Its here! The Fifth Anniversary 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658865954420592
Then we breathe for just a moment, and then this on June 17-18:
Were still not ready to release full details for our 15th Anniversary Gilded Age Garden Party on June 24-25, but hang in there, theyre coming theres just a lot of moving parts. In the meantime, you can RSVP to the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653454431351363
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LOFT 5TH ANNIVERSARY: 5/20-21
Gemini & Scorpio
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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658865954420592 Social media: @gemini_scorpio #GSLoft5th #geminiandscorpio
Two full days of FREE celebration for our secret Brooklyn clubhouse:
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: http://www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org/ee
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.
Sunset ceremony & blessings with Kiana Love, who did the original opening ceremony for our space five years ago.
Open your senses with a sensuous sound bath of singing bowls, guided relaxation, hypnotic beats infused with healing energy and dance. Experience an ayurvedic sunset, agni hotra, fire ritual to harmonize and awaken you and the world.
At 9 pm we'll give thanks for 5 years of arts-centric underground festivities, and bless a new era of awesomeness.
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!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 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?). See "discussion" tab here for official episode poll.
Plus at 3pm: trivia contest with the hosts of the podcast "Slayerfest '98", Ian Carlos Crawford and Mathew Rodriguez. Prizes include: Action figures, posters, coloring books, and more.
ALL of this is FREE! Donations gratefully accepted.
Gemini & Scorpio
Fifth Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty
Saturday, June 17, 8pm-2am
Suggested sliding scale donation of $10-$20 goes directly to bands and DJs G&S Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location): http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/549715641819243 Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio
Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party. Special guest DJ Boogiemeister in from Hawaii spinning House, Global Bass, Future Funk and Moombathon. Plus two perennial G&S favorites: Joro Boro & Reaganomics keeping us dancing until our mermaid tails fall off.
Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop)
VICTORIAN TEA: 6/18
Gemini and Scorpio
cordially invite you to
The Grand Victorian Garden Tea - Father's Day edition
Sunday, June 18 (Father'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/1978699085700171 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 (details TK):
Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves Two varieties of home-baked sweets
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.
SAVE THE DATE: 6/24-25
A Gilded Age Garden Party in a secret Victorian mansion on the Hudson, with food, pool, orchestra and a sleep-away option! The most insane thing weve ever planned. RSVP here and stay tuned for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653454431351363
WEEKEND + WEEK
THEATER: Dirty Panties The Musical
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirty-panties-the-musical-tickets-33587698711 Sex work is illegal and stigmatized. But it is more than that. It is beautiful, empowering, confusing, terrifying, fascinating, sexy, ugly and fucking intense. Sex work is so common, they made a show about it. Dirty Panties is told through a collection of abstract and emotional vignettes of personal accounts and adventures of different sex workers across all parts of the the industry. Every single piece in the show is written and produced by someone with a history of sex work. (Fri/Sat, House of Yes, 2 Wycoff Ave, BK, 7pm, $25-$40, 21+)
MUSIC: 16th Annual Look + Listen Festival
Each year, the festival presents the best of new music in New York City art spaces in an effort to expand the audience for both art forms. This second concert will be hosted by Lara Pellegrinelli alongside This Land Is... The 29th Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition, which celebrates the creative spirit of over 800 student artists participating in BRICs school-based residency program. Performances from: Yarn/Wire, Sō Percussion, Jen Shyu, and Ensemble Échappé. The final concert is curated and hosted by WXQR's Terrance McKnight. Performances from: Craig Harris and the Saints and Aint's Brass Choir, and Carman Moore's Skymusic Ensemble (Fri: BRIC, 647 Fulton St, BK, 8pm/Sun: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W 125th St, 3pm; FREE)
ART: LEWD - Adrian Buckmaster
