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We're still trying to work out our future, so please hang tight. In the meantime -- while you still can -- come visit us here, this weekend and beyond.
You can Raid My Racks tomorrow and have a private immersive cocktail experience in Plum Blossom Parlor Thur-Sun through June.
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 ///
6.6 - POP-UP SHOP
invites you to
Raid my racks!
Sun June 6, 1-6pm, early bird 12-1pm
Clothing preview (about a third of what's here): http://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion
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 unless you're vaccinated (proof required). All G&S staff have been vaccinated.
ONGOING: COVID-pod speakeasy
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
Thur-Sun through May 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.
NYC EVENTS 6.4-10
WEEKEND + WEEK
PUPPETS: Bill's 44th
The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten. Now all Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive. But waiting is hard. Created by Andy Manjuck and Dorothy James, Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show that brings two puppeteers together to create one (very worried) protagonist. Many styles of puppetry, raucous balloons, and a cheeky piece of crudité all collide to examine the pitfalls of impatience and the wonder of loneliness. (Fri/Sat 7:30pm live online 7:30pm & on demand thru 6.15, $12-34)
FILM: New York Indian Film Festival
NYIFF is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about India in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Ten days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain & educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City. (this week & next, online, see site for details)
OPENING: WHEN I WANT YOU IN THE NIGHT
When I Want You In The Night is a continuing collaboration between husband and wife team Christian Joy and Jason P. Grisell. Current works, made together and individually, touch upon interstate nomadic travel, dreamlike isolation, sickness, death, youth, old age, perspectives of wandering, camping, nature, rural/urban interfaces, ghosts, liminality and liminal space, New York City, Iowa, California, family, and willingness to change. (secret project robot, 401 Wythe Ave, 5-8pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Mamie Minch
A longtime staple of NYC’s acoustic blues scene, singer and guitarist Mamie Minch and drummer Dean Sharenow play Mamie's songs and dig in Mamie's repertoire of old time blues. They just released an EP, Slow Burn. On this collection of songs, you’ll find Mamie’s traditional influences stretch out, turn up, get deeper, groovier, funkier. The tracks include an R.L. Burnside piece reworked as a feminist future blues, a woozy folk tribute to Yves Klein Blue, in between some foot stompers a la Jessie Mae Hemphill and a few tender embraces in plain spoken poetry. Listening to Slow Burn is like unpacking a time capsule of American music that’s been stored in Mamie’s 1930’s National steel for decades and filtered with a modern femme sensitivity. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 7 & 9pm, $25-100)
ART: Gowanus Night Heron
20 local artists will descend upon the banks of the Gowanus Canal like the elusive black-crowned night heron, for a pop-up exhibition of work spanning photography, painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, textiles, spoken word, and light and video installation. Staged outdoors, in wooden pods on the lot of Rabbit Movers, this intimate and ephemeral gathering of local artists is a testament to the spirit of creativity and community that sets Brooklyn apart. Please note: We will be following all New York City Covid-19 guidelines. (426 President St at Bond St, 6-9pm, rain date: Sun, FREE)
FILM: Music Mania Secret Speakeasy
The Museum of Interesting Things Music Mania Secret Speakeasy through vintage 16mm film with Rock & Roll, jazz and soundies vintage films and more. We will bring items from our vast collection of antiques as well on the history of film and music. We will show 16mm films using 1960’s Kodak projectors. You can come visit live or enjoy virtually with the zoom link sent with tickets. (Live or online, link with purchase, 7pm-9pm, $10)
WORD: More than Munchkins: A History of Performing Little People
For centuries Little People have been a mainstay of popular entertainment. In this illustrated talk, author and performer Trav S.D. traces the historical ups and downs of very short-statured entertainers from medieval times through the era of P.T. Barnum and dime museums, to side shows and circuses, to vaudeville, to movies and television. Along the way, we trace the evolution of the Little Person’s image in popular culture, from one of cruel derision in the age of the court jester...to one of glamour, as personified by sex symbol and Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage...to a virtual return to carny days on reality tv. (live online, 7pm, $5)
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EVENT: Shadow Parks Department musical outing
The water beneath our city has never stopped flowing, even while buried over decades & centuries as New York grew into the city as we know it. Minetta Creek once ran through what is now the West Village of Manhattan, providing a habitat for many forms of life as it meandered towards the Hudson River. Join us as we evoke a dreamscape along this forgotten waterway, as our musical conjurers awaken the flora and fauna that once thrived there. We will visit with & observe the habits of Blue Jays, Tulip Trees, Herons of Several Types, Sensitive Ferns, Brook Trout, & American Bullfrogs. RSVP to shadowparksdepartment@PROTECTED for details with the size of your group (1-3p). Audience space is very limited. (morning of Sat 6.12 / rain date Sun 6.13, $FREE?)
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CALL FOR ARTISTS
Found@Sea combines storytelling, ephemeral found object sculpture, collaborative art making and sustainability in a series of interventions that culminate in a participatory public event. The project solicits ten creators to construct sandcastles dedicated to lost items during a one-day event in Fort Tilden on August 7th, 2021 (time TBA). The event will invite participants to view the sandcastles and their stories, and watch them wash away with the tides. You can work with a team, or on your own to construct this sandcastle. We will provide you with a $150 stipend for your time, effort, and creativity. Application due on June 19th. We will notify you of the chosen artists by June 22nd.
DANCE: Platform 2021: The Dream of the Audience
Hosted by Danspace Project & curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, a digital Platform featuring acclaimed artists and past Platform curators, each with longstanding relationships to Danspace: Ishmael Houston-Jones, Okwui Okpokwasili, Eiko Otake with Joan Jonas, and Reggie Wilson. New short video works by the artists, created while in-residence at the church, will be screened each Friday. Mondays will feature Danspace archival footage. In two Conversations Without Walls, Lydia Bell and Kristin Juarez will activate these archives. The Journal will also include new written works by Writer-in-residence, Maura Nguyen Donohue. (Mon & Fri thru 6.18, online, see site for details)
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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