Date: March 17th 2017


Hello lovelies,

Swing House tomorrow! Come early to catch the dance class and get in on the first round of the poker tournament. We'll be giving away drinks & party tickets to winners. Tickets: http://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com - but we'll have door sales, too. Don't forget to dress up!

Goldmine, our shopping party, already has a long list of vendors, but we still have a few spots available. This tends to be the "spring cleaning" edition of Goldmine -- who's got fabulous costumes, accessories & vintage to pass on to others? Also: Mother's Day coming up, so mom-friendly gift items are also a good fit.

And over at House of Scorpio, our kinky sister brand: the pop-up strip club party on 3/31, Saints & Sinners, is sold out of reserved seats, but regular tickets are still available. You need to be approved for purchase, but it's easy enough to do; see directions at http://www.houseofscorpio.com/events.html

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
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PARTY: 3/18
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: http://swinghouse.brownpapertickets.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/275164112896163
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).


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PIE: 4/6
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Celebrating Pi day with...All-American PIE

Thur, 4.6, 7pm-12am, FREE / $12 for three pie servings
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Reserve your pie (limited): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2885761
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/658372441037089
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).

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.


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SHOP: 4/9
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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
- Andriana Santiago - Vinyl Record Rings & many other things - http://www.AndrianaSantiago.com/
- Aphrodites Art House - Vintage Inspired, Turbans, Accessories, Old Hollywood - http://aphroditesarthouse.bigcartel.com/
- Coming Up Violets - Wildly eclectic tchotchkes, jewellery, and artwork -
- Dora Marra - Turning new and vintage objects into headpieces - http://www.doramarra.etsy.com/
- Lady Black - An eclectic mix of festival, vintage and victorian inspired pieces - https://www.facebook.com/nilyn83/media_set?set=a.624120387567.2081324.198601911&type=3
- Stoned And Riveting - Taxidermy, vintage jewelry and upcycled crafts - http://www.etsy.com/shop/StonedAndRiveting
- Sweet Summer Boutique - Handmade jewelry for kawaii, steampunk, and alternative fashion - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSummerBoutique
- Teresa's Treasures - Fabulous retro-style and vintage dresses, heels, and accessories - http://bit.ly/2mM8yLP
- The Paper Pinup - Handmade cards, vintage/retro style - http://www.paperpinup.com/
- Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunters dream
- Vintage is a Construct - Vintage and vintage-style clothing and accessories
- Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com

Still have some room for vendors! Are you doing spring cleaning in your fabulous closet? Have vintage or handmade goodies to pass on? Let us know! There are no vending fees to join us, just a suggested 20% donation from your sales at the end of the day.


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NYC EVENTS: 3/17-23
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER/VARIETY: Freaks Don't Cry
http://www.coneyisland.com/news/freaks-dont-cry-march-3-4-5-9-10-12-16-17-19-all-8pm
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, Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $25)

FEST: Cinekink NYC – 14Th Annual Kinky Film Festival
http://www.cinekink.com
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. (Fri-Sun, various locations, see site for details, FREE-$85)

FEST/ART: Live Ideas: Mx'd Messages
http://newyorklivearts.org/programs/liveideas
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. (Fri-Sun, 219 W 19th St, see site for details)

FEST: New York City Postcard Expo
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-new-york-city-spring-postcard-expo-tickets-30964902858
The club carries on the traditions of the old Metropolitan Post Card Collectors Club, the oldest continuously run postcard club in the United States. Not only has it been facilitating the exchange of postcards since its founding in 1946, but the club is dedicated to the free exchange of information and ideas to further the understanding of Deltiology. For the two annual shows, 35-40 postcard dealers from around the world attend to introduce their cards to you. The postcards to be found here range from discount boxes to artist signed cards and hard to find rarities. (Fri 12pm-7pm/Sat 10am-5pm, The Watson, 440 W 57th St, $8 for both days)

