Date: December 15th 2017

Hello lovelies,

It's just two weeks to New Year's, can you believe it? Updates for you on our plans: - We've heard from some of you that you don't necessarily want to push things that far on NYE, and we hear you. So: we're scaling back the sensory element (yes, we'll leave some games and activities) and using that budget for FREE champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am. The event will be a sexy, sweaty masquerade dance party in our always-safe never-overcrowded space. - We were about to sell out of $40 tickets, but we've just added 50 more after making these changes, to make it as affordable as we can for as many of you as we can. - If you buy late-night tickets to Masked, they include full breakfast with us at the Pajama Lounge afterparty -- or spend your full night elsewhere and just join us in the early morning. Please reserve breakfast spots asap, so we can place food orders in advance. - The other two events we're doing NYE weekend, our kink + play co-production with LUST, are going to remain as full-on x-rated as planned, and tickets are going fast: only about 50 remain for each night. That info is over at


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PARTY: 12/31/17

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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
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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. Let's start and end the party right: free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am.

Music by DJ Ceremony and Reaganomics, two masters of dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with tarot mistress extraordinaire Marcy Currier.

Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will available for sale, if you don't BYO). Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.

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. All money goes towards continued improvements to our magical loft clubhouse.

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

PARTY: 1/1/18

Gemini and Scorpio

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
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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: Tix: FB:

/// NYC EVENTS: 12/15-21 ///


THEATER: Untitled American Flag Craft Project
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, The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 7pm/8:15pm/9:30pm, $20, all ages)

ART: CALICORNUCOPIA 6: Calico Gallery 6th Annual Holiday Art Show
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. (Fri-Sun, Calico Brooklyn, 67 West St, Ste 203, BK, FREE)

PUPPETS: The Honey Let's Go Home Opera 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. (Fri-Sun, Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave, see site for details, $18/$13 stu & children)

THEATER: A Christmas Carol: A 30 Year Tradition
In 2013, Andrew Neisler (director), Andrew Farmer and Ryann Weir (writer/performers) committed to the 30 year long project of telling Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol through the eyes of a fictional couple. Return each year as they grow older, navigate the obstacles and triumphs of life, and reconnect each holiday season by reading the classic novella together. In the spirit of Elevator Repair Service's Gatz with the nostalgic, improvisational feel of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, the play celebrates the Dickens text in conjunction with the lives of this young couple. Now in its fifth year, join them as things are changing. People are moving. Unpack some boxes with them and make this house a home as we check in with the couple to see what's new. Run-time is typically 100 minutes. (Fri-Mon, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator, 630 Flushing Ave, suite 704, BK, 7pm, $30)

THEATER: Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz: Jack & The Beanstalk 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! 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/Wed/Thu, this week and next, Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, 2pm & 7pm, $25-$40)

SHOP: Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn 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, Industry City Factory Floor, 233 37th St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Fad Market
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. See over 60 designer makers at this heralded Foodie Destination. (Sat/Sun, City Point, Prince Street Corridor, 445 Albee Square W, BK, 11am-7pm, FREE)

SHOP: Holiday Market at the Freak Bar 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—9pm/Sun 12pm-6pm, Freak Bar, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, FREE)


SHOP: Holiday Market at Big Sky Works Peruse a selection of their best buys alongside local handmade goods, fabulous wares, vintage clothing and jewels - groovy gifts galore. Not to mention trapeze flights, music, snacks, and booze. Stop and shop, say hi, have a prance, take a swing, and enjoy a hot cider or mulled wine. Featuring: Siri Treehouse Wilson, Zingara's Vintage, Goldie's, Antidote, RHLS, FONY,, Fabulisa Designs,, (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, 5pm-10pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: House of Deveraux's Holiday Rock Spectacular
The best part of winter is gathering indoors with your loved ones and the ones you want to love, so the fine folks of Wasabassco invite you to their version of a badass holiday party. It is a night of epic burlesque that celebrates our various holiday traditions, humor, wit, sexiness, near-nudity, and rock n roll. Hosted and curated by Sydni Deveraux "The Golden Glamazon" and starring Amanda Whip, Nasty Canasta, Delysia La Chatte, Jezebel Express, Chris Harder, Penny Wren, Zoe Ziegfeld, Maine Attraction and Reining Queen of Burlesque Medianoche. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $20-$40, 18+)

