MON-WED, 5/11-13: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

mon thru sun (ongoing): paint + sip studio new york: uncork your creativity and unwind with a drink as local artists guide you through creating a featured painting every day. both previously-recorded and live classes are available for streaming. byo art supplies (available for purchase on the site) and drinks. $18-20. >>

mon thru sun: brooklyn brainery’s online courses: build some mental muscle while you quarantine with this week’s selection of classes, including birding in nyc, paint + sip: ice cream, botanical line drawing, kitchen cabinet medicine, soap making basics, and more. various platforms and prices. >>

mon thru sun: caveat’s livestreamed events: stay informed and entertained with this week’s shows, which include nerd search, explanation of benefits, versus: feathers vs. scales, the violet hour: a late night livestream from another dimension, and facts machine live: bugs. youtube, various prices (save 10% with promo code ‘skint2020’). >>

mon thru sun: comedy quarantine: show comedians some love as they lift your spirits during babs gray and teresa lee’s nightly stand-up show. this week’s lineups include dave hill. alison leiby, cameron esposito, and more. presented by naked comedy. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

mon thru sun: the greene space at wnyc: digital-only programming continues with how to think like bach (mon 7pm), (still) live from new york: works from home, ep. 1 (wed 7pm), short cuts: cameron carpenter, charanams, beethoven (fri 4pm), arturo and adam o’farrill live (fri 7pm), and more. free. >>

mon thru sun: feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they chat, host listening sessions, and perform. this week: ‘rise up new york’ telethon with mariah carey, barbara streisand, bette midler, billy joel, bon jovi, lin-manuel miranda, and more (mon), kathleen hanna and kathy valentine (tues), japanese breakfast (thurs), ‘the new gig’ benefit with elvis costello, sheryl crow, bootsy collins, and more (thurs). various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

mon + tues: sva mfa computer arts thesis presentations: students from the school of visual arts mfa computer arts program will give short talks and share videos of experimental art, 2d and 3d animation, and motion graphics during two evenings of presentations. free. >>

mon, weds, fri: isolate night with scott rogowsky: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) returns with a nightly ‘quarantalk show’ on youtube, facebook, twitch, and twitter with guests joining remotely from around the country. this week’s guests include chris kattan (snl), gata (dave), adnan virk (cinephile), and more. free (donations will benefit city meals on wheels). >>

mon 6pm: black designers: missing in action: graphic designer cheryl d. miller discusses her 1987 print magazine article, ‘black designers: missing in action,’ and her subsequent writings on the lack of equity in the design world, while sharing her thoughts on how black designers can continue to make strides in the field. presented by poster house. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with david cross (arrested development), liza treyger (comedy central), jean grae (larry wilmore), myq kaplan (netflix), and chanel ali (mtv). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit coalition for the homeless). >>

mon 7:30pm (weekly): velvet variety: comics from new york’s queer comedy scene team up for a weekly stream, featuring comedians’ favorite stand-up performances from their personal archives, drag, music and original digital content. youtube, free. >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: keep calm + knit on: join new york adventure club for a beginner’s knitting workshop that will give you the skills and confidence you need to learn the basics of an amazing craft, while uncovering its powerful mental and physical health benefits along the way. $10. >>

mon 8pm: franklin park reading series: marae hart (slice magazine) hosts an evening of readings on the theme ‘humor and pathos’ from tochi onyebuchi (riot baby), teddy wayne (apartment), hilary leichter (temporary), and tariq shah (whiteout conditions). zoom, free. >>

mon 9pm: relationship science: connections, online dating, and communication:: take a deep dive into basic human needs, interpersonal attraction, online dating best practices, ways to effectively communicate with partners, and more. led by relationship coach and author dr. marisa t. cohen. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested). >>

tuesday

tues thru 5/18: live from nypl: neil gaiman’s coraline: watch along as neil gaiman, levar burton, rosario dawson and dakota fanning read gaiman’s beloved children’s novel aloud from cover to cover over the course of seven evenings. presented by the new york public library. free. >>

tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with great american songbook founder michael feinstein’s exploration of gershwin (tues), and a conversation on of the art of song with soprano renée fleming and singer-songwriter rufus wainwright (thurs). free. >>

tues 4pm: the wild west of coronavirus testing and the state scramble to reopen: the new york times washington correspondent sheryl gay stolberg hosts a conversation with ohio governor mike dewine and former cdc director dr. thomas frieden on the struggle to implement adequate testing and contact tracing programs while simultaneously dealing with economic pressures. free. >>

tues 6:30pm: nyc design school showcase night: leading design students from cooper union, fit, parsons, pratt, and sva share their work during this annual exhibition. this year’s theme: ‘urgency.’ zoom, free. >>

tues 9pm (weekly): something good comedy show: join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for a variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by laurie kilmartin (conan) and steph tolev (comedy central). youtube, free. >>

wednesday

weds thru sun: the brooklyn kitchen online classes: boost your kitchen know-how with interactive cooking classes including dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, and new york-style bagles. zoom, pay-what-you can. >>

weds 3:30pm: capturing history: create a time capsule: learn about 97 orchard street, a once-abandoned building now serving as a kind of time capsule itself, and the westinghouse time capsule buried in queens in 1939, then capture your own experiences by making a 2020 time capsule using objects of your own. presented by the tenement museum. youtube, free. >>

weds 4pm: moca cooks: dumpling-making party: chef kian lam kho, author of phoenix claws and jade trees: essential techniques of authentic chinese cooking, walks you through the steps of making dumplings at home, from hand-folding techniques to achieving the perfect pan-sear, during a webinar hosted by moca president nancy yao maasbach. presented by the museum of chinese in america. zoom, free. >>

weds 4pm: conversations on the city: on history: tune in to a talk on history delivered by museum of the city of new york chief curator and deputy director sarah henry, who oversaw the 2018 mcny exhibition germ city: microbes and the metropolis. free (rsvp). >>

weds 5pm: carve it in stone: monument sculptors karin sprague and tracy mahaffey lead a tour through the memorials they’ve created for green-wood cemetery, followed by a visit to sprague’s workshop and a stone carving demonstration. hosted by green-wood historian jeff richman. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: a conversation about stress and mental health in the time of covid-19: jed foundation chief medical officer dr. victor schwartz gives a talk on some of the common emotional responses to stress and offers tips on managing it, with a focus on the way covid-19 can be affecting college students. presented by 92y. free. >>

weds 7pm: virtual absinthe poster + cocktail party: discover the history of toulouse-lautrec’s favorite beverage–absinthe–in advertising during a workshop led by swann auction galleries’ nicholas lowry. afterwards, prepare absinthe cocktails with the green fairy society’s don spiro. presented by poster house. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: pop culture trivia: kimmy schmidt edition: just in time for a new interactive special, test your knowledge during five mini-rounds of trivia (loosely based on the netflix series) presented by the skint and the briefly. hosted by rob blatt. facebook and zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm: virtual selected shorts: best laid plans: selected shorts is embracing the new abnormal with its first-ever digital performance, presenting short fiction about lofty ambitions and rearranged priorities. featuring actors bobby cannavale (mr. robot), emily skeggs (when we rise), allison williams (girls), and maulik pancholy (30 rock). hosted by symphony space. youtube, free. >>

sponsored: weds 8pm: quack medicines show + tell: join new york adventure club for a virtual show + tell around quack medicines with the museum of interesting things, a traveling interactive exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity. $10. >>

weds 8pm: the secret science club: dip into supermassive black holes and other dark parts of the cosmos with yale astrophysicist priya natarajan at this month’s secret science club lecture. zoom, free. >>

