Date: November 10th 2017


Hello lovelies,

Our Dec 3 holiday Goldmine vendor lineup is looking amazing -- and we're still booking more sellers. Get in touch if you have fabulous things to sell! You don't have to be a pro vendor, and we don't charge fees.

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: 12/2
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G&S Holiday Cocktail Party

Saturday, December 2, 8pm-12am, FREE / donations appreciated
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/260629157793876

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


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SHOP: 12/3
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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - holiday shopping party

Sunday, Dec 3, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/486326551746595

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

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Ali Luminescent's Treasure Chest - Fun chic flow inspired hand-made goods - http://www.aliluminescent.com/shop
Asc Alchemical - Alchemically inspired perfumes, soaps, and crystals - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ascalchemical
Mutantland Art by Al Benkin - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://etsy.com/shop/beautifulmutants
Cult of Hope - Bohemian gypsy vintage festival wear - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cultofhope
FlowerTeas etsy - Vintage teacups and tea gifts - http://www.Flowerteas.etsy.com/
Kiki Valentine - Vintage, costume pieces, accessories
Teresa's Treasures - Fabulous retro-style and vintage dresses, heels, and accessories - http://bit.ly/2mM8yLP

Plus: Tarot, Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support by Marcy Currier of Metamorphosis - http://www.metamarcy.com/


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/// NYC EVENTS: 11/10-11/16 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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SHOP: 2nd Annual Witches' Night Out Fall Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/1983802145187999
Keep the season of the witch alive into November and get a head start on holiday shopping. An event celebrating all things mystical, macabre, and magical, they’ve hand-curated a selection of over 30 vendors slinging witchy wares, from art and jewels to candles and soaps. The first 30 people to arrive each day will receive a swag bag of magical trinkets from the vendors! So come early and leave with a little something extra. (Sat 5pm-11pm/Sun 12pm-5pm, Bat Haus Coworking Space, 279 Starr St, BK, FREE)

FEST: DOC NYC
http://www.docnyc.net
Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. This fest celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions. In 2016, the festival showcased 200+ films & events, presented by 200+ filmmakers & special guests. This year’s festival includes US and NY premiers including: “David Bowie: The Last Five Years”, “Samantha’s Amazing Acrocats”, “The Beatles, Hippies And Hells Angels: Inside The Crazy World Of Apple”, “Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story”, and many more. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, multiple locations, see site for details, $12-$160)

PUPPETS: The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald
http://lamama.org/lee_harvey_oswald
This show revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King. Exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of multiple conspiracy theories that attempt to justify these senseless acts. The main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll guided by fate as marionettes are powered by their strings. (Fri-Sun/Thu, this week and next, La Mama, First Floor Theatre, 74A E 4th St, 1st fl, see site for details, $15-$20)

FEST: Brooklyn Podcast Festival
https://www.bkpodfest.com
A celebration of innovative, engaging, and informative podcasts of all genres, the artists who create them, and the community surrounding them. The festival will take place over four days in some of our favorite Brooklyn venues and will showcase a variety of established programs as well as many new and exciting up-and-comers. (Tue-Thu, this week and next, The Bell House, 149 7th St; Union Hall, 702 Union St, BK, see site for details, $8-$25)


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FRIDAY
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ART: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios
http://iscp-nyc.org/event/fall-open-studios-3
An exhibition of international contemporary art presented by the 36 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence. Twice a year only, ISCP offers the public access to the inner sanctum of artists’ and curators’ studios to view artwork and share one-on-one conversations. (International Studio & Curatorial Program
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, BK, 1pm-8pm, FREE)

ART: LAX/JFK: a group show curated by Thinkspace
https://www.facebook.com/events/162365104357919
A group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace Projects. This comprehensive exhibition is Thinkspace’s eleventh iteration of its widely respected traveling series, which will bring their unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement to New York City. Featuring over forty artists, LAX/JFK will include a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky, comprised of 8 new oil paintings from his subway series as well as a new limited edition print. The exhibition will showcase over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New Contemporary Movement. (Spoke Art Gallery NYC, 210 Rivington St, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: Mind Reading & Mysticism w/ Kent Axell
https://www.facebook.com/events/142173256407342/
Tix: http://merchantshouse.org/calendar/reservations/#!/Nov-10-Mind-Reading-and-Mysticism/p/94785263/category=1651948
In the mid 19th century, New Yorkers, like the Tredwells who resided in the Merchant's House, hosted neighbors and friends in their home to showcase the latest in mysticism and psychic entertainments. In addition to providing comfort to the bereaved, Spiritualism grew as a popular form of parlor entertainment. We invite you to join renowned mentalist Kent Axell in the family’s Greek Revival double parlor as he takes us back in time 150 years to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery. Capacity is very limited. (Merchant's House Museum, 29 E 4th St, 6:30pm-7:30pm, $40)

