Date: December 8th 2017

Hello lovelies,

We have accidentally ended up creating a four-day hedonistic carnival for New Year's Eve weekend #sorrynotsorry

Two of the parties are on the more risqué side, and are a collaboration with the infamous erotic nightlife happening LUST. Those are on Friday and Saturday night, and full info is to be found on our kinkier sister site, House of Scorpio: http://www.houseofscorpio.com . First tier of tickets has sold out; others remain.

The next two, our New Year's Eve masquerade and early morning New Year's Day pajama lounge, offer (respectively) both the skin-tingling excitement and the coziness of our play events, but without crossing sexual boundaries. 2017 has been tough, on so many levels. We want this New Year's to be a liberating, joyful and cleansing experience, so we can all face 2018 renewed and strengthened. Unlike our usual over-the-top holiday blowouts, these will have limited tickets, to keep both events feeling cozy rather than crowded. We hope you join us for either or both.

We're still also contemplating a last minute costumed dance bash of the type you know and love from us...but that is TBC during the week. If it happens, it'll be cheap n easy.

Cheers,

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

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PARTY: 12/31/17

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 (see next listing) 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 hedonistic Masquerade to activate all your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.

A night of sensory exploration, with multiple "sensation stations" for you to experience everything from healing to invigorating: - body painting
- massage
- blindfolded touch exploration
- scent activation
- fire & ice
- spin the bottle and other party games - mini dungeon corner

Music by DJ Ceremony and Reaganomics. 2018 passion predictions with tarot mistress extraordinaire Marcy Currier.

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.


PARTY: 1/1/18

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. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.

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

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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THEATER: Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz: Jack & The Beanstalk http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/oneofus-jack-beanstalk-world-premiere 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! This production is produced by ONEOFUS, a company whose mission is to create disability-inclusive, feminist, and multi-cultural artwork. Help create this celebration of freedom, inclusivity, and community this holiday season by making a tax deductible contribution to ONEOFUS. (Fri-Sun/Thu, this week and next, Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, 2pm & 7pm, $25-$40)

SHOP: The Culture of Crown Heights Holiday Market https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-culture-of-crown-heights-holiday-market-tickets-40718345668 Celebrate the Culture of Crown Heights this Holiday Season at a holiday market featuring live painting, artisans, crafts, hand-made jewelry and more. Also featuring the live stage-play "Bone Soup: A Kwanzaa Story“ (3pm & 8pm, $15-$30). (Fri/Sat, The Black Lady Theatre, 750 Nostrand Ave, BK, 12pm-10pm, FREE)

FEST: Bang, Bang, Gun Amok
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/george-emilio-sanchez-bang-bang-gun-amok-24-hour-performance-filibuster This is a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to gun culture in the USA. Initiated by performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez, the piece will create a space for a community of creators to educate and express how the issue of gun violence is based in a history of institutionalized violence. Artists, activists, scholars, and survivors of gun violence will come together through music, dance, theater, comedy, mural-making, discussion, bodywork, healing practices, and more. (Fri/Sat, Abron Arts Center, 466 Grand St, 6pm-6pm, $20)

THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Letters in the Dirt http://thetanknyc.org/theater/859-letters-in-the-dirt A new surreal, audience-participatory theater piece exploring theater as ritual, play, and memorial, and journeying through the memories of a child lost to police violence. Structured like a game and a ritual, the piece imagines Aiyana Jones (a 7-year-old black girl shot and killed by a cop during a botched police raid on the wrong home in Detroit in 2010) after her death. You will find her the night after her killing, in a mysterious purgatory of double dutch and kids' toys, and will be given objects that once were a part of her life. The game is this: Find the objects that will help Aiyana remember and understand what happened to her, and use them to guide her through her memories. The piece seamlessly blends music, poetry, play, story, and group collaboration to create an intimate audience experience personal to all who participate. (Fri/Sat, The Tank, 312 W 36th St, 1st fl, 7pm, $13/$10 students)