weds 8pm: mr. show zoomtacular: bob odenkirk and david cross are getting the mr. show gang back together for a special event to benefit lift, a national organization empowering families to break the cycle of poverty. zoom, $10. >>

weds 8pm: bam virtual gala: actor/director cate blanchett, author zadie smith, and philanthropist/producer jeanne donovan fisher will receive honors for their contributions to the arts and cultural philanthropy during bam’s annual celebration. the evening’s highlights will include performances by st. vincent, brooklyn youth chorus, alvin ailey dance theater, and dancer julie anne stanzak, plus a living room dance party with dj eli escobar and a bam art auction. free (donations welcome. 10% of proceeds will benefit the brooklyn hospital center). >>

announcement

ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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 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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THURS-SUN, 5/7-10: SKINT WEEKEND

ongoing

siptipsurvive: a live way to tip your favorite out-of-work bartenders, siptosurvive streams drink how-tos with guest slingers on instagram daily. free (tips welcome). >>

the sequestered: a weekly, non-competitive, micro short online film festival. all shot on phones, all under five minutes, all in isolation. new prompts are announced every saturday at 12pm and shared the following friday at 8pm. free to contribute and to watch. >>

thursday

thurs thru 5/15: frieze new york: more than 200 galleries will present works by established and emerging artists in a virtual gallery space for this year’s edition of the frieze new york art fair, normally held at randall’s island park. >>

thurs thru sun: stay informed and entertained with caveat’s livestreamed events. this week’s shows include ask a political scientist, america’s next top cult, vocabaret, and we are talking about grief, ok? youtube, free/pay-what-you-can. >>

thurs thru sun: while you’re practicing physical distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they chat, host listening sessions, and perform. this week: tori amos (thurs), st. vincent (thurs), robyn (fri), virtual lemonaid with david byrne, grizzly bear, and more (fri), dj jazzy jeff ‘break the monotony block party’ (sat), omd (sat), erykah badu + jill scott (sat), city winery mother’s day special (sun), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

thurs 6pm: need a side gig? (q+a follow-up): learn more about how you can make money online using the skills you already have (or didn’t know you have) during a q+a session with copywriter, marketing strategy expert, and nypl entrepreneur-in-residence helena escalante. note: icymi, you can check out escalante’s original webinar from last week on the nypl website. presented by the nypl science, industry and business library. google meet, free. >>

thurs 7pm: new york sings along to carole king’s ‘you’ve got a friend’: following tonight’s #clapbecausewecare tribute, join in a city-wide singalong broadcasting on wkcr and wbai. >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm: join new york adventure club as we take a deep dive into the untold story of seltzer, and how this unassuming drink has come to embody everything from personal health to self-identity. $10. >>

thurs 7pm: nightmares: funny people, scary dreams: join comedian and the new yorker cartoonist emily flake and comedian kat burdick as they talk to funny and interesting people about the messed up things that go through their heads at night. each guest will be presented with artwork based on their worst nightmare. this episode’s guests are singer-songwriter aimee mann, the new yorker staff writer naomi fry, and comedian shane torres (comedy central). youtube, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): let them eat cake: prom 2020: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more vie for a seat on the prom court as they thrill you with at-home acts during the latest let them eat cake showcase, hosted by elena delgado. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits trickleup nyc artists network. >>

postponed thurs 8:30pm: the neon coven: alive: queer performance/production company the neon coven kicks off their once-a-lunar-month showcase event with jan (rupaul’s drag race), actor and performer jada temple, and more. website and youtube, free. >>

thurs 10pm (mon-fri): comedy quarantine: show comedians some love as they lift your spirits during babs gray and teresa lee’s nightly stand-up show. this week’s lineup includes samantha ruddy (colbert), carmen lynch (conan), alex english (comedy central), jo firestone (fallon), and more. presented by naked comedy. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

friday

fri thru sun: the annual current affair pop-up vintage marketplace (fri-sat) and renegade craft fair (fri + sat) go virtual on instagram.

