Friday, Jan. 30
The Outsider Art Fair evolved from the French art movement called “art brut.” “These artists derive everything ... from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art." The Outsider Art Fair 2015 features 50 galleries from 27 countries and is returning to Chelsea’s Center 548 for its 23rd iteration. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. One-day passes are $20, available online. 548 W. 22nd St., Chelsea.
Winter Village at Bryant Park is transforming with their first annual Winter Carnival, launching Friday. A busy program of events including ice golf, curling lessons and even a series of short plays in the theater tent begin at noon Friday and Saturday. Rock quietly at the Silent Disco from noon until 10 p.m. both days (RSVP here for speedy entry). Grab some free juggling lessons and a warming brew from the Winter Brew House and don’t forget Bryant Park’s 170-by-100-foot skating rink. It's the Winter Village’s centerpiece, and features free admission, though skate rentals are $15. Skating hours are 8 a.m to 10 p.m. daily at Bryant Park, Midtown.
Saturday, Jan. 31
Sugarcube, an inflatable pop-up art structure and heated lounge in the South Street Seaport has an eclectic line-up of events over the weekend. Highlights include Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra’s music workshop Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., with the Sun Ra Arkestra staying on into the evening for two performances of “ soul-stirring, spaced-out jazz.” RSVP for the music workshop here. South Street Seaport, Financial District, free.
Experience Native American culture as the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers present a dance concert. Featuring Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions, highlights include storytelling, and a huge variety of dances. Witness Hoop, Eagle, Grass, Jingle Dress, Stomp, Shawl, Deer, Robin and Smoke Dances. In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in a Friendship Dance (on Saturday) and a Contest Dance (on Sunday). Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Through Feb. 8 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. at E. 10th St., East Village. $10 tickets are available online.
Sunday, Feb. 1
All eyes will be focused on Sunday evening’s Super Bowl XLIX rumble between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. Regardless of who prevails, it's certain you'll need sustenance to go the distance. Here’s a quick guide to "winging it":
- UFC - Unidentified Flying Chickens in Jackson Heights serves cheap, quality, Korean-inspired wings. 71-22 Roosevelt Ave. Queens.
- As a specialist wings emporium, The International Wings Factory is going be busy Sunday. They’re offering Superbowl pre-orