Date: December 23rd 2016


Hello lovelies,

New Year's Eve update! First tier tickets are sold out, and second tier is moving swiftly. If you want to get in on our intimate, immersive, affordable(!) Labyrinth-inspired New Year's Eve, plan to buy your tickets quickly. We've added more performances, and will likely add more before it's all done. We'll send our final invite (along with other NYE recommendations) earlier than Friday next week; we promise.

Don't forget that we're also hosting a makeout + breakfast afterparty via our kinky sister brand House of Scorpio. If you want to stay with us all night, look here: http://www.houseofscorpio.com (we may even hang out later and watch movies into the day!).

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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NYE: 12/31
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Labyrinth Lounge

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 - SOLD OUT/ $50 Tier 2 / $60 Tier 3 & door, if available
$20 after 12:30am - door only, capacity allowing (see below for afterparty info)

Official site: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: http://enterthelabyrinth.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777944685793980
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Celebrating 30 years of puppets, goblins and Bowie's crotch with an intimate, immersive two-location event featuring live bands, unexpected performances, strange creatures and irresistible dance grooves.

With: Triad Brass (formerly The Human Jukebox Brass Band) - a brass melting pot of hip hop, jazz and pop. Special solo dance party set by sonic magician Sxip Shirey. All-vinyl 60s-thru-80s dance floor: beat, soul, mod, funk and more, by DJ Ol' Stark, DJ Stylus and DJ Girlsoul. Between and after bands: Bowie!!! plus glam, post-punk, synth-pop and Brit New Wave by DJ Poodlecannon. Glittering burlesque by Nina LaVoix and Beelzebabe. Wild creature go go by Foxy Squire. 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 themed 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 gatherings, and we expect it to sell out fairly quickly. We had to alter our original plans after the Oakland warehouse fire, and hope to bring you our full vision of the Labyrinth event sometime in 2017. We thank you for your support in making it happen -- your ticket purchases are funding current and future art for the event. All ticket tiers offer the same access; please support at the level you can afford.

In addition to this event, our sexy sister brand, House of Scorpio, is hosting a late-night/early-morning makeout & cuddle party, with breakfast.
Details & rules: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533130223368713



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BENEFIT: 1/19
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Gemini & Scorpio and Dayna Kurtz

present

Snatch Back!
A fundraiser for Lady Parts Justice League & the battle for our reproductive freedom

Thur, Jan 19, 7pm-12am, $ TBA
Gemini & Scorpio Loft - RSVP on site for Gowanus, BK address
Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/341261409570918
Tickets on sale after 1.1.17, when we announce the full lineup

An evening of sexy solidarity and kinky outrage to raise funds for the Lady Parts Justice League. A hand-picked lineup of irreverent performances, including Dayna Kurtz, Penny Arcade, Tammy Faye Starlite, Sxip Shirey, Mamie Minch, Mistress Couple and more outrageous and special guests TBA.

More on our performers:
- Penny Arcade: an internationally respected poet, playwright and performance artist, a megaphone for the marginalized, a blaster of bullshit, a poet of the profane, fresh off rave reviews from her sold out St. Ann’s show, “Longing Lasts Longer”
- Tammy Faye Starlite followed her hit downtown cabaret act, “Holy War 2016 — the New Regime” with a national Christian tent revival tour where she performed her hit single ‘God Has Lodged a Tenant in My Uterus’ for thousands of the newly converted.
- Dayna Kurtz: angry depressed Jewess who writes spiritual drinking hymns for atheists.
- Sxip Shirey: sonic magic maker
- Mamie Minch: luthier and multi instrumentalist, and badass Amazonian motherfucker.
- Mistress Couple: Headmistress of La Domaine Esemar training chateau, professional ballroom dancer and dominatrix with a sub-specialty in political humiliation will do unspeakable things to a willing victim in a Trump mask for our cathartic pleasure.

More on LPJL:
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.


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FEST: Yiddish New York
http://www.yiddishnewyork.com/programming/special-events-and-evening-programs
Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction. This program features Klezmer Music, Yiddish Song, Yiddish Dance, Theater, Yiddish Language, Yiddish Culture and History, visual arts, master classes, ensembles, lectures, films, neighborhood walking tours, special programs for kids and teens and more. (Sat-Thu, various MH locations, see site for details)


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FRIDAY
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VARIETY: A Love Show Holiday Extravaganza: Yule Shul vs. Nutcracker: Rated R
http://lpr.com/lpr_events/love-show-holiday-extravaganza-december-23nd-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)

MUSIC: Hallelujah: The Songs of Leonard Cohen
http://shop.jalopy.biz/product-p/sh-122316.htm
A celebration of the music of a giant, who sadly left us this year. Confirmed talent includes: Robin Aigner, Joanna Sternberg, Eric Giordano, Gryphon Rue, Lord Youth, The Berger Sisters, Joanna Sternberg, Chris Q Murphy, Feral Foster, Tamar Korn, Adam & David Moss, Rafael Montoya, & more. All proceeds will go to Make the Road Action. (The Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St, BK 9pm, $10)

