fri thru 10/22: four film festivals: keep it reel at these four themed film festivals:
14th annual imagine science film festival. online, free. (thru 10/22) >>
17th new york city short film festival. symphony space (uws) and online, $5. (thru 10/17) >>
annual wildlife conservation film festival. cinema village (greenwich village). $15 adv, $25 door. (thru 10/21) >>
newfest: 33rd annual new york lgbtq+ film festival. various locations and online, $14+. (thru 10/26) >>

fri thru 10/24: chinatown arts week: get immersed in chinatown’s arts, food, and culture during the fourth annual chinatown arts week, featuring live music, dance, puppetry, and spoken word performances, art installations, workshops, a night market, and more. various locations, free. >>

fri thru 10/17: sunset park wide open: eight sunset park arts organizations open their doors for three days of open studios, art exhibitions, artist meet + greets, music performances, and more. free admission. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bill + ted face the music at tudor park (ozone park, queens >>
hocus pocus at joyce kilmer park (bronx) >>
in the heights at highbridge park (washington heights) >>
poltergeist at john golden park (bayside) >>
scary stories to tell in the dark at monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/22): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: mean girls vs clueless – ‘90s and 00s pop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by emma willmann, calvin cato, kelli dunham, matt storrs, and sheria mattis. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 8pm: venash*tshow: night of 69 guy fieris: holy moly stromboli! a dozen performers give their own takes on tv’s mayor of flavortown at burlesque performer venatrix’s guy fieri-themed drag and burlesque show. the windjammer (ridgewood), $10 suggested donation will benefit the innocence project. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): through the looking glass: a drag tribute to alice in wonderland: follow eight brooklyn drag artists down the rabbit hole of lewis carroll’s classic tale. the brick (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by patrick schroeder (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), ryan donahue (kimmel), yoshiko watson (new york magazine), wilfred padua (npr), and camille roberts. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

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thalia book club: kirstin valdez quade, the five wounds: the thalia book club makes its triumphant return to symphony space on monday, october 25 with a miraculous debut novel from a writer whose stories have been hailed as ‘legitimate masterpieces’ by the new york times. brit bennett (the vanishing half) joins to lead the conversation about the five wounds, which follows a new mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice, as five generations converge around the birth of an unexpected baby. robin de jesús (the boys in the band) will read an excerpt from the novel. just $7 with promo code ‘skint’ (plus service charge). >>


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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 openings, 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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