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We're two weeks away from New Year's, can you believe it? We are keeping it intimate again this year, with the return of last year's seductive makeout masquerade Masked. If you are looking for a refuge from the overcrowded and overpriced blowout bashes, come hide in our luscious clubhouse. And if you're looking for something a bit more spicy that weekend, go see what our sister company House of Scorpio is up to: http://www.houseofscorpio.com
- New Year's Eve Mon 12.31 - Masked, hedonistic masquerade and makeout party
- New Year's Morning Tues 1.1 - Pajama Lounge, our annual cozy post-party lounge and breakfast
Gemini & Scorpio,
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini & Scorpio
Monday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including afterparty w/continental breakfast
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio
2018 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2019.
A hedonistic Masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.
Music by DJ Ceremony and Poodlecannon, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with our tarot experts. Custom projections by CJ. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am.
Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will be available for sale).
This is NOT a play party. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dance party meets makeout party. As always, we will have zero creeper tolerance, and please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.
*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford.
Gemini and Scorpio
New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge
Monday, Jan 1, 4am-10am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $35 (with hot breakfast)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.
Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.
You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.
Dress code: your disheveled New Year's finery or lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.
*As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com || https://www.facebook.com/events/1851480735182776/
/// NYC EVENTS: 12/14-12/20 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
DANCE: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Celebrate the holiday season with another round of brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying of ballet classics by your favorite men in tights. Program A features the always delightful Act II of Swan Lake and Petipa’s The Little Humpbacked Horse, a perfect vehicle for the Trocks’ zany interpretation. Highlighting Program B is the first performance in 15 years of the Balanchine-inflected Stars and Stripes Forever, with choreography by Robert LaFosse and music by John Philip Sousa. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave, see site for details, $51-$71)
SHOP: Holiday Cavalcade
This event has ten years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. Comprised of members from the NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team), this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares from indie vendors, all based in the NYC metro area. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, BK, 11am–6pm, FREE)
SHOP: Social Justice Holiday Market
A delightful indoor gathering of small vendors selling all things social justice-y. You don't have to buy corporate crap for your loved ones, and can instead uplift local artists, makers, and community-led efforts. Creative activities for kid, face-painting, DJ Christopher Cali Torrez, Hot cider, coquito, champurrado, and other treats. Most of the vendors are poc, immigrant, queer, femme, low-income and/or longtime local residents. Many are donating proceeds to a range of causes and are part of broader grassroots movements and the solidarity economy. (Sat 12pm/Sun 1pm, Mayday Space, 176 St Nicholas Ave, BK, FREE, all ages)
SHOP: Block Bazaar Holiday Market
Sat tix: https://bit.ly/2EfWXQK
Sun tix: https://bit.ly/2StHsYz
Presented by Bushwick Print Lab, Founders Lab NYC, and Grimm Artisanal Ales. Local NYC Makers making wearable art, apparel, art prints, botanica! Drink and Print with Keren Hasson aka Sarofoxx. Drink and draw with Ani Monteleone. Live music by Will Shore and Kenny Wollesen. Beats by DJ Bluerayrip aka DJ Airwaves. Visuals by VJ Fuzzy Bastard. Vendors include Craighill, Abbott NYC, Throne Watches, Lowercase, EIR NYC, Rooted NYC, Bushwick Print Lab & Collective, Rachel Sippycup, Sarofoxx, BreadxButta, Fiberhouse Collective, Founders Lab NYC Yard Sale. Stick & Poke tattoos by Chris Cutthroat. Art by Jess Bass. Food from Samesa and Veggie Grub. (Sat/Sun, see site for details, $15)
PUPPETS: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus
