Date: June 2nd 2017

Hello lovelies,

Excited to give you the news: we've added new lower ticket levels to our anniversary event! You can now bring your own picnic or go out for food in the town of Nyack, so new tickets range from $50 for the day to $200 for the weekend. We've also booked a charter bus that gets you from midtown West directly to the event and back for $15 one way. Please note that two out of five mansion bedrooms are already rented, so if you want to stay on site, please book quickly.

Also, this week only (until next Monday, June 12 at 12pm), we're giving you $10-20 off ALL the ticket levels to the anniversary AND the Victorian Tea next week,if you buy three or more tickets. Code is "summer" -- go get 'em! :)

Invites to all upcoming below. Don't forget our annual post-Mermaid Parade dance party, Sea Creature Stomp, on Sat July 17 -- that one sliding scale, so no discounts needed.


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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): FB: 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 perennial G&S favorites DJ 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)


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: 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 (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 [ ] 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.

G&S 15th BDAY: 6/24-25

Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

G&S 15th Birthday: Gilded Age Garden Party

Saturday, June 24, 3pm-12am & Sunday, June 25, 1pm-7pm, all ages Pretty Penny: historical Victorian mansion, 235 N Broadway, Nyack, NY (overnight accommodations possible in mansion & nearby)

Info: FB: Tix: -- see below for ticket options Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

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 a lavish and historically accurate food buffet in the style of our Victorian events, a full orchestra performing in the garden all day, poolside champagne and classic cocktails, Victorian games & amusements, and outdoor silent films after sunset -- all in a stunning antiques-filled 1858 mansion with a pool and terraced garden.

Entertainment and activities:
- Retro Remix Orchestra - classic songs and current pop hits performed in orchestral, hot jazz and swing arrangements - Hand-drawn fashion illustrations of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris - Photo booth with celebrity portrait photographer Allan Amato: - Victorian garden & parlor games
- Card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s - DIY amusements from turn-of-century 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. Please wear comfortable shoes, hats or parasols for sun protection, and don't forget your swimwear and towels (no towels provided). Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): - and ours for banquet/ball/tea research:

Ticket options (see site for transport options / $15 charter bus via ticket link): Saturday & weekend:
- Bronze, $50 - event access 3-9pm, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. You're welcome to bring a picnic or get food in town (but no outside drinks, please). - Silver, $75 - event access 3pm-12am, giving you additional time to explore the town of Nyack, a welcome champagne as you arrive, then dessert & parlor party at 9:30pm. - Gold, $125 - event access 3-9pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 5-8pm, two drink tickets. - Platinum, $150 - event access 3pm-12am, and a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 5-8pm, two drink tickets, plus dessert and parlor party at 9:30pm. - Diamond, $200: event access 3pm-12am Sat, 11am-11pm Sun (official event end 7pm), including everything above plus breakfast at 11:30am Sun. Those with mansion accommodations have overnight access Sat and Sun.

- Bronze, $50 - event access 1-7pm, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. You're welcome to bring a picnic or get food in town (but no outside drinks, please). - Silver, $60 - event access 1-11pm, giving you additional time to explore the town of Nyack, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. - Gold, $125 - event access 1-7pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 2-6pm, two drink tickets. - Platinum, $135 - event access 1-11pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 2-6pm, two drink tickets.

*The formal event is over at 7pm, but you can join the crew for leftovers, cocktails, and lounging in the beautiful house. Go into town for dinner and a stroll. Those with mansion accommodations have overnight access.

About our venue:
Ever since the legendary actress Helen Hayes and her husband, the playwright Charles MacArthur, bought the 1858 wedding cake of a house in Nyack in 1932 and christened it Pretty Penny, the historic home has become one of the best-known properties the Lower Hudson Valley. The 7,000-square-foot house has front and back porches, hardwood floors, five bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), and several fireplaces. The interlinked public rooms on the ground floor include a formal dining room, music room, and several sitting rooms, but the heart of the house is the double parlor with a set of French doors that open to the river. A pair of fireplaces with elaborate Italian marble mantels bookend the room. Above them are large gold-framed mirrors that are said to have been bought in Nyack by Hayes. Beyond the floor-to-ceiling river-view double windows, a terraced garden containing 600 conifers and 350 rose bushes leads to an oversized pool below.

About Nyack:
A charming town just 20 miles outside of the city, Nyack has numerous retail, restaurant and bar options to keep you entertained if you want to venture from the mansion. We'll be about a 10 minute walk away from the center of town. We recommend booking your own accommodations nearby and staying for the weekend.

