museums reopening this week: new museum (tues) and moma ps1 (thurs). various prices. >>
thru sun: new york latino film festival: the annual showcase of latinx filmmakers returns with a combination of virtual and in-person, drive-in screenings. festival offerings include john leguizamo’s critical thinking and hbo’s habla now, as well as livestream panel discussions and filmmaker q+as. online and city parking (bronx), free-$25. >>
thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk movie screening series with roman holiday, harold + maude, romeo + juliet, love + basketball, 10 things i hate about you, punch drunk love, and boyz n the hood. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>
thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes donizetti’s don pasquale, rossini’s le compte ory, bellini’s i puritani, and more. online, free. >>
mon 6pm (various dates thru 11/10): rewriting skyscraper history webinar: scholars tell tall tales during this webinar series on the early development of the skyscraper as a distinct building type. tonight: ‘new york + chicago, from the 1870s: thinking about tall buildings and new technologies’ with professors lee gray (unc charlotte) and thomas lesley (iowa state university). presented by the skyscraper museum. online, free. >>
mon 7pm (weekly thru 10/19): books beneath the bridge: read all about it–the annual books beneath the bridge series goes virtual with weekly readings by authors selected by six brooklyn-based indie bookstores. the authors will share works reflecting on current events and exploring themes of migrant voices, gender-queer perspectives, black girl culture, protest poetry, and more. tonight: cobble hill’s books are magic presents an evening of readings from resistencia: poems of protest and revolution, featuring writers mark eisner, tina escaja, idra novey, and carlos aguasaco. online, free. >>
mon 7pm: coastal elites: what is it like to produce a tv show about life in quarantine with a cast and crew in quarantine? actors bette midler, kaitlyn dever, dan levy, sarah paulson, and issa rae, playwright paul rudnick, and director jay roach discuss their new hbo socially-distanced comedy, coastal elites, in a conversation with cnn’s alisyn camerota. presented by 92y. online, free. >>
mon 7:15pm: the moth storyslam: hold your tongue–or speak out–during a ‘silenced’-themed edition of 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. online, $10. >>
mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s showcase for non-fiction writers continues with readings by jason diamond (searching for john hughes), eric darnell pritchard (fashioning lives: black queers and the politics of literacy), alisson wood (being lolita), and j’na jefferson (the root). online, free. >>
mon 7:30pm: the revenger’s tragedy: red bull theater presents a benefit reading of darkly comedic jacobean thriller the revenger’s tragedy, adapted and directed by jesse berger. online, free (donations welcome). >>
mon 9pm: jane fonda – what can i do?: my path from climate despair to action: actor and activist jane fonda discusses her new book, what can i do?: my path from climate despair to action, the proceeds of which will benefit greenpeace. in conversation with actor, director, and activist eva longoria. online, free-$37. >>
Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, will launch the third semester of University Open Air, a free series of outdoor classes taught by professors, researchers and academics from around the world. Beginning on Wednesday, September 16, classes for the two-week semester will take place at the Boathouse and the surrounding area in Prospect Park located at 101 East Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11225. Classes will be capped at 12 participants; social distancing and masks will be required.
University Open Air is a space for immigrants, many of whom cannot practice their professions in the U.S., to share their knowledge and experience with fellow community members, neighbors and friends. Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non‐accredited.
To see a full course schedule and to register for classes, please visit: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/university-open-air
For general questions or press inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund. WNYC is a media partner of Brooklyn Public Library.