ART: Sweet Ruin—Artist's Reception Join Paul Raphaelson at an exhibition of his photographs of the recently-demolished Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery. Stand humbled before graven images of our crumbling industrial glory. Sip cocktails of absinthe and genuine Domino sugar. Pick up a signed copy of Raphaelson new book, "Brooklyn's Sweet Ruin." Rub elbows with the nicest posse of art fiends on the Lower East Side. (Front Room Gallery, 48 Hester St, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

MUSIC: A Christmas Tapestry: Jazz, Theater, Literature A special holiday themed event combining Olmsted Salon's three offerings: Jazz, Theater and Literature. Alex Nguyen and his "Jazz Conceptions Orchestra" will be joined by the Calvary/St. George's Choir and Chris Domig and the Seadog Theater to present an evening of music, literature readings and a short play. (The Cave at St. George’s Church, 209 E 16th St, 7:30pm, $15)

ART: Greenpoint Gallery Holiday Salon Show Two gallery floors and a stellar lineup of local bands and musicians sure to entertain. Most art pieces between $150-$500. Curator Shawn James. (Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd, BK, 8pm-12am, FREE)

PARTY: December Babies Birthday Party December babies got a bum deal but this year, that’s going to change. Reclaim your birthright at this celebration for the folks too long forgotten. They’re pulling out all the stops with the party perks you never got as kids: booze, for one. But also balloon animals, a magic act, cake, and of course, a room full of people who just want to celebrate you. Enjoy music spun by DJ Donwill, a photo booth, loot bags for attendees, and more special surprises throughout the night. (Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, BK, 10:30pm, $5/FREE if born in Dec, 21+)


SHOP: Social Justice Holiday Market A delightful indoor gathering of small vendors selling all things social justice-y... so you don't have to buy corporate crap for your loved-ones, and can instead uplift local artists, makers, and community-led efforts. (Mayday Space, 176 St Nicholas Ave, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

ART/MUSIC: Dirty Hands: Secret Project Print Fair Kayrock Screenprinting, Cinders Gallery and SPR are collaborating on this event that will feature affordable prints, musical performances and good times. Featuring: Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Just Seeds Collective, Heather Benjamin, The Arm, Lilah Friedland, Cannonball Press, Florence Gidez, Angela Rio, Goldbrain Press, HOMOCATS, Space 1026, Cinders Gallery, Kayrock Screenprinting, Bushwick Print Lab (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 2pm-10pm, FREE)

PARTY/SHOP: Thunder Gumbo's America's next top Me$Siah! and Holiday Market Thunder Gumbo, DOMLO, and the Bureau of Sacred Sales, are looking for a messiah we can all be offended by. They are searching for talented party healers, energy exchange extortionists, snake oil sideshows, and… well if you’re just really really good looking it can’t hurt either… to get on stage and work it. The winner gets the sacred staff and cloak of the holy temple of Thunder Gumbo. Sanctify yourself with the most sacred and sexy of holiday robes. Come ready to see, be seen, celebrate, dance, feign interest in customs we have little grasp on and peruse the holiday market. DJs: Zionysus, Joro-Boro, Tony Y Not, Crossbow, DIRTYFINGER, 2melo. Live Music by: The FMs, Monsters of the Horizon, HokumFactory. Projections by VJ Krunch. Performances: DOMLO’s Bureau of Sacred Sales, Tyrant Bank$ by Guncle, and more. The holiday market will have hand selected artists and crafts people that hand craft amzing things just for people like you. There will be sustainable jewlery, bondage gea

r, spiritual shwag, fire and flow art tools, flame proof clothing, custom fashion, party bling, apocalyptic rompers…you'll evenbe able to get some body work and manicure while enjoying a kratom smoothy or a hot toddy. (DOMLO Center, 1083 Broadway, BK, 3pm holiday market/10pm party/12am competition, $22/FREE before 9pm, 21+)

