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We're gearing up for holiday time with two of our favorite events!
- We've decided to combine our annual faux-fireplace, vintage Xmas tunes and ridiculous cocktails holiday party night with the annual holiday Goldmine gift market on Sunday, Dec 8. Vendors list TK, but invite is below and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/899396883790247 (If any artists among you may be interested in joining us with their wares, please reach out.)
- Your other vintage 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 ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Annual G&S Holiday Party and mini Goldmine gift market
Sunday, December 8, 4pm-12am, FREE / donations appreciated
Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location):
Our annual night of giving thanks and going overboard with fancy drinks.
Come chill in our sexy home, bring your sexy date, and enjoy our ridiculous craft cocktails. Roaring fireplace projections, holiday classics lounge soundtrack (someone will likely lose LDB!), and Miss Scorpio herself getting stupid behind the bar, all culminating in a dance party 9-12.
New this year! We're inviting select Goldmine artisans to bring their gift-worthy items to the party 4-9pm. Expect handmade beauty products, oils, candles, accessories and more. Full vendor list TK.
We invite you to wear something festive or cocktail attire...especially vintage-inspired festive cocktail attire. Costumes always welcome, if you're feeling it.
As always, we're making our two specialty cocktails:
- That infamous fluffy New Orleans classic, the Ramos Fizz. It's a rarity to find it on bar menus due to how long it takes to make each one. You certainly won't catch us making it at any other event.
- Coquito, the classic Puerto Rican eggnog style drink: slushie coconut cinnamon goodness.
We're not charging admission for this event, but we'll have a donation jar out. All money goes towards ongoing loft improvements, so please give what you can to make our secret clubhouse even better.
Thank you for your support this and every year! <3
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
- Throughout the night, Lacy Rose and her Starling Quartet will be performing original songs inspired by turn of the century themes and music, as well as compositions that would have been performed in Salons in the Nineteenth Century
- At 8:45pm and 9:45pm, Lacy will also lead us into Victorian carols
- 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: 11/15-11/21///
WEEKEND + WEEK
ART: Open Studio @ the cell
This new initiative will expose Mikel Glass’ explosive body of work to the public in tandem with interactive performance artists, theatremakers, and choreographers. "return," an interactive and relational piece created in response to the art of Mikel Glass, will be on display throughout Open Studio hours. The piece facilitates engagement with Glass’ work and investigates themes of home, collections, and childlike wonder and curiosity. This experimental work was created by Allie Marotta & Fernando Moya Delgado with performances by Charlie Akre, Allie Marotta, Jackie Meissner, Fernando Moya Delgado, Sydney Tucker. (Fri-Sun, The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, 1pm-6pm, FREE)
THEATER: The Regime Is Female
A sci-fi, stunt-filled, punk play about surveillance states, generational feminism, and love. Ready to see women kick ass? This November, the Regime Is Female will be running for three weeks at the Tank's intimate 56-seat theater in New York City. Audiences will feel right in the thick of it as they're wowed by the stunts and moved by the story. Yes, the actors are performing live action stunts on stage. It's time to see women and non-binary people in power. (Fri-Sun, The Tank, 312 West 36th St, 7pm, $25)
DANCE: What Time Is It?
