drive-through halloween attractions: mommypoppins rounds up tri-state area haunts for folks with access to wheels. >>

nyc’s largest wine bar opens: city winery’s new flagship debuts at pier 57 with limited indoor and outdoor seating. >>


thurs thru 10/31 (thurs thru sun): backyard big screen @ hudson yards: upgrade your movie night with an outdoor screening series presented in partnership with tribeca film festival and hudson yards. attendees sit in socially distant pods of two to four people, with cabana-style seating and picnic-boxed refreshments. this week’s films: pee-wee’s big adventure, madagascar, inside man, an american tail, despicable me, on the waterfront and west side story. headphones and a mobile device or fm radio are required to access audio. $35-50 for a 2-person pod (includes ‘picnic boxes with seasonal delicacies and non-alcoholic beverages’). >>

thrus thru 10/25 (thurs thru sun): purple rain at the drive in (or sit-in): take in a movie on the big screen, accompanied by live, sing-along entertainment performed by broadway stars and an eight-piece orchestra. radial park (astoria), $85 with promo code ‘ffsave15’ (reg. $100) admits five passengers per car or four guests per picnic table.

thurs thru 10/22: four online film fests: get your fill of film with these annual film fests, going virtual this year. various prices. >>
‣ thurs thru 10/22: soho international film festival >>
‣ thurs thru sun: chelsea film festival >>
‣ fri thru 10/27: newfest lgbtq+ film festival >>
‣ fri thru 10/23: imagine science film festival >>

thurs 7pm (available thru 10/19): this is new york with jane curtin: symphony space launches a new series with actor jane curtin and quintessential new yorkers, exploring the complexity of the city and the mystique that surrounds it. tonight’s guest: artist, writer, and designer maira kalman will talk about the pivotal role the city plays in her creative life and work. online, $15. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: election season — race and politics: how do race and racism influence our politics? social scientist andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation on the role of race in american politics and how we can make progress towards racial justice. tonight’s guests are vincent hutchings, ph.d., expert on the intersections of public opinion, race, and politics, and chinisha scott, artist, activist, and candidate for office. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to free the phd. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm: monster, vampire, cannibal: miskatonic institue of horror studies presents a class on the intersection of horror, queerness, and the gothic in the 18th thru 21st centuries. thought by cuny professor laura westengard, author of gothic queer culture: marginalized communities and the ghosts of insidious trauma. online, $10. >>

thurs 7pm (on view thru 10/19): that kindness: nurses in their own words: playwright, activist, and performance artist v (formerly eve ensler, the vagina monologues) presents a virtual play in support of healthcare professionals everywhere, featuring performances by ed blunt, connie britton, rosario dawson, stephanie hsu, lachanze, liz mikel, rosie o’donnell, billy porter, dale soules, marisa tomei, and monique wilson, with original music by morley and company. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7:30pm:cemetery symbols: explore the meaning behind the symbols commonly found on tombstones, from secret society emblems to guardian animals, at a talk by allison c. meier. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $6. >>

thurs 9pm (weekly thru 10/29): hoff’s public domain horrorfest: just in time for halloween, comedian hoff matthews livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: roger corman’s not of this earth (1957), starring paul birch, beverly garland and jonathan haze. online, free. >>


Getting married? Learn everything about planning a wedding in a pandemic at the first-ever virtual Wedding Crashers Week, Oct. 19-24. Take a break from work and tune in for relationship advice, healthy eating tips, workouts, dance parties and classes, plus expertise and inspiration on planning any size wedding, from microweddings to virtual weddings as well as guidance on when we can expect to return to 100+ person weddings. Meet vendors virtually and tour NYC venues The Hoxton, The Green Building, 501 Union, Celestine in person. VIP tickets include gifts like a free facial from DNA Skin NYC and an entry to win one of a dozen raffle prizes, including a mini staycation at The Hoxton Hotel.

See a preview of each day at Save up to $10 on tickets with code theskint, or join the first day for free with code WCW.


fri thru 11/1: donmar warehouse all-female shakespeare trilogy: st. ann’s warehouse streams phyllida lloyd’s all-female shakespeare trilogy, recorded at london’s donmar warehouse theater in 2016. the trilogy, which includes henry iv (10/16-22), and the tempest (10/23-29), sets the actors as inmates in a women’s prison. online, free. >>

fri thru 10/25 : sex and consequences with isabella rossellini: isabella rossellini hosts live virtual performances of her stage show, sex and consequences, a ‘comical but scientifically accurate’ look at biodiversity and the multiple ways animals reproduce, followed by a 20-minute q+a with viewers. fun fact: the noted actor earned her master’s degree in animal behavior and conservation at hunter college. online, $15. >>

fri thru sun: save our stages fest: a cause that’s very near and dear to the skint: with more than 90% of independent venues at risk of being shut down permanently due to catastrophic revenue losses during the pandemic, the national independent venue association is holding a virtual music festival to #saveourstages. the three-day benefit, hosted by reggie watts, will feature all new performances by the roots, foo fighters, miley cyrus, phoebe bridgers, and more from venues across the country. online, donations encouraged. >>

