[G&S]: Next Sat: Mermaids + brass bands / 6.28: Iron chef of cocktails / Your NYC events 6.14-20

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Next Sat: Mermaids + brass bands / 6.28: Iron chef of cocktails / Your NYC events 6.14-20
Date: June 14th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Here's what's coming up for us:

Next Sat 6.22 - Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty. Brass bands, DJs, dancing, ice cream. With: The L Train Brass Band (winners of best band in last year's parade)! Brass Queens! Hungry March Band! We cannot wait. Presales save you $5 and guarantee entry: https://creaturestomp.brownpapertickets.com but you can always donate more at the door. All door sales go directly to musicians.

Fri 6.28 - The Cocktail Experiment: your monthly refuge from the crush of weekend bars, and a chance to have craft cocktails made to your exact preference. You can even get free drinks if you bring us a worthy challenge of an ingredient for our expert bartender. Also free drinks for June babies, and a chance to bring your birthday party to our secret hideout without a rental fee.

In the meantime, Pride month is going strong over at our House of Scorpio kinkier sister site, with a femme2femme flirting party tonight, an erotic book club on Sunday, and so much more coming up. Plus, another edition of our unique pop-up strip club party, returning on Fri, July 19. Full invite for that one below, so you can take advantage of early bird pricing, but otherwise all HoS events are here: http://www.houseofscorpio.com

Cheers,

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

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MERMAIDS: 6.22
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty

Sat, June 22, 8pm-2am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
$10 adv / $15 min sugg don at door (more is great! all $ goes to bands)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & location RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://creaturestomp.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/255629065176674
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Live brass bands & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party.

Featuring:
- Hungry March Band - NYC's legendary street marching band: a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people!
- The L Train Brass Band - A 30-person crew awarded Best Music Group at 2018 Mermaid Parade, cranking out a wild mix of NoLA jazz, Latin, Balkan, hip hop, funk, R&B and pop.No matter where this train ends up, the primary goals are "fun first" and "keeping it weird"!
- Brass Queens - An all-female brass ensemble with a diverse repertoire, featuring classic hits by woman artists, funk, soul and traditional NoLA second-line. Ladies kick BRASS!

Come in your sea creature best! Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop)


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DRINKS: 6.28
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, June 28 (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/2540074019396359/
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 June? 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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VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 6.23 [sold out], 7.14 & 9.22
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sundays: June 23 [SOLD OUT], July 14 and Sep 22
4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40, 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 (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

Dress code:
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.


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POP-UP STRIP CLUB: 7.19
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House of Scorpio
presents

Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

Friday, July 19, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Regular tix: $20 early bird until 7.1 / $25 adv / $30 at door before 12am / $15 after
Reserved seating*: $45 advance only
Member tix: $0-$15 ($20-35 with reserved seating*)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (RSVP on site for address)
No PAL requirement, but dress code and HoS Code of Conduct applies

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/2411654999094217
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/804618

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 seven 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 TBA):
- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Gal Friday, the five-alarm fire
- Audrey Love, the tantalizing tease
- Lydia Vengeance, the manic pixie nightmare witch
- Vonka, the BaVonkaDonk
- And as Champagne Room King & campy club announcer: charming magician Eric Walton

Don't be late: dancers take the stage promptly at 9:30pm. Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies as DJ Ceremony provides the beats into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual HoS dress code & code of conduct apply. Dress up, or you will be turned away at the door. 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. Please treat our pole gently; no wild swinging.

*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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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: The Drunkard's Wife presents Madame Lynch
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1008475
https://www.facebook.com/events/668382340266307
A spectacle with music, Madame Lynch takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, a 19th century woman whose fortunes took her from Irish potato famine refugee, to French courtesan, to the self-proclaimed "Empress of Paraguay". In collaboration with the Paraguayan folkloric dance group Ballet Panambí Vera, The Drunkard's Wife creates a multifaceted portrait of La Lynch as a way to understand the complex dynamics of cultural imperialism. The show reaches peaks of beauty and horror as it proceeds by way of live music, dance, and real and imagined scenes from her life as an adventuress, cultural doyenne, femme fatale and microfinance pioneer. (Fri/Sat, New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St, # 1E, see site for details, $25)

SHOP: Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2019
http://www.bkabf.info
This third annual Brooklyn Art Book Fair is dedicated to showcasing publications, original art, and editioned work by underrepresented and emerging artists and writers. It is a community program that inverts the typical fair model by providing tables and space to all exhibitors free of cost, lowering the barrier to entry and increasing visibility for small or under-resourced publishers. Featuring over 40 independent, artist-run presses and organizations. (Fri 6pm-9pm/Sat 12pm-6pm, Mccarran Park Pay Center & Pool, BK, FREE)

FEST: River to River Fest
https://lmcc.net/river-to-river-festival
LMCC presents performances and events celebrating artistic and creative diversity in all its forms throughout Lower Manhattan. This year's festival encourages the discovery of what arises when we all slow down. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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WORD: Life Stories, Death Sentences: New LGBTQ+ poetry and prose translated from Russian
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-stories-death-sentences-new-lgbtq-poetry-and-prose-translated-from-russian-tickets-61635476369
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, hear this folio of translated Russian queer literature entitled Life Stories, Death Sentences, co-edited by author Margarita Meklina and translator Anne O. Fisher. Join in celebrating the issue and its contributors at a special bilingual event with live readings by translators, audio presentations of the authors reading their work in the original Russian, and commentary by Russian literature and gender/sexuality scholars Eliot Borenstein and Julie Cassiday. (The Brooklyn Rail, 253 36th St, 3rd Fl, Suite C304, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Magical Girl Burlesque's Three Year Anniversary
https://mgb.wellattended.com/events/magical-girl-burlesques-three-year-anniversary
MAGICAL GIRL BURLESQUE is a troupe based out of Brooklyn that focuses its energy on body positivity and inclusivity. Being a Magical Girl has nothing to do with what’s in your booty shorts and everything to do with what’s in your heart. Featuring the talents of: Betty Brash Dominant Jeane Heart Crimson Mx Macabre Noctua (Sanina Leilani) Petite Renard Raina Sinclair Renaissance Noir With your host & DJ, Stormageddon and stage kitten/gogo dancer Maggie McMuffin. (Bedlam, 40 Ave C, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $15)

MUSIC: New York Philharmonic in the Park
http://www.nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1819/concerts-in-the-parks-june-14#event
The New York Philharmonic performs Rossini, Copland, Rachmaninoff, and pieces from “New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers” Mack Scoccaq-Ho and Nilomi Werakkody. 2 hours with intermission. (Prospect Park, BK, 8pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER/SOCIAL DANCE: Dance Party to benefit the Solidarity Room Project
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-party-to-benefit-the-solidarity-room-project-tickets-62443488154
https://www.gofundme.com/solidarity-room-project-of-3a
Put your money where your heart is. A concrete way you can choose to be part of a dignified response to Trump’s worsening hurdles for refugees and asylum seekers and threats to flood sanctuary cities like NYC to discourage support. All proceeds from this dance party go towards offering a room in a cooperative home as a temporary place for a family or individual to stay while they await judgement on their asylum application, covering rent, utilities, food, furnishings, and incidentals. Lineup includes DJ HD, DJ Class Traitor, DJ suggested D, and DJ O. Note that the dance floor is outdoors and will be wood chips or astroturf. (Bushwick City Farm, 354 Stockton St, BK, 8pm-1am, $8-$20)

PARTY: SUBVERT: Kaleidostar
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/subvert-kaleidostar-tickets-62290829548
Celebrate pride and flex your kinky self with 3 floors of performance and interactive spaces including: cuddle dungeon, kink tasting stations, impact toy library & bazaar, and a rooftop cuddle cabana. Music: Miss Cherry Delight, Villins, The FMs, Ghost Cop, and Stormfield. DJs: Willy Wompa and Bomba Zeen. Performance art: Andriana Santiago, Faerie Tayler, Nola Bunny, Nurse Malady, Obsidian Absurd, and Queen of Love & Hope. Immersive decor designed by Domino V featuring Kaleidostar Balloonscape from Atrina Lovekins/Lovekins Designs. (secret location, address with purchase, BK, 9pm-4am, $15 adv/$40 door)

