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THURS-MON, 5/21-25: SKINT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

thursday

thurs thru 6/30: rockeller center flag project: new yorkers are invited to show their love for their city and design the iconic flags that will be flown from all 192 flagpoles surrounding the rink at rockefeller center this summer. the winning submissions will be displayed together as 8-foot by 5-foot flags as a temporary exhibition in august. >>

thurs thru mon: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians: this weekend: radiohead (thurs), a phl covid-19 fund benefit with questlove, daryl hall, patti labelle and more (thurs), nada surf (fri), bbc radio 1’s big weekend with haim, billie eilish, coldplay, snoop dogg, rihanna, and more (sat + sun), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

thurs 4pm: how to be the showrunner of a hit netflix series: women’s weekend film challenge presents a workshop with elle johnson, co-showrunner of the netflix limited series self made: inspired by the life of madam c.j. walker starring octavia spencer. johnson will offer insight into the experience of being a showrunner, from crafting the perfect elevator pitch to keeping the show’s vision consistent throughout the series, and will also critique a handful of attendee-submitted elevator pitches. zoom, pay-what-you-can. >>

thurs 5pm: inside priya krishna’s kitchen: food writer and cookbook author priya krishna (indian-ish, ultimate dining hall hacks) invites you into her own kitchen to share her pantry essentials and must-have kitchen tools. instagram, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ sat 12pm, ongoing): stream the sweat: bodyroll workout: don your best jane fonda outfit and get your heart pumping during haus of sweat’s inclusive dance workout classes. zoom, $5+ suggested donation. >>

thurs 6pm: art history happy hour: enjoy a beverage at home while curator joan cummins delves into kitagawa utamaro’s 1798 triptych, courtesans strolling beneath cherry trees before the daikokuya tea house, and its connections to gender and commerce. presented by the brooklyn museum. facebook, free. >>

thurs 7pm: what kind of world do we want to create post-pandemic? a panel of policy makers, activists and thinkers including author charles eisenstein, sidewalk labs head of urban systems rohit t. ‘rit’ aggarwala, and brown university professor and rap artist sammus weigh in on what values might guide our thinking as we reactivate society and the economy. presented by the greene space at wnyc. free. >>

thurs 7pm: i want you to know we’re still here: a post-holocaust memoir book launch: esther safran foer shares her new book, i want you to know we’re still here, a memoir about her journey to discover her father’s secret history, during a reading and conversation with her son, author jonathan safran-foer (everything is illuminated). presented by the museum of jewish heritage. a q+a follows. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7pm: reimagining the image: justine kurland: ny-based photographer justine kurland gives a talk on her new book, justine kurland: girl pictures, in which she reimagines the masculine symbolism of the north american frontier with a collection of 1997-2002 images of teenage girls on the road in the american wilderness. presented by the institute for contemporary photography. zoom, $5. >>

thurs 7pm: art and anxiety: author veronica roth (divergent series; chosen ones) and entertainment weekly editor david canfield discuss how we use entertainment to escape or engage during times of crisis. presented by 92y. $10. >>

thurs 7pm: choose your own national parks adventure: scenic science of the national parks co-authors maygen keller and emily hoff guide you on a virtual journey through the national parks over billions of years of time, highlighting the beginnings of life, mass extinctions, the rise of the mammals, and more. zoom, $5. >>

thurs 8pm: live from nypl: stacy schiff’s cleopatra with tim gunn: author stacy schiff and fashion expert tim gunn (making the cut; project runway) discuss schiff’s biography of cleopatra, the vitality of history, and the craft of writing. presented by the new york public library. youtube and zoom, free. >>

thurs 8pm: signature touch: david lynch and the art of music in cinema: join composer/conductor/professor whitney george in watching selections of lynch’s most iconic films, and exploring the process under which the music was created, and how it serves the narrative and visuals. zoom, $10. >>

thurs 8pm: jo firestone + aparna nancherla present: self care and how!: comedians firestone and nancherla prove that laughter is the best medicine during their wellness-themed comedy show. zoom, $5+. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): let them eat cake: animal crossing: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more honor their best fur-iends during the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits bidawee. >>

