[G&S]: Sun - Victorian Tea / Next Sun - Sinners' Market / Halloween call for participation / Your NYC events 9.6-12

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun - Victorian Tea / Next Sun - Sinners' Market / Halloween call for participation / Your NYC events 9.6-12
Date: September 20th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

It's just about our favorite time of the year...We're gearing up for something special for Halloween, and we'd love to know if any of you would like to participate. Think old Western ghost town plus high nerdery. There will be an interactive game element in addition to the usual entertainment and a secret location. Get in touch!

Here's what's coming up in the meantime:

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

Next Sun: House of Scorpio's The Sinners' Market...New York's only market for truly alternative goods, including kink, fantasy and romance. Yes, corsets, harnesses, floggers and more.


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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.

SHOP: 9.29

House of Scorpio
invites you to

The Sinners' Market

Sun, Sep 29, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - see site for address: http://houseofscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/616185322240671
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/835223
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #houseofscorpio #thesinnersmarket

NYC's only market full of decadent deals and transgressive trinkets for all your sexy, kinky, fantasy, alternative, gothic and sex-positive needs.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and designer pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Bound in Iron - Hand-forged BDSM accessories and toys - https://boundinironnyc.com/
De Main - Distinctive fine leather accessories for all genders - https://www.facebook.com/De-Main-476480935893086/
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
Knot Very Nice - Had-dyed and tied cotton rope floggers - https://www.facebook.com/KnotVeryNice
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.lamiadesign.com
Licata Custom Knives - Hand made blades, jewelry and unusual items - http://www.licataknives.com
Lovelorn Lingerie - Leather harnesses as wearable art - https://www.lovelornlingerie.com
Tempest & Serenity - Luxury leather harnesses, corsets and collars with a fetish and punk aesthetic - https://www.tempestandserenity.com/
The Four Fires - Nature and fantasy based erotic art from a feminine perspective - https://www.etsy.com/shop/thefourfires
Vengeance Designs - Latex couture from classic fetish design to cosplay to trending fashions - https://vengeancedesigns.net/

Flogging demo by Knot Very Nice (times TBC)

/// NYC EVENTS: 9/20-9/26///


ART: Photoville NYC 2019
Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from 65+ re-purposed shipping containers. It provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, BK, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Bushwick Open Studios
Hundreds of artists open their studios, participate in group shows, and perform in events. Festival activities take place in a myriad of venues and environments, including galleries, theaters, homes, artist studios, local businesses, parks, street corners and other public places. The purpose of the festival is to create an open and inclusive event that benefits the neighborhood through sharing artistic projects, encouraging dialogue and fostering a greater engagement with the arts. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

FEST: Brooklyn Book Festival
One of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. (Fri-Mon, multiple locations, BK, see site for details, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: WaxFactory presents: LULU XX
A new cross-media performance, devised by the company's co-founders. Our production, inspired by Wedekind's timeless female protagonist, challenges the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in artistic representation of women, exposing its conflicting tendencies. Inspired by the momentum of feminist protest, we revisit the unapologetic heroine, asking new questions about agency, representation and violence in the contemporary world. Created by Ivan V Talijančić & Erika Latta. Directed & Designed by Ivan Talijancic. Performed by Erika Latta. (Fri/Sat & Wed/Thurs, Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St, see site for details, $20)


FILM/THEATER: Green Screen: Reefer Madness - The Movie Musical
Jimmy Harper can’t resist the Reefer Den in this satirical stoner singalong combining the 2005 film with live performances by Broadway stars and the original cast. This show is the perfect hybrid of immersive movie magic and theatrical performance created by your buds at BBQ Films. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 6:30pm-9:30pm, $20-$45)

PARTICIPATORY: Wonderbundle Launch Night + DJ MOJO
A collection of new, exclusive games by NYC indie developers for backers of Wonderville on Kickstarter. A lovely collection that runs from single player to multiplayer across a spectrum of genres. DJ Mojo spinning all night! (Wonderville, 1186 Broadway, BK, 8pm, FREE)

VARIETY: New 2 U: A Drag Variety Revue
Stand up comedy, live music, roller derby, tap dancing and more all in drag! Drag queens, drag kings and drag creatures take over the seashore and bring their sideshow! Femmecee Allegra Spread will guide you through this funhouse of frivolity. Featuring performances by: Action Figure, Bad News Bear, Bonniebelle Bleu, Gina Tonic, Cyclone Jack Sullivan, Lola Strange, and Mx Macabre. Kita St Cyr as the stage manager. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $20, 18+)


SHOP: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Vendors include record labels, stores, and vintage collectors who will be selling records and other music related goodies all day. Full lineup online. (Smorgasburg, East River State Park, BK, 11am, FREE)

PARTY: Rubulad: Slacktopia!
Adv tix : https://artery.is/showcases/slacktopia
Live music by: Van Goose, Ben Pagano's Space Machine, The Down & Outs, Cookie Tongue, and more. DJs: Mickey Pérez and friends and Mr. Novak. Life drawing with B. Maggie and the Art Hole. Visuals by The Sperm Whale NYC. Early screening Tom Stathes' cartoon carnival: “School Daze.” Daytime dance party. Comfortable foods. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. Dress: free and easy. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 4pm dancing/6pm screening/9pm show, $15/$10 adv or before 10pm)