VARIETY/MUSIC: Pinc Louds Christmas Spectacular!
https://www.facebook.com/events/240393783059474
Enjoy an evening of music with Pinc Louds, puppet and hask makers performing with giant creatures from the weirdest depth of your imagination, a bizarre nativity reenactment, Christmas songs, garbage, Wilbert, and more. (Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 9pm, $10 sugg don)


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SATURDAY
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MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY: Christmas Eve Caroling
http://washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org/events/2016-12-24-christmas-eve-caroling
Join the Washington Square Association as they continue their Christmas Eve tradition of singing carols at the tree. The Rob Susman Quartet will lead the caroling and songbooks will be provided. (Washington Square Park Arch, 5pm-7pm, FREE)

VARIETY: The 10th Annual Menorah Horah!
http://highlineballroom.com/show/2016/12/24/menorah-horah-3
Celebrate eight dreidel-spinning nights of Hanukkah in one special evening of music, laughs, latkes and burlesque. The world-class Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda – are joined by burlesque stars Fancy Feast, Jonny Porkpie, Varla Velour, Sapphire Jones, Zoe Ziegfeld, and Sasha Velour. Plus DJ Momotaro will make you shake your moneymaker, while host Bastard Keith will keep you laughing until your candles burn out. Then join 100s of queer women & trans Jews for a Festival of Lights party with dancing, drinks, and pop-up performances at "Lit", the official after party (Cantina Rooftop, 605 W 48th St). [G&S Note: $5 off with code: Horah] (Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, 6pm doors, 8pm show, $25-$45)

PARTY: Gelty Pleasures - An Alternative Hanukkah Dance Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/320761074983826
IfNotNow is hosting this alternative Hanukkah party. "We’re creating a space that affirms our vision of Judaism that values our WHOLE community: Mizrahi, Sephardi, and Jews of Color, interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ Jews, Jews of all class backgrounds, and the Jewish women who lead the way, all committed to ending our support for the occupation and fighting for freedom and dignity for all." Featuring: DJ JustMax, homemade latkes, 6 Hours of dancing…or Davening. Non-Jewish friends, family, and allies are welcome. (Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, FREE)

PARTY: Misfit Christmas
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-of-yes-misfit-christmas-tickets-29407011162
They saved their best holiday shenanigans for last and will be getting way too festive one last time with cookies and milk, spiked hot cocoa, chinese food and movies, fake snow, real snow, yellow snow, mistletoe makeout booths, runaway reindeer, drunk santas, sober snowflakes, elves on strike, awkward uncles, sexy aunts and more. Wear your xmas pajamas, ugliest sweaters, lucille ball gowns, nativity costumes, angel outfits, rudolph clown nose and anything else that makes you feel the joy. (House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 10pm, FREE with RSVP, 21+)


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SUNDAY
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MUSIC: Fifth Annual SantaKlez!
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/downstairs/Performances.asp?sdate=12%2F25%2F2016&from_cal=0
Merry Klezmer...and this year Christmas meets Hanukah. Celebrate with a quintet convergence of two classical klezmer bands: Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos. Metropolitan Klezmer, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Performing vibrant versions of lesser-known gems from wedding dance, trance, folk, swing and tango styles, as well as soundtrack material from vintage Yiddish films, they re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect. Isle Of Klezbos is a soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet that has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies,Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. (The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, 3pm & 5pm, $20 + $10 min)

PARTY: Bollywood Disco Xmas 2016
https://www.facebook.com/events/1371162322931471
DJ Rekha and DJ Sumie keep this New York holiday tradition going with sets full of the old, new and everything in between. Accompanied by a live video mix of vibrant movie clips finder your inner Govinda. Special Performance Lal Batti, the reigning Bollywood drag queen. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 10pm, $12)


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WEDNESDAY
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VARIETY: Completely Mental
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1364173-guest-event-completely-mental-new-york
A monthly variety show that features New York City's most talented and sought-after mentalists, performing feats of mind-reading and mental dexterity that will leave you speechless. Hosted by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed magician and mentalist Eric Walton, it is an evening of non-stop mental hi-jinks in which thoughts are divined, secrets revealed, and minds blown. (The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15/$25 reserved seating, 21+)

MUSIC: Rachelle Garniez' 2016 Farewell Party
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2718781
NYC native Rachelle Garniez made her way to the stage via the performance art club scene and busking on the streets and subway platforms in the 1980's, playing all kinds of music. On this night she salutes the songs of Prince, David Bowie,Leonard Cohen, Mose Allison, Leon Russell, Sharon King, Merle Haggard, Maurice White, (Earth Wind & Fire ) and Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane). (Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, 7:30pm, $20)


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ONGOING
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ART: Daniel Merriam: Earthly Delights (and other side effects of dreaming)
http://afanyc.com/current
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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