Date: April 7th 2017

Hello lovelies,

So much to announce...

  • It's a huge spring-cleaning & Mother's Day gifts Goldmine on Sunday: fifteen vendors with a pretty wild range of options. In case you missed the announcement on Instagram/Facebook: you know Miss Scorpio loves her crazy headpieces...well, her favorite maker has sent four stunning ones exclusively for sale at Goldmine. Be here early to snag them -- and other most choice finds. Want to see them? Go to
  • Fri 4/21, is the return of our craft cocktail lounge, The Cocktail Experiment. We've been experimenting with recipes, and while we're not ready to announce, we can tell you they'll be pretty delicious: think intense ginger, smoky and complex herbal flavors, among others.
  • May the Fourth is coming! It's our biggest celebration yet, with a Star Wars movie screening, Browncoats the Musical, and of course our Cantina at the End of the Universe.
  • Lastly, our warm-weather Victorian garden tea series at the Mount Vernon Museum returns on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14. We haven't posted info officially, but tickets have been put on sale, and as the Museum just shared the link, we wouldn't want you to be the second to know.

All event invites & tickets links are just below. Scroll away!


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SHOP: 4/9

Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - shopping + cocktails party

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

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #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.

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Gemini & Scorpio

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, April 21, 7pm-12am, FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, 21+ (25+ recommended) $6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio

A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you (and up to three friends) get a complimentary tasting. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Or, skip the challenge & just enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude.

Featured ingredients & cocktails TBA!

About our bartender:
Rebecca Leigh Silverman possesses a unique skillset as both a modern craft bartender and historic culinary expert specializing in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn-based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect sazerac. She is on faculty at The Farm Cooking School, teaching hyper-seasonal cocktail making.

#MAYTHEFOURTH: 5/4 & 5/6

Gemini & Scorpio


#MayTheFourth Star Wars Day celebration

Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address Details & address: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #GScantina #geminiandscorpio

-->Thur, May 4, 7pm-late, $10 sugg donation Star Wars Movie Marathon - movies TBC

We're doing it again! Open to suggestion on which Star Wars are the way to go, but currently leaning towards back to back Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We didn't get to do the drunken rooftop light saber battle last year...should we try again? All ages, as long as those under drinking age come with parents.

-->Sat, May 6, 8-10pm
Tea Time for Mad Girls Productions presents Browncoats: The Musical

$10 / $20 with tickets to Cantina party Tix:

Eight months after the events of Miranda, the Crew of the Serenity is staring into the void of a changing 'verse, wondering how to go forward, and knowing there's no going back. Whispers of rebellion rising up are tempting Mal to throw himself recklessly back into the thick of things, and with the impending birth of Zoe's baby, she is forced to make the impossible choice between her loyalty to Serenity and protecting the last thing she has of Wash. And that's provided they can keep the ship running long enough to reach the next planet!

All proceeds benefit ACLU. Costumes encouraged, but not required -- unless you're staying for the Cantina party.

-->Sat, May 6, 10pm-late
Cantina at the End of the Universe

$15 until 4.30 / $20 after and at door, if avail / $10 after 1am FB: Tix:
Presale recommended: smaller capacity than usual due to giant alien monster puppets

Jedis, Trekkers, Browncoats, Time Lords and Hitchhikers from all corners of the cosmos, follow us to a cantina at the end of the universe to celebrate Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. There will be aesthetically pleasing air pressure waves coming at your eardrums, mad scientist concoctions (no synthahol, we promise), and an eclectic crowd of humanoids, demonoids, arachnoids, cephalopoids, androids, and surprisingly many other alienoids. We won't let any wookies tear your arm off, but don't mention Miranda, or the seemingly harmless 90-pound brunette wandering around barefoot may suddenly opt for some thrilling heroics, and then you're on your own. Dress uniforms encouraged, watch out for the replicants, and don't forget your towel. You can materialize your Tardis right on the dance floor, but we recommend buying your multipass in advance, in case a clone invasion results in massive overcrowding and subsequent destruction of the entire multiverse.

It's an intergalactic creature dance party, with our special guests: alien monster puppet robot-wrestling ensemble BIG NAZO, returning just for this annual event from recent ComiCon and international festival gigs. DJ Illexandra & DJ Stylus provide epically nerdy beats all night, and classic sci-fi visuals play throughout.

Costume required, as always. Think Star Wars, Star Trek, HGTTG, Firefly, Doctor Who, Blade Runner, Martians, robots, aliens, androids, giant spider creatures with tentacle faces, orange-haired hot-pants-wearing supreme beings, intergalactic bounty hunters, true-blue-blooded opera singers, shiny creatures of energy in corporeal form, the time-traveling anti-you.

NYC EVENTS: 4/7-13


EVENT: NYC Tartan Week
A week-plus celebration of Scottish heritage, built around April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. One of the highlights is the parade on Apr 8, starting Sat at 2pm, up 6th Ave from 45th to 54th St. See site for other events.

