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summerstage in-person performances to return this summer: pending adjustments to current nyc restrictions, free music and dance performances will return to rumsey playfield in central park and harlem’s marcus garvey park/richard rodgers amphitheater. tickets for the first benefit show, featuring dawes on 9/16, will go on sale friday 4/16 at 10am. >>

prince playlist: in an alternate universe, we would’ve been presenting our annual ‘sometimes it’s prince in april’ prince tribute party at littlefield this weekend. since we can’t celebrate together in person, dj steve reynolds has put together a playlist of 102(!) tracks to mark five years since we lost prince rogers nelson. >>

our roundup of 50+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>


thurs thru 7/8: art on the ave: awakening: the manhattan-based arts initiative art on the ave will ‘awaken’ the west village with a new public art exhibition, filling vacant storefronts with works by local artists. free. >>

thurs thru 6/20 (11am-8pm): urbanspace spring up market at bryant park: 50 local food and retail vendors pop-up in bryant park for the spring season. >>

thurs thru sun (monthly thru july): 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: ‘dangerous when wet: booze, sex, and my mother,’ written and performed by jamie brickhouse (and based on brickhouse’s memoir of the same name), traces brickhouse’s complicated relationship with his mother and its impact on his childhood in texas, his rise to a high-profile book publishing career in nyc, and his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. online, $12 (save 15% with promo code ‘skint15’). >>

thurs 8:30pm: wrong answers only: sharks: chris duffy hosts this interactive quiz show in which three clueless comedians offer up enough hilarious wrongs to make a right, playing games and quizzes and learning about exciting new scientific research with the help of an actual scientist. tonight, guest comics demi adejuyigbe (james corden writer), aparna nancherla (corporate), and zhubin parang (the daily show) test their shark smarts with marine biologist and shark expert melissa cristina márquez. online, free. >>

thurs 9pm: puppet spread: sprouts!: hang around for this puppet slam showcase presented in the style of a late-night tv talk show. presented by the tank. online, $5+. >>


Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole

Orchestra of St. Luke’s and BPL are proud to present artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated event pairing readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole sit alongside musical works that span nearly a millennium in their creation, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, and more.

Following the program, Cole joins in a live conversation.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 4 PM
Concert streams at 4 pm. Live virtual discussion via Zoom at 5:20 pm.

Part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope
Produced by Orchestra of St. Luke’s and presented by BPL Presents


fri thru 10/31: new art commission for the met’s roof garden: artist alex da corte’s alexander calder-inspired work, as long as the sun lasts, is a 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring a blue-feathered big bird sitting on a floating crescent moon while gazing out at central park. iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden at the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free with regular museum admission (pay-what-you wish for ny residents and ny, nj, and ct students). >>

fri thru 4/30: voices of hope: carnegie hall presents its first-ever online festival, voices of hope, examining the life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis. with offerings by more than 40 cultural and academic organizations. free. >>

fri thru the season (ongoing): opening day at brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink: pull on some skates and let the good times roll at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink, opening for the season today. $6-10 admission, $7 skate rental or byo. >>

fri thru 6/26 (closed sundays): center for book arts spring exhibitions: three new exhibitions kick off the center’s spring season: oscar salguero’s interspecies futures draws on bio-art and speculative design to imagine a less human-centered world; betsy stirratt’s veiled taxonomies also examines humanity’s complex relationship with nature, but with a focus on how plants, animals, and humans are represented in museums and collections; maureen catbagan’s photography installation, lights, tunnels, passages + shadows, looks beyond galleries and exhibition halls to find the artistry in everyday spaces inside museums. center for book arts (flatiron), free. >>

fri 12pm: envisioning your ideal career in your new world…on your terms: join an interactive webinar led by career coach and talent agent consultant jim arnoff, who’ll give you the tools to tap into your passion and pursue your dream career. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

fri 12-6pm (ongoing, closed sun-tues): dia chelsea reopens: following a two-year renovation and expansion, dia foundation’s chelsea gallery reopens with an exhibition of newly commissioned works by lucy raven. free admission (reservation required). >>

fri 3pm (weekly thru 5/7): the institute of fine arts and the frick collection symposium on the history of art: selected art history grad students from harvard, brown, nyu, yale, cuny, and more present their original research papers at this annual gathering. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science story slam: five storytellers selected at random from audience submissions share true, personal, ‘storms’-themed stories ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from a pair of guest coaches. hosted by devon kodzis. online, $10. >>

fri 7:45pm (monthly): nerd nite: be there and be square. nerd nite returns with a night of trivia and presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. littlefield (gowanus), $5 (online), $23 (in-person). >>

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 tien tran (comedy central), alex english (national lampoon radio hour), and ashton womack. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: emo sing-along: feel your feelings as you sing/scream along to music videos by jimmy eat world, my chemical romance, paramore, and more at secretformula’s streaming party. online, free. >>

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 django gold (colbert), chris alan (laughs), denise taylor (the onion), 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 the season: bronx brewery’s outdoor beer garden opens for the season: soak up some sun and suds at the local beer spot. >>

sat thru 5/9 (weekends thru 5/9): art in the garden: brooklyn botanic garden presents a series of casual, pop-up music and dance performances in locations spread across the garden. free with garden admission ( $18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets available). >>

sat thru 4/22: los angeles times festival of books: now in its 25th year, the nation’s largest in-person literary event moves online for six days of conversations, panels, and readings by writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. most events are free, while some require a book purchase. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm (+ 4/24-25): west side community garden’s annual tulip festival: the west side community garden (uws) springs into brightly-colored bloom with nearly 100 varieties of tulips expected to flower in april and may. visitors are also welcome to visit during the week, when the garden tends to be less crowded. 123 w 89th street (between amsterdam + columbus avenues), free admission. >>

sat + sun: broadwaycon: the show must go on(line), so the annual broadway fan fest is hosting two days of virtual programming including talks, panel discussions, meet-and-greets, screenings, performances, and more. online, free+. >>

sat 12pm: walking mass ii: wherever you are, find a sense of connection to your surroundings on a walk led by nuum collective, who’ll guide and connect participants via a mass phone call. part of culturehub’s re-fest. free. >>

sat 8pm: the producers original broadway cast reunion: on the 20th anniversary of the producers’ broadway premiere, actors matthew broderick, nathan lane, roger bart, brad oscar, and cady huffman and director/choreographer susan stroman get together for an evening to benefit the actors fund. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 9pm: picture this! live animated comedy 9 to 5 anniversary: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at tonight’s 9-year anniversary show. hosted by brandie posey. online, $10. >>


sun thru 5/1: taste of science festival: here’s a little food for thought: enjoy a smorgasbord of scientific research from around the world during this annual lecture series. opening week topics incudle the science of drugs, exploring mars, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sun 1pm: spoons toons + booze says no this drugs: get a sugar high during secretformula’s breakfast cereal-fueled streaming video party of anti-drug cartoon episodes. online, $8. >>

sun 1pm-6pm (sundays thru 6/27): the new colossus festival presents free outdoor shows at 18th ward: jam out to independent music from around the world during this live, outdoor concert series hosted by 18th ward brewery (east williamsburg). this week’s show features shadow monster and pynkie. free admission. >>

sun 5:30pm (sun + weds 5:30pm thru 9/5): fix your own bike workshop: get back in gear with the help of experienced mechanics and provided tools. time’s up! brooklyn space in williamsburg. free (donations encouraged). >>


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