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Thank you thank you thank you for the incredible four events over this past weekend. We've got pics from Masquerade Macabre / Oregon Trail by Andrew Janke up on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2NA6g0j (tag yourselves!). Working on Persephone pics, too, if you might have made it over to our pop-up dark dungeon in the loft.
In the meantime, here's what we have coming up:
- House of Scorpio, our kinkier sister brand, brings back its infamous pop-up strip club on Fri, Nov 15, with a glittering array of burlesque stars taking over a custom pole stage. You don't want to miss this. Info: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html (none of the sex-positive happenings are ever found on the G&S site, and there's a separate dedicated mailing list for HoS, too)
- Just announced! Your favorite holiday celebration, The Grand Victorian Christmas, returns on Fri, Dec 20, and tickets have already started moving. Full invite below. Tix: http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
House of Scorpio
Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party
Friday, Nov 15, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Regular tix: $20 early bird until 11.1 / $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
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
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 TK!):
- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Gal Friday, the five-alarm fire
- Audrey Love, the tantalizing tease
- Nina Lavoix, the grande dame of derriere
- Amanda Whip, the bendy sex kitten
- 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.
Gemini and Scorpio
cordially invite you to
The Grand Victorian Christmas
Friday, Dec 20, 8pm-1am, $30-70
Plus! Victorian Santa portrait photo session, 7-9pm, $25
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball
Join us as we travel back in time to the turn of the century, 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.
We will begin the night with guided tours through the garden and beautifully preserved mansion. At 9pm, we open the doors to a secret candlelit ballroom and invite you to an immersive and historically accurate Victorian Christmas celebration, complete with a fully trimmed tree, hundreds of candles, and a glorious vintage Santa (David Slone).
Entertainment and activities:
- A professional portrait photographer will capture your Santa moment: 7-9pm as a standalone session (no costume required) and then as part of the event 9-11pm
- Live Nineteenth Century music
- Group Victorian caroling
- A full array of traditional Christmas treats, from cookies to plum pudding
- Wassail: the aromatic mulled cider that's been a Yuletide tradition since the Middle Ages
- Victorian parlor and card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s
- DIY amusements from turn-of-century books
- Take your own photos with our Victorian Santa after the portrait session ends
1800s through 1919 winter, salon, ballroom, formal or military--or as close as you can get with modern formal. Tartans, velvets and furs. Men: tuxes or tails. Ladies: corsets and long gowns. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and ours for #gsvictorianball research: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm
- Santa portrait only, 7-9pm: $25 per solo or group sitting, up to four (five, if with kids). A proper holiday portrait taken by a professional photographer, with our Victorian Santa in front of the trimmed tree. No costume is required for the portrait session. Families are welcome. Photos taken in order of arrival; no entry after 8:30pm.
- Full event and Santa portrait, 8pm entry: $70. Early access to the ballroom and Santa photo session (one person / one sitting), plus the full event. All food and drinks included.
- Full event, 8pm entry: $50. 9pm access to the ballroom for the full event. All food and drinks included. ($45 group tickets available for parties of 5 or more.)
- Partial event, 10:30pm entry: $30. All drinks included.
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: 11/1-11/7///
WEEKEND + WEEK
PUPPETS: All Hallows Eve: A Wild Eclectic Horror Musical with Puppets
A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister's and brother's love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson and music by Paul Rudolph. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. A tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood...and definitely not for young children.(Fri/Sat, The Connolly Theater 220 East 4th St, see site for details, $30)
DANCE/THEATER: Triskelion Arts Presents...Nicole Wolcott
Luggage Lost comes alive in a harrowingly dull and necessary place - an airport. In this liminal space stories meet and individual narratives merge while suspended in an interminable and absurdist delay - each player in a hurry with no departure, no arrival. This evening of dancetheater invites both comedy and pathos as the mountains of luggage become a collective burden, transforming from walls to weapons to dance partners carrying what was once private, now unceremoniously exposed. (Fri/Sat, Triskelion Arts Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer St, BK, 8pm, $18)
THEATER: Now Serving: A Guide to Aesthetic Etiquette in Four Courses
a new performance dinner party created and performed by Radiohole with Catherine McRae on violin and Kristin Worrall as pastry chef. The evening begins as an extremely intimate formal "dinner party" with fetishistic reverence for Emily Post in which ten audience members join Radiohole at the table and the remaining guests watch from the peanut gallery above. [G&S Note: Use code “radioholefriends” for $15 gallery tix] (Sat/Sun, this week and next, The Collapsable Hole, 155 Bank St, $25-$50)
ART: Art Battle New York
12 artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, it’s a sizzling night of creation and celebration. The winners by audience vote move on to the Final round with a chance to qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals. It’s a wild night, great music, paints flies and masterpieces are created before your eyes. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)
FILM/MUSIC: “Nosferatu” wth live music By Mondgeist
Classic German horror with “evil” live music by Mondgeist. Directed by F.W. Murnau, 1922. (Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave, BK, 8pm, $20)
