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We're about to kick off a proper springtime event frenzy, just how we like it.
Tonight! - Our newest crazy idea: Castaways Casino Club meets The Cocktail Experiment. Casino games + tropical bass beats, and the bar riffing on tiki drinks.
Next Fri 5.3 - Star Wars Day celebration, part 1: movie night showing Rogue One and Solo.
Next Sat 5.4 - Star Wars Day celebration, part 2: Cantina at the end of the Universe, the sci-fi mashup dance party + games, activities, photo booth, etc. Come nerd out with us! Just $8 adv / $10 door.
Sun 5.18 - Swing House 11th Anniversary: our classic 1920s speakeasy, remixed. Live band, burlesque dancers, proper cocktails, electro-swing dance party to follow. You can snag early bird tickets until May 4: two for $30.
Sun 5.26 - Goldmine, our flamboyant pop-up sale. Who wants in? Anything goes, from vintage to handmade to thrift to food to experiences to services. No vendor fees, just a suggested 20% donation form your sales.
Sun 6.23 - Grand Victorian Garden Tea.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
DRINKIN' N GAMBLIN': 4.26
Gemini & Scorpio
Castaways Casino Cocktail Experiment + April Babies Birthday Party
Friday, Apr 26, 8pm-late, suggested sliding scale $10-20 donation, 21+ with ID (25+ recommended)
Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient*
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio
We're going to do something a little nutty and mash up our vintage-flavored casino party with our monthly speakeasy cocktail club.
Calling all faux millionaires to litter their gold coin at our illicit gambling establishment far offshore on the banks of Gowanus. The casino club will feature blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold'em tournament, played at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am for a $50 value prize. For non-tourney games, a member credit system will let you use your winnings for future party entry, drinks, etc (win last time? your credit is still good!).
The original Castaways resort in Vegas was peak-60s polynesian insanity. We'll honor our namesake with tropical drinks & beats, for full tiki party mode alongside the games. Even if you don't gamble, you win.
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 April? 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.
*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.
Dress suggestions: funky party-wear, 1960s Polynesian kitsch, faux fancy, vintage lounge, sparkly cocktail, or other non-sloppy attire appreciated. No elaborate costumes or formalwear required, but you know we love it when you put in effort.
Gemini & Scorpio
Star Wars universe movie night
Fri, May 3, 7pm-late, $10 sugg don, all (movie-appropriate) ages
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address
Details & address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
7:30pm - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.
10pm - Solo: A Star Wars Story*
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.
*Yes, we know, not the greatest Star Wars film. But! We'll take a vote just before 10pm to see which Star Wars movie you'd like us to put on, if not this one.
Gemini & Scorpio
Cantina at the End of the Universe
Sat, May 4, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
$8 adv / $10 door / FREE after 1am
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address
Details & address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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Jedis, Trekkers, Browncoats, Time Lords and Hitchhikers from all corners of the cosmos, follow us to a cantina at the end of the universe to celebrate Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. There will be aesthetically pleasing air pressure waves coming at your eardrums, mad scientist concoctions (no synthahol, we promise), and an eclectic crowd of humanoids, demonoids, arachnoids, cephalopoids, androids, and surprisingly many other alienoids. We won't let any wookies tear your arm off, but don't mention Miranda, or the seemingly harmless 90-pound brunette wandering around barefoot may suddenly opt for some thrilling heroics, and then you're on your own. Dress uniforms encouraged, watch out for the replicants, and don't forget your towel. You can materialize your Tardis right on the dance floor, but we recommend buying your multipass in advance, in case a clone invasion results in massive overcrowding and subsequent destruction of the entire multiverse.
It's an intergalactic creature dance party, with classic sci-fi visuals playing throughout. 9-10pm craft and cocktail hour: come finish your costumes on the spot. Plus, other space-y crafts, fake tattoos and nerdy table games. Costume contest at midnight for a fun prize pack including tickets to future events. Hug-a-stormtrooper photo booth.
Costume required, as always. Think Star Wars, Star Trek, HGTTG, Firefly, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, Martians, robots, aliens, androids, giant spider creatures with tentacle faces, orange-haired hot-pants-wearing supreme beings, intergalactic bounty hunters, true-blue-blooded opera singers, shiny creatures of energy in corporeal form, the time-traveling anti-you.
Gemini & Scorpio
Swing House 11th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed
Sat, May 18, 9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended)
$30 adv for two tix until 5.4 / $20 after / $40 w/table reservation
$10 after 12:30am for electro-swing dance party
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: #GSSwingHouse #geminiandscorpio
A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).
The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am by Svetlana & The Delancey Five: a "very sweet & naughty" (Jazzlives), "energetic" (Wall Street Journal), "delightful" (WRHU Jazz Radio), and cinematically handsome Golden Age-inspired sextet. Burlesque fabulousness during and between. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets, by Nina La Voix and more dancers TBA. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.
Plus: the gambling den! Rounds of Texas Hold'em going till at least 1am, with winners getting permanent house credit with G&S (same system as our vintage-style tiki casino parties).
Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.
SHOPPING PARTY: 5.26
Gemini and Scorpio
invite you to
Goldmine shopping party
Sun, May 26, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)
Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, art, feathers and fascinators, jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more party wear - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm
Ethereal Bunny Boutique - Vintage showgirl finds - https://www.instagram.com/etherealbunnyboutique
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com
Jaded - Fashion & accessories not for the faint of heart - https://www.jadedmade.com/
Lanny's Wood - Handmade limited edition Woodcut Prints - https://www.instagram.com/lannyswood
Hissyfit Cvlt - Witchy feminist tees and beauty products - http://www.hissyfitcvlt.com
Modern Girl Blitz - Fun and playfully rebellious accessory line featuring eyeballs, hearts and skulls - http://www.moderngirlblitz.co
Mutant Art - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://etsy.com/shop/beautifulmutants
Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLoveAffairs
Vengeance Designs - Latex couture combining elements of classic fetish design and trending fashions - https://vengeancedesigns.net
Delicious and sexy cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats by Brooklyn Born and Bread
Mini massages by Sean Simpson
SAVE THE DATE: VICTORIAN GARDEN TEAS RETURN 6.23 & 9.22
Full invite not up yet, but tickets on sale for both dates!
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
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball
/// NYC EVENTS: 4/26-5/2 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
FEST: Bric Open Festival
An arts and ideas festival that converges around BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, participation, and community. The festival aims to bring people together to radically imagine a more equitable, liberated future, through four days of art, music, film, performance, conversations, neighborhood walks, and shared experiences. The fest interrogates questions of justice and empathy and opens up spaces to find freedom in self-expression and witness others in their full humanity. These actions lay the ground for each of us to see our individual fates tied up with that of our communities, and to confront and correct injustices that deny others their complex wholeness. (Fri/Sat, BRIC, 647 Fulton St, BK, see site for details, FREE w/RSVP)
SHOP/MUSIC: The 2019 WFMU Record Fair
Luxuriate in the presence of over 200 record dealers selling vinyl and CDs! WFMU also has its own tables selling LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, and books, including $1 LP and CD tables! Great films and live performances, plus live WFMU broadcasts! Live Bands: The Oblivians, The Gories, So What with Derv Gordon, The Nuclears, and Elkhorn. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St, BK, see site for details, $8-$30)
VARIETY: 13th Annual Congress of Curious Peoples 2019
Coney Island’s Congress of Curious Peoples includes the Opening Night’s Sideshow Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, weekend vendor market, lectures, performances, and more. (Fri-Sun, this week and next, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, see site for details, $5-$15)
FEST: Sakura Matsuri 2019
