free tickets for the shed’s ‘open call’ series: starting today, you can reserve free tickets for ‘open call,’ an exhibition and performance series taking place 6/3-8/1 at the shed (hudson yards). tickets are currently available for 6/3-13, and will be released on an ongoing basis. >>

seven sculpture parks to discover in the nyc area: looking to take in some outdoor art for a day or a weekend? untapped cities highlights seven outdoor sculpture parks within a two-hour radius of the city. >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: beer gardens, public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>


mon 6pm: career management for introverts: hate selling yourself? learn techniques to make an impression on others in more quiet ways and more during a discussion led by career coach win sheffield. presented by nypl stavros niarchos foundation library. 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 jordan temple (conan), courtney maginnis (sirius xm), kerry coddett (netflix), and liza treyger (comedy central). littlefield (gowanus), $5 online, $12 in-person. >>


tues thru sun: happy socks sample sale: treat your feet to some colorful and quirky socks at reduced prices. 260 sample sale (261 fifth ave, bet. 28th + 29th sts). >>

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 ‘lullaby of the brain’ edition features performances and dialogue between pianist helen sung and psychiatry research fellow dr. erica rodriguez, who’ll discuss the science of music and social bonding and how music comforts and consoles us during difficult times. presented by the jazz museum in harlem and columbia university’s zuckerman institute. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm (monthly): brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic. presented by bric. free. >>

tues 8pm: penthouse comedy’s south asia covid relief fundraiser: penthouse comedy presents a night of stand-up to raise money for south asia’s ongoing covid crisis. nimesh patel (snl), usama siddiquee (americas got talent), amamah sardar (siriusxm), and danish maqbool (hulu). hosted by zubi ahmed. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $5-10. >>


weds 4-5pm: boozy coffee break: coffee break meets happy hour at tipsy scoop’s kips bay and williamsburg locations today, where they’ll be serving up free affogato treats made with boozy ice cream and chameleon cold brew. >>

weds 7pm: paragraph’s pitch wars: have an idea for a book? give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of editors and agents for real-time feedback, or tune in to watch fellow writers take their shot. online, $10. >>

weds 7pm (+ 5/29-30): molière in the park – tartuffe: comedian kate rigg and tony nominee andy grotelueschen star in outdoor, staged readings of two-time pulitzer prize winner richard wilbur’s translation of molière’s tartuffe. prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside,. 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 openings, 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