PERFORMANCE: Adrienne Truscott: THIS Adrienne Truscott made THIS. THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an ever-evolving work that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting to do which changes with each performance to reflect the new context brought by the performance at hand. THIS is a run-on sentence. THIS is a grift. THIS is a piece of cake. (Fri/Sat, New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, 7:30, $15-20)

FILM: Body Politics: Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key Nitehawk Naughties 2017 program, Body Politics, presents a corporeal selection of Italian films (1964-1980) that position sexuality in terms of politics. Very loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat, the film features a burned out writer named Oliviero who lives in his Venice estate with delusions of his dead mother in his imagination. He is also a degenerate who sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts orgies, and humiliates his wife Irina in front of strangers. When a number of women are murdered in grisly fashion, Oliviero becomes a prime suspect. In classic giallo style, it’s a mystery to find out who is killing the women but this time, the surviving women take things into their own hands. (Fri/Sat, Nighthawk Cinema, 136 Metropolis Ave, BK, 12:10am, $12)

CIRCUS: Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night
A hybrid work of traditional theater and contemporary circus. In this original story, featuring a predominantly female cast including the residents of 221B. Sherlock and Watson unravel the mystery of six, missing, young women and their connection with an enigmatic, star-gazing cult. The show explores themes of feminism and femininity, outsiders, and the responsibility of power through the physicality of circus performance and features Spanish web, Chinese pole, aerial silks, lyra, contortion, hand balancing, diabolo, acrobatics, and more. (Sat 8pm/Sun 2pm, The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, $25/$35 preferred seating)


COMMUNITY: Resist War: Protest Trump's Bombing of Syria The Trump regime has just started bombing Syria. We must not fall for the lies and propaganda. Trump's war is not about democracy or humanitarian intervention. Trump's war is about U.S. superiority and domination. Just like the rest of his agenda, his attack is about increasing the profits of the billionaires. Email nyc@PROTECTED if you or your organization would like to help/endorse with this protest. (Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, 5pm, FREE)

FEST: The NYC Pancakes & Booze Art Show Paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, graffiti. Featuring: Over 150 emerging visual artists, live body painting, free pancake bar w/rsvp on FB. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, M1-5 Lounge, 52 Walker St, 7pm-2am, $10, 21+)

THEATER: The Improvised Shakespeare Company Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), this company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed or written. (Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd St at Lexington Ave, 7;30pm, $35)

PARTY: Bonnet Bash 2017:Beauties and Beasts tix: Grab your hat and cross the drawbridge into an enchanted castle where beauties and beasts alike can enjoy a mini-makeover at the Beauty Bar, gyrate to the tunes of Erik Rydju amongst dancing roses, succumb to the charms of Melissa Ulto and her hypnotic video trance and sip specialty-themed cocktails while perusing a one-night-only gallery installation of headwear created by Michelle Palmer, Sarah Sokol Millinery and Seraphim Sin. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Fairest of Them All, Most Transfigured and Fiercest of Them All. (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 9pm, $25)

PARTY: JunXion and the Chocolate Factory Welcome to a world of pure imagination. Junxion teams up with FINE & RAW chocolate for a night of dance, wonder, and magick. Music By: Nickodemus & 2Melo, Tasha Blank, Kellam, Tony, Jimmy Lopez Percussionist. Yes, there will be Chocolate. (Fine and Raw Chocolate Factory, 288 Siegel St, BK, 9pm, $20 adv/$30 door, 21+)

PARTY: Ladies First: A Dance Party to Celebrate the Badass Women of Music and Benefit You know who we’re talking about: The ladies. The truth tellers, rhythm makers, groundbreakers, ass shakers. Mic-dropping mothers of all things loud, proud, fierce and funky. We need them now more than ever. They’ll be playing hits from the most incredible, indelible female performers to shape music — and some dudes, too, because there’d be no Gaga without Bowie, no Beyoncé without Prince. Every penny goes to Planned Parenthood. (Little field, 622 Degraw St, 10:30pm doors/11pm show, $7 adv/$10 door, 21+)


COMMUNITY: Anti-Street Harassment Rally ft. NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Do you want to stand up against street harassment? Are you disturbed by the increased attacks on Muslims, immigrants, and other marginalized folks under the new administration? Are you against all acts of sexual assault and gender-based violence? Then join Hollaback! with First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray for this 5th annual rally, a part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Come hear speakers, take in performances, and attend a break-out session to learn something new. MC'd by La Roka aka "Rockafella", pioneering B-Girl and performing artist. Local speakers and performers will address gender-based and anti-Muslim harassment, culture change, and fighting back against misogyny and white supremacism. Break-out sessions include feminist self-defense training, workshops on responding to street harassment through the performing arts, and a teach-in about the importance of intersectionality within social justice movements. (Tompkins Square Park, 500 E 9th St, 2pm, FREE)

