Finally! New Year's Eve tickets are officially on sale. We saved a few features from our original plans and are combining them with live performances and an irresistible all-vinyl soul & funk soundtrack, to bring you Labyrinth Lounge, at our loft & gallery next door. If you were in our "secret spy lair" last NYE, you may remember the amazing vibe that happened here. We're bringing it back, with some of the same stellar entertainment. More TBC next week.
This will be a much smaller event than usual, and we expect all ticket tiers to go fast. We're also hosting a makeout + breakfast afterparty via our kinky sister brand House of Scorpio, so if you want to stay with us all night, look here: http://www.houseofscorpio.com (and of course the main event info is below).
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
Gemini & Scorpio
Saturday, 12/31, 9pm-4am, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested) Gemini & Scorpio Loft & adjacent gallery - RSVP on site for Gowanus, BK address Tix: $40 Tier 1 / $50 Tier 2 / $60 Tier 3 & door, if available $20 after 12:30am - door only, capacity allowing (see below for afterparty info)
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Before the Oakland fire changed everything, we were working on a two-level immersive Labyrinth maze as your NYE experience. As it's become impossible to give you our full vision, we're going to do the next best thing: give you the kind of colorful, joyful New Year's Eve you've come to expect from us, packed with live performances and irresistible dance grooves, and combine it with some of the custom art we'd begun making for Labyrinth itself. We hope to bring you our full vision of the Labyrinth event sometime in 2017, and thank you for your support in making it happen (your ticket purchases are funding current and future art for the event).
Live bands TBA. All-vinyl all-60s dance floor: beat, garage, soul, mod, R&B, psyche pop and more, by DJ Ol' Stark, DJ Stylus and special guests. Vintage lounge sounds between and after bands by DJ Poodlecannon. Glittering burlesque by Beelzebabe. Surprises and magic by Nelson Lugo. Weird word play by David F. Slone, Esq. Special mystery appearance by Nati Amos. 2016 tarot predictions by Marcy Currier. Eye candy by CJ. Custom Labyrinth art by James Vogel, Charlotte Gaspard, Charlie Kanev and more. Fabulous vintage cocktails at the bar.
Dress code: Labyrinth, Bowie, vintage lounge & cocktail wear, glamorous NYE, gender & species fuckery. No casual wear admitted, but any form of dress-up accepted.
Please note that this event is much smaller than our usual holiday blowouts, and we expect it to sell out fairly quickly.
In addition to this event, our kinky sister brand, House of Scorpio, is hosting a late-night/early-morning makeout & cuddle party, with breakfast. For more details & rules, please see http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html
Save the Date!
Gemini & Scorpio and Dayna Kurtz
An evening of sexy solidarity and kinky outrage to raise funds for the Lady Parts Justice League. Starring Dayna Kurtz, Tammy Faye Starlite, Penny Arcade, Mistress Couple, Mamie Minch and more outrageous and special guests TBA.
The Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters trying to destroy reproductive access. We believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that. The LPJL wants to lead by example showing fighting for equality is a way of life, not just a reaction to crisis, and we are connecting artists and activists around the country to help make that happen.
Do you have an outrageously alternative performance or experience you'd like to donate to the cause? Seeking collaborators and entertainers.
