10.7 - The Art of Paigey...on the Stagey!
Tue, Oct 7, 9pm-late, $10
G&S loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
What do you get when you combine an epic burlesque show, monster movies, cool costumes and modern pinup artwork? You get a celebration of Baltimore born & Brooklyn based artist Paigey! Join us for a night of kitschy-cute fun paying tribute to modern illustrations of strong & sexy female icons. It's a party where comic books and animation meet roller derby and tattoo art. What else would would you expect from a gal who hails from the same town as John Waters?
Come early for our screening of old burlesque clips, dark cartoons, classic horror movies, and Paigey's own original artwork. See burlesque by: Amber Ray, Little Brooklyn, Dangrrr Doll, Evelyn Vnyl, Delysia LaChatte, Mina La Rouge. Your hostess for the evening: Kita St Cyr. Win a vintage inspired dress from the Lower East Side's original rock & roll boutique ENZ's valued at $170. Didn't get enough at fashion week? We're keeping the party going with our pinup style fashion show. Dance all night long to rockabilly, electro-swing and classic monster-movie mashups.
Suggested Dress: Retro pinup darlings, B- movie monsters, Cosplay Heroes, Super-villains or anything comic book inspired are all welcome.
Buy tickets online. Cash only at the bar.
10.8 - Unwoman, Todd Reynolds & Rima Fand:
An evening of avant-pop string music
Wed, Oct 8, doors 7 / show 8, $10 suggested donation
G&S loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
Strings, loops, beats, vocals and unexpected musical turns.
Visiting from San Francisco: Unwoman is a cellist-singer-songwriter featured at steampunk conventions and other major events all over the US, who has collaborated with Abney Park, Amanda Palmer, Rasputina, Voltaire, Stripmall Architecture, and many other acts. In 2013 she received the Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award for Best Solo Musician. She has produced and published nine full albums.
Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’. The violinist of choice for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Bang on a Can, and a founder of the string quartet known as Ethel, his compositional and performance style is a hybrid of old and new technology, multi-disciplinary aesthetic and pan-genre composition and improvisation.
Rima Fand is a Brooklyn-based musician and composer with a love for multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration. Her current musical ensembles include Sherita, a Balkan-inspired acoustic quartet, Hydra, an experimental women's vocal trio, and Timbila, a band exploring music deeply rooted in the traditions of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. She was also a founding member of the acclaimed NYC gypsy punk string band, Luminescent Orchestrii, which toured internationally for a decade. She has composed music for puppet theater, circus, and a 120-person tableau vivant.
10.25 - 6th Annual Masquerade Macabre Halloween celebration
Sat, Oct 25, all details TK
A marvellous and mysterious event...a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque...an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments...an explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.
Featuring: back from over a year of touring his hit circus show LIMBO, circus composer Sxip Shirey with a handpicked Jank! band. French brass band Radio Kaizman, rocking their special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms. Demonics dance floor by G&S favorites Joro Boro and DJ Shakey. Frighteningly accurate fortunes told by witchy mistress Marcy Currier. Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails).
*An additional $30 gets you a commemorative Masquerade Macabre hip flask engraved with the monster hybrid Victorian couple from the event flyer.
Inspiration: macabre carnival, aberrations of nature, cabinet of curiosities, dark Victoriana, evil funhouse, steampunk, Jan Svankmaier & Brothers Quay films, Freaks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Think dark & creepy. Or dark & funny. Or whatever your Halloween costume happens to be. But if we have to ask, it's not a costume.
"Live music, dancing, absinthe and the dark arts" - The New York Times. "Late-night absinthe-fueled revelry, with dancing, circus arts, and a Victorian-inspired dress code." - The Village Voice. "Expect off-the-wall antics" - Huffington Post. "Denizens of the night...down absinthe until the sun rises." - TimeOut New York. "Absinthe-fueled debauchery." - Paper. "Vintage-inspired spectacle." - New York Press. "This quintessential New York experience, a costume-required masquerade ball, offers a cornucopia of pleasures guaranteed to keep you going all night (and morning) long." - Flavorpill. "Collection of artists who revel in all things exotic, sensual and creative." - Examiner