MON-WEDS, 2/22-24: JUDI DENCH, ART BOOK FAIR, MLK/FBI, AND MORE

monday

mon thru sun: labyrinth theater company’s 21st annual barn series: catch six new plays by labyrinth theater company members and an evening of short plays created by labyrinth’s intensive ensemble during the off-broadway company’s annual developmental play reading series. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with a week of hitchcock films, including bamboozled, get out, girls trip, selma, mlk/fbi, and dolemite. weather permitting. free admission, with food/drink purchase required. >>

mon 6pm: career management for introverts: hate selling yourself? learn techniques to make an impression on others in more quiet ways and more during a discussion led by career coach win sheffield. presented by nypl science, industry and business library. free. >>

mon 9pm, 10:30pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight: insider’s rome with guest francesca caruso. online, free. >>

sponsored

The third annual ReFashion Week NYC hits the runway February 26 –March 5, 2021 with a series of virtual events designed to bring industry experts, re-use professionals and New Yorkers together to build a world where style and sustainability meet.

ReFashion Week NYC is produced by the Sanitation Foundation and the New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC program in collaboration with members of the donateNYC Partnership, including Housing Works, Goodwill, Big Reuse, and fashion industry partners Eileen Fisher, Fashion Revolution USA, and Heron Preston.

The week-long event kicks off on Friday, February 26th with a virtual marketplace on Gather. This eco-futurist platform allows attendees to walk around a virtual city, shop eco-conscious brands, and network with sustainability leaders.

Don’t miss the virtual ReFashion Show on Friday, March 5th–competing stylists will showcase their thrifted looks, while the audience and industry experts choose their favorite!

Visit refashionweek.nyc for more events listings and tickets.

tuesday

tues 6pm: black bohemia: a virtual village walking tour: ‘visit’ the greenwich village sites where black artists such as audre lorde, james baldwin, alex haley, and lorraine hansberry created works, often in collaboration with or inspired by the local community. online, free. >>

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 look at a range of artists including andy warhol, catherine opie, and zoe leonard, and will explore lgbtq perspectives on gender, sexuality, and desire. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: what signs say: the aesthetics of gentrification: how do changing storefronts indicate a gentrifying new york city neighborhood? sociolinguist shonna trinch and anthropologist edward snajdr, co-authors of what the signs say: language, gentrification, and place-making in brooklyn, unpack how storefront design intersects with race and class in a conversation with black-owned brooklyn founders cynthia gordy giwa and tayo giwa and parsons school of design urban theory and architecture professor peter robinson. untapped new york founder michelle young moderates. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic, and featuring award-winning poet and journalist, dorian ‘paul d’ rogers. presented by bric. free. >>

tues 7pm: mermaid avenue, then and now: virtual tour: historian and coney island history project director charles denson, who’s written four books on the iconic neighborhood, will give a virtual tour of how coney’s famous street has changed from the 1920s to today. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: mlk/fbi free online screening + discussion: watch a free screening of sam pollard’s documentary mlk/fbi, an account of the fbi’s surveillance and harassment of dr. martin luther king jr. and the government’s history of targeting black activists, followed by a livestream conversation with pollard and director jamila wignot (ailey). presented by the museum of the moving image. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): house of speakeasy’s seriously entertaining presents: 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, national book foundation lifetime achievement award honoree and writer walter mosley, new yorker cartoonist and author marisa acocella, writer matthew gavin frank, and i, too, arts collective founder and children’s book writer renée watson riff on the theme ‘i have dreamed.’ online, donation-based. >>

wednesday

weds thru 2/28: printed matter’s virtual art book fair: surf through zines, artists’ books, rare publications, and more during printed matter’s annual art book bash, showcasing over 400 exhibitors from 43 countries. the five-day fair also includes live and pre-recorded performances, lectures, screenings, conversations, guided tours, and more. online, free. >>