ART: International Photography Festival - Brooklyn 2017 View the final selections from over 8,000 submitted photos from talented photographers from 65 countries. (Jalopy, 315 Columbia St, BK, 4pm, FREE)

VARIETY: The 11th Annual Menorah Horah! Hanukkah Burlesque Show Drop that Dreidel and Hold on to your Latkes, Menorah Horah is going tropical. Hosted by Bastard Keith. Starring: The Schlep Sisters, Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Fancy Feast, Cherry Pitz, Dangrrr Doll, Seedy Edie, Kismet Katie, Lil' Miss Lixx, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Evil Hate Monkey, DJ Momotaro. This evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning on the beach all night long. [G&S NOTE: use code word “Horah” for $5 discount] (DROM, 85 Avenue A, 6pm & 8:30pm, $25-$45, 21+)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco’s Hazel's Farewell Show It is with heavy hearts and pert buttocks that we announce that Hazel Honeysuckle is leaving New York. Join us and say farewell at Hazel's last performance before she moves out west. Wasabassco presents an all-star show & party featuring friends and loved ones. Hosted by Boo Bess, with performances from Amanda Whip, Chris Harder, Medianoche, Nasty Canasta, Penny Wren, Puss-N-Boots, Rosie Cheeks, Scott Hazelton, Sydni Deveraux, Tiger Bay, Topher Bousquet, Ula Uberbusen, and of course Hazel Honeysuckle. Party goes until people stop buying drinks. Advance sales only. No tickets will be available at the door. Capacity limited to 100. (Gemini and Scorpio Loft, address with tix purchase, 7pm doors/8pm show, $25)

PARTY: Annual Krampus Costume Party with Ghoul a Go Go
Join Morbid Anatomy and Ghoul A Go-Go as they gather yet again to celebrate Krampus, St. Nicholas' cloven-hooved, chain-swinging, lolling-toungued, child-punishing Eastern-European sidekick. This year's iteration will feature their infamous costume contest (with prizes) along with the opportunity to immortalize your costume in a special photo-booth created by Kellfire Bray and Rose Callahan; performances by Ghoul A Go-Go; DJ Friese Undine's signature alpine exotica; Krampus cake; and, for the very naughty among you, the opportunity to be beaten with a birch switch by the be-horned Krampus. Also on hand will be Glen Heroy as Santa Himself, Kevin Mahler from "Kevin Geeks Out," and MC Heather "Krampus" Buckley. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 8pm-1am, $20)

PARTY: Housequake: Prince Party We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas. An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night. Party Like It's 1999's DJ Steve Reynolds will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35+ year career. (The Bell House, 149 7th St, BK, 10pm, $5, 21+)


MUSIC: New York Holiday Swing With Svetlana And Her Delancey Five Experience the "sweet and naughty" (JazzLives) holiday magic in this show featuring beloved holiday swing classics as well as charismatic originals and jazz covers of holiday related modern pop and rock standards - and feel your pulse quicken and your heart thaw out from the winter blues. (Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, 11:30am & 1:30pm, $40)

PARTICIPATORY: Visionaire Racing Qualifying Round 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
An artisan market filled with handmade, baked, and vintage goods. (Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave, QNS, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

SHOP: Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market
Support Brooklyn artisans and small business owners this season. Shop handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry, natural beauty products, embroidered crafts, decor, and more. 25+ vendors, live music, dance performances, flash tattoos, tarot card reading, and full bar. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

WORD: Bushwick Print Lab's Holiday Card Workshop This hands-on instructional class, accessible to beginner screen printers, explores creating a two-color print on paper. By the end of the class, you will have learned how to register a two-color image on paper and print a short edition on cardstock. Assorted paper will be provided or you may bring your own porous material to print on. They will provide a minimum of 20: 5" x 7” blank folded note cards from lab stock and Jam Paper with festive envelopes so you can print an array of holiday cards that will be ready for you to sign and mail by the end of class. Film, screen rental, tools and an assortment of inks are included as well. You may also bring your own screen printing ink or additional paper for use. Instructions for setting up files for film will be mailed to you upon sign-up. (1717 Troutman St, QNS, 2pm-5pm, $100)