Bread and Puppet Theater returns for its annual December residency! The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a large-scale puppet spectacle that explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state of the art paper-maché weaponry and the appropriate riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band. (Fri-sun, Theater for the New City 155 1st Ave, see site for details, $13-$18)
PUPPETS: Puppet BloK
An annual program featuring myriad forms of puppetry. Each night features four different artists presenting short works-in-progress. Ground-breaking new works of puppetry, animation, music, film & other innovative forms of storytelling. (Mon/Tue, Dixon Place, 101A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $12-$15)
VARIETY: Jingle Boobs And Chestnuts
A very vaudevillian Coney Christmas. An evening of Christmas chaos filled with titillating holiday inspired performances for adults only. Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host, the cast of performers for this special event include: Lee Alan, Teagan Brown, Belle DeVere, Carl Mercurio, Omar Olusion, and Ms. May Ven. Have the opportunity to sit on the big man’s lap! Are you naughty or nice? Santa will use his magic to know if you deserve a spanking or a treat! Bring your camera or phone to capture the moment! $5 additional fee. Must have ID to drink. (thru 12/21, Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $15, 18+)
BURLESQUE: Six Geeks A-Stripping: a holiday nerdlesque show
Pop culture is saturated with things set in and around the holidays without actually being about the holiday itself. And you’ll be saturated watching our performers get busy as they tribute the things about the season that get them going. Petite Renard as Gremlins, Gogo Gadget as the 4 Calling Birds, Cleo Tori B Toklas as Festivus, Jaeda as Christmas Story, Queue Magister as Muppet Christmas Present, Trinity Starligiht as Catwoman, and a special Emmet Otter duet with Holly H. Pot. Stage Elf Lady Mabuhay. Hosted by Moe Cheezmo as Hans Gruber. With DJ Stormageddon. Come early and watch the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Free raffle entry with advance purchase. (Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street, BK, 9pm doors/10pm show, $10 sugg)
VARIETY: Superboob Live for the Holidays!
A burlesque competition show. 3 amazing contestants + 3 amazing judges: The Ginger Twist, Dame Cuchifrita, Jillaine Gill + Kerryn Feehan as one judge! See them all perform! The winner of the night will go on to compete in the final showdown. Each entry guarantees you one vote. (Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, 9pm, $10 adv/$15 door)
SHOP: More Galore ~ Pop-Up Market
Visit an exquisite selection of couture creations, one-of-a-kind vintage, handmade jewelry and accessories, and sparkle magic. Featuring NYC designers, artisans, and crafty nightlife personalities. Curated & co-hosted by Theresa Shiny Galeani and Rachel Eisley! Give back to the community & make room in your closet for fabulous new finds with a coat drive benefitting New York Cares! Soundscape and aural ambiance created by Christoph Carr! Surprise performance by Heather Mo'Witz! (The Floasis, 1342 DeKalb Ave, BK, 1pm, FREE)
MUSIC: Mahogany Hall Stomp - Spencer Williams 130Th Birthday Celebration
2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Williams' "Basin Street Blues" and 2019 will mark 90th anniversary of "Mahogany Hall Stomp" as well as the composer's 130th birthday. The show will feature red hot styling of Grammy nominated reedman Patrick Bartley's Orchestra along with mellifluous vocals of Tatiana Eva-Marie, Queens Esther, Sasha Masakowski, and Charles Turner III, exhilarating tap dance wizardry of Dewitt Fleming Jr., and swinging vocal harmonies of The Copacetics. (The Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd St, 5pm & 7:15pm, $25-$52.50)
SOCIAL DANCE: Subway Swing: A Nostalgia Boogie for the Ages
Hop on board the Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from the 2nd Avenue station on the F line in Lower Manhattan to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Then, triple-step your way through a 1936 decommissioned subway station with live jazz bands, the hottest swing dancing, and the slickest vintage outfits – an after-hours boogie for the ages. Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum. (New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St, BK, 5:30pm-8:30pm, $30/$20 members)
CIRCUS: Circus Muse V
Family-friendly fun, all in the name of Traditional Circus! Cast includes: Web - Stefanie Clouse, Girl/Silks - Sofia Villarreal, Hammock - Shayna Sara Golub, Lassos/Cubes - Ariel Valeiras, Contortions - Lola Picayo, Aerial Pole - Ivory Fox, Cyr - Ayla Weisz, Lyra - Elena Delgado, Straps Duo - Roman Mokrenko & Alisa Mae Fendley. Children under 2 get in for free! No animals are present in this production. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, 6pm doors/6:30pm show, $8-$20, all ages)
