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These are strange times we're living in. It's been frankly hard to focus on anything other than the violent attempted coup this week, as you might know if you follow us on Twitter (sorry). Nevertheless, our tiny immersive cocktail experience, Plum Blossom Parlor is open for pandemic pods of 2-8 at 5/7/9/11pm Fri-Sun starting this weekend until the end of the month. We'll decide after that whether we want to keep it open. We'd love to host you here, and yes, it's a great spot for dinners, birthdays, dates, etc. More info below and on our website.
We also have a virtual literary event tomorrow with our sex-positive party entity, House of Scorpio -- check it out in listings below.
We hope to see you there or at the Parlor.
Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
Donation info: https://www.paypal.me/geminiandscorpio or Venmo - @Gemini-Scorpio
Monthly donations via HoS: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
Handmade merch (flasks & geeky buttons): https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeminiScorpio
Vintage, thrift & designer clothes: https://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion (reply for an in-person appt)
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House of Scorpio - the sex-positive side of G&S http://www.houseofscorpio.com | http://bit.ly/HoS_FB
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
Fri-Sun through January at 5/7/9/11pm
Sugg donation: $45-55pp for 5-8 guests, $55-65pp for 3-4 guests, $65-75pp for two guests
Below Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location):
More info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Email for more details & to book your time
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #PlumBlossomParlor
A COVID-safe immersive cocktail experience in a lovingly crafted jewel box speakeasy. Plum Blossom Parlor is a luscious indoor "garden" lodge, inspired by The Emperor's Garden -- a corner of Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing that was untouched for about 100 years & was being painstakingly restored for the last 15, to open in...2020. Our installation is just a tiny bit of love from Brooklyn to China, at a time when the world couldn't be more split apart.
The Parlor is designed for COVID pods of up to eight people (two minimum) and runs entirely unstaffed -- which means masks are not required once you're inside. Handcrafted libations are pre-bottled & ready to enjoy on the spot or at home. A mini couch folds out, if you're booking for date night makeouts & cuddle puddles. Snack options are available by advance request. Simply book your time window & enjoy. And yes, you can book back-to-back slots to extend your time here. You can also book the room for meetings, birthday parties, shoots, Zoom events, etc...absolutely anything, as long as no more than eight people are inside at any one time.
Please see our site for more info, and drop us a line if you'd like to learn more or to check availability.
WEEKEND + WEEK
ART: LuminoCity Festival
LuminoCity is bringing its holiday light festival to the city. Featuring a brand new theme, new installations, countless insta-worthy moments, food truck vendors, a gift shop, a glistening Christmas Tree and more. Several massive light activations will be spread out over 10 acres for 30-45 minutes. The LuminoCity team is prioritizing the health and safety of guests by requiring designated time slots and strict capacities, mandatory masks worn by visitors and staff, temperature checks, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations, single direction pathways and more. [G&S Note: Use code “BUCKET15” for 15% discount] (Fri-Sun, 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall’s Island, see site for details, $25-$55)
THEATER/PUPPETS: Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec
Peer through the windows of old Paris, where unexpected moments of art, beauty, and seduction await you during this pandemic-friendly theatrical walking tour inspired by Bated Breath Theatre’s long-running immersive hit Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (named one of the “best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences” by Time Out.) In this open air, intimate theatrical experience, you and seven other masked audience members will be guided through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre. The sidewalks, doorways and windows of Greenwich Village become the setting as live accompaniment collides with the city’s soundscape, transporting you into the bohemian world of 1899 Paris. (Fri-Sun, multiple Greenwhich Village locations, see site for info, $75)
WORD: Sex Lit: Stoya's Book Club Special edition: "Hungry, Horny, and Horrified" with author Chelsea G. Summers
Tix & Membership: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion led by pornographer Stoya. While they usually focus on erotic books, this is a special edition with Stoya and Chelsea G. Summers, author of the breakout debut novel A Certain Hunger. The discussion is wide-ranging, and you can still join in even if you haven't read the book, but you'll be better able to participate if you have. About our authors: Stoya she has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Stoya has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on, and is the author of Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn published by Not A Cult. Chelsea G. Summers is a freelance writer whose work focuses on sex, politics, tech, fashion and culture. (Zoom, password with tix purchase, 3-6pm, Monthly Members FREE-$10/non-members $20, 21+/25+ suggested)
VARIETY: Arts on Site’s Virtual Performance Party
This is a monthly event that provides artists with a platform to share their work and encourages community support for the arts. The event features artists from dance, music, visual art, and theater. (Zoom and Facebook Live, see site for details, 6:45pm Preshow/7pm Performances, $10 sugg don)
MUSIC: For Love and Only for Love: Letters to New York
NYBG partners with Make Music New York on their annual winter solstice festival with the world premiere of this immersive choral installation by composer Pete Wyer. Explore the Native Plant Garden at your own pace and socially distanced, as prerecorded music – performed by choirs of up to 72 voices projected over 24 independent speakers – inspires reflection of love, gratitude, acceptance, and our connection with nature during the pandemic. (thru 1/10, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, BX, 12pm-4pm, $22)
PERFORMANCE: Virtual Impossibilities Starring Eric Walton
A fully interactive, online performance of mind-reading and mentalism by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning entertainer and showman, Eric Walton. In this highly engaging and thoroughly entertaining, virtual show, Eric presents many of the astonishing feats of mind-reading and mental acuity that have made him one of New York City's top mentalists. (Sat thru Jan, Zoom, link emailed day of show, 8pm, $20)
PERFORMANCE: Earth Goddesses
Choreographer/performer Maureen Fleming premieres this digital streaming program that pairs two of Fleming's critically acclaimed butō-inspired pieces, "Axis Mundi" and "Effulgent Wings". Featuring music by Somei Satoh, Philip Glass & Colm Mac Con Iomaire. (thru 1/28, online, link with purchase, on-demand, $8)
THEATER: Liars and Believers’ “Macbeth” in serialized form.
LAB presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth in serialized form. Each episode is 5-10 minutes long. New episode posted each week. (LAB website, FREE)
THEATER: Performance for One
A one-on-one theater performance, now presented live over Skype. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? With a rotating cast of actors, including Elizabeth Chappel, Joshua Coleman, Andrea Gallo, Jan Leslie Harding, Allison Hiroto, Yvonne Roen, and Melissa Rakiro. (Skype, see site for details, FREE)
THEATER: 24 Hr Plays’ Viral Monologues
New monologues written, rehearsed, recorded and released on IGTV in 24 hours. (24hoursplays online, see site for details, FREE/sugg don)
THEATER: The 7th Voyage of Egon Tich
A live-streamed digital theater performance based on The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem. The team behind A Hunger Artist, in collaboration with Theater in Quarantine, returns with an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s story—set in outer space, performed in a closet in the East Village, and beamed straight to you in whichever room you’re finding yourself stuck in. (Sinking Ship website, FREE/$10)
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