museums reopening this week: the intrepid sea, air + space museum (fri). next week: the guggenheim (9/30 members, 10/3 general public) and the institute for contemporary photography (10/1). various prices. >>


thru december: drawing 2020: how has the practice of drawing evolved in response to the physical, political, and technological changes of the last 20 years? gladstone gallery’s drawing 2020 exhibition features 120 artists, exploring the idea of drawing as a window into how artists live and make work at this moment in history. online and at gladstone gallery (chelsea), free. >>

thru sun: union square clock is now a climate crisis countdown timer: in recognition of climate week, the iconic metronome in union square will show the diminishing time left–just over seven years–for the world to take meaningful action to prevent the worst consequences of climate change. >>

thru sun (thursdays-sundays thru 10/31): backyard big screen @ hudson yards: upgrade your movie night with an outdoor screening series presented in partnership with tribeca film festival and hudson yards. attendees sit in socially distant pods of two to four people, with cabana-style seating and picnic-boxed refreshments. this week’s films: the karate kid, being john malkovich, annie (1982), the rocky horror picture show, dave chappelle’s block party and rear window. headphones and a mobile device or fm radio are required to access audio. $45-50 for a 2-person pod (includes ‘picnic boxes with seasonal delicacies and beverages’). >>

thru sat: pygmalion festival: artists, musicians, authors, and thinkers join forces for the urbana-champaign, illinois-based pygmalion festival, moving online this year. scheduled: a political panel led by ilana glazer, a reunion of the napoleon dynamite cast, a discussion of the documentary film jimmy saigon with dan savage, comedy sets, a hack-a-thon, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs thru sat: bonnaroo presents: virtual roo-ality: stream three days worth of archival sets from the annual bonnaroo fest, including beastie boys, james brown, metallica, nile rodgers + chic, tears for fears, the white stripes, the xx, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: epidemic moments in village history: learn about the diseases that plagued new york city’s past during a panel with scholars and science historians evelynn m. hammonds (harvard university) and naomi rogers (yale university), who’ll discuss how epidemics like smallpox, diphtheria, yellow fever, and polio impacted the growth and development of greenwich village. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: art history happy hour: enjoy a beverage at home while brooklyn museum egyptian art associate curator yekaterina barbash delves into the beauty secrets, routines, cosmetics, and hairstyling techniques revealed in the art and poetry of ancient egypt, and discusses how these ancient practices influence us today. presented by the brooklyn museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 6-8pm: taste west 111th: take a bite of the morningside heights’s west 111th street-area restaurant scene with tastings from local eateries, including hungarian pastry shop, mel’s burger bar, and more. $10. >>

thurs 7pm: anne helen petersen: can’t even: why is burnout a defining condition of the millennial generation? author and former buzzfeed writer anne helen petersen (can’t even: how millennials became the burnout generation) leads a panel discussion on millennial burnout, the cultural shifts that caused it, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for change. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: election season — polarization: social scientist andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation on the science behind polarization–how we got to be such a polarized nation, how bad the situation is, and what we can do about it. tonight’s guests are stanford political science professor neil malhotra and comedian sarah garner. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to the earth science women’s network. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

sponsored: thurs 7:30pm (thursdays thru 12/18): totally true things: a socially conscious storytelling show: jude treder-wolff hosts this new 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: suzanne bachner’s award-winning the good adoptee, performed by hayley palmer, and followed by a discussion with adoptive and foster family coalition of new york executive director pat o’brien. online, $12. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly thru 10/18): four streaming plays from ptp/nyc: for its 34th repertory season, potomac theatre project presents ‘virtual(ly) ptp/nyc,’ featuring four streaming plays with one play premiering each week. the series kicks off with shakespeare’s julius caesar. online, free (donations welcome, 10% of proceeds will benefit the national black theatre). >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): at home film festival: comics and creators share homemade shorts during an evening curated and hosted by comedians ashley brooke roberts and sarah tollemache. funds raised during tonight’s event will go to the house of rebirth. online, free (donations welcome). >>


Totally True Things is a live-streamed, live performance of true storytelling solo shows that focus on mental health, medical challenges or social issues, performed by award-winning artists, comics and writer/performers, Thursdays at 7:30 pm EDT through December 17, 2020. Following each performance, host/producer Jude Treder-Wolff, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, creative arts therapist and writer/performer, facilitates a discussion with the artist that includes an expert on the topic explored in the show. Topics include: mental health issues resulting from adoption, caring for a terminally ill parent, struggles of incarcerated women, encounters with white supremacy, burn-out and recovery.

Coming up:
9/24: “The Good Adoptee,” an award-winning show about playwright Suzanne Bachner’s search for her birth parents in the face of New York’s sealed records, performed by Hayley Palmer.
10/1: Comic Calvin Cato performs “Daddy Issues,” about caring for his terminally ill father.