WORD: Columbia Stargazing & Lecture Series: Nebulae at the end of a sun-like star’s life
http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu
These are free lectures at a public level followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Sun-like stars undergo irreversible changes in their lifetime that ultimately lead to their demise.They eject enriched stellar material into their surroundings and these ejecta often lead to the beautiful and iconic nebula we observe today.The details of the shapes and structures we in these nebula can provide clues to help us determine if our sun will go out in a similar fashion. (Pupin Hall at Columbia University, 7pm lecture/7:45pm observing, FREE)

MUSIC: Alphonso Horne & the Root Continuum
http://www.olmstedsalon.com/jazz-in-the-cave.html
Alphonso Horne is a Grammy-nominated trumpeter with collaborations ranging from Dianne Reeves to Rihanna, named by Wynton Marsalis one of the top jazz musicians leading the next generation. Alphonso explores his South African roots starting with hymns written by his grandfather who started a church and community in Jacksonville,FL. As he discovers his heritage, he unveils the musical contribution of the African American experience including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz and much more. (The Cave at St. George’s Church, 209 E 16th St, 7:30pm & 9:30pm, $15)

THEATER: Pigeon Spikes
http://dixonplace.org/performances/pigeon-spikes/
An absurdist dark comedy, in which a wealthy Manhattan couple's comfortable, safe relationship to the art they patronize is forever altered when their favorite conceptual artist decides to make them his newest project. (Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, 10pm, $15 adv/$18 door)


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SATURDAY
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ART: Comic Arts Brooklyn 2017
http://comicartsbrooklyn.com
With special guests Jules Feiffer, Emil Ferris, Chris Ware and hundreds of exhibiting artists and publishers. Plus: Brooklyn Animation Exposition 2017 Free Underground and Experimental Animation Festival, FORGE Art Magazine “Currents” group show, lectures, and more. (Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

ART: Red Hook Open Studios 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/123760034962966
Artists and Makers will open their studios and workshops to the public. Discover studios hidden among street murals, Civil War period warehouses and harbor views of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Afterparty at Pioneer Works Second Sunday’s. Maps and listing of artists and their locations will be available on Facebook.com/redhookopenstudios, @redhookopenstudios, and at various Fairway Market locations in Red Hook. (multiple locations, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

FEST: NYC Whiskey Feast
http://whiskeyfeast.com
Celebrate fall with comfort food and cocktails. Sample warming whiskeys, original whiskey cocktails, and harvest-inspired dishes. Enjoy views of the Hudson River from the venue's retractable rooftop, dance to a live DJ, sample off of a donut wall, pose at the photo booth, make spin art, and more. Three session times available. VIP ticket holders enter the event a half hour early. (Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St, 1:30pm/4:30pm/7:30pm, $52-$85)

SHOP: Ridgewood Market Night Bazaar
http://www.ridgewoodmarket.com
Over 40 independent and local artisan & vintage vendors. Food, alcohol, music, entertainment, and more. Kid friendly. (Ridgewood Market, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave, QN, 5pm-11pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Dirtwire
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dirtwire-blaze-tour-fall-2017-at-house-of-yes-tickets-38053445881
Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (The Dogon Lights; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings us all to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 7pm, $18 adv/$20 door, 21+)

FUNDRAISER: Soirée on Surf: The 1208 Centennial Celebration
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/soireeonsurf
Coney Island's oldest landmarked building, and the headquarters of Coney Island USA - is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and they’ll be marking the occasion in high style with a Fall Benefit Gala that will be a night to remember. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and entertaining surprises throughout the building. Featuring: a special illustrated presentation in the Museum by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick Zigun; Grand All Star Variety Show Salute hosted by Adam Realman, featuring Circus Amok's Jennifer Miller, The Great Fredini, Chicava Honeychild, Kita St. Cyr and the Coney Island Bathing Beauties, Tiny D, The Apple Boys, and many more. Plus: Sideshow Banner Open Studio by artist-in-residence Marie Roberts; tarot readings by Beelzebabe; a live demonstration from The Museum of Interesting Things; Phonograph DJ MAC; and more. Open bar, beer and wine. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 7pm-11:30pm, $100)


