TUES-THURS, 5/24-26: BRYANT PARK YOGA, TRUE CRIME, FLEET WEEK, AND MORE

tuesday

free/discounted nyc dance week classes: from ballet to beach yoga, sign up now for a range of free/discounted dance, fitness and wellness classes on offer during this year’s nyc dance week (6/9-18). >>

thru 5/31: flushing restaurant week: 14 flushing, queens restaurants are offering prix-fixe lunch and early dinner prix-fixe menus for two, priced $20-45, during the first-ever flushing restaurant week. bonus: get an additional $5 voucher from the flushing bid info booth. >>

tues + weds (7:30pm): everything was beautiful and nothing hurt: choreographer dolly sfeir presents everything was beautiful and nothing hurt, a physical-theater work inspired by kurt vonnegut’s slaughterhouse five that blends dance and absurdist theater with an original score by jesse scheinin. laguardia performing arts center (lic), $15 adv, $20 day of. >>

tues 5-8pm (on view thru 6/12): the cooper union annual end of year show: the school’s annual student exhibition turns classrooms, hallways, and studios into galleries showcasing work from the irwin s. chanin school of architecture, the school of art, and the albert nerken school of engineering. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>

tues 7pm: i know what’s best for you – stories on reproductive freedom: author and editor shelly oria (indelible in the hippocampus) presents her new book, a collection of fiction, essays, poems, and plays about reproductive rights, with a panel discussion featuring eleven of the book’s contributors at the rare book room at strand books (union square). $5 admission, $21.99 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we heart a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘coming of age’-themed edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm: style wars: nitehawk cinema (prospect park) presents a screening of tony silver’s 1983 hip hop culture documentary style wars and 2003 short style wars: revisited, followed by a q+a panel with producer henry chalfant, director joey garfield, and street artists lady pink and john ‘crash’ matos. $18. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): pretty major comedy/variety show: vulture and park slope’s union hall present a weekly comedy/variety show hosted by jay jurden and zach zimmerman. tonight: vannessa jackson (snl), drew michael (hbo), joyelle nicole johnson (fallon), and allison o’conor. $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

tues 8pm: loft comedy: take in some art before the loft comedy show, hosted by marie faustin and held in the beautiful fotografiska museum (flatiron). $26 ticket includes museum admission (note: galleries close at 9pm, so plan on checking them out before the show starts). >>

tues 8pm (weekly): art gallery comedy: enjoy a night of artful antics as comedians courtney bee (comedy central), kate willett (fallon), usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), matty litwack (hulu), nick hopping (amazon), and claire alexander (drule comedy) bring standup to the lower east side’s foley art gallery. note: byob. $10. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s show features peter wong, natalie perlin, oscar aydin, arielle isaac norman, and asha ward. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) returns to Zankel Hall for the third annual Bach Festival in celebration of J.S. Bach’s timeless music and unparalleled legacy. Praised for his “admirable creativity and pluck” (The New York Times), Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie leads the festival with engaging repertoire expertly curated to showcase the rich beauty of Baroque-era music.

Celebrate Bach with OSL this summer with a special offer of $20 tickets when you use promo code OSL39173 at checkout.

STEVEN ISSERLIS PLAYS HAYDN AND BACH
Thursday, June 2 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Gramophone Hall of Fame cellist Steven Isserlis joins OSL musicians for the Cello Concertos of C.P.E. Bach and Joseph Haydn.
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VIRTUOSO CONCERTOS
Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
This concerti concert showcases violinist Stefan Jackiw; Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philippe Tondre; and soprano Amanda Forsythe.
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A NARRATED MUSICAL OFFERING
Wednesday, June 22 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Bernard Labadie contextualizes one of Bach’s last and greatest instrumental works with his characteristically informative and illuminating commentary.
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wednesday

weds thru 8/24 (tuesdays 10am, wednesdays 6pm): bryant park yoga: flex and flow at outdoor yoga classes, taking over bryant park’s lawn on tuesdays and wednesdays thru august. first class of the season is wednesday, may 25th. pre-registration required. >>

weds thru 5/31: fleet week: for the first time in two years, a festive flotilla of ships will pull into new york harbor for fleet week, an annual series of public ship tours, navy band concerts, ceremonies, and more held in honor of our seafaring service members. various locations, free. >>

weds + thurs (7pm): truth be told documentary film festival: 10 students from the new school’s graduate documentary media studies class of 2022 will present new, original documentary shorts followed by faculty-led q+a at the 15th annual truth be told festival. the auditorium at alvin johnson/j.m. kaplan hall (union square), free. >>

weds: free krispy kreme for grads: high school and college seniors can score a free krispy kreme ‘senior day dozen’ at participating krispy kreme doughnut locations. >>

