[G&S]: Sun: holiday party + Goldmine gift market / 12.20 Victorian Xmas / Masked NYE / Your NYC events 12.7-12

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun: holiday party + Goldmine gift market / 12.20 Victorian Xmas / Masked NYE / Your NYC events 12.7-12
Date: December 6th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

It's holiday season! We hope to see you this weekend and in two weeks at two of our favorite seasonal events. And of course New Year's Eve is around the corner, and we're plotting for an intimate, sensuous, fun soiree at the loft instead of a packed large scale event.

- This Sun, Dec 8 - Annual G&S Holiday Party and mini Goldmine gift market, a delightful vintage-flavored affair, with roaring fireplace projections, Xmas lounge tunes and once-a-year cocktails: https://www.facebook.com/events/899396883790247

- Fri, Dec 20 - Your other vintage holiday celebration, The Grand Victorian Christmas, returns with tasty treats, Victorian Santa, live music and caroling, set in a candle-lit secret ballroom. Tix: http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com and FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/553315685426148/ (RSVPs help us plan food, event if you can't yet buy tickets).

- Tue, Dec 31, NYE - Masked, a black-tie & lingerie masquerade to usher in the New Year, with special tunes, interactive projections, and free champagne at the start and end of the night. In case it needs to be stated: we welcome sensory exploration and light playfulness to go with your dancing and cocktails, but this is a makeouts-only event, not an x-rated play party.

- Late night NYE / Jan 1 - cuddles, mimosas and food, just when you need them most - our annual breakfast-of-champions Pajama Lounge afterparty, starting at 4am. As a courtesy, your late-night Masked ticket includes admission to the afterparty.

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment

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PARTY: 12.8
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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):
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/899396883790247/

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.

Vendors include:
Amber Ray - Rhinestoned wearable flowers for the showgirl in you
Aqua de Soi - Spa quality clean-burning soy candles in deluxe scents - https://www.thesoico.com/aqua-de-soi
Etu Oils - All-natural plant-based body elixirs - http://www.etuoils.com
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
Skull and Feather Jewelry - Earrings made from scavenged treasures + pretty things - http://instagram.com/skullandfeatherjewelry
Sugared Violets Emporium - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins
Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream

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

 

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PARTY: 12.20
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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

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix:  http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/553315685426148/
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

Dress code:
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

Ticket Levels:
- 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.


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NYE MASKED MAKEOUT PARTY: 12/31
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Gemini & Scorpio + House of Scorpio
invite you to

Masked: hedonistic New Year's Eve

Monday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including afterparty w/continental breakfast
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1222342724640622
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

2019 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2020.

A hedonistic Masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, impact play stations, and many kisses. Music by DJ Ceremony and Poodlecannon, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. Custom interactive silhouette projections by CJ. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am.

Strict formal, lingerie or kink dress code. Masks required until midnight (some will be available for sale).

While we're creating a safe space for you to get cozy or sensual with your friends and loved ones, this is not an X-rated event. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dance party meets makeout party, with light BDSM play welcome. As always, we will have zero creeper tolerance, and please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.


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AFTERHOURS: 1/1
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Gemini and Scorpio and House of Scorpio
invite you to

New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge

Monday, Jan 1, 4am-9am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $30 (with hot breakfast)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix*: https://sleepover.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/584823248944206

Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.

Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.

You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.

Dress code: your disheveled New Year's finery or lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.

*As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com || https://www.facebook.com/events/1222342724640622


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ART: Luminosity Festival
https://www.luminocityfestival.com
A holiday light festival featuring countless insta-worthy moments, themed nights, street food vendors and more. Eighteen massive light activations will be spread out through three distinct lands: The Winter Fantasy, The Wild Adventure, and The Sweet Dream. Special Theme night on Nov.23. (Fri-Sun, Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Pk, 4pm-11pm, $19-$88

THEATER: Ed’s Best Fest: Best of Edinburgh Festival
https://www.frigid.nyc/
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland is the biggest performance festival in the world. Each year, there’s always a good showing of NYC performers producing shows at this prestigious festival. A weekend of shows featuring performances by: Lucie Pohl, Harmon Leon, Adam Blotner, Jenny Pinzari and Pop Filter, Dean Temple, Richard Templeton, Anders Lee, Max White, and more. (Fri-Sun, Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St, see site for details, $15)

