MON-WEDS, 6/29-7/1: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

mon-fri (times tbd): fireworks: in lieu of the annual macy’s fourth of july fireworks display, each borough will host a (legal) five-minute pyrotechnic show, culminating in a televised special of all five on saturday. >>

mon 4pm: music, identity, and activism: from suffrage songs to contemporary pop hits, discover how queer female artists share messages about equality, justice, and change through their music during a conversation with musicians brandi carlile, hayley kiyoko, and meshell ndegeocello, moderated by the new york times technology and culture reporter nellie bowles. free. >>

mon 5:30pm: hiv/aids: activism + posters: artist, writer, and activist avram finkelstein, one of the creators of the iconic 1986 ‘silence=death’ poster, discusses the role of posters and iconography in hiv/aids activism, as well as the connection between our contemporary experience with covid-19, in a conversation with aids historian ian bradley-perrin. presented by poster house. zoom, free. >>

mon 6pm: how to build an herbal first aid kit: treat yourself–literally–during this class on making herbal remedies for inflammation, muscle aches, sunburn, bug bites, and more, taught by herbalist dawn petter. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $15. >>

mon 6pm: pride literary pub crawl: ‘visit’ the favorite haunts of james baldwin, edna st. vincent millay, walt whitman, and other lgbtq+ writers, poets, and artists during a pride-themed virtual greenwich village literary pub crawl. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm: david shimer – rigged – with timothy snyder: writer david shimer shares his new book, rigged: america, russia, and one hundred years of covert electoral interference, an account of intervention in u.s. elections from the cold war to 2016, in a conversation with author and yale history professor timothy snyder (on tyranny: twenty lessons from the twentieth century). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

mon 7pm: little fires everywhere: reese witherspoon and kerry washington: the executive producers and stars of hulu’s little fires everywhere discuss race, motherhood, and privilege with author and former teen vogue editor-in-chief elaine welteroth. presented by 92y. free. >>

mon 7pm: butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns for its last show of the summer with nicole byer (nailed it), ron funches (comedy central), luke mones (comedy central), jen kirkman (netflix), katina corrao (broad city), and haywood turnipseed, jr. (attack the comics). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit national black justice coalition). >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features amy veltman (hbo), heidi grandberry (roast battle), and lauren ansley (beerlu funny). hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

mon 8:30pm: the chemistry of chemistry: suny purchase visiting assistant professor dr. adar eisenbruch delivers a science-based talk on how hormones affect romance and relationships. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>

tuesday

tues 2pm (ends today): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own strawberry rhubarb tart with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm: field trip: asteroids: go on a cosmic treasure hunt through the asteroid belt with amnh curator denton ebel and two mission scientists from nasa’s osiris-rex mission, the first u.s. mission to collect material from an asteroid and bring it back to earth for study. presented by the american museum of natural history. facebook, free. >>

tues 2pm: nova virtual field trip: christian cooper on birding while black: writer and editor christian cooper, who was targeted in a racist confrontation while birding in central park last month, talks about his passion and tips for bird-watching, his experience #birdingwhileblack, and his work toward making birding more inclusive for people of color and the lgbtq+ community. facebook and youtube, free. >>

tues 3pm: an afternoon with edith head: bring on the golden age glamor–actor susan claassen (a conversation with edith head) portrays prolific hollywood costume designer edith head (1897-1981) during a dramatized conversation with film and fashion historian kimberly truhler. presented by the national arts club. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 5pm: zoey’s extraordinary playlist: actors jane levy, mary steenburgen, and lauren graham, stars of the nbc series zoey’s extraordinary playlist, discuss the musical series in a conversation with entertainment weekly’s sydney bucksbaum. presented by 92y. free. >>

tues 6pm: walk on the wild side’s birth of punk virtual tour: ‘see’ where the velvet underground first met andy warhol and nico, where lou reed and john cale had some of their first rehearsals, where the word ‘punk’ was first coined as a genre name, and more as you explore the evolution of punk rock in the village. zoom, free. >>

tues 7:30pm: ballet hispánico’s noche unidos: a night of dance and unity: nyc’s ballet hispánico celebrates 50 years with an evening of world premiere performances of works by nine choreographers, as well as celebrity appearances by lin-manuel miranda, gloria estefan, rita moreno, normal lear, and more. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: weird homes tour: ghosts in the machines: get an inside look at the curious collection of historian and self-styled ‘occult archaeologist’ brandon hodge as he leads you on a virtual tour of his home. zoom, $10. >>