A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. This year marks the 38th anniversary of New York City’s annual rite of spring, with over 60 events and performances. There will be Taiko drumming, manga, tea ceremonies, j-rock and j-pop, samurai sword fighting, bonsai, cosplay fashion show, Ikebana flower arranging, Nihon Buyo classical dance, a puzzle plaza, and more. Events will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets required. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Entrances at 150 Eastern Pkwy, 455 Flatbush Ave, 990 Washington Ave, BK, 10am-6pm, $30/$25 sen & stu 12+, FREE under 12)
PUPPETS: Bread and Puppet presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis
Bread and Puppet presents the diagonal as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture. Puppeteers long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements are cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment. This show brings all the bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny possibilities and implications of diagonality to life with song, dance, magic, mechanism, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets painted in Peter Schumann's exuberant, slapdash expressionist style. (Sat 3pm & 8pm/Sun 3pm, Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave,
FEST: NYC Queer Comic Fair 2019
The only fair in NYC geared entirely towards queer sequential art. Comics, graphic novels, illustrated stories, photo-comics, or any other interesting take on the medium of still-visual narrative storytelling. The event is organized by WabiSabiZinez and Carmine Street Comics and hosted by BGSQD. (Sat/Sun, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, 1pm-7pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Gotham Jazz Fest
Join this 3rd annual festival for 13 hours of dancing, lounging, n' listening to over a dozen of NYC's best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (over 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age. Proper attire requested - Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual. Think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. (Sun/Mon, The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, 12pm-1am, $25-$75, all ages)
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. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, HERE Arts, 145 6th Ave, 7pm, $15-$45)
OPENING: Art is Money - Money is Art
Edoardo Marcenaro curated an exhibition of artworks made on actual $1 bills. This exhibition includes works by Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Obey and more than 100 local artists. This unique exhibition explores concepts of wealth, power, equity, justice and creativity. (East Village Art View, 111 Third Ave, Suite 15H, 6pm, FREE)
PERFORMANCE: Mr(s) BK - The Finale
Presented by Alotta McGriddles & The Haus of Acid. The Judges Emi Grate, Dakota Ceneta aka West Dakota, Qualms Galore will pick a top 6, and the audience will pick a winner from that pool of contestants. Shows by the Judges while scores are tallied. Hosted by Acid Betty. Beatz by Pepto Dismal. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St, BK, 10pm, $20)
WORD/PARTY: Fourth Annual Brooklyn Book Crawl & Afterparty
A self-guided crawl through Brooklyn’s many, eclectic, wonderful independent bookstores riddled across the sprawling borough. There’s no wrong way to crawl, as long as you explore and learn more about the over 30+ indie bookstores residing in Brooklyn alone. There will be an exclusive afterparty for all Brooklyn Book Crawl participants at Cherry Tree. To attend, bring a stamped Brooklyn Book Crawl punch card (must have at least one stamp). Each additional stamp enters you in to win a grand prize. (Crawl: multiple locations, BK, 9am-8pm, FREE; Afterparty: Cherry Tree Bar 65, 65 4th Ave, BK, 6pm-8pm, FREE with stamp or receipt)
WORD: Instant Failure: Polaroid's Polavision, 1977-1980
In 1977, at the dawn of the home video era, the Polaroid Corporation introduced Polavision, a proprietary film format and apparatus promising instant development and playback. Amateur filmmakers could shoot 150 seconds of silent color film on a cartridge and watch it only 90 seconds later on a small rear-projection screen. The system was a devastating commercial failure and caused major financial losses for the corporation before its discontinuation in 1980, but in its brief life was used by prominent figures such as Stan Brakhage, Charles and Ray Eames, Robert Gardner, Morgan Fisher, and Andy Warhol. This illustrated talk will recount the curious episode of Polavision’s instant movies, finding in it a way of questioning the idea of the medium of film as a unified object. Lecture by Erika Balsom. Seating is limited. First-come, first-served. (Light Industry, 155 Freeman St, BK, 7pm, $8 sugg)
FOOD: The Great Flux Bake-Off
