weds thru 2/13/2022: jasper johns: mind/mirror: the whitney and the philadelphia museum of art co-present a two-city retrospective of jasper johns, the most comprehensive presentation of the american artist’s work to date. a range of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from 1954 to today will be on display, including his most iconic works and many shown for the first time. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. pay-what-you-wish tickets are available for visiting fridays 7-10pm, with advance purchase required. >>

weds thru 10/24: la mama puppet festival: la mama theatre kicks off its 60th season with the biannual puppet festival, showcasing seven boundary-pushing contemporary puppet theatre artists from around the world ($25 general, $20 students/seniors). in addition, the galleria space will host american puppet theater today: the photography of richard termine, an exhibition of 100+ images and objects presented by the jim henson foundation (weds-sun 1-7pm thru 10/10. free admission.). >>

weds thru 10/3: off-broadway in the boros fest: a series of off- and off-off-broadway performances comes to outdoor spaces in each of the five boroughs. presented in neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, the two-hour long performances will include highlights from bindlestiff family cirkus, the bushwick starr, fogo azul nyc, stomp, and more. free. >>

weds: national coffee day deals: have a brew-tiful day with the help of some free or discounted coffee at participating locations of starbucks, dunkin’, 7-eleven, krispy kreme, au bon pain, and other chains. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the last days of gilda at brooklyn commons park (downtown brooklyn) >>
the wizard of oz at pier 35 (les) >>

weds 6:40pm (+ sun 12:15pm): silent movie day at film forum: film forum celebrates national silent movie day with a pair of screenings featuring live piano accompaniment by steve sterner. tonight: allan dwan’s manhandled (1924); sunday at 12:15pm: tim wilde’s speedy (1928) and bruce goldstein’s 2015 documentary in the footsteps of speedy, with an introduction by goldstein and harold lloyd’s granddaughter suzanne lloyd. film forum (south village), $15. >>

weds 7pm: she kills me: the true stories of history’s deadliest women: murder, she wrote! author jennifer wright (get well soon: history’s worst plagues and the heroes who fought them) discusses of her upcoming book, she kills me: the true stories of history’s deadliest women, with culture writer and novelist kat rosenfield (no one will miss her) at strand bookstore (union square). $10 admission, or free with pre-order of the book ($25.99). >>

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 celebrating val kilmer at the end of september and getting spooky with our favorite halloween movies in october. tonight: real genius. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>

weds 8pm: 2 short 2 suck: 2-minute true stories: brevity is best at the 2 short 2 suck storytelling and comedy show, where storytellers will spin 2-minute yarns, and audience members have a chance to share their own tiny tales as well. hosted by alissa may atkinson and chloe sehr. city reliquary (williamsburg), free. >>

weds 8pm: praying for godot: a two-nun show: rogue lesbian nuns (comedians andrea simons and nicole adsit) put their own spin on mass, complete with songs, chants, and even a live confession. outdoors at mika beer hall (bushwick), $5. >>

weds 8pm: young hot sluts: a matchmaking show for sexy people: comedian carly ann filbin makes love connections while making you laugh at this irl matchmaking show. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

weds 8pm: (monthly): left breast comedy hour: hosts kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall put it all out there for an evening of standup, cabaret, and drag featuring von decarlo (hbo), kelly bachman (hulu), calise hawkins (fallon), tessa skara (comedy central), and blackie o. knitting factory (williamsburg), $10. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 90s tv party: laugh, drink, and reminisce as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic 90s tv shows like saved by the bell, family matters, boy meets world, are you afraid of the dark?, and more. online, $8. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by paris sashay (comedy central), kat radley (the daily show), monroe martin (comedy central), doug smith (conan), steve rogers (colbert) and mike lebovitz (hno). hosted by carmen lagala. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

weds 9:30pm: browser battle trivia: the answers are right at your fingertips during reed kavner’s trivia game, where googling is not only permitted but required. bring your smartphone and your curiosity and get ready to explore the dark depths of the internet as you compete for the title of trivia champion. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


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.

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