resources for unemployed new yorkers in need: with the $600 weekly federal assistance currently gone, gothamist rounds up some available resources, including extended unemployment insurance, rent relief, free meals, and more. >>

15 more open streets for outdoor dining: there are now 62 streets in the city that are closed off to vehicular traffic on weekends to allow for outdoor dining. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: august 3, 1970: on this day, 62-year-old miriam hargrave of england finally passed her driving test—on her 40th try. sadly, miriam had spent so much money on driver’s ed that she could no longer afford a car. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

thru 8/10 @ 3am: free cookie!: in honor of national chocolate chip cookie day, score a free traditional cookie at insomnia cookies with any in-store (all locations) or delivery purchase. >>

starts today (ongoing): more nypl grab-and-go locations open today: get your summer reading done with the help of the new york public library’s contactless grab-and-go service, now available at an additional 22 locations in manhattan, the bronx, and staten island. >>

mon 7pm: a strange loop with michael r. jackson: playwright, composer, and lyricist michael r. jackson, whose musical a strange loop won the 2020 pulitzer prize for drama and made him the first black musical theatre writer to win the award, discusses breaking barriers, finding inspiration, and making history in a conversation with billy rose theater division curator doug reside. presented by the new york public library for the performing arts. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: an ode to kraftwerk: fall in ‘computer love’ as musician and writer stephen vesecky delivers a multimedia presentation on the history of electronic music pioneers kraftwerk. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 7:15pm: the moth storyslam: get fired up during an ‘enthusiasm’-themed edition of the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. online, $10. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s showcase for non-fiction writers continues with readings by madison moore (fabulous: the rise of the beautiful eccentric), melissa faliveno (tomboyland), sydney baloue (the new york times), and simon wu (the drift). online, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features erica spera, glo butler, and megan friend. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. online, free (rsvp). >>


tues 7:30am (tuesdays thru 8/25): tai chi at bryant park: join these morning meditation in motion classes taught outdoors at bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown). all levels welcome. rain or shine. free. >>

tues 6pm: how your resume can secure interviews in a tough job market: learn the dos and don’ts of resume writing during an interactive discussion with leadership coaches fran parker and steven davis. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

tues 6pm (various dates through 10/1): mobile phone photography: take your snapshots and selfies to the next level with this online course from bric. $5. >>

tues 6:30pm: the racially segregated black fives era of basketball: black fives foundation founder claude johnson examines rare posters from the organization’s archives and discusses the impact of systemic racism on african american basketball from the early 1900s to 1950. presented by poster house. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: my captain america with megan margulies: author megan margulies shares my captain america: a granddaughter’s memoir of a legendary comic book artist, her new book about her grandfather, joe simon, the cartoonist and co-creator of captain america. presented by shakespeare + co. bookstore. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: eddie glaude on james baldwin: at this important moment in history, what can be learned from the struggle of writer and civil rights activist james baldwin? princeton professor and chair of african american studies eddie s. glaude jr. discusses his new book, begin again: james baldwin’s america and its urgent lessons for our own. presented by brooklyn public library. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays + thursdays this month): the root institute: the root hosts a four-week series of solutions-centered conversations with black thinkers, creatives, activists and political leaders. each week revolves around a different topic–politics and voting rights, entertainment and culture, health and wealth, and social impact–and guest speakers include stacy abrams, ava duvernay, lee daniels, tarana burke, ayanna presley, and aloe blacc. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: 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 big (1988). online, free (email rsvp). >>

tues 8pm: weird homes tour: living with the things you love: explore a treasure trove of collections, from carved stone books to christmas ornaments, inside the ‘weird’ home of steve wiman, owner of austin’s uncommon objects. online, $10. >>


weds thru sun: the homebound theater project: a volunteer cohort of homebound actors and playwrights unites to raise money for no kid hungry with a series of evening performances. this week’s plays star laurie metcalf, kelli o’hara, austin pendleton, amanda seyfried, and more. online, $10+. >>

weds 12:30pm (+ 8/12): in time of plague, 2020: covid-19 panel: the new school presents a webinar series in conjunction with the reissuing of its 1988 publication in time of plague: the history and consequences of lethal epidemic diseases, with new comments by experts addressing the covid-19 pandemic. tonight’s panel: inequalities and plague. online, free. >>

weds 3pm: the art of costume design on broadway: get into character with award winning costume designer alejo vietti (beautiful: the carole king musical, irving berlin’s holiday inn), who’ll discuss the art of designing for broadway with national arts club member david zyla. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 4:30pm: equity + justice poster design during covid: discover the transformative role of posters in promoting inclusion, equity, and justice during an evening of talks by poster house collections manager melissa walker and isometric studio partners andy chen and waqas jawaid. a q+a follows. presented by poster house. online, free. >>

