Gemini & Scorpio
Swing House: 1920s speakeasy, remixed
Sat, Sep 6, 9pm-late / dance class 9:30pm, 21+
G&S loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address
$20 until 1am / $10 after for electro-swing dance party
Details & RSVP TK: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).
The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings (who teach Monday night classes at our loft). Live music until 1am by Professor Cunningham and His Old School, a five-piece grooving New Orleans style band that's like Mardi Gras without the hangover. Burlesque fabulousness in between, from delicious Dolly Debutante and adventurous Apathy Angel. Sweet remixed vintage beats after by Illexxandra, until the dancing is done.
The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.
RSVP on the G&S site for the location auto-reply
Brooklyn, NY 11217
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|