Downtown TripPicks: Feb. 12 – Feb. 19

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Trip by Skyscanner is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Trip by Skyscanner’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip by Skyscanner. Visit the Trip by Skyscanner site or download the app for more upcoming events.

 

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony


It’s our hope that the year of the Dog will feature this sign’s characteristics – honesty, loyalty and stability. In the meantime, we’ll be joining in on the festivities of the Chinese New Year Celebration at the 19th Annual New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival. FREE

Sara D Roosevelt Park (Chinatown)
Monday, Feb. 16 from 11am-3pm

 

Frigid Festival


See intelligent, thought-provoking independent theater without breaking the bank. 100% of box office sales go directly to the artists. Now that’s art by the people for the people! Tickets start at $12.

Under St. Marks and Kraine Theater (East Village)
Wednesday Feb. 14-Sunday, Mar. 4 (Check site for showtimes)

 

Mehanata 20th Anniversary feat. Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello!


Mehanata is one of New York’s many weird wonders. This Tuesday the bar celebrates its 20th anniversary with an epic party featuring an acoustic set by Eugene Hütz and Sergey Ryabtsev of Gogol Bordello, Frank London & Deep Singh, Yuri Yunakov, Yuri Lemeshev, Avram Pengas, Chico Selekta and Aisle Violator. $20

Mehanata (LES)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6pm-4am

 

Sculpture Without Sight


Couples looking for a unique Valentine’s Day event can explore their sense of touch with blindfolded sculpting. The sensory experience is heightened with music, aromatherapy and BYOB! $65.

Unorthodox (Chelsea)
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 7-9pm and 10pm-12am

 

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca


Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca returns to Joyce Theater with their electrifying brand of Flamenco dance and music. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s an unmissable event! Tickets start at $10.

The Joyce Theater (Chelsea)
Tuesday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 25 (check site for times)