the skint is taking this holiday week off to recharge, so here are your event listings through sunday. wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
the 14 best places for pie in nyc: if you’re not planning on baking, these pastry shops can help make your thanksgiving as sweet as pie. >>
our roundup of 50 ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>
thru 4/4/2021: ice skating at the rink at brookfield place: take in waterfront views while you navigate the ice at the financial district’s outdoor rink. $15 admission, $5 skate rental (or byo). >>
mon + tues: sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk screening series with you’ve got mail and planes, trains and automobiles. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>
mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘family drama’ with nico muhly’s marnie, thomas’s hamlet, strauss’s elektra, and more. online, free. >>
mon thru sun: the shows must go on: shakespeare season: kick back with the bard during a series of free shakespeare productions, streaming on ‘the shows must go on’ youtube channel. this week: david tennant, dominic west, and more read shakespeare’s sonnets. free (donations welcome). >>
mon 7pm: writing the virus: work from statorec magazine: andrea scrima, author and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine statorec, talks about writing the virus, a new anthology of works by statorec writers reflecting on their experiences of lockdown, quarantine, social distancing, and the political turmoil surrounding the pandemic. scrima will be joined in conversation by writer cheryl pearl sucher. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>
mon 7pm: butterboy three-year anniversary show: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill celebrates three years of laughs with guests emma willman (netflix), dewayne perkins (the amber ruffin show), fareeha khan (comedy central), yoni lotan (high maintenance), and jes tom (reductress), plus original hosts kurt braunohler and wyatt cenac. online, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit just food). >>
mon 8pm: chosen: a celebration of love + community: them. brings together lgbtq+ artists, activists, and more to discuss how chosen families have shaped their lives and what’s carrying them through this season. scheduled: bob the drag queen, margaret cho, jari jones, angelica ross, kristen stewart, tegan and sara, rickey thompson, and more. online, free. >>
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tues 2pm: music on the brain: musical time traveling: in the ‘music on the brain’ performance and conversation series, jazz musicians and scientists come together to investigate how music affects our brains and bodies. today’s edition opens with a performance by pianist helen sung, followed by a conversation between sung and scientist katie insel, who’ll discuss how we experience nostalgia through music. presented by the jazz museum in harlem and columbia university’s zuckerman institute. online, free. >>
tues 6:30pm: thanksgiving virtual drawing marathon: let loose as you create fast, free flowing drawings inspired by the theme ‘all that we are grateful for,’ with prompts from school of visual arts faculty member peter hristoff. online, free. >>
tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring dina hashem (comedy central), carly montag (isn’t she funny comedy), jp puthenveetil, elani cooper, and jonathan ziegel. online, free (donations welcome). >>
sponsored: tues 8pm: the new york public library’s harry belafonte black liberation speaker series: a free series featuring young black authors: tonight, yaa gyasi discusses transcendent kingdom, a heartbreaking, hope-filled meditation on love and grief, faith and science, addiction and abandonment, immigration and isolation, with the new yorker staff writer doreen st. félix. online, free. >>
tues 9pm: odd salon’s shorts: settle in for five five-minute stories from the quirkiest corners of history, science, and art. this week’s ‘above and beyond’-themed installment features bite-sized tales about anna ivanovna, napoleon bonaparte, the maltese falcons, and more. online, $5. >>
weds 11am: breathwork for trauma clearing: release, de-stress, and cultivate inner strength while you ‘soothe your soul + heal familial bullshit’ during an integrated ancestral healing workshop led by cara kovacs. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, free. >>
weds 8pm: thanksgiving eve mixtape sing-along: sing, dance, and reminisce at secretformula’s 1980s-2000s music video party. online, free. >>
thurs 9am-12pm: macy’s thanksgiving day parade: for safety reasons due to the covid-19 pandemic, the annual parade will be presented as a pre-taped, television-only event with no live audience on nbc and telemundo. >>
thurs 7pm: nurse heroes live!: show your support for the nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic when you tune in to a star-studded thanksgiving benefit concert, hosted by whoopi goldberg and featuring andrea bocelli, céline dion, josh groban, carole king, stevie wonder, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>
fri thru 1/10: luminocity festival: wander through fantastically-themed parks filled with larger-than-life light sculptures at this annual attraction. food + drink available for purchase onsite. randall’s island park, $38 general, $32 students/seniors (save 15% will promo code ‘lumibf15’ – offer expires 11/27 at 11:59pm). >>
fri thru 1/9: nybg glow: glow up at the new york botanical garden (bronx), where you can explore a glittering world of led lights and festive installations, along with ice sculpting demonstrations, music, and pop-up performances by the hip hop nutcracker. $30 ($24 here). >>
fri thru 1/3: luminaries installation: make your wishes come to light when you visit brookfield place’s annual interactive light installation. inspired by the spirit of sharing, giving, and community, the installation features a canopy of brightly-colored cube lanterns, which spring to life every hour with light shows set to popular holiday tunes. visitors can also illuminate the lanterns by submitting a wish at a touchless ‘wishing station,’ and brookfield will donate $1 to relief opportunities for all restaurants (roar) for every wish made during the holiday season. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>
fri thru 12/13: african diaspora international film festival: the 28th annual adiff highlights black and indigenous stories from around the world with a lineup of 70 films from 31 countries. online, pay-what-you-can. >>
fri thru ? (open thursdays-sundays): ice skating at industry city: get your skate on at industry city’s outdoor rink. $12 admission, $10 skate rental (or byo). >>
fri: record store day: the annual music event shines a light on indie record stores with 130 limited-edition releases, which can be purchased online and/or in-store. >>
fri 3pm: patti smith: a black friday performance: virtuosic rocker and writer patti smith plays a live-streaming black friday concert. $10. >>
fri 5pm: tea across time: sip along as archaeological anthropologist patty hamrick ‘spills the tea’ on the world’s most popular drink, delving into how tea is grown and processed, the history of its global spread, and where it comes from today. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $7. >>
fri 8pm: the nightmare before christmas sing-along: tim burton’s modern holiday classic gets the secretformula sing-along treatment, complete with interactive contests, rocky horror-style shout outs, a drinking game, and more. online, $5. >>
saturday + sunday
sat + sun 1-6pm (weekends thru 12/19): ethel’s club holiday bazaar: shop from an assortment of small and local brands of color this holiday season at ethel’s club, a black-owned social and wellness club in east williamsburg. >>
sat + sun: the etsy market x nyhc: from socks to spices to stationary, shop for one-of-a-kind items from more than 60 local vendors when you visit new york handmade collective’s virtual etsy marketplace. >>
sat 2pm: 45:15 online: a communal writing experience: kickstart your creative practice during a 45-minute silent writing session led by center for fiction emerging writer fellow claire oleson, followed by 15 minutes of mindful movement and meditation with jivamukti yoga teacher virginia chang. (the 45:15 method is modeled after ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a disciplined and productive writing practice.) presented by the center for fiction. online, free. >>
sat 7pm (monthly): extraridiccular science: the game show: scientists, comedians, and the audience compete to be top of the class at this night of trivia. online, free (donations welcome). >>
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.
– the skint