Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or take care of this week -- from the weather (a snot freezer), to Caribbean cooking, to images, to painting, to reservations...
Winter's decided to overachieve this week. The paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Really f-ing cold. Highs around 7 degrees..
Tuesday: Highs around 25, with wind chills around -5. Chance of snow.
Wednesday: High near 31 -- but there's a storm forecasted to be moving up the coast. The storm apparently has the potential to drop a lot of snow. You know the deal with these things, though -- if they stay east, we get next to nothing. If it tracks more to the west, shovels at the ready. It appears to be too early to tell what's going to happen.
Thursday: Highs in the upper 20s. Again, chance of snow.
Friday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 20s.
Weekend: About the same, but with a chance of snow.
Remember: it's all about layers.
The Palace's classic movie series is showing Chinatown Monday night. $5
Taste of the Caribbean
New World Bistro Bar chef -- and Chopped champ -- Ric Orlando will be teaching a Caribbean cooking class at Different Drummer's Kitchen at Stuyvesant Plaza Wednesday evening. On the menu: Cayman conch chowder, coconut shrimp with guava sauce, "Bajan" Barbados style chicken, peas 'n rice, a trio of plantains. The class fee is $69.
Nature in black and white
Now on display at Union Colege's Mandeville Gallery: "Of Weeds and Wildness: Nature in Black & White." The exhibit "explores a selection of subtle, nuanced, intriguing, and sometimes disquieting approaches to the natural world by artists working in the richly expressive mediums of black and white photography, printmaking, drawing, and digital works." Through March 13. Also currently on display at Union: "Echolilia."
The Jewel Thief
Time is running out to see "The Jewel Thief" at The Tang (it runs until February 27). The exhibit "explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art." The NYT's Holland Carter recently described the ensemble of works as "vibrant."
Adventures in Motion
There will be two screenings Thursday night at EMPAC related to the onedotzero_adventures in motion festival. "Wow + flutter 10" features works of motion graphics, character design, typography, and animation. "Wavelength 10" features "radical new takes in music video." $5 for each screening
+ The Lyle Lovett/John Hiatt show at The Egg Tuesday is sold out.
Arts and Sciences
+ For next week: neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran's talk at UAlbany on January 31 has been moved to the recital hall at the Performing Arts Center because of expected demand.
1. If you're thinking about getting restaurant reservations for Valentine's Day, now's a good time to book them. You don't want to wait any longer.
2. Hold out hope for spring.
These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
Look for our "Stuff to do this weekend" post on Friday.
EMPAC advertises on AOA. So does the Palace.
image via onedotzero
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