PARTY/ART: TheNYCGrind Ultra Art Bash
From artists to rappers to poets and LED hoolahoopers, we bring creatives from all spectrums of the art world and give a platform to network, sell art and party at the same time. Be inspired by the movement that started out in a basement, and now packs warehouses! Be prepared for: over 70 Tri-State artists displayed on our walls, performances, live art and body painting, DJ and musical sets. (1001 Irving Ave, QNS, 7pm, $15)
SOCIAL DANCE: Swing Remix Year's Ending Holiday Party
Start off with a Swing Beginner Class; all levels, no experience needed. Live music, a dance performance, DJ, give aways, and more. Lindy Hop workshops also available at 6:30pm and 7:30pm for separate charge. (The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave, 7:30 doors/7:45pm Free Class/8:30pm Music & Dance, $16 adv/$18 door)
PARTY: Warper Party 13 year Anniversary
Celebrates 13 years of showcasing live electronic musicians and visuals artists! A blowout bash at the legendary secret location. 2 rooms with dozens of musical artists. An outdoor area crammed with art and craziness. Light and visuals everywhere. Old Skool Warper throwback photos. Food and treats for sale and...Record release for The Plaster Cramp! RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8pm, $5-$10)
ART/PARTY: Sensorium: A Holiday Art Party Spectacular
A multi-sensory, interactive arts festival in a 6 story house in Chelsea. With 20+ artists and performers providing immersive visual, audial, tactile, taste and smell-based experiences, we are an art gallery x house party x concert and far, far beyond... Come if you dare. (Moontribe Arthouse, address with ticket, 9pm, $10-$15 sugg don)
BURLESQUE: Wasabassco Burlesque at The Loft - City Winery NYC
Treat yourself to the World's Greatest Burlesque, now in a setting that brings you closer to stage and nearer to the performers. Starring your host Ivory Fox with Amanda Whip and a roster of the most brilliant and beautiful burlesque performers in New York: including Audrey Love, Delysia La Chatte, Medianoche, Pearls Daily, Qualms Galore, Rex Halligan, Vonka and more. (The Loft at City Winery, 155 Varick St, 2nd Fl, 10pm doors/10:15pm show, $22, 21+)
SHOP: Femcon Winter Market
This Market is catered to fem(ale), creators. They are looking for all female, fem identifying beauties who are creating their own zines, comics, toys and more. They invite the community out for some last minute Holiday Shopping and some amazing vibes. You are encouraged to come dressed in some type of winter cosplay or just go off with your own original winter costume ideas. Vendors from art, zines, jewelry, original comics, body products, home decor, food, sweets and more. (Rubulad, RSVP for address, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)
SHOP: Holiday Market at Dromedary
Part vintage, part showgirl, part handmade with love, come support your local businesses, get yourself something fabulous, and do your Christmas shopping all while sipping on delicious tiki beverages. Vendors: Lil' Coquette Vintage by Clara Coquette, Amber Ray Accoutrements, Booty and the Geek, Buttons' Closet, KurlyKStar Kreations, L’Atelier Du S'Allumer, I Delgado Skincare, Pandora's Box, Ula Uberbusen Accessories. (Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar, 266 Irving Ave, BK, 1pm-7pm, Free)
FILM/SHOP: Cartoon Carnival 74: Santa Land
It's time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. Feast on a generous holiday helping of cartoon follies with some of the weirdest, wackiest, and heartwarming Christmas shorts ever to flow through a projector lens. Holly jolly Santa charm aplenty, but also ancient St. Nick creepiness? As an added bonus, for your holiday shopping excitement, there will also be an expanded tag sale at this event...with all kinds of vintage animation/film related goodies, assorted DVDs, Tommy zines, VHS tapes, and lots more. The program also features live ragtime accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts. Bar refreshments and light food available. (389 Melrose St, BK, 7:30pm, $10)
SHOP: Funky, Fun, Boho Holiday Bazaar
This holiday season, shop local and support NY based designers who will do that little jig only independent business owners will do when you make a purchase. Over 18 designers/vendors. (Habitas, 240 W 30 St, 4pm-9pm, FREE)
ART: Solstice Reflections
In celebration of the season of light, MoMath invites you to experience the joyful reflection of a life-sized kaleidoscope. Come to the Flatiron Public Plaza in Madison Square to snap your own unique holiday selfie while enjoying a hot beverage and a tasty snack together with our friends from the Flatiron Business Improvement District. (National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th St, 4pm-8pm, FREE)
PUPPETS: HERE's Annual Puppet Parlor