A very serious look at early 20th century novelty music played by furry animals (yes, not a typo) who do want you to seriously enjoy their music. Virtuoso xylophone played by a pink stuffed animal may seem disturbing, but we promise this is no joke. Rhythm and melody will be there - in a novel setting, for sure.8:00pm (Barbes, 376 9th St, BK, 8pm, FREE)
PARTY: Freak Party Halloween
Featuring performances by Loop Troupe Family Band and Funkrust Brass Band. Special guests Performers: The Foxy Johnstons, Liam Jameson Enright, Brian Falduto, Elijah Bridges, Taylor Bradshaw, Logan Burns, Michael P. Conklin, Juan Robles-Gil Aleman, Alex Kaufman & More. The Freaky Demon Dance Brigade. Hosted by Marlin Slack as Lucius LeSerp (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 8pm, $15, 21+)
IMMERSIVE: The Ridgewood Slaughterhouse
This is where evil was born. Halloween night in a small American town. A nightmare turned reality. The disturbing series of gruesome murders that took place at the Ridgewood Slaughterhouse will forever be classified with unparalleled horror and inhumane acts of violence. Come experience true horror as you try to escape this fun, interactive haunted attraction with your friends and family. (The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15-$30)
ART: Comic Arts Brooklyn 2019
A celebration of modern cartooning featuring Chris Ware, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and hundreds of cutting-edge artists and publishers. CAB director Gabe Fowler welcomes new co-curator Courtney Menard, a printmaker and illustrator who has helped bring new voices to the festival and emphasize a commitment to print as an art form. (Pratt Institute, ARC Building, 200 Willoughby Ave, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)
PERFORMANCE: Ambient Church New York: Kara-Lis Coverdale / Kelly Moran
A nomadic experiential event series dedicated to working with artists to bring new ecologies to architecturally unique spaces through transcendent audio and visual performance. Montreal-based composer, pianist, organist, and electronic musician Kara-Lis Coverdale will present a selection of her electronic works. New York-based electroacoustic composer and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Moran will deliver her ethereal John Cage-inspired prepared piano stylings. Opening the night, Brooklyn-based Icelandic, composer and instrument builder Ulfu will play the Segulharpa, his custom magnetic harp instrument which is touring as part of Björk's Cornucopia. Musical performances for the evening will be accompanied by a live architecturally-mapped video performance. Plant-based food + drink served by Remedi Food. (Bushwick United Methodist Parish, 1139 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $30+)
MUSIC/PUPPETS: Pinc Louds 4 Year Anniversary + Day of the Dead Party w/ Los Cumpleaños
Pinc Louds is an imaginary band fronted by a little lady named Claudi. She plays hardcore acoustic doowop with her friends under and above the streets of NYC. Los Cumpleaños play tropical rhythms from Colombia washed in psychedelic soundscapes. They seamlessly combine heavy grooves and experimental sounds into a energetic, danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience. (Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Ave, BK, 8pm, $15)
PARTICIPATORY: 10th Annual Scary-oke Costume Contest!
Win prizes based on costume creativity, song compatibility and other categories. Each year, celebrity judges determine the best overall performances. The panel this year welcomes NY State Senator Julia Salazar, Bushwick Daily CEO, Alec Meeker, and the incredible drag performance artist Nancy Nogood! Pumpkin Ale pints all night! (Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, BK, 9pm, FREE)
PARTY: Hallowanus IX
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Cool DJ Chewie and DJ Scribe. Dance party. Photobooth. Fear. Get to work on your costume. (The Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th St, BK, 9pm, $14-$20)
MUSIC: Banda De Los Muertos
In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music and transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. Oscar Noriega, Jacob Garchik and Los Muertos bring it all it back to Brooklyn. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)
PARTY: Buttmitzvah: NYC Challahween
The infamous queer Jewish and British clubnight is taking over Brookyln’s 3 Dollar Bill for a spectacular - and very inclusive - simcha. You'll be welcomed in by the parents of the Buttmitzvah girl (The Rimmers), along with their Long Island cousins (The Clitovitz's), where you can expect all the hallmarks of the best simchas: from chair dancing to kosher-ish catering, awkward speeches to shofar competitions, a drag king troupe from Boston called Turmohel, Hava Nagila , Zombie Joan Rivers, plus Brenda, Mini Horrowitz, Adam Eli, Lady Sinagaga and So. Matzah. More. Dress code: Don't hold back. Hocus Pocus meets Black Tie Bar Mitzvah chic. We want full Challahween Zombie Joan Rivers Met Ball Ridiculousness. (3 DOLLAR BILL, 260 Meserole St, BK, 10pm-4am, $10-$16)
PARTICIPATORY: Pumpkin Smash at the Farmers Market
Bring your pumpkins, gourds and jack o'lanterns to the McGolrick Park Farmers Market for a smashing good time with Big Reuse! Smash your fall decorations to turn them into compost that the NYC Compost Project will use in City parks and green spaces. Refreshments, activities and more. (McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, BK, 11am-3pm, FREE)
ART: Super Funland - Journey Into The The Erotic Carnival
The Museum of Sex explores the sexual origins of the carnival in a combination history and group-art exhibition, SUPER FUNLAND: Journey into the Erotic Carnival. The history gallery takes visitors from the carnival’s ancient bacchanalian origins to its evolution in pre-industrial Europe and the “midway” of the 20th century’s great World’s Fairs, describing how its licentious and permissive subtext has remained intact. The group art show tells this story in thirteen one-of-a-kind commissioned amusements created by an internationally renowned team of artists and designers, bringing themes of sexual carnality, decadence, and joy to a contemporary audience. (thru TBD, Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Ave, see site for details, $18)
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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