Date: June 30th 2017

Hello lovelies,

Aaaah, we overbooked ourselves again! :P Here we thought we were taking it easy for the summer, and somehow there are three events in the next few weeks: - Sun, July 16 - the last Victorian Tea of the summer! If you want to get in on specialty made finger sandwiches, desserts, and our own special blend of tea, all in a delightful garden setting, this is your last chance till next spring. - And then later that evening, because we're totally crazy, we're rushing back to the loft to screen the return of Game of Thrones on our big screen & sound system. - Then the following Sunday, July 23, we're back with the festival wear edition of our fab costume, thrift & vintage shopping party, Goldmine. We still have some vendor spots available, if any of you are clearing out your costume closets or make fun wearables.


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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea - last one of the summer!

Sunday, July 16, 4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40 ($35 for groups over 5), 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):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves Two types of unique desserts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ ] - Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris

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.

MOVIES: 7/16

Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere on big screen

Eeeeeee!!!! It's hereeeeee!!!!

8:30pm doors
9pm GoT season 6 video recap
9:15pm streaming GoT season 7 premiere on our huge screen 10:30pm either rewatching immediately, or...? what should we play as follow-up?

$10 sugg donation, cash bar


Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - festival-wear shopping party

Sunday, July 23, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB:

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect summer Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - Cara Coniglio - Funky festival-ready vintage clothing Countess Eden - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins Dora Marra - Turning new and vintage objects into headpieces - Juicy Peach Clothing - A huge selection of booty shorts - May Eye Adorn You? - Earthy, exotic, and curious handcrafted adornments - Sarah Sokol Millinery - Brining imagination to life through outrageous headwear - Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum -

Vendor info:
- To vend, message us with a link to your stuff or a note about it, if you're not a pro seller. - There are no fees for vending, just a 20% suggested donation from your sales. Sometimes we'll accept trade, too! - We have sofas, chairs & a few clip lights, but please bring any "nice" lighting or decoration for your table / area. - We have a few 2x2 tables (claim yours quickly) or BYO, up to 6'. Our tables are slatted, and we suggest bringing a cover. - BYO racks and mirrors, though a couple of mirrors are on site. - First come, first served on choice of locations within loft - We have wifi! Bring your mobile payment solutions.

G&S 15th BDAY: 9/10-11

Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

G&S 15th Birthday: Gilded Age Garden Party

Saturday, Sep 9, 3pm-12am & Sunday, Sep 10, 1pm-7pm, all ages Pretty Penny: historical Victorian mansion, 235 N Broadway, Nyack, NY Reachable within an hour by bus, train or our own charter bus Overnight accommodations possible in mansion & nearby

Info: FB: Tix: ($30-200)
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.


FEST: 46th Annual International African Arts Festival
Festival highlights include live cultural entertainment for the entire family, 28th Annual Symposium, African world music, kids play zone, talent search, health fair, poetry show, Akom ceremony, fashion show, dance workshops, natural hair show, chess tournament, martial arts exhibitions, and more. (Fri-Tue, Commodore Barry Park, Flushing Ave & Navy St, BK, 10am-9pm, FREE)

FEST: 26th Annual Hot! Opening Night Performance & Party An evening of queer fellowship celebrating the kickoff of the 2017 HOT! Festival, with sneaky peeky previews of HOT! Fest shows. The oldest annual festival of its kind in the world, never stales as its fresh line-up continues to deliver innovative works in theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism for the whole family. Theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism. Six weeks, 50+ shows, 100s of artists & you. Continues through 8/4. (Wed/Thu, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, see website for details, $varies)


DANCE/OPERA: Christopher Williams + Gregory Spears “Wolf-in-Skins” Christopher Williams and Gregory Spears will invite observers to an open rehearsal of new music and choreography from their dance opera Wolf-in-Skins featuring renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and dancer Christiana Axelsen. (Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Ave, QNS, 8pm, FREE)

CIRCUS: Triple Threat
A wild west-ritual-love-song-circus-show down. Featuring Cohdi Harrell and Laura Stokes of The Ricochet Project and Tanya Marie Gagne of the infamous Wau Wau Sisters and starlette of La Soiree and La Clique. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8:30pm, $25)

BURLESQUE: The Champagne Riot Enjoy two different shows with the same great cast. Come early for the dinner seating and stay late for the second show. Starring: The Italian Stallionette Angie Pontani, Shimmy-shaking Goddess MaineAttraction Anders, Flexy-Bendy Acrostar Topher Bousquet, The Girl With The Unforgettable Curves Jezebel Express, Twenties Tapping Teaser Gin Minsky. Jesse Gelber & The Rounders will keep the tunes sizzling, while emcee extraordinaire Dandy Wellington keeps your feet tapping all night long. Dress to Impress: the theme is Summer Fireworks. (Guadalupe Inn Brooklyn, 1 Knickerbocker Ave, BK, 7:30pm & 10:30pm, $20 adv/$25 door)

