3.16 - Witches of the Water cabaret & Pisces celebration

Sat, March 16, 21+ (25+ suggested)
9pm doors & live band cocktail hour / 10pm-12:30am live acts / 12:30am-2am DJ, dancing & lounging
GA/standing: $25 until 12:30am, $10 after
Reserved seats: tables, banquettes & chairs available, $35-$50*
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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If you missed the magic of "Cirque du so Weird" at the G&S Loft, we're back with a Vengeance! Hear the siren call as Miss Frankie Eleanor and Lydia Vengeance assemble an all-Pisces cast of water nymphs and slinky sea charmers for a sensual sea-themed cabaret & party. Featuring live music, burlesque, circus arts, sideshow and more, this seductive evening will lure you into a sea of delights. Plus: extras and surprises as we celebrate Pisces season; selfie photo booth; raffle for birthday spankings & other prizes.

Featuring dazzling performances by Ginger Twist, Goddess J, Margo Mayhem (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2023 Best Debut), and a surprise special guest. Hosted by Lydia Vengeance and Miss Frankie Eleanor (Miss Coney Island '22). Live band cocktail hour and intermission by The One Eyed Jacks for grooving and dancing; DJ dance set after the show.

Dress code suggestions: mermaids, sirens, sea creatures, oceanic monsters or high style cocktail...go dapper for date night!

*Tables & couches are assigned seating. Chairs are first-come, first-served and are set up based on the number of seats sold. Chairs are cleared after the show for the dance party.



Guest event: 3.22 - Dark DecaDance - every 4th Fri

Fri March 22, 10pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
House of Scorpio membership required / $0-25 depending on membership level
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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A culmination of a year of our goth + dance + kink queer-forward Dark Dance parties, DDD is a more intimate & protected space, inviting all participants to let go, dance and play in our luscious private loft. Dance floor to dungeon stations, explore your dark desires...bring your dates & your toys. We embrace all genders and sexualities and levels of darkness. Consent and polite party behavior strictly enforced. New this month and going forward: PALs not required for entry & dance floor, but are a must in the play area.

Our resident DJs:

DJ Shiver has been bringing the best of darkwave, goth, industrial, and post-punk sounds since 2015. Having spun at Femme Fest LA, Defcon NYC, and co-founding clubs Dolce Vita and Physical Ruins, she continues to blend both beloved classics and the best of new dark music. She also runs Wire Trap music magazine featuring the best new darkwave and post-punk music and events.

Xris Smack, renown DJ, VJ, Video & Music Producer/Engineer/Musician/Remixer as well as the founder and producer of the SMack! multimedia fetish event in NYC, and the STIMULATE monthly music event. Over the last 20+ years Xris has DJ’ed internationally at Music Festivals, Fetish Weekends, Art Events and more, from Montreal to L.A., New Orleans, Germany, Florida, Vancouver and beyond.

On stage: go go and pole dancers. Bring that folding money for stage and lap dance tips! On screen: resident VJs project dark visuals.

Amenities: soft furniture for lounging and playing; St Andrew's cross and impact tools; medieval torture style suspended spreader bar; multiple 11' rigging points; huge stage with 8' rigging point; sensory play station with blindfolds and toys; restraints, ropes and other toys to borrow; unisex bathrooms. All in-house restraints handmade by Raven & Lantern Leather, the hidden naughty side of The Adventurer Supply leather & blacksmith fantasy shop in Industry City (Sunset Park, BK - just 10min away from the Loft). All DDD guests will receive a card with an exclusive 15% discount for all orders. They can hook you up with anything from a harness to a sword!

Dress code: goth, fetish, romantic, vampire, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior. Effort required / no casual wear.

HoS rules (please read website for full details): HoS membership & Dress Code required; PALs required in play area; no prior approval required; Code of Conduct always applies; no photos except by our official photographer(s).



Guest event: Every Sun - Brooklyn Swings &
Danny Jonokuchi present: Sunday Swing

Starting Sunday, March 10th: EVERY Sunday 6:30 - 9:30 pm
$20 GA / $32 VIP (admission + drink + reserved dance floor seats with best stage views)
$60 GA Month Pass (BEST DEAL: includes admission for all Sundays in one calendar month)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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Get your last night out before Monday! An early night of great live jazz by Danny Jonokuchi & the Revisionists. Bring yourself, a date, or catch up with a friend in a lush private loft with a jungle-themed bar fully stocked with craft cocktails & thoughtful NA options. Or if you want to pick up your feet and give it a Swing, a lesson is included with your ticket, and our wide open wood dance floor awaits. Come as you are, no partner or special attire required.

SCHEDULE:
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Intro Lindy Hop Lesson with Jenny Sowden, founder of Brooklyn Swings
7:30 pm Live Band and dancing (two sets)
9:30 pm Closing Time

Danny Jonokuchi & the Revisionists are "today's premier swing band" (Broadway World) with "a classic swing sound you wouldn't think possible" (Syncopated Times). They were unanimously named the winners of the 2020 Count Basie Great American Swing Contest, and their infectious sound has been described as "smile-inducing" (Downbeat). Multi-talented bandleader Danny Jonokuchi has been called "a rising star" (All About Jazz) and "a sound of this era" (Nextbop). Known for his trumpet, vocals, and "well-crafted arrangements" (Jazz Weekly), he leads an all-star ensemble that "has dancers in mind start to finish" (Syncopated Times).

Brooklyn Swings is a great chill place to learn Swing & Blues dances. These are Black American Culture Dances: Lindy Hop was made popular in Harlem, NY, Blues dances started in the South and ALL are danced all over the world today. We have locations in Prospect Heights, Williamsburg and Gowanus at this very Gemini & Scorpio Loft. We've been going for about 13 years offering weekly classes, private lessons, wedding lessons, dance events and invited to many private events. Wanna dance?



Reopening in 2023
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #plumblossomparlor

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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