[G&S]: 3.22: Cocktail Experiment / 3.29 Saints & Sinners pop-up strip club / Your NYC events 3.22-28

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: 3.22: Cocktail Experiment / 3.29 Saints & Sinners pop-up strip club / Your NYC events 3.22-28
Date: March 15th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Our magical playhouse is largely booked with private events and House of Scorpio sexiness for the next month, so you won't see a lot happening here in late march and through April. But, if you're into femme-and-queer-forward sex-positive culture, you could check out what HoS is up to (teaser: pop-up strip club party (see below for new date and info)! erotic book club with pornographer Stoya! kinky tango class!). More info at http://www.houseofscorpio.com

Here's what's going on for us in the meantime:
- Next Fri 3.22: The Cocktail Experiment + March Babies Birthday Party
- Fri 3.29 (note new date): Saints & Sinners pop-up strip club party
- Save the date: Victorian Garden Teas are back for the warm season, on June 23 and Sep 22. We don't have official info up on the site yet, but the FB event for June is up, as are tickets for both dates.

Cheers,

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

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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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DRINKS: 3.22
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment + March Babies Birthday Party

Fri, March 22 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-2am, FREE admission, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient*
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047048128824277
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio / #thecocktailexperiment

Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive craft 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 March? Your first experiment is on the house (show us your ID). 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, unique amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since whatever you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you enjoy. Small request: nothing that tastes of anise or licorice, please! If that's the flavor you want, we have plenty of that in the bar, including the best absinthe you'll ever have.


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POP-UP STRIP CLUB: 3.29
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House of Scorpio
presents

Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

Friday, March 29, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (RSVP on site for address)
Regular tix: $25 presale / $30 at door before 12am / $20 after
Reserved seating*: $45 advance only
Member tix: $0-$15 ($20-35 with reserved seating*)

***New! We're eliminating the play aspect of the event, so no approval or PAL required. Dress Code and Code of Conduct still apply (dudes, don't be creepers! We *will* remove you.)***

Rules & location RSVP: http://www.houseofscorpio.com
Tix: https://sinners.bpt.me
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/960048010868361
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/767175

For one night only, our sexy clubhouse becomes a full-on strip club, with a pole stage, an array of lap dance-ready seating, and our very own Champagne Room. There will be eight dancers to entertain you: each a hand-picked burlesque, pole or circus star stepping outside the boundaries of their genre to spend the whole night dancing for you on stage and in your lap.

Featuring (more TK):
- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Gal Friday, the five-alarm fire
- Stormy Leather, the naked girl of burlesque
- Audrey Love, the tantalizing tease
- Maine Attraction, triple threat of burlesque

Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies on our stage as DJ Ceremony provides the beats late into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual Lip Service dress code & code of conduct apply. Dress up. Tip generously (dancers, wait & bar staff). Get lap dances: they're the best part, and only $10. Respect the dancers. Keep your hands to yourself (or your partner). Nudity is fine on the stage, but no private parts on our furniture.

*Reserved seats ($45) include: 9pm admission + seat at a 4-person table with prime stage view + access to reserved lap dance seat.


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SAVE THE DATE: VICTORIAN GARDEN TEAS RETURN 6.23 & 9.22
Full invite not up yet, but tickets on sale for both dates!
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The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sunday, June 23, 4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40 ($35 for groups over 5), all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/328373971149474
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball


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/// NYC EVENTS: 3/15-3/21 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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PUPPETS: Chimpanzee
http://here.org/shows/detail/2065
An aging, isolated chimpanzee pieces together the fragments of her childhood in a human family. Bleak reality bleeds to vivid memory in this non-verbal puppet play. Inspired by true events. (Fri & Sat 7pm/Sat & Sun 2pm, HERE Arts, 145 6th Ave, $15-$45)

PARTICIPATORY: Fade
https://sinkingshipcreations.com/tickets/fade-larp
Fade is a surreal existential exploration of the meaning of life, love and family. It’s about living in an environment with limited privacy. It’s about the unreliability of memory, and the lengths we go to in order to preserve what we know. It's a psychological live action role-play experience with minimal mechanics and no hidden plots. It is an opportunity to explore what happens when memories fade, but feelings remain, and the only way to escape another's presence is to disappear into nothingness. (Fri/Sat, this week and next, 125 West 126th St, 7pm, $65)

VARIETY: Secret Circus: An Immersive Aerial Spectacular
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-circus-an-immersive-aerial-spectacular-tickets-56692822759
Witness aerialists and circus performers in a secret speakeasy venue that gives experienced acrobats and entertainers a stage to display their strangest, most nuanced, and daringly bizarre pieces. Each show has a secret theme that audience members discover as only as the night progresses. Host: Laurel Fixation. Featuring: Ariel Iasevoli, Peter Mercury, Erin Blaire, Roman Mokrenko, Blaine Petrovia, and Elena Delgado. Tell your deepest, darkest secrets to our human confessional, Lilly Wolfson. (Fri/Sat, Secret Loft, address with ticket holders on the day of the show, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $25-$50)

PUPPETS/THEATER: Paper Cut
https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar/papercut-march162?rq=paper%20cut
A lonely secretary remains in the office. From her little corner, using photos from old film magazines, she escapes into a world of daydreams. But as imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale becomes a Hitchcock nightmare! The language of Black&White cinema is transformed to the lowtech universe of paper cut-outs and object theatre, creating a tension that is absurd, painful, and absolutely humorous. Directed & performed by Yael Rasooly. (Sat 8pm/10pm & Sun 2pm, The Tank, 312 West 36th St, see site for details, $25)

PUPPETS: Ashes
http://here.org/shows/detail/2065
The collision of two stories a generation apart. In a small village in the south of Norway, a young man sets houses on fire, and a writer seizes them as literary material several decades later. These two tragically ordinary beings bend under the onslaught of their demons, burning with a secret fire that consumes them. A story of the human condition, this show explores the beast lurking in everyone, and examines our silent agreement with it, not to be devoured. (Fri & Sat 8:30pm/Sat-Sun 4pm, HERE Arts, 145 6th Ave, $25-$45)

THEATER: 55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution
http://lamama.org/shades_of_gay
A contemporary burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans and Europe by acclaimed Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj. In a historically homophobic environment, local Balkan politicians try to manipulate and deceive EU officials; humanitarian mercenaries of international NGOs exploit intolerance for economic gains; and EU officials use their superior financial and political positions to subjugate everyone. This provocative, politically incorrect performance poses the question, “Is sexual liberation possible in the Balkans?” (Fri-Sun, Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th St, 2nd Fl, see site for details, $20-$25)

PERFORMANCE: Culturemart 2019
http://here.org/shows/detail/2049
Each year, this festival offers a window into the creative process of our nationally recognized HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Process becomes the focus, so you’ll experience work at various stages of development. This year’s program features 5 workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between theatre, music, dance, new media, puppetry, and visual art. (Mon-Thu, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, see site for details, $15)


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FRIDAY
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DRINK/WORD: An Evening with Maker's Mark
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-makers-mark-tickets-57155102450
Join this bourbon tasting to celebrate Women’s History Month. We’ll be discussing how Maker’s Mark cofounder Margie Samuels created an iconic brand while her husband was distilling the whisky. There will be a guided tasting featuring a dynamic range of Maker’s Mark bourbon including a rare bottling of Maker’s Mark Private Select. (Chelsea Market Events, 410 W 16th St, 6:30pm-8pm, $25-$30)

PUPPETS: Puppet Playlist #29: Aretha
https://www.sinkingshipproductions.com/puppet-playlist
Every few months,  a group of talented puppeteers and musicians gather 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). Featuring puppetry by Michelle Finston, Playlab NYC, Ali Goss and Stephanie Reyes, Felicia Cooper, Kaitee Tredway, Serious Theater Collective, and Marte Ekhougen with Jessi Almstead & Stav German. Featuring musical performances by Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Amy Beth Anders, Grace Galu, Color Collage, and The Foxy Johnstons. (The Tank, 312 36th St, 7pm & 9pm, $15)

WORD: Apple of the Eye: Early Modern English Love Magic
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apple-of-the-eye-early-modern-english-love-magic-tickets-55434616430
The links between love and magic, of enchantment and sympathia, have long been considered by poets, philosophers, and magicians alike. This talk explores the variety of occult theories and magical practices that seek to grasp both the divinity and madness of love, ranging from remedies of the ancient world, through to the love sorcery of Shakespeare’s day, and even offering some compare-and-contrast to various techniques and ingredients of modern American folk magic and hoodoo. (Catland, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 7pm-9pm, $15)

