icymi: nyc museum reopening dates: we’ve put together a list of nyc’s museum reopening dates, which we’ll update as more institutions release their plans. for safety, attendance is limited to 25% capacity, masks must be worn, timed-ticket reservations are required, and other safety protocols will be observed. prices vary, and many locations are offering free tickets for the first few weeks. >>


thru 9/6 (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes strauss’s elektra, the gershwin’s porgy + bess, john adams’s nixon in china and more. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: el jefe: the stalking of chapo guzmán: new york times criminal justice reporter alan feuer discusses his new book on the rise and fall of ‘el chapo’ in a conversation with narcos: mexico star alejandro edda. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: get lit with all of it: emma straub and rufus wainwright: wnyc’s all of it host alison stewart hosts a virtual book club series with tonight’s guest author emma straub, who’ll discuss her recent novel, all adults here. the episode also includes a performance by singer, songwriter, and composer rufus wainwright. presented by the greene space at wnyc. online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm: america ferrera with paola mendoza and abby sher on sanctuary: paola mendoza, author and former artistic director of the women’s march, and author and performer abby sher discuss their new ya novel, sanctuary, in a conversation with actor, director and producer america ferrera. presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features isabel hagen fallon), candyce musinski (not right now comedy), and amy shanker (laughs). hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. online, free (rsvp). >>


tues thru 10/2: frieze sculpture at rockefeller center: frieze art fair presents its second annual outdoor exhibition of large-scale sculptures spread around the rockefeller center area. curated by brett littman, head of the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum, the exhibition includes work by six artists. free. >>

tues thru 9/30: brooklyn greenway ride fundraiser: bike at your own pace as you explore the 26-mile brooklyn waterfront greenway. free-$25. >>

tues thru thurs: red rocks unpaused: nathaniel rateliff + the night sweats, phoebe bridgers, lil baby, megan thee stallion, sam hunt, and brett young play an interactive concert from colorado’s red rocks amphitheater. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: the presidents vs. the press: from the founding fathers to fake news: author harold holzer and cnn senior political analyst john avlon dive into holzer’s latest release, the presidents vs. the press: the endless battle between the white house and the media–from the founding fathers to fake news. presented by hunter college. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: biography of a tenement house in new york city: join andrew dolkart, author of biography of a tenement house in new york city, in conversation with dave favaloro, director of curatorial affairs at the tenement museum. the pair will discuss the rich history of 97 orchard street – the tenement building at the center of the book and one of two tenement buildings at the heart of the tenement museum. online, free. >>

sponsored: tues 8pm: hitchock’s composer: bernard herrmann and the sound of suspense webinar: join new york adventure club as we follow the tumultuous career journey of bernard herrmann, one of the great golden age of film composers who wrote scores for some of the most suspenseful movies of all time, including psycho, vertigo, and more. led by steven c. smith, author of a heart of fire’s center: the life and music of bernard herrmann. online, $10. >>


weds 11am (various dates through 9/25): make a podcast on your phone: learn to record, edit, and publish your own podcast right from your phone during this online course from bric. $5. >>

weds 4pm: cooking for one with jack bishop: celeb chef and chief creative officer of america’s test kitchen, jack bishop, whips up a discussion on his new cookbook, cooking for one: scaled recipes, no-waste solutions, and time-saving tips. a q+a follows. online, free. >>

weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): airy predictions: the mathematics of air quality and weather forecasts: kristin lauter of microsoft research shares her work on project eclipse, a dense sensor network being deployed in cities to help model air quality, and explains how math is used not just to forecast the weather but in an effort to improve public health. part of the ‘math encounters’ lecture series at the national museum of mathematics. online, free. >>

weds 5:30pm: happily ever after hours: robert kondo: join academy award–nominated filmmaker and tonko house co-founder robert kondo for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at disney·pixar on ratatouille (2007), toy story 3 (2010), and monsters university (2013), and co-founding tonko house studio. presented by the walt disney family museum in san francisco. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: werner herzog q+a: filmmaker warner herzog will do a live q+a on his latest, nomad: in the footsteps of bruce chatwin. presented by film forum. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: meditation for difficult times: get centered as you learn different meditation techniques for grounding, self-awareness, empowerment, and coping with difficult times during a class led by esther cho. presented by minka brooklyn. $10 sliding scale donation. >>

weds 8pm: ultimate nyc trivia night: summer edition: from architecture and theater to transportation to pop culture, put your knowledge of the city’s 400-year history to the test during the museum of the city of new york’s trivia night. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8pm: 80s + 90s tv party: laugh and drink along as you watch reruns of classic 80s and 90s sitcom episodes during secretformula’s streaming party. online, $5. >>


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. 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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