Date: August 4th 2017

Hello lovelies,

The last proper G&S event of the summer is tonight: the audience-challenge craft cocktail pop-up, The Cocktail Experiment. Try to stump our bartender with your contribution -- or just sample from our house drink menu (Hanoi Sling! Rama Fizz!), which you can see in the invite below.

Tonight is also the last night this summer to come browse our costume & vintage racks -- and just for tonight, everything is 20% off the prices listed here: (we also have WAY more than what's pictured)

Lastly, we are officially a month away from our spectacular 15th Anniversary Gilded Age Garden Party -- a once-in-a-lifetime pool party with a live orchestra in a Victorian mansion, with period-inspired food and drink. While we have holds on couple of bedrooms in the mansion, we're now officially taking reservations again, if the payment for existing holds doesn't go through this week. Email us ASAP if you want a chance to sleep on premises & indulge in midnight swims, dessert and cocktails.

See below for an updated invite, and a code for $10-20 off all levels if buying at least five tickets.


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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: FB: 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:
- Orange Blossom Water, an aromatic by-product of the essential oil distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms, has traditionally been used as aromatizer in many Mediterranean and North Afreican dessert dishes - Ramazotti Amaro, a digestif invented by Ausano Ramazzotti in 1815 in Milan, made of a secret blend of 33 herbs and roots - Homemade lemongrass syrup

Featured Cocktails:
An International tour!
- Rama Fizz - The storied classic goes to the Subcontinent. Gin, Orange Blossom Water, Chai, Citrus, Cream, Egg. - Italian Alps - Ramazotti Amaro, Bourbon, Jamaican Rum, Orange, Angostura & Aromatic Bitters, Egg Yolk, Sugar, Salt, Nutmeg. - Hanoi Sling - Gin, Lemongrass Syrup, Lillet, Dry Vermouth, Lemon, Seltzer


Game of Thrones Ep 4 / American Gods Ep 3

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 4
10:20pm American Gods Ep 3

$10 sugg donation, cash bar

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, use code "group" for $10-20 off 5 or more tix) 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 period-inspired cocktails, Victorian games & amusements, and outdoor silent films after sunset -- all in a stunning antiques-filled 1858 mansion with a pool and terraced garden. Cocktail sponsors: El Buho mezcal, Boukhman rum, Barrow's Intense ginger liqueur.

Entertainment and activities:
- Retro Remix Orchestra - classic songs and current pop hits performed in orchestral, hot jazz and swing arrangements - Edwardian fashion presentations with historical costumer John W. Richardson of As They Sew in France. Sat: Morning to evening in Edwardian dress / Sun: The rise & fall of the bustle [ ] - 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 - Poolside popped corn from our vintage-styled machine - Saturday evening parlor party with full tea service and dessert

Dress code:
1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged (think Downton Abbey). Seersucker or light gray are great summer options for men. No modern casual wear, please - but modern summer cocktail attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Edwardian times. Please wear comfortable shoes, hats or parasols for sun protection, and don't forget your swimwear and towels (no towels will be provided). Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): - and ours for banquet/ball/tea research:

NYC EVENTS: 8.4-10


FEST: Space & Science Festival Space explorers and stargazers of all ages will discover some of NASA’s most exciting missions, from the powerful James Webb Space Telescope that will see back in time to study the earliest galaxies after the big bang, to the technology and hardware that will send humans to deep space destinations, including Mars. Explore the International Space Station and planets in and out of our solar system using virtual reality, and get hands-on with NASA’s latest tech, launch systems, new X-plane designs, Earth observations and more. Meet NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts, and don’t miss an interactive panel about going to Mars. (Fri-Sun, Intrepid Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave & 46th St, see site for details, FREE-$33)

