THURS-SUN, 5/13-16: MINI GOLF, ART IN ODD PLACES, OUTDOOR MOVIES, FREE MUSIC, AND MORE

thursday

thurs thru 5/30: a dozen dreams: en garde arts presents a dozen dreams, a theatrical installation that brings to life the dreams of twelve nyc-based women playwrights. complete with sets, lights, videos, and sound, the immersive installation explores dreams of flying, travel, what it means to be an artist in a time of crisis, stories of resilience, and the playwrights’ hopes for a better future. brookfield place (wtc), free. >>

thurs thru 5/27: mini golf at brookfield place: tee time! golf gurus and ‘putter’-fingers alike can take a swing at brookfield place’s new seven-hole mini golf course. free. >>

thurs thru 5/23: virtual dumbo open studios: peruse works from over 100 artists and arts organizations based in dumbo and vinegar hill during art in dumbo’s annual event, which includes online exhibitions, curated guides, studio and gallery tours, artist conversations, workshops, and more. online, free. >>

thurs thru 5/18: nycxdesign: design days: experience the latest innovations in design during nycxdesign’s multidisciplinary series of virtual and in-person events, including open studios, exhibitions, talks, self-guided walking tours, and more. >>

thurs: free krispy kreme for grads: graduating high school and college seniors: wear your grad swag to participating krispy kreme locations, and you’ll score a free dozen doughnuts. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: world as family: a journey of multi-rooted belongings with vishakha n. desai and mona eltahawy: vishakha n. desai uses her life experiences to explore the significance of living globally and its urgency for our current moment. she’ll discuss her new memoir, world as family, in conversation with mona eltahawy. presented by brooklyn public library. free. >>

thurs 7pm: reclaiming black spaces: virtual tour: peer into the past and learn about how black and african americans shaped lower manhattan over the centuries, from sebastiaen de britto, one the area’s first black residents in the 1640s, to studio we, a musician’s collective in the 1970s. presented by the lower east side tenement museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm: gregory gourdet: everyone’s table with gail simmons: top chef star gregory gourdet introduces his new cookbook, everyone’s table: global recipes for modern health, a collection of 200 dishes free of gluten, dairy, soy, legumes, grains, and refined sugar, and full of globally-inspired flavor, in a conversation with top chef judge, food writer, and culinary expert gail simmons. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): rock lobster comedy show: feel the motion in the ocean at erik bergstrom (colbert) and sarah summerlin’s (huffpost) standup show, featuring emma willman (crazy ex-girlfriend), sean patton (fallon), casey james salengo (comedy central), sean donnelly (colbert), and bronwyn isaac (showtime). gold sounds (bushwick), suggested donation. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): galactic terrors online reading series: enjoy stories from beyond the shadows and live q+a with the authors during the galactic terrors live reading series, presented by the horror writers association new york chapter. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (punrated edition): before returning to in-person shows at caveat next month, nyc punderdome champs sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (the president show), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo will try out segments and games they pitched for previous shows that were deemed ‘too hot for the stream,’ assign each other pun challenges, give a behind-the-scenes look at their home recording setups, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show, returning in-person tonight for the first time since the pandemic began. tonight’s show features brittany carney (comedy central), courtney maginnis (narcisistas), zach zimmerman (the new yorker), and sam morrison (stand up nbc). friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (available thru 5/17): broadway’s best shows series: spotlight on plays: catch a star-studded series of virtual readings of some of broadway and off-broadway’s most popular plays. tonight: lillian hellman’s watch on the rhine, directed by sarna lapine and featuring ellen burstyn and carla gugino. online, $18 (proceeds will benefit the actors fund). >>

thurs 8:30pm: wrong answers only: black holes: chris duffy hosts this interactive quiz show in which three clueless comedians offer up enough hilarious wrongs to make a right, playing games and quizzes and learning about exciting new scientific research with the help of an actual scientist. tonight, guest comics emily heller (conan), naomi ekperigin (comedy central), and josh gondelman (desus + mero) cross the event horizon with gravitational-wave astrophysicist chiara mingarelli. online, free. >>

