thurs thru sun: while you’re practicing social distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they perform livestreaming concerts. through the weekend: basia bulat, diet cig, exploding in sound records, little dragon, peter bjorn and john + guests, waxahatchee + kevin morby, and many more. various platforms, free + various prices. >>
thurs thru next week: company gallery presents ‘in company with,’ a series of virtual talks, performances, and readings featuring hayden dunham, la warman, and raúl de nieves. instagram live, free. >>
thurs 2pm (ongoing): make something sweet with milk bar’s christina tosi’s baking club. instagram live, free. >>
thurs 6pm: met god, she’s black presents the body hair day workshop. $10 suggested donation (streaming info will be sent with ticket purchase). >>
thurs 7pm: virtual unpacking the book: jewish writers in conversation: writer-comedian josh gondelman and author rebecca dinerstein knight discuss what happens when good intentions have unintended results in a conversation about their new books, gondelman’s nice try: stories of best intentions and mixed results and knight’s hex. moderated by tablet magazine deputy editor stephanie butnick. zoom, free. >>
thurs 7:30pm: 92y presents a series of livestreamed piano concerts. tonight, jonathan biss takes on beethoven’s last three piano sonatas. archived performances by garrick ohlsson, conrad tao, and fleur barron + myra huang are also available to stream. free. >>
thurs 8pm: everyone’s a pop star at ziwe fumudoh’s pop show, where comedians will perform original pop songs and give pop presentations. in lieu of the regular show, they’ll be performing on instagram stories and raising money for food bank ny. >>
thurs 9pm: comedian cameron esposito discusses her new memoir, save yourslef, with books are magic’s emma straub. zoom, free. >>
thurs 9:30pm (+ 4/23): hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public during kevin allison’s risk! podcast livestream show. tonight, andrea coleman, vin brue, felicia o’hara, and gail thomas spill the beans on zoom. $10. >>
thurs 10pm (weekdays): it’s all about the audience at maaad late!, chris de la cruz’s improvised late night talk show, where everything from the opening monologue to the ‘celebrity guest’ interview is made up on the spot with help from the audience. normally presented at the magnet theater, the show will be streamed on instagram live. free. >>
fri 5pm: hone your mixology skills with top of the standard head bartender aaron moses robin during his at-home cocktail making class. instagram live, free. >>
fri 6pm thru 6am 3/28: stay up all night with nyc-based musicians during music never sleeps nyc, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 50 performers, including joshua bell, béla fleck, sarah jarosz, midori, and nico muhly. free (donations to local charities encouraged). >>
sat 2pm: learn how to make listen bar’s signature alcohol-free cocktails at home with founder lorelei bandrovschi and musician bartender suo. zoom, $7-9. >>
sat 8pm (monthly): gather round the virtual hearth for a ‘close encounters’ edition of the shed storytelling salon. audience members can enter a lottery for a storytelling slot via the signup page. zoom, free (rsvp). >>
sat 8pm (weekly): watch a comedy show unfold inside a google doc as standups post their jokes live during marissa’s google doc quarantine party, hosted by marissa goldman. free. >>
sat 8pm: join the flock and get saved from sadness at church night, a religious parody show. youtube, free. >>
sun 8pm (weekly): classic album sundays presents a live listening session and discussion of a featured album each week. today: marvin gaye’s what’s going on. facebook, free. >>
nycgo has created a roundup of virtual things to do while socially distancing. highlights include: an instagram edition of 24-hour plays, broadway dreams live lessons, joe’s pub’s ‘live from the archives’ streaming series, and many more. >>
atlas obscura’s wfh (wonder from home): find people, places, and projects that inspire and help us hold on to our spirit of discovery and sense of community. >>
brighten your day with curious custom’s free, downloadable coloring books, featuring illustrations of your favorite drag queens (miss vanjie!), 80s nostalgia, and nursery rhymes. bonus: share your handiwork on instagram @curiouscustom with the hashtag #coloringcontest for a chance to win a free custom coloring page hand-drawn from your photos. >>
creative video games to play while quarantined. >>
stream experimental films and video art. >>
take an in-depth, virtual tour of the new york botanical garden’s orchid show. >>
nypl librarians are giving out personalized book recommendations on twitter. >>
listen to direct accounts of greenwich village’s storied history through the greenwich village oral history project. >>
the ny philharmonic is sharing hours of free performance footage through their new online portal, ny phil plays on. >>
the chamber music society of lincoln center offers concert footage, livestreams, music videos, master classes, lectures, and more on their watch and listen page. >>
ARE YOU HIRING? WE WANT TO KNOW.
Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.
NYC is likely to lose 500,000 jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak (source: The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School) and we’d like to help make a dent in the opposite direction.
It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.
Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.
Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.
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 at home. 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