[G&S]: Tonight: pop-up strip club / Next week: cocktails + festival market / Your NYC events 7.19-25

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: pop-up strip club / Next week: cocktails + festival market / Your NYC events 7.19-25
Date: July 19th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

It may be sticky out there, but in our secret loft, everything is cool and delightful (did you know we added a second AC?). We hope you join us for summertime fun:

Tonight! - Our kinkier sister site House of Scorpio is hosting one of their famous pop-up strip club parties: https://sinners.bpt.me (scroll down for more info and house rules)

Next Fri July 26 - Our monthly secret cocktail club, The Cocktail Experiment. Come challenge the bartender with an ingredient, or just enjoy unique cocktails made up on the spot.

Next Sun July 28 - The pop-up shopping party, Goldmine, is back! All the summer and festival wear you might need, from affordable to outrageous.

Sun Sep 22: Grand Victorian Garden Tea, turn-of-century outdoors revelry in an 1830s carriage house and garden. Delicious treats and photo ops galore. Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com


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

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House of Scorpio

Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

Friday, July 19, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Regular tix: $20 early bird until 7.1 / $25 adv / $30 at door before 12am / $15 after
Reserved seating*: $45 advance only
Member tix: $0-$15 ($20-35 with reserved seating*)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (RSVP on site for address)
No PAL requirement, but dress code and HoS Code of Conduct applies

Rules & location RSVP: http://www.houseofscorpio.com
Tix: https://sinners.bpt.me
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html  
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2411654999094217
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/804618

For one night only, our sexy clubhouse becomes a full-on strip club, with a pole stage, an array of lap dance-ready seating, and our very own Champagne Room. There will be seven dancers to entertain you: each a hand-picked burlesque, pole or circus star stepping outside the boundaries of their genre to spend the whole night dancing for you on stage and in your lap.

- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Princess Tess, the petite pinup
- Gal Friday, the five-alarm fire
- Audrey Love, the tantalizing tease
- Lydia Vengeance, the manic pixie nightmare witch
- Vonka, the BaVonkaDonk
- And as Champagne Room King & campy club announcer: charming magician Eric Walton

Don't be late: dancers take the stage promptly at 9:30pm. Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies as DJ Ceremony provides the beats into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual HoS dress code & code of conduct apply. Dress up, or you will be turned away at the door. Tip generously (dancers, wait & bar staff). Get lap dances: they're the best part, and only $10. Respect the dancers. Keep your hands to yourself (or your partner). Nudity is fine on the stage, but no private parts on our furniture. Please treat our pole gently; no wild swinging.

*Reserved seats ($45) include: 9pm admission + seat at a 4-person table with prime stage view + access to reserved lap dance seat.


Gemini & Scorpio

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, July 26 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-2am, FREE admission, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient*
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/843692802672538/
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio / #thecocktailexperiment

Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude, no cover. Weekend bars are awful; come hide out here. We'll make you something delicious.

Plus, the Experiment: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you and a friend get a complimentary round (up to three friends, if it's a full size bottle of something excellent!). No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Is your birthday in July? Your first experiment is on the house (show us your ID). You can even get in touch to reserve a couch, arrange party favors, etc. Yes, you can order food to be delivered, too. For everyone else: free un-birthday treats!

*Tips on bringing ingredients: we welcome both liquor and mixer challenges, but please no basic juices or sodas...that's not what craft cocktails are made of. Consider: half-size bottles, homemade infusions or syrups, that forgotten bottle of weird booze you don't know what to do with, unique amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since whatever you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you enjoy. Small request: nothing that tastes of anise or licorice, please! If that's the flavor you want, we have plenty of that in the bar, including the best absinthe you'll ever have.


Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, July 28, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, July 28, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159575227572107
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 clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, art, feathers and fascinators, jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.

