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Don't Care About the Super Bowl? Here's How to Hide From the Blitz

By Heidi Patalano | January 30, 2014 7:08am
 Stay away from the fray with these cultural events.
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CHINATOWN — As an estimated 400,000 Super Bowl fans pour into NYC this weekend, tourist-averse locals might be about ready to run and hide.

But for those who don't know, or don't care, who takes the Vince Lombardi trophy home, DNAinfo New York has collected a host of non-Super Bowl-related events far from the Meadowlands and the Super Bowl Boulevard.

Here's a few suggestions on how to hide from the horde on Sunday:

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in Little Italy

If you’re looking to avoid a crowd, this isn’t the place. But the cultural celebration of the Chinese New Year is a far cry from jock culture. Our guide to celebrating the Year of the Horse is here. The parade starts at 1 p.m. in Little Italy.

Sunday Night Sex Talks at Le Poisson Rouge

Do sexed-up scantily-clad cheerleaders make you rage against this culture's problematic assignment of gender roles? Why not spend the evening at a woman-only event as five female performers tell R-rated stories about sex from a female perspective? Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Star Trek Sundays at Videology

Sci-fi geeks can seek solace this Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. as Videology’s Star Trek series continues with “Shut Up Wesley!” a clip collection of performances at the expense of actor Wil Wheaton's oft-derided “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character. Each time Wesley gets put in his place, take a sip of the special cocktail of the day: the “Adult Wesley Crusher” — spiked hot chocolate — and yell, “Shut Up Wesley!”

Russia: Putin, Politics and the Winter Olympics at the 92nd Street Y

Are you more internationally-minded in your sports enthusiasm? Join in a discussion of the significance of the upcoming Sochi Olympics with NYU Professor Ralph Buultjens, a renowned expert on international affairs. The event begins at the 92nd Street Y at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.

Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether at P.S.1

It’s noise, it’s art, it’s the furthest thing from the NFL one could possibly imagine. Co-founding member of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, pairs up with visual artist Koether to create an audio and visual experience that escapes an easy description. Hosted by the man responsible for the art on Sonic Youth’s “Dirty” LP, Mike Kelley, the event promises to be a heady affair. Tickets are $20 and the show begins at noon at the Long Island City museum.

Korean Mask-Making at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing is about as far as you can get from Midtown while staying within city limits. With Flushing Town Hall's mask-making event, you can come up with a colorful antidote to the football facemasks. The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts will hold a Korean mask-making workshop for children and members at 1 p.m.

Check out our Gig Guide for great music-related events happening throughout the week.