An inaugural baking competition. Four of Flux Factory’s bakers-in-residence will don their aprons and face unthinkable challenges conjured up by a judging panel including the legendary pretzel chef-extraordinaire, Muse Dodd, and master bread-maker Jonathan Sims, with a special guest judge appearance by Younger, Gayer Gwyneth Paltrow from the satellite location in London. Cheering the bakers on whilst licking their mixing bowls clean are Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, Rory Fitzgerald Bledsoe, and Dew Igworia, who will co-host the proceedings. Viewers are invited to bring food or beverages to share for a rooftop picnic brunch potluck and enjoy the lovely spring weather (rain or shine!) as the competition unfolds! (Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, 12pm, FREE)
MUSIC/WORD: Tompkins Square May Day
Come celebrate the first show of the season for MayDay with performances by Kaleidoskope, Subversive Rite, Scalple, Flower, and Miedo, plus Political speakers, artists and other performers. (Tompkins Square Park, 500 E 9th St, 2pm-6pm, FREE)
BIKE: Waterfront Ice Cream Bike Ride
Explore some beautiful parks along the East River, learn about the marine ecosystems swimming inside, and eat lots of ice cream. (Time's Up, 99 S 6th St, 4pm-6pm, FREE)
WORD: The Preconceived Notions of Dr. Pellucida
Conspiracy theorist Dr. Pellucida has gathered evidence from all around the world over many years suggesting the existence of two mysterious beings who seem to come and go through space and time, appearing briefly to dazzle onlookers with displays of juggling, acrobatics, and raw sexual potency, then vanishing as quickly as they appeared. Who are they? Why are they here? What do they want? Where did they get those short shorts? Dr. Pellucida attempts to answer these questions and more in his desperate quest to uncover the truth. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $15-$20, 13+)
VARIETY: The 7th Annual Brooklyn Nightlife Awards
Honoring excellence in nightlife and raising funds for the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project. Hosted by Merrie Cherry & Tyler Ashley. Featuring performances by Patti Spliff, Theydy Bedbug, Dezi5, Darlinda Just Darlina & the cast of OOPS. Sounds by DJ Hannah Lou. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St, BK, $10-$15, 21+)
SHOP: Thrift On! Clothing & Stuff swap party
Bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to the rummage tables. Take home items free from the piles of booty. DJ Shakey and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. Only bring clean clothes from your home, when you take clothes, keep them in a closed plastic bag, wash them when you get home and dry them in high heat for 30 minutes. Note to all vintage clothing store "pickers", flea marketers, and resellers of any kind, you are not welcome at this event. You will be bounced. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, QNS, 8pm-12am, FREE)
MUSIC: The World Inferno Friendship Society with Funkrust Brass Band
It’s exactly Halfway to Hallowmas in a venue about one quarter of what The World Inferno Friendship Society’s accustomed size. Funkrust Brass Band is a twenty-piece brass band founded and led by songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Phil Andrews. Their sound stems from a unique blend of punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line. Featuring snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals and all original compositions, they are a sight not to be missed. (Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St, 7:30pm, $13-$15, 18+)
FOOD: Barrow's Intense Tasting Room Launch
Featuring craft cocktails, food from Industry City neighbors Ends Meat, and treats from neighbors Blue Marble Ice Cream in NY Craft Spirits tasting room. (Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur, 86 34th Street C134, BK, 6pm, FREE)
DANCE: E-Moves - Program A
E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work. In this edition they uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement. Born out of social dance in urban community park cyphers, basement ballrooms and now seen across the globe on esteemed stages and concert halls Hip-Hop dance is a prayer and a roar. Two commissioned choreographers FLUXX and Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik will present a work in progress and a world premiere respectively. Continues next week. (Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $25)
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PERFORMANCE: Night of 1000 Stevies - 5/4
The largest and most beloved Stevie Nicks fan event in the world. Performances by: Amber Martin with Lance Horne, It Was Romance, Xavier, Machine Dazzle, Desert Sin, Karen and the Sorrows, Divine Grace (Orlando), the Rachel Klein Theatre,Goldie Lox + Ona Louise, and Lady Zombie. The magickal DJ/VJ team is once again DJ Sammy JoAand DJ Travis Island/VJ Tre and the "Enchantresses of Ceremony" will include Empress Chi Chi Valenti with Paul Alexander and Editrix Abby. Suggested Dress: Sorceress Or Sorcerer Finery (All Millenia), Stevie Queen Of Swords Or Other Tarot Card Inspired, Hermit Or Wizard Robes, Gypsy Fortune Teller, Pentacles, Fleetwood "The Dance" Men's Evening Looks, Snow Dream Chiffons, Bejeweled Wands, High Priestess Gowns, Jousting Costume, Star Motifs Or Total Stevie Realness Past, Present Or Future. (Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl, 9pm, $30, 18+)