Albersland Jewelry - Wearable sculpture pulled from wax and fire - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Albersland
Andriana Santiago - Vinyl record rings & many other things - http://www.AndrianaSantiago.com
Cara Coniglio - Funky festival-ready vintage clothing
Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift - http://www.comingupviolets.com
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
Grace Edwards NY - Hip hop, punk, and Japanese-inspired haute bohemian streetwear - https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraceEdwardsNewYork
Lady C's Closet - Costumes and fancy wear for playing dress up
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.lamiadesign.com
Little Love Affairs Boutique - Handcrafted plant-based spa & wellness products and novelty treasures - http://www.littleloveaffairs.com
Miss Susie's Closet & Treats - A goldmine of finds in various sizes, all under $20 -
Nicole Oliva Costumes - Gothic, mermaid, boho, vintage and lots of sparkle - http://www.facebook.com/NicoleOlivaModel
The Feminist Bride - Art, upcycled jewelry, feminist stuff - https://www.etsy.com/people/TheFeministBride
Things Made From Other Things - Handmade and upcycled clothing and accessories - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThingsIntoNewThings
Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com


Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sundays: June 23 [SOLD OUT], July 14 and Sep 22
4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2879805968757910/
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan.

The menu (details TK):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Two types of unique desserts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris

Dress code:
1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

About our venue:
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.

/// NYC EVENTS: 7/19-7/25///


An innovative toy theater fills the stage, a replica of a Harlem block from the 1920s. Actors frolic in 20s costumes, original saxophone music plays through the speakers and a cat does back alley beat poetry. It is a time to an era poignant and pivotal to the African-American experience in this country and people of all ages should know these stories, hear these words and listen to this music. Follow Rose, Jenny and Ricky as they help their mammas throw a rent party  to save their house. All they need to do is get the ice, hand out some cards, oh - and get a real live musician to play. (Fri-Sun, The Tank Theater, 312 W 36th St, 1st Fl, see site for details, $18/$12 under 18)

SHOP: Dusty Diamonds Festival Pop Up Bazaar
An immersive shopping experience, showcasing some of the most talented designers with various themed costume, casual wear and accessory designs. This fair is focused on Burning Man inspired costuming and accessories. (Sat/Sun, 815 Broadway, 12pm-8pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Onyx Ashanti in NYC
Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/301569910797200/
Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/1974634715974196/
Bar Laika: https://www.facebook.com/events/633986940430234/
Onyx Ashanti is a musician, performer, programmer, and inventor of the Sonocyb, a continually evolving, malleable interface of prosthetic synthesizer controllers that he 3D prints at home and uses to articulate electronic sound in conjunction with bodily motion. Calling himself a “patternist” after the work of Afrofuturist science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, Onyx believes in the potential of granular sound to herald a new age of communication beyond the cumbersome limits of spoken language. Using the Sonocyb, Onyx translates the gestural body language of his hands, feet, and head into fractal emissions of synthesized sound reminiscent, at times, of the more eccentric, privately released strains of late ’70s and early ’80s French musique concrète. But Onyx doesn’t make records, preferring to document his daily experimentations, street performances, and sonified grocery shopping via his blog, social media, and YouTube. (Sat: Tompkins Square Park, 4-4:40pm, FREE, followed by RSVP-required workshop at Aeon Bookstore, 151 East Broadway; Sun: Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, 9-10:30pm, $?)

ART: Digital Fairy Tales
Leo Kuelbs Collection is proud to work with Aaron Riedel and the Elizabeth Street Garden Project to present a series of work from a collection of video art. The set of works was inspired by an array of fairy tales and works from Germany, China and the USA. Colorful, fun and surprising, yet deep and filled with longing and laughter, the series reaches through time and across borders to realize and present a shared visions of humanity. (Mon-Thu, this week and next, no show 7/24, Elizabeth Street Garden, b/twn Prince St  and Spring St, dusk, FREE)


WORD: Freelancer Fireside, hosted by Hot Mess Creative
A collaborative panel discussion on all things freelance. Whether you’re a freelance pro or just thinking about quitting the corporate grind to go out on your own, this night is for you. Best practices for invoicing, frustrations, the challenges of working alone, and the future of the gig economy. Moderators: Jen Gustavson and Afika Nxumalo. Panelists: Kristi Boyce, Freelance writer, former creative strategist at Quartz, Sheneya Wilson, CPA & CEO of Fola Financial, and Keshia Hannam, NY-based, Hong Kong born speaker, writer, and activist. (Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams St, BK, 6:30pm-9pm, $7)

DANCE: NYC Ferry Happy Hour
Happy Hour Dance Party on the NYC Ferry and also stage 1 of Franz's bday celebration!! The NYC Ferry has a bar on board. You can hop on/off any time. It takes you under the bridges of lower Manhattan and, at sunset, it's kinda amazing af. A  DJ thanks to KPISS.FM and powerful speakers. Boat is on the Lower East Side line. (Wall St. Pier 11, South St, 6:37pm, $2.75)

