weds 6pm: pitch roulette: an electric literature virtual salon: what goes through an editor’s mind when they read a pitch? fins out when electric literature editor-in-chief denne michele norris and executive director halimah marcus review anonymous pitches live on screen, sharing their immediate reactions as they go. online, $10. >>

weds 6pm: the meatpacking district through the eyes of a fifth generation meat purveyor’s daughter: jacquie ottman, descendant of the ‘tiffany of the meat business’ ottman + company, recounts the history of her storied family business dating back to 1859 in a conversation on her 2017 book, ottman + company: a daughter remembers. presented by village preservation. online, free. >>

🎃 weds 6pm: haunted history: spirits of the merchant’s house, past + present: is the east village’s merchant’s house museum really haunted? paranormal investigator dan sturges delves into the strange and chilling happenings throughout the museum’s history, the methods and findings of past paranormal investigations, and the results of research conducted while the museum was closed due to covid-19. online, $13. >>

weds 7pm: robyn hitchcock: somewhere apart: singer-songwriter robyn hitchcock introduces his new book, somewhere apart: selected lyrics 1977-1997, a collection of 73 song lyrics and illustrations, in a conversation with rolling stone senior editor david fricke. mcnally jackson booksellers (seaport), free admission (rsvp). >>

🎃 weds 7pm, 9:55pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): hitchcocktober: village east cinema gets in the spirit of the season with weekly screenings of thrillers from the master of suspense. tonight: north by northwest (1959). $16. >>

weds 7:30pm: book launch: the redemption of bobby love with brandon stanton: bobby and cheryl love, the couple whose true story was first captured in humans of new york, recount their dramatic journey–as an escaped convict and his wife of 35+ years who never knew his secret–in a conversation about their new book, the redemption of bobby love: a story of faith, family, and justice, with humans of new york’s brandon stanton. presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: fashion puh-leeze: self-proclaimed sartorialists (on a budget) and comedians anna roisman (hq words) and maya deshmukh (azn pop!) invite their comedian friends and fashion experts to discuss everyday lewks, seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

🎃 sponsored: weds 8pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): outdoor cinema at parklife: visit parklife (gowanus) for tacos, cocktails, and cult classics projected on the big screen (weather permitting). we’ll be getting spooky with our favorite movies this month. tonight: beetlejuice. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>

weds 8pm: jeoparty!: from ophira eisenberg, the host of npr’s ask me another, comes jeoparty!, a side-splitting spin on the jeopardy game show featuring standup comics as contestants and a mixture of real and invented trivia questions. tonight’s contestants: michael kosta (the daily show), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens). littlefield (gowanus), $10 >>

weds 8pm (thru 10/24): fall for dance festival: experience live dance in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of world-renowned artists and companies at new york city center—for just $15. >>

weds 9:30pm: dyking out live with guest jenna lyons: carolyn bergier and melody kamali host a live recording of their dyking out podcast with special guest jenna lyons, fashion designer and former president and executive creative director of j. crew. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door, $10 livestream. >>



Carnegie Hall reopened “with a blaze” last week, as The Philadelphia Orchestra began its complete Beethoven symphony cycle with an “exciting and unpredictable” treatment of the Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (The New York Times).

You can experience the continuation of this cycle on Wednesday, October 20th for just $20 a seat! Unlock $20 tickets in all sections of the house when you use promo code SKN36569 online, over the phone (212-247-7800) or at the Box Office on 57th and Seventh Street (11 AM – 6 PM).*

This exclusive offer for readers of the skint lasts for a limited time only – pick up your $20 seats before 10/13 at 9 AM!

Wednesday, October 20 at 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Get Tickets

Return to live music with the confidence that safety and flexibility are our first priorities. All Carnegie Hall visitors are required to agree to a COVID-19 Liability Waiver and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization to enter the building. While inside Carnegie Hall, all guests must wear a properly fitting mask over their nose and mouth except when eating or drinking in designated areas. Here’s everything you need to know.

*This offer is valid Tuesday, October 12 from 9 AM to Wednesday, October 13 at 9 AM (Eastern). Limit eight tickets per purchase. Some limitations may apply. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale, is not valid on prior purchases, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Valid online, by phone, or at the Box Office. No refunds or exchanges. Internet and phone orders are subject to standard convenience fees.


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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 openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. 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