friday

fri thru 6/26 (weekly): the insiders: musicals from the quarantine: astoria performing arts center presents a series of six original musical shorts responding to the covid-19 crisis, with a new short premiering each friday. youtube, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri thru sun: the lower east side festival of the arts: theater for the new city’s 25th annual festival goes virtual for three days of performances by 145 groups, including theater artists, dancers, musicians, puppet makers, street performers, visual artists, musical comedians, poets, and more. vimeo, free. >>

fri + sat: u sexy beach digital dance party: show off your resting beach face as you get down to live dj sets during elements music + arts festival’s party. website and zoom, free (donations benefit paradocs). >>

fri 4pm: guided meditation and teaching: learn meditation, stress management, and mindfulness techniques from buddhist meditation and tibetan yoga practitioner dr. chok tenzin monlam. presented by brooklyn public library. free. >>

fri 8pm (ongoing): play-perview: a new theater initiative delivers one-time-only theatrical events and original series to theater fans while raising money for arts organizations impacted by covid-19. tonight, tune in to a reading of jonathan spector’s play eureka day, which had an off-broadway run at walkerspace in 2019. zoom, $5+. >>

fri 9pm: arthaus: unleash your eccentric artist dreams as you take part in pew pew’s dance party-meets-art show-meets-interactive performance, complete with burlesque, body art, projection mapping, dj sets, and more. zoom, donation based. >>

saturday

sat thru 6/6: knights + monsters exhibition: artists offer up their spin on valiant heroes and fantastic beasts during an online group show presented by gristle art gallery. free. >>

sat thru mon: camp yampire: spend some time in the great indoors at a remote adult summer camp without the mosquito bites. activities include watercolors, yoga, juggling, baking, video games, virtual roller coasters, and s’more. multiple platforms, free (rsvp). >>

sat thru mon: movement at home electronic music festival: get your virtual groove on during the annual detroit-based edm and techno festival, streaming for three days. various platforms, free (donations benefit musicares’ covid-19 relief fund). >>

sat 8am thru sun 8am: brewing alone together brew-a-thon: brewminaries homebrewer club gives ‘byob’ a whole new meaning during a 24-hour brew-a-thon, complete with live homebrewing, interviews with pro brewers, educational segments, and beer trivia. proceeds from the event will go to the new york city brewers guild, which supports local breweries. zoom, donations welcome. >>

sat 10:30am: a walk through the interior castle: get reenergized during women in sound’s voice and movement workshop. led by performance artist becca kauffman, the workshop will incorporate vocal techniques, visualization, drone, and movement experiments to heighten body awareness and carve out internal space. zoom, $5-15 sliding scale. >>

sat 1pm: nownet arts online performance series: contemporary musicians, actors, and multidisciplinary artists from around the world performing together live via the internet. zoom, donation based. >>

sat 5pm (weekly) picture this!: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines. zoom, $10. >>

sat 5:45pm (weekly): the salon: quarantine speakeasy: you’ll feel like the bee’s knees during prohibition productions’ retro-styled variety show featuring music, dance, cocktail making, and more. zoom, free ($5 suggested donation) >>

sat 6pm: sva bfa animation 2020 thesis screening: get a sneak peek at the future of animation during an online screening showcasing thesis projects from the graduating class of sva’s bfa animation program. twitch, free. >>

sat 7pm: fraggle rock rocks on!: performers dave goelz and karen prell, along with executive producers halle stanford and john tartaglia, discuss how they’re reimagining fraggle rock for apple tv+. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: the muff: experience all the drama of a traditional storytelling show at this live parody of the moth. hosted by harmon leon. twitch, free. >>

sat 8pm (weekly): risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight: william mullin, jiji lee, katie featherston, and ophira eisenberg spill the beans on zoom. $12. >>

sat 9pm (weekly): live from the living room: share a laugh with comedians while they’re in quarantine during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s standup show, featuring guests hanna dickinson (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), and josh kuderna. zoom, $5. >>