A multi-disciplinary performance presented by It’s Showtime NYC that invites audiences to learn more about New York City through the embodiment of the city’s street dance culture. In this work, dancers collaborate with videographer Kash Gaines and Artistic Director Adesola Osakalumi to share the voices and aesthetic innovations of New York City underground dancers in contemporary performance. (Fri-Sun, Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater, 466 Grand St, 7:30pm, $21)
FILM: "Spacedisco One" and "Tales of the Valley of the Wind"
One film is set in a roller-disco rink inside a space station, the film blurs the line between documentary and fiction, satire and farce, the film ricocheting between fragments of scenes, dumping loads of plot between rants about chemtrails and how hard it is to make a movie with no resources from someone who looks to be a parody of Packard himself. The other film is a live-action tribute to Miyazaki made with little to no money, but per usual, what it lacks in budget it more than makes up for in charm and ingenuity. Packard avoids white washing and leans into the no-budget aesthetic, using actual stuffed animals as stand ins for Miyazaki’s creatures. (Fri/Tues, Spectacle Theater, 124 S 3rd St, BK, see site for details, $5)
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. (Fri/Sat, The Collapsable Hole, 155 Bank St, $25-$50)
ART: Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Open Studios
Dozens of local art studios will be open for visitors, along with special exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. All are located within walking distance and in the beautiful blocks bordering Prospect Park. There will be an opening party, demos, talks and performances. (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
PUPPETS: La MaMa Puppet Slam
Back by popular demand, the 2019 La MaMa Puppet Slam returns this year with new short works of genius. These condensed works of puppetry are original, compelling, brilliant, witty, tragic, funny, stunning, startling, ironic, exotic, political, lyrical, musical, beautiful, intellectual, experimental, wild...and always demonstrate genius in a matter of minutes. Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw. (Sat 8pm/Sun 5pm, La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E 4th St, $20)
FEST: NYC Jewelry Week
The first and only local week dedicated to promoting and celebrating the world of jewelry. Groundbreaking exhibitions, panel discussions led by industry experts, exclusive workshop visits, heritage-house tours, innovative retail collaborations, and other unforgettable one-of-a-kind programming created by the best and brightest in the industry. Over 130 events taking place in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (Sat-Thurs, see site for details, FREE)
ART: Swoon: Cicada
Swoon’s recent animations and drawings bring new life to her iconic street art portraiture. First seen around the Bowery in 1999, Swoon’s astonishing pasted paper silhouettes created a new form of street art. "Cicada" marks a new development in Swoon’s practice. A celebration of rebirth and transformation. (Tues-Thurs, Jeffrey Deitch, 76 Grand St, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
ART: Earrings Galore NYC
Featuring more than 50 artists from around the world, Earrings Galore by Heidi Lowe Gallery, will pop-up during New York City Jewelry Week! Rich and diverse examples of earrings made by emerging and established studio jewelers. Although each jeweler’s artistic intent may be specific, the show consists of a broad range of thoughtful work. Opening reception on 11/19. (Tue-Thu, Parasol Projects-Bowery, 171 Elizabeth St, 12pm, FREE)
THEATER/CIRCUS: Pale Imitations
A new site-specific theatrical aerial installation by Elena Delgado. Delgado will be joined by dancer aerialists Brenna Bradbury and Kyla Ranney, and NYC musician CryHard, in a debut work of performance art featuring unique costumes, props and vivid theatrics. Delgado's experiments with the limits of aerial apparatus and movement will be used to investigate exploitation, expectation, and gender, all with a healthy dose of humor and general f*ckery. Each evening will open with a different and groundbreaking work from a New York-based guest choreographer. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 8pm, $25)
DANCE/MUSIC: Cumbancha Flamenca
Join this incredible trio of flamenco performers for a night of music, dance, and poetry. Featuring: Alfonso Cid (vocals and flute), Juana Cala (dance), Juan Pedro Jimenez (guitar) (Cantina Cumbancha NYC, 232 N 12th St, 8pm-10pm, $10)
MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Big Band Swing Night
