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ICYMI last week: as our tiny immersive experience has finally turned a profit this month, we're starting to set aside a portion of the proceeds for three very deserving non-profits: https://stopaapihate.org | https://www.welcometochinatown.com | https://www.redcanarysong.net -- please join us in doing this. If you feel inclined to send us receipt snapshots, we can keep a running tally on our site (is that of interest to you?) or just for this list. We plan to keep donating for the duration of the project, as long as we're in the black, inspired as it was by the pandemic-related anti-Asian tension.
We're hoping to make the fist donation after this weekend, at the end of the calendar month, and the more we come out ahead, the more we can donate. If you haven't visited us yet, now would be a great time to do so. We're also still doing home deliveries of tastes of the Parlor; just drop us a line if you'd like to try something without leaving the house, or if you'd like to send a gift to a friend (our gift wrap option is a GOLD TREASURE CHEST). We're counting these orders towards our overall income totals, too.
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Vintage, thrift & designer clothes: https://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion (reply for an in-person appt)
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini and Scorpio present
Plum Blossom Parlor COVID-pod speakeasy
Thur-Sun through April 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 & reservations: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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 reservations and drop a line for any custom arrangements.
WEEKEND + WEEK
SHOP: The Women’s Makers Show
The Maker Show’s founders believe in keeping resources in local economies by shopping local, using sustainable materials, and by amplifying businesses owned by black and indigenous people of color, LGBTQIA+, women and other underrepresented groups. (Sat/Sun, City Point, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)
VARIETY: Downtown Variety: SeoulArts Korea Edition
A co-founder of CultureHub, Seoul Institute of the Arts is an educational institution in Korea that supports the creative process of emerging artists through interdisciplinary exploration in the fields of performance and media art. Graduates and faculty of the Institute have made significant contributions to the wave of contemporary art coming out of Korea. Downtown Variety: SeoulArts Korea Edition will capture the immense momentum of the young Korean artists as they confront current issues and phenomena in a rapidly changing world. In the spirit of La MaMa, contemporary artists will open new spaces of freedom, experiment and create new connections and meeting points. (streaming on site, 9pm, FREE/sugg don)
SHOP: Women's History Month: A Socially-Distanced Pop-Up Shop
Celebrate Women's History Month by showing love to local women vendors. Shop for a bit of everything: beauty, haircare, candles, clothing, skincare, home, and so much more. This event supports ALL women (trans, cis, BIPOC, etc.) (New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, BK, 1pm-7pm, FREE)
WORD/PARTICIPATORY: Coney Island History Show & Tell
You're invited to join this interactive reminiscence event presented by the Coney Island History Project and hosted by Tricia Vita and Neter Antoine. Do you have paper ephemera or artifacts of historical or personal significance related to Coney Island history you would like to share? After registering for the event, sign up to “show and tell” your story by emailing events@PROTECTED. (zoom, link with registration, 7pm, FREE)
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)
VARIETY: Bindlestiff Open Stage Virtual Variety Show - 50th show!
Get a first look at emerging talents around the world — all from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more -- each act live in their own location. Hosted by Keith "Bindlestiff" Nelso. Also featuring circus historian, retired NYU professor, burlesque & circus performer, polar bear promoter, and Chairman of the Board of Bindlestiff, Hovey Burgess. (Mondays, 8pm, live on Facebook & YouTube, FREE / $12 sugg donation)
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)
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