Date: November 17th 2017

Hello lovelies,

Where do you find mutant pillows, alchemical soaps, authentic kimonos, fancy tea cups and vintage galore all in one place? Our Goldmine pop-up market on Sun 12/3, of course, two weeks from now. And if you want a sneak preview of our goodies, they will be set up the night before at our Holiday Cocktail Party.

In the meantime, we wish you a lovely Thanksgiving - and THANK YOU for all the support you've given us over the years. We truly couldn't do this ridiculous thing without you.


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PARTY: 12/2

G&S Holiday Cocktail Party

Saturday, December 2, 8pm-12am, FREE / donations appreciated Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB:

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 and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine shopping party - Holiday edition

Sun, Dec 3, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK Address with RSVP: FB: 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 laid back Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - Ali Luminescent's Treasure Chest - Fun chic flow inspired hand-made goods - Asc Alchemical - Alchemically inspired perfumes, soaps, and crystals - C. Spot Designs - Wearable Art for the Urban Fairy Princess & Prince - Cult of Hope - Bohemian gypsy vintage festival wear - Four Rabbit - sustainable fashion for the traveler - FlowerTeas etsy - Vintage teacups and tea gifts - HanaKyle Holistics - seasonal essential oils for your daily rituals Iki Kimono - Vintage & antique Japanese Kimono and Haori Kiki Valentine - Vintage, costume pieces, accessories Livlovohm - Modern bohemian jewelry meant for layering Luna La Rosa Custom Creations - Unique performance wear for movement-based art forms - Mutantland Art by Al Benkin - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - The Paper Pinup - Handmade retro style cards - Shannon Flemming - Festive and fun floral designs for the holidays Teresa's Treasures - Fabulous retro-style and vintage dresses, heels, and accessories -

Plus: Tarot, Mystical Insight & Evolutionary Support by Marcy Currier of Metamorphosis -

/// NYC EVENTS: 11/17-11/23 ///


FEST: Anime NYC 2017
A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, the fest brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay in the heart of NYC. (Fri-Sun, Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, see site for details, $35-$40)

SHOP: Norwegian Christmas Fair This annual holiday market includes:Homemade knitted woolen mittens, socks and hats, Norwegian design, fresh homemade traditional Norwegian food and Christmas treats: Traditional salmon and shrimp sandwiches, gløgg, rice pudding, waffles And so much more. This year also with an amazing silent auction. Pop-up mini-concerts every day. (Fri 2pm-8pm/Sat 12pm-6pm/Sun 11am-4pm, Sjømannskirken, 317 E 52nd St, FREE)

FILM/WORD: The Dark Crystal Film Screening + Book Signing Experience Jim Henson's 1982 masterpiece, The Dark Crystal on the big screen. Saturday special guest: Kathy Mullen (Performer: Kira). Sunday special guest: Rollie Krewson (Creature Fabricator). The film will be introduced by Caseen Gaines, author of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, who will also be on hand to sign books after. (Sat/Sun, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, QNS, 12:30pm, $7-$15)

SHOP: Julbasar/Christmas Fair 2017 You can buy traditional Swedish Christmas food, home baked saffron buns and cinnamon buns, and beautiful Swedish crafts. You can enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas lunch. You can also listen to traditional christmas music and a lot more. (Fri 11am-8pm/Sat & Sun 11am-6pm, Svenska kyrkan/Church of Sweden, 5 E 48th St, FREE)

PUPPETS: The Life and Times of 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, La Mama, First Floor Theatre, 74A E 4th St, 1st fl, see site for details, $15-$20)

FEST: Brooklyn Podcast Festival
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. (Fri-Sun, The Bell House, 149 7th St; Union Hall, 702 Union St; BK, see site for details, $8-$25)

SHOP: Renegade Craft Fair
The world's largest curated showcase of independent craft and design, with 200+ makers and more. This is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers alike. (Sat/Sun, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, 11am-6pm, FREE)


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 Hell’s Angels: Inside The Crazy World Of Apple”, “Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story”, and many more. (multiple locations, see site for details, $12-$160)

COMEDY: Ike’s Wonderful World of Leisure What is leisure? Is it right for me? If you’ve had these concerns - or especially if you haven’t - then consider a journey to Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure. Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu will facilitate an evening-length presentation on the subject. Featuring the latest research, live demonstrations, group exercises and PowerPoint™ presentations, the audience can expect to walk away with fresh insight into best practices. This evening is suitable for beginning and advanced practitioners alike. (Vital Joint, 109 Meserole St, BK, 7:45pm doors/8pm show, $10)


ART: Behind-the-Scenes Tour at The Graffiti Mansion of Glen Cove, NY On the outside, the "Graffiti Mansion" is an idyllic white house on the North Shore of Long Island teeming with historic charm — on the inside, 150 prominent NYC-area street & gallery artists have transformed every inch of this historic property into a graffiti mecca that few people have ever seen first-hand, until now. Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the 9,000 square foot historic private property and city landmark dating back to 1690 that was home to one of the original five founding families of the City of Glen Cove. (Graffiti Mansion, address with rsvp, QNS, 2pm-4pm, $29-$35)

PERFORMANCE: What Just Happened? An Adult Cabaret with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph Leslie Carrara-Rudolph takes a break from Sesame Street to perform her ADULT cabaret! With music, stories and unexpected whimsy, anything can happen! Featuring Michael Hicks on piano. Reservations required. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, 7pm, $20 + $20 food/drink min)