VARIETY: Snack Theater Presents: Meet Me on Mars!
An out of this world cabaret experience that will be sure to shock you, thrill you, inspire you, abduct you and take your breath away. Creators and producers Angelica Sundae and Rara Darling invite you on a journey through space and time with this otherworldly show featuring perfectly curated cabaret acts tied together by a story of star-crossed lovers, space travel, a biblical apocalypse, alien sex and of course, death. With an all star cast of Untitled Queen, Mini Horrorwitz, Theydy Bedbug, C'etait Bontemps), Holly Ween), and your host, Julia Register. (Chelsea Music Hall, 407 West 15th St, 7:30pm doors/8:30pm show, $25, 21+)

BURLESQUE: The Red Room Reveal; Bathtub Burlesque and More
Suspense, intrique, hot jazz and burlesque in the building that once housed Lucky Luciano's Palm Casino Speakeasy. Shelly Watson “The Seeress” hosts an intimate evening of titillating narrative, exquisite suspense and scintillating entertainment. “The Steward,” Jack Barrow, along with “The Doll,” Clara Coquette and “The Vamp,” Dandy Dillinger help tell the tale of Lucky Luciano and his two showgirl mob molls Thelma Todd and Gay Orlova. This experience unravels mysteries, revels in folklore and ultimately delivers the Red Room Reveal of bootlegging, gambling, prostitution and of course showgirls gone mad. (KGB Bar, 3rd Fl, Red Room, 85 East 4th St, 9pm, $20, 2 drink min, 21+)

PUPPETS/BURLESQUE: Hand In The Hole 2: More Hands! More Holes!
An evening of puppetry burlesque. Because what's sexier than puppets? Nothing! Hosted by Glenn Marla, and featuring the provocative puppeteering of Cheeky Lane, Jenny Hann, Lambchop Suey, Little Brooklyn, Lucy Licious, Petite Renard, Sequinette,  and surprise guests. (Sideshows at the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)

PARTICIPATORY/THEATER: Happily Ever After Murder Mystery (Live Score by Rebounder)
A masked murder mystery wedding ceremony concert set in a fictional animal kingdom. Whether you sign up to be a suspect or a non-suspect, you are playing a role in the story. A week prior to the event you will receive details on your role, how you should dress, and who you hate. During the night, you will receive a series of texts that will give you instructions on what your goals are for that ‘scene.’ RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED or buy tix for Bushwick address. (Rubulad, rsvp for address, 10pm, $10-$20)


ART/PARTICIPATORY: 6th Annual NYC Bodypainting Day
4 hours of live public body painting followed by a march through the public streets of Bushwick and an awesome after-party. This is a full nude event. Just bodies and art. No wigs, costumes, etc. This year's theme is The Purpose of our Existence. (Maria Hernandez Park, 301 Suydam St, BK, 12pm, free for artists/sliding scale for models)

FUNDRAISER: MeowMania 2019! A Cat Party in Brooklyn
It's time for the cat party of the year! Join your favorite local cat rescue groups for a fundraiser by Whiskers-a-GoGo, North Brooklyn Cats, and Bushwick Street Cats. The party will feature: adoptable kittens, cat swag, flash ‘cattoos’ by Vanessa Monday, selfies with kittens, contest for Best Cat-Themed Outfit, stuff with cats on it that you can buy, tasty drinks and vegan eats, prize raffles, photo ops with the Creepy Cat Meowmania Mascots, and more. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 2pm-6pm, $5 adv/$10 door, all ages)

WORD: Hoochie Coochie to Bump and Grind! A History of Bellydance in America
This fascinating presentation by experts Jehan Kamal and Darby Fox, will trace the journey that brought this mysterious and scandalous dance, to the shores of Coney Island in the 1800s and how it changed the west forever, contributing to women's liberation and saturating pop culture, fashion theatre music dance advertising and film. An exhibition of artifacts and performance are highlights. Includes admission to Coney Island Museum. (Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 5pm, $5)

