JILL LEPORE, SARAH COOPER, WESLEY LOWERY AND MORE AT 92Y’S STATE OF DEMOCRACY SUMMIT (SPONSORED)

The 2020 election season and its aftermath changed the political landscape. How can we protect the future of democracy — not just in America, but around the world?

Find out at 92Y’s State of Democracy Summit, a FREE day-long series of conversations featuring Jill Lepore on the history of American democracy, Sarah Cooper on political satire, Jeff Kao on technology and misinformation, Brad Raffensperger on voting rights, and much more.

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MON-WEDS, 3/22-24: ABANDONED SUBWAY STATIONS, THE MOTH GRANDSLAM, AND MORE

monday

thru 6/24: ailey all access: alvin ailey american dance theater presents a spring series of free online programs, premiering on select nights at 7pm through june and available for a two-week period. in addition to performances, ailey virtual workshops and classes will invite people of all ages to join in the dance. free. >>

thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘myths and legends,’ including gluck’s orfeo ed euridice, berlioz’s la damnation de faust, strauss’s elektra, and more. online, free. >>

thru sun (weekly): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with a week of david lynch films, including the straight story, the elephant man, twin peaks: fire walk with me, lost highway, mulholland drive, dune, and blue velvet. weather permitting. free admission, with food/drink purchase required. >>

mon 6pm: art history from home: asian american perspectives: 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 ‘asian american perspectives’ edition will look at a range of american artists of asian descent, including yasuo kuniyoshi, ching ho cheng, martin wong, and an-my lê, alongside artworks that engage with aspects of ‘asian-ness’ by artists from other backgrounds. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: ladies who lit: an her-storic talk on nyc’s women writers: from dorothy parker to toni morrison to audre lorde to jennifer egan, raise a glass to new york city’s trailblazing women wordsmiths during a discussion led by the hosts of nyc’s literary pub crawl. online, free. >>

mon 7:15pm: the moth eastern grandslam showdown: winners of storyslam, the moth’s popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, go head-to-head in a war of words to determine the eastern grand slam champion. online, $15. >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (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: ‘places to love: vienna’ with guest samantha brown. online, free. >>

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Totally True Things: An Evening Of Socially Conscious Storytelling, is a live-streaming series featuring award-winning performers sharing true stories that focus on mental health, medical challenges, and social issues on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Following each performance host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff moderates a free-range conversation that includes an expert on the show’s theme.

Coming up:

March 25: SECOND HELPING written and performed by Kelli Dunham (Moth Mainstage, RISK! Story Collider, Stories From The Stage, co-founder of Queer Memoir). An account of how a life-changing medical challenge – after a series of life-changing losses – reveals what she discovered in her struggle to ask for help.

April 1: THANK YOU FOR PLAYING with monologues by Jude Treder-Wolff and a group of fantastic improvisers exploring how making things up together helps us deal with reality.

Special offer for readers of the skiknt:
TICKETS are regularly $12/show, or $65 for a subscription to the entire series of 11 shows.
Save 15% on individual tickets or a subscription with promo code SKINT15

Hosted and produced by Jude Treder-Wolff. Co-producer Lifestage, Inc. is a consulting and training company that provides personal and professional development workshops utilizing storytelling and Applied Improvisation and produces live storytelling events.

tuesday

tues 6pm: the race for mayor 2021: reimagining a city that works for *all* new yorkers: where do the nyc mayoral candidates stand on the issues that low-income new yorkers and communities of color say matter most to them? hear directly from the candidates at this mayoral forum on housing and economic security. sponsored by community service society. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds 12pm: abandoned subway stations of nyc: plunge into the labyrinthine world of the nyc underground with untapped cities’s justin rivers, who’ll give a virtual talk on unused subway stations and platforms, guerrilla art installations, and more. online, $10. >>

weds 6pm: mausoleums of the rich and famous: a virtual tour of woodlawn: from the egyptian revival woolworth mausoleum to the belmont tomb, take in the lavish final resting places of new yorkers who went out in style. online, $9. >>

