💖 30 valentine’s-themed events

• tues-weds (12-6pm): valentine’s market at grand central’s biltmore room (midtown). free admission. >>

• tues 6:30pm: valentine’s sex trivia at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). donation-based admission toward sex education! >>

• tues 7pm: galentine’s game night at last place on earth board game cafe (greenpoint). $10. >>

• tues 7pm: side a live: a queer femme-forward galentine’s podcast experience at sleepwalk (east williamsburg). $17. >>

• tues 7:30pm: it’s a queer date!: a blind date in front of a live audience and a comedian at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $18.54. >>

• tues 7:30pm: lavender and velvet valentine’s old school, new school, r+b, and love songs party at littlefield (gowanus). $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

• tues 8pm: debbie chou + friends sing breakup songs at qed (astoria). $10. >>

• tues 8:30pm: tinder live! with lane moore: valentine’s special with danny tamberelli and mike maronna (the adventures of pete + pete) at tv eye (ridgewood). $20 adv, $25 day of. >>

• tues 9:30pm: my life as a rom com presents: wedding crashers at caveat (les). $20. >>

• weds thru 2/24: the four film loves: casablanca, suzhou river, wheel of fortune and fantasy, and licorice pizza at metrograph (les). $17 general admission. >>

• weds thru 2/22: jean-pierre jeunet’s amelie at angelika film center (soho). $19 general, $17.50 seniors. >>

• weds (various times): love in times square: weddings, vow renewals, surprise proposals, and more. free admission. >>

• weds (various times): casablanca at cinema 123 by angelika (ues). $22. >>

• weds 6pm doors: 11th annual ny night train valentines village of love show + dance with non-stop music at tv eye (ridgewood). $20-25 admission benefits planned parenthood. >>

• weds 7pm: romance is dead: black widows, lethal lovers, and couples who kill true crime tales at tavern 29 (nomad). $10. >>

• weds 7pm: footlight’s annual palentine’s day party: candy, crafts + romcoms at footlight underground at the windjammer (ridgewood). $10 suggested donation. >>

• weds 7pm: valentine’s emo/goth/postpunk karaoke prom at our wicked lady’s downstairs bar (bushwick). free admission. >>

• weds 7pm doors: imnotlost and gemini + scorpio present: dance hall of languid delight at gemini and scorpio loft (gowanus). $15+ adv, $25 door. >>

• weds 7:15pm + 9:15pm: it happened one night (1934) at bam rose cinemas (fort greene). $16 general admission. >>

• weds 7:30pm, 9:15pm: q.e.d. valentine’s day comedy shows (astoria). $10 adv with promo code ‘skintvday’ (reg. $15 in advance / $20 day of). >>

• weds 8pm: young hot sluts: a matchmaking show with comedian carly ann filbin at littlefield (gowanus). $15 adv, $20 door. >>

• weds 8pm: why are you single?: a dating game show with marie faustin at the bell house (gowanus). $20. >>

• weds 8pm: st. valentine’s day with sweet melissa: an interactive cabaret experience at sid gold’s request room (chelsea). $15. >>

• weds 8pm: kia labeija’s love positive women valentine’s day dance at the greene space at wnyc/wqxr (south village). $5+. >>

• weds 8pm: dj tk presents: the lonely hearts club queer valentines fête at purgatory (bushwick). $12 adv, $15 door. >>

• weds 9pm: yes, sade! a valentine’s day sade party at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $12.36. >>

• weds 9pm: heartbreaker’s ball at elsewhere (bushwick). free. >>

• thurs 7pm doors: 25th annual love hangover with ted leo, vicki peterson, doug gillard, joe mcginty, and many more at the bowery electric (east village). $15. >>

• thurs 8pm (monthly): pride and prejudice) entirely from memory performance and drinking game at littlefield (gowanus). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

• thurs 8pm: taylor’s house party: lover fest edition at heaven can wait (east village). $15-20. >>

• thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: gaga! stupid love party at house of yes (bushwick). free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>


A Winter Biergarten is Coming to Brookfield Place!

Don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan, as the Winter Garden becomes a Winter Biergarten, February 15, 22, 29 and March 7, during the Brews at Brookfield Place event.

From 4-8PM each Thursday, enjoy a rotating menu of some of New York City’s best craft beer from all five boroughs! Different local breweries will be featured each week, including The Bronx Brewery, Kings County Brewers Collective, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, and more. Plus, all beer sales will benefit charity partner, the GO Project.

It’s FREE to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase.
Must be 21 and over to attend.

Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan. When you visit, make sure to experience the world-class shopping and dining options available at this iconic NYC destination.



