Date: March 10th 2017

Hello lovelies,

It's almost pie time! That, and other ridiculousness coming up:

  • Pie: Tuesday! Yes, you can still bring pie, even last minute, and enjoy others' pie for free (just please bring enough to feed 12+). Otherwise, we'll take $12 donations for three pieces of pie, and you can reserve yours here: -- or just come for free and enjoy hanging out, chats, tea and cocktails.
  • Speakeasy: next Saturday. A proper 1920s speakeasy, with live bands, burlesque, cocktails and gambling. We're particularly excited about the gambling...two giant cases of poker chips just arrived! We want to pack the house next week, so we're going to do a flash sale over the weekend: two tickets for $20 instead of one with code "flashsale" -- you got till Monday. Tickets: and full invite below.
  • Save the date! Sun, Apr 9 is the next Goldmine shopping party. Calling all vendors, especially of unique wearables. Get in touch if you want to sell, anything from thrift to vintage to handmade.


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PIE: 3/14

Gemini & Scorpio

Celebrating Pi day with...All-American PIE

Tues, 3.14 (Pi Day!), 7pm-12am, FREE / $12 for three pie servings Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Reserve your pie (limited): Details & RSVP: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

We tend to think of pie as a standard, round, applie-filled thing -- and we tend to think of America(ns) in the same kind of generic way. But as this proud passport-holding Russian Jew refugee can tell you, "Americans" really come from all over the world, and our pies do, too. And nothing brings people together better than food.

We want to celebrate Pi Day with as many international versions of pie as we can get, from YOUR cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Who wants to bake (or buy) a pie of their heritage, whatever that may look & taste like (sweet, savory, any shape)? We'd love for you to be the first to get tastes of everyone else's pies, and then present and serve your pie to other guests. Message us (though yes, you can always bring last minute PIE).

Currently confirmed:
Our historical chef, Rebecca Silverman, will bring something extra special Anna Cole - English mince pie
Angela Mauri - Italian chocolate salami Evan Morgenstern - Ukrainian pennik with apricots Jaclyn Atkinson - French-incpired espressio silk pie Jennifer Glick - German/Jewish plum pie (Zwetschgenkuchen) Nadia Rohrs - Greek feta tart

For anyone who can't contribute a pie, you can buy a $12 ticket for three servings of others' pies instead. Advance sales recommended, as pie availability is limited. We're hoping to donate a portion of sales & otherwise collect money for Southern Poverty Law Center -- TBC depending on how much we can bring in (ACLU just raised millions, so we're trying to switch it up). If you don't want pie, come on by for free for drinks & conversation, and to make a donation.

PARTY: 3/18

Gemini & Scorpio

Swing House 8th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed

Sat, March 18, 9pm-late (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended) $20 until 1am ($40 w/table reservation), $10 after for electro-swing dance party Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & RSVP: Tix: FB: Social media: #GSSwingHouse #geminiandscorpio

A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).

The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am by The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn: early jazz, swing and blues, with catchy four-part harmony, homemade washboard percussion and frequently bawdy lyrics. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets by Delysia LaChatte and Logan Laveau. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

And introducing: the gambling den! We're still working out rules, but expect two tables of Texas Hold'em going till at least 1am. You could win drinks and tickets to future events.

Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.

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

SHOP: 4/9

Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - holiday shopping party

Sunday, Apr 9, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB:

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne & small snacks, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect spring Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:

  • Miss Scorpio - vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal
  • Aphrodite's Art House - Vintage Inspired, Turbans, Accessories, Old Hollywood
  • Coming Up Violets - Wildly eclectic tchotchkes, jewellery, and artwork
  • Dora Marra - Turning new and vintage objects into headpieces
  • Lady Black - An eclectic mix of festival, vintage and victorian inspired pieces
  • Vintage is a Construct - Vintage and vintage-style clothing and accessories
  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum

NYC EVENTS: 3/10-16


FILM: New York Feminist Film Week Inspired by feminist film weeks in London and Berlin, the NYFFW focuses on the social and material aspects of film, placing feminist film production within specific historical and geographical contexts while also creating connections among films, filmmakers, cultures, and audiences across space and time. The line-up celebrates the intertextuality of film while recognizing the unique contributions of household names like Cheryl Dunye, Barbara Hammer, Agnès Varda, and Maya Deren, alongside new and emerging filmmakers. (Fri-Sun, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, see site for details, $11)

