Date: December 1st 2017


Hello lovelies,

We're excited on multiple counts this weekend:
- Tomorrow is our annual holiday party, with Miss Scorpio herself behind the bar, and two of our favorite DJs laying down the beats. No cover, but donations appreciated.
- Sunday is our stellar pop-up holiday market with some excellent vendors. Some really great stuff here!
- We're still researching large scale spaces for New Year's (grrrr), but in the meantime, we've decided to do a sensual lingerie masquerade in the loft for New Year's, with the return of our early morning pajama lounge the next day -- with breakfast! See below for invites. Tickets are now on sale.
- We've just gotten confirmation that our magical secret lair, the Gemini & Scorpio Loft, will continue to exist in 2018 and beyond. That means that we get to do *so much more* in the coming years, and to hold affordable space for performing arts. Want to do something here? Please get in touch! We want your performance art, burlesque, theater, variety, parties, classes...anything you can imagine, we can help you make happen.

A request, to celebrate our continued existence: Facebook continues to bury events as we post them, at the same time as people end up relying more on their Facebook calendars than anything else. Please make sure you're a fan of our official page: http://bit.ly/GSloft_FB and that event notifications are on in the "following" menu.

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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PARTY: 12/2
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G&S Holiday Party

Saturday, December 2, 8pm-12am, FREE / donations appreciated
Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location): http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/260629157793876/

Our annual night of giving thanks and going overboard with fancy drinks.

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 (8-10pm), all culminating in a dance party (10-2, with Illexxandra & Dj Reaganomics).

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.

Since our annual Goldmine shopping party - Holiday edition is the next day, you'll find Miss Scorpio's racks already set up for vintage, thrift & costume finds.

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! ♥


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SHOP: 12/3
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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: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/486326551746595/
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 - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Ali Luminescent's Treasure Chest - Fun chic flow inspired hand-made goods - http://www.aliluminescent.com/shop
C. Spot Designs - Wearable Art for the Urban Fairy Princess & Prince - http://www.facebook.com/C.SpotDesigns
Cult of Hope - Bohemian gypsy vintage festival wear - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cultofhope
Four Rabbit- sustainable fashion for the traveler - https://www.fourrabbit.com/
HanaKyle Holistics- seasonal essential oils for your daily rituals
Iki Kimono - Vintage & antique Japanese Kimono and Haori https://www.instagram.com/ikikimononyc
Kiki Valentine - Vintage, costume pieces, accessories
Livlovohm - Modern bohemian jewelry meant for layering http://www.rawartists.org/liveloveohm
Luna La Rosa Custom Creations - Unique performance wear for movement-based art forms - https://www.facebook.com/lunalarosacostumes
Mutantland Art by Al Benkin - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://etsy.com/shop/beautifulmutants
The Paper Pinup - Handmade retro style cards - http://www.paperpinup.com/
Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLoveAffairs

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


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PARTY: 12/31/17
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Masked

Sunday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including afterparty w/breakfast**
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851480735182776/
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

2017 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2018.

A sensual Masquerade in a lush setting, with pulsating beats to dance to, cozy couches to make out on, and sensory games and activities to engage in. A night of sensory exploration, with multiple "sensation stations" for you to experience everything from softest touch to pain-as-pleasure. 2018 passion predictions with tarot mistress extraordinaire Marcy Currier. Music by DJ Ceremony and Reaganomics.

Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required.

This is NOT a play party. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way. Please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford.

**In addition to this event, we're hosting a late-night/early-morning cuddle party with breakfast.
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/165950324004966



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PARTY: 1/1/18
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Gemini and Scorpio
present

New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge

Sunday, Jan 1, 4am-10am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $35 (with hot breakfast)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tickets*: http://sleepover.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/165950324004966

Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked.

You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.

Dress code: either your disheveled New Year's finery or sexy lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.

As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30.
Official site: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851480735182776


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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FOOD/WORD: Wine Riot
http://wineriot.com
Your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting” for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor — it’s you unleashed to sample wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you’ve never tried before. Die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. Plus a temporary tattoo booth, photo booth, Bubbly Bar and a few thousand of your fellow winos. (Fri/Sat, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, 7pm-10pm, $65)

ART/PARTICIPATORY: Guerrilla Science: Sweet Shoppe
http://guerillascience.org/event/sweetshoppe
In collaboration with artist Emilie Baltz, the immersive installation explores sugar’s role in everything from agricultural systems and cooking, to its physiological impact on the brain, to the politics of sugar manufacturing and obesity. It may look like any other high concept candy store, until you step inside and meet the shop keeper, a pharmacist who seems to have traveled from another time — or dimension? — in order to serve you. There is no medicine at this Willy Wonka-inspired apothecary, but the secret life of sugar (and a treat, if you’re nice) is offered in a broad range of immersive and sensory experiences incorporating art, technology and live performance. In the evenings the shop presents “Lick’n’Lube”, a workshop unpacking and upending the connections between sugar, our senses, and attraction (21+). (Fri-Sun, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, 360 Furman St, waterfront side, 11am-9pm, FREE-$10)

FEST: Wintercon 2017
http://www.nywintercon.com
The largest Sci-Fi convention in the NY area. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, it is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars, authors, and comic book celebrities. Workshops offered through the weekend. Wintercon is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages. (Fri-Sun, Resorts World Casino NY, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, QNS, see site for details, $10-$100)

SHOP/WORD/ART: 2017 Native Art Market in New York
http://www.nmai.si.edu/artmarket
A unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, hand-woven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—by some of the finest Native American artists. Friday is a Preview Party featuring a special art talk, "Tradition and Innovation in Native Art and Design," moderated by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Diné). Plus, enjoy savory foods and tempting drinks with Native American influences. Guided tours of the museum galleries will be available. (Fri-Sun, National Museum of the American Indian New York, One Bowling Green, see site for details, Fri $50/Sat-Sun FREE)

PUPPETS: Tree Pop, An Imaginative Pageant Amongst the Pines-An Ode to Friends That Leave & Objects That Speak
http://here.org/shows/detail/1935
We share our small community of eccentric characters in our very own pretend outcrop on the side of a mountain far far away. Our train conductor welcomes you to travel around the tiny town and through the woods on a miniature train, which runs around the perimeter of our playing area - In the center trees grow, dance, and walk around, a poet houses a family of displaced birds in his beard, a woman lifts off the ground in her pigeon shoes, and a creature lurks. (Fri-Sun/Tue-Thu, this week and next, HERE, 145 6th Ave, see site for details, $25)

SHOP: Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop-Ups
http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/brooklyn-holiday-pop-ups
Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times at a truly one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience. (Sat/Sun, this weekend and next, Industry City Factory Floor, 233 37th St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Fad Market
http://fadmarket.co
FAD Market is a roving Fashion, Art and Design pop-up marketplace that travels seasonally to unique venues in Brooklyn. Browse and shop unique handcrafted art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings and indulge in locally crafted food and drinks. Look forward to over 40 designer makers in the gorgeous Romanesque Revival building. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Historical Society, 28 Pierrepont St, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: Oddities Holiday Flea Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/316466358757058
At this market you will find a wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items for your holiday gift list. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more. Plus, The "actual" Krampus, Andy Animal aka "Weird Santa”, and music by Sacred Bones. A portion of all VIP and door ticket sales will be going to Housing Works Inc. This event closes its doors to incoming visitors at 5:30pm sharp. VIP ticket offers 1-hour early entry. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, $5/$20 VIP/children 10 & under FREE)

PUPPETS: Suddenly
https://www.bam.org/theater/2017/suddenly
Amid the sun-glinted spires of a forsaken Gotham, a storyteller gets the ultimate assignment. In this gritty puppet cinema epic adapted from Tel Aviv-based writer Etgar Keret's darkly funny short story collection Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, Israeli director Zvi Sahar and PuppetCinema (Salt of the Earth, 2014 Next Wave) employ cameras, puppets, and object theater to immerse audiences in a dystopian world where competing narratives lend calm to the chaos. Mountains of rusted metals and ruins form the disenchanted landscape in which a writer must create, no matter the cost, ultimately finding freedom in the depths of his fiction. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $25)


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FRIDAY
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SHOP: Brooklyn Collective Holiday Gift Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/511760955859170
Locally made, beautifully crafted, one of a kind gifts. Complimentary festive beverages while you shop. Over 30 collections by local artists & designers. Meet the makers behind their collections of ceramics, jewelry, clothing & Accessory design, fine art, illustration, kids goods, lighting & home design. (Brooklyn Collective, 212 Columbia St, BK, 6pm-9pm, FREE)

ART/PARTY: The Art Rising Presents Voyage: An Immersive Art Experience
https://www.facebook.com/events/2004978879739981
Music Line up: David Block - The Human Experience, Danny Musengo, Arabadub, Dreeemy, 2Melo, Orijins, Jazz Trio from the Berkeley School of Music, and more to be announced. Immersive art and the first full debut of the Samaki Collection by The Art Rising. Live performances by Nikki Ortiz, Poppy Liu, Keena, Steffi Min, Sami Sutcliffe Kristina Cheranova, Akil Davis. The Art Rising is a social art project founded by Angeline Chen and Kyle Block. This event will be a benefit for those projects. There will be a collection of original work and wearable art to collect, perfect for gifts for someone special for the holiday and in support of a wonderful cause. Ticket sales and art sales will contribute to the funding of these projects in 2018. Raffle gifts including paintings, sculptures, photography and more. Silent Auction of a few art pieces will commence. Costumes encouraged. (Lot 45, 411 Troutman St, BK, 7pm-4am, $25)

WORD: Columbia Stargazing & Lecture Series: An Evening with Author Sarah Scoles
http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu
These are free lectures at a public level followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Jill Tarter’s life and work are not just a quest to understand life in the universe: they are a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now. Diving into the science, philosophy, and politics of SETI―searching for extraterrestrial intelligence―Sarah Scoles, author of “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”, reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe. (Pupin Hall at Columbia University, 7pm lecture/7:45pm observing, FREE)

WORD: FashionSpeak Fridays: A Formal Evening with Alan Flusser
https://www.facebook.com/events/284648545388568
Brush off your black-tie best and join celebrated menswear designer and author Alan Flusser for a tutorial and conversation on the history of evening wear, illustrated by live models and accompanied by the sounds of eminent Jazz-age bandleader and founder of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, Michael Arenella. Alan Flusser is a Coty Award-winning fashion designer and the leading authority on the subject of classic male dress. He is the owner of Alan Flusser Custom and the author of four bestselling books, including his magnum opus "Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion", considered the definitive repository of menswear history. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP: RSVPFashion@thenationalartsclub.org (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7pm-9pm, FREE)


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SATURDAY
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SHOP: Sixth Annual Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/369064746884816
Find rare, vintage and out-of-print books from independent booksellers all over Brooklyn. Choose from hundreds of collectible, rare and unusual books to find a perfect gift for the holidays. There will be a special author signing of Vanishing New York: How A Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss. While you browse the fair, Writopia Lab will provide creative writing games for kids on the first floor of the Old Stone House. Kids of all ages will get to play Writopia’s themed, fun literary activities and write original short stories or poems with the help of published writer/playwright Rachel Barclay. (Old Stone House of Brooklyn, 336 3rd St, BK, 10am-5pm, FREE)

SHOP/COMMUNITY: Holiday Bazaar and Networking Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1718253734874562
Join your fellow burners, business owners, vendors and purveyors of goods and services at this holiday Baazar and networking event. Bring some cards or a 30 second sales pitch. What is the product? You are! Sell yourself and let people know what you do, how you can help others with your skill and how people can send you business. Burner professionals, artists and performers and everyone in between are encouraged to attend. Vendors include: Anastasiya Gutnik, Elenore Elena, Suzie Sims-Fletcher, Anna Tropicana, Citichik Chickpea, Shiny Teresa, Ali Luminescent, Sarah Sparkles, Sarah Levinson, Suzanne Hyde, Adana Collins, Natalie Birnbaum, Julie Goodman, Lisa Brown, and more. (Lucky, 168 Avenue B, 1pm-8pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: International Lolita Day Winter Walk
https://www.facebook.com/events/145975309343858/
This meet is for the lolitas who are new and dont know where or what to do in the city for International Lolita Day. Join this meet for free and meet old and new girls in the fashion. The dress code is dress your best lolita outfit may it be classic, sweet , gothic, or aristorcratic. Please dress warm as this will be a walking event to parade your best fashion in the city. Afterwards the group may find a nice place to eat that will hold are frills. (Kinokuniya New York, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, 2pm-6pm, FREE)

ART: Book Signing: Coney Island, a black and white retrospective
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/rossbook
A celebration of the release of Doug Ross’s book “Coney Island, a black and white retrospective”. Book signing and silent auction. All proceeds to go to both Coney Island USA and the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 5pm-7pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco 3001: The Wasabassco Show of the Future
https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1585927-wasabassco-3001-wasabassco-brooklyn
It’s the year 3001. Earth’s rainforests were long ago replaced by the botanical kale domes of Brooklyn. Hoverboards, rocket packs, and robot manservants are commonplace. Humankind has expanded to the stars, journeying ever further into the far reaches of space and delving ever deeper into the mysteries of the universe. But what of striptease? What is the burlesque of the future like? Are there automated G-strings? Cybernetic pasties? Holographic glitter? Have we made contact with life on other worlds - and if so do we get to see them naked too? Wasabassco 3001 will answer these and many other mysteries of times to come. Hosted by Nasty Canasta with Amuse Bouche, Jenny C'est Quoi, Jezebel Express, Minx Arcana, Penny Wren, Qualms Galore, Puss-N-Boots, Sydni Deveraux, The Wasabassco Wonder Twins, Tiger Bay, DJ Stormageddon, and the disembodied head of Doc Wasabassco. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15-$30, 21+)

WORD: Ghost Hunting 101 with Shana Leilani
https://www.facebook.com/events/150451848906601
Spend your evening with Shana Leilani, psychic, master tarot reader and founder of the Los Angeles based paranormal team the LA ParaDolls. In this workshop you will learn the basics of ghost hunting such as how to adopt the mindset of a paranormal investigator, capture disembodied voices on recordings, decipher dust from orbs in pictures,methods of psychic protection, spirit communication and be able to get hands in with Shana's favorite piece from her own haunted collection. Have an item at home that you believe has a spirit attached? Bring it with you and investigate it with the class. (Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room, 4 Charles Pl, BK, 8-10pm. $20)

VARIETY/PARTY: Secret Circus
https://www.facebook.com/events/139712793345457
Witness New York City's most talented aerialists and circus performers in a secret speakeasy venue. This show gives experienced acrobats and entertainers a stage to display their strangest, most nuanced, and daringly bizarre pieces. Each show has a secret theme that audience members discover as only as the night progresses. Host: Laurel Fixation. Featuring: Mara Hsiung, Elena Delgado, Erin Duffee, Cat Widdifield, Ariel Iasevoli, Eckszooberante. During intermission, Tanya Karina is all ears, as your human confessional (someone to whom you can anonymously whisper your deepest secrets). Your ticket also gets you free admission to “Sweet Tooth” - A House/Techno Dance Party, going down right after the circus. (Secret Loft, address with purchase, 8pm doors/8:30pm show, $25-$45)

