Monday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.
CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival
Superfine, 126 Front Street (Brooklyn)
What better way to kick-off a dance festival than with a dance? The CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival rings in a new year of two-steppin’ with an opening night benefit at Superfine, with dance, of course — and booze, hors d'oeuvres, DJs and live drumming. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door, ticket holders can boogey down with complimentary drinks and some classy snacks.
Deal nearby: Montague Street Bagels
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
Did you know most New York subway stations were built in 1930? Or that, laid end to end, NYC Transit train tracks would stretch from New York City to Chicago? No? Start brushin’ up on all of that transit knowledge stat. This week, the New York City Transit Museum presents six rounds of trivia on transit culture, history, movies and more. Admission is $15 (or $10 for museum members), and comes with a cold brew from Brooklyn Brewery. Now that’s something we can get behind.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
NYC Ballet + An Exclusive Q&A
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza (Manhattan)
The lives and existences of ballerinas are mysterious to us. How painful is it to balance on our toes for that long? How does one not get dizzy whilst twirling all about? How does one trust a dancing partner to successfully complete a lift when the dancing partner is not Patrick Swayze? Ask all these burning questions and many more at this Wednesday’s special performance from the New York City Ballet. They’ll perform All Balanchine, featuring The Four Temperaments, Kammermusik No. 2 and Concerto Barocco. Plus, before the show, they’ll offer a Q&A session with one of the dancers. Tickets are $48.
Deal nearby: Tangled Vine
Wednesday, January 29, 8:30 p.m.
Twin Peaks Bingo
Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn)
“Wind blowing through trees,” Audrey, Andy, “someone dies,” and an owl — notice any similarities here? Well, you’ll find ‘em all on the fine cards at Twin Peaks Bingo. Watch the show up on the big screen at Videology, while marking off spots on your bingo card, winning some cool prizes, stuffing your face with donuts and sipping on an Agent Cooper cocktail. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Supercore