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

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completed ruth bader ginsburg mural in the east village: you can view street artist elle’s tribute to rbg at 1st avenue + 11th street. >>

macy’s holiday windows: this year’s windows at the herald square flagship honor nyc’s frontline workers. >>


sat thru 12/12: picture library at sva: school of visual arts presents an exhibition of the bfa photography and video class of 2020’s senior books alongside the texts and artist books that inspired their work. online, free. >>

sat + sun: goddard riverside virtual book fair: snag brand-new books for half price during the upper west side community center’s annual fundraiser, which moves online this year. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: hester street fair closing weekend: last chance this season to shop from a curated selection of vendors at the lower east side weekend market. free admission. >>

sat thru 1/17/2021: the rink at rockefeller center opens: the world-famous outdoor ice skating rink opens for a limited season this year, with timed-entry tickets required. $25-35 admission, plus $15 skate rental (or byo). >>

sat 10:30am: turkey talk: what do you do with thanksgiving leftovers? which variety of apples is best for apple pie? can you pass the mashed potatoes via zoom? get answers to all your pressing questions about thanksgiving 2020 during a ‘turkey talk support group’ led by teaching table founder laura scheck. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, free. >>

sat 12pm: cranksgiving manhattan: navigate city streets and grocery store aisles as you search for foods to benefit the bowery mission during the annual manhattan cranksgiving bike ride/food drive/scavenger hunt. starts at bella abzug park (hudson yards), bring a mask, a bike, a bag, a lock, and $ to purchase food. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): titanic… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once recently. as the chaos ensues, they’re challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>


sun (tentative start date) thru november 2021: ‘reclining liberty’: harlem-based artist zaq landsberg gives lady liberty a break with his new 24-foot sculpture of a weary-looking statue of liberty in repose. morningside park at 120th street + morningside ave, free. >>

sun thru 12/31: shine bright at hudson yards: experience hudson yards in a whole new light: stroll beneath the glow of over a million lights as you take in holiday-themed set pieces and pay a virtual visit to the north pole at the ‘santa station.’ >>

sun 1pm (+ 12/5, 12/6, 1/10): reaching for the moon—an exploration and celebration of billie holiday: take a deep dive into the life and legacy of the late, great lady day during 92y’s four-part event series, kicking off tonight with a screening of the new documentary, billie, followed by a q+a with director james erskine and executive producer and billie holiday estate manager michele smith. online, free. >>

sun 7pm (thru 1/2/2021): guy choiceman decides to save america! the chooseical: ‘you do the chooses’ during this interactive comedy/streaming/gaming event with 25+ possible endings, created by playwright matt cox (off-broadway’s puffs). at various points throughout the show, the audience is prompted to use the power of c.h.o.o.s.e.s. to help the hero, guy choiceman, make some major decisions: will he battle the villainous colonel control or just go back to bed? will he do battle with cybernetic thralls or let his phone go to voicemail? it’s up to you. 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.

– the skint

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free online job skills training platform for new yorkers: unemployed and underemployed new yorkers can now access 4,000 free online courses and certificate programs, with a focus on tech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. >>

annual new york cares coat drive: help a neighbor stay warm through the winter–your $20+ donation will provide a coat for a new yorker in need. >>

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>


thurs thru 12/20 (thurs-sun 10am-6pm): bluestockings bookstore soft reopening: shop for radical lit at the volunteer-run, collectively-owned bookstore and activist center, reopening for the holidays in a new space at 116 suffolk street (les). >>

thurs thru 12/3: architecture and design film festival: take a road trip through tokyo with architect ryūe nishizawa, watch a danish architecture firm design and build the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant, learn about the first black member of the american institute of architects and his legacy as ‘architect to the stars,’ and more when you tune in to the 12th annual architecture and design film festival. the 16 films in this year’s virtual program highlight architects and designers from around the world, and tackle issues such as racial injustice, urbanization, and utopian societies. online, free-$10. >>

thurs thru sat: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with music video parties, movie nights, drinking games, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, ‘quack’ up while you watch 1986 marvel flop and four-time razzie winner howard the duck (thurs), slay all night during a buffy the vampire slayer tv series watch party (fri), and gobble up thanksgiving-themed episodes of classic cartoons (sat). online, $5-8. >>

thurs 5pm: godlis streets: street photographer david godlis’s images of ‘70s and ‘80s new york city life are captured in his new book, godlis streets, which he’ll discuss with cultural critic luc sante and blondie co-founder and guitarist chris stein. presented by rizzoli bookstore. online, free. >>

