[G&S]: Plum Blossom Parlor open in Feb / Your NYC & online events 1.29-2.4

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Plum Blossom Parlor open in Feb / Your NYC & online events 1.29-2.4
Date: January 29th 2021

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We hope you consider checking out our COVID-pod immersive cocktail experience, Plum Blossom Parlor, while we're open in February. The whole thing is a giant experiment, and we hope to raise some much-needed funds with the bookings. Even if you can't attend, you can help by inviting your friends and by RSVP'ing on FB (which decided to hide the event entirely): https://www.facebook.com/events/5176161992424396

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Gemini and Scorpio present

Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy

Fri-Sun through February at 5/7/9/11pm
Sugg donation: $45-55pp for 5-8 guests, $55-65pp for 3-4 guests, $65-75pp for two guests
Below Gemini and Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (address with booking confirmation)

More info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Email for more details & to book your time
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/5176161992424396
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #PlumBlossomParlor

A COVID-safe immersive cocktail experience in a lovingly crafted jewel box speakeasy. Plum Blossom Parlor is a luscious indoor "garden" lodge, inspired by The Emperor's Garden -- a corner of Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing that was untouched for about 100 years & was being painstakingly restored for the last 15, to open in...2020. Our installation is just a tiny bit of love from Brooklyn to China, at a time when the world couldn't be more split apart.

The Parlor is designed for COVID pods of up to eight people (two minimum) and runs entirely unstaffed -- which means masks are not required once you're inside. Handcrafted libations are pre-bottled & ready to enjoy on the spot or at home. A mini couch folds out, if you're booking for date night makeouts & cuddle puddles. Snack options are available by advance request. Simply book your time window & enjoy. And yes, you can book back-to-back slots to extend your time here. You can also book the room for meetings, birthday parties, shoots, Zoom events, etc...absolutely anything, as long as no more than eight people are inside at any one time.

Please see our site for more info, and drop us a line if you'd like to learn more or to check availability.

1/29 - 2/4


THEATER: Letter of Marque’s Cup of Knowledge
tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34725
An immersive fortune telling performance. A fortune teller peddles the whispers written in the stars, in one of oldest professions still forbidden to women. For a woman who drinks from the cup of knowledge is aware she can support herself financially and emotionally, and what dear reader, is more threatening than that? Presented on Gather Town, an online proximity-based social interaction platform. Sorta like Zoom meets original Zelda, part video game, part video conference. Gather does not require any downloads and is free with your ticket. (Fri-Sat, Gather Town Online World, see site for details, 7pm/8pm/9pm, $5)

DJ: DJ Spinna 50th Birthday Weekend Bash
Celebrate DJ Spinna’s 50th with a long list of guests including Jazzy Jeff, DJ Scratch, Sonny James, Louie Vega, DJ Spin, and many others. (Fri-Sat, Twitch, 1pm, FREE)

THEATER/WORD: The Approach
Mark O’Rowe’s 60 minute play reveals a profound truth about relationships, and about our deep, abiding need to make sense of our world. Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise. What will they reveal to each other?  And what does each of them have to hide? This is a play about being human, an exploration of betrayal, and an appeal to listen before it’s too late. This recording of the play is followed by a post-show discussion with Mark O’Rowe, Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan. It is hosted by author, Louise O’Neill. (Fri-Sun, online, see site for details, on demand, £20)

ART: The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center Virtual Open Studios
For the past 24 years, The Clemente’s resident artists and organizations have opened their studios in the landmark-quality building that serves hundreds of working artists and organizations to showcase new work in a wide range of media. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Open Studios will be hosted virtually for the first time, with an opportunity to view new works flanking The Clemente’s facade. In addition to the studio tours, enjoy music performances and artist Q&A’s. (Fri-Sun, online/YouTube, see site for details, 11am-6pm, FREE)

ART: Outsider Art Fair
The 29th edition of the fair will include a hybrid of online and in-person components, featuring 7 curated exhibitions across 5 gallery locations around Manhattan. Additional information for booking timed reservations to each location provided with ticket purchase. (Fri-Sun, this week and next, multiple locations & online, see site for details, 10am-6pm, $15)

THEATER/FUNDRAISER: The Homebound Project Special Edition
The Homebound Project is theater made to raise funds for nonprofit organizations working at the forefront of the pandemic. Through an online theater platform, and as an all-volunteer artist team, each performance features a collection of 10-12 new theater works, written by homebound playwrights and recorded by sheltering actors. Special Guests:​ ​Amanda Seyfried, ​Pamela Taylor & Sting. All proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry. (Fri-Sun, online, see site for details, 7pm, $10+ sugg don)