weds 12pm: dame judi dench in conversation: stage and screen legend dame judi dench looks back on her career in a conversation with national arts club member john andrews. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 5pm: health inequities and the making of race: a short history: university of illinois urbana-champaign associate history professor dr. rana hogarth delivers a lecture on the ways in which harmful assumptions about black people’s bodies made by physicians who lived and worked in slave societies still affect healthcare and health outcomes today. a discussion will follow. presented by the new york academy of medicine. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: history revisited: celebrating green-wood cemetery’s black residents: from artist jean-michel basquiat to new york state’s first black female doctor, susan smith mckinney steward, learn about the lives and achievements of renowned black new yorkers interred at green-wood cemetery during a conversation between city councilman robert e. cornegy, jr. and green-wood historian jeff richman. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 6:30pm: myths and hymns: john lithgow, shoshana bean, daniel breaker, michael mcelroy, and others join the mastervoices chorus for myths and hymns, a theatrical song cycle by tony award-winning composer adam guettel (the light in the piazza). online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: a celebration of octavia e. butler: in celebration of octavia e. butler’s extraordinary body of work, playwright branden jacobs-jenkins (an octoroon) leads a fascinating discussion with authors n. k. jemisin (how long ’til black future month?), walter mosley (the awkward black man), and imani perry (breathe: a letter to my sons). with performances by actors yetide badaki (american gods) and adepero oduye (when they see us). audience members will be invited to join the conversation with questions for the panelists. presented by symphony space. online, $15. >>

weds 7pm: remembering milton glaser: a panel of graphic designers discusses the career and legacy of late graphic designer and cooper union alumnus milton glaser, whose famous works include the now-ubiquitous ‘i ♥ new york’ logo, the psychedelic bob dylan poster, and the logo for dc comics. presented by the cooper union. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>

weds 7pm: the masters of social gastronomy present: the oldest and newest foods: just how old is the world’s oldest slice of bread, and can you eat it? what’s beyond the beyond burger? culinary historian sarah lohman and brooklyn brainery co-founder jonathan soma take you back to the future as they gobble up the oldest and newest foods on earth. presented by the brooklyn brainery. online, $9. >>

weds 7pm: beautiful/anonymous live with chris gethard: catch a livestream episode of beautiful/anonymous, a new series based on the eponymous podcast by comedian chris gethard, who tweets out a phone number and has a half-hour conversation with whoever calls first–no names given, no holds barred. presented by 92y. online, $10. >>

weds 8pm: my zoe and discussion with julie delpy: take in a preview screening of my zoe, a sci-fi drama written and directed by and starring julie delpy, who plays a recently-divorced geneticist who turns to advances in medical technology to bring back her daughter when tragedy strikes. a livestream conversation and q+a with delpy will follow. presented by museum of the moving image. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 80s + 90s tv party: learn the facts of life from pete, pete, punky, and more as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic sitcoms from the 80s and 90s. online, $5. >>

misc

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: flea markets, outdoor art, soundwalks, and more. >>

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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. 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

AN EVENING CELEBRATING VISIONARY AUTHOR OCTAVIA E. BUTLER (SPONSORED)

“If we’re talking must-read authors like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, the one-and-only Octavia Butler needs to be a part of the conversation. The groundbreaking sci-fi and speculative fiction author was a master of spinning imaginative tales that introduced you to both the possibilities—and dangers—of the human race, all while offering lessons on tribalism, race, gender, and sexuality.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine

In celebration of Octavia E. Butler’s extraordinary body of work, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) leads a fascinating discussion with authors N. K. Jemisin (How Long ’til Black Future Month?), Walter Mosley (The Awkward Black Man), and Imani Perry (Breathe: A Letter to My Sons). With performances by actors Yetide Badaki (American Gods) and Adepero Oduye (When They See Us).

Audience members will be invited to join the conversation with questions for the panelists.

And don’t worry if you can’t make it to the live show — your ticket will give you access to the event until March 10.

