THURS-SUN, 3/26-29 SKINT WEEKEND

livestreams

thurs thru sun: while you’re practicing social distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they perform livestreaming concerts. through the weekend: basia bulat, diet cig, exploding in sound records, little dragon, peter bjorn and john + guests, waxahatchee + kevin morby, and many more. various platforms, free + various prices. >>

thurs thru next week: company gallery presents ‘in company with,’ a series of virtual talks, performances, and readings featuring hayden dunham, la warman, and raúl de nieves. instagram live, free. >>

thurs 2pm (ongoing): make something sweet with milk bar’s christina tosi’s baking club. instagram live, free. >>

thurs 6pm: met god, she’s black presents the body hair day workshop. $10 suggested donation (streaming info will be sent with ticket purchase). >>

thurs 7pm: virtual unpacking the book: jewish writers in conversation: writer-comedian josh gondelman and author rebecca dinerstein knight discuss what happens when good intentions have unintended results in a conversation about their new books, gondelman’s nice try: stories of best intentions and mixed results and knight’s hex. moderated by tablet magazine deputy editor stephanie butnick. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7:30pm: 92y presents a series of livestreamed piano concerts. tonight, jonathan biss takes on beethoven’s last three piano sonatas. archived performances by garrick ohlsson, conrad tao, and fleur barron + myra huang are also available to stream. free. >>

thurs 8pm: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. in lieu of the regular show, they’ll be performing on instagram stories and raising money for food bank ny. >>

thurs 9pm: comedian cameron esposito discusses her new memoir, save yourslef, with books are magic’s emma straub. zoom, free. >>

thurs 9:30pm (+ 4/23): hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s risk! podcast livestream show. tonight, andrea coleman, vin brue, felicia o’hara, and gail thomas spill the beans on zoom. $10. >>

thurs 10pm (weekdays): it’s all about the audience at maaad late!, chris de la cruz’s improvised late night talk show, where everything from the opening monologue to the ‘celebrity guest’ interview is made up on the spot with help from the audience. normally presented at the magnet theater, the show will be streamed on instagram live. free. >>

fri 5pm: hone your mixology skills with top of the standard head bartender aaron moses robin during his at-home cocktail making class. instagram live, free. >>

fri 6pm thru 6am 3/28: stay up all night with nyc-based musicians during music never sleeps nyc, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 50 performers, including joshua bell, béla fleck, sarah jarosz, midori, and nico muhly. free (donations to local charities encouraged). >>

sat 2pm: learn how to make listen bar’s signature alcohol-free cocktails at home with founder lorelei bandrovschi and musician bartender suo. zoom, $7-9. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): gather round the virtual hearth for a ‘close encounters’ edition of the shed storytelling salon. audience members can enter a lottery for a storytelling slot via the signup page. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

sat 8pm (weekly): watch a comedy show unfold inside a google doc as standups post their jokes live during marissa’s google doc quarantine party, hosted by marissa goldman. free. >>

sat 8pm: join the flock and get saved from sadness at church night, a religious parody show. youtube, free. >>

sun 8pm (weekly): classic album sundays presents a live listening session and discussion of a featured album each week. today: marvin gaye’s what’s going on. facebook, free. >>

misc

nycgo has created a roundup of virtual things to do while socially distancing. highlights include: an instagram edition of 24-hour plays, broadway dreams live lessons, joe’s pub’s ‘live from the archives’ streaming series, and many more. >>

atlas obscura’s wfh (wonder from home): find people, places, and projects that inspire and help us hold on to our spirit of discovery and sense of community. >>

brighten your day with curious custom’s free, downloadable coloring books, featuring illustrations of your favorite drag queens (miss vanjie!), 80s nostalgia, and nursery rhymes. bonus: share your handiwork on instagram @curiouscustom with the hashtag #coloringcontest for a chance to win a free custom coloring page hand-drawn from your photos. >>

creative video games to play while quarantined. >>

stream experimental films and video art. >>

take an in-depth, virtual tour of the new york botanical garden’s orchid show. >>

nypl librarians are giving out personalized book recommendations on twitter. >>

listen to direct accounts of greenwich village’s storied history through the greenwich village oral history project. >>

the ny philharmonic is sharing hours of free performance footage through their new online portal, ny phil plays on. >>

the chamber music society of lincoln center offers concert footage, livestreams, music videos, master classes, lectures, and more on their watch and listen page. >>

announcement

ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

NYC is likely to lose 500,000 jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak (source: The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School) and we’d like to help make a dent in the opposite direction.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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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.

– the skint

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ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.

Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

NYC is likely to lose 500,000 jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak (source: The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School) and we’d like to help make a dent in the opposite direction.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.

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MON-WEDS, 3/23-25: SKINT EARLY WEEK

livestreams

mon-sun: the metropolitan opera has extended its free streaming series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations. this week: wagner. >>

mon-sun: while you’re practicing social distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they perform livestreaming concerts. this week: james blake, vanessa carlton, diplo, neil finn, fufus wainwright, dj d-nice, sondre lerche, john cameron mitchell, and more. various platforms, free + various prices. >>

mon 6:30pm: work out your frustrations with a 30-minute shadowbox-inspired class. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with with dj donwill, returns for a livestream show with hari kondabolu (netflix), joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), sean patton (comedy central), kyle ayers (conan), kendall farrell (sirius xm), and caitlin cook (all things comedy). $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit food bank for new york city). >>

mon 8pm: myth and mystery in harry potter: explore manuscripts and paintings to learn about the mythology that inspired the creatures, potions, and spells from harry potter in a broklyn brainery online class taught by gabriella corey. $6. >>

tues thru sun: get in the know and have a much-needed laugh with caveat’s nightly livestreamed events. upcoming shows include the what’s the big idea? comedy show, ask a political scientist, why your train is f*cked, and internet explorers. free. >>

tues 9pm: rational decision making in a pandemic: tune in via zoom to think + drink different’s online talk on what we know about covid-19, how we know it, and what constitutes a reasonable response to the situation to avoid catastrophic outcomes. led by nyu associate psychology professor pascal wallisch. pay-what-you-want. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): life is a cabernet, old chum, so hop on the ‘gram for cabernet cabaret, a streaming show hosted by catherine cohen and featuring a bevy of guest performers. free (suggested donation to food bank for nyc). >>

weds 8:30pm: how do viruses spread, how does the body handle infections, and what steps can we take to stop the coronavirus pandemic? find out all this and more during brooklyn brainery’s online course, stay calm and wash your hands, taught by phd virologist, scientist, and comedian raj sivaraman. free ($5-10 suggested donation). >>

misc

bococa and gowanus residents are putting rainbows in their windows as part of a neighborhood-wide quarantine ‘i spy’ game.  >>

take a virtual tour of the city with the new york landmarks conservancy’s tourist in your own town video series. >>

turnstyle tours is going online, with themed virtual tours of the brooklyn navy yard, prospect park, nyc street vendors, and more. >>

celebrate women’s history month with film at lincoln center’s masterclasses from pioneering female filmmakers, including agnès varda, ava duvernay, sofia coppola, greta gerwig, jane campion, and more. >>

watch rbg, tom hanks, jennifer lopez, lizzo, and many more on 92y’s archives for free. >>

dozens of museums and libraries offer free downloadable coloring books. >>

with the hashtag #museummomentofzen, museums bring a little peace to your twitter timeline with calming artworks. >>

online exhibition: ‘how can we think of art at a time like this?’ >>

our friends over at the briefly have been providing news updates on covid-19 from local sources that might not be on your radar. >>

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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