FEST: Look + Listen Festival
http://www.lookandlisten.org
This festival presents new music in art galleries with the goal of expanding audiences for both art forms. It showcases a mix of emerging and established musicians and a diverse range of 20th and 21st-century concert music. This includes commissions, premieres, the winning work from the yearly L+L Composers’ Competition and pre-concert ambient music by members of the L+L Composers Collective. Concerts are hosted by prominent members of the industry who introduce and interview composers, visual artists and performers. These informal and informative Q&As explore the creative process and increase concert-goers’ understanding and enjoyment of the arts. Locations include Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, BRIC House in Fort Greene, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Showcasing solo works and chamber pieces, each concert will include a line-up of musicians, ensembles, and composers revealing the depth and breadth of 20th and 21st century new classical music. (Fri-Mon, multiple locations, MH
& BK, see site for details, FREE)

THEATER: CULTUREMART 2017
http://www.here.org/shows/detail/1877
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. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, 7pm, $15)

PUPPETS: Steve of Tomorrow
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11388
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. (Fri/Sat/Thu, this week and next, Collapsible Hole 55 Bethune St, 8pm, $15)

WORD: Persian New Year: A Night of Rumi
https://persiannewyearanightofrumi.splashthat.com
Join in this special celebration, featuring the poetry of RUMI, mystical stories, Persian vocals, percussion, and whirling Semazens, and celebrate life, love, and the coming of Spring. With Juliet Rabia Gentile, Haleh Liza & Amin Sarshar Rumi wrote ecstatic love poems that are guides for inner transformation. Through his words sung in Persian as well as recited in new translations, you will hear about the experiences, joys, and challenges of his mystical journey, and delve with him into the sacred mystery of divine and human love. (Mon/Tue, The Alchemist's Kitchen, 21 E 1st St, 7pm, $20 adv/$25 door)

PUPPETS: American Weather
http://here.org/shows/detail/1883
This show, created by Chris Green with an ensemble of multi-disciplinary performers, uses off-the-shelf goods, minimalist puppets, animated video, audience participation, and original songs to closely examine the messy 'look and feel' of a nation that may have lost its narrative, but still has plenty to sing about. On a shared bill with Soundstage. (Tue/Wed, HERE 145 6th Ave, 7pm, $15)


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FRIDAY
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WORD: The Cell Tree – a conversation on tree communication
https://www.printedmatter.org/events/576
The zine release of The Cell Tree, a research-based publication on cellular towers disguised as trees. Following the Telecommunications Act in 1996, thousands of these “trees" have sprung up across the US. Often unconvincing and costly, what could these towers suggest about our relationship with the telecommunications industry? How does this relate to an understanding of productive communication? Written by Nolan Boomer and designed by Elana Schlenker, the publication uses the recent success of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees to show how people already venerate the tree as an ideal communicator. Join in for a brief interview between Nolan Boomer and Paolo Yumol, a tree. (Printed Matter, 231 11th Ave, 6pm-8pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: 8th Annual Chaharshanbe Sori aka the Persian/Zoroastrian fire-jumping holiday
https://www.facebook.com/events/170020233512783
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, 6pm, FREE)

THEATER: Dirty Panties The Musical
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirty-panties-the-musical-tickets-31967418409
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. (House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 7pm, $25-$40, 21+)

WORD: Columbia Stargazing & Lecture Series: The Harvard Computers: Pioneering Women Astronomers of the Early 20th Century
http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu
These are free lectures at a public level followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Long before Apple, Microsoft, or Google existed, mathematics and scientific computations had to be done by hand, and the people who did them were called computers.A group of women who worked as computers at Harvard College Observatory in the early 1900s were responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in modern astronomy, but rarely get the credit they deserve. I will talk about some of the women and their discoveries, and the impacts they continue to have on astronomy today. (Pupin Hall at Columbia University, 7pm lecture/7:45pm observing, FREE)

