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Fri, July 17: Nouvelle Époque @ The Players mansion [05 Jul 2009|08:49pm]
Gemini & Scorpio cordially invite you to

Nouvelle Époque Cabaret-Salon

 

Fri, July 17, 7-9pm VIP reception, 8pm-late main event

The Players private club, 16 Gramercy Park South, $30-$10, 21+

 

Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

FB: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96321774194

La Belle Époque was a time of artistic and intellectual abandon. Painters, poets, philosophers, and the cleverest of rogues mingled at cabarets and salons to indulge in the Bohemian sensuality of the creative life. The connoisseurs of art, thought, and expression celebrated the tumult of the age in high class and with impeccable style. We hope to inspire you to do the same on this special night in one of the true jewels of NYC.


The Players:

The legendary Players, boasting such luminary members as Mark Twain, Eugene O'Neill and Ernest Hemingway, is a members-only social club founded by the famed 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Players' landmarked home is a magnificent Victorian mansion with a wrought-iron balcony overlooking Gramercy Park.

 

The Cabaret:

The Slipper Room's illustrious owner James Habacker presents--and, in guise of Chester Mackerel, charming professor of abnormal psychology, hosts--a night of exuberant entertainment to ignite the senses. JC Hopkins' Biggish Band plays rollicking hard bop swing all night featuring guest vocalists tap-dancing sensation DeWitt Fleming Jr, velvet-voiced Jolie Holland, and Tony-nominated downtown icon Justin Bond, in addition to JC's resident front-woman Queen Esther. The always-surprising Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World 2006), the jaw-droppingly stylish MsTickle, and hilariously naughty Trixie Little & Evil Hate Monkey perform feats of burlesque to live accompaniment by the band all night. In band breaks, 1920s tap sensation The Minsky Sisters amuse and titillate you.

 

The cabaret runs 9pm-12am in the formal Dining Room, preceded at 8:30pm by a complimentary dance class. After the cabaret, DJ Shakey spins a most unique mix of vintage + modern beats to keep you dancing.

 

The Salon:

After 9pm, the Sargent Room across The Great Hall is your salon for cocktails and conversations, as jazz pianist Jesse Gelber sets the elegant mood. A custom cocktail menu will be crafted for you by swanky lifestyle guru Fredo Ceraso of Loungerati.com.

 

VIP Reception:

The Sargent Room and its wrought-iron park-facing balcony are reserved for VIP guests 7-9pm for a cocktail reception and a private performance by San Francisco opera diva Marisa Lenhardt, as stylish cigarette girls treat you to hand-rolled cigars and hand-dipped chocolates, courtesy of Velvet Cigars and Desserts by Michael Allen.

 

Dress code:

Belle Epoque - late 1800s to WWI, black tie + evening glamour, speakeasy + cabaret, top hats + tails, feathers + gloves, outdo yourself at your most fabulous.

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"Firefly" rooftop screening series in NYC - next one July 9 [05 Jul 2009|08:41pm]
 

Gemini & Scorpio 

present

Rooftop screening series of Joss Whedon's Firefly

 

Next showing: Thur, July 9, 8pm-12am (and every other Thur till Sep 3)

Private location revealed with RSVP, $10 sugg donation, all ages

 

Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

FB: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=98472223146

 

You know it; you love it, you can't get enough of it. Now join us for a rare chance to see Joss Whedon's "Firefly" on a big screen, whether on a private rooftop or in a sweet loft.

 

Two episodes shown every other Thursday until Sep 3 on a private roof (moves indoors in case of rain). $10 sugg donation; snacks + drinks also by donation; or you can BYO to add to the table. Invite your friends, but please be discreet coming and going, as this is a private space.

 

This week: 

- "Shindig": Inara attends a formal society dance, only to find Malcolm there as well, attempting to set up a smuggling job. Mal comes to blows with Inara's conceited date and finds himself facing a duel with a renowned swordsman, and only one night to learn how to fence.   

- "Safe": Mal must choose which crew members to save when one is gravely wounded and two others are kidnapped. Simon finds an uneasy haven in a remote village, but River's uncanny perceptions jeopardize the Tams' temporary safety.

