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Gemini & Scorpio present Swing House 10th Anniversary: 1920s speakeasy, remixed Sat, March 10th 9pm – late! (dance class 9:30pm), 21+ (25+ recommended) $20 until 12:30am, $10 after for electro-swing dance party Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address For tickets, click here. 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 at our loft every Monday night. Then a celebratory free champagne toast at 10pm, before we kick off the live entertainment. Live music until 12:30am by likely the most-booked band of Swing House’s existence: Queen Esther and the The Hot Five, playing sultry originals and expert renditions of rare all-American standards from the 1920s-30s. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets by burlesque queens Amber Ray & Nina La Voix. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done. Plus: the gambling den! A taste of our casino nights, with a poker tournament and a roulette table going till at least 1am. You could win drinks and tickets to future events, and yes, if you have casino credit on file with us, you can use it to play.

Gemini and Scorpio present Swing House speakeasy, remixed featuring Queen Esther & The Hot Five Saturday, September 19th  9pm to late $20 — $10 after 1am for the retro dance party 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 at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am by Queen Esther and the The Hot Five, playing sultry originals and expert renditions of rare all-American standards from the 1920s-30s. Burlesque fabulousness during and between by Delilah and Legs Malone. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, 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.