thurs thru sun: pride weekend: get your pride on at these 16 virtual and irl events. various prices (most are free).
• thurs 8pm, 11pm, + sat 3pm, 9pm: night of 1,000 carries. >>
• thurs 9pm: can’t cancel pride concert. >>
• fri thru sun: theater for the new city’s virtual performance videos. >>
• fri + sat: house of yes parties. >>
• fri 5pm: the rally. >>
• fri 7pm: papi juice. >>
• fri 8pm: the whitney + discwoman dj set by shyboi. >>
• sat + sun: planet bushwig >>
• sat 1am – sun 4am: global pride. >>
• sat 11am-6pm: hester street fair’s queer-owned businesses market. >>
• sat 3:30pm: dyke march. >>
• sat 8pm: the house party with everybooty. >>
• sun 12pm: pride special broadcast event >>
• sun 1pm: queer liberation march. >>
• sun 4pm: pride with pabllo + friends . >>
• sun 8pm: drag-stravaganza. >>

thurs thru sun: brooklyn art book fair: the annual showcase of independent, artist-run presses returns online with 45 vendors, plus film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and more. free. >>

thurs thru sun: contemporary and digital art fair: take a digital stroll through galleries and artists’ studios, watch live performances, take part in panel discussions, and more during this interactive, immersive art fair. website, free. >>

thurs thru mon: the americas film festival: explore stories of north, central, and south america along with their associated islands during the seventh annual the americas film festival, presented by cuny, the cervantes institute of ny, and the national museum of the american indian. free. >>

thurs thru 8/9: carl craig sessions: in conjunction with carl craig’s party/after-party at dia beacon, dia presents a series of films exploring the legacy of techno music, from its emergence in detroit to its reverberations worldwide. free. >>

thurs 7pm: tending to your robot body: loosen up with this workshop on combating ‘robot body,’ a symptom brought on by sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer. presented by minka brooklyn. zoom, $10 sliding scale donation. >>

thurs 7pm: how to be alone with lane moore: spend the evening alone together with lane moore. the comedian and author will present her book, how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t. presented by word bookstore. instagram, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: when governments kill people: repression, policing, and…peace? andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation about the causes and consequences of government-led violence, peace and peacemaking, and policing. tonight’s guests are university of michigan political science professor and author christian davenport (the peace continuum: what it is and how to study it) and comedian alvin kuai. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to the town hall project. youtube, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm: punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online return of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5. >>

thurs 7pm: can i get a witness? the gospel of james baldwin: witness an archived musical and theatrical tribute to iconic writer and activist james baldwin, created for the stage in 2016 by meshell ndegeocello. presented by harlem stage. multiple platforms, free. >>

thurs 8pm: fantastic voyage and representing covid-19: cdc medical illustrator alissa eckert, creator of the now-ubiquitous spiky blob illustration of the coronavirus, joins science and technology scholar and author david serlin (imagining illness: public health and visual culture) for a conversation about illustration and visualization, public education and accessibility, the development of eckert’s iconic image, and the prescience of the 1966 film fantastic voyage, a landmark for its depiction of microscopic threats inside the human body. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 8pm: ny classical theatre benefit reading – king lear: ny classical theatre presents a benefit reading of shakespeare’s tragedy king lear, which the bard famously penned during the bubonic plague. free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm (thru sat): 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 a 2017 production of william finn and james lapine’s musical, falsettos, starring christian borle, stephanie j. block, andrew rannells, and brandon uranowitz. website and youtube, free. >>

thurs 8:30pm (weekly): let them eat cake: summer of love – healing through movement: a lineup highlighting disabled and non-disabled ally aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more take center stage at the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits the axis project. >>

thurs 9pm: the science of creativity: neuroscientist and educator dr. pascal wallisch delivers a science-based talk on the creative process, creative personalities, creativity in different domains (e.g. science and art), common misconceptions about creativity, and how to foster creativity on a personal and societal level. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: june 26, 1659: on this day, an italian farmer named j. b. pestalozzi brought charges against a family of caterpillars for trespassing on his fields and damaging them. the defendants were assigned an attorney, cesare de peverello, who argued for his clients’ right to pursue happiness where they will. the judge ruled against the caterpillars. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

fri thru sun: camp yampire: spend some time in the great indoors at a remote adult summer camp without the mosquito bites. activities include watercolors, yoga, juggling, baking, video games, virtual roller coasters, and s’more. multiple platforms, free (rsvp). >>

fri 1pm: food innovation: how a global pandemic could change the way we eat: how does global upheaval impact our food practices? the science history institute presents a talk with food educator and hungry education founder megan haupt, who’ll discuss how early 20th-century-events like the great depression and wwii affected the science, marketing, and social practices surrounding food, and what changes we might see as a result of the current pandemic. gotomeeting, free. >>