weds 5pm: the new school copa conversations: hank shocklee + timo andres: the new school’s college of performing arts (copa) presents a conversation between music producer, sound designer, and dj hank shocklee (public enemy) and composer and pianist timo andres. copa conversations is a series of curated talks between two artists working across genres, disciplines, and practices. online, free. >>

weds 6:30pm: breaking the true story of the atom bomb: on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki, revisit the history of the blasts and the fight to tell the public the truth of their impact during a talk with journalist and historian lesley m.m. blume (fallout: the hiroshima coverup and the reporter who revealed it) and the new yorker’s adam gopnik. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: the secret arts: wild crochet: get hooked on crochet art as atlas obscura’s eric grundhauser interviews fiber artist caitlin mccormack, whose grim, funny crochet sculptures have been featured in publications such as smithsonian magazine and bust, and in live exhibitions across the country. online, $10. >>

weds 7:30pm (1st + 3rd wednesdays): gettin’ by with liz barrett: cut yourself some slack with comedian liz barrett, who covers everything that makes us anxious, and discusses how to let the small stuff go. tonight’s topic is birthdays with guests charles mcbee (laughs) and erin maguire (gotham comedy live). online, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: high fidelity (2000). presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: caste in america: isabel wilkerson: in a talk on her new book, pulitzer prize-winning author isabel wilkerson (the warmth of other suns) examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped america and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: 90s tv party: salute your shorts and get saved by the bell as you drink along to some favorite tv shows during secretformula’s streaming party. online, $5. >>

weds 9pm: hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: the last man on earth (1964), starring vincent price. online, free. >>


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.

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dine on the deck of a former aircraft carrier: baylander steel beach bar and restaurant is now open at west harlem piers. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: july 30, 1932: on this day, winslow homer became the world’s oldest olympian when one of his watercolors was entered into the ‘painting’ category of the 1932 summer games in los angeles. (yes, painting used to be an olympic event.) homer was also deceased at the time, making him not only the oldest olympic competitor, at 96 years old, but the only dead one too. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

ongoing (thursdays thru sundays): wave hill opens: the bronx garden reopens to the public, with limited capacity and free admission thru 8/9 (reservations required). >>

thru 8/5: art mile detroit art exhibition: discover the arts community of detroit during this digital exhibition, featuring digital installations, virtual museum tours, and live events including panel discussions, artist studio visits, film screenings, musical performances, and more. online, free. >>

thru sun: gen con: it’s game on as north america’s largest tabletop-game convention goes virtual, with thousands of events including workshops, seminars, entertainment, and live games, plus opportunities to connect with exhibitors, artists, authors, and more. online, free. >>

thru sun: summerstage anywhere: the annual summer festival continues with performances by mala rodriguez and dj flow (thurs), a hip hop culture talk with crazy legs and grandmaster caz (fri), a curator conversation with summerstage artistic director erika elliott and charlie parker jazz festival producer sam turvey, moderated by jazz musician jerome jennings (sat), and a family day featuring a digital puppet show, an afrobeat dance class, and a performance by hip hop string duo black violin (sun). online, free. >>

thru sun: lolla2020: the fest comes to you during lollapalooza, a four-day virtual event featuring over 150 musical performances and appearances, including archival footage of past lolla sets, brand new live performances, a porno for pyros reunion, conversations hosted by jane’s addiction frontman and lolla founder perry farrell, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 11am-7pm: national cheesecake day: have your (cheese)cake and eat it, too, at eileen’s special cheesecake shop (nolita), where customers will receive a complimentary individual classic cheesecake with any cheesecake purchase. available for curbside pickup or delivery. >>

thurs 6-8pm: les summer night: go on an evening art adventure when 27 art galleries on the lower east side will stay open late to celebrate their current exhibitions. as always, wear a mask and be aware of physical distancing. free. >>