The occult and magical are re-appearing throughout different art mediums possibly as an answer to an increasingly materialistic world. This art series encompasses works focused on ritual, ancient pagan cults, shamanic traditions, witchcraft, occult, esoteric gnosis, folk magic, as well as psychedelic experiences, astrology, magical intents, narratives derived from mythology & religions, and magical and symbolic languages. (The Park Church Co-Op, 129 Russell St, BK, 6:30pm, $13-$18)

An interactive art and dance party experiment. Great works of art to inhabit the guardians of Seres will be erected! You must create your tribute and dance to the magnificent beats and melodies honoring Bhaatht. Audio Sorcerers: Anna Morgan, Beatkitty, Willy Wompa, Geko Jones, and Zionysus. Art-mancers: Shadow Traffic, Jaclyn Atikinson, Ereka Imani Duncan, Vanessa Baskin, Moss Stone, Agnieska “Nish” Chomentowska, Benjamin Stuber, Bridget Moriarty, Ben DeVoe, Chase Azimi, Andy Mellon, Heather Mo’witz, Morgan Shay, Joey Bonilla, Logan Grendal, and Kathryn Sclavi. (secret location, BK, 8pm-4am, $50-$100)

MUSIC: Déjà Rêvé
You may have remembered a dream, but cannot remember which dream or even when it happened. Or maybe  you have trouble differentiating reality from a dream. Are you still dreaming? Or did you really experience that? It's almost like having a dream about déjà vu. Performances by Mág Ne Tá & Inverse Sun with special guests Bex + Vvalentina, Madonna Wh0re, and Le Sphinxx. Projections by Montgomery Harris. (De Construkt, 41 Seabring St Fl 3RD, BK, 9pm, $10)

VARIETY: Twisted Circus Presents: Something Wicked
Get ready for a dazzling, confetti covered spectacle of fire, sideshow, live music and burlesque. An evening of knife throwing, bullwhip cracking, sword swallowing, tassel twirling, gasoline soaked fun. Hosted by Romeo, The Dapper Daredevil. Featuring performances by Kita St Cyr, Graham Stockdale, LaReine The Thrill, Betsy Propane, Jack Sullivan, and surprise special guests.(Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $20, 18+)


PARTY: YES Block Party
An outdoor-indoor Art Party in celebration of creation in all its forms! Explore installations, performances, experiences and live art. Soul Summit, a 14-year-old New York institution founded by DJ Tabu, DJ Sadiq and DJ Jeff Mendoza, will be playing daytime disco, house, soul, feel good real good vibes. Get ready to move! (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE, all ages)

MUSIC: I Can Sing A Rainbow
Celebrate the rainbow in song and rhyme, from the psychedelic to the sublime. The glorious arc and its' seven bright hues have delighted and inspired songwriters, poets, philosophers and mystics throughout the ages. Genre-fluid, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, native New Yorker Bistro Award winner Rachelle Garniez will perform selections by Jimi Hendrix, Peggy Lee, Kermit the Frog, Cream, Cyndi Lauper, and Lesley Gore among others. (Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, 7pm, $20)


MUSIC: Ambient Lullabies
A music series curated by Concetta Abbate. It showcases music around a concept rather than a genre. The series features music that falls between categories, leaves space for contemplation, meditation and reflective thoughts. It explores Music as Medicine. The shows call for a listening room. The audience is invited to bring drawing, journals, sketchbooks, painting and any silent creative work that compliments listening to music. Featuring Concetta Abbate, Visible Changes, and Federico Balducci. (The Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave, QNS, 6:30pm, $20 sugg don)


FILM: Outdoor Cinema: The Goonies
The final film in this Outdoor Cinema series. This is your chance to enjoy cocktails, tacos, and movies in the great outdoors (or indoors if it rains). Join in before the movie for POP! A Pop Culture Bingo Party. (Parklife, 636 Degraw St, BK, 7pm bingo/9pm movie, FREE)


BURLESQUE: The 17th Annual New York Burlesque Festival opening night
Tempt your appetite for pleasure at our Thursday night Teaser Party with hostess World Famous *BOB* ! This night is sprinkled with performances by over a dozen national and international performers including The Maine Attraction (NYC),  Boo Boo Darlin’ (NYC), Leo Celeste (FL), Honey Dynamite (Canada), Lulu Mon Dieu (CA), The House of Noire (NYC), and more. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $18-$35)

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PUPPETS: Call for Submissions: Puppet Lab 2020 - Deadline: 10/11
St. Ann's Warehouse 45 Water Street Brooklyn, NY
The St. Ann's Warehouse Puppet Lab is a developmental laboratory for artists working within the medium of puppetry. For 20 years, it's been an incubator for new work, and many projects born here have gone on to tour the globe. The new Lab Directors, Robin Frohardt and Lake Simons, will be equally focused on preserving traditions and pushing boundaries of puppet performance work. The application for Puppet Lab 2020 is live. For more information and to apply, visit the website.


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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