weds 7:30pm: janeane garofalo has guests: comedian janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer) brings funny friends david cross (arrested development), gary gulman (the great depresh), jo firestone (fallon), joyelle nicole johnson (fallon), and jay jurden (the problem with jon stewart) to the stage for a wednesday evening standup show. the bell house (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by comedians doug smith (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), derek gaines (mtv), molly ruben long (vice), and matt bachus (good stuff comedy). guest hosted by jeremy pinsley. bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians kate willett (fallon), peter wong (comedy central), dave ross (james corden), and sarah adelman (disco nap comedy). free admission. >>

weds 8pm (register to compete starting at 7pm): adult spelling bee: word whizzes, mind your p’s and q’s—and all the other letters, too—at book club’s adult spelling bee competition. (it’s like a regular spelling bee, but with drinks!) book club bookstore and wine bar (east village), price of admission is one drink. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): ditmas lit: local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series, returning to hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush) with readings from vanessa chan (the storm we made), andres cordoba (epiphany: a literary journal), ian macallen (red sauce: how italian food became american), and megan milks (margaret and the mystery of the missing body). free. >>

canceled due to construction weds 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features nore davis (fallon), kenny deforest (james corden), electra telesford (nbc), and clare olshansky (harpers). ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers brittany cardwell, shatha yas, ashley hamilton, ben wasserman, stacy cordell, mike toohey, and amamah sardar. $5. >>

weds 8pm: rooftop films: watcher: rooftop films presents a screening of chloe okuno’s watcher (2022), with pre-show music from hannah sumner and followed by an after party. the courtyard 5/6 at industry city, $16. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by aaron weaver (comedy central), atheer yacoub (comedy central), joyelle johnson (colbert), david drake (sirius xm), and terrance hartnett. hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

thursday

thurs thru august: the rooftop at elsewhere opens: the bushwick venue’s rooftop event space opens for a season of live shows and dance parties. various prices. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
sound of metal at bushwick inlet park >>
the way of the dragon at fort greene park >>

thurs 6pm: the true crime file: from con artists to serial killers and beyond, author kim daly delves into more than 200 stories of ‘murder, madness, and survival’ in her new book, the true crime file, which she’ll discuss tonight at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

thurs 6pm: jazz on the stoop: the national jazz museum in harlem presents a concert by the christopher mcbride trio, who’ll serenade onlookers from the stoop of gramercy park’s national arts club. free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: interludes: ballet hispánico: shake it at an outdoor, all-ages latin social dance workshop led by ballet hispanico, with live musical accompaniment by tempo alegre. belvedere plaza (battery park city), free. >>

thurs 7pm: queerotica comedy night: calvin cato guest-hosts a comedic tribute to queereroticism throughout history, featuring stand-ups lorena russi (colbert), sam morrison (drew barrymore), nonye brown-west (npr), nico carney (netflix is a joke fest), and asha ward. the rare book room at strand books (union square), $10. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): the parlor comedy show: nat towsen hosts an evening of comedy where each performer’s set runs a little bit longer than the last. tonight’s lineup: chris gethard (career suicide), maeve higgins (maeve in america), chuck nice (startalk), and kenice mobley (fallon). caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

thurs 7:30pm: the future of nyc with new york state attorney general letitia james: marlene meyerson jcc manhattan (uws) hosts a conversation with attorney general letitia james, jcc social justice activist in residence ruth messinger, and new york jewish agenda president matt nosanchuk about the issues she’s tackling now and her vision for the future. free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm: digital void festival: it’s the internet, live! an interactive festival featuring live podcast tapings, games, talks, comedy, and music brings together a lineup of academics, creatives, researchers, comedians, and more to explore how the internet influences our culture and how we influence the internet. littlefield (gowanus), a limited number of free tickets are being made available to readers of the skint (reg. price $15)! use promo code ‘skint26’ to reserve your ticket. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson (netflix) and jill weiner (wikifreakz) save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by pedro salinas (hbo), carolyn castiglia (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), sabeen sadiq (codeswitched), mark benjamin (the new york times), meaghan strickland (good sports), and aaron putnam. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show (fka female comedians with tits!): it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with carolyn bergier, nate marshall, tyler langlois, and wanjiko eke on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (clinton hill), free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: y2k: throwback to the dawn of the millennium and all the music that came with it at this week’s edition of house of yes’s dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free with rsvp, $10 without. >>

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our roundup of 70+ ongoing events: cherry blossoms, outdoor roller skating, screenings, art, tours, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

$7 TICKETS TO HAYDN’S LORD NELSON MASS AT CARNEGIE HALL, STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE (SPONSORED)

Manhattan Concert Productions welcomes you to the final concert of their 2021-2022 season, LIGHT ETERNAL!

