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thru 2/15/2021: virtual gramercy art show: check out new paintings, photography, and more from 50+ artists at the inaugural virtual gramercy art show, sponsored by gramercy neighborhood associates, and vote for your favorite. awards in multiple categories will be announced 11/23. >>

thru 11/21: wholesome film festival: watch 11 short films from around the world promoting optimism in cinema. online, $3.50 with promo code ‘Wholesome50’ (reg. $7). >>

thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk screening series with moonlight, rushmore, clue, the fifth element, fargo, the first wives club, and the maltese falcon. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

thru sun (+ 11/23): the shows must go on: shakespeare season: kick back with the bard as you watch patrick stewart and kate fleetwood in macbeth (thru sun) and david tennant and dominic west in shakespeare’s sonnets (11/23) during a series of free shakespeare productions, streaming on ‘the shows must go on’ youtube channel. free (donations welcome). >>

thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations continues with verdi’s la traviata, dvořák’s rusalka, puccini’s turandot, and more. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: designing hamilton: costume designer paul tazewell discusses his tony award-winning designs for broadway’s hamilton and reflects on almost three decades of crafting costumes for theater, film, tv, dance, and opera. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm: unboxing an antique ghost show / an illustrated history of spookological fakery for fun and profit): fake spirit mediums who used magic tricks to rip off the bereaved? séance it ain’t so! author and antiquarian tony wolf digs into his father’s collection of 1920s ‘spookology’ paraphernalia during a lecture on the history of supernatural swindling in the early 20th century, and the spook-busting investigators–led by harry houdini–who sought to expose the con artists. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 7:30pm: story/teller with jonathan lethem, edward norton, and kim stanley robinson: edward norton, who wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a film adaptation of jonathan lethem’s motherless brooklyn, will perform a dramatic reading of lethem’s newest novel the arrest, which takes place in a post-technology world soon disturbed by a new invention. a conversation between lethem and hugo award-winning author kim stanley robinson (new york 2140) will follow. presented by the center for fiction. online, free. >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: the new york public library’s harry belafonte black liberation speaker series: a free series featuring young black authors: join raven leilani—author of the wnyc october book club pick,luster—and kiley reid, author of such a fun age, for an in-depth discussion of their bestselling debut novels and the politics of writing. online, free. >>


In this new series from Symphony Space, the brilliantly hilarious, boundlessly curious, and *occasionally* outspoken actress Jane Curtin sits down with quintessential New Yorkers for conversations exploring what is that thing that inspires such prolific creativity.

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef, author, television star, and philanthropist behind the restaurant Red Rooster Harlem and many more. Jane and Marcus discuss his childhood in Ethiopia and Sweden, his rise to superstardom, and his life in Harlem.



tues thru 1/16/2021: 2020 visions: school of visual arts presents a juried exhibition of multidisciplinary works by alumni from the class of 2020. online, free. >>

sponsored: tues thru sun: visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and outdoor programming this week: nerd nite trivia (tues 7pm), john trivialta movie trivia + a screening of the nightmare before christmas (weds 7pm), a screening of knives out (thurs 7pm, rescheduled from 11/15), and a screening of planes, trains and automobiles (sun 7pm). food purchase is required, and patrons are required to wear masks when not eating and drinking. >>

tues + weds: international studio + curatorial program’s (iscp) annual open studios: browse the latest works by iscp’s 33 resident artists from 19 countries during a two-day program of talks, screenings, performances, studio tours, interviews, and more. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): house of speakeasy’s seriously entertaining presents: ‘up in smoke’: during house of speakeasy’s ‘seriously entertaining’ literary cabaret show, a lineup of novelists, poets, historians, journalists, biographers, comedians, and graphic storytellers ruminates on the evening’s theme. tonight, food writer and chef aaron hutcherson, letterman writer merrill markoe, cultural historian and slate staff writer rebecca onion, and poet mike soto riff on the theme ‘up in smoke.’ online, donation-based. >>

tues 8pm: self-care for women: mindful cycles, healthy bodies, clean beauty: learn how to heal and protect your body inside and out during a class led by herbalist, food entrepreneur, and birth and postpartum doula laena mccarthy, who’ll show how simple herbs and ingredients from your pantry can boost your body’s natural resilience. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $15. >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club: how does physical exercise improve your brain health? flex your mental muscles during today’s secret science club lecture as neuroscientist and nyu professor wendy suzuki discusses the changes that take place in the brain during exercise, how exercise supports deep learning, how to bulk up your hippocampus, the connection between exercise and memory, and more. online, free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: the brain from planet arous: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through 1957 cult classic the brain from planet arous, with a q+a afterwards. online, $10. >>