There are only five bedrooms in the house, ranging from a sprawling master bedroom with river views to a charming single, each with its own bathroom (some can fit air mattresses, as well). You can rent them either for just Sat night, or for Sat & Sun. Price range: $175-$350 Sat, $150-$250 Sun. See G&S site for detailed room options & photos. Please contact us directly to arrange.

There are a few other hotel options in and near Nyack, ranging $150-275/night. We recommend searching through for best rates and booking sooner than later: Nyack is a popular town for summertime weekend getaways.


FEST: Vision Free Jazz Festival 22
The 22nd annual Vision Festival presents the world’s premier talents in Free Jazz music, dance, poetry, and visual art. Enjoy music, dance, poetry, visual art, and community. Artists include: Digital Primitives, Black Host, Carl Hancock Rux, Yoshiko Chuma, Jazz and Poetry Choir Collective, Tracie Morris, and many more. (Fri & Sat, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq S, see site for details, $25-$300)

THEATER: Maps For A War Tourist This is a true story of personal political geographic realities in Turkey. Daring theater company Sister Sylvester dramatically converges revolutionaries, tourists, journalists, fixers, two tortoises and an itinerant actress with startling text, sound, and imagery. Sister Sylvester is a New York and Istanbul based theatre company that uses documentary techniques and original research to explore untold stories using forms specific to live performance. [G&S Note: use code “SISTER” for $15 tickets] (Fri/Sat, this week and next, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 7:30pm, $20 adv/$23 door)

PARTICIPATORY: Pyramid x La Plaza Cultural The first stop of a cross-country summer tour with a mobile pyramid to open up space for human experience. Come relax- commune with nature and friends in the heart of NYC. Enjoy tea, acoustic music, food, and fun - in and around the Pyramid. (Fri-Sun, La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, E 9th St & Av C, 4pm-8pm, FREE)

PUPPETS: Dark Circus
A nose-diving trapezist, an animal trainer gobbled up by his lion, and a human cannonball that never returns from outer space: this is one tragic circus. Despite the catastrophes, French puppet company Stereoptik elevates the spectacle with a feast of imagination. With a brand of visual theatre magic that features live music, exquisite ink drawings, shadow puppetry, sand animation, and revelatory object theatre, their ironic humor meets childlike wonder, and an extraordinary Dark Circus is born. [G&S note: Use code CANNONBALL for $20 tickets] (Fri-Sat 8:30pm/Sun 4pm, HERE, 145 6th Ave, $25)

FEST: World Science Festival
At a time when science is at the heart of pressing policy debates, the Festival will provide an unparalleled opportunity to engage with revolutionary discoveries, the thinkers behind them, and their wide-ranging political and cultural implications. The programming includes world-class performing arts productions, lively debates, lectures, intimate discussions, and interactive demonstrations for both kids and adults. 50+ events in locations across NYC’s five boroughs. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE-$150)

FEST: Confetti Machine: Realtime Media Festival
A video performance festival curated by Eric Barry Drasin. The fest is a celebration of interactive and immersive media and its community of practitioners. Over the course of three days, it will feature 20-plus performances and installations by the most exciting experimental sound and video artists in NYC. (Fri-Sun, Outpost Artists Resources, 1665 Norman St, QNS, see site for details, $15)

An annual weekend-long participatory interactive art event. See and help create sculpture, installations, dance, music, children's activities and more. Founded in 2007 on New York City's Governors Island with a handful of projects and a few thousand enthusiasts, FIGMENT has grown exponentially into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 40,000 participants in multiple cities nationwide. FIGMENT offers free, inclusive and participatory art and creative culture to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. So: what are YOU bringing? In addition to the weekend-long arts festival, FIGMENT presents free season-long interactive exhibitions: Minigolf Course, Interactive Sculpture Garden, the Treehouse and City of Dreams Pavilion. (Sat/Sun, Governors Island, via free/$2 5-min ferry ride from Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St (adjacent to the Staten Islan

d Ferry) or BK Bridge Park Pier 6 (end of Atlantic Ave), 10am-6pm, FREE)

ART: Greenpoint Open Studios 2017
Visit over 300 Greenpoint artists, view finished work alongside works-in-progress, when they open up their studios to the public. Pick up a printed guide with studio locations and artists listings at any of the info hubs during opening hours. There's also a PDF available for download on the site, as well as self-guided walking tours. (Sat/Sun, 12-6pm, FREE, see site for details)