wednesday

what the fact?! daily trivia: july 1, 1894: on this day, thomas edison produced ‘the boxing cats,’ the world’s first ever cat video. the 21-second film shows two kittens trading jabs inside a small boxing ring. the caption reads: ‘a glove contest between trained cats. a very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh.’ discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

weds thru sat: black lives matter mural to be painted on harlem street: eight local artists will paint a giant black lives matter mural on harlem’s adam clayton powell jr. boulevard, stretching from 125th street to 127th street, with the help of volunteers from neighborhood organizations. >>

weds: nyc’s beaches will open to swimming starting today (with distancing rules in effect, of course). >>

weds 2pm: love life: anna kendrick, bridget bedard, and sam boyd: actor anna kendrick and showrunners bridget bedard and sam boyd discuss hbo max romantic comedy anthology series love life, about the journey from first love to last love and the people we’re with along the way. presented by 92y. free. >>

weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): shockwaves: the mathematics of tears of wine: sip a vessel of vino as ucla mathematics professor andrea bertozzi explores the math behind the little shock waves that create a pattern of ‘wine tears’ on the inside of your glass during this month’s ‘math encounters’ livestream lecture from the national museum of mathematics. free. >>

weds 5pm: they did what on coney island?: would you rather–be buried alive or live through the biblical apocalypse? discover some of the bizarre amusements featured at coney island in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries during a talk by green-wood historian jeff richman and morbid anatomy founder joanna ebenstein. zoom, $5. >>

weds 7pm: meditation for difficult times: get centered as you learn different meditation techniques for grounding, self-awareness, empowerment, and coping with difficult times during a class led by esther cho. presented by minka brooklyn. $10 sliding scale donation. >>

weds 7pm: true and unusual animal tales of old brooklyn: learn about the cats that worked at the brooklyn navy yard, the turtle who paid an annual visit to a bay ridge bar, and other surprising stories of brooklyn animals from the late 1800s and early 1900s, during a talk led by journalist and author peggy gavan (the cat men of gotham). presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: jodi kantor + megan twohey – she said – in conversation with dream hampton: pulitzer prize-winning reporters jodi kantor and megan twohey (she said: breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement) discuss harvey weinstein’s recent conviction and how journalism can inspire social change. in conversation with filmmaker and writer dream hampton (surviving r. kelly). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm (1st + 3rd wednesdays): gettin’ by with liz barrett: cut yourself some slack with comedian liz barrett (gotham comedy live), who covers everything that makes us anxious, and discusses how to let the small stuff go. tonight’s topic is summer with guest frank liotti (logo tv). zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: wet hot american summer. presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: puppet playlist: some strings attached. puppeteers and musicians present original works and new interpretations of music at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series. free (donations will go to unicorn riot and color of change). >>

weds 9pm: hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: the devil bat (1940), starring bela lugosi. twitch, free. >>

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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 at home. 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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THURS-SUN, 6/25-28: SKINT WEEKEND

thursday

thurs thru sun: pride weekend: get your pride on at these 16 virtual and irl events. various prices (most are free).
• thurs 8pm, 11pm, + sat 3pm, 9pm: night of 1,000 carries. >>
• thurs 9pm: can’t cancel pride concert. >>
• fri thru sun: theater for the new city’s virtual performance videos. >>
• fri + sat: house of yes parties. >>
• fri 5pm: the rally. >>
• fri 7pm: papi juice. >>
• fri 8pm: the whitney + discwoman dj set by shyboi. >>
• sat + sun: planet bushwig >>
• sat 1am – sun 4am: global pride. >>
• sat 11am-6pm: hester street fair’s queer-owned businesses market. >>
• sat 3:30pm: dyke march. >>
• sat 8pm: the house party with everybooty. >>
• sun 12pm: pride special broadcast event >>
• sun 1pm: queer liberation march. >>
• sun 4pm: pride with pabllo + friends . >>
• sun 8pm: drag-stravaganza. >>

thurs thru sun: brooklyn art book fair: the annual showcase of independent, artist-run presses returns online with 45 vendors, plus film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and more. free. >>

thurs thru sun: contemporary and digital art fair: take a digital stroll through galleries and artists’ studios, watch live performances, take part in panel discussions, and more during this interactive, immersive art fair. website, free. >>

thurs thru mon: the americas film festival: explore stories of north, central, and south america along with their associated islands during the seventh annual the americas film festival, presented by cuny, the cervantes institute of ny, and the national museum of the american indian. free. >>

thurs thru 8/9: carl craig sessions: in conjunction with carl craig’s party/after-party at dia beacon, dia presents a series of films exploring the legacy of techno music, from its emergence in detroit to its reverberations worldwide. free. >>

