Friday, January 31
FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke's World , Finale Concert
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 65th Street
8 p.m., Free
Works include the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's Fairytale Poem, Giya Kancheli's And farewell goes out sighing? with Juilliard countertenor John Holiday and Juilliard violinist Ken Hamao, and the United States premiere of Alfred Schnittke's Symphony No. 8.
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street
2 p.m., Free with admission
Come bring your little ones to partake in their own Chinese New Year festivities. Make good luck envelopes, watch an interactive lion dance, and learn the basics of kung fu.
Saturday, February 1
Josh and the Jamtones
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
11 a.m., $13+
Boston-based Josh and the Jamtones are an interactive dance party kids band, geared towards kids and parents of all ages. The audience may expect a whole lotta singing, dancing, clapping, stomping, shaking, spinning and jumping at the show. The Jamtones' sound is a musical mash-up of artists like Bob Marley, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Jack Johnson, all seamlessly blended into a Muppet-friendly musical cocktail.
Pinkalicious the Musical
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor at West 76th Street
3:30 p.m., $39.50-$59.50
Based on the popular children's book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, the longest running hit of the Vital Theatre Company will return and run through April 27. In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Sunday, February 2
Groundhog Day with Jerry Zelenka
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
1 p.m., free with admission
Kids get up close to the exotic and the common, the fuzzy and the scaly, in this celebration of animals of all kinds. All ages.
NYRR Gridiron 4M / Longest Football Throw
Central Park, at East 68th Street
8 a.m., Free
Start the big day by testing the strength and accuracy of your arm in the Longest Throw contest starting at 8:00 a.m. Then run four miles in Central Park to burn off some pre-game energy. Wear your favorite team's jersey to show your spirit, and make your choice for the Big Game's champion by running under their banner near the 2-mile mark on the 102nd Street Transverse. After competing with your arm and then with your legs, you'll have earned that seat to watch the game.
Monday, February 3
Janet Mock; Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More
Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway
7 p.m., Free
Join us as Janet Mock introduces her courageous transgender memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More.
Dance on Camera 42nd Edition
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W, 6th Street, Lincoln Center
3:30 p.m., $13
In its 42nd year, Dance on Camera is as diverse as ever, but many of the films in this year's lineup reflect dance's new perspective: a trend toward unusual collaborations (dance and skating, dance and horses, dance and circus) and a recognition that dance thrives best in the bosom of a creative community. Co-presented with Dance Films Association.
Tuesday, February 4
Community Board 7 Full Board Meeting
Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Avenue, West 88th Street
6:30 p.m., Free
Residents are welcome to come speak to the board and the community during the public session.
Roddy Doyle: Guts
After he was introduced by Booker prize-winning author Roddy Doyle 26-years ago in The Commitments, protagonist Jimmy Rabbitte returns to run the course of a new journey - one coping as a middle-aged man.
Wednesday, February 5
Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies
Jennie Kramer and Marjorie Nolan Cohn, directors of the Metro Behavioral Health Association Eating Disorder Treatment Centers, bring us their new guide, Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, with examples from the experiences of clients they serve.
Thursday, February 6
88Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)
New York Times Modern Love columnist Daniel Jones shares the intimate relationships of the thousands of letters he received in the past decade in Love Illuminated, his new heart-stirring survey.