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ICYMI last week: 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. We're whipping up a batch of cheesy spinach artichoke dip for this weekend's bookings, so you could get in on that if you snag one of the remaining few spots.
NEW! We can now 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. We even have gorgeous gift wrapping options and can include a personal note.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
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 & reservations: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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 reservations and drop a line for any custom arrangements.
WEEKEND + WEEK
FILM: Titmouse 5-Second Night
Titmouse is the animation production company known for series such as “Venture Bros.,” “Metalocalypse,” “Superjail!” and “Big Mouth”. 5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they've had as a short-format cartoon. The night will also include a selection of rarities from the studio’s vaults. (Fri, 9:30pm/Sat-Sun on demand; Titmouse website, $5)
ART: Fifth Annual International Women’s Day Art Fair
One Art Space presents their annual exhibition in honor of International Women’s Day and the monumental achievements of women throughout history. The fair features a diverse, international collection of talented, female-identifying artists of varying ages. All CDC guidelines must be followed to attend. Timed entry. Advance registration required. (Fri-Wed, One Art Space, 23 Warren St, 1pm-6pm, FREE)
Twelve artists have each created a different mail-art package based around the classic Viewmaster toy. By purchasing a ticket you agree to reliably accept mail at your chosen address, within the continental US only, to be delivered in the Spring of 2021. Upon receipt of the package, you will follow the written instructions and engage in a personal journey that the artist has designed for you. This journey is COVID-safe, and often does not require you to leave your home. Each day you are to cycle through two images and engage with the associated prompts. Some of these prompts will ask you to write something down, take a photo, or meditate on an issue at hand. With a total of 14 images, your engagement should last seven days, at which point you are to send the package on to the next participant. Shipping labels and instructions are included. (Fri-Thu, Your Mail Box, see site for details, $10-$30)
ART/SHOP: ReFashion Week Finale Event: ReFashion Runway Show
This is the finale of the third annual ReFashion Week NYC. At this exciting virtual event, seven sustainable stylists will showcase thrifted looks sourced from donateNYC's local partners. Looks will be evaluated live by high-profile judges from the sustainable fashion world and a winning stylist will be named. Audience members will also have the chance to participate by voting on their favorite looks to select a "Viewer's Choice" winner. (online, 6pm-7:30pm, FREE)
WORD: An Alternative History of Art (Now Including Women!)
You are invited to join a more fair and equal exploration of art history — one that includes the many overlooked women of the art world, led by Art Historian and Founder of Less Than Half, Hall W. Rockefeller. This is a great event for anyone who: would like to have a more fair & gender inclusive understanding of art history, has ever wondered 'why there have been no great women artists' (which is simply not true), is interested in learning about some of these many great women artists. A Q&A, interactive post lecture discussion, and quiz to test your knowledge all follow the presentation. (Online, link with purchase, 1pm-2:15pm, $15)
WORD: Finding Her Way: The Rise of Women Artists in America' Webinar
Despite evident talent and success, most American women artists before 1945 worked in general obscurity, unable to clear the gender-based barriers that persisted across the country. This is the story behind those female artists and their paintings, which reveal what life was historically like for urban women in America. Presented by New York Adventure Club and led by Rena Tobey, American Art Historian and Professor at NYU’s School for Professional Studies. Q&A to follow. (Online, link with purchase, 1pm-2:30pm, $10)
ART: Virtual Tour - Granny's Empire of Art
When Jaina Bee purchased their San Francisco home in 1997, they had the vision of creating a collaborative-art utopia. Creative friends and friends of friends came and went as they pleased, each contributing to and transforming the space as they went, creating a home that had a life of its own. This is a virtual tour of that home featuring: Jason Mecier’s PencilVania, a three-story staircase installation made out of over 185,000 colored pencils; a bathroom installation named “The Yellow Submarine Crash Lands on Gaudi’s Beach House in Brazil (The Movie)”; a fur mediation closet, Faux Real Diner, circus carpet and the Haunted Parlor, and more. Come meet Jaina and several of the artists behind Granny’s Empire of Art. Link emailed to ticket holders one hour before start time. Recording will be available after the event. (Online, link with purchase, 5pm-6pm, $10)
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)
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