thurs thru 6/30: rockeller center flag project: new yorkers are invited to show their love for their city and design the iconic flags that will be flown from all 192 flagpoles surrounding the rink at rockefeller center this summer. the winning submissions will be displayed together as 8-foot by 5-foot flags as a temporary exhibition in august. >>
thurs thru mon: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians: this weekend: radiohead (thurs), a phl covid-19 fund benefit with questlove, daryl hall, patti labelle and more (thurs), nada surf (fri), bbc radio 1’s big weekend with haim, billie eilish, coldplay, snoop dogg, rihanna, and more (sat + sun), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>
thurs 4pm: how to be the showrunner of a hit netflix series: women’s weekend film challenge presents a workshop with elle johnson, co-showrunner of the netflix limited series self made: inspired by the life of madam c.j. walker starring octavia spencer. johnson will offer insight into the experience of being a showrunner, from crafting the perfect elevator pitch to keeping the show’s vision consistent throughout the series, and will also critique a handful of attendee-submitted elevator pitches. zoom, pay-what-you-can. >>
thurs 5pm: inside priya krishna’s kitchen: food writer and cookbook author priya krishna (indian-ish, ultimate dining hall hacks) invites you into her own kitchen to share her pantry essentials and must-have kitchen tools. instagram, free. >>
thurs 6pm (+ sat 12pm, ongoing): stream the sweat: bodyroll workout: don your best jane fonda outfit and get your heart pumping during haus of sweat’s inclusive dance workout classes. zoom, $5+ suggested donation. >>
thurs 6pm: art history happy hour: enjoy a beverage at home while curator joan cummins delves into kitagawa utamaro’s 1798 triptych, courtesans strolling beneath cherry trees before the daikokuya tea house, and its connections to gender and commerce. presented by the brooklyn museum. facebook, free. >>
thurs 7pm: what kind of world do we want to create post-pandemic? a panel of policy makers, activists and thinkers including author charles eisenstein, sidewalk labs head of urban systems rohit t. ‘rit’ aggarwala, and brown university professor and rap artist sammus weigh in on what values might guide our thinking as we reactivate society and the economy. presented by the greene space at wnyc. free. >>
thurs 7pm: i want you to know we’re still here: a post-holocaust memoir book launch: esther safran foer shares her new book, i want you to know we’re still here, a memoir about her journey to discover her father’s secret history, during a reading and conversation with her son, author jonathan safran-foer (everything is illuminated). presented by the museum of jewish heritage. a q+a follows. zoom, free. >>
thurs 7pm: reimagining the image: justine kurland: ny-based photographer justine kurland gives a talk on her new book, justine kurland: girl pictures, in which she reimagines the masculine symbolism of the north american frontier with a collection of 1997-2002 images of teenage girls on the road in the american wilderness. presented by the institute for contemporary photography. zoom, $5. >>
thurs 7pm: art and anxiety: author veronica roth (divergent series; chosen ones) and entertainment weekly editor david canfield discuss how we use entertainment to escape or engage during times of crisis. presented by 92y. $10. >>
thurs 7pm: choose your own national parks adventure: scenic science of the national parks co-authors maygen keller and emily hoff guide you on a virtual journey through the national parks over billions of years of time, highlighting the beginnings of life, mass extinctions, the rise of the mammals, and more. zoom, $5. >>
thurs 8pm: live from nypl: stacy schiff’s cleopatra with tim gunn: author stacy schiff and fashion expert tim gunn (making the cut; project runway) discuss schiff’s biography of cleopatra, the vitality of history, and the craft of writing. presented by the new york public library. youtube and zoom, free. >>
thurs 8pm: signature touch: david lynch and the art of music in cinema: join composer/conductor/professor whitney george in watching selections of lynch’s most iconic films, and exploring the process under which the music was created, and how it serves the narrative and visuals. zoom, $10. >>
thurs 8pm: jo firestone + aparna nancherla present: self care and how!: comedians firestone and nancherla prove that laughter is the best medicine during their wellness-themed comedy show. zoom, $5+. >>
thurs 8pm (weekly): let them eat cake: animal crossing: aerialists, dancers, burlesque artists, and more honor their best fur-iends during the latest let them eat cake performer showcase. zoom, $5+ suggested donation benefits bidawee. >>
fri thru 6/26 (weekly): the insiders: musicals from the quarantine: astoria performing arts center presents a series of six original musical shorts responding to the covid-19 crisis, with a new short premiering each friday. youtube, free ($10 suggested donation). >>
fri thru sun: the lower east side festival of the arts: theater for the new city’s 25th annual festival goes virtual for three days of performances by 145 groups, including theater artists, dancers, musicians, puppet makers, street performers, visual artists, musical comedians, poets, and more. vimeo, free. >>
fri + sat: u sexy beach digital dance party: show off your resting beach face as you get down to live dj sets during elements music + arts festival’s party. website and zoom, free (donations benefit paradocs). >>
fri 4pm: guided meditation and teaching: learn meditation, stress management, and mindfulness techniques from buddhist meditation and tibetan yoga practitioner dr. chok tenzin monlam. presented by brooklyn public library. free. >>
fri 8pm (ongoing): play-perview: a new theater initiative delivers one-time-only theatrical events and original series to theater fans while raising money for arts organizations impacted by covid-19. tonight, tune in to a reading of jonathan spector’s play eureka day, which had an off-broadway run at walkerspace in 2019. zoom, $5+. >>
