MON-WEDS, 8/24-26: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

starts today: museums are permitted to reopen: museums and ‘low risk’ cultural sites in nyc are officially allowed to reopen starting today. safety measures include 25% capacity, timed ticketing, staggered entry, and enforced face coverings. actual opening dates will vary by institution. >>

thru july 2021: giant bronze gorilla sculpture comes to hudson yards: monkey around with ‘king nyani,’ a massive new sculpture created by public artists gillie and marc schattner to raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species. bella abzug park (hudson yards), free. >>

thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes verdi’s rigoletto, la traviata, and more. online, free. >>

mon 5pm: michael almereyda and richard linklater on tesla: filmmaker michael almeyreyda (marjorie prime, nadja) discusses his latest film and sundance prizewinner tesla, starring ethan hawke and kyle maclachlan as inventors and rivals nicola tesla and thomas edison. moderated by filmmaker richard linklater (boyhood, before trilogy). presented by film at lincoln center. online, free. >>

mon 6:30pm: virtual drawing marathon: letting go: let loose as you create 30 fast, free flowing drawings inspired by surrealism, pop culture, and current events with prompts from school of visual arts faculty member peter hristoff. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: salmon: great leap for a future: what does the future hold for wild salmon, whose populations have been in decline since the 70s? how do we save wild salmon and preserve the health of the planet? a panel of salmon scientists, advocates, conservationists, anglers, filmmakers, and authors dives into the mysterious world of the ‘king of fish’ during this explorers club presentation. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: savage pastimes: a cultural history of violent entertainment: delve into the history of violence in mass entertainment as queens college professor and true crime writer harold schechter (hell’s princess: the mystery of belle gunness, butcher of men) delivers a multimedia presentation challenging the notion that today’s popular culture is more violent and dangerous to the young than pop entertainment of the past. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features candyce musinski, amamah sardar, and linette palladino. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. online, free (rsvp). >>

tuesday

sponsored: tues 1pm: global fashion in the age of pandemics: 1918 x 2020: join new york adventure club in an exploration of global fashion trends during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and what they can teach us about coping with today’s health crisis one hundred years later. online, $10. >>

tues 6:30pm: new york city in posters: how have posters been used to attract tourists to nyc and craft the mythos around the city? swann auction galleries’ nicholas lowry will share promotional images from the last 100 years that have driven visitors to the city and depicted all things uniquely new york. presented by poster house. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm paint + sip: grab a drink of your choice and howl at the (painted) moon as artist megan watters guides you in painting an orange moon scene. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $13. >>

tues 7pm: best debut short stories 2020: discover the newest voices in short fiction during a reading and celebration of works by the winners of the pen america dau short story prize for emerging writers, with this year’s judges, tracy o’neill (quotients), nafissa thompson-spires (heads of the colored people), and deb olin unferth (barn 8). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: how we live now book launch with bill hayes and roz chast: author and photographer bill hayes (insomniac city) captures the moment-to-moment experience of life in nyc under lockdown in a talk on his new book, how we live now: scenes from the pandemic. moderated by new yorker cartoonist and author roz chast. presented by powerhouse @ the archway. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: the vagina book: join comedian margaret cho, speaker and activist blair imani, dr. jennifer conti, and thinx ceo maria molland for an online launch of the vagina book: an owner’s manual for taking care of your down there. presented by strand bookstore. online, free. >>

tues 8pm: the secret science club: open your mind during tonight’s secret science club lecture as neuroscientist david eagleman discusses his new book, livewired: the inside story of the ever-changing brain, and shares his research on synesthesia, dreaming, wearable devices, and new ways to think about the five senses. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds 7:45am: monumental women monument unveiling: witness history as central park’s first statue of real women is unveiled on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. the result of a seven-year campaign, the monument honors women’s rights pioneers sojourner truth, susan b. anthony, and elizabeth cady stanton. online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 1pm: uncovering the great street art + artists of nyc: uncover a selection of new york city’s most impressive modern street art, from pieces by obscure international artists to megastars like lady pink and shepard fairey. online, $10. >>

weds 5:30pm: wellness in place – happy garden, healthy you: you’ll be blossoming during this wellness session from the new york times as you get centered with breathwork and meditation, learn skincare tips to stay safe in the sun, get your hands dirty as you discover the joy of gardening, and cool down with snacks and homemade detox cocktails. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: women’s equality day in the village: take a virtual tour highlighting the revolutionary greenwich village women who were instrumental in the fight for the vote and the struggle for social and political justice, led by historian and tour guide lucie levine. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: rebecca senf on the early works of ansel adams: photography curator and scholar dr. rebecca senf discusses her recent book, making a photographer: the early work of ansel adams, an examination of adams’s early photographic career. presented by the institute for contemporary photography. online, $5. >>

weds 7pm: profs + pints: survival through math: get schooled when you tune in to profs and pints, a lecture series that brings college professors into bars, cafés, and now your room. tonight, educator and author anna weltman (supermath: the power of numbers for good and evil) delivers a talk on how game theory can be used to navigate crises like the covid-19 pandemic, and how mathematicians try to solve ‘games’ as trivial as checkers and as deadly serious as war. online, $12. >>

weds 7pm: ok boomer, let’s talk: how my generation got left behind: journalist, lawyer, and millennial jill filipovic (the h-spot: the feminist pursuit of happiness) busts through the millennial ‘snowflake’ myth and shows that ‘ok, booker’ is more than a sarcastic dismissal in a conversation with time editor-at-large anand giridharadas about her new book, ok boomer, let’s talk, an in-depth investigation of the massive problems facing millennials, including climate, money, housing, and healthcare. presented by strand bookstore. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: over + above: women over 55 speak: brave new world repertory theatre presents an evening of 18 original monologues performed by women over the age of 55. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

weds 7:30pm: the secret arts: murder mysteries: atlas obscura’s the secret arts series brings in some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share insights into their craft, from crystal synthesis to mud ball polishing. tonight, find out how to create a murder mystery event with pro whodunnit hostess abi inman. online, $10. >>

weds 7:30pm pre-show, 9pm concert: women take the stage: a star-studded lineup of speakers and musicians takes the virtual stage for a concert and rally on the centennial of the 19th amendment, amplifying women’s voices to get out the vote, support free, fair, and safe elections, and increase the number of women in elected office. featuring alicia garza, dolores huerta, letitia james, billie jean king, gloria steinem, lily tomlin, the chicks, indigo girls, and more. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (‘change’ edition): get your words worth with a lineup of nyc punderdome champs, who’ll fill your night with word games, anagrams, etymological deep-dives, and more. tonight’s ‘appologies’ theme includes author and washington post columnist alexandra petri, apology simulator creator matthew burns, and musician ghan. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo. online, $5 suggested (a percentage of proceeds will benefit rainn). >>

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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