January is coming to an end, but there's plenty to do before you have to start worrying about how to find a date by Valentine's day. Maybe some of these things will even help you find that date!
Art, adventure, philosophy, running, even some axe-throwing! Whatever your vibe, you'll be fine now that we're here to help!
Friday, January 26
1. Crazy Ex Girlfriend Trivia (8 pm, 140 East 27th Street)
Are you a fan of this totally trending musical TV show? Are you, perhaps, a bigger fan than anyone else? Then put your knowledge of unhinged heroine Rebecca Bunch and her gang of quirky West Covina Pals to the test at the Stone Creek Bar And Lounge in Chelsea tonight!
If you want a little boozy help to get that noggin of yours rollin' back through the seasons, you can count on a full bar and jazzy cocktails like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Raspberry Mojitos, and save room for some sandwiches and apps from their full food menu!
2. Mo w/ Cashmere Cat (8 pm, 319 Frost Street)
Is your music taste positively electric? You’ll definitely be in for a charged evening if you can make it to the Brooklyn Steel tonight to see Danish electropop singer Mo and Norwegian DJ Magnus August Hoiberg, better known by his stage name of Cashmere Cat!
His “futuristic sound and enthralling on-stage visuals” caught the eye of Ariana Grande, who tapped him as the opening act of her 2015 world tour, so we know you won’t be disappointed either!
3. BRONX Storyslam With The Moth (6 pm, 1040 Grand Concourse)
Do you have a story in your heart that you’ve been aching to share? Or maybe you just want to hear what some of your NYC neighbors have to say about their exciting lives? Either way, there’s no excuse for missing out on this open-mic storytelling competition, where anyone can sign up to share a 5-minute story with the crowd.
Tonight’s theme is winter, and if you intend on competing, be sure to arrive by 7 pm to throw your name in the hat. Good luck, brave ones!
Saturday, January 27
4. Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look @ The Graffiti Mansion of Glen Cove, NY (12 pm, address revealed w/ RSVP)
Are you an adventurous soul who’s passionate about the rebellious art of graffiti? Then you may want to join the New York Adventure Club and The First City Project for an exclusive tour of this famous 9,000 square foot NYC landmark.
The idyllic white exterior of this “mansion”, which was once home to one of the original five founding families of the City of Glen Cove, doesn’t betray the fact the fact that inside is a wonderland of graffiti art. Don’t miss the chance to check it out for yourself!
5. The NY Adventure Club Axe Throwing Night @ Kick Axe Throwing Brooklyn (6:15 pm, 622 Degraw Street)
These days, everybody’s got an axe to grind. But what about an axe to throw?
Whether you want an outlet for your rage or just to feel like a total badass, we know you want to head down to New York’s only axe throwing facility, Brooklyn’s Kick Axe, to learn the ins and outs of this outrageous sport from one of their trained "Ax-pert”s.
Food and drink will be available for purchase to help keep your spirits up!
6. A Night Of Philosophy and Ideas (7 pm, 10 Grand Army Plaza)
If you’re missing the intellectual stimulation and sleep deprivation of your college days, here’s a chance to harken back to both! Make your way to the Brooklyn Public Library to enjoy a free 12-hour “exchange of ideas” featuring “philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music” from some of the world’s top philosophers.
Highlights include presentations on “Better Living Through Feminism”, “Destiny VS Free Will”, and “The Perennial Appeal of Magic”. If you make it until 5 am, you can enjoy breakfast courtesy of Colson Patiserrie!
7. Lecture-Performance: Zach Blas, Metric Mysticism (6 pm, 311 E Broadway)
Here’s another Saturday idea that will appeal to the brainier among us. Catch a lecture from artist and writer Zach Blas, whose first solo show Contra-Internet is currently on view at Dumbo Gallery Art In General, about how Silicon Valley has appropriated the language of magic and mysticism to describe their data-based predictions of future trends. But we don’t need a crystal ball to know this is a can’t miss!
8. NYRR Central Park Running History Tour (11 am, 320 West 57th Street)