Date: April 14th 2017


Hello lovelies,

Sprrriiiinng!!!! GAH, finally! The arrival of glorious weather also means the return of our spring events:


- Fri 4/21, The Cocktail Experiment, our pop-up craft cocktail lounge meets Iron Chef. Featured ingredients and cocktails announced below.

- Our May the Fourth two-day celebration includes a Star Wars movie screening, Browncoats the Musical, and of course our Cantina at the End of the Universe. Tickets: http://bpt.me/376013

- Sun, May 14, the return of the first Victorian Garden Tea of the season. It's a perfect Mother's Day brunch substitute. Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

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

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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COCKTAILS: 4/21
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/278751209232253
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 (ask us to include these in your cocktails!):
- Skinos mastiha Chios, a liqueur seasoned with mastic (resin gathered from the mastic tree) with notes of cucumber, pine, anise & fresh herbs
- St Elizabeth allspice dram, a rum-based liqueur flavored with allspice berry, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper
- Barrow’s Intense, a dense, spicy, Brooklyn-made ginger liqueur

Featured cocktails:
Smokescreen - Vida mezcal, Skinos mastiha Chios, Cherry Heering, lime, home-infused Szechuan peppercorn vodka topper
Hot Dram - Black Seal black rum, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, St Elizabeth allspice dram, Peychaud’s bitters, flamed grapefruit peel
Ginger Blossom - New Amsterdam gin, Barrow’s Intense ginger liqueur, Lejay creme de cassis, elderflower syrup, lemon, orange bitters, seltzer topper

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.


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#MAYTHEFOURTH: 5/4 & 5/6
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Gemini & Scorpio

present

#MayTheFourth Star Wars Day celebration

Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address
Details & address: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #GScantina #geminiandscorpio

-->Thur, May 4, 7pm-late, $10 sugg donation, all ages
Star Wars Movie Marathon - movies TBC
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751869095125114

Our annual Star Wars movie night.

7:30pm - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Three decades after the destruction of the second Death Star, the First Order has risen from the fallen Galactic Empire and seeks to eliminate the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by General Leia Organa, opposes them while searching for her brother, Luke Skywalker, to enlist his aid.

10pm - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Former scientist Galen Erso is taken away by the evil Orson Krennic from his peaceful farm life with his wife and young daughter Jyn. Many years later, Galen is the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

We didn't get to do the drunken rooftop light saber battle last year...should we try again?


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

$10 / $20 with tickets to Cantina party
Tix: http://bpt.me/376013
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809156699337318

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/204825423352814
Tix: http://bpt.me/376013
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.


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VICTORIAN TEA: 5/14
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea - Mother's Day edition

Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day), 4-8pm, $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/425384277822847
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish.

The menu (more TBA):
Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Battenberg cake
Lemon curd tarts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris
- Card games, including Flinch, played with an original 1903 deck
- DIY amusements from original Victorian books

Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

About our venue:
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.


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NYC EVENTS: 4/14-20
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FEST: International Salon of Decorative Painters
http://salonnyc2017.com
A worldwide gathering of over 100 of the top artists and decorative painters. A unique Art show of masters from different countries who exhibit their work, teach master-classes, discuss old and new techniques, products and information in the field. This year's theme is Art Deco. (Fri/Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-12pm, High School of Art and Design, 245 East 56th St, FREE)

FEST: Beer Mansion
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-mansion-brooklyn-tickets-32608940218
Tickets to this fest includes free reign in the Mansion for one night, a tasting glass good for unlimited pours of beers, food from Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson, live performances by Boytoy and Rips or Lost Boy? and Worriers, and other surprises including the Garden of Eatin' Chip Wall, McClure's Extreme Bloody Mary Bar, Industry City Distillery, Anyone Comics, Brooklyn Film Camera, NYU Game Center, and more. (Fri/Sat, The Monto & The Well, 272 Meserole St, BK, 6pm, $60)

