shelf help from nypl: not sure what to read next? while in-person browsing is currently limited, the new york public library’s new, free ‘shelf help’ service will recommend and reserve five books for you for pickup based on your interests. >>

fall foliage is about to peak in nyc: we’re currently at the mid-point, and will soon be experiencing the peak. >>


mon thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk screening series with lost in translation, the 2020 election results, dazed and confused, space jam, before sunrise, taxi driver, and sorry to bother you. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations kicks off a two-week tour of opera history with handel’s rodelinda, gluck’s orfeo ed euridice, verdi’s la forza del destino, and more. online, free. >>

mon 6pm: finding the hidden job market: 80% of available jobs are not advertised. during this talk by career coach amy geffen, phd, you can learn how to create your job search plan, build your network, write directly to companies to get meetings, and find the hidden jobs. presented by the nypl’s science, industry, and business library. free (rsvp required). >>

mon 7pm: pleased to eat you: culinary cannibalism, death, and cake: devour the freaky and fascinating history of cannibalism during an illustrated lecture from the conjurer’s kitchen’s annabel ‘lecter’ de vetten, who’ll discuss different types of cannibalism, recent famous and horrifying incidents, hollywood’s portrayal of the practice, religious and ceremonial acts, and more. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s showcase for non-fiction writers continues with readings by john birdsall (the man who ate too much: the life of james beard), alicia kennedy (the new york times), mia mercado (weird but normal), and tucker leighty-phillips (hayden’s ferry review). online, free. >>


Message from the Library: Bill T. Jones
Sunday, November 8th, 7:00pm
Virtual/RSVP Here

Multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones has been commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library to present the next Message from the Library lecture. On November 8 at 7:00 pm, his message, entitled, “At Risk,” will consider the powers of language, performance and perception, as well as their limits.

Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.

Register for this free Zoom event today at

This event is accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Message from the Library is made possible through support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).



sponsored: tues thru sun: visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and outdoor programming this week: nerd nite trivia (tues 6:30pm), an election night watch party (tues 8pm), john trivialta movie trivia + a screening of napoleon dynamite (weds 7pm), and a screening of blackkklansman (sat 7pm). food purchase is required, and patrons are required to wear masks when not eating and drinking. >>

tues thru sat: gotham storytelling festival: the ninth annual fest hosted by frigid new york dives into the good, the bad, and the most outrageous of 2020 with yarn-spinning shows including a pair of election night specials, david lawson’s ‘nazis and me,’ brad lawrence’s ‘life underground,’ and ‘super stories’ with adam wade, peter aguero, and ophira eisenberg. online, pay-what-you-can admission. >>

tues 8:30am-4pm: i voted! walking tour of woodlawn cemetery: this election day, honor the suffragists who fought for passage of the 19th amendment: pick up a complimentary ‘woodlawn women who made a difference’ map and place your ‘i voted’ sticker at the gravesite of one of woodlawn’s suffragettes, who include elizabeth cady stanton, harriot stanton blatch, carrie chapman catt, mary garrett hay, madam cj walker, and alva belmont. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free. >>

tues 12pm-2am: #ivoted virtual festival: jeff tweedy, julien baker, billie eilish, and jim james are among 600+ artists appearing on the #ivoted fest. online, free. >>


weds + thurs: lincoln center new stages: lincoln center presents a series of in-person live music performances at two outdoor venues on hearst plaza: on top of the sloped laurie m. tisch illumination lawn and under the trees in barclays capital grove. this week: jorge glem + cesar orozco duo (wed 7pm) and martha redbone (thurs 7pm). lincoln center (uws), $25/pod holds up to two people. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): chicxulub and the aftermath of extinction-level events: what exactly caused non-avian dinosaurs to go extinct? geophysicist sonia m. tikoo discusses the controversy around the definitive cause of the end-cretaceous extinction–asteroid impact vs. deccan volcanism–and how life on earth recovers after a mass extinction event at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series. online, free. >>


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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