sat 9:30pm: shot4shot: the armory comedy group’s series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on jurassic park. zoom, free (email rsvp). >>

sunday

sun 2pm (+ 5/31): loisaida festival: ¡cuenta con nosotros – count on us! the annual festival celebrates the puerto rican and latinx heritage of the lower east side and east village with an afternoon of live-streaming music, performances, guest speakers, music videos and short films, and more. youtube and facebook, free. >>

sun 5-9pm (sundays thru labor day): mister sunday dance parties: get the outdoor summer dance party experience inside as you get down to a broadcast of djs eamon harkin and justin carter from a previous mister sunday event. presented by nowadays. free (donations welcome). >>

sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by stage and screen star kelli o’hara. free. >>

monday

mon thru 6/26: sva bfa fine arts open studios: fourth-year students show their end-of-year artwork online, including recent work made in response to covid-19. free. >>

mon thru 5/31: caveat’s livestreamed events: stay informed and entertained with this week’s shows, which include nerd search, west wing writers workshop, the society for the advancement of social studies (sass) presents: a history of frivolity, ask a political scientist, asians: the emotional sluts of america, your love our musical: home edition, and queer therapy live. youtube, various prices (save 10% with promo code ‘skint2020’). >>

mon thru weds: greenlight bookstore’s livestream events: keep up with the latest in literature with book launches, readings, talks, and more from fort greene’s greenlight bookstore. this week, join cookbook club to discuss and make recipes from meera sodha’s fresh india: 130 quick, easy, and delicious vegetarian recipes for every day (mon 6pm), attend a book launch with alok for meredith talusan’s new memoir, fairest (tues 7:30pm), and discover the ecological diversity of nyc as thomas hynes shares his new book, wild city: a brief history of new york city in 40 animals (weds 7:30pm). zoom, free. >>

mon 1pm, 2pm: memorial day commemorations: the vietnam veterans memorial fund and the intrepid museum host live-streaming ceremonies to remember and honor the military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces.

mon 7pm: cursed gemstones: legend and history: master jeweler, art historian, and pratt/fit professor karen bachmann gives an illustrated lecture on the history and folklore of infamously cursed gemstones. zoom, $8. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with cameron esposito (conan), sasheer zamata (snl), alingon mitra (conan), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), alise morales, and guy montgomery. presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit preemptive love coalition). >>

announcement

ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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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 at home. 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

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MON-WED, 5/18-20: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

mon thru 6/14: danceafrica: brooklyn academy of music’s annual festival dedicated to african dance and music will be celebrated with a series of digital programs, including dance classes, streams of past performances, a virtual bazaar, and more. free. >>

mon thru sun: brooklyn brainery’s online courses: learn something new while you quarantine with this week’s selection of classes, including the principles of comedy, beginner’s embroidery, the history of scotch whisky, make your own fermented hot sauce and chili pastes, and more. various platforms and prices. >>

mon thru sun: caveat’s livestreamed events: stay informed and entertained with this week’s shows, which include nerd search, nevertheless she existed: women in medicine, ask a political scientist, modern whitney, myth busting with global tour guides, vocabaret, queer memoir, and masters of social gastronomy. youtube, various prices (save 10% with promo code ‘skint2020’). >>

mon thru sun: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians. this week: an ian curtis tribute (mon), a night of covenant house stars with bon jovi, dolly parton, meryl streep, and more (mon), alanis morisette (tues), the met opera streams (daily), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

mon thru fri: comedy quarantine: coming to the ‘stage’ this week on babs gray and teresa lee’s nightly stand-up show: laurie kilmartin, sarah squirm, lorelei ramirez, sean patton, sydnee washington, and more. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

mon thru thurs: confronting covid-19 in our communities: regional plan association (rpa) presents a series of online panels addressing the immediate and long-term impact of covid-19 on our regional health, economy, and infrastructure. free. >>

mon 10am-10pm: drunken shakespeare: fans and pros alike are welcome to share their shakespeare self-tapes on instagram/facebook and tag @thenightshifttheatreco using the hashtag #sequesteredshakespeare to be featured on the the night shift theatre company’s social media channels. free. >>