WORD: you are not alone... live
https://www.notal.one/live
The city’s best horror writers share their terrors in the dark of New York City’s oldest puppet workshop. (Puppet Works, 338 6th Ave, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, $5)

PERFORMANCE: Distorted Diznee 7th Anniversary
https://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-city-ny/distorted-diznee
http://spincyclenyc.com/index.php/drag/193-distorted2019
It's a whole new world as Holly Dae invites you to take an outrageous look at the world's most beloved animated classics. Dae and her rotating roster of fabulous drag queens will take you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey that mixes Disney and pop culture into a cult hit comic extravaganza. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies" -- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St, 9:30pm doors/10pm show, $11 + $20 drink min)


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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: NYC Brides of March 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/584548828680276
The event, which began in 1999, is part pub crawl and part street theater, while wearing a thrift store wedding dress. Brides may be of any gender, but the wearing of traditional white wedding dresses, or something resembling them, is the point of the event. In recent years there have been a greater number of gothic brides who wear black, alien brides and other variations on the theme. The tradition has spread worldwide and now includes gatherings in Austin, Reno, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, London, and Japan, among others. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and prepared for walking and being outside. (see site for details, 12pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY/WORD: Free Drop-In Soundpainting Class
http://www.lomtheater.org/learntosoundpaint.html
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10381976
Letter of Marque Theater Co. and Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble are teaming up to bring you a taste of the live composition language sweeping Europe. A new and exciting technique for expanding your skills as an actor, musician, dancer, or any other performative discipline. This 90-minute class will lay out the fundamentals in a fast-n-fun environment. Bring instruments and clothes to move in as this is an on-your-feet experience. Perfect for professional and amature performers, alike. No experience necessary. Just an open mind. (Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave, BK, 1pm-2:30pm, FREE, 18+)

FILM/WORD: Creature from the Black Lagoon
http://movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2019/03/16/detail/creature-from-the-black-lagoon
In this classic Universal Pictures monster movie, scientists drug and ensare "the creature," who becomes enamored with head scientist David Reed's female assistant, Kay while in captivity. When the lonely creature, "a living amphibious missing link," escapes from detainment, he kidnaps the object of his affection, setting into motion a rescue mission, as well as a campaign to cast the ominous creature back to the depths from whence he came. Beloved for its brilliantly designed monster, as well as for its trailblazing use of 3-D, this film remains a touchstone of Hollywood horror, influencing the likes of Guillermo del Toro's recent The Shape of Water. The screening will be followed by a book signing with author Mallory O'Meara. (Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, 2pm, $9-$15)

ART: “We Shall Make America Wonder” Opening Reception
http://www.edlingallery.com/exhibition_pr/we-shall-make-america-wonder
A group show featuring Joe Coleman, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Henry Darger & Duke Riley. “These four visionaries are each eminent cartographers of latent lands, where the unimaginable is fully imagined and otherness is not only recognizable but relatable. Their worlds apart are built up with a richness of minutiae, an internal logic that allows the irrational to ring true. For some of these artists God is in the details, for others it is likely the devil. Collectively, we can see them as embroiderers of some quilt-like map of all the madness, superstition, faith, desire and dread festering within the American psyche.” —Carlo McCormick. Exhibit continues thru 4/20. (Andrew Edlin Gallery, 212 Bowery St, 5pm-7pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Symbiosis: Coco Karol/Sxip Shirey, Violetta Norrie/Elise Knudson
https://www.facebook.com/events/250241925853869
Curated by Sarah Chien and Caitlin Cawley, this is a new series celebrating music, dance and improvisation.  Three nights of live music and dance that honors the humanity and agency of all of the performers, and interrogates the boundaries between both disciplines. Each night of the series includes a “blind date” between two solo performers who create a new improvised work, and a group that has an established practice combining these two forms. The other star of the show is Sarah’s homemade dance floor, to be installed in the middle of the venue, transforming it into a unique environment for movement. Cash only. (Spectrum, 70 Flushing Ave, Garage A, BK, 7pm, $10-$15)

