[G&S]: Cautious re-opening brunch shopping party next Sun! / Your NYC & online events 4.16-22

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Cautious re-opening brunch shopping party next Sun! / Your NYC & online events 4.16-22
Date: April 16th 2021

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Hello lovelies,

G&S/HoS have been on lockdown with the rest of NYC for over a year, but it's time to start considering reopening. We don't yet know what that's going to look like, but we do know we need to make room, as Miss Scorpio pivoted to fashion resale in lockdown, and the Loft looks like a well-curated-but-slightly-mad clothing shop. Help us get back to normal by raiding her racks for her 20+ year collection of vintage, statement, designer & costume pieces. (If you've seen some of it before: multiple racks have been added!)

Throughout the day, we'll be doing by-request tiny tours of our COVID pod pop-up, Plum Blossom Parlor (ask Miss S directly). Pre-bottled drinks from the Parlor will be available for purchase, as well. You could also book your slot there for the same day or anytime it's running: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

More info below! If you can't make it next Sunday, you can always make your own appointment to come browse anytime.

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

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4.25 - POP-UP SHOP
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Miss Scorpio

invites you to

Raid my racks!

Sun Apr 25, 1-6pm, early bird 12-1pm
Clothing preview (about a third of what's here): http://linktr.ee/miss_scorpio_fashion
Tix: https://houseofscorpio.wildapricot.org/event-4271275

G&S/HoS have been on lockdown with the rest of NYC for over a year, but it's time to start considering reopening. We don't yet know what that's going to look like, but we do know we need to make room, as Miss Scorpio pivoted to fashion resale in lockdown, and the Loft looks like a well-curated-but-slightly-mad clothing shop. Help us get back to normal by raiding her racks for her 20+ year collection of vintage, statement, designer & costume pieces. (If you've seen some of it before: multiple racks have been added!)

We're whipping up a breakfast taco buffet bar, including homemade chorizo & vegetarian options, and stocking up on bubbly and bloody marys.

Throughout the day, we'll be doing by-request tiny tours of our COVID pod pop-up, Plum Blossom Parlor (ask Miss S directly). Pre-bottled drinks from the Parlor will be available for purchase, as well. You could also book your slot there for the same day or anytime it's running: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Here's our COVID-safe plan for the day:
12-1pm: be the first to raid the racks! Your $10 ticket includes early access & a glass of bubbly (post-1pm brunch optional).
1-3pm: brunch time! Your $20 ticket includes a breakfast taco buffet & a glass of bubbly. You will need proof of vaccine to eat indoors, or enjoy your meal on our roof. Shopping access throughout.
1-6pm: raid the racks! Your $5 ticket includes a glass of bubbly.

You must purchase an advance ticket for a specific time slot to attend, as we will be limiting access to keep to 25% capacity at all times. We're also collecting contact information for all guests in case it's needed for contact tracing in an unlikely case of infection. Masks are required indoors when not seated and eating/drinking. All G&S staff have been vaccinated.


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ONGOING: COVID-pod speakeasy
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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
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 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.


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NYC EVENTS 4.16-4.22
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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ART: Life is Drag
http://spincyclenyc.com/index.php/drag/563-life-is-drag
An exhibition of video portraits by Rachel Rampleman featuring alt-drag and burlesque stars. Exploring subjects such as gender, artifice and spectacle, Rampleman documents the most innovative and singular performers of the exploding alt-drag and burlesque scenes nationally. A sampling of subjects featured in Life is Drag include Girls Girls Girls (the world's first and only all-female Mötley Crüe tribute band), Tazzie Colomb (the world's longest competing female bodybuilder), and LACTIC Incorporated (an avant-garde clothing brand that takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender) as well as drag and burlesque stars Untitled Queen, Fem Appeal, Darlinda Just Darlinda, C'etait BonTemps, Chartruice, Mimi Silk, Dick TransDyke, JAX, Robyn Edges, Sham Payne, Just JP, Stixen Stones, Kiara Chimera, Barbie Crash, Bunny Wonderland, Robin from Human Resources, Geo Soctomah Neptune, Jayden Jamison, Mike Hawk, Arabella LaDessé, Bender Bluefish, and Zayn-X. (thru 4/18, the cell, 338 W 23rd St, see site for details)