ART/WORD: GenderFuck by Eva Mueller
https://www.facebook.com/events/417717278575321
The latest exhibit from Eva Mueller, plus talks and Q&A thought the weekend including: Q&A with Eva Mueller, Iman Le Caire - Transgender Reality and Etiquette Today, Nitzan Krimsky - Where I met Me, Lee VaLone - Boy named Sue Another narrative to Johny Cash’s Boy named Sue about finding strength through gender duality, Lenny Zenith, trans guy and rocker reading excerpts from upcoming memoir “Before I was Me” and singing his songs, and more. (Fri-Sun, Prince Street Project Space, 127-B Prince St, see site for details, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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MUSIC: Scraps - Ranjit Bhatnagar & Lea Bertucci
http://theinvisibledog.org/scraps-ranjit-bhatnagar-lea-bertucci
Playing with homemade instruments and shiny things, Lea and Ranjit will make soundscapes among and responding to Hervé Tullet's playful torn paper sculptures. Lea Bertucci is a sound artist and composer. Ranjit Bhatnagar makes installations and sound sculptures, and tries to make a new musical instrument every day in February. (The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, FREE/$10 sug don)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents Spring Break: Gowanus
http://www.wasabassco.com
It’s a night of striptease and sunburns, twirling tassels and tequila shots, and bikinis and bump-and-grind. Host Downtown Nasty Canasta will be kickin’ it live with the gals and guys of Wasabassco at NYC’s wet-and-wildest Superfund site for a Spring Break blowout you’ll never forget. Hosted by Nasty Canasta and stars Chris Harder, Delysia La Chatte, Dolly Debutante, Ivory Fox, Penny Wren, Sapphire Jones and Sydni Deveraux, with DJ Stormageddon and special guests Ariel Helvetica and Jessabelle Thunder. Early Access-Reserved Seating ticket gives access to the performance space at 7:00pm with guaranteed seating until 7:30pm. After 7:30pm all unclaimed seating becomes first come first serve. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7pm early/7:30 door/8pm show, $20/$25 early/$35 ViP)

SKATE: Dreamland Roller Disco opens: Freedom – a Roller Disco Tribute to George Michael
http://lakesidebrooklyn.com/event/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco/2017-04-14
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco is much more than a traditional roller skating experience. Skaters flock to Dreamland’s themed skate parties dressed in glittering 80s roller disco attire to be dazzled the best roller disco DJs in the country, fabulous skate dance contests, roller dance lessons, and a dazzling array of fabulous burlesque and carnival arts performers. (LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park, BK, 7:30pm, $18 adv/$20 door)

VARIETY: Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner - Happy Collision: Queens and Dreams
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/71ed3eb0b115b8e986645a14b45c38bc
An evening of developing puppetry as part of Great Small Works’ long-running Spaghetti Dinner series that showcases new work that responds to current trends. Featuring puppets, music, and pasta, the Spaghetti Dinner will feed you with food, with art, and with ideas. For adult audiences only. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, QNS, 7:30pm, $10-$16)

MUSIC: Les Chauds Lapins
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt cover Charles Trenet songs and other jewels from the French 30's and 40's musical traditions accompanying themselves on banjo-ukes. Prior to their re-incarnation as French entertainers, Meg was better known as one third of the Roulette sisters and Kurt as a reed player and composer who co-led cult instrumental band the Ordinaires and recorded with such luminaries as They Might be Giants, Frank Black, Firewater, and Drink Me. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 8pm, $10)


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SATURDAY
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FEST: Third Annual Bikes and Brews
http://www.recycleabicycle.org/featured/bikes-and-brews-event
A day of bike fun featuring Grab Bag Sale with tons of used parts from Bike New York's Recycle a Bicycle shop. All you can fit in a commemorative Bike Cult tote for just $40. Plus The Bike Cult Show Exhibit - Bicycle Roots: 40 years of the Five Boro Bike Tour, featuring a collection of memorabilia and presentation "The First Four Years" by Steve Bauman. (Rockaway Brewing Company, 46-01 5th St, LIC, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: Tax March - NYC
https://www.taxmarchnyc.org
It's April 15th and our taxes are due. What about you, Donald? Are you going to show us your taxes, or are you just a big chicken? Trump's team says the election proved no one cares about his taxes. We're coming out to tell Trump we care about his taxes, and ask him #WhatAreYouHiding? Rally begins at Bryant Park, march travels up 6th Ave, across W 54th St, up to Trump to tower. (Bryant Park, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd St, 1pm-4pm, FREE)

