FRI-SUN, 1/8-10: SKINT WEEKEND

the first few weeks of the year are usually pretty light on new events, and this year is understandably lighter than usual…

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david bowie birthday playlist: in an alternate universe, we would’ve been presenting our annual ‘loving the alien’ david bowie tribute party at littlefield this weekend. since we can’t celebrate together in person, dj steve reynolds has put together a playlist of 74 tracks to mark the thin white duke’s 74th birthday. enjoy! >>

beetle house opens ‘fire-and-ice’ bar: blow hot and cold at the tim burton-themed east village restaurant and bar, where guests can cozy up in an outdoor space with hot cider, hot toddies, and other hot-cold drinks, including zero-degree vodka that creates a cloud of steam when infused with a hot cider martini. >>

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

friday

fri 6pm: new year’s know-it-all quiz night: put your literary know-how to the test during new york society library’s book-themed trivia night. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm: the story collider: three storytellers share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a ‘crash’-themed edition of the story collider podcast, hosted by paula croxson. bonus: the audience is invited to share 10-word stories as well. online, free (donations welcome). >>

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 ismael loutfi (patriot act), jason choi, and more. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1992 sing-along: treat yourself to a little tlc and ‘jump around’ as secretformula’s streaming sing-along party revisits top tunes from 1992. online, free (donations welcome). >>

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saturday + sunday

sat thru 1/15: postcards from the edge virtual sale: peruse and pick out original, postcard-sized artworks by both well-known and emerging artists at this 23rd annual fundraiser for nonprofit visual aids. each work (there are more than 1,000) sells for $85, with the artist’s identity revealed only after purchase. online, free. >>

sat thru 1/12: live artery festival at new york live arts theater: screen new theater and dance performances by resident commissioned artists raja feather kelly, bill t. jones/arnie zane company, kimberly bartosik, and alexandra chasin + zishan ugurlu. online, $5. >>

sat 11:30am (+ 2/13): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>

sat 7pm: art slam!: two artists, prompted by a poem, have 30 minutes to convert a canvas into a work of art during this virtual painting duel hosted by ms. halliwell with tunes spun by dj rimarkable. when the time’s up, the audience picks a winner and both finished works will be auctioned off. presented by nuyorican poets cafe. online, free (donations welcome). >>

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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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This is definitely the month to focus on your career, especially if you work in creative fields. Budgets are refreshed, inboxes are shoveled out, and your mind is a bit more clear.

That’s why Mediabistro, New York’s legendary creative careers community, is offering a four week online workshop to boost your career for 2021.      

The Mediabistro Media Career Makeover will give you the tools, personal brand uplift, and grit to energize your freelance or full-time career with guidance from guest speakers and personalized feedback from a coach.

Over four weeks (starting on January 27th), you’ll participate in weekly sessions, workshop exercises, and community networking. 

By the end of the program, you’ll have:
• An individualized job search plan with personal goals
• Updated resume, LinkedIn, and social channels to drive your brand and search
• Specific job or freelance leads you can pursue
• New industry connections and an expanded network
• A proven follow-up and negotiation plan to land your next role
• Personalized guidance from a program coach

Special offer for skint readers: As a reader of the skint, you can get a full 33% off the regular price right now with code theskint33 (about $100 in savings)! This discount was supposed to expire on 12/31, but Mediabistro extended it for the skint readers!

BOOK NOW before costs go up – offer expires on Friday, 1/15 – and do your career a giant favor to start off the year.

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TUES-THURS, 1/5-7: ONLINE PERFORMANCE FESTS, GORDON PARKS, BOMBORA HOUSE, AND MORE

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your money: a hub for help during the coronavirus: the new york times‘s latest on unemployment insurance, rent relief, food assistance, mental health resources, and more. >>

new public art at moynihan train hall: a look at the three site-specific installations in the new midtown station. >>

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

tuesday

thru april: bombora house: artist tom fruin’s large, illuminated, stained glass-like house installation is now on display at gansevoort plaza (meatpacking district). individuals can interact with the sculpture via text, prompting a programmed light reaction. free. >>

tues thru sun (5:30pm + 8pm): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with spring breakers, magic mike, heavyweights, wet hot american summer, jaws, and something’s gotta give. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

tues 5pm: reinvigorating your career: jumpstarting for success in the new year: join an interactive webinar led by career coach and talent agent consultant jim arnoff, who’ll help you create your passion career in 2021. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

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wednesday

weds thru 2/3: actors, musicians, dancers, performance artists, and poets transport you to new realms during the public theater’s under the radar festival (1/6-17), national sawdust’s ferus festival (1/7-9), brooklyn’s exponential festival (1/7-1/31), and here arts center’s prototype festival (1/8-16). online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): life in curved space: from magnifying glasses to general relativity: get ahead of the curve with stanford mathematics assistant professor steve trettel, who’ll teach you about real-world curvature, what causes light to bend, and einstein’s epic relativity revelation. part of the ‘math encounters’ lecture series at the national museum of mathematics. online, free. >>

weds 6:30pm: mediocre: the dangerous legacy of white male america: so you want to talk about race author ijeoma oluo deconstructs the impact of 150 years of white male power-hoarding and its consequences on women, people of color, and white men themselves as she unpacks her latest book in a conversation with hip hop blogger and radio host jay smooth. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: arctic dragonflies: how do arctic dragonflies survive in freezing cold climates, and what will happen to them as the earth grows warmer? learn more at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series. online, free. >>

thursday

thurs thru 2/20 (tues-sat): gordon parks: half and the whole: this two-part exhibition of 1942-1970 photos by groundbreaking photographer, composer, writer, and film director gordon parks includes portraits of leaders in the fight for social justice, a selection of works from invisible man and segregation story, and more. jack shainman galleries (chelsea), free. >>

thurs thru 2/4 (thurs-sun): michael alan: 2021 an exploration: 212 arts presents a solo exhibition of new works from michael alan. created in the month leading up to the exhibition, the series seeks to explore life and mortality through the lens of dark comedy while referencing street culture as experienced by a native viewing new york’s changing landscape. opening reception 1/7 6-9:30pm. 212 arts (east village), free. >>

thurs 6-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. viewers can grab a warm cocktail to go from nearby superfine, olympia wine bar, or 68 jay street bar. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm: when women win, we all win: ruth bader ginsburg’s feminist legacy: explore rbg’s impact when corey brettschneider, brown university professor of political science and editor of decisions and dissents of justice ruth bader ginsburg, leads a discussion on the iconic supreme court justice’s seminal decisions and dissents with nyu professor of law melissa murray, cardoza professor of law kate shaw, and president and ceo of the national women’s law center fatima goss graves. presented by the brooklyn historical society. 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: the reading series: the reading series, a new live performance series dedicated to presenting live theater while raising money for charities making a difference right now, kicks off with some girl(s) by neil labute. online, free (suggested donations benefit the actors fund). >>

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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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