mon thru 4/4: patrice johnson chevannes and david harbour set for reading of alice childress play: san francisco’s american conservatory theatre presents a filmed reading of alice childress’s play trouble in mind, directed by awoye timpo and starring patrice johnson chevannes (chambers) and david harbour (stranger things). an indictment of racism in the commercial theater industry, the 1955 play follows broadway rehearsals for a anti-lynching drama and the black actor who stands up against the show’s white creative team. online, $5. >>
mon 6pm: building an herbal kitchen pantry for spring: spring to life with the kosmic kitchen’s sarah kate benjamin, who’ll teach you about healing plants, foods, and practices that will help ease your transition into a new season. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, $10. >>
mon 7pm: new wild city series explores the wildlife of nyc: take a walk on the wild side with author thomas hynes (wild city: a brief history of new york city in 40 animals), who’ll introduce you to nyc’s motley assortment of non-human citizens. tonight, come out of your shell as hynes delves into the history of new york city oysters. presented by untapped new york. online, $10. >>
mon 7pm: barack obama on a promised land: barnes + noble presents a discussion with barack obama and pulitzer prize winning journalist and author isabel wilkerson (caste: the origins of our discontents) about the former presidents’ autobiography, a promised land. online, free. >>
mon 7pm, 9pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight: ‘celebrate a european easter.’ online, free. >>
Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole
Orchestra of St. Luke’s and BPL are proud to present artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated event pairing readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole sit alongside musical works that span nearly a millennium in their creation, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, and more.
Following the program, Cole joins in a live conversation.
Sunday, April 18, 2021 4 PM
Live virtual event via Zoom
Part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope
Produced by Orchestra of St. Luke’s and presented by BPL Presents
tues 6pm: so to speak: 11,000 expressions that’ll knock your socks off: what’s the word? authors beth kobliner (get a financial life) and geraldine woods (25 great sentences and how they got that way) discuss shirley and harold kobliner’s 2020 book so to speak, an encyclopedic collection of expressions, idioms, figures of speech, and word games compiled by the kobliners over the course of 13 years. presented by new york society library. online, free (donations welcome). >>
tues 6:30pm (monthly): brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic, and featuring poet dasha kelly. presented by bric. free. >>
tues 7pm: pbs’ american masters – oliver sacks: his own life: emmy-winning documentary filmmaker ric burns discusses his 2019 doc about the life and work of neurologist and writer oliver sacks in a conversation with oliver sacks foundation executive director kate edgar, radiolab host emeritus robert krulwich, and university of rochester medical center spanish language neurology clinic director dr. blanca valdovinos. moderated by jenna flanagan (thirteen’s metrofocus). presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>
tues 9pm: pandora live powered by women: pandora closes out women’s history month with livestream performances by gwen stefani and jazmine sullivan, who’ll also join host hoda kotb (sirius xm’s today) for a roundtable discussion with guests lauren aliana and becky g. online, free. >>
weds 3pm-3am: quiz daddy’s livestreamed moving sale + charity auction: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) is moving to the west coast, but not before auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles in a marathon 12-hour livestream. all proceeds will be donated to feeding america-affiliated food banks across the country. app download required. >>
weds 5pm: broadway baby! dance class: spend an hour ‘dancing through life’ at this wicked-themed broadway dance class, taught by house of yes resident performer beatriz bb. online, $10. >>
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. 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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