VARIETY: Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-get-nasty-witch-hunt-tickets-39643257049
A one-of-a-kind party celebrating Nasty Women and Witches everywhere, with proceeds going to the Anti-Violence Project. Stand up: Sydnee Washington, Stewart Fullerton, Zubi Ahmed, and Kenice Mobley. Burlesque: Raidirys, Clara Coquette, and Fem Appeal. Drag: Warhola Pop, Madame Vivien V, and Mini Horrorwitz. Musical performance by: FIELDED. DJ sets by: Lily Ray and Stewey Decimal. Plus a pop-up tattoo shop with Eve Steuer with discounted tattoos. (Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Ave, BK, 8pm-12am, $15-$35)


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PARTICIPATORY: Visionaire Racing Qualifying Round
http://www.visionaireworld.com/blog/vis-racing
Race on the largest mini4wd racing track on the East Coast. With high-speed, thrilling fun, Visionaire Racing is based on the 1980s Japanese, cult miniature 4WD model-making and racing competitions. Visionaire brings its own artistic and curatorial twist to the construction and the sport of miniature car racing. Visitors can bring their own Tamiya Mini4WD cars, buy cars on site to race and keep, or race and return one of the available cars. There will be qualifying competitions on select Sundays with a Grand Finale Race on 1/7. (The Gallery at Cadillac House, 330 Hudson St, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

SHOP: Threes Brewing ’s Annual Holiday PopUp
https://www.threesbrewing.com/pages/event?title=/event/holiday-pop-up/&cache=false
For the third installment of their annual holiday pop-up market, Three’s Brewing has joined forces with Brooklyn Makers who have been showcasing local talent since 2012. Vendors include: Art by Megan, Craftspring, Gowanus Souvenir, Granola Lab, Keepers , Nina’s Bowl of Sugar, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sofia Faye Jewelry, Stitchigan, Sweet Dough, Tabulae Eyewear, We Gather, Woodward Extract, and Zaelie Babes. (Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

Holiday Tree Lighting
https://www.carlschurzparknyc.org/services2
A cherished, family tradition: carols, Cantori choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate... and an evening your family will cherish for years to come. Held snow, rain or balmy weather. (Carl Schurz Park , East End Ave btwn E 84th & E 90th St, 5pm-6pm, FREE)

WORD: Big Irv's Storytelling Roadshow
https://www.facebook.com/events/152868638666929
No themes and no restrictions, just some of the very best storytellers that Brooklyn has to offer. Featuring: Gastor Alamonte (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening), Lucas Connolly (Comedy Central South Beach). Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Sam Corbin (The New Yorker), Nick Padilla (Antagonistic Storytelling Show), Sean O'Brien (Dummies and Co., The Moth), plus 2 open mic slots. Hosted by Adam Selbst (McSweeney's, Big Irv's) BYOB. (Big Irv’s, 381 Hooper St, BK, 7pm doors/7:3pm-10pm show, FREE)


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MONDAY
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MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Jazz Haus: Holiday Stomp - Grand St Stompers
https://www.facebook.com/events/138030123519359
Get in the spirit n' at this annual celebration with: 3 sets from The Grand St. Stompers, classic burlesque by Pearls Daily, DJ VaVa Voon, beginner swing dance lesson, German food n' drink specials. Dancers... stone floor, bring apropriate shoes. (Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC, 712 3rd Ave, 7pm-11pm, FREE)

ART/PERFORMANCE: On Display: Window Performance Art Presentation
https://www.facebook.com/events/1405108329614764
Karen Finley's Creative Response: Performance Matters Class will present various performance art pieces in the 13 display windows of the Kimmel Center. Please be advised that the audience will be outside so please dress accordingly. (NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq S, Rm 405, 7:30pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Jerk Church NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/265287717328169
Imagine a bunch of friends, each bringing whatever instrument they play (or none at all), and everyone singing along to old favorites: Whiskey & Beer (or for us, Whiskey & Whores), Country Road, Wagon Wheel (or not)…It's a jam session for people who don't have the time or energy to be in an actual band, but who enjoy singing. And drinking. Based out of Cacophony and Burning Man, Irish caroling and a sense of community and play, this event is about bringing people together to celebrate joy. Bring your ukelele, your harmonica, your guitar or your xylophone. (Lucky, 168 Avenue B, 8pm-10pm, FREE)

