Date: September 29th 2017


Hello lovelies,

Whirlwind of updates!

- We're having a FLASH SALE on next Saturday's Grand Victorian Banquet and Ball -- we want to pack the house! Use code "flashsale" on the ticket page for $30 tickets to the Ball, if you're buying two or more, and $25 tix for four or more. This price includes admission and unlimited drinks all night, but no food. Only a small number of tickets has been made available for the sale; they should go quickly.

- Full Banquet menu has been announced on the site and Facebook event page. Only a handful of tickets remain for the Banquet level. Please understand we can't add more of those at the last minute, as we're planning quite an elaborate meal.

- Sat, Oct 14: make sure to RSVP for the Facebook event for our Casino party, as this is where we'll be posting updates on the magical illicit participatory art thing happening in conjunction with the event.

- We've moved the Goldmine shopping party to Oct 22, to be part of Gowanus Open Studios weekend. We'll also host an Open House & Resident Artist Showcase during the day, and the official GOS Afterparty at night. More info on that below, and yes, we're still accepting vendors for the event.

- We know you're anxious to hear about Halloween, but we're still working on details! Hang in there. We're seeing whether we can bring back the epic Stranger Things event from last year :)

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) or champagne 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 champagne. 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. There will also be a short performance of Victorian music by baroque singer Lacy Rose.

Ball-only guests can arrive at 9pm for their own reception (champagne or spiced punch included), 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
- At 10pm, when the Ball starts, learn to sway and glide to the music of the evening with a short waltz lesson from John Krieger-Joven and Julia O'Connell
- 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
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 Dirtyfinger 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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GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS: 10/21-22
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Save the dates! We rescheduled Goldmine to be part of this weekend -- the perfect time to explore our beloved neighborhood.

SATURDAY:

G&S Open House, Resident Artist Showcase & Gowanus Open Studios Afterparty

Sat, Oct 21, 1-6pm open house / 6-10pm afterparty, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/788460784667392
Gowanus Open Studios: https://www.artsgowanus.org/gos-2017
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #GOS2017

We're delighted to open our doors for Gowanus Open Studios weekend and present some of the artists who've been calling the Gemini and Scorpio Loft home. Full schedule TK, but we'll be open all day and are hosting the official afterparty 6-10pm. If you've ever wanted to host a performance, production or party here, this is a great day to visit: we'll be on hand all day to answer questions and show you around the space.

SUNDAY:

Goldmine shopping party - Halloween edition

Sun, Oct 22, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Gowanus Open Studios: https://www.artsgowanus.org/gos-2017
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #GOS2017 #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
Coming Up Violets - Wildly eclectic tchotchkes, jewelry, and artwork
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/

Want to vend? here's what you need to know:
- Message us with a link to your stuff or a note about it, if you're not a pro seller.
- There are no fees, 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, so 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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/// NYC EVENTS: 9/29-10/5 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FILM: Dirty Looks' Sesión Continua NYC: a 24-hour Porn Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1391870027555759
Dirty Looks returns to New York with their most popular L.A. event. It is part marathon screening, part installation, the 24-hour porn theatre works to recall the queer porn storefronts and picture palaces that proliferated the city before the advent of home video and the rise in LGBTQ visibility in popular cinema. From midnight Friday through midnight Saturday, Dirty Looks will screen classic works of gay and lesbian erotica in “sesión continua”-style: no schedules, no set attendance times. Slip in and out or stay a while, come together to witness a public approach towards explicit cinema that blended avant-garde film forms with another industry’s titillating requirements. (Fri/Sat, Video Revival, 346 Rogers Ave, BK, 11:59pm-11:59pm, FREE)

OPENING: ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery/God Bless Deli 2
http://spaceheatergallery.com/atm-cigarettes-flowers-lottery
The exhibit explores the dynamic of the bodega aesthetically and theoretically. Bodegas feed addiction and desire, providing sustenance in the form of Philly Cheesesteaks, honey buns, lottery tickets, pantyhose, condoms, and ramen. Their accessibility and uniformity allows for consistency and shelter and camaraderie- 24 hours a day. Each bodega takes on the unique form and identity of its owners, employees, customers, and surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in a bodega is as rich and culturally diverse as it's visitors. The exhibit takes place simultaneously at two Brooklyn galleries. An interactive scavenger hunt will take place on opening night, leading visitors through bodegas on a search for artwork, as they walk from one gallery to the other. Curated by Yael Azoulay, Samantha Robinson, and Ali Shrago-Spechler. (Fri 7pm-10pm/Sat 1pm-5pm/Sun 1pm-5pm, Space Heater Gallery, 1283 Bushwick Ave, Basement/Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Ave, BK, FREE)

