[G&S]: Halloween pics / Victorian Xmas tix on sale / G&S Holiday Party / Your NYC events 11.9-15

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Halloween pics / Victorian Xmas tix on sale / G&S Holiday Party / Your NYC events 11.9-15
Date: November 9th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

- Firstly: beautiful, darkly moody photos by Andrew Janke from our Halloween Spellbound parties have been posted to Facebook: http://bit.ly/2z0NOY0 -- please tag yourselves.

- Secondly: tickets are on sale for our Victorian Christmas! Full party description is below, and you'll see that in addition to the event itself, we're going to host a Victorian Santa photo portrait session 7-9pm -- so you can get just the professional holiday photo of your dreams without having to go full costume. Room is limited for both.

- Lastly: our usual "thank you all" holiday party at the loft is set for Sat Dec 7, with projected fireplace, lounge holiday tunes, and killer cocktails: https://www.facebook.com/events/1077538079075529

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
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PARTY: 12.1
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Christmas

Saturday, Dec 1, 8pm-1am, $30-70
Plus! Victorian Santa portrait photo session, 7-9pm, $25
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix:  http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918406375121719
FB for photo booth only: https://www.facebook.com/events/2146040065725101
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the turn of the century, 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.

We will begin the night with guided tours through the garden and beautifully preserved mansion. At 9pm, we open the doors to a secret candlelit ballroom and invite you to an immersive and historically accurate Victorian Christmas celebration, complete with a fully trimmed tree, hundreds of candles, and a glorious vintage Santa (David Slone).

Entertainment and activities:
- A professional portrait photographer will capture your Santa moment: 7-9pm as a standalone session (no costume required) and then as part of the event 9-11pm
- Throughout the night, Lacy Rose and her Starling Quartet will be performing original songs inspired by turn of the century themes and music, as well as compositions that would have been performed in Salons in the Nineteenth Century
- At 8:45pm and 9:45pm, Lacy will also lead us into Victorian carols
- A full array of traditional Christmas treats, from cookies to plum pudding
- Wassail: the aromatic mulled cider that's been a Yuletide tradition since the Middle Ages
- Victorian parlor and card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s
- DIY amusements from turn-of-century books
- Take your own photos with our Victorian Santa after the portrait session ends

Dress code:
1800s through 1919 winter, salon, ballroom, formal or military--or as close as you can get with modern formal. Tartans, velvets and furs. Men: tuxes or tails. Ladies: corsets and long gowns. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and ours for #gsvictorianball research: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

Ticket Levels:
- Santa portrait only, 7-9pm: $25 per solo or group sitting, up to 5. A proper holiday portrait taken by a professional photographer, with our Victorian Santa in front of the trimmed tree. No costume is required for the portrait session. Families are welcome. Photos taken in order of arrival; no entry after 8:30pm.
- Full event and Santa portrait, 8pm entry: $70. Early access to the ballroom and Santa photo session (one person / one sitting), plus the full event. All food and drinks included.
- Full event, 8pm entry: $50. 9pm access to the ballroom for the full event. All food and drinks included. ($45 group tickets available for parties of 5 or more.)
- Partial event, 10:30pm entry: $30. All drinks included.

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: 12.7
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G&S Holiday Party

Friday, December 7, 8pm-2am, FREE / donations appreciated
Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location): http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/1077538079075529

Our annual night of giving thanks and going overboard with fancy drinks.

Come chill in our sexy home, bring your sexy date, and enjoy our ridiculous craft cocktails. Roaring fireplace projections, holiday classics lounge soundtrack (someone will likely lose LDB!), and Miss Scorpio herself getting stupid behind the bar (8-10pm), all culminating in a dance party 10-2.

We're going to bring back the two specialty cocktails from last year:
- That infamous fluffy New Orleans classic, the Ramos Fizz. It's a rarity to find it on bar menus due to how long it takes to make each one. You certainly won't catch us making it at any other event.
- Coquito, the classic Puerto Rican eggnog style drink: slushie coconut cinnamon goodness.

We're not charging admission for this event, but we'll have a donation jar out. All money goes towards ongoing loft improvements, so please give what you can to make our secret clubhouse even better.

Please wear something festive or cocktail attire...especially vintage-inspired festive cocktail attire. Costumes always welcome, if you're feeling it.