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Terra Nova
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library, Plaza
RSVP for this FREE outdoor event here

Five Boroughs Music Festival presents Terra Nova, a new concert-length song cycle created by the members of composer-collective Oracle Hysterical and performed in collaboration with the contemporary mixed-instrument quartet Hub New Music. Inspired by a range of ambitious, gritty (and sometimes naïve, cruel, and myopic) explorers, the songs of Terra Nova are by turns darkly ironic, heartrending, and straight-up fun (and occasionally a confounding mix of all three), coalescing into a powerful experience of both text and music.

Among its songs is a fanciful view from Amelia Earhart’s cockpit by Majel Connery, a playful setting of John James Audubon’s descriptions of wood warblers by Brad Balliett, Dylan Greene’s speculative tone poem of the pre-Columbian exploration of North America by Chinese mariners, Elliot Cole’s haunting setting of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s final letter home, and Agamemnon, Doug Balliet’s tension-filled spoken-and-sung cantata depicting the ill-fated king’s reunion with Clytemnestra.

friday

fri thru 3/20/2022: the slipstream: reflection, resilience, and resistance in the art of our time: brooklyn museum senior curator eugene tsai and curatorial assistant joseph shaikewitz respond to the tumultuous year 2020 with an exhibition of 60 artworks from the museum’s collection that speak to feelings of fear, grief, and isolation, as well as joy and love, with a focus on artists of color. nick cave’s truth be told, a new commission for the museum’s façade, will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 10/11: safe/haven: gay life in 1950s cherry grove: take in photographs and ephemera from the 1950s gay and lesbian community that found a sanctuary in cherry grove, a secluded beach town on fire island frequented by figures such as truman capote, w.h. auden, carson mccullers, and patricia highsmith. outdoors in the rear courtyard of new-york historical society museum + library (uws), free. >>

fri thru 5/30 (time tba. thursdays thru sundays.): new york philharmonic bandwagon: the new york philharmonic gets in ship shape for this year’s bandwagon music festival, which takes place aboard a traveling 20-foot shipping container tricked out with a fold-out stage. over 100 artists will deliver 39 performances in parks throughout the city, with genre-crossing collaborations with local arts organizations. the festival continues this weekend in harlem’s marcus garvey park. free. >>

fri thru sun (ongoing): roll-a-rama at the twa hotel: it’s wheels up at the retro-themed hotel’s new outdoor roller rink, located on the tarmac around the hotel’s 1958 lockheed constellation ‘connie’ airplane. the twa hotel at jfk airport, $20 admission includes skate rental (or byo). >>

fri thru sun: art in odd places festival: ‘normal’: for the 16th annual art in odd places festival, a public art project stretching across two miles of 14th street from avenue c to the hudson, 100+ artists present works that question the idea of a return to ‘normal’ after the pandemic. using a variety of disciplines including performance, video, visual installations, and sound, the artists critique american politics, policing, wealth distribution, social constructs, and more. free. >>

fri 6pm (monthly thru 8/13): summer on the hudson: harlem moves with limón dance company: get a move on with the limón company dancers, who’ll teach you the ‘energetic and ease-filled’ limón technique outdoors at west harlem piers. all experience levels welcome. free. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, returning to the q.e.d. backyard with standup by robby slowik (conan), josh johnson (comedy central), daniel simmonson (colbert), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and casey balsham. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 7-10pm (saturdays thru 10/22): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: beyoncé. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24-32 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 8pm: left breast comedy hour: hosts kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall put it all out there during a socially-distanced evening of standup, musical comedy, and drag featuring kerry coddett (netflix), marcia belsky (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central), dylan adler (hulu), and drag queen heidi haux (nbc). knitting factory (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes bryan yang (let’s be real), pranav behari (mad magazine), and ahri findling (nikki glaser is obsessed). online, free. >>