https://www.facebook.com/events/1459273184124123 The visual story of friends and strangers ships in the night, who have illuminated and helped photographer Adrian Buckmaster understand who he is, where he is, and why. These images are of ordinary people, each wearing their own scramble suit, obscuring their true identity. Or is it the reverse? Is it the veneer of another persona that is sometimes confused with the echo of the forgotten child. Adrians portraiture is rage in response to the sanitization of sexual identity. (Fri 6pm-8pm/Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm/Sun 4pm panel, Prince Street Project Space, 127-B Prince St, FREE)
ART: 7th Annual Sacred Sites Open House
Over 160 churches, synagogues, and meeting houses throughout the city and state will be open for you to explore their wonderful religious architecture. Youll also learn about the cultural and essential social programs many of these institutions provide. Whether you are religious or not, youll see why it is important to preserve these neighborhood anchors. 16 sites in New York City are offering pre-booked tours featuring their beautiful stained glass and glass mosaics. (Sat/Sun, multiple NYC locations, see site for details, FREE)
FEST: Five Points Festival 2017: Designer Toys, Comics & NYC
A designer toy and comic convention in New Yorks Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. (Sat/Sun, Pier 36 NYC, 299 South St, 10am, $20-$125)
FEST: FuerzaFest LGBTQ+ Latino Festival
This fest will bring together members of New York Citys diverse LGBTQ communities, allies, and artists for a celebration of Latino LGBTQ culture. Under the theme Breaking Down Walls, the second installment of the fest will continue providing a space for dialogue and awareness of social issues, including the prejudices stemming from ignorance and homophobia that threaten the LGBTQ community. The fest includes theater performances, film screenings, art presentations, Pride Prom, and more. (Sat/Sun, 1680 Lexington Ave, see site for details, $20)
MUSIC: Secret Project Robots Super Friends Festival https://www.secretprojectrobot.org/calendar/2017/5/20/super-friends-festival The first music show at the new location will be a daytime into night time event with all the extended friends and family of Secret Project Robot and the staff. Featuring: Invisible Circle, EARTHEATER, Greg Fox, Macy Rodman, FLUCT, Brian Chase, Barry London, Ex Models, Patchy Drizzle, Dean Cercone, Jake Dibeler, HARRIBO, Honey, Robot Death and many more. (Sat/Sun, Secret Project Robot Art Space, 1186 Broadway, BK, 4pm doors/6pm show, $tbd)
ART: Living Altar Work-in-progress presentation https://www.facebook.com/events/635057793361943 A multi-disciplinary performative celebration of the lives of individuals killed in conflict, whether military or civilian, and regardless of origin, gender, religion, status, or profession. Through a series of successive 30-minute performance pieces called Living Altars, casualties are given a name, a face, a story, and equal value. These altars will be based on information gathered through surveys completed by those close to the deceased. Living Altar aims to create a space for collective grief, and asks the difficult question: what is a life worth? (Tue/Wed, The Little Theater at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Rm E-24, QNS, 5pm-10pm, $7 adv/$10 door)
THEATER: The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
A farce set at the fantasy wedding of Toklas and Stein, in which downtown theater notables Jan Leslie Harding, Mia Katigbak, Grant Neale & Alyssa Simon play Parisian expatriate notables of a century ago. Picasso has brought two of his mistresses and one of his wives. Hemingway has also brought his wife but is more obsessed by his matador. Meanwhile, all involved discuss matters of art, genius, friendship, religion, more genius, sexuality, money, fame, genius again, and of course love. The play both celebrates the love of Toklas and Stein and examines the significance of legal legitimacy and the lack thereof. (FriSun/Wed-Thu, this week and next, HERE, 145 6th Ave, 7pm, $25)
MUSIC: Raga Marathon
http://www.newyorkguitarfestival.org/schedule/2017-05-19-080000/raga-marathon Part of the New York Guitar Festival, this is an all-day guitar marathon celebrating South Asian music. Debashish Bhattacharya, one of the worlds pre-eminent slide guitarists, begins the Marathon with a raga specifically for early morning. The sarodist Anupam Shobhakar performs a raga made for midday. Power trio of guitarist Gyan Riley, sitarist Krishna Bhatt, and percussionist Dan Weiss takes over with an early evening raga. Enjoy a screening of the 1929 film A Throw of Dice: A Romance of India, accompanied by a new score composed especially for the Festival by guitarist Rez Abbasi and performed by his quartet. Capping the event, DJ Rekha spins an in-the-moment mash-up of ragas, EDM, and Punjabi pop. Her special guests include dancers, a VJ, dhol drummers and other Indian percussionists. Guitarists from the day will sit in. (Brookfield Place Winter Garden, 230 Vesey St, 8am-12am, FREE)