ART: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers. (Sat/Sun, University Place, E 13th St, from Washington Square Park to NYU's Schwartz Plaza, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

FILM: Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival Today more than ever, independent female-identifying artists need support and community to develop innovative new work and connect with each other. BWFF is committed to promoting the voice of independent storytellers to create unique, diverse and female-centric films. The fest accepts submissions from projects containing one or more self-identifying females as their key creative team, while giving special preference to stories that transcend the Bechdel Test. (Sat/Sun, Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 6pm & 7:30pm, $15)

FEST: 20th Anniversary Brooklyn Film Festival
This 10 day fest includes 122 films that each run twice, special events, parties, filmmaker receptions and networking opportunities, and more. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, multiple locations, see site for details, $15-$120)


VARIETY: Blunderland Variety Show: Gone with The Bees! A delectable evening of maddness & variety, with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle served hot and ready with something for everyone. Featuring: Lady Rizo, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Poison Eve, Ambrose Martos, Samantha Sterman, Sean Blue, and Lucy Licious. Hosted by Eric Schmalenberger. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)

VARIETY: Big Sky Works' Blow Out! Featuring: The Heavenly Bodies (Maya, Tanya Marie Gagne and Trixie Little), We're the Boss (Freddi Price & Tanya Marie Gagne), .357 LOVER (Corn Mo), Ereptile Destruction (Gregory Stovetop & Sebastian Paulson), The Wild Yaks, and more. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8:30pm, $25)


COMMUNITY: March for Truth NYC March for Truth is a coalition of grassroots organizers and organizations that are united in their demand for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to Donald Trump and his associates. By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others. You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities. (meet at Foley Square, 9am meet/10:30am march, FREE)

ART/MUSIC: 6th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party 50 of the Best Graffiti and Street Artists from all over the world. Live Music By: Foxy Brown, Dj Evil Dee, Busta Rhymes, Tone Atlas, Meyhem Lauren, Educated Little Monsters, Mysonne, Statik Selektah & Friends , Cam'ron, Cl Smooth and more. Food trucks and beer garden. Face painting for kids. (Troutman St at Saint Nicholas Ave, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: Jane Street Block Association 19th Annual Street Sale
Join your neighbors and long-time vendors offering clothing, jewelry, books, housewares, movie memorabilia, and other treasures. Proceeds support the Block Association. (Jane St, btwn 8th Ave ​​& Hudson​ St, 11am-5pm, FREE) ​

COMMUNITY: Brooklyn Museum: Pride Month: Queer Continuums In 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists as part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum. Featuring: New York City Gay Men's Chorus; Disorient: queer Arab film and discussion; curator tour; crown-making; selections from “Loose”, an immersive documentary blending music, audio, and video to explore issues of race, gender identity, and sexuality performed by D'hana Perry; pop-up gallery talks, Community Resource Fair, New York City Legacy Ball, performance by SASSYBLACK, fusing electronic, psychedelic, soul, and hologram funk with a jazz-infused tribute to black radical women musicians; Black Queer Brooklyn On Film preview, and more. (Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, BK, 1pm-11pm, FREE)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Dr. Suess Tribute: The Cat in the Hat Drawing marathon. Dr. Suess Alien cat conducts mischief in his studio with Cat and cat, his partner in silly Jadda Cat, and real cat Pirate go on epic long adventures with the cat and a hat. They make poems about love and candy, all inside a kiddy pool covered in paints, foam, food, candy, cloths, bones, toys, and so much more. Nonsense becomes reality. Nonsense is reality. A multimedia performance to be viewed and dived into. Creating is welcome. Come watch, draw, paint, and make poems. (RSVP for address, 6pm-9pm & 9pm-12am, $20)

MUSIC: Umbrella House Roof Garden String Quartet Concert Enjoy modern and classical selections from the string quartet repertoire as performed by Joel Lambdin and Ludovica Burtone on violins, Karen Waltuch on viola and Shanda Wooley on cello. Ain't we lucky? BYOB. There's no buzzer on the roof - please be on time. (Umbrella House, 21 Avenue C, 6:30pm-7:30pm entry/7pm show, FREE/donation)