ART: The Happening Iv: Resist - auction fundraiser
http://thehappeningnyc.tumblr.com
A one-night action of art and community solidarity including painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, music, and more from a strange and wonderful group of artists. Fundraiser for crucial groups (Southern Poverty Law Center and Planned Parenthood) during a time of cultural crisis. Over 45 artists including: Kim Boekbinder, Dorothy Darker, Melissa Dowell, Katelan Foisy, Christina Graf, Jennifer Harder, and more. (Local Project Art Space, 11-27 44th Rd, LIC, 6:30pm, FREE)

BENEFIT: Journey to Science March
https://www.facebook.com/events/647773952080830
A night of silkscreens, sweet sounds, and soul-salvation to send a female STEM student of color to the Science March in DC. They’ll be screening a few images on whatever you bring for $5 bucks a pop, and also screening and selling several one-of-a-kind posters, back-patches, and protest signs for whichever Science March you plan to attend. Music by dAVID sTRANGE LIVE on my teeny, tiny stage. They’ll be auctioning off a various gifties including artworks from local cats of great talent, Main Drag Music gift cards, and more. (Cafe Sawdust, 93 2nd Ave #1, 7pm-4am, by donation)

VARIETY: The Sinner's Kit Kat Cabaret
https://www.facebook.com/events/1314994698593074
An evening of dance, drag, flesh, and sin to benefit Vic Sin's Second European Tour. Come enjoy boisterous and beautiful performances by our brilliant cast of cabaret creatures. Featuring: Ballerina Bizet, Clara Beaux, Erika Rosell, Ms. Ter, Ragamuffin, Sara G Perez, Seedy Edie, Pepper Fajans. Emcee Lee Valone Drag. Live Music by Cassondra Alvord. Maestro: Dj Cheesecake. Door Dame: Madame Vivien V. (BIZARRE Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 7pm door/7:30pm show, $10 sugg don)

MUSIC: New Sounds from Ukraine: DakhaBrakha
http://schimmelcenter.org/event/dakhabrakha
This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B. (Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St, 7:30pm, $29-$39)

MUSIC: Queens Opera Theatre: Inaugural Season Preview
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/fd4bbbf3d2a7b38ba0bf8472b3baf052
The artists of Queens Opera Theatre, New York City’s newest professional opera company and FTH Space Grant recipient, present an evening of highlights from opera and musical theater’s most beloved shows. This exciting program will be the official kick-off performance of this new company. (Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, QNS, 7:30pm FREE)

MUSIC: High & Mighty Brass Band, Joseph King & The Mad Crush, nicøle
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-mighty-brass-band-joseph-king-the-mad-crush-nicole-tickets-30960166692
The High and Mighty Brass Band (HMBB) is a party already in progress. Their performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring. Their sound is a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B and more modern influences of Afro-Beat and Hip Hop. Joseph King and the Mad Crush - With a career spanning multiple genres, labels, cities and even continents, Joseph King’s music defines a decade-long journey of love, heartbreak, and reckless discovery. The prolific singer and songwriter now steps into the limelight with his unique 60's surf rock meets modern indie sound. nicøle - Based in Brooklyn, nicøle has spent the last year frequenting various stages throughout the New York boroughs, backed by an unassuming band whose resume boasts an extensive who’s who of soul and funk artists. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $12 adv/$15 door)


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SUNDAY
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PARADE: Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival
http://www.nycgo.com/events/easter-parade-and-easter-bonnet-festival1
Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade. (Fifth Ave, from 49th St to 57th St, 10am-4pm, FREE)