Thank you for your support this and every year! <3


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: The Education of Al Capone as if told by Jimmy Durante
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/theeducationofalcapone110218
A Brechtian Cabaret with a LIVE JAZZ BAND circa 1918 that “samples” Jimmy Durante’s songs & routines while changing the words to bring you teenager Al Capone, getting the scars that earned his nickname Scarface: A Brooklyn TruStory performed 3 blocks from the spot of Al Capone’s knife fight, 100 years ago in Coney Island. Written & Directed by Dick D. Zigun. Audience will interact with performers, as if patrons of Coney Island’s HARVARD INN a dive bar and gangster hangout Circa 1918. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. The audience is also welcome to get up and dance and to drink beer and eat pasta. (Fri-Sun 8pm/Sat & Sun 4pm, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, $10)

SHOP: The Other Art Fair
http://nyc.theotherartfair.com
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair showcases 130 talented independent and emerging artists, each hand picked by a committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, see site for details, $8-$30)

ART: Red Hook Open Studios
https://www.redhookopenstudios.com
Studios and work spaces of artist and makers will be open to visitors throughout Red Hook. After Party at Pioneer Works. (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE; Sun Afterparty: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 4pm-9pm, $10 sugg don)

MUSIC: Nublu Jazz Festival
http://nublujazzfestival.com
It’s that time again, jazz-loving boys and girls! The 2018 edition of the annual Nublu Jazz Festival is upon us. The stylistic sprawl is broad and ranges from living legends to modern masters to powerful promises of the future. What binds them all together is dedication to the glorious tradition of adventurous improvised music. Many of these shows will be sold out in advance so act quickly on those you see that immediately grab your attention. (Sat-Thu, this week and next, Nublu, 151 Avenue C, see site for details, $TBD)

THEATER/PUPPETS: The Enchanted Revolution
https://theaterforthenewcity.net/?vh_show=the-enchanted-revolution
‘The Resistance’ has located a vulnerability in an oppressive regime on the planet Sha. Princess Yazmaya fights to return all power to the people, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns and more. This timely nouveau-fairytale theater piece is brought to you by writer/director/performer Charlotte Lily Gaspard and the diverse and accomplished artists of Midnight Radio Show. The show dazzles and delights, in the form of an intensely inventive and creatively told bedtime story you never knew you needed. But don’t sleep. Audacious fantasy fashion costumes, shadow, and 3D puppetry, fairyland artistry and design, music with one leg on the radio and the other in a classical fairytale world, and expert performers come together in this rebelliously original mélange of the genre and aesthetic. Written by Charlotte Lily Gaspard. Director: Charlotte Lily Gaspard. Associate Director: Malik Work. (Fri-Sun, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, see site for details, $15)

VARIETY: The Love Show presents Grindhouse: The Ballet
http://www.theloveshownyc.com/grindhouse-the-ballet
The people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R and SEVERED: The Many Loves of Frankenstein's Monster present the action-packed story of a seedy underworld where "The Scent" is the opiate of choice, cheerleader gang The Tough Cookies terrorizes the streets, corrupt cops are in the hip pocket of nightlife kingpin Jorogumo and her devious teen girlfriend, and one man and his woman are driven to extremes just to survive. Drugs! Desire! Death! Get drawn into our world from the minute the curtains open. Ballet and contemporary infused choreography by underground favorite Angela Harriell is combined with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama. (Wed/Thu, Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 Saint Marks Pl, 7:30pm, $30 adv/$35 day of)

MUSIC: Circus: Wandering City
https://www.bam.org/music/2018/circus
They flip, fly, and walk tightropes—then pack up, move on, and do it all over again. The adventurous string quartet ETHEL pays tender tribute to the culture that sustained the “Greatest Show on Earth,” which took down its tent for good last year. Using the vast resources of the John and Mable Ringling Museum—including firsthand accounts from contemporary circus performers and archival imagery—the ensemble performs its original score, diving into an overlooked, long stigmatized, and largely immigrant American subculture, whose denizens overcame the odds to swing and soar. (Wed/Thu, BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, 7:30pm, $25-$40)