fri thru sun: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with movie nights, drinking games, dance parties, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, say bye bye bye to your inhibitions during a boy bands sing-along (fri), and get tipsy watching sunday cartoons (byo booze + cereal). zoom, free-$8. >>

fri 12pm: this is good: journalists from the new york times get together for a book club-style discussion of an article from another news organization. tonight, the club members tackle ‘joe exotic: a dark journey into the world of a man gone wild’ by leif reigstad, published in texas monthly in june 2019. presented by the new york times. free. >>

fri 4pm: ‘is now when i should panic?’: a conversation with roz chast the new yorker cartoonist roz chast discusses particularly timely examples of her work with mcny director of public programs fran rosenfeld, who curated the 2016 mcny exhibition, roz chast: cartoon memoirs. an audience q+a follows. presented by museum of the city of new york. free (rsvp). >>

fri 5pm (weekly): cocktails with a curator: enjoy a cocktail while you learn about a work of art. tonight, sip a widow’s kiss or mocktail while xavier f. salomon delves into j.m.w. turner’s harbor of dieppe. presented by the frick. youtube, free. >>

sponsored: fri 6pm: join new york adventure club as we explore the incredible story surrounding absinthe, and how this misunderstood spirit wound up being illegal in most parts of the world until the 21st century. $10. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): atlas obscura trivia night: test your wits with five rounds of brain-teasing competition at ‘the convocation of the atlas obscura guild of trivial knowledge and fascinating ephemera.’ the winning team will receive a prize (and bragging rights). zoom, $7. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): the story collider: three storytellers hold an online story hour where they share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking. this week’s theme is ‘the outdoors,’ and includes wnyc producer and reporter gwynn hogan, nova producer ari daniel, and cognitive behavioral therapist ali mattu. bonus: the audience is invited to share 10-word stories as well. free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7:30pm: koji alchemy panel discussion: chefs rich shih and jeremy umansky share their new book, koji alchemy: rediscovering the magic of mold-based fermentation, an exploration of modern culinary uses of koji, the microbe that produces the umami flavors of soy sauce, miso, and other staples of japanese cuisine. shih and umansky will be joined in conversation by contraband ferments ceo cheryl paswater, nyrture new york natto founder ann yonetani, and moderator mark phillips. presented by greenlight bookstore. zoom, free. >>

fri 7:30pm: myq kaplan’s comedy album release show: comedian myq kaplan (netflix) celebrates the release of his new album based on his critically-acclaimed edinburgh fringe festival show, a.k.a., with an evening of stand-up featuring radu bondar and jo firestone. zoom, $10+. >>

fri 8pm (+ 5/9): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. zoom, free (rsvp required). >>

fri 9pm (weekly): risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight, kevin allison, lily be, jeff simmermon, jack perri, and sandi marx spill the beans on zoom. $12. >>

fri 9pm (+ 5/16 with maysles center): spaceship earth: reimagining the future: filmmaker matt wolf, environmental scientist andrew reid bell, and biospherians linda leigh and mark nelson discuss wolf’s new documentary, spaceship earth, with momi science on screen curator sonia epstein. the film tells the story of eight theatre artists who in 1991 spent two years isolated in a self-designed, closed ecosystem. presented by museum of the moving image. free (donations welcome, $3.99 to stream the film).  >>

saturday

sat 11am: the 22nd annual blessing of the bicycles: for this year’s non-denominational ceremony presented by the cathedral church of st. john the divine, reverend patrick malloy offers a blessing for the safety of all cyclists, particularly messengers and delivery people who play an essential role in supporting nyc. free. >>

sat 11am-4pm: ecological city: art + climate solutions virtual pageant: parade in place from home as over 100 remote participants share live dance, music, theater, and poetry performances. facebook and zoom, free. >>

sat 12pm (weekly): join a garden of neon for the daybreaker live global dance experience, where you can warm up with yoga and get down to beats. $9-15. >>

