mon thru weds (at 6:30pm): a snail’s tale immersive high line performance: artists kris lemsalu and kyp malone (of tv on the radio) present a fantastical, interactive musical fairy tale that unfolds in seven parts along .8 miles of the high line, culminating in a dj set lasting until the park closes. performances will take place at various locations on the high line, with a suggested entry at 14th street. free. >>
mon thru weds: fête de la rentrée: a fall open house celebration: french institute alliance française celebrates new york city’s cultural renaissance with a three-day program of all things french, including free language classes, movie screenings, a solo exhibition by artist alix le méléder, a sunset dance party at le bain, and more. french institute alliance française (ues) and le bain at the standard hotel (meatpacking), free. >>
mon 6pm: h2sho on the waterfront: bring a bandana or a small towel and your jazz hands to h2sho’s ‘strength+ sho tunes’ workout, a broadway-inspired outdoor fitness class led by h2sho instructor erwin gonzalez. hunters point south park (lic), free. >>
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: teresa lee, tobin miller, jon braylock, jamie watson, cody buege, and zubi ahmed. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>
mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by anna qu (made in china), greg mania (born to be public), and denny (the new york times). niagara bar (east village), free. >>
mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden’s reading series returns for in-person events tonight with readings by authors brandon taylor, alexandra kleeman, marie-helene bertino, lincoln michel, and simeon marsalis. free adission. >>
mon 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: how has humanity’s complicated relationship with water shaped our evolution? what is in our future as climate change threatens the globe’s water supply? find out and learn more at tonight’s edition of the secret science club, featuring geophysicist and author giulio boccaletti (water: a biography), who’ll delve into the intertwined history of water and human civilization and the looming threat of hurricanes, droughts, floods, and other climate change-related disasters. online, free. >>
mon 8pm: the moth storyslam: put your storytelling skills to the test at the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>
mon 8pm (monthly): absolutely thriving: a comedy show: everyone’s totally ok in every possible way at glennis laroe and molly ruben-long’s new standup show, kicking off tonight with alex english (comedy central), ryan asher (comedy central), marcia belsky (comedy central), nina tarr (hbo), marie faustin (broad city), and sam evans. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>
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 yamaneika saunders (comedy central), dave hill (comedy central), emma willmann (netflix), jackie keliiaa (amazon), and brian bahe (mcsweeney’s). $12. >>
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is back at Prospect Park with an incredible lineup of performances all summer long!
Join us at the newly-renamed Lena Horne Bandshell for unforgettable summer nights with the likes of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lady Blackbird, MICHELLE and more.
Check out the festival line-up on BRIC’s website for more information. We can’t wait to see you #BackAtTheBandshell!
sponsored: tues thru 10/3: get 2-for-1 tickets to letters of suresh at second stage theater: raviv joseph’s companion piece to animals out of paper, letters of suresh, directed by may adrales, is the latest work from the pulitzer prize-short listed playwright hailed as ‘wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate’ (the new york times). get 2-for-1 tickets with code ‘los2for1’ >>
tues (ongoing): tkts booth reopens in times square: theater development fund’s flagship tkts booth reopens for the first time since the start of the pandemic, offering up discounted same-day tickets to broadway and off-broadway shows at its post under the iconic red steps of times square. >>
tues 5pm doors, film at sunset: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): moulin rouge! at bryant park (midtown) >>
tues 7pm (monthly thru december): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s fall season kickoff salon features peter lerangis (seven wonders series), jennifer j. chow (dragonfly dreams), jennie eglund (taylor before and after), and elizabeth pagel-hogan (so you want to be president of the united states). a q+a follows. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>
tues 7:30pm: ghost stories by the fire: storytellers spin yarns about haunting happenings at sasha graham’s spooky story slam, where you can put your name in a witch’s hat for a chance to tell your own five-minute true or imagined terrifying tale. outdoors around the fire pit at barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city), free admission. >>
tues 8pm: loft comedy: take in some art before the new loft comedy show, held in the beautiful fotografiska museum (flatiron). tonight, marie faustin hosts matteo lane, joyelle nicole johnson, tessa skara, and josh johnson. $24 includes museum admission (note: plan on checking out the galleries before the show starts). >>
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 dylan adler on the piano. tonight: punkie johnson (snl), kelly bachman (the new york times), stone + stone (channel 4), and more. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>
weds thru 11/10 (10am-4:30pm): after the end: a ritual about loss: put your loss into words at a candy chang and james a. reeves’s site-specific installation in green-wood cemetery’s historic chapel. visitors are invited to write down their experience of loss in any form—the loss of loved ones, relationships, health, and worlds we once knew—on a scroll and place it on an ever-growing illuminated altar. green-wood cemetery, free. >>
weds thru 9/26: sun + sea: a serene day by the sea is turned upside-down at the brooklyn academy of music’s fishman space, which will be filled with 25 tons of sand and the sounds of 13 vocalists for sun + sea, a lithuanian opera about the climate crisis. the theatrical installation boasts an all-female creative team, which took home the coveted golden lion at the 2019 venice art biennale. $25. >>
weds thru sun: little island dance festival: feel the rhythm of the city at this five-day celebration of percussive dance forms, curated by artist-in-residence and tap dance star ayodele casel with longtime collaborator torya beard. the festival will fill little island with dance forms from all over the world, from tap to traditional, from contemporary indian dance to african drumming, and more. little island at pier 55 (meatpacking/chelsea), most of the events are free with rsvp, others are $25-65. >>
weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
missing link at st. vartan park (murray hill) >>
tom + jerry at elmhurst park (queens) >>
we are the thousand at brooklyn commons park (downtown brooklyn) >>
weds 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: reggae gold meets soca gold: vp records presents a showcase of reggae, soca, and dancehall, including dj puffy, edwin yearwood, alison hinds, chromatic sound, noah powa, gyptian, and dj calli b. coney island amphitheater, free. >>
weds 7:30pm: asian not asian podcast’s live lab series: asian american studies 3000: get schooled at this comedy ‘lecture’ series hosted by asian not asian podcast’s mic nguyen, where a lineup of comics and experts will teach you something about asian/asian american culture. canal street market (soho), $10. >>
weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by nore davis (comedy central), rosebud baker (comedy central), matt wayne (comedy central), mike lebovitz (hbo), kenice mobley (fallon), and khalid rahmaan (conan). hosted by david drake. $5 adv, $10 door. >>
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.
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