live protest updates from gothamist. >>

what the fact?! daily trivia: june 11, 1968: during a recording session for ‘sympathy for the devil,’ a fire broke out in the rolling stones’ recording studio. ‘i was playing organ, looked up, and there was this ring of fire on the ceiling,’ said the session keyboardist. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

thurs thru 6/20: new york city (virtual) dance week: sashay your way through the annual ten-day festival of dance, fitness, and wellness classes and events, offered virtually by 60+ studios and dance companies. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs thru 6/20: human rights watch film festival: ‘the will of the people shall not be ignored’–thus goes the rallying cry of this year’s edition of the human rights watch film festival, which will feature online screenings of 11 films from around the world that tackle subjects that include police brutality, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, the suppression of indigenous voices, and more, all with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and human rights watch researchers. $9. >>

thurs thru sun: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians: rosanne cash, brandi carlile, gary clark jr., elvis costello, and more (thurs), picture show: a tribute celebrating john prine (thurs), megadeth, lamb of god, trivium and in flames (fri), digital mirage fest (fri-sun), bang on a can marathon (sun), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>

thurs 6pm: our time is now: stacey abrams in conversation with senator kirsten gillibrand: as the fight for a fair election grows ever more urgent, stacey abrams presents her plan to stop voter suppression, protect america’s electoral system, and move the country forward, as outlined in her new book, our time is now: power, purpose, and the fight for a fair america, in a conversation with senator kirsten gillibrand. presented by 92y. $20. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 9/3): prospect park yoga series: get your asana in gear with thursday night yoga classes, taught by instructors livestreaming from scenic spots in prospect park park. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7pm: what is social isolation doing to our brains? journalist angélique roché talks to a panel of psychologists, neurologists, and others about the physical and mental effects of the covid-19 epidemic and its resulting isolation, as well as the tools we can use to find a sense of hope and renewal. presented by the greene space at wnyc. website and youtube, free. >>

thurs 7pm (quarterly): red ink reading series: defiance: the literary discussion series, focused on women writers past and present, returns with afia atakora (conjure women), laura bogart (don’t you know i love you), tiana clark (i can’t talk about the trees without the blood), rachel vorona cote (too much: how victorian constraints bind women today), and amy jo burns (shiner). hosted by michele filgate. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: anti-black racism in political science and the academy: andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation about some of the many challenges facing black scientists, as well as what everyone must do differently. tonight’s guests are political scientist andrea benjamin, ph.d. and astrophysicist and folklorist moiya mctier. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to the oklahoma city chapter of black lives matter. youtube, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm: opening night: the new york times’s new ‘offstage’ series brings the curtain back up on the curtailed broadway season. tonight’s installment includes conversations and performances from broadway creators and stars including patti lupone, katrina lenk and the cast of company, adrienne warren and daniel j. watts (tina: a tina turner musical), elizabeth stanley and celia rose gooding (jagged little pill), jeremy o. harris (slave play), mary-louise parker (the sound inside), and kenny leon (a soldier’s play). zoom, free. >>

thurs 8pm: the secret science club: knowledge is catching on at this month’s secret science club lecture on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, delivered by biomedical scientist dr. muhammad h. zaman, author of biography of resistance: the epic battle between people and pathogens. zoom, free. >>

thurs 8:30pm (weekly): let them eat cake: queen + queens: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more do the fandango and celebrate pride during the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits third wave fund. >>

thurs 9:30pm: risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight: jen kober, jessie rosen, linda bailey walsh, and raymond christian spill the beans on zoom. pay-what-you-wish ($15 suggested). >>


fri thru sun: queer women of color film festival: the 16th annual san francisco queer women of color film festival moves online with 31 premieres, filmmaker intros, and q+a. free. >>

fri various times: eventbrite pre-pride festival: eventbrite stages ‘we’re still here: celebrating pride in solidarity,’ an all-day queer celebration curated by lgbtqia+ leaders from sf and nyc pride. various prices. >>

fri 12pm: angela j. davis – policing the black man: american university law professor and author angela j. davis, editor of policing the black man: arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment, talks with two of the book’s contributing authors, professors kristin henning and roger a. fairfax, jr., about the recent killings of george floyd, ahmaud arbery, and other unarmed black men and women. presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

fri 12:30pm: sit, stand, lean, hang: subway seating design: curator kathleen hulser leads a discussion on the evolution of seating configurations in nyc subway cars and buses. no manspreading allowed. presented by the new york transit museum. zoom, free. >>

fri 1pm: field trip: moon: shoot for the moon during a live virtual space flight lead by amnh astrovisualization director carter emmart and astrophysicist jackie faherty. experience the phases of the moon up close, visit landing sites for nasa’s apollo and chinese lunar exploration programs, discover clues about the moon’s history through its craters and lava flows, and more. presented by the american museum of natural history. youtube, free. >>