MUSIC: Creekers Jamboree: The Homestead Street Band and Hello Bittersweet
Creekers Jamboree celebrates Roots and Americana music on the third Saturday of every month this Summer, preceded by free canoe voyages 1-5pm. Featuring... Not quite a string band, not quite a jug band, The Homestead Street Band draws influence from a variety of old-time, rag-time, country, blues, and gospel music from the early 20th century. Their music spans everything from four part harmonies and melodic solos to danceable rags and reels. Hello Bittersweet (Robin Aigner and Michael Brownell) steal pages from the American songbook in this duo rich with harmonies and mystery. Armed with an upright bass that may or may not have been pilfered from Grant's Tomb, and scandalous voices that may or may not have ties to the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping, Hello Bittersweet delights with songs of longing, mischieving, baiting and switching. (Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse, 165 2nd St, Gowanus, BK, 5pm, FREE / sugg don)

PARTICIPATORY: Come Out & Play 2019: After Dark
The city streets in a particular neighborhood are turned into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games and wild new street games. The event also showcases street games and technology enabled live-action game experiences. (Dumbo Archway, BK, 6pm, FREE, 18+)

DJ: Silent Disco On The Turf At The Old Stone House
The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, in partnership with The Old Stone House, brings you a silent disco on the turf! Bring your friends and come and dance on the turf! Refreshments available to purchase. Just hand in an ID to borrow the headset. (The Old Stone House and Washington Park, 157 13th St, BK, 8pm, FREE)

PARTY: Rubulad Presents: The Natural World
Advance tix: www.artery.is/showcases/the-natural-world
Live music by: Extra Syrup Horns, Mabembe, and Trouble With Kittensw. And in the garden, music from the Mood Expansion Chamber. DJ Greg Caz. Visuals by the The Sperm Whale NYC. Life Drawing with B. Maggie. Myke Flaherty’s Arthole. Sizzlin’ BBQ and much, much more. Dress as something wild! RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $15/$10 adv or before 10pm)

BURLESQUE: The FINAL Burlesque Night Out at The Loft - City Winery NYC
tix: https://citywinery.com/theloft/burlesque-night-out-at-the-loft-general-admission-ticket-7-20.html
Treat yourself to the perfect date night or evening out with friends. Enjoy an amazing cast of the finest burlesque performers in New York for a spectacular night of striptease and entertainment you'll be talking about for days to come. Hosted by Nasty Canasta, assisted by Rex Halligan, and featuring performances by Amuse Bouche, Delysia La Chatte,  Francine the Lucid Dream, Gin Minsky, Minx Arcana, Puss N Boots and Qualms Galore! (The Loft at City Winery NYC, 155 Varick St, 10pm doors/10:30pm show, $22)


EVENT: Hemingway Day
Freehold will be transformed into Old Havana to celebrate what would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 120th birthday featuring cigar rolling, salsa dancing, charity casino games benefiting the Local Los Sures Community Center, live music, Cuban cuisine, and Bacardi drink specials. (Freehold, 45 South 3rd St, BK, 3pm-2am, FREE)

CIRCUS: Big Teeth Performance Collective’s Ordinary Creatures
A project about monsters that live in the dirt, cross centuries, wait at the threshold, glitter with unboxable facets, are freakish and loving, have coffee in the morning, help us pick out what to wear, and break every mirror in the house. This will be an evening length show that emerges from the intersection of poetics and gore, femme fatale and everyday chores, virtuosic human sculpture and every stretch mark we’ve ever earned. Through physical narrative, aerial acrobatics, vibrant ensemble exploration, and more questions than answers.  (The Muse Brooklyn, 350 Moffat St, BK, 6:30pm doors/7pm show, $22-$25)

MUSIC/WORD: Onyx Ashanti
A performative demonstration of the Sonocyb, followed by a Q&A. Onyx Ashanti is a musician, performer, programmer, and inventor of the Sonocyb, a continually evolving, malleable interface of prosthetic synthesizer controllers that Onyx 3D prints at home and uses to articulate electronic sound in conjunction with bodily motion. With a DJ set by Dee Diggs. Rsvp encouraged. (Bar Laika by e-flux, 224 Greene Ave, BK, 9pm, FREE)


