Date: May 5th 2017

Hello lovelies,

Finally, we can release details on our big anniversary plans! Eeee! But first:

  • Tomorrow, Sat 5/6, is our annual sci-fi mashup dance party Cantina at the End of the Universe, featuring alien monster robot-wrestling puppet dancers of BIG NAZO. Tix:
  • Fri & Sat, May 12-13, we're helping out an international visiting event, Sublime Boudoir: an immersive Victorian evening at Alder Manor, a stunning mansion just outside the city. G&S has a discount code! Tix: - use code GSSB17 for 15% off tickets.
  • Sun, May 14, continue the turn-of-century theme with the return of the first Victorian Garden Tea of the season. It's a perfect Mother's Day brunch substitute. Tix:

Now, for our insane anniversary plans:

  • Sat May 20 / Sun May 21: a two-day celebration of the fifth birthday of our secret Brooklyn clubhouse, including a street fair outside our front door, all-day open house, blessing ceremony, dance party and an all-day Buffy marathon...all FREE! See below and here:
  • Sat June 24 / Sun June 25: 15th(!!!) anniversary of G&S, which we're celebrating with an absolutely insane weekend getaway to a Victorian mansion (with a pool! and billiards room! and...) a short train ride away from NYC. See here for your first pics of the house & RSVP to be the first to know details:


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#MayTheFourth Star Wars Day celebration

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

-->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.


Sublime Boudoir

Friday May 12th & Saturday May 13th 2017 Alder Manor, 1097 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 Doors open at 7pm / Show starts at 8pm / End time: 1am Info & tickets: FB:

A glittering evening of burlesque, cabaret & circus in a Victorian wonderland, celebrating the cycle of death and rebirth. Sublime Boudir crafts just one elaborate ball a year, in a hand-picked historical location, always in a different city on the globe.

Wander the halls and grounds of a sprawling Victorian mansion to discover immersive performances from international artists, sensory pleasures, and a feast of themed foods and beverages from KG FARE. Lead Performers: Miss Betsy Rose | Armitage Shanks | Lili La Scala | House of Noire. Guests can then dance the night away to the electrified bygone era tunes of London based DJ duo: The Roustabouts.

"An exquisite event without equal, but also an escape, an enchanted journey through time and culture, which arrives at an awakening of our senses." - August Man Magazine

Tickets are $99 each and include: entry, complementary canapé-style food throughout the evening, a themed beverage, and a glass of champagne. A cash bar will also be available. Must be 21+ to attend.

Elaborate vintage attire encouraged, but not required.

Since its inception in 2012, Sublime Boudoir has strived to heighten all five of the human senses, promising audiences sophisticated experiences and timeless memories. The company constructs annual events on a global level - never in the same place twice - with a team that stretches from Europe to Indonesia. Previous show locations include: Milan, Amsterdam, London, and Las Vegas.


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: FB: Tix: 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 [ ] and 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): - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here:

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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G&S Loft 5th Anniversary Celebration

12pm Sat 5/20 thru 11:59pm Sun 12/21
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address Details & address: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #GSLoft5th #geminiandscorpio

Two full days of FREE celebration for our secret Brooklyn clubhouse:

Sat: 12pm-5pm
Loft open house / open stage, in conjunction with EXPO Gowanus: an all-ages neighborhood carnival of art, science, and toxic waste -- happening on our block and in the park across the street. With: art-making, activism, science, dance and music performances, food, sports, and more. Students from local schools will showcase investigations about Gowanus water quality, green infrastructure, climate change, and other important local issues (it's a science fair!)

Street fair info:

Ever been curious to stage an event at the loft? This is the day to come see the place in daylight & talk to us about possiblities. Our motto is "sustainability through creative community," and our goal is affordable art space. Let us help you realize your performing arts dreams.

Sat: 8-9pm
Sunset ceremony & blessings with Kiana Love, who did the original opening ceremony for our space five years ago.

Sat: 9pm-late
Miss Scorpio will be behind the bar herself, giving you drinks & gratitude for your years of support. Celebrate with us with drinks, dancing and hugs. We can't believe we're turning five!

Sun: 12pm-12am
Buffy marathon, organized by a longtime G&S party goer Evan Morgenstern. It's going to get silly in here as we watch 10 of your favorite Buffy espisodes (did you know the show turned 20 this year?). Watch this space for the official episode poll.

