Date: July 14th 2017


Hello lovelies,

The weekend is heereeee!!! Both the last of our Victorian Tea garden parties and the Game of Thrones premiere on our big screen are this Sunday.

Then next Sunday is the festival wear edition of our fab costume, thrift & vintage shopping party, Goldmine.

(And if you're so inclined, our naughty twin party brand House of Scorpio is having a makeout party tonight...info at the link in signature.)

Cheers,

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

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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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VICTORIAN TEA: 7/16
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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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/484198195262025
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:
Finger Sandwiches:
- Cucumber, butter & chive
- Salmon, cream cheese & dill
- Potted shrimp
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Bakewell tartlets
Lavender shortbreads with rose icing

Activities will include:
- Guided tours of the Victorian home & museum
- 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

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

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


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MOVIES: 7/16
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Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere on big screen

https://www.facebook.com/events/1912076132401222

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


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POP-UP SHOP: 7/23
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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - festival-wear shopping party

Sunday, July 23, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872420276351591

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 - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Abby Hertz - Showgirl clothing, costuming, shoes...and pussy prints
Cara Coniglio - Funky festival-ready vintage clothing
Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm
Countess Eden - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins
Juicy Peach Clothing - A huge selection of booty shorts - https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuicyPeachClothing
May Eye Adorn You? - Earthy, exotic, and curious handcrafted adornments - http://www.etsy.com/shop/mayeyeadornyou
Sarah Sokol Millinery - Brining imagination to life through outrageous headwear - http://www.sarahsokolmillinery.com/
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com/

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.


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G&S 15th BDAY: 9/10-11
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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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653454431351363
Tix: http://bpt.me/521628 ($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.


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NYC EVENTS: 7/14-20
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix
http://thetanknyc.org/theater/736-tldr-thelma-louise-dyke-remix
A parody sequel, queer rock musical that asks the question "why do strong female characters always gotta die?" and turns the death as freedom narrative for women in film on its head. It starts mid-air in a Thunderbird convertible suspended over the Grand Canyon and features two women of color as T and L backed by a band of badass women rockstars. Loud and proud, TL;DR resists the idea that queer/lesbian narratives have to live in subtext and defies the "bury your gays" trope by giving our heroines the ending they deserve. TL;DR takes on the patriarchy, the gaytriarchy, and anything else standing in the way of T and L's love. (Fri 7pm/Sat 9:30pm, The Tank, 151 West 46th St, 8th fl, $18-$30)

FILM: Rural Route Film Festival
https://ruralroutefilms.com
This 13th annual festival focuses on singer-songwriters. Each film contains live performances of original and traditional songs…as well as some element of suspense. The line-up features a sneak preview screening of Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund’s La Barracuda, and a 35mm revival screening of Robert Altman’s 1975 masterpiece, Nashville. The festival will also include the world premiere of Astoria-based filmmaker Sean Hartofilis’s Irish folk-infused thriller Covadonga, with a live musical performance and a discussion with Hartofilis. Filmmakers Chris Valdez and Theodore Griswold will be present for their documentary Olancho, about a Honduran narcocorrido musician who must flee his home country from dangerous drug cartels. Opening Night Screening Party at Brooklyn Grange (37-18 Northern Blvd, LIC). (Fri-Sun, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15)

SPIRIT: 6th Annual WitchsFest USA
https://www.facebook.com/events/267453750294628
This annual Pagan street faire features workshops, vendors, performances, information groups, and more. With performances by: Shakti Indian Pop Diva, Dragon Ritual Drummers, Queen Mother Imakhu, Witchmaste, David Wood, Tandava Arts Dancers, The Kandake Dance Theatre. Vendors consisting of Pagan, witchy, new age, gothic, steampunk etc. oriented merchants. Dress theme: Summer Solstice type costumes and mode of dress, fairies, genies, pixies, sprites, wood nymphs, satyrs etc. (Sat/Sun, Astor Pl btwn Broadway & Lafayette St, 10am-7pm, FREE)

FEST: Out In The Streets Music & Arts Festival 2017
http://www.thewellbrooklyn.com/event/out-in-the-streets-fest-2o17-july-15-16
This annual two-day music & arts festival is a passionate community effort that has resulted in an exciting multimedia event that is widely anticipated throughout the borough. Over 20 bands will perform including: Surf Rock is Dead, Monograms, Rubiomusic, Katie Rush, What Cheer? Brigade, and many more. (Sat/Sun, The Well, 272 Meserole St, BK, 2pm, 21+)

