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Brooklyn Pride this weekend! Are we seeing you there? We'll be opening our Loft to our sex-positive LGBTQ-inclusive sister brand House of Scorpio after the big Atlantic Ave street fair. If you're into that sort of thing, see Sunday's listing below. All the fashion racks will be available to shop, too. And yes, Plum Blossom Parlor is open Thur-Sun through June, so you could book a private immersive cocktail experience as well. (Best way to support us is to book tix with us...and every dollar we save goes towards a future venue.)
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)
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com | #geminiandscorpio
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Sunday! HoS Pride daytime party --> see Sunday's listings
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 6.11-17
WEEKEND + WEEK
LGBTQ: Brooklyn Pride
Saturday: mini street festival & live acts on outdoor stage. Sunday: huge street fair along Atlantic Ave from 4th Avenue to the Waterfront. [G&S note: our sister brand House of Scorpio is hosting a member hang at the Loft on Sun after the street fair. Info in Sun listings.] (see site for details, FREE)
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. (online, see site for details)
EVENT: Brooklyn Eyelympic Staring Contest
There is no older sport than two people engaged in a trial of unblinking eyes. In that great tradition, this summer we hold the 2021 Brooklyn Eyelympic Staring Contest. As long as you don't blink, anything is fair game including distractions and bribery. Medals will be awarded for performance, optically-themed costumes, props, and optical puns. We want to see some real eye candy and eye-ronic outfits, so come dressed up. (The City Reliquary, 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm competition, $15)
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. (early morning / rain date Sun 6.13, $FREE?)
LGBTQ: House of Scorpio Pride @ BK Pride
Info & tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
BK Pride: https://brooklynpride.org/calendar/pride-atlantic-ave
Coming into our neighborhood for Brooklyn Pride? After you exhaust yourself at the Atlantic Ave celebration, swing by the loft for air-conditioned chill-out times, happy daylight dancing, and tasty snacks. We will also have all our fashion racks set up, so you can browse through our 300+ vintage, handmade, costume and designer treasures. A glass of bubbly is included with your ticket. HoS is a members-only sex-positive LGBTQ-inclusive community that runs parallel to Gemini & Scorpio events. Vaccination required for attendance; more safety info on site. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK, 5-10pm, $5 members / $10 member guests, 21+ (25+ suggested))
[Art opportunities, promotions, sales, news. Non-event ephemera...]
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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