Olympics, Undie Runs, and VR: Your spoiled NYC Weekend Guide ⛸🏔⛷

It's New York, so we know you're probably busy, but we thought we'd let you know about this cool stuff going down this weekend.  

Clearly, it's cold AF out (though who knows how long that will last), but with so much going on you can't spend the whole weekend in bed.

Well you could, but you'd miss out on all this awesome stuff below:

Friday, February 9th

Curling for the Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony Party (6 pm, 218 W 35th St) 


The Renaissance Midtown is hosting a Pyeongchang Olympics Opening Ceremony party. Enjoy hot toddies, mulled wine, Asian-inspired munchies, Korean music filling the room and a live screening of the ceremony.

Get further into the Olympic spirit and give street curling a try! (USA! USA! USA!)

Toyin Ojih Odutola in conversation with Yaa Gyasi and Texas Isaiah (6:30 pm, 99 Gansevoort St)  

In her first New York solo museum exhibition, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families, the UmuEze Amara Clan and the nomadic House of Obafemi.

Led by Assistant Curator Rujeko Hockley, Ojih Odutola invites novelist Yaa Gyasi and visual narrator Texas Isaiah to discuss their artistry, inspirations, and interests.  

LUST: Valentine's Day (7 pm, 411 Troutman St)

Open with a penchant for consensual interaction? Lust is a dinner party series and safe environment for guests to explore their sensuality through their senses.

Play with candles, kiss a stranger, and drink a bit of wine, in a room filled with acrobatics, burlesque, performance art and interactive experiences.

PS1 MoMA Lunar New Year/PS1 (8 pm, 22-25 Jackson Ave, 11101)

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a celebratory Night at the Museum at MoMA PS1.  Organized in collaboration with NYC’s newest favorite dance party, Bubble_T.

The Night Market will feature DJs, live performances, one-night-only installations, and noms and snacks by Kichin and Bibingka Mama (to name a few).

Saturday, February 10th

Cupid’s Undie Run (12 pm, 605 W 48 St)

Run a bit, and party with no pants in support of Neurofibromatosis research. Not athletically inclined? No problem, the run is sandwiched between two parties, and only a mile (-ish) long.

Brooklyn Craft Spirits Fest (2 pm, second session at 6:30 pm, 72 Noble St)

From moonshine to mezcal, this is your chance to taste over 100 delicious craft spirits. Brooklyn Craft Spirit Fest is hosting the party where your cup never has to end.

Your ticket gets you in with a souvenir shot glass to use at your leisure as you talk with experts, listen to live music and grab a bite.  

Inside Holographic Studios, Holography Gallery & Laser Laboratory (3 pm, 240 E. 26 St)


Holographic Studios, the place where science fiction meets science fact (especially in the subterranean laser lab), is the longest operating gallery & laboratory of holography in the world.

It’ also the only one of its kind in New York City. Join New York Adventure Club for a rare trip inside Holographic Studios, led by scientist and holographic technology pioneer Jason Sapan.

Midnights: Billy Madison Drinking Game (11:55 pm, 308 Bedford Ave)


This nineties class follows Billy Madison (Adam Sandler), who has been a spoiled rich kid all his life and spends his days drinking and partying. Fed up, his father issues an ultimatum, retake and pass every grade in 24 weeks or lose the family business.

Rules to the drinking game will be available at the event.

Sunday, February 11th

Living History: Happy Birthday, Frederick Douglass (11 am, 110 Central Park West)

Frederick turns 200 this weekend! To celebrate the New York historical society will host Mr. Douglass, portrayed by Living Historian Michael Crutcher, to share the story of his life.

For the American History diehards (and National Treasure fans) visit the Museum on Saturday, February 10, to meet Abraham Lincoln.

#CancerlandxAnaOno New York Fashion Week Presentation (1 pm, 172 Norfolk St)

AnaOno returns to NYFW for the second year in a row! This year’s presentation will once again feature breast cancer patients modeling the collections down the runway. All donation ticket levels include open bar, and there's a pretty sick after party planned at Ramscale Studios.

Virtual Reality Cinema & PlayLab-Jump Into The Light! (1 pm, 180 Orchard St)



VR is not just for techies anymore. America’s very first Virtual Reality Cinema & PlayLab has opened its doors. Parachute into the Grand Canyon, climb the alps, and hangout in a Salvador Dali painting all in one place.

For the selfie lover, a 3D body scan will give users the Ultimate 3D Selfie, it's shareable online and can even be taken to a 3D printer to have a little "mini me" of printed out.

Anti Flag and Stray from the Path (7 pm, 431 W 16th St)


Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag is known for their politically charged lyrics and activism; they are joined by metalcore band Stray from the Path for theSilence = Violence 2018 US Tour. Fuel your rebellious spirit with their show at the Highline Ballroom this Sunday.

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