COMMUNITY/ART: Creativity Cubed - East Village Faces, Places & Traces https://www.facebook.com/events/237231526756269 Unleash your creative flair, with arts, crafts, poetry and storytelling , all celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Alamo sculpture, the Cube. The theme is Faces, Places and Traces, chronicling the changing landscape of the East Village over the last fifty years, during which time the Cube has been a nexus of spontaneous urban rituals, community gatherings, creative flash mobs, yarn-bombs, mischievousness and quite simply a symbol of progressive cultural and social change. Create your own personal spinning mini-cube and collage it with iconic East Village images from the past 50 years. Write and share your memories of the Cube, Astor Place and the East Village, and read those of others, with the The Strangers Project. (Astor Place NYC, 26 Astor Place, 2pm-8pm, FREE)
FEST: Itinerant International Performance Art Festival https://www.facebook.com/notes/itinerant/itinerant/1518999801466915 This year's program, organized and curated independently by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, treats notions of human displacement, pilgrimage, physical dislocations, psychological migrations, and corporeal transportations. ITINERANT 2017 will feature local, national and international performance artists coming from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. (Grace Exhibition Space, 840 BROADWAY, 2nd fl, BK, 7pm-11pm, $10 sugg don)
SOCIAL DANCE/MUSIC: Lets Swing: Sisters! https://www.facebook.com/events/1302517193164925 A night of female fronted swing bands featuring: Cait and The Critters, Fleur Seule, and The Swingaroos. Plus DJ Odysseus Bailer. Basic swing dance lesson included. (Connolly's Klub 45, 121 W 45 St, 3rd fl, 8pm doors/9pm bands, $15 adv/$20 door)
COMMUNITY: Bewarebnb vs Huge Airbnb PR Stunt aka the Bklyn Half Marathon https://www.facebook.com/events/343049949431382 This Saturday, Airbnb will try to buy its way into the hearts of New Yorkers in a brazen display of fake community support for the Brooklyn Half Marathon. Bewarebnb isn't going to let them spread their propaganda unopposed- so theyre hitting the streets this Saturday morning to educate the community on Airbnb's destructive effect on affordable housing in New York City. Join them as they hand out flyers, have conversations with the crowds, and fight back against Airbnb's corporate assault on affordable housing. (Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, BK, 8am-10am, FREE)
FEST: Viking Fest 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/250710985398384 Featuring a Viking Village. Come see The Norseman, replica Viking ship and their crew. Displays and demos, including combat from 3 re-enactment groups. Participant in the Viking Treasure Hunt and enjoyy performances by Ellen Lindstrom of the Swedish Meatballs, Donny Golden School of Irish Dance, Clann Eireann Pipers and Young Dancers in Repertory. Scandinavian food, Norwegian rosemaling (decorative) painting demo, Scandinavian and other items for purchase, and games with Crazy Carlsen. (Owl's Head Park, 53 68th St, BK, 10am-5pm, FREE)
COMMUNITY: The Secret City NYC Town Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/1323674787668124 Secret City invites you to their first Town Hall. Mingle and hang for a bit and then have a community conversation about The Secret Citytheir work, their visions for the future, their concerns and dreams. It's a pot luck so please bring a dish and something to drink. (HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave, 12pm-3pm, FREE)
EVENT: Dance Parade
We will boogie our way down Broadway in history of dance order. We will drum up some African beats, shine like only the Korean, Bolivians and multiple ethnic cultures can and samba our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Pause to hula, stilt and break dance in front of a review Grandstand in Astor Place. Then our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin' as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. Followed by DanceFest: free dance performances, dance lessons & dance party. This years theme Dance For Peace. (Starts at 22nd and 21st between Park and Fifth Ave, 1pm, followed by DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park, FREE)
FOOD: 8th Annual Crawfish Boil
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com/special-events/2017/5/20/8th-annual-crawfish-boil Enjoy Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Red Potatoes, Savory Corn Bread Pudding- cornbread studded with corn, tomato, scallion, basil, Red Beans and Rice, Southern Slaw - cabbage, onion, celery seed, cider vinaigrette. Bring some dough for hurricanes, extra raffle tickets and extra sides. Raffle tickets are raising money for a charity Billion Oyster Project. (Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd, BK, 1pm-7pm, $30)
PERFORMANCE: Schreber Live!