weds thru 11/27: native cinema showcase: get to know filmmakers and stories from indigenous communities throughout the western hemisphere and the arctic during this annual festival highlighting the best in native film. presented by the national museum of the american indian. online, free. >>

weds thru sun: taste of iceland in north america: take a trip to iceland without leaving home during this annual showcase of icelandic cuisine, music, literature, and film, complete with talks, film screenings, performances, cooking and cocktail demos, and more. online, free. >>

weds 12pm: giving back to nyc: volunteer opportunity showcase: catch livestream presentations from five nyc-based non-profits, who’ll delve into their missions, their progress, and what you can do to get involved. afterward, attend a breakout session with the organization that most interests you. online, free. >>

weds 2-10pm: performa telethon: support the artists, musicians, dancers, designers, producers, and crew of the upcoming new york city-wide performa 21 biennial at a fundraiser featuring live performances, digital shorts, limited edition sales, and more from the likes of laurie anderson, lang lang, cindy sherman, rufus wainwright, and many more. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: mafia metropolis: rebirth of nyc and organized crime in the 1980s: join new york adventure club as we explore the rise and fall of ‘the concrete club,’ an organized crime syndicate in new york city that flourished during the city’s fiscal recovery of the 1980s. online, $10. >>

weds 7pm: from pizzagate to the presidency: qanon’s infiltration of our democracy: author and qanon anonymous podcast host travis view and new york times technology columnist kevin roose dig into the rise of qanon, its impact on our democracy, and what it means for the future of the nation. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: drags: step into the glamorous world of new york city drag with photographer, director, downtown publisher, and drags author gregory kramer and drag queen linda simpson, who’ll explore the style, inspiration, and lives of some of nyc’s top drag queens and kings. the presentation includes a live performance by nyc drag stars marti gould cummings and mrs. smith. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7pm (monthly): frontiers lecture: pluto – glaciers, mountains, and dunes, oh my! launch into the american museum of natural history’s latest frontiers lecture, where cathy olkin and john spencer of nasa’s new horizons science team will discuss the earth-like features of pluto, including glaciers, mountains, dunes, landslides, and more as amnh director of astrovisualization carter emmart shows you these features up close. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): vocabaret: a variety show for word lovers (‘bad words’ 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 with $%#^&*@ words that aren’t limited to just four letters. online, donations accepted (25% of proceeds will go to pen america). >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s thanksgiving special tv party: get sitcom second helpings as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic thanksgiving tv episodes from the 80s and 90s. online, $5. >>

weds 8:30pm: alamo drafthouse triviadome: nerd out with fellow film fanatics and put your cinema savvy to the test during alamo drafthouse’s movie trivia night. solo players and teams of up to seven are welcome. online, $6. >>

weds 8pm: venture into cures: eb research partnership co-founders jill + eddie vedder host a fundraiser with guests jon batiste, bradley cooper, laura dern, billie eilish, adam sandler, willie nelson, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 9pm: stand up for heroes: bruce springsteen, jon stewart, sheryl crow, ronny chieng, and many more perform for the annual stand up for heroes fundraiser, benefiting injured veterans, service members and their families. online, free (donations welcome). >>


our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, 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 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

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sat thru 12/16 (tues-sat): the nightmare it is / the nightmare it was: jane lombard gallery (tribeca) presents a two-part exhibition of drawings by romanian artist dan perjovschi, whose darkly humorous works respond to the political, social, and economic divisions sown by the 2020 presidential campaign and the covid-19 pandemic. free admission. >>

sat thru 11/21: new italian cinema events (n.i.c.e.): watch a curated selection of 11 recent italian movies not yet released in the u.s. during the 30th edition of new italian cinema events (n.i.c.e.). this year’s theme: ‘cinema as a memory.’ online, free. >>

sat + sun: open house worldwide festival: ‘explore’ 40+ cities spanning six continents during this 48-hour livestream celebration of architecture, urbanism, and design, featuring conversations, panels, tours, film screenings, and more. online, free. >>

sat + sun: westfest dance festival: normally held in the historic westbeth artists’ residence in the west village, this year’s westfest is going virtual, with two programs of site-specific works by new and established movement artists. each of the 16 choreographers will present their work in a site they have chosen, and no two locations will be the same. online, free. >>

sat (time tbd): rockefeller center christmas tree arrives: rockefeller center gets ‘spruced’ up for the holidays as a 75-foot nordic spruce from oneonta, ny, arrives at rockefeller plaza today. lighting ceremony 12/2. >>

