Thursday, February 13, 6 p.m.
Edible Manhattan’s Good Spirits 2014
82 Mercer, 82 Mercer Street, Manhattan
Good spirits tend to put us, well, in good spirits. Heck, during a winter like this one, a glass of bourbon might be one of the only things that can make New York feel better about trekking through endless ridges of grey sludge. Edible Manhattan brings our cold hearts an evening of drinks from local distillers, including Greenhook Gin, Channing Daughters Winery, Hudson Whiskey, Russian Diamond Vodka, Four Roses Bourbon and Dulce Vida Tequila. Tickets are $50 per person.
Deal nearby: Ivy’s Bistro
Thursday, February 13, 7 p.m.
MOCAEATS: The Sweet Spot with Pichet Ong
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, Manhattan
Since we were kids gulping down boxes of candy hearts, Valentine’s Day has been synonymous with sweets. Make the next trip to the dentist worth it with some high-class treats at this Thursday’s MOCAEATS at the Museum of Chinese in America. Dessert chef Pichet Ong talks about his new book of recipes, The Sweet Spot, with writer Charlotte Druckman. The $15 admission ($10 for MOCA members) will grant you an inordinate lust for Ong’s light, seasonal creations and, luckily, a chance to have a taste.
Deal nearby: Tony’s Public House
Friday, February 14, 9 p.m.
Secret NYC Location
Single? Attached? Bitter? Happy? Anything goes at the Lover’s Ball. Dive into the crowd on the dance floor at this popup party in Bushwick and forget all those feelings. There are beats to be heard, drinks to be drunk, snazzy clothes to be worn and new people to be met. Snag a ticket now for $12 per person and they’ll give you the details on the secret location for the whole shindig.
Deal nearby: The Salad Wheel
Friday, February 14, 6:30 p.m.
New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
If New York were a romantic comedy, the obvious meet-cute would be strangers locking eyes across a crowded subway. The New York Transit Museum is bringing back its Missed Connections program for the 4th year in a row, just in time for V-day. Join fellow commuters as they spin Craigslist postings into poetry, music, art, tastings, DIY Valentine-making, a photo booth, and maybe even a connection of your own. Admission is $15.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Friday, February 14 to Monday, February 17
Valentine’s Day Massacre 2014
Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
If the heart-shaped crowd stimulates your gag-reflex more than your heartstrings, you’re not alone. That’s why the Anthology Film Archives has lovingly put together their three favorite anti-romantic flicks. According to the theater, they’ll have: Maurice Pialat’s grueling, autobiographical study of a dysfunctional off-and-on relationship, ”We Won’t Grow Old Together”; Albert Brooks’ hilarious-yet-painful, “Modern Romance”; and Andrzej Zulawski’s depiction of an imploding marriage, “Possession.” Tickets are $10 per screening.
Deal nearby: Cucina di Pesce