Date: July 21st 2017


Hello lovelies,

Tremendous news: we won one of Meow Wolf's DIY space art grants! Article here: http://bit.ly/2vJ8RKU . We're immediately putting that money to good use by completely overhauling our lighting system in the loft. Coming soon: fully customizable performance lighting for both stage & in-the-round shows, plus a dimmable house light system bright enough for daylight photo shoots.

This Sunday's plans:
- Goldmine shopping party 1-6pm - FREE! With champagne! And fab finds, from $5 to opera costumes.
- Then 8-12: Game of Thrones S7 Ep 2 / American Gods Ep 1 on our big screen -- last week was awesome. Let's do it again.

Also, some sekrit plans...so many of you loved the casino we set up for our NYE event last year, we've been quietly working on a casino-style Thing for the past few months. It's all hush hush and limited invite, but if you're free next Friday night, drop us a line (and include a link to your FB or other online profile, so we know who you are). We have a couple of spots to share, first come, first served.

More sekrit plans: we can't even tell you full details yet, but in related news: we just scheduled one of our craft-cocktails-meets-Iron-Chef events, The Cocktail Experiment, for Fri, Aug 4. If you're a fan of ridiculous cocktails, you don't want to miss this one. It'll be extra crazy.

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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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
Cult of Hope - Bohemian gypsy vintage festival wear - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cultofhope
Juicy Peach Clothing - A huge selection of booty shorts - https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuicyPeachClothing
Lady Black - An eclectic mix of festival, vintage and victorian inspired pieces
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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MOVIES: 7/23
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Game of Thrones Ep 2 / American Gods Ep 1

https://www.facebook.com/events/1958018874477588

GoT season premiere was super fun. Let's do it again, this and every Sunday that we/the loft are available. Plus: we'll run the full season of American Gods afterwards!

8:30pm doors
9:10pm GoT Season 7 Ep 2
10:20pm American Gods Ep 1

$10 sugg donation, cash bar


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DRINKS: 8/4
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, Aug 4, 7pm-12am, FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, 21+ (25+ recommended)
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2020190448211058
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio

A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you (and up to three friends) get a complimentary tasting. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Or, skip the challenge & just enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude.

Featured ingredients & cocktails TBA!


***How to be the first to know of our future events***
- Direct invites - get on the weekly mailing list: http://bit.ly/GS_list (it also tells you of other fun NYC events)
- Facebook events - "Like" the official page for our beautiful event space: Gemini & Scorpio Loft and turn on notifications in the "Like" menu drop-down.


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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: 7/21-27
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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THEATER: Shakespeare In The Parking Lot: All’s Well That Ends Well
http://www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.com/All%27s_Well.htm
In The Drilling Company’s previous 22 years, they have never before presented this tricky play and there is no record of it being produced in any other parking lot. Director Karla Hendrick has chosen to set the piece in southeastern France just before the fascist invasion of World War II. This is to illuminate themes of the muting of women's role and voice, the breakdown of patriarchal systems, and the fight against fascism (or lack of fight). The cloud of an uncertain future is always present; in the end, we don't know what choices Helena and Bertram will make but we are meant to wonder how the impending darkness will deepen their journeys. (Fri/Sat, Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 114 Norfolk St, 7pm, FREE)

THEATER: Sasquatch, The Opera
https://www.facebook.com/events/111195346179030
Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum workshops his new production with two special performances before bringing it to Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the entire month of August. These will be the first full- length performances of the opera with a disturbingly effective cast, backed by live orchestra. A dark and tragic love tale based on the fable of Sasquatch, the elusive man-beast who stalks the forest. The story revolves around a backwoods hillbilly family who make a living selling the story of Sasquatch to willing tourists and what happens when they come across the real monster. (Fri/Sat, The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 9pm, $tbd)

FEST: The Chimney Performance & Video Festival
http://www.thechimneynyc.com/upcoming-the-chimney-festival
“Blonde-Demand”, an immersive performance by artist Lacey Dorn and curated by Roya Sachs, subverts today's addiction to instant gratification by absurdly translating it back into the flesh. Audience members place orders from a menu of iconic blonde films with Emcee Michael Avedon, and Dorn instantly creates a scene from that film. “In The Flesh” is a 5-min black-and-white artist film by Adeline de Monseignat inspired by Alison Leitch's text 'Visualizing the Mountain' (2007) about the marble quarry as being 'alive', 'weeping at night' and having a 'soul'. The videos of Anne-Charlotte Finel play with the fringes of urban and pre-urban spaces, and with a mistakenly wild nature. “Jardins” offers the viewer a time to contemplate, punctuated by abrupt movements, confounding truth and falsehood. “Geological Civilian Resistance” - This work tells a story of an underground hidden political resistance motivated by geological research. Through the collapse of documents, fiction and biog
raphical elements, the work exists between an emotional and affective narrative, while simultaneously being political and grounded on conspiracy theories about earthquake machines. (Fri/Sat, The Chimney Nyc, 200 Morgan Ave, Bk, see site for details, FREE)

