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Excellent news: the first few weeks of our brand new COVID-pod immersive cocktail experience, Plum Blossom Parlor, have gone very smoothly, and we're extending the run through February. We'll be able to put together Valentine's packages, as well, so let us know if you'd like a special date night option (fold-out couch, chilled champagne, dinner, dessert).
A small request: Facebook has inexplicably decided to hide the event on their platform. We'd appreciate it if you could RSVP there and invite a few friends, if you're willing: https://www.facebook.com/events/5176161992424396
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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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
Fri-Sun through February 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
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.
1/22 - 1/28
WEEKEND + WEEK
DANCE: La Mama Moves Dance Festival
This live presentation of works by Kevin Augustine (USA), Kari Hoaas (Norway), Anabella Lenzu (Argentina/Italy/USA), Tamar Rogoff (USA) will be streamed on La MaMa’s website and will include a discussion with the artists involved. Curated and hosted by Nicky Paraiso. (Tue/Wed, online, link released on day of event, 7pm, $5-$25 sugg don)
DJ: 80's & 90's Zoom Mega Dance Party
DJ Jerry Geraldo returns with his world famous 80's and 90's party first time ever live online. Bring out your own drinks, show off your outfits and costumes, strike up a conversation in the chat room with that person you like or a friend, turn up the music and show off your moves. Dance-Pop, Freestyle, Classic Dance and house music, Early Hip Hop and more. (Zoom, link with purchase, 8pm-12am, $10)
PARTY: Thank You For Everything: HOY 5-Year Anniversary
Join the House of Yes community for a cyber celebration to honor their 5 Year Anniversary. Featuring surprise performance moments, interactive antics with your host PIXEL, and spotlight moments by you and your crew. Tune in from anywhere in the world. Bring yourself, your pandemic pod, your family, your pets, your costumes, your party props, and whatever else gets you in the mood. Donations will go to performers & production crew. (Zoom, link with registration, 9pm, FREE/$sugg don)
FUNDRAISER: Save Birdland
Yet another one of New York’s most beloved venues is in danger of closing for good. Like many other independently owned small businesses, Birdland is in desperate need of capital to dig out of the debt caused by the pandemic. This fundraiser features a long list of performances and appearances including: Clive Davis, Monty Alexander, Lucy Arnaz, Iain Armitage, Colleen Ballinger, Erich Bergen, Terence Blanchard, Matthew Broderick, Scott Bradlee, Ken Burns, Ravi Coltrane, Elvis Costello, Whoopi Goldberg, Manhattan Transfer, Wynton Marsalis, Susie Mosher, Bebe Nuewirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Mandy Patinkin, Martha Plimpton, Randy Rainbow, Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ruehl, Dee Snyder, and many more. Plus regards from President Bill Clinton. (Birdland website, 7pm, $sugg don)
WORD: The Famous Gilded Age Balls that Forever Changed NYC' Webinar
When NYC's top socialites from a century ago wanted to entertain they spent today's equivalent of millions of dollars on a single party to prove to NYC's movers and shakers that they belonged. Join New York Adventure Club as they explore a collection of some of the most famous (and infamous) Gilded Age balls ever hosted in New York City, and how the extreme amount of wealth flaunted at each either earned them great admiration or animosity from the public and press. Led by Art Historian, Curator, and Art Advisor Kristen Oehlrich, MBA, Ph.D., this virtual exploration will include: the significance of a ball in NYC socialite circles, and how they differ from today's galas and parties; a look at some of NYC's most famous Gilded Age era balls; a discussion around the facts, figures, and drama surrounding each ball, from who attended and what they wore, to the fanciful decor and extravagant culinary dishes; rare photos and illustrations depicting these epic evenings; and more. Q&A to follow. (Online, link with purchase, 8pm-9:30pm, $10)
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)
CIRCUS/FUNDRAISER: Aerialists & Acrobats At City Point
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)
PERFORMANCE: Beyond a Winter's Day
Liars & Believers creates original live shows with music, movement, mask, puppet, video, clown, live bands, and aerialists. Join them for a live online performance of story and music, food and drink, mask and puppet, shadow and light. This is a live theatre experience that finds hope and warmth in the moment we share together. Engage all your senses. With your ticket, receive simple recipes for the food and drink in the show. You'll taste and smell the delights of the performance as it happens. This family-friendly event. It's made for adults and perfect for kids. (thru 3/28, zoom, link with purchase, see site for details, pay what you can/$25 sugg don)
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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