Meet Me in Paris: a clandestine cabaret

Sat, Feb 11, 21+ (25+ suggested)
9pm doors / 9:30pm dance class / 10pm-1am live acts / 1am-3am DJ, dancing & lounging
GA/standing: $15-45 until 12:30am*, $15 after
Reserved seat tickets: tables & banquettes available, $50

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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. Our house band will be playing three full sets to swoon, sway and dance to, with deliciously naughty performances during and in between. Absinthe and other special libations at the bar. It's also our annual Birthday celebration: we turn 21 this year!

    Featuring:
  • Three sets of vintage danceable French gems straight out of the pre-war Parisian cabaret scene by Avalon Jazz Band
  • Hosted by dashing & dangerous magician Eric Walton
  • Risqué by Lydia Vengeance
  • Daring aerial by Brenna Bradbury
  • Mind-bending contortion by Allison Schieler
  • Nouvelle chanson to electro-swing dance mix by DJ Poodlecannon (Marc Nasdor)
  • Free social dance class by Brooklyn Swings at 9:30pm

Dress code: cocktail or costume. Cabaret through the ages (turn-of-century Belle Époque 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. No casual wear, please.

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.

*All GA tickets offer the same access to the event. Please buy at the highest price you can, to support artists, production and affordable tickets for everyone. For every patron ticket ($45) we add a low income ticket ($15).



Reopening in 2023
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While we cannot host our usual events in person at the loft, we present our new COVID-safe immersive cocktail experience, Plum Blossom Parlor. Over two months, we've created a jewel-box installation below our main space. It's 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. See this article for an in-depth dive on our original inspiration as well as a sneak peek of the project.

How it works. 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. Snack options are available by advance request. A mini couch folds out, if you're booking for movie nights or chill-out experience. You can also reserve for meetings, birthday parties, shoots, Zoom events, etc...as long as no more than eight people are inside at any one time. Just book your time window & enjoy.

How to book. We're open Thur-Sun for three daily sessions: 6/8/10pm. Use the "book" link above to secure your date & time, and if you want to add other options (see additional details below), use the "inquire" link to email us after. To get more time in the Parlor, book back-to-back slots -- you then get the 30min reset break between them as bonus, for a total of 3.5hrs. Full night buyouts are possible as well, as long as there are no more than eight people in the Parlor at any one time. Stay tuned to the mailing list to be the first to know if we add sessions (like Sunday high tea or brunch!) or extend our run.

Gift options. You can gift the experience itself by booking on your recipient's behalf or pick up cocktails, glassware, or even a gold bartending kit during your booking or by making an appointment to browse. Not local to NYC or want to enjoy a taste of the Parlor at home? We can send you a selection of flavors as cocktails, individual custom ingredients, or even cocktail kits. Get in touch through the link above to talk about possibilities.

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House cocktails sample menu


Your included cocktails are pre-set in our custom branded bottles, in a selection of these sizes: Small (4oz bottle, 1 drink); Medium (8oz bottle, 2-2.5 drinks); Large (16oz bottle, 4-5 drinks). We can also add custom options, like XL 750ml bottles (6+ drinks) for larger parties or a bottle of bubbly for a special celebration. In addition to the finished cocktails, you have the option to take home some of our custom syrups from The House of St Eve, in S or M sizes. Currently available: Lust (vanilla berry hibiscus), Rosemary, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass. We can add a gift box & wrap option by request, as well (gift boxes fit up to 4 Sm bottles or 2 Md).
 

Bronzed Drongo

A riff on the Jungle Bird cocktail, named after a Southern China forest bird. Charred pineapple tiki vibes. Dark rum, Skyy pineapple vodka, Campari, pineapple juice, lime.

Mount Emei Martini

Special: sugar free. Like the snowy mountain it's named after, it is powerful, smooth and lofty. Grey Goose vodka, Fino sherry, Regan's orange bitters.

Goodnight, Beijing

Spirit-forward nightcap with softened edges; traditional meets modern. Pierre Ferrand Ambre cognac, Amontillado sherry, Amaro di Angostura, Velvet Falernum.

Hazy Dreams

Complex, comforting swirl of sweet, sour & smoky. The House of St Eve "Delphine" poppy liqueur, spiced rum, rye, tamarind, Islay scotch, Bohemian bitters.

Huangshan Pine

Iconic oddly-shaped pines of the Yellow Mtns. Tangy, chewy, notes of dried fruit & tobacco. Dry gin, T.H.O.S.E. rosemary balsamic syrup, Elisir San Marzano, Drambuie, mezcal, lime bitters, salt & pepper tincture.

Mu Jin Shu

Special: low ABV. Means "hibiscus" in Mandarin; floral and flavorful while being light. Hibiscus liqueur, ginger lemongrass tea, sweet vermouth, Peychauds bitters.

Wassailing East

Season's greetings...from the Far East; warming spices for cold nights. Wild Moon Chai Spice liqueur, Laird's Applejack, Becherovka herbal liqueur, Black Walnut bitters.

Ginger Margarita

Special: excellent in large format. House-favorite twist on a classic. Blanco tequila, Gran Gala orange brandy, local Brooklyn Barrow's Intense ginger liqueur, lime.

Lusty Lover

Dark vanilla berry spice in tiki form. Mix of dark and spiced rums, The House of St Eve "Lust" syrup, Ramazzotti Amaro, Allspice Dram.


 

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