[G&S]: 9.22 - last Victorian Tea of the year / Your NYC events 9.6-12

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Subject: [G&S]: 9.22 - last Victorian Tea of the year / Your NYC events 9.6-12
Date: September 6th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

We're back from the dust, and are excited to do more with you. To begin with, it's the last of our seasonal Victorian Garden Teas:

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

There's loads more going on with our sister sexy brand, House of Scorpio, if that's your sort of thing: cunnilingus class on Sunday, makeout party next Friday, femme-to-femme mixer & flirting class the Friday after, erotic book club on Sun 9.15...and so much more. More info on that site.


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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


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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.

/// NYC EVENTS: 9/6-9/12///


FEST: We Are Here Festival
A three-day arts festival exploring Indigenous past, present and future, curated by Abrons Arts Center 2019 AIRspace Curatorial Resident Aru Apaza. The festival will include work by Indigenous visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who utilize their own technologies, ancestral knowledge, and survival tactics to reflect on what it means to live a “balanced” life during the “unbalanced” times of late stage capitalism. (Sat/Sun, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, see site for details, $5-$20)

SHOP: 6th annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair
110 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, autograph and ephemera dealers from all over the world. Rare and vintage books, prints, rare ephemera, modern first editions, vernacular photography, manuscripts, art and design books, children's books, posters, autographs, rare maps, and much more. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, see site for details, $10 adv/$15 door)

Tix:: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bushwig-nyc-2019-tickets-59387219773
23 hours of drag, dancing, live music, 30 vendors, and over 300 iconic performers! Featuring live music from Slayyyter, Mykki Blanco, AJA, Christeene. Drag shows from Nina West, Bubble T, Charlene, Tammie Brown, Lady Bunny, Horrorchata and all of your Brooklyn favorites. Dance to sets by Iconic DJs like CEM [Herrensauna], Jasmine Infiniti & Justin Cudmore. Carry at the Ketel One Bar. Get your desserts in the dark room. (Sat/Sun, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, QNS, 2pm-11pm $40-$80)


ART: NYC AnarkoArtLab: NYC Anarchist Art Festival: Revolutionary Animism
Featuring 20+ live performances. Live projection and installation art. Donations will be collected for Indigenous communities affected by the fires in the Amazon. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq, 7pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Bread and Puppet Theatre’s “The Diagonal Life Circus”
Reality is either horizontal or vertical or both. It is the common human fate, the hard-to-sustain-in-between life, neither up nor down that needs to muster all its strength to lift itself up + the courage to invent tricks that keep it from falling.  And this trickery deserves a circus, however small or short, to celebrate the inventiveness of the struggling body and mind in the fight against falling, as well as a victory feast for the successful lifting itself up. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St,  BK, 8pm, $TBD)

BURLESQUE: 2019 Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant
This year’s performers will showcase their love of Coney Island in three categories:  swimwear, talent, and eveningwear. You the audience will decide who will be the queen for 2020! Hosted by The Great Fredini and with LIVE music by The Neptone’s. Presented by Bambi the Mermaid. Contestants:: Seedy Edie, Scarlett Lace, Laura Lee Pants, Kate Dale, Rain Supreme, Dandy Dillinger, Miss Lucy Buttons, Faux Pas le Fae, Miss AuroraBoobReais, and Melody Jane. Stage Kitten: Trinity Starlight. Advance purchase strongly recommended. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15-$30, 18+)


ART: No Man's Land
A duo-solo exhibition by Jean Pierre Arboleda & Hannah Faith Yata. Arboleda and Yata are best known for their incredibly detailed paintings of flora and fauna and their relationship to humankind. A celebration of the mythology of a world once whole and unspoiled. Inspired by Shintoism and modern conservation, Arboleda and Yata’s works carefully examine the land and life as it once was. The terrain as the incubator, a messy placenta for the fertile force that generates an abundance of conscious organisms. (Booth Gallery, 325 W 38th St, 6pm, FREE)

ART: Cult of Meow III Group Art Show & Cat Adoption Event
Cult of Meow features the very best cat-themed artwork and this year they also have Fuzzy Butt Rescue joining at the opening with adoptable cats and kittens. Take home some fantastic cat art or maybe meet your new best friend. (Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

