pencil it in: snow day out

February 1-28: 28 Days of Chocolate

City Bakery is celebrating the best month of the year. Through the month of February, the beloved bakery will serve up various renditions of their famous hot chocolate- a different flavor for every day. On the menu this weekend: Bourban, Milk and Vietnamese Cinnamon. Visit the City Bakery website for the full chocolate roster. 3 West 18th Street, 212 366 1414, Mon-Fri 7:30AM- 7 PM, Sat 8AM- 7PM, Sun 10AM-6PM

February 7-14: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

‘Nuff Said. Visit www.instyle.com for the most up to date info, pics and trends.

February 9: It’s No Polar Bear Club But It’s Close Enough

Thankfully no one’s asking anyone to jump into the Hudson but the folks at Burger Conquest are celebrating cold weather and impending snow fall. Burger fanatics who aren’t afraid of a little white stuff are encouraged to don their best Hawaiian gear and head to Madison Square Park for a Shake Shack lunch. Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, 1 PM

February 9: Disco in the Dark

Deep in the depths of a Chinese restaurant, DJ’s Jacques Greene, Martyn and Morri$ will rock the house marking the start of the Lunar New Year. Expect garage-tinged house tracks and brilliant dubstep to revved-up rave hop and more. To purchase your tickets to this sonic disco experience click here. 88 Palace, 88 East Broadway, 11 PM, $10-20, 21+

February 10: 5 Pigs, 5 Chefs, 5 Wines

It’s time for some swine! Cochon 555, a porkcentric cook-off is back, this year with a set of impressive ladies taking the helm. Missy Robbins (A Voce), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter), Leah Cohen (Pig and Khao), Elizabeth Falkner (Krescendo) and Shanna Pacifico (Back Forty West) will each transform a whole heritage breed hog into a snout-to-tail feast for 20 judges and 400+ guests. Wine, beer and bourbon along with butcher demonstrations, sustainable oysters and pork-infused desserts round out the event. Buy your pork infused tickets here. Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, West 23rd at the Hudson River, 4PM for VIP, 5PM general admission, $125-250

February 11-12: The Dogs Are Back in Town

The Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show is back for it’s 137th year. Dogs from the most beloved and rare breeds will make their way to Madison Square Garden for the two day event which will culminate with the crowning of this years canine king. Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza, event times vary

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