MON-WEDS, 3/22-24: ABANDONED SUBWAY STATIONS, THE MOTH GRANDSLAM, AND MORE

monday

thru 6/24: ailey all access: alvin ailey american dance theater presents a spring series of free online programs, premiering on select nights at 7pm through june and available for a two-week period. in addition to performances, ailey virtual workshops and classes will invite people of all ages to join in the dance. free. >>

thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘myths and legends,’ including gluck’s orfeo ed euridice, berlioz’s la damnation de faust, strauss’s elektra, and more. online, free. >>

thru sun (weekly): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with a week of david lynch films, including the straight story, the elephant man, twin peaks: fire walk with me, lost highway, mulholland drive, dune, and blue velvet. weather permitting. free admission, with food/drink purchase required. >>

mon 6pm: art history from home: asian american perspectives: 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 ‘asian american perspectives’ edition will look at a range of american artists of asian descent, including yasuo kuniyoshi, ching ho cheng, martin wong, and an-my lê, alongside artworks that engage with aspects of ‘asian-ness’ by artists from other backgrounds. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: ladies who lit: an her-storic talk on nyc’s women writers: from dorothy parker to toni morrison to audre lorde to jennifer egan, raise a glass to new york city’s trailblazing women wordsmiths during a discussion led by the hosts of nyc’s literary pub crawl. online, free. >>

mon 7:15pm: the moth eastern grandslam showdown: winners of storyslam, the moth’s popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, go head-to-head in a war of words to determine the eastern grand slam champion. online, $15. >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (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: ‘places to love: vienna’ with guest samantha brown. online, free. >>

sponsored

Totally True Things: An Evening Of Socially Conscious Storytelling, is a live-streaming series featuring award-winning performers sharing true stories that focus on mental health, medical challenges, and social issues on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Following each performance host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff moderates a free-range conversation that includes an expert on the show’s theme.

Coming up:

March 25: SECOND HELPING written and performed by Kelli Dunham (Moth Mainstage, RISK! Story Collider, Stories From The Stage, co-founder of Queer Memoir). An account of how a life-changing medical challenge – after a series of life-changing losses – reveals what she discovered in her struggle to ask for help.

April 1: THANK YOU FOR PLAYING with monologues by Jude Treder-Wolff and a group of fantastic improvisers exploring how making things up together helps us deal with reality.

Special offer for readers of the skiknt:
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Hosted and produced by Jude Treder-Wolff. Co-producer Lifestage, Inc. is a consulting and training company that provides personal and professional development workshops utilizing storytelling and Applied Improvisation and produces live storytelling events.

tuesday

tues 6pm: the race for mayor 2021: reimagining a city that works for *all* new yorkers: where do the nyc mayoral candidates stand on the issues that low-income new yorkers and communities of color say matter most to them? hear directly from the candidates at this mayoral forum on housing and economic security. sponsored by community service society. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds 12pm: abandoned subway stations of nyc: plunge into the labyrinthine world of the nyc underground with untapped cities’s justin rivers, who’ll give a virtual talk on unused subway stations and platforms, guerrilla art installations, and more. online, $10. >>

weds 6pm: mausoleums of the rich and famous: a virtual tour of woodlawn: from the egyptian revival woolworth mausoleum to the belmont tomb, take in the lavish final resting places of new yorkers who went out in style. online, $9. >>

weds 6:30pm: making a killing: 34th anniversary of act up’s first protest: eric marcus (making gay history podcast), eric sawyer (act up co-founder), and ann northrop (gay usa) look back on the historic first demonstration led by act up (the aids coalition to unleash power). in 1987, the group gathered at the intersection of wall street and broadway to protest the exorbitant price of the only approved aids drug at the time. online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: uptown showdown: mom vs. dad: for the next installment of symphony space’s comedy debate series, we’re pitting moms against dads (yep, we’re going there). join comedians ophira eisenberg (ask me another), naomi ekperigin (broad city), john fugelsang (tell me everything), tom lenk (buffy the vampire slayer), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), and shalewa sharpe (hbo’s 2 dope queens) to decide who gets to own the ‘world’s greatest’ mug at the end of the night. >>

misc

here are the covid-19 restrictions that are about to loosen in ny. as always, keep the safety of yourself and others at top of mind. >>

our roundup of 40 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.

stay safe and healthy.

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