mon thru 4/30: nypl’s world literature festival: celebrate immigrant heritage week during the new york public library’s first-ever multilingual literary fest, complete with author talks, panels, poetry workshops, language exchanges, book recommendations, children’s activities, and more. >>
mon-sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘once upon a time,’ highlighting operas inspired by fairy tales including bartók’s bluebeard’s castle, mozart’s die zauberflöte, humperdinck’s hansel and gretel, and more. online, free. >>
mon-sat: comic and cartoon art week: in lieu of the annual museum of comic and cartoon arts festival (mocca), society of illustrators presents a week of online offerings including publisher and creator panels, workshops, book talks, lectures, a cosplay-themed drink + draw, a children’s storytime program, and more. online, free. >>
mon 6:30pm: how to write a cookbook proposal: whether you’re a chef, food blogger, journalist, or collector of hand-scrawled family recipes, learn how to craft a captivating cookbook proposal during a workshop led by food writer and photographer diana kuan (red hot kitchen, the chinese takeout cookbook). presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $18. >>
mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: after closing up shop several months ago, the crown heights beer garden is back, along with its monthly reading series (though the event will still be virtual for now). this month’s installment features readings from patricia lockwood (no one is talking about this), jillian weise (cyborg detective), khalisa rae (ghost in a black girl’s throat), and gina nutt (night rooms). hosted by marae hart. online, free. >>
mon 8pm (weekly): the big weird: comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), ryan beck (comedy central), and will winner (the good, the dad, and the ugly podcast) host the big weird stand-up comedy show, making its in-person debut at littlefield with performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dina hashem (conan), leclerc andre (fallon), and emmy blotnick (comedy central). covid-19 safety guidelines will be in place. littlefield (gowanus), $15-20 (in-person). >>
mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘europe’s offbeat wonders.’ online, free. >>
Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole
Orchestra of St. Luke’s and BPL are proud to present artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated event pairing readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole sit alongside musical works that span nearly a millennium in their creation, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, and more.
Following the program, Cole joins in a live conversation.
Sunday, April 18, 2021 4 PM
Concert streams at 4 pm. Live virtual discussion via Zoom at 5:20 pm.
Part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope
Produced by Orchestra of St. Luke’s and presented by BPL Presents
tues thru 5/11: in solidarity: sva celebrates its asian and asian-american communities: school of visual arts presents an exhibition of multidisciplinary works by asian and asian-american students. online, free. >>
tues 8am-7pm (tuesdays thru 4/27): taste of grand central market: eat on the cheap while enjoying full-size items from grand central market merchants for just $2 each. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>
tues 6pm: history happy hour: an ‘unsinkable’ tragedy: think you know the history behind titanic? that’s just the tip of the iceberg. on the 109th anniversary of the british passenger liner’s tragic demise, get to know two of the fascinating characters who lost their lives at sea–and one who survived–who are now interred at brooklyn’s green-wood cemetery. online, $9. >>
tues 7pm: abandoned resorts of the borscht belt: photographer and author maria scheinfeld takes you on a virtual trip to the abandoned catskill resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies where new yorkers once enjoyed summer swims, saturday night dances, and comedy shows during a presentation on her book, the borscht belt: revisiting the remains of america’s jewish vacationland. online, $10. >>
tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s ‘love + loss’-themed salon features marion winik, melanie hatter, and marian fontana. 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 leclerc andre (fallon), julianna maher (the marvelous mrs. maisel), isabel steckel, christopher waitkus, and nikita redkar. online, free (donations welcome). >>
tues 8pm: ultimate (virtual) nyc trivia night: from architecture and theater to transportation and pop culture, put your knowledge of the city’s 400-year history to the test during this trivia night hosted by the museum of the city of new york and the gotham center for new york city history. online, free ($5+ suggested donation). >>
tues 8pm (monthly): mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: a night of shorts 3: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through a collection of vintage educational shorts, followed by a q+a with kevin murphy (mst3k, rifftrax). online, $10 (a portion of proceeds will benefit friends in need food shelf). >>
weds thru 5/25: brainwave: awareness: neuroscience, psychology, and traditional buddhist teachings collide during the rubin museum of art’s annual program series, helping viewers decode the mind’s inner workings and cultivate self-awareness with lectures, conversations, screenings, immersive experiences, workshops, and more. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>
weds 2pm (+ 5/7 at 3pm): historic neighborhood walking tour: travel back in time to 1800s manhattan as you explore the neighborhood around the mount vernon hotel museum (upper east side) and learn about the people and places that were there in the 19th century, when the area was mostly countryside. $10. >>
weds 8pm: libertie: kaitlyn greenidge with edwidge danticat: author kaitlyn greenidge (we love you, charlie freeman) discusses her new book, libertie, a historical novel inspired by the true story of one of the first black female doctors in the u.s., in a conversation with author edwidge danticat (breath, eyes, memory). presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>
weds 8pm: tv party: d.a.r.e. edition: say no to drugs and yes to laughs with secretformula’s streaming video party of anti-drug sitcom and teen show episodes from the 80s and 90s. online, $8. >>
weds 9pm (monthly): hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams a classic public domain horror movie interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: joseph h. lewis’s invisible ghost (1941), starring bela lugosi, polly ann young, john mcguire, and clarence muse. online, free. >>
hamptons-inspired rooftop bar opens in manhattan: get a taste of the beach at the sandbar rooftop, located atop the 26th street hilton, where you can sip handcrafted cocktails and chow down on pinsa-style pizzas while relaxing on lifeguard chairs and swings made from reclaimed wine barrels. >>
our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>
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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