ART: Secret Garden: an immersive web experience created by Stephanie Dinkins
Step into a garden and encounter oral histories spanning generations of Black women. As you wander this spatialized floral estate, you will encounter African-American women with stories to tell: surviving a slave boat, growing up on a 1920s Black-owned farm, surviving 9/11, and an AI powered by Black women. The online experience is augmented by a room-scale installation designed using Nokia Bell Labs’ technology. (Fri-Tue, online, see site for details, 12pm-7pm, $25)

THEATER: The Nourish Project
This performance explores the idea of how we feed ourselves. Using music, dance, and poetry curated through a framework of the five senses and four natural elements, it hosts a space for audiences to follow their curiosity and explore their own paths during the experience. The event hopes to offer replenishment for the soul and invites people to find a moment of rest in a weary world. (Fri-Sun/Thu, this week and next, 7:30pm, FREE/$sugg don)


DJ/PARTICIPATORY: Daybreaker’s Winter Onesies Dance
Daybreaker’s first livestream adventure of 2021 and they’re getting cozy to rekindle our inner flame for the year ahead. Warm some hot cocoa, set up a pillow fort, glam up your cozies and come ready to dance. Event begins with yoga and the DOSE method, followed by guided dance party experience featuring DJ Set by Oyasound’s Sabine Blazon. Closing ceremony with Jared Matthew Weiss. (online, 11am-1pm, $sugg don)


From the team that brought you Bear Hug, host John Farnsworth and Producer Kylie Holloway are taking the stage (backyard) with another show to make you smile. It's a variety show for the age, we got it all, drag stand up, music, and exactly two live raccoons. All proceeds go to the Crown Heights Mutual Aid, which builds power among community members to fight displacement. (online, see site for details, $sugg don)


Dress in your best “Impressionist Formal” and join The Simulacrum of Yore Society's 12th annual event. The "ballroom" is the ice skating rink (and pavilion), and your attire itself determines your very attendance of the ball. (Wollman Ice Rink, Central Park, 7pm-9pm, $12 rink admission/$10 skate rental/$5 locker)


PERFORMANCE: Virtual Impossibilities Starring Eric Walton
tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/621?sitePreference=normal
A fully interactive, online performance of mind-reading and mentalism by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning entertainer and showman, Eric Walton. In this highly engaging and thoroughly entertaining, virtual show, Eric presents many of the astonishing feats of mind-reading and mental acuity that have made him one of New York City's top mentalists. (Sat thru Jan, Zoom, link emailed day of show, 8pm, $20)

CIRCUS/FUNDRAISER: Aerialists & Acrobats At City Point
Venmo donation: @kygwen
Enjoy this showcase of works-in-progress and show-ready acts of dazzling skills, innovative movements, and super-human strength & flexibility. Artists will be inside BKLYN Studios & audience will be in the City Point main passageway. Masks & social distancing are required. Support furloughed performance artists with a donation via Venmo. (thru 2/28, Thu 7pm/Sun 12pm, 445 Albee Sq W, BK, $sugg don)

FILM: Dan Savage’s Hump Festival
The indie porn festival for every body. HUMP! is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. The filmmakers and stars show us hot and sexy, creative and kinky, ultimate turn-ons and craziest fantasies. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. View just the film or join nightly lifestream with Dan Savage (thru 3/6, online, see site for details, $30-$46, +18)

PERFORMANCE: Beyond a Winter's Day
Tix: https://beyondawintersday.brownpapertickets.com
Liars & Believers creates original live shows with music, movement, mask, puppet, video, clown, live bands, and aerialists. Join them for a live online performance of story and music, food and drink, mask and puppet, shadow and light. This is a live theatre experience that finds hope and warmth in the moment we share together. Engage all your senses. With your ticket, receive simple recipes for the food and drink in the show. You'll taste and smell the delights of the performance as it happens. This family-friendly event. It's made for adults and perfect for kids. (thru 3/28, zoom, link with purchase, see site for details, pay what you can/$25 sugg don)

THEATER: Liars and Believers’ “Macbeth” in serialized form.
LAB presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth in serialized form. Each episode is 5-10 minutes long. New episode posted each week. (LAB website, FREE)

THEATER: Performance for One
A one-on-one theater performance, now presented live over Skype. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? With a rotating cast of actors, including Elizabeth Chappel, Joshua Coleman, Andrea Gallo, Jan Leslie Harding, Allison Hiroto, Yvonne Roen, and Melissa Rakiro. (Skype, see site for details, FREE)

THEATER: 24 Hr Plays’ Viral Monologues
New monologues written, rehearsed, recorded and released on IGTV in 24 hours. (24hoursplays online, see site for details, FREE/sugg don)

THEATER: The 7th Voyage of Egon Tich
A live-streamed digital theater performance based on The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem. The team behind A Hunger Artist, in collaboration with Theater in Quarantine, returns with an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s story—set in outer space, performed in a closet in the East Village, and beamed straight to you in whichever room you’re finding yourself stuck in. (Sinking Ship website, FREE/$10)


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