[G&S]: Special double-week events list / Sun 9.22: Grand Victorian Garden Tea

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Special double-week events list / Sun 9.22: Grand Victorian Garden Tea
Date: August 23rd 2019

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Hello lovelies,

This is our usual out-in-the-dust missive, with two weeks worth of events. Not that there's much going on until the first week of September... We'll be back then, with lots more events, starting with:

Sun Sep 22 - Grand Victorian Garden Tea, turn-of-century outdoors revelry in an 1830s carriage house and garden. Delicious treats and photo ops galore. Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

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VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 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/2879805968757910/
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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FEST: Afropunk Fest Brooklyn 2019
https://afropunk.com/festival/brooklyn
tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afropunk-fest-brooklyn-2019-tickets-53877454918
This annual festival features over live performances, workshops and presentation, a literary arts area, battle of the bands competition, the Spinthrift Market, Bites & Beats area, Hair & Beauty Village, and much more. (Sat/Sun, Commodore Barry Park, BK, 12pm-3am, $70 each day/$130 weekend pass/$160 VIP)

MUSIC: Reggie Watts
https://www.thebellhouseny.com/e/reggie-watts-62885525299
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy, wowing audiences with performances that are 100% improvised. Different opening artist each night: Max & Nicky Weinbach, Hannah Einbinder, and Sarah Squirm. (Mon-Wed, The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $35, 21+)


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FRIDAY
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BURLESQUE: Fully Operational Mothership: Burlesque & Live Music tribute to Parliament
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fully-operational-mothership-burlesque-live-music-tribute-to-parliament-funkadelic-tickets-64965007085
Pay tribute to the one and only, interplanetary bringer of the P. The P-funk, the uncut Funk, the Bomb, George Clinton. Ramsey Jones, Djibril Toure, Seth Johnson, Vernon Jordan Smith, and Enterfied hold down the sound. Special guest singers Shelley Nicole Blackbushe and Kelsey Warren bring the FUNK with their penetrating talents. Featuring striptease artists Chicava Honeychild, Genie Adagio, Tutu Toussaint and CeceBrownSugah with live music, surprise guests, and a carnival of preshow offers  including a tarot card reader, crystal jewelry and a photo booth! Dirty Honey Shake will help keep your summer Funky, and always on the One. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 6:30pm doors/7:30pm show, $30-$40)

MUSIC: Dvorak + the Gymnasium
https://www.groupmuse.com/events/9070-dvorak-the-gymnasium-at-delirium-house
Group muse presents casual, friendly, and intimate live classical shows in community living rooms. The performance features selections from Danish String Quartet "Last Leaf”;Sarah Small - Excerpt from Behind the Gymnasium; and Dvorak String Quartet No. 10 in E♭ Major - "Slavonic”. BYOB. Feel free to bring a snack as well. (Delirium House, address with purchase, BK, 7pm, $3 + tips to musicians)

ART: The Tower
https://shapeshifterlab.com/calendar-of-events
A group exhibition featuring Gowanus artists. Inspired by Mail Art,1920’s Exquisite Corpse collaborations and art happenings, The Tower will feature artists working from a printed image provided by Arts Gowanus – the water tower. This Brooklyn-centric image and the iconic logo of Arts Gowanus will be the starting point for each artist in this exhibition, from there it’s up to every artist to create an artwork from that image. The night will feature art, a DJ, bar and all your local artist friends. All pieces will be priced at $120. (ShapeShifter Labs, 18 Whitwell Pl, BK, 7pm-10pm, FREE)

THEATER/BURLESQUE: Venus of Dance: The Story of Burlesque Legend Dee Milo
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb082319
Follow Dee Milo from her early stages, performing alongside Jennie Lee, to her journey home, the relationship with her mother and the fight within herself to justify her artform and way of life. Dee Milo is a living legend and still performs today and is an active member of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Starring award winning burlesque, sideshow and aerial artists Tansy, Dirty Martini, Sage Sovereign, Elizabeth Munn, Tiny D and Ginger Twist. (Coney Island USA Sideshow Theatre, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20)