snow day? where to go sledding in nyc’s parks. >>

thru 8/11: coal + ice at asia society: coal + ice, an immersive photography and video exhibition at asia society and museum (ues), visualizes the causes, consequences, and potential solutions related to the climate crisis. a series of speaker events, performances, and films will accompany the exhibition. $15 general, $10 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thru 3/29: master class: photographs by four african american photojournalists: keith de lellis gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition highlighting photos by african american photojournalists ozier muhammad, beuford smith, coreen simpson, and eli reed. free admission. >>

thru 3/12 (tuesdays at 7pm): doc nyc selects: doc nyc, the country’s largest documentary film festival, presents a new spring series of five films, with filmmakers in-person for all shows. the lineup kicks off with frida, followed by q+a with director carla gutiérrez. future screenings include as we speak: rap music on trial, sorry/not sorry, the trials of alan dershowitz, and the first class. ifc center (greenwich village), $18 general, $15 seniors. >>

tues 6pm:miller theater’s pop-up concert series: jay campbell and conrad tao: the columbia university school of the arts’s musical happy hour returns for a new season of free concerts where the audience is permitted to sit onstage with the performers and enjoy a free drink. tonight: cellist jay campbell and pianist conrad tao team up to perform beethoven’s sonatas nos. 4 + 5. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: jeff arcuri (colbert), kc shornima (snl), sara bergmark (comedy central), and john minus (comedy central). $10. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by mike brown (comedy central), kate willett (netflix), jaron young, nick hopping, and sara hennessey. free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show: shakir standley, david perez, bobbi elfie, amy cardinale, and patrick hastie. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs to east williamsburg with standup by kenice mobley (comedy central), christopher rieter (amazon), jay mandyam (@midnight), and jaye mcbride . the graham (east williamsburg), $5. >>


weds 11am: (various dates thru 3/7/2024): ice theatre of new york: city skate pop-up performances: ice dance company ice theatre of new york brings a series of short, free performances to neighborhood rinks through the season. today: the rink at rockefeller center (midtown). >>

weds 6:30pm: billy dee williams: what have we here?: veteran actor billy dee williams returns to his birthplace of harlem to discuss his memoir what have we here?, which covers his first film role in the last angry black man, to the first character in the star wars universe, and beyond. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free admission (note: rsvps are full, but seats will be released pending availability due to no-shows). >>

weds 7pm (monthly): fantastic fiction: the speculative-fiction reading series at kgb bar (east village) returns, hosted by editor ellen datlow and writer matthew kressel, welcomes isabel yap (never have i ever: stories) and randee dawn (tune in tomorrow). free admission. >>


thurs thru 5/6: klimt landscapes at neue galerie: the neue galerie’s landmark 1914 mansion hosts a new exhibition of austrian painter gustav klimt’s landscapes, examining the evolution of his style over time. neue galerie (ues), $28 general, $18 seniors, $15 students, free first fridays of the month 5-8pm. >>

sponsored: thurs thru 3/7 (thursdays 4-8pm): brews at brookfield place: don’t miss the chance to share a toast under the famous palm trees at brookfield place, as the winter garden becomes a winter biergarten! enjoy a rotating menu of some of nyc’s best craft beer from all five boroughs. different local breweries will be featured each week, with all beer sales benefiting charity partner, the go project. it’s free to attend and no tickets are required; beer available for purchase. must be 21 and over to attend. >>

thurs thru 2/18: eighth annual nyc indie theatre film festival: the annual nycitff presents work from independent theatre artists branching out into digital media and film. this year’s fest highlights six feature films and 28 shorts across four programs. a.r.t./new york theatres (hell’s kitchen), $15. >>

thurs thru sat (various times): perelman performing arts center lobby stage shows: the perelman performing arts center hosts a series of free performances on the vartan and clare gregorian stage in the pac lobby. this week: dj zoobiana (thurs 5:30pm), pianist and composer joe block (fri 5:45pm), and singer sarah cabral and percussionist mauro refosco and guests (sat 8pm). >>

thurs + fri (7pm): chayka: belova ~ iacobelli theatre company (chilean actor and stage director tita iacobelli and belgo-russian puppeteer natcha belova) present a duo performance for one actress and one puppet, chayka. the 60-minute production, performed in spanish with english subtitles, centers around an aging actress struggling to remember why she’s in the backstage of a theatre. la mama’s ellen stewart theatre (east village). $30 general, $25 seniors/students, $10 for the first 10 tickets. >>

thurs 5:30pm: dressing the part: television’s most stylish shows: writer, designer, and one of the founding editors at instyle magazine hal rubenstein presents his book, dressing the part: television’s most stylish shows, a guide to influential fashion on tv from the 1950s to today. costume designer eric daman (gossip girl) joins. fit’s katie murphy amphitheater (chelsea), free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm; the harlem chamber players’ 16th annual black history month celebration: the schomburg center for research in black culture presents the harlem chamber players’ 16th annual black history month celebration, a concert featuring works by rhiannon giddens, alice coltrane, joão luiz rezende, and nathalie joachim. free admission (note: the rsvp list is full, but there will be a stand-by line). >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by temim fruchter and brian gresko. tonight’s event features hannah lillith assadi (the stars are not yet bells), marie-helene bertino (beautyland), and annie liontas (sex with a brain injury). books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm (various dates thru 5/16): women and nonbinary artists in tech: multimedia artist maylee todd curates and hosts a series of performances illuminating the intersection of music, technology, motion capture, performance, and digital art. tonight: multi-instrumentalist and producer salami rose joe louis. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to an all-new night, thursdays, at logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show features performances by mic nguyen (asian not asian), napoleon emil (comedy central), blair dawson (vulture), bobby condon, and ray robinson. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 9pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with a night of standup by dan fitzpatrick (the new yorker), joey hamburger (funny or die), mia fath hammond (chris gethard show), kari burt, nathan habib, and caitlin reese. ba’sik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 9:15pm: shouting at the screen: watch a 70’s-era blaxploitation film accompanied by drinking games and mst3k-style commentary from hosts wyatt cenac (problem areas) and donwill (webby award-winner, the almanac of rap) at nitehawk cinema (prospect park). $16. >>


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