PARTICIPATORY: Saturday Night Lights : Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Bridge Park lights up the night’s sky with high-tech interactive and stargazing activities. Step up to a telescope for an up-close look at the moon, Jupiter, and beyond. Then, take part in UP! Umbrella Project, a participatory experience created by Pilobolus in collaboration with MIT Distributed Robotics. Armed with an LED-lighted umbrella, create your own exploding stars and constellations, along with physicists and astronomers in a larger-than-life celebration of our universe. Astronaut Yvonne Cagle will be on hand to sign autographs. (Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2 Furman St, BK, 7pm-11pm, FREE)

PARTY: Rubulad: Roadside Attraction Live music and performance by: The New York Fowl Harmonic, Telecommand, Melina Gaze of K Pasa USA (solo), The Shock and Bizzare Show, with host MC Tanya Solomon. DJs: Illexxandra, DJ Narkatta, Thee Record Grouch, Sir Olivier Esquire. Plus: Slot Car Fury with SubTexture and Zero Boy, and more. Dress for road trip excitement. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (RSVP for address, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm or after performances)

MUSIC: Massivemuse Groupmuse is getting down and dirty in a multi-floor abandoned speakeasy..the kind they don't want you to know about. Featuring the 12-musician string ensemble Palaver Strings, hailing from Boston on their East Coast tour Simple Gifts. Palaver Strings is a musician-led string orchestra dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks and to taking classical music out of the concert hall into new settings -- including abandoned warehouses on the outskirts of NYC. After the performance, there will be dancing, with cutting-edge DJs lined up to take you into the night. Bring a blanket or something to sit on (38-62 11th St, LIC, 8pm, $15/$10 members, 21+)

SOCIAL DANCE/MUSIC: 50’S Swing Dance A Night of 1950’s rock n roll for swing dancing featuring Matthew Piazzi and The Debonairs featuring Nick Palumbo, Crescent City Maulers, and Barry Ryan from The Rockats and Robert Gordon’s band. Plus DJ Odysseus Bailer. (Connolly's Klub 45, 121 W 45 St, 3rd fl, 8pm doors/9pm bands, $15 adv/$20 door)

VARIETY: Rise of the Shero Vol 2 An aerial and circus show inspired and created by powerful women. Starring: Maya Shah, Joahn Puchalski, Maryam Washington, Preeya Bhajandas, Shipra Saraogi, Jack Crawford, Mae Ahern, and Elizabeth Lomgevas. Visuals by: B.A. Miale. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8:30pm, $25)


MUSIC/FOOD: Ella & I: Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration Tribute: Svetlana & The Delancey Five Experience the “sweet and naughty” (JazzLives) magic in this special tribute show, featuring beloved Ella’s classics as well as charismatic originals, and feel your pulse quicken and your heart thaw out from the daily grind. Svetlana & The Delancey Five is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s served at a 21st-century speakeasy” (New York Music Daily). Ticket includes brunch. (Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, 10:30am doors/11:30am show & 1pm doors/1:30pm show, $35)

FEST: The 15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson®:
A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration. Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions, including Tibetan Song and Dance, Seneca Nation Allegany River Indian Dancers, Alakande! Spread the Joy! West African Percussion, the Sri Lankan Dance Academy and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. Free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park. (Inwood Hill Park, 218th St and Indian Rd, 11am-6pm, FREE)

ART/PARTY: Hootenanny Pop-up Activist Art Shop and Cocktail Party Join a community of artists fighting the good fight. The cocktails are to die for and the goods- from Meg of Love and Victory, Hootenanny Pete, The Good Riot, reSISTERS and many more- are beautiful and inspiring. You can stock up on t's, postcards, linocuts, cocktail glasses and more. Profits are going to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. It's no too late to reach out if you want to be a part of it. Kids are welcome. (Hootenanny Art House, 426 - 428 15th St, BK, 4pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Dreaming in the Now This is Secret Project Robot’s first art installation at it’s new location. In this show artists, musicians, collectives and the like-hearted will create handmade flags which they will use to represent themselves, at this first intercontinental summit of Utopians… The flags are to be displayed in the gallery, the great hall of flags, in which the artists will gather to manifest a further vision for the future. With an Audio Visual Salon featuring Nicolas Melmann from Argentina, Ashcan Orchestra, and Excarnation (duo of Ryan Super and Dave Kadden). (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 5pm-9pm, FREE)

WORD: Big Irv's Storytelling Show Three Year Anniversary Come celebrate the three-year anniversary of this show with some of the best storytellers to ever grace their stage. It's going to be an all-star event so be sure to bring a date, some beer and something to grill. Featuring Jeff Simmermon, Sean O'Brien, Richard Cardillo, Jake Hart, Boo Trundle, Drew Prochaska, Nick Padilla, and two open mike slots. It also host Adam Selbst's 58th birthday. (Big Irv’s, 381 Hooper St, BK, 7pm, FREE)