mon 5pm: community table read: the original stars of community and creator dan harmon come together for a virtual table read of ‘cooperative polygraphy’ (season 5, episode 4), followed by an audience q+a. the event will raise money for josé andrés’ world central kitchen and frontline foods. youtube, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 6:15pm: #damesathome / virtual celebration of caffe cino and gay theater: join the nyc lgbt historic sites project a celebration of the birthplace of off-off-broadway and a haven for pioneering gay theater: the caffe cino. held on the 54th anniversary of the premiere of dames at sea, the cino’s most successful production ever, and the stage debut of bernadette peters. zoom, free. >>

mon 6:30pm: tigertail: alan yang on immigration and sacrifice: tigertail filmmaker alan yang (parks and recreation, the good place) talks with emmy award-winning producer janet yang about his debut netflix film and his perspectives on immigration, identity, and the american dream. presented by asia society. youtube and facebook, free. >>

mon 7pm: morbid ink: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture on the human memorial tattoo and memorialisation during a pandemic by dr. john troyer, director of the centre for death and society at the university of bath and author of technologies of the human corpse. zoom, $8. >>

mon 7pm: charting the high frontier of pace: asteroid institute executive director and former nasa astronaut ed lu will present the case for a four-dimensional map of the solar system which he and his team are building. presented by the explorers club. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with maria bamford (lady dynamite), janelle james (the comedy lineup), chris gethard (career suicide), subhah agarwal (a little late with lilly singh), nish kumar (netflix), and jay jurden (fallon). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit womenkind). >>

mon 7pm: celebrating harlem stage: a virtual performing arts fundraiser: performers lachanze, celia rose gooding and tamara tunie host harlem stage’s annual gala, featuring new and archival performances by harlem stage artists, plus appearances by hugh dancy, fab 5 freddy, tate donovan, bill t. jones, claire danes, and more. instagram and facebook, $5+ suggested donation. >>

mon 7:30pm (weekly): velvet variety: comics from new york’s queer comedy scene team up for a weekly stream, featuring comedians’ favorite stand-up performances from their personal archives, drag, music and original digital content. youtube, free. >>

mon 8pm: dirty in the kitchen: yeast and breadmaking: momi’s science on screen curator sonia epstein hosts a livestream event celebrating kitchen dirt, a.k.a. yeast, featuring manresa bread founder avery ruzicka and botanist dr. nicholas money (the rise of yeast: how the sugar fungus shaped civilization). the event will include a screening of an archival short film on yeast, videos of extreme fungal movements filmed by dr. money, a kitchen demonstration, and a q+a. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

mon 8pm: popop! pop culture talk show: some of the month’s biggest and most heinous pop culture moments are celebrated by a panel of comedians and guests at jenny gorelick’s talk show. free-$5 suggested donation (10% of proceeds will benefit union hall). >>

mon 9pm: bring out your dead: mary roach and jessica ferri in conversation: authors jessica ferri (silent cities new york: hidden histories of the region’s cemeteries) and mary roach (stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers) get together for a ‘lively’ reading and conversation. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

tuesday

tues 2pm (weekly thru 6/23): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own challah and other breads and treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell, where donations for the series of six classes will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at mt. sinai morningside hospital. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with music director yannick nézet-séguin’s presentation on the history of the philadelphia orchestra at carnegie hall (tues), and a tribute performance celebrating the life of grammy-winning cellist lynn harrell (thurs). free. >>

sponsored: tues 3pm: virtual animal meet + greet with the staten island zoo get up close and personal with some of the staten island zoo’s most celebrated animals, all without leaving your apartment. $10. >>

tues 4pm: transit sketches with amy tenenouser: tune in to a discussion with artist amy tenenouser, whose depictions of subway riders are featured in the exhibition transit sketches, currently on view at the ny transit museum’s grand central terminal gallery annex. zoom, free. >>