FILM/MUSIC: (Un)Silent Film Night: The Gold Rush
https://events.newschool.edu/event/unsilent_film_night_the_gold_rush#.WLSqW28rLRY
Under the baton of music director, trumpeter, and performance artist, Mark Gould, the CoPA Theater Orchestra, composed of students from Mannes School of Music and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, will perform Charlie Chaplin’s original score to his classic silent film, The Gold Rush (1925). The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Chaplin in his Little Tramp persona. The Gold Rush was a huge success in the US and worldwide. Chaplin proclaimed at the time of its release that this was the film for which he wanted to be remembered. (John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, Room U100, 7pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco’s St Patrick’s Day for Sinners - 7th Annual All-Redhead Show
http://www.wasabassco.com
tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1417956
This St. Patrick's Day, Wasabassco offers you an alternative to drunken douchebaggery. A night of drinking, celebration and guaranteed fun... featuring an All-Redheads edition of Wasabassco. No green beer. No Pogues cover bands. Just near-naked redheads, good beer and whiskey, and awesome people like you. Starring Nasty Canasta, Albert Cadabra, Gal Friday, Francine The Lucid Dream, Pearls Daily, Stormy Leather, Sydni Deveraux, Tiger Bay, Varla Velour, and more. (Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $15 adv/$20 door/$25 VIP)

MUSIC: St Patrick’s Day with the Waysties
https://www.facebook.com/events/779385065547838
The Waysties are The Way Station's very own house band. A roving cast of regulars bring you rousing Celtic (and occasionally Celtified) music, tailored to be the perfect accompaniment to a night of prodigious libation. They are what happens when a group of regulars realize they all like drinking. And music. And attention. Their music is a mix of traditional folk, unconventional covers, and irreverence. With Three Pints Shy and Rascals & Rogues. (The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, BK, 8pm, FREE)


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SATURDAY
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THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Dark Before Dawn
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-before-dawn-tickets-32419979030
Explore a vacant apartment building to discover speakeasies, immersive experiences, and intimate performances: Bedtime Stories-Grimm fairy tales and bursts of light; Psychic Surgery-Removing emotional trauma and a little bit of gore; Stellar Displacement-Lie down on the grass and gaze at the night sky; Covert Cocktail Club-Craft cocktails by Brooklyn's best; Pocket Poker Saloon-No $ allowed; Apothecary Parlor-Booze & tattoos; Broken Bone Bathtub-Soak your sorrows away with aquatic storytelling; Trough Catering-Chow down with the rest of the animals; Feminist Nightmare-Escape the kitchen; American Carnage-American Dream; Bowerbird Nest--Birthing bits of wisdom from trash. (secret Bushwick location, address with ticket purchase, BK, 9pm, $10-$50)

DJ: Lucid Second Line: Family Affair
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495054950559124
Golden era 90s/early 00s hip-hop/r&b courtesy of the supremely skilled DJ Stylus. Jovan Johnson AKA eBONE Underground of Hudson Horns will bless you with his totally brilliant & incomparable trombone/beatbox/vox pedal universe. BYOB, but Phil will be pouring Kir Royales at some point. (245 Varet St, BK, 10pm, FREE)

THEATER: Sketch Cram: Sketch Clam
http://www.ladypartsjustice.com/event/sketch-cram-sketch-clam-lady-parts-justice-league
tix: http://chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52301
March is Women’s History month so Lady Parts Justice League is taking over Sketch Cram to present Sketch Clam. Hosted by sketch teams Buzz Off, Lucille and Whale Thief. They’ll create an entire sketch show all in one day featuring amazing guest writers and performers. Join them as they break the glass ceiling, topple the patriarchy, and piss off every American misogynist all to raise money for the New York Abortion Access Fund. (Ucb Theater Chelsea, 307 46th St, 11:55pm-1am, $7)




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SUNDAY
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FEST: 11th Annual Persian Arts Festival - A Nowruz Celebration
https://nationalsawdust.org/event/persianartsfestival
This festival presents a special Nowruz celebration with a stellar program of shadow puppetry, films, delicious cuisine, and music. This year's Festival will feature multiple art forms including a family-friendly program during the day featuring the shadow puppet masterpiece, "Zahhak, The Legend of the Serpent King", by Hamid Rahmanian followed by the afternoon/evening portion of the festival which opens with a panel discussion featuring Iranian-American artists and scholars, films curated by west coast's Noor Iranian Film Festival, Persian-fusion cuisine by Rider restaurant's critically acclaimed chef, Patrick Connolly, and music by Persian tar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi accompanied by Nagmeh Farahmand. (National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, BK, 10am-9:30pm, $40 adv/$45 door)