fri 9pm: arthaus: unleash your eccentric artist dreams as you take part in pew pew’s dance party-meets-art show-meets-interactive performance, complete with burlesque, body art, projection mapping, dj sets, and more. zoom, donation based. >>
sat thru 6/6: knights + monsters exhibition: artists offer up their spin on valiant heroes and fantastic beasts during an online group show presented by gristle art gallery. free. >>
sat thru mon: camp yampire: spend some time in the great indoors at a remote adult summer camp without the mosquito bites. activities include watercolors, yoga, juggling, baking, video games, virtual roller coasters, and s’more. multiple platforms, free (rsvp). >>
sat thru mon: movement at home electronic music festival: get your virtual groove on during the annual detroit-based edm and techno festival, streaming for three days. various platforms, free (donations benefit musicares’ covid-19 relief fund). >>
sat 8am thru sun 8am: brewing alone together brew-a-thon: brewminaries homebrewer club gives ‘byob’ a whole new meaning during a 24-hour brew-a-thon, complete with live homebrewing, interviews with pro brewers, educational segments, and beer trivia. proceeds from the event will go to the new york city brewers guild, which supports local breweries. zoom, donations welcome. >>
sat 10:30am: a walk through the interior castle: get reenergized during women in sound’s voice and movement workshop. led by performance artist becca kauffman, the workshop will incorporate vocal techniques, visualization, drone, and movement experiments to heighten body awareness and carve out internal space. zoom, $5-15 sliding scale. >>
sat 1pm: nownet arts online performance series: contemporary musicians, actors, and multidisciplinary artists from around the world performing together live via the internet. zoom, donation based. >>
sat 5pm (weekly) picture this!: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines. zoom, $10. >>
sat 5:45pm (weekly): the salon: quarantine speakeasy: you’ll feel like the bee’s knees during prohibition productions’ retro-styled variety show featuring music, dance, cocktail making, and more. zoom, free ($5 suggested donation) >>
sat 6pm: sva bfa animation 2020 thesis screening: get a sneak peek at the future of animation during an online screening showcasing thesis projects from the graduating class of sva’s bfa animation program. twitch, free. >>
sat 7pm: fraggle rock rocks on!: performers dave goelz and karen prell, along with executive producers halle stanford and john tartaglia, discuss how they’re reimagining fraggle rock for apple tv+. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>
sat 8pm: the muff: experience all the drama of a traditional storytelling show at this live parody of the moth. hosted by harmon leon. twitch, free. >>
sat 8pm (weekly): risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s livestream show. tonight: william mullin, jiji lee, katie featherston, and ophira eisenberg spill the beans on zoom. $12. >>
sat 9pm (weekly): live from the living room: share a laugh with comedians while they’re in quarantine during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s standup show, featuring guests hanna dickinson (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), and josh kuderna. zoom, $5. >>
sat 9:30pm: shot4shot: the armory comedy group’s series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on jurassic park. zoom, free (email rsvp). >>
sun 2pm (+ 5/31): loisaida festival: ¡cuenta con nosotros – count on us! the annual festival celebrates the puerto rican and latinx heritage of the lower east side and east village with an afternoon of live-streaming music, performances, guest speakers, music videos and short films, and more. youtube and facebook, free. >>
sun 5-9pm (sundays thru labor day): mister sunday dance parties: get the outdoor summer dance party experience inside as you get down to a broadcast of djs eamon harkin and justin carter from a previous mister sunday event. presented by nowadays. free (donations welcome). >>
sun 6pm (weekly): memorial for us all: each week, lincoln center will premiere a new secular community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon. tonight’s installment will be led by stage and screen star kelli o’hara. free. >>
mon thru 6/26: sva bfa fine arts open studios: fourth-year students show their end-of-year artwork online, including recent work made in response to covid-19. free. >>
mon thru 5/31: caveat’s livestreamed events: stay informed and entertained with this week’s shows, which include nerd search, west wing writers workshop, the society for the advancement of social studies (sass) presents: a history of frivolity, ask a political scientist, asians: the emotional sluts of america, your love our musical: home edition, and queer therapy live. youtube, various prices (save 10% with promo code ‘skint2020’). >>
mon thru weds: greenlight bookstore’s livestream events: keep up with the latest in literature with book launches, readings, talks, and more from fort greene’s greenlight bookstore. this week, join cookbook club to discuss and make recipes from meera sodha’s fresh india: 130 quick, easy, and delicious vegetarian recipes for every day (mon 6pm), attend a book launch with alok for meredith talusan’s new memoir, fairest (tues 7:30pm), and discover the ecological diversity of nyc as thomas hynes shares his new book, wild city: a brief history of new york city in 40 animals (weds 7:30pm). zoom, free. >>
mon 1pm, 2pm: memorial day commemorations: the vietnam veterans memorial fund and the intrepid museum host live-streaming ceremonies to remember and honor the military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces.
mon 7pm: cursed gemstones: legend and history: master jeweler, art historian, and pratt/fit professor karen bachmann gives an illustrated lecture on the history and folklore of infamously cursed gemstones. zoom, $8. >>
mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with cameron esposito (conan), sasheer zamata (snl), alingon mitra (conan), alex english (the rundown with robin thede), alise morales, and guy montgomery. presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit preemptive love coalition). >>
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