a ruth bader ginsburg mural is going up in the east village: a new tribute to rbg is currently being painted by female street artist elle at 1st avenue + 11th street. >>

the rink at rockefeller center reservations are now open: the world-famous outdoor ice skating rink will be open for a limited season this year (11/21-1/17/2021), with timed-entry tickets required. $25-35 admission, plus $15 skate rental (or byo). >>

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


thru 12/10: national novel writing month workshops: whether you’re a nanowrimo newbie or a veteran novelist, strengthen your story with classes on crafting character, narrative prose, plot and structure, dialogue, and memoir from new york writers workshop. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

thurs thru sun: creative code festival: watch a performer’s brain waves trigger video and sound, visit different continents thru 360-degree videos, translate unhealthy thought patterns into empowering projected text, and more during this showcase of interactive works by 100+ new media artists. lighbox nyc (garment district), $15. >>

thurs thru sun: san francisco transgender film festival: the annual festival moves online with 36 short films from 12 countries. free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 4pm: the complete one pot with dan zuccarello: america’s test kitchen executive food editor dan zuccarello stirs up a discussion on the new cookbook, the complete one pot: 400 meals for your skillet, sheet pan, instant pot, dutch oven, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: the national board of review of motion pictures, and cinema below 14th street: what did the nyc movie industry look like in the early 20th century? get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the history of the national board of review of motion pictures and its fight against film censorship during a presentation by umass-amherst history professor and author jennifer fronc (monitoring the movies: the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban america). online, free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: national black writers conference – poetry café: now in its 15th year, the national black writers conference hosts the 9th annual nbwc poetry café, with readings from poets i.s. jones, m.a. dennis, chevon guthrie, kirk hill jr., and john gavin white. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (quarterly): red ink reading series: the literary discussion series, focused on women writers past and present, returns with danielle evans (the office of historical corrections), eula biss (having and being had), sejal shah (this is one way to dance), and christa parravani (loved and wanted). hosted by michele filgate. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: contraceptives and controversies: during this virtual tenement museum tour, trace the history of birth control from the 1870s-1930s through the lives of two women who lived in 97 orchard, looking at the choices available to them and the people who influenced their reproductive decisions. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm (+ fri): the brobot adventure: wrath of the wackness: can a sci-fi hip hop dance party save humanity? in this work-in-progress performance, briclab: performing arts resident darian dauchan plays ‘flobot owens,’ an alien hip hop android who abducts an audience of humans from earth for a giant dance party to save them from their destructive wackness. directed by andrew scoville. presented by bric. online, free. >>

thurs 7:30pm: city of science: the science of superheroes: what are the real-world parallels to superpowers like ‘spidey sense’ and thor’s lightning? queens college assistant professor of biology and author sebastian alvarado (the science of marvel) and ucla assistant professor of biology and the biology of superheroes podcast host shane campbell-staton discuss where superhero science meets fiction, delving into quantum physics, evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering and more. presented by the cuny graduate center. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): galactic terrors online reading: be afraid–be very afraid during the galactic terrors live reading series, presented by the horror writers association new york chapter. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm: drunk science show: three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a panel of real scientists. this month’s ‘space at home’-themed livestream features astrophysicist moiya mctier and comedians tim platt (comedy central), chrissy shackelford (last week tonight), and corinne caputo (how to success). hosted by joanna rothkopf (last week tonight writer), jordan mendoza (comedy central), and shannon odell (neuroscience phd). presented by littlefield. online, $10 (a portion of proceeds will benefit bed-stuy strong). >>

thurs 9pm: last fan standing with bruce campbell: test your knowledge about fantasy, horror, sci-fi, superheroes, and gaming at this live trivia contest hosted by evil dead star bruce campbell. online, $10. >>


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fri thru 1/15/2021: remembering milton glaser: the cooper union honors late graphic designer and alumnus milton glaser with a new exhibition, set in the colonnade windows of cooper union’s foundation building (east village) and featuring 25 of his most famous works, including the now-ubiquitous ‘i ♥ new york’ logo. free. >>

fri thru 12/4: art of the real film festival: keep it ‘reel’ when you tune in to film at lincoln center’s seventh annual showcase of nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking, which includes 25+ films by established and emerging filmmakers from around the world. online, $10. >>

fri thru 11/21: primordial soup exhibition: get lost in a mélange of ‘strange, euphoric, and psychedelic’ new artworks by 20+ artists at this new exhibition, on view at paradice palase (bushwick/bed-stuy). opening reception 11/13 5-9pm (rsvp required). free. >>

fri + sat: adult swim festival: ‘music, comedy and mayhem from your couch!’ cartoon network’s adult swim presents a virtual version of its annual festival, featuring performances by mastodon, kaytranada, thundercat, robyn (dj set), and more, plus exclusive live streams of rick and morty, the eric andre show, aqua teen hunger force, and more. online, free. >>

fri 1pm: dolly parton’s comin’ home for christmas: the queen of country brings on the comfort and joy during this live-streaming amazon music holiday special, where she’ll be performing new music from her latest album, a holly dolly christmas, and answering questions from viewers. hosted by leslie jordan. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: the story collider: three storytellers share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a ‘the real me’-themed edition of the story collider podcast. bonus: the audience is invited to share 10-word stories as well. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1991 sing-along: whether you’re ‘naughty by nature’ or just a little short on ‘rem’ sleep, revisit the hit songs of 1991 during secretformula’s music video sing-along party. online, free. >>


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