Compiled by Sara Maher
February is almost over. Stop pretending you care about those pesky resolutions to “expand your mind” and “better yourself.” You know what you like. Find it below.
For the Foodie
The Kids Food Festival is geared toward fighting childhood obesity, but there’s something going on for any taste tester. Featured events include a scavenger hunt, presentations like Build a Better Breakfast and Veggiecation, and cooking demonstrations for everything from Party on a Stick to Winter Vegetable Rolls. There will also be inclusive cooking and music classes for children with physical and developmental disabilities, and a costumed character appearance from Dreamworks’ upcoming movie Home.
F downtown to 42nd-Bryant Park and walk into the park. Sunday, March 1, 10am-4pm. Admission is free, but cooking classes require a separate ticket. Information and class tickets at kidsfoodfestival.com
For the Björk Fan Base
Björk is coming to the Big Apple. Beginning March 8, MoMA is dedicating three floors to the eclectic work of this Icelandic composer and singer. The exhibition “draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects” and albums, and will showcase her music, music videos, costumes, and unique instruments.
F downtown to 57th St and walk southeast to 11 West 53rd St. March 8 through June 7 during regular museum hours. Entry to the exhibit is included with museum admission, but timed tickets are required for the Songlines portion (available same-day and on-site only starting at 10:30am, no additional charge). Museum hours and admission fees at moma.org/visit
For the Jock
Go big or go home. The 2015 Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament is at Madison Square Garden starting March 11, and it concludes with the championship game on March 14. If you like college basketball, that’s probably all the information you need.
F downtown to 34th-Herald Square and walk one block west to Madison Square Garden at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza. March 11 through 14; game times vary. Tickets from $15-$180. Game schedule, tickets, and other information at thegarden.com/bigeast
For the Classy
If you’re more into Broadway than basketball, never fear – Sutton Foster is here! The two-time Tony Award-winning star of Little Women and Violet joins the New York Pops for her Carnegie Hall debut in One Night Only: Sutton Foster. The event also features special guests Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis.
F downtown to 57th and walk west to Carnegie Hall at 881 7th Avenue. Friday, March 13 at 8pm. For information on tickets and pricing (read: pricey), call 212-247-7800. Information at carnegiehall.org/calendar
For the Brainy
Don’t like performances of any kind? How about a straight-up lecture? National Geographic comes to NYC with the National Geographic Live New York Speaker Series. Upcoming topics include Extreme Planet with photographer Carsten Peter (Volcanoes! Ice shafts!), Stranger in a Strange Land with National Geographic photojournalist Jodi Cobb (Inspiration! Emotions!), and Exploring Mars with NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins (Space! Space!).
F downtown to W 4th-Washington Square and walk southeast to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 566 LaGuardia Place. Through May 6; dates and times vary. Single event tickets start at $30. Schedule and speaker information at events.nationalgeographic.com/event-series