PARTY: Easter at The Plaza
http://www.theplazany.com/calendar/easter-weekend
Enjoy the style and grace of an earlier era with festive swing dancing, cocktails, Easter Bonnets and Top Hats galore at The Rose Club. Following the annual Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, this afternoon affair will feature an 11 piece orchestra playing the hits from the 1920’s for a rip roaring good time. Specialty cocktails and light fare will be available for purchase Guests are strongly encouraged to dress in vintage Easter finery. Includes one photo perched on our vintage paper moon. The Easter bunny will be making visits throughout the hotel for pictures with the young and the old. Eloise will be hosting a rawther fancy Easter Egg Hunt and Tea Party on the concourse level of The Plaza for the little ones. Children will hop, hop, hop to fill their baskets with eggs hidden throughout the Eloise store. An Easter craft project will follow the egg hunt. (The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave, 3pm-6pm, $35 adv/$50 GA)

MUSIC: Easter Egg Strut: An Evening of Sartorialism and Song
https://www.facebook.com/events/1646359752339429
This Easter Sunday cap off the frenzy of the parade with an evening of sartorial elegance at The Roxy Hotel. Your host, Dandy Wellington and His Band, provides the soundtrack to a bevy of bonnet bearing beauties and dapper gents. Put up your promenaded tootsies, imbibe a St-Germain cocktail and enjoy delicious delicacies to his hot Jazz sounds. (The Roxy Hotel, 2 Ave of the Americas, 6pm-9pm, FREE)


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MONDAY
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VARIETY: Resistance Soup - Immigrant Defense Project fundraiser
https://resistancesoup1.eventbrite.com
A one-night action extravaganza. A variety show to save the world. A town hall rally on club drugs. An orgy of good intentions. Chinatown Soup is charging into the resistance once more with music, theater, poetry, and a wonderland of activist engagement. This month, every farthing that changes hands goes directly to The Immigrant Defense Project. Engagement activities to follow. Limited seating. (Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St, 8pm doors/9pm show, FREE with RSVP/$10 door)


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TUESDAY
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FEST: Earth Day New York 2017 In Union Square
The event features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids' activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone. (Union Square Park, Union Sq W, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

WORD: The Prose Bowl
https://www.facebook.com/events/125721394635795
The Prose Bowl is back to celebrate spring in the only way they know how: drinking and books. Come celebrate the death of another New York winter, and bring your best and briefest work with you. They’ll have judges on hand to give you some pearls of wisdom, and a prize to the writer with the prettiest pith. (Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, BK, 6:30pm, FREE)

ABCs of Astrology with Delphi: Planets and Signs: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
https://www.facebook.com/events/279195732509996
Learn the ABCs of astrology with Delphi. Astrology is a language. It takes time, but eventually the symbols make sense. When you take planet and zodiac sign and add aspects and houses, you begin to speak in sentences that are part of the story of the whole chart. In this three week course, they’ll review basics, but hopefully give you the tools you need to eventually be able to read a chart. At the very least, you will gain insight about your own natal chart. Part 3 of 3. (Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room, 4 Charles Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $15)


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WEDNESDAY
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MUSIC: Vaud & The Villains, Raya Brass Band
http://highlineballroom.com/show/2017/04/19/vaud-the-villains/#sthash.Tf4Ca0pb.dpuf
Vaud and the Villains is an 18 piece orchestra and cabaret show. It is loosely themed as a traveling medicine show... 50% church, 50% get down and 5% circus. Its Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge with the presentation of a modern day, over the top, rock and roll spectacle. Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. (Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, 6pm doors/7:15pm show, $20-$22 +$10 min per person)

WORD: Inside The Jazz Age
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-jazz-age-new-discoveries-in-what-made-1920s-american-style-tickets-29618068440
Discover how Americans adopted and created multiple styles in the 1920s for new fashions, architecture, and decor. Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr will be joined by Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design from the Cleveland Museum of Art, co-organizer of the exhibition, to discuss how The Jazz Age has prompted new scholarship on the design of the period. (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St, 6:30pm, $15/$8 members, stu & sen)