VARIETY: Homo Erectus Surrealist Ball Imposter Roster Homo Erectus Boylesque NYC celebrates all things weird and surreal. Are you real? Are things real? No? They are Surreal Hosted by Tigger-James. Starring:, Matt Knife, Poison Eve, Jimmie Swagger, P No, Tanya Solomon, Jack Barrow, PussnBoots. DJ Chauncey Dandridge. (Show Map, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St, 7pm-9pm, $15 + 2 drinks, 21+)

VARIETY: Queer Coney Kinetic Cabaret Productions & The Brides of Burlesque have united and the launch of this new partnership will feature some of the most amazing and provocative Queer stars of circus, sideshow, and theatre of the bizarre!. They invite people of all sexuality and gender to enjoy a magical evening. Mistress of Ceremonies: Faux Pas le Fae. Stage Clown: Viktor Devonne. Starring: Faux Pas le Fae, Aurora North, Nati Amos, Pink Velvet, The Lost Boys, Sage Sovereign, Zoe Ziegfeld, and more. Dress Code: The truest version of you. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm, $15)

TOON: Cartoon Carnival #61: Pig Out! It's time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives. They’ll be revisiting animal themes—this time with a trough of swiney comicalamities. Come see how Porky and his oinking cohorts proudly represented their species in the early days of animation. (Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave, BK, 8pm, $10)

MUSIC/PARTY: Escape From New York with NWBD & Kotorino Escape from reality for an evening of communal revelry with Not Waving But Drowning, Kotorino, special guests and friends. Don your finest 1997-cum-1981 post-apocalyptic fashions, such as: Dystopic cabbie, Prison hostage negotiator, Escape pod prepper, stealth survivalist, neo-primitive tracker, Harry Dean Stanton enthusiast, nuclear noodge, Special Forces forager. RSVP to info@PROTECTED for location details. (House of Collection, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $10/$5 in costume)


SHOP: DonateNYC Day at Grand Bazaar NYC An event to promote NYC’s thriving nonprofit, reuse sector. Over 130 unique vendors, including DonateNYC partners: Cauz for Pawz, FABSCRAP. PowerMyLearning, Recycle-A-Bicycle, Teaching Beyond the Square, Unidos Si Se Puede, Purses for Nurses, and more. The donateNYC partnership, which is a member-based network of local nonprofits that collect and redistribute second-hand and surplus goods within New York City, organized this event to help promote the benefits of shopping at and donating to local nonprofit organizations. (Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St, 10am-5:30pm, FREE)

FEST: 2nd Annual Print & Zine Fest Got a Girl Crush (a blog and annual print magazine about women, by women, for everyone) presents their annual fest, featuring an emerging line-up of female/fem-identifying/non-binary/trans/gender non-conforming lead zines and print-makers. Entrance will go to the Ali Forney Center. (New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, BK 12pm-6pm, $2 sugg don)

PARTICIPATORY: Fabulous and Flamboyant Subway Parade Advantages of Age invites the flamboyant and unrepentant to come strut your stuff with them in your most extravagant, eccentric finery. Show the world how fabulous over 50 can be. Meet in front of the Bull and “Fearless Girl” statues in Manhattan at Bowling Green (4 and 5 train stop). Then you’ll subway up and parade around in some choice locations in Manhattan, and conclude at a fabulous, pre-selected bar for cocktails. ("Charging Bull", Bowling Green, MH, 3pm-3:30pm meet, FREE)

CIRCUS: Circus Muse: A Traditional Circus
You've never seen then do Circus like this before. Come see death-defying acts of skill, beautiful aerialists flying through the air with ease, and fun and laughs for all ages. Come one, come all, to the first ever…Circus Muse. Featuring, for the first time in New York City, a spine-chilling act that will take your breath away - an aerial motorcycle stunt you'll have to see to believe. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 5:30pm, $15 adv/$20 door/$12 children under 18)

MUSIC: Lacy Rose in Concert A sumptuous soiree where Baroque meets cabaret, this haunting musical event gives voice to the silent muses of Gustav Klimt's paintings through Maria, Lacy Rose's six-part song cycle for voice, piano, and string quartet. With an EP Release of "Mizzi" as well as the world premiere of "Ria" (the two trilogies that make up the Maria song cycle), and much more, it's a evocative evening of art, poetry, and music. Featuring original music by Lacy Rose and John K. Stone and performances by Osso String Quartet John Albert Harris, piano Colin Fullerton, guitar Alaina Ferris & Lacy Rose, voice. (The Tank, 312 W 36th St, 7pm, $15)

MUSIC: DakhaBrakha DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, that reshapes ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music. The band also adds rhythms of the surrounding world into their music - like accompaniments by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation - which create their bright, unique and unforgettable sound. Standing room only. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, $25 adv/$30 door, 21+)


PARTY: Dance-Giving Today we dance, tomorrow we feast. Join in for a good ol’ fashioned dance party helmed by the McKittrick Hotel’s DJ Diet Evil. He’ll spin the tunes and we’ll werk up an appetite. (Three's Brewing, 333 Douglass St, 9pm-1am, FREE)

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THEATER: Jack & The Beanstalk - 12/6-12/23 donate: A holiday show promoting equality in all forms. This family-friendly, farcical fairytale with pop music, dancing, & fun will bring the whole neighborhood together this December. Written by disabled actor & writer Mat Fraser and directed by legendary feminist performer Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk will bring the Lower East Side together with buckets of laughter and joy! By making a tax deductable contribution to this show, you will actively make a real difference in your local community. This holiday season, please help us create this radical, joyful, uproarious family spectacle promoting equality in all forms. (Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, 2pm & 7pm, $25-$40)


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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