THURS-SUN, 1/14-17: SKINT WEEKEND

thursday

thurs thru 5/9 (thurs-sun): vera list + the posters of lincoln center: a famous new york institution takes front and (lincoln) center at a new poster exhibition. created to advertise the new lincoln center complex in 1962 and funded by philanthropist and arts advocate vera list, the mini-exhibition includes artwork by andy warhol, roy lichtenstein, ben shahn, robert indiana, and others. poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thurs thru 3/11: winter jazzfest: the full spectrum of jazz: get in the groove when you tune in to this year’s virtual winter jazzfest, highlighting social justice, gender, and creativity across artistic disciplines with conversations and live-streaming performances. online, free. >>

thurs thru 1/26 (thurs-sun): thank you! with flowers – an installation by celeste wilson: using purple floral imagery found on generic plastic bags, queens-based artist celeste wilson creates an immersive, wallpaper-esque installation as a response to the urban environment and consumer culture. online artist talk and virtual walkthrough 1/23 at 2pm. flux factory (lic), free. >>

thurs thru mon: cinematters: ny social justice film festival: the annual program of documentary and narrative films, conversations, and workshops that addresses inequality, injustice, and social responsibility moves online. presented by marlene meterson jcc manhattan. $5-13. >>

thurs thru sun: virtual vogue knitting live: get in the loop during a stitch-perfect weekend of classes, panel discussions, fashion shows, vendors, and more fiber-filled fun. online, various prices. >>

thurs thru sat: da vinci of debt: a new art installation in grand central terminal, made from 2,600 real college diplomas, calls to attention the staggering cost of college. free. >>

thurs 4pm: in praise of walking: how can walking make us healthier, happier, and even smarter? open house new york hosts a conversation with neuroscientist and author shane o’mara, who makes a case for strolling in his latest book, in praise of walking: the new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us. online, $8. >>

thurs 7pm: naughty noir show’s virtual calendar release party: mark this on your calendar: a dozen burlesque, go-go, and erotic performers put on a virtual show to celebrate the release of naughty noir burlesque’s annual rock ‘n’ roll showgirl calendar. online, $10. >>

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 (monthly): galactic terrors online reading: be afraid–be very afraid during the galactic terrors live reading series, presented by the horror writers association new york chapter. online, free. >>

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 sexy/gross/embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes tom thakkar (conan), liza treyger (comedy central), alex english (comedy central), mara wiles (viceland), and kevin o’brien. online, $5. >>

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friday

fri-sat (6pm-1am): 36th annual zlatne uste golden festival: boogie down balkan style during an evening of music performances, dancing, workshops, artmaking, storytelling, a marketplace, and more, hosted by the zlante uste brass band. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 12pm: new year health rituals: a healthier year awaits you as herbalist dawn petter introduces herbs and nutritional support to help you stay committed to your health goals in 2021. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $12. >>

fri 7pm: rock and roll fashion: photographer and author bob gruen reflects on his almost 50-year career documenting the american music scene and shares some of his most iconic images–snapshots of john lennon, mick jagger, tina turner, and debbie harry, to name a few–during a talk on his new book, right place, right time: the life of a rock + roll photographer. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: 90s vs 00s pop sing-along: fall crazy in love as secretformula’s streaming music video sing-along party revisits top tunes from the 1990s thru 2000s. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday + sunday

sat thru mon: celebrating martin luther king, jr. day in nyc: amny highlights several ways to commemorate martin luther king, jr. day locally, including walking tours, days of service, and virtual programming. >>

sat 12pm-midnight: oliofest: hit the books during think olio collective’s 12-hour benefit radio show, a combination of live and pre-recorded lectures, interviews, concerts, workshops, professor call-ins, and game shows. segments include ‘phaedrus would have hated zoom,’ ‘racial trends in digital dating,’ ‘linguistics of music,’ and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 2pm: john carpenter virtual experience: get to know the filmmaker and composer behind halloween (1978), the thing (1982), big trouble in little china (1986), and more during a livestream q+a and virtual photo op. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are extra). >>

sun thru 2/28: aerialists + acrobats at city point: 30+ nyc professional circus performers, who have been out of work during the covid pandemic, showcase high-flying acts as part of a creative residency at bklyn studios. city point (downtown brooklyn), free (donations welcome). >>

misc.