PUPPETS: MINE
http://dixonplace.org/performances/mine-04-10-21
A mountain, mined of her insides, collapses into rubble. Near the wreckage, a marriage ends and the home grieves the loss of the family it once housed. Underground, a groundhog hoards an enormous collection of the family’s discarded sentimental items. As the Rubble, the Home, and the Groundhog attempt to reassemble the remnants of their crumbled histories, their worlds begin to merge and intertwine. MINE uses a variety of puppetry styles, live-feed projections, stop-motion animation, wearable sculptures, and humor to weave together themes of nostalgia, excess, and the destructive human urge to colonize land, bodies, and minds. (Livestream Wed-next Sat, on demand 4.26-5.3, 7:30pm, $18)

WORD: Taste of Science
https://tasteofscience.org
Bringing you your favorite flavors of science not just from the US but across the globe. (thru 5/1, online, see site for details)


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FRIDAY
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WORD: Nerd Nite
https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=147669989915
Nerd Nite excitedly and safely make its triumphant IRL return, featuring three funny-yet-smart presentations about the weird history of crossword puzzles, how diverse female executives during the early days of TV shaped the small screen, and how the heck Brasilia got made. Trivia is back too as Matt and Team Littlefield have figured out how to do it safely – so bring your pod, play the game, and try to win some swell prizes. Tix include trivia (first hour) & presentations, plus an order of chips & guacamole. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7:45pm, $23)


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HOT TIPS
[Art opportunities, promotions, sales, news. Non-event ephemera...]
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FILM
It’s the last chance for your film to be a part of The 11th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival, taking place this summer with both virtual screenings and in-person outdoor events. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the 2021 Festival, featuring independent films from all over the world. Deadline is Sun Apr 18.

VENDING / ART
https://www.artsgowanus.org/creative-outdoor-market
In conjunction with the opening day of our outdoor portrait exhibition "We’re Still Here..." on Sat 5.15, Arts Gowanus is pleased to present our first ever Artist Marketplace. For the the big opening day of this event, we are planning to include 30 local creative vendors who will be able to sell their art and creative products to the public in attendance. We are seeking applications from Brooklyn based artists, makers and creatives thru Apr 25.


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ONGOING
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PARTICIPATORY: Mail Art in April
https://www.instagram.com/mailartinapril
https://www.facebook.com/MailArtInApril
A campaign is underway to get people to connect off-screen, and support the USPS by sending something creative through the nation's mail service. The idea is simple: Make or find a thing for somebody; Include a thanks to the USPS on the outside; Post a pic to FB/IG #MailArtInApril; Send it. Modern mail art is considered to have begun in the 1960's with artist Ray Johnson and the New York Correspondence School. The practice was reinvigorated in the 1980's by E.F. Higgins III, who is now the best-known living mail artist. And boy is he funny. Humor tends to be a big part of mail art -- just read about all the potatoes sent via the US mail. This is an experiment to see if we can create a new tradition, one that reminds us that culture is about how we interact with each other, more than about what we watch together. (Thru 4/30, see site for details, FREE/postage cost)

THEATER: Taxilandia
https://www.taxilandia.com
TAXILANDIA, created and written by Oye Group’s Modesto Flako Jimenez, immerses its audience in the flavors, sounds, sights and dynamic history of a neighborhood confronting social stigmas and the realities of gentrification. Weaving a dramatic, performative ‘tapestry’ that interconnects generations, social classes, races and cultures, TAXILANDIA complicates our notion of what it means to be a local, an immigrant or a resident of a place, challenging us to answer: “What is my personal roadmap of home?” Originally developed in Flako’s own neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, the piece was inspired and drawn from his nine years driving a taxicab and his documentation of conversations with passengers, residents, locals, and immigrants to the neighborhood. TAXILANDIA is available via a $25 ticket lottery for a single pod of up to three people become passengers in Flako’s cab for a personal experience of Bushwick. Also available as self-guided text-based walking tour. (thru 4/30, see site for details, $25)

VARIETY: Bindlestiff Open Stage Virtual Variety Show
http://www.facebook.com/Bindlestiff.Cirkus
http://www.youtube.com/bindlestiffcirkus
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. (thru 4/30, Mondays, 8pm, live on Facebook & YouTube, FREE / $12 sugg donation)

THEATER: Post Theatrical
https://www.posttheatrical.org/events
We are a group of theater artists and companies joining forces during the pandemic to produce mail-based theatrical experiences. Wildly varied in form, content, and duration, these experiences have been intentionally built for increased audience access and inclusion beyond that which is possible in typical live theater. Our work aspires to connect human beings of disparate backgrounds despite (and in some ways, through) distance. (thru 6.30, see site for details)

THEATER: Performance for One
http://www.untitledtheater.com/previous-productions/performance-for-one.html
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
https://24hourplays.com/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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