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, House 8B, Nolan Park, Governors Island, 2:30pm & 4:30pm, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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SKATE: Roller Disco featuring DJ Shakey w/guest DJ Misbehaviour
https://www.facebook.com/events/261280021045955
This is a special roller disco adult skate night featuring Dj Shakey and Shakey’s guest DJ Misbehavior playing disco, funk, hip hop, house, and lots of other bouncy joints to keep you moving. Many of these skate dancers have been doing this their whole lives and can be seen at the Central Park skate circle. Food & snacks available, no bar. (Bklyn Skates, Salvation Army center, 110 Kosciuszko St, BK, 8pm-11:59pm, $10 skate or boogie/$5 skate rentals)

MUSIC: Sabrina Chap - Postcards from Nevermore
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451641918219005
Cabaret weirdo Sabrina Chap ditches her schadenfreude persona to bring you, "Postcards from Nevermore". Part radio musical, part theatrical heartbreak, “Postcards from Nevermore” tells the story of two queer teens who escape the violent lives of their Florida homes to seek a greater fortune. Told exclusively by a teen narrator, it details the story of her partner in crime, J in a series of monologues that act as postcards home to the narrator’s younger sister. The nine monologues are interspersed with songs of desire, hope, revenge and heartbreak. (Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, BK, 10pm-11pm, FREE/$5 sugg don)


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SATURDAY
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SHOP: 2nd Oddities Flea Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/231044897384670
vip: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/oddities-flea-market-vip-pre-sale
Following the overwhelming success of the first Oddities Market, Ryan and Regina Cohn are returning for a 2 day event. Inside, you'll find a wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and much more. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 11am VIP/12pm-6pm gen adm, $3/Children 10 and under FREE)

FEST: NYC Pagan Pride Day 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1039986646105357
Enjoy an Opening Ritual by North River Kindred, presentations by Lorelai Plur Na Mara, Cucina Aurora Workshop, Witchmaste Tribal Bellydance, Lalitha and Edu Traditional Indian Dance, Earth Drum Circle, Short speech by Oak Tree Clan/Spiritual Journey Fellowship Church, Closing Ritual by Lilith Dorsey, raffles, and more. (Battery Park, 11am-5pm, FREE)

EVENT: 3rd Annual Red Hook Regatta
http://pioneerworks.org/red-hook-regatta-2017
Join hundreds of spectators to watch homemade boats navigate the rough seas of New York City’s shipping harbor. To kick off this year’s race is the launch of Hope Floats, a robotic raft that calls your Congressperson on your behalf around the clock. The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. The General DIY category of boats lifts the 3D-printing restriction and allows teams to compete with the material of their choosing. In the past, teams have raced thermoformed boats, tupperware boats, foam boats, and trash boats. (Valentino Pier, Near the corner of Coffey St & Ferris St, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE)

CLASS: Tarot: Learning the Spreads
https://www.facebook.com/events/259061434601248
Come learn about the positions and spreads used in tarot card readings. In these classes we will focus on the Celtic cross, star, house, and Tree of Life spreads. All levels welcome. (Catland, 987 Flushing Ave, BK, 7pm-8pm, $20)

PARTY: Rubulad: The Eye Ball
https://www.facebook.com/events/169095156987711
A vision, featuring live music by: Gaijin A Go-Go reunion show- tribute to Pizzicato Five, tubafresh, Vic Thrill, Killin H8. With your DJ's: Illexxandra, DJ MOJO, Sir Olivier Esq. RSVP to rubulad@outlook.com for address (Address with RSVP, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 10pm or after performances)


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SUNDAY
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FEST: 25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival
https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/chile_pepper_festival_2017
Brooklyn’s end-of-summer blowout sets the Garden ablaze with scorching bands from around the world, dozens of fiery food artisans, and hours of chile-chocolate debauchery. With performances from: Red Baraat, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Battle of Santiago, Ladama, and Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino. (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, BK, 10am gates/11am-6pm, $20-$25)

FEST: 33rd Annual Medieval Festival
http://www.whidc.org/festival/home.html
This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. (Fort Tryon Park Trust, 741 Fort Washington Ave, 11:30am-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Eye To Eye: NYC's 2017 Biggest Eye Contact Experiment
https://www.facebook.com/events/1445349312219074
register: http://bit.ly/OfficialEyeContact2017
Let's share a minute's eye contact connecting with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in NYC. We enjoy the day together - with eye contact, as well as guided experiences such as Authentic Relating and Connection Games, Guided Paired Massage, All Senses Delight Experiments with Rachel Santos of Heart-On. And we'll wrap up with a delicious dance party DJ'd by Geko Jones. Please come in weather-appropriate casual clothing with something like 2 cushions, a blanket, 2 towels, a yoga mat etc to be comfortable. (1 Bowling Green Plaza, 1pm-5:30pm, FREE)