tues (ongoing): giant krispy kreme flagship opens in time square: who needs whole foods when you can have ‘hole’ foods? complete with the world’s largest hot light, a glazed waterfall, a doughnut-making theater, and a 24-hour to-go window. 1601 broadway at west 48th street. >>
tues thru 12/15 (tuesdays): the cooper union intra-disciplinary seminar public lectures: during a series of 12 lectures presented by the cooper union, a lineup of artists, theorists, scientists, activists, and writers delve into some of today’s most pressing questions relating to systemic change, body politics, and the centrality of the physical environment in the major struggles of our time. online, free. >>
tues 6:30pm: history’s most notorious female killers: from countess bathory to belle gunness, learn about history’s most notorious female killers during a talk by gabriella corey. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, free. >>
tues 7pm: ask a philosopher: are people innately good or evil? is ketchup a smoothie? brooklyn college philosophy professor and author ian olasov shares his new book, ask a philosopher: answers to your most important and most unexpected questions, in a conversation with wittenberg university philosophy chair nancy arden mchugh. presented by brooklyn public library and greenlight bookstore. online, free. >>
tues 7:30pm: made men: the story of goodfellas: on the 30th anniversary of the premiere of goodfellas, film critic and author glen kenny (anatomy of an actor: robert de niro) discusses his new book, made men: the story of goodfellas, a behind-the-scenes history of the film that ‘introduced america to the the real modern gangster.’ in conversation with ebert enterprises ceo chaz ebert and actor welker white, who played lois in goodfellas. presented by word bookstore. online, $5 admission can be applied to purchase of the book. >>
tues 8pm: we the women: learn about the women lawmakers behind the equal rights amendment, and how the long, complicated history of the amendment has left its future hanging in the balance during a talk by legal scholar julie suk on her new book, we the women: the unstoppable mothers of the equal rights amendment. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>
tues 8pm (monthly): mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: walk the dark street: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through 1956 film noir walk the dark street, with a q+a afterwards. a portion of proceeds from the event will benefit naacp empowerment programs. online, $10. >>
sponsored: weds thru 9/26: university open air: brooklyn public library, in collaboration with prospect park alliance, launches the third semester of university open air, a free series of outdoor classes taught by professors, researchers and academics from around the world. classes will be capped at 12 participants; social distancing and masks are required. the boathouse and surrounding area in prospect park, free (register online). >>
sponsored: wednesdays + sunday nights thru 10/4: visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and the chance to enjoy favorite films projected on the big screen while you dine (weather permitting). patrons will be required to wear masks in the outdoor yard when not eating and drinking. >>
weds 5pm: the new school copa conversations: hank shocklee + timo andres: the new school’s college of performing arts (copa) presents a series of curated talks between two artists working across genres, disciplines, and practices. tonight: music producer, sound designer, and dj hank shocklee (public enemy) with composer and pianist timo andres. online, free. >>
weds 6:30pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: thinking about a career change? in this class you’ll learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $15. >>
weds 6:30pm: the moth: livestreamed from green-wood cemetery: four storytellers share tales of confrontation and crossing paths, chance meetings, near misses, and narrow escapes during this ‘close encounters’-themed episode of the moth, recorded live at green-wood cemetery. online, $15. >>
weds 7pm: green collar jobs: making a living, forging a better world: where are the climate-friendly jobs now, where will they be in the coming years, and how can new york create more of them in a way that combats social and environmental injustice? presented by 350brooklyn and brooklyn public library. online, free. >>
weds 7pm: freakonomics radio presents: why we don’t write books anymore: stephen dubner and steven levitt co-authored the freakonomics book series, but now they spend most of their time behind microphones. tonight, dubner and levitt will tell stories and take listener questions during a talk presented by the greene space at wnyc. online, free. >>
weds 7:30pm: stacey abrams: electoral power: stacey abrams, founder of fair fight and the first black woman in the u.s. to become a major-party gubernatorial nominee, discusses gender, race, politics and electoral equity, the changing impact of women on our democracy, and the challenges faced by women in government during a conversation with ms. foundation director of communications raquel willis. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>
weds 8pm: vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (‘true or false’ edition): nyc punderdome champs sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanyo exchange wits for a wordy cause. tonight’s installment explores conspiracy theories, word origins, made-up languages, and more with help from comedian and satirist rekha shankar (between two ferns: the movie, collegehumor) and reporter/flat earther expert kelly weill (the daily beast). online, donations accepted (25% of proceeds will go to the whistleblower support fund). >>
weds 8pm: 90s tv party: laugh, drink, reminisce, and salute your shorts as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic 90s tv shows like saved by the bell, the adventures of pete and pete, blossom, and more. a portion of proceeds from the show will be donated to the california fire foundation. online, $5. >>
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.
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