tues 6pm: how to survive the lockdown: author and war correspondent judith matloff discusses essential lockdown survival techniques and her new book, how to drag a body and other safety tips you hope to never need, in a conversation with author and journalist abby ellin (duped: double lives, false identities, and the con man i almost married). presented by the national arts club. zoom, free. >>

tues 7pm: saving new york city’s food scene: host arun venugopal convenes a panel featuring eater ny reporter tanay warerkar, mohamed attia (the street vendor project) and nikoa evans-hendricks (harlem park to park and ruby’s vintage harlem kitchen+bar) to discuss what needs to happen to help our favorite places endure this storm. presented by the greene space at wnyc. free. >>

sponsored: tues 8pm: underground manhattan: the history of the new york city subway system: it’s right there under your feet, but how much do you really know about new york city’s subway system? explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world with transit expert and tour guide gary dennis. $10. >>

tues 9pm (weekly): something good comedy show: join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for a variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by mark normand (conan) and britney carney (comedy central). youtube, free. >>

wednesday

weds thru 6/21: thisisfair: the new art dealers alliance (nada) and artlogic present a new online art fair, with proceeds benefiting 200 galleries affected by the covid-19 crisis. >>

weds thru sun: the homebound project: theater for the front line: a new independent theater initiative focused on connecting sheltering artists and helping to feed children affected by the coronavirus pandemic presents new works by leading and emerging writers of the american theater. this week’s second edition features mary-louise parker, zachary quinto, taylor schilling, and more. vimeo ($10 suggested donation). >>

weds thru sun: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with movie nights, drinking games, dance parties, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, learn the facts of life with pete, pete, and punky during an 80s/90s tv party (weds), wish upon a star during a disney sing-along (fri), and get tipsy watching sunday cartoons (sun). zoom, free-$8. >>

weds 1pm: #blogher20 healthy at home: take a mental, physical, and emotional health day during blogher’s afternoon wellness event, featuring speakers including marie forleo, karolina kurkova, audrey kleo yap, jamie lynn spears, june diane raphael, and keynote speaker alicia silverstone. free. >>

weds 5pm: hulu’s normal people: daisy edgar-jones and paul mescal, the duo starring in the new limited-series adaptation of sally rooney’s novel normal people, talks to entertainment weekly’s david canfield about bringing the book to life, why the series resonates with viewers, and more. presented by 92y. free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7pm: the takeout: exploring asian american food and identity in the time of covid: the takeout, the museum of food and drink’s new series of panel discussions exploring the impact that covid-19 is having on asian american communities and food businesses, returns with a discussion on how xenophobia shapes food taboos, myths, and misconceptions. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: how to boost your health, wellbeing, and immune system: doctors dennis goodman and daniel javit lead a mind-your-health workshop and q+a on developing scientifically proven healthy practices that boost immunity and protect your health. presented by 92y. $10. >>

weds 7pm: pop culture trivia: dick wolf edition: test your pop culture knowledge during five mini-rounds of trivia (loosely based on this week’s dick wolf and true crime theme), presented by the skint and the briefly. presented by littlefield. facebook and twitch, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7pm: red light special: online urban burlesque workshop: embrace your inner dancer as choreographer and performer yaminah legohn guides you through a sensual dance class. presented by house of yes. zoom, $5+ suggested. >>

weds 7:30pm: troop 6000: the girl scout troop that began in a shelter and inspired the world: new york times reporter nikita stewart shares her new book, troop 6000, which tells the true story of the first girl scout troop founded for and by girls living in a shelter in queens, new york. stewart will be joined in conversation by the visionary behind the troop, giselle burgess. presented by greenlight bookstore. zoom, free. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): gettin’ by with liz barrett: cut yourself some slack with comedian liz barrett (gotham comedy live), who covers everything that makes us anxious, and discusses how to let the small stuff go. tonight’s topic is unemployment with guest maddy smith (wild ‘n out). zoom, free. >>

weds 8pm: cuddle up with the sea otters of the pacific coast: natural history author todd mcleish (return of the sea otter) shares stories about the role sea otters play in their ecosystem, how they use tools, their conflicts with fishermen and native alaskans, and how biologists are working to restore their populations–plus plenty of cute sea otter photos. $6. >>

