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 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. >>


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:


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). >>


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). >>


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. >>


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


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