[G&S]: Sun - brunch, bubbly & fashion browsing / Your NYC & online events 4.23-30

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sun - brunch, bubbly & fashion browsing / Your NYC & online events 4.23-30
Date: April 23rd 2021

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ICYMI last week: we are starting to consider reopening in some form. We don't yet know what that's going to look like, but we do know we need to make room, as Miss Scorpio pivoted to fashion resale in lockdown, and the Loft looks like a well-curated-but-slightly-mad clothing emporium. Help us get back to normal this Sunday by raiding her racks for her 20+ year collection of vintage, statement, designer & costume pieces. (If you've seen some of it before: multiple racks have been added!) Brunch and bubbly included in the invite, as well.

Throughout the day, we'll be doing by-request tiny tours of our COVID pod pop-up, Plum Blossom Parlor (ask Miss S directly). Pre-bottled drinks from the Parlor will be available for purchase, as well. You could also book your slot there for the same day or anytime it's running: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

More info below. If you can't make it on Sunday, you can always make your own appointment to come browse the racks anytime. About a third of what we have here has been listed online, and more items are added to the listings all the time: https://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion

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4.25 - POP-UP SHOP

Miss Scorpio

invites you to

Raid my racks!

Sun Apr 25, 1-6pm, early bird 12-1pm
Clothing preview (about a third of what's here): http://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion
Tix: https://houseofscorpio.wildapricot.org/event-4271275

G&S/HoS have been on lockdown with the rest of NYC for over a year, but it's time to start considering reopening. We don't yet know what that's going to look like, but we do know we need to make room, as Miss Scorpio pivoted to fashion resale in lockdown, and the Loft looks like a well-curated-but-slightly-mad clothing shop. Help us get back to normal by raiding her racks for her 20+ year collection of vintage, statement, designer & costume pieces. (If you've seen some of it before: multiple racks have been added!)

We're whipping up a breakfast taco buffet bar, including homemade chorizo & vegetarian options, and stocking up on bubbly and bloody marys.

Throughout the day, we'll be doing by-request tiny tours of our COVID pod pop-up, Plum Blossom Parlor (ask Miss S directly). Pre-bottled drinks from the Parlor will be available for purchase, as well. You could also book your slot there for the same day or anytime it's running: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Here's our COVID-safe plan for the day:
12-1pm: be the first to raid the racks! Your $10 ticket includes early access & a glass of bubbly (post-1pm brunch optional).
1-3pm: brunch time! Your $20 ticket includes a breakfast taco buffet & a glass of bubbly. You will need proof of vaccine to eat indoors, or enjoy your meal on our roof. Shopping access throughout.
1-6pm: raid the racks! Your $5 ticket includes a glass of bubbly.

You must purchase an advance ticket for a specific time slot to attend, as we will be limiting access to keep to 25% capacity at all times. We're also collecting contact information for all guests in case it's needed for contact tracing in an unlikely case of infection. Masks are required indoors when not seated and eating/drinking. All G&S staff have been vaccinated.

NYC EVENTS 4.23-30


THEATER: Happy 457th Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare
TIX: https://happy457will.eventbrite.com
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, now in its 27th year on the LES, brings their annual celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday to the parking lot of The Clemente for a safe, socially distant evening of scenes, sonnets and songs. (Fri/Sat, The Clemente, 107 Norfolk, 7pm, FREE/reservations req)

A mountain, mined of her insides, collapses into rubble. Near the wreckage, a marriage ends and the home grieves the loss of the family it once housed. Underground, a groundhog hoards an enormous collection of the family’s discarded sentimental items. As the Rubble, the Home, and the Groundhog attempt to reassemble the remnants of their crumbled histories, their worlds begin to merge and intertwine. MINE uses a variety of puppetry styles, live-feed projections, stop-motion animation, wearable sculptures, and humor to weave together themes of nostalgia, excess, and the destructive human urge to colonize land, bodies, and minds. (Livestream Fri/Sat, on demand 4.26-5.3, 7:30pm, $18)

FOOD: New York Pizza Festival: Home Edition
The first virtual national, star-studded, 2-day event showcasing the talents of the most renowned US Pizza Makers, Chefs, and culinary personalities. Featuring: two days of live broadcasts featuring interviews and social media chats with pizza celebrities, and exclusive videos featuring pizza personalities, trends, producers, cultures and histories. Plus local pizza takeout & delivery from more than 250 artisanal pizzerias.