Come out for a night of big-band swing-dance music, fun for singles, couples or the whole family. Join saxophonist Lisa Parrott and drummer Rob Garcia as they lead a swing band of world-class jazz musicians. There will also be professional swing dance instructors giving a group lesson of some basic steps. It's going to be a great night of music, dance, snacks and good vibes to benefit the Park Slope Food Coop. (Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, 8pm-10:30pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Bulgarian Virtuosity with EXO
Experiential Orchestra’s superb roster of musicians teams up with Bulgarika, a virtuosic Bulgarian traditional ensemble for a night of exceptional music. (Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Ave, BK, 8pm-11pm, $25-$75)
CLASS: Cooking with What You Have
Stop letting good food go to waste. Learn the secrets to improvisational cooking so that you can shop less, cook more and waste nothing in your kitchen. This class, a combination of cooking demonstration, lecture and discussion will reveal Teaching Table's secrets for cooking spontaneously with what you have on hand. (Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, BK, 11am-1pm, $30)
PARTICIPATORY/PARTY: Celebrating the Crone
From the rise of 50-something models to the increasing support for Elizabeth Warren, "women of a certain age" are no longer dismissively "certain," they are vociferous. Public rituals, designed to summon the spirits, pique curiosity and, quite possibly, scare the shit out of people. If you are 50 or older, you’re invited to compete in our Crone Coronation. Dress to dominate and demonstrate your superpower! The winner will be crowned by one of EditrixAbby's custom headpieces, draped with a delightful pageant banner and receive accolades from all in attendance. Plus a cash prize! DJ Shakey will be spinning songs by culturally iconic crones. Dress as your favorite crone and win free drinks and a $50 gift certificate to Gothic Renaissance. (Tompkins Square Park/Lucky’s, see site for details, 5pm, FREE)
FILM/WORD: The Princess Bride - An Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes
Fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics. VIP tickets include a signed copy of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride and a photo opportunity with Cary Elwes. Moderated by Kurt Loder. (Kings Theater, BK, 6:30pm Doors/7:30pm Film, $29.50-$150)
MUSIC: Bulgarian Dance Party: Bulgarika 2019
An exuberant evening of dancing, singing, eating and drinking with the amazing Bulgarika band on tour from Bulgaria, featuring Donka Koleva, Nikolay Kolev, Temelko Ivanov, Nikolay Kodzhabashev, and Marin Chalamov. There will be a dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg. Fine dance floor and excellent traditional Bulgarian folk music! Members of Kavala Brass Band will play music of Northern Greece for dancing during the break. Cash bar and truly delicious Bulgarian food will be for sale by Ma Mma Mila. (New York-i Magyar Ház - Hungarian House of New York, 213 E 82 St, 7pm, $20)
PARTY: Rubulad Presents: La Dolce Vita
With live music by Predator Prey, Soaked, Preachermann and The Revival, TM Street Band, and your MC Zero Boy as Johnny Z. DJ Mojo and more. Projections by The Sperm Whale NYC. Interactive Dance Installation by the Womblight Dancers. Life Drawing with B. Maggie. Mike Flaherty’s Art Hole. Tasty Traze Pizza and much, much more! Dress for a decadent debauch. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for Bushwick address. (Rubulad, secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8:30 pm doors/9pm show, $15/$10 adv or before 10pm)
PARTICIPATORY/PARTY: Hex90: Hello, friend
Queer hackers of the world, unite! The Tech Learning Collective is excited to invite you to a queer hacker salon. Players will navigate the party’s "cybersecurity alternate reality experience" game produced in partnership with the semi-elusive NYC-based hacklab, Shift-CTRL Space. Meet other queerdos and 1337 femmes revolutionizing New York City’s burgeoning cyber underground. Then team up to frag fascists on the DreamBoxXx, navigate Particle Mace’s deadly asteroid fields, or survive the single-pixel gauntlet of Line Wobbler. Connect with your laptop or smartphone to plug into the party’s exclusive alternate reality cybersecurity experience where you’ll help save the world from evil corporations and top-secret government cover-ups. With DJ Kandylion and DJ Panooc. (Wonderville, 1186 Broadway Brooklyn, 9pm-2am, $10-$15)
WORD: Consider This: A Day of Challenging the Status Quo in Love, Sex, and Relationships.
