[G&S]: Victorian Xmas 12.1 / G&S Holiday Party 12.7 / Your NYC events 11.16-22

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Victorian Xmas 12.1 / G&S Holiday Party 12.7 / Your NYC events 11.16-22
Date: November 16th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

It's almost holiday season! We know it feels like December is ages away, but both our Victorian Christmas and our annual Holiday Party are just a few weeks away. Don't miss out on those tickets.

- 12.1 - Victorian Christmas in 1830s museum and secret ballroom.
Tix:  http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918406375121719

- 12.7 - Annual Holiday party with projected fireplace, vintage lounge holiday tunes, and killer cocktails. No cover! https://www.facebook.com/events/1077538079075529

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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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
FB: 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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BURLESQUE: The 7th Annual New York Boylesque Festival
http://www.boylesquefestival.com/nyperformer
Two nights to enjoy this festival. Teaser Party features performances by: Tristan Ginger, Jonny Porkpie, Matt Knife, Twinky Boots, Clay Taylor/Tiger Bay, Foxworth Vorn, and Poison Eve. DJ Matty Glitterati. Hosted by Miss Astrid. Main event performances by: Izohnny, 2 to Fly, Devonaire, Spookey, Tigger!, Isaiah Esquire, Sudbury Burlesque, The Brothers of Burlesque, Johnny Nuriel, Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean, Broody Valentino, The Great Dubini, and The Saint Edgard. DJ Scott Ewalt. Hosted By Shelly “The Singing Siren” Watson. (Fri: Club Cumming, 505 East 6th St, 7pm & 9pm, $15-$20; Sat: The Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, 6pm doors/7:30pm show, $25-$55)

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. (Fri/Sat, BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, 7:30pm, $25-$40)

DANCE: 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. (Fri/Sat, Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 Saint Marks Pl, 7:30pm, $30 adv/$35 day of)

FILM: 4th Annual Dance Film Festival
https://www.triskelionarts.org/dance-film-festival
Triskelion Arts is fostering the expanding dance-on-camera art form with their 4th annual dance film festival this Fall. Highlighting the complex relationship between choreographer and filmmaker, the festival celebrates national and international dance-based films that stretch the boundaries of what would be possible on the stage. Experience site-specific visual escapades as well as character-driven narratives in this exclusive two-night event. Four programs to choose from. (Fri/Sat, Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St, BK, 7:30pm & 9pm, $18 adv/$22 door)

VARIETY: Secret Circus X: An Immersive Aerial Spectacular
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-circus-x-an-immersive-aerial-spectacular-tickets-51347770564
Witness New York City's most talented aerialists and circus performers in a secret speakeasy venue. This show gives experienced aerialists, and circus performers a stage to display their strangest, most nuanced, and daringly dynamic pieces.
Each show has a secret theme that audience members discover as only as the night progresses. The show's theme is built around the performers, resulting in an awe-inspiring, totally unique experience. Host: Laurel Fixation. Featuring: Elena Delgado, Blaine Petrovia, Garret David, Medea ByNight, Alisa Mae Fendley, and Ariel Iasevoli. At intermission, tell your deepest, darkest secrets to our human confessional, Lilly Wolfson. Chances to win prizes each night for best secret, and best costume. Produced by Ariel Iasevoli. Cover photo of Nolan McKew by Alexander Rivero. (fri/sat, Secret Loft, address with ticket, 8pm door/8:30pm show, $33.46-$65.28)

PARTY: Rubulad: Alive at Twenty Five!
https://www.facebook.com/events/250794195613915/
tix Fri: www.artery.is/showcases/alive-at-25
tix Sat: www.artery.is/showcases/alive-at-25-saturday
A weekend-long anniversary celebration! Live music by Jessica Delfino, VIVA, Vic Thrill, Zero Boy, Fly Ashtray, Les Sans Culottes, & Hungry March Band. Other music from the Mood Expansion Chamber. Go-Go by Anna Copa Cabanna. Emcee Tanya Solomon. DJ Shakey, DJ Illexxandra, Reaganomics, DJ $mall Change, DJ Repoman, Special Surprise Guests. Both nights: Across a Quarter Century Art and Ephemera Show, Archival Genitalia Project by Erin Lonergan. Art by Lisa Ludwig. Video Screenings of 16 Rubulad parties by Mike O. Harlow. The Anything Project Presents Brain Washing Machin3. Tarot readings by Blue June Tarot. Visuals by The Sperm Whale. Vintage flyer art and posters by Stephanie Castillo, Daupo, Evan Cairo, Ricardo Rivera, Kelvin Daly, Kaz, Sam Henderson, Peter Bagge, John Holmstrom, Matt Bua and many more. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address. (Fri/Sat, Rubulad, address with RSVP or purchase, BK, see site for details, $3-$15)