THEATER: Dirty Panties The Musical Sex work is illegal and stigmatized. But it is more than that. It is beautiful, empowering, confusing, terrifying, fascinating, sexy, ugly and fucking intense. Sex work is so common, they made a show about it. Dirty Panties is told through a collection of abstract and emotional vignettes of personal accounts and adventures of different sex workers across all parts of the the industry. Every single piece in the show is written and produced by someone with a history of sex work. (Fri/Sat/Thu, this week and next, House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 7pm, $25-$40, 21+)

THEATER/VARIETY: Freaks Don't Cry An immersive experience inspired by Coney Island's acclaimed sideshow. Calling back to the Glam Rock era of the mid 1970’s, and the death defying acts and curiosities of sideshows, they seek to entertain and mystify you. They also are inviting the possibility of a single audience member getting to be initiated as a honorary freak to help us save our show. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Little Mermaid’, the show seeks to explain the reason freaks like mermaids don't cry. (Fri/Sun/Thu, this week and next, Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $25)

FEST: Big Apple Comic Con
NYC’s longest-running comic book/sci-fi/fantasy/pop culture con returns, headlined by Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Roy Thomas, John Bernthal, Jason David Frank, Barbara Eden, Eldon Henson, Spencer Wilding, Jackson Bostwick, Rich Buckler, Jim Steranko, Ramona Fradon, and more. Enjoy comics and collectibles dealers, over 80 comics artists, and writers and science fiction authors from living legends to exciting new talent. Three rooms of panels and workshops, multiple cosplay contests, and the NYC premiere of “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages!” (Sat/Sun, Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave, see site for details, $25-$55)

EVENT: Celebrating All Things Cats
New York's First Cat Centric Symposium and the city's first feline-focused conference and adoption extravaganza. The symposium will bring cat lovers together under one roof to celebrate all things cats and to discuss some of the most important and challenging problems facing cats today. (Sat/sun, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, 11am-8pm, $20)

FILM: Cinekink NYC – 14Th Annual Kinky Film Festival
This 14th annual "kinky film festival" will feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. Among the highlights this year are a 15th anniversary screening of the BDSM classic “Secretary,” a program of shorts, “Nasty Women,” that celebrates female sexual agency, and the premiere of Shine Louise Houston’s Hitchcock-inspired thriller, “Snapshot.” In addition to screenings, the event will also feature a gala kick-off celebration, a porn production workshop, and an “AfterGlow” play party to close the festivities. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, various locations, see site for details, FREE-$85)

FEST/ART: Live Ideas: Mx'd Messages Trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries–across gender, politics, theology, sensory perception and race. Richard Move and MoveOpolis!, kick off the festival with the world premiere of XXYY and a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Martha@… The fest continues with a keynote conversation, lunch time reading series, an afternoon film program curated by Dirty Looks, Happy Hour panel discussions on trans-theology, afrofuturism, activism and social justice, caregiving and choral workshops, Prime Time genre bending performance events including the TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Re_MX’D), Mx Bond’s House of Whimsy and more, and ends with a queer punk rock dance party. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, 219 W 19th St, see site for details)

The annual festival for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process becomes the focus. This year’s program features 9 workshop presentations that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry, and visual art. This fest is a vital testing ground, an environment where you can sample live art in progress, provide feedback, and play a crucial role in the development of new work. The purchase of a CULTUREcard will allow the holder admission to any CULTUREMART Work-in-Progress performance on a first-come, first-served basis. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, 7pm, $15)


MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Bulgarian Dance Party Celebrate Women's Day Bulgarian-style. Join Cherven Traktor for an evening of Bulgarian music, dancing, singing, eating and drinking. Intermission will feature a performance by Gorana Dance folk collective. (Balkan Cafe @Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St, 7pm, $18 adv/$20 door)

WORD: FashionSpeak Fridays: We are Dandy Join photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams for an evening dedicated to an international survey of the global dandy community as presented in their new book: We are Dandy: The Elegant Gentleman Around the World. Dandy Style is highly encouraged. (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7pm, FREE w/rsvp)

SOCIAL DANCE: Lindy Ladies Celebrates International Women's Day Join Lindy Ladies for a belated celebration of International Women's Day on March 10th for a night of hot jazz provided by their favorite non-male band, The Crimson Ragdolls. Plus Gaby Cook will DJ and provide a free beginner lesson. Featuring a performance by Gaby Galore & her Sugar Shakers. Lindy Ladies seeks to increase the visibility and representation of women jazz musicians in the swing scene. (Diana Center Event Oval, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, 7:30pm, $10/$7 stu)

COMMUNITY/DJ: Sanctuary City : A Fundraiser for Immigrant and Muslim Justice All proceeds go to: The New York Immigration Coalition, Arab American Association of New York, United We Dream. Three community organizations doing vital, on-the-ground work to defend the rights of immigrants, Muslims and undocumented people in the face of Muslim/"travel" bans, ICE raids and the many threats of a rising xenophobic, islamophobic and anti-immigrant landscape. With DJ sets by Freedom Sound DJ members: Talib Kweli, DJ LATIN PRINCE, DJ Rekha, Deejay Reborn. Hosted & performances by Mazzi (S.O.U.L. Purpose). Hosted by Munira Ahmed aka Munny Grip & Danny Castro. (Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave, BK, 10pm-4am, $10-20 sliding scale)


COMMUNITY: 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Change that by joining this all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend. Event features a conversation about internet activism between writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, you are welcome to stop by to show your support and join for the kick-off panel discussion. (The Museum of Modern Art, Do

rothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 W 54th St, 10am, FREE)

EVENT: 36th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom This year’s conference theme is inspired by BBG’s newly opened Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. The Fest features a Keynote Address, "Grassroots: Regenerative Solutions for a Changing World" by Courtney White, Author and Environmental Activist, and workshops throughout the day. (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway, BK, 10am-4pm, $15)

SHOP: Brides of March 2017 The annual bridal bar bumble through the streets of Manhattan, and maybe even a ride on a boat or a carousel seahorse. (locations TBA, 6pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Brooklyn Folk Fest: Benefit Concert to Preserve St. Ann's Church Featuring: Eli Smith, Eva Salina & Peter Stan, Square Dance with Dave Harvey & The NYC Barn Dance. All proceeds benefit the much needed restoration of St. Ann's Church, home of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. (St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague St, BK, 7:30pm, $20)

PARTY: 10th Annual LGBTQ Community Purim Ball In support of the JQY Drop-In Center for LGBTQ Jewish Teens. Purim is the Jewish holiday where we get so wild that we no longer can tell the difference between Queen Esther and her Uncle Mordechai. Enjoy open bar, crazy costumes, dancing till 1am. Want to bring your straight friends or not LGBTQ yourself? Not to worry, we are STRAIGHT FRIENDLY, so come down and party with us. Come as yourself, come as someone else, everybody is welcome. Costumes optional but recommended. (JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave, 7:30pm, $25 adv/$30 door)

WORD: Magazine Launch Party - POST(blank) Vol 2: POSTmortem Mad Gleam Press presents a curated set of experimental spoken word performers in a show to launch POST(blank) magazine Vol. 2 "POSTmortem". Co-produced with BK Wildlife's Chris Carr, the ambient music/poetry duo Low Wave will headline the show, featuring a long list of poets and multimedia artists. (GAMBA Forest, 231 Norman Avenue #114, BK, 8pm, $5 sugg don)

MUSIC: Brass Tacks: a Winter Brass Band Series Cocek! Brass Band is the brainchild of trumpet player Sam Dechenne. The band performs original music by Dechenne based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands. Black Bear Combo is a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between traditional music from eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz. Charles Mantis is a project created by Gerald Bailey featuring musicians from Chicago and throughout the world. Charles Mantis is a rogue sideman who blends trumpet, beats, elements of Electronic, Jazz, Balkan and Dance music into one unique style. The music is an improvised creation of electronic anti-tech soundscape, beats, trumpet and gypsy folk. (Industry City Distillery, 33 35th st, 6th fl, BK, 8pm, $10)

PARTY: Rubulad: Ubu-Lad An absurd response to an absurd time. With live performances by: Edith Pop, Giungla, Fly Ashtray, Mrs. William Horseley, with your MC Pa Ubu aka Tony Torn. Your DJs: Reaganomics, Mojo, Mekristo, and friends. Dress: Embrace your inner weird. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED. (Rubulad, RSVP for address, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm)