https://www.facebook.com/events/627229590805992 Written in the late 1800s, Judge Daniel Paul Schrebers book "Memoirs of My Nervous Illness" is perhaps the most well-known first person account of madness. This multi-media, 2-hour event is inspired by the book. The event will take place at Jefferson Market Library, which served as a court house during the 1800s. Guests will walk around the building and immerse themselves in dance, music, art, poetry, scholarly works, and readings inspired by the text. (Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas, 6pm-8pm, FREE)
PARTY: ICARUS and Junxion present Descent https://www.facebook.com/events/1263166607134842 tix: https://e.sparxo.com/Descent?u=4005 Once a year, the ICARUS Collective descends upon NYC for an unforgettable night of sexy doom, gloom, and badassery. This year, theyve partnered with JunXion to present a concoction of art, music, interactive surprises, performances, and technology for a night to inspire. Featuring: PONY, 2melo, KELLAM, MOSF3T (SF), EZ Almighty (Philly), Beat Kitty, ALASTAIR (SF), Anna Morgan, David Kiss, Adam Gibbons (Boston) and more TBA on Funktion One sound system. 3 stages, projections by RhizomeNYC, 3D scan photo booth, The Wheel of Fate, LED art, body paint by Kirsten Jaskela, the ICARUS Gun Wall, interactive dance projection wall, hidden rooms and shared secrets, live full wall painting , ceremonies and rituals, customized experiences, live performances, live drums and classical music when you least expect it, sexy surprises, loose morals, things that are too hot for public listing, tarot reading. Costumes Encouraged: Retro-futuristic, space punk, post-post apocalyptic, future aristoc
ratic ball attire, creatures that have yet to evolve, humanoid disasters, unearthly creations of crystals, sequins and decadence. [G&S Note: Use code nyburner for $10 off] (Bushwhack location with ticket purchase, BK, 10pm-5am, $40-$100)
THEATER: Robocop Entirely From Memory http://videologybarandcinema.com/event/robocop-entirely-from-memory The team of eight Entirely from Memory performers will attempt to recreate the Jesus allegory that is Robocop using only what they can remember after watching the film one time. The show is cast blindly and in front of the audience. Actors must incorporate lines written by the audience. Actors must incorporate any sound effect played by the tech booth. One audience member is given a horn they may honk three times. Once honked, the performers must create a scene that makes perfect sense given where they are in the story but makes no sense being in the story of Robocop. (Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 8pm, $10)
FEST: Greek Jewish Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/125519167986511 Join the Greek Jewish Festival as they celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of Kehila Kedosha Janina. Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more. (Kehila Kedosha Janina, 280 Broome St, 12pm-6pm, FREE)
FILM/WORD: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Music by High Water http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2017/05/21/detail/somnambulism-when-dreams-come-true-the-cabinet-of-dr-caligari A screening of Robert Wiene's 1920 German Expressionist masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, accompanied by a live improvised score by High Water performed by Will Epstein and Eliot Krimsky. A hypnotist (Werner Krauss) brings a man (Conrad Veidt) under his control and turns him into a somnambulist, or sleepwalker, who commits murders. A discussion with Dr. Carl Bazil, insomnia specialist, and artist Javier Tellez will follow the screening. (Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, QNS, 4pm, $15)
MUSIC: RFB presents The Bushwick Hotel, Lovehoney, The Falling Birds https://www.facebook.com/events/1050656985065092 Radio Free Brooklyn is kicking off their 5th season with a showcase of local musicians to raise funds for the station, under their newly established non-profit status. The Bushwick Hotel is a reimagining and reinterpretation of classic rock n' roll flavor with modern retooling. "The band embraces today's hybrid genres with touches of brass-band jazz and garage blues. The combination of sounds and conventions handpicked from the last fifty years of rock history combine into a potent, enexpected brew." -Jack McManus Relix. Lovehoney - band is a rock 'n' roll band from Brooklyn. The Falling Birds follow a simple concept: write songs with foundations in blues and folk, then throttle them with punk rock snarl. Plus RFBs Radical Vaudeville, hosted by Faceboy and featuring: Ammo O'Day aka The Fitness Witch, Master Lee aka Urban Shaman, Velocity Chyaldd, and Nicholas Horner. (RSVP for location, BK, 5:30pm-11pm, $10)