weds 8pm: queens craft brigade variety show: draw with bianca negron of bianca’s design shop, learn to bake with christine yen of bench flour bakers, and more during a streamed event showcasing queens-based makers. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8pm: hope’s virtual trivia: trivia host hope morawa is asking all the right questions while raising money for femstrate, a local social movement fighting for period equality and the distribution of free period products. instagram, free (donations accepted). >>

weds 9pm: a moment of calm with jameela jamil: actor, activist, and podcast host jameela jamil talks with author and new york times special projects senior editor veronica chambers about practices that can ease our minds and help us unwind. free. >>

weds 9pm: the science of sleep and dreams: neuroscientist and educator dr. pascal wallisch delivers a talk on what sleep is, why we need it, and how we can improve it, as well as the phenomenon of dreams and their role in psychological health. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested). >>

announcement

ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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 at home. 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

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THURS-SUN, 5/14-17: SKINT WEEKEND

thursday

thurs thru 6/30: bedtime stories: artist maurizio cattelan invited artists and performers to read a selection from their favorite book, with a new installment posted daily. first up: iggy pop. presented by the new museum. instagram, free. >>

thurs thru 5/21 (ongoing): hunter@home: hunter college launches a series of virtual lectures, readings, and discussions. this month’s events include ‘saving phillip, losing alexander: hamilton’s doctor and nyc in an age of epidemics,’ ‘how elephants think,’ ‘x-troop: the secret jewish commandos of world war ii,’ and a conversation and q+a about addiction with authors liz moore (long bright river) and beth macy (dopesick). zoom, free. >>

thurs thru sun: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with movie nights, drinking games, dance parties, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, load up on scooby snacks as you watch scooby-doo on zombie island (thurs), embrace your inner creep during a 90s vs 00s rock singalong (fri), and get tipsy watching late nite music-themed cartoons (sat). zoom, free-$5. >>

thurs thru sun: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians. this week: japanese breakfast (thurs), torres (thurs), ‘the new gig’ jazz foundation benefit with elvis costello, sheryl crow, bootsy collins, and more (thurs), the 1992 freddie mercury tribute concert (fri), ‘in the house’ with zooey deschanel, tinashe, chvrches, miguel, katy perry, and more (fri), minecraft block by blockwest with pussy riot, cherry glazerr, and more (sat), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

thurs 5pm: eater events: get your foodie fix with prime time hosts and meat hook butchers ben turley and brent young, as they answer all your questions about cooking and working with meat. instagram, free. >>

thurs 6pm: how to feel financially successful in challenging or good times: create a new financial road map for life’s highs and lows during a workshop led by financial coach jacquette m. timmons. presented by the brooklyn public library. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

thurs 6pm: hbo’s we’re here: drag stars bob the drag queen, eureka, and shangela spill the tea on their new series, we’re here, and the experience of bringing drag shows to small towns across america, during a panel discussion with the show’s producer’s johnnie ingram, stephen warren, and peter logreco. moderated by decider’s brett white. presented by 92y. free. >>

thurs 7pm: new york sings along to liza minelli’s version of ‘new york, new york’: following tonight’s #clapbecausewecare tribute, join in a city-wide singalong broadcasting on wkcr and wbai. >>

thurs 8pm: streamytale: harmon leon’s live storytelling show, ‘tale,’ goes online with tonight’s guests jon bennett (the moth champ), calvin s. cato (siriusxm), angel yau (mortified), and ro campbell. twitch, free. >>

thurs 8pm: boyz in the zoom: comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the zoom comedy show (fka boyz in the woods), featuring kenice mobley (nbc stand-up), maddy smith (wild n’ out), dedrick flynn, chris daniels, and kofi thomas. hosted by: gabe pereira, tawanda gona, and nick chambers. zoom, free. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): let them eat cake: we love the 90s!: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more celebrate the 90s as they thrill you with at-home acts during the latest let them eat cake showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits acres home senior center in houston. >>