SHOP: Oddities Flea Market Brooklyn "Holiday of Wonders"
https://www.facebook.com/events/331832017696836
A one-of-a-kind event presenting delightfully unusual, obscure and rare oddities for all. The market will feature a variety of top-tier artists and purveyors of the curious curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Regina Marie Cohn. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site including Roberta’s Pizza and Dead Sled Coffee. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue charity Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, who will be on-site offering adoptions and taking additional donations. VIP ticetks available. (Sat/Sun, Villain, 307 Kent Ave, BK, 10am-7pm, $10-$15)

SHOP: BUST Craftacular
https://craftacular.bust.com
Celebrate the creative ingenuity of women at NYC's longest-running indie craft fair. Shop over 150 exclusively women-owned companies, featuring a dazzling array of the best in handmade gifts. Plus, over 60 exciting workshops will be held throughout the weekend on topics such as crafting, wellness, cooking, sex, business, and spirituality. And amazing DJs, delicious food, creative cocktails, and fantastic prizes! The first 100 people through the door each day will get a fun goody bag! (Sat/Sun, Industry City Factory Floor, 268 36th St, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE-$125)

SHOP: Brooklyn Navy Yard Annual Holiday Market
https://www.brooklynnavyyard.org/visit/tours-and-events/holiday-market-2019
The 2019 Holiday Market is the perfect place to find unique Brooklyn-made gifts for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season. This year’s market will feature a create-your-own gift section which features cookie decorating, ornament engraving, and screen-printing bags and prints. With over 40 vendors ranging from home goods, fashion, and accessories to art and design, food and wine, and wellness and skincare, this is market is not to be missed. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Admirals Row, Flushing Ave & Navy St, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: FAD Market
https://fadmarket.co
Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point transforms into a festive, holiday bazaar, featuring 120+ of the region’s most talented makers, designers, and independent food brands. A rotating roster of 60+ makers per market will set up stalls packed with the perfect handmade gifts for all your friends and family. Come shop a curated selection of impeccably crafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, artisanal food items, home furnishings and more. Discover unique holiday gifts and snag one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers. (Sat/Sun, see site for details, BK, FREE)

THEATER: Charlie Brown Christmas Live in Brooklyn - 2019
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4437708
The classic Christmas special word for word and gesture for gesture and of course, what Charlie Brown Christmas would be complete without a jazz trio playing the iconic Vince Guaraldi score. (Sat/Sun, ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl, BK, see site for details, $15)

 

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FRIDAY
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MUSIC: Bulgarian Dance Party: 40 years of Bosilek!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2447303992022494
Celebrate 40 years with Bosilek Bulgarian Folkdance Ensemble! Bulgarian dances taught by Michael Ginsburg, performance by Bosilek, and dance party. Music by Cherven Traktor. Delicious dinner plate by Ma Mma Mila. (Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St, 7pm, $20)

WORD: Sir Roger Penrose in Conversation with Janna Levin
https://pioneerworks.org/programs/sir-roger-penrose-in-conversation-with-janna-levin
Sir Roger Penrose was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his remarkable contributions to mathematics and physics. Join Director of Sciences Janna Levin as she hosts Sir Roger Penrose in a conversation that will stretch across the universe, theories of consciousness, and infinity. Stay after the conversation for a book signing with Sir Penrose. Weather permitting, there will also be stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY in the  garden. (Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm convo, sugg don)

FUNDRAISER: Crystal Balls: An Evening Behind the Veil
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/crystalballs
A spirited variety show to raise funds -and perhaps the dead- for the Southern Sideshow Hootenanny Foundation with its the mission to preserve the traditions of circus sideshow, a uniquely American art form while also fostering growth throughout the community as a whole. Starring Kali von Wunderkammer, Tanya Solomon, Anna Steasya, Angela Butch, plus Voices from Beyond and more surprises. Hosted by The Lady Aye. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $20-$75)