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Sat, May 2: a dance party in a real Russian Banya w/live Balkan music [27 Apr 2009|10:29pm]
Saturday, May 2, 7pm-2am
Banya, 602 Coney Island Ave bet Beverley Rd & Ave C (just south of Prospect Park), BK
Details and tickets: www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=98587460411

Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join us and our hand-picked crowd of artsy, different, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for Gemini & Scorpio's legendary Russian Baths party (as seen in The Village Voice "Best of 2006").

We will have the newly remodeled & sparkling clean baths to ourselves, with every steam room and sauna ready to please, plus a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. There are three levels and multiple rooms to the space: Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; the poolside lounge and the dance floor; hookah & chillout lounges upstairs; plus the rooftop smoking deck.

Inside, The Sway Machinery, with members of Balkan Beat Box, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and Antibalas, will get you sweating faster than the saunas with the sounds of Malian guitars, Saharan beats, Afro-pop horns and the Blues (playing two sets, at 10pm and 12am). DJ Reagonomics, much-loved resident of the famously variety-obsessed Rubulad parties, keeps the dance floor sizzling till 2am with kuduro, juke, batucada, cumbia, bhangra and other examples of regional underground shake appeal, while we dole out free pierogies for everyone. There will be an open vodka bar 10-11pm, featuring homemade infused vodkas in pomegranate blackberry and ginger flavors.

Only 120 tickets are available, and most parties sell out in advance. Cost: $95 VIP ticket (7pm entry + open vodka bar + authentic multi-course Russian dinner...with the band) /$55 regular ticket (9pm entry + open vodka bar) / $35 discount ticket (11pm entry). More details on each ticket tier are on our website.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life...and may be the only one where you'll come out cleaner than when you came in.


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Sat, 5/24::Swing House::DJ+VJ vintage dance party::only $7 w/RSVP [21 May 2008|02:57pm]

Gemini & Scorpio, http://www.geminiandscorpio.com
"Online Dating Eminences" (TimeOut NY) and Offline Party Mavens ("Village Voice Best of 2006"),
present

Sat, 5/24: "Swing House"
Dazzling vintage dance monthly: "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new school-vibe" (Village Voice)

Bootleggers and speakeasies...wild dancers and smart mouths...art that sizzles and music that roars... With live swingin' dance sounds of the early 20th century, re-bopin' DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves. The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly!

This month is an all-out all-night dance party, with focus on our amazing DJs mixing dancing grooves old and new, and swirling live-feed projections. Plus a lower cover price, for one night only--RSVP to get in for only $7!

With:
- FREE dance class before the event (beginner Charleston & Lindy Hop)
- Re-bopin' jazz swingin' beats by resident DJ Dhundee and special guests DJ Shakey & DJ Qool Marv
- Immersive vintage dance + live feed projections by Glass Bead Collective
- Hot live grooves by guest musicians on horns & drums
- Plus other unpredictable surprises


Back room, Galapagos Art Space, 70 N 6th St, Williamsburg, BK
9:30pm dance class, 10pm DJs; $7 with RSVP + themed dress, $10 door; 21+
Future "Swing House" dates: 6/21 & 7/26 (full club)

Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
"Swing House" launch details & pics: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/e08-03-22.html


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Sat, 3/22: Launching vintage dance monthly w/live hot jazz, burlesque, aerial, fire [17 Mar 2008|09:38pm]
Gemini & Scorpio, http://www.geminiandscorpio.com
Party Gals Around Town ("Village Voice Best of 2006")
present

Sat, 3/22: "Swing House"
Full-club launch of a dazzling vintage dance monthly
inspired by our sold-out "Roaring 20th" Valentine's Day bash
"Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new school-vibe" (Village Voice)

Bootleggers and speakeasies...wild dancers and smart mouths...art that sizzles and music that roars... With live swingin' dance sounds of the early 20th century, re-bopin' DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves, awesome aerial artistry, dazzling dance numbers, blazing burlesque and performance art to make you swoon. Plus: projections, stilt walkers, tarot readers, fire performers, oh my. The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly!