The Apple Boys will host this annual Dream Music Puppet Parlor. Gather round for four-part harmonies from the Apple Boys and stylings from The Age of Flight and All of the Above Quartets, paired with some of our most adventurous puppeteers like Kate Brehm, Machine Dazzle, and more favorites. (HERE, 145 6th Ave, 7pm, $25)
PARTICIPATORY/PARTY: Burning of Grievances: A Catharsis Parade and Effigy Burning
Reduce your 2018 anxieties and bogeymen to a pile of smoldering ashes at our brass band-tastic, mask-wearing, parasol-twirling event. Gather beneath the Manhattan bridge to acknowledge the historic foundation of injustice that society is built upon. After an invocation of these injuries and a blessing of gratitude for collective strength, a brass band will commence the release of burdens as you dance along the water’s edge.Then board the NYC Ferry, march through Williamsburg, and rocket through the bones of Brooklyn. The effigy burning will take place at a secret location off the Halsey L stop that serves affordable drinks and hot food. The MC will read aloud the rants, cries and proclamations of our crowd, whether prepared beforehand via this form (https://goo.gl/forms/zhE7FmnC4g6bHgpC2) or in the passion of the night. Fire performers will set them alight in a flash of catharsis before setting aflame the effigy prepared for midnight of the longest night of this very long year. (address with RSVP, DUMBO, BK, 7:30pm, FREE/$3-$10)
PERFORMANCE/SHOP: East Village Stand Holiday Market
Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, November 23, 6-8pm. A shakuhachi zen flute performance by Till Behler. Participating vendors at the East Village Stand Holiday Market include: Bottleworks, bottle lamps, pendant lights and glassware by Joe Harrigon. One of a kind handmade picture frames by Anne Edris. Taconic Trading Company spiced pepitas and Applewood smoked sea salt. Eulenspiegelchocolatelab cookies and chocolates. Black Lives Matter holiday themed jewelry and ornaments by Carla Cubit. Artwork by Baum Earth Elements and more. (thru 12/24, East Village Stand Holiday Market, corner of 7th Street and Ave C, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
PARTICIPATORY: Holiday Nostalgia Rides
Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses with the continued tradition of placing our vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars in regular service between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe! Vintage buses will be in service on the M42 bus route, traveling both East Bound and West Bound along 42nd Street in Manhattan. Additional vintage buses will be available to board and explore at Union Square and Herald Square. (thru 12/30, multiple locations, see site for details)
ART/WORD: Rebel Women - Defying Victorianism
Rebel Women explores the lives of activists like Elizabeth Jennings Graham, an African-American New Yorker who refused to get off a segregated trolley in 1854; professionals like Hetty Green, a wealthy businesswoman and broker branded "the witch of Wall Street"; and working women like Helen Jewett, New York's most prominent courtesan—all of whom challenged the Victorian ideal. Featuring photographs, garments, paintings, and prints from the Museum’s collections, the exhibition brings to light the compelling and often untold stories of the city’s independent, unconventional, and path-breaking women who had an indelible impact on New York’s society, culture, and economy by the turn of the 20th century. (thru 1/6, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, 10am–6pm, $18)
FILM: Rated X
a 50th anniversary survey of the MPAA’s “X” rating classification, featuring films deemed too sexually explicit for their time. Featuring over 15 cinematic excursions into forbidden sex (real, simulated, and animated). Highlights include: In the Realm of the Senses, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Klute, Maîtresse, Salon Kitty, I Am Curious (Yellow) and more! (thru 1/8, Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St, see site for details, $16)
THEATER: The Jungle
Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Take a seat in an Afghan Café, where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger. (thru 1/27, St Anne’ Warehouse, 45 Water St, BK, see site for details, $36)
ART: It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. (thru 1/27, The Morgan Library & Museum, 36th St, see site for details, $20/$13 students & seniors)
ART: Escher - The Exhibition & Experience
Over 200 original works from M.C. Escher. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. This is the most important and the largest exhibitions of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States [G&S note: use code ESCHER10 for $10 off.] (thru 2/3, Industry City, 34-34 St, bldg 6, BK, $6-$35)
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