Date: November 3rd 2017

Hello lovelies,

Thank you for another amazing Halloween! Photos from Stranger Things are up on Facebook: (please tag yourselves!).

We're taking it easy in November as we start working on New Year's Eve plans. Our next events are the annual holiday cocktail party, where we go nuts behind the bar and make things we'd otherwise never make, and the Goldmine holiday gift shopping party, both on the first weekend of December. Booking vendors now! Please get in touch if you want to sell at the event. No fees :)


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PARTY: 12/2

G&S Holiday Cocktail Party

Saturday, December 2, 8pm-12am, FREE / donations appreciated Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location): FB TK!

Come chill in our sexy home, bring your sexy date, and enjoy our ridiculous craft cocktails. Roaring fireplace projections, holiday classics lounge soundtrack (someone will likely lose LDB!), and Miss Scorpio herself getting stupid behind the bar. If you guys are feeling it, we'll turn it up into dance mode later in the night.

We're going to bring back the two specialty cocktails from last year: - That infamous fluffy New Orleans classic, the Ramos Fizz. It's a rarity to find it on bar menus due to how long it takes to make each one. You certainly won't catch us making it at any other event. - Coquito, the classic Puerto Rican eggnog style drink: slushie coconut cinnamon goodness.

We're not charging admission for this event, but we'll have a donation jar out. All money goes towards ongoing loft improvements, so please give what you can to make our secret clubhouse even better.

Please wear something festive or cocktail attire...especially vintage-inspired festive cocktail attire. Costumes always welcome, if you're feeling it.

Thank you for your support this and every year! <3

SHOP: 12/3

Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - holiday shopping party

Sunday, Dec 3, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB TK!

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some unique clothing, gift & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, offbeat 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.

All the FREE/by-donation champagne you want while you shop!

/// NYC EVENTS: 11/3-11/9 ///


ART: International Postcard Show 30 dealers from around the country and the world. Vintage postcards; Vintage photography and snapshots; Paper ephemera. (Fri 12-7 / Sat 10-5, The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St bet 9th & 10th Ave, $7/day or $9 for both)

FEST: The 6Th Annual Boylesque Festival This two day “testicle festival” features performers from Japan, Canada, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, New Orleans, NYC and more. Join host Miss Astrid at the teaser party and World Famous BOB at the main event. (Fri: Club Cumming, 505 East 6th St, 7pm & 9pm, $15/$20 rsrvd; Sat: Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $25-$50)

PUPPETS: A Sky for the Bears When you're a happy, handsome, well-rested bear, what more could you want? Why, to be a daddy bear of course! With all the courage he can muster, a bear sets out on a quest to find a family of his own to love. In a different forest, a little bear sets off to find the quickest way to the clouds in hopes of reuniting with his dear, departed grandfather. Two sweet stories told through charming shadow puppetry and lyrical movement, this production shows us that sometimes when we look to the sky for our hearts' deepest desires, the best answers are found right here on earth.(Fri-Sun, New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd St, 11am & 3pm, $25)

WORD: Fourth Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival With storytellers from a variety of ethnic, national and sexual backgrounds, this year’s festival promises to break the mould and bring you stories that are both intensely individual and strikingly universal. Don’t miss out on six days of stories that will make you laugh, cry and want to hear more. (Fri-Sun, $16 adults / $12 students, seniors, and military with ID, see site for details)


VARIETY: FashionSpeak Fridays: DRAGS Join Gregory Kramer, author of DRAGS (KMW Studio) along with Tony-nominated drag legend Charles Busch, drag queen and event producer Ragamuffin, and producer and star of Fusion TV’s Shade: Queens of NYC Marti Gould Cummings for a celebration of New York’s drag queens and kings and a live drag show hosted by Murray Hill. Drag Style is highly encouraged. Books will be available for purchase. Followed by Fashion sketch lounge. RSVP: RSVPFashion@PROTECTED (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7pm, FREE)

ART: The Library After Hours: Menu Madness Featuring music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. It's fall, and with some of the year's biggest meals on the horizon, the Library is here to help you figure out what's on the menu. The evening will include: a one-night-only specially curated collections display of some of the restaurant world’s rarest and greatest menus; dive into our database to discover the fascinating details hiding within the Library's menu collection, one of the largest in the world; demonstrations on the history of tiki bars and their cocktails, with a special focus on the historic New York restaurant Trader Vic’s, home of the original Mai Tai; curated selection of delectably short 16mm films pulled from our archives; and more. (New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 7pm-9pm, FREE, 21+)