FILM: Emma Goldman Anarchist Film Festival
A festival of short films about indigenous communities, rights, culture, and their resistance. Donations will be collected for Indigenous communities affected by the fires in the Amazon. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq, 7pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: 12th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition
The strangest and most extravagant beards and mustaches descend upon Coney Island to see whose facial hair reigns supreme! Join Adam RealMan and a panel of hirsute celebrity judges as they weed out the best whiskers in New York City and beyond. Winners will take home the much coveted Coney Island Fez and other great prizes! (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 6pm registration/8pm show, $25)

PARTICIPATORY/FUNDRAISER: Punk Rock Karaoke Benefit for People's Power House!
Featuring songs from: Against Me!, Bikini Kill, Black Flag, Bratmobile, Buzzcocks, Choking Victim, The Clash, Circle Jerks, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Descendents, Devo, Flogging Molly, Fugazi, Gogol Bordello, Gorilla Biscuits, Iron Chic, Jawbreaker, Joy Division, Minor Threat, The Misfits, NOFX, Operation Ivy, Pixies, The Pogues, Ramones, Rancid, RVIVR, Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Sleater-Kinney, The Smiths, The Specials, Stiff Little Fingers, Wire, X, X-Ray Spex + More! (Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle Ave, BK, 8pm, $10, 21+)


PERFORMANCE: House of Noire presents Deadly Sins
A story about an angel named Dido who fell in love with a beautiful human. To prove her love to him, he insisted that she sacrifice her wings and fall to earth to be with him. As soon as she fell to Earth, the beautiful human quickly revealed that in reality, he was a demon in disguise. Heartbroken and alone, Dido roamed Earth in search of love and a sense of purpose. On her journey, she met the seven deadly sins. (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, West Bank Cafe, 407 W 42nd St, 7pm, $20-$40 plus $20 minimum)


Have a drink and sketch live models in Poster House’s galleries. Stay after-hours in the museum and be inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s 6-foot posters for the inimitable Sarah Bernhardt. Members at the Individual Level get a buy one get one free ticket. Members at the Supporter and Patron Levels get two free tickets. (Poster House, 119 West 23rd St, 6pm, $20)


PARTICIPATORY: Free Drop-In Improv Class
A fun and welcoming preview to what Brooklyn Improv Training is all about. This class mirrors elements of the Improv Fundamentals 1 course, focusing on letting go of judgment, having Fun with a capital F, and experiencing BIT’s ensemble approach to teaching improvisation. The 90 minutes will fly by! Stay for the afterhang to meet and mingle with fellow students and to chat with the instructors. No previous performance or improv experience necessary. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with rsvp, 7pm, FREE, 18+)


SHOP: Haus of Hag's Magical Market
Join Velocity Starr Chyaldd's evening of divination, self care, tattoo, apothecary and craft on the eve of the full Harvest Moon. Expect artisanal authentic botanica, spell candles, tarot, palm as well as astrology readings, potions, healing skincare, fine line tattoos, henna, psychic haircare and craft all alongside intoxicating libations with groovy music. (Lucky, 168 Ave B, 6pm-11pm, FREE)

WORD: The Muff: A Parody Show Of The Moth
Raconteur Harmon Leon of This American Life and Tale brings you a satire of all the elements you see at a typical Moth show. Come see the fake drama, the scoring, the drunken judges, the celebrity name-dropping host, and of course, the bucket – where all names will be picked. Featuring: Selena Coppock, Julie Polk Harmon Leon, Amanda Miller, and David Arroya. Music by Charles Whalen. (The Red Room, 85, E. 4th St, 7pm,  $8-$10 with 2 drink min, 21+)

VARIETY: The Mx. Nobody Pageant 2019 Grand Finale
The finalists will give whatever they've got to prove that they deserve the crown, the cash, and the condemnation of being named Mx. Nobody 2019. Judges: Pinwheel Pinwheel (Max Archimedes Levitt), your current reigning Mx. Nobody 2018; Shanita Bump, Mx. Runner Up 2018; Linda Felcher (Michael Guardiola), Mx. Congeniality 2018. Contestants tbd. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 7pm-12am, $TBD)


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)

LGBTQ: Y’All 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
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)

ART: Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
This ongoing series explores the process of designing the fantastical characters for the new Netflix show. The exhibit features a selection of concept art, maquettes, puppets, and behind-the-scenes images, tracing the collaboration between concept artist Brian Froud, who originated the world of Thra in The Dark Crystal, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop, which built the puppets for the series. Highlights include the Hunter Skeksis, the General Skeksis, a Fizzgig, and the All-Maudra and Seladon Gelflings, as well as a series of detailed maquettes, created by Toby Froud, which were used as models for the characters. (thru 2/23, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15 includes museum entry)


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