Date: January 20th 2017

Hello lovelies,

It's a tough week to be focusing on anything other than the obvious. We thought hard on whether to publish at all, and whether to bother including anything other than resistance events. Here's what we ultimately decided: art is a form of resistance, and our mission has always been, and always will be, to support live arts and independent production.

So: in addition to our upcoming events (ACLU benefit tonight, Paris Cabaret on 2.11, the return of the Banya party on 2.14) and the few non-political events this weekend, we're including as exhaustive a list as we could find of ALL the resistance events through next Thursday. Please forward this list widely, and whatever you do this week, don't just sit at home. Get out and join others in the fight. For our part, we'll be seeing you tomorrow at the Lady Parts Justice League all-day activist fair & afterparty: (and they set off for the March at 2pm with Hungry March Band).

It'll be a long fight from this moment forward, but we're with you every step of the way.


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Inaugural Resistance Party & ACLU Benefit

An event to support the ACLU and show our opposition to the president-elect. While he dances at inaugural balls, we will be organizing and raising money to resist his assaults on our civil liberties.

A representative from the New York Civil Liberties Union will be on hand to answer questions about the ACLU and how you can best get involved. There will be a cash bar, complimentary hors-d'oevres, an art raffle, and a live performance by Jon Grossman.

If you can't get down to DC to march, don't spend the evening drinking while swaddled in blankets on your couch -- come and show your support and drink/kvetch with us.

Door is a suggested donation of $10-100, going directly to ACLU; nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.


Women's March on NYC with Lady Parts Justice League Official March page: The March on FB: LPJL activity page: LPJL activity on FB:

We're working with LPJL to create an all-day grassroots activist org fair and fundraising afterparty.

PARTY: 2/11

Gemini & Scorpio

Meet Me in Paris: a clandestine cabaret

Saturday, Feb 11, $20 until 1am ($40 w/table reservation), $10 after, 21+ (25+ suggested) 9-10pm cocktail hour, 10pm-1am live acts, 1am-4am dancing & lounging Must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
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A clandestine French cabaret, with live music, burlesque and variety acts, followed by late-night dancing and lounging in the softly-lit loft, absinthe and other special libations at the bar, and kissing on the sprawling roof. Avalon Jazz Band, with the sound straight out of the Parisian jazz scene of the 1940s, will be playing three full sets to swoon, sway and dance to, with deliciously naughty performances in between. It's also our annual Birthday celebration: we turn 15 this year!

Dress code (as usual, required): 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.

Tables: We have four tables with four seats each that can be reserved. Those tickets are sold in pairs for $80 ($40 ea).

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.

PARTY: 2/14

Gemini & Scorpio

Steamy Valentine's Night at the Russian Baths: celebrating our 10th year!

Saturday, Feb 14, 7pm-2am, $40-110
Brooklyn Banya, 602 Coney Island Ave bet Beverley Rd & Ave C, Kensington, BK

Details TK: Tix:

Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join our hand-picked crowd of artsy, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for the glorious return of Gemini & Scorpio's legendary Russian Baths party.

We will have the banya to ourselves, with a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. Enjoy: Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; poolside dance floor; rooftop smoking deck; hookah lounge and chillout rooms; authentic and delicious Russian food in a private restaurant room with a view of the dance floor.

The Hungry March Band, Brooklyn's own legendary street brass marching band, will get you sweating faster than the saunas, and we'll keep the dance floor sizzling with our favorite DJ Joro Boro spinning irresistible ethnotek till 2am while we dole out pierogies for everyone. There will be an open vodka bar 9-10pm.

"Best (and Only) Russian-bathhouse Dance Party" - Village Voice "Best of 2006. "A night of steamy fun" -- TimeOutNY "Your Perfect Weekend" pick. "Epic" -- Brooklyn Based.

Only 100 tix available, and the event usually sells out in advance. Three ticket levels: $110 (7pm entry + open vodka bar + multi-course Russian banquet) /$60 (9pm entry + open vodka bar) / $40 (11pm entry). More details on each ticket tier are on our website.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life...and the only one where you'll come out cleaner than when you came in.