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. (Fri/Sat, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $25)

PERFORMANCE: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Séancers http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/jaamil-olawale-kosoko-seancers-world-premiere Setting the fugitive experience afforded Black people on fire with majesty, opulence, and agency, Séancers is a nonlinear examination of how the American racialized body uses psychic, spiritual, and theoretical strategies to shapeshift through socio-politically charged fields of loss and oppression. (Fri/Sat, Abron Arts Center, 466 Grand St, 8pm, $20)

FEST: Third Annual Roots n Ruckus Fest
http://shop.jalopytheatre.org/product-p/ruckus2017.htm Two stages, 30 bands, no cover. (Fri/Sat, Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St, BK, 8pm, 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, HERE, 145 6th Ave, see site for details, $25)

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. (Fri-Sun, Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave, see site for details, $18/$13 stu & children)

FILM: The 70Th Anniversary Of Polish Animation http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/48385 This year marks the 70th anniversary of Polish film animation, and these programs celebrate the occasion by showcasing some of the undisputed landmarks of the tradition, as well as uncovering lesser-known gems. Over the course of these three programs we chart the development of artistic forms in Polish animation from the late 1950s to the late 80s. A different program each day: Realpolitik Of Cinema, Symmetries And Colors, The Adventure Of Otherness. (Fri-Sun, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, 7:30pm, $11/$9 stu & sen)

ART: CALICORNUCOPIA 6: Calico Gallery 6th Annual Holiday Art Show https://www.calicobrooklyn.com
Calico is an artist-run space that has been supporting emerging artists and exhibiting their work for the last five years. 100 artworks priced $300 or less by over 30 artists from NYC and beyond, perfect for your holiday shopping list. Opening reception Friday 7pm-10pm. (Fri-Thu, this week and next, Calico Brooklyn, 67 West St, Ste 203, BK, FREE)

THEATER: Untitled American Flag Craft Project http://www.bricktheater.com
William Burke wrote a monologue. 20 performers are doing it their way while they respectfully dismantle and rearrange and rejuvenate the American flag with scissors, moxie and glue while explaining the unifying and important factors of their favorite beverages. Also guest artist musical interludes with live deconstructed performances of American anthems. Also a potluck. Also for everyone. Each time slot includes a trio of monologue performances so each night there are 9 different performers. Buy one ticket and stay through the whole night (space willing) or just come for one. (Fri/Sat/Wed/Thu, this week and next, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 7pm/8:15pm/9:30pm, $20, all ages)

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. Catch over 45 designer makers at the notable interdisciplinary art center. (Sat/Sun, The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop-Up 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/WORD: BUST Craftacular Indie Craft Fair/School for Creative Living https://bust.com/new-york/bust-craftacular-holiday.html Holiday Craftacular features over 150 vendors of the finest hand-made items to shop from as well as DJs, food, cocktails, prizes, and DIY activities for all ages. At The School for Creative Living attendees will have the opportunity to learn crafts and trades and will take away tangible items made from scratch. 100+ crafting and wellness classes, talks and panels with feminist luminaries, and a festival of female-fronted music acts. (Sat/Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE/$5-$15 workshops & performances)

SHOP: Holiday Market at the Freak Bar
http://www.coneyisland.com/event/holidaymarket12917 Featuring Artists and Crafters handmade goods for those hard to shop for people we all know and love. Something for everyone. Knits, Jewelry, Hand Crafted Soaps, Soy Candles, Siamese Stuffed Animals, Ornaments and so much more. Vendors include Anfie Pontani & Doubty Green, John Gannon, and Serpentina’s Craft. (Sat 12pm—11pm/Sun 12pm-6pm, this weekend and next, Freak Bar, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, FREE)

