what the fact?! daily trivia: june 18, 2009: on this day, south carolina governor mark sanford went missing. the ‘official’ reason was that sanford was out hiking the appalachian trail; in reality, he was in argentina visiting his mistress. since then, ‘hiking the appalachian trail’ has become slang for engaging in an extramarital affair. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

thurs thru 7/17: sva mfa photography, video, and related media thesis exhibition + screening: the school of visual arts presents a virtual exhibition and screening of thesis works by 20 graduating mfa photography, video, and related media students. the works express a range of experience and identities, with themes of alienation and connection, race, class, and gender inequity, the human body and the power of touch, and more. website and zoom, free. >>

thurs thru 6/30: pride light installation at lincoln center: for the first time in its 60+ year history, lincoln center plaza and its surrounding buildings are being lit with a rainbow design in honor of pride. >>

thurs thru 6/29: lower east side film festival: the annual lower east side film festival brings a week of indie film screenings, industry panels, filmmaker talkbacks, and more online. eventive, $10-30. >>

thurs thru sun: afi docs film festival: the 18th edition of the american film institute’s documentary film festival features 59 films from 11 countries, with more than 60% directed by women, 25% by poc directors, and 14% by lgbtq directors. website, $8+. >>

thurs 6pm: comfort, cocktails, and conversation with veronica chambers and toni tipton-martin: two-time james beard award winners toni tipton-martin (jubilee: recipes from two centuries of african american cooking) and veronica chambers (between harlem and heaven: afro-asian-american cooking for big nights, weeknights and every day) raise a glass to juneteenth as they make cocktails from tipton-martin’s latest book and discuss how they explore race, history, memory, and meaning on and off the page. presented by the new york times cooking. free. >>

thurs 6pm: a conversation with tony kushner: hear from dramatist tony kushner as he discusses his life and work, jewish ethics, and the prescient words of the angel in his pulitzer prize-winning play, angels in america. in conversation with rabbi sharon kleinbaum. presented by the temple emanu-el streicker center. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: intersectionality and political representation: andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation about the impact of minority women in politics and at the ballot box going forward. tonight’s guests are purdue professor and author nadia e. brown, ph. d. (sisters in the statehouse: black women and legislative decision making) and comedian and attorney andrea coleman (wack or woke?). all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to black women’s pac texas. youtube, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm: wqxr’s second annual pride show: wqxr celebrates the lgbtq+ community with a video concert, featuring countertenor anthony roth costanzo, bass-baritone davóne tines, pianists sara davis buechner, harry kramer, and david fung, cellist hannah collins, violist clara lyon, vocalist/violinist/composer mazz swift, and singer-pianist john holiday. hosted by tobin low. website and youtube, free. >>

thurs 7:30pm (+ 7/2): rsvp the show: bring home the party with an evening of burlesque, comedy, music, drag, sideshow performances, and more. hosted by jason jude hill and daniel sears. youtube, $7. >>

thurs 8pm: the secret science club: commit this month’s secret science club lecture to memory as neuroscientist and columbia psychology professor daphna shohamy discusses the human brain and the links between memories, decision making, and motivation. fun fact: shohamy served as a scientific advisor to the pixar film inside out. zoom, free. >>

thurs 8pm: rock the vote presents: democracy summer: rock the vote kicks off a summer of organizing with a virtual event filled with artists, performers, and special guests including katy perry, big freedia, black eyed peas, elizabeth warren, cory booker, john lewis, and many more. hosted by logan browning and rosario dawson. free (funds will be raised for black-led organizations community justice action fund and national action network). >>

thurs 8:30pm (weekly): let them eat (chocolate) cake: a lineup highlighting black aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more take center stage at the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $10+ suggested donation benefits black youth project, color of change, and the black trans protesters emergency fund. >>


fri thru sun: black queer town hall: advocates and rupaul’s drag race stars bob the drag queen and peppermint host a three-day event filled with performances, roundtable discussions, and opportunities to contribute to #blacklivesmatter, black lgbtq+ organizations, and local black lgbtq+ drag performers. the lineup of speakers and performers includes laverne cox, todrick hall, alex newell, and more. facebook and youtube, free. >>

fri + sat: too solid flesh (encore performances): 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. >>

fri various times: juneteenth commemorations and celebrations: with the unofficial (thus far) holiday gaining even more focus this year, commemorate juneteenth with marches, panels, a town hall meeting, performances, and much more. >>

fri 1pm: field trip: mapping the universe: journey to the edge of the observable universe with amnh director of astrovisualization carter emmart and astrophysicist jackie faherty as they explore how scientists are creating a digital 3d atlas of the cosmos. presented by the museum of natural history. free. >>

fri 5:30pm: accidental discoveries: chemistry: scientist and storyteller dr. kelly reidy hosts a series of talks on the often-wacky mishaps that led to major scientific discoveries. tonight, learn about the happy accidents in the history of chemistry. presented by atlas obscura. zoom, $5. >>

fri 7pm: comics as resistance: learn how to use comic art as a form of activism during a workshop led by cartoonist, illustrator, and self-described ‘goth of color’ bianca xunise. zoom, free (participants are encouraged to donate to the organization assata’s daughters). >>