sponsored: thurs 8:30pm: the ultimate virtual wine crash course with sommelier amy karasavas: join new york adventure club as we embark on a virtual wine-filled journey to get the 101 on foundational wine topics and lifehacks — all while sipping your favorite wine from the comfort of your living room. $10. >>

thurs 9pm (tuesdays + thursdays): living music with nadia sirota: violist nadia sirota hosts a quarantine variety show that brings performances and conversation from socially-distanced artists around the globe. facebook, free. >>

friday

fri thru sun: swamp in the city – cyber swamp fest: celebrate cajun music, culture, and cuisine during a three-day online festival filled with musical performances and workshops, cooking demos, talks, and more. presented by jalopy theatre and school of music. facebook and zoom, free-$30 (donations welcome). >>

fri 12:30pm: tokens and turnstiles: subway fare through time: grab a ticket to a digital discussion on the history of transit fare collection in nyc, led by nytm senior education coordinator cassie wood-triplett. presented by the ny transit museum. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 2pm: #graduation2020: facebook and instagram honor the class of 2020 and their teachers and parents with a livestream graduation ceremony, featuring oprah winfrey as commencement speaker, plus miley cyrus, awkwafina, and many more. facebook and instagram, free. >>

fri 5pm: ifc’s how to build a girl: a conversation with beanie feldstein: actor beanie feldstein (booksmart, lady bird) discusses her career and her role in how to build a girl, the film adaptation of caitlin moran’s memoir, with variety editor jenelle riley. presented by 92y. livestream, free. >>

fri 5pm (weekly): cocktails with a curator: enjoy a cocktail while you learn about a work of art. tonight, sip a french 75 or mocktail while xavier f. salomon delves into françois boucher’s a lady on her day bed. presented by the frick collection. youtube, free. >>

fri 5:30pm (weekly): accidental discoveries: scientist and storyteller dr. kelly reidy hosts a series of talks on the often-wacky mishaps that led to major scientific discoveries, focusing on a different discipline each week. tonight, learn about the happy accidents in the history of astronomy that led to the discoveries of uranus, infrared radiation, and audible evidence of the big bang. presented by atlas obscura. zoom, $7. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): the story collider: 15 storytellers share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a 10th anniversary edition of the story collider podcast, hosted by erin barker and liz neeley. free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: my sun in aquarius: julio torres (los espookys), fred armisen (snl), natasha lyonne (russian doll), nick kroll (kroll show), aidy bryant (shrill), and more will guide viewers though ‘stories, fables, hand acting tutorials, and color theory’ during a digital comedy show to benefit undocumented workers in nyc. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you take in a movie. instagram, free. >>

fri 10pm: hot mess: house of yes’s drag show goes from irl to url with an evening of outrageous entertrainment, hosted by madame vivien v. tonight’s edition: queens + kings of pop. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: fri 11pm (weekly thru 6/12): dan savage’s hump! film festival: the 15th annual fest comes to your laptop with 16 new, sexy short films showcasing an amazing range of shapes, colors, sexualities, kinks and fetishes. $25. >>

saturday

sat thru 5/23: spring wellness crawl: visit a series of online ‘rooms,’ where you will find an assortment of wellness experiences, including educational videos, hands-on practices, and vendors. topics include exploring self through art, mindful eating at home, work from home posture + body care, guided breathwork + meditation, and more. $10. >>

sat: light windows community art project: on international day of light, turn your apartment into a beacon of inspiration by creating and sharing light art in your window. these light windows serve as an exhibition for neighbors, a thank you to essential workers, and a tribute to those lost to covid-19. presented by holocenter and make:steam. >>

sat 10am: dance cardio class for paws ny: raise the woof during a dance cardio class benefitting pets are wonderful support ny, which works to help seniors and others in need keep their pets by providing volunteer pet care assistance. taught by broadway dancers spencer jones and adam sanford. all levels welcome. zoom, donation-based. >>