SOCIAL DANCE: Flux Factory 25 year celebration
https://withfriends.co/event/1533645/flux_factorys_25th_anniversary_banquet#%E2%AD%90
Celebrate Flux Factory's 25th year of mischief with this dance party (following their fundraiser banquet, sold separately) (Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, 9:30pm, $15)

BURLESQUE: Sequinette Presents: Paint The Town Pink
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb061419
An evening of pre-millenial pink in all its pretty, ugly, grotesque, beautiful, delicious, feminine, masculine, soft, hard, punk, sexy and sweet variations. Glenn Marla, Bambi the Mermaid, Lik Miss Lixx, Velocity Chyaldd, Perfidia, Sequinette, West Vargina, and Lady Quesa’dilla. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)


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SATURDAY
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SHOP: Brooklyn Bike Jumble
http://www.nybikejumble.com/
NYC’s only bicycle flea market where you can buy new and used bicycles, bicycle accesories, bicycle collectibles, clothing and other bicycle treasures. Bike prices start around $50 and go up from there. Rain or shine. (Good Life Garden, 55 Goodwin Pl, BK, 10am-4pm, FREE)

ART: A Mess of My Own
https://withfriends.co/event/1772655/a_mess_of_my_own
An experiential food installation by effie bowen and Tess Brown-Lavoie. A Mess of My Own calls to mind the manifold labors that create food and bring it to the table while inviting in reflection, repose, curiosity and play surrounding consumption. Club Sourdough hosts this experiment as we populate the gallery with repurposed waste from food distribution, auditory stimuli including text and song, and various distinct but connection stations that summon solo and communal participations. Come for food, sound, text, chaos, order, and togetherness. (57 Conselyea St, BK, 12pm-4:30pm, $1-$10 sliding scale)

SHOP: Stop N Swap
https://www.grownyc.org/swap
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free. You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Old Stone House, 4th St @ 5t Ave, BK, 12pm-3pm, FREE)

FEST: Gowanus Visions
https://www.artichokedance.org/gowanus-visions
A festival of art and action. Dance workshop, performances, oyster demonstration and coanoeing with the Gowanus Dredgers Club, model house boat building with KoKoNYC, create your own story with Sweet Aminata, the Sediment/As Above, So Below exhibit, eco walking tour, and dance party at Public Records with DJ Jesse Mann. (Gowanus Waterfront/Sponge Park, BK, 1pm-4pm; Public Records, 223 Butler St, 4:30pm-6:30pm; FREE)

OPENING: Black is Such A Happy Color
https://medium.com/samantha-levin/black-is-such-a-happy-color-577d0f0fe147
A group exhibition curated by Samantha Levin that uses dark symbolism and a dark sense of humor to stare into the maw of life’s many twists and traumas. Its artwork either laughs through a dark lens along with life’s difficulties, empowers us with sardonic strength, or uses shadowy ideas to evoke spirituality or mirth. After opening, show will be open by appointment only thru 7/28. (MF Gallery, 213 Bond St, BK 7pm-10pm, FREE)

DJ: Pride Silent Disco
https://bpcparks.org/event/silent-disco-pride-party
Celebrate World Pride Month in NYC with a silent disco dance party featuring queer DJ’s from QuietEvents. Breath-taking sunset views and Lady Liberty will serve as the backdrop as you dance to the hottest beats pumped through light-up headphones. (Wagner Park, 20 Battery Pl, 7pm-10pm, FREE)

PARTY: Lost at Sea - A Boat Fundraiser
https://www.facebook.com/events/642511906249380/
https://donorbox.org/restore-the-schamonchi
3 Floors of Music on a secret Bushwick boat. DJs: Beat Kitty, Shalin Scupham, Zionysus. Live: N/UM, The Britanys. Future Clear Top Deck Takeover. Environment by Ereka Imani Duncan. Dinner with Desdemona Dallas. MC & Portraits by Guncle. (7pm-4am, see link for more details)