VARIETY: The New York Hoot Showcase
A variety evening  and benefit for the Southern Sideshow Hootenanny Foundation, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating everything sideshow. With appearances by Gin Minsky, Mike Zohn, Kita St Cyr, Matt Knife, Betsy Propane, and more! Hosted by The Lady Aye Raffle prizes from Erasure!, Morbid Anatomy, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Coney Island USA, House of La Rue NYC and Provincetown, and more! (The Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St, 7pm, $15-$25)


COMMUNITY: Uptown Bounce: Pride = Power
Celebrate East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile with an electric series of free summer block parties featuring top DJs, special guests, live performances, gallery talks, art making activities, and more. From Woodstock to the first man on the moon, the Stonewall Riots to the launch of El Museo del Barrio, revisit the monumental summer of 1969. This Wednesday’s theme is “Pride = Power”, showcasing emerging Latinx identities. (El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave @ 104th St, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

THEATER: A Midsummer Night’s Steam
This steamy-dreamy evening of live Shakespeare, poetry and music returns for a third year. This year features a powerhouse all-female cast of Amy Jo Jackson, Cristina Pitter, Jessica Angleskhan, and Melody Bates. Join Titania and her fairies for their moonlit revels—with sonnets, songs, and fairies role playing as the mixed-up mortal lovers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Admission includes a summery cocktail from Gowanus favorite Dirty Precious, light snacks, and full access to the spa’s amenities, plus door prizes from local businesses including Littleneck restaurant and Abbotsford Road Coffee. Guests should bring a bathing suit if they plan to use the soaking pool and other water elements. (CityWell Brooklyn, 496 President St, BK, 6:30pm, $55-$65)


[Events likely to sell out or otherwise requiring advance planning]

PARTICIPATORY: Pub Crawl: The Infinity Engine! - Opens July 27
tix: https://sinkingshipcreations.com/tickets/pub-crawl-tickets
The year is 1904. The brilliant Professor Nigel Thurgood has died under mysterious circumstances, and his most brilliant invention, the Infinity Engine, is missing. You’ve been contacted by a mysterious group called Section 12 to track down his associates…most of whom frequent pubs with colorful reputations. Can you gain their trust — and solve the puzzles they present — as part of a steampunk scavenger hunt (and badass bar crawl) to find the Infinity Engine? (Slaughtered Lamb, 182 W 4th St, NY; 3pm-5pm start times, $49 early bird/$65 regular)



FEST: Fresh Fruit Festival
New York's celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture. This festival encompasses theater, performance, poetry, comedy, spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and some talents that defy categorization. Artists come from around the city, nation and, indeed, the world. Australia, Canada, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, France, Mauii, Israel, Italy, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and all of New York City’s boroughs and suburbs have been represented. (thru 7/21, The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St, see site for details, $18)

ART: Beyond the Streets
The premier exhibition of graffiti, street art & beyond
This exhibition celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with unprecedented purpose and scale. It explores the collective urgency of using the street as a canvas for expression. The exhibition transforms more than 100,000 square feet of space into a museum-quality art experience, along with performances, lectures and films. (thru 8/30, Thu-Sun, 25 Kent Ave, BK, 11am-8pm, $25)

ART: Hell's Kitchen: a surreal summer show
A collection of beautifully peculiar artwork from both established and emerging surrealists. Artists Include: Jean Pierre Arboleda, Zofia Bogusz, Justin Brooks, Miles Johnston, Stephen Koharian, Eric Lacombe, Alex Merritt, Eva Redamonti, Madeleine Rhondeau, Scott Scheidly, David Stoupakis, Qieer Wang, & Hannah Faith Yata.  (thru 8/31, Last Rites Gallery, 325 38th St, see site for details, FREE)

ART/MUSIC: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. Featuring 12 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art. (thru 9/8, Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, see site for details, $18/$12 sen/$8 stu)

LGBTQ: Y’All Better Quiet Down
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this group show recalls trans activist Sylvia Rivera’s impassioned demand to show up and commit to the collective struggle. What showing up looks like takes many forms—rage, protest, care, community and introspection. This exhibition presents contemporary works, protest banners, archival ephemera, and stories from the New York City Trans Oral History Project, Y’all Better Quiet Down centers the everyday and enduring legacies of liberation movements. (thru 9/15 Tue-Sun, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society
New-York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement this summer, as New York City welcomes WorldPride, the largest Pride celebration in the world. Featuring two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs for all ages. (thru 9/22, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, see site for details, $13-$21)

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