Space available in our building!

Starting immediately, you can get space in the building that houses the Gemini & Scorpio Loft! New studio rooms have been built out on the first floor, and we reserved the largest ones to share as office, storage and craft space. Ideally we'd like to see them split between 2-3 performing arts groups and bundled with rehearsal and show bookings upstairs, but we're also open to individual co-working and co-crafting shares. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/GS_office (email: "loft" at "geminiandscorpio"). Or, to get your own space, see http://www.bandspacesnyc.com -- the room layout is here. (If you're going to do quieter things, please request our side of the building! It's A-C.) For anyone renting a room in the building, we'll offer discounts on any Loft rentals for meetings, rehearsals and shows.

4.21 - The Cocktail Experiment

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

Event on Facebook | Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #thecocktailexperiment

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 (ask us to include these in your cocktails!):
Skinos mastiha Chios, a liqueur seasoned with mastic (resin gathered from the mastic tree) with notes of cucumber, pine, anise & fresh herbs
St Elizabeth allspice dram, a rum-based liqueur flavored with allspice berry, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper
Barrow's Intense, a dense, spicy, Brooklyn-made ginger liqueur

Featured cocktails:
Smokescreen - Vida mezcal, Skinos mastiha Chios, Cherry Heering, lime, home-infused Szechuan peppercorn vodka topper
Hot Dram - Black Seal black rum, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, St Elizabeth allspice dram, Peychaud’s bitters, flamed grapefruit peel
Ginger Blossom - New Amsterdam gin, Barrow's Intense ginger liqueur, Lejay creme de cassis, elderflower syrup, lemon, orange bitters, seltzer topper

About our bartender:
Rebecca Leigh Silverman posseses a unique skillset as both a craft bartender and historic culinary expert specializing in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect sazerac. She is on faculty at The Farm Cooking School, teaching hyper-seasonal cocktail making.

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5.4 & 5.6 - #MayTheFourth Celebration

May 4: Star Wars Movie Marathon
Event on Facebook | Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Thur, May 4, 7pm-late, $10 sugg donation, all ages (with parents)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

Our annual Star Wars movie night.

7:30pm - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Three decades after the destruction of the second Death Star, the First Order has risen from the fallen Galactic Empire and seeks to eliminate the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by General Leia Organa, opposes them while searching for her brother, Luke Skywalker, to enlist his aid.

10pm - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Former scientist Galen Erso is taken away by the evil Orson Krennic from his peaceful farm life with his wife and young daughter Jyn. Many years later, Galen is the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

We didn't get to do the drunken rooftop light saber battle last year...should we try again?

May 6: Tea Time for Mad Girls Productions presents Browncoats: The Musical
Buy tickets | Event on Facebook

Sat, May 6, 8-10pm, $10 / $20 with tickets to Cantina party until 4.30 / $25 after
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

Eight months after the events of Miranda, the Crew of the Serenity is staring into the void of a changing 'verse, wondering how to go forward, and knowing there's no going back. Whispers of rebellion rising up are tempting Mal to throw himself recklessly back into the thick of things, and with the impending birth of Zoe's baby, she is forced to make the impossible choice between her loyalty to Serenity and protecting the last thing she has of Wash. And that's provided they can keep the ship running long enough to reach the next planet!

All proceeds benefit ACLU. Costumes encouraged, but not required -- unless you're staying for the Cantina party.

May 6: Cantina at the End of the Universe
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Sat, May 6, 10pm-late, $15 until 4.30 / $20 after and at door, if avail / $10 after 1am
Presale recommended: smaller capacity than usual due to giant alien monster puppets
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

Jedis, Trekkers, Browncoats, Time Lords and Hitchhikers from all corners of the cosmos, follow us to a cantina at the end of the universe to celebrate Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. There will be aesthetically pleasing air pressure waves coming at your eardrums, mad scientist concoctions (no synthahol, we promise), and an eclectic crowd of humanoids, demonoids, arachnoids, cephalopoids, androids, and surprisingly many other alienoids. We won't let any wookies tear your arm off, but don't mention Miranda, or the seemingly harmless 90-pound brunette wandering around barefoot may suddenly opt for some thrilling heroics, and then you're on your own. Dress uniforms encouraged, watch out for the replicants, and don't forget your towel. You can materialize your Tardis right on the dance floor, but we recommend buying your multipass in advance, in case a clone invasion results in massive overcrowding and subsequent destruction of the entire multiverse.

It's an intergalactic creature dance party, with our special guests: alien monster puppet robot-wrestling ensemble BIG NAZO, returning just for this annual event from recent ComiCon and international festival gigs. DJ Illexandra & DJ Stylus provide epically nerdy beats all night, and classic sci-fi visuals play throughout.

Costume required, as always. Think Star Wars, Star Trek, HGTTG, Firefly, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, Martians, robots, aliens, androids, giant spider creatures with tentacle faces, orange-haired hot-pants-wearing supreme beings, intergalactic bounty hunters, true-blue-blooded opera singers, shiny creatures of energy in corporeal form, the time-traveling anti-you.

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5.14 - Mother's Day Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day), 4-8pm, $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

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Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish. All guests will have access to the museum as well as garden. In case of rain, outdoor covering provided. Very limited tickets.

The menu (more TBA):
Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Battenberg cake
Lemon curd tarts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces and Battledore and Shuttlecock
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris
- Card games, including Logomachy, Flinch and Dr Busby, played with original decks from the turn of the century
- DIY amusements from original Victorian books

Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours) here.

About our venue: Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.


 

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