MUSIC: Ukraine's DakhaBrakha Band
http://schimmelcenter.org/event/dakhabrakha-2
tix: https://myrussiandeal.com/en/deals/michael-schimmel-center-pace-university-7
This playful band from Kiev researches and then reshapes ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music and theatre creating an unexpected range of sounds in concert that are at once riotous and mesmerizing. DakhaBrakha — which means give-take in old Ukrainian — melds soulful folk and ritual songs, with Balkan, African, Brazilian, experimental Jazz, pop and R&B which is performed on vocals, accordion, bass drum, keyboard, mouth harp and cello – creating hypnotic textures. [G&S Note: Use tix link for 30% discount] (Michael Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St, 7:30pm, $29-$59)

PERFORMANCE: Arts On Site Performance Party
https://www.artsonsite.org/events
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 and Donation Bar. (12 St Marks Place, 8pm Doors/9pm Show, $10 sugg don)

DJ: Rebel Pride Queer Dance Party
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebel-pride-edition-a-queer-dance-party-tickets-61597809707
Dancing to decolonize and heal. A space accessible to dykes, queers, trans folk, genderqueers, non-binary. No TERFs. Vibez: Andro Chung, Dj SkyBoxx, and Edith C. Rivera. Proceeds go to a local non-profit Queer Detainee Empowerment. (Starr Bar, 214 Starr St, BK, 10pm-3am, $5-$15)


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SUNDAY
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ART: NYC Body Paint Festival & Contest
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-body-paint-festival-contest-tickets-60727848630
A contest where 3 top artists will be chosen to work on top models -who they've never worked on before- to create a masterpiece. Watch them transform before your eyes as the entirety of the work will be done on the public floor. Winners of the contest will receive a cash prize! Get your body painted by one of our floor artists, dance or grab a drink while admiring the art being made around you. (The Vintage New York Lifestyle, 100 3rd Ave, 6pm, $15-$30, 21+)


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MONDAY
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MUSIC: Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
https://www.facebook.com/events/2210299539192557
Now in its ninth season and featuring talented young Met singers performing arias and duets from a variety of operas. Produced annually in association with SummerStage NYC and the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation. Pet Market & Café by Château le Woof. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic blankets are encouraged! (Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC, 7pm, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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MUSIC/ART: Plantasia
https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/plantasia-at-the-brooklyn-botanic-garden
The multi-sensory experience is inspired by Mort Garson's 1976 album Mother Earth’s Plantasia, which was intended for plants and the people who love them. Attendees are invited to explore the Garden's expansive grounds and participate in one of three timed listening sessions to hear Plantasia in full. Attendees can also experience Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an installation of living interactive sound artworks by Los Angeles–based Adrienne Adar, observe Kirlian photography demonstrations of plant "auras", or join a custom tour led by a seasoned guide. (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, BK, 5pm-9pm, $40)


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WEDNESDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: The Mp3 Experiment Sixteen
https://improveverywhere.com/2019/05/30/the-mp3-experiment-sixteen-save-the-date-2019
Participants will download an original audio file using Improv Everywhere’s smartphone app, convene at a yet to be revealed location in Prospect Park, and blend in. Hilarity ensues as participants carry out coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones, and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on. (exact location TBD, Prospect Park, BK, 8:30pm, FREE)


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THURSDAY
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PERFORMANCE/ART: Live at the Archway: Celebrating Ten Years of the Dumbo Archway
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ten-years-the-archway-anniversary-party-registration-59190324855
Performances, projections, art and more - all celebrating the legacy of this incredible public space. Featuring: hula hooping by Big Sky Works, site-specific dance by Young Soon Kim Dance Company, perennial #LiveAtTheArchway favorites Brown Rice Family, Jan Bell & The Maybelles, DJ sets by Superfine’s Cara Lee Sparry, new sculptures by Casey John Opstad, and United Photo Industries’ Geolocation: Dumbo by Artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman. Gallery spaces curated by Nathan Sinai Rayman of Gallery Cubed. Rsvp encouraged. (Dumbo Archway, 155 Water St, BK, 5pm-10pm, FREE)

