Balled over! Get out your tux — and add some red — for this party

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This event is black and white and red all over.

No, that’s not a set-up to a played-out joke, but the latest extravagant party from nightlife gurus Gemini and Scorpio — this Sunday’s Black and White and Red All Over Ball.

The promoter’s excuse for a big bash this go around is in honor of Coilhouse Magazine, a culture publication marking its fourth year online and a new print issue this fall that employs a BauHaus/German Expressionist palette (hence the color theme of the ball).

To celebrate, the party mavens are putting together an underground costume ball of epic proportions at the Red Lotus Room, a Crown Heights cabaret room known for hosting Shanghai Mermaid’s elaborate art parties.

This arty affair will not disappoint, with live music courtesy of drummer Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), accordionist Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), and singer Kim Boekbinder (Vermillion Lies); general spectacle in the form of belly dancing, burlesque and aerial works; and — this is where you come in — eye-popping costumes. For inspiration, take the party’s name and Bauhaus aesthetic to heart and think Klaus Nomi-esque tuxedos for the men and anything architectural for the ladies — as long as it’s red, black and white, of course.

The Black and White and Red All Over Ball at the Red Lotus Room (893 Bergen St. between Classon and Franklin avenues in Crown Heights), Aug. 21 at 7 pm. Tickets $15. For info, visit

Updated 12:16 am, August 16, 2011
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