thurs 7pm: ghosting the news: how does democracy suffer when local news dies? washington post media columnist margaret sullivan shares her new book, ghosting the news: local journalism and the crisis of american democracy, about the dangerous shortage of real news outlets around the country and the world, in a conversation with daily beast editor molly jong-fast. presented by strand bookstore. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: what is ‘belonging’ and how does it affect politics? evidence from the latinx community: social scientist andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation on the concept of ‘belonging,’ the factors that motivate participation in politics, and the role of the latinx community in us politics. tonight’s guests are university of michigan political science professor angela x. ocampo and comedian igor martinez. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to kids in need of defense. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7:30pm: michelle bowdler + grace talusan: why is it that one of society’s most serious crimes–rape–goes largely uninvestigated? writer and public health executive michelle bowdler shares her new book, is rape a crime? a memoir, an investigation, and a manifesto, a firsthand account of rape and recovery and an indictment of the way sexual violence is addressed in our society, in a conversation with author grace talusan (the body papers). presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm: vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (‘change’ edition): get your words worth with a lineup of nyc punderdome champs, who’ll fill your night with word games, anagrams, etymological deep-dives, and more. tonight’s guests include adam maid, social media manager for merriam-webster, and comedian julian williams. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo. online, $5 suggested (50% of proceeds will benefit the southern poverty law center). >>

thurs 8pm: raising our voices for black youth virtual benefit concert: the asase yaa cultural arts foundation presents a concert to raise money for the asase yaa youth summer employment initiative, emceed by rnb and soul artist amma whatt. featured performers include the asase yaa youth ensemble, african djembe ensemble farafina khan next generation, musician kofi hunter, and more. online, donations welcome. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): at home film festival: comics and creators share homemade shorts during an evening curated and hosted by comedians ashley brooke roberts and sarah tollemache. funds raised during the event will go to the florida rights restoration coalition. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 9pm: sos happier hour: get giddy during style on the spot’s late-night happy hour, a charity event to benefit keep it sacred sister (k.i.s.s.), an organization that supports and provides resources to rape victims. the evening includes guest appearances by chrissy metz (this is us) and kandi burruss (the real housewives of atlanta), a musical performance, a comedy show, giveaways, and more. online, free-$12. >>


fri thru 8/31: ‘and then…’ mfa visual narrative 2020 thesis exhibition: the 2020 graduates of the school of visual arts’s mfa visual narrative program share their thesis projects, using an array of media, styles, and genres to explore themes of personal growth, confidence, and inner strength. online, free. >>

fri thru sun: untitled, art online – virtual reality art fair: immerse yourself in a virtual reality art fair, where you can ‘walk around’ and browse booths, all from the comfort of your home. online, free. >>

fri thru sun: newport folk revival weekend: revive your spirit during the newport folk festival’s online event, complete with an archival tribute concert to mavis staples (fri), an in-your-house livestream party hosted by deer tick and featuring leon bridges, sharon van etten, and more (sat), and a screening of josh goleman’s original film celebrating the 60-year history of the festival, our voices together (sun). free-$20. >>

fri (ongoing): #stillhere: irl – cairns: embark on a solitary poetic journey through green-wood cemetery as you tune in to cairns, a soundwalk by singer, songwriter, and scholar gelsey bell, who encourages the listener to meditate on the land we inhabit, experience a tree-like relationship to time, and uncover the stories of a few historic trailblazers. presented by here arts center. free. >>

fri 6:30pm: corkbuzz chardonnay world tour: learn all about the world’s most popular white wine–the history, terroir, winemaking techniques, and best wines to try–as you take a virtual, chardonnay-soaked trip around the globe. online, $10. >>

fri 7pm: comets and the sh*t they leave behind: rock on–friendly neighborhood astronomer and hayden planetarium video blog producer irene pease discusses the ins and outs of comets and comet dust, from the recent comet neowise to the upcoming perseid meteor shower. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): the drunk texts: thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight: harry the first, or the knave who hath liv’d, a shakespearean retelling of harry potter’s first year at hogwarts. presented by random access theatre. online, $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, as voted on by the audience. tonight’s potential films: liar liar or my cousin vinny. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: ’90s hip hop + rnb sing-along: ‘this is how we do it’–sing and rap along to biggie, boyz ii men, tlc, and more during secretformula’s streaming music video sing-along party. online, free. >>


what’s new on netflix, hulu, amazon prime, disney+, and hbo max in august.

sat thru 8/16: rockefeller center flag project: following a call for submissions in may, rockefeller center unfurls a publicly-sourced art installation featuring 192 newly-designed 8-foot by 5-foot flags showcasing new yorkers’ love for their city. in addition, a handful of flags have been designed by artists and notable ny residents including marina abramović, kaws, laurie anderson, and more. rockefeller center (midtown), free. >>

sat (ongoing): free outdoor pools open: six more of the city’s 50+ outdoor public pools will open today, with reduced capacity and strict rules in place. >>

sat (ongoing): prospect park’s lefrak center limited opening: outdoor activities abound at prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside (prospect lefferts gardens), now open daily. explore the park in a rental boat, kayak, or specialty bicycle, grab a bite to go at bluestone café, and more. >>