ALL of this is FREE! Donations gratefully accepted.

SAVE THE DATE! G&S 15TH ANNIVERSARY: 6/24-25 ===+++===+++===+++===

Save the date for the most grandiose experience we've ever put together...Gemini & Scorpio celebrate 15 years of immersive themed costume events with a weekend-long getaway to a historical Victorian mansion for a turn-of-century garden party.

Expect tea & banquet in the style of our Victorian events, live early jazz bands, outdoor silent film sreenings, craft cocktails and more, in a stunning mansion with a pool, tennis courts, billiards room, game room, wine cellar and more, just a short train ride away from Grand Central. Options for one- ot two-day itineraries will be provided. A handful of rooms in the mansion will be available for an overnight stay, and alternate luxe accommodations offsite can be arranged.

RSVP on FB to see a teaser pic of the mansion and be the first to know details:

NYC EVENTS: 4/5-11


ART: Superfine! The Fairest Fair NYC 2017 A curated, hyper-contemporary art fair designed for you. Forgo the stuffy art fairs of yore and browse booths of independent artists and hand-picked galleries from NYC and around the globe. You're guaranteed to fall in love with a piece of artwork perfectly suited to your budget and your New York apartment. (Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm/Sun 12pm-8pm, 459 W 14th St, $7.77 day pass/$33.33 all-access)

MUSIC: Flash Operas Six world premiere, 15-minute operas are presented together for this evening-length program. Envisioned as a new kind of opera that embraces brevity and tackles big ideas playfully, each micro opera is connected to the next to create a fluid theatrical experience. There will be a talkback with the composers, plus authors Patricia Marx, A.M. Homes, Andrew McCuaig, and Keith Scribner follow Sat matinee. (Fri-Sat 7:30pm/Sat 2pm, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, $25/$21 mem/$20 under 30 w/id)

ART: Sugarlift Open Studios A pop-up gallery event during Frieze weekend in New York City. The show features works fresh from the studio by 24 NYC-based artists. Hang out with the artists, and enjoy live music Colada Twins, free food, and unlimited cold beer. (Sat party 7pm-11pm/Sun viewing 10am-2pm, 393 Broadway, see site for details, $20 party/FREE Sun viewing)

ART: Invisible Dog Open Studios We have 27 artists working in 27 different styles with 27 different sets of materials and 27 different sets of interests and ideas. One weekend a year, they open their studios to the public. See what they’ve made, work in progress and hints of what they are working on next. Fri: Jon Burgerman and Kevin Waldon’s evening of fun PLAYTIME. Sat: Oliver Jeffers and Mac Premo’s project Kickable. Sat: Divya Gadangi’s culinary event Invisible Balls. (The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, Carroll Gardens, BK, Fri-Sun, see site for details)


FOOD/PERFORMANCE: Eat Your Art: An Alternative Cinco de Mayo discount tix: An immersive experience for the senses with delectable pairings of art, food, and wine followed by a night of revelry, live music, DJ's, and dancing. In the spirit of artist Frida Kahlo’s infamous gatherings, curator Abby Hertz, Lot 45 Bushwick, and chef Samia Behaya present a fiesta full of everything delectable, including the people. Four course dinner paired with pieces of poetry, performance art, and music that celebrates the art and culture of Mexico. After, the room opens up for a fiesta complete with live band, full mezcal menu, traditional Mexican dance, discoteca dancers, mermaids, and aerialists. Dress code: Fancy and dapper, dresses, suits, linen, embroidered cotton. Bright colors in the spirit of Mexico. Please do not wear/be aware of culturally appropriative costuming. No street clothing allowed. This is a fancy event for adults. [G&S Note: use discount code "Familia" for 20% off tickets, or use direct link above] (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St, BK, 6pm-3am, $

35-$125, 21+)

FILM/WORD: Shout Your Abortion: Zine Release & Film Screening The Shout Your Abortion BK collective is releasing their third zine. Abortion is a common and often highly emotional experience and society shames us into silence about it. Why be quiet? Let's talk about it! Share stories, build community, smash the patriarchy. Abortion is normal. Our stories are ours to tell. This is not a debate. They’ll be screening the feature-length documentary Trapped, by Dawn Porter, and the short, artistic narrative, Names of Women, by Poppy Liu. Plus: panel discussion, readings by zine contributors, radical feminist art from Lucile U Valkury, and more. Zine & ticket sales are donated to the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF). (Union Docs, 322 Union Av, BK, 7pm-11pm, sliding scale/$10)

