Date: September 22nd 2017


Hello lovelies,

Just a few weeks to go till some incredible events happen:

- Sat, Oct 7: Grand Victorian Banquet and Ball is in just two weeks! Amazingly, we still have some banquet tickets...jump on those. They're a pretty great deal at $95 for all food, drinks, and the Ball. Ball-only tickets are just $35, and include drinks all night, as well. We're about to announce more entertainment and menu sneak peeks on social media next week. You don't want to miss this one: it's movie-level immersive magic for a pretty small handful of lucky ticket holders.
- Sat, Oct 14: once upon a time there was a tiki casino oasis in Vegas...we're bringing it back for one night only, along with an illicit happening on the banks of Gowanus that you'll only learn about if you come to the party. First come first served (no presales), but if you RSVP to the FB event, you'll be the first to know of any updates.
- Sun, Oct 15: Goldmine shopping party, Halloween edition. Already confirmed: alchemical beauty products! Chainmail! Bats! See below for the full list, and get in touch if you have anything Halloween-esque to sell.

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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PARTY: 10/7
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Banquet and Ball

Saturday, Oct 7, Banquet: 7-9pm; Ball 9pm-1am
Admission:
- $95 for Banquet & Ball, food + drinks included
- $35 for Ball only, drinks included
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653454431351363
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the turn of the century, 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).

We will begin the night with an informal reception, where banquet guests can enjoy delightful spiced punch (sponsored by Boukman Rhum) and a guided tour through the garden and beautifully preserved mansion. At 8pm, we open the doors to the secret candlelit ballroom and invite you to a lavish and historically accurate banquet, featuring multiple courses and wine. The meal will be accompanied by a short lecture on Victorian dining and the featured dishes from our chef and historical cooking expert Rebecca Leigh Silverman.

Ball-only guests can arrive at 9pm for their own reception, house and grounds tours. At 10pm, Retro Remix Orchestra kicks off the ball, and we all twirl in candlelight until 2am.

Entertainment and activities:
- Retro Remix Orchestra - classic songs and current pop hits performed in orchestral and hot jazz arrangements, plus waltzes, quadrilles, and other period music
- At 8:30 and 9:30pm: Edwardian fashion presentations with historical costumer John W. Richardson of As They Sew in France. Topics: Morning to evening in Edwardian dress / The rise & fall of the bustle
- Hand-drawn fashion illustrations of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris
- Victorian parlor and card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s
- DIY amusements from turn-of-century books

Dress code:
1800s through 1919 ballroom, formal or military--or as close as you can get with modern formal. Men: tuxes or tails. Ladies: corsets and long gowns. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and ours for banquet/ball/tea research: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

About our chef:
Culinary historian Rebecca Leigh Silverman has over 20 years experience working in living history museums as an historic culinary expert. She specializes in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect sazerac.

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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PARTY: 10/14
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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Castaways Casino Club

Saturday, Oct 14, 9pm-late, $10-20 sliding scale donation
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/482429285488967
Lost Bridge Exchange: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/lost-bridge-exchange
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Calling all faux millionaires to litter their gold coin at our illicit gambling establishment far offshore on the banks of Gowanus: the only public invite to our new secret membership group and official afterparty for Lost Bridge Exchange Night Market.

A secret casino lounge with groovy soundtrack by Telecommand playing sophisticated grooves for the suited and booted. DJ Dirty Fingers keeps your booty bouncing late into the night. Tiki specials and $4 Rockaway Brewing beer at the bar.

For participants who desire an odd mission and a bit of added revelry, maps will be provided to send you on an artistic neighborhood scavenger hunt brought to you by Lost Bridge Exchange. All odd missions end with a return to the Loft for continuation of festivities.

The casino club will feature blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold'em tournament, played at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am for a $50 value prize. For non-tourney games, a member credit system will let you use your winnings for future party entry, drinks, etc.