FEST: The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast and Festival of the Giglio
http://www.olmcfeast.com
In Italian Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the residents of the community look forward to the annual Giglio Feast held every July. Since 1903, when the Nolani immigrants first held their transplanted feast in this Brooklyn neighborhood, this festa has attempted to maintain many of the traditions from the Mezzogiorno, while adjusting to the new culture in America and accommodating the pressure to change. This feast, which has been taking place in Brooklyn for over 100 years, commemorates an extraordinary bit of southern Italian history which culminated in the canonization of an erstwhile bishop of the small city of Nola. Not even Catholic until his thirty-seventh year, Paulinus was destined to become a renowned religious hero of that region. Though he was to serve as Bishop of Nola from 409 AD to 431 AD, it was an alleged episode, that took place shortly after his elevation to bishop, for which the Nolani hold him in such high regard. The highlight of the festival is the ceremonial li
fting of St. Paulinus of Nola, a saint who was showered with lillies, or gigli, upon making a lot of crazy sacrifices. The 65-foot, nearly four-ton tower will be lifted by over a hundred men several times before the festival ends, but the lifts to watch begin this Sunday. [via Brooklyn Based, one of our fave newsletters.] (Sat/Sun, Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, 275 N 8th Street Brooklyn, see website for details, FREE)



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FRIDAY
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COMMUNITY: July 14th Benenfit For All The Ladies
https://www.facebook.com/events/478572155812920
Come let celebrate La Fête Nat. (Bastille Day) and help raise funds for Lady Parts Justice and The Center For Reproductive Rights. There will be a ton of the "War On Women Is Over" shirts for sale, specialty cocktails, some cool new art in the silent auction, and the song stylings of The Ben Ickies Trio featuring Amber Ray. (Cafe Sawdust, 93 2nd Ave #1, 8pm-4am, $TBD)



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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: City of Water Day
http://waterfrontalliance.org/what-we-do/city-of-water-day
Now in its tenth year, this free, family-oriented celebration of the world-class potential of the New York and New Jersey waterfront has grown into the region’s biggest harbor festival. Highlights of the day include free boat tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats; free rowing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and the highly anticipated Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race; and the Waterfront Activity Fair and Disney Children’s Activities offer something for the whole family. (Governor’s Island/multiple NYC locations, 10am-4pm, FREE)

FOOD: Caribbean Food Fest
https://www.caribfoodfest.net
Over 25+ Caribbean restaurants, caterers, home cooks, and private chefs are coming together to deliver a fun packed experience for you and the entire family to enjoy. The lineup of authentic Caribbean food, entertainment, arts, and good vibes, you simply won't want to miss. Enjoy performances by Fiyah Fit, The Saturators, and KC-The James Brown of Soca. (PacPlex, 1500 Paerdegat Ave N, BK, 12pm, $15-$65)

DJ: Love in the Streets Reggae Dance Party
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWaaHHGjUgY
Enjoy this fest featuring a big sound system in the street, all star DJs, special guests, outdoor beverages, and vendors. Featuring Ras Tayo, Jonny Go Figure, Kenny Meez, Strictly Unity Vibes. (Lovers Rock NYC, 419 Tompkins Ave, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Billion Bubble Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/262194667517464
This event has attracted thousands over the years at favorite public spaces in NYC. Meet around the fountain in the middle of the park. Look for the bubbles. This event is for people of all ages: kids, adults, babies, grandmothers and dogs too. Please bring your own bubbles. (Washington Square Park, W 4th & MacDougal St, 1pm-3pm, FREE)

PARTY: 3rd Annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo
https://www.facebook.com/events/1345509862211373
This is the annual fundraiser for Bushwick City Farm, an all-volunteer-run community garden. There will be live music, food, face-painting, a handmade piñata, and of course, chicken sh*t bingo. Buy squares on the giant bingo board and hope a chicken shits on yours. All proceeds from the revelry will go toward another year of operating the farm. (Bushwick City Farm, 354 Stockton, BK, 3pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: D20 Burlesque's Annual Tribute to Whedon
http://whedonburlyq715.bpt.me
Enjoy a fresh batch of homages and tributes to some of your favorite characters including performances by: Lee Valone, Mary Cyn, Johnny Caligula, Rita ManWeep, Maxx Pleasure, Ellie Quinn (VA), Cherie Sweetbottom (DC). Plus the D20 Burlesque debut of Ivy Absinthe. Hosted by Anja Keister. (Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston, 7pm, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)

