NYC Weekend Event

Women’s Art Run + Art Workshop (Jan. 15)

Run Street and Girls Run NYC are collaborating on this unique jog around Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. On the 3.1-mile route, explore works from female street artists, from Phoebe New York to Xors. The light pace — about 10-minute miles — will give runners time to pause and take Instagram-worthy shots of the art. After the run, attendees can channel their creative side with a hands-on art activity, led by Xors, at Stanton Street Yoga. Free swag from artist Libby Schoettle, will be handed out. 196 Stanton St., Manhattan, 2-4 p.m., $25,

The Isley Brothers (Jan. 14)

Doo-wop group The Isley Brothers are performing their 1970s hits at the B.B. King Blues Club. Expect to hear classics from “Shout!” to “For the Love of You.” 237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan, 8 p.m., $85,

Bob the Drag Queen at The Monster (Jan. 15)

Head to this West Village bar’s Sunday drag show LookQueen, with Bob the Drag Queen the featured performer on Jan. 15. Watch the “RuPaul Drag Race” winner do work it on stage, while enjoying $5 Long Island iced teas and bottles of Rolling Rock. The Monster, 80 Grove St., Manhattan, 10 p.m., $10,

Pulp Fiction’ screening (Jan. 14 to 15)

Head to Nitehawk Cinema for a Saturday or Sunday brunch screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.” The post-modern film is part of Nitehawk’s “The End is the Beginning” screening series. 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, 11 a.m., $12,

Thrive Global pop-up shop (through Jan. 15)

Experience Arianna Huffington’s wellness venture Thrive Global at its first SoHo pop-up shop. Peruse Huffington-approved apps and technology as well as Thrive Global products. Relax with a free massage or meditation experience. 419 Broome St., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,

Goodfellas’ screening (Jan. 15)

Syndicated Bar is screening this Martin Scorsese classic, starring Robert De Niro. Take advantage of the theater’s full food and drink menu that you can order right from your seat. 40 Bogart St., Brooklyn, 1 p.m., $3,

D.R.A.M. (Jan. 21)

Hear Big Baby D.R.A.M.’s hits like “Broccoli” and more live at the Bowery Ballroom. The singer and rapper will take the stage following openers River Tiber and Ari Lennox. 6 Delancey St., Manhattan, 8 p.m., $48,

Tokyo Police Club (Jan. 21)

Indie rock band Tokyo Police Club is taking the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg to perform songs from their latest EP, “Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness: Part Two.” Charly Bliss will open for the band. 66 North 6th St., 8 p.m., $18,

‘Certain Women’ retrospective (through Jan. 22)

Lower East Side’s The Metrograph is hosting “Certain Women,” a retrospective series focusing on female filmmakers. Each day will highlight a different filmmaker, pairing a short from the collection Miu Miu Tales alongside a feature film from the same artist. The series will include full-length works such as Agnes Varda’s “Vagabond” (pictured), Crystal Moselle’s “The Wolfpack” and more. 7 Ludlow St., Manhattan, $15; for showtimes, visit

Lunar New Year parade and festival (Feb. 5)

Celebrate the year of the rooster with Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year parade. Expect performances, traditional costumes and more at the parade, which will be followed by a street festival featuring food vendors and more. Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Grand Street and Chrystie Street, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

Wafels & Dinges factory tour (Saturdays)

See how those delicious waffles from the Wafels & Dinges food trucks are made at its Brooklyn factory. The company opens its headquarters on Saturdays for guests to watch the liège dough being made and to enjoy samples of the waffles. Commissary Wafels & Dinges, 254 Butler St., Brooklyn, 10 a.m.- noon, $15,

Union Square Saturday Greenmarket

Head to lower Manhattan on your day off to stock up on local produce, baked goods and more. Union Square Saturday Greenmarket is year-round, which means there’s always something offered for every season. Union Square Park, Manhattan, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

Kings County Distillery Saturday tours

New York’s oldest whiskey distillery may be right in your backyard. Head to Kings County Distillery on Saturdays to walk through the space, learn how whiskey is made and taste three of the finished products. Tours run approximately 40 minutes. Kings County Distillery, 288 Sands St., Brooklyn, tours run from 1 to 3:45 p.m., $8,

Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival (Jan. 21 to Feb. 5)

Celebrate the decadence of hot chocolate at a variety of local bakeries and pastry shops with the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival. Head to Dominique Ansel Kitchen, Laduree and more to try different takes on the winter beverage. A kickoff party will take place on Jan. 18 at Laduree. 398 W. Broadway, Manhattan, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $35,

Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (through Feb. 12)

American photographer Nan Goldin’s iconic work, a slideshow of nearly 700 snapshots of herself and others set to music, is at MoMA. The show is accompanied by posters and fliers from earlier versions of the show. Pictured: “Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City,” 1983. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400,

Central Park Ice Festival (Feb. 11)

The Central Park Conservancy is putting on its sixth annual Ice Festival for Valentine’s Day weekend, where carvers from Okamoto Studio will be creating frozen works of art during live demonstrations. Once the sun sets, the event will turn into a “silent disco” with live DJs spinning tunes. Naumburg Bandshell, between 66th and 72nd streets, Manhattan, 3 to 7 p.m.,

Portraits from the Whitney’ (through Feb. 12)

More than 300 works spanning the 20th century to the present are included in this exhibit exploring the definition and different interpretations of portraiture. More than 200 artists are represented with paintings, photographs, including Rachel Harrison’s “Untitled” (2011), pictured. Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan, $22; 212-570-3600,

Taylor Swift Experience (through Feb. 19)

Head to Manhattan’s South Street Seaport district to explore an exhibition dedicated entirely to Taylor Swift. It features concert costumes, childhood clothing, handwritten song lyrics and more. Visitors can get a hands-on experience of the singer’s rise to fame. 19 Fulton St., Manhattan, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., $9,

Wonders of the Arctic’ (through March 2)

We like to complain about winter here in New York, but it’s nothing compared to surviving in the harsh conditions of the arctic. This film, with daily screenings in both 2-D and 3-D, looks at how animals — from polar bears to huskies to narwhals — and humans — such as the Inuit — have weathered (pun intended) the ice and snow to not only survive but also thrive. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan, $27 (Museum Plus One ticket); 212-769-5100,

The Present’ (through March 19)

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, pictured, costar in this adaptation of “Platonov,” Chekhov’s first play, now set in post-Perestroika Russia. The Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., Manhattan, $79-$149; 212-239-6200,

Winter Flea and Smorgasburg (weekends through March)

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean all of the flea and food markets are down for the count. Visit this indoor market, in the lobby of the former Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, for jewelry, crafts, apparel, records and more. Among the food options: Bird’s Eye Vietnamese, Ramen Burger, Monk’s Meats and Raindrop Cake. Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, $1 entry,

‘Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty’ at Brooklyn Museum (through April 2)

Contemporary artist Marilyn Minter’s paintings, videos and photographs are on display at Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit, “Pretty/Dirty.” The collection explores feminism, sexuality and American culture. 200 Eastern Pkwy., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $16,

‘Art in the Bar’ (Saturdays through April 15)

Grab a friend and head to Ditmas Park’s Sycamore Bar, which is hosting a weekly “Art in the Bar” event beginning in December, combining crafts with craft beers. Each event has its own theme, from printmaking to watercolor, so attendees can broaden their artistic horizons each time. Sycamore Bar, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn, 2 to 3:30 p.m., $30-45 (includes one beverage),

In Transit’ (through June 25)

In what’s described as Broadway’s first a cappella musical, overlapping stories are told that suggest the rhythm of the New York subway. Kristen Anderson-Lopez, co-author of the songs in “Frozen,” is part of the creative team. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., Manhattan, $89-$159; 212-239-6200,

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (through July 2)

Ben Platt, pictured, stars as a troubled teen who, by fluke, becomes famous on the internet in this musical, a transfer from an Off-Broadway hit at Second Stage Theatre. The Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., Manhattan, $79-$175; 212-239-6200,

‘¡CUBA!’ (through Aug. 13)

Take a trip to the island of Cuba by heading to the island of Manhattan. This exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History, explores Cuba’s history, people, culture, animals and environments. You’ll see re-created wetlands and caves, learn about remote forests, and visit live lizards, boas and frogs. The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan, $22; 212-769-5100,