thurs thru 5/9 (thurs-sun): but still, it turns: recent photography from the world: curated by photographer paul graham, this new exhibition features ‘postdocumentary’-style photos from around the world that reflect 21st century life as it is. virtual curator’s talk 2/24 at 6pm. international center of photography (les), $16 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

thurs thru 3/4: the 28th new york african film festival: the new york african film festival returns with ‘notes from home: recurring dreams + women’s voices,’ a showcase of award-winning features and shorts from africa, europe, and north and south america. presented by film at lincoln center and african film festival. online, $12. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 2/11, 2/18): 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: a plant witch guide to herbs for sensuality: celebrating herbal aphrodisiacs and love potions: awaken your passions with plant-based potions during a workshop led by herbalist and plant witch amanda midkiff. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, $13.33. >>

thurs 6-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. viewers can grab a warm cocktail to go from nearby superfine, olympia wine bar, or 68 jay street bar. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm: behind the scenes with wonder woman director patty jenkins and actor gal gadot: meet the wonder women behind wonder woman: director and cooper union alumna patty jenkins and star gal gadot offer an inside look at the making of the blockbuster trilogy. audience q+a to follow. presented by the cooper union. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online edition of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

thurs 8pm (+ 2/18, 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. >>


Animation First, the French Institute Alliance Française’s film festival dedicated to the unparalleled legacy and enduring ingenuity of French animation, will be presented completely online and nationwide from Feb 5 to 15. A festival pass is only $20, and provides access to the entire Festival including more than 75 US and NY premieres of feature-length and short films, works in progress presentations of highly anticipated films, a new US and French student film competition, live talks with acclaimed filmmakers, interactive graphic novels, augmented and virtual reality programs, and more. Plus, this year FIAF is honored to welcome special guest Wes Anderson to curate a selection of his favorite animated films for the Festival.

All of the Festival’s films will have English subtitles and all talks will be in English.

Animation First
February 5-15
Entirely Online
11 days
9 Feature Films
10 Shorts Programs
7 Live Talks & Workshops
Watch the trailer, learn more about the Festival and purchase your $20 Festival Pass here.


fri thru 2/28: grumpy bert’s sixth annual lunar new year red envelope show: brooklyn gallery grumpy bert’s annual group art show celebrates the year of the ox with original works from artists and illustrators created on red envelopes and containing a mystery gift. online, prices tba. >>

sponsored: fri thru 2/15: animation first festival: the french institute alliance française’s annual animation film festival includes more than 75 us and ny premieres of feature-length and short films, works in progress presentations, a student film competition, live talks with acclaimed filmmakers, interactive graphic novels, augmented and virtual reality programs, and a selection of favorites curated by wes anderson. all of the festival’s films will have english subtitles and all talks will be in english. online, $20/pass. >>

fri 3pm (+ 2/12): art history course: black artists working in photography: learn about the artistic approach and historical context of the kamoinge workshop, a collective of black photographers formed in the 1960s, during a three-part course led by whitney museum of american art teaching fellow ayanna dozier. today: the body. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: profs + pints: you better watch out: get schooled when you tune in to profs and pints, a lecture series that brings college professors into bars, cafés, and now your room. tonight’s topic: ‘happily ever after?,’ a a look at what fairy tales actually say about love, with sara cleto and brittany warman, former instructors at ohio state university and co-founders of the carterhaugh school of folklore and the fantastic. online, $12. >>

fri 7pm (quarterly): soul sister revue poetry reading series: established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling read from their work during this event that asks, ‘what does soul mean to you?’ online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm: the story collider: three storytellers share true, personal stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a ‘generations’-themed edition of the story collider podcast, hosted by paula croxson. bonus: the audience is invited to share 10-word stories as well. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (+ 2/18, 2/26): black history trilogy: broadway stars embody prominent black changemakers, artists, and scholars during a three-part series of solo shows, starting tonight with john lewis: a pioneer for justice, starring alton fitzgerald white (ragtime, the lion king). presented by flushing town hall. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (+ 3/5, 4/2, 4/23): philosophy film club screenings: this film club is bit ‘nietzsche’: get your phil of thought-provoking cinema and conversation during the new school’s philosophy film club screenings. tonight: alain resnais’s last year at marienbad (1961). online, free. >>

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 luke mones (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central), tom thakkar (comedy central), and more. online, free. >>

saturday + sunday

sat: free fro-yo at 16 handles: fro-yo information, it’s national frozen yogurt day! celebrate with a free 3-oz soft serve + toppings at participating 16 handles locations. app download required. >>

sat + sun 10am-4pm (+ 2/13-14 at flushing meadows corona park, 2/21 at union square): 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. idle exhibition saturday; performances developed by jeff stark and irene lazaridis will be presented on sunday. prospect park (flatbush ave + empire blvd), free. >>

sun: super bowl: murph guide and time out new york give their recommendations on where to order food for your home viewing or watch the big game outdoors. and don’t forget the puppy bowl!


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.

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