WORD: Pride, emPOWerment & Astrology
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-empowerment-astrology-tickets-61889535266
Please join Astrology Brooklyn for a very special Pride Month panel with tristate astrologers speaking about how they empower readers, clients, peers and themselves using astrology. Mingle with other astro-curious folks while enjoying a themed or other cocktail. Shout out to Aliza Kelly and her amazing book “The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign”. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with ticket, BK, 6:30pm-9pm, $5 adv/$10 door)

MUSIC: Charming Disaster: "Spells + Rituals" album release show
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1840405-guest-event-charming-new-york
Musical duo Charming Disaster (as heard on Welcome to Night Vale) perform playfully macabre original songs inspired by death, crime, ancient mythology, fairy tales, and the occult, combining the dramatic flair of the cabaret with deliciously dark material. Tonight they celebrate the release of their third album with special guests and other surprises. (The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7pm door/8pm show, $15 adv/$20 door/$25 adv rsrvd)  

FILM/WORD: It Started as a Joke
https://www.bam.org/film/2019/it-started-as-a-joke
Chronicling the decade long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival through its farewell show in 2017, It Started as a Joke is a warm and generous inside look at Brooklyn’s alternative comedy community. Q&A with filmmakers Julie Smith Clem and Ken Druckerman, and film subjects Eugene Mirman, Katie Westfall Tharp, and Olivia Wingate. (Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, BK, 9:15pm $20)


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HOT TIPS
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6.29-30
Famous Toy Designer and Pop Artist The Super Sucklord Seeks Energetic individuals or groups to portray Pink Stormtroopers for Star Wars related Pride event (costumes provided). Can you dance? vogue? then you may be right for the GAY EMPIRE! Please contact The Sucklord on instagram (@sucklord) or by email (Sucklord@PROTECTED) for more info.


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MUSIC: Octet
https://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2018-2019/Octet.aspx
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)

PERFORMANCE: Breaking Surface
https://www.breakingsurface.org
Journey to realms unknown and be led on an acrobatic adventure of childhood delight over a darkly flooded stage. Presented by 5th Wall Studio, this creation by Gwyneth Larsen & William Mulholland seamlessly blends dynamic physicality and theatrical genres- “defying expectations.” This show has a pre-show venue that will be emailed to you after ticket purchase. (thru 6/23, Fri&Sat 6:30pm/Sun 2:30, location with tix purchase, BK, $50-$80)

ART: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery
https://www.facebook.com/events/420847195388139
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/PERFORMANCE/COMMUNITY: Stonewall 50 at La MaMa.
http://lamama.org/stonewall
LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea will participate in the Stonewall 50 at La Mama as part of World Pride. La MaMa, which has presented works by queer artists since the company was founded by Ellen Stewart in the East Village in 1961, has assembled this month-long programming in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of what is widely-regarded as the birth of the gay rights movement that began one legendary night, June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village in NYC. (thru 6/30, La Mama, Ellen Stewart Theatre & The Downstairs, 66 East 4th St; First Floor Theatre & Club, 74A East 4th Street; see site for details, $21-$26)

ART/MUSIC: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
https://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/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)

ART: Y’All Better Quiet Down
http://bgsqd.com/yall-better-quiet-down
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this group show recalls trans activist Sylvia Rivera’s impassioned demand to show up and commit to the collective struggle. What showing up looks like takes many forms—rage, protest, care, community and introspection. This exhibition presents contemporary works, protest banners, archival ephemera, and stories from the New York City Trans Oral History Project, Y’all Better Quiet Down centers the everyday and enduring legacies of liberation movements. (thru 9/15 Tue-Sun, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

EXHIBIT: Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society
https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/stonewall-50-new-york-historical-society
New-York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement this summer, as New York City welcomes WorldPride, the largest Pride celebration in the world. Featuring two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs for all ages. (thru 9/22, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, see site for details, $13-$21)

 


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