thurs thru 6/30: bedtime stories: artist maurizio cattelan invited artists and performers to read a selection from their favorite book, with a new installment posted daily. first up: iggy pop. presented by the new museum. instagram, free. >>

thurs thru 5/21 (ongoing): hunter@home: hunter college launches a series of virtual lectures, readings, and discussions. this month’s events include ‘saving phillip, losing alexander: hamilton’s doctor and nyc in an age of epidemics,’ ‘how elephants think,’ ‘x-troop: the secret jewish commandos of world war ii,’ and a conversation and q+a about addiction with authors liz moore (long bright river) and beth macy (dopesick). zoom, free. >>

thurs thru sun: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with movie nights, drinking games, dance parties, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, load up on scooby snacks as you watch scooby-doo on zombie island (thurs), embrace your inner creep during a 90s vs 00s rock singalong (fri), and get tipsy watching late nite music-themed cartoons (sat). zoom, free-$5. >>

thurs thru sun: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians. this week: japanese breakfast (thurs), torres (thurs), ‘the new gig’ jazz foundation benefit with elvis costello, sheryl crow, bootsy collins, and more (thurs), the 1992 freddie mercury tribute concert (fri), ‘in the house’ with zooey deschanel, tinashe, chvrches, miguel, katy perry, and more (fri), minecraft block by blockwest with pussy riot, cherry glazerr, and more (sat), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

thurs 5pm: eater events: get your foodie fix with prime time hosts and meat hook butchers ben turley and brent young, as they answer all your questions about cooking and working with meat. instagram, free. >>

thurs 6pm: how to feel financially successful in challenging or good times: create a new financial road map for life’s highs and lows during a workshop led by financial coach jacquette m. timmons. presented by the brooklyn public library. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

thurs 6pm: hbo’s we’re here: drag stars bob the drag queen, eureka, and shangela spill the tea on their new series, we’re here, and the experience of bringing drag shows to small towns across america, during a panel discussion with the show’s producer’s johnnie ingram, stephen warren, and peter logreco. moderated by decider’s brett white. presented by 92y. free. >>

thurs 7pm: new york sings along to liza minelli’s version of ‘new york, new york’: following tonight’s #clapbecausewecare tribute, join in a city-wide singalong broadcasting on wkcr and wbai. >>

thurs 8pm: streamytale: harmon leon’s live storytelling show, ‘tale,’ goes online with tonight’s guests jon bennett (the moth champ), calvin s. cato (siriusxm), angel yau (mortified), and ro campbell. twitch, free. >>

thurs 8pm: boyz in the zoom: comedians dish on the ups and downs of living in nyc at the boyz in the zoom comedy show (fka boyz in the woods), featuring kenice mobley (nbc stand-up), maddy smith (wild n’ out), dedrick flynn, chris daniels, and kofi thomas. hosted by: gabe pereira, tawanda gona, and nick chambers. zoom, free. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): let them eat cake: we love the 90s!: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more celebrate the 90s as they thrill you with at-home acts during the latest let them eat cake showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits acres home senior center in houston. >>

sponsored: thurs 8:30pm: the ultimate virtual wine crash course with sommelier amy karasavas: join new york adventure club as we embark on a virtual wine-filled journey to get the 101 on foundational wine topics and lifehacks — all while sipping your favorite wine from the comfort of your living room. $10. >>

thurs 9pm (tuesdays + thursdays): living music with nadia sirota: violist nadia sirota hosts a quarantine variety show that brings performances and conversation from socially-distanced artists around the globe. facebook, free. >>


fri thru sun: swamp in the city – cyber swamp fest: celebrate cajun music, culture, and cuisine during a three-day online festival filled with musical performances and workshops, cooking demos, talks, and more. presented by jalopy theatre and school of music. facebook and zoom, free-$30 (donations welcome). >>

fri 12:30pm: tokens and turnstiles: subway fare through time: grab a ticket to a digital discussion on the history of transit fare collection in nyc, led by nytm senior education coordinator cassie wood-triplett. presented by the ny transit museum. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 2pm: #graduation2020: facebook and instagram honor the class of 2020 and their teachers and parents with a livestream graduation ceremony, featuring oprah winfrey as commencement speaker, plus miley cyrus, awkwafina, and many more. facebook and instagram, free. >>

fri 5pm: ifc’s how to build a girl: a conversation with beanie feldstein: actor beanie feldstein (booksmart, lady bird) discusses her career and her role in how to build a girl, the film adaptation of caitlin moran’s memoir, with variety editor jenelle riley. presented by 92y. livestream, free. >>

fri 5pm (weekly): cocktails with a curator: enjoy a cocktail while you learn about a work of art. tonight, sip a french 75 or mocktail while xavier f. salomon delves into françois boucher’s a lady on her day bed. presented by the frick collection. youtube, free. >>

fri 5:30pm (weekly): accidental discoveries: scientist and storyteller dr. kelly reidy hosts a series of talks on the often-wacky mishaps that led to major scientific discoveries, focusing on a different discipline each week. tonight, learn about the happy accidents in the history of astronomy that led to the discoveries of uranus, infrared radiation, and audible evidence of the big bang. presented by atlas obscura. zoom, $7. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): the story collider: 15 storytellers share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a 10th anniversary edition of the story collider podcast, hosted by erin barker and liz neeley. free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: my sun in aquarius: julio torres (los espookys), fred armisen (snl), natasha lyonne (russian doll), nick kroll (kroll show), aidy bryant (shrill), and more will guide viewers though ‘stories, fables, hand acting tutorials, and color theory’ during a digital comedy show to benefit undocumented workers in nyc. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you take in a movie. instagram, free. >>