THEATER/FOOD: Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames https://www.nuyorican.org/event/1584418-brunch-theatre-deviled-eggs-new-york The Brunch Theatre Company serves fresh entertainment and fresh brunch. Freshly baked plays written by hot young playwrights, performances by savory-sweet actors, and their spiciest content: politics. They cater to your stomach and a short attention span. Funny, sexy, thought-provoking plays to get you talking to the cutie seated next to you. Includes brunch to eat your feelings and mimosas to wash down the state of our nation. (Sat/Sun, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, 1:30pm, $20-$25)

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FRIDAY
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WORD: Women in Whiskey
http://kingscountydistillery.com/events Hear the untold story of the women behind many iconic brands. Women have long distilled, marketed and owned spirits companies, and have historically been involved not only in distilling but beer brewing and bootlegging, along with their more well know male counterparts. Tour includes a visit to the distillery production floor, where visitors can meet one of their still women, a trip through the barrel room, and a tasting of four whiskies. (Kings County Distillery, 299 Sands St, BK, 5:30pm-7:30pm, $20)

MUSIC: UnCaged Toy Piano Festival In C
http://uncagedtoypiano.org/?page_id=1601 This ninth season of the festival features an all-inclusive performance of Terry Riley’s iconic work In C. For a typical uncagean twist, In C will be performed entirely on toy instruments. In C is a minimalist masterpiece composed by Riley in 1964 for an indefinite number of performers which uses a mosaic of short melodic fragments. A special collaboration with the fifth graders from the Ethical Culture School with SUNY New Paltz's Experimental Music Ensemble will feature a Robot Music Ensemble made just for the occasion. (Dimenna Center Cary Hall, 450 W 37th St, 8pm, FREE)

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SATURDAY
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SHOP: House of Yes Holiday Bazaar
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-of-yes-holiday-bazaar-tickets-40804452215 Seasonal, handmade, artisan ethical, vintage, and upcycled jewelry, crafts, clothing, goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, menswear and more. Grab drinks at the bar and cruise the selections with a cocktail in hand. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER: Triskelion Arts' Winter Auction http://www.triskelionarts.org/benefit-auction-and-party tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-winter-auction-tickets-35983790486 Entry includes all the hors d’oeuvres you can eat, all the beer and wine you can drink, and all the entertainment you can stomach. A live auction unlike any other featuring fine art, show tickets, vacation getaways, gift certificates, housewares, unique services, apparel, and more. Games, raffles, and a dangerous amount of fun. Live performances by The Little Streams, Donnell Oakley, and Triskelion's Co-Artistic Directors, Andy Dickerson and Becky Radway. (Triskelion Arts Muriel Schulman Theater, 106 Calyer St, BK, 7pm, $30-$100)

PARTY: Rubulad + Aftselakhis Spectacle's Electric Menorah Sugar Cookie https://www.facebook.com/events/127629277952558 tix: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/party-with-your-favorite-purim-crew--fundraiser-for-purim-2018-2138920323 A Holiday Event in Two Parts. Part I, in which we raise some dough for Jenny Romaine (Circus Amok)'s Fabulous community Purim Shpiel Party and celebrate JD’s Birthday. Bands, Performers, DJs: DJ4thePeople, Deer Leonardo: a funky dance scream core band, Bobby Blue - The Balladeer(and band), Ezra Berkley Nepon, JD #50AsInF*#%& You Davids with guest stars. Part II: The Rubulad Holiday Revue. With live music by: The Modern Airline, Fulaso. DJs: Illexxandra, Sir Olivier Esq. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED (Address with RSVP, BK, 7:30pm-3:30am, $10 adv or before 10pm/$20 door)

PARTY: Forever Festival XYZ
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forever-festival-xyz-129-tickets-40000674093 The surrealist happening. A one night avant-garde celebration in an East Williamsburg warehouse. Bands, street performance artists, dancers, acrobats, immersive experience, and absurdist ceremony. Featuring musical acts Sonnymoon, Combo Chimbita, WTF Bach, Kassa Overall, and Unstruck Sound (with members of Brooklyn Raga Massive), and street provocateurs Enormousface, Matthew Silver, and Johan Figueroa-Gonzles. Plus, Henry Enters the Interdimensional Warp, craigslist performers, baptisms, Caribbean food and a special guest inspirational speaker. Guests are encouraged to wear surrealist costumes. All questions will be answered. (315 Ten Eyck St, BK, 8pm-4am, $20 adv/$25 door)