the met unframed: explore more than a dozen galleries and nearly 50 works of art from across the metropolitan museum of art’s collection from any 4g or 5g smart device. free. >>

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

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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. 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, 1/11-13: DAVID BYRNE, WALKING MANHATTAN SIDEWAYS, BLACK COMIC BOOK FEST, JEWISH FILM FEST, AND MORE

monday

mon thru 1/31: origin 1st irish theatre festival: origin theatre company’s three-week celebration of contemporary irish culture brings 20 events, including pre-recorded theatrical productions, panel discussions, and film screenings, online. various prices. >>

mon thru 1/30: prismatica: a traveling outdoor art installation of 25 six-foot tall illuminated prisms comes to the garment district. free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘renée fleming week,’ highlighting the soprano’s roles in mozart’s le nozze di figaro, handel’s rodelinda, dvořák’s rusalka, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (5:30pm + 8pm): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with forgetting sarah marshall, point break, dirty dancing, con air, the rock, call me by your name, and bad boys. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon 6pm: walking manhattan sideways: for six years, betsy bober polivy walked from 1st to 155th streets, from the east river to the hudson, documenting small business on each side street for her blog, manhattan sideways. tonight, polivy discusses walking manhattan sideways, her self-published book highlighting 175 of these oft-overlooked businesses, with the owners of the west village’s three lives bookstore and le fanion. online, free. >>

mon 6pm: dance as therapy: discover how dance and movement are used as psychotherapy during a talk by dr. miriam roskin berger, director of dance therapy at 92y harkness dance center, and movement therapist and dance teacher cecilia fontanesi. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm: messages from the dead: a survey of cemetery symbolism: from winged skulls to flying hourglasses, unearth the meanings of cemetery symbols and decipher grave dispatches from the deceased with writer and cemetery tour guide allison c. meier. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

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tuesday

tues 5pm: new year, new job – a 7 week strategy to landing your next role: join an interactive webinar led by career and life coach jasmine escalera, who’ll provide a roadmap to help you identify your strengths, clarify your goals, craft a strategy, and land a job you’ll enjoy. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s winter poetry salon features anselm berrigan, mary harpiin, and artress bethany white. a q+a follows. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring jaye mcbride (comedy central), dan perafan (nbc), chanel ali (trutv), kimbles hume, and shelby copple. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club: get moving with evolutionary biologist and author daniel lieberman (exercised: why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding) as he busts myths about exercising and explains why it can be so hard to commit to working out–and why we should do it anyway. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds thru 3/20 (weds-sat): three new exhibitions at the society of illustrators (ues): society of illustrators showcases leading contemporary artists in illustrators 63, looks back at the career of illustrator david grove in david grove: a retrospective, and dips into its archives for works from the permanent collection. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

weds thru 1/26: 30th annual new york jewish film festival: one of the oldest jewish film festivals worldwide, this year’s nyjff showcases more than 20 films from around the world exploring the jewish experience, including narrative, documentary, shorts, and restored classics. presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center. online, $12 (plus free talks). >>

weds thru sat: the schomburg center’s ninth annual black comic book festival: the black comic book festival, which last year drew a crowd of almost 10,000 to harlem’s schomburg center, celebrates and looks to the future of black comics with four days of virtual programming, including workshops, panel discussions, a cosplay show, a vendor marketplace, and more. online, free admission. >>

weds 6pm: joan baez: the last leaf: author liz thompson looks back on the life and work of trailblazing folk musician and activist joan baez in her new biography, joan baez: the last leaf, which she’ll discuss with contributor arthur levy and musician david massengil. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: american utopia: david byrne and maira kalman in conversation: former talking heads frontman david byrne and author and artist maira kalman discuss their careers as new york artists and the making of their new graphic novel, inspired by byrne’s musical american utopia. in conversation with wnyc’s alison stewart. presented by the museum of the city of new york. online, free ($5+ suggested donation). >>

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. 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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