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FILM: Stanley Kubrick Retrospective Friday, January 20 - Thursday, February 2, 2017 The program includes all 13 of the features Kubrick directed, plus “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”, a longtime Kubrick project realized by Steven Spielberg. Also in the series is the theatrical premiere of Alex Infascelli’s new documentary “S Is For Stanley”, a profile of Kubrick’s longtime personal assistant who worked alongside the reclusive genius for more than 30 years, screening in an exclusive one-week engagement, with Infascelli in person for Q&As at select shows. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, see site for details, $10-$15)

ART: 25th Anniversary Outsider Art Fair
The Fair features works from over fifty international galleries in one location, as well as a curated space celebrating a quarter century of outsider art. (Fri-Sun, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, 11am, $20-$50)

Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Hamlet—together they form one spellbinding drama tracing the journey of one mythic hero as he transforms through four plays and four characters moving from youthful idealist to a madman ending his journey in hopeless chaos. Each of the 4 plays will run approximately 1 hour with a dinner break between acts 2 and 3. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, Irondale Ensemble Project, 85 S Oxford St, BK, 7pm, $40/$30 stu & sen/$50 incl dinner)


FILM: Shortbus A special screening of “Shortbus”, the "exxxtremely romantic comedy," directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Celebrate the crazy inclusiveness of New York City in a West Village theatre full of fellow misfits. John Cameron Mitchell will join for a Q&A after the film. (New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St, # 1E, 9pm, $10)

COMMUNITY: Inaugural Resistance Party & ACLU Benefit An event to support the ACLU and show our opposition to the president-elect. While he dances at inaugural balls, we will be organizing and raising money to resist his assaults on our civil liberties. Featuring a performance by Jon Grossman (Uncle Lucius). Grossman is as much at home playing savage rock and roll as crafting witty pop songs or accompanying a wide variety of artists in myriad genres. He will highlight his topical material, as well as some classics from past moments of upheaval. A representative from the New York Civil Liberties Union will be on hand to answer questions about the ACLU and how you can best get involved. There will be a cash bar, complimentary hors-d'oevres, an art raffle, and other fun stuff TBA. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, rsvp for address, 7:30pm, $10-$100 sugg don)

Swear In Breathe Out

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

Planned Parenthood/Anti-Inauguration Fundraiser

Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration NYC

Day One: A Poetry Reading and Open Mic

SANCTUARY Presents The Inaugural Ball

Don’t Panic, Organize

Beyond Patience and Fortitude: In Protection and Celebration of New York’s Diverse Cultures

The UNAugural Ball

Sign of the Time: Sign Making in Solidarity

Drink Pink – A Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Pizza Saves the Day in Jersey City – meditation at 5:30 PM

Join Housing Work at Inauguration Day Protest + Sign Making Workshop

Freedom City – Taking Back NYC

Thanks, Obama: A Dance Party Fundraiser

Anti-Inauguration Get Down

Let America Be America Again

WeAreHer Live: A Night of Female Empowerment

The Election Monologues

Anti-Inauguration Viewing Party

Inaugurate Love: Dreaming Our Nation United

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out

DAY ONE: A Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Rose’s Buffet of Tears

Sabbath Queen, Inauguration Event

Inauguration Karaoke Night with Randy Credico

Inauguration Day Sneak Peek

Staten Island will not be Trumped #NotMyPresident

Handbills of Subversion Art Show After Party

Alternative to Watching It Happen

Anti Inauguration Ball at Silent Barn

Peace, Love & Unity Party


PUPPETS: Sandglass Theater: Punschi Two enchanting puppetry tales combine for a morning of fantastic fun, featuring: “Kasper and the Surprise”, performed by Jana Zeller Enjoy a funny adventure with Kasper, beloved hand puppet hero of Germany, who is known for his stocking cap and audience-engaging humor. Kasper packs to go on a journey, but before he can leave, a cow steals his suitcase. With the help of his best friend, the endearing giant Augustin, Kasper has to go on a rollicking chase to reclaim his suitcase from the cow. Then enjoy “Fritzi's Flea Circus”, performed by Shoshanna Bass. Fritzi's Flea Circus welcomes audiences into a delightful world of puppetry-based circus feats, presented by a tiny flea with a big personality. Experience Fritzi as the strong man and the high diver, and even watch as he is shot out of a cannon into the audience, invoking the power of imagination, play, and ear-wiggling, scalp-tickling, heartwarming fun. (Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, 11am & 2pm, $17/$14 members)

