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As frequently happens in our wild underground--especially in COVID times--we have a last minute change for tomorrow's big bash. Due to unforeseen circumstances at Industry City, they had to push back our BK Wonderland takeover to later in the summer (UGH, we know). But Pride must go on! We're moving to one of our favorite underground party spots, and trust us, you don't want to miss it.
We're still working out details, but all ticket holders will be updated with the new location by early afternoon tomorrow. We can tell you the new spot is in Bushwick, but that's all we're allowed to say for the moment.
Gemini & Scorpio,
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
PARTY: SAT 6.26
Gemini & Scorpio present
Sat, June 26, 21+ (25+ preferred), time TBC!, $15-45* adv / $30 door is avail / $20 after 2am
(please buy at the highest level you can to support affordable tickets & artist fees)
LOCATION CHANGE! Super secret underground Bushwick spot with lots of outdoor space
Address released Sat daytime to tix holders only
Official site & mail list: https://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Socials: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #BKrenegadepride
Due to unforeseen circumstances at Industry City, they had to push back our BK Wonderland takeover to later in the summer (UGH, we know). But Pride must go on! We're moving to one of our favorite underground party spots, and trust us, you don't want to miss it.
Your fabulous DJs: Matty Glitterati, Ickarus, Shakey, 2melo. Aerial: Tara Quinn. LED flow & go go: Glittystarlet, D’Hoops, Mx Pixie, Ms. Margaret Jean. Shibari demo: laughingBonobo. Tarot: SOL The Drag Queen. Your best self captured by: photo genius Krys Fox, as seen on Hulu's Exposure.
Dress code: your queerest self! Sparkly unicorns, leather daddies, LED aliens, fancy fairies, glitter glamour queens, fetish fashionistas, sequin divas, kinky party monsters, neon rainbow bears...with sensible dancing shoes (think asphalt & gravel). This Pride is inclusive of all genders & expressions. As always with G&S, effort required / no entry otherwise...but we'll help you at door if you're under-dressed. Are you bringing LEWKS? Impress the door mistress and get in FREE.
COVID safety: because we're no longer 100% outside, we'll be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry. Masks will not be required, but you are welcome to wear yours -- especially on the dance floor. We're collecting contact info on all guests for contact tracing purposes in an unlikely case of an infection.
*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please buy at the highest price you can, to support artists, production and affordable tickets for everyone. For every patron ticket ($45) we add a low income ticket ($15).
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 6.25-7.1
WEEKEND + WEEK
LGBTQ: Gay Green-Wood Walking Tour
Green-Wood celebrates Pride Month with a special walking tour illuminating permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American history and culture. You will visit the graves of important LGBT figures including "It’s Raining Men" co-writer, Paul Jabara; sculptor of the "Angel of the Waters" statue atop Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists and founders of the Hetrick Martin Institute, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin, among others. (Sat/Sun 11am, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, $15 sugg don)
LGBTQ: New York City Drag March
All the fun without any of the organization. A NYC tradition. (Tompkins Square Park, 9th st & Avenue A, 7pm, FREE)
LGBTQ: The Mobile Drag Performance Unit
A series of pop-up curbside drag shows that celebrate the art of drag while creating enlivenment through community engagement and performance. Bringing something usually relegated to the interior of a bar or restricted by age requirements, this mobile unit aims at creating accessibility by turning the interior inside out, transplanting, accessorizing, glamming with neon, all set on wheels, a rolling stage of fun. Featuring performances by Brita filter, Lagoona Bloo, DJ Lady Simon (June 12); Robyn Banks, Robin Fierce, Lola Michele Kiki, Hibiscus, DJ IVENCHY (June 19); Scarlet Envy, Xunami Muse, Essa Noche, DJ Loyaalteee (June 26) and more. (2-9pm, see site for details, FREE)
LGBTQ: 29th Annual NYC Dyke March
The March is a demonstration of our First Amendment right to protest and takes place without permits or sponsors. We recognize that we must organize among ourselves to fight for our rights, safety, and visibility. Thousands of Dykes take the streets each year in celebration of our beautiful and diverse Dyke lives, to highlight the presence of Dykes within our community, and in protest of the discrimination, harassment, and violence we face in schools, on the job, and in our communities. Any person who identifies as a dyke is welcome to march regardless of gender expression or identity, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, race, age, political affiliation, religious identity, ability, class, or immigration status. (Bryant Park, 5pm, FREE)
LGBTQ: 27th Annual PrideFest
LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Not ready to be back in-person? Join us virtually at MarketFest: online vendor directory focused on amplifying LGBTQIA+ small businesses. (4th Ave bet 9th & 13th St, 11am-6pm, FREE)
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)
Each iteration of 'this' is a conversation happening in your here-and-now, on a phone call. It can happen wherever you choose — anywhere that feels peaceful and alive to you. We'll guide you from there. this is an exploration of placeful-ness, an invitation to locate ourselves, a wandering together toward ease. (thru 7.15, see site for details, $5 to reserve).
THEATER: The Office Musical Parody
Discount tix: https://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-city-ny/the-office-a-musical-parody-tickets-1
It's a typical morning at Scranton's third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin… Don't miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, "The Office" now playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City. "The world's most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans." - Mashable (The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, see site for details, $40+)
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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