weds 6:30pm: making a killing: 34th anniversary of act up’s first protest: eric marcus (making gay history podcast), eric sawyer (act up co-founder), and ann northrop (gay usa) look back on the historic first demonstration led by act up (the aids coalition to unleash power). in 1987, the group gathered at the intersection of wall street and broadway to protest the exorbitant price of the only approved aids drug at the time. online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: uptown showdown: mom vs. dad: for the next installment of symphony space’s comedy debate series, we’re pitting moms against dads (yep, we’re going there). join comedians ophira eisenberg (ask me another), naomi ekperigin (broad city), john fugelsang (tell me everything), tom lenk (buffy the vampire slayer), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), and shalewa sharpe (hbo’s 2 dope queens) to decide who gets to own the ‘world’s greatest’ mug at the end of the night. >>

misc

here are the covid-19 restrictions that are about to loosen in ny. as always, keep the safety of yourself and others at top of mind. >>

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

[DRAFT] MON-WED, 4/12-14: VACCINE ELIGIBILITY FOR 30+, FLOATING BAR REOPENINGS, CHERRY BLOSSOMS, AND MORE

monday

mon thru 4/4: patrice johnson chevannes and david harbour set for reading of alice childress play: san francisco’s american conservatory theatre presents a filmed reading of alice childress’s play trouble in mind, directed by awoye timpo and starring patrice johnson chevannes (chambers) and david harbour (stranger things). an indictment of racism in the commercial theater industry, the 1955 play follows broadway rehearsals for a anti-lynching drama and the black actor who stands up against the show’s white creative team. online, $5. >>

mon 6pm: building an herbal kitchen pantry for spring: spring to life with the kosmic kitchen’s sarah kate benjamin, who’ll teach you about healing plants, foods, and practices that will help ease your transition into a new season. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, $10. >>

mon 7pm: new wild city series explores the wildlife of nyc: take a walk on the wild side with author thomas hynes (wild city: a brief history of new york city in 40 animals), who’ll introduce you to nyc’s motley assortment of non-human citizens. tonight, come out of your shell as hynes delves into the history of new york city oysters. presented by untapped new york. online, $10. >>

mon 7pm: barack obama on a promised land: barnes + noble presents a discussion with barack obama and pulitzer prize winning journalist and author isabel wilkerson (caste: the origins of our discontents) about the former presidents’ autobiography, a promised land. online, free. >>

mon 7pm, 9pm (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: ‘celebrate a european easter.’ online, free. >>

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Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole

Orchestra of St. Luke’s and BPL are proud to present artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated event pairing readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole sit alongside musical works that span nearly a millennium in their creation, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, and more.

Following the program, Cole joins in a live conversation.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 4 PM
Live virtual event via Zoom
RSVP HERE

Part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope
Produced by Orchestra of St. Luke’s and presented by BPL Presents

tuesday

tues 6pm: so to speak: 11,000 expressions that’ll knock your socks off: what’s the word? authors beth kobliner (get a financial life) and geraldine woods (25 great sentences and how they got that way) discuss shirley and harold kobliner’s 2020 book so to speak, an encyclopedic collection of expressions, idioms, figures of speech, and word games compiled by the kobliners over the course of 13 years. presented by new york society library. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 6:30pm (monthly): brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic, and featuring poet dasha kelly. presented by bric. free. >>

tues 7pm: pbs’ american masters – oliver sacks: his own life: emmy-winning documentary filmmaker ric burns discusses his 2019 doc about the life and work of neurologist and writer oliver sacks in a conversation with oliver sacks foundation executive director kate edgar, radiolab host emeritus robert krulwich, and university of rochester medical center spanish language neurology clinic director dr. blanca valdovinos. moderated by jenna flanagan (thirteen’s metrofocus). presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 9pm: pandora live powered by women: pandora closes out women’s history month with livestream performances by gwen stefani and jazmine sullivan, who’ll also join host hoda kotb (sirius xm’s today) for a roundtable discussion with guests lauren aliana and becky g. online, free. >>

wednesday

weds 3pm-3am: quiz daddy’s livestreamed moving sale + charity auction: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) is moving to the west coast, but not before auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles in a marathon 12-hour livestream. all proceeds will be donated to feeding america-affiliated food banks across the country. app download required. >>

weds 5pm: broadway baby! dance class: spend an hour ‘dancing through life’ at this wicked-themed broadway dance class, taught by house of yes resident performer beatriz bb. online, $10. >>

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