Imagine if TED and SexExpo had a love child and she grew up to be a curious gathering of her own with a community of nerdy rabble-rousers with a ton of questions. Sponsored by the Center for Love and Sex and features an awesome lineup of speakers, panels and entertainers. All presenting ideas that challenge the norm in love and sex and invite you to pause, listen and reconsider your beliefs. And conscious connections with like-minded people and include some sexy, thrilling, and hilarious entertainment. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, 21+, no re-entry)
VARIETY: The Stonewall Invasion: Trans Awareness Week
A star-studded drag spectacular. Featuring #MissStonewall Cissy Walken & Robyn Banks. With special guests Ari Kiki, Brenda, Lee Valone, Catrina Lovelace, Crystal Comedowns, Dreama Belle, Gigi Cucina Hibiscus, Islaya, Ivy King, Junior Mintt, Kimmy Sumony, Robert Garcia, Robin Fierce, Satrr Lust, Tina Twirler, Vivky Deville, and Zarria Van Wales. Guest speakers from Translatinx. Music from DJ Chauncey D. Benefitting Translatina Network. (The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St, 8pm, FREE)
ART: Open Artist Studios at Brooklyn Metal Works
Part of NYC Jewelry Week for Open Artist Studios. Tour the Brooklyn Metal Works studios, learn more about the BKMW community, and visit the benches of the 23 outstanding resident artists who work out of this shared space. (Brooklyn Metal Works, 640 Dean St, BK, 11am, FREE)
PARTICIPATORY: Atlas Obscura Trivia Night
In search of the greatest, most knowledgeable adventure nerds among you. Celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton with a night of trivia and stories about the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 6:30pm early entry/7pm doors/7:30pm show, $10-$40, 21+)
WORD: Co-Opting AI: Conflict
NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU Tandon’s Department of Culture, Technology and Society and the 370 Jay Project invite you to a discussion on conflict. Featuring Peter Asaro, Margaret Satterthwaite, Meredith Whittaker, and Mona Sloane in conversation, this event examines the intersection of AI, politics, human rights and conflict. The speakers will come together to provide their expertise on AI, data, technology, the military, human rights and inequality. (370 Jay Street, Room 1201, BK, 6pm, FREE)
COMMUNITY: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Join the New York Transgender Advocacy Group & Gays Against Guns and come together to honor the Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, & Non-binary folx we have lost to violence this year. Meet for a vigil and some words from the community. Then process with Gays Against Guns Human Beings honoring the lives lost up to the Stonewall Monument Park. If you are able to volunteer as a Human Being - a white clad silent figures who honor gun violence victims - or as a marshal, please email: gagsignup@PROTECTED (Christopher Street Pier, 165 Christopher St, at the fountain, 6pm-7:30pm, FREE)
WORD: Investigating Spiritualism— Scientific Quests to Colonize Hysterical Women and Psychic Mediums
Spiritualism is the American-born religion that believes in communication with spirits of the dead. Although its wide-ranging influences is often censored from official histories, Spiritualism was once a seminal force in Western culture, affecting late nineteenth-century art, science, technology, entertainment, and social reform. Join Shannon Taggart, artist and author of SÉANCE, for a discussion about the practice of Spiritualism, both past and present. (Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 7pm-9pm, FREE/sugg don)
THEATER: Ensemble Playwright Lab with Matthew Cole Kelly
An immersive presentation of a new play-in-progress, "The Wager." Set in Les Enfers, a backroom 17th-century French casino where the stakes couldn't be higher. When acclaimed mathematician-turned-religious-fanatic Blaise Pascal arrives, the game kicks into high gear. Each shuffle of the deck draws Pascal deeper into the madness of Les Enfers, bringing him face to face with his own mortality and challenging his views on the meaning of life. Join Pascal in this immersive theatrical workshop, place your own wager, and help determine the conclusion of the play. The culmination of 21 hours of collaboration between a playwright and the Letter of Marque ensemble. There will be a facilitated talkback with the playwright following the performance. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with rsvp, BK, 7:30pm, FREE)
PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Open Studio reception @ the cell
