Trip.com is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.”
Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.
Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.
1. Frigid Festival
Under St. Marks and Kraine Theater (East Village)
Monday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Mar. 5 (check site for showtimes)
Here is why we love Frigid Festival: we get to see intelligent, thought-provoking independent theater; it’s super affordable; and, theater companies take home 100% of box office sales. Now that’s what you call art by the people for the people! Tickets start at $10.
2. Hip Hop Improv and History Lesson
The PIT (Flatiron)
Friday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 PM
Remember when teachers would teach really corny songs to help us learn and remember new things. Well, this historical improv hip-hopera is nothing like that. North Coast reintroduces you to major historical figures and puts together “a fully improvised and factually-accurate set to satisfy your hunger for hip-hop history.” $15.
3.Bacon and Bourbon Tasting
Astor Center (NoHo)
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2pm or 6pm
While New York recovers from Saint Valentine’s, the Astor Center will celebrate a real match made in heaven: bacon and bourbon! The two hour walk-around tasting tour will feature over 50 bourbons, ryes, and whiskeys, served alongside “a wide array of smoky pork treats and craft cocktails.” $69.
4. Graffiti Workshop
Check site for location
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:00 AM and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 PM
This week, leave your mark on the world. Learn the basics of aerosol arts with a real New York City graffiti artist. You’ll check out the works of other established artists and have the chance to create some original art, legally of course. $30.
5. Museum Of Interesting Things
Museum Of Interesting Things (SoHo)
Check site for dates and times
New York can be a pretty weird place. The Museum Of Unusual Things is proof of the city’s peculiar brand of strangeness. Here you will find curious objects like a pocket phonograph, relaxacisor and World War II Rationing Cookbooks. Call to book an appointment. $15.