SHOP: Thrift ON! Clothing and Stuff Swap Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586819654689869
Clean out your closets and bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to the rummage tables. Take home items free from the piles of booty. DJ Shakey and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. All leftover clothes are donated to a reputable charity bin directly after the party. Vintage clothing store "pickers", flea marketers, and resellers of any kind, are not welcome at this event and will be bounced. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, Bk, 8pm-12am, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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VARIETY/PARTY: The Second Annual Repeal Day Party
https://repealdaynyc2017.eventbrite.com
Join The Repeal Society to help celebrate the end of Prohibition as they present drinks, live jazz, burlesque and sideshow, vendors, and more. Hosted by Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger. Live music by Dandy Wellington and His Band, Mike Davis and The New Wonders, and special guest Molly Ryan. Performances by, Gigi Bonbon, Minsky Sisters, Rosie Cheeks, Viktor Devonne. Drink specials and vendors. Dresscode: No jeans or t-shirts. You are encouraged to dress your best, it is a celebration after all. If you have 1920s or 30s/prohibition-era dress, please wear it. (Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St, 7pm-11pm, $20)


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COMMUNITY: Williamsburg Protest for Net Neutrality
http://act.demandprogress.org/event/team-internet_attend/1434?nr=1&akid=.5313745.ekjSnx
Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. Please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores. (152 Bedford Ave, BK, 5pm-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: ORI Moonlight Market
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ori-moonlight-market-tickets-35587425949
Immerse yourself in the center of a uniquely Brooklyn experience for a special Winter Edition of this market. Handmade clothing, costumes, gear, accessories, & original artwork will be available to enjoy and to buy. With music by DJs: The Beat Kitty, Joro Boro, and Illexxandra, plus Aerial performances throughout the evening, food & drinks, and more. (Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman, BK, 6pm-12am, FREE)

PUPPETS: Our Domestic Insurrection Circus
http://theaterforthenewcity.net/breadandpuppet2017.html
Bread & Puppet returns to NYC with a brand new show. The Domestic Insurrection Circus stars the Washer Women as its triumphant superheroes, working together to take down the 20 foot cardboard billionaires that stand in for big business, crooked politicians and the broken capitalist system. Also including a generous dusting of flagging, stilt walking, paper-mache animals, dad slapstick antics and a giant brass band. You are sure to leave the theater more confused and much happier then when you came in. (Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave, 8pm, $18/$13 stu & children)


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UPCOMING
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THEATER: Jack & The Beanstalk - 12/6-12/23
donate: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/oneofus/campaigns/1240
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)


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PERFORMANCE: A Goddessey
https://ci.ovationtix.com/14/production/981544
LAVA presents A Goddessey, their feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes emotional and geologic carrying a transmuting traveler from a bleak and blurry patriarchal present into a rainbow colored feminist future with the help of ancestors geologic and otherwise. A Goddessey is the synthesis, culmination, and explosion of 15 years of earth-moving feminist acrobatic dance by LAVA. Special Guests Magma, the junior company, on December 3 and 10. (Thru 12/10, The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas St, see site for details, $15)

ART/PERFORMANCE: New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show
Crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are among the 150 landmarks that form a fantastically rendered city landscape built from seeds, bark, leaves and twigs. This year the train show showcases Midtown Manhattan’s famous skyscrapers with new replicas of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, 30 Rockefeller Center and St. Bartholomew’s Church. Other events coinciding with the train show include a cappella performances, classical music concerts, a poetry reading and activities for kids. (Thru 1/12, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, BX, $10-$23/FREE to NY residents Wed all day & Sat 9am-10am)



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