sponsored weds thru 8/14: ice factory festival: new ohio theatre’s obie award-winning summer festival of new work returns for its 28th year with eight different shows by nyc’s most exciting independent theatre companies. new ohio theatre (west village), $17 with promo code ‘skint17’ >>

weds thru 10/3: four new exhibitions open at the new museum: art and technology collide in the new museum’s latest exhibitions: this end the sun, a collection of works by maryam hosseini, rindon johnson, and jordan strafer, lynn hershman leeson: twisted, a retrospective of the artist and filmmaker’s multimedia work, ed atkins: get life/love’s work, a cg animation recorded during the pandemic using motion- and facial-capture technologies, and wong ping: your silent neighbor, a selection of the hong kong-based artist’s recent experimental animated films. $18 general. $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
incredibles 2 at kaiser park (coney island). >>
los lobos at fort greene park (fort greene). >>

sponsored: weds 5:30pm: ‘uncovering the great street art + artists of nyc’ webinar: join new york adventure club as we uncover a selection of nyc’s most impressive modern street art, from pieces by obscure international artists to megastars. led by sylvia laudien-meo — art historian, museum educator, and nyc tour guide. online, $10. >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/25): drink and draw at the dumbo archway: get creative during a series of outdoor workshops led by creatively wild art studio. $20 materials fee (drinks available for purchase at dumbo station). >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 9/22): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: jazz-latin-blues fusion band zonavibe. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm: brooklyn conservatory community orchestra (bcco) at old stone house: for just the second time since the start of the pandemic, the bcco, led by music director dorothy savitch, will play a live concert featuring works by haydn, dvorak, bruch, and even highlights from the pirates of the caribbean. old stone house (park slope), free. >>

weds 7pm: serious matters: a comedy show: comedians, artists, and actual experts team up to solve ‘serious matters’ like infinity, sleep, orgasms, chairs, and more during this data-driven comedy show. tonight’s standups: phoebe robinson (2 dope queens) and alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel). caveat (les), $15-18 in-person, $10 online. >>

weds 7:30pm: the moth mainstage: when you’re home: five storytellers including in the heights creators lin-manuel miranda and quiara alegría hudes share true tales of love, life, and belonging during a livestream edition of the moth at washington heights’ historic united palace theater. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): i hate you the least comedy show: popping up at the monarch’s outdoor garden in williamsburg, the i hate you the least comedy show returns with an evening of jokes by ari shaffir (netflix), emma willmann (colbert), gary vider (conan), glorelys mora (hbo), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and max bruno (live from outer space comedy). presented by julie ray, kelly taylor, and andrew casertano. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 80s + 90s tv party: learn the facts of life from pete, pete, punky, and more as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic sitcoms from the 80s and 90s. online, $8. >>

weds 8:30pm: theater of war for frontline health workers: actors taylor schilling, frankie faison, nyasha hatendi, and david strathairn perform dramatic readings of scenes from sophocles’ philoctetes and women of trachis to help frontline healthcare providers engage in a healing discourse about personal risk, death and dying, complex ethical decisions, and other unique challenges they have faced in their fight against covid-19. co-presented by michigan health + hospital association and blue cross blue shield blue care network of michigan. online, free. >>


thurs 10am: rsvps open this morning for opening night of the bric celebrate brooklyn! festival: reserve your tickets now for ari lennox’s opening night performance at celebrate brooklyn!, returning to the prospect park bandshell this summer with performances by buffy sainte-marie, skip marley, san fermin, trombone shorty + orleans avenue, passion fruit dance company, and many more, along with movie nights, family shows, and more. >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays-sundays thru 7/25. no performance july 4.): hudson classical theater company summer stage: love’s labour’s lost: hudson classical theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s love’s labour’s lost at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission (rsvp required). >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru august): st. ann’s warehouse dock street concerts: get back!: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series, starting tonight with a performance by composer and drummer sunny jain. brooklyn bridge park, free. >>

thurs 7pm: cultish: the language of fanaticism with amanda montell + koa beck: from heaven’s gate to peloton, feminist linguist and author amanda montell (wordslut) delves into the social science behind ‘cultish’ communities and the fanatical language that defines them in a conversation about her new book, cultish, with former jezebel editor-in-chief koa beck. presented by strand bookstore. online, free. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat, cj hunt and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: josh johnson (comedy central), naomi ekperigin (hbo), josh johnson (netflix), sydney washingyon (comedy central), and myq kaplan (conan). the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 7:30-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: boyz in the woodz: tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by eagle witt (comedy central), myq kaplan (conan), xazmin garza (sirius xm), and fumi abe (james corden). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm: fake birthday comedy show: celebrate your fake birthday with hosts a.j. holmes (the book of mormon) and caitlin cook (sirius xm) as they bring on party guests david cross (arrested development), chris gethard (chris gethard presents), rosebud baker (comedy central), marcia belsky (comedy central), josh johnson (fallon), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $12. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: hosts jeffrey emerson (netflix) and jill weiner (wikifreakz) save the best for laughs at laf dance saloon, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by stone and stone (last comic standing), daniel simonsen (colbert), maria heinegg (bravo), sarah hennessey, mark benjamin, and tyler richardson. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>


huge lego flagship opens at rockefeller center: have a block party at the new fifth avenue lego store, which is filled with interactive stations, life-size lego creations, and new york city-inspired builds like a subway system, empire state building, and ghostbusters. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, 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.

stay safe and healthy.

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