fri 6:30pm: bauhaus night at the cooper union: discover what the bauhaus art school and movement were and why it matters at a talk by ellen lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at cooper-hewitt, elizabeth otto, author of haunted bauhaus, and greg d’onofrio, graphic design history teacher at sva and cooper union. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: worn on this day: fashion historian, curator, and journalist dr. kimberly chrisman-campbell explores the garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries during a talk on her book, worn on this day: the clothes that made history. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco: skate six feet apart as you live out your retro roller disco fantasy at a themed, dress up, immersive roller skating party. tonight’s theme: beyoncé. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (plus $3-8 for locker/bag check). >>

fri 7pm: story collider science story slam: throw your name in the hat and get a chance to tell your story on screen. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from guest coaches meisa salaita and misha gajewski. online, $10. >>

fri 7:15pm: the moth storyslam: get your fill during a ‘breaking bread’-themed edition of the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. online, $10. >>

fri 7:30pm: the x-files tv party: the truth is out there…and on zoom at secretformula’s evening of all things x-files, where you can join a group of internet strangers in watching a selection of episodes curated by host and super-fan nell casey. online, $5. >>

fri 8pm + 10:30pm (+ sat): welcome to the blumhouse live: an interactive virtual adventure inspired by four thrillers being released by blumhouse studios (get out, paranormal activity) on prime video this month. includes music by questlove (fri), ludacris, jadalareign, and toro y moi (sat). online, free. >>

fri 9pm: hamilton / biden fundraiser: join the cast of hamilton for a virtual fundraiser benefiting the biden victory fund. a cast q+a will be moderated by director thomas kail, followed by a special performance. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

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 the shining (fri) and children of the corn (sat). online, free (email rsvp). >>


sat + sun: open house new york weekend: now in its 18th year, open house new york weekend invites the public to explore the city and its architecture–from historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers to design studios and manufacturing spaces. due to covid-19 restrictions, the annual citywide architectural festival offers 150+ on-demand and live virtual programs, outdoor self-guided tours, and a five borough scavenger hunt. free. >>

sat + sun (on view thru 11/1): arts gowanus artwalk on atlantic ave: a self-guided exhibit, featuring the works of brooklyn artists including swoon, a.v. ryan, miguel ayuso, natale adgnot, ella yang and many more, includes photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, multimedia, and large installations at more than 65 storefronts across 10 blocks of brooklyn’s atlantic avenue between fourth avenue and the waterfront. during opening weekend, visitors can expect pop-up entertainment, live art, and promotions at local businesses. free. >>

sat (+ 10/24, 10/31): sweet or treat saturdays at krispy kreme: purchase a dozen donuts, get a bonus ‘sweet or treat’ dozen for just $1 at participating locations. >>

sat 11am-5pm (ends today): wildlife conservation network expo: go wild as you explore the world of wildlife conservation, connecting with conservationists from around the world as they share stories about their work to protect elephants, lions, penguins, sharks, bears, and many other species. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 1-6pm: i wish to say: voice your wishes, concerns and dreams for a continued democracy as you dictate messages to the next us president. typists will use old-fashioned typewriters to transcribe your words onto postcards which will be sent to the white house after the 2020 presidential election. brooklyn public library, central library plaza, and online 10/18-21). free. >>

sat 2pm (thru 1031): lincoln center new stages: lincoln center presents a new series of in-person live music performances at two outdoor venues on hearst plaza: on top of the sloped laurie m. tisch illumination lawn and under the shade of the trees in barclays capital grove. lincoln center (uws), $25/pod holds up to two people. >>

sat 6pm: antigone in ferguson: conceived in the wake of michael brown’s death in 2014, antigone in ferguson weaves together a dramatic reading of sophocles’s greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a diverse choir. tonight’s performance, focused on baltimore, features actors tracie thoms (rent, cold case), jason isaacs (harry potter films), nyc public advocate jumaane williams, and more. online, free. >>

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

sat 8pm: hudson valley votes: this virtual get-out-the-vote rally and concert features musical performances by nels cline, norah jones, meshell ndegeocello, kate pierson, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 8:30pm: cook-a-thon fundraiser benefiting world central kitchen: dig into a food and fundraising special featuring 30 chefs and guests in support of josé andré’s world central kitchen. online, free (donations welcome). >>


sun 1pm: spoons toons + booze – halloween: laugh along with live comedy, commentary, and contests while watching halloween-themed cartoon episodes from the 1940s through the present during secretformula’s streaming watch party. online, $8. >>

sun 3-9pm: bang on a can marathon: bang on a can hosts six hours of music featuring nine world premieres of newly commissioned works, a tribute to composer george crumb, and music and performances from david longstreth (of dirty projectors), hauschka, nels cline, yuka honda, bill frisell, and more. 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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