FEST: 5th Annual STooPS Art Crawl To Celebrate Local Brooklyn Artists
Walk the neighborhood and listen to live music or poetry, catch a theatrical performance or simply admire an arts exhibit. This two-day event celebrates local visual and performance artists as it transforms stoops and storefronts into pop-up arts installations and performance spaces. The family-friendly event will also host a Kiddie Korner featuring such activities as story-time, mural painting or puppet-making. Featured artists include Aleijuan Afuraka, Babay L. Angles, Clarivel Ruiz`, Lisa Sikorski, Najee Omar; students from The Brooklyn Music School’s Summer Vocal Arts Program and Noel Pointer Phantazia String Ensemble; visual arts house Fulton Art Fair and theater-driven Fulton Arts Foundation. (Sat 1pm-6pm/Sun 2:30pm-7:30pm, multiple locations, Bed-Stuy, BK, FREE)


TOONS: “New York City Sketchbook” and Slapstick Short Films Three figures of New York City’s offbeat film history, exhibition, and animation circles converge for a unique screening of archival and contemporary short films that are not to be missed. Brooklyn-based animator Willy Hartland begins the program with a screening of his award-winning animated short, New York City Sketchbook. The second part of the program focuses on live-action archival silent film. That Slapstick Show, curated by Nelson Hughes, delivers The Race to Save Laughter, a selection of silent comedies that were once considered lost for decades, then subsequently found and recently preserved by major film archives. The evening concludes with rare shorts from Tommy José Stathes’ long-running Cartoon Carnival series. This special installment features historic 1910s-1930s animated cartoons produced in New York City, and projected on ‘reel’ 16mm film. (The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 8pm, $10)

BURLESQUE: Jo Boobs Weldon Presents: Wish List It’s Jo’s 55th birthday, she’s entering a new demographic, and she can have whatever she wants! Come party with her and a few of her friends to watch her age disgracefully. Featuring: Anna Boo, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Dirty Martini, Fem Appeal, Jonny Porkpie, Perle Noire the Mahogany Queen of Burlesque, Tiger Bay, Tigger-James Ferguson, Velocity Chyaldd, and a special group number from The Flirts. There will be cake and lapdances. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)

PARTY: Thunder Gumbo & ICARUS: Journey to The Center of The Moon The crews responsible for your favorite east coast art cars are banding together again to compress you all for the journey ahead. Humans have always looked to the celestial bodies for guidance. However, sages far and wide claim that truth can only be found within. Why not both? Calling all space cadets, moon punks, playastronauts and lunar lovers. DJs: Zionysus, Tyler Vigil, M!NT, Illexxandra, EZ Almighty, Dayburn. Live Acts: Hokumfactory, Borjigin Chineeleg, Indigo Moon, and more. Performances by: Madamme Ovary. Portal Puppetry by Entity Sam Art. Light Map Photobooth (some lucky guests will get light mapped live get there early), Icarus 3D full body VR experience, Art Carfunkle, Repurposed Stardust. Costume Suggestions: steam poser, moon punks, lunar LIberacci, fuq boi balistics, heavenly hoes, no cats, Ernest, Finding Captain Nemo, self-esteam punks, OK.. cats are fiiine. There will be an afterhours very near by going into the morning. (17 Meadow St, BK, 10pm-4am, $30-$100)

DJ: Tropical Dance Party in Brooklyn
You're invited to experience a beautiful tropical dance party on a warm summer night in Brooklyn. Let's escape to a tropical paradise as our DJ's for the day whisk us away on an adventure that we won't forget. Meet new people, laugh with your friends, and enjoy a blissful night of tranquility. We'll bask in good vibes, sweet beats, delicious eats, and amazing people. House, Tropical house, Cumbia, Reggae, Afro Beats, Deep house. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman, BK, 10pm-4am, FREE with RSVP, 21+)


EVENT: Summer Streets An annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. Activities include musical performances, art instillations, free bike & helmet rentals, classes & workshops, mini golf, and more. (Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Ave and connecting streets, 7am-1pm, FREE)

SHOP: Kairos Market A community based craft fair that showcases a curation of handmade items exclusively created by local independent artists. Their mission is to create a community filled with inspiration, collaboration and creativity for all. The Market is a festival for the arts. All fairs will include local designers, lively music, interactive fun and a lot of good vibes. (Brooklyn Art Library, 28 Frost St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

