MON-WEDS, 2/15-17: SACHA BARON COHEN + ERIC IDLE, TALISMANS OF LOVE MAGIC, NEW ART EXHIBITIONS, AND MORE

monday

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘franco zeffirelli week,’ highlighting some of the italian director, designer, and producer’s best work, including puccini’s la bohème, mozart’s don giovanni, bizet’s carmen, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with a week of hitchcock films, including strangers on a train, the birds, rebecca, notorious!, north by northwest, vertigo, and dial m for murder. weather permitting. free admission, with food/drink purchase required. >>

mon: the love hangover: let 50+ soloists, duos, and trios pull at your heartstrings during this annual post-valentine’s showcase of songs of ‘the lovelorn, love sworn and love torn.’ online, free. >>

mon 7pm: the apple of the eye: talismans of early modern love magic: from ancient remedies to shakespearean sorcery to modern folk magic, magician and historian dr. alexander cummins unearths occult tools and tricks used throughout history to conjure up love. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 9pm, 10:30pm (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: favorite food and best meals in europe. online, free. >>

tuesday

tues thru 3/15: concurrence: school of visual arts presents a juried exhibition of multidisciplinary works by nine current students and recent alumni. using sculpture, painting, and photography, the artists address issues of identity, overcoming obstacles, and healing. online, free. >>

tues thru 2/25: chelsea international fine art competition exhibition: agora gallery’s annual competition exhibition features 30 artists from around the world. agora gallery (chelsea) and online, free. >>

tues 2pm (monthly): music on the brain: in the ‘music on the brain’ performance and conversation series, jazz musicians and scientists come together to investigate how music affects our brains and bodies. today’s edition opens with a performance by pianist helen sung, followed by a conversation with a guest scientist from columbia university. presented by the jazz museum in harlem and columbia university’s zuckerman institute. online, free. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring laurie kilmartin (conan), chris calogero (funny or die), jay king wack, christiana jackson, and dan frank. online, free (donations welcome). >>

wednesday

weds thru 6/6: grief and grievance: art and mourning in america: originally conceived by late curator and champion of black artists okwui enwezor, this new group exhibition at new museum offers works by 37 artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to racist violence experienced by black communities across america. included: jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, hank willis thomas, kara walker, carrie mae weems, and more. new museum (les), $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

weds 7pm: red light special: urban burlesque virtual workshop: strap on your stilettos and strut your stuff during this class taught by director and choreographer yaminah legohn. presented by house of yes. online, $10-15 >>

weds 7pm (monthly): frontiers lecture: interstellar interlopers: launch into the american museum of natural history’s latest frontiers lecture, where space telescope science institute astronomer amaya moro-martin will discuss the first two interstellar objects found passing through our solar system, and what they can tell us about how planets form. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (altered states edition): nyc punderdome champs sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo will change your mind at tonight’s ‘altered states’-themed show, taking on words that refuse to be changed, (in)famous vandalism, the language of drugs, and drugs’ effect on language. online, donations accepted (25% of proceeds will go to make the road new york). >>

weds 8:30pm: happily ever after hours: animator ron husband: go behind the scenes with animator ron husband, who’ll share film clips and stories from his work on disney’s the little mermaid, beauty and the beast, the lion king, fantasia 2000, and more. presented by the walt disney family museum in san francisco. online, free. >>

weds 9pm: sacha baron cohen and eric idle: jagshemash! actor and comedian sacha baron cohen (borat, the trial of the chicago 7) discusses character creation with legendary monty python comedian eric idle. online, free. >>

misc

our roundup of 35+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>

submissions

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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