Dress code: Come as your truest self. Funky party-wear, faux fancy, vintage lounge, cocktail, or other non-sloppy attire requested. No elaborate costumes or evening wear required, but we'll love you more if you put in more effort.


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POP-UP SHOP: 10/15
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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - festival-wear shopping party

Sunday, Oct 15, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377047339060872
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #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
Asc Alchemical- Alchemically inspired perfumes, soaps, and crystals - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ascalchemical
Binnorie - Nail polish of all sorts of colors and sparkly textures
Deflated Mouse - Jewelry & crafts that embrace the cute side of spooky and the spooky side of cute - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeflatedMouse
Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream
Seraphim Sin - Handmade scalemail armor accessories - https://www.etsy.com/shop/seraphimsin
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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WEEKEND + WEEK
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BURLESQUE: The 15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
http://www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com
Celebrating over a Decade, of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with over 100 performers from around the Globe! The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it’s premiere in 2003. Featured performers include: Murray Hill (NYC), Cherry & Carmilla (Italy), The House of Noire (NYC), Mara De Nudee (France), Miss Exotic World Winners Dirty Martini (NYC), Angie Pontani (NYC), Medianoche (NYC) and Julie Atlas Muz (NYC), plus The Peekaboo Revue (Philly) Miss Tiki Oasis Sassy Stiletto (CA), Jacques Patriaque (Austria), Sweetpea (MN), Scotty The Blue Bunny (Berlin), Mr. Gorgeous (NYC), Kitten & Lou (Seattle), Bella Blue (NOLA), Silly Thanh (Switzerland), Izohhnny (Portland), Burlesque Legend Gabreilla Maze (South Carolina), and so many more! See site for complete line up and venue info. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, $15-$75)

FEST: 11th Annual Bushwick Open Studios 2017
https://artsinbushwick.org/events/bushwick-open-studios-2017
Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is an arts and culture festival hosted by the volunteer-run organization Arts in Bushwick. During the weekend most studios will be open from 11am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday with opening night festivities on Friday night kicking off AiB’s annual Seeking Space group show. Visitors and neighbors can also enjoy a series of events, performances, and panel discussions coordinated by AiB in partnership with local businesses and cultural institutions. Events during BOS weekend will include Opening night of Seeking Space at Beyond Studios NYC (272 Seigel St) - The weekend’s kick-off party and opening reception, and The BOS Afterparty at House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave). Information map will be available throughout participating hub sites around the community. This event is an unique opportunity for the Bushwick community and our visitors to tour hundreds of artist studios throughout the neighborhood and a little beyond, to see and feel firsthand the creative
vibrancy of a flourishing community. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, Fri-Sun, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: The 3rd Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
Brooklyn’s best play sixty shows at seven stages along the spectacular waterfront from Superfine to Sunny’s in Dumbo and Red Hook. Outdoor stages in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Live bands play beloved artist owned and operated pioneer establishments Red Hook Bait and Tackle, Sunny’s Bar, 68 Jay St Bar, and Superfine Restaurant Bar. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: Indépendant Art Book Fair
http://independentartbookfair.com
A new platform for an independent group of publishers, bookmakers, and artists. IABF's mission is to create an accessible and approachable environment where publishers, artists and visitors can have valuable experiences by connecting with each other within a larger creative audience. With the consistent rise of independent publishing IABF is dedicated to embracing and igniting this community by gathering communities globally to explore the intersection of these ideas. (Fri-Sun, Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 67 West St, BK, 12pm-7pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: FOUR: Sci-Fi Drama
https://www.facebook.com/events/502367520109053
An Audio-Visual Experience created for Bushwick Open Studios by Anya Sapozhnikova. FOUR positions Light, Sound, Rigging and Video technicians as the only performers, as they tell the story through elaborate manipulations of the environment. The audience is part of the experience. You will be laying down for the duration of the show. Cuddling is encouraged. Please bring you own yoga mat; we will provide ones for those who don't have. Doors are 1 hour before showtime. Do not be late for the show. No one will be admitted once the show is in progress. (Fri 7pm & 9pm/Sun 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm; House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, FREE, 21+)