PARTY: MCA Day 2017: Celebrating the Life of Adam Yauch - The Grande Finale fans of Adam Yauch are invited to pay tribute to his legacy and celebrate his life. Grab your favorite Beastie shirt, lace up the shelltoes, and get ready to spread some Gratitude. Humanitarian, artist, rapper, musician, Sasquatch, filmmaker, activist, snowboarder and Hörnblowér. Adam Yauch was one of the best this crazy world has ever seen. Let’s get together and honor a life well-lived through his favorite channels: art, music and community. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 12pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: 7th Annual History Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and the Coney Island History Project Enjoy Music, Entertainment, Art & History. Dress in 1920’s garb for a free ride on the landmark 1920 Wonder Wheel. The Coney Island History Project has designed History Plaques for 17 classic rides and attractions in Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park. Visitors may pick up a free copy of the brochure “History Tour of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park” and sign up for a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the numbered history plaques at each site. Walk inside the 1960s Astroland Rocket and see a movie. And much, much more. (Dino’s wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island, 3059 West 12th St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

FEST: Press Play Fair The fair is a day-long event presented by Pioneer Works, where small presses, music labels, zines, and artist books will be exhibited. Additional festivities will include a community building tape and zine exchange, collage and collaborative archive experiences, live performances, the launch of Party Lab at Pioneer Books and more. Join us as we celebrate the variety of ways to play with recorded text, image, and sound. (Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, BK, 2pm-11pm, FREE)

SOCIAL DANCE/MUSIC: 10th Great Jazz on the Great Hill Bring a picnic blanket, snacks, and dancing shoes for this fun event. Featuring live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting. Performances by: The Jimmy Heath Big Band with Special Guests, The Allan Harris Band, and Matthew Whitaker Trio. (The Great Hill, Great Hill Central Park, 4pm-7pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: GGNY: 6th Annual Buffy Sing Along Fundraiser for The Trevor Project Join Gay Geeks of New York, LLC as they celebrate their 6th anniversary by giving back to the community. They lip-sync all the songs from the Buffy musical episode. You sing along. There might be bunnies. Only 65 tickets will be sold for each performance. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds will go towards The Trevor Project. (The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, 5:30pm doors/6pm pre-show/6:30pm show, $18 adv/$20 door, 21+)

PARTY: Sexy Tramps Presents Super Pumped Join the Sexy Tramps for their first ever NY party, art show, compliment extravaganza and camp fundraiser. The event will be the kicking off point of the Ripple Effect. The purpose of the Ripple Effect is to positively impact the lives of others so that they too will be inspired to positively impact someone else. Experience the compliment booth. Take a turn handing out compliments yourself. View and buy original artwork during the silent auction. Shake your booty. Get tramp stamped with the classic "Stay Sexy" stencil spray painted on your favorite shirt/bodysuits/etc. Performances by Heather Mo'Witz & Zero Boy. Music by lllexxandra, Aeon, George Ingalls, and Mike Jackson. Suggested Dress Code: whatever you want to wear, playa wear, bathrobes and underwear, clothing optional, whatever the fuck you want, raccoon garb, last nights makeup, bindle sticks, floppy top hats, fingerless gloves, Onesies. Tix includes a drink & a pickleback. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, BK, 8pm-1am, $20+)

PARTY: Rubulad: Heat Wave Hopscotch An ode to Summer Fun. Live performances by: Bobo, L Train Brass Band, Ryan Power. DJs: Lupe Loop, Ol’ Stark, Sir Olivier, Esq. Plus: Projections by The Sperm Whale, G. Scopitronic's Non Stop Film Fest, Kami‘s Kid Stuff Barbecue, Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur. Dress as a big kid. RSVP for Bushwick address: rubulad@PROTECTED (address with RSVP, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9:30pm)

BURLESQUE: Tigger’s Man: A Tease "Turns It Up to 11"! New York's Original Boylesque Festival is back for its 11th smash year. Starring Nasty Canasta, Tiger Bay, Teo, Vic Sin, Viktor Devonne. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $15)

FILM: Moulin Rouge with Absinthe Experience Baz Luhrmann’s richly saturated and feverish ode to truth, beauty, freedom, and love, how you always wanted: tripping on Absinthe, transporting you back to Paris at the turn of the century when absinthe and love reigned supreme over bohemia. Enjoy with a complimentary glass of absinthe. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 10:30pm, $24)


