2.13 - Meet Me in Paris: a clandestine cabaret

Sat, Feb 13, $20 until 1am, $10 after, 21+ (25+ suggested)
9-10pm cocktail hour, 10pm-1am live acts, 1am-5am dancing & lounging
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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A clandestine French cabaret with sensuous live music, sultry burlesque and variety acts, followed by late-night dancing and lounging in our softly-lit loft, absinthe and other special libations at the bar, and kissing on the sprawling roof. Our house band will be playing three full sets to swoon, sway and dance to, with deliciously naughty performances in between. It's also our annual Birthday celebration: we turn 13 this year!

    Featuring:
  • Three sets of vintage danceable French gems by Myriam Phiro & the Cavaliers of Swing
  • Risqué burlesque by Honi Harlow, Dandy Dillinger
  • Daring duo acts by Dame Cuchifrita and Edie Nightcrawler
  • Hosted by dashing & dangerous magician Eric Walton
  • Nouvelle chanson to electro-swing mix by DJ Poodlecannon (Marc Nasdor)
  • Love & compatibility tarot readings by Peri Lyons

Dress code (as usual, required): Cabaret through the ages (turn-of-century Belle ƒpoque La Goulue cabaret, 1920s Josephine Baker cabaret, 1930s Marlene Dietrich cabaret, 1940s Edith Piaf cabaret, 1950s Jacques Brel cabaret, 60s and beyond cabaret lounge, anachronistic punk cabaret); "Cabaret" the movie; vintage or modern high style; dressy & classy.

Press: "A Pigalle-style playground with can can dancers, cabaret acts and vintage gypsy jazz" - TimeOut NY. "If there's one team of party planners we trust with throwing a stunning clandestine French cabaret, it's Gemini & Scorpio." - Flavorpill.

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2.26 - The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, Feb 26, 7pm-12am, FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you (and up to three friends) get a complimentary tasting. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious. Lounge with friends in our sexy low-lit space, or gather at the bar to watch the magic unfold. Our loft is yours for the night.

Featured ingredients and featured cocktails TBA!

About our bartender: sculptor, maker, karaoke enthusiast and bartender, Shayna Cott spent 365 days sequestered in a barn in rural Vermont, studying, training, and emerging periodically to create cocktails from seasonal and esoteric ingredients. She brings this vocational hermitage to bear now on concocting libations from the unpredictable submissions of Gemini and Scorpio's guests.

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3.19 - Swing House

Sat, March 19, 9pm-late / dance class 9:30pm, $20 until 1am / $10 after for electro-swing dance party, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).

The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am by the hottest of the hot jazz bands, The Hot Sardines. It's a real treat to have them back with us after these past few years of worldwide sold-out tours! Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets, by the gorgeous Lily Faye and more. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.

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