[G&S]: 3.4 - Brooklyn Mardi Gras brass band bash / 3.18 - Swing House 1920s speakeasy cabaret

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: 3.4 - Brooklyn Mardi Gras brass band bash / 3.18 - Swing House 1920s speakeasy cabaret
Date: February 17th 2023

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Hello lovelies,

Thank you so much for an absolutely mind-blowing cabaret party last Saturday...wow! Our new space is absolute perfection for these kinds of events, with ample seating, plenty of floor space for intimate burlesque moments, larger stage for floor acts, and high enough ceilings for stunning aerial. We will be doing more...

...starting with the return of Swing House on Sat March 18. It's a similar format to Saturday's event -- a live danceable jazz band & live acts, a mix of seating & dancing -- and we *highly* recommend reserving tables, as those were absolutely the way to get the best event experience. OTOH, we also put up some *very* affordable Low Income tix, so there's a level for everyone. Yes, tickets are already on sale :)

But before that: there's the insane Mardi Gras brass band party coming in just two weeks! Expect about 50 musicians throwing it down by the end of the night; that's how these things usually go. Prepare to dance!

Meanwhile, we're hunting down King Cake and gumbo for you (leads welcome, as our usual resources are unavailable). If you want in on that, you need to grab your tickets by next week.


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PARTY: 3.4

Gemini & Scorpio

Brooklyn Mardi Gras

Saturday, March 4, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$15 adv low income / $25-45 adv GA incl a slice of King Cake* (also working on gumbo add-on option!) / $20-50 sliding scale door, if avail
100% of ticket proceeds go to musicians; please be as generous as you can afford
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/854434
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2812952642169279
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #brooklynmardigras

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, our joyful sold-out hit event is back for 2023! Dance your beads off to killer brass bands and enjoy authentic NoLA cocktails all night in the ultimate Brooklyn party loft. Find the baby in the King Cake, and be king for the night: you get a crown, mask, beads and a drink ticket. Wear your glittering best and take advantage of our Sassy Selfie Station, with boas, masks and other fun props.  

- 12am - The L Train Brass Band - a 30-person crew awarded Best Music Group at 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, cranking out a wild mix of NoLA jazz, Latin, Balkan, hip hop, funk, R&B and pop.
- 11pm - New Heights Brass Band - seven-piece women-first brass band playing original music that fuses street-band style energy with jazz and funk
- 10pm - Off The Bar Brass Band - five pop troubadours infusing second line brass with Linkin park, Lizzo, and everything in between

*Must reserve by Feb 28 to allow for delivery time

Costume suggestions: masks, costumes, purple, gold, green, glitter, beads! We will have some masks available for sale, as well.

PARTY: 3.18

Gemini & Scorpio

Swing House: 1920s speakeasy, remixed

Sat, March 18, 21+ (25+ suggested)
9pm doors / 9:30pm dance class / 10pm-1am live acts / 1am-3am DJ, dancing & lounging
GA/standing: $15-45 until 12:30am, $15 after
Reserved seat tickets: tables & banquettes available, $50
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.thml
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/859968
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/5925462887572640/

A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).

The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Tuesday night. Live music until 1am, with burlesque & variety during and between band sets. Electro-swing remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.


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