thurs 7pm: tending to your robot body: loosen up with this workshop on combating ‘robot body,’ a symptom brought on by sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer. presented by minka brooklyn. zoom, $10 sliding scale donation. >>

thurs 7pm: how to be alone with lane moore: spend the evening alone together with lane moore. the comedian and author will present her book, how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t. presented by word bookstore. instagram, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: when governments kill people: repression, policing, and…peace? andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation about the causes and consequences of government-led violence, peace and peacemaking, and policing. tonight’s guests are university of michigan political science professor and author christian davenport (the peace continuum: what it is and how to study it) and comedian alvin kuai. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to the town hall project. youtube, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm: punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online return of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5. >>

thurs 7pm: can i get a witness? the gospel of james baldwin: witness an archived musical and theatrical tribute to iconic writer and activist james baldwin, created for the stage in 2016 by meshell ndegeocello. presented by harlem stage. multiple platforms, free. >>

thurs 8pm: fantastic voyage and representing covid-19: cdc medical illustrator alissa eckert, creator of the now-ubiquitous spiky blob illustration of the coronavirus, joins science and technology scholar and author david serlin (imagining illness: public health and visual culture) for a conversation about illustration and visualization, public education and accessibility, the development of eckert’s iconic image, and the prescience of the 1966 film fantastic voyage, a landmark for its depiction of microscopic threats inside the human body. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 8pm: ny classical theatre benefit reading – king lear: ny classical theatre presents a benefit reading of shakespeare’s tragedy king lear, which the bard famously penned during the bubonic plague. free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm (thru sat): live from lincoln center: broadway fridays: take a trip to the theater while you’re home, courtesy of online streams of select live from lincoln center broadcasts. tonight, tune in to a 2017 production of william finn and james lapine’s musical, falsettos, starring christian borle, stephanie j. block, andrew rannells, and brandon uranowitz. website and youtube, free. >>

thurs 8:30pm (weekly): let them eat cake: summer of love – healing through movement: a lineup highlighting disabled and non-disabled ally aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more take center stage at the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits the axis project. >>

thurs 9pm: the science of creativity: neuroscientist and educator dr. pascal wallisch delivers a science-based talk on the creative process, creative personalities, creativity in different domains (e.g. science and art), common misconceptions about creativity, and how to foster creativity on a personal and societal level. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>

friday

what the fact?! daily trivia: june 26, 1659: on this day, an italian farmer named j. b. pestalozzi brought charges against a family of caterpillars for trespassing on his fields and damaging them. the defendants were assigned an attorney, cesare de peverello, who argued for his clients’ right to pursue happiness where they will. the judge ruled against the caterpillars. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

fri thru sun: camp yampire: spend some time in the great indoors at a remote adult summer camp without the mosquito bites. activities include watercolors, yoga, juggling, baking, video games, virtual roller coasters, and s’more. multiple platforms, free (rsvp). >>

fri 1pm: food innovation: how a global pandemic could change the way we eat: how does global upheaval impact our food practices? the science history institute presents a talk with food educator and hungry education founder megan haupt, who’ll discuss how early 20th-century-events like the great depression and wwii affected the science, marketing, and social practices surrounding food, and what changes we might see as a result of the current pandemic. gotomeeting, free. >>

fri 1:30pm: curators from the couch: who we are: how can we understand and depict nyc’s vastly diverse population of eight and a half million people? museum of the city of new york postdoctoral curatorial fellow monxo lópez talks with new yorkers for culture + arts executive director lucy sexton and digital artist herwig scherebon about the museum’s exhibition, who we are: visualizing nyc by the numbers. facebook, free. >>

fri 5pm: molly joyce breaking and entering release party: composer/musician molly joyce celebrates the release of her debut album, an exploration of acquiring a disability, with a virtual album release party. facebook and youtube, free. >>

fri 6-8pm: renegade craft fair: black art futures fund benefit: shop from 80+ artists and small businesses at tonight’s virtual craft fair, where 100% of proceeds will be donated to the black art futures fund. >>

fri 7pm: the children’s television revolution in the ’70s: a focus on zoom: ‘come on and zoom’ on over to a conversation about the classic pbs children’s tv program zoom with series creator christopher sarson, author david kamp (sunny days: the children’s television revolution that changed america), and original cast members. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm: debut horror showcase: emerging writers rachel harrison (the return), molly pohlig (the unsuitable), and elisabeth thomas (catherine house) discuss the process of writing their debut horror novels in a conversation with novelist and new york times book review columnist danielle trussoni (the ancestor). presented by mcnally jackson. zoom, free. >>