VARIETY: KRACKED KRISTMESS
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10414433
Step aside Radio City Rockettes, the nut-crackers of Twizted Sisterz, best known as the cast of the long-running cult hit Distorted Diznee, put their own bawdy spin on the most wonderful time of the year. Highlights of this demented holiday extravaganza include The 12 Drunks of Christmas, a twisted take on Let It Snow, I'm Dreaming of A White Trash Christmas, and some brand new songs that will keep your Christmas gay. Full dinner menu & bar available. (this week and next, Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St, 10pm, $22 with $20 min)


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SHOP: PS321 Holiday Shop: Stuff You Should Buy
https://ps321.org/holiday-shop/
Explore the best in design at a one-day Holiday Shop.  Your festive one-stop-shop for carefully selected, locally made home goods, jewelry, art, stationery, leatherwork, textiles, toys, skincare, and more. A great alternative to trudging through the cold for holiday gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Entertain the little ones with an array of fun and creative kids’ activities. Come hungry for snacks, drinks, and more. (Ps 321, 180 7th Ave, BK, 10am-5pm, FREE, all ages)

BIKE: Brooklyn Cranksgiving 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/329664857619407
A food drive on wheels that is part bike race, part scavenger hunt that started in Manhattan in 1998 and now happens in cities all across the world. Riders will cycle around Brooklyn, buying holiday-themed food to donate to local charities then prizes are given away to the first-place male/female, best Instagram post, best costume and most generous donor/rider. (Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton St, BK, 1pm meet/2pm ride, FREE)

SHOP: Greenpointers Annual Holiday Market
https://greenpointers.com/2019/11/25/nuzzle-up-with-nutcrackers-and-sugar-plum-fairies-at-greenpointers-holiday-market-12-8-60-vendors-mulled-wine-craft-beer-tasty-treats-tarot-readings-acupuncture-ornament-making-and-so-much/
A highly-curated selection of indie makers will be selling irresistible handcrafted gifts and tasty treats. Warm your cockles with fun activities including Acupuncture Treatments, Tarot Readings, Face Painting, Nail Art, Holiday Ornament Making and more! Inside the magical Land of Sweets, sip on spiced mulled wine and sample a delectable array of international flavors. First 100 guests get a signed copy of artist Alex Russell’s The Great Map of Greenpoint poster! (Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 5th floor, BK, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Coney Island Yo-yo Fling!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/coneyislandyoyofling2019
Witness yo-yos zooming on strings like rollercoasters and wizzing around a loop-the-loop like a passenger on an amusement park ride. See amazing yo-yo “freestyles” by the best yo-yo competitors on the east coast! The winner will take home the title “New York State Champion 2019.” After party in the Freak Bar. Competitors must register at Coney Island USA's site. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, $8-$45)

WORD: Big Irv's Storytelling Roadshow
https://www.facebook.com/events/1001668696883372
A whole new showcase of the best storytelling this side of the river. Big talent in a tiny bodega! Featuring Tracy Rowland, Mark Pagán, Drew Prochaska, Martin Dockery, Bobby Hankinson, Tracy Starin, Joey Novick, and Adrien Behn. PLus 2 extra saucy open mic slots. Host: Adam Selbst. Also featuring opening band Death Star Repairmen.. BYOB. (Big Irv's, 381 Hooper St, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, FREE)

PARTY: The Rubulad Holiday Revue!
https://www.facebook.com/events/414021836208274/
tix: https://artery.is/showcases/rubulad-holiday-rev
Live music by: The Brass Queens, Isaac Gillespie, Nic Mercedes, and Sammy Weissberg's Schmuletide Christmas. With your MC/DJ: Baby K. Love. Projections by the Sperm Whale. Yummy Takoyaki by Yoko Nips. Mike Flaherty’s Art Hole, and much, much more! Dress for wacky holiday hijinx! RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (Rubulad, secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8:30 pm doors/9pm show, $15/$10 adv or before 10pm)

 