Tickets are $12/show, or $65 for a subscription to the entire series of 11 shows. Complete information is available at


fri thru 10/4: imagine this women’s film festival: the fifth annual brooklyn-based women’s festival features original films by womxn filmmakers and storytellers from around the world, plus, talks, q+as and more. online, free-$10. >>

fri thru sun: a current affair virtual pop-up vintage marketplace: explore a treasure trove of vintage apparel, accessories, and jewelry from more than 200 retailers and private dealers during this online pop-up market. >>

fri thru sun: anarchist book fair: the annual anarchist book fair goes virtual this year, with a few limited outdoor events. the fair’s website will host presses, live conversations and workshops, prerecorded talks and roundtables, a film festival, and archival materials from previous events. free. >>

fri thru sun: virtual monterey jazz festival: put some pep in your step when you watch the virtual monterey jazz festival, featuring new and previously unreleased archival performances from herbie hancock, diana krall, dianne reeves and more, plus tributes to dave brubeck, sonny rollins, and quincy jones. online, free (donations will benefit the thurgood marshall college fund, the naacp legal defense and educational fund, and the artists featured in the festival). >>

fri + sat: making moves dance festival – switchin’ it up!: the 11th annual making moves dance festival showcases 11 emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc. presented by the jamaica center for arts and learning. online, free. >>

fri 3pm: sylvan esso free love online listening party: immerse yourself in swirling electropop as you take in sylvan esso’s new album, free love, during a listening party hosted by all songs considered’s bob boilen, and including a live conversation with band members amelia meath and nick sanborn. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: a very special 90210 book and trivia night: rediscover ’90s tv sensation beverly hills, 90210 as authors and again with this podcast hosts tara ariano and sarah d. bunting discuss their new companion guide to the series, a very special 90210 book: 93 absolutely essential episodes from tv’s most notorious zip code, followed by a round of trivia and an audience q+a. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you watch the movie selena, presented in honor of national hispanic heritage month. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: prince sing-along: don your raspberry beret and sing-along as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic prince music videos. online, free. >>

fri 9:30pm (+ 9/26): 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 the sandlot (fri) and frozen 2 (sat). online, free (email rsvp). >>


sat thru 11/21: bill cunningham: new york, new york: take in the vitality and glamor of new york city (remember?), as seen through the eyes of late new york times fashion photographer bill cunningham. online and at bruce silverstein gallery (chelsea, by appointment only), free. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: hester street fair vintage weekend: check out and shop from a curated selection of vintage clothing, accessories, comics, books, and records at this weekend’s lower east side market. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm (weekends thru 11/15): bronx night market: the borough’s food fest is back, with 50+ local food and drink vendors serving up cuisines from over 20 countries at affordable prices. fordham plaza (bronx), rsvp required. >>

sat + sun 1-6pm (weekends thru 11/1): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s fall exhibitions: bwac presents three new exhibitions in its 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. opening reception saturday. bwac gallery (red hook), suggested donation. >>

sat (+ 10/24): record store day: the second of three record store day ‘drops’ offers exclusive, limited run, and first release albums for sale at your fave local shops. >>

sat 1-4pm (ends today): living mural: take in bite-sized live theater as you stroll through the central park mall, where physically distanced, masked actors perform classical monologues and new works continuously throughout the afternoon. free. >>

sat 7pm: the best of pitchfork music festival: catch rare and archival footage of some of the best performances in pitchfork music festival history, including solange, lcd soundsystem, grimes, beach house, fka twigs, mitski, robyn, charli xcx, wilco, and more. online, free. >>

sat 8pm: comic con-solation prize: a digital nerdlesque revue: nerd out with magic girl burlesque during their stripped-down, body-positive, comic con-themed show, filled with performances, skits, a virtual artist alley, a fan-submitted cosplay parade, and more. online, $10-12. >>

sat 8pm (monhtly): spice world… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once recently. as the chaos ensues, they’re challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

sat 8pm: virtual farm aid festival: musicians, farmers and fans come together to support family farmers during the 35th annual (virtual) farm aid festival, featuring willie nelson and the boys, neil young, bonnie raitt, john mellencamp, john batiste, brandi carlisle, norah jones, and more. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 9pm: the new york modular society one-year anniversary: 16 electronic artists, 10-minute sets, one continuous mix of new york modular society artists. online, free. >>


sun 1:45-9pm: virtual folsom street fair: join fetish enthusiasts from around the world during a virtual edition of san francisco’s folsom street fair, hosted by comedian and activist margaret cho and featuring djs, live music, bdsm demos, vendors, and more. online, free. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: 10/3-31 (weekends): hudson river fall foliage cruise: welcome autumn with a circle line cruise up the hudson river to hook mountain in rockland county while enjoying autumnal sights and onboard oktoberfest specials available for purchase. $47 plus ticket fees (reg. $59). >>


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.

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