sat 3pm: black women’s day of meditation: meditate for overall peace and honor feminine energy in this collective experience. zoom, free. >>

sat 5pm: twas ever thus record listening party: 78 record collector and musician john heneghan wil play early american recordings relating to severe economic depression and health crises from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. hosted by jalopy theatre. facebook, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 6pm: symposium on wikipedia and covid-19: four active wikipedia contributors will discuss and answer questions on the ways they collect and share information about the pandemic on the platform and sister sites. facebook and youtube, free. >>

sat 7pm: jim henson’s world: craig shemin and friends: performer stephanie d’abruzzo and puppeteer/producer bill barretta – who performs dr. teeth, rowlf, and the swedish chef, among others – will join jim henson legacy president craig shemin for a a+a and show and tell session. hosted by the museum of the moving image. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 7pm: lippert + lowry fireside chat: poster personalities angelina lippert, poster house chief curator, and nicholas lowry, director of swann auction galleries, will share stories and images of rare, unusual, and cool posters found in their travels and collections. hosted by poster house. instagram, free. >>

sat 7pm: virtually pitch your single friend for a quarantine date: deals will be sealed at youshoulddate.ppt, where single friends are pitched via brief, entertaining powerpoint presentations in the style of a startup pitch deck, and followed by audience q+a. hosted by littlefield. xoom, $5. >>

sat 8pm: watch a comedy show unfold inside a google doc as standups post their jokes live during marissa’s google doc quarantine party, hosted by marissa goldman. youtube, free. >>

sat 8pm: practice social disdance at a cyber saturday digital dance party hosted by gliterbox and house of yes. multiple platforms, free. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on the office. zoom, free (email rsvp). >>

sunday

sun 11am: mother’s day heirloom show and tell: join in a live guided conversation about objects that conjure memories of our mothers. participants are invited to submit items in advance. hosted by the museum at eldridge street. free. >>

sun 11am: mother’s day with the new york botanical garden: the nybg brings their annual mother’s day garden party online, featuring a virtual tour of the maureen k. chilton azalea garden in peak bloom, paper magnolia making, and a curated spotify playlist. facebook, free. >>

sun 6pm (quarterly): the soul sister revue reading series, featuring established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling, asks ‘what does soul mean to you?’ seventh anniversary event tonight. zoom, free. >>

sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by cellist yo-yo ma. free. >>

misc

didn’t get your stimulus payment yet? here’s what to do. >>

anywhere you are can now become the city, thanks to missing sounds of new york, the new york public library’s album of nyc sounds. >>

recreate magnolia bakery’s iconic cupcakes. >>

announcement

ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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 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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MON-WEDS, 5/4-6: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

mon thru sun: build some mental muscle while you quarantine with brooklyn brainery’s online courses. this week’s selection includes food history horror stories, fermented veggies, herbal medicine and foods for spring allergies, homemade ice cream, and more. various platforms and prices. >>

mon thru sun: the greene space at wnyc continues its digital-only programming with wqxr’s midday masterpieces: juilliard’s historical performance program (weds 1pm), 10 things that scare me with jeff vandermeer (thurs 7pm), and more. free. >>

mon thru sun: stay informed and entertained with caveat’s livestreamed events. this week’s shows include what’s the big idea?, america’s next top cult, vocabaret, and we are talking about grief, ok? youtube, free/pay-what-you-can. >>

mon thru sun: the metropolitan opera‘s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes mozart’s le nozze di figaro, thomas’s hamlet, strauss’s capriccio, puccini’s la bohème, and more. >>

mon thru sun: while you’re practicing physical distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they chat, host listening sessions, and perform. this week: florence + the machine (mon), the national (mon), ‘asia rising’ (weds), princess nokia (thurs), tori amos (thurs), omd (sat), erykah badu + jill scott (sat), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

