MON-WEDS, 4/19-21: RENT THE RUNWAY SAMPLE SALE, NAMES OF NEW YORK, 420 EVENTS, AND MORE

monday

mon thru 4/26: tiny dance film festival: san francisco’s detour dance and roxie theater presents a lineup of short dance films from around the world, including a screening of the nelken line, a reimagining of pina bausch’s historic choreography featuring a cast of bay area drag artists and queer performers. online, $5+ suggested donation. >>

mon-sun: one earth film festival – earth day mini fest: watch six feature films and 14 shorts that tackle climate change, environmental justice, conservation, waste, and more, along with filmmaker and expert q+as. online, free. >>

mon-sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations theme, ‘moral authority,’ celebrates virtue, freedom, and the power of the human spirit in mozart’s la clemenza di tito, philip glass’s satyagraha, beethoven’s fidelio, and more. online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm (+ 4/20 5pm): names of new york: discovering the city’s past, present, and future through its place-names: what’s in a name? find out how native lenape, the dutch settlers, the british invaders, and subsequent waves of immigrants influenced the names of new york city’s streets, parks, and neighborhoods as author joshua jelly-shapiro (island people, nonstop metropolis) discusses his latest book, names of new york. online, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the big weird: comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), ryan beck (comedy central), and will winner (the good, the dad, and the ugly podcast) host the big weird stand-up comedy show, returning with performances by sean patton (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), xazmin garza (sirius xm), and kendall farrell (sirius xm). littlefield (gowanus), $5 (online), $15-20 (in-person. covid-19 safety guidelines will be in place.). >>

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’s theme: ‘europe’s best markets.’ online, free. >>

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tuesday

tues thru sun: rent the runway sample sale: get your fashion fix with women’s ‘pre-loved’ designer apparel, accessories, and footwear at discounted prices. 260 fifth ave (bet. 28th + 29th sts). >>

tues 8am-7pm (tuesdays thru 4/27): taste of grand central market: eat on the cheap while enjoying full-size items from grand central market merchants for just $2 each. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

tues 1pm: eater talks: what a full restaurant reopening really takes: how do restaurant owners navigate the challenges of safely reopening during a pandemic, particularly when it comes to indoor dining? eater editor-in-chief amanda kludt moderates a conversation between chef tiffany derry of dallas and austin’s roots chicken shak, chef and owner douglass williams of boston’s mida, and owner michael schall of brooklyn’s locanda vini e olii about their approaches to a full reopening. online, free. >>

tues 3pm: even higher together: virtual 420 celebration: weedmaps presents a 420-themed day of music, comedy, conversations, and more hosted by snoop dog and featuring a$ap rocky, jhené aiko, tokimonsta, wiz khalifa, the alchemist, wiz khalifa, talib kweli, and more. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: celebrating cannabis + cbd: medicine for anxiety, pain + digestion: in honor of 4/20, learn about how cannabis and cbd can be used to soothe anxiety, pain, digestive woes, and more, and which formulation might work best for you. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, free. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring laurie kilmartin (conan), sarah tollemache (comedy central), joanna briley, and sheridan botros. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 9pm: tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting during a livestream edition of her touring show. online, $20. >>

wednesday

weds 6pm: 100 poems to break your heart, with dramatic readers: find comfort and meaning in grief and solitude with the help of poet edward hirsch (how to read a poem), who’ll introduce his new book, a collection of poems of the last 200 years from around the world that plumb the depths of heartbreak. with readings by actors r.j. foster and sarah rose kearns. presented by new york society library. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm: the moth mainstage: who do you think you are? five storytellers share true tales of self-discovery during a livestream edition of popular radio show the moth at brooklyn’s historic st. ann’s church. hosted by comedian, podcast host, and moth storyteller ophira eisenberg. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers -‘ word championship’ edition: for the first time ever, nyc punderdome champs sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo will battle it out in the ultimate terminology tussle, going head-to-head in an evening of language games, challenges, and improv to determine the quickest, quippiest word warrior of all. hosted by jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner). online, free (25% of donations will go to the winner’s charity of choice). >>

weds 8pm: eighth annual new york asian burlesque virtual extravaganza: in lieu of the annual live event, which showcases burlesque performers of asian heritage, enjoy a (strip)teaser of the rescheduled fall show with host calamity chang and a lineup of performers from around the world. a q+a with some of the performers will follow the show. online, $15 (a portion of proceeds will benefit national asian pacific american women’s forum). >>

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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