MUSIC: Shaken Not Stirred. The Music Of James Bond https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaken-not-stirred-the-music-of-james-bond-tickets-33380742700 Come dressed to kill and ready to get loose, get lucky and laugh as youre immersed in a world of martinis and intrigue. Broadway's Natalie Joy Johnson and PJ Griffith rip up the James Bond Song book singing such hits as Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Sky Fall, To Live and Let Die and more. World reknown variety performer, Amy G along with with her dancing assassins, The Romanova's, shake things up as cabaret chaos breaks loose. (The Django Room @ The Roxy Hotel, 2 6th Ave, 8pm, $30)
FILM: Twin Peaks Premiere Party
http://videologybarandcinema.com/event/twin-peaks-season-3-premiere A day of Twin Peaks activities leading up to the evening premier of Season 3. Rewatch earlier episodes with host Maggie Ross, play trivia, win prizes, have a damn fine cup of coffee, and eat all the cherry pie. Plus a costume contest. Seating in the screening room is limited, so first-come, first-served. (Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 12pm/7:30pm contest/9pm premier, FREE)
PARTY/COMMUNITY: Cinekink Gala & Fundraiser http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2017/kick-off-gala-redux tix: https://cinekink2017kickoff.eventbrite.com Put on your shiny finery and come toast CineKink the kinky film festival in proper style. A pansexual celebration of epic proportions, in addition to burlesque performances, the gala will feature sexy sensation stations for the kink-curious, a raffle of sex goodies, and some favorite festival films. With all proceeds going to support the continuation of CineKinks sex-positive and kink-friendly program mission, its mixing and mashing for a good cause. (M1-5, 52 Walker St, 8pm, sugg don:$20/$15 adv, 21+)
PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Mandala II (Installation,Performance,Party) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mandala-ii-tickets-34490882157 A multi-sensory installation, environmental artwork, live sound meditation, and performance party exploring the energies of the Five Buddha Families. In Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, each Buddha family represents a color, sound, vibration, symbol, activity, and energetic quality: together working to transform confused perception and neurosis into wisdom and clarity. Enjoy visual art installation of the five buddha families by Maia Edmond, Jack Niland and Kimberly Tate; Dance and invocation by the Cosmic Mirror Ensemble Choreographed by Harry Einhorn; Ambient sets by Longer and Maia Edmond, Vibraphone/Jazz ensemble led by Happyness, DJs Joro Boro and Ralph Teddy; Tibetan snacks: momos and chai, herbal tonics; scent installation by scent and glass artist Goldie Poblador. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq S, 6:30pm-10:30pm, $10 adv/$15 door)
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)
PERFORMANCE: The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid
A cycle of sacred love songs for the era of Internet Romance, a meditation on selfhood and intimacy in a mediated society. Three officiants perform an elaborate courtship ritual inside a kaleidoscopic video tent. The ritual is accompanied by live music and text taken from online dating profiles, internet scams, how-to dating guides, and the works of ecstatic poets. The performance attempts to imbue our modern search for love with a forgotten spiritual resonance. (thru 7/10, Wed-Sat, Bushwhick Starr, 207 Starr St, BK, 8pm, $20)
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 decades 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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