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THURSDAY
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COMMUNITY: Artists Rise Up
https://www.facebook.com/events/726682200842818
Trump plans to defund art programs such as PBS along with arts at schools. Think about who you'd be without art, do you really want this generation to grow up that way? Bring your poetry, your paintings, your music, and help prove how important art really is. (Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plz, 4:20pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: It's A Little Stormy Presents: The 420 Show: A Reefer Revue
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/420show42017
Spring has sprung and it's time to celebrate the most versatile plant on the planet, Maryjane, in this benefit for CIUSA. Hosted by: Kita St. Cyr Starring: Faux Pas and Aurora North, Viktor Devonne, Cream Victoria, Matt Knife, Private Tails, Miss China Doll, Sincerely Yours w Graham Cracker, Immodesty Rose, Galatea Stone, Mina Minou, Satine S'Allumer, Kizzy Lewdlow, Striker Posie. Kitten: Immodesty Rose. GoGo: Satine S'Allumer. (Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 9pm, $15)

THEATER: The Wild Party's Over
https://www.facebook.com/events/1921041351452793
tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899290
"Some love is fire, some love is rust; but the fiercest, cleanest love is lust." Based on the classic 1928 poem, this vaudeville soiree soars with live music, drips with sensuality, and smells of that certain kind of 5am sadness that comes when the party's...finally...over. Four seasoned entertainers from the theater, music, clowning, and nightlife scenes combine their powers to bring you a little poetry, dancing, romance, laughter, and danger. Starring Jennifer Harder, Stephen Heskett, Charley Layton, and Natti Vogel. Directed by Chris Rozzi, produced by Jennifer Harder. (The Tank, 151 W 46th St, Fl 8th, 9:30pm, $15)


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Request for Proposals: Fall 2017 Puppet BloK at Dixon Place - Deadline: Thu 4/20
http://dixonplace.org/site/form/view.php?id=14457
Puppet BloK features new work ranging from conventional puppetry to object theatre and everything in between. Dixon Place is seeking submissions from artists of all backgrounds and career stages who are looking for an opportunity to develop new ideas and experiment with puppetry. Proposals are being accepted for new work at all phases of development from 5 to 45 minutes in length, for a one night presentation. A stipend will be provided for participating artists. The Fall 2017 program will run for 7-8 nights in October. (Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, see site for details)


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THEATER: The Majestic
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-majestic-tickets-33184610062
A world for those that seek to live out their imagination. An oasis for those longing to escape from reality. A place to embrace who you are in this world. Come and unravel your dreams as we experience a night of unforgettable memories and a beautiful community. Music by Tasha Blank. Featuring Darrell Thorne & The Creatures of the Night, The Art Rising, and more. Live art, interactive activities, body painting, amazing performances, themed areas, music. Dress code: neat, casual and trendy chic attire. No backpacks or book bags. Entry at the discretion of the door team. Entry will be first come, first serve, up to capacity. Ticket does not guarantee entry. (thru 5/10, Wed, 95 Delancey St, 8pm, FREE, 21+)

PUPPETS: Baby, said Alice B. Tolkas...
https://knockdown.center/event/hanne-tierney-baby-said-alice-b-toklas
This 15 min. self-performing puppet theater/installation is run on a loop by 12 motors that have been programmed by a robotic brain. Both, motors and the brain, operate in full view of the audience. Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein argue over the virtue of Stein's plays. Excerpts from two of her plays vindicate Stein's belief in her avant garde genius. Zeitgeist music by Eric Satie. (thru 5/28, Knockdown Center 52-29 Flushing Ave, QNS, see site for details, FREE)

EXHIBIT: The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
https://www.cooperhewitt.org/channel/the-jazz-age
The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age is a multi-media experience of more than 400 examples of interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, and architecture, as well as related music and film. Giving full expression to the decade’s diversity and dynamism, The Jazz Age defines the American spirit of the period. (thru 8/20, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St, 10am-6pm, $16/FREE members)



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