fri 8pm: grease sing-along: your chills will be multiplyin’ as fast as greased lightning as you sing and play along to secretformula’s rocky horror-style watch party of the hit 1978 movie musical. online, $5. >>

fri 8:15pm (fridays thru 6/4): astoria movies on the waterfront: a star is born: enjoy a free outdoor movie on the astoria park great lawn, starting tonight with a star is born (2018). >>

saturday

sat thru 9/30: guadalupe maravilla’s planeta abuelx solo exhibition: artist guadalupe maravilla unveils a new series of sculptures based on ancestral, indigenous, and ritual practices of holistic healing, accompanied by functional sound elements. over the course of the exhibition, maravilla will activate each project on view with a series of public programs, including community workshops and therapeutic sound baths. socrates sculpture park (lic), free (suggested donation benefits the astoria mutual aid network). >>

sat thru 6/25: we’re still here… outdoor portraiture exhibition: come face to face(s) with 130+ portraits created by and depicting local brooklyn residents at arts gowanus’s public outdoor exhibition honoring the strength and diversity of the brooklyn community, and its resilience during the pandemic. saturday’s opening day festivities include an artists’ bazaar and live music from brooklyn conservatory of music. j.j. byrne playground (park slope), free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: swamp in the city: a cajun + creole music festival: revel in cajun and creole music during a weekend-long outdoor music festival, complete with jam sessions (bring an instrument!), picnic concerts, pod partner dancing, and live performances. governors island, free admission (donations welcome), ferry tickets to the island are free-$3. >>

sat + sun 12:30-8pm (+ 5/22-23): downtown live performing arts festival: lower manhattan springs to life with 36 outdoor music, theater, and storytelling performances cropping up throughout the neighborhood. various locations, free. >>

sat 1-3pm (select saturdays + sundays thru 8/29): tour the mount morris fire watchtower: get a rare glimpse inside the historic mount morris fire watchtower, climb to the top for panoramic views of manhattan, ring the bell, and learn the history of the recently-restored structure from nyc parks urban park rangers. marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sat 1-8pm (saturdays 1-5pm thru 6/9): in the wake of slumber: life is but a dream at paradice palase’s fourth annual open call art exhibition, featuring work by 37 u.s.-based artists inspired by this year’s theme, ‘dreams.’ opening reception 5/15. paradice palase (bushwick), free. >>

sponsored: sat 4pm: terra nova: five boroughs music festival presents terra nova, a new concert-length song cycle created by the members of composer-collective oracle hysterical and performed in collaboration with the contemporary mixed-instrument quartet hub new music. on the steps at brooklyn public library’s majestic central library, free. >>

sat 6pm (monthly): tell storytelling: queer folks share their own tales on their own terms during drae campbell’s monthly storytelling show. tonight’s ‘animals’-themed edition features rawya el chab, kenny hahn, and fernando vieira. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat 9pm: worst summer ever – a comedy fundraiser of summer memories: 25 comics reminisce about their worst summer memories during this marathon benefit show for the asian prisoner support community. hosted by jared goldstein and hannah pilkes. the lineup includes ayo edebiri, jinkx monsoon, rachel sennott, dhruv uday singh, langson kerman, larry owens, natalie palamides, patti harrison, rob huebel, yassir lester, and more. online, $10 suggested donation. >>

sunday

sun 11:30am-6pm: community day at the whitney museum of american art: enjoy complimentary admission and outdoor artmaking activities at the whitney today in honor of the completion of david hammons’s new public art installation, day’s end (2014-21), a reimagining of the long-destroyed 1975 artwork of the same name by gordon matta-clark. >>