sat 9am-9pm: america’s summer roadtrip: go on a virtual roadtrip to 12 us historical sites over 12 hours, including the rebecca nurse homestead, heart mountain interpretive center, thomas edison national historical park, and more. online, free. >>

sat 1pm (+ 8/9, 8/15): ham4change fundraiser: members of the original cast of hamilton present three digital fundraiser events for organizations working to end systemic racism. tonight’s livestream features cast members phillipa soo, renée elise goldsberry, jasmine cephas-jones, christopher jackson, and jonathan groff, with guests including brian d’arcy james, andrew rannells, javier muñoz, and host sasha hutchings. online, $10. >>

sat 3-6pm: social distance comic swap: grab your mask and your mags and spend the afternoon with fellow comic book fans as you swap from a safe distance. anyone comics (crown heights), free. >>

sat 5:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over will tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got here at this live backyard comedy show. q.e.d. (astoria) and online, $8-15. >>

sat 9:30pm, 8/2 2pm: shot4shot: the armory comedy group’s series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this weekend, the group takes on harry potter and the deathly hallows (sat) and twister (sun). online, free (rsvp). >>

sat 9:30pm: broadway bares: zoom in: broadway’s hottest dancers show some skin and strut their stuff during broadway cares/equity fights aids’ annual striptease fundraiser, streaming online for the first time. free (donations welcome). >>


sun 2pm: spoons toons + booze goes on vacation: hit the road with a bowl of cereal and a cocktail (byo-both) as you travel through secretformula’s afternoon of vacation-themed cartoon episodes, accompanied by live comedy, contests, and cartoon commentary by hosts michael austin and nell casey. online, $8. >>


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.

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the brooklyn botanic garden reservations open: the brooklyn botanic garden is reopening to the general public on 8/7 (members on 7/31). to control crowd size, a limited number of advance timed-entry tickets are required, and are available to reserve starting today. free during opening weeks, $12-18 otherwise. >>

mon 7pm: exploring sex – a historical study of sex through the ages: discover how global attitudes about sex evolved throughout history as a lineup of scholars and writers give lectures on sexuality in ancient rome, ancient india, and victorian society. presented by the explorers club. multiple platforms, free. >>

mon 7pm: the death of the artist: what are the challenges of making art, finding an audience, and being self-supporting as an artist in the digital economy? essayist and critic william deresiewicz shares his new book, the death of the artist: how creators are struggling to survive in the age of billionaires and big tech, in a conversation with writer e. tammy kim (punk ethnography). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. zoom, free. >>

mon 7:30pm: defunding the police, building community safety: what does community safety look like when it isn’t dependent on the police? authors maya schenwar and victoria law (prison by any other name) and brooklyn-based community organizers devante tate and ejeris dixon discuss policing in brooklyn, the movement to defund the police, existing community safety strategies, and more. presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features maddy smith, yoshiko watson, jessica clayton, and molly kornfeld. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>


tues 3pm: engagement burnout: how do we heal ourselves, support each other, and keep doing the work when we are personally impacted by the change we’re fighting for? miski noor, co-director of training at momentum, a program for radical organizers that focuses on building mass movements to scale, delivers a talk on restoring oneself from engagement burnout. presented by the new school. free. >>

tues 3pm: vintage black glamour: from eartha kitt to prince, celebrate famous black actors, dancers, writers, and entertainers of the 20th century with author nichelle gainer, who’ll present photos and stories from her books, vintage black glamour and vintage black glamour: gentlemen’s quarters. presented by the national arts club. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 6pm: the new corner office: how the most successful people work from home: take charge of your workday and turn being cooped up into a career advantage during this ‘fireside chat’ with author laura vanderkam (off the clock: feel less busy while getting more done). presented by the new york public library. free. >>

tues 6pm (tuesdays thru 8/25): vote for science: science and policy info panels: march for science nyc seeks to bridge the gap between science and activism with a series of panel discussions centered on key voting issues, including climate, healthcare, immigration, and more. free. >>

tues 6pm: history happy hour: happily never after: get caught in a bad romance as you hear some of green-wood cemetery’s most enthralling stories–from tales of the lovesick and the heartbroken to the dirty details of dramatic (and doomed) affairs. zoom, $5. >>

tues 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: she makes me laugh presents comedy at the springs: take in an outdoor evening of standup comedy featuring a lineup of comics from comedy central, netflix, and more, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting the equal justice initiative. the springs bar, lounge and patio (greenpoint), $5 adv, $8 door (+ two-drink minimum). >>