/// NYC EVENTS LISTINGS ///
WEEKEND + WEEK
THEATER: Wonder/Through The Looking Glass Houses Dec. 2nd-17th! http://dixonplace.org/performances/wonder-through-the-looking-glass-houses Acclaimed transgender performance artist, choreographer & story-teller Arrie Davidson helms the socially progressive company, KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre and their first evening-length work. Skewering the tales of Lewis Carroll and creating a world of violent reflection and taboo transformation, Davidson will portray the White Rabbit with a Marilyn Monroe twist representing phantom icons never quite in the right place at the right time. Favorites Alice, Madd Hatter, Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts and more collide in an identity crisis resembling Burning Man at Versailles. (Fri/Sat, Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $19 adv/$22 door)
PUPPETS: The Soldier's Tale
Based on Stravinsky's timeless story of a violin, a book of riches, and a deal with the devil, brought to life by Puppet Kitchen Productions. Everyday objects are expertly manipulated to Stravinsky's beautiful music to become roads, castles, flying coaches, even kings, princesses, and the devil himself. At once playful and dark, the hero of The Soldier's Tale explores the changing world around him, and the consequences of his choices. (Fri-Sun, The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr St, BK, see site for details, $18/FREE matinees)
SHOP: Mama's Bazaar: Holiday Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/1774092589513248/ MaMas Bazaar brings you seasonal jewelry, crafts, vintage, handmade goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, lingerie, menswear and more. Get all your Holiday shopping done in one weekend. Happy hour 12pm-2pm, Tarot Card readings, art by Annika Moller. DJ Dropkat and DJ Mike Mattia Saturday, DJ Cindy Kim on Sunday. (Sat/Sun, House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 11am-5pm, FREE)
SHOP: 8Th Annual Gowanus Holiday Marketplace
40+ vendors, artists, crafters, brunch & foodie stuffs where the swamp meets the slope. Hourly activities for the family. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Colony, 274 4th Ave, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)
VARIETY/SHOP: Coney Island Laser Show: Winter Wonderland http://www.coneyislandlasershows.com/wonderland A weekend of 3d laser shows, holiday vendors, toy trains and Santa Clause. Ticket includes live performance by Serpentina, a virtual ride on Coney Island's greatest roller coasters, ticket to visit Santa, and entry to Winter Wonderland Shopping Village. (Sat/Sun, Sideshows by Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 1pm & 3pm, $12)
VARIETY: Nina Conti: In Your Face
http://barrowstreettheatre.com/what-s-on/livingtheshuffle-2 Ventriloquism for a new generation. Nina Conti, Britain's voice-throwing queen, leaves the crowd speechless without even opening her mouth. Using face masks to turn her audience members into live puppets, Nina creates a hilarious new show nightly. (Fri-Sun/Tue-Thu, Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, see site for details, $45)
VARIETY: House of Yes Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-of-yes-xmas-spectacular-home-for-the-holidays-tickets-29308853570?aff=FBevent Home for the Holidays Xmas in Outerspace. A holiday-flavored entertainment extravaganza of festive intergalactic fantasies, live and in 3D. Featuring an unbelievably large cast of your favorite christmas characters from far far away, including misfit drag queens, reindeer and pain-deer, venus fly traps, Santercize instructors, North Pole dancers, an alien Father Christmas, Santa Klaus Nomi, Baby Jesus herself and plenty more unearthly surprises. (Mon-Thu, House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $35-$50, 21+)
PARTY: Morbid Anatomy Annual Krampus Party Hosted by Ghoul a Go Go http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1385776-morbid-anatomy-annual-krampus-brooklyn Join Morbid Anatomy and Ghoul A Go-Go as they celebrate Krampus, St. Nicholas cloven-hooved, chain-swinging, lolling-toungued, child-punishing Eastern-European sidekick. This year's iteration of our annual party will feature the infamous costume contest (with prizes), a sing-along with Night of the Krampus author Matt Lake, the alpine exotica tunes Dj Friese Undine, and a variety of thematic drinks. Plus: photo booth, Krampus piñata, and more. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 8pm, $20/$15 members)
COMMUNITY/PARTY: ILL:legal - A NY DanceSafe Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/events/910358905733518 NY DanceSafe promotes safety and awareness in nightlife and is pleased to announce their first fundraising event since the chapter was first initiated in 2013. They will be showcasing a variety of music and visual talent from within the music communities they serve. Ticket purchase donation includes multiple perk options: drug checking kits, Drug Policy Alliance Earpeace Earplugs, Dan-Pak Hydration Packs, Raveolution Recovery Formula, and more. Featuring: Brandon Morales, Carmine Tony, Chris Patrick, Horizon Wireless, Remove Hyphen, 10Strip, Ajaxbeats, Big Ears & Jamalski, Illexxandra, Live Ammo, Wavewhore, Wink-E. (The Gateway, 1272 Broadway, BK, 9pm-5am, $10 adv/$20 door, 21+)
