mon thru 9/6: met opera summer hd festival: take in the met opera’s larger-than-life productions on a larger-than-life platform–a giant hd screen in lincoln center’s damrosch park. this week’s encore presentations include philip glass’s satyagraha (mon), wagner’s der fliegende holländer (tues), nico muhly’s marnie (wed), berg’s wozzeck (thurs), and more. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>
mon thru 9/5: free krispy doughnuts with proof of vaccination: show your proof of covid-19 vaccination at krispy kreme, get two free doughnuts. >>
mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
city of god at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>
raders of the lost ark at astoria park >>
the farewell at sunset park >>
the muppets take manhattan at bryant park >>
trolls world tour at forest park (queens) >>
mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: jay jurden (fallon), ilana rubin (the new yorker), emily kob (ok, stupid), laura merli (reductress), and more. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>
mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by the lucas brothers (netflix), shane torres (comedy central), gibran saleem (gotham comedy live), jonathan burns (james corden), and nour hadidi. $12. >>
SECRETFORMULA PRESENTS: 90’S POP SING-ALONG
We’re taking you back to the time when Boy Bands, Swedish crossovers, Girl Power, and big butts reigned supreme with SecretFormula’s 90’s Pop Sing-Along at littlefield! We’ve got hours of the best 90’s music videos – with all the lyrics projected on the big screen so you and all your friends can sing (and dance) along together. No microphones and no waiting your turn to sing!
Get ready to sing out your emotions and Get Jiggy Wit It.
– Wear your ‘90s band t-shirts, neon windbreakers and choker necklaces or dress up like your favorite era appropriate musician, fictional character or celebrity!
– Show off your slick 90’s choreography in the Dance Off!
– Prizes including 90’s themed swag!
SECRETFORMULA PRESENTS: 90’S POP SING-ALONG
Friday, September 10
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coming 2 america at canarsie park >>
inside man at bryant park >>
moana at concrete plant park (bronx) >>
the sunshine boys at cunningham park (fresh meadows) >>
twister at cedar grove park (staten island) >>
tues 7pm: virtual book launch: lemony snicket’s poison for breakfast: lemony snicket (daniel handler), author behind a series of unfortunate events, introduces his latest work, poison for breakfast, a murder mystery in which the victim is the author himself. presented by dumbo’s powerhouse books. online, free. >>
tues 8pm (monthly): dive bar blondes: blondes have more funny at kendra cunningham and candyce musinski’s stand-up show, featuring carolyn castiglia (comedy central), ethan simmons-patterson (comedy central), meghan o’malley (barely making it comedy), vicky kuperman (sirius xm), james goff, and dan perlman. san pedro inn (red hook), free. >>
tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by alex wakim on the piano. tonight: peter revello (comedy central), mo welch (conan), casey james salengo (kimmel), karolena theresa, and electra telesford. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>
tues 8:30pm: syndicated sidewalk cinema: best in show: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) is going to the dogs with an outdoor screening of christopher guest’s 2000 mockumentary best in show. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>
weds thru 1/2/2022: 9/11 remembered: search and rescue dogs: a new exhibition at the american kennel club museum of the dog (midtown east) examines the history of search and rescue dogs, and highlights the rescue and recovery efforts of september 11th, 2001. $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>
weds thru sun (8pm): syndicated sidewalk cinema: keanu reeves week: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) explores keanu’s range with outdoor screenings of speed (weds), a scanner darkly (thurs), john wick (fri), bill + ted’s excellent adventure (sat), and my own private idaho (sun). free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>
weds 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: yo la tengo / mountain movers / dj amanda nazario: indie rock band yo la tengo headlines a night of live music at rumsey playfield in central park. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>
weds 6-11pm (ends today): fort tryon park’s wonderful wednesdays: for three nights this summer, fort tryon park’s roads will close to cars for the public to enjoy. tonight’s schedule includes a latin dance performance and workshop, a glow in the dark silent disco, and more. free. >>
weds 6:30pm: building the brooklyn bridge: author and historian jeffrey richman unveils his new book, building the brooklyn bridge: 1869-1883, an illustrated history of ‘the great bridge’ that includes many previously unpublished images and several in 3d. presented by park slope’s community bookstore and the center for brooklyn history. online, free. >>
weds 7pm: best debut short stories 2021: hear from rising stars of 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, nana kwame adjei-brenyah (friday black), kali fajardo-anstine (sabrina + corina), and beth piatote. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>
weds 7:30pm: a framework for creating your new career: learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>
weds 8pm: jailbreak! hosted by dave hill: escape to this comedy show hosted by actor and comedian dave hill, and featuring standup by liz miele (conan), emily flake (the new yorker), frank conniff (mystery science theater 3000), and liz glazer. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>
weds 9pm (monthly): daddy: a queer comedy show: work out your issues at caitlin reese’s stand-up show, featuring sophie santos (amazon), mila myles (buzzfeed), ryan leach, glo butler, and rachel green. qed astoria, $15. >>
our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>
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