sat 11am: manhattan beach: the brooklyn navy yard of world war ii with jennifer egan: take a virtual tour of the brooklyn navy yard with author jennifer egan (a visit from the goon squad) and turnstile tours resident historian andrew gustafson. while visiting some of the sites from her latest novel, manhattan beach, egan will guide viewers through her research process, highlighting the materials she used to bring the yard of the 1940s to life. zoom, $5. >>

sat 11am (weekly): daybreaker live: join a galaxy of neon for the global dance experience, where you can warm up with yoga and get down to beats. $9-15. >>

sat 12pm: shinrin-yoku: virtual community nature therapy workshop: join a small group of nature enthusiasts as you share snapshots of the outdoors, relax with a guided meditation, and learn how to bring the japanese wellness practice of shinrin-yoku (‘forest bathing’) into your home during a workshop led by cultured forest founder brooke mellon. zoom, pay-what-you-can ($10 suggested). >>

sat 1pm: running in place with michelle wolf: for the latest installment of the new york times’s ‘running in place’ digital event series, comedian michelle wolf talks to sports editor talya minsberg about how running is helping keep her grounded during quarantine. free. >>

sat 1pm: joel meyerowitz: how i make photographs: new york photographer joel meyerowitz shares his new book, joel meyerowitz: how i make photographs in a conversation with international center of photography managing director of programs david campany. presented by icp. zoom, $5. >>

sat 1pm: the dance without borders virtual parade + festival: cut loose in quarantine during the 14th annual celebration of dance from around the world. the afternoon includes a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring healthcare workers, a flash mob, dance battles, tutu jams, dance classes, footage from previous parades, and more. various platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 3pm: eurovision: ‘europe shine a light‘: in place of the annual eurovision song contest grand final, a show spotlighting the 41 songs of 2020 will air on youtube. free. >>

sat 4pm (mon + fri thru 10/4): queensboro dance festival: visit 24 queens-based dance companies for performances, classes, and q+a with the choreographers during a six-month festival highlighting the diverse cultures, neighborhoods, and dance styles of queens. instagram, free. >>

sat 5:45pm (weekly): the salon: quarantine speakeasy: prohibition productions presents a retro-styled variety show featuring music, dance, cocktail making, and more. zoom, free ($5 suggested donation) >>

sat 7:45pm (bi-weekly): arts on site’s performance party presents a live showcase filled with local music, dance, film and theater. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm (bi-weekly): goth industrial cardio dance party: stay home edition: break a sweat working out to the sound s of nine inch nails, kmfdm, and more. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 9pm (weekly): risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight: charles busch, gabi conti, charissa johnson, and susanna lee spill the beans on zoom. $12. >>

sat 9pm (weekly): live from the living room: share a laugh with comedians while they’re in quarantine during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s standup show, featuring guests judah friedlander (30 rock), sara armour (nbc), kat radley (the daily show), benjy himmelfarb, and marcello fernandez. zoom, $5. >>

sunday

sun thru 5/24: too solid flesh: a modern retelling of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet, hamlet, and the tempest, megan lohne and shoshanah tarkow’s immersive, multimedia theater piece explores youth in the midst of a pandemic and connection across screens. zoom, free. >>

sun thru 5/20: architecture and design film festival: the adff presents a series of nightly screenings and discussions with directors and special guests. $1.99. >>

sun 2pm: spike gillespie on the art of doing nothing: writers spike gillespie and steve eckelman share their new book, sleeping bees: why doing nothing matters (available as a free download), during a conversation presented by nexttribe.com. free. >>

sun 3:30pm: maria bamford wants to talk about your ailment: comedian maria bamford discusses using humor to cope with hardship and break the stigma of mental illness during a conversation with ‘the stone’ series moderator simon critchley and the new york times opinion editor peter catapano. free. >>

sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by tony award-nominated actor and singer norm lewis. free. >>

sun 9pm (+ 5/31): the poetry brothel’s streamers + dreamers: indulge in a ‘shelter-in-lust’-themed immersive literary cabaret, featuring poetry readings, live music, burlesque, vaudeville, and more. facebook, 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 at home. 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

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