Things to do in NYC February 2018

Things to do in NYC in February include Broadway Week, Off-Broadway Week, New York Fashion Week, and NYC Restaurant Week. Highlights:

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

Septuagesima, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Venice Carnival, January 27 – February 13, 2018
Rio Carnival, February 9-14, 2018
Barranquilla Carnival, February 10-13, 2018
Mardi Gras, February 27, 2018

Dominican Independence Day is a party In the Heights

Celebrate independence from Haiti
February 27, 1844

Latin things to do in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Show some Latin love with Broadway, music, dancing, or even an art exhibit or fashion show around Feb 14, 2017


February 2018 Calendar



It’s Black History Month.

Thursday, February 1

LAST CHANCE to see Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s pair of Italian operas Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. From $25


Friday, February 2

Celebrate the Christian Feast of Candlemas.

Celebrate the birthday of Pop star Shakira in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977.


Saturday, February 3

Celebrate the birthday of Daddy Yankee, the father of Reggaeton, in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 3, 1977.

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Brazilian artist José Leonilson: Empty Man at Americas Society from 12 noon – 6 pm. Free

Puerto Rican Salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa, “El Caballero de la Salsa,” plays Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 7 pm.


Sunday, February 4

LAST CHANCE to see NYC Broadway Week January 2018 shows.

LAST CHANCE to see Modigliani Unmasked at The Jewish Museum in the Upper East Side. 11 am – 5:45 pm

LAST CHANCE to see John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons at Studio 54 in Midtown at 3 pm. $55 – $149



Monday, February 5

SEASON PREMIERE of Wagner’s German opera Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 6 pm. Occasional performances through February 27. From $25


Tuesday, February 6

Puerto Rican Jazz leader Miguel Zenón plays a week at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village, February 6 – 11, 2018


Wednesday, February 7

Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 11 am. $30


Thursday, February 8

New York Fashion Week Women’s is February 8-16, 2018.

Brazilian Jazz pianist Luiz Simas plays Birdland Jazz Club in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan at 6 pm. $30


Friday, February 9

Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is February 9-14, 2018.


Saturday, February 10

Barranquilla Carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia is February 10-13, 2018.


Sunday, February 11

 



Monday, February 12

Celebrate the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who ended slavery and kept our country together, in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.

2017 Off-Broadway Week Winter tickets went on sale Monday, February 13 for select Off-Broadway shows February 27 – March 12, 2017.

LAST CHANCE to see Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 10 am – 5:30 pm.

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. $30 – $100


Tuesday, February 13

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras 2018, the end of Carnival season.

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg matches.

Noche Flamenca opens Intimo (Intimate) at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. The show runs Tuesday – Sunday, February 13 – 25, 2018.

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 7:30 pm. $30 – $100

New York City Ballet opens Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet at the David H. Koch Theater at 7:30 pm. $30 – $185. Tuesday – Sunday through February 23.


Wednesday, February 14

February 14 is Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Ash Wednesday 2018, the start of the Christian fasting period of Lent.

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg matches.


Thursday, February 15

LAST CHANCE to see Verdi’s Italian opera Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25

Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez plays Rumba at B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. $15


Friday, February 16

It’s President’s Day Weekend!

Celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the Dog. It’s a New York City school holiday.

February 16, 2017 is the Day Without Immigrants, a nationwide grass-roots strike to protest the President’s anti-immigrant policies.

Tickets for the 2017 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center went on sale February 16, 2017.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8 pm.

Dominican play En el Nombre de Salomé is at Repertorio Español in Kips Bay, Manhattan at 8 pm $17 – $72


Saturday, February 17

Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra play NJPAC Prudential Hall in Newark, New Jersey at 8 pm. $20 – $72

LAST CHANCE to see Donizetti’s Italian opera L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 8:30 pm. From $25


Sunday, February 18

LAST CHANCE to see Josef Albers in Mexico, an exhibition of the German-born American artist’s travels in Latin America from 1935-1967, at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 10 am – 5:45 pm.



Monday, February 19

Celebrate President’s Day in honor of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It’s a New York State holiday.

Celebrate the birthday of actor Benicio del Toro in San Germán, Puerto Rico on February 19, 1967.

SEASON PREMIERE of Rossini’s Italian opera Semiramide at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. Occasional performances through March 17. From $27


Tuesday, February 20

Scholarship applications for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade were due February 20, 2017.

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg matches.


Wednesday, February 21

Watch 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg matches.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm.


Thursday, February 22

Celebrate the birthday of Mexican filmmaker Luis Buñuel in Calanda, Teruel, Spain on February 22, 1900.

The FAMA Premios Latinos (Latin Fame Awards) were at Queens Theatre in the Park February 23, 2017.

Univision’s Lo Nuestro Awards (Our Thing Awards) was broadcast live from American Airlines Arena in Miami on February 23, 2017.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Friday, February 23

The New York International Children’s Film Festival is February 23-March 18, 2018.

The Cinema Tropical Festival opened at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7pm.

LAST CHANCE to see New York City Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet at the David H. Koch Theater at 8 pm. $30 – $185.

The 2018 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards are produced by Univision.


Saturday, February 24

LAST CHANCE to see the exhibition of Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz Presences at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Manhattan from 11 am – 5 pm.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 12:30 pm.


Sunday, February 25



It’s Armory Week a week of art fairs in New York City.


Monday, February 26

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day from Haiti on February 27, 1844.

Off-Broadway Week Winter was February 27 – March 12, 2017. Tickets went on sale February 13, 2017.

The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini’s Italian opera Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 7:30 pm. From $25


Tuesday, February 27

It’s Carnival Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival season!

The ADAA Art Show starts the art show season with a Gala Preview  on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory. The Art Show is March 1-5, 2017.

Spring Break Art Show exhibits curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces. This year it explores the Black Mirror of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square. Preview February 28. Fair March 1-6, 2017.

LAST CHANCE to see Wagner’s German opera Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center at 6 pm. From $25


Wednesday, February 28

Celebrate the Jewish fast of Esther on Purim Eve February 28, 2018.

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 February Events



‘Farinelli and the King’ is a comic play about a Spanish king’s Italian castrato

Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th St
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
PREVIEWS
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
OPENS
Sunday, December 17, 2017
CLOSES
Sunday, March 25, 2018

‘The Parisian Woman’ stars Uma Thurman hustling power in Washington

Hudson Theatre
145 West 44th St
Times Square – Theater District
between Sixth & Seventh Ave
Previews
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Opening
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Closing
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Usually dark Mondays

John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
near Eighth Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Previews Thursday, October 19, 2017
Opens Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Closes Sunday, February 4, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

New York Puerto Rican writer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St, Times Square
Tuesday-Sunday 2017

Valdir Cruz ‘Presences’ captures the spirits of the Brazilian rainforest

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th St, 3rd Floor
between Lexington & Third Ave, Midtown East
Tuesday – Saturday
Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

Monday – Friday
December 18 – 29, 2017

NYC Broadway Week January 2018 offers 2-for-1 tickets to popular shows

On Sale
Friday, January 5, 2018
Performances
Tuesday, January 16 – Sunday, February 4, 2018

Miguel Zenón ‘Típico’ Grammy nominee

~ Best Latin Jazz Album
60th Grammy Awards (2018)
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Front entrance Seventh Ave
at 32nd St Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, January 28, 2018

‘Modigliani Unmasked’ explores questions of identity

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave & 92nd St
Upper East Side
September 15, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Gilberto Santa Rosa “El Caballero de la Salsa” celebrates 40 years on stage

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Avenue
between 50th & 51st St
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side
Monday, November 13, 2017 – February 12, 2018

‘Madama Butterfly’ is Puccini’s Italian opera about multicultural love

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
October – November
Thursday, February 22, 2017

Sculpture of Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Fonseca

Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
at Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 25, 2017 – Monday, February 12, 2018

Cinema Tropical Festival, the year’s best Latin American films

Award-winning Argentine, Brazilian, Dominican, and Mexican films at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Feb 24-26, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017 – 2018 Round of 16

September – May
Round of 16 1st Leg
Tuesday – Wednesday
February 13 – 14, 2018
Juventus vs Tottenham Hotspur
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Josef Albers in Mexico makes Aztec, Maya, and Inca art contemporary

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
between 88th & 89th St
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Friday, November 3, 2017 – February 18, 2018

‘La Bohème’ is Giacomo Puccini’s Italian opera about bohemian life in Paris

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
October – March
Friday, February 16, 2018

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th St
Near Lexington, Kips Bay
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca ‘Intimo’

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave at 19th St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
February 13 – 25, 2018

Murillo : The Self Portraits

Frick Collection
1 East 70th St at Fifth Ave
Upper East Side
Closed on Mondays
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Socrates Annual 2017 has work by Ecuadorian New Yorker Ronny Quevedo

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, Queens
October 1, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Anarchitecture’ proves The Bronx is Beautiful

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Wednesday, November 8 2017 – April 8, 2018

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
at Washington Ave
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Friday, November 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Angel Otero ‘Elegies’

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
at 165th St,
Concourse Village, The Bronx
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – April 29, 2018

François Morellet a systematic French approach to geometrical abstraction

Dia:Beacon upstate
Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – June 2, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
EXTENDED
Through October 2018
FREE

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 Summer

July 24 – August 18, 2017
Reservations are open

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers (Review)

Park Avenue Armory
634 Park Avenue
Upper East Side
March 1-5, 2017

Armory Week 2017 is NYC’s big week of art fairs

Armory Week 2017 is Feb 28 – Mar 1

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

NY Fado Festival, the past, present, and future of Portuguese Fado

At Sport Club Portugues in Newark, NJ, Schimmel Center in the Financial District, and Joe’s Pub in the East Village, Feb 24-26, 2017

Spring Break Art Show 2017 is where you’ll find the next, next big thing

The art fair that shows curators, not galleries, in underused historic New York City spaces, explores the “Black Mirror” of the selfie generation at 4 Times Square Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2017

Day Without Immigrants National Strike February 16, 2017

#DayWithoutImmigrants is a grass-roots nationwide strike protesting the President’s multiple attacks on immigrants. No work. No school. No shopping. Feb 16, 2017

Off-Broadway Week 2017 Winter offers 2-for-1 tickets to select shows

Tickets on Sale February 13, 2017
Shows February 27 – March 12, 2017

Uptown Fashion Week shows Latin American Designers

Fashion shows of Latin American designers at the Skyline Hotel Feb 13-15, 2017

The Latin in New York Fashion Week February

Fall/Winter collections are showing at Skylight Clarkson and around town Feb 9-16, 2017

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

New York City Ballet Winter 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
January 17 – February 26, 2017

Titanosaur

This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

 


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