[G&S]: Sun: Victorian Tea/ Then: pop-up strip club + cocktails + festival market / Your NYC events 7.12-18

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun: Victorian Tea/ Then: pop-up strip club + cocktails + festival market / Your NYC events 7.12-18
Date: July 12th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Another glorious summer weekend is upon us. Lots of going options for you below, plus:

This Sun July 14 (and Sep 22): Grand Victorian Garden Tea, turn-of-century outdoors revelry in an 1830s carriage house and garden. Delicious treats and photo ops galore. Tickets are moving quickly, but are still available: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

Next Fri July 19 - Our kinkier sister site House of Scorpio is hosting one of their famous pop-up strip club parties, and tickets are only $20 until the end of the weekend: https://sinners.bpt.me (scroll down for more info and house rules)

Fri July 26 - Our monthly secret cocktail club, The Cocktail Experiment. Come challenge the bartender with an ingredient, or just enjoy unique cocktails made up on the spot.

Sun July 28 - The pop-up shopping party, Goldmine, is back! All the summer and festival wear you might need, from affordable to outrageous. Booking vendors now (no fees, just a sugg donation from sales). Get in touch!

Cheers,

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

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VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 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
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:
- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Princess Tess, the petite pinup
- 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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COCKTAILS: 7.26
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, July 26 (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/843692802672538/
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 July? 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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SHOPPING PARTY: 7.28
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Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, July 28, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, July 28, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159575227572107
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.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and designer 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
Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift - http://www.comingupviolets.com
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
Lady C's Closet - Costumes and fancy wear for playing dress up
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.lamiadesign.com
Little Love Affairs Boutique - Handcrafted plant-based spa & wellness products and novelty treasures - http://www.littleloveaffairs.com
Miss Susie's Closet & Treats - A goldmine of finds in various sizes, all under $20
Nicole Oliva Costumes - Gothic, mermaid, boho, vintage and lots of sparkle - http://www.facebook.com/NicoleOlivaModel
The Feminist Bride - Art, upcycled jewelry, feminist stuff - https://www.etsy.com/people/TheFeministBride
Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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MUSIC: This is the Ground
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-the-ground-tickets-63815097675
Opera on Tap will stage an interactive musical walk through America’s volatile political history with curatorial support from famed song historian Paul Sperry. The event will include a diverse array of songs spanning popular and classical styles ranging from the 1790s to now. A site-specific, interactive musical journey mapping an American refusal to surrender, the experience has been developed and directed by renowned theatre-makers, Latrelle Bright and Jerre Dye. (Fri/Sat, The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, BK, 6pm, FREE with rsvp)

PERFORMANCE: A Night at Niblo’s Garden
https://www.green-wood.com/event/night-at-niblos-garden/2019-07-12
Enjoy a Victorian extravaganza put on by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Begin the evening with a picnic (bring your own) around beautiful Crescent Water before being dazzled by nineteenth-century showmanship: fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and much more—all under the starry summer skies. The evening celebrates Green-Wood permanent resident William Niblo, whose Niblo’s Garden was one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters of its time. Picnics welcome, but no coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Refreshments, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. (Fri/Sat, Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Ave & 25th St, BK, 7pm-9pm, $40-$70)

THEATER: Lovebird Jamboree - By: Sarah Elisabeth Brown
https://www.facebook.com/events/1572228299615730
Based on a series of interviews from people in the LGBTQI community, eight very different characters present their defining love stories. Gym junkies, sex workers, academics, softball jocks, and wannabe Jell-O salad aficionados – all get their say in this heartfelt, funny set of monologues. Supported by a story-collecting grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the work premiered at Theaterwork in in New Mexico in 2000. (Fri 9pm/Sat 2pm, Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, $18)

PUPPETS/PERFORMANCE: Rent Party
https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar/2019/6/12/rent-party-asd3x
An innovative toy theater fills the stage, a replica of a Harlem block from the 1920s. Actors frolic in 20s costumes, original saxophone music plays through the speakers and a cat does back alley beat poetry. It is a time to an era poignant and pivotal to the African-American experience in this country and people of all ages should know these stories, hear these words and listen to this music. Follow Rose, Jenny and Ricky as they help their mammas throw a rent party  to save their house. All they need to do is get the ice, hand out some cards, oh - and get a real live musician to play. (Fri-Sun, this week and next, The Tank Theater, 312 W 36th St, 1st Fl, see site for details, $18/$12 under 18)