THEATER: Red Bastard. Lie With Me.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1249908138451598
tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3043977
How free is your love? You're about to find out... Every. Single. One of you. Beware. Red Bastard is back! The dangerous, seductive comedy monster returns to New York with a brand new show to expose the lies we tell our lovers and those bastards who made us to lie in the first place. Do you dare enter his funhouse of twisted reflections? Love, Lust, Fear and Freedom await as the UK's most controversial clown seduces you with the shocking truth about the liars sitting right next to you. (Fri-Sun, Cloud City, 85 N 1st St, BK, 8pm, $15)

THEATER: The Anthropologists Save The World!
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10172003
A smoker’s cessation group resurrects Aldous Huxley. Doomsday preppers take on the biggest blackout in NYC history. Robots occupy our future. This production is a triptych of plays fusing explosive anecdotes, absurd interludes and invigorating movement to examine the precarious role of the individual in the age of climate change. Part screwball comedy, part nihilism and dash of good old American bravado. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St, # 1E, 7pm, $20)


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FRIDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: After Dark
http://www.comeoutandplay.org/after-dark-2017
DUMBO, Brooklyn, July 21 from 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Each year this fest turns the city streets in a particular neighborhood into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games and wild new street games. It showcases street games and technology enabled live-action game experiences. (Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, across from 155 Water Street, 7pm, FREE)

SOCIAL DANCE/SHOP: Brooklyn Swings’ Band & Coffee & Clothing Swap
https://www.facebook.com/events/483700941977426
Join Brooklyn Swings for an evening of live music, dancing, and a clothing swap. Bring 'gifts' and/or take new-to-you gifts; learn a short dance combo that you dance alone in a group of people; enjoy the music The Big Cat Menagerie - rooted in a love for lindy hop and blues dance, drawing talent from New York City's world-class jazz community and built from the musics of New Orleans, Paris, and the yesteryear ballrooms of Harlem, the band exists to inspire slow drags and swingouts. With Teacher-on-call & DJ: Jennifer Sowden (231 Ainslie St, BK, 7pm-10pm, $10-$15 sliding scale)

VARIETY: Queens of Filth! - A Dragtastic Tribute to John Waters
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb72117
The filthy world of John Waters spans past a love of Baltimore & into the homes of millions of americans. Whether you are a fan of Pink Flamingos, Female Troubles, Cry Baby or Hairspray, you have grown up watching the legendary drag queen Divine strut her fearless self on the silver screen. LadyQueen, the world’s first all female, non-binary and trans drag collective, honors Divine and John Waters with a cavalcade of entertainers from around the nation paying homage to your favorite moments in cinema history. Hosted by Crimson Kitty with performances by: Cream Victoria, Krymson Scholar, Pierretta Viktori, Sugar Magnolia. With Special Guests: Allegra Spread, Bambi Galore, Mx Macabre, Rosemary Maybe & Dago T, and Divine Trash: A Divine Impersonator. LadyTech by Monika Schaefer. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)


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SATURDAY
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PARTICIPATORY: Come Out and Play Festival
http://www.comeoutandplay.org/new-york-city-2017
An annual festival of street games that turns New York City into a giant playground. They provide a forum for new types of public games and play by bringing together players eager to interact with the world around them and designers producing innovative new games and experiences. The fest showcases new field games & sports for adults to play as well as games designed specifically for families and children of all ages. Children’s games connect together with a fun story line about Time Travel — complete with an official Time Travel Agency, games throughout time, a growing timeline, and imminent threats to the space-time continuum. Play just one or two games, or try them all of for an epic Time Travel adventure. (Governors Island, 11am-5pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Hester Street Fair’s Game Day
http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/events/game-day
Come spend an afternoon at the Hester Street fair for some friendly competition. They are bringing mini golf to the Lower East Side, along with giant Jenga, corn hole, ping pong, kendama and more. Get your sporting self out to the park for some fun games. (Essex St & Hester St, 11am-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: NYC Bodypainting Day 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1367073090074920
4th Annual body painting public art event. For the love of expression this years theme is Humanity. We are a community cultivating acceptance for one and all. Inspiring boundless human connection around the would. (Washington Square Park, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) Art Stroll on Saturday,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lic-art-stroll-materials-for-the-arts-and-flux-factory-tickets-35800046904
The program begins at Materials for the Arts with a tour the current exhibition Twisted Woven Tied by artist in residence Dianne Smith and a tour of the impressive warehouse full of unique and inspiring reusable art materials made available for free to New Yorkers through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. You will then walk to Flux Factory, where curators Christina Freeman and Emireth Herrera Valdes will give a tour of the current exhibition Tongue Tide. Afterwards, stroll over to the Windmill Community Garden for snacks and drinks. (Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd fl, LIC, 2pm, $12/$7 stu & sen)