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

fri sat 7pm (ongoing): summerstage anywhere: the people speak: the annual summer festival kicks off with ‘the people speak,’ presented in collaboration with nonprofit arts, education, and social justice organization voices. the performance will feature contemporary artists and authors who will use events, music and words from our nation’s history as inspiration for new discussions. youtube, free. >>

fri 8pm: press start to begin: a survey + history of video game music: grab your game boy and live out your ‘final fantasy’ as you learn about the history of video game music, from the 8-bit sound of the 70s and 80s to the golden age of the 90’s and 00’s to the grammy award-winning cinematic soundtracks of the present. taught by composer, conductor, and brooklyn college instructor whitney george. zoom, $10. >>

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

fri 8pm: club 90s dance party: get out your glow sticks for secretforumla’s 90s dance and hip hop party. zoom, free (donations suggested to benefit organizations working to end racism and uplift marginalized communities). >>

fri 9pm: found footage festival: joe pickett (the onion) and nick prueher (the colbert report) come to you live with a brand-new collection of unintentionally hilarious vhs finds to help pass the time during quarantine. highlights include home haircutting instructional videos, ‘101 things for kids to do,’ and workout videos. plus, live chat, an interactive game show, and more. zoom, $7. >>

fri 9pm (monthly): the drunk texts: thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight: the country wife swap. presented by random access theatre. facebook, $10 suggested donation will benefit black voters matter. >>


sat thru 6/28: sva all-staff art show: the eighth annual art exhibition features works in various media by administrative staff members at the school of visual arts. website, free. >>

sat + sun 10am-4pm (weekends thru 11/1): brooklyn grange rooftop farm markets re-open: get your fresh produce shopping done while taking in the views at brooklyn grange’s rooftop farm on-site markets in long island city, queens (sat) and sunset park, brooklyn (sun). facial coverings and safe distancing required. >>

sat 5:30pm: drink + draw: learning to draw letters like a pro!: you’ll find yourself turning into a real letter-head as you practice the art of lettering and sign painting over a cold one or two. taught by chad jey. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5 suggested donation. >>

sat 7pm: cultivator of weird podcast: chad jey hosts the cultivator of weird podcast, where he talks to creatives from all walks of life about the stories and ideas behind their work. during tonight’s episode, he’ll interview artists sergio barrale and angela china, who recently created a 15-foot mural entitled ‘frontline warriors’ to bring focus to the medical community on the front lines of the pandemic. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5 suggested donation. >>

fri sat 7pm (ongoing): summerstage anywhere: the people speak: the annual summer festival kicks off with ‘the people speak,’ presented in collaboration with nonprofit arts, education, and social justice organization voices. the performance will feature contemporary artists and authors who will use events, music and words from our nation’s history as inspiration for new discussions. youtube, free. >>

sat 7:30pm: brooklyn pride: performers, drag queens, entertainers, and musicians bring the annual pride celebration online, with donations benefiting the okra project, a collective that brings home cooked meals to black trans people in need. >>

sat 8pm: comedy ting: comedian khalid rahmaan (conan) and leif enoksen (brain machine network) host a night of standup by langston kerman (insecure), jenny zigrino (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), and more. zoom, free (a portion of donations will benefit black mamas matter alliance). >>

sat 8pm – sun 8pm: the world’s first 24-hour true storytelling festival: tune in to all-true, personal stories from every corner of the globe as 11+ storytelling podcasts, live shows, and producers join forces for a 24-hour storytelling festival. the inaugural theme is ‘when the impossible becomes possible–stories of unexpected surprises, human resilience, and coming through on the other side.’ multiple platforms, free (donations will benefit charities around the world). >>


sun 2pm: we are here: a celebration of resilience, resistance, and hope: the museum of jewish heritage – a living memorial to the holocaust, national yiddish theatre folksbiene and sing for hope present a 90-minute livestreamed concert commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of world war ii and the 77th anniversary of the warsaw ghetto uprising. actors, musicians, and leaders scheduled to speak or perform include whoopi goldberg, renée fleming, billy joel, lang lang, dr. ruth westheimer, and many more. free (donations welcome). >>

sun 8pm: tequila-thon: a real housewives benefit reading: the drama, the housewives, and the comedians will all be present at here for drama’s live reading/drinking game of a real housewives of new york episode. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $10 suggested donation (a portion of the proceeds will benefit the bail project and brooklyn community bail fund via actblue). >>



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