MUSIC: ROCK! AWAY! Music Festival Year 3
https://www.facebook.com/events/317795965750436
3 days of music, art, and fun from Riis Park to the Rockaway Brewing Co and everywhere in between. See site for long list of bands and DJs. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, Rockaway Beach, QNS, 12pm, FREE)

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FRIDAY
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DANCE: NYC Ferry Happy Hour
https://www.facebook.com/events/876308932739473/
Happy Hour Dance Party on the NYC Ferry! The NYC Ferry has a bar on board. You can hop on/off any time. It takes you under the bridges of lower Manhattan and, at sunset, it's kinda amazing af. A  DJ thanks to KPISS.FM and powerful speakers. Boat is on the East River line. (Wall St. Pier 11, South St, 6:25pm, $2.75)

COMMUNITY: Lights for Liberty: NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/353371105367972        
New Sanctuary Coalition and other local hosting organizations are working with people who are directly impacted by immigration rights issues to curate each vigil. Vigils are seen as a nonviolent way to raise awareness of a cause and to motivate change, as well as uniting and supporting those attending the vigil. A moment of silence will be held with candles, battery operated candles, flashlights and phones to shine a light on this administrations policies at the border. (Foley Square, 7pm speakers/9pm vigil, FREE)

ART: RUIN opening
https://rsoaa.com/exhibitions/ruin
Group show featuring: Paul Brainard, Ryan Frank, Sarah Fuhrman, Jude Griebel, Jen Hitchings, Caitlin McCormack, Seren Morey, Taisiyan Naumovich, Laini Nemett, Anna Ortiz, Hillary Raimo, Lauren Silberman, Keith Sirchio, Jeanne Tremel, Virginia Wagner. (The Royal Society of America Art, 400 S 2nd St, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Switch n’ Play: Iconic
https://nationalsawdust.org/event/switch-n-play-iconic
Switch n’ Play, the award-winning drag and burlesque collective, pays homage to the queer icons who inspire them in another stellar performance. From your favorite queer cartoon villains to campy stars of the stage & screen, this cast of local legends will have you screaming, “that’s SO iconic!” Starring Divina GranSparkle, K.James, Miss Malice, Nyx Nocturne, Pearl Harbor, Vigor Mortis and Zoe Ziegfeld, alongside guest artists Untitled Queen, Sweet Lorraine, and Charlene. (National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20-$25)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta’s “The Godmother”
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb071219
The epic conclusion of a 15-year striptease saga, The Godmother tells the story of the rise and fall of the powerful Italian-American burlesque family of Donna Nasty Canasta. This multi-generational burlesque saga stars Amuse Bouche, Corvette Le Face, Fem Appeal, Francine the Lucid Dream, Kita St Cyr, Nip Fury, Rex Halligan and more. (Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)

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SATURDAY
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WORD: Femme Fatales
Among the many distinguished and noteworthy New Yorkers who found their permanent residences at Green-Wood, there are also those whose reputations are not as admirable, including Fanny White, famed New York City courtesan and brothel manager; Emma Cunningham, who was tried for the murder of Harvey Burdell (who was strangled and stabbed fifteen times) amidst rumors of greed, lust, and depravity; and the Dublin-born Kitty Terry, who ran away to Liverpool at fifteen, where two high-end con men courted her and together formed a romantic triplet. Expert tour guide Ruth Edebohls will share tales of their alleged misdeeds and unscrupulous behavior. (Greenwood Cemetery, 5th Ave & 25th St, BK, 10:30am-12:30pm, $25)

WALK: Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk
https://www.facebook.com/events/278563263042579
The shape of water pumping through the Gowanus Canal has been inspiring creativity for decades and you are invited to join the Gowanus Dredgers for a stroll along the Gowanus shoreline and streets to view the quirky art and athletic scene of Gowanus.  In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a vibrant renaissance is underway. (Gowanus Dredgers, 165 2nd St, BK, 11am-1pm, $25)

FUNDRAISER: 5th Annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo Farm Fundraiser
https://withfriends.co/Event/1949859/Chickenshit_Bingo
An all-volunteer-run community garden and gathering space is hosting its annual fundraiser by turning poop into gold. All proceeds from the revelry will go toward operating the farm. Play Chicken Sh*t Bingo to win cash prizes and gift certificates from local businesses! Buy Handmade Bushwick City Farm shirts, patches, and posters by the incredible Lucile U Valkury! Live Music by local bands and DJs, drinks, and food. (Bushwick City Farm, 354 Stockton St, 3pm-8pm, sugg don)

