valentine’s / galentine’s plans?: we’ve rounded up 25+ free and cheap valentine’s and galentine’s day events here.


thurs thru 2/20: the kitchen plays: what happens to the hearth during times of isolation and upheaval? eden theater company cooks up a trio of new plays, each set in the kitchen. online, $5+. >>

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: gurushots: your favorite shot and photographer of the year: international photography platform gurushots presents two new exhibitions, photographer of the year and my favorite shot, featuring 80+ works by artists from over 30 countries. agora gallery (chelsea) and online, free. >>

thurs 5pm: the cw’s new batwoman and other gamechangers: refinery29 unbothered’s chelsea sanders interviews actor javicia leslie, who stars as tv’s first black batwoman, along with fellow groundbreaking women of color ashley blaine featherson (bad hair), beauty editor janell hickman-kirby, and health and wellness expert briana thompson, who’ll discuss the significance of leslie’s casting as batwoman, and the work that still needs to be done to make the entertainment industry more equitable. presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: thurs 6pm: the future of new york city with errol louis: get ready for the upcoming city elections by joining trinity’s phillip jackson and errol louis, political analyst and host of new york 1’s ‘inside city hall,’ as they consider the pressing issues facing the city. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 2/18, 2/25): night moves yoga: salute the moon as you flow through an evening vinyasa yoga class led by tyler ocampo. presented by house of yes. online, $5. >>

thurs 6pm: invisible men: the trailblazing black artists of comic books: comics historian and author ken quattro sheds light on unsung black artists from the golden age of comics in a conversation about his new book, invisible men, with fellow comics historian craig yoe and cultural anthropologist and artist stanford w. carpenter. moderated by publishers weekly senior news editor calvin reid. presented by society of illustrators. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: ethan hawke: a bright ray of darkness: actor, writer, and director ethan hawke sets the stage for his first novel in nearly two decades, a story about an actor making his broadway debut in henry iv just as his marriage falls apart, in a conversation with author isaac fitzgerald. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: naughty noir hanky panky burlesque show: naughty noir burlesque celebrates carnival and mistress ginger’s birthday with an hour-long variety show featuring rock ‘n’ roll burlesque by performers dirty martini, gigi holliday, and trinity starlight, plus music by broadway brassy and the brass knuckles, the wolfe johns blues band, and dj wei. online, $10. >>

thurs 8pm: the history of bodegas + bodega cats: head around the corner for a history lesson on the new york phenomenon that is the bodega. culinary historian sarah lohman will discuss how immigrants from around the world have left their mark on this cornerstone of convenience, and share the connection between bodega cats and the history of brewing. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $6. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): galactic terrors online reading series: women in horror: be afraid–be very afraid during the galactic terrors live reading series, celebrating women in horror month with a special night of readings and q+a. presented by the horror writers association new york chapter. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm: geekliferules: ny cosplay cabaret – caburlesque! a love letter to fandom: get naughtily nerdy during an evening of music, parodies and comedy inspired by pop culture movies, comics and shows. online, $15. >>

thurs 9pm: last fan standing with bruce campbell: test your knowledge about fantasy, horror, sci-fi, superheroes, and gaming at this live trivia contest hosted by evil dead star bruce campbell. online, $10. >>


In 2020 the pandemic, protests against racial injustice, and political unrest challenged virtually every aspect of life in New York City. As we enter 2021, New Yorkers will discern how these challenges will be met by deciding who will lead the city as mayor and council members. Get ready for the upcoming city elections by joining Trinity’s Phillip Jackson and Errol Louis, political analyst and host of New York 1’s “Inside City Hall,” as they consider the pressing issues facing the city.

The Future of New York City with Errol Louis
Thursday, February 11 at 6pm on Zoom
Register here to join the conversation:


fri (starts today): 20 iconic new yorkers voice new mta announcements: starting today, comedian jerry seinfeld, rapper jadakiss, actor debi mazar, and other local celebs will be reminding you to ‘stand clear of the closing doors.’ >>

fri thru 5/2: goya’s graphic imagination: at a new exhibition featuring 100 works at the metropolitan museum of art (ues), peer into the mind of romantic-era spanish artist francisco goya. suggested admission for residents: $25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>

fri 3pm (ends today): art history course: black artists working in photography: learn about the artistic approach and historical context of the kamoinge workshop, a collective of black photographers formed in the 1960s, during a three-part course led by whitney museum of american art teaching fellow ayanna dozier. today: the space. online, free. >>

fri 3-8pm, sat 10am-3pm: lunar ice: beauty is in the ‘ice’ of the beholder at brookfield place (wtc), which is ringing in the lunar new year with elegant ice sculpture displays by nyc-based art collective okamoto studio. free. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): midwinter jug and string band rendezvous: fill your home with folky-bluesy-jazzy songs from 10 bands when you tune in to the jalopy theatre’s fourth annual wintertime musical gathering. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday + sunday

valentine’s / galentine’s plans?: we’ve rounded up 25+ free and cheap valentine’s and galentine’s day events here.

sat thru 3/13: alone + not alone: created by school of visual art mps art therapy students in collaboration with the people they work with at their internship sites, multimedia exhibition alone + not alone aims to bring us together in ways that acknowledge and respect our differences. online, free. >>

sat thru mon: 42nd greenwich village antiquarian book + ephemera fair: the annual fair goes virtual with more than 100 dealers. $10 preview tickets benefit ps3. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm (+ 2/21 at union square): swoon: the house our families built: caledonia curry, the street artist known as swoon, invites you to think about your own ancestral history as you interact with her new public art installation, a roving, diorama-style portrait of american home life set in a 14-foot box truck. idle exhibition saturday; performances developed by jeff stark and irene lazaridis will be presented on sunday. flushing meadows corona park, free. >>

sat 11:30am: 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 2pm: the rocky horror picture show virtual experience: you’ll feel like you’re in a ‘time warp’ during a livestream q+a and virtual photo op with rocky horror actors tim curry, barry bostwick, meat loaf, nell campbell, and patricia quinn. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are available for purchase). >>

sat 7pm: food for love concert + fundraiser: 50+ musicians, singers, and songwriters including the chicks, jackson browne, lyle lovett, david byrne, nathaniel rateliff, steve earle, elle king, and more will feed bellies and lift spirits with a concert to benefit new mexico’s food banks. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 8pm: harmony: a virtual fundraiser to benefit new york city gay men’s chorus: seth rudetsky and james wesley host this year’s valentine-themed benefit bash for nycgmc, youth pride chorus, and tonewall, complete with livestream performances, celebrity interviews, a silent auction, ‘musical memories,’ and more. expect appearances by a bevy of broadway stars including ann harada, nick adams, john tartaglia, frenchie davis, sidney dupont, and others, as well as cyndi lauper, who will receive the arts in action award. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 9pm (monthly): let them eat cake: cupid’s revenge: a lineup of aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more make vengeance oh-so-sweet during the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. online, $10 suggested donation. >>

sun 1pm: love saves the day: celebrating 1970s nyc lgbt nightlife: cultural studies professor and author tim lawrence (love saves the day: a history of american dance music culture, 1970-1979) pulls back the curtain on the loft’s ‘love saves the day’ private house party and its influence on new york’s lgbt nightlife scene in the 70s. online, free. >>

sun 7pm: a celebration of the musical life of new york dolls’ sylvain sylvain: new york dolls frontman david johansen, blondie’s debbie harry + clem burke, sonic youth’s thurston moore, and others come together for a virtual tribute concert honoring new york dolls guitarist sylvain sylvain, who passed away last month. online, $15. >>


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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