fri 7pm (+ 7/3): crosscurrent contemporary dance virtual festival: this two-part festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse asian-american dance scene in nyc, showcasing new works by asian-american choreographers and featuring panel discussions with the artists. presented by flushing town hall. facebook, free. >>

fri 7pm: summerstage anywhere: angelique kidjo: the annual summer festival continues with a concert by ‘africa’s premier diva,’ beninese singer-songwriter angelique kidjo. youtube, free. >>

fri 8pm: press start to begin: a survey + history of video game music: grab your game boy and live out your ‘final fantasy’ as you learn about the history of video game music, from the 8-bit sound of the 70s and 80s to the golden age of the 90’s and 00’s to the grammy award-winning cinematic soundtracks of the present. taught by composer, conductor, and brooklyn college instructor whitney george. zoom, $10. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you take in a movie, as voted on by the audience. tonight’s potential films: the ring or cabin in the woods. instagram, free. >>

fri 8pm: 90s summer jams party: sing-along to music videos from summers gone by during secretformula’s streaming party. zoom, $5. >>

saturday

sat 12-6pm: brickworld virtual: if you build it (out of legos), they will come: discover spectacular creations made out of lego bricks, visit different ‘rooms’ to check out displays, vendors, and presentations, and ask questions of the builders during a brickworld livestream showing. zoom, $9 (a portion of proceeds will benefit charitable organizations). >>

sat 2pm: red hook fest: celebrate and support red hook’s arts and culture scene during this virtual festival, which includes performances by the resistance revival chorus, the illustrious blacks, taína asili, kyle marshall, and martha redbone, as well as tributes to red hook’s young artists and local coronavirus relief efforts. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 2pm + 7pm (available to view thru 7/1): molière in the park – tartuffe: samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale, orange is the new black) and raúl e. esparza (law + order: svu) star in molière in the park’s tartuffe, a satire about a sanctimonious crook who uses his piety to take down an unwitting wealthy family. youtube, free. >>

sat 5pm: guided self-massage hour: learn how to release built-up stress, tension, and toxins using the power of breath during a workshop facilitated by bodywork professional jillian werhowatz. presented by minka brooklyn. $10 sliding scale donation. >>

sat 7:30pm: the ninth hour: the beowulf story: tune in to the digital premiere of kate douglas and shayfer james’s rock-noir theatrical reimagining of the famous epic poem, which was staged at the cloisters last spring. presented by the metropolitan museum of art. facebook and youtube, free. >>

sat 8pm: the female gaze: the comedic stage show sending up the view, the real, and other tv panel shows returns with a reunion broadcast, featuring a cast of over a dozen co-hosts voicing their opinions. free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 8pm: jaws… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week. as the chaos ensues, they’re challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the okra project). >>

sat 8pm: words are very unnecessary: a depeche mode/synth party: test your knowledge of synth-pop trivia, followed by a social distancing disco with dj nathaniel gloom celebrating the 30th anniversary of depeche mode’s violator. twitch, free. >>

sat 8pm: roots picnic: the 13th annual music fest teams up with when we all vote for a night of performances and speakers including quest love, black thought, michelle obama, h.e.r., lil baby, sza, janelle monáe, lin-manuel miranda, and many more. youtube, free. >>

sunday

sun 10am (weekly thru 7/12): yoga in the garden: you’ll be breathing easy during these yoga classes, livestreaming from a different serene spot in brooklyn botanic garden each week. free. >>

sun 11am: mind your health: mental health summit: take a mental health day with lori gottlieb, anne lamott, kenneth cole, drs. john and julie gottman, and other psychologists, doctors, authors, and experts as they discuss the latest ideas and advances for coping and even thriving during the pandemic. presented by 92y. free. >>

sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by the mostly mozart festival orchestra. free. >>

misc

rockefeller center’s famous statues get masked as a reminder to stay safe and protect others. >>

23 more miles of open streets, including 9 miles of protected bike lanes, added in nyc. >>

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 at home. 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