PARTY/THEATER: Victorian Holiday Party featuring Fireside Mystery Theatre Enjoy hot spiced wine, Victorian Christmas Carols and a live performance by the Fireside Mystery Theatre, who will enact “Eliza's House,” their ghostly memory play set in the time of Eliza Jumel. The story appears in the Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction. (Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Ter, 3pm-7pm, $10)

PARTY/PERFORMANCE: The Windup Circus Secret Speakeasy & “Sideshow in Soho” The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special circus/windup toy themed party. Enjoy 16mm short movie fest, drinks, music, food & beautiful visuals. Plus, The Sideshow in Soho performances. (The Loft at Prince Street, 177 Prince St, 5pm show/6pm party, $16 show & party/$10 party only)

PARTICIPATORY: Chaos Cooking - Winter Feast A participatory cooking extravaganza. Everyone brings the ingredients for one dish and then cooks together in one space. All recipes must be finished and space returned to original condition by the end of the event, while everyone is socializing, enjoying drinks and eating tasty dishes. Before: Think about what you'd like to make; Invite people you trust; Tweet and blog about the event using #chaoscooking. What to bring: Bring the ingredients necessary for a bunch of people to try a little bit of your dish; A bottle of wine; Someone that has never been before. Everyone must prepare something. Everyone must pitch in to help restore the space to its original condition, without being asked. Everyone must try not to lose any fingers. (Address with purchase, 6pm-10pm, $5)

PERFORMANCE: Akim Funk Buddha's Hip-Hop Holiday Gala tix: A celebration of Akim Funk Buddha's performance and travels over three decades of crossing oceans in the name of spontaneous and orchestrated cultural exchange. Join musicians of the Urban Orchestra & dancers from the experimental Bonsai lab to celebrate this special time of year. Featuring: Rima Fand, Michiko Takatani, Jerome Jordan, Nong, Chihiro Cute-Beat, Kimberly Galaxxxy, Jessica Ho aka Twilight, Special appearance by Stefan Steinberg & special guests. Tickets do not include dinner. (Jebon NYC, 15 Saint Marks Pl, 6pm dinner/6:30pm show, $25-$100)

ART: An Evening of Art and Astrology MoMA’s “Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci”, curated by David Hammons, is an exhibition that explores the artistic and astrological connections between two artists born over 450 years apart. Astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat and artist Cristy C. Road join exhibition organizer Esther Adler to discuss creativity and community through the lens of astrology and Tarot. Following the conversation, guests are invited to embark on a self-guided tour of the fifth-floor collection galleries, facilitated by a specially commissioned artist’s-edition brochure featuring astrology analysis by Alice Sparkly Kat and artwork by Cristy C. Road. Admission includes the conversation, an open bar, the artist's-edition brochure, and access to the fifth-floor galleries. (Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 St, 7pm, $20/$18 for members, 21+)


BURLESQUE: Dromedary Burlesque Holiday Spectacular Wednesday December 20th Hosted by: Miss Frankie Eleanor. With performances by Pinkie Special, Aphrodite Rose, Varla Velour, Lydia Vengeance, Lucy Buttons, and The Schlep Sisters - Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka. Go-Go stylings by: Via Venom. DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness providing the tunes. (Dromedary Bar, 266 Irving Ave, BK, 9pm-12am, FREE)


FILM/WORD: Happy Henson Holidays A series of holiday-themed Henson programs ranging from classic adaptations, TV specials, and more. It includes 25th anniversary screenings of The Muppet Christmas Carol and a 40th anniversary screening of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas with Marilyn Sokol (Ma Otter) in person to present outtakes from the special. (thru 12/31, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $7-$15)

ART: Intertwined 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 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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