thurs thru 2/16 (mon-sat 11am-5pm): invader: 1up art exhibition: peruse pixelated paintings and other 8-bit-inspired originals by the anonymous street artist known as ‘invader,’ a name drawn from the 1978 video game space invaders. taglialatella gallery (chelsea), free. >>
thurs thru 1/31 (thurs-sun @ 7:30pm): 24th annual gallery players black box new play festival: catch world premiere performances of six new short plays written specifically for zoom. online, free. >>
thurs 4pm: the encyclopedia of new york: from abstract expressionism to zoning, journalist chris bonanos (new york magazine) catalogues and celebrates new york city’s architecture, inventions, and ideas in a conversation about the encyclopedia of new york, a collection of stories, secret histories, and handy guides by the editors of new york magazine. online, $8. >>
sponsored: thurs 5:30pm: the virtual nyc subway adventure series: the 1 train’ webinar: join new york adventure club for our inaugural virtual nyc subway adventure series — an immersive take on a subway stop tour that features a virtual visit to unique attractions and local highlights surrounding every single station on a new york city subway line. next stop: the 1 train, which contains 38 stops across 15 miles between the bronx and manhattan. online, $10. >>
thurs 5:30pm (monthly): virtual astronomy live: 35th anniversary of the space shuttle columbia launch: former astronaut and nasa administrator charles f. bolden jr. details his experiences piloting the space shuttle columbia in a conversation with former astronaut and columbia university professor mike massimino. hosted by kerbal space academy creator john ‘das’ galloway. presented by the intrepid sea, air + space museum. online, free. >>
thurs 6pm (weekly): night moves yoga: salute the moon as you flow through an evening vinyasa yoga class led by tyler ocampo. presented by house of yes. online, $5. >>
thurs 6pm: digital drink + draw: landmarks: relax, get inspired, and connect with other creatives as you drink and draw with artist and afam educator natalie beall. examining works by self-taught artists william l. hawkins, jerry gretzinger, and others, beall will offer drawing prompts and explore different artists’ approaches to depicting famous buildings and geographic features. presented by the american folk art museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>
thurs 6-8pm (open tues-thurs 1-6pm. opening event tonight 6-8pm): human connection arts opening: bodypainting nonprofit human connection arts, now in a new home at java arts studios (greenpoint) kicks off the new year with an art show featuring painted canvases, objects, and body art by founder andy golub. free. >>
thurs 8pm (+ 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18): loser’s lounge: battle of the one-hit wonders: rock out with tribute band the loser’s lounge when you tune into their new streaming series, ‘battle of the one-hit wonders,’ a battle-of-the-bands-style competition between classic one-hit wonder songs from the 60s, 70s, and beyond, where the audience chooses the winner. presented by joe’s pub at the public theater. online, free. >>
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fri thru 1/31: the winter show: get immersed in fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day and from all around the world during a virtual edition of new york’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair. online, free. >>
fri 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science story slam: five storytellers selected at random from audience submissions share true, personal, ‘starting over’-themed stories ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from a pair of guest coaches. hosted by gastor almonte. online, $10. >>
sponsored: fri 8pm: the hidden art treasures inside nyc’s hotel bars and lobbies’ webinar: join new york adventure club as we explore a selection of hotel bars and lobbies throughout new york city that boast incredible museum-quality art collections and site-specific commissions. online, $10. >>
fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 5×5 (monthly): five playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow five rules. online, $10. >>
fri 8pm: aladdin sing-along: travel to ‘a whole new world’ as secretformula’s streaming sing-along party revisits the 1992 disney classic. online, $5. >>
saturday + sunday
sat 9:30am: creating a new money mindset: here’s a class that’s right on the money: certified financial planner stephanie genkin teaches you how to break unhealthy financial habits and take a more mindful approach to budgeting and spending so that you can set up systems to take the struggle out of saving. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $7. >>
sat 10am: herbal immune boosters for winter health: learn how to strengthen your immune system and help stave off winter sniffles with herbs, funghi, and foods during a class taught by herbalist dawn petter. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $17. >>
sat 2pm: 45:15 online: a communal writing experience: kickstart your creative practice during a 45-minute silent writing session led by raluca albu, followed by 15 minutes of mindful movement and meditation led by yoga teacher virginia chang. inspired by ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a disciplined and productive writing practice. presented by the center for fiction. online, free (donations welcome). >>
sat 4pm: star trek: voyager virtual experience: hang with the franchise’s first female captain and her crew during a livestream q+a and virtual photo op with star trek: voyager cast members kate mulgrew, robert picardo, robert duncan mcneill, tim russ, and garrett wang. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are extra). >>
sat 8pm: the reading series: the reading series, a new live performance series dedicated to presenting live theater while raising money for charities making a difference right now, presents a live reading of david lindsay-abaire’s 2007 pulitzer prize winning drama, rabbit hole. online, free (suggested donations benefit the actors fund). >>
sat 8pm: looking forward to it with josh gondelman: comedian josh gondelman (desus + mero) hosts a comedy fundraiser for voter engagement beyond 2020, starring jo firestone (fallon), fareeha khan (comedy central), emmy blotnick (comedy central), and joe pickett + nick prueher of found footage festival. online, donations welcome. >>
sat 9pm: thank you for everything: house of yes five-year anniversary: don your wildest costume and prepare to get funky: arts collective, nightclub, and performance venue house of yes is celebrating five years in its bushwick home with a raucous digital dance party. online, free (donations welcome). >>
sun 10pm (monthly): queer as punk: la-based showcase of queer drag performers and musicians with a punk edge continues with ‘cyber punx.’ online, $10 suggested donation. >>
our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>
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