sun 1pm: aids walk new york: live at home: the largest single-day aids fundraising event in the world returns to the virtual stage with performances and appearances by billy porter, ann-margret, danielle brooks, heather headley, rita moreno, tony goldwyn, liz callaway, alex newell, rosie perez, carson kressley, george takei, and the stars of rupaul’s drag race. proceeds will benefit gmhc and other aids service organizations. >>

sun 2pm: brooklyn symphony orchestra outdoor pop-up performance: listen to a rousing selection of music by vivaldi, mozart, copland, and tchaikovsky, performed live by string players from the brooklyn symphony orchestra. brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights), free. >>

sun 8pm: mcc theater miscast gala: broadway stars perform roles they’d (probably) never be cast in during mcc theater’s annual fundraiser, featuring a lineup of broadway favorites including annaleigh ashford, cheyenne jackson, idina menzel, renée elise goldsberry, kelli o’hara, aaron tveit, patrick wilson, gavin creel, lachanze, billy porter, and more, along with appearances by hugh dancy, jennifer garner, lucas hedges, laurie metcalf, lin-manuel miranda, marisa tomei, and others. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

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stretch out on lincoln center’s new public lawn, the green: lincoln center goes (synthetic) green with tony award-winning set designer mimi lien’s new installation, where visitors can relax, read a free book from the library corner, grab a bite from nuchas empanadas, and more. open thru september. >>

sanford biggers’ giant ‘oracle’ sculpture at rockefeller center: harlem-based multidisciplinary artist sanford biggers turns the rockefeller center campus into a canvas with public art activations including a towering bronze ‘oracle,’ a flag installation, a 125-foot mural, and more. on view thru 6/29. free. >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: beer gardens, public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>

submissions

we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

WORLD AS FAMILY: A JOURNEY OF MULTI-ROOTED BELONGING WITH VISHAKHA N. DESAI AND MONA ELTAHAWY (SPONSORED)

World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings with Vishakha N. Desai and Mona Eltahawy
Thursday, May 13, 7 pm
Live via Zoom
FREE – RSVP HERE

A Vedic phrase asks us to “treat the world as family.” In our age of global crises—pandemics, climate crisis, crippling inequality—this sentiment is more necessary than ever. Solutions to these seemingly insurmountable problems demand new approaches to thinking and acting locally, nationally, and transnationally, sometimes sequentially but often simultaneously. This is the mentality of the immigrant, the exchange student, the global native, and all who have made a life in a new place by choice or by necessity. Yet we suffer from a lack of the truly capacious thinking that is so urgently needed. 

Vishakha N. Desai uses her life experiences to explore the significance of living globally and its urgency for our current moment. She weaves her narrative arc from growing up in a Gandhian household in Ahmedabad to arriving in the United States as a seventeen-year-old exchange student and her subsequent career as a dancer, curator, institutional leader, and teacher against the broad sweep of political and social changes in the two countries she calls home. Through her personal story, Desai reframes the idea of what it means to be global, considering how to lead a life of multiple belongings without losing local and national affinities. Vividly conjuring the complexities and exhilaration of a life that is rooted in many places, World as Family is a vital book for everyone who aspires to connect across borders—real and perceived—and bring to fruition the ideal of a global family.

Vishakha N. Desai is senior advisor for global affairs to the president and chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. A noted scholar of Asian art and frequent commentator on the intersection of arts and contemporary issues, she is the past president and CEO of the Asia Society.

Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator and disruptor of patriarchy. Her first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2105) targeted patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa and her second The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls (2019) took her disruption worldwide. Her commentary has appeared in media around the world and she is the editor-in-chief and essayist for feministgiant.com

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MON-WEDS, 5/10-12: NEW ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS AND BARS, THE GREEN AT LINCOLN CENTER, MAYA LIN’S GHOST FOREST, AND MORE