ART: Photoville
http://photoville.com
This is a modular event built out of 55+ shipping containers, combining indoor and outdoor exhibitions, talks, workshops, a beer garden, and night-time screenings. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park, BK, see site for details, FREE)

COMMUNITY/FEST: Bushwig 2017
http://bushwig.com
150+ of the best drag performers from across the world. Plus: food, ice cold drinks, vendorstalls - bushswag!, meet & greet area, merch stand, vip bar, cash machine inside, free bushwig tattoos, accessibility is good + wheelchair accessible bathroom, free shuttles from jefferson l train. (Sat/Sun, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, QNS, 2pm-11pm, $30-$65, 21+)

FEST: World Maker Faire
https://makerfaire.com/new-york
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. (Sat/Sun, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, QNS, 10am-6pm, $25-$80)

THEATER: Dysfunctional Theatre presents: The Bacchae
http://dysfunctionaltheatre.org/the-bacchae
When the world is mad, does embracing madness make you sane? Created as part of Dysfunctional Theatre's summer residency on Governors Island, the Bacchae is a freely adapted, feminist take on Euripides' tragedy. The performances are an immersive experience using the entire Collective House and incorporating song and dance. And blood and the tears of men. (Sat/Sun, this week and next, House 8B, Nolan Park, Governors Island, 2:30pm & 4:30pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Cirque Du Punk
https://e.sparxo.com/Cirque-du-Punk
At Cirque du Punk, the world of the underground punk scene comes alive for you to dance and explore. Brooklyn rockers Treads play a full set like it's 1980 on Bowery Street all over again. Surprises await as bartenders climb high in the air, dancers perform herculean feats of contortion and spurned girlfriends spin fire. Come dressed in your best dyes, Doc Martins, and denim for a unique evening of drinks, punk music, circus, and fire. (Wed/Thu, Lot 45, 411 Troutman St, BK, 9pm doors/9:30pm show, $20)


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FRIDAY
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SHOP: Change Your Outfit Change The World!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1314971855292088
Start your weekend prepared for the world to end. And for anything to begin. DOMLO Center is turning Friday evenings into a getting-ready party to make sure you are fully equipped to turn it out and call it in. Step into a new spiffy outfit. Stock up on sparkles, fairy lights, fire spinning gear, inspiration. Meet Domlo designers and shop the marketplace of rare goodies. Get decorated and done up by a rotating crew of your favorite hair and makeup geniuses. Vintage finds, costume cures, accessories to accent your excellence, delicates, dope deals. Stay Playafied right here in Black Rock Bushwick. Food and drink available from our neighbors at The Looking Glass in the backyard. Bring an instrument for the jam. Chill for a film screening. (DOMLO Center, 1083 Broadway, BK, FREE)


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SATURDAY
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ART: Building Stories Open House
https://greatsmallworks.org
Great Small Works joined forces with some of their most inspiring friends to form Building Stories, your new neighborhood get-it-done art, culture & organizing workshop. They’ll have a grill running, drinks and snacks, info on the work, and some trinkets made by their hands to acquire by donation. (Building Stories, 69 9th St, BK, 6pm-10pm, FREE)


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SUNDAY
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FEST: 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic
http://atlanticave.org
The oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn. The festival brings together hundreds of thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun. (Atlantic Ave, BK, 10am-5pm, FREE)

BIKE: Beach Ride
http://times-up.org
Join us for a leisurely bike ride out to Rockaway Beach to enjoy an endless Summer afternoon of swimming, and relaxing on the beach. Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, food and/or money for food, lock for bike, or leave your bike on the beach. Come prepared (tools, tubes, water, etc.) to ride some miles at a relaxed pace. (meet at Grand Army Plaza, BK, 11:30am, FREE)