BURLESQUE: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1557077-slipper-room-show-mr-new-york Bradford Scobie as Moisty The Snowman, Jason Mejias, Jonathan Nosan, Tansy, Jezebel Express, The Main Attraction (Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, 8pm doors/9:30pm show, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Very Bauhaus Grand Finale https://www.facebook.com/events/1671937429504361 Introducing the very first theater piece by theater and film collective, the International Burning Circus. Inspired by the Triadic Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer of the School of Bauhaus, the show contains elements of experimental film intertwined with dance and large and bizarre costumes, expressing emotion through shapes and mimes. Highlights of this performance are costumes hand crafted by Iggy Soliven that are guaranteed to blow your minds. Opening acts: Matt Dallow, Luther Bangert, and Excerpt from Gina Elizabeth Murdock’s Mime Cycle. Followed by a Bauhaus themed dance party. (The Dreamhouse, 1022 Wyckoff Ave, QNS, 8pm, $10-$40)

PARTY: Secret Loft’s Fifth Annual Ugly Sweater Party https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ugly-sweater-party-at-secret-loft-tickets-40085723478 There will be mistletoe, libations, reindeer games, festive decorations, and a lot of holiday cheer. Leave the grinch at home (unless you actually have a Grinch costume). Bring your Christmas bells, your Kwanzaa dashiki, your dreidel, your Solstice crown, your evil St. Nick costume, your freaky elf costume, and definitely your ugly sweaters. The best ugly sweater will win a champagne prize. Live music by Paco the G Train Bandit, Vice Verses, and Cipherella. Aerial circus performance by Ariel Iasevoli. DJ Shane MauX spinning hip-hop, house, and Xmas classics until the early hours. No door sales. (Secret Loft, RSVP for address, 9:30pm, $5 early/$10 regular, 21+)

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SUNDAY
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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: Astoria Market
http://www.astoriamarket.com
An artisan market filled with handmade, baked, and vintage goods. (Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave, QNS, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Greenpointers Winter Candyland Holiday Market https://www.facebook.com/events/1824535434241356 Curated selection of unique gifts made by 60+ talented curated artists and makers plus free fun activities. Musical trio The Big Cat Menagerie will be playing old-timey tunes while you sip your Hot Buttered Rum, local craft beer, or Hungarian wine. In the photo booth with Ben Shirai, visit the forest of candy sculptures and paper art by artist Colleen Blackard . Create a 3D digital avatar of yourself. (Sat/Sun, Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, BK, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

FILM/WORD: Tales of Hoffmann
http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2017/12/10/detail/tales-of-hoffmann Singled out by both Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero as a major influence on their own work, this newly restored version of the 1951 Powell and Pressburger classic is based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fabulist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. Thelma Schoonmaker will introduce the screening. Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. 1951, 138 mins. (Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, 6:30pm, $15)

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MONDAY
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MUSIC/SOCIAL DANCE: Jazz Haus: The Baby Soda Jazz Band Baby Soda Jazz Band performs three sets. The current repertoire has expanded to include more of the music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren & the composers who created the great American songs of Tin Pan Alley. Plus performances by chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys, DJ Stina, photos by Nina Galicheva, beginner swing dance lesson at 8:15pm. (Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC, 712 3rd Ave, 7:30pm, FREE)

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WEDNESDAY
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MUSIC: Stretch Music X Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2017/12/13/uptown-nights-christian-scott-atunde-adjuah-presents-stretch-music-x-afro-new-orleanianblack-indian-music-3erwf Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his own native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean. Join us on a sonic journey that creates a bridge to liberation and freedom with some of music’s most daring musicians and improvisers. (Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $20)

