Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week: Monday, Feb. 5 – Monday, Feb. 12

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Trip.com 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.com’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.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.

Photo: N Wong/Flickr
Photo: N Wong/Flickr
  1. New Wine and Coffee Bar

River Coyote (Lower East Side)

Mon-Thurs: 8:00 AM to Midnight; Friday-Sat: 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM; Sunday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The coffee starts pouring at 8:00 AM — and it’s damn good espresso — and there are 16 wines on tap at 11am. Morning treats are from Dough, the afternoon menu moves to cheeses from Saxeby and the evening to small plates like branzino ceviche, tempura broccolini, homemade gnocchi and lamb chorizo.

Photo: Gary Ullah/Flickr
Photo: Gary Ullah/Flickr

 

  1. NY Disco Fever

Museum Of Sex (Flatiron)

Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Friday-Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (through Feb. 19)

Night Fever: New York Disco 1977-1979, The Bill Bernstein Photographs is an exhibition of 40 photographs and audio interviews, in an immersive installation that documents the “freedom and intoxication of the disco era.” Make sure to check out the pop-up disco, complete with an original Richard Long Audio System, guest DJs playing disco hits and a bar offering ‘70s style cocktails. FREE.

Photo: Albert Leung/Flickr
Photo: Albert Leung/Flickr

 

  1.  Books, Booze Board Games

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (SoHo) Friday, Feb. 10 from 6-8pm

Every Friday night in February, Housing Works Cafe will be hosting a night of board games, books and booze. We are looking forward to taking a break from the news to play a few games, read a few lines and enjoy cafe specials, among which is a $20 bottle of wine and the famous homemade glögg. FREE.

A scene from "Harold And Maude"
Photo: Lorenzo Tlacaelel/Flickr
  1. Harold and Maude

Landmark Sunshine Cinema (Lower East Side)

Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:00 AM

A cult classic, Hal Ashby’s dark romantic comedy is about an unlikely friendship between a 20-year old Harold, obsessed with death, and a quirky 80-year old Maude.  It’s a much needed reminder about our need to connect with others, and unconditional acceptance. Tickets: $12.

Michelle Buteau / Photo: Maryanne Ventrice/Flickr
Michelle Buteau / Photo: Maryanne Ventrice/Flickr
  1. Michelle Buteau’s Low-Budget Talk Show

The Green Space (South Village)

Thursday Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm

A little serious and a whole lot of funny,  Michelle Buteau’s Low-Budget Talk Show, with musical sidekick Rob Lewis, covers “food, sex, Beyoncé and everything in between.” Thursday’s guest is fashion designer and stylist Carson Kressley while friday’s is The Read co-host Crissle West, comedian Baratunde Thurston and chef Sunny Anderson.  Tickets $15.

Photo: Rhys A / Flickr
Photo: Rhys A / Flickr
  1. Disney Rock Party

Highline Ballroom (Chelsea)

Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8:00 PM

Adult life is hard, and at some point we all want to go back to being kids watching Saturday morning cartoons and eating sugary cereal. This Saturday night get your wish without totally losing your cool as the Little Mermen, a Disney rock cover band, will take you back in time to sing all your favorite Disney songs, with a little edge. Tickets start at $22.

Photo: Senne Berk/Flickr
Photo: Senne Berk/Flickr

 

  1. The Standard Skate Rink

High Line (Chelsea)

Monday-Thursday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM; Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM; Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM

This intimate – which in New York means not swarming with tourists – skate rink at The Standard is our go-to place for a spin on the ice, alone or with that special someone. Grab a hot-something – cider, toddy and chocolate are all on offer – and you’ve got the perfect date night. Tickets are $13 with $4 skate rental; kids $6 with $4 skate rental.

Photo: Luca Boldrini/Flickr
Photo: Luca Boldrini/Flickr
  1. Tango Lesson and Champagne

Triangulo (Chelsea)

Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

No other partner dance is more intimate and passionate than tango. Why not surprise your significant other with a special beginner’s lesson that also includes champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and roses? $125 per couple when you register by Friday, Feb. 10.