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Just one more week to NYE! 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. There are about a dozen cheap tickets remaining, so you may want to snap those up ASAP.
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: 12/21-12/27 ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
VARIETY: Schtick a Pole in It: Christmas Surprise Edition
Five comics and five dancers alternate the stage to create a show that makes everyone happy. Comics tell jokes. Pole dancers pole dance. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque. It’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. If you never seen a pole show this is the one to come to. (Fri/Sat, Drom, 85 Avenue A, 7:30pm doors/ 8pm show. $25/$20 adv)
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)
ART: NYC Winter Lantern Festival
This event features seven acres lit up by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Meanwhile, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages. (Fri-Sun/Wed/Thu, this week and next, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, 5pm-10pm, $26)
SHOP: Renegade Craft Brooklyn
A festive weekend of contemporary handmade items. Warm up with a seasonal cocktail while getting your holiday shopping done with 200+ of the very best emerging and established Makers, grooving to Black Gold DJ sets, getting your Auradome photograph taken, and so much more. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, bK, 11am, FREE)
SHOP: Haus of Hag's Winter Solstice Magical Market
Join Velocity Starr Chyaldd's evening of magic, psychics and vendors, in celebrating the Winter Solstice. Expect homemade potions, authentic botanica, fine line tattoos, psychic haircuts, bewitching jewelry, artisanal skincare, tarot and palm readings all alongside intoxicating ibations and groovy music done the Lucky way! (LUCKY, 168 Ave B, 4pm-10pm, FREE)
MUSIC/PERFORMANCE: Radiant Revelry A Winter Celebration of Art, Culture & Community
A Winter Celebration of Art, Culture & Community. Produced by HONK NYC for Make Music New York Winter. Cross the harbor on the SI Ferry to enjoy a short magical Lantern Procession on Staten Island. Then, indulge in merry making and hear live music by Hungry March Band, DJ set by MakerPark Radio and performance by Viva Voce hosted by Marguerite Maria Rivas at ETG Book Cafe. Refreshments courtesy of ETG Book Cafe and The Coupe will be available. Costumes encouraged in the theme of Divine Winter Wonders. This event is for guests of all ages and kid friendly. (multiple locations, see site for details, 6:30pm - 11pm, FREE)
WORD: Queering the Divine
Share and explore dozens of examples of religious stories, legends and lore which show our queerness, as we understand it today, to be a mark of the gods, an aspect of the divine, and representative of our nature as "walkers between the worlds”. We will also be discussing how and why we honor the Beloved Queer & Transgender Dead, those whose stories must be told, those who have no one to honor them, to remember them, to hold them in the high esteem in which they deserve. (Catland, 987 Flushing Avenue, BK, 7pm-9pm, $10)
VARIETY: Jingle Boobs and Chestnuts
A very vaudevillian Coney Christmas filled with burlesque and magic. An evening of Christmas chaos filled with titillating holiday-inspired performances for adults. Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor, and world-renowned magical host. (Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $15, 18+)
SHOP: Catland Yule Market
The monthly Zodiac Market is back for the Yule season! This market will focus on exciting gifts for the holidays, unique treasures, antiques, oddities, plant magic and more! Herbcraft, perfume, alchemy by Ascalchemical. Books, boxes, bauble & bitters from Olican press. Curiosities, antiques, oddities, witchcraft related items and relics from Swamp Witch Curios. Live medicinal herbs & witchy plants for your home garden by Antisocial Botanist. (Catland, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 12pm, FREE)
VARIETY/SHOP: The Secret City Winter Solstice Celebration—WINTERGARDEN
Join for a sparkly, wintery, magical celebration of the darkest night of the year and the ‘return’ of the sun. Expect a big, beautiful gathering of art, artists, performance, music and more. This year’s theme is Wintergarden, and will we honor the things that grow in the most dire of circumstances, the surprising elements of life that sustain us during the darkness, and the eternal push to live, live, live. If you’d like to dress up, the colors are white and silver. With performances by Sally Ann Triplett (Sweeney Todd), Leah Coloff (This Tree), and Rhiannon Catalyst. There’s also a pre-party with champagne and goodies, with priority seating and first dibs on our holiday bazaar. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq S, 7pm, $20 sugg don/$50 pre-party)
PERFORMANCE: Non Grata's Diverse Universe International Performance festival
Spend your Saturday night way, way out there with legendary Estonian performance-art troupe Non Grata and friends at Diverse Universe. Non Grata's bizarre, extremely interactive performances have been likened to a "fantastical and deranged anarchic circus" and described as "pure energy being channeled ritualistically through an audience”. With performances by Non Grata w/ Anonymous Boh, Taje Devilgirl, Vlady Voz Tokk, Joey Sledge, Geb Berr, Eric Piper, The Emotron, MAKS, Animals Against Humans, Anarko Art Labs with HDYS and many more TBA soon. (Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Ave, BK, 7pm-1am/8pm show, $15/$10 adv)
VARIETY: The Christmas Wish: A Theatrical Drag Romp
Drag queens Pissi Myles and Sherry Pie are making the yuletide gay with their new sho “The Christmas Wish: A Theatrical Drag Romp”. What do two drag queens wish for on the night before Christmas? Do they wish for snacks? Suitors? Clean tights? Find out just what these zany characters want at this fully staged theatrical show. They’ll sing through some of your less-conventional holiday favorites, complete with some original lyrics and new parodies while laughs abound. (Metropolitan Room, The Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd St, 9pm doors, $20 + 2 drink min)
ART/WALK: Bodega Advent Guided Tour
Now it’s in second year, this is a living advent calendar in the Bushwick/Ridgewood neighborhoods. The project commissioned 24 pieces of art from 24 local artists and hung them in 24 bodega windows. One bodega and it’s corresponding art piece has been revealed each day of December on Instagram, creating a virtual advent calendar. This walking tour will be your chance to see the calendar in real life and meet some of the artists and bodega owners. Each attendee will also receive their very own physical version of the calendar. (Bushwick Abbey, 176 St Nicholas Ave, BK, 1pm-2pm, FREE)
PERFORMANCE: Hip Hop Nutcracker
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, this production re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. (Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave, BK, 6pm, $70)
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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