rally against hate: @justiceforgeorge is rounding up several local events rallying against hate and violence towards the asian american and pacific islander communities. vigils, rallies, rides, and runs are currently scheduled thru the weekend, with more to be added as they’re announced. >>
ongoing (closed mon-weds): the frick collection moves to temporary location on madison avenue: encounter masterpieces from the renaissance to the early twentieth century at the temporary new home of the frick collection. $22 general, $17 seniors, $12 students. >>
thru 5/11: breathing pavilion: find communion and calm at ekene ijeoma’s installation breathing pavilion, where visitors are invited to enter a circle of 20 nine-foot illuminated columns and breathe deeply as the columns slowly change color to guide the rhythm of breath. the plaza at 300 ashland (downtown brooklyn), free. >>
thru 4/11: private reels: from the lct archives – vanya and sonia and masha and spike: lincoln center theater opens the vault to stream archival recordings of past productions, starting with christopher durang’s chekov-inspired comedy vanya and sonia and masha and spike, starring sigourney weaver, david hyde pierce, and kristine nielsen. online, free. >>
thru sun (+ 4/15, 5/13): virtual vogue knitting live: get in the loop during a stitch-perfect weekend of classes, panel discussions, vendors, and more fiber-filled fun. online, various prices. >>
sponsored: thurs 7:30pm (thursdays thru may): totally true things: a socially conscious storytelling show: jude treder-wolff hosts this live-streaming series in which performers share true stories that focus on mental health, medical challenges, and social issues, then chat with an expert on the topic. tonight: ‘runaway princess: a hopeful tale of heroin, hooking and happiness,’ featuring mary goggin (the grind, law + order: criminal intent, guiding light) in a show that explores goggin’s irish catholic upbringing, her experiences with drug addiction and sex work, and the colorful characters she met on her journey toward healing. kevin allison, host/creator of the risk! show and podcast joins to talk about how stories overcome stigma. online, $12 (save 15% with promo code ‘skint15’). >>
thurs 8pm: a ‘do-athon’ to rein in ice with comedian julio torres: former snl writer and los espookys star julio torres teams up with the nyclu to host an evening of comedy and civic engagement in support of immigrants’ rights and the new york for all act, featuring comedians john early (search party), larry owens (a strange loop), lorelei ramirez (los espookys), sydnee washington (comedy central), and bowen yang (snl). online, free. >>
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 mia jackson (last comic standing), erik bergstrom (comedy central), john rosenberger (wfmu radio), and remy kassimir (explained). online, $5. >>
thurs 8pm (ends today): loser’s lounge: battle of the one-hit wonders: rock out with tribute band the loser’s lounge when you tune in to 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. >>
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sponsored: fri 1pm: the feminist art of harlem: a celebration of remarkable women webinar: join new york adventure club as we explore the new york city neighborhoods of central harlem and spanish harlem to uncover modern artworks honoring incredible women who positively impacted their communities. online, $10. >>
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 (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes shalewa sharpe (comedy central), jeff scheen (siriusxm), and wilfred padua (npr). online, free. >>
fri 8pm: boy bands sing-along: break out your ‘bye bye bye’ dance moves as secretformula’s streaming music video sing-along party revisits the best of *nsync, boyz ii men, hanson, and more. online, free. >>
sat + sun 11am-7pm (+ 3/27-28): the women’s makers show: a lineup of 40 local, women-owned businesses will set up shop at city point (downtown brooklyn) selling accessories, apparel, art, and more. >>
sat 9:30am-10pm (+ sun 11am-8:30pm): fifth annual wow women of the world festival: black women transcending: more than 80 artists, authors, and activists will take part in the apollo theater’s two-day program of workshops, conversations, panels, and performances created by and for women and girls around the world. guests include lovecraft country star aunjanue ellis, the talk co-host elaine welteroth, poet, writer, and activist nikki giovanni, motivational speaker and author harriette cole, women’s rights activist dr. shola mos-shogbamimu, yoga instructor and body positivity advocate jessamyn stanley, and more. online, $20. >>
sat 12pm: ritual: equinox dance: welcome spring with an afternoon of yoga, meditation, and dance. presented by house of yes, the get down, and ctznwell. online, pay-what-you-can admission. >>
sat 6pm (monthly): tell storytelling: queer folks share their own tales on their own terms during drae campbell’s monthly storytelling show. tonight’s ‘not going back’-themed edition features lisa e. davis, chewy may, mindy raf, and lorelei ramirez. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>
sat 7pm: extraridiccular science: brain trips: science meets comedy during this interactive trivia show hosted by kasha patel, kyle marian, and shannon odell, where viewers compete with onscreen comedians and fellow audience members. tonight: how has your brain changed during the pandemic? why does your brain fall for optical illusions? who first studied the brain? online, free. >>
sat 7:30pm-4am: secretformula’s lockdown lock-in anniversary show: revel in the movies, cartoons, tv shows, and music videos that have kept you entertained while you’ve been stuck at home all year during secretformula’s all-night streaming fest. online, $15. >>
sat 8pm: keith and the girl present: silent trailers live!: keith malley has seen every movie ever (basically). chemda khalili hasn’t seen any of them (basically). in their game show, the keith and the girl podcast hosts challenge comedians to go head-to-head against keith in guessing a movie title based on chemda’s description of the trailer. chaos ensues. tonight’s guest comics are michael ian black, pete holmes, chris gethard, mara wilson, and jo firestone. online, $5 with promo code ‘silenthalf’ (reg. $10). >>
sat 9pm: tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting during a livestream edition of her touring show. online, $20. >>
sat 11:30pm: lake: spring equinox gathering: this month’s ‘midnight moment,’ a large-scale digital art exhibition running on electronic billboards throughout times square from 11:57pm to midnight, is erin johnson’s lake. tonight, musician and pioneer works artist-in-residence luke stewart will provide live musical accompaniment for a spring equinox gathering, with an introduction by writer and performer morgan bassichis. duffy square, free. >>
sponsored: sun 8pm: trinity movement choir: the doors: join trinity movement choir for an interactive online screening of the doors and examine the infinite nature of love, fear, birth, and death as we move through life from chaos to centered balance. the doors features a new original score by legendary jazz bassist and composer reggie workman, recipient of the 2020 national endowment for the arts jazz masters fellowship award, and jazz pianist a bu, winner of the 2015 montreux jazz solo piano competition. free on zoom. >>
sun 9pm: puppets come home: celebrate world puppetry day and the 150-year legacy of puppetry on coney island with ‘puppets come home: worldwide,’ a showcase of contemporary cutting-edge puppeteers from around the world. online, free (donations welcome). >>
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.
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