sponsored: mon thru sun: litfilm: bpl’s free film festival about writers: litfilm, brooklyn public library’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth year, returns with an exciting lineup of documentaries and films. get an inside look at the private lives, artistic process and political struggles of luminaries such as hannah arendt, truman capote, carlos marighella, jill and n. scott momaday, flannery o’connor, amy tan, tennessee williams, august wilson, and more. all screenings are free. rsvp required. >>
mon thru sun: brooklyn scifi film festival: stream 160 short and feature-length animated, live action, comedy, and student-developed sci-fi films from 18 countries during this year’s brooklyn scifi film festival. an in-person screening and awards ceremony at the wythe hotel (williamsburg) closes out the festivities. online, free (tickets to the wythe hotel event are $25). >>
mon 5:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): bryant park picnic performances: the town hall: the outdoor summer performance series closes out the season with a 100-year anniversary celebration of nyc venue the town hall, featuring chris thile, damon daunno, timo andres, cécile mclorin salvant and sullivan fortner, zakir hussain and ganesh rajagopalan, and more. bryant park (midtown), free. >>
mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and guest lorena russi host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s performers: nina tarr (hbo), kelly bachman (the new york times), tessa skara (comedy central), alise morales (reductress), otto fernandez (vulture), and david perez (sweendom). $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>
mon 7:30pm (monthly): music mondays ensemble concert series: for the first time in over a year, the music mondays series returns to advent lutheran church (uws) with genre-bending string quartet brooklyn rider and tenor nicholas phan performing a new song cycle by nico muhly, schubert’s ‘death and the maiden’ quartet, and works by thomas campion and rebecca clarke. free admission. >>
mon 8pm (monthly): star f*ckers: virgo edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac, including dan licata (snl), spike einbinder (los espookys), justin covington (netflix), dylan adler (hulu), molly ruben-long, and peter smith. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $15. >>
mon 8pm (biweekly): dad comedy show: find the funny at a fancy venue: alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson’s dad comedy show takes over the jane hotel’s ballroom with guests roy wood, jr. (the daily show), shalewa sharpe (hbo), tina friml (nbc), and rufat agayev. $12. >>
mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), ever mainard (netflix), kerry coddett (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), and marina franklin (conan). $12. >>
mon 9pm: vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement music and comedy show celebrates its return to in-person shows and its fourth anniversary with performers mark normand (conan), sydnee washington (broad city), rob cantrell (comedy central), and more. kraine theater (east village), $10-15 adv, $15 door. >>
Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival
Back in Action! The dirty film festival for EVERY body! Dan Savage’s HUMP! (NSFW) is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity.
HUMP! will shock you. HUMP! will make you laugh. HUMP! will turn you on. Come and get some!
Dan Savage’s HUMP!
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6:30pm and 9pm
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 11217
And streaming online for 24 hours only starting Sept. 24th at 8pm
tues thru 12/31: jim rennert: in new york: cavalier gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition featuring 10 large-scale works of sculptor jim rennert in midtown public spaces, as well as mid-sized works in the gallery. opening reception tuesday 5-7pm at pershing square. free. >>
tues thru fri (8-11pm): 500-foot tall ‘vertical migration’ projection on the united nations: a ginormous video installation calling attention to the ocean’s role in the global climate will be projected onto the facade of the united nations building this week. free. >>
tues 7pm: paragraph’s pitch wars: have an idea for a book? give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of editors and agents for real-time feedback, or tune in to watch fellow writers take their shot. online, $10. >>
tues 8pm: looking forward to it with josh gondelman: comedian josh gondelman (desus + mero) hosts a comedy fundraiser for voter engagement beyond 2020, starring david cross (arrested development), phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), tina friml (nbc), and dylan adler (hulu). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>
tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by sam kessler on the piano. tonight: irene morales (amazon), khalid rahmaan (conan), cipha sounds (mtv), laura sogar (the new york times), and pat burtscher. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>
tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet 16: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show celebrates its 16-year anniversary with guests richard kind (curb your enthusiasm, mad about you), rachel feinstein (crashing), rojo perez (fallon), sketch group please don’t destroy, and more. chelsea music hall, $15. >>
weds thru sat at 7:30pm: syndicated sidewalk cinema: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues its outdoor screening series with four days of tolkien–peter jackson’s lord of the rings trilogy (wed-fri) and ralph bakshi’s animated the hobbit (sat). free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>
weds 7pm (+ 9/29):women’s, trans, and lgbtq+ self-defense classes: traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn offers a pair of free self-defense classes, covering everything from stranger violence to hate crimes to domestic violence. community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>
weds 7pm (ends tonight): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: tc the 3rd. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>
weds 7pm: american classical orchestra: reunion: after a year and a half offstage, the american classical orchestra is back in the spotlight at lincoln center’s damrosch park with an evening of baroque music by handel and vivaldi, featuring violinist rachell ellen wong. free (rsvp). >>
sponsored: weds 8pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): outdoor cinema at parklife: visit parklife (gowanus) for tacos, cocktails, and cult classics projected on the big screen (weather permitting). we’ll be celebrating val kilmer at the end of september and getting spooky with our favorite halloween movies in october. tonight: top gun. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>
weds 8pm: mister softee’s comedy banger: get a scoop of funny at the mister softee’s comedy banger show at mika beer hall (bushwick), featuring stand-up by alex english (comedy central), ashley gavin (netflix), ismael loutfi (kimmel), tessa skara (comedy central), leo cofresi, and meka mo. hosted by mika stein. $10. >>
weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by matthew broussard (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), gavin matts (conan), david drake (sirius xm), and sami schwaeber. hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 adv, $10 door. >>
tickets are now on sale for summit observation deck, opening 10/21: reach new heights at one vanderbilt’s summit, a new three-floor observation deck sitting 1000 feet above madison avenue with mirrored rooms, a glass elevator, and a pair of transparent sky boxes. $39+ general, $34+ for nyc residents. >>
our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, 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 openings, 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.
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