MUSIC: The Cupcake Show (with Adam Kuchler & Ellia Bisker) The Cupcake Show is a celebration of whimsy -- a collection of bite-sized pieces, unrelated and all tied together. Laugh, cry, love, for three minutes at a time. A lovely little show in a jewel of a theater, created by Adam Kuchler and set to live music by Ellia Bisker (Sweet Soubrette, Charming Disaster). (Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St, BK, 5:30pm, $12)

MUSIC: Brass Tacks: Lowdown Brass Band & New Sound Brass tix: They're breaking it down to the brass tacks- bringing back the essentials of big instrumental sound. Lowdown Brass Band, hailing from Chicago, is a horn-driven tour de force. From street beat to metal, the LDB features dynamic vocalists, hip-hop MCs, and body movement that gets any wallflower up and on their feet. New Sound Brass NSB is a Philadelphia based Brass Band that offers a fresh and soulful twist on various styles of music. This multi cultural unit draws influence and inspiration from its vast and diverse background to produce a sound that has been described as Philly spoken through brass. (Industry City Distillery, 33 35th St, 6th fl, 8pm, $10 adv/$12 door)

CIRCUS: Rise of the Shero! A celebration of powerful women, produced by the one and only Tanya Marie Gagne featuring aerial performances by the Heavenly Bodies. Come support live entertainment and Brooklyn's original underground circus, performance art and music venue. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8:30pm, $25)

COMMUNITY: The Rites of Persephone: A Reproductive Rights Fundraiser tix: Celebrate the arrival of spring and join the ongoing fight for reproductive rights in the US. Join The Satanic Temple of NYC for an evening of burlesque, ritual, music, and more. They'll have burlesque performances from Fancy Feast, Nyx Nocturne, Magdalena Fox, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Johnny Panic, and Mary Cyn, plus Satanic rituals with your host Zoë Nox and auditory delights from DJ Matte Black. Kittening by RedHot East, with custom floggers by Knot Very Nice. Bring cash to tip the go-go dancers. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the legal fund for The Satanic Temple's religious reproductive rights campaign. (Lucky 13 Saloon, 644 Sackett St, BK, 9pm, $15)

VARIETY: Switch n’ Play Brooklyn’s premier drag & burlesque collective, brings you one of NYC’s best queer variety shows. Queer in every sense of the word, they span the gender spectrum in life and onstage. This month features performances by K.James, Zoe Ziegfeld, Vigor Mortis, Michelle Wynters, Mina Minou, Olive d’Nightlife & Satine S’allumer. Hosted by Miss Malice with kitten & go-go from Abby Fantastic. (Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, 9pm, $7-$20)

MUSIC: Smokey's Secret Family Smokey Hormel combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from around the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, Brazilian percussionists Tony Mola and Marivaldo Noite, David Hofstra on bass and tuba - Calrk Gayton on tuba and guest singer Ngor Jallow. (Barbes, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)

PARTY: Be Cute Founder of Bushwig-Horrorchata X Matty beats presents a booty-bounce queer party for aliens that love to shake it to the ground. DJS: Jd Samson, Average Jo, Uncle Larry. Shows: Patti Spliff, Tyler Ashly, Miz Jade, Horrorchata. Visuals By Charlene. Host: Unititled Queen, Lucy Balls. Door: Lady Quesa'dilla. (Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, BK, 11pm, $5 adv/$10 door)


COMMUNITY: Luna Park Opening Day Celebration 2016
Come out and enjoy games, giveaways & free rides at the opening day celebration. Meet Mr. Met, enjoy live entertainment, be one of the first 100 guests to take a ride on the iconic Coney Island Cyclone for fee. (Luna Park NYC, 1000 Surf Ave, BK, 10am-1pm, FREE)

SHOP: Church Of Good Deeds - BYOB Brunch And Clothing Swap! This is your chance to do a good deed for others, while helping yourself. Bring clothes and shoes in good condition that don't fit your body or your style anymore, and/or just "shop" from what others bring. This event is BYOB. Anything left over will be donated to a worthy charity, or possibly stored for a future swap event if anyone can offer storage space. Bring a boozy bottle and/or brunch-y snacks to share. (Union Square Loft, 873 Broadway, Suite 408, 12pm, FREE)

SHOP: Greenpointer's Spring Market in Celebration of Earth Featuring rooftop yoga, henna tattoos, massages, live music, mezcal palomas, 60+ vendors, and more. (Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 1pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Teletextile Sound Bath A one hour sound bath will be performed by Pamela Martinez, Andrew Hoepfner, and Cat Martino. Pamela Martinez is a reiki master, teacher, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who creates music under the moniker Teletextile. Her “Bjork-like" sound (The Boston Globe) moves from vocal layering and “electronic wizardry” (Metronome Magazine) to “dense, stormy guitar, piano and electronics" (Time Out New York). (All Saints Episcopal Church, 286-88 7th Ave, BK, 6:30pm, $20 adv/$25 door)


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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