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ICYMI last week: one of the best articles ever written about G&S was published on ABC's national news desk, going into depth on Plum Blossom Parlor experience, inspiration and significance. It also contains a photo gallery that gives you a glimpse of what we've built without giving away the whole thing. We hope you check it out: http://bit.ly/PBP_peek
The Parlor is now officially open through March, with an online booking system in place (a few spots still open for this weekend, too).
And this is new and exciting! We can now send tastes and gift boxes around the world, if you'd like to surprise a friend or get a few treats for yourself without leaving home. Get in touch for options and to arrange delivery.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
Fri-Sun through February at 5/7/9/11pm
Thur-Sun through March at 6/8/10pm
$50pp for 7-8 guests, $55pp for 5-6 guests, $65pp for 3-4 guests, $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 Feb dates / book online for March
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 checked in. 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 & pod cuddle puddles. Snack options are available by advance request. Simply book your time window & enjoy (book back-to-back slots to extend your time). 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.
SHOP: ReFashion Week NYC Virtual Marketplace
An interactive 3D marketplace that mimics an expo-style event. This immersive virtual event will allow participants to chat face-to-face with sustainable fashion faves, discover new brands, and make purchases on the spot. The marketplace will be bookended by two expert panel discussions: "Sustainable Fashion in the Time of COVID" and "Dreams of a Zero Waste Tomorrow." Part of 3rd annual ReFashion Week NYC, a series of events designed to reimagine the fashion industry from head to toe. (12-7pm, FREE)
WORD: Pajama Party! with Andrew Yamato
Don your finest jammies and join menswear historian Andrew Yamato, as he explores the history and culture of leisurewear through the centuries. From embroidered smoking caps to silk dressing gowns to velvet Albert slippers, the venerable British menswear company New & Lingwood has been defining domestic luxury since 1865. Yamato previously worked for Alan Flusser Custom, with whom he produced several events for our FashionSpeakFriday series. He has worked as a freelance writer and filmmaker with a focus on the aesthetics of classic menswear. (7pm, Zoom, FREE with reg)
WORD: Profs & Pints Online: Where Middle Earth Met Narnia
A look at how J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis together invented the genre of modern fantasy, with Hal Poe, professor of faith and culture at Union University and author of a three-volume C.S. Lewis biography. (7pm, Crowdcast, $?)
THEATER: Our Bodies
Does your body talk to you? Are you really listening? What the heck does it even mean to have a body? Join in for a theatrical exploration of these questions through the personal lens of a diverse and multidisciplinary ensemble. Co-produced by Letter of Marque Theater Company as part of the Lieutenants Lab program. (Zoom, link with purchase, 9pm EST, $5)
PUPPETS: Handmade Quarantine Films: 2020 Micro Commission Puppet Shorts
These are the films from the very first cohort of Quarantine Film Micro-Commissions. Guided by the Handmade Puppet Dreams team, these filmmakers met once a month over five months to trade tips, give updates, and share inspiration. Filmed entirely during quarantine, the resulting films provide a wonderful snapshot of each filmmaker's creativity and resourcefulness. Live Q&A with the filmmakers follows the presentation. (Handmade Puppet Dreams Facebook Page, 6pm, FREE)
ART: Light Year 71: Digital Fairy Tales: Water Stories (Wassermärchen)
This is a continuation of the Digital Fairy Tales series which takes inspiration and direction from German folk tales collected by Franz Xaver von Schoenwerth, a civil servant and archivist in the mid 19th century. These stories were created once upon a time, long before our digital reality and were collected and held by von Schoenwerth in his archive in Regensburg, Germany. Contemporary creatives have brought the stories into a New World and offer us an opportunity to look back in time through their unique and varied lenses. Curated by Leo Kuelbs. Presentation will be online as well as projected on to the Manhattan Bridge. Best viewing. Is from the Pearl Street Triangle. (Light Year Facebook, 2pm; Manhattan Bridge/Pearl Street Triangle, 6pm-10pm, FREE)
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)
ART: Life is Drag
An exhibition showcasing the video portraits of Rachel Rampleman. Exploring subjects such as gender, artifice and spectacle, Rampleman documents the most innovative and singular performers of the currently exploding international alt-drag and burlesque scenes, a portion of which have been filmed throughout the pandemic at the Cell Theater. (thru 3/27, Sat/Sun, The Cell Theatre, 338 W 23rd St, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
PERFORMANCE: Beyond a Winter's Day
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)
ART: KAWS: What Party
For twenty-five years, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (Brian Donnelly, American, born 1974) has bridged the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce. Adapting the rules of cultural production and consumption in the twenty-first century, his practice both critiques and participates in consumer culture. This exhibition is a sweeping survey featuring more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and monumental installations of his popular COMPANION figures. It also features new pieces made uniquely for the exhibition along with his early-career altered advertisements. Timed entry. Purchase tickets in advance. (Thru 9/5, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, BK, see site for details, $25)
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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