FEST: 5th Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival
http://www.nyhotjazzfest.com
a 12-hour-marathon line-up of non-stop live hot jazz and swing with sixteen bands performing on three stages (one of them hidden in a mysterious train). The celebration kicks off with a Hot Jazz Brunch and spans the history of early jazz from its beginnings in New Orleans through the Jazz Age and the Swing Era. It will also feature a New Orleans-style “second line” parade and be capped off with a raucous Midnight Speakeasy Party with a signature all-star jam session, along with classic burlesque acts, dancers, as well as other performance artists.(Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th St, 2pm - 2am, $TBD)

MUSIC: Table Pounding Music Benefit for ACLU featuring Abraham Inc. & Friends
http://newmusicworld.org/event/20052
Abraham Inc (featuring David Krakauer, Fred Wesley and Socalled) will be joined by Members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Marc Ribot and Where Worlds Collide (featuring South African pianists Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen). All boundary-pushing musicians who share two common traits: a quest for pushing outside the box in their respective genres, exploring what it means to be a musician from multiple different angles; and a desire to use their artistic voices to raise funds for the protection of civil liberties. (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 6pm, $40 adv/$45 door)


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MONDAY
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MUSIC/PARTICIPATORY: Metropolis Ensemble presents: Interactive Theater: Vladimir Nabokov’s The Waltz Invention
http://caveat.nyc/event/interactive-theater-vladimir-nabokovs-the-waltz-invention
A performance-party where audience-members get to play a part in reenacting Nabokov’s oddly prescient 1938 drama of a demagogue holding the world hostage, all set to live original incidental music. Vladimir Nabokov's chilling and oddly prescient tragicomedy The Waltz Invention tells the story of a political madman who holds a mythical country ransom with threats of a powerful weapon of mass destruction. In turns both disturbing and hilarious, the play presents a cast of eminently human characters who struggle with the question of how to behave when a dangerous demagogue takes control of the government. (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 7:30pm, $20/$10 student)


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WEDNESDAY
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WORD: Silent Barn Public Meeting No. 15: How to Fund DIY Creative Enterprises
https://friends.better.space/event/108364/silent_barn_public_meeting_15_funding_diy_creative_enterprises
What are the best sources of funding for DIY Creative Enterprises? Ever since the housing bubble and the great recession of 2008, traditional means of funding start up businesses like bank loans have become more difficult to obtain and new modes of accessing capital like crowd-funding and micro-lending are more prevalent. Our panelists, who work at banks, crowd-funding and membership platforms, and are advisors to arts companies will take you through the whole funding process, discussing the increasing number of resources prospective DIY business owners have at their disposal to fund the start of their creative enterprises. Panelists will also address the steps prospective business owners can take to put themselves in the best possible position to access capital. Panel includes Siena Oristaglio, Molly Neuman, Joe Ahear, and Samira Rajan. After the panel, there will be a show featuri ng Dump Him, Worriers (solo), Harkin, and Espejos. Panel Moderated by Michael Lawrence. (Silen
t Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm panel, $8-$20)

VARIETY: The Secret Variety Society
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519675-guest-event-secret-variety-new-york
The Secret Variety Society is proud to present a three of New York’s most wonderfully weird variety artists for an evening of debauchery and insignificant joy. Come revel, laugh and feel morally superior to the hardest working variety artists on the scene in this weird, intimate and wonderful show. Starring: cabaret performer Sabrina Chap, sideshow and comedy-magician Magic Brian, and contortionist and aerialist Miss Ekaterina. (The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $12 adv/$15 door/$20 rsrvd)