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sponsored: now hiring: are you ready to get back to work? do you support the arts and the hospitality industry? then apply today to join our teams! littlefield and parklife in gowanus are actively hiring live sound engineers, hosts, food runners, and folks to manage the door. to apply, email your resume and references to hiring@littlefieldnyc.com

nyc’s new rooftop restaurants + bars: feel on top of the world when you wine and dine at these sky-high spots. >>

nyc libraries reopening for in-person browsing and services: the brooklyn, queens, and new york public library systems have just opened 39 branches for in-person browsing and computer use, with covid-19 precautions including temperature checks, time limits, and more. >>

our roundup of 70+ ongoing events: beer gardens, public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>

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World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings with Vishakha N. Desai and Mona Eltahawy
Thursday, May 13, 7 pm
Live via Zoom
FREE – RSVP HERE

A Vedic phrase asks us to “treat the world as family.” In our age of global crises—pandemics, climate crisis, crippling inequality—this sentiment is more necessary than ever. Solutions to these seemingly insurmountable problems demand new approaches to thinking and acting locally, nationally, and transnationally, sometimes sequentially but often simultaneously. This is the mentality of the immigrant, the exchange student, the global native, and all who have made a life in a new place by choice or by necessity. Yet we suffer from a lack of the truly capacious thinking that is so urgently needed.

Vishakha N. Desai uses her life experiences to explore the significance of living globally and its urgency for our current moment. She weaves her narrative arc from growing up in a Gandhian household in Ahmedabad to arriving in the United States as a seventeen-year-old exchange student and her subsequent career as a dancer, curator, institutional leader, and teacher against the broad sweep of political and social changes in the two countries she calls home. Through her personal story, Desai reframes the idea of what it means to be global, considering how to lead a life of multiple belongings without losing local and national affinities. Vividly conjuring the complexities and exhilaration of a life that is rooted in many places, World as Family is a vital book for everyone who aspires to connect across borders—real and perceived—and bring to fruition the ideal of a global family.

monday

mon thru 11/14: maya lin’s ghost forest in madison square park: witness the devastation of climate change up close at artist maya lin’s new installation, ghost forest, a spooky assemblage of 49 dead atlantic white cedar trees from the new jersey pine barrens. an accompanying soundscape highlights the sounds of some of the native species of animals once common to manhattan. madison square park (flatiron), free. >>

mon thru 9/9: the green at lincoln center: time out new york shares a first look at the outdoor performing arts park opening at lincoln center on monday. free tickets for events are available via the todaytix lottery (entries open up two weeks before shows, and close seven days before). >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: after closing up shop several months ago, the crown heights beer garden is back, along with its monthly reading series (though the event will still be virtual for now). this month’s installment features readings from kaitlyn greenidge (libertie), brandon hobson (the removed), elissa washuta (white magic), and dani putney (salamat sa intersectionality). hosted by marae hart. online, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the big weird: comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), ryan beck (comedy central), and will winner (the good, the dad, and the ugly podcast) host the big weird stand-up comedy show, returning with performances by langston kerman (insecure), kate willett (colbert), kendall farrell, and more. littlefield (gowanus), just $6 with promo code ‘bigweird2’ (reg. $12). >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘rick’s dream vacation: a birthday celebration.’ online, free. >>

tuesday

tues thru sun (+ 7/22-25): the other art fair virtual edition: visit the other art fair’s immersive online studios, where you can browse artworks by 80+ emerging artists, take part in hands-on creative workshops, and stream talks, exhibition tours, performances, short films, and more. the in-person fair is currently scheduled to return july 22. free. >>

tues-sat: new york live arts’ live ideas festival: altered-worlds: black utopia and the age of acceleration: artists, writers, thinkers, and activists come together for the eighth annual live ideas festival, featuring six days of live and virtual performances, installations, conversations, and more examining the second wave of afrofuturism. in-person at new york live arts (chelsea) and online, free-$15+. >>

tues-weds: mfa computer arts thesis presentations: stream short talks and 30+ presentations of 2d- and 3d-animation, motion graphics, and experimental art thesis projects by the school of visual arts’ graduating mfa computer arts students. online, free. >>

