pencil it in: weekend planner

February 3: Battle of the Boroughs

This battle seeks to determine which of our lovely boroughs is the most musically proficient. The event is more like a series, the first performance scheduled for Friday featuring Brooklyn. Each performance will corwn a champion of each borough.  Then, the competition will reach its apex when the five borough winners face off against one another for bragging rights and a coveted slot at Summerstage. The price of each Battle of the Boroughs ticket even includes a complimentary drink and snacks. Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, $15 or $30, 7 PM

February 4: The Girl & the Book

Girl & the Goat executive chef and Top chef winner Stephanie Izard has come to NYC. She will be reading from her new book at the Beard House as part of the foundation‘s monthly literary series. Hear her insider tips, recipes and inspiration Saturday at noon. Reservations are accepted but walk-ins are welcome. The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, 212 627 2308, $20 suggested donation

February 4: Wined and Dined

Quench your thirst at the 2nd Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival. Pair the more than 200 wines present with light food tastings while listening to a bevy of live music performances. Tickets to the event are $79 and can be purchased by clicking here. Best Buy Theatre Times Square, 1515 Broadway, 866-811-4111, 3- 11 PM

February 4: A Wintery Art Crawl

Take a stroll through the Lower East Side and the Bowery this Saturday with Artlog. Stops at each gallery include wine and beer tastings followed by a raging after party at aptly named Gallery Bar. For further event information see Monday’s post. The New Museum, 235 Bowery, registration open at 3:45 PM, $40 ($25 discounted)


Giants VS Patriots. Kickoff 6:30 PM. Nuff’ said.

Feb 5: Game On

Get your grub on with the Game On at Eataly’s Birreria for Superbowl XLVI. $100 will get you five unlimited hours of delicious Batali food and Moretti beer. With eight flat screen TV’s broadcasting the game,  you are guaranteed not to miss a minute of the action. For tickets to the game day event can be purchased here. Birreria at Eataly, 200 5th Ave, 212 229 2560, 5:30- 10:30 PM

February 6- 11: Top Chef Pops Up

City Grit is hosting six nights of dinners, all showcasing the skills of Top Chef Texas contestant Ty-Lör Boring. Each five-course meal will reflect his French and Austrian training and will cost you $75. A perfect early Valentine’s Day gift for those significant others and Bravo fans. Tickets can be bought through the City Grit site or here. City Grit, 38 Prince Street between Mott and Mulberry, 7:30 PM

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