FUNDRAISER: Meowmania! A Cat Party in Brooklyn
https://www.facebook.com/events/445792519109583
Calling all feline fanatics. Join your favorite local cat rescue groups for the cat party of the year. Whiskers-a-GoGo, North Brooklyn Cats, and Bushwick Street Cats have teamed up with Bushwick Bark to throw a cat-tastic fundraising event to raise money that will help save more kitties. Featuring: adoptable cats and kittens, drink discounts, cat photo booth, contest for best cat-themed outfit, cat-themed games, cat wine and cheese tasting, and raffles for prizes for you and your cat. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to local cat rescue organizations. Bring your inner cat lady, and if they're adventurous, bring your cats too (leashed cats only). (Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, BK, 2pm-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Nerd Swap Episode 2: Attack Of The Swap
http://nerdswap.nyc
Come hang out at this regular swap meet and informal meetup for nerds. Whatever your obsession, there’s someone out there who shares it. Bring any nerd curio: comic books, toys, that awesome Harry Potter wand collection, cassingles... so long as it counts as ‘nerdy,’ it’s cool with them. It is recommended you not bringing more than a milk crate's worth. Whether you’re the queen of the geeks, a nerd n00b or a born-again Trekkie, the Nerd Swap is here for you. (Commonwealth Bar, 497 Fifth Ave, BK, 3pm-6pm, FREE, 21+)

VARIETY: 8th Annual Coney Island Talent Show
https://www.coneyislandtalentshow.com
One magical day of sunshine & lollipops on the boardwalk. This has proven to be an event true to Coney Island's nature and intent bringing packed crowds each year and hours of entertainment for the young and the old. Categories vary from Creative Kids (9-12 years old), Creative Kids (13-17 years old) and Song, Dance, and Variety (18 and up), with a chance to win over $2000 in cash and prizes. Hosted by Mr. Strange. (Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, 10 West 10th St & Surf Ave, BK, 4pm-8pm, FREE)

BIKE: Brooklyn Bike Rave
http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/event/brooklyn-bike-rave
Bedazzle your bike, put on your craziest outfit, blast some party tunes and be ready for sensory overload at this glowtastic night ride along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Starting in Greenpoint, the group will ride through Williamsburg, travel inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, through DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park and loop back to finish under the iconic Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. Participants will stream a live radio show from Newtown Radio Station on speakers (not headphones) along the ride. (1 Commercial St, BK, 7pm checkin/8pm ride, $25-$45)

COMMUNITY: Grand Neptune Ball fundraiser
http://grandneptune.com
A celebration on the historic Waterfront Museum Barge – a boat and nonprofit that is raising funds for renewed arts and education programs after the Superstorm Sandy refit. Enjoy local fare and spirits. Dance to live jazz. Come as your most extravagant self. Cocktail attire, and any a nod to the maritime 1920s, is encouraged. Music by Steve Oates and the Zac Greenberg Quartet. Open bar. (The Waterfront Barge, 290 Conniver St, Bk, 8pm-11pm, $50-$100)

MUSIC: A Benefit for Shea Stadium
https://www.facebook.com/events/135297200386703
Shea is undergoing some changes and is underground for the time being but come celebrate a little bit of its magic and support your awesome musician friends with this little home-brewed show. Music by: Talullah Ruff, Sp∆rkle Møtion, Nick Llobet, Strange Loops, DIG NITTY. (Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Gratten St, BK, 9pm-1am, $5 sun don, 21+)