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SUNDAY
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SHOP: Montauk Club Vintage Holiday Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/1533826343351657
Join us for a unique shopping experience featuring curated clothing for men and women, handsome housewares, the finest finery and the most brilliant bric-a-brac this side of Grand Army Plaza. There will be plenty of items and gifts for every budget, including: mens & ladies vintage clothing; antique trunks, luggage, handbags and suitcases; kitchenware, pottery, barware & decorations; art deco & mid-century housewares; vintage typewriters; local beauty products and essential oils; record players, lps, 78s and other musical curiosities. (Montauk Club, 25 8th Avenue, BK, 10:30am-4pm, FREE)

ART: Opening for NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future
https://www.facebook.com/events/1936047873383294
This exhibition presents the stories behind New York City’s solid waste, from “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” to the inventive ways New Yorkers are reusing and recycling. It traces the trajectory of waste management in New York, from the squalid 19th-century tenements documented by Jacob A. Riis, to the Dead Horse Bay landfill and the beginnings of the New York City Department of Sanitation at the turn of the century, and the mid-century Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. The exhibition culminates in profiles of seven artists and nonprofits that offer innovative ways of considering waste now and in the future. (The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 12pm-3pm, FREE)

BIKE: Brooklyn Tweed Ride
https://www.facebook.com/events/1640210946039898
Brush off your tweed and join us on for a crisp and fuzzy ride through Brooklyn. The route will be easy - a social pace and fairly flat. A vintage bike is encouraged but not necessary. We will meet under the Arch for hellos and photos, then off to the Coney Island Boardwalk for a swift pint or two at Ruby's. The ride ends at Hamiltons restaurant in Kensignton by 4pm. (Grand Army Plaza Arch, BK, 1pm, FREE)

FEST: The 3rd Annual NYC Cannabis Film Festival
https://nyccff2017.splashthat.com
By exploring and celebrating the plant through the cinematic lens this fest hope to raise the public level of consciousness around Cannabis and to eradicate the stigma surrounding the plant. This year selections include 9 short and 2 feature films from 7 countries. Genres include comedy, drama, romance, horror, documentary, and, of course, hybrids. 3 sessions to choose from. The first and last sessions are entirely different. CBD Infused Butter Popcorn included with all tickets. (Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, BK, 1:30pm/4:21pm/7:10pm, $20)


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MONDAY
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VARIETY: I Have A Crazy Idea For A Dance Recital
https://www.facebook.com/events/1956382784574163
When co-host Jeff Rose says he'll be doing an interpretative dance you know it could be the craziest show yet. Come join us for aerobic hip-hop dance, comedic improv dance, stories about dancing, burlesque dance and even actual professional, So You Think You Can Dance style dance. And because this is still a crazy variety show, they’re also bringing you fortune telling and Spongebob. Featuring: Killin H8 (Sir KN8 and Hila The Killa); Kelly Vaghenas; Rara Darling; Sandi Marx, Susan Kent & Anita Flores; Gianmarco Soresi; Robert Allen and Lauren Gray; Ember Flame; and Jeff Rose. (Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, 7:45 doors/8pm show, $5 sugg don)


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TUESDAY
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FUNDRAISER: The Alchemists for Puerto Rico
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-alchemists-for-puerto-rico-tickets-39101468545
Transcend time with sound healing & ceremony. Surrender space in immersive encounters and therapeutic touch. Behold the beauty of the divine feminine as she surrounds, shifts, & surrenders form. With performances by Katherine Crockett, Natasha King, Evgeniya Radilova, Roy Davis, Luna Love, Ali Luminescent, Tara Quinn, Zeus Zoylevsky. Healing by Chrysallis Unfurling, Andriana Santiago, Molly Byrnes, John O'Mahoney. With DJ David Kiss and master of ceremonies Sapphire Jones. Donations and ticket proceeds to Communitere Puerto Rico. (Zirkova One+Together brand home, 46 Lispenard St, 1w, 7pm, $47-$1,000)


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ONGOING
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INSTALLATION: 24th Annual Canstruction New York Exhibition
http://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/canstruction-1
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
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)

ART: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2016
http://www.hudsonvalley.org
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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