mon thru fri: get your foodie/literary fix with eater’s livestream talks and classes. this week, chef jordan andino hosts ‘nights in,’ a cooking show series in support of world central kitchen, with guests brooke williamson, victor cruz, jet tila, giada de laurentiis, and lindsey vonn. instagram live, free. >>

mon thru fri (mon, wed, fri): isolate night with scott rogowsky: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) returns with a nightly ‘quarantalk show’ on youtube, facebook, twitch, and twitter with guests joining remotely from around the country. this week’s guests include thomas lennon, adnan virk, shawn green, nelson figueroa, nate bargatze, w. kamau bell, dwane kennedy, and andy daly. free (donations will benefit city meals on wheels). >>

mon various times: the official met gala may have been postponed, but you can experience the glitz, glamor, and bathroom selfies during these virtual ‘met gala’ events: the me at home gala and the high fashion twitter met gala.

mon 3pm + 7pm (ongoing): do the write thing during a ny writers coalition virtual creative writing workshop, where wordsmiths of all levels and genres are invited to craft and share a piece in response to optional prompts provided by the workshop leader. zoom, free (suggested donation). >>

mon 4pm (thru 5/17): the new york guitar festival invited a diverse group of musicians to participate in reverend gary davis: in search of the harlem street singer, an on-line performance series exploring the music of the blues musician. scheduled performers include warren haynes, bill frisell, rosanne cash, and many more. youtube, free (donations to musicares are welcome). >>

mon 7pm: the new school and public seminar present an interactive talk on believe me: how trusting women can change the world, a new collection of essays on the movement against sexual violence, edited by jessica valenti and jaclyn friedman. the event includes conversation and readings from contributors. zoom, free. >>

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 baron vaughn (comedy central), megan gailey (conan), debra digiovanni (conan), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), and joe zimmerman (fallon). youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit united we dream). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series continues online with readings by gaby dunn (bad with money), abeer hoque (olive witch), marci calabretta cancio-bello (hour of the ox), and ben kassoy (dosomething.org . instagram, free. >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: join new york adventure club as we explore the history of the new york city subway system. opened in 1904 with a single line serving 28 stations, the city of new york’s subway system has since grown to encompass 472 stations and over 245 miles of tracks, serving nearly 6 million riders per day. $10. >>

mon 8pm: the science of music:: tune in to think + drink different’s talk on what music is, why it moves us, what our musical taste says about our personalities, and more. led by nyu psychology professor dr. pascal wallisch. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested). >>

mon 8pm: may the fourth be with you as you join the brooklyn bad movie meetup in watching 1978 nightmare, star wars holiday special. free. >>

mon 9pm (weekly): join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for the something good comedy show, a livestream variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by myq kaplan (comedy central) and dylan adler (speak american comedy). youtube, free. >>

mon 9:30pm (monthly): at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight: star wars – the prequels: a comedy of errors. facebook, $10 suggested donation. >>

tuesday

tues 12pm: cultivating your career in a time of uncertainty: set career goals, reframe your resume/bio, and learn how to grow your professional network during a lower manhattan hq livestream workshop with rose chan siow, founder and principal of talent acquisition company scout. free. >>

tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall, a new online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists, continues with music’s bright future, a celebration of the 129th anniversary of carnegie hall’s opening (tues), and artists in response, an afternoon of performances by artists sharing messages of inspiration and hope through music (thurs). free. >>

tues 4pm: is there a drug that can stop the coronavirus? new york times books senior staff editor lauren christensen talks to columnist and author carl zimmer (a planet of viruses) about the race to find a cure and the drugs that might provide the answer. free. >>

tues 5pm: nyu’s arthur l. carter journalism institute and the kavli foundation present after covid: public health, the environment, and what’s next, a conversation with katharine hayhoe, climate scientist at texas tech university, and ron klain, ebola response coordinator for president obama and chief of staff to vps gore and biden. zoom, free. >>