fri 10pm: hot mess: house of yes’s drag show goes from irl to url with an evening of outrageous entertrainment, hosted by madame vivien v. tonight’s edition: queens + kings of pop. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: fri 11pm (weekly thru 6/12): dan savage’s hump! film festival: the 15th annual fest comes to your laptop with 16 new, sexy short films showcasing an amazing range of shapes, colors, sexualities, kinks and fetishes. $25. >>


sat thru 5/23: spring wellness crawl: visit a series of online ‘rooms,’ where you will find an assortment of wellness experiences, including educational videos, hands-on practices, and vendors. topics include exploring self through art, mindful eating at home, work from home posture + body care, guided breathwork + meditation, and more. $10. >>

sat: light windows community art project: on international day of light, turn your apartment into a beacon of inspiration by creating and sharing light art in your window. these light windows serve as an exhibition for neighbors, a thank you to essential workers, and a tribute to those lost to covid-19. presented by holocenter and make:steam. >>

sat 10am: dance cardio class for paws ny: raise the woof during a dance cardio class benefitting pets are wonderful support ny, which works to help seniors and others in need keep their pets by providing volunteer pet care assistance. taught by broadway dancers spencer jones and adam sanford. all levels welcome. zoom, donation-based. >>

sat 11am: manhattan beach: the brooklyn navy yard of world war ii with jennifer egan: take a virtual tour of the brooklyn navy yard with author jennifer egan (a visit from the goon squad) and turnstile tours resident historian andrew gustafson. while visiting some of the sites from her latest novel, manhattan beach, egan will guide viewers through her research process, highlighting the materials she used to bring the yard of the 1940s to life. zoom, $5. >>

sat 11am (weekly): daybreaker live: join a galaxy of neon for the global dance experience, where you can warm up with yoga and get down to beats. $9-15. >>

sat 12pm: shinrin-yoku: virtual community nature therapy workshop: join a small group of nature enthusiasts as you share snapshots of the outdoors, relax with a guided meditation, and learn how to bring the japanese wellness practice of shinrin-yoku (‘forest bathing’) into your home during a workshop led by cultured forest founder brooke mellon. zoom, pay-what-you-can ($10 suggested). >>

sat 1pm: running in place with michelle wolf: for the latest installment of the new york times’s ‘running in place’ digital event series, comedian michelle wolf talks to sports editor talya minsberg about how running is helping keep her grounded during quarantine. free. >>

sat 1pm: joel meyerowitz: how i make photographs: new york photographer joel meyerowitz shares his new book, joel meyerowitz: how i make photographs in a conversation with international center of photography managing director of programs david campany. presented by icp. zoom, $5. >>

sat 1pm: the dance without borders virtual parade + festival: cut loose in quarantine during the 14th annual celebration of dance from around the world. the afternoon includes a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring healthcare workers, a flash mob, dance battles, tutu jams, dance classes, footage from previous parades, and more. various platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 3pm: eurovision: ‘europe shine a light‘: in place of the annual eurovision song contest grand final, a show spotlighting the 41 songs of 2020 will air on youtube. free. >>

sat 4pm (mon + fri thru 10/4): queensboro dance festival: visit 24 queens-based dance companies for performances, classes, and q+a with the choreographers during a six-month festival highlighting the diverse cultures, neighborhoods, and dance styles of queens. instagram, free. >>

sat 5:45pm (weekly): the salon: quarantine speakeasy: prohibition productions presents a retro-styled variety show featuring music, dance, cocktail making, and more. zoom, free ($5 suggested donation) >>

sat 7:45pm (bi-weekly): arts on site’s performance party presents a live showcase filled with local music, dance, film and theater. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm (bi-weekly): goth industrial cardio dance party: stay home edition: break a sweat working out to the sound s of nine inch nails, kmfdm, and more. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 9pm (weekly): risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight: charles busch, gabi conti, charissa johnson, and susanna lee spill the beans on zoom. $12. >>

sat 9pm (weekly): live from the living room: share a laugh with comedians while they’re in quarantine during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s standup show, featuring guests judah friedlander (30 rock), sara armour (nbc), kat radley (the daily show), benjy himmelfarb, and marcello fernandez. zoom, $5. >>


sun thru 5/24: too solid flesh: a modern retelling of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet, hamlet, and the tempest, megan lohne and shoshanah tarkow’s immersive, multimedia theater piece explores youth in the midst of a pandemic and connection across screens. zoom, free. >>

sun thru 5/20: architecture and design film festival: the adff presents a series of nightly screenings and discussions with directors and special guests. $1.99. >>

sun 2pm: spike gillespie on the art of doing nothing: writers spike gillespie and steve eckelman share their new book, sleeping bees: why doing nothing matters (available as a free download), during a conversation presented by free. >>

sun 3:30pm: maria bamford wants to talk about your ailment: comedian maria bamford discusses using humor to cope with hardship and break the stigma of mental illness during a conversation with ‘the stone’ series moderator simon critchley and the new york times opinion editor peter catapano. free. >>

sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by tony award-nominated actor and singer norm lewis. free. >>

sun 9pm (+ 5/31): the poetry brothel’s streamers + dreamers: indulge in a ‘shelter-in-lust’-themed immersive literary cabaret, featuring poetry readings, live music, burlesque, vaudeville, and more. facebook, free. >>


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

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