WORD: Campfire Storytelling
https://www.facebook.com/events/1180133612174556/
Tix:https://withfriends.co/event/1919337/campfire_storytelling_volume_ii?fbclid=IwAR0vaz1gPVDwTzutrDZMCDuUpU9htY1IIJG-fPQ1vuUiobtBn51mWqVpwfk
A series of live outdoor storytelling shows around fire that aim to put a modern spin on an ancient art form. This month’s show takes place on the scenic riverside and features stories from Jo Firestone, Andy Haynes, Petey Deabreu, with music from Rebecca Vigil. (320 Kent Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $5-$10)

ART: Phantasms group art show
https://www.facebook.com/events/652280478572457/
An art show inspired by ghosts, spirits, and apparitions. Come to the other side! New work by Gina Altadonna, Emma Black, Holly Cappello, Laurie A. Conley, Defectivepudding/Christa Dippel, Faunwood/Miranda Zimmerman, Olivia Faust, Katie Gamb, Kaila Gee, Caitlin Hackett, Jessi Hardesty, Annette Hassell, Michele Melcher, Hana Mulyati, Johannah O'Donnell, Rebecca Reeves, Bill Ross, Linnea Strid, and Jabari Weathers. (Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm, FREE)

PARTY: Dance, Dance, Ritual
https://www.facebook.com/events/425984051591797
Tix: https://withfriends.co/event/2099945/dance_dance_ritual
A colorful world of mythic headpieces, stunning dancers, masters of music, and a seething pool of energy ready to blast you into alignment in all the right ways. Featuring Rituals by High Priestess Joey Arias, Prophet of the Trumpet Spencer Ludwig, Ukrainian Village Voices, Funkrust Brass Band, Javier Dzul/Dzul Dance, Katherine Crockett, Cain Coleman, and Chameleon. With DJ Reaganomics Dance by Dorren Mogli & Isabele Rosso. Drums by Caleb Spaulding & Chris Wink. Presented by Darrell Thorne Open Studio and Gallery at Rubulad. Set your intentions, wear your magic, and be ready to move. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 9pm, $15-$20)

VARIETY: Wilfredo Comes To Coney
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb071319
Instantly recognizable by his trademark appearance – the high waisted trousers, tight shirt and the sound of voice to die for – Wilfredo is the musical character comedy phenomenon who has charmed, hypnotised and terrified audiences around the world. With a song on his lips and a shuffle in his step, Wilfredo has toured the length and breadth of the United States, earning himself a league of devoted followers wherever he appears. Featuring: Wilfredo, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, Gigi Bonbon, Bambi The Mermaid, Poison Ivory, and Lucy Licious. (Sideshows at the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)

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SUNDAY
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FEST: Bar Tabac’s Bastille Day
Bar Tabac bistro has been celebrating the French Independence Day, also known as Bastille Day, for the past 16 years. 72 teams of three people will compete on the packed sand courts, as the music, amazing food, cold beverages, and the summer sun all gather around what has become one of the largest Petanque Events in North America. 20,000 attendees will once again mill about the booths of local businesses and chow down on Bar Tabac specialties. (Bartabac, 128 Smith St, BK, 10am-8pm, FREE)

FEST: Bastille Day
https://fiaf.org/event/2019-07-14-bastille-day
Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête. Abounding with French cuisine, musique, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block fête populaire invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and joie de vivre of France. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. For over 20 years, FIAF has hosted New York’s largest public celebration of France’s national holiday. Don’t miss this festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment. (60th Street, from Fifth Ave to Lexington Ave, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

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MONDAY
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SHOP: Thrift On! Clothing & Stuff swap party MON. July 15th @The Keep
https://www.facebook.com/events/608271769658830
The world famous original clothing swap party Bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to the rummage tables! Take home items from the piles of booty! DJ SHAKEY and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. 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)


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THURSDAY
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FILM/MUSIC/FOOD: Cartoon Carnival #81: Good Eats
https://www.facebook.com/events/2306994336217510/
A special program of archival animated shorts that center around the trials and tribulations of food prep and eating. With early cartoonal obscurities and favorite superstar character favorites alike acting as chefs, the evening of culinary adventures range from little Bobby Bumps baking dog biscuits for Fido way back in 1917 to Gumby experiencing a very bizarre baking lesson in 1956.  The program also features live ragtime piano by Charlie Judkins as accompaniment for select silent-era shorts. In conjunction with Club Sourdough and High Steaks Media. (110 Waterbury St, BK, 6pm, $12)

