live streams

ongoing: they say laughter is the best medicine, so get your recommended daily dose with the magnet theater’s livestream improv and sketch comedy shows. free (ticket purchases are appreciated). >>

thurs 11am-11pm (thru sun): have a party in your pjs at the left bank live virtual music fest, an all-day livestream of music, comedy, podcast tapings, and poetry + essay readings, with the option to donate directly to artists via venmo during their acts. >>

thurs 1pm (daily until ?): sofi tucker aka tucker halpern and sophie hawley-weld are doing daily livestream dj sets-slash-workout sessions from their instagram and facebook accounts. free. >>

thurs 2pm + 8pm (ongoing): the neon lights are dark on broadway, but you can still get your musical theater fix with stars in the house, a series of online mini-shows presented by the actors fund. performing live from home, stars of stage and screen will sing and chat about their careers with hosts seth rudetsky and james wesley. free (suggested donation to the actors fund). >>

thurs 6pm: get ‘closer to fine’ with a facebook live concert and q+a by the indigo girls. free. >>

thurs 7pm (ongoing): let death cab for cutie’s ben gibbard serenade you as he performs live from his home studio every evening. free. >>

thurs 7pm: can tech bring us together when we can’t be irl? journalist angélique roché hosts a conversation with the atlantic staff writer ashley fetters, tribeca therapy founder matt lundquist, and digital strategy teacher/podcast host elana levin about how we can stay sane and connected when most of our current interpersonal interactions are virtual. the discussion will be livestreamed from the greene space at wnyc, where all events will be digital-only through 4/3. free. >>

thurs 7pm-midnight: in lieu of his annual backyard luck reunion concert, country musician willie nelson presents ‘til further notice, a livestream music event featuring call-in sets by artists performing in their own homes. the star-studded lineup includes paul simon, nathaniel rateliff, margo price, and many more. free. >>

thurs 7:30pm: how does music change your brain? npr international correspondent elise hu will moderate a livestream discussion with songwriter/actor mary steenburgen, research psychologist assal habibi, and neuroscientist mark tramo about how music improves brain function, and how music can be used as a treatment for neurological and psychological conditions including alzheimer’s and anxiety. audience members can participate in the conversation via live chat. free. >>

thurs 8pm (ongoing): spend the evening alone together with lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t), who’ll be livestreaming her interactive comedy/talk show how to be alone. during the show, moore will provide tips on coping with loneliness and isolation, sing songs, offer wellness check-ins, and play games with the audience–including ‘tinder live.’ free. >>

sat 7:30pm: in an effort to alleviate shut-in boredom and keep his 5+ year streak of monthly shows alive, comedian and musician rob paravonian brings his odd rock comedy hour show online. free. >>

sun 3:30pm (weekly): parlor entertainment presents sundays at the triple nickel, an afternoon jazz salon that’s been going on weekly for 28 years. marjorie eliot and her son rudel drears will livestream the performances from their apartment in sugar hill. free. >>

sun 4-7pm: bowery poetry will host a no desk poetry concert on instagram, featuring 20+ writers and poets who’ll read their works and virtually ‘pass the mic’ to the following reader. free. >>


how to gather with friends while social distancing, according to a meetings expert. isolation is hard. here’s how to feel a little less alone, with digital gatherings or just a book. >>

how you can still support bookstores. >>

the coney island history project is closed for in-person events, but open for virtual oral history sessions. >>

found footage festival, which celebrates the best/weirdest/funniest vhs videos found at thrift stores and garage sales around the country, is offering every found footage festival release to stream for free for two weeks. >>

npr shares a playlist of 100 acts they’d hoped to see at this year’s sxsw music festival. >>

as art schools cancel student shows, one instagram account pledges to give them life. >> invites you to share a story of a woman who has inspired you or made a difference in your life. the stories collected will be preserved in nyc’s permanent digital archive to inspire future generations. >>

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 at home. 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

share Facebook Twitter More...