new used bookstore: pick up your next read at sweet pickle books, now open at 47 orchard (bet. grand st + hester st) in the lower east side. >>

titan phone booth exhibition: icymi: 12 artists converted midtown phone kiosks into art installations for an outdoor exhibition from kurimanzutto gallery. on view thru 1/3/2021. sixth ave between 51st + 56th sts. >>

our roundup of 30+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>


mon thru 11/24 (4-7pm): holiday under the stars at the shops at columbus circle: wish upon a dozen 14-foot stars when you visit this annual night sky-inspired exhibition set in front of the 150-foot-high panoramic windows of the great room at the shops at columbus circle (uws). free. >>

mon thru 11/22: new ohio theatre producers club: four teams of indie theater artists test drive their latest material during this annual performance series from new ohio theatre. online, pay-what-you-wish ($10 suggested). >>

mon thru thurs: new york philharmonic’s project 19: women’s suffrage will be music to your ears when you tune in to the latest installment of the new york philharmonic’s 19th amendment centennial initiative, featuring three orchestral world premieres by women composers, plus panel discussions, poetry readings, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk screening series with crooklyn, fantastic mr. fox, twilight, the princess bride, the devil wears prada, alien, and my own private idaho. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon thru sun (+ 11/16, 11/23): the shows must go on: shakespeare season: kick back with the bard as you watch fiona shaw in richard ii (mon), patrick stewart and kate fleetwood in macbeth (11/16), and david tennant and dominic west in shakespeare’s sonnets (11/23) during a series of free shakespeare productions, streaming on ‘the shows must go on’ youtube channel. free (donations welcome). >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations continues a two-week tour of opera history with tchaikovsky’s iolanta, britten’s peter grimes, philip glass’s akhnaten, and more. online, free. >>

mon 5:30pm: the x-ray audio project: the incredible story of bootleg technology, cold war culture, and human endeavor: musician and author stephen coates delivers an illustrated lecture on how bootleggers in leningrad made and distributed their own records cut on used x-ray film during the cold war era. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 7pm: the nom wah cookbook: nom wah tea parlor owner wilson tang and author joshua david stein share tales from the chinatown restaurant, snippets of dim sum history, and easy-to-make recipes from their new cookbook, the nom wah cookbook: recipes and stories from 100 years at new york city’s iconic dim sum restaurant. in conversation with new york magazine’s maxine builder. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

mon 8pm: aaron sorkin: the trial of the chicago 7: columbia university film professor annette insdorf interviews playwright, producer, and screenwriter aaron sorkin about career in theater, film, and tv, and his new film, the trial of the chicago 7, a historical drama about the trial of seven anti-war activists accused of criminal conspiracy after participating in countercultural protests during the 1968 democratic national convention. presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: this month’s installment features readings from leslie jamison (make it scream, make it burn), darin strauss (the queen of tuesday), greg mania (born to be public), and stacie evans (the rumpus). online, free. >>


tues thru 12/9 (7pm): kgb bar homecoming festival: 30 bestselling authors, including billy collins, jennifer egan, jonathan safran foer, colum mccann, and joyce carol oates, band together to help keep east village landmark kgb bar alive as they read from their work during this literary festival fundraiser. online, $18 general, $12 students. >>

sponsored: tues thru sun: visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and outdoor programming this week: nerd nite trivia (tues 7pm), john trivialta movie trivia + a screening of the big sick (weds 7pm), and a screening of knives out (sun 7pm). food purchase is required, and patrons are required to wear masks when not eating and drinking. >>

tues 6pm: how to cook thanksgiving during a pandemic: the new york times’s sam sifton, melissa clark, priya krishna, and vaughn vreeland cook up a new side dish with brown sugar kitchen’s tanya holland, answer your most pressing thanksgiving questions, and talk turkey about hosting (or not) during a pandemic. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: art history from home: collective memory in contemporary black art: a series of 30-minute online talks by the whitney museum’s teaching fellows highlights works in the museum’s collection and recent exhibitions to illuminate topics in american art from 1900 to the present. tonight’s session will explore how contemporary black artists draw on collective memory to engage with, question, and subvert notions of identity. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm (+ 12/8): school of visual arts mfa photography, video and related media alumni film fest: stream an eclectic array of recent films created by 30 sva mfa alumni during this three-part film festival, which includes short form narrative, documentary, abstraction, environmental, music videos, installations, and more. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: rats in the city: ecological and conservation implications of a global pest: get caught up in the rat race when you watch a talk on the ecology and behavior of urban rats, their impact on humans and wildlife, and how science can help us understand and create policy surrounding these creepy critters. delivered by rat expert matthew combs, ph.d., and presented by the linnaean society of new york. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: 2020 national book awards finalists reading: top up-and-coming writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young people’s literature, and translated literature share excerpts of their national book award-nominated works. presented by the national book foundation and the new school. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s ‘the f-word (feminism)’-themed gathering features matt jakubowski, robert levy, and bushra rehman, with hosts m.m. de voe and christina chui. a q+a follows. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8pm: ultimate (virtual) nyc trivia night: from architecture and theater to transportation and pop culture, put your knowledge of the city’s 400-year history to the test during this trivia night hosted by the museum of the city of new york and the gotham center for new york city history. online, free ($5+ suggested donation). >>


weds thru 12/5: say their names: a new visual installation by garlia cornelia jones and lucy mckinnon honors the black lives lost to police brutality and white violence since 2013 with a projection of more than 2000 names and accompanying statements on the facade of the public theater (noho). free. >>

weds thru 11/19: 11th annual doc nyc: what’s up, doc? america’s largest documentary festival returns with over 200 films, as well as workshops, industry panels, and more. the eclectic lineup of films includes investigations of current and historic events, and profiles of iconic personalities such as john belushi, frank zappa, and pope francis, and more. online, $12-15. >>

weds 6:30pm: undisclosed locations: queens lgbtq+ spaces: trace the history of queer presence in queens as you explore patricia silva’s original photographs and archival images of lgbtq+ sites from astoria to fort tilden. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: funeral diva: pamela sneed in conversation with saeed jones: poet, professor, and performer pamela sneed reflects on her coming of age as a queer black woman during the aids era as she shares her new essay-and-poetry memoir, funeral diva, in a conversation with poet saeed jones. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: black diamond queens: african american women and rock and roll: rock on with author maureen mahon (right to rock) in a discussion on her new book, black diamond queens, delving into the musical contributions and cultural impact of african american women in rock and roll. in conversation with bridgett m. davis (the world according to fannie davis). presented by greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>

weds 7:30m: selected shorts: the best american short stories 2020 with curtis sittenfeld: actors purva bedi (she’s gotta have it), hope davis (your honor), and hampton fluker (shades of blue) keep it short and sweet as they perform a selection of short stories to celebrate the launch of the best american short stories 2020. hosted by curtis sittenfeld, author rodham: a novel and editor of the forthcoming collection. presented by symphony space. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 90s tv party: get saved by the bell while you’re hangin’ with mr. cooper as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic tv sitcoms from the 90s. online, $5. >>


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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