ART: Kaleidoscope group art show
https://www.facebook.com/events/289768751698078
Artwork inspired by the colors of the rainbow! New work by aica, Gina Altadonna, Robert Bowen, Nicole Bruckman, Emily Ding, Flavia, Annette Hassell, Alexis Kandra, Grelin Machin, Hana Mulyati, Shane Sollender, Sybiline, Danielle Trudeau, Michael Weaver, Emily Wenner, and Miranda Zimmerman (faunwood). (Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta’s St Patrick’s Day for Sinners
https://www.facebook.com/events/2234122653527937
A night of drinking, celebration and guaranteed fun, featuring an all-redheads spectacular. No green beer! No Pogues cover bands! No bridge & tunnel fake-Irish! Just redheads, good beer and whiskey, and awesome people like you! Hosted by Ms Canasta, assisted by Rita N Wink, and featuring performances by Clara Coquette, Dandy Dillinger, Francine the Lucid Dream, Gal Friday, Gin Minsky, Pearls Daily and Tigger. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm, $15-$30)

MUSIC/WORD: Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music
https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/uptown-wepa-movement-culture-music
A two part series of music and conversation celebrating the courageous and resilient Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future. Circa ’95, Patty Dukes and Reph, who rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish, will showcase music and stories inspired by their families’ migration to New York City during the golden era of hip-hop. The Curtis Brothers, African American and Puerto Rican, will explore West Africa’s influence on American music from Latin America by mapping rhythms that evolved from the African slave trade: from samba, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, to blues, jazz and rock music. (Harem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $25)


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SUNDAY
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DANCE/WORD: Curved Spacetimes: Where Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Virginia Woolf
https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar/curvedspacetimes
Nietzsche’s possibility of time’s arrow looping back on itself structures Logos Dance Collective’s production in which movement, music and the spoken word guide audience members through the eternal return, wherein they encounter Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, who embraces the demon’s proposal in her love of “life; London; this moment in June,” seeming to offer a Nietzschean “yes to life” and to “see beauty in that which is necessary.” While dancers’ bodies tell spacetime how to curve and curved spacetime tells dancers’ bodies how to move, the multidisciplinary performance toys with our experience of the past as it is realized in memory, of the present as we hold it in attention, and of the future as it is captured by anticipation; it explores the possibility of time reversal and the way in which time seems to speed up as we age; and it offers a glimpse of what it means to embrace fate. Evening includes a pre-performance catered reception, the performance, and panel discussion on the physics, aesthetics, and metaphysics of time. (The Tank, 312 West 36th St, 1st Fl, 6pm reception/7pm performance/8pm talk, $20)


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MONDAY
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THEATER: Tyrell
http://dixonplace.org/performances/tyrell
A musical parody-prequel to Game of Thrones, this show tells the untold story of Olenna, Loras and Margaery Tyrell before the series begins. Of all the Great Houses of Westeros, House Tyrell is the only one led by a woman, Olenna Tyrell, who is busy grooming her grandchildren Loras and Margaery for greatness. Commenting on Margaery’s objectification, Loras’s double life as the closeted ‘Knight of Flowers’ and Olenna’s role as resident battle-ax grandma, the production imagines what these secondary characters were thinking all along. Welcome to Highgarden, oasis of female leadership and sexual tolerance within a not-too-distant medieval patriarchy. (Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $15 adv/$18 door)


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WEDNESDAY
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WORD/ART: Utopia / Dystopia: Bruja with a Brush
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utopia-dystopia-bruja-with-a-brush-tickets-57130433665
For this spring's first installment of Utopia / Dystopia, an ongoing series co-presented with Morbid Anatomy, we explore the work of Remedios Varo. Throughout the mid-20th century, surrealist artist Remedios Varo created paintings and other artworks that were steeped in magic. Many of her depictions were drawn from her own experiments with the occult. As Varo developed her own painted corpus of mystical inquiry, she blurred the line between artist and witch. Please join Pam Grossman for a special, image-rich presentation celebrating the enchanting art of this singular painter. (Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop, 548 West 22nd St, 7pm-9:30pm, FREE)

THEATER: Circle of Shit
http://dixonplace.org/performances/circle-of-shit
Inspired by Dante’s vision of Hell, this is a dark, philosophic comedy about a group of sinners’ descent through The Inferno. Hell opens on Joanna completing an audit of the third Circle of Hell, a river of shit where Fidelis serves as caretaker. When these two souls accidentally break the levees of the river and release the gluttonous Estelle onto the banks, the audit quickly devolves into a deconstruction of damnation and ultimately a quest for freedom, truth, a lost husband, and the devil himself. (Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $15 adv/$18 door)