THEATER: Plays, Pints & Party!: Scrubs - My Musical
https://www.facebook.com/events/878429592305618
tix: https://squareup.com/store/fundamental-theater-project/item/plays-pints-party-scrubs-my-musical
Welcome to Sacred Heart, and the musical episode of the hit TV show, Scrubs. A patient hears singing from everyone, turning Sacred Heart into a musical extravaganza. Join JD, Elliot, Carla, Turk and Dr Cox at a grand night for singing. Casting to be announed. Followed by a dance party. Ticket includes 1 drink. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with tix purchase, BK, 8pm-12am, $10 adv/$15 door)


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THURSDAY
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ART: Duke Riley Opening Reception: Now Those Days Are Gone
https://www.facebook.com/events/1651807414829697
“Now Those Days are Gone”, will be Duke Riley’s largest solo exhibition to date, and the culmination of the work inspired by Fly By Night. Riley is fascinated by maritime history and events around the waterways of New York City. Riley’s signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives comment on a range of issues from the cultural impact of over development and gentrification of waterfront communities to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war. Exhibit continues through 10/21. (524 W 26th St, 6pm-8pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Gaijin à Go-Go Brooklyn Tour 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/716709308528128
Gaijin à Go-Go brings an infectious Japanese pop sound to the rhythms of 1960s style go-go music. The band self-released their debut EP Hello Copycat, which quickly got them signed to Sony Music International. The group released two additional full-length albums on Sony Music International’s label, Happy-55-Lucky and Merry-55-Round, and their latest album, Go-Go Boot Camp, premiered as part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2006. Gaijin à Go Go’s Archway performances reunites some of the group’s original members in a tribute to Pizzicato Five, together with a mix of original songs. This concert is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. (The Archway, DUMBO, BK, 6:30pm-9pm, FREE, all ages)

VARIETY: Eric Walton: Mentalist
http://unitedsolo.org/us/ericwalton-2017/
A theatrical foray into the realms of parapsychology, metaphysics, and the paranormal, in which the award-winning and critically-acclaimed mentalist and showman, Eric Walton, reads minds, identifies hidden objects, and predicts future events. Part of the United Solo Theater Festival. (Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, 7:30pm-8:30pm, $35)

VARIETY: Miss Subways Extravaganza 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/607094859680306
Inspired by The City Reliquary's 2009 "Miss G Train Pageant," and with a wink and a nod to the Miss Subways events held in NYC between 1941 and 1976, this extravaganza is a call to arms for advocates and lovers of the NYC underground. In a night of performances spanning the classy, the trashy, the weird, and the whimsical, contestants will demonstrate their love, frustration, and ultimate devotion to their subway line of choice. (The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 7pm-10pm, $20)

VARIETY: Force Majeure Vaudeville: Third Anniversary Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/188374308370815
tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3088062
Celebrate three years of the best, most eclectic variety entertainment in NYC with this powerhouse cast. The best of circus, magic, human beatbox, burlesque, street dance, and more. Olivia Porter - Australian juggling sensation, Evil Hate Monkey - Boylesque with a sparkly banana, Kaila Mullady - human beatbox champion, Ariel Speedwagon - tapdancing drag artiste, Albert Cadabra - The Great Deceiver, Josh Thomas - rising star of BrukUp dance, Betsy Propane - stage kitten, Tanya Solomon - MC and magic. (The Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 9pm-11pm, $10)


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THEATER: YOKAI - Remedy for Despair
http://thetanknyc.org/theater/779-yokai
In a desolate space stands a group of curious looking people. With miniature trees and paper seagulls in their pockets they begin to recreate the world as they see it. A premeditated car accident, a ravenous cod and a dreadful christmas eve are part of the chaos created by the yōkai. Combining dance, magic, poetry and sheer stupidity, international ensemble the Krumple tells a contemporary tale of our attempts to find hope in moments of despair. (thru 9/24, The Tank, 312 W 36th St, see site for details, $15-$35)