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

sponsored: fri 8pm: the untold history of japanese whisky: join new york adventure club as we explore japan’s history of whisky distillation, which not only dates back to the 1400s, but is also just as expansive as powerhouse regions scotland and ireland. $10. >>

fri 8pm (+ 6/25, 7/10): live from lincoln center: broadway fridays: take a trip to the theater while you’re home, courtesy of online streams of select live from lincoln center broadcasts. tonight, tune in to james lapine’s 2014 play, act one, starring tony shaloub, andrea martin, and santino fontana. website and youtube, free. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): home, like noplace is there: quarantine emo night: don your skinny jeans and dance ‘til you cry during tatiana tanreyro’s virtual emo night, featuring non-male djs. this week’s lineup includes brittany spanos, lane moore, deepa lakshmin, beverly bryan, and mel grinberg. zoom, free (donations are welcome and will benefit the trans women of color collective). >>

fri 9pm: virtual spa party: learn how to craft your own self-care materials including masks, clays and scrubs during this guided spa experience. zoom, $10. >>

fri 10pm: be cute queer dance party: the be cute queer dance party celebrate seven years with a night of drag and dj sets, featuring bushwig drag stars horrochata and charlene, djs ickarus and hannah lou, and more. zoom, $5+ suggested donation will benefit black lives matter. >>


sat thru 6/28: cider week: how do you like them apples? the tenth annual hudson valley cider week kicks off virtually with happy hour cocktails, talks, orchard and cidery tours, and more. free. >>

sat + sun: summer solstice at stonehenge: live! drink in the view of sunset and sunrise over stonehenge as the uk rings in the summer solstice online, live. both broadcasts will be available for later viewing on the stonehenge facebook page. free. >>

sat 8am, 12pm, 4pm: solstice in times square yoga celebration: find calm amidst the chaos when you tune in to this year’s digital edition of solstice in times square, a day of yoga classes taught by douglass stewart. all experience levels welcome. free. >>

sat 11am: daybreaker live: pride dance party: warm up with an instructor-led yoga class, dance it out to house music and more, all while wearing your brightest rainbow colors. $8.88-15. >>

sat 4pm: drums along the hudson native american and multicultural festival: the 18th annual drums along the hudson festival, manhattan’s only open-air pow wow, moves online with a retrospective of past festivals from the last 17 years. free. >>

sat 7pm: vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (‘just words’ edition): get your words worth with a lineup of nyc punderdome champs, who’ll fill your night with word games, anagrams, etymological deep-dives, and more. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo. presented by caveat. zoom, $5 suggested (a portuon of proceeds will benefit brooklyn movement center). >>

sat 8pm (+ 6/21): rule of 7×7 (pride edition): seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. zoom, free (rsvp required). >>

sat 8pm (weekly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you take in a movie, as voted on by the audience. tonight potential films: west side story or hair. instagram, free. >>

sat 8pm: not the mermaid parade: coney island’s annual mermaid extravaganza isn’t happening as originally planned this solstice, but you can still tune in to an evening of performances and an announcement about the future of this year’s parade by ‘the mayor’ of coney island, dick zigun. website, free. >>


sun various times: make music new york: experience the power of music to inspire, uplift, and connect people during a mostly-online edition of the annual festival of music made by and for new yorkers. this year’s modified festivities will feature virtual concerts, group performances and music lessons. multiple platforms, free. >>

sun 1pm: poster house first birthday drag brunch: poster house celebrates their first birthday with a brunchtime game of classic movie poster trivia, hosted by drag star hedda lettuce. zoom, free. >>

sun 7pm: pop! a (pop-culture) bingo party: get your game on at this night of bingo, with themed mini-games and challenges in-between rounds. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. bingo maker app download required. presented by littlefield and parklife (gowanus). $5 suggested donation (a portion of proceeds will benefit the trans women of color collective). >>


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.

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