WORD: Rebel Women Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire A fundraiser for The City Reliquary and the closing of the exhibition of Robin Berson’s Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt. Featuring a presentation on the Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt, reading of the Triangle Fire segment from the book-length poem, Love Justice; performances of songs inspired by the young women who perished in the Triangle fire; reading of an excerpt from the play Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire; and much more. (The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 7pm, $7 adv/$10 door)

PARTY: Gergyovdensko Bulgarian Dance Party with Bulgarika An evening of Bulgarian music, dancing, singing, eating and drinking with Bulgarika to celebrate Gergyovden (St. George's Day) and the spring holidays. Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers from Folk Music Conservatories in Bulgaria. (Hungarian House NYC, 213 E 82nd St, 7pm food/8pm dance party, $18 adv/$20 door/$25 dinner)

PERFORMANCE: A Length of Rope This show explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see artist Ariel Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion, and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show’s relatability and vulnerability invite spectators to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. In this way, the work is innovative; it pushes beyond circus, beyond drama, to a place of intimate connection. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 8pm, $10-$25)

MUSIC: Erin and Her Cello CINCO De MAYO Show This kooky songstress, her stringed soul mate -and her six member ensemble- simply cannot be confined to one musical genre. Their latest album packs a delightful retro punch - playfully melding 50’s/60’s doo wop, surf rock, jazz, funk, and french pop. Special Guest: Percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo. (Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 196 Allen St, 8:30pm, $12)

PERFORMANCE: Rubulad: Dolphin Party 6000: Alien vs Predator vs Dolphin In the year 6000, in a galaxy far far away, dolphins have conquered the furthest regions of outer space. But there is a perturbance in the force, and to stop the terminator takeover our dolphin freedom fighters must go back in time and serve cocktails to humans - who in their intoxicated glory might trip on the chosen machine and save the world. RSVP: dolphinpartypeople@gmail (RSVP for location, 9:30pm, FREE-$40 sugg don)

VARIETY: The Great Coney Island Variety Show! Starring: Magician TJ Tana of Masters of Illusion; Rising Burlesque Star and Cabaret Vocalist, Mae Reap; the sideshow and musical stylings of Romeo the Tramp and of course, the World's Fastest and Most Accurate Knife Thrower, The Great Throwdini. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)

FILM: Body Politics: City of Women Nitehawk Naughties 2017 program, Body Politics, presents a corporeal selection of Italian films (1964-1980) that position sexuality in terms of politics. Federico Fellini’s epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro’s delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and Fellini’s own oeuvre), City of Women/La città delle donne taps into the era’s restless youth culture, coalescing into nothing less than Fellini’s post-punk opus. (Nighthawk Cinema, 136 Metropolis Ave, BK, 12:10am, $12)


FEST: Obscura Day
Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places. Obscura Day is a single day when Atlas Obscura celebrates its mission of discovery and exploration with unusual and wondrous real-life expeditions throughout the world. This year there are over 170 events in 36 states and 25 countries. Events include: Secrets in Stone- Symbols and Iconography of Green-Wood Cemetery; Tasting Tour- Brooklyn Brewery's Experimental Beer Bunker; Curiosities, Questions, & Cocktails at The House of Wax; an exclusive Obscura Day After-Party at The Players Club; and much more. (multiple locations, see site for details, FREE-$55)

MUSIC: 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon A night of unique, boundary-pushing performances. The 2017 Marathon features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists. (Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, BK, 2pm-10pm, $16 sugg/FREE after 5pm)

THEATER: Trump Lear A solo show about a fictional solo performer named Carl David (played by David Carl) who receives critical acclaim playing President Trump doing KING LEAR by himself. President Trump hears about Carl's parody, and requests Mr. David's presence. Our tale begins when Carl David meets President Trump. (PIT Loft, 154 W 29th St, 2pm, $20)

PARTY: Roaring 20's Derby Party
We wind back the clock with vintage gramophones, a period orchestra, wood dance floors, a best hat/best bow tie contest, all while sipping mint juleps and prosecco. Featuring: Fleur Seule Big Band; Mike Davis & The New Wonders. Swing Dance Lessons w/ Odysseus Bailer. Location: rarely opened Estonian House, a bastion to Beaux-Arts style completed in 1899. Vintage, Period, Derby, Ascot Attire Strongly Recommended. (New York Estonian House, 243 E 34th St, 5-8pm, $35 adv / $45 door, all ages / 21+ to drink)

