MON-TUES, 9/27-28: MET OPERA SEASON OPENER, ANAÏS NIN PLAQUE UNVEILING, AND MORE

monday

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bad boys at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>
indiana jones (which one? who knows!) at waterline square park (uws) >>
the phantom of the opera at bryant park (midtown) >>

mon 6pm: virtual plaque unveiling: anaïs nin’s gemor press at 17 east 13th street: the greenwich village society for historic preservation hosts a virtual plaque unveiling, marking the building where novelist and short story writer anaïs nin operated her personal press. online, free. >>

mon 6:30pm: met opera’s opening night outdoor simulcast: the metropolitan opera opens its season with a live transmission of terence blanchard’s fire shut up in my bones—the first opera by a black composer ever performed by the met—on giant screens in times square (doors at 5:30pm) and harlem’s marcus garvey park (doors at 4:30pm). free admission. >>

mon 7pm: when women invented television: in a talk on her new book, when women invented television, author jennifer keishin armstrong (seinfeldia, sex and the city and us) shares the story of four women in the early days of television who broke barriers and laid the foundation of the industry we know today. the national arts club (gramercy), free (rsvp). >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) 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: lauren logiudice (moth storyslam champ), christi chiello (comedy central), ever mainard (netflix), rahul pandya, liz glazer, and more. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 7:30pm: back room shakespeare project: no director. one rehearsal. at a bar. the back room shakespeare project takes on twelfth night at threes brewing’s outdoors patio (gowanus). free. >>

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 sydnee washington (comedy central), matt koff (the daily show), ashley gavin (gotham comedy live), (conan), and teresa lee (a little late with lilly singh). $12. >>

tuesday

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
mrs. doubtfire at bryant park (midtown) >>
the frame: shorts presented by rooftop films and lululemon at pier 46 (west village) >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a regular-sized ice cream. >>

tues 7pm: city parks summerstage: the 5 browns: a sibling quintet tickles the ivories on 5 grand pianos at central park’s naumburg bandshell. tonight’s program includes world by beethoven, gershwin, bernstein, and more. free. >>

tues 8pm: loft comedy: take in some art before the loft comedy show, held in the beautiful fotografiska museum (flatiron). tonight, marie faustin hosts roy wood, jr. (the daily show), robert dean (inside jokes), brittany carney (comedy central), and max + nicky weinbach. $26 ticket includes museum admission (note: plan on checking out the galleries before the show starts). >>

tues 8pm (monthly): dive bar blondes: blondes have more funny at kendra cunningham and candyce musinski’s stand-up show, featuring rufat agayev, brian grosi, christina jackson, joanna ross, and emily winter. san pedro inn (red hook), free. >>

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: jocelyn chia (comedy central asia), wilfred padua (npr), sara hennessy (cbc), alex asifo, and mara wiles. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 8pm: fake birthday comedy show: celebrate your fake birthday with hosts a.j. holmes (the book of mormon) and caitlin cook (sirius xm) as they bring on party guests taylor tomlinson (netflix), cipha sounds (mtv), chloe radcliffe (fallon), dylan adler (hulu), and joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers). littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

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misc.

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, 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 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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