museums reopening this week: american museum of natural history, bronx museum of the arts, brooklyn museum, el museo del barrio, museum of jewish heritage, the met cloisters, the rubin museum of art, the 9/11 memorial museum, and more. various prices. >>

you can apply to be an official leaf peeper for new york state: this volunteer gig is unbe-leaf-able–channel your fall foliage obsession into scouting out changing leaves for new york’s official tourism website, i love ny. >>


starts today (ongoing): 20 more nypl branches open for grab-and-go service: put in a request for your latest lit, then book it to any of the 50 nypl locations in the bronx, manhattan, and staten island that are now open for contactless pickup and drop-off. >>

thru 1/3: presidential dogs exhibit: from george washington’s foxhounds to the obamas’ portuguese water dogs, get to know the paw-liticians who have graced the white house throughout history. american kennel club museum of the dog (midtown east), $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

tues 3pm: star trek day: red alert! join hosts wil wheaton and mica burton for more than three hours of virtual panels and programming that will reunite iconic cast members and creative minds from nine star trek television series. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s 24th season opening gathering features carol lahines, beverly gologorsky, and david dunbar, followed by a q+a. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 7pm: bess myerson: the one and only jewish miss america: learn about bess myerson, a jewish new yorker who was crowned miss america amidst growing antisemitism in 1945, when you tune in to a discussion of the documentary bess myerson: the one and only jewish miss america (free to stream on vimeo), featuring the film’s director, david arond, adl national director emeritus abraham foxman, and bess’s daughter, screenwriter and actor barra grant. presented by the museum of jewish heritage. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8pm: three rings: a tale of exile, narrative, and fate – daniel mendelsohn and jonathan lethem: memoirist and critic daniel mendelsohn discusses his latest book, three rings, a fusion of memoir, biography, history, and criticism about three exiled writers who turned to classics of the past to craft new literary masterpieces. in conversation with novelist jonathan lethem (motherless brooklyn). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>

tues 8pm: roxane gay – the selected works of audre lorde – in conversation with alexis de veaux: writer roxane gay (difficult women, bad feminist) shares the selected works of audre lorde, a collection of essays and poetry by self-described ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’ audre lorde. in conversation with writer alexis de veaux (warrior poet: a biography of audre lorde). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore, free (donations welcome). >>


weds thru sun: ladiescon 2020: the ladies of comicazi, women in comics, and comics in color present ladiescon, a celebration of women, non-binary, lgbtq, and poc writers and artists specializing in comic books, fantasy, and science fiction. the multi-day event includes panel discussions, trivia, a drink + draw, livestream cartoons, vendors, and more. online, free. >>

starts weds (ongoing): indoor malls reopen in nyc: nyc’s indoor shopping hubs are allowed to reopen to visitors at 50% capacity starting today. >>

weds 12-6pm: free dunkin’ iced coffee: cool down with a free small iced coffee (with any purchase) at participating dunkin’ locations. >>

weds 5:30pm: happily ever after hours: visual effects supervisor dennis muren: go behind the scenes with oscar-winning special effects artist dennis muren, who’ll share film clips and stories from his work at industrial light and magic, including the original star wars trilogy, jurassic park, and more. presented by the walt disney family museum in san francisco. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: get lit! literary pub crawl’s virtual greenwich village: raise a glass to the cultural, social, and political icons of greenwich village as you ‘visit’ their favorite haunts during a virtual literary pub crawl. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: maesters, greyscale, and milk of the poppy: medicine in game of thrones: if a physician from 15th century england wound up in westeros, would they be able to treat the local ailments? rare book librarian elizabeth brander delivers an illustrated lecture comparing the medicine practiced by george r.r. martin’s masters to the real-world medical landscape of medieval and early modern europe. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

weds 7pm: moonlight + movies – love + basketball: live q+a: this conversation is sure to be a slam dunk–love + basketball (2000) writer and director gina prince-blythewood, former ncaa and wnba star chamique holdsclaw, and women’s basketball coach priscilla edwards will discuss the film, and how women in pro basketball (and beyond) navigate issues of power, representation, activism, and equity. moderated by author and sports journalist william rhoden. presented by the museum of the city of new york. online, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: women + power: economic power: ellevest founder and ceo sallie krawcheck and ms. foundation president and ceo discuss what it will take to have equal empowerment, compensation, and resources across all genders during a conversation moderated by sociologist and author tsedale melaku (you don’t look like a lawyer: black women and systemic gendered racism). presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: jane fonda – what can i do?: my path from climate despair to action: actor and activist jane fonda discusses her new book, what can i do?: my path from climate despair to action, the proceeds of which will benefit greenpeace. in conversation with actor, model, and humanitarian amber valletta. presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. online, free-$36. >>

weds 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club: get an inside look at the life of stephen hawking during tonight’s secret science club lecture as physicist and author leonard mlodinow discusses his new book, stephen hawking: a memoir of friendship and physics, about his long-time collaboration with the late theoretical physicist. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: wyclef jean live at the apollo: wyclef jean opens the apollo theater’s fall season with the first-ever complete performance of his grammy-nominated, double-platinum album, the carnival. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8:30pm: design disruptors: activity for all women: from the divacup to the captser fitness hijab, discover design innovations for women, by women during moma’s design disruptors virtual talk series. tonight’s speakers include megababe beauty founder katie sturino, sports bra inventor lisa lindhal, and womanly magazine founder and editor-in-chief attia taylor. moderated by chay costello. presented by moma design store. online, free. >>


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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