sponsored: tues 6pm: join new york adventure club as we embark on a rare photographic journey into the seldom-seen work cultures of nasa’s mission to save the hubble space telescope, humankind’s most versatile, visible light earth-orbiting telescope. led by new york-based photographer michael soluri (infinite worlds: the people and places of space exploration). $10. >>

tues 6:30pm: rendez-vous live with dominique ansel and melissa clark: james beard award–winning pastry chef dominique ansel and new york times food columnist melissa clark join for a fi:af-sponsored discussion around asel’s recently released book, everyone can bake: simple recipes to master and mix. facebook and zoom, free. >>

tues 7pm: feed your hunger for knowledge with cinco de science: the science of taste a taste of science presentation with experts on taste and food studies discussing what’s really happening when you use too much hot sauce, and how solutions to a flawed food industry may be in your own neighborhood. facebook and zoom, free. >>

tues 7pm: food historian and author jane ziegelman (97 orchard street: an edible history of five immigrant families in one new york tenement) and tenement museum director of curatorial affairs dave favaloro discuss how the crises of the early 20th century shaped americans’ eating habits in a tenement museum virtual book talk on a square meal: a culinary history of the great depression, co-authored by ziegelman and andrew coe. youtube, free. >>

tues 7pm: morbid anatomy presents you cannot kill what is already dead, an illustrated lecture by antiques dealer, essayist, and lecturer evan michelson on the artistic and cultural interpretations of the term ‘gothic’ throughout history. zoom, $8. >>

tues 7pm: books are magic hosts a book launch for all adults here, a new novel by emma straub. the event features straub in conversation with actor lauren graham (gilmore girls), plus musical performances by sharon van etten and stephin merrit, and interviews with writers afia atakora, alexandra chang, and tobly mcsmith. zoom, free. >>

wednesday

weds 3pm: in honor of the 250th anniversary of beethoven’s birth, the morgan library and museum presents musical scripture: a virtual tour in beethoven’s workshop. assistant curator of music robinson mcclellan will guide viewers through a collection of beethoven’s sketches and manuscripts, playing transcriptions of discarded passages and examining the composer’s creative choices. zoom, free. >>

weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): mathemagic with a deck of cards: author and spelman college math professor colm mulcahy demonstrates and teaches several ‘mathemagical’ tricks that you can perform with just a deck of cards, highlighting the power of math to educate and entertain, during this month’s ‘math encounters’ livestream lecture. byo cards. free. >>

weds 6:30pm: poster house presents an online watch party + talkback with helvetica director gary hustwit. the 2007 feature-length documentary explores the development of typeface and graphic design. free. >>

weds 6:30pm: third street music school settlement celebrates its 125th anniversary with a virtual gala, featuring cyndi lauper, jason mraz, zac posen, lyor cohen, jessie montgomery, and third street students. hosted by dancing with the stars music director ray chew. free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7pm: brian greene, physicist and director of columbia university’s center for theoretical physics, discusses his new book, until the end of time: mind, matter, and our search for meaning in an expanding universe in a 92y conversation with actor, director, and screenwriter alan alda. free. >>

weds 7pm: may the sixth be with you! didn’t get enough star wars on the fourth? test your pop culture trivia knowledge (loosely based on the sci-fi saga) during five mini-rounds presented by the skint and the briefly. hosted by rob blatt. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm: revel in pop culture nostalgia with secretformula’s virtual events. this week, salute your shorts and get saved by the bell as you drink along to old favorite shows during a 90s tv party. zoom, $5. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): share a laugh with comedians from comedy central, james corden, conan, and more during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s live from the living room standup show, where viewers can watch and interact with comedians while they’re in quarantine. zoom, $5. >>

weds 9pm: 3 stories at 9: gather round with your laptop and a cocktail as you watch storyteller carly ann filbin perform three brand new, revealing stories. facebook and instagram, $5 suggested donation. >>

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Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

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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.

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