This month's music theme: smokin' 1920s hot jazz & early swing

With:
- Free Charleston dance class before the event!
- Live authentic 1920s hot jazz bands all night!
(Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra, Baby Soda Jazz Band & The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn)
- Glorious burlesque! (Molly Crabapple)
- Dazzling dance numbers! (Angela Harriell's Love Show Dancers)
- Breathtaking aerial stunts! (Premiering: gorgeous duo Olseaux)
- Re-bopin' jazz swingin' beats! (DJ Dhundee & DJ Shakey)
- Hot live grooves to match the beats by guest horns & drums!
- Plus fire spinners, stilters, tarot, magic and other unpredictable surprises!


Full club event at Galapagos Art Space, 70 N 6th St, Williamsburg, BK
Doors 8pm for free dance class & fire show; performances start 9pm; 21+
$10 with RSVP/in costume; $15 door
Future "Swing House" dates: 4/26, 5/24, 6/21

Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
"Roaring 20th" details & pics: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/e08-02-14.html


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This Fri: party with bellydancers, drummers, ethnic DJs, hookahs in dazzlingly international company [25 Jul 2007|03:00pm]
Gemini & Scorpio, http://www.geminiandscorpio.com,
Party Gals Around Town ("Village Voice Best of 2006")
in association with RussianMix
present

Red Revolution Redux
Friday, July 27, 10pm-4am
Moomia, 157 Lafayette St @ Grand St, Manhattan
$10 with RSVP/$15 at door

Some of you may recall our vodka-soaked sexy Russian throw-down last year. Then again, some of you may not, given that same vodka factor. To refresh your memory, we're doing it all again, with great ethno-mesh DJs, drinks specials and bellydancing. So don your best red dancing duds and party the way we used to back in the USSR--with the kind of drinks that can ice a freezer, and spicy-hot company that'll steam the place like a Russian sauna.

- Exclusive G&S drink & hookah specials
- Bellydancing performance at midnight
- "Best Dressed in Red" costume prizes at 12:30am
- Live drumming along with DJs
- DJ Poodlecannon: Russo-Gypsy-EthnoMesh 10pm-12am
- DJ Vovan: Ethnic Crossover (Russian, Balkan, Moldavian hits; European, Latin, Gypsy & Turkish dance mixes) 12am-2am
- DJ Cule: International Rebel Music (South-American cumbia and salsa, ska, Barcelona's electrobeat, Afrobeat & reggae) 2am-close

Info & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Mailing list: members-subscribe@geminiandscorpio.com

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Live gypsy music + dancing at the Russian Baths [10 Mar 2007|01:44pm]
Gemini & Scorpio, http://www.geminiandscorpio.com
Online Dating Gurus and Offline Party Mavens,
Invite you to

A steamy dance night at the Russian Baths
as seen in The Village Voice Best of 2006, The L Magazine and Uncool Kids


Fri, March 16, 9pm-2am+, 268 E 10th St
$40 before March 14 - $50 after/at door for full event
$30 at door after 11pm, $20 after 12am
RSVP and details: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join us and our hand-picked crowd of artsy, different, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for another exclusive G&S dance party, your fabulous hosts being the only ones in the 145-year history of the legendary Russian & Turkish Baths to be allowed to throw them. We will have the historic baths to ourselves, with every steam room and sauna ready to please, and even a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages.  Our delightful friend Miyong will bring special Korean scrub mittens for friendly scrubdowns, and HookahMike will host a hookah lounge. 

Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, playing dance music of Turkish, Slavic, Greek, Romani and Jewish villages, will get you sweating faster than the saunas. DJ Joro-Boro of the infamous Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar) takes over after the band with his hot EthnoMesh Megalophonia mix while we dole out pierogies for everyone. There will be complimentary vodka shots 9-11pm.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life...and may be the only one where you'll come out cleaner than

To be guaranteed invites to all future events, get on the list: members-subscribe@geminiandscorpio.com
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