There’s a little something happening in Pyeongchang this weekend. But—apologies to the Winter Olympics—the events in NYC this Saturday and Sunday take the gold. We recommend a stage adaptation of the wacky Harding vs. Kerrigan episode, a beer and butchery lesson in Brooklyn, and a Lunar New Year celebration at MoMA PS1. Because New York’s winter sports are all about eating, drinking, and art appreciating.
If you enjoyed the unapologetically raw, rough-around-the-edges, Academy Award–nominated film I,Tonya, you should skate your way over to Dixon Place for another variation of the infamous scandal surrounding ice princess Nancy Kerrigan and the even icier Tonya Harding. Re-created using transcribed news coverage, Toe Pick features more than 30 characters to help make sense of the 1994 incident that remains a hot (cold?) topic 20 years later. February 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.; February 16 and 17 at 10 p.m.
Consider this MoMA PS1 event your chance for a New Year’s resolution do-over. Ring in the Year of the Dog with cocktails, a dance party with Bubble T, a fireworks display coordinated by artist Cai Guo-Qiang, and an after-hours tour of the museum’s top exhibitions (if you haven’t seen Carolee Schneemann’s “Kinetic Painting,” now’s your chance!). February 9; 8–11:55 p.m.
Eating + Drinking
This is not for the faint of heart—or vegetarians. Find out where every cut and chop comes from at Threes Brewing’s pig butchery class, where you’ll nosh on house-made charcuterie; indulge in this Gowanus bar’s award-winning craft beers; and get a thorough lesson on how your pork goes from farm to table, led by the folks from Brooklyn butcher shop the Meat Hook. February 11; 5–7 p.m.
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain! Yell it loud and proud during United Palace of Cultural Arts’s screening of the 1964 classic My Fair Lady. This “Movies at the Palace” experience will also feature a preshow introduction by Broadway World’s on-camera host, Richard Ridge, and a live musical performance by singer Mark William. February 11; 4:30–8 p.m.
Synthesizers, eccentric visual aids, and a completely original psychedelic sound: just a few of the key ingredients that make up the dream pop band Sounds of Ceres. (Le) Poisson Rouge presents this fusion of ’60s exotica and “majestic future horizons” for a one-of-a-kind musical experience at Park Church Co-op. February 9; 8 p.m.