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We got an incredible Valentine's Day gift this past weekend: one of the best articles ever written about G&S was published on ABC's national news desk, going into depth on Plum Blossom Parlor experience, inspiration and significance. It also contains a photo gallery that gives you a glimpse of what we've built without giving away the whole thing. We hope you check it out: http://bit.ly/PBP_peek
The Parlor is now officially open through March, with an online booking system in place (Feb is looking pretty full). We can also send tastes and gift boxes around the world, if you'd like to surprise a friend or get a few treats for yourself without leaving home. Get in touch for options and to arrange delivery.
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
Thur-Sun through March at 6/8/10pm
$50pp for 7-8 guests, $55pp for 5-6 guests, $65pp for 3-4 guests, $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 Feb dates / book online for March
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 checked in. 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 & pod cuddle puddles. Snack options are available by advance request. Simply book your time window & enjoy (book back-to-back slots to extend your time). 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.
2/19 - 2/25
WEEKEND + WEEK
SHOP: The Oddities Flea Market
Shop your favorite oddities vendors from the comfort of your own home. Featuring: Rebels & Outlaws, Gotham Taxidermy, Gravestone Girls, Ampersand Curiosities, Seance Perfume, and many more. Your ticket includes full weekend access. (Sat/Sun, online, see site for details, 12pm-7pm, $5)
ART/PERFORMANCE: Swoon: The House Our Families Built
Traveling around NYC, a 14 foot box truck has been transformed into a diorama-style outdoor sculpture that is a stage for both visual and performance art, inspired by domestic scenes and stories shared on the PBS site. Caledonia Curry whose work appears under the name Swoon, uses intricate cutaways, painting, and performance to build a world that blends reality and wonder. Curry and her long-time collaborator, Jeff Stark selected a diverse range of stories to express through this sculptural work. These stories have been shaped into a 15 minute performance that transitions through emotions from humor to fear, tenderness to confrontation, encouraging people to ask where they’ve come from and what they can leave behind. (Union Sq, North Plaza, 17th St, see site for details, FREE)
SHOP/PERFORMANCE: Grandma Loves You
A one-day pop-up outdoor queer market featuring local handmade things by local artists. With live performances every hour, all hosted by that favorite stand-in matriarch for the woman you just can't see enough right now: Fantasy Grandma. Live performances by: Fantasy Grandma, Reality Grandpa, Miz Jade, Uncle Freak & Foxy Belle Afriq, Daphne Always with Matthew Ricketts, Agave L'Amour, and Jojosoul. Bring cash or Venmo for shopping. Masks on at all times indoors. Dress warmly. This is not a virtual event. (The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 12:30m-5pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Bang on a Can Marathon
An entire marathon of premiers. 16 brand new works by 16 pioneering composers. Tune in to hear 4 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, mind-blowing music. Alvin Lucier, Jennifer Walshe, Matthew Shipp, Ingrid Laubrock, Gabriel Kahane, and more. (online, see site for details, 1pm-5pm, FREE/$10-$25 sugg don)
WORD: Black Bohemia: a Virtual Village Walking Tour
Long-time tour guides Derrick Edwards and Eric Chase will take you on a rollicking, inspiring tour focused on the interconnectedness of Black arts and artists in our neighborhoods and how they shaped and influenced much of what we know of the Village. From Alex Haley to Audre Lorde, James Baldwin to Lorraine Hansberry, and so many more, see the sites where generations of artists forged new and enduring cultural visions, often in community and collaboration, creating beautiful, powerful works that continue to resonate today. (online, link with registration, 6pm, FREE)
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)
FILM: Dan Savage’s Hump Festival
The indie porn festival for every body. HUMP! is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. The filmmakers and stars show us hot and sexy, creative and kinky, ultimate turn-ons and craziest fantasies. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. View just the film or join nightly lifestream with Dan Savage (thru 3/6, online, see site for details, $30-$46, +18)
ART: Life is Drag
An exhibition showcasing the video portraits of Rachel Rampleman. Exploring subjects such as gender, artifice and spectacle, Rampleman documents the most innovative and singular performers of the currently exploding international alt-drag and burlesque scenes, a portion of which have been filmed throughout the pandemic at the Cell Theater. (thru 3/27, Sat/Sun, The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
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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