tues 7pm: true or false: a cia analyst’s guide to spotting fake news: how do we separate fact from fiction and avoid falling victim to misinformation? former cia analyst cindy otis shares true or false, her new book about the history of fake news, its consequences, and how we can detect it, in a conversation with yahoo news national security reporter jenna mclaughlin. presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

tues 7pm: book talk: jennifer egan’s writing: author jennifer egan discusses her early work and how it led her to a new genre for her most recent book, manhattan beach, a historical novel set in manhattan beach, brooklyn, during world war ii. presented by the tenement museum. youtube, free. >>

tues 7pm: garth stein + matthew southworth: the cloven: book one: author garth stein (the art of racing in the rain) and comic artist matthew southworth (co-creator of stumptown) discuss their new graphic novel, the cloven: book one, an coming of age story about a part-human, part-goat mutant searching the pacific northwest for a place to belong. moderated by author and editor maria dahvana headley (the year of yes). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. zoom, free. >>

tues 7pm: unspeakable acts with sarah weinman and casey cep: author sarah weinman (the real lolita) presents unspeakable acts: true tales of crime, murder, deceit, and obsession, a new anthology of recent true-crime writing, with casey cep, author of (furious hours: murder, fraud, and the last trial of harper lee. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring ashley galvin (comedy central), kyle lewis (amazon), april brucker, matt levy, stefania d’andrea, and freddy g. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: a backcountry evening: gather ‘round the (virtual) campfire for a celebration of american camping culture, outdoor education, and public land conservation, featuring large carnivore ecologist dr. rae wynn-grant, mountain guide and storyteller monte montepare, and singer-songwriter tré burt. co-hosted by atlas obscura’s rachel bouton and jason ward of birds of north america. zoom, $5 (all proceeds will go to the greening youth foundation, which provides outdoor programing and conservation training to underrepresented youth). >>


weds 10am-9pm: marsfest: just before nasa launches the perseverance rover to mars, the american museum of natural history celebrates the red planet with a day of live-streaming events, including a talk on the mars 2020 mission by amnh earth and planetary sciences chair denton ebel, a virtual field trip to mars with caltech professor and nasa scientist bethany l. ehlmann, and a space-themed comedy show. multiple platforms, free. >>

weds 6pm (various dates thru 9/24): screenwriting fundamentals: get started on that screenplay you’ve been meaning to write during this crash course in screenwriting, which includes the basic elements of a screenplay, proper structure and format, techniques for how to explain your story to others, and more. presented by bric. $10. >>

weds 6:30pm: corkbuzz online: the italian islands: go island hopping in italy as you learn about local wines from elba, sicily, sardinia, salina, and pantelleria. zoom, $10. >>

weds 7pm: urban legends: the south bronx in representation and ruin: author and bard college assistant professor peter l’official shares his new book, urban legends, a cultural history of life, work, and art in the bronx that looks beyond the narratives of the failing ‘inner city’ and the cultural renaissance of hip hop. in conversation with writer hua hsu (the new yorker). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: get lit with all of it: colson whitehead: wnyc’s all of it host alison stewart hosts a virtual book club series with tonight’s guest author colson whitehead, who’ll discuss his most recent novel, the nickel boys. the episode also includes a performance by composer, musician, and colbert bandleader jon batiste. presented by the greene space at wnyc. website and youtube, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: squawkin’ sports with mike birbiglia and j. hope stein: it’s all fun and games during squawkin’ sports, patrick saur and david j. roth’s series of book talks with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. today’s grown-ups are comedian mike birbiglia and poet j. hope stein, who’ll discuss their book, the new one: painfully true stories from a reluctant dad. presented by greenlight bookstore. instagram, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: my big fat greek wedding. rain date: thursday. presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: land ownership, race, and power: black farming in america: learn about land ownership, land access, power, and what it means to be a black farmer in america during a conversation with june and angie provost, fourth-generation sugarcane farmers fighting to rebuild their ancestral home and empower black farmers and farm workers. hosted by chef and uptowne cafe + bakery owner adrian lipscombe and author k. rashid nuri (growing out loud: journey of a food revolutionary). presented by the museum of food and drink. zoom, free. >>

sponsored: weds 8pm: james bond retrospective: the sean connery bond cannon: join new york adventure club for a multimedia retrospective on the first four james bond films — dr. no (1962), from russia with love (1963), goldfinger (1964), and thunderball (1965) — led by bond scholar and pop culture historian arlen schumer. $10. >>

weds 8pm: pop music breakdown: paranoid android: songwriter and multi-instrumentalist scott greenberg shares an analysis of radiohead’s ‘paranoid android’ in a talk presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $6. >>


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.

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