WORD: Taste of Science
Bringing you your favorite flavors of science not just from the US but across the globe. (thru 5/1, online, see site for details)


BODY: Dreamland Roller Disco
TIX: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-train-at-dreamland-roller-disco-at-lakeside-tickets-151507590281?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Season opener of Lola Star's themed, dress-up, immersive roller skating experience that will transport you into a fabulous retro roller disco "dreamland." Kickoff event theme: Soul Train. Dress up in the most fabulous, retro inspired outfit in your closet and join us on the dance floor. (Lakeside, Prospect Park. BK, 7-10pm, $24 incl skate rental, if avail)

PERFORMANCE: Virtual Impossibilities Starring Eric Walton
tix: https://www.milesquaretheatre.org/shows-events/virtual-impossibilities
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. [G&S note: use code WELCOMEBACK for $5 off] (Zoom, 8pm, $25-35)

PERFORMANCE: !Live! [Mexico] Maximum
PerfoREDmx (Red Mexicana de Performance) is a self-managed and non-profit organization that seeks to build exchange bridges between artists, contributing to research, dissemination and dialogue on performance art in Mexico. The Network is made up of independent performance festivals in Mexico. For this event, it's presenting performance srt by PANCHO LOPEZ, CELESTE FLORES, ISIS PÉREZ, LUCY MAGAÑA, LAURA LUBOZAC; more info on website. (online, 9pm, FREE / sugg don)


WORD: Independent Bookstore Day
A one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. (see site to find events at your local indie bookstore)

THEATER: Shakespeare on Stratford
Sonnets, madrigals and Afro-Haitian dancing, outdoors and socially distanced. (Stratford Rd bet Slocum Pl & Matthews Ct, Ditmas Park, BK, 3-5pm, FREE)

DJ: Goth Industrial Cardio Dance party
donations: https://gofund.me/bd5e70fc
Feed your dark spirit while exercising your corporeal form. Stomp around to bangers, classics and oddities from NIN, IAMX, Das Ich, combichrist, Wumpscut, And One, KMFDM, and more. (Zoom, 9pm, FREE)

FILM: The History I learned from Bugs Bunny Secret Speakeasy
It's funny how much history, literature, music and more we learned from the classic old cartoons. The Museum of Interesting Things will focus on what we all learned from Bugs Bunny, from opera to the war rations program of WW2. They will show vintage 16mm film on vintage Kodak projectors. There will also be some details from a 20 year veteran of Fisher Price. They will bring items from their vast collection of antiques as well on the history of animation and culture. (Live or online, link with purchase, 7pm-9pm, $10)

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In conjunction with the opening day of our outdoor portrait exhibition "We’re Still Here..." on Sat 5.15, Arts Gowanus is pleased to present our first ever Artist Marketplace. For the the big opening day of this event, we are planning to include 30 local creative vendors who will be able to sell their art and creative products to the public in attendance. We are seeking applications from Brooklyn based artists, makers and creatives thru Apr 25.


PARTICIPATORY: Mail Art in April
A campaign is underway to get people to connect off-screen, and support the USPS by sending something creative through the nation's mail service. The idea is simple: Make or find a thing for somebody; Include a thanks to the USPS on the outside; Post a pic to FB/IG #MailArtInApril; Send it. Modern mail art is considered to have begun in the 1960's with artist Ray Johnson and the New York Correspondence School. The practice was reinvigorated in the 1980's by E.F. Higgins III, who is now the best-known living mail artist. And boy is he funny. Humor tends to be a big part of mail art -- just read about all the potatoes sent via the US mail. This is an experiment to see if we can create a new tradition, one that reminds us that culture is about how we interact with each other, more than about what we watch together. (Thru 4/30, see site for details, FREE/postage cost)

THEATER: Taxilandia
TAXILANDIA, created and written by Oye Group’s Modesto Flako Jimenez, immerses its audience in the flavors, sounds, sights and dynamic history of a neighborhood confronting social stigmas and the realities of gentrification. Weaving a dramatic, performative ‘tapestry’ that interconnects generations, social classes, races and cultures, TAXILANDIA complicates our notion of what it means to be a local, an immigrant or a resident of a place, challenging us to answer: “What is my personal roadmap of home?” Originally developed in Flako’s own neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, the piece was inspired and drawn from his nine years driving a taxicab and his documentation of conversations with passengers, residents, locals, and immigrants to the neighborhood. TAXILANDIA is available via a $25 ticket lottery for a single pod of up to three people become passengers in Flako’s cab for a personal experience of Bushwick. Also available as self-guided text-based walking tour. (thru 4/30, see site for details, $25)

VARIETY: Bindlestiff Open Stage Virtual Variety Show
Get a first look at emerging talents around the world — all from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more -- each act live in their own location. Hosted by Keith "Bindlestiff" Nelso. Also featuring circus historian, retired NYU professor, burlesque & circus performer, polar bear promoter, and Chairman of the Board of Bindlestiff, Hovey Burgess. (thru 4/30, Mondays, 8pm, live on Facebook & YouTube, FREE / $12 sugg donation)

THEATER: Post Theatrical
We are a group of theater artists and companies joining forces during the pandemic to produce mail-based theatrical experiences. Wildly varied in form, content, and duration, these experiences have been intentionally built for increased audience access and inclusion beyond that which is possible in typical live theater. Our work aspires to connect human beings of disparate backgrounds despite (and in some ways, through) distance. (thru 6.30, see site for details)

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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