THEATER: Cheating Death: Magic, Memoirs & Mortality A 60 minute solo show written and performed by New York City magician Nelson Lugo. The experimental show is an examination of his life and many brushes with death. This will be a staged reading of a work-in-progress performance. (The Tank, 151 W 46th St, 8th fl, 9:30pm, $5)

DANCE/COMEDY: Dancify That! Finally, a dance competition to put an end to all dance competitions. Come watch as fabulously costumed contestants compete in creating dance inspired by some of the funniest and most bizarre videos from the internet. With aerobics, burlesque, a sing-a-long, and some of the city’s most nit-picky and judgiest dance judges “Dancify That!” will entertain your chassez off. (The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24th St, 9:30pm, $15)

BURLESQUE: The Pink Room: X-Files Burlesque The Truth Is Out There: Get your dose of alien abductions, government conspiracies and of course Agent Dana Scully & Fox Mulder at this special tribute by Francine "The Lucid Dream" of The Pink Room Burlesque. (The Public Theater, 525 Lafayette St, 11pm doors/11:30pm show, $20)


SHOP: First Annual Oddities Flea Market A curated curious collection of the best purveyors of the odd and unique. You will find a wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on natural history objects, medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, osteological specimen, taxidermy, jewelry, one of a kind art, flair, and more. Three floors of vendors. Featuring: Ryan Matthew Cohn & Regina Marie Cohn, Mike Zohn Evan Michelson of Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Atlas Obscura, and many more. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 11am-6pm, $2, all ages)

PARTY: The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival with Book of J and Hydra Old worlds collide in Book of J, as musicians Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery) take inspiration from the intersection of the sacred and the radical to create hit songs from out of the depths of American psalmody, Yiddish folklore, and international Jewish liturgical traditions. Meet Hydra, Brooklyn’s newest vocal creature; Yula Be'eri, Rima Fand, Sarah Small. Costumes encouraged. Small presents may be distributed to those most resplendent. (Nublu, 62 Ave C, 8pm doors/9pm show, $5-$15 sliding scale)


COMMUNITY: The Movable Middle 101 : Talking With Family and Friends Who Support Trump Many of us have pro-Administration friends and family whom we might be able to move a little bit (or at least neutralize). Or we have progressive friends and family in conservative states whom we might be able to move to action. Is this possible? What are the pitfalls? This will be a facilitated group discussion on how to create change, person-to-person, and specifically how to engage pro-Trump family and friends. (Hunter College, 205 Hudson St, 2nd fl, Rm 203, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: 8th Annual Chaharshanbe Sori aka the Persian/Zoroastrian fire-jumping holiday Jumping over fire is a symbolic gesture to start a fresh new year. This tradition is celebrated for ringing in the Persian New Year and has been celebrated since at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era. There will be music, dancing and snacks; wear your best fire proof pants. (La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, E 9th St, 5:30pm, FREE)


VARIETY: The Zero Hour 8: The Heist of March A big heist is being planned and these clowns are gonna make some dough. Criminal Hijinks and comedic genius come together to make you laugh your jewels off. Featuring: Zero Boy, Chris Rozzi, Amy G, Matt Roper, Wilfredo, and Jennifer Harder. (Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7pm door/8pm show, $10 adv/$12 door)


MUSIC/PARTY: Wonderland Boogie Dance music curated by Radio Wonderland's Joshua Fried. Featuring: live sets from Peter Gordon, Todd Reynolds, ewonee, musical trio Joshua Fried, Hans Tammen and Izzi Ramkissoon, the Ramkissoon Tammen Fried Machine (RTFM), and Radio Wonderland. DJ Shakey will play between live sets. Email for address: (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with rsvp or purchase, BK, 7pm, $8-$10)

PUPPETS: Steve of Tomorrow A multi-media, technology based puppet performance about a science fiction enthusiast who posts an open invitation on his blog for time travelers to visit him. Soon after, a man from the future named Steve appears, but he is a lazy, uncommunicative disappointment. Is he a freeloading fake or is this what we become? Using cutting edge video puppetry and David Commander's signature style of toy theater, Steve of Tomorrow asks if humanity's well being is reflected in the recent explosion of technological advancements. (Collapsible Hole 55 Bethune St, 8pm, $15)

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PUPPETS: Jim Henson Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Intent for 2018 Granting Cycle - Deadline: 3/13 The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; keep in mind, however, that a Production Grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant. Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The Foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Awards can be made only to IRS tax-exempt organizations. See site for details.