MUSIC: Sarah Alden Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Sarah Alden's impressionistic songwriting weaves richly textured soundscapes of synths and strings into a captivating journey of poetic storytelling. Drawing both from her roots in American fiddle music and her interest in atmospheric electronica, she has garnered favorable comparisons to Andrew Bird and Bjork. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, $10 sugg don)

VARIETY: The 6th Annual Miss Twin Peaks Pageant The Miss Twin Peaks title is the most coveted honor in this little town where a yellow light still means slow down, not speed up and it is the most coveted honor in all of David Lynch Burlesque right here in New York City. It is all the things everyone has come to love of The Pink Room Burlesque: Schäffer the Darklord and his original song “A David Lynch Movie”, the audience participation challenge, Chug-a-lug Donna, and burlesque performances by many of the characters from Twin Peaks including Audrey Horne, The Log Lady, Josie Packard, Lucy Moran, the evil genius Wyndom Earle and so many more. Performances by Amelia Bare Parts, Boo Boo Darlin', Bunny Buxom, Fox Y. Vermouth, Francine "The Lucid Dream", Matt Knife, Minx Arcana, Seedy Edie, The Pink Room Dreams; plus Petite Renard, Logan Laveau & more. Costumes always encouraged. (Joe's Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette St, 11pm-2am, $18-$25)

NYC Women’s March

Lady Parts Justice League at the March, Fair & Party

Upright Citizens Brigade Women and Allies Post-March Discussion

This Machine Kills Fascists

Post-Inauguration Fundraiser Against Police Raids

Call to Action: Make Fascists Scared Again

Planned Parenthood Benefit at Fox & Crow in Jersey City


Prose and Poetry Responding to Inauguration Weekend

IUD Soundsystem Presents: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood


FundRAISE a Glass for Planned Parenthood

Resist Trump by Building a City for Climate Justice + Good Jobs

A Planned Parenthood Benefit with Alex Cameron, Rips, KVS, Cones



Not The New Normal: How the Media Should Cover the Trump Presidency


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FILM: Lower Eastside Film Festival submissions. Deadline - Feb 1
Submit Via Film Freeway or WithoutaBox. Regular Deadline has passed but Late Deadline is February 1st, 2017. Features: $55 fee. Web Series, Shorts & Music Videos: $35 fee. See site for details.


ART: Graceful Light: The LED Designs by Justin Eastman The use of technology and LED light in our lives has become pervasive, from the devices we use every day to the lights we use to brighten our homes. These items are typically meant to convey some sort of status or to mimic previous technologies and for the most part remain inconspicuous. The designs of Justin Eastman attempt to marry these new led technologies to bring them to the forefront and display the unique light properties of these devices in unique and aesthetically pleasing ways, with the goal of creating beautiful art illuminated with graceful light. (thru 1/20, chashama at XOCO 325 by DDG, 325 W Broadway, see site for details, FREE)

THEATER: The Exponential Festival 2017
A multi-week festival that seeks to promote theatrical performances created in New York and presented across Brooklyn. Performances will take place in partnership with The Bushwick Starr, The Brick, Chez Bushwick, CPR - Center for Performance Research, The Glove, JACK, Triskelion Arts and Vital Joint. The Exponential Festival celebrates the increasing growth and importance of Brooklyn venues and local artists, working together to keep theatre kicking. (thru 1/31, various BK locations, see site for details)

THEATER: Broken Bone Bathtub
Broken Bone Bathtub is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of the artist's close friends; not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath. (thru 2/26, Fri/Sat, Secret locations all over MH, 7pm & 9pm, $35)

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