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SHOP: Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
https://brooklynholidaybazaar.com
Shop, eat, drink & play. Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar brings together the best of local makers. The 7th edition will be packed with fine handmade goods, delicious food & drinks, music, craft activities and more good times. (501 Union St, BK, 11am-5pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Thank You For Being a Friend
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10429147
A Golden Girls Holiday Musical Parody. Live singing, dancing, schmacting! Twas the night before Christmas and the girls are trapped by a snowstorm. In an unexpected Charles Dickens twist of events, the three grannies must visit their past, present, and future to save Christmas and find Sophia...just in time for turkey lurkey! Lucky audience members may even have a chance to make their stage debut with the bosom buddies and become the next #TokenSophia! (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42 St, 7pm, $22-$35 with $20 food/drink min)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Déviante Drawing Salon: Hellbound
https://www.facebook.com/events/545859652638765
The darkly beautiful, Morgan Shay, is a multidisciplinary experiential artist and storyteller, creating and delivering concepts between illustration to physical immersion that will be portrayed in vignettes of curated drawing poses. You are invited  to transcribe this sensual world. Figure drawing experience is not required. The magik is in perceiving the experience through your own senses and reflecting them onto paper through renderings of your own observation. With special guest models and creators Jacklyn Atkinson and Cassidy Haley. In collaboration with the visionary Max Steiner. There will be a limited amount of paper, sketch pads and drawing utensils so please come equipped with your own. (The Chanda Lair, 16 Arion Pl, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm perfromance, $30)

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ART/PARTICIPATORY: Kink ‘n’ Draw: The 4th Annual Kinky XXXmas!
https://www.facebook.com/events/801314970308580
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hostess and House Dominatrix, Lady Zombie, will lead you in an evening of artistic expression and socializing — with yummy cocktails. Bring your own sketch pad, pencils, and a friend. Have a drink — or several — and draw the delightful live figure models Abby Fantastic and Anja Keister in S&M inspired tableaux. (Lucky, 168 Avenue B, 7pm-10pm, $5 min sugg don, 21+)

 

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PARTY: Holiday Hang 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/2482190168565541
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10457061
Letter of Marque Theater Company’s annual evening of hot cider, live performance, and singing around the accordion with Erica Mancini. Brooklyn Improv Training’s House Teams will go head to head with competitive improv games that will have you laughing your Santa hats off! The LoM Lieutenants will lift your holiday spirits with a Soundpainted performance based on prompts from the audience. Plenty of raffles and chances to test your luck at the Raffle Roulette. Sponsored by Alewife Brewing Co. Beautiful ugly sweaters and cheery are looks always encouraged. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with ticket, 7:30pm, $5-$10, 18+)


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SHOP: Haus Of Hag's Full Moon Magical Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/763782544039583
Join Velocity Starr Chyaldd's evening of divination, self care, botanica, tattoo and apothecary on the full Long Night's Moon. Expect artisanal authentic conjure, spell candles, tarot, palm as well as astrology readings, potions, healing skincare and fine line tattoos all alongside intoxicating libations with groovy music during this winter moon. (LUCKY, 168 Ave B, 5pm-9pm, FREE)

THEATER: A Very Meow Meow Holiday Show
https://www.bam.org/meowmeow
Hot on the heels of an acclaimed, sold-out run in London, this holiday show is dazzling with exquisite and original music, glitter for days, and hilarious, biting satire. A crash course on performance mastery, Meow’s show is a high octane meditation on the perils, pleasures, and actual point of the season—the ultimate antidote for the holidayweary reveler. Come all ye seekers of yuletide delight and mayhem: the crowd-surfing “Queen of Chanson,” Berliner Zeitung, and New Yorker Performer of the Year makes her BAM debut. (BAM Strong, Harvey Theater, BK, 651 Fulton St, 7:30pm, $35-$85)


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ART: Super Funland - Journey Into The The Erotic Carnival
https://www.museumofsex.com/portfolio_page/super-funland
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: Machine Hallucination
https://www.artechouse.com/nyc
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, Artechouse, 429 W 15th St, 10am-10pm, $17-$24)

ART: NYC Winter Lantern Festival 2019
https://www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/666488597199801
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. (thru 1/12, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, see site for details, $15-$30)

ART: 18th Annual Holiday Train Show
https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/exhibits-collections/exhibits
Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. This year’s exhibit is set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. (thru 2/23, New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St, BK, see site for details, $10)

ART: Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
http://www.movingimage.us/exhibitions/2019/09/11/detail/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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