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FRIDAY
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ART: Art Battle NYC Championship
https://bit.ly/2J4k7sV
The New Tork City finals are here! Come watch the paint fly as winning Artists from events this season battle again with hopes of earning a spot at The National Championship this November in LA! Audience vote determines the winner who will represent the city against painters from all across The USA. 12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting. The winners by audience vote move on to the Final round with a chance to qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals. Masterpieces are created before your eyes. (le poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $15 adv/$20 day of, 21+)

WORD: FashionSpeak Fridays: Charles James - an Unreasonable Man
https://www.facebook.com/events/432104453861467
Join biographer Michèle Gerber Klein for an evening on the life and times of the visionary fashion designer Charles James, "America's First Couturier." James is most famous for his sumptuous ball-gowns and highly structured aesthetic. Drawing on the glamour of Europe in the 1930s, and the dazzle of New York City from the ‘40s through the ‘70s, it travels with James from his birth to privilege in England and follows his career through his complex and turbulent relationships with exceptional women such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Eleanor Lambert, to his death in the Chelsea Hotel. Charles James-inspired fashion is highly encouraged! RSVP: RSVPFashion@PROTECTED (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7:00pm-10pm, FREE)

COMEDY: "Zingers!" The UK Gameshow
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1772837
Zingers, the zany UK gameshow, is finally coming to American television! Jo Firestone is thrilled to be the American host of this legendary show. Witness the magic as we try the live test run for the network. Featuring:  Larry Owens, Conner O'Malley, Joe Pera, Patti Harrison, Bardia Salimi, Matt Barats, Josh Sharp, Edy Modica, Jo Firestone This event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection. (The Bell House, 149 7th Street, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $15/$10 adv, 21+)

DANCE/COMEDY: Dancify That!
https://thepit-nyc.com/events/dancify-that
Dynamic Dance Duos vs. The Internet. Teams compete in taking bizarre videos from the internet and using them as inspiration for dance choreography. We all watch the video together. Teams create their dance. They perform. Then they are judged by comedians who know nothing about dance. A dance show for people that don’t like dance shows and anyone who loves laughing, eating free snacks, sexy aerobics, and sing-a-longs. (The Striker Stage, 123 E 24th St, 8pm, $15)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco 14th Anniversary Show
http://www.wasabassco.com
tix: https://citywinery.com/theloft/wasabassco-burlesque-at-the-loft-11-9.html
Wasabassco turns 14, and they’re celebrating at their longest running venue. Treat yourself to the World's Greatest Burlesque, now in a setting that brings you closer to stage and nearer to the performers. Starring your host Sapphire Jones, with Amanda Whip and a roster of the most brilliant and beautiful burlesque performers in the world including, Cherry Brown, Ivory Fox, Medianoche, Nasty Canasta, Peekaboo Pointe, Qualms Galore, Stormy Leather, Sydni Deveraux, and Doc Wasabassco. (The LOFT at City Winery NYC, 155 Varick St, 10pm doors/10:15pm show, $22, 21+)


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SATURDAY
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WORD: Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival
https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/second-annual-well-read-black-girl-festival
a celebration of Black women readers and writers that seeks to initiate meaningful conversations within the literary arts. This year’s festival includes authors Jacqueline Woodson, Veronica Chambers, Renée Watson, Mahogany Browne, Blair Imani, and many more to be announced. (Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 11am-6pm, $45-$55)

ART: Open Studios/Crown Heights
https://openstudioscrownheights.wordpress.com
Over 60 artists, designers, galleries, and creative spaces across the neighborhood of Crown Heights will open their spaces to the public. (multiple locations, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

PARTY: Fall 2018 do + brew
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2018-do-brew-a-conscious-fashion-event-tickets-50997885047
Give new life to old or unwanted items. Transform your old clothing into something new and unique while sipping on brews and listening to tunes! We will also be offering a free clothing swap! Every ticket holder gets 2 free garments from the swap in addition to the amount of any garments, shoes, or accessories you bring yourself to donate to the swap. This event will include an open bar, music, and a chance to meet conscious minded people in the city. D.I.Y. activities include t-shirt transformations, mending, jean distressing and more! Bring any unloved clothes and accessories for the clothing swap, any jeans and t-shirts for the D.I.Y's. Bring your own cup if you can! Non alcoholic drinks also provided. (Project Farmhouse, 76 E 13th St, 4pm-8pm, $15, all ages/21 to drink)

