Ave & Wyckoff Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm/performaces, 5pm/parade, FREE)
SHOP: Saint Vitus Halloween Flea!
Bring your friends, bring your grandma, bring your baby, bring your dog, and get ready for the most awesome curated selection of handmade and vintage stuff: records, books, toys, collectibles. jewelry, clothing, and guitar pedals. (Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Ave, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Music Of Curiosities Festival
Big Season Ending Extravaganza! Genre-defying Live Music all day and night with performances by Hard Nips, Late Slip, Viva, Hurtin’ Units, Cookie Tougue, Rob Mastrianni, Obsidian Absured, Pnk Vlvlt Wtch, Miss Cheery Delight, Michaela Gomez, Thereminalien, Matt Dallow, Lowercase J, Brady Bunch. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 3pm-12am, $20)
An intimate speakeasy inspired by queer history that takes its name from one of the patron saints of the LGBTQ pantheon. Barbette was an American-born performer, aerialist and drag sensation, and the toast of Paris in the first half of the 20th century. Celebrate her legacy with an evening of drinking and dancing with vintage music by DJ Lewd Alfred Douglas and special performances by Alexander the Great and Cassandra Rosebeetle. In an effort to create a distinctive and queer environment that is separate from the NY vintage scene or burlesque performance world, you are welcome to invite any guests that you think would enjoy the party but please keep in mind that this event is primarily for LGBTQIA-identified people, not allies. Dress code: inspired by the drag balls and queer fêtes of the 1920s and 30s. Don your vintage finest, lingerie, formal wear or drag - jeans and casual wear will not be permitted. (Louie and Chan, 303 Broome St, 9pm-2am, FREE + 2 drink minimum)
WORD: Odd Salon: Afterlives
Tales of pesky poltergeists and premature partings, pearly gates and perpetual purgatories; death, demise, and final destinations. Curated by Daniel Cohen. Artwork by Imogen Speer. (Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St, 6:30pm doors/7pm talks, $10-$20, 21+)
MUSIC: HONK NYC Kick Off Party
12th Annual HONK NYC International Street Band Explosion kicks off a week of brass madness across NYC. Hosted by Editrix Abby. With Hungry March Band, Plezi Rara, The L Train Brass Band, and Wollesonics. DJ Dirtyfinger. Special appearances by: New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans) and Unidos do Swing (Sao Paulo, Brazil) (MARKET HOTEL, 1140 Myrtle Ave, BK, 8pm-12am, $5)
MUSIC: Jolie Holland, Mamie Minch, Richard Julian & Dayna Kurtz in the round
Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. Mamie Minch is bodacious blues badass whose influences include Memphis Minnie, Elliot Smith, Howling Wolf, Stan Rogers, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Dolly Parton, and Bessie Smith. Richard Julian is a critically acclaimed songwriter and recording artist who resides both in Brooklyn and New Orleans. He is widely recognized as a member of The Little Willies, a country side-project featuring Norah Jones and Jim Camplilongo. Dayna Kurtz - Armed with an uncanny ability to stun audiences into submission, this musical free spirit has consistently refused to be pinned down by a single style or genre, building an inspired body of work that draws strength from a bottomless wellspring of American jazz, pop, blues, folk and country. Please rsvp to info@PROTECTED to reserve a ticket. (The Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St, BK, 6:45pm doors/7:30pm music, $12)
PARTICIPATORY/THEATRE: Twin Towers The Play
“A Participatory Musical Tragedy of Existential Terrorism” Come play the foundational game of the original Argentine play "Torres Gemelas". Bring no expectations, a willingness to play like a child, some money & a reusable cup. With DJ Drewsky and VJ Valeria Divinorum. Any relation to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 is purely metaphorical. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED. (Rubulad, address with RSVP, BK, 7:30pm, $10 sugg don)
PERFORMANCE/FUNDRAISER: Swordriaser: Cabaret For and Against Humanity
It’s a cabaret and a tournament where the winner takes home a real sword in the party-wide Cards Against Humanity competition! All proceeds help fund Letter of Marque’s free programs and the upcoming original production of Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet. Performances: The Pinocchio Band, Gina Ferraro and Carly Shea Moses, improv by House of Worms, Bryce Nice, and Salon Man. Special Guest MC: Kelson David Ayers. Live projection art from Jonathan Checler. All-You-Can BEER Bracelets available ‘til midnight (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm show/9pm tournament, FREE-$10 with adv rsvp/$10 at door)
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: The New Mainstream -Comix Group Art Show
Please join us for this exciting exhibition of work from a group of the most interesting independent Comix Artists on the scene today, hand-selected for you by special Guest-Curator, Dean Haspiel. Original signed drawings, panels, prints and more will be available for purchase. Featured Artists: Christa Cassano, Marguerite Dabaie, Simon Fraser, Fred Harper, N Steven Harris, Dean Haspiel, Joan Reilly, Frank Reynoso, Cynthia von Buhler. Closing Reception: November 8th. (thru 11/8, Art on A Gallery and Shop, 24 Avenue A, FREE)
THEATER: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
A new immersive theatre experience from Speakeasy Dollhouse. Based on author/artist Cynthia von Buhler’s noir comic book series and graphic novel exploring death of famed illusionist. Audience members will be assigned a character to follow and then experience events through that character’s point of view. Experience magic tricks, séances, tarot readings, spirit photography, and a meticulously detailed slice of Houdini history, including a performance of his iconic Water Torture Chamber act. (thru 11/10, Theatre 80 St Marks, 80 Saint Marks Pl, 7pm, $100-$200)
ART/PERFORMANCE: Mark For Redaction
This group exhibition showcases multi-disciplinary forms of contemporary art from self-identified Kweer (queer), lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or gender non-conforming people who have ties to what is colloquially known al-‘ālam al-‘arabī (South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA)) and the respective diaspora. The exhibit seeks to build community and provide a safe(r) space for artists to discuss and unpack the many layers of identity by displaying personal works of art that challenges notions of visibility, “Kweerness”, and “coming out” in relation to the colonialist concepts of the “Orient” and the “Occident”. Set in a reimagined apartment that mirrors the private apartments and studios of “Kweer” artists, the exhibition presents installations, performances, workshops, screenings, and discussions. Envisioned by Razan Al Salah. Curated by Hilal Khalil. (thru 11/11, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, see site for details, FREE)
WORD/ART: Bridging Two Worlds - The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead
Morbid Anatomy, beloved purveyor of the arcane, has taken up temporary residence at Green-Wood in 2018. The historic Fort Hamilton Gatehouse will house the exhibition, “Bridging Worlds” and offer its picturesque attic space to Morbid Anatomy’s extensive library and collection of ephemera. In addition, the Morbid Anatomy team has curated the exhibition “Bridging Two Worlds,” plus a series of conversations, lectures, and events focused on the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture. Through artifacts, artworks, and ephemera, this exhibition explores how humans have endeavored to imagine a separate world for the dead and to express their own desires for bridging the divide. (thru 12/2, Sat & Sun, Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)
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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