BURLESQUE: The Brooklyn Bordello’s Twincest Burlesque Imagine two performers, doing two different acts, on the same stage, at the same time. Starring Poison Eve, Poison Ivory, Ivory Fox, Tigger, Jo Boobs, Penny Wren, Pearls Daily, Jason Mehas, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Nina La Voix, Rosie 151. Hosted by Poison Ivory and Nina La Voix. With special help from The Wonder Twins, Qualms Galore & Amuse Bouche. (Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)


PARTICIPATORY: World’s Biggest Water War A giant water war with giant water guns! Bring your biggest baddest water gun and fight off the heat. If you need a water gun some will be available for rent. (Central Park West Great Lawn, 11am-5pm, FREE)

MUSIC: "US-France: A Centennial Voyage"
New York Hot Jazz Festival Goes To Central Park. An epic New York and Parisian hot jazz, swing, & ragtime celebration which will take you on a musical journey from Storyville and Harlem to Montmartre, from the Jazz Age through the Swing Era, and from James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters to the Zazous in commemoration of the centennial of America’s joining France in WWI and resulting bond and cross-pollination of our cultures, as well as the centennial of recorded jazz which ushered in the Jazz Age. Featuring: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Catherine Russell, Stephane Wrembel, Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band, Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Kat Edmonson, Nicolle Rochelle, and Dewitt Fleming Jr. Plus Natalie Dessay, and Ensemble Matheus. (Central Park Summerstage, 65th St & 5th Ave, 5pm-10pm, FREE)

A surrealist celebration in an East Williamsburg warehouse. An immersive dreamscape of bands, performance artists, acrobats, art installations, dance, a wedding & funeral, a baptism, craigslist performers, a special guest inspirational speaker, and absurdist ceremony. Wear a surrealist outfit, sing, shout, dance, and break down social barriers. This is a new movement, merging avant pop music, multi-sensory experience and group expression. Get weird and release your raw human spirit. An all night happening. (315 Ten Eyck St, BK, 8pm-2am, $15/20)

BURLESQUE: Burlesqe-a-me Street It’s a normal sunny day on Burlesque-a-me Street, but the Orange Muppet, Doofus Grump, has come to town. Doofus is planning to demolish the whole street to build Grump Tower, despite the local’s protests. To make matters worse, Mr. Grump has cut off funding for the town’s cable access channel “PB&J”, depriving all Muppets of live entertainment from all around the world. Everyone on Burlesque-a-me street will get together for one last show to defy Mr. Grump bigly and do the show the way it was meant to be... uncensored and unencumbered by ratings. Starring Rita MenWeep, Tiger Bay, Boo Bess, Mary Cyn, and Manchego. Hosted By Sabrina Chap. Kittened By Sarah Tops. (Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)


PARTICIPATORY: Zombie Crawl and afterparty featuring Everything is Terrible
Meet at The Charleston (174 Bedford Ave) for zombie makeup stations and zombie pizza party with free pizza with every drink. At 6:30pm, zombies will depart and hit the streets in a fake blood fueled frenzy, taking over Bedford Avenue and heading to Mccarren Park for some Zombie Games to celebrate independence and the July 4th weekend, then to A Bar Brooklyn (597 Manhattan Ave) for a pit stop. At 8:30pm, the zombie horde will head to Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) for the legendary afterparty hosted by Sgt Kabukiman NYPD, Zac Amico and the Troma Team and featuring video fueled entertainment with world premiere clips, live music, sideshow and burlesque into a zombie themed variety show starring: Everything Is Terrible! The Live Experience! Plus live music from J and the 9’s, Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang, Jess-O-Lantern, Sexual Suicide. Sideshow Performances from Dr. Claw of the Coney Island Sideshow & Joe Lunchbox of DisGraCeLand Family Freakshow. (Multiple locations,

BK, 4pm-1:30am, FREE crawl/afterparty $20-$25)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents Wasabassco's Seventh Annual America F*Ck Yeah! and World's Largest Wonder Woman Group Photo
tix: Assert your independence with, beer, Brooklyn, & burlesque at Wasabassco’s seventh annual celebration of the good that this country still has to offer. Brought to you by Nasty Canasta and Doc Wasabassco in a Superman costume, and starring Hazel Honeysuckle, Medianoche, Mr Gorgeous, Nina La Voix, Poison Ivory, Qualms Galore, Sapphire Jones, Sydni Deveraux and Tiger Bay. With rousing patriotic jams by DJ Stormageddon. For 7 years Wasabassco has invited folks to dress as Wonder Woman to best represent the ideal of what America, and Justice, and Freedom, and Strength, could be. This year you are encouraged to buy, make, or assemble your costume, and participate in the biggest ever group photo of Wonder Women. Watch the show, celebrate Independence Day and everything that America is MEANT to reperesent (regardless of our horrid current administration) and bring your strength, beauty, brilliance, ferocity, spirit, feminism, equality, and patriarchy-crushing-power to bear. Half pric

e admission at the door for anyone in a Wonder Woman costume. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 8pm-10pm, $20-$35)