ART: Socrates Sculpture Park Annual Opening
http://socratessculpturepark.org/program/socrates-annual-opening
The exhibition features fifteen artworks by artists selected through our competitive open-call application process. The 2017 artists are: Joe Bochynski, Paul Branca, Tanda Francis, Devra Freelander, Doreen Garner, Gordon Hall, Tali Keren & Alex Strada, Valerie Piraino, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Ronny Quevedo, Amy Ritter, Moeinedin Shashaei, David B. Smith, Laura Swanson,and Wang Xu. Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox, will lead a guided tour. (Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC, 3pm-6pm/4pm tour, FREE)


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WORD: Jessica Bruder presents Nomadland
https://www.facebook.com/events/329430714185123
Journalist Jessica Bruder presents Nomadland, a revelatory work of in-depth narrative journalism about a new American workforce and a shift away from retirement as we know it. Nomadland explores the phenomenon of older, low-income Americans who can no longer afford to retire in the wake of the 2008 recession, and the nomadic labor communities they form. From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. (The Half King, 505 W 23rd St, 7pm-8pm, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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MUSIC: PigPen Theater Company, with David Luning
http://www.roughtradenyc.com/event/1505790-pigpen-theatre-co-brooklyn
A band of storytellers, PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays in New York City and toured the country – earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, and many more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. They were the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row (2010/11) and have gone on to win IRNE (2012, 2015) and Jeff Awards (2014) for their theatrical productions. (Rough Trade NYC, 64 N 9th St, $15, 21+)


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WEDNESDAY
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BURLESQUE: We Want It Darker
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1550448-guest-event-we-want-it-darker-new-york
A dreamy portrait of the surreal. Through solo and collaborative work, we explore what is in the midst of the darkness. Created, produced and performed by: Cassandra Rosebeetle - Burlesque, dance and dark delights; Elizabeth Munn - an aerialist exploring new ways of storytelling through multi-disciplinary collaborations; and Jason Mejias - NYC based aerialist and acrobat. (Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 7pm door/8pm show, $15 adv/$20 door/$25 rsrvd)


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THURSDAY
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VARIETY: Green Fairy At The Red Room
http://greenfairyoctober2017.bpt.me
Celebrate at this monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an exposition of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur. Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe's history and rituals. Special guests Queen Esther and Cassandra Rosebeetle. Live piano with Chris Johnson. Holly Honeypot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks. Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, boudoir, unmentionables, or intimate attire. (Red Room, 85 E 4th St 3rd fl, 9:30pm doors, 10pm tasting, $16 adv/$20 door/$11 adv if in suggested attire/$15 door if in suggested attire, 2 drink min)


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PUPPETS: 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)

PUPPETS: Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman
http://here.org/shows/detail/1948
Based on the actual eyewitness accounts, The Unitards weave a tale of fear, confusion, paranoia and sadness along with dark humor. A sensory experience of music, light, sound and puppetry. A theater experience much like the story itself; strange, disorienting and beautiful. Audiences are thrust into a black and white world, in a time long past, in a town you've never heard of where something extraordinary happened. (thru 10/21, Tue-Sat 7pm/Sat & Sun 2pm, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, $25)

ART: ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2
http://spaceheatergallery.com/atm-cigarettes-flowers-lottery
The exhibit explores the dynamic of the bodega aesthetically and theoretically. Bodegas feed addiction and desire, providing sustenance in the form of Philly Cheesesteaks, honey buns, lottery tickets, pantyhose, condoms, and ramen. Their accessibility and uniformity allows for consistency and shelter and camaraderie- 24 hours a day. Each bodega takes on the unique form and identity of its owners, employees, customers, and surrounding neighborhoods, resulting in a bodega is as rich and culturally diverse as it's visitors. The exhibit takes place simultaneously at two Brooklyn galleries. Curated by Yael Azoulay, Samantha Robinson, and Ali Shrago-Spechler. (thru 10/22, Space Heater Gallery, 1283 Bushwick Ave, Basement/Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: Puppet Blok
http://dixonplace.org/category/puppet-blok
An annual works-in-progress series of ground-breaking new works of puppetry & other innovative forms of storytelling. Made possible in part with funds from the Jim Henson Foundation. Curated by CB Goodman. (thru 10/25, Dixon Place 101A Chrystie St, see site for details, $15/3 for $33)

THEATER: Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
http://here.org/shows/detail/1938
In a land where the whiskey is always flowing, an ambitious young painter is faced with a life-altering choice: Give up on her dreams and embrace a carefree life or lose her father, the powerful Mayor of Williamsburg. Will she leave behind the only family she’s ever known? Or will she discover that in Williamsburg, it’s easier to drink than to think? A new musical about hope, family, whiskey, and reconciling the dreamer within. (thru 10/28, Wed-Sat 8:30pm/Sat & Sun 4pm, HERE, 145 Sixth Ave, $35-$50)

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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