A reception honoring Rachel Rampleman’s video art featured in Found. The gallery will also host Triple Moon Goddess by Jana Astanov, Ronit Levin Delgado and Claire Zakiewicz performing a movement and light-based ritual in reverence of the Moon cycles. And also, an experimental performance created by Allie Marotta & Fernando Moya Delgado with performances by Charlie Akre, Allie Marotta, Jackie Meissner, Fernando Moya Delgado, Sydney Tucker. World-famous "Funtender" Rawb Lane will round out the reception with interactive drawings. (The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, 6pm, sugg don $0-20)
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ART: NYC Winter Lantern Festival 2019
Take the free shuttle to the whimsical Light world. Immerse yourself in more than 1,000 illuminated lanterns. Admire the dazzling cultural performances. Enjoy International eats. Lose yourself in the glittering Holiday Market. [G&S Note: Get 20% Off by using code LIBERTY20 by 11/16]. (thru 1.12.20, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, see site for details, $15-$30)
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)
INSTALLATION: 26th Annual Canstruction New York Exhibition
Canstruction is an extraordinary, annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. In over 150 cities around the globe, teams of top architecture and engineering professionals participate in contests to create enormous structures built entirely from full cans of food. Leading up to Thanksgiving, these sculptural works go on view and are then dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. (thru 11/21, Brookfield Place Complex, 230 Vesey St, 10am-8pm, FREE but bring at least one can of healthy food to donate to City Harvest)
THEATER: The Catastrophe Club
The new play, The Catastrophe Club, opens tomorrow in the Village. The site-specific production runs for six weeks. Five hundred years in the future, after the floods have receded, the unforeseen super-viruses that released from the Arctic tundra have claimed their victims, and human society has settled into a relatively comfortable, peaceful time, albeit one that is highly controlled by the corporate-technological wizards who shepherded civilization out of the dark ages after the calamity. The world of 2019 or 2020 is painted as being one of utter depravity, privation, and the most base human behavior. In this future, an influential socialite has organized an illegal speakeasy theatrical recreation based on the trash foun d in a bar in what was once called the City of New York, which was discovered during an illegal archaeological dig, preserved somewhat like ancient Pompeii was for us. (Mon/Wed/Fri thru 11/22, Secret Manhattan location, 7pm, $30)
ART: When Artists Enter the Factories
An invitation to explore the segregated, yet inseparable relationship between manufacturing and artmaking. This exhibition is also inspired by a large-scale exhibition, "Terminal New York," held at this same location in 1983. Thirty-six years later, 16 artists bring their work, inviting viewers to partake in a range of material and conceptual actions. (thru 11/22, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St, BK, 10am, FREE)
ART: Duke Riley’s Non-Essential Consultants, Inc.
A three-channel video installation combines narrative and documentary filmmaking to portray an allegorical history implicating a duo of outlaw operatives responsible for a bed bug outbreak in Washington, DC. The video revolves around a single sculptural element: a vintage 21 x 15 inch Samsonite suitcase, which has been retrofitted with an arrangement of scientific machinery and medical equipment used for drawing blood and breeding bed bugs. The suitcase’s breeding chamber, which will be empty during the exhibition, doubles as a diorama of a luxury hotel room within which the narrative is set. (thru 11/24, Wed-Sun, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)
PUPPETS: Mummenschanz’ RE:PLAY
Creature conjurors! Shape shifters! Material manipulators! Inspiring audiences across five continents over four decades with three stints on Broadway, the "Musicians of Silence" Mummenschanz will surprise you with each artful scene. A playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don't see as what you delightfully do. (thru 12/1, The New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd St, see site for details, $17)
ART: Machine Hallucination
A groundbreaking and immersive digital art exhibition by Los Angeles-based, Turkish artist Refik Anadol. Machine Hallucination is an experiment in interwoven sensory experiences, applying machine learning algorithms to a data set of more than three million images—representing a wide-range of architectural styles and movements—to reveal the hidden connections between these moments in architectural history. The exhibition will harness machine learning to render New York's most renowned spaces in stunning new ways, illuminating the city’s architectural past, present, and potential future. (thru 1.5.20, Artechouse, 429 W 15th St, 10am-10pm, $17-$24)
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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