WORD/PARTICIPATORY: NYC Secular Solstice 2016
Winter is coming. But each year as the season of darkness, we gather to celebrate reason and the light humanity has made. This event includes: mild social pressure to sing, unflinching discussion of death and disease, and at least one sappy song about love and community. Solstice is rated "PG-13." Children are welcome, if you think it appropriate. Guest Performers and Storytellers include: The Bliss Jockeys, a dynamic rock/pop band led by singer/songwriter Phil Robinson; Nelson Lugo, a NYC based magician and storyteller with over 20 years of performing experience; Eden Atencio, a former America Swing Dance champion, aerialist, jazz singer, producer and all around showgirl, she adds jazzy flair to any event. (New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, 5pm-10pm, $25 adv/$30 door/FREE kids under 18)
COMMUNITY: MORUS 4th Anniversary w/ SethTobocman, FLY, Maggie Wrigley, and more http://www.morusnyc.org/morus-4th-anniversary-sunday-december-18th-7pm-10pm Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is turning 4 years old. Come celebrate with us Stories, Slide Shows, Music, History, Free Pizza, & Shenanigans. Performing/presenting : Seth Tobocman, Maggie Wrigley, Peter Spagnuolo, Barbara Lee. Hosted by FLY. (MORUS, 155 Avenue C, 7pm-10pm, FREE/donation)
WORD: Paranormal Victorian Holiday Book Event https://www.facebook.com/events/106718393149248 Celebrating the publication of The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction. Guests will be served hot spiced wine and cider, cheese, cookies and other holiday fare, and given an overview of paranormal activity at the mansion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Victorian attire is encouraged, but not required. Holiday singing will close the evenings festivities. (Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Ter, 6:30pm-9:30pm, FREE)
PUPPETS: Puppet Parlor on the Solstice
Celebrate with Winter's Eve Wassail, soul cakes, and other ritual treats. With Performances by Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith, Kenneth Ard, Joey Arias, Machine Dazzle, Michelle Dorrance, Brandon Hardy, Justin Perkins, Kalan Sherrard, Basil Twist.(HERE 145 Sixth Ave, 7pm, $20)
VARIETY: A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza: Yule Shul vs. Nutcracker: Rated R http://lpr.com/lpr_events/love-show-holiday-extravaganza-december-22nd-2016 For two magical nights only, The Love Show brings back the best excerpts of their legendary underground ballet (last seen in Tokyo), peppered with guest numbers from their multi-culti holiday variety romp, "Yule Shul". A delightful evening of everything naughty and nice, featuring dance, song, burlesque, circus, magic and more. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 7pm doors/8pm show/ $10-$35/2 item min for seated guests)
http://www.99centplusgallery.com/television Curated by Sarah Largess and B. Thom Stevenson. this show explores the ability of a stationary object to both bring people together and transport them to a different time and place. It allows viewers to view and to be viewed. It is vast. It contains multitudes. All the artists have contributed work in gray scale, creating a peripheral illusion of stepping into a black and white television. (thru 12/18, 99¢ Plus, 238 Wilson Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE)
VARIETY: Rev and The Stop Shopping Choir LIVE http://www.publictheater.org/en/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2016/R/Reverend-Billy--The-Stop-Shopping-Choir/?SiteTheme=JoesPub "Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. We are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination. Our Devils over the 15 years of our "church" have remained the same: Consumerism and Militarism. In this time of the Earth's crisis - we are especially mindful of the extractive imperatives of global capital." (thru 12/18, Sundays, Joe's Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette St, 2pm, $15)
ART: Daniel Merriam: Earthly Delights (and other side effects of dreaming)
Daniel Merriam's "Earthly Delights (and other side effects of dreaming)" is a new exhibition of 15 paintings, 5 drawings, and 4 new-release prints by Daniel Merriam. Merriam will debut his new, 364 page catalogue raisonné entited Built on Dreams Alone, which features over 30 years of Merriam's work. The book will be released in February 2017, but is available in December exclusively at AFA Gallery. (thru 12/30, AFA Gallery New York, 54 Greene St, see site for details, FREE)
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