FUNDRAISER: Raise the Roof: Coney Island USA’s 2018 Fall Fundraiser
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/raisetheroof
Help ensure that our beloved building remains a stable presence in the People's Playground for years to come. Proceeds from the "Raise the Roof" benefit will  fund vital structural repairs to our landmarked headquarters. Immerse yourself in the essence of Coney Island as you enter the evening’s "vintage circus," where entertainers roam freely. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks from Coney Island Brewery, Deep Eddy Vodka, and The Green Fairy. Themed music, special "speakeasy" performances, silent movies, and an array of novelty items from Denny Daniel's Museum of Interesting Things. Artist-in-residence: Marie Roberts and her on-site studio. Featuring: The Great Throwdini (Knife Thrower), Lee Valone (Mr Coney Island 2018), Kittyhawk (Aerial), Fem Appeal (Burlesque), Lilin Lace  (Contortion). Hosted by Adam Realman. Go Go Extravaganza & Museum Performers. Babeland sponsored Mystery in a box from Little Brooklyn and Noah D'Klein. Tarot Reader, Fortunes by Beelzebabe. Face Painting by Juliet Jeske. Hors d'oeuvres by Kitchen 21. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 7pm-12am, $100)

FUNDRAISER/BURLESQUE: We Are Legion: The Best Revenge - Charity Fundraiser
http://erisevolution.com/tickets/?event=2018-11-10-we-are-legion-best-revenge
They say the best revenge is living well. If so, our vengeance is mighty. Every performer in this show is an amazing human being. Every one of us has experienced some form of domestic abuse or sexual assault. Everyone of us has survived...and thrived. As a testament to that survival, every act in this show is a celebration of self. This night isn't about the people who tried to break us, or the things they did to us. This night is about the fact that we could not be broken. After the show, stick around for Eris' monthly trance party, Eris | Revolution ft. Talla 2XLC. Amazing DJs, beautiful 3D visuals, body painting and more. Featuring: Miss Mary Cyn, Abby Fantastic, Vylette Tendency, Lydia Vengeance, Tutu Toussaint, Celia Foxglove, Jack Barrow, Zoe Ziegfeld. Kitten/Gogo Extraordinaire: Betsy Propane. Your host: Galatea Stone. Sound by: Affection. 100% of door & raffle profits from this event will be donated to the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. (Eric Evolution, 167 Graham Ave, BK, 7pm-10pm, $20-$30, 21+)

PARTICIPATORY: Please Resist, Thank You
https://www.universe.com/events/please-resist-thank-you-tickets-8PQKMJ
We're turning our warehouse space into a cyberpunk Chuck E. Cheese's complete with custom games, puzzles, and of course, prizes. This event serves as the third stage in the Future Proof universe of interactive narrative, and follows Please Party Thank You (our vaporwave dance party with interactive quests), and A Death Well Died (a murder mystery featuring puzzles built into exotic artifacts). Games include: Buddy Combat Training, VR Pod, Motherboard of All Hacks, LUX Site Hack, PShell, Piñatas, and UVX Raid Training. Live music from Faith in the Glitch. First drink is free. (529 Johnson Ave, BK, 7pm-11:30pm, $40, 21+)

PERFORMANCE/ART: “Bizarre Pizza Chef”- Interactive performance pizza party with midnight movie
Tickets at: http://www.michaelalanart.com/2016site/2017-drawing-marathon/
Come witness art pizza being made by Jadda Cat! Michael Alan’s art studio becomes a one night theatre
with a surreal pseudo kitchen. Watch, take photos, laugh, experience, eat, bring a date, or a group or dine alone in
the eccentric and cozy mood-lit studio. The pseudo restaurant is decorated with hundreds of meticulous line drawings,
of skulls and figures, abstractions and watercolors! Pizzas become puppets and puppets become pizzas in this iconic, tripped out satire of our culture of food! (address provided with RSVP, Bushwick, BK, 8pm performance/12am movie, $20)


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SUNDAY
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ART: Saunter Trek Escort Parade…(S.T.E.P.)
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/step
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. (Queens Museum, New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, QNS, 11am-5pm, FREE-$8, all ages)