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.(Fri/Sat, 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)

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)

THEATER: Butt Kapinski
http://www.sohoplayhouse.com/event/d1129d1181bc8e6540ff236e6bb03566
Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb. Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. Adults Only. [G&S Note: use code “butt” for $10  discount] (Fri-Sun/Wed/Thu, Soho Playhouse, The Huron Club, 15 Vandam St, 9pm, $25)

PUPPETS: Fantasque
https://nyuskirball.org/events/fantasque/
NYC premiere!  An ebullient and magical pageant created by choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter. Giant puppets and human dancers join forces to create a fable of a battle of light and darkness, with a fantastical cast of characters featuring giant babies, blue angels, devils, rats, and a restaurant where the customers are tuxedo-wearing fish. Performed to live music composed by Gioachino Rossini and Ottorino Respighi that ruminates on morality and immorality as seen through a child's eyes in a series of connected vignettes bound by an unconventional and tender merging of puppetry and dance. (Sat/Sun, NYU Skirball, 566 Laguardia Pl, see site for details, $15-$25)


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FRIDAY
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VARIETY: The Flirt & Flow Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/963969097124187
Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-flirt-flow-show-a-burlesque-and-flow-arts-variety-show-tickets-51969402883
It’s  Alexis Saunders birthday and this year she wants to celebrate by giving a gift of experiencing live art. She wants to share how it feels to go to a variety show, never really knowing what the line up will be like or what new acts you'll see. At the same time, she wants to share the beauty of two of her favorite forms of live art: burlesque and flow arts. She wantsto share the moment when you get to see the bliss on someone's face as they enter that flow state, their body and soul becoming one with their prop before your eyes. Performers: Sarah Mitchell, Lemurian Love, Shelley White, Kristin West, Shelberinasue Performance Art, Miss Sugar Mamasota, Jennifer Stephens, Molly Manhattan (The Hoop Movement). (The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave, QNS, 7pm doors/ 8pm show, $10, 21+)

PERFORMANCE/FOOD: LUST: An Alternative Thanksgiving Feast
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lust-an-alternative-thanksgiving-feast-tickets-47288892350
This edition is all about abundance. Our cornucopia is spilling out with the luscious harvest of autumn and our cups floweth over, creating rivers of warmed wine that drip into our wide-open, berry-stained mouths. Come feast your eyes, mouth, skin, and heart at our luscious altars. Wrap yourselves in velvet, leather, and lace, adorn your heads with antlers, and greet the goddesses of mirth and magick underneath the waning moon. Leave your inhibitions at the door. Curated by Abby Hertz. Enjoy a sumptuous feast from Chef Samia Behaya served off of our signature human platters, fed to you by our lascivious servants. Interactive art installations by Kissmedeadlydoll, performance art, secret fetish stations, dungeon and play area, cuddle puddle lounge with  Domino Vi, live musical acts, and a late-night steamy DJ session. Sex Magick Ritual and Opening Ceremony. Human Candelabra and Hot Wax. Private Dungeon by Head Mistress Lydia Vengeance & her Vengeance Vixens. Dress code: formal, fet*sh, creative dress for all genders. Strictly enforced, no street clothes. (Lot 45, 411 Troutman Street, BK, 7pm-3am $45-$175, 21+)

WORD: New Erotica for Women w/ Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Carrie Witmer, and Fiona Taylor
https://www.booksaremagic.net////?q=h.calevent&eid=3783
Imagine a world where erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week. Both light-hearted and empowering, this event  is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, these readings answer the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Books are Magic, 225 Smith St, BK, 7:30pm-8:30pm, FREE)

WORD: Hasan Minhaj in Conversation with The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham: Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
https://www.92y.org/event/netflix-s-the-patriot-act
Former correspondent for The Daily Show, Hasan Minhaj knows that these are dark times, and he’s leaning into it. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning Netflix comedy special from last year, Homecoming King, Netflix signed up for an unprecedented 32 episodes of his new show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj—making Minhaj the first ever Indian-American host of a weekly comedy series. Join us for an incisive discussion with Minhaj led by Vinson Cunningham, staff writer for The New Yorker, about the new show, political comedy in the age of Trump, and much more. (92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, 7:30pm, $40)

THEATER: Two Guys Two Girls: two new plays
https://www.facebook.com/events/268014930517381
What does it look like when two men write a play for two women, and vice versa? In this original double feature presentation, two guys — Thomas Fricilone and Justin Linville — and two girls — Kelly Cooper and Caitlin Dullea — have written plays for their counterparts to perform. Together, these two plays, which were written independent of each other, are a comedic theatrical experiment that aims to explore and satirize gender behaviors and norms. Cash Only. No BYOB. (Vital Joint, 109 Meserole St, BK, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $5)