PUPPETS: Flatrion Hex
http://here.org/shows/detail/1940
A solo puppet performance that tells the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman who works for NYORG, a city in the middle of a swamp. Wylie uses his unusual talents to solve problems and do routine maintenance on the city's interweb biotechnology. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, that is as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct? ritual procedure is followed. (thru 9/30, Tue-Sat 7pm/Fri 10:30pm, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, $20)

PUPPETS: The Joshua Show: Episode 2
http://here.org/shows/detail/1939
Life got you down? There's a solution. Joshua Holden brings you a brand new show made especially for anyone that feels disheartened by all the ugliness that's in the world. Featuring Mr. Nicholas the sock and a cast of hand crafted puppet. Turn your frown upside down, awaken your nostalgia, and get ready to spread some joy. Joshua will tap dance his way across the stage and into your heart in this new show where even if you show up a sulky sourpuss, you're sure to leave an Ambassador of Joy. (thru 9/30, Sat/Sun, HERE 145 Sixth Ave, 2pm, $20)

THEATER: Show Up Under St. Marks
https://www.showuptheshow.com
tix: http://www.horsetrade.info/event/6f95271fe2607675d5e1c4d7b7e5d293
Direct from a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Peter Michael Marino's 5-star, critically acclaimed "Show Up" returns to Under St. Marks where it all began. This one-man, interactive, improvised comedy is all about the good, bad & ugly experiences of the audience - who also lend a hand in the set, sound, and lights...and there's a party! (thru 9/30, Thu-Sat, Under St. Mark's Theatre, 94 St Marks Pl, 7pm, $20)

ART: 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/747700488751568/
Over 100 exhibiting international artists working in every medium, and then some will be displayed. Wander freely through the stately old homes and see how each artist works with the challenges and opportunities presented by crumbling plaster walls, gracious hearths, and bucolic views. (thru 10/1, Sat/Sun, Colonels Row, Governors Island, 11am-6pm, FREE)

ART: (un)thinkable - a solo exhibition of photographs by Phillip Buehler
https://www.frontroomles.co
The culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s work photographing remnants of the Cold War throughout the United States and Europe. Buehler has visited NATO airbases, Cape Canaveral, the Airplane Graveyard, missile bunkers and silos (even within New York City’s borders) among many other sites that are historic, and yet hidden, forbidden, and forgotten. (thru 10/1, Wed-Sun, Front Room Gallery, 48 Hester St, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Cult of Meow: cat art show!
https://www.facebook.com/events/267377487094896
An art show celebrating all things cat. New work by ​​Domonique Alesi, Carrie Ann Baade, Cory Benhatzel, Yoko d'Holbachie, Jel Ena, Siames Escalante, Kaila Gee, Caitlin Hackett, Rhodora Jacob, JoKa, Alexis Kandra, Sue Kasdon, Leegan, Caitlin McCormack, Caitlin McDonagh, Michele Melcher, Johannah O'Donnell, Lou Pimentel, Lilly Piri, Rebecca Rose, Heather Franzen Rutten, Star Manda, and Halsey Swain. (thru 10/21, Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave, see site for details, FREE)

ART: Duke Riley: Now Those Days Are Gone
https://www.facebook.com/events/1651807414829697
“Now Those Days are Gone”, will be Duke Riley’s largest solo exhibition to date, and the culmination of the work inspired by Fly By Night. Riley is fascinated by maritime history and events around the waterways of New York City. Riley’s signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives comment on a range of issues from the cultural impact of over development and gentrification of waterfront communities to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war. (thru 10/21, 524 W 26th St, 6pm-8pm, FREE)

FEST: The 8th annual United Solo Theatre Festival
http://unitedsolo.org/us
The festival will present between two and five shows each night for the next ten weeks, adding up to 120 unique productions coming from six continents. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Audiences see one-person performances from all over the world, experience foreign cultures and traditions, and learn the perspectives of people from various walks of life. Renowned solo performers as well as new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama: tragedy or comedy). (thru 11/19, Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St, see site for details, $35)


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