EXHIBIT: Eighth Annual No Quarter Exhibition Each year we commission four new games from four artists -- our mission is to help nurture game design for public spaces and to support unique and bold voices in the game design community. The 2017 Exhibition will feature games by Auriea Havrey, Droqen, Pietro Righi Riva, and Kitty Horrorshow. (Starr Space Gallery, 309 Starr St, 7-11pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta presents: Wasabassco's Sherlock Holmes
tix: Celebrate Wasabassco’s 13th anniversary with Sherlock Holmes and the case of “The Scarlet Buttcheek”: a brand-new, fully-scripted striptease adventure by Nasty Canasta featuring history’s greatest detective, brought to you by The Greatest Burlesque Show In The World! Travel back to Victorian London and join Holmes and Watson at 44DD Baker Street. Can the celebrated detectives uncover the clues (and the cast) in this, their most difficult and naked case yet? Or will the fiendish Moriarty succeed in her tassel-twirling plot to strip the monarchy of its crown - and everything else? Is the Empire safe from this scandal in Brooklyn? Only one this is certain: when you have eliminated the clothing, whatever remains, however improbable, must be naked. With Nasty Canasta as Sherlock Holmes and Sapphire Jones as Dr. Watson; starring Chris Harder, Delysia La Chatte, Hazel Honeysuckle, Jenny C’est Quoi, Penny Wren, Puss-N-Boots, Qualms Galore, Sydni Deveraux, Amuse Bouche, Rex Halligan,

and special guest James And The Giant Pasty; with music by The Napoleon of Sound, DJ Stormageddon. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $20/$25 early access seating/$35 front row)

PERFORMANCE: Piper Theater’s Hedwig And The Angry Inch Concert Performance Fundraiser Join your Piper friends at their fundraiser for Piper programming. Part punk, part gender-bending standup with a dash or romance. Starring Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s Xalvador Tin-Bradbury. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 7:30pm, $30)


COMMUNITY: 15th annual Pumpkin Smash Potato Bake Bash Compost your tired jack-o-lanterns and have a baked potato, cider, and other treats too. Enjoy music starting at 1:30pm by the talented folk singer/songwriter Jennifer Richman, multi-genre vocalist Lexy Casano, and folk guitarist Stan Baum. (Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252-256 Saint Marks Ave, BK, 12:30-4:30, FREE / rain date Sun)

PARTICIPATORY: Pumpkin Smash 2017 Don’t let your pumpkin haunt a landfill. Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time. You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, raffles and more. Event will occur rain or shine. (Clement Clarke Moore Park, 10th Ave, btwn 21st & 22nd St, 10am-1pm, FREE)

WORD: Stop Telling Women to Smile 5 Year A day of programming that examines art, feminism, and how to challenge sexual harassment in our everyday lives. Featuring talks with acclaimed mix media artist Swoon, New York Times best-selling author Mychal Denzel Smith, artist and activist Olympia Perez, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. With art making from ArtBridge, and a workshop on male allies from Brooklyn Movement Center. Participate in STWTS by telling your story and having your photograph taken for potential future posters. With materials to take away from Hollaback! and As well as free artwork from STWTS and Amplifier Foundation. (Electropositive, 639 Classon Ave, BK, 1pm-9pm, FREE)

Chemical Makeup is an art, music, and comedy fundraising event. All proceeds will go towards the Alliance for Diversity for Science and Engineering (ADSE). Art by James Moore, Sarah Lillz, Zeebs, Christina Pumo, Kevin Mack, Esther MacRae, Lanee Bird, Trey Badami. Comedy ”Not For Everyone" hosted by Alex Andia featuring: Morgan Root, Mary Beth Barone, Barrett Smith, Matt Rain, Eudora Peterson, Yuriy Mikhalevskiy, Kevin Jones, Catherine Cypher, Suni Reyes. Music by TR(OTTER) (Michael Trotter), LåçrøiXXX (Thomas Murphy), and Jackie G (Jackie Gallagher). (Beyond Studios NYC, 272 Seigel St, BK, 4pm-10pm, FREE/sugg don)

BURLESQUE: Twin Peaks Burlesque: The Return!
Tix: Hosted by Schaffer the Darklord; Performances by: Anna Copa Cabanna, Bunny Buxom, Foxy Vermouth, Francine “The Lucid Dream”, Minx Arcana, The Pink Room Dreams, Seedy Edie, Varla Velour & more. (Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, 11:30pm, $15-$20)


