mon thru 1/30/2021: surrealism beyond borders: sidestepping big-name western artists like salvador dalí and rené magritte, a new surrealist exhibition at the metropolitan museum of art instead focuses on the worldwide sweep of the movement, featuring works from eastern europe, the caribbean, asia, north africa, australia, and latin america. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), pay-what-you-wish admission for ny, nj, and ct residents ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>
sponsored: mon 7pm: indigenous peoples’ day at the cooper union: we will always be here: celebrate indigenous peoples’ day at the historic great hall of the cooper union with grammy award–winning composer, 2021 helen merrill award-winning playwright, actor, choreographer, eagle dancer, and hoop dancer ty defoe (giizhig). as part of the ‘we will always be here’ program, he’ll be joined by several other artists, all members of tribal nations, for the evening which will feature music, dance, and film in an effort to celebrate unity for native peoples and amplify voices past, present, and future. free admission (rsvp required). >>
mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and gabby bryan (hbo) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s performers: sophie santos, catherine mccafferty, dana donnelly, alex kim, robert schultz, and catherine shannon. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>
mon 7:30pm (monthly): music mondays ensemble concert series: the music mondays series returns to advent lutheran church (uws) with ‘genre-defying’ brass quartet the westerlies and and pianist conrad tao performing classics by bach and brahms, contemporary works by caroline shaw, and joint improvisations. free admission. >>
mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden’s reading series returns with readings by authors david goodwillie, tracy o’neill, hermione hoby, jakob guanzon, and keisha-gaye anderson. free admission. >>
mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by subhah agarwal (comedy central), chris garcia (comedy central), hadiyah robinson (a.p. bio), fumi abe (colbert), andrew michaan (podcast but outside), and more. $12. >>
Ophira Eisenberg’s newest LIVE gameshow
Imagine Jeopardy but with standup comedians as contestants, a mixture of real and ridiculous trivia questions, special guest appearances (Daily Double!), AND hosted by the woman Twitter demands to take over the show, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg.
FEATURING: Michael Kosta (The Daily Show), Josh Gondelman (Desus & Mero), Shalewa Sharpe (2 Dope Queens), and more!
Wednesday, October 13 @ 8pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
tues thru 10/31: performa biennial: eight local artists will present outdoor performance art works during the ninth edition of the performa biennial. for the first time ever, the series will be presented to the public free of charge, with live-streaming options available for most performances. >>
tues thru 10/17: rent the runway sample sale: indulge your passion for fashion and save up to 90% on ‘pre-loved’ designer evening-wear, ready-to-wear, handbags, jewelry and accessories. 261 fifth ave (bet. 28th + 29th sts). >>
tues 12pm (+ 10/28): abandoned subway stations of nyc (virtual): plunge into the labyrinthine world of the nyc underground with untapped cities’ justin rivers, who’ll give a virtual talk on unused subway stations and platforms, guerrilla art installations, and more. online, $10. >>
tues 6:30pm: what a relief! innovations in american sculpture, 1875-1910: art historian and curator david dearinger delivers an illustrated lecture on the relief sculpture works of augustus saint-gaudens and daniel chester french, two leading american sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. a complimentary wine reception follows. new-york historical society (uws), free (rsvp). >>
tues 6:30pm: trivia for a cause: mental health + human rights: put your arsenal of fun facts to the test during a pub trivia fundraiser to benefit healthright, a nyc-based nonprofit promoting health and human rights for marginalized communities. eastpoint (east village), $10 admission. >>
tues 7pm (monthly thru december): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s ‘searching for safety’ gathering features maya shanbhag lang (what we carry), andrew altschul (the gringa), and tommy dean (fractured lit). a q+a follows. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>
tues 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the frame: shorts presented by rooftop films and lululemon at pier 46 (west village). >>
tues 7:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets spotify at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman. tonight’s ‘pop royalty’-themed performance features dylan adler, sally ann hall, jess feeney, and drexton clemons. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>
tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by alex wakim on the piano. tonight: atheer yacoub (comedy central), youjean chang (college humor), lindsay boling (off limits), and maggie lalley. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>
tues 8pm: david cross: shootin’ the shit seein; what sticks: see comedian david cross (mr. show, arrested development) workshop new(ish) material for his next show. littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 day of. >>
tues 9:30pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: five comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. tonight’s lineup: annie rauwerda (@depthsofwikipedia), juan nicolón (mcsweeney’s), chris murphy (vanity fair), hilary campbell (new yorker cartoonist), and dylan adler (hulu). hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les). $13 in advance with promo code ‘slide5’ (reg. $18 adv, $22 door). >>
our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>
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.
stay safe and healthy.
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