[G&S]: Sat: JaNk! dance party / Next wknd: G&S BDay and Gowanus Open Studios + pop-up market / Halloween: full details & tix!

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Sat: JaNk! dance party / Next wknd: G&S BDay and Gowanus Open Studios + pop-up market / Halloween: full details & tix!
Date: October 10th 2023

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Hello lovelies,

We're deep into October, and things are only ramping up. Are you joining us for the wild dance party this weekend? Our bday party and pop-up market next weekend? Halloween the weekend after that? So much to choose from!

Here's the shortlist of what's coming up over next month. Scroll allll the way down to see full details on all these

- 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.

- Thur 10.19 - Guest producer: Fusion Dance After Dark - the monthly dance event is back, with a kinkier twist for the spooky season.

- Next Fri 10.20 - G&S Loft 1st Birthday (FREE, open to all) - rescheduled from a very rainy weekend. Now with a brass band, plus a neighborhood parade beforehand -- and it's the official kick-off party for Gowanus Open Studios. As before, no tickets or RSVPs required (tho please RSVP on FB), just donate what you can at the door to help us offset the staggering expenses of opening & continued renovation. Your own 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. There's still room for more vendors, tho the current lineup is pretty fab already.

- Sat 10.28 - Masquerade Macabre, of course. Expect the usual brass bands + DJs + crazy stage acts nonsense. Meanwhile, House of Scorpio is doing its own dark celebration on 10.27, so another wild night if you join as a member over at our sexier sister site.


Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment

Donation info: https://www.paypal.me/geminiandscorpio or Venmo - @Gemini-Scorpio
Monthly donations & sex-pos events 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
Kaethe Hostetter is a cultural agent provocateur: multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and bandleader. Founding member of the critically acclaimed Debo Band, Kaethe creates a delirious psychedelic sound of Ethiopian loops, beats and violin.

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).


Foxie Lou and Gavin Knittle presents

Dance at Dusk: After Dark Edition - Kink and Fusion dance night

Thursday Oct 19
Doors @ 7, Class @ 7:30-8:15, Open dance/play @ 8:15-1am  
Tickets $18-$25 available at the door in cash or venmo
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass st, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/901431781597772
Socials: @mxfoxielou and@PROTECTED on instagram

In honor of the spooky season, this month’s dance will have a kinky twist. Many of us have crossover in both the BDSM and dance community, and this month we are opening the space to play with both. Bring your dance shoes and fetish gear, and live out your kinky fantasies on the dance floor. We encourage you to dress sexy: bring a costume with a kinky flare or show off what your mama gave you.

As usual, our night will kick off with a dance class. Special guest The Dark Arts Teacher will show us how to specifically negotiate consent around kink connection in dance, as well as some dance techniques with a kinky flare.

After the class, come slip into the night on our dance floor with DJ Alfredo Melendez and DJ Dark Star. Our luscious play space features a St Andrew's Cross, a few hard points to hang onto, couches for resting and spanking, and a full bar and lounge to meet new dance and play partners. We're running until 1 am, so we can dance and play till we drop.

PARTY: 10.20

Gemini & Scorpio, HONK NYC! & Gowanus Open Studios

Gowanus Open Studios kick-off: HONK NYC brass band parade & G&S Loft 1st Birthday party

Fri 10.20
Parade: 7-9pm, all ages, start location TBA
Party: 9pm-2am, 21+
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)
Fundraising for Loft renovations! Sugg donation entry $1-100

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

Presented by Arts Gowanus, Gowanus Open Studios is a FREE weekend of accessible-to-all art, with more than 350 artists and 70 venues in the greater Gowanus neighborhood opening their doors, and giving the public a rare glimpse inside the former factories, warehouses, and studio buildings of this vibrant neighborhood.

Kick off the big art weekend with a brass band parade and party.

7pm: Join HONK NYC! on an impromptu parade led by one of our fearless brass bands, snaking its way through eclectic Gowanus haunts and stopping at outdoor GOS art spots. The band  -- and your starting location -- will be revealed the day of the event.

9pm: The parade winds its way to Gemini & Scorpio Loft, an eclectic secret party space now celebrating its first year in its new 5k sq ft location -- just a few doors down on the same block from their previous location of 10 years. 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 tipping dollars for the band, accepting donations along the parade and at the party.

More info on...
Gowanus Open Studios: https://www.artsgowanus.org
Honk NYC!: https://www.honknyc.com


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.

Relax in our jungle-themed bar and cozy lounge, enjoy chill beats on the big sound system, take pics at our selfie station, or get your tarot cards read.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and designer pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion
Aqua de Soi - Spa quality clean-burning soy candles in deluxe scents - https://www.thesoico.com/aqua-de-soi
Audrey Love - Sparkly treasures from a showgirl's closet
Deflated Mouse [Sun] - Jewelry & crafts that embrace the cute side of spooky and the spooky side of cute - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeflatedMouse
East Photo Magic [Sun] - Wearable ceramic arts inspired by Mother Nature - http://instagram.com/eastphotomagic
Figure of A - Couture London fashion house inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
J eanne's Jacket Vintage - Curated vintagewear, accessories & costuming
Licata Custom Knives [Sat] - Hand made blades, jewelry and unusual items - http://www.licataknives.com
Lovelorn Lingerie [Sun] - Leather harnesses as wearable art - https://www.lovelornlingerie.com
No Name Collective - Artist-made apparel and accessories for head-to-toe sparkle - https://instagram.com/nonamecollective_bk
So Gay Crochet - Sexy, silly & colorful crochet wearables - https://www.instagram.com/sogaycrochet
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com

Still room for 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.


Gemini & Scorpio

Masquerade Macabre

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

Official info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://buytickets.at/geminiandscorpio/1012795
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/703997728413732
Socials: @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.

- Special guests from Rhode Island, Providence Drum Troupe: musicians, acrobats, life-size alien puppets, hoopers and dancers...you never know who will pop up in this wild riot of beats
- Direct from New Orleans, The Young Fellaz Brass Band: making you move your feet with an irresistible 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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