Date: February 8th 2017

Hello lovelies,

An unscheduled email this week to correct two errors and ask a question:

  • the table reservation option was not showing for Saturday's sexy Parisian cabaret. All fixed now, so you can reserve table seating.
  • we never sent the secret password for next Tuesday's legendary Banya party (something we do every year for our list, for those of you new to the event). Use the code "steam" to get a pair of tickets for $100 ($20 off the regular price).
  • we're contemplating doing an "Un-American/All-American" pie event on 3.14 (Pi day), to bring together as many international versions of pie as we can and as many people from different ethnic background as we can. Nothing unites people better than food! Who would be interested in baking a pie of their heritage? We'll probably start with a pie-tasting hour just for bakers, and then open it up to the public. Need a minimum number of people to commit, or we won't be able to do the event.


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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

Details & RSVP: Tix:

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. Risque burlesque by Kita St Cyr. Hosted by dashing & dangerous magician Eric Walton. Love & compatibility tarot readings by MetaMarcy.

The party is 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!

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

Details: 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 and DJ Joro Boro will keep the dance floor sizzling after with 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.

MOVIES: 2/16

G&S Movie Night: Singles + Reality Bites

Thur 2/16, doors 7pm / movies 7:30pm & 9:30pm $10 sugg donation (no one turned away for lack of funds), cash bar, BYO snacks or order delivery G&S Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location): FB:

"Celebrate" the dreaded day of romance with this 90s classic of the suck that is dating & singlehood -- that's turning 25(!) this year. Bonus 1990s rom com: Reality Bites. Wear your flannel & Docs.

7:30pm - Reality Bites (1994): A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo

9:30pm - Singles (1992): A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. Stars: Bridget Fonda, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon


Celebrating Pi day with...Un-American/All-American PIE

We tend to think of pie as this standard, round, applie-filled thing -- and we tend to think of America(ns) in the same kind of generic way. But (for example) the green-card-holding Muslim Iranians stuck at airports are just as American as you and me (says this former green-card-holding Russian Jew refugee).

We want to celebrate Pi Day with as many pies from around the world as we could get. Nothing brings people together better than food! We'll likely be donating a portion of sales & otherwise collecting money for Southern Poverty Law Center -- TBC depending on final event costs (ACLU just raised millions, so we're trying to switch it up).

Calling all participants! Who wants to bake a pie of their heritage, whatever that may look & taste like (sweet, savory, any shape)? We'd love for you to attend for free, be the first to get tastes of everyone else's pies, and then present and serve your pie to the guests. Message us! For anyone who can't contribute a pie, we'll have a ticketed admission that allows multiple pie tastes.

Final location, time & cost TBA.


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