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PARTICIPATORY/PERFORMANCE: Fifth Annual Red Hook Regatta 2019
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-red-hook-regatta-tickets-63339601453
A community event where hundreds of spectators gather to watch homemade radio controlled boats navigate the rough seas of New York City’s shipping harbor. This event will feature free catered food and half time entertainment including DJ sets by Red Hook Record Shop owner Bene Coopersmith, a dance performance by Cora Dance, and activations by Pioneer Works artists and staff. (Valentino Pier, Ferris St &, Coffey St, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: 1st Annual Ms Colombia Walk On Riis Beach
https://tinyurl.com/mscolombiawalk     
A celebration of the late, beloved & iconic Ms Colombia, who gave the world her love unconditionally. Collaborators and Promoters: Eddie Paulino, Robert Jr. Rios Jr., Tamara Oyola Santiago, Reyes Melendez, Chris Berntsen, Gaines Parker, Marcela Ossio, Katia Perea, Cristy C. Road, Oscar Vargas, Ricky TheJones, Faheem Khan, Mother Juan Aviance. Bodypainting by Michele. Tarot Reading by Cristy C. Road. Riis Beach Documentors: Chris Berntsen and Reyes Melendez. Flyer art: Cristy C. Road, Chris Berntsen. Sponsored by: Papi Tart & Friends. Costume & looks encouraged: colorful, sequined, flashy, campy, neon, barbie, accessories assessorahs, frocks on the rocks. (Jacob Riis Beach, Rockaway Beach Blvd, 1pm, FREE)

WORD: Trav S.D. Vaudeville, Sideshow and "The Wizard of Oz"
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/asktheexperts082419
To mark the occasion of the 80th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz", writer/performer Trav S.D. will take a look at this classic's show business roots: from the original humbug P.T. Barnum, to county fairs and medicine shows, vaudeville, old time melodrama, sideshows, Broadway, and silent movies. Entertaining lecture accompanied by a jaw-dropping slide show. Come in costume as your favorite character from any of the "Oz" books and be eligible for a prize. (Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 5pm, $5/$3 children)


BURLESQUE: Peekaboo Pointe Presents: Deep Cuts!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb082419
Rarely seen acts from your favorite burlesque performers. Starring: Miss Astrid, Little Brooklyn, Gal Friday, Cheeky Lane, Dame Cuchifrita, Peekaboo Pointe, and more! (Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)


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SUNDAY
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WORD/WALK/PARADE: Battle of Brooklyn
https://www.green-wood.com/event/battle-of-brooklyn-2019
The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood hosts a day of commemoration to honor all those who served to defend the young republic. See parades, cannon fire, horses, and re-enactments, and a trolly tour of Revolutionary War related sites. (Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 10am-2pm, FREE)

FEST: 43rd Annual Brighton Jubilee
http://brightonbeach.com/jubilee-festival.html
The Jubilee is a Brooklyn tradition that celebrates diversity. The multi-block festival features several entertainment stages and blocks of merchandise and informational booths, as well as kiddie rides and delicious food. (Brighton Beach Ave, btwn Corbin Pl & Coney Island Ave, BK, 100am-6pm, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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PERFORMANCE: Penney Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
https://www.facebook.com/events/715595442230486
An evening of dangerous ideas and radical inquiry into what it means to be human, right now! Right here! The international performance ledgend dares to tackle the straight jacket that binds today's youth culture to the normalization of self-censorship and injects fresh air in the current lockdown of gentrification, the erasure of history and the cultural amnesia affecting not only our cities but our minds. After 4 years of touring, the show returns to where it was created improvisationally in front of live audiences. (Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, 7pm, $20-$25)


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THURSDAY
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BURLESQUE: Bibliotheque Burlesque: The FantASStic Book Fair
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fantasstic-book-fair-tickets-63875126222
This show is all about chasing that high of the school book fair and the treasures you used to find. Featuring Acts By: Kia Sangria as Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter, Lee Valone as Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Queerly Femmetastic as Snow White, Rhoda Dendron gives you grown-up Legos, Rocco Chanel celebrates Where the Wild Things Are, and Striker Posie as Thumbelina. Beats from DJ Stormageddon. Mimi Hurricane as Ariel the Little Stage Mermaid. Pocket Monae at the door and Clitoris B Toklas is your Femcee! (Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, 9:30pm-11pm, $15-$25)