FILM/PERFORMANCE: Little Cinema: Our Big 30th Secret Screening Little Cinema is s teaming up with ExquisiteMuse Productions and is venturing in to the world of animation to create a full explosion of color for their most dynamic performance yet. Expect ballroom dancers, jugglers, sitar players and drinking games. Performances curated by Jay Rinsky & Katherine Crockett. Live Video Remixing by CHNNLS (Jay Rinsky). Video Art & 3D projection by Josh Slaby. Free bingo after the show. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/7:30 seating/8pm show, $5-$50)

PARTY: Rubulad: Freeform Freak Out With live music by: The YeahTones, Funkrust Brass Band, K Pasa USA (from Mexico City), and MC Tanya Solomon. DJs: DJ Narkatta, DJ Lupe Loop, Sir Olivier Esquire. “Dress for a fashion explosion” RSVP: rubulad@PROTECTED (Address with RSVP, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm or after performances)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Lucha Libre: Fight 4 Ur Right 2 Fiesta! An alternative cinco de mayo celebration of Mexican culture through music, art and dance. live music, luchadoras, Gem & Bolt mezcal, mariachis, live music, fashion, Mexican art and projections, raffle, and more. Live musical performance by the one and only Mexi-jewish gypsy cowgirl herself Liah Alonso. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, BK, 8pm-2am, $30)


PARTICIPATORY: Harajuku Fashion Walk #4 Spring Edition The theme is “How Spring makes me feel / The death of Winter” From the producers “You must be dressed in Japanese fashion to participate in the walk group photos etc. NO cosplay, video gaming tshirts, hats, logo'd items are not acceptable as fashion style. This is not an Anime meet up.” (Washington Square Park, 5 Avenue, Waverly Pl, W 4th and MacDougal St, 3pm-5pm, 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)

BURLESQUE: Love Wins - The 1 Year Anniversary Show. The Brides Of Burlesque invite you to their One Year Wedding Anniversary. Starring: Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North, Miss Cherry Delight, Eric Schmalenberger, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Zoe Ziegfeld, Fem Appeal, Broody Valentino, Daphne Sumtimez, Viktor Devonne, Wae Messed, and Velocity Chyaldd. (The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St, 6:30pm, $15 +2 drink min, 21+)




ART/COMMUNITY: Art in Action: FIGMENT NYC 2017 12 x 12 Auction and Gala The second annual One Square Foot exhibition & anonymous art sale. Works created by local and regional artists will be exhibited and sold in a silent auction with bids beginning at $50. 50 brand new works of art for sale. Sets by DJ David Kiss. Live Silk Screening with Noy Har-shemesh. Proceeds will go toward FIGMENT NYC 2017. (Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West, 7pm, $50-$100)


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Secret Project Robot Grand Reopening
Secret Project Robot announces that after an eight month hiatus they have reopened at their third and final location, 1186 Broadway in Brooklyn. The new space, a 2500 square foot converted warehouse, to bar, to art space will be an exploration of not only dynamic and experimental programming in emerging youth culture but also a test run of how to make artist run spaces sustainable in a city that thrives off of culture but also greed. The space will now be open 7 days a week. The partners will put forward a diversity in programming ranging from installation art, to film, to performance art, to bands, to the parties which Secret Project Robot has become known for over the past 13 years.

ART: Greenpoint Open Studios 2017 Artist Sign-up - Deadline: 5/5 Greenpoint artists who wish to participate in this year’s open studios have until Friday 5/5 to sign up. GOS 2017 will be held June 3rd and 4th.


THEATER: The Majestic 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+)

CIRCUS: Bindlestiff's A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular
tix: Join Bindlestiff’s cast of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels, and vaudevillians as they pare the Cirkus down to its most basic elements: discovery, risk, and joy. Always ready to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, these talented performers bring the audience back to their own childhood experiences of fun. Follow the Bindlestiffs and discover that some cardboard, duct tape, and creativity is all that’s needed to find delight. (thru 5/14, Thu-Sun, The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St. see site for details, $15-$30)

A curated exhibition featuring a dozen artists focusing on site-specific, immersive installations and environments. (thru 5/14, 300 Flatbush Ave Ext, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Baby, said Alice B. Tolkas... 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 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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