pencil it in: a long weekend’s worth

February 16-26: Barney’s for Everyone

Head to the department store’s biannual blowout for up to 75% off designer apparel and accessories for all.

February 17- 19: Bluegrass in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn County Fair is here! Head on over to Southpaw this weekend for your fill of down home Americana, bluegrass and all the necessary country fixins’. Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn, NY 718 230 0236, 8 PM, $10, $20 or $25

February 19: Mardi Gras Gumbo

Get your Gumbo in time for Mardi Gras festivities. Amateurs and pros alike will face-off in a gumbo cook-off to benefit Chefs for Marcellus at Jimmy’s No. 43. A twenty at the door will get you unlimited tastings and access to a cash bar. Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, 212 982 3006, 1- 3PM

February 20: if you miss lobster sunday…

You can make up for it with Crab Monday. This Monday, Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle will offer a special crab themed menu at his acclaimed Thai restaurant, Kin Shop. Dieterle’s vivid flavors will be just what you needed to liven up those dreaded Monday blues. To get in on your fair share of the crabs, click here. Kin Shop, 469 6th Ave, 212 975 4295

February 22 & 26: Uptown Soul

Head up to Harlem’s hip spot Red Rooster to celebrate Black History Month. To mark the occasion, the Marcus Samuelsson run joint will host a series of concerts in tribute to jazz musician Call Massey. The concerts led by Fred Ho and Ben Barson won’t cut to deep into the wallets either. Seated reservations are only $25 in advance ($5 more at the door) and a standing room spot can be yours for just $10. For full event info click here to be taken to the restaurant website. Red Rooster, 310 Lenox Avenue, 212 792 9001, February 22nd 7:30 & 9:30 PM, February 26th 6 & 8:30 PM

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