MON-WEDS, 3/23-25: SKINT EARLY WEEK

livestreams

mon-sun: the metropolitan opera has extended its free streaming series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations. this week: wagner. >>

mon-sun: while you’re practicing social distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they perform livestreaming concerts. this week: james blake, vanessa carlton, diplo, neil finn, fufus wainwright, dj d-nice, sondre lerche, john cameron mitchell, and more. various platforms, free + various prices. >>

mon 6:30pm: work out your frustrations with a 30-minute shadowbox-inspired class. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with with dj donwill, returns for a livestream show with hari kondabolu (netflix), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), sean patton (comedy central), kyle ayers (conan), kendall farrell (sirius xm), and caitlin cook (all things comedy). $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit food bank for new york city). >>

mon 8pm: myth and mystery in harry potter: explore manuscripts and paintings to learn about the mythology that inspired the creatures, potions, and spells from harry potter in a broklyn brainery online class taught by gabriella corey. $6. >>

tues thru sun: get in the know and have a much-needed laugh with caveat’s nightly livestreamed events. upcoming shows include the what’s the big idea? comedy show, ask a political scientist, why your train is f*cked, and internet explorers. free. >>

tues 9pm: rational decision making in a pandemic: tune in via zoom to think + drink different’s online talk on what we know about covid-19, how we know it, and what constitutes a reasonable response to the situation to avoid catastrophic outcomes. led by nyu associate psychology professor pascal wallisch. pay-what-you-want. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): life is a cabernet, old chum, so hop on the ‘gram for cabernet cabaret, a streaming show hosted by catherine cohen and featuring a bevy of guest performers. free (suggested donation to food bank for nyc). >>

weds 8:30pm: how do viruses spread, how does the body handle infections, and what steps can we take to stop the coronavirus pandemic? find out all this and more during brooklyn brainery’s online course, stay calm and wash your hands, taught by phd virologist, scientist, and comedian raj sivaraman. free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

misc

bococa and gowanus residents are putting rainbows in their windows as part of a neighborhood-wide quarantine ‘i spy’ game.  >>

take a virtual tour of the city with the new york landmarks conservancy’s tourist in your own town video series. >>

turnstyle tours is going online, with themed virtual tours of the brooklyn navy yard, prospect park, nyc street vendors, and more. >>

celebrate women’s history month with film at lincoln center’s masterclasses from pioneering female filmmakers, including agnès varda, ava duvernay, sofia coppola, greta gerwig, jane campion, and more. >>

watch rbg, tom hanks, jennifer lopez, lizzo, and many more on 92y’s archives for free. >>

dozens of museums and libraries offer free downloadable coloring books. >>

with the hashtag #museummomentofzen, museums bring a little peace to your twitter timeline with calming artworks. >>

online exhibition: ‘how can we think of art at a time like this?’ >>

our friends over at the briefly have been providing news updates on covid-19 from local sources that might not be on your radar. >>

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 at home. 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

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