thurs 5:30pm (monthly): virtual astronomy live: sounds from space: listen to out-of-this-world sounds from our solar system and the universe as you virtually travel from the earth’s atmosphere to other planets and the sun with nasa research scientist dr. alexa halford and university of iowa assistant research scientist dr. kristine sigsbee, who’ll discuss their work together studying nasa sound files and data from space. moderated by rocket scientist and astrophysicist summer ash. hosted by kerbal space academy creator john ‘das’ galloway. presented by the intrepid sea, air + space museum. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: digital drink + draw: proximity: how do artists depict closeness, connection, and community? american folk art museum educator and artist natalie beall leads a drawing session inspired by the work of noted self-taught artists such as inez nathaniel walker, whose works often touch on themes of friendship and proximity. participants will be invited to share their work throughout the evening. presented by the american folk art museum. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: this quarantine life: the art students league of new york launches its first-ever comics anthology, this quarantine life, which captures artist’s individual quarantine experiences, with an evening of conversation featuring league instructor and editor steve walker, four of the anthology’s contributors, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: the making and unpacking of beyoncé’s black is king: get a behind-the-scenes look at the development and cultural impact of beyoncé’s recent diasporic project, black is king, during a panel discussion featuring music scholars and some of the film’s contributors. moderated by whitney museum assistant curator rujeko hockley. presented by nyu skirball. online, free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: georgia o’keeffe birthday celebration: virtual happy hour: sip a specialty cocktail and learn about the art and practice of the ‘mother of american modernism’ as you peruse works from the collections of the georgia o’keeffe museum in new mexico and dc’s national museum of women in the arts. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm: the decameron project: authors edwidge danticat, rachel kushner, victor lavalle, and tommy orange discuss the decameron project, a new boccaccio-inspired short story collection in which 29 authors were commissioned by the new york times magazine to craft short fiction works in response to the pandemic). presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: theater of war for frontline medical providers: actors frances mcdormand, marjolaine goldsmith, frankie faison, and nyasha hatendi perform dramatic readings of scenes from sophocles’ philoctetes and women of trachis to help frontline healthcare providers engage in a healing discourse about personal risk, death and dying, complex ethical decisions, and other unique challenges they face as they fight the covid-19 pandemic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online edition of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation >>

thurs 8pm: pie: a history!: here’s a class that’s easy as pie: culinary historian and author sarah lohman (eight flavors: the untold story of american cuisine) delves deep into the origins of pie, from meat pies and ‘coffins’ to pie eating contests to the pumpkin spice flavor craze, and beyond. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $7. >>

thurs 8pm: discover + live your purpose: get unstuck and learn how to live in alignment with your purpose during a 90-minute workshop taught by career coach angela choi. presented by new women space. online, $15 sliding scale. >>

thurs 8pm (biweekly): filth comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they interview fellow comics and get them to share their dirtiest, weirdest, grossest stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes shalewa sharpe (hbo), jay jurden (fallon), dan licata (snl), and christina glaston (comedy central). online, $5. >>

thurs 8pm: broadway’s best shows series: uncle vanya: danya taymor directs a livestream performance of neil labute’s world premiere adaptation of anton chekov’s uncle vanya, starring alan cumming, constance wu, samira wiley, k. todd freeman, and ellen burstyn. online, $5+ admission benefits the actors fund. >>

thurs 9pm: rape victims are horny too! comedy show: comedians and rape survivors kelly bachman and dylan adler use comedy and songs to navigate their trauma, inviting the audience to laugh, cry, and laugh some more. online, $15. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): at home film festival: comics and creators share homemade shorts during an evening curated and hosted by comedians ashley brooke roberts and sarah tollemache. online, $5 (proceeds will benefit the innocence project). >>



Banjo / Cello / Guitar / Mandolin / Ukulele / Violin / Voice

Bantam Studios presents a four-week VIRTUAL semester to put 2020 to rest and get moving again towards the future. Grab your instruments out of your closet and spend the last few weeks of the year playing music with each other.

Full Fall 2020 Class Schedule

* If you are a completely new beginner on your instrument (never touched the instrument before), we will be starting a full virtual semester in January 2021 that will cover all the basics of being a complete beginner, so please stay tuned. That being said, we are flexible and will try to work with you, so please reach out to us if you have any questions!



fri thru 1/10: the bronx zoo holiday lights: encounter luminous leopards, glowing gorillas, and shimmering sea turtles when you embark on five animal lantern safaris showcasing wildlife regions around the world, then stick around for ice-carving demonstrations, costumed characters, wildlife theater, and more. $34.95 general, $31.95 seniors. >>

fri + sat: wbls circle of sisters expo: the largest convention for black women in new york city returns with interactive celebrity panels and workshops, rnb and gospel concerts, community networking, and shopping from over 100 black and women-owned businesses. online, $10 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the loveland foundation, which provides mental health resources and therapy for black women and girls). >>

fri 7pm: heels heels heels: strut in your stilettos, party in your pumps, and bop in your booties during an all-levels dance ‘werkshop’ taught by house of yes performers beatriz bb and joni. online, $10. >>

fri 8pm: brooklyn public library literary prize celebration: find out the winners of this year’s bpl literary prize, honoring two books that embody the library’s mission of ‘addressing the urgent social, political, and artistic issues of our time.’ selected by a panel of bpl librarians, this year’s finalists include nonfiction works by saeed jones, ian urbina, and ruha benjamin, and fiction by rivers solomon, ocean vuong, and amal el-mohtar + max gladstone. online, free. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes jessica kirson (fallon), michael cruz kayne (colbert), and jenny yang (vulture’s ‘comedians you should know’). online, free. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you watch addams family values. online, free. >>

fri 9:30pm (+ sat): shot4shot : the armory comedy group’s series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on tommy boy (fri) and ferris bueller’s day off (sat). online, free (email rsvp). >>


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

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