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free opening receptions:
akihiro nishino's @ one art space >>
'morph' group exhibition @ fowler arts collective >>

10am-6pm: custom shirtmaker proper cloth hosts a sample sale with all shirts on sale for $40 (reg. $100-250). mention ‘the beggar’ at checkout to get your first two shirts for $20 each. 36 e. 12th st bet. broadway + university, 2nd floor. >>

11am-1pm: celebrate the new year in flushing at the 17th annual lunar new year parade with dragon dancers, steel drummers, fireworks, and a festival following the parade. begins at union st @ 39th ave, ends at main st @ 39th ave, free >>

6pm: austin singer/songwriter aimee bobruk plays a record release with show at rockwood music hall's stage i with suzanna choffel. free. >>

7, 9pm: stephen tobolowsky (californication, 'the tobolowsky files' podcast) discusses his latest book, the dangerous animals club, and sticks around for a 20th anniversary screening of groundhog day at 92ytribeca. $12 each. >>

7pm: blues guitarist/singer mamie minch continues a monthly residency at barbes, $10 sugg. don. >>

7-11pm: the 2nd ave trading card convention features just released, rare, eccentric, and event-exclusive trading cards. plus appearances from the sucklord + buffmonster, live printing, music, more. bonus: beer courtesy of beerlao. toy tokyo underground, free. >>

7:30pm: storytellers, musicians, and more come together for the radio cabaret variety show at union docs, $9 sugg don. >>

8pm: folk + blues singer/songwriter/violist/guitarist (and frequent member of the hot sardines) pete lanctot plays at freddy's, free >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (ends today): 10 new and emerging designers show their stuff at the 12th annual williamsburg fashion weekend. the space (50 n. 3rd st), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

8:30pm: yellow dogs, life size maps, and papertwin play glasslands, $10 >>

9pm: old-timey bluesy rock band alex battles + the whisky rebellion plays union hall with tatters and rags and karen + the sorrows, $8 >>

9pm doors: the beets, the black shades, desert sharks, and silks play shea stadium, $8 >>

9pm-late (ends today): event throwers gemini + scorpio celebrate their 10th birthday with the 'faerie forest frolic', including live music and a midnight birthday cake. wings, glitter, and enchanted costumes recommended. gowanus (rsvp for address), $20 until 1am, $10 after. >>

9pm-4am: get out your tube socks and neon clothing: the down and derby roller disco skates again. srb brooklyn, $6 with rsvp ($10 without), $5 skate rental (or byo). >>

10:30pm-3:30am: booze cruise + dance party 'my heart will go on... a boat' is for couples + singles alike: music, a kissing booth, a chocolate-eating contest, striptease, mani-pedis, free swing dance lessons, free mouthwash jello shots, a midnight balloon drop, more. proceeds benefit boatel. pier 78, $15-25. >>

11pm: depeche mode fan club new york's bizarre love triangle fest celebrates the music of dm, the smiths, the cure, and new order with cover band the engagements, djs, belly dancing, more. $5 well drinks and $3 pbr for the first hour. lpr, $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

11:59pm: dj jonathan toubin spins classic 45s at a 'tardi-gras' edition of the soul clap + dance-off at brooklyn bowl, $7 >>


11am: frankenstein (1931) and a cartoon version of poe’s the tell-tale heart (1953) screen at film forum, $7 >>

12-6pm: moma ps1's sunday sessions present the andy kaufman effect: comedy in the expanded field, an afternoon of talks and remembrances of the comedian, plus the east coast premiere of tony clifton: the movie and a live performance from clifton. $10. >>

12:30-5:30pm: mooshoes hosts the whalentine's vegan bake sale in support of the sea shepherd conservation society >>

1pm: happy lunar new year! celebrate the year of the snake at the 14th annual chinatown parade + festival. starts in little italy and goes through lower manhattan/chinatown. >>

4pm: to commemorate the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king's 'i have a dream' speech, the church of the intercession screens 1970 doc. king: a filmed record; from montgomery to memphis, followed by q+a with harry belafonte, fred harris, dj spooky, and richard kaplan. $10. >>

4-6, 6-8pm (thru 4/7): discussion + opening reception for the 'decenter' exhibition, celebrating the legacy of the cubist paintings and sculptures of the 1913 armory show. bonus: free hudson whiskey and brooklyn brew. abrons arts center, free. >>

5, 8pm: the sunday ‘moving pictures’ screening series at the way station features david bowie in labyrinth, followed by the 'i've got a bad feeling about this' comedy and music show. free. >>

6pm-?: the museum of interesting things traveling exhibition takes over the loft at prince street for 'secret speakeasy', a valentine's-themed party with rare  16mm cabaret, burlesque and circus movies from the 1930s-50s. $5 donation. >>

7pm doors, 8pm event: the free monthly series ‘presentation party night’ features six presentations followed by q+a and free food (bring snacks to share) and beer (while it lasts). tonight’s topics: stuttering,  feminism, finding yourself, virtuous jain womanhood, the story of annabelle, and plant shamanism. bat haus (279 starr st, brooklyn), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pmm show: the weekly creaghead + company comedy show at union hall features h. jon benjamin, josh gondelman, george gordon, kevin barnett, and selena coppock. $7. >>

8pm: periapsis music and dance performing arts organization presents its inaugural concert of choreographer and composer pieces at roulette, $18 adv, $20 door >>

10pm-4am: bloodsuckers and other creatures of the night on the prowl for love are invited to the annual endless night vampire ball. element, $16.66/single, $30 couple. >>

thru 2/18:  amc theatres screens lincoln at select locations for the price of the bill we put his face on >>

all weekend

2pm (ends sun): anybody want a peanut? the princess bride screens at fslc, $6 >>

sat 3pm, sun 5pm (+ 2/22-24, 3/1-3): experimental puppet show 'don cristóbal, billy-club man' combines erin orr's master puppetry with the live music of rima fand in this not-for-children puppet play inspired by federico garcía lorca. abrons arts center, $20. >>

midnight (ends sun): ridley scott’s sci-fi/horror classic alien (1979) screens ifc, $13.50 >>

thru sun: women's sword dance team half moon sword presents the 28th annual new york sword dance festival. 12 teams from across the country and canada give free performances in public spaces around the city (except museums, where normal admission is charged). >>

ends sun: the indiecade festival for independent games comes east to momi with a weekend of game design presentations, panels + workshops, an arcade tournament, more. $12-$30. >>

thru 2/23: the fourth annual avant music festival of experimental music features works from brazelton, cage, gibson, and hallett. the wild project, $12+. >>

thru 3/7: save up to 90% on vintage clothing at the what goes around comes around sale >>

thru 3/15: 42 large-scale aerial photographs of the world’s most remote deserts taken by national geographic photographer george steinmetz are on display at wfc, free >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

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