WORD: The REAL History of Thanksgiving
https://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/the-real-history-of-thanksgiving
This talk covers the whole history of the most American holiday, from what really happened in Plymouth, to the rush of nostalgia that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the 19th century. Check out how immigrants and suburban housing developments further changed the holiday in the 20th century. Have a  look at menus from Thanksgivings past, from the original food festival, to the multi-meat feasts before the Civil War, to the stories behind iconic dishes of the modern era. You'll find out why it can't be thanksgiving with a pumpkin and a chicken pie, and which Thanksgiving side dish is the most recent addition to the holiday canon. (Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, $10)


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SATURDAY
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SHOP: BK Queer Flea: Housewarming
https://www.facebook.com/events/754752634874857
You’re cordially invited to the warming of our new home. Join BKQF vets along with a bevy of fresh faces as we celebrate queer art, music, fashion, photography and food! No cover, shop til you drop, bops by Bradley Stern. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St, BK, 3pm-9pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Cirque Du So Weird: Open Mic Variety Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/1006228229565599
Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus! Well, now you can! Hosted by Lydia Vengeance and Wyl White with featured performers: YOU! This venue features a large stage, beautiful lighting, and crisp clear sound to let you shine! Email lydiavengeance@PROTECTED to reserve your spot or come early to sign up. (Eris Evolution, 167 Graham Ave, BK, 7pm, $10)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco's House of Deveraux
http://www.wasabassco.com
With 14 years in the business, Wasabassco brings the soul of Rock n’ Roll to House of Deveraux, presented by International burlesque sensation Sydni Deveraux. Featuring the most entertaining and internationally known burlesque artists that New York City has to offer. Starring: Sydni Deveraux, Amanda Whip, Audrey Love, Dandy Dillinger, Delysia La Chatte, Ivory Fox, Logan Laveau, Medianoche, Nina La Voix, and Voodoo Onyx. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $20/$30 table/$40 VIP)

VARIETY: Arts On Site Performance Party
https://www.artsonsite.org
To showcase artists and bring together community music, dance, theater, visual art, and healing arts. BYOB + Wine&Beer Donation Bar (12 St Marks Pl, 8pm doors/9pm performances, $10 sugg)


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SUNDAY
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FILM: Cartoon Carnival 73: Give Thanks
https://www.facebook.com/events/191874665053697
It's time to sit back and relax for nearly two hours of more archival 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. Start your Thanksgiving celebration early with a series that honors the 2018 holiday season. Featuring an assortment of films themed around the concept of gratitude, with a couple of selections directly related to the holiday at hand. Bring your family and friends—you'll all get stuffed with vintage cartoon goodness just the same. There will also be an expanded tag sale at this event with all kinds of vintage animation/film related goodies, assorted DVDs, Tommy zines, VHS tapes, and lots more. Proceeds benefit the Stathes Archives' monthly storage fees. Featuring live ragtime accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. Bar refreshments and light food available. (389 Melrose St, BK, 6pm doors/7pm show, $10)


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TUESDAY
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TALK: The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets
https://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/the-long-and-fascinating-history-of-toilets
Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. Walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why people should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia. This class will also tastefully touch on how you can better your toilet experience in your own home and on the road. The class will be partly interactive, so bring all of your most curious questions and taboo tales. Taught by Kimberly Worsham.  (Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, BK, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $10)

TALK: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks
https://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/the-eleusinian-mysteries-occult-secrets-of-the-ancient-greeks
Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries survived for centuries, with a tremendous impact that can still be felt today. Trace the Mysteries from their primordial origins to their official shutdown in the 4th century. We’ll also learn how the Mysteries are reflected in religious practices of the past and present alike, and sample a (non-psychedelic) beverage that was part of the rites. No prior knowledge of Ancient Greece required! Taught by Andrew Coletti. (Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, BK, 8:30pm-10pm, $10)


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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)

PERFORMANCE/SHOP: East Village Stand Holiday Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/322098861675940
Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, November 23, 6-8pm. A shakuhachi zen flute performance by Till Behler. Participating vendors at the East Village Stand Holiday Market include: Bottleworks, bottle lamps, pendant lights and glassware by Joe Harrigon. One of a kind handmade picture frames by Anne Edris. Taconic Trading Company spiced pepitas and Applewood smoked sea salt. Eulenspiegelchocolatelab cookies and chocolates. Black Lives Matter holiday themed jewelry and ornaments by Carla Cubit. Artwork by Baum Earth Elements and more. (thru 12/24, East Village Stand Holiday Market, corner of 7th Street and Ave C, 12pm-6pm, 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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