[G&S]: This & next week: dance parties! / Then: Loft bday, pop-up market & Halloween news

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: This & next week: dance parties! / Then: Loft bday, pop-up market & Halloween news
Date: September 27th 2023

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Hello lovelies,

It's been a sad rainy week, but we are ready to bust into Halloween party season with six(!) events over the next 30 days, including our rescheduled G&S Loft 1st birthday party. A year into this process, we are scraping the bottom of our existing funds...best way to help us is to buy tickets, make donations, sign up for monthly membership over at House of Scorpio, and of course help us spread the word for others to do the same.

Scroll allll the way down to see full details on all these.

- Fri 9.29 - Fierce! dance party - curious about House of Scorpio, our sex-pos qu33r + allies community? This is the rare event that lets you take a peek without a membership. And it's a super chill dance party with some of our fave qu33r DJs, throwing down happy, eclectic beats.

- Fri 10.6 - Dark Dance party - it's back! Goth meets kink, with some very special guest DJs.

- Sat 10.14 - JaNk! dance party with Sxip Shirey & his band - doubly rare Sxip Shirey live appearance, as he's otherwise always touring elsewhere in the world -- and not just the solo sound, but the full dance band. A wild dance party with some of the most unusual music you'll hear anywhere.

- Fri 10.20 - G&S Loft 1st Birthday...rescheduled from a very rainy weekend. Now with a brass band, plus a neighborhood parade beforehand. As before, no tickets or RSVPs required (tho FB RSVPs are so useful!), just donate what you can at the door to help us offset the staggering expenses of opening & continued renovation. Your birthday and other celebrations welcome; no fees or minimum spend required. Just show up en masse; we got room.

- Sat-Sun 10.21-11 - Goldmine pop-up market is back, and we're teaming up with Gowanus Open Studios for a full weekend of artists and vendors. Now booking both -- see below for details.

- Save the date! - Sat 10.28 - Masquerade Macabre, of course. Expect the usual brass bands + DJs + wild stage acts nonsense. No writeup yet, but tix are here: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/1012795 (it always sells out, so snag those cheaper tiers early). Meanwhile, House of Scorpio is doing its own dark celebration on 10.27, so if you're joining as a member, you'll have another wild night to look forward to.


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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House of Scorpio

Fierce! queer+ dance party & social

Sat, Sep 29, 10pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
For existing & prospective HoS members; members: $0-15 / non-members: $20
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Official info & house rules: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html
Memberships & tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html (members get lower ticket rates)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/679672847355725
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/1363986
BL: https://bl.ooo/m/fierce-queer-mixer-and-dance-party-38
Socials: @gemini_scorpio #houseofscorpio

//Trying something new! We've been getting inquiries about new people checking out HoS events just after the monthly mixer has passed. We're going to test Fierce! as a possible second monthly mixer where friends and future members are both invited.//

Calling all poly, swinger, kink, LGBTQIA+ and other "alternative" dating/sex/gender-aligned humans and their allies for a social & dance blowout in our new nightlife lair. We got lights & smoke & lasers, booming bass, spinning disco ball, swirling visuals, lots of dance floor, lots of couches, killer AC.

Queer DJs lay down an eclectic mix of happy hits & house beats. The night features our resident, underground fave DJ Illexxandra, and special guest Robinette Jones.

Dress code: your queerest self! Sparkly unicorns, leather daddies, LED aliens, fancy fairies, punk dykes, glitter glamour queens, sequin divas, kinky party monsters, dandy butches, neon rainbow bears. This party is inclusive of all genders & expressions -- except casual wear. Dress to dance!

HoS rules: Dress code required; HoS membership, PAL or prior approval not required; Code of Conduct always applies; no photos except in the designated front area.

COVID safety: HoS requires proof of vaccination on file; masks encouraged; two hospital grade UV air purifiers will cycle the air.

PARTY: 10.6

Gemini & Scorpio

Dark Dance party

Fri 10.6, 10pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested), $10-30 adv / $20 door*
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/1003873

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/336512412060610
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/1364679
BL: https://bl.ooo/m/dark-dance-party
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Calling all goths, vampires & kinksters for a classic goth dance party! We will turn the lights down low, blast goth & industrial to dance to, and project dark visuals. Light kink play welcome, on our many soft surfaces or our St Andrew's Cross. We embrace all genders and sexualities and levels of darkness.

On decks:

Special guest from LA: DJ Shiver has been bringing the best of darkwave, goth, industrial, and post-punk sounds since 2015. Having spun at Femme Fest LA, Defcon NYC, and co-founding clubs Dolce Vita and Physical Ruins, she continues to blend both beloved classics and the best of new dark music. She also runs Wire Trap music magazine featuring the best new darkwave and post-punk music and events.

Special guest DJ Joe Hart: DJ and event producer since 2014, Joe is the producer of SVMMON and co-producer of Procession dark dance club nights. Their focus spans all dark alternative with an emphasis on modern darkwave, EBM, industrial, post-punk, and goth. Joe has previously been a guest DJ at many venues and events, including Torture Garden NY, Dances of Vice, Defcon, Stimulate, Synthicide, Red Party, and more.

Dress code: goth, romantic, vampire, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior, fetish, Edward Scissorhands, at minimum all black / no streetwear.

*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 ($30) we add a low income ticket ($10).

PARTY: 10.14

Gemini & Scorpio and Sxip Shirey


JaNk! dance party with Sxip Shirey & his band

Sat 10.14, 9pm-2am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$15-40 adv / $25 door*; $10 after 12am
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/1009056

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/176418988818166
Past JaNk! parties video playlist: http://bit.ly/1JDgg2X
Social media: @gemini_scorpio @sxipshireyofficial #geminiandscorpio

We're firing up the mutant harmonicas, sticking a mic down the mouth of a sousaphone and inviting you to a surreal live-music-driven dance party. Dirty electronics and live musicians, regurgitating old genres like early ska, hip-hop, techno and house, and playing it raw, glitchy and original. The music is a raw sexy explosion of joy.

Sxip Shirey and his JaNk! Band have been rocking circus audiences in Sydney, Berlin, London and Bogotta and even played Madonna's birthday party. The first JaNk! party was a G&S party, and they are excited to return, with special guests in tow.

Opening act: Kaethe Hostetter
Electric violin meets swirly psychedelic beats. Kaethe Hostetter is a cultural agent provocateur: multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and bandleader.

Headliner: Sxip Shirey
With harmonica and megaphone in hand, Shirey taps the loop-sampler with his foot. Dirty hip-hop beats scroll out of the sound system, as his drummer kicks in a counter rhythm that unfurls a tight snare klezmer for a distinctly urban sound. Red marbles rolling in electroacoustic glass bowls, industrial flutes, bass siren whistles, regurgitated music box, mutant harmonica, miniature hand bell choir... A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronics, wild and entertaining. "Haunting" - The New York Times; "hypnotizing" - Billboard.com; "beguiling" - Time Out NY; "mesmerizing" - The New Yorker; "unexpected" - The Huffington Post.

DJ: Matty Glitterati
An eclectic free spirit spinning a wild mix of beats from Brooklyn speakeasies to pulsating shores of Fire Island.

*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 ($40) we add a low income ticket ($15).

SHOP: 10.21-22

Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine at Gowanus Open Studios:
costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sat & Sun Oct 21-22, 12-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/957267408671083
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade art, gifts, clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, designer finds, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots of sparkles.

Plus: we have partnered with Gowanus Open Studios to be one of the hubs for the big weekend event. Stop by to see a curated selection of multiple artists' works, find out more about the event, get maps, and connect to Gowanus Arts at their vending table.

Our jungle-themed bar and cozy lounge will be open throughout, with chill beats on the big sound system.

Now booking artists and vendors!

Artists should register through GOS here: https://gowanusarts.org/register & can request placement at the Loft. Our vibe: maximalist 1960s, Victorian, goth, circus, burlesque, 1920s, sparkly, sexy, kinky, OTT. Registration gets you included on the GOS map and starts at just $10. Artists can *also* get vending space, if they sell their art on wearables, prints, housewares, gifts, etc -- follow vendor instructions below.

Vendors: we want creative, unique and unusual. Vintage, designer resale, thrift and handmade wearables are preferred, but housewares and gifts are also welcome. Halloween, spooky & kinky vibes are great; we expect folks to be looking for costumes. Fees are $75 per day / $150 for weekend, 12-6 each day (10% discount if also registering with GOS). To be considered, please drop a line to vend[at]geminiandscorpio[com] with a link to your wares and a few words of description.

PARTY: 10.20

Gemini & Scorpio

G&S Loft 1st Birthday and HONK NYC! renegade parade afterparty

Fri 10.20, 9pm-2am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Fundraising for Loft renovations! Sugg donation entry $1-100
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405518890339492
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Rescheduled rain date!

We can hardly believe it, but the new Loft is turning one! Come see the progress we have made so far; find out what we still want to build; dance on our disco dance floor; chill in our cushy lounge; imbibe in our jungle-themed bar; enjoy the vibes, the visuals and the beats. It's a rare open-house night in our magical space.

Bring some extra tipping dollars for a special guest brass band presented by HONK NYC!


Somewhere in Gowanus (starting point TBA), 7-9pm, FREE:

HONK NYC! 2023 Festival presents: CRASH NYC! A series of pop-up renegade parades throughout Gotham during the month of HONK-tober.

Join HONK NYC! on an impromptu parade led by one of our fearless brass bands, snaking its way through eclectic Gowanus haunts back to the Gemini & Scorpio Loft for a brass-tastic afterparty. Your Pied Pipers  -- and your starting location -- will be revealed the day of the event.


Gemini & Scorpio

Masquerade Macabre

Sat 10.28, 9pm-4am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$30-60* GA / $25 after 12am if capacity allows
267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

Official info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/1012795
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio #MasqMacabre

A marvellous and mysterious event...a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque...an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments...an explosion of riotous live music, dancing, circus arts and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy. A Halloween like only G&S can do.

- Opening brass band TBA
- Direct from New Orleans, The Young Fellaz Brass Band, making you move your feet with a wild mix of NoLa jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock and pop
- Demonic dance floor by G&S favorites Illexxandra & Shakey
- More circus and variety live acts TBA
- Ghostly visuals
- Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails...)

Dress code: your glamorous, dark, witchy, steampunk best or your Halloween wear. Effort required / no casual wear / if we have to ask, it's not a costume. You WILL be turned away without a refund.

COVID safety: masks encouraged; two hospital grade UV air purifiers will cycle the air.

*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 ($60) we add a low income ticket ($30).


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