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MON-WEDS, 6/22-24: SKINT EARLY WEEK

monday

everything you need to know about today’s phase 2 reopening in nyc: gothamist breaks down the details on outdoor dining, in-store retail, salons and barbershops, offices, and more, with reduced capacity, physical distancing, and mask requirements. >>

what the fact?! daily trivia: june 22, 1913: on this day, a new york times article on portmanteaus coined the word ‘alcoholiday,’ defined as ‘leisure time spent while drinking.’ discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

mon thru thurs: new york philharmonic concerts in the parks @ home: prep your own home picnic for four musical days celebrating the free annual summer series, culminating in a broadcast with luciano pavarotti, andrea bocelli, joshua bell, and newly recorded philharmonic performances. facebook and youtube, free. >>

mon 7pm: hannibal lecter: book collector: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture by washington university rare book librarian elisabeth brander about what sort of books might be collected by hannibal lecter, thomas harris’s fictional serial killer and arts aficionado. zoom, $8. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with ron funches (comedy central), marina franklin (conan), judah friedlander (30 rock), deanne smith (james corden), and violet gray. presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit the okra project). >>

mon 8pm: the psychology of relationships: relationship coach and author dr. marisa t. cohen delivers a science-based talk on human connection, attachment, and communication, outlining how participants can apply this science to their own relationships. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features jess salomon (fallon), caitlin reese (comics watching comics), and vanessa lince. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

mon 8pm (thru 7/14): new york city ballet all-balanchine program: nycb raises the barre with streams of landmark works by choreographer george balanchine, including excerpts from the 2004 balanchine 100 centennial celebration, the 1978 production of coppélia, and more. presented by lincoln center. free. >>

mon 8pm: out now live virtual pride event: party with elton john, indya moore, billy eichner, antoni porowski, tituss burgess, carly rae jepsen, and more during them’s pride bash. complete with performances, talks, storytelling, and educational vignettes, the event will honor the lgbtq+ community’s progress from the 1970s to now, with a focus on the legacies of black trans women and queer people of color. youtube, free (donations encouraged to benefit the ali forney center). >>

tuesday

tues thru 7/14: back at home: the orchestra of st. luke’s presents an online festival featuring four bach-to-bach weeks of more than 30 video releases of orchestral, chamber, and solo performances with interviews, articles, and more. free. >>

tues 2pm (+ 6/30): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own yankee cornbread, cornsticks, pancakes, corn muffins and other treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm (+ 6/25): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with performances by conductor and pianist yannick nézet-séguin (tues) and opera singer isabel leonard (thurs). free. >>

tues 5pm: cultivating mindfulness through deep listening: how can we bridge our differences with kindness and compassion? learn how to practice mindful listening and increase awareness, understanding, and trust in your relationships during a workshop led by author, coach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (dei) expert valerie brown. presented by the krame center. zoom, free ($10 suggested donation to making-visible). >>

tues 6:30pm (tuesdays thru 9/8): sunset salsa: normally held in person at hudson river park’s pier 45, instructor talía castro-pozo will lead online salsa dance lessons and virtual celebrations each week on facebook. free. >>

sponsored: tues 8pm: underground manhattan: the history of the new york city subway system: it’s right there under your feet, but how much do you really know about new york city’s subway system? virtually explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world with transit expert and tour guide gary dennis. $10. >>

wednesday

weds thru sun: the homebound theater project: a volunteer cohort of homebound actors and playwrights unites to raise money for no kid hungry with a series of evening performances. this week’s plays, centered on the theme ‘champions,’ star jennifer carpenter, diane lane, thomas sadoski, blair underwood, and more. $10+. >>

weds 7pm: susan burton: empty with ira glass: writer and this american life editor susan burton shares her new book, empty, a memoir about living with both anorexia and binge-eating disorder, in a conversation with this american life creator and host ira glass. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: masters of social gastronomy: cheese extravaganza: things get cheesy during this night of informal lectures on the science and history of cheese, from cheesy family folklore to the microbiology of the cheese wedge to the largest wheel of cheese ever created. presented by brooklyn brainery. $5. >>

weds 7pm: amplify: perfume genius, patti harrison, and many more perform at a digital town hall and pride benefit concert for immigration equality and the caribbean equality project. free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8pm: reimagine’s ‘arts responders’ series: baratunde thurston: writer, comedian, and former obama white house advisor baratunde thurston (how to be black) reflects on life without his mother, the discrimination within the health system that led to her late cancer diagnosis, and the avoidable deaths of many black americans. zoom, free. >>

weds 10pm: all in wa: a concert for covid-19 relief: pearl jam, sirmixalot, brani carlile, ben gibbard, sleater-kinney, and many more perform a virtual concert raising funds for washington state workers and families who have been most impacted by the pandemic. twitch, free (donations encouraged). >>

misc

your money: a hub for help during the coronavirus crisis: the new york times has the skinny on unemployment insurance, rent relief, food assistance, and more. >>

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 at home. 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

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