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THURSDAY
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WORD: Rant Rhapsody Redux: Seers And Patriarchs https://www.facebook.com/events/152481032178130 This Bush (W)-era monthly reading series is back. Rabble-rouser-writers Jason Wachtelhausen, Ayun Halliday, and Andrew Boyd return to the stage, accompanied by Onnesha Roychaudhuri, Theodore Hamm, and Mark Read. December 14th marks the birthday of history’s most famous seer, Nostradamus, as well as the death day of one of history’s great patriarchs, George Washington - an opportune moment to wax rhapsodic or furious. Hosted by Notorious Instigator Mark Wildman Read. (Soda Bar, 629 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, 7pm-10pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: Dream Life-Love Theater: Chinese Theatre Works 2017 Annual Cross-Culture Fundraiser http://chinesetheatreworks.org/support/fundraising This cross-cultural evening will feature live performance, music, food, drink, auction, raffle, and cheer. CTW is celebrating the 90th birthday of Jo Humphrey, founder of the Gold contain Institute and honoring Chinese-Americans who have made extraordinary contributions to the vibrant cultural and artistic life of the community. (China Institute, 100 Washington St, enter on 40 Rector St, 7pm-9:30pm, $50-$100)

PARTY/PERFORMANCE/PARTICIPATORY: Letter of Marque Theater Company’s Holiday Hang! http://www.lomtheater.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/337505543380116 rsvp: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10223060 Break out the ugly sweaters and put on your laughing pants because it's the LOM Holiday Hang. Enjoy Brooklyn Improv Training Class Showcase then singing around the piano 'til 11pm. Feel free to bring instruments to jam. Donation bar serving Schmaltz Beer, wine, and fresh made cider. They’ll have chili to keep you warm; bring a dish to share if you're in the giving mood. Abundant mirth evening long. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with RSVP, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, FREE/$10 sug don)

PUPPETS: The Honey Let's Go Home Opera
http://theaterforthenewcity.net/breadandpuppet2017.html Bread & Puppet returns to NYC with a brand new show. The Honey Let's Go Home Opera is a comprehensive treatise on cardboard. "The nature of cardboard is refuse", sings a chorus member, "meaning the discard of the economic empire's excesses. By declaring reality to be cardboard you open the gates to unheard of growth and prosperity." In a humorous and colorful unfolding of events, the chorus manipulates cafeteria trays, musical instruments, puppet forks and cardboard tools in an attempt to find "the yearned for thing that normal reality can't achieve". With music from Alan Berg's Op. 1 piano sonata and Mozart's Don Giovanni, among others, probably you shouldn't miss this one. (Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave, 8pm, $18/$13 stu & children)

VARIETY: Atlas Obscura Live Holidays
https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/atlas-obscura-live-holidays Special guests join the writers and editors of Atlas Obscura for their very own holiday-themed variety show. Learn about bizarre festivals and customs, answer trivia for prizes, and see both Atlas staffers and special guests perform presentations all about the holidays. The live variety show brings our own writers and editors together with musicians, scholars, comedians, performers, and special guests Brittain Ashford, Tony Zaret, and Raj Sivaraman, to share wondrous acts and amazing stories, all based around the world's festive displays of celebration and jubilation. (Union Hall, 702 Union St, BK, 8pm-10pm, $15 adv/$20 door)

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ONGOING
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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: Intertwined
https://www.facebook.com/events/133794317328837 Intertwined is a group exhibition of twelve female artists working in sculpture and installation happening in a 7,000 sq foot space. Curated by Christina Massey and Charlotte Mouquin, this exhibition brings together artists that represent the interwoven tapestries of art and life. Each artist utilizes unique materials in individual ways igniting a sense of discovery and intrigue as one realizes the process, materials and individual methods of each individual artist and finding the connective thread from one piece to the other. (thru 1/5, Chashama, 470 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE)

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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