FILM: Rooftop Films - This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2019 - 5/17
Check in will be at the main entrance on 25th street and 5th Avenue, but the screening location will be about 10-15 minute walk from there. If someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location, contact producers in advance. ID and proof of age is required for entry. You must be 21+ to attend the after party. No outside alcohol is permitted. Feel free to bring snacks! (Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, BK, 7:45pm doors/9pm film, $16)
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PARTICIPATORY/ART: Hobo Roadshow
The warm weather is almost upon us; just about time to get tattooed in the back of a pick up truck, parked on an industrial dead end next to a disease ridden body of water. Lets make a midway of trash and jankiness. Cardboard carnival games, junk cart races, garbage arts and craft stations, dirty sock puppet shows, macaroni art shows, clothing swaps, flamethrower cookouts, unmodivational speeches, B movie drive ins, and more stupider hobolympics with the best shit trophies you've never seen. Rules: don't spend money on material; don't spend more than a few hours building it; unit or materials should be able to get stomped into a trash bag at the end of the night. Event date TBA. Submit your jank game, hobolympic challenge or interactive element idea to: contact@PROTECTED
ART: Sign Up For Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 - June 7 & 8
This is an un-curated event, free and open to the public that aims to give local artists and creatives a chance to show their work. Artists, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show in Greenpoint can register. Sign up to register your work and location of your space. Your address will be on the publicly available GOS online map and a printed guide that is distributed all over North Brooklyn. Registered artists open their doors on June 8th and 9th to visitors. (Greenpoint neighborhood, BK, $15 until 4/15, $40 after)
PARTICIPATORY: Lost Horizon Night Market call for Proprietors - June 8
The Lost Horizon Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other establishments, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks. Over the 10 years, the Proprietorship has grown to include dozens of unique establishments and the conjuring of any new or old ideas are welcome. All Proprietors neither vend nor condone the use of alcohol or illicit substances, nor create loud noise, or otherwise draw inappropriate attention to the market. Nothing may be sold nor admission charged. Accepting tips, donations, bartering, and gifts is welcome and donation to future Night Markets is encouraged. In late May, additional details will be made available to those Proprietors who express interest. There will be a meeting May 14th for questions and brainstorming. Email shadowtrafficproductions@PROTECTED for inquiries
FILM: Preservation Film Festival
This third annual festival is presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project. It is their first five-borough festival, with events across the city. Films include 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Battle for Brooklyn, Little Fugitive (1953), At Home in Utopia, and others. Opening and closing night receptions. (thru 5/3, multiple locations, see site for details)
ART: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
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)
ART: Jean-Michel Basquiat
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)
A chamber choir musical about internet addiction. Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology. (thru 6/9, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St, see site for details, $35)
ART: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery
This exhibition explores Catholic visions of heaven, hell, and purgatory —via art, artifacts, and material culture drawn from The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections and the greater Morbid Anatomy community—, tracing how they have manifested in various places and shifted and changed over time. (thru 6/30, Sat/Sun, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)
ART/MUSIC: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. Featuring 12 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art. (thru 9/8, Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, see site for details, $18/$12 sen/$8 stu)
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