FEST: Comic Arts Brooklyn fest 2018
http://comicartsbrooklyn.com
Comic Arts Brooklyn returns with an avalanche of indie, international, and underrepresented artists! Presented in collaboration with comic book store Desert Island and Pratt Institute, the festival features hundreds of artists and publishers exhibiting, selling, and autographing their work. Attendees can enjoy a full day of artist interviews and panels This year’s show celebrates and highlights the surreal stories of cartoonist Jim Woodring, the autobiographical work of cartoonist and writer Ariel Schrag, and the influential underground comics of Canadian artist Julie Doucet. (Pratt Activities Resource Center, 395 Dekalb Ave, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

FEST: Bushwick Hard Cider Festival and Market
https://www.brooklynciderhouse.com/events/2018/11/11/bushwick-hard-cider-festival-and-market
Join Brooklyn Cider House for Cider Week NYC’s official close-out event. Enjoy free hard cider tastings from 20+ cideries featuring 60+ craft hard ciders, feast on delicious snacks from local food purveyors and purchase craft cider directly from many of the best producers in the state. All while enjoying the beautiful sounds of Kyle Tigges, of Mississippi Cotten, on his banjo and Octopus Kid on his guitar. And don’t leave without touring the Brooklyn Cider House cidery and barrel room, where you can “catch” raw cider, directly from 80-year old chestnut barrels. (1100 Flushing Avenue, BK, 11am-4pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Smoke and Steel
https://themuse.wellattended.com/events/broken-witch-productions-presents-smoke-steel
Rock N Roll by: Badass,  Lydia Vengeance,  Bae Watch, Local Legends, Grandpajack, and a surprise special guest! Aerial Performances by: Torrie Rose, Angel Sing, and Molly Siskin Gemini Blitz. DJ Garbage Toy spinning psychedelic tock n roll. Sustenance provided by 'Concious Colombian Food and other local vendors. Gatekeeper to Madness is Micheal Kyle. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20)


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TUESDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Flashlarp!
https://www.sinkingshipcreations.com/flashlarp
tix: https://www.sinkingshipcreations.com/product-page/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. ​At Sinking Ship Creations new home! A low-cost and accessible one-shot larp that's created and played in less than two hours. Make sure to show up early to sign the waiver. (500 W 52nd St Suite 3W, 7:30pm, $5 adv/$10 door)


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THEATER: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
https://www.minkywoodcock.com/theater.html
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
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/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)

PUPPETS: The Enchanted Revolution
https://theaterforthenewcity.net/?vh_show=the-enchanted-revolution
‘The Resistance’ has located a vulnerability in an oppressive regime on the planet Sha. Princess Yazmaya fights to return all power to the people, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns and more. This timely nouveau-fairytale theater piece is brought to you by writer/director/performer Charlotte Lily Gaspard and the diverse and accomplished artists of Midnight Radio Show. The show dazzles and delights, in the form of an intensely inventive and creatively told bedtime story you never knew you needed. But don’t sleep. Audacious fantasy fashion costumes, shadow, and 3D puppetry, fairyland artistry and design, music with one leg on the radio and the other in a classical fairytale world, and expert performers come together in this rebelliously original mélange of the genre and aesthetic. (thru 11/18, Theater For the New City - Cabaret Theater, 155 First Ave, 8pm Thurs-Sats/ 3pm Suns, $15)

PUPPETS: La MaMa Puppet Festival
http://lamama.org/puppet_festival
This Festival showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by artists from around the world. Curated by Denise Greber, this year’s series focuses on diversifying the voices, stories, and perspectives shared onstage, with the goal of uplifting marginalized identities within the puppet community. The festival highlights interdisciplinary works from female artists who explore issues such as cultural identity, Black Lives Matter, the refugee crisis, and the disability experience. Programming also includes family events, the annual Puppet Slam, La MaMa Coffeehouse Chronicles, and Jump Start: a weekend of works in progress. (thru 11/25, La Mama, Ellen Stewart Theatre & The Downstairs, 66 East 4th St, see site for details, $25-$90)

WORD/ART: Bridging Two Worlds - The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead
https://www.green-wood.com/morbid-anatomy-at-green-wood
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: It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/frankenstein
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. (thru 1/27/19, The Morgan Library & Museum, 36th St, see site for details, $20/$13 students & seniors)

ART: Escher - The Exhibition & Experience
https://www.eschernyc.com
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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