completed ruth bader ginsburg mural in the east village: you can view street artist elle’s tribute to rbg at 1st avenue + 11th street. >>
macy’s holiday windows: this year’s windows at the herald square flagship honor nyc’s frontline workers. >>
sat thru 12/12: picture library at sva: school of visual arts presents an exhibition of the bfa photography and video class of 2020’s senior books alongside the texts and artist books that inspired their work. online, free. >>
sat + sun: goddard riverside virtual book fair: snag brand-new books for half price during the upper west side community center’s annual fundraiser, which moves online this year. >>
sat + sun 11am-6pm: hester street fair closing weekend: last chance this season to shop from a curated selection of vendors at the lower east side weekend market. free admission. >>
sat thru 1/17/2021: the rink at rockefeller center opens: the world-famous outdoor ice skating rink opens for a limited season this year, with timed-entry tickets required. $25-35 admission, plus $15 skate rental (or byo). >>
sat 10:30am: turkey talk: what do you do with thanksgiving leftovers? which variety of apples is best for apple pie? can you pass the mashed potatoes via zoom? get answers to all your pressing questions about thanksgiving 2020 during a ‘turkey talk support group’ led by teaching table founder laura scheck. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, free. >>
sat 12pm: cranksgiving manhattan: navigate city streets and grocery store aisles as you search for foods to benefit the bowery mission during the annual manhattan cranksgiving bike ride/food drive/scavenger hunt. starts at bella abzug park (hudson yards), bring a mask, a bike, a bag, a lock, and $ to purchase food. >>
sat 8pm (monthly): titanic… 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 recently. as the chaos ensues, they’re challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>
sun (tentative start date) thru november 2021: ‘reclining liberty’: harlem-based artist zaq landsberg gives lady liberty a break with his new 24-foot sculpture of a weary-looking statue of liberty in repose. morningside park at 120th street + morningside ave, free. >>
sun thru 12/31: shine bright at hudson yards: experience hudson yards in a whole new light: stroll beneath the glow of over a million lights as you take in holiday-themed set pieces and pay a virtual visit to the north pole at the ‘santa station.’ >>
sun 1pm (+ 12/5, 12/6, 1/10): reaching for the moon—an exploration and celebration of billie holiday: take a deep dive into the life and legacy of the late, great lady day during 92y’s four-part event series, kicking off tonight with a screening of the new documentary, billie, followed by a q+a with director james erskine and executive producer and billie holiday estate manager michele smith. online, free. >>
sun 7pm (thru 1/2/2021): guy choiceman decides to save america! the chooseical: ‘you do the chooses’ during this interactive comedy/streaming/gaming event with 25+ possible endings, created by playwright matt cox (off-broadway’s puffs). at various points throughout the show, the audience is prompted to use the power of c.h.o.o.s.e.s. to help the hero, guy choiceman, make some major decisions: will he battle the villainous colonel control or just go back to bed? will he do battle with cybernetic thralls or let his phone go to voicemail? it’s up to you. online, $5. >>
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