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FRIDAY
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BURLESQUE: Labor of Love: The Schlep Sisters 15 Year Burlesque Anniversary Party
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb083019
The Schlep Sisters have been shimmy-ing their cute tuchuses for 15 years! Performing their unique style of Jewlesque in NYC and traveling the globe. Starring: Your Femmecee: Broadway Brassy, Bambi The Mermaid, Angie Pontani, Amber Ray, Lulu Lollipop, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka, The Schlep Sisters. Stage cougar: Hard Cory (Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)

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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Prospect Park Picnic Burn 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/372187390112017
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/mGmpPVNLG3r
You don't have to fly across the country and plan for 3 months to be with people you enjoy. Chilling right by the lake, nice and secluded. Tunes all day from Pura Vida. Bring food and gifts to share. Do not bring marked bottles. Theme blankets! Camp Soulblossom is bringing a random assortment of art supplies. Dress your burner best, but think grassy field instead of desert waste land. (Peninsula in Prospect Park, BK, 2pm-9pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Pinc Louds, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, and a. harlana
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pinc-louds-princess-goes-to-the-butterfly-museum-a-harlana-tickets-64613044355
Pinc Louds pair together jazz ballads with broken bottles, doo-wop harmonies with drunk phone calls, and punk ditties with public announcements. With her sweet and raspy voice, lead singer Claudi sings a coming-of-gender story, a search for soul, body, and a man called Miguel Segura. Recorded spontaneously for the sheer joy of creation and collaboration, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum's captivating self-titled debut showcases the magic that can happen when three consummate artists commit themselves to fully inhabiting the present, to following their muse without boundaries or restrictions. a. harlana (Juno Roome) is an art bro, a breed all their own. Juno also powerlifts and subsists off chicken and vegetables, which makes him the nerdiest bro. And is honestly sad because he’ll never be truly accepted by nerds, or validated by bros. (le poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm-10pm, $15-$18, 18+)


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FUNDRAISER: Bklyn AmericanaFestival FUNdraiser
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bklyn-americanafestival-fundraiser-tickets-68212265723
Benefit for Brooklyn Americana Music with Maggie Carson and the Horse Eyed Men, Luke Tuchsherer, Cliff Brethwaite, Jan Bell and surprise guests. Happy Hour Drink Specials, Silent Auction Fabulousness. 6pm til late. Suggested donation gets you a sexy festival t shirt or tank top half price . Every dime goes toward grass roots mega barn raising with fifty free shows over four days. (Superfine, 126 Front St, BK, 6pm-10pm, $20 sugg don)


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WEDNESDAY
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COMEDY/PARTICIPATION: Joke-e-oke: The Standup Comedy Karaoke Gameshow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joke-e-oke-the-standup-comedy-karaoke-gameshow-tickets-69887450245
Karaoke with classic stand up comedy material, where you – the audience get to be the stars in a three-round game show. Pick a classic comedy routine and then the mic is yours! All the material is right there on the monitor. Join host Harmon Leon along with sidekick Chris O'Neil for the NYC edition with special celebrity guest comedy judges. (Planet Rose, 219 Ave A, 8pm-11pm, FREE)


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ONGOING
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PERFORMANCE: Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
https://www.facebook.com/events/715595442230486
An evening of dangerous ideas and radical inquiry into what it means to be human, right now! Right here! The international performance legend dares to tackle the straight jacket that binds today's youth culture to the normalization of self-censorship and injects fresh air in the current lockdown of gentrification, the erasure of history and the cultural amnesia affecting not only our cities but our minds. After 4 years of touring, the show returns to where it was created improvisationally in front of live audiences. (Tuesdays thru 8/27, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, 7pm, $20-$25)

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)

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Theater 2019
http://www.bricktheater.com
You've seen Shakespeare in the Park. You've seen Site Specific Shakespeare. You've seen Shakespeare on film. You've seen Shakespeare on television. Now witness Shakespeare in the most unconventional location of all: the theater. This is a festival of multiple plays written by Shakespeare performed inside a traditional theater space. (thru 8/31, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $20)

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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