VARIETY: HardCore Burlesque
https://www.facebook.com/events/295797474435667
Misc Allaneous DomTop proudly present a fetish variety show! A monthly show that showcases burlesque, drag, sideshow, gogo dancers, fetish demos and more! Cast: Velocity Chyaldd, Miss Vivian, Jack Barrow, Pink Velvet Witch, Nikos Brisco, Lady Mabuhay, and Juniper Juicy. (BIZARRE Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 9:30pm doors/10pm show, $10)


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THURSDAY
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WORD: Minding Mercury Retrograde: Success Stories & Tricky Trials
https://iad2019.page.link/gs
Join us to celebrate International Astrology Day during mercury retrograde with a live conversation amongst four professional astrologers from the tristate area about this increasingly popular topic. Their pros will share advice on how to more constructively experience and process this common astrology occurrence. Cash bar. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 6:30pm doors/7:15pm Speakers, $20)

PARTICIPATORY: Golden Girls Bingo: Opposites Attract
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-girls-bingo-tickets-55919894911
Picture it. Brooklyn 2019. You, your pals and your confidants watch 3 classic Golden Girls episodes. You play bingo. Win Dorothy’s moist cupcakes. You participate in St. Olaf games! Location has on-site bar and food, so slap on those sequin shoulder pads and come have some laughs! Episodes: A Little Romance, Forgive Me Father, Blanche and The Younger Man. Cash only at the door. (Die Stammkneipe/ Der Schwarze Koelner, 710 Fulton Street, BK, 6:45pm doors/7pm game, $12)


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ART: Refiguring the Future Exhibition
http://www.eyebeam.org/rtf
Curated by Refresh collective members Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Dorothy R. Santos, the exhibition title is inspired by artist Morehshin Allahyari’s work defining a concept of “refiguring” as a feminist, de-colonial, and activist practice. Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself, the 18 artists featured in mine the historical and cultural roots of this time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become. The exhibition will present 11 new works alongside re-presented immersive works by feminist, queer, decolonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist artists concerned with the technological and political moment. Produced in collaboration with Hunter College Art Galleries. (thru 3/31, 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College Art Galleries, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT
http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/exhibitionism.php
This exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of what Michael Kors calls “the fashion insider’s fashion museum” by bringing back 33 of the most influential exhibitions produced since the first one was staged in 1971. Taken entirely from the museum’s permanent holdings, more than 80 looks will be on display. From Fashion and Surrealism to The Corset to A Queer History of Fashion, the exhibitions are known for being “intelligent, innovative, and independent,” says MFIT Director Valerie Steele. (thru 4/20, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Ave at 27 St, see site for details, FREE)

ART: We Shall Make America Wonder
http://www.edlingallery.com/exhibition_pr/we-shall-make-america-wonder
A group show featuring Joe Coleman, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Henry Darger & Duke Riley. “These four visionaries are each eminent cartographers of latent lands, where the unimaginable is fully imagined and otherness is not only recognizable but relatable. Their worlds apart are built up with a richness of minutiae, an internal logic that allows the irrational to ring true. For some of these artists God is in the details, for others it is likely the devil. Collectively, we can see them as embroiderers of some quilt-like map of all the madness, superstition, faith, desire and dread festering within the American psyche.” —Carlo McCormick (thru 4/20, Andrew Edlin Gallery, 212 Bowery St, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Refiguring Binaries
https://pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/refiguring-binaries
Curated by Kelani Nichole, and featuring 10 artists, the exhibition explores identity, the body, and the politics of technology. Virtual space is inhabited with queer bodies and cultural identity is reclaimed through subversive uses of technology. The boundaries of technology and the body are blurred, as are the lines between author, image, and copy. Possible futures emerge as the layers of simulation that mediate contemporary culture are revealed. (thru 4/21, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/tolkien
The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien’s original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Admission is on a first-come first-served basis. Costumes permitted, no masks wizard staffs, axes, bow and arrows, or swords. (thru 5/12, The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, see site for details, $22)

EXHIBIT: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/frida_kahlo
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. This is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. (thru 5/12, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, BK, see site for details, $12-$35)

ART: Jean-Michel Basquiat
https://brantfoundation.org/exhibitions/jean-michel-basquiat-exhibition
The Brant Foundation will present a solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the inauguration of its new space in New York City’s East Village. The inaugural exhibition will bring together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collections as well as from international museums and private collections. (thru 5/15, The Brant Foundation, 421 East 6th St, see site for details, FREE/Waitlist RSVP required)

 


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