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THURS-SUN, 2/18-21: SKINT WEEKEND

thursday

thurs thru 4/1: james hannaham: jim crow hell no: open source gallery presents james hannaham’s jim crow hell no, a faux-historical exhibition of bygone mid-20th century signage from america’s racist, sexist, and homophobic present. open source gallery (south slope), free >>

thurs thru sun: free entry to the shed’s howardena pindell exhibition: artist and activist howardena pindell presents rope/fire/water, a multimedia solo exhibition about the brutality of racism and the healing power of art, named one of the new york times’ most important moments in art in 2020. the exhibition at the shed (hudson yards), on view through 3/28, is free through the weekend with promo code ‘break’ (reg. $10). >>

thurs: perseverance mars rover landing: following a 292.5 million mile journey, watch nasa’s live coverage leading up to the rover landing at approximately 3:55pm. >>

thurs 5:30pm: slow looking: get up close and personal with a single work of art through a series of activities including close looking, writing, and drawing presented by the museum of modern art. tonight’s artwork is betye saar’s black girl’s window. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 2/25): night moves yoga: salute the moon as you flow through an evening vinyasa yoga class led by tyler ocampo. presented by house of yes. online, $5. >>

thurs 6pm: driving while black: race, space and mobility in america: filmmaker ric burns, historian and author gretchen sorin, and co-writers and co-directors of the pbs documentary driving while black, discuss the making of the film and how the advent of the automobile changed african american life. the documentary is available to stream for free on pbs.org. presented by the new york historical society. online, free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: lingering in the shadows: spirits of the merchant’s house, past + present: is the east village’s merchant’s house museum really haunted? hear stories of strange and chilling happenings throughout the museum’s history, the methods and findings of past paranormal investigations, and the results of recent research conducted during the museum’s closure due to covid-19. online, $10. >>

thurs 7pm: theater of war’s the madness of hercules: david denman, frankie faison, nyasha hatendi, taylor schilling, and jumaane williams perform dramatic readings of scenes from euripides’ the madness of hercules as a means of initiating conversation about the impact of gun violence on individuals, families, and communities. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (+ 2/26): black history trilogy: broadway stars embody prominent black changemakers, artists, and scholars during a three-part series of solo shows, continuing tonight with divine sass: a tribute to the music, life, and legacy of sarah vaughan, written and performed by tony award-winner lillias white (the life, fela!). presented by flushing town hall. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): filth comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they interview fellow comics and get them to share their sexy/gross/embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes chanel ali (comedy central), ahri findling (comedy central), ian fidance (sirius xm), and clare o’kane (shrill). online, $5. >>

thurs 8pm: kathleen supové: crazy pandemic blowout: pianist kathleen supové channels the emotional roller coaster of the pandemic as she plays an evening of works by milica paranosic, inti figgis-vizueta, nicole lizée, and rahilia hasanova, as well as her own compositions. presented by roulette. online, donations welcome. >>

thurs 8pm (+ 3/4, 3/18): loser’s lounge: battle of the one-hit wonders: rock out with tribute band the loser’s lounge when you tune into their new streaming series, ‘battle of the one-hit wonders,’ a battle-of-the-bands-style competition between classic one-hit wonder songs from the 60s, 70s, and beyond, where the audience chooses the winner. presented by joe’s pub at the public theater. online, free. >>

sponsored

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents:
Legacies of Excellence
Hosted by Catherine Russell
Premieres Feb 20 at 6pm ET
On-Demand through Feb 24
Use promo code THESKINT for $16 tickets

Vocalist Catherine Russell hosts an extraordinary ensemble of jazz musicians in this concert for families and student audiences. The contributions of iconic jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald will be explored in a performance demonstrating their lasting legacies.

Virtual Tickets: jazz.org/LegaciesofExcellence

friday

fri 5pm: broadway baby! dance class: ‘you can’t stop the beat’ of this hairspray-themed broadway dance class, taught by house of yes resident performer beatriz bb. online, $10. >>

fri 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science story slam: five storytellers selected at random from audience submissions share true, personal, ‘love’-themed stories ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from a pair of guest coaches. hosted by gastor almonte. online, $10. >>

fri 8pm: seek treatment live! a valentine’s day post mortem: comedians catherine cohen and pat regan act as each other’s unofficial therapists as they get real about ‘boys, sex, dating, and love’ during a live-streaming v-day edition of their podcast, seek treatment. online, $10-15. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 7×7 (monthly): seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. online, $10. >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1993 sing-along: revisit the music of culture beat, the cranberries, janet jackson, nirvana, and more as secretformula’s streaming music vide sing-along party revisits top tunes from 1993. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8:30pm (biweekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by aparna nancherla (comedy central), chad opitz, christiana jackson, shelley kim, and more. formerly held at halyard’s in gowanus, the long-running show is hosted by wendy steiner, nicole conlan, and naomi karavani. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday

sat thru labor day: ny pops up: starting today, you might spot some of nyc’s biggest stars taking the ‘stage’ in transit stations, museums, parks, subway platforms, fire escapes, street corners, and other surprise outdoor locales during ny pops up, a festival of 300+ live pop-up performances throughout all five boroughs. artists and performers slated to appear include matthew broderick, renée fleming, savion glover, hugh jackman, sarah jessica parker, mandy patinkin, phoebe robinson, chris rock, amy schumer, patti smith, and many more. >>

sat thru sun 12-7pm: (virtual) oddities flea market: macabre mavens can shop for taxidermy, medical history ephemera, anatomical oddities, jewelry, original art, and more at this bizarre bazaar. online, $5 ticket provides access both days. >>

sat 2pm: 45:15 online: a communal writing experience: kickstart your creative practice during a 45-minute silent writing session led by camila santos, followed by 15 minutes of mindful movement and meditation led by yoga teacher virginia chang. inspired by ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a disciplined and productive writing practice. presented by the center for fiction. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: sat 6pm (on-demand thru 2/24): jazz at lincoln center presents legacies of excellence: vocalist catherine russell hosts an extraordinary ensemble of jazz musicians in this concert for families and student audiences. the contributions of iconic jazz artists such as duke ellington and ella fitzgerald will be explored in a performance demonstrating their lasting legacies. use promo code ‘theskint’ for $16 tickets. >>

sat 6pm: tell storytelling: queer folks share their own tales on their own terms during drae campbell’s monthly storytelling show. tonight’s seventh anniversary ‘rose-colored glasses’-themed edition features yunique, patric prado, dirty lola, and mariel reyes. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula cinema: superheroes!: secretformula’s watch party highlights trailblazing black superheroes during tonight’s double feature, starting with a screening robert townsend’s the meteor man (1993), one of the first superhero films to feature a black leading actor, followed by a surprise second film. online, $8. >>

sat 8pm: model majority lunar new year comedy spectacular: asian-american sketch comedy team model majority, whose members have been featured on snl, comedy central, samantha bee, and more, bids good riddance to the year of the rat and welcomes the year of the bovine with an evening of sketch comedy. online, free (donations will benefit feeding america). >>

sunday

sun 10am-8pm: swoon: the house our families built: caledonia curry, the street artist known as swoon, invites you to think about your own ancestral history as you interact with her new public art installation, a roving, diorama-style portrait of american home life set in a 14-foot box truck. the exhibition will be at union square north plaza all day, with performances developed by jeff stark and irene lazaridis occurring 10:30am-2:45pm. >>

sun 1-5pm: bang on a can marathon: 16 musicians premiere performances of newly commissioned works during an afternoon hosted iby wnyc’s john schaefer along with bang on a can co-founders and artistic directors michael gordon, david lang, and julia wolfe. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7pm: opinionated with paris sashay: comedian paris sashay (comedy central) test-drives material for her forthcoming album during an evening of standup hosted by rallo boykins. online, free. >>

misc.

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