ART: Object Of Desire/ Illusion Of Control opening reception
https://www.facebook.com/events/bushwick-community-darkroom/object-of-desire-illusion-of-control/618145358684073
An introspective on: the body, dream symbology, trauma, and reflection of 'the self.' This series is focused on these concepts and what layers exist and how they get interpreted, reflected, fragmented, and broken up as they reenter the subconscious. (The Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St, 6:30pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY/FOOD: Club 59: "The Cabana"
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/club-59-tickets-63492444611
It's 1959. A monumental year for jazz, a creative consolidation of eclectic musical styles. You open the doors to the lounge and there are people dancing, people playing cards, people laying back and relaxing watching dancers twirl by and the notes fly. From the creator and producer of L -U- S- T, Abby Hertz, comes a new series of events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of what is known by many as the most influential year of jazz. Featuring: Open Lounge Area for card games, board games, chess, etc. Bring your own or we will have some available; Dinner Menu available from the restaurateur and chef Samia Behaya; Live Music by La Pachamambo (Salsa, Mambo, and Cumbia); Dancing; DJ in between sets; Burlesque & Showgirl Glamour by THE LOVE SHOW. Reserved Table Seating, VIP Living Room, and General Admission tickets available. Dress Code: 1950's Glamour, suits and hats, cocktail dresses and gowns, showgirl chic, Havana nights. No casual clothing, no athletic wear, jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, baseball hats, khakis, cargo pants, etc. You are a part of the environment and the experience. Please dress elegantly and/or creatively. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St, BK, 7pm-1am, $30-$75, 21+)


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HOT TIPS
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PARTICIPATORY: Pub Crawl: The Infinity Engine! - Opens July 27
https://sinkingshipcreations.com/pub-crawl-infinity-engine
tix: https://sinkingshipcreations.com/tickets/pub-crawl-tickets
The year is 1904. The brilliant Professor Nigel Thurgood has died under mysterious circumstances, and his most brilliant invention, the Infinity Engine, is missing. You’ve been contacted by a mysterious group called Section 12 to track down his associates…most of whom frequent pubs with colorful reputations. Can you gain their trust — and solve the puzzles they present — as part of a steampunk scavenger hunt (and badass bar crawl) to find the Infinity Engine? (Slaughtered Lamb, 182 W 4th St, NY; 3pm-5pm start times, $49 early bird/$65 regular)


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ONGOING
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ART: Wicket Leeks
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/wicket-leeks
Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks showcases cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future. (thru 7/13, Thu-Sun, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

FEST: Fresh Fruit Festival
http://www.freshfruitfestival.com
New York's celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture. This festival encompasses theater, performance, poetry, comedy, spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and some talents that defy categorization. Artists come from around the city, nation and, indeed, the world. Australia, Canada, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, France, Mauii, Israel, Italy, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and all of New York City’s boroughs and suburbs have been represented. (thru 7/21, The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St, see site for details, $18)

ART: Beyond the Streets
https://beyondthestreets.com
The premier exhibition of graffiti, street art & beyond
This exhibition celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with unprecedented purpose and scale. It explores the collective urgency of using the street as a canvas for expression. The exhibition transforms more than 100,000 square feet of space into a museum-quality art experience, along with performances, lectures and films. (thru 8/30, Thu-Sun, 25 Kent Ave, BK, 11am-8pm, $25)

ART: Hell's Kitchen: a surreal summer show
https://www.lastritesgallery.com/exhibition/hells-kitchen-a-surreal-summer-show
A collection of beautifully peculiar artwork from both established and emerging surrealists. Artists Include: Jean Pierre Arboleda, Zofia Bogusz, Justin Brooks, Miles Johnston, Stephen Koharian, Eric Lacombe, Alex Merritt, Eva Redamonti, Madeleine Rhondeau, Scott Scheidly, David Stoupakis, Qieer Wang, & Hannah Faith Yata.  (thru 8/31, Last Rites Gallery, 325 38th St, see site for details, FREE)

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)

LGBTQ: 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)

LGBTQ: 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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