BURLESQUE: Assfreaks 6
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb72217
This legendary scandalass butt frenzy of a show once again brings in the rears of the year. With burlesque and sideshow stars, buttmeat galore and asstastic acts of glutenous glory, not to mention special guest stars, an audience ass shaking competition, & GoGo, this is the show that dares to go behind, spreads its legs, bends further over, and shows you what its GOT, before covering it in sploshy paint and making a print, which we then auction. Now also featuring the chance to win your very own “I Was Spanked by the Sealboy” badge during intermission. With: Mat Fraser, Julie Atlas Muz, Mr.Gorgeous, Sweetpea, Qualms Galore, Dottie Dynamo, & Mia Julep giving us GoGo and kittening. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)


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SUNDAY
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FOOD: Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown 2017
All of Brooklyn's local ice cream makers are turned on and humming up some ice cream. Come try all the ice cream, and vote on the yummiest (Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St, BK, 12pm, $20, 21+)


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MONDAY
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WORD: Fierce Women in Fiction Panel
https://www.facebook.com/events/1478593948845738
Jeanne McCulloch leads a stacked panel of writers discussing writing women in a man's world including Karen Rinaldi, author of the newly released The End of Men and Books Are Magic bookseller Sarah Gerard, author of Sunshine State, Camille Perri, author of The Assistants, and Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of Bright Lines. (Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St, BK, 7:30pm, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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WORD: The Butterfly Effect With Jon Ronson
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1516647-butterfly-effect-jon-ronson-brooklyn
Join bestselling author Jon Ronson for a pre-launch party of the latest series – The Butterfly Effect. Many years ago, a teenager in Brussels had an idea – make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of this idea are surprising, delightful, sad and huge. Enjoy an exclusive listen with Jon as your guide on this mysterious journey. (The Bell House, BK, 149 7th St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $10)


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WEDNESDAY
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PUPPETS: Enchanted Swamp Cabaret
https://enchantedswamp.eventbrite.com
A multi media shadow puppet musical experience. The continued adventures of our beloved hero & heroine, Puccini the Cat and his true love the Princess as they travel the stars searching for one another. There will be space pirates, monsters, and fairies. there will be music, dancing, poetry, burlesque, and puppets. Dress for the swamp or outer space. Suggested costume themes: space pirates, aliens, natural world fae such as elves, unicorns & fairies. (10 Evans St, BK, 7pm, $20 adv/$30 door, 21+)


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THURSDAY
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VARIETY: Return of The Cupcake Show (with Adam Kuchler & Ellia Bisker)
http://shop.jalopy.biz/product-p/sh-072717.htm
A celebration of whimsy -- a collection of bite-sized pieces, unrelated and all tied together. Laugh, cry, love, for three minutes at a time. A lovely little show in a jewel of a theater, created by Adam Kuchler and set to live music by Ellia Bisker (Sweet Soubrette, Charming Disaster) (Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St, BK, 7pm, $12)

MUSIC: Concerts in the Catacombs - Reflections of Memento Mori
http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/concerts-in-the-catacombs-reflections-of-memento-mori
For this summer series, each night will be an immersive experience with artists specifically curated for the Catacombs. From the avant garde to electronic, classical to rock, this won't be your normal musical experience. The evening's performances will feature the Ladies of the Veil Orchestra and Raya Brass Band. Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. (Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 8pm, $65)


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UPCOMING
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***PARTICIPATORY: The Battle for Mau Mau Island - Sat, 7/29
http://www.thebattleformaumauisland.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAUMAUBATTLE
This is an annual flotilla event that takes place on the water in different locations around Jamaica Bay. The event is accessible only by water and invites participants through open enrollment to adopt personas, form costumed "gangs" and build DIY watercraft for engaging public waterways as a form of loose improvised theater. The event consists of a series of "maritime challenges" where the teams engage in friendly, competition. Every team must enter a champion in each of the following challenges: pillaging, human swimming race, pugil fighting, regatta, and boat jousting. Gather your clans, construct your water crafts, sharpen your skills, hone your alcohol tolerance. Prepare now for the challenges to come. There are no spectators, this is a participatory event. You must have a team of three or more people in matching or clearly themed outfits. You must have a team flag attached firmly to a pole. You are strongly urged to find or build a watercraft for the event. (Noon into
evening, all details sent to participants only)


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ONGOING
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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)

THEATER: Unpacking
http://here.org/shows/detail/1912
A happy couple has just moved into their new home. But the novelty of homeownership quickly fades as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and, shortly thereafter, the ghosts of all their past relationships. The newest play from comedians Marina & Nicco combine two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark. Flashlights will be provided. (thru 8/13, Wed-Sat 7pm/Sun 2pm, Here, 145 Sixth Ave, $25)

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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