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Here's what's coming up for us:
Tomorrow! Sat 5.18 - Swing House 11th Anniversary: our classic 1920s speakeasy, remixed. Live band, dance class, burlesque dancers, proper cocktails, gambling, electro-swing dance party to follow. You can even reserve your own table. Tix: https://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com/
This Sun 5.19 - Whores and Monsters: pornographer Stoya and author Maria Headley in conversation. This one is technically a House of Scorpio event, but these two powerhouses transcend the narrow focus of HoS. Conversation on gender, women's roles, toxicity of patriarchy, all fueled by righteous fire and delivered with razor sharp intellect. In light what's been happening this week, this is a more important conversation than ever. Arm yourself with knowledge and language. Tix: https://sexlit.brownpapertickets.com
Next Fri 5.24 - The Cocktail Experiment, monthly Iron Chef of cocktails. Come challenge us with your surprise ingredients!
Sun 5.26 - Goldmine, our flamboyant pop-up sale. We have a *huge* list of vendors already (see below), but could maybe squeeze in one or two more. Get in touch! We're also contemplating some Facebook-exclusive sale specials...RSVP to the event to catch them.
Sat 6.22 - Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty. It's back! Brass bands, DJs, dancing, ice cream.
Sun 6.23 - Grand Victorian Garden Tea. Authentic treats in an authentic turn-of-century mansion and garden. Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini & Scorpio
Swing House 11th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed
Sat, May 18, 9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended)
$20 / $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 free bubbly 9-10pm, and a 9:30pm introductory dance class of swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday & Tuesday 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 band sets, by Nina La Voix and Pearls Daily. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.
Plus: the gambling den! Blackjack table going till 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.
BOOK CLUB: 5.19
House of Scorpio
Sex Lit: Stoya's Book Club
Special edition: "Whores and Monsters" with author Maria Dahvana Headley
Sunday, May 19*, 3-6pm, $20/$0-$10 for monthly members, 21+
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address
No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies
Rules and location form: http://houseofscorpio.com/events.html
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk.
While we usually focus on erotic books, this is a special edition with Stoya and acclaimed author Maria Dahvana Headley in conversation of women's roles, political mythology, and breaking down barriers set up by generations of toxic masculinity, through the lens of her smash hit The Mere Wife, a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, dealing with women, monsters, and war.
"Maria Dahvana Headley's muscular, bloodthirsty novel is a contemporary retelling of Beowulf from the perspective of Grendel's mother" - The Guardian. "The most surprising novel I've read this year. It's a bloody parody of suburban sanctimony and a feminist revision of macho heroism. In this brash appropriation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Headley swoops from comedy to tragedy, from the drama of brunch to the horrors of war." -- Ron Charles, The Washington Post.
This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club! Of course you can join us even if you haven't read it (especially for this special talk), but you'll be better able to participate if you did.
About our authors:
Stoya has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, the Guardian, Playboy, and others, and her first book of essays, Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn, was released through Not A Cult in summer 2018. She has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on and is known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature.
Maria Dahvana Headley is the NYT bestselling author of seven books, including two young adult novels, an internationally bestselling memoir about dating anyone who asked her out for a year - The Year of Yes - and an anthology of monster stories - Unnatural Creatures - co-edited with Neil Gaiman. Next year will see the release of her new translation of Beowulf from FSG.
*Every other Sunday of the month is your opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.
Gemini & Scorpio
The Cocktail Experiment
Fri, May 24 (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
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 May? 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.
SHOPPING PARTY: 5.26
Gemini and Scorpio
invite you to
Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft 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
Albersland Jewelry - Wearable sculpture pulled from wax and fire - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Albersland
Andriana Santiago - Vinyl record rings & many other things - http://www.AndrianaSantiago.com
Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more party wear - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm
Cult of Hope - Crystal sacred geometry earrings - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cultofhope
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/
Grace Edwards NY - Hip hop, punk, and Japanese-inspired haute bohemian streetwear - https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraceEdwardsNewYork
Hissyfit Cvlt - Witchy feminist tees and beauty products - http://www.hissyfitcvlt.com
Lanny's Wood - Handmade limited edition Woodcut Prints - https://www.instagram.com/lannyswood/
Midge Blitz - Fun and playfully rebellious accessory line featuring eyeballs, hearts and skulls - http://www.moderngirlblitz.co
Mutantland - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://www.etsy.com/shop/mutantland
Nicole Oliva Costumes - Gothic, Lolita, steampunk, historical & cosplay - http://www.facebook.com/NicoleOlivaModel
Sugared Violets Emporium - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins -
Tender Gloving Care - Ladies embellished vintage gloves and fashion - https://poshmark.com/closet/parentifashion
The Devils In the Details - Historical costuming and vintage finds - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DevilsIntheDetailsUS
Things Made From Other Things - Handmade and upcycled clothing and accessories - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThingsIntoNewThings
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
Restorative massages by Sean Simpson (you can book up to a half hour massage in advance or first-come, first-served)
Intuitive tarot and oracle card readings by Cult of Hope
Gemini & Scorpio
Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty
Sat, June 22, 8pm-2am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Door cover goes directly to bands and DJs
$10 adv tix guarantee admission / $10-$20 door sliding scale
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
Details & location RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio
Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party.
Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop)
VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 6.23 & 9.22
Gemini and Scorpio
cordially invite you to
The Grand Victorian Garden Tea
Sunday, June 23, 4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com (also on sale for 9.23 Tea)
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball
Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, 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). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan.
The menu (details TK):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Two types of unique desserts
Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris
1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm
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.
/// NYC EVENTS: 5/17-5/23 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
TwoFold is a poetic world of dualities, where the ordinary and extraordinary are two sides of the same coin. Volleying between the mundane and the magical and between isolation and collectivity, four unique souls unpack and reconstruct what it means to be whole. Performed in an intimate, site-specific loft for less than 40 people per evening, TwoFold features aerial dance and acrobatics, live music, overhead projection/shadow puppetry, and a few surprises. (Fri/Sat, location with tix purchase, BK, 7:30pm, $25/$45 VIP)
COMMUNITY: Prospect Park Spring Fling
Celebrate spring with a full weekend of special events and activities that brings together the entire community. Enjoy a staged reading of Molière's The Misanthrope featuring original music by Tony and two-time Obie Award winner STEW and a themed '90s roller disco featuring Lola Star, watch an 1860s-style ballgame, bring the whole family to the fair, and get active with trail running, birdwatching, a park history walking tour and much more. (Fri-Sun, Prospect Park, BK, see site for details, Free-$20)
PUPPETS: Object Movement Festival
An evening of original puppetry and object theater created by the 2018-2019 Object Movement resident artists. Four new short works-in-progress of diverse puppetry styles. Subjects range from gay princes to astrophysics, from prison ships to middle school parties, and from enlightenment to time management. Works include: Hulk and Fleet by KK Tobin, An Easy Guide to Time Management by Sarah Scholl, Otherworlds by Monica Lerch, and New Mony! An Aricamian Play by Maria Camia. Curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins. ((Fri-Sun, this week and next, The Center at West Park, Balcony Theater 165 W 86th St, 7:30pm, $15)
PUPPETS: Don Quixote Takes New York
Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear. Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all. (Fri/Sat, this week and next, New Stage Performance Space, 36 W 106th St, 12pm, $17)
PERFORMANCE: Distorted Diznee: Animated Classics With an Adult Twist
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, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, $11 + $20 drink min)
SHOP: Brooklyn Bike Jumble
A bicycle flea market where you can buy new and used bicycles, bicycle accessories, bicycle collectibles, clothing and other bicycle treasures. Bike prices start around $50 and go up from there. (The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd St, BK, 10am-4pm, FREE)
SHOP: The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Over 40 vendors selling vinyl and more. Enjoy waterfront beer garden and DJs. (Smorgasburg, 90 Kent Ave, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)
FEST: Korean Street Festival
Each year, Democracy Prep Public Schools host the Korean Street Festival (KSF), a celebration of Korean culture for their scholars, teachers, staff, and the greater New York City community. The festival is an opportunity for the schools to share their knowledge of Korean culture through performances and cultural activities. The festival also includes food and prizes. This will be the 5th annual Korean Street Festival, the biggest and best yet, with more than 3,000 attendees expected. (134th St btwn 7th & 8th Ave, 12pm-4pm, FREE)
PARADE/PARTICIPATORY: 13th Annual Dance Parade and DanceFest
Boogie down Broadway with 10,000 dancers. Enjoy DJs, bands, floats, and 100 unique styles of dance. After the parade there will be choreographed performances, dance lessons, aerial and social dance on five stages, all free to the public. See it all from the Grandstand on Astor Place, along the parade route, or after, at the DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. (Parade: 21st St & Broadway to 8th St, to Tompkins Square Park, 1pm; DanceFest: Tompkins Square Park, 3-7pm, FREE)
FILM: Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling + All That Jazz
This double feature includes Richard Pryor’s startlingly raw, criminally underseen spin on the filmed autobiography, and groundbreaking choreographer Bob Fosse casting a jaundiced eye on his own life and career in this woundingly autobiographical, art-as-exorcism backstage drama. (Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, BK, 2pm, $15)
MUSIC: Contemporaneous and Projeto Arcomusical
Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of the present. In this groundbreaking collaboration with berimbau sextet Projeto Arcomusical, disparate traditions of string instruments collide in an explosion of radical new music that draws from diverse traditions of ancient string instruments. The program builds a musical atlas of the ubiquitous and eclectic history of music for strings, from the kora to the harp to the cello to the berimbau. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 6pm doors/7pm show, $10 standing/$25 seated, 18+)
A modern look at an ancient art form. This is a raw bare-bones storytelling show performed in the natural amphitheater of the great outdoors in front of an intimate live audience. Sometimes there are s'mores. Featuring: Michelle Buteau (Netflix), Guitler Raphael (Dope Show), Friends Who Folk (The New Yorker), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), and Sean Patton (Comedy Central). Hosted by David Drake (Sirius XM) and Kenny Deforest (Seth Meyers). (North Brooklyn Farms, 320 N Kent, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $5 adv/$10 door)
PERFORMANCE: Arts On Site Performance Party
A monthly event that provides artists with a platform to share their work and encourages collaboration among a community of art enthusiasts. The event features a selection of eight performing artists from music, dance, theater, and the healing arts. The event also includes visual art with free prints from a select visual artist. BYOB + Donation Bar. (12 St Marks Pl, 8pm doors/9pm performance, $10 sugg don)
PERFORMANCE: Newspaper Ninja & Friends
The Artist Extraordinaire Eckszooberante's ever evolving saga is a journey through realms unknown in an avant garde immersive multi-media spectacle of circus, dance, puppetry, side show, & burlesque. A downtrodden vagrant turned Paranormal Love Champion, the Newspaper Ninja is forged from layers of periodicals fraught with disinformation, media manipulation, sexual advertisements, & the likes, emerging a hero of his own trash and destitution. These are the fantastical adventures of an unlikely warrior coming into power & self mastery through adversity, transformation, death, rebirth, & friendship. Featuring Francoise Voranger, Nikki Ortiz, Grasshopper, Madame Vivien V, Marcus Anthony, Cameron Finley, Maia Ramnath, Spynthesizer, Laura Lee Anderson, Medea, Equiano Mosieri, & more. Hosted by Jellyboy the Clown. Music by Pinc Louds. (Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK 10pm, $20, 18+)
MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: Dystōpia New York City
Ibiza based DYSTōPIA radically changes usual settings to become a surreal world, filled with visual curiosities and interactive experiences. It is disorientating, brutal and idealistic all at once. It is an immersive and surreal experience into music, art and self-expression. The audience is invited to explore their creativity, and partake in this sensorial world, bringing out their eccentricities through their own style and any other way they wish. People will navigate through new common areas; chill-out spaces, a playground for adults, healing zones, a pop-up market, food trucks and more. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, QNS, 2pm-10pm, $35-$45)
MUSIC: Myriam Phiro - Piaf at 100: the solo Sparrow
Myriam Phiro guides you through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer who’ve inspired her so much in becoming an artist. Accompanied by her Jazz trio, she recreates the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know. The performance lasts 60-70 minutes. (Birdland Theater, 315 West 44th St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $20-$30)
BURLESQUE: Bibliotheque Burlesque Presents: Study Your Ass Off - The AP Exam Show
Ever dreamed you showed up naked for the big test? Don't just dream it. Be it. This is a show with acts inspired by AP Exam topics. Clitoris B. Toklas and Rhoda Dendron lead your study group along with Clara Coquette, Galatea Stone, Kita St Cyr, Spookey, and Stella Nova to cover all your pre-test basics. (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 9pm doors/9:30pm whow, $12 adv/$15 door, 21+)
[Events likely to sell out or otherwise requiring advance planning]
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)
[Art opportunities, promotions, sales, news. Non-event ephemera...]
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
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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