fri 1:30pm: curators from the couch: who we are: how can we understand and depict nyc’s vastly diverse population of eight and a half million people? museum of the city of new york postdoctoral curatorial fellow monxo lópez talks with new yorkers for culture + arts executive director lucy sexton and digital artist herwig scherebon about the museum’s exhibition, who we are: visualizing nyc by the numbers. facebook, free. >>

fri 5pm: molly joyce breaking and entering release party: composer/musician molly joyce celebrates the release of her debut album, an exploration of acquiring a disability, with a virtual album release party. facebook and youtube, free. >>

fri 6-8pm: renegade craft fair: black art futures fund benefit: shop from 80+ artists and small businesses at tonight’s virtual craft fair, where 100% of proceeds will be donated to the black art futures fund. >>

fri 7pm: the children’s television revolution in the ’70s: a focus on zoom: ‘come on and zoom’ on over to a conversation about the classic pbs children’s tv program zoom with series creator christopher sarson, author david kamp (sunny days: the children’s television revolution that changed america), and original cast members. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm: debut horror showcase: emerging writers rachel harrison (the return), molly pohlig (the unsuitable), and elisabeth thomas (catherine house) discuss the process of writing their debut horror novels in a conversation with novelist and new york times book review columnist danielle trussoni (the ancestor). presented by mcnally jackson. zoom, free. >>

fri 7pm (+ 7/3): crosscurrent contemporary dance virtual festival: this two-part festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse asian-american dance scene in nyc, showcasing new works by asian-american choreographers and featuring panel discussions with the artists. presented by flushing town hall. facebook, free. >>

fri 7pm: summerstage anywhere: angelique kidjo: the annual summer festival continues with a concert by ‘africa’s premier diva,’ beninese singer-songwriter angelique kidjo. 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, as voted on by the audience. tonight’s potential films: the ring or cabin in the woods. instagram, free. >>

fri 8pm: 90s summer jams party: sing-along to music videos from summers gone by during secretformula’s streaming party. zoom, $5. >>


sat 12-6pm: brickworld virtual: if you build it (out of legos), they will come: discover spectacular creations made out of lego bricks, visit different ‘rooms’ to check out displays, vendors, and presentations, and ask questions of the builders during a brickworld livestream showing. zoom, $9 (a portion of proceeds will benefit charitable organizations). >>

sat 2pm: red hook fest: celebrate and support red hook’s arts and culture scene during this virtual festival, which includes performances by the resistance revival chorus, the illustrious blacks, taína asili, kyle marshall, and martha redbone, as well as tributes to red hook’s young artists and local coronavirus relief efforts. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 2pm + 7pm (available to view thru 7/1): molière in the park – tartuffe: samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale, orange is the new black) and raúl e. esparza (law + order: svu) star in molière in the park’s tartuffe, a satire about a sanctimonious crook who uses his piety to take down an unwitting wealthy family. youtube, free. >>

sat 5pm: guided self-massage hour: learn how to release built-up stress, tension, and toxins using the power of breath during a workshop facilitated by bodywork professional jillian werhowatz. presented by minka brooklyn. $10 sliding scale donation. >>

sat 7:30pm: the ninth hour: the beowulf story: tune in to the digital premiere of kate douglas and shayfer james’s rock-noir theatrical reimagining of the famous epic poem, which was staged at the cloisters last spring. presented by the metropolitan museum of art. facebook and youtube, free. >>

sat 8pm: the female gaze: the comedic stage show sending up the view, the real, and other tv panel shows returns with a reunion broadcast, featuring a cast of over a dozen co-hosts voicing their opinions. free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 8pm: jaws… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week. as the chaos ensues, they’re challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the okra project). >>

sat 8pm: words are very unnecessary: a depeche mode/synth party: test your knowledge of synth-pop trivia, followed by a social distancing disco with dj nathaniel gloom celebrating the 30th anniversary of depeche mode’s violator. twitch, free. >>

sat 8pm: roots picnic: the 13th annual music fest teams up with when we all vote for a night of performances and speakers including quest love, black thought, michelle obama, h.e.r., lil baby, sza, janelle monáe, lin-manuel miranda, and many more. youtube, free. >>


sun 10am (weekly thru 7/12): yoga in the garden: you’ll be breathing easy during these yoga classes, livestreaming from a different serene spot in brooklyn botanic garden each week. free. >>

sun 11am: mind your health: mental health summit: take a mental health day with lori gottlieb, anne lamott, kenneth cole, drs. john and julie gottman, and other psychologists, doctors, authors, and experts as they discuss the latest ideas and advances for coping and even thriving during the pandemic. presented by 92y. 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 the mostly mozart festival orchestra. free. >>


rockefeller center’s famous statues get masked as a reminder to stay safe and protect others. >>

23 more miles of open streets, including 9 miles of protected bike lanes, added in nyc. >>


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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