FOOD/BENEFIT: 6th Annual Momo Crawl This Queens neighborhood crawl focuses on the Himalayan dumpling known as the momo, promoting local entrepreneurship, community, and culture. Two vintage momo trolleys take passport holders around the perimeter of the crawl to over 20 restaurants selling momos for $1 each. Plus: free momo henna from SamArt - Contour; free REAL tattoos from Mohan's Tattoo Inn; Games, musical & dance performances, attractions and more. Proceeds go to Students for a Free Tibet. (2-5pm, $10 for passport, pick up passport or map at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, QNS)


VARIETY: Yet Darker Still with Eric Schmalenberger Lifes gone upside down and things just arent quite right this past year, and now the days are getting darker and darker. So its time to look to the fool and try to figure things out. Come join other cool cats for a cocktail or two with your favorite clown about town Eric Schmalenberger. There will be comedy, there will be tragedy, there will be buffoonery there will be some in your face moments and the possibility of some tenderness, and yes there will be some truely tacky outfits. After the show stay and hang out for more good times with live piano karaoke fun times. (Sid Gold's Request Room, 165 W 26th St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $10)


MUSIC: Radio Wonderland, diNMachine, Dark Alley Echoes, Todd Reynolds + Todd Reynolds: violinist of choice for meredith monk, steve reich, bang on a can. Radio Wonderland: dance music crafted live from an fm boombox, four shoes, and a buick steering wheel. Dark Alley Echoes: super creative hip hop by IZM & UnUsual. Dinmachine: Electronic art-funk from acclaimed composer Michael Schumacher. DJ: Abby Echiverri. (H0l0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave, 7pm, $8, 21+)

THEATER: Mechanical When Ellen learns that she is part human and part Artificially Intelligent American (AIA), she runs for junior class president against Johnny, a popular bully who is running on an anti-AIA platform. Believing in her capacity to change the status quo, she instead finds herself at the mercy of social media image, a student body bent on mass consumption, and a sea of rapidly spreading misinformation. Run time: 45min. (Dixon Place, 161A Christie St, 7:30pm, FREE)


FUNDRAISER: FIGMENT Project Masquerade Benefit tix: Over the past 11 years, FIGMENT has hosted 61 free interactive arts events in 18 cities, in 5 countries, on 4 continents, and we continue to grow and expand. We are ENTIRELY free of corporate sponsorship, funded only by public art grants, private donations and fundraising events such as this one. Performance by Michael T and the Vanities. Plus: Silent Auction and Raffle, Small Plates by Poppy's Catering, Mask Making. Come dressed to the nines in your most festive cocktail ensemble. You are welcome to bring a mask or make one with one of our talented on-site artists. (The Mezzanine, 55 Broadway, 7-10pm, $50-175)

PARTICIPATORY: Guerilla Science presents: The Attraction Lab Discover how our senses drive our desires in this playful, interactive evening exploring the science of attraction. Led by a neuroscientist Ashley Juavinett & comedian Nadia Pinder, audiences will throw on the blindfolds, test their inhibitions, and discover what goes into ‘feeling that spark’. Couples, singles, and the curious. See, hear, smell, touch, taste, and move your way through six rounds of hands-on activities that reveal what science has uncovered about the subconscious processes behind that ‘spark’. (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 7pm doors/7:30pm show, 21+)

VARIETY: Far Out With Fou York Fou Fou Ha! is a troupe of language maulers, charisma fiends, emotional absurdists, disorientation wizards, tearjerkers, wowtastic weirdos, and saccharine disturbances to the status quo. Here for (y)our pleasure is an evening of wild dance, surrealist comedy, interactive audience clashes, and brazen burlesque in an eye popping celebration of sexual freedom, diversity and absurdity. Bring your straight men, pranksters, funny faces, wisecrackers, wags, wit, and wonder for a night you won’t soon forget. (House of YES, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, 21+)


INSTALLATION: 24th Annual Canstruction New York Exhibition Canstruction is an extraordinary, annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. In over 150 cities around the globe, teams of top architecture and engineering professionals participate in contests to create enormous structures built entirely from full cans of food. Leading up to Thanksgiving, these sculptural works go on view and are then dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. (thru 11/15, Winter Garden and 250 Vesey Lobby at Brookfield Place, 10am-8pm, FREE)

FEST: The 8th annual United Solo Theatre Festival
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)

ART: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2016
The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before. Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns. In this elaborate, hugely popular walk-through experience, see more than 7,000 illuminated jack o' lanterns, all designed and individually hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. Recommended for all ages. (Thu-Sun, thru 11/25, Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave, $15-$25)


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