tues 1pm: the imagined worlds of marwencol with jon ronson and mark hogancamp: journalist, screenwriter, and author jon ronson (okja, so you’ve been publicly shamed), american folk art museum exhibition curator valérie rousseau, and self-taught artist mark hogancamp join for a conversation and closer look at hogancamp’s unique photographic practice and documentation of marwencol, a miniature, hand-built fantasy world filled with world war ii-inspired narratives and dolls. presented by the american folk art museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 5pm: supercharge your linkedIn profile: a four-step process: get access to templates, tools, and tips to streamline your in-person and virtual linkedin networking with the help of certified master resume writer cheryl lynch simpson, who’ll outline must-have features of a ‘brand you’ profile, ways to upgrade your network to support your job hunt, and a process for building relationships with your most critical linkedin connections. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: godlis streets of the lower east side: book and photo talk: street photographer david godlis discusses his images of ‘70s and ‘80s new york life, particularly his night photographs of the bowery punk scene at cbgb, which are captured in his 2020 book, godlis streets. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: metacognition: cultivating self-awareness with dr. deepak chopra + dr. tara swart: how can we observe ourselves having experiences or making choices without judgment? author and integrative medicine advocate dr. deepak chopra joins neuroscientist and author dr. tara swart for a rubin museum discussion about the cognitive process of self-awareness and the benefits of cultivating a self-awareness practice. a meditation will follow. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

tues 6:30pm: cbh talks: jewish brooklyn: growing up: cartoonist and author roz chast, fashion designer and entertainer isaac mizrahi, and illustrator mark lemelman share memories of holidays, hebrew school, encounters with antisemitism, and more as they reflect on their experiences of growing up jewish in a very different era of brooklyn. presented by the brooklyn public library. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: dumbo: the making of a new york neighborhood book launch: head down under the manhattan bridge overpass with author and architecture critic paul goldberger, who’ll discuss his new illustrated history of the birth, decline, and renewal of the iconic brooklyn neighborhood in a conversation with architect jack beyer. presented by powerhouse @ the archway. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s 25th season finale salon features joshua henkin (morningside heights), sergio troncoso (nobody’s pilgrims), and alice elliott dark (think of england). a q+a follows. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8pm (monthly): mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: t-bird gang: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through roger corman-produced crime drama t-bird gang (1959), followed by a q+a with mike nelson (mst3k, rifftrax). online, $10 (a portion of proceeds will benefit friends in need food shelf). >>

wednesday

weds thru fri (+ 5/19-21): sva short film fest: class of 2020 + 2021: stream two programs of narrative shorts by the school of visual arts’ 26 graduating mps directing students from the classes of 2020 and 2021. online, free.

weds 12pm: inside the barbizon: the hotel that set women free: untapped cities presents a talk by author and historian paulina bren, who’ll take viewers behind the scenes of new york’s first women-only hotel, delving into the lives of the famous women who called it home, including grace kelly, joan didion, sylvia plath, liza minelli, and more. online, $10. >>

weds 5:30pm (wednesdays thru 9/18): outdoor fitness series at manhattan west: 305 fitness: spice up your workout routine with outdoor classes led by local fitness studios, starting this week with 45 minutes of heart-pumping dance cardio. manhattan west plaza (midtown west), free. >>

weds 6:30pm: housebound photo hunt: explore the visual richness of your home environment during a photography workshop taught by school of visual arts faculty member saul robbins, who’ll discuss how photographers have drawn on their immediate surroundings for inspiration while housebound during covid-19. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 80s tv party: visit ‘a different world’ and find out ‘who’s the boss’ as secretformula’s streaming watch party revisits classic sitcoms from the 1980s. online, $8. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams a classic public domain horror movie interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: milton moses ginsberg’s the werewolf of washington (1973), starring dean stockwell. online, free. >>

submissions

we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint