mon thru 1/31: origin 1st irish theatre festival: origin theatre company’s three-week celebration of contemporary irish culture brings 20 events, including pre-recorded theatrical productions, panel discussions, and film screenings, online. various prices. >>

mon thru 1/30: prismatica: a traveling outdoor art installation of 25 six-foot tall illuminated prisms comes to the garment district. free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘renée fleming week,’ highlighting the soprano’s roles in mozart’s le nozze di figaro, handel’s rodelinda, dvořák’s rusalka, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (5:30pm + 8pm): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with forgetting sarah marshall, point break, dirty dancing, con air, the rock, call me by your name, and bad boys. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon 6pm: walking manhattan sideways: for six years, betsy bober polivy walked from 1st to 155th streets, from the east river to the hudson, documenting small business on each side street for her blog, manhattan sideways. tonight, polivy discusses walking manhattan sideways, her self-published book highlighting 175 of these oft-overlooked businesses, with the owners of the west village’s three lives bookstore and le fanion. online, free. >>

mon 6pm: dance as therapy: discover how dance and movement are used as psychotherapy during a talk by dr. miriam roskin berger, director of dance therapy at 92y harkness dance center, and movement therapist and dance teacher cecilia fontanesi. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm: messages from the dead: a survey of cemetery symbolism: from winged skulls to flying hourglasses, unearth the meanings of cemetery symbols and decipher grave dispatches from the deceased with writer and cemetery tour guide allison c. meier. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>


This is definitely the month to focus on your career, especially if you work in creative fields. Budgets are refreshed, inboxes are shoveled out, and your mind is a bit more clear.

That’s why Mediabistro, New York’s legendary creative careers community, is offering a four week online workshop to boost your career for 2021.

The Mediabistro Media Career Makeover will give you the tools, personal brand uplift, and grit to energize your freelance or full-time career with guidance from guest speakers and personalized feedback from a coach.

Over four weeks (starting on January 27th), you’ll participate in weekly sessions, workshop exercises, and community networking.

By the end of the program, you’ll have:
• An individualized job search plan with personal goals
• Updated resume, LinkedIn, and social channels to drive your brand and search
• Specific job or freelance leads you can pursue
• New industry connections and an expanded network
• A proven follow-up and negotiation plan to land your next role
• Personalized guidance from a program coach

Special offer for skint readers: As a reader of the skint, you can get a full 33% off the regular price right now with code theskint33 (about $100 in savings)! This discount was supposed to expire on 12/31, but Mediabistro extended it for the skint readers!

BOOK NOW before costs go up – offer expires on Friday, 1/15 – and do your career a giant favor to start off the year.


tues 5pm: new year, new job – a 7 week strategy to landing your next role: join an interactive webinar led by career and life coach jasmine escalera, who’ll provide a roadmap to help you identify your strengths, clarify your goals, craft a strategy, and land a job you’ll enjoy. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s winter poetry salon features anselm berrigan, mary harpiin, and artress bethany white. a q+a follows. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring jaye mcbride (comedy central), dan perafan (nbc), chanel ali (trutv), kimbles hume, and shelby copple. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club: get moving with evolutionary biologist and author daniel lieberman (exercised: why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding) as he busts myths about exercising and explains why it can be so hard to commit to working out–and why we should do it anyway. online, free. >>


weds thru 3/20 (weds-sat): three new exhibitions at the society of illustrators (ues): society of illustrators showcases leading contemporary artists in illustrators 63, looks back at the career of illustrator david grove in david grove: a retrospective, and dips into its archives for works from the permanent collection. $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

weds thru 1/26: 30th annual new york jewish film festival: one of the oldest jewish film festivals worldwide, this year’s nyjff showcases more than 20 films from around the world exploring the jewish experience, including narrative, documentary, shorts, and restored classics. presented by the jewish museum and film at lincoln center. online, $12 (plus free talks). >>

weds thru sat: the schomburg center’s ninth annual black comic book festival: the black comic book festival, which last year drew a crowd of almost 10,000 to harlem’s schomburg center, celebrates and looks to the future of black comics with four days of virtual programming, including workshops, panel discussions, a cosplay show, a vendor marketplace, and more. online, free admission. >>

weds 6pm: joan baez: the last leaf: author liz thompson looks back on the life and work of trailblazing folk musician and activist joan baez in her new biography, joan baez: the last leaf, which she’ll discuss with contributor arthur levy and musician david massengil. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: american utopia: david byrne and maira kalman in conversation: former talking heads frontman david byrne and author and artist maira kalman discuss their careers as new york artists and the making of their new graphic novel, inspired by byrne’s musical american utopia. in conversation with wnyc’s alison stewart. presented by the museum of the city of new york. online, free ($5+ suggested donation). >>


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.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

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