PERFORMANCE: Teletextile Sound Bath
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11513
Experience a one hour sound bath by Teletextile. Pamela Martinez and Andrew Hoepfner will use singing bowls, gong, harmonium, wind chimes, ocean drum, vocals, and other sound sources to provide you with a meditative and healing environment. Lay down and enjoy. Only 20 tickets available. (All Saints' Episcopal Church, 286 7th Ave, BK, 6:30pm-8pm, $20)


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MONDAY
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SHOP: Thrift ON! Clothing and Stuff Swap Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/783917191757684
Clean out your closets and bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to the rummage tables. Take home items free from the piles of booty. DJ SHAKEY and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. All leftover clothes are donated to a reputable charity bin directly after the party. Vintage clothing store "pickers", flea marketers, and resellers of any kind, are not welcome at this event and will be bounced. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, Bk, 8pm, FREE)


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THURSDAY
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MUSIC: Golem Gets Married
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/6434/golem-gets-married
A special, one-time-only performance by internationally acclaimed klezmer-rock band, Golem. Golem will put on a "fake wedding" according to an old Catskills tradition, complete with mock bride, groom, ceremony, and of course a truly rocking party mixing original Golem songs, tradiitional Jewish repertoire and lots of amazing rock covers, from James Brown to Van Halen. This show is a unique chance to get to hear Golem's entire, vast wedding repertoire, not usually performed in concert form. Dress up wedding-style for the party of the season. (DROM, 85 Avenue A, 7pm doors/8pm show, $20 adv/$25 door)

THEATER: Daughters Of Elysium: The Bacchus Effect
http://www.daughtersofelysium.com
tix: http://thebacchuseffect.brownpapertickets.com
Marcelia Jones is addicted to weddings. Her desperation to befriend newly engaged women makes her vulnerable to other forces in the world - such as the god Helios, bride-maker and diner proprietor. Even though the Golden Sun Diner is falling apart, he's busy brewing up a new bridal stereotype through prayer and ritual. The only person who appears to be keeping everything together is the Waitress, and even she is cracking around the edges. Written by Magdalen Zinky. Directed by Magdalen Zinky & Katrina Mattson. With a core company of 15 diverse women-identifying artists, Daughters Of Elysium creates cross-genre events and productions that are rooted in ritual and mythology. Continues next week. Enter email for address at http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html#location (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with rsvp or purchase, BK, 8pm, $12)


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Artist Call: Submit for “Not Normal, Art in the Time of Trump” - Deadline: 3/17
http://irondale.org/event/not-normal-art-in-resistance
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: https://goo.gl/forms/8UYzJK5vH39osdp83


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ART: The Endless Mobile Beautiful Collapsable Labyrinth
http://www.fluxfactory.org/upcoming/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)
https://theatre80.wordpress.com/tickets/the-umbilical-brothers-speedmouse-re-squeaked
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/966783
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
http://www.offthetop.net
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)

FEST/ART/WORD: 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All
http://www.chashama.org/event/whitney_houston_biennial_greatest_love_of_all
Performances, conversations, readings, and film screenings. This fest is a response to the awakening representation of women artists in major museums and galleries. To highlight female artists in New York this season, curator and artist Christine Finley will host female artists from a varied range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, disciplines, methodologies, and generations. The aim of bringing together so many creative voices is to sing a collective song that celebrates the contributions of pioneer female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory.(thru 3/29, 325 W Broadway, see site for details, FREE)

PUPPETS: Photo & Supply
http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/660-photo-supply
Meet Phyllis: She has run a photo development shop in her neighborhood for many years, but now the neighborhood is changing. Business is slow, and Phyllis must close up shop. In protest, boxes unpack themselves, floor tiles shake, and long-forgotten photographs burst to life. This is a puppet show which uses dynamic sets and colorful cast of handmade masks and puppets to tell a story about community, collective memory, and honoring the value of a physical record.
(thru 4/2, The Tank, 151 W 46th St, 8th fl, see site for details, $18)

ART: Visionaire presents “Toiletpaper's Paradise”
http://www.visionaireworld.com/blog/visionaire-presents-toiletpapers-paradis
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)
http://www.thechimneynyc.com/aaron-taylor-kuffner
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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