Two Masterwork Festival Choruses, accompanied by the New York City Chamber Orchestra, will perform Haydn’s triumphant Lord Nelson Mass as well as Dan Forrest’s contemporary classic, Requiem for the Living, conducted respectively by Eliza Rubenstein and Pearl Shangkuan. Though written over 200 years apart, these works share a thematic core, each using the traditional texts of the liturgy to illustrate humanity’s desire for mercy, rest, and peace.

In addition, the concert will feature solo performances from the Orange Coast Women’s Chorus and the Indianapolis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Selections will include works by Tchaikovsky, Holdridge, Strauss II and more.

Don’t miss MCP’s final concert of the season, LIVE at Carnegie Hall on June 27th, 8:00 PM, offered to you for just $7*.

Manhattan Concert Productions presents:
Light Eternal
Monday, June 27th at 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Get tickets for any seat in the house for just $7 (up to a $110 value!)*+:
Visit carnegiehall.org and use promo code TSK37630, call 212-247-7800, or go to the Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue (M-Sat 11AM–6PM, S 12-6 PM).

*Facility or service fee may be applied to online and phone orders.
+Please note all audience members must show proof of full vaccination. For more information on covid-19 protocols, please visit the Carnegie Hall website.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE CRITIC’S PICK WEDDING BAND AT TFANA! (SPONSORED)

GET A NEW DEAL TICKET TO ANY PERFORMANCE FOR JUST $20!*
If you are 30 years old or under OR a full-time student of any age, use promo code NEWDEALSKINT for a $20 New Deal ticket (up to a $90 value). ONE ID PER TICKET, FOR OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – SEE BELOW.

SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE FOR $65** WITH CODE SKINT65!

GET TICKETS AT TFANA.ORG

* Each New Deal ticket holder must be 30 years of age and under, or a full-time student. A valid ID proving eligibility must be presented for each ticket purchased. IDs must be presented at entry beginning two hours prior to curtain. Failure to show proof of age or student ID will result in a surcharge for a full price ticket.

** $65 ticket discount offer expires 5/22/2022. Full price up to $90. Subject to availability. All internet and phone orders are subject to a handling fee. The offer may be discontinued at any time. Not valid for previous purchases.

All patrons will need to provide proof of full vaccination and will be required to wear a face mask while inside the theatre.
Click here to learn more about our updated health protocols.
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Box Office hours are Monday–Saturday, 12–7pm and it can be reached at 212-229-2819 x10 or tickets@TFANA.org.

FROM JEFFREY HOROWITZ, FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Dear Friends:

WEDDING BAND by Alice Childress and directed by Awoye Timpo featuring a remarkable ensemble of actors and artistic collaborators, must close Sunday, May 22. I hope you will discover this American masterpiece which belongs in any canon. Although WEDDING BAND, written in 1962, had its New York City premiere at the Public Theater in 1972 and has since played nationally, this production is the first New York revival in fifty years.

Though Alice Childress set her play in 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina, WEDDING BAND feels like it was written yesterday. At first, the play seems to be about Julia Augustine, a Black seamstress and her lover, Herman, a white baker. Played with great sensitivity by Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski, Julia and Herman cannot marry in South Carolina as it is against the law. The Julia – Herman story is tender and complex. but it is only one story in a kaleidoscope of stories about a community of Black women surviving in a racist society. WEDDING BAND is riveting. And, if you think you have seen a play like WEDDING BAND, you will be surprised by how Childress keeps peeling back the layers to reveal a core unique in its humanity, humor, honesty, demand for justice and compassion. The play and production have received a rare achievement: unanimously positive reviews from a variety of publications including The Amsterdam News, New York Times; Time Out, BK Reader; New Yorker; New York Magazine; New York Review of Books.

Best,
Jeffrey Horowitz
Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience
Polonsky Shakespeare Center: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

CAST: Brittany Bradford, Rosalyn Coleman, Veanne Cox, Rebecca Haden, Brittany-Laurelle, Sofie Nesanelis, Phoenix Noelle, Renrick Palmer, Thomas Sadoski, Elizabeth Van Dyke, and Max Woertendyke.

Photo credit: Brittany Bradford as Julia Augustine. Photo by Henry Grossman.

“Wedding Band” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Deloitte and Bloomberg Philanthropies are the 2021-2022 Season Sponsors.

Principal support for Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs is provided by The Hearst Foundations, JLGreene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Thompson Family Foundation, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs are also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts; Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This production of Wedding Band is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Theatre for a New Audience is a grateful recipient of a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. We thank Senator Charles Schumer for his extraordinary advocacy in helping to “Save our Stages.”

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