Artist Call: Submit for “Not Normal, Art in the Time of Trump” - Deadline: 3/17 For the month of March, Irondale Ensemble Project (85 S Oxford St, BK) is suspending all regular performances to open the doors of the theatre so that performers, activists other members of the community may publicly respond to the actions and policies of the Trump administration through their art and their concerns. Irondale is seeking your applications to present short pieces-theatre, music, dance, readings, to host public events, and teach-ins, all in a safe space dedicated to the exchange of serious and thought provoking dialogue. Submit your proposals, your ideas, or other ways you would like be involved:


PERFORMANCE: the ephemera trilogy Paper and sand, light and shadow, memory and identity, the familiar and the strange; woven together these are the elements that compose Kimi Maeda’s ephemera trilogy. Developed over a period of six years, ephemera’s three short solo performances use a range of innovative storytelling techniques and stunning visuals to explore the artist's bi-cultural identity and family history, from a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, to postwar Japan, to suburban New England. Created and performed by Kimi Maeda. With music by Bill Carson and Kishi Bashi. (thru 3/12, The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, see site for details, $15-$30)

ART: The Endless Mobile Beautiful Collapsable Labyrinth An interactive sculptural installation. Sculpture, video, sound and performance will inhabit a serpentine maze of track-mounted rolling walls, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of rolling library stacks. It will certainly rival MoMA and the Louvre, elevating Flux among the most well endowed hosts of exhibition-ready wall space per sq ft on Earth. Visitors are invited to roll through the “stacks” to discover the works, moving the walls in and out of place. This process will damage, activate, expand or alter the artworks, challenging the preciousness of the art object and creating a playful interactivity. Special evening hours: 3/16, 12-9pm; 3/17, 6pm – 9pm (closing). (thru 3/17, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, Qns, Wed-Sun 12-6pm, FREE)

THEATER: Umbilical Brothers in Speedmouse (re-squeaked) Tix: The Umbilical Brothers (David Collins and Shane Dundas) are back in NYC for the first time in 7 years. The award-winning Australian comedy duo entertain with their off the wall mix of vocal sound effects, slapstick and sketch comedy. The result is a rollicking, kinetic experience that's something like seeing a cartoon come to life. [G&S Note: $17.50 tickets available thru 3/12] (thru 3/18, Mon-Sat, Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St Marks Pl, see site for details, $25-$35)

THEATER: Off the Top – off-Broadway
Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin (host of "Science Goes to the Movies" on PBS) to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy. What's going on "under the hood" when a comedian riffs or a rapper freestyles? Why are the spontaneous moments of life always the most memorable? Does anything actually rhyme with Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex? A married couple in real life, Baba and Heather bring you the latest research on brain science and creativity while putting their odd-couple relationship under the microscope. VIP includes 2 drinks and best seats. (thru 3/22, Wed, SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $20/$35 VIP)

ART: Visionaire presents “Toiletpaper's Paradise” Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s ‘more is more’ installation is an interactive immersion into Toiletpaper magazine’s wild aesthetic. Through psychedelic reimagined domestic settings, the exhibition reveals vibrant vignettes featuring the magazine’s art and product collaborations all stacked, layered, and pastiched. Attendees are invited to touch, play, move, sit, recline, and position themselves in the physical manifestation of the minds of the artists. Some areas, best described as Mad Men on acid, includes a mock headstone that reads ‘The End’. Lounge and bedroom are subverted living areas full of absurd possibilities and combinations. (thru 4/9, Mon–Fri 8am–7pm Sat–Sun 10am–5pm, Cadillac House, 330 Hudson St, FREE)

ART: Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s Suara Sinar (The Sound Of Light) For his second solo-exhibition at The Chimney, American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner will present Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light), a site-specific installation, consisting of totems of mechanical gongs synchronized with a constellation of lights on the ceiling. Immersed in a choreography of light and sound, viewers are invited to lay on a circular-foam platform in the center of The Chimney. The exhibition is part of Kuffner's ongoing series of Sonic Kinetic Sculptures called Gamelatrons that re-contextualizes Indonesian Gamelan. The artist's work exposes viewers to the rich and profound nature of musical resonance and its effect on the body and psyche. Suara Sinar becomes a temporary sanctuary, a liminal space, a safe haven where sound and light fuse into a unifying language. (thru 4/9, Sun 2pm-6pm, The Chimney, 200 Morgan Ave, BK, FREE)


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