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

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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) 

curlingzone John Morris practicing ahead of competition tomorrow. #curling @richharmer

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)  

toyinojihodutola #PartsOfADrawing #WorkInProgress #Detail #ToyinOjihOdutola



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)

lust_nyc Tickets for our new small, very intimate play parties are on sale... A collaboration with House of Scorpio @gemini_scorpio Dec 29&30: Eros: Black + Red Follow the directions on the webpage to apply. Link in bio 💋 #lustnyc #fetishnyc #houseofscorpio #playparty #fetish #bdsm #sexpositive #brooklyn #speakeasy #acro #eros #erotic #kink Photo of XO Acro at LUST by @atfphotographynyc



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)

skypewilliams totally excitd to be djing tomorrows lunar new year celebration w @bubble____t @momaps1 😁✔️👍🏾

 

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)

cupidsundierun Can you even believe #cupidsundierun is happening in 20 cities this Saturday!? Roll call! Who's gonna be there? - If you haven't signed up 😱 there's still time! cupids.org/cupids-undie-run



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)

coole_swan Coole Swan Peanut Butter Espresso! Think of the protein! 60ml Coole Swan 30ml Espresso (1 shot) 20ml milk or cream 1 tbs of Peanut Butter 1 tbs of Maple Syrup #Cooleswan #irishcream #Irish #whiskey #chocolate #cream #Ireland #thewhiteone #coffee #Dublin #Belfast #Cork #delicious #winter #liqueur #creamliqueur #cocktail #mixology #espresso #peanut #peanutbutter #peanutbutterespresso #mondaymotivation #irishcoffee

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)

doc_laser This three dimensional hologram is titled "Warholes". The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC asked me to submit this hologram for their first Biennial. Andy Warhol sat for me in 1977 for a motion image holographic portrait in which he turns the pages of his Interview Magazine. Over the years I always wanted to shoot a version of it four up as an homage to his style. This show gave me the opportunity to finally create it. #andywarhol #warhol #andywarholmuseum #museumofartsanddesign #biennial #jasonsapan #andywarholhologram #art #techart #3D #threedimensional #popart #postmodernism #modernart #laserart #hologram #holography #holographic



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)

testoftimepod If podcasting about old movies is cool, consider us Miles Davis. This week, we're talking about Adam Sandler's classic comedy, Billy Madison. This movie dared to ask whether shampoo or conditioner is better, and special guests Joanna and Amanda Brief join us to ask even more burning questions. Who's the hidden cameo on a nudie magazine cover? What's the nature of the relationship between Veronica Vaughn and the penguin? Does O'Doyle actually rule? How did Bruce Jenner inspire the movie's finale? And of course, does Billy Madison stand the Test of Time? #movie #podcast #PodernFamily #BillyMadison #AdamSandler #DarrenMcGavin #BridgetteWilson #BradleyWhitford #NormMacDonald #ChrisFarley #SNL #BackToSchool #Rirruto #BruceJenner #ImaginaryPenguin #ODoyleRules #Shampoo #Conditioner #StopLookingAtMeSwan

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)

800carlyle Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave. #wikipedia #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2018 #passion #concern #creativity #perfection #history #american #800carlyle #honor #life #history #abolitionist #douglass #FrederickDouglass #statesman #orator #writer #Maryland

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)

anaonointimates #FierceFriday Shout Out 🎀 FAMILY : Kriss (@fierrothewarrior) is a breast cancer survivor who makes it her mission to bring sunshine + sisterhood to those going through treatment. With a heart of gold, Kriss embodies the true spirit of giving back by selflessly donating her time to lifting up others for no other reason than to support and love them. Today we honor her + her dedication (sprinkled with her hallmark 😀balloons). Te amo, Kriss! You truly are AnaOno. #SquadGoals



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)

jumpintothelightnow Come and experience best Virtual Reality experiences in #NYC . 🔥use cod IG10 and save10%🔥 . 180 Orchard st . #vr #arcade #playlab #explorenyc #nycgo #enterVR #vibes #VirtualReality #activityday #gooutsideandplay #travelnyc #travelblogger #experiencecenter #manhattan #lowereastside #les #ilovenyc #funthingstodo #datenyc #dateideas #datenight #datenight❤️ #date #VRdate #themepark #thursdayfun #jumpintothelight #jitl #thefutureisnow

  

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)

antiflag We’re back on the road! Boise see you tomorrow! The Silence=Violence Tour @strayfromthepath @thewhitenoise @sharptoothmd

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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