WORD: Geeks OUT: Pride of the Amazons, a Queer Women's Open Mic Night Show them what being a Wonder Woman means to you. Join Geeksout for this open mic night of empowerment. Can you think of a woman that inspires you? How about a story about a woman? A song written by women for women? The night is dedicated to inspiration, love, and inclusivity - all the things you’d find with your sisters on the island of Themyscira. Transmisogyny of any kind will not be tolerated. “A real Amazon celebrates her sisters, not just her cis-ters.” (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, 8:30pm-10:30pm, $5/FREE for performers)


VARIETY: Dirty Blues Burlesque, etc: PROUD Hosteuse Countess Eden and Piano Man Chris Johnson bring you the finest completely ludicrous live entertainment. Starring, Pearls Daily, Storm Marrero, Lilin Lace, James Habacker, and a super special bionic surprise guest. Live piano karaoke with Joe McGinty follows. (Sid Gold's Request Room, 165 W 26th St, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $10)


PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Lobsta Porn Party Artist Rebecca Goyette is hosting an immersive Lobsta Porn Film, performance, shenanigans event. Enjoy some complimentary Lobsta Dark N' Stormies to begin, Lobsta Porn Film Screening, followed by a Lobsta Sexcitation raffle with Lobstariffic prizes. Following is a multi-sensory immersion, with a Lobsta Lap Dance-licious ritual room hosted by Lobsta Madame Cora Colt, and a Lobsta Porn Photo Booth where you get to dress like the Lobsta Porn Star you are and have some Pincher and Crusher Claw-down time with Lobsta Girl herself. Seaside treats all night, come with a sense of humor and have a naughty-cal adventure. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 7pm-12am, $15 adv/$20 door)

PERFORMANCE: Nightwood A drag king competition. Named after the legendary Djuna Barnes novel, Nightwood: a whimsical, gothic lesbian narrative from 1936, but also to be double entendre for an evening with Drag Kings. As a means to stimulate pride in lesbian history and a dying out performance art, Nightwood brings in members of the lesbian and queer community to perform, reclaim masculinity, and engage with our peers. The kings will be invited to create their own persona, create an act of either: singing, stand up, poetry reading, lip syncing, dancing, then one king will be crowned the winner and win a large percentage of the door. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 7pm-10pm, $tbd)

PARTY: Chashama Gala After Party: "Art is Everywhere" tix: Come dressed to impress as you wander around the interactive environment, with artists and performers around every corner. Explore installations of wonder and witness performers roaming all around you. Step into the kaleidodrome, play in the Zygote garden, or visit the Pleasure Palace. Open bar with spirits. [G&S Note: use code “artiseverywhere2017” for $25 ticket] (4 Times Square, 22nd Fl, 9pm-12am, $50)

FEST: The Lower East Side Film Festival Opening Night This fest aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience through amazing events, neighborhood engagement, free industry panels, and film screenings of the best and brightest up and coming filmmaking talent. Opening night features the New York premiere of “Avenues”, written and directed by Michael Angarano (in attendance). Q&A follows. The opening night party features music by Old Man Saxon and Igbo Band, guest performers, open beer and wine bar. (Screening: Sunshine Cinema, 143 E Houston St, 7:30pm doors/8pm film, $20; Party: Drom, 85 Avenue A, 10pm-12am, $25; $30 film + party)


MUSIC: The Hot Sardines Blue Note Residency In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On “French Fries & Champagne”, The Hot Sardines’ new album,the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. (thru 6/26 , Mon, Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, 6pm doors/8pm show & 9:45pm doors/10:30pm show, $15-$25)

THEATER: A Hunger Artist
A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. A darkly comic adaptation of the Kafka story by acclaimed Brooklyn-based company Sinking Ship. Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was hunger. thru 6/27, The Connelly, 220 East 4th St, $15-$35)

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)

THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Red Want to know how you would fare in the Apocalypse? Now’s your chance to find out! This is a 75min psychological thriller where guests are immersed in an apocalyptic story, interact with real actors and special effects, and work together to complete an objective. It is a live action experience where your actions and decisions matter, because in this show, you control how the story ends. (thru 7/16, Fri-Sun, First Person Xperience, 53-28 11th St, LIC, see site for details, $65-$100)

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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