MUSIC: Basement Bhangra 20th Anniversary Celebrate NYC’s legendary party with Bhangra royalty and explosive sounds and dance from the South Asian diaspora. Performances by: Apache Indian, Panjabi Mc, Dj Rekha, Madame Gandhi, Anik Khan, Horsepowar, Sikh Knowledge, Dj Petra, Dj Shilpa. (Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, 3pm-7pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Find Your Funny with Clowns Without Borders It's almost International Clown Week. In celebration of that, join Clowns Without Borders as they conduct a workshop in Finding Your Funny. Introduction to clowning, with an emphasis on comic timing, audience engagement, and physical comedy. Whether you want to bring comedy into an existing act, refine your existing skills, or spend 90 minutes laughing, this workshop is for you. In a safe and supportive environment, discover new ways to express yourself non verbally and engage people through laughter. This workshop is especially helpful for teachers, social workers, medical professionals, community leaders, and performers. No experience required. Beginners welcome. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 6pm, $10-$15 sliding scale)

MUSIC: Talking Drums: Stand Up! Speak Out! Throughout history and across cultures, drums have been the beating heart of human communities. They’ve been used to summon gods, fire up warriors, and unite communities in a common cause. The power of drumming to connect people and inspire action is on full display at this high-octane performance by an array of celebrated activist-artists representing Caribbean, Japanese, African, and Native American musical traditions. Featuring Chief Ayanda Clarke of THE FADARA GROUP, Grupo Agoluna, Legacy Women, Los Pleneros de la 21, Silvercloud Singers, Soh Daiko, and Something Positive, Inc. Poet/Host: Staceyann Chin. (Damrosch Park, 70 Lincoln Center Plz, 7pm-10pm, FREE)


FILM: Summer Screen: Beetlejuice
Brooklyn's longest running film and music series. Now in it's 12th year, this series brings crowds together to enjoy a lineup of cult classic movies, live music, and food & drink from local vendors. (McCarren Park, Bedford Ave & N 12 St, BK, 6pm doors/7pm music/film at sundown, FREE)


BURLESQUE: Hotsy Totsy Burlesque tribute to Game of Thrones Once again Cherry Pitz has been binge watching Game Of Thrones to the point where it again has caused a psychotic break, this year she is convinced that she is Lady Olenna Queen of Thorns. The gals at the home for wayward girls are happy to play along as long as she doesn’t poison any body. Hosted by Cherry Pitz and Handsome Brad with performances by Bimini Cricket, Candy Apples, Cherry Pitz, Freya West, Gogo Incognito, Luna Lee. With Ember Flame warming up the crowd. (The Slipper Room NYC, 167 Orchard St, 8pm, $15)


THEATER: Game Play 2017
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
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 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)

FEST: Broadway Bound Festival
Affordable theatre is alive, well and living in NYC’s eclectic and electric East Village. Productions run the gamut; delving deep LGBTQA relationships, living with cancer, surviving a hate crime and a dysfunctional past, becoming a parent, PTSD and suicide, a modern twist on a fairy tale, dealing with closeted skeletons and ghosts from the past, illegal immigration, Texas high school football, the Cuban fight for freedom and everything in between. A launching pad for regional, Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, this fest is your chance to catch 20 curated new works as they make their world premieres. (thru 8/20, The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, see site for details, $25 adv/$30 door)

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)

FILM: See it Big series With its bright, vividly detailed images and its rich sound, a 70mm film print offers a great theatrical experience. This series includes a special preview screening of Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated new movie, Dunkirk, in 70mm. The series also includes Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a brand new 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia, and a variety of cinematic treats including Nolan’s astonishing and provocative Interstellar (which offers a timely reflection on climate change), Patton, The Dark Crystal, Pink Floyd: The Wall, and two exciting rarities, the Soviet films The Story of the Flaming Years and The Enchanted Desna, directed by Yulia Solntseva, an unsung heroine of Soviet cinema who was also the first woman to win Best Director at Cannes (for The Story of the Flaming Years). (thru 8/27, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15)

FILM: Films on the Green 10th Anniversary 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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