[DRAFT] THURS-FRI, 2/25-28: SKINT WEEKEND

thursday

thurs: perseverance mars rover landing: following a 292.5 million mile journey, watch nasa’s live coverage leading up to the rover landing at approximately 3:55pm. >>

thurs 5:30pm: slow looking: get up close and personal with a single work of art through a series of activities including close looking, writing, and drawing presented by the museum of modern art. tonight’s artwork is betye saar’s black girl’s window. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 2/25): night moves yoga: salute the moon as you flow through an evening vinyasa yoga class led by tyler ocampo. presented by house of yes. online, $5. >>

thurs 6:30pm: lingering in the shadows: spirits of the merchant’s house, past + present: is the east village’s merchant’s house museum really haunted? hear stories of strange and chilling happenings throughout the museum’s history, the methods and findings of past paranormal investigations, and the results of recent research conducted during the museum’s closure due to covid-19. online, $10. >>

thurs 7pm: theater of war’s the madness of hercules: david denman, frankie faison, nyasha hatendi, taylor schilling, and jumaane williams perform dramatic readings of scenes from euripides’ the madness of hercules as a means of initiating conversation about the impact of gun violence on individuals, families, and communities. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 2/26): black history trilogy: broadway stars embody prominent black changemakers, artists, and scholars during a three-part series of solo shows, continuing tonight with divine sass: a tribute to the music, life, and legacy of sarah vaughan, written and performed by tony award-winner lillias white (the life, fela!). presented by flushing town hall. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm (+ 3/4, 3/18): loser’s lounge: battle of the one-hit wonders: rock out with tribute band the loser’s lounge when you tune into their new streaming series, ‘battle of the one-hit wonders,’ a battle-of-the-bands-style competition between classic one-hit wonder songs from the 60s, 70s, and beyond, where the audience chooses the winner. presented by joe’s pub at the public theater. online, free. >>

sponsored

The third annual ReFashion Week NYC hits the runway February 26-March 5, 2021 with a series of virtual events designed to bring industry experts, re-use professionals and New Yorkers together to build a world where style and sustainability meet.

ReFashion Week NYC is produced by the Sanitation Foundation and the New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC program in collaboration with members of the donateNYC Partnership, including Housing Works, Goodwill, Big Reuse, and fashion industry partners Eileen Fisher, Fashion Revolution USA, and Heron Preston.

The week-long event kicks off on Friday, February 26th with a virtual marketplace on Gather. This eco-futurist platform allows attendees to walk around a virtual city, shop eco-conscious brands, and network with sustainability leaders.

Don’t miss the virtual ReFashion Show on Friday, March 5th–competing stylists will showcase their thrifted looks, while the audience and industry experts choose their favorite!

Visit refashionweek.nyc for more events listings and tickets.

friday

fri 5pm: broadway baby! dance class: ‘you can’t stop the beat’ of this hairspray-themed broadway dance class, taught by house of yes resident performer beatriz bb. online, $10. >>

fri 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science story slam: five storytellers selected at random from audience submissions share true, personal, ‘love’-themed stories ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from a pair of guest coaches. hosted by gastor almonte. online, $10. >>

fri 8pm: seek treatment live! a valentine’s day post mortem: comedians catherine cohen and pat regan act as each other’s unofficial therapists as they get real about ‘boys, sex, dating, and love’ during a live-streaming v-day edition of their podcast, seek treatment. online, $10-15. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 7×7 (monthly): seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. online, $10. >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1993 sing-along: revisit the music of culture beat, the cranberries, janet jackson, nirvana, and more as secretformula’s streaming music vide sing-along party revisits top tunes from 1993. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday

sat thru labor day: ny pops up: starting today, you might spot some of nyc’s biggest stars taking the ‘stage’ in transit stations, museums, parks, subway platforms, fire escapes, street corners, and other surprise outdoor locales during ny pops up, a festival of 300+ live pop-up performances throughout all five boroughs. artists and performers slated to appear include matthew broderick, renée fleming, savion glover, hugh jackman, sarah jessica parker, mandy patinkin, phoebe robinson, chris rock, amy schumer, patti smith, and many more. >>

sat thru sun 12-7pm: (virtual) oddities flea market: macabre mavens can shop for taxidermy, medical history ephemera, anatomical oddities, jewelry, original art, and more at this bizarre bazaar. online, $5 ticket provides access both days. >>

sat 2pm: 45:15 online: a communal writing experience: kickstart your creative practice during a 45-minute silent writing session led by camila santos, followed by 15 minutes of mindful movement and meditation led by yoga teacher virginia chang. inspired by ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a disciplined and productive writing practice. presented by the center for fiction. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 6pm: tell storytelling: queer folks share their own tales on their own terms during drae campbell’s monthly storytelling show. tonight’s seventh anniversary ‘rose-colored glasses’-themed edition features yunique, patric prado, dirty lola, and mariel reyes. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula cinema: superheroes!: secretformula’s watch party highlights trailblazing black superheroes during tonight’s double feature, starting with a screening robert townsend’s the meteor man (1993), one of the first superhero films to feature a black leading actor, followed by a surprise second film. online, $8. >>

sat 8pm: model majority lunar new year comedy spectacular: asian-american sketch comedy team model majority, whose members have been featured on snl, comedy central, samantha bee, and more, bids good riddance to the year of the rat and welcomes the year of the bovine with an evening of sketch comedy. online, free (donations will benefit feeding america). >>

sunday

sun 10am-8pm: swoon: the house our families built: caledonia curry, the street artist known as swoon, invites you to think about your own ancestral history as you interact with her new public art installation, a roving, diorama-style portrait of american home life set in a 14-foot box truck. the exhibition will be at union square north plaza all day, with performances developed by jeff stark and irene lazaridis occurring 10:30am-2:45pm. >>

sun 1-5pm: bang on a can marathon: 16 musicians premiere performances of newly commissioned works during an afternoon hosted iby wnyc’s john schaefer along with bang on a can co-founders and artistic directors michael gordon, david lang, and julia wolfe. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7pm: opinionated with paris sashay: comedian paris sashay (comedy central) test-drives material for her forthcoming album during an evening of standup hosted by rallo boykins. online, free. >>

misc.

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>

submissions

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

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint