museums reopening this week: the guggenheim (9/30 members, 10/2 general public) and the institute for contemporary photography (10/1). various prices. >>

nyc outdoor dining will become permanent and year-round: you can eat al fresco through the winter and beyond thanks to the extension of nyc’s outdoor dining program. >>

new mural by raul ayala on the bowery graffiti wall: artist raul ayala and a team of 10 youth ‘artivists’ unveil their new bowery graffiti wall mural, which depicts the fight for social justice and the importance of activism. >>


mon thru 10/5: 15th annual brooklyn book festival: nyc’s largest free literary bonanza returns with more than 40 ‘bookend’ events, a literary marketplace, a children’s and ya day (sat), and a festival day (sun) featuring a star-studded lineup of writers, including lee child, salman rushdie, claudia rankine, joyce carol oates, colson whitehead, arundhati roy, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk movie screening series with the wizard of oz, space jam, cats, rbg, cruel intentions, mean girls, and jawbreaker. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations includes mozart’s la nozze di figaro, die zauberflöte, don giovanni, and more. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: science on tap, untapped – indiana jones and the last crusade netflix party: chat with expert hosts as they debunk the myths and misrepresentations in your favorite movies during philly’s science on tap monthly screenings. tonight, archaeologist and penn museum near eastern collections keeper katy blanchard hosts a screening of indiana jones and the last crusade. online, free with a netflix account. >>

mon 7pm: black girl mystery panel: authors rachel howzell hall (and now she’s gone), alyssa cole (when no one is watching), tiffany d. jackson (grown), and tracy deonn (legendborn) discuss their latest books and their interconnecting themes during a panel conversation presented by books are magic. 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: bushwick’s mil mundos books presents puerto rican poets and authors raquel salas rivera, ricardo maldonado, andrés cerpa, and alejandra rosa. online, free. >>


tues thru 10/31: new york city ballet digital fall season: nycb keeps you on your toes with four weeks of archival performances, including works by george balanchine, jerome robbins, justin peck, lynne taylor-corbett, and more. in addition, a series of new ballets filmed throughout nyc will premiere on 10/27. online, free. >>

tues: national coffee day deals: espresso yourself with free or discounted brews at coffee shops and retailers across the caffei-nation, including dunkin’, 7-eleven, barnes + noble, krispy kreme, and more. tip: wondering if the locally-owned coffee shops in your neighborhood are participating? check their social media pages! >>

tues 4pm: nick hornby — just like you: nick hornby, author of high fidelity, about a boy, fever pitch, and more, discusses his latest novel, just like you, a romantic comedy about an unlikely love affair across lines of race, class, and age, in a conversation with author sarah vowell (lafayette in the somewhat united states). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. online, free (contributions welcome). >>

tues 6pm: art history from home: queer belonging: a series of 30-minute online talks by the whitney museum’s teaching fellows highlights works in the museum’s collection and recent exhibitions to illuminate topics in american art from 1900 to the present. tonight’s session will explore lgbtq presence and perspectives in pre-1968 artworks from the whitney’s collection. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: regulatory fixes for online political advertising: how can the issue of false and inflammatory online political advertising be addressed? a panel of experts exchange views on banning microtargeting, boycotting facebook, strengthening disclosure of funding, and other practical solutions to the problem. presented by columbia graduate school of journalism. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: oliver sacks: his own life: get an inside look at the life of late neurologist and author oliver sacks during a q+a on the new documentary oliver sacks: his own life, with filmmaker ric burns, longtime writing collaborator and oliver sacks foundation executive director kate edgar, and sacks’s partner, author and photographer bill hayes. co-presented by film forum and the bellevue literary review. online, free for the q+a, $20 includes access to the film. >>

tues 7pm: film noir style: cross over to the dark side of ’40s fashion and get to know the stars of film noir with historian and author kimberly truhler, who’ll present photos and stories from her book, film noir style: the killer 1940s. presented by the national arts club. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm: cellos and the vibrational afterlife of chemical residue: international contemporary ensemble’s cellist katinka kleijn and cellist, composer, and improviser aliya ultan pull back the curtain on their new collaboration, ‘residuum: a suite for cello and trash,’ in a performance-discussion on pushing the boundaries of cello performance and creating new sound worlds with found objects. online, free. >>

tues 7:30pm: netflix’s the social dilemma: documentary filmmaker jeff orlowski (chasing ice, chasing coral) discusses the dark side of social media and his new film, the social dilemma, with technology experts tristan harris, tim kendall, cathy o’neil, and rashida richardson in a conversation moderated by katie couric. presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 9pm (+ 10/7, 10/15, 10/22): presidential and vice presidential debates begin: the first of three presidential debates between biden and trump will be moderated by chris wallace, anchor of ‘fox news sunday,’ and will cover the coronavirus pandemic, race and violence in u.s. cities, the supreme court, the economy, the integrity of the election, and the candidate’s records. airing live on youtube, npr, and major tv networks. >>


weds: indoor dining returns to nyc at 25% capacity starting today: eater new york captures the reactions of owners, workers, and chefs. >>

weds: indoor pools are allowed to reopen starting today: get back to your backstroke at one of the city’s indoor pools, reopening at 33% capacity starting today. note: the policy does not apply to pools located in nyc recreation centers. >>

weds 6pm: on edith wharton’s village: writer, lecturer, and tour guide carl raymond shares the insular, constrained old new york of novelist edith wharton and the characters in her writings during a virtual tour of sites connected with her work. online, free. >>

weds 6:30pm (rain date 10/7): walking tour of historic chinatown signage: ‘sign’ up for a 90-minute walking tour of chinatown with historian thomas rinaldi, who’ll focus on the area’s surviving historic signs and discuss how they fit into the evolutionary history of commercial signage. presented by poster house. starting location will be emailed to ticket holders, $20. >>

weds 7pm:the secrets of takeout and delivery: masters of social gastronomy: order in for this online presentation on the history of takeout, the economics and logistics of food delivery, and the impact of covid-19 on the restaurant industry. presented by brooklyn brainery. $9. >>

weds 7pm: profs + pints: overcoming boredom: 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, university of waterloo psychology and cognitive neuroscience professor james danckert delivers a talk on boredom–what it is, what causes it, why it’s so uncomfortable, and how we can deal with it. online, $12. >>

sponsored: weds 8pm (weekly thru 10/28): visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and the chance to enjoy favorite films projected on the big screen while you dine outdoors (weather permitting). food purchase is required, and patrons are required to wear masks when not eating and drinking. tonight: black panther with a pre-screening round of trivia at 7pm. >>

weds 8pm: a very special tv party: laugh and drink along as you watch 80s and 90s sitcom episodes dealing with controversial social issues–often to unintentionally hilarious effect–during secretformula’s streaming party. online, $5. >>

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sponsored: tuesdays thru 10/27: zoom name that tune: are you that friend who always knows the name of the song and band playing on the radio? well, here’s a great way to put that talent to some use: a fun, interactive online game that’ll pit you against other music lovers on zoom for a chance to win cool prizes and some serious bragging rights. $12 here (reg. $15). >>

sponsored: bullets on broadway: a virtual murder mystery party game: it’s opening night on broadway, and nerves are high. the cast and crew are all a-buzz backstage with the excitement of the lights, the sounds…and the dead body of their big-shot broadway producer. download, print, and play! $19 here (reg. $29). >>


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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