sat 11am, 2pm: randall’s island park activities: discover the athletic history of randall’s island park during a ‘jesse owens tour’ of icahn stadium, explore the island on two wheels during a socially distanced bike tour, and learn about how and why leaves change color during a guided stroll along the island’s woodland path. free. >>

sat 11am-2pm: brooklyn children’s book fair: the brooklyn museum’s 14th annual kids’ book bonanza goes digital, with 39 brooklyn-based authors and illustrators, readings, presentations, and more for bookworms from preschool through the middle grades. online, free. >>

sat 11am-5pm (ends today): ave b flea: shop art, jewelry, records, and more at this neighborhood pop-up flea and stoop sale. avenue b bet. 10th + 12th streets. >>

sat 11:30am (+ 12/12, 1/9, 2/13): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>

sat 12pm: come together: kevin james doyle + linda kay klein on christian purity culture: hear from kevin james doyle, writer and performer of the 30 year old virgin, and linda kay klein, author of pure: inside the evangelical movement that shamed a generation of young women and how i broke free, as they unpack their experiences of growing up in the christian purity movement. online, free. >>

sat 12-4pm: bang on a can onebeat marathon: calling in from 16 countries spanning 5 continents, musicians and spoken word artists present an afternoon of live-streamed multimedia performances. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 12-4:30pm: annual virtual vintage camera day: picture this: relive the experience of sitting for a woman photographer in the 1860s, hear about the intersections of pop culture and photography, and learn to make your own cyanotype during this afternoon of livestream lectures and presentations presented by alice austen house museum. online, free. >>

sat 12-6pm: house of good deeds giveaway: discover free items, including clothing, shoes, housewares, and food, that have been donated by new yorkers for new yorkers at this event hosted by the house of good deeds. the organization is also looking for volunteers to help sort donations and clean up. all are welcome, regardless of income, need, or religious background. judson memorial church (greenwich village), free admission . >>

sat 1pm: covida community day of reflection: join artist andrea arroyo and the morris-jumel mansion for an afternoon of outdoor art making and contemplation inspired by arroyo’s new art installation, ‘co-vida – homage to victims of the pandemic.’ morris-jumel mansion (washington heights), free. >>

sat 6pm: devo fan fest: devo-tional: whip it good at a virtual 20th anniversary edition of the devo fan fest, complete with appearances by band founders mark mothersbaugh and gerald casale, plus actor, comedian, and drummer fred armisen, and more. online, free. >>

sat 6:30pm: rogue routes: atlas obscura and nissan present a series of socially distanced drive-in and live-streaming experiences, kicking off with ‘rogue routes: auto mode,’ set among the towering automotive art of carhenge in alliance, nebraska. hosted by atlas obscura co-founder and author joshua foer, the evening includes performances by musicians conor oberst and chicano batman and a keynote presentation by mixed-media artist swoon. online (and irl in nebraska), free. >>

sat 7pm: picture this! (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines. presented by littlefield. online, $10 suggested. >>

sat 8pm: keith and the girl present: silent trailers live!: keith malley has seen every movie ever (basically). chemda khalili hasn’t seen any of them (basically). in their game show, the keith and the girl podcast hosts challenge comedians to go head-to-head against keith in guessing a movie title based on chemda’s description of the trailer. chaos ensues. tonight’s guest comics are dina hashem (conan), myq kaplan (comedy central), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and rae sanni (the president show). online, $10. >>


Introducing The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Black Liberation Speaker Series, with thanks to Kenneth Cole

A free series featuring young Black authors

Raven Leilani and Kiley Reid
Monday, November 16 | 8 PM

Join Raven Leilani—author of the WNYC October book club pick, Luster—and Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, for an in-depth discussion of their bestselling debut novels and the politics of writing. Both books feature young Black women navigating the challenges of a world dominated by whiteness. Borrow the books for free on NYPL’s ereader app, SimplyE, and tune in to watch Leilani and Reid speak with writer Roxanne Fequiere about the resonance of their work in the broader context of Black feminism.

Bryan Washington with Vinson Cunningham
Wednesday, December 2 | 8 PM

Bryan Washington’s short-story collection, Lot, was the finalist for countless prizes and received wide acclaim, including landing on President Obama’s list of favorite books in 2019. Join him for a discussion of his first novel, Memorial. Washington will talk about the tale of love, vulnerability, alienation, family, and separation at the heart of the book with New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham.

CLICK HERE for more upcoming NYPL events.


sun 1pm: spoons toons + booze says no to drugs: d.a.r.e. to watch unintentionally hilarious anti-drug episodes of 80s and 90s cartoons during secretformula’s adult-themed streaming party. online, $8. >>


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.

– the skint

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