mon thru 8/22: summer restaurant week: more than 500 participating establishments are offering prix-fixe dinners for $39 and lunches for $21 during this year’s summer restaurant week, with indoor/outdoor and takeout/delivery options available. >>

mon 6pm (mondays thru 8/9): outdoor sassy hip hop dance class: put on your sassiest sassypants and move to the music with women’s empowerment dance studio sassclass at broadway boulevard (herald square). free. >>

mon 6pm: submission roulette: an electric literature virtual salon: electric literature’s recommended reading editors halimah marcus and brandon taylor read and respond to attendees’ anonymously submitted first pages during an evening of live, candid editing. online, $10. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and jenny gorelick (seth meyers) host a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: devon walker, brandon follick, sheria mattis, lorena russi, mason smajstrla, and blair dawson. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 7:30pm (thru weds): shakespeare in bryant park: the drilling company, known for their shakespeare in the parking lot series, presents an updated production of the two noble kinsmen, reenvisioned as a modern-day spy caper, in bryant park (midtown). free. >>

mon 7:45pm doors, 9pm show: october country screening with a live score: rooftop films and the museum of the moving image present an outdoor screening of michael palmieri and donal mosher’s 2009 documentary, october country, accompanied by the world premiere of a live score and followed by a q+a with the filmmakers. green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): troubadour: side-splitting stories are turned into toe-tapping tunes at troubadour, an evening of comedy and music hosted by kristen kirkley. how it works: comedians and audience members tell stories, and then a live band featuring singers and freestylers creates a song based on each story. tiny cupboard (bushwick), $5. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): star f*ckers: cancer edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac, including zach zimmerman (the new yorker), milly tamarez (npr), arti gollapudi (bustle), and reid pope. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

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 phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), yedoye travis (comedy central), josh sharp (the opposition with jordan klepper), dina hashem (conan), joe zimmerman (fallon), and blair dawson (u up? comedy). $12 in-person, $5 online. >>

mon 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): friday at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘favorite castles and palaces.’ online, free. >>


Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest returns with two sessions featuring over 100 styles of craft beer, plus delicious food and great music!

On Saturday, July 24, Brooklyn Navy Yard will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles, combining the best elements of a beer garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a craft beer festival.

Taste an amazing selection of beers from around the world!

Special offer for the skint readers:
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Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, July 24
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77 Waterfront Promenade
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

21+ Only


tues: tickets go on sale today for lightscape at bbg: get ‘em while it’s hot out: tickets go on sale today for lightscape, brooklyn botanic garden’s milelong illuminated winter wonderland, opening this november. $34. >>

tues 6pm: james beard’s slice of the village: get a taste of the life and legacy of culinary icon james beard during a panel discussion featuring writer and longtime beard collaborator irene sax, author john birdsall (the man who ate too much), and james beard foundation chief strategy officer mitchell davis, who’ll delve into beard’s life as a villager, culinary expert, and gay man. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/24): live at the gantries: this annual summer concert series, overlooking the manhattan skyline at gantry plaza state park (lic), spotlights a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: grammy-winning salsa and latin jazz group supermambo and special guest jeremy bosch. presented by queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 8/3): naumburg orchestral concert summer series: philharmonia baroque orchestra will perform works by gibbons, blow, locke, and purcell at tonight’s edition of the naumburg orchestral concert summer series in central park. 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: featuring kerry coddett (flatbush misdemeanors), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), martin urbano (kimmel), and blair dawson (u up? comedy. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by kate willett, ben katzner, erik monical, and rohan padhye. tonight’s flight features shalewa sharpe (fallon), shane torres (colbert), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel) and akeem woods. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), $10. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with stand-up by david krumholtz (the deuce), tone bell (key + peele), joel kim booster (comedy central), dave hill (comedy central), and marina franklin (inside amy schumer). chelsea music hall, $15. >>


weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco at poe park (bronx) >>
spies in disguise at betsy head park (brownsville) >>
the muppets take manhattan at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>

sponsored: weds 1pm: through the lens: wild, weird, and wacky america: embark on a photographic road trip through the wild, weird, and wacky sights of the u.s., hosted by photographer julien mcroberts. online, $10. >>

weds 4pm: a crossover: science speed dating x wrong answers only: four scientists give rapid-fire talks on their areas of expertise, then play wait, wait…don’t tell me!-style games with comedians during this mashup show of wisdom and wit. tonight’s scientists: nasa jet propulsion lab systems engineer tracy drain, microsoft research global outreach team leader ashley llorens, microbial life researcher luke mckay, and ant evolution expert corrie moreau. tonight’s comics: lisa curry (comedy central), aparna nancherla (netflix), and allison goldberg (audible). presented by the national academy of sciences. online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 6pm: carnegie hall citywide concert series: revel in the richness and variety of new york city’s music scene as local artists perform more than 20 free outdoor concerts in 11 venues across the five boroughs, spanning genres from classical to jazz to latin music and beyond. tonight: musicians from ensemble connect, carnegie hall’s two-year classical music fellowship, perform alongside artist-architect maya lin’s ghost forest installation in madison square park (flatiron). >>

weds 6-8pm: adaa chelsea gallery walk 2021: 28 art galleries keep their doors open late for the annual art dealers association of america chelsea gallery walk, which includes exhibition tours, interactive artworks, conversations, and receptions. free. >>

weds 7pm: after the storm: ensemble contemporaneous presents ‘after the storm,’ an outdoor performance program featuring a newly commissioned work by composer yaz lancaster, newly-commissioned arrangements by fingerstyle guitarist yasmin williams, and alex weiser’s pulitzer prize finalist for music ‘and all the days were purple.’ pier 64 at hudson river park (chelsea), free. >>

weds 8pm: good god comedy variety show shane torres (comedy central), phoebe bottoms (adult swim), tom thakkar (conan), and caitlin cook host this live comedy show, featuring josh gondelman (desus + mero), emma willmann (crazy ex-girlfriend), ryan reiss (seth meyers), and tawanda gona. the sultan room at the turk’s inn (bushwick), $10 adv, $12 day of. >>

weds 8:30pm: the found footage festival: ‘tape trading classics’: hosts joe pickett (the onion) and nick prueher (the colbert report) share the best/weirdest/funniest vhs ‘tape traded’ videos from their ever-growing collection. the bell house (gowanus), $16. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams a classic public domain horror movie interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: roger corman’s creature from the haunted sea (1961). online, free. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, 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.

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