BURLESQUE: BOYS' NIGHT: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue The "boys" are back for another night of theatrical/burlesque/circus revelry. From dynamic aerial performers to the best of boylesque, this show is bringing the sexy for all types. Featuring: Jason Mejias, Mr. Gorgeous, Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Cunio (The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 8:30pm doors/10pm show, $15 adv/$20 door/$25 reserved, 21+)


EVENT: Nathan's Hot Dog Contest Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The world’s top competitive eaters. Ten minutes to glory. “No one thought anyone could beat the great Joey Chestnut, the No. 1 eater in the world,” said famous Hot Dog Eating Contest emcee, George Shea, after Matt Stonie downed the undownable back in 2015. Defeat must have left a bad taste in the eight-time champion’s mouth. Because in 2016, Joey Chestnut ate his way to a dramatic victory and a new Contest record by devouring 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Who will claim hot dog supremacy in 2017? (Nathan's Famous, 1310 Surf Avenue at Stillwell Ave, 10am-2pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco's July 4th Big Burlesque Celebration An explosive evening of striptease and spectacle more fantastic than a sky full of fireworks. The pyrotechnics start indoors as Wasabassco’s most innovative performers take to the stage for a show that will dazzle the eyes and senses. Starring an all-star lineup of Wasabassco's favorite performers: Amanda Whip, Delysia La Chatte, Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Poison Ivory, Puss-N-Boots, Sydni Deveraux and Chris McDaniel. Hosted by BooBess. (City Winery NYC, 155 Varick St, 7pm, $22)


VARIETY: Green Fairy At The Red Room
Celebrate at this monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an exposition of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur. Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe's history and rituals. Live piano with Chris Johnson and Holly Honeypot rocking the flute. Ms. Lara will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks. Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, boudoir, unmentionables, or intimate attire. (Red Room, 85 E 4th St 3rd fl, 9:30pm doors, 10pm tasting, $16 adv/$20 door/$11 adv if in suggested attire/$15 door if in suggested attire, 2 drink min)

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PUPPETS: Object Movement Puppetry Festival - Application Deadline: 7/15 Are you looking for a way to address an urgent social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical question or issue through puppetry or object theater? Object Movement is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. The purpose of the program is to develop new work and advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of performances. Participants will meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings will be from September 2017 through Spring 2018, culminating in a festival of performances.

PUPPETS: Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency - Deadline 7/17 The Jim Henson Foundation is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2018 Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency in partnership with The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. The Jim Henson Foundation Residency, held at The O'Neill's Waterford campus, offers space and support to a deserving artist or puppetry-related project. Residency details: Can last 2-4 weeks; Supports up to 10-12 artists; Covers full room and board; Strong dramaturgical support from the O'Neill's literary office; Small grant awarded to cover expenses; May take place during fall, winter, or spring months.


ART: Sass + Zines: Celebration of QPOC/WOC in Print This exhibition curated by Richard J Lee is the culmination of three New York WOC artists and an art collective hailing from across the pond in Jersey City. Sass is a show to celebrate what needs to be recognized as the unstoppable force of QPOC/WOC print and paper based artists. The exhibit will feature a collaborative mural created by Stephanie Rodriguez and Carmen Pizarro. (thru 6/30, Booklyn, 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th fl, Ste E4G, 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)

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)

THEATER: The Enchantment
Louise, a young woman from rural Sweden, arrives in Paris at the height of the Belle Epoque. Swept up in all this magical world has to offer, she soon falls under the spell of the city’s most revered sculptor. Torn between liberation and tradition, fantasy and reality, Louise begins to question whether the life she has always known is really the life she wants to live. (thru 7/22, Wed-Sat, Here, 145 6th Ave, 6:30pm, $30)

FEST: HOT! The 26th Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture The oldest annual festival of its kind in the world, never stales as its fresh line-up continues to deliver innovative works in theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism for the whole family. Theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism. Six weeks, 50+ shows, 100s of artists & you. (thru 8/4, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, see website for details, $varies)

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)

ART: The Art Of Spider-Man The first ever exhibition of original Spider-Man artwork by John Romita and other significant artists including Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane, John Buscema, Ross Andru, Gil Kane, Ron Frenz, Keith Pollard, John Romita Jr. and others (thru 8/26, The Museum of Illustration, 128 E 63rd St, see site for details, $15)

SHOP: FAD Market Summer
Discover new creative makers and handcrafted goods at this roving fashion, art and design pop-up marketplace that moves seasonally to unique venues in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. Over six weekends from June to August, more than 50 makers will showcase handcrafted art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Rotating vendors and special activities. (thru 8/27, Sat/Sun, The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)


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