[G&S]: Plum Blossom Parlor open for January / Your NYC & online events 1.16-22

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Plum Blossom Parlor open for January / Your NYC & online events 1.16-22
Date: January 15th 2021

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Hello lovelies,

Thank you to all those who inquired about booking our brand new COVID-pod immersive cocktail experience! We're excited to start sharing the space with you. Predictably, Saturdays are most popular, so if you're looking to book the space, give us a few date/time options beyond prime time Saturdays (this Sat is fully booked, in fact, but we have a couple Sunday slots).

We also have a virtual literary event Sunday with our sex-positive party entity, House of Scorpio -- full writeup below Parlor info.

We hope to see you there or at the Parlor.

Cheers,

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
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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 in Gowanus, BK (address with booking confirmation)

More info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Email for more details & to book your time
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/5176161992424396
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.


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BOOK CLUB: 1.17
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House of Scorpio
presents

(Virtual) Sex Lit: Stoya's Book Club

Sunday, Jan 17*, 3-6pm EST, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Monthly members: $0-10; non-members: $20
Video conference: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/548278913 (password sent in tix confirmation email)
Memberships & tickets: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html

Official info & house rules: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/872716886859794
Socials: @gemini_scorpio #houseofscorpio

The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of an explicitly erotic book led by pornographer Stoya.

Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is Sex Crimes by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, a sex comedy in comics form, in the vein of Bridesmaids and 40-year Old Virgin. Suzie's a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John... who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks.

This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club! Our discussion is wide-ranging, and you can still join us even if you haven't read it, but you'll be better able to participate if you have.

You likely know who Stoya is already, but in case you don't: she has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, the Guardian, Playboy, and others, and her first book of essays, Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn, was released through Not A Cult in summer 2018. She has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on and is known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature.

*Every other Sunday of the month is your opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.


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1/15 - 1/21
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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MUSIC: The 36th Annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival
https://goldenfest.org
Two nights of great Balkan Music, Dance, and Arts online. Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band will headline, along with 40 bands and performers. Live-streamed dance instruction on Friday evening. Live and pre-recorded music videos both nights. Discover unique crafts and food in the Virtual Charshiya marketplace, as well as interactive gatherings, workshops and demos during the festival. (Fri/Sat, online, link with tix purchase, see site for details, $FREE-$25 sugg don)


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FRIDAY
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WORD: Rock and Roll Fashion
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-and-roll-fashion-registration-131401851475
Join Bob Gruen, one of the most recognized and respected photographers in rock and roll, for an exploration of the rock music scene through pictures that have captured the world’s attention. Through wildly entertaining stories and iconic images, Gruen provides a unique window into the evolution of American music culture. (Zoom, link with RSVP, 7pm, FREE)


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SATURDAY
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WORD/PERFORMANCE: Olio Fest
https://www.thinkolio.org/olios/oliofest-a-12-hour-audio-experience
This is an all-day celebration of the Think Olio Collective. In the spirit of some of the great public access variety shows and telethons of the past, Think Olio will host a 12-hour radio show featuring notable Olios from their archive, new professor voices, updates from the NYC community, and they’ll be raising funds for the upcoming year's programming the whole time. With a combination of live and pre-recorded lectures, interviews, concerts, workshops, and call-ins from the community on the ground in NYC, they will curate a day to engage in the art of deep listening. (online, link with RSVP, 12pm-12am, FREE)


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MONDAY
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COMMUNITY: 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
https://www.bam.org/mlktribute
BAM, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and BRIC come together to honor iconic civil right leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this digital adaptation of their beloved annual event. Audience members from around the world are invited to join in for New York City’s largest public celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, a free virtual program featuring world-renowned activists, public figures, and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers. Appearances by: Eric L. Adams Brooklyn Borough President; Sing Harlem!; Tarriona “Tank” Ball; Ashley August and Timothy DuWhite; Letitia James, Attorney General for the State of New York; Charles E. Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader; Bill de Blasio, Mayor, New York City; PJ Morton; plus many others. Featuring a Keynote Address from Alicia Garza, the principal at the Black Futures Lab and the Black to the Future Action Fund, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Strategy & Partnerships Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and host of the Lady Don’t Take No podcast. (online, link with registration, 11am, FREE)


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ONGOING
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PERFORMANCE: Virtual Impossibilities Starring Eric Walton
https://www.ericwalton.com/virtual-impossibilities
tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/621?sitePreference=normal
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
https://www.stellartickets.com/events/maureen-fleming-company/earth-goddesses--3
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)

CIRCUS/FUNDRAISER: Aerialists & Acrobats At City Point
https://www.anverentertainment.com/citypoint
Venmo donation: @kygwen
Enjoy this showcase of works-in-progress and show-ready acts of dazzling skills, innovative movements, and super-human strength & flexibility. Artists will be inside BKLYN Studios & audience will be in the City Point main passageway. Masks & social distancing are required. Support furloughed performance artists with a donation via Venmo. (thru 2/28, Thu 7pm/Sun 12pm, 445 Albee Sq W, BK, $sugg don)

THEATER: Liars and Believers’ “Macbeth” in serialized form.
https://www.liarsandbelievers.com/show/pandemicplay
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
http://www.untitledtheater.com/previous-productions/performance-for-one.html
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
https://24hourplays.com/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
https://www.sinkingshipproductions.com/the-7th-voyage-of-egon-tichy
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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