PARTY: Rubulad: Revival!
https://www.facebook.com/events/348617022224578
A big tent party with live music by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Friend Roulette, Pussy Grabs Back, RollFast Ramblers, and DJs DJ Baby K, Avi Spivak, Sir Olivier Esquires, and more. RSVP to rubulad@outlook.com for address. (RSVP for address, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm)

BURLESQUE: The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque presents The First Annual Mister Twin Peaks Pageant
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb71517
Hosted by Schaffer the Darklord; Performances by: Amelia Bareparts, Bunny Buxom, Francine “The Lucid Dream”, Hard Cory, Legs Malone, Matt Knife, Minx Arcana, Seedy Edie, Petite Renard. Satanica and Fuck Yeah Frank. The Miss Twin Peaks Pageant has been going strong for over 6 years but it’s time to let the boys have a little fun (Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)

MUSIC: Smokey's Secret Family
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
Smokey Hormel combines vintage African, Caribbean and Brazilian dance grooves with tuba and electric surf guitar. Drawing on melodies and influences from around the globe, the band features Smokey's wild guitar, Brazilian percussionists Tony Mola and Marivaldo Noite, David Hofstra on bass and tuba - Calrk Gayton on tuba and guest singer Ngor Jallow. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 10pm, $10)

FILM/PARTICIPATORY: Battle Royale Drinking Game
http://videologybarandcinema.com/event/midnights-battle-royale
Drink along to the movie. Schoolyard slaughter and adolescent crushes alike will serve as cues. Full guidelines will be provided at the event. In this scathing social satire, 42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 11:59pm, $10)


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SUNDAY
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BIKE/ART: Street Art Bike Ride
http://times-up.org/rides/graffiti-ride
Join Time’s Up on a bike ride through Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods as they point out famous and hidden spots of graffiti art throughout the city. Tour includes NYC highlights, history and social implications of street art. (99 South 6th St, BK, 12pm-2:30pm, FREE)

FEST: 2017 Rubin Block Party - Sounds Of The Street
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/sound-2017-rubin-block-party
Come make some noise with thousands of other New Yorkers with art and activities for all ages inspired by the exhibition The World is Sound. Enjoy hands-on activities and participatory events for children and adults, meditation spaces, silent disco, special offers from the shop, Himalayan snacks for purchase. Performances by: New York Suwa Taiko Association, The Blue Angels Drumline, Poets John Giorno and Tenzin Dickie, Kirtan concert with the Bhakti Center, Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus Yoga. (Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, 1pm-4pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; Underground System; Rich Medina
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/fela-tribute-roy-ayers-seun-kuti-egypt-80-underground-system-rich-medina-association-giant-step
For the first time, Fela Kuti collaborator Roy Ayers will join with Fela’s son in an homage to the iconic pioneer of Afrobeat. Roy Ayers - Roy Ayers became one of the grand designers of the irrepressibly ear-pleasing mashup genre of jazz-funk. Taking style hybridization one step further, Ayers became a key participant in the acid jazz revolution, which masterfully mixed jazz with hip-hop and funk, garnering him the longstanding moniker “The Godfather of Neo-Soul.” Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Seun, the sprightly offspring of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, has had a passion for music since he was a little boy. When his dad sadly passed away, Seun was asked to lead his band, Egypt 80. The band plays new music, along with the classics that Fela shepherded. Underground System - Conceived in Brooklyn, this unstoppable female-fronted corps of neo-afrobeat-deconstructionists has cultivated a sound as inimitable as its members. Hinged on a tight, seamlessly executed stage show, this
group astonishes wherever they go, compelling crowds to dance with unbridled vim. Rich Medina - Medina has taken crowds on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul, unearthing one musical gem after another and adhering to a singular, uplifting creed: Love Afro Life. (Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, 2pm doors/3pm show, FREE)


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WEDNESDAY
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FILM: SummerScreen: Donnie Darko
https://www.facebook.com/events/1297166863733953
Wake up, we've been watching you. Come closer. Come to the 20th anniversary celebration of the cult classic Donnie Darko. Grunge-infused rockers Sharkmuffin plays the TIDAL Rising Stage and the film starts at sundown. Bring blankets, pillows, your dog, favorite movie snacks, a commitment to Sparkle Motion. (McCarren Park, Bedford Ave and North 12 St, BK, 6pm, FREE)

CLASS: Bling for Beginners
http://burlesquebling.bpt.me
Do you dream of having costumes and props covered in rhinestones? Learn insider tips to take your costumes to the next sparkly level. In this class burlesque producer and performer Kita St Cyr will talk about stone types, sizes, colors, and where to buy them, as well as letting you in on the benefits and drawbacks of each type. Students will learn the best options and techniques for affixing rhinestones on various materials. Find out which glue is right for you. We will share tips and tricks on how and where to use rhinestones on a costume to most effectively sparkle and shine. Students may bring items they wish to rhinestone and get personalized advice. For address, purchase ticket or enter email at http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html#location. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 8pm, $10)

MUSIC: Tredici Bacci
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
Tredici Bacci sounds, to the thoughtful listener, like a celebration. A celebration not of a genre of music, but rather of an era, and, more specifically, the aspects of an era which perhaps have been glossed over by conventional history. Tredici Bacci is celebrating the strange, somewhat seedy, schmaltzy and smooth aspects of 1960s-70s popular culture. Tredici Bacci is a living homage to french pornography, to italian slasher films, to pop psychedelia. A musical shrine dedicated to bright colors, flugelhorns, sing-song and sexy dialogue. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 8pm, $10)


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THURSDAY
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SHOP: ORI Moonlight Market
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ori-moonlight-market-tickets-35587425949
Immerse yourself in the center of a uniquely Brooklyn experience for a special Summer Festival & Burner Edition of this market. Handmade clothing, costumes, gear, accessories, & original artwork will be available to enjoy and to buy. With music by DJs: Pony, Anna Morgan, And The Beat Kitty, plus Aerial performances throughout the evening, food & drinks, and more. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman, BK, 6pm-12am, FREE)

PARTY: HER NYC: Summer Cirque du So Gay
https://www.facebook.com/events/1794652247515100
Hurry, hurry. Step this way. Slip into your sparkles or sequins, your drag or pinstriped rags, your top hat or tank top, your beards or your button down, and your favorite dancing shoes. And if you've got a Freak Flag...it's BYOFF, cause we want you to let it fly. With DJs: Maria Rimarkable Garcia and Avg Jo. Performances by Fou York, a performance ensemble extraordinaire with a gender blending edge; The Brides of Burlesque (Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North) - provocative art of queer/trans inspired burlesque, cirque and world class modern dance ; Tansy and her Ferocious Lion performing a thrilling lion tamer number right in front of your eyes; Rivolta Sata/Manikk Arte - international multidisciplinary circus performer and visual artist. This is an LGBTQ+ event for women identifying people, but however you define your sexuality or gender, we welcome you. HER is an inclusive community. (The DL, 95 Delancey St, 7:30pm-1:30am, $17-$30, 21+)



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PUPPETS: Object Movement Puppetry Festival - Application Deadline: 7/15
https://www.centeratwestpark.org/programs/puppetry-festival
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
http://theoneill.org/professional-development-and-education/jim-henson-foundation-puppetry-residency
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.


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THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Red
http://www.firstpersonxperience.com/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)

MUSIC: Accordions Around The World
http://bryantpark.org/programs/accordions-around-the-world
A weekly series featuring over 100 accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. (thru 7/21, Brant Park, see site for details, FREE)

THEATER: The Enchantment
http://here.org/shows/detail/1903
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)

LGBT: HOT! The 26th Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture
http://dixonplace.org/category/hot-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)

THEATER: Game Play 2017
http://bricktheater.com
This ninth annual festival features cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of gaming and performance. “Dr. Mike Love Presents: In Search of the Fancy” - A live-action role play (LARP) where two participants (playing a couple) are guided through the Willy-Wonka-esque world of Dr. Mike Love’s Kokomo Couples Resort in an effort to find the Fancy in their damaged relationship. “In the Arms of the Pack: Audience Edition” - Part live role-playing game, part devised play, this show puts half the audience in the role of a pack of monsters (think vampires, werewolves, and demons) and the other half in the director’s seat, letting them guide the narrative. “Orpheus and Eurydice” - Orpheus journeys to the underworld to see if his newly deceased wife Eurydice can be returned to him. The show blends puppetry, live theater, and video games such as The Last of Us and COD Black Ops in an act The New York Times has praised as “an impressive feat of engineering, coordination, and stor
ytelling.” (thru 8/5, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, see site for details, $15-$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 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
https://www.societyillustrators.org/exhibits/art-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
http://fadmarket.co
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)

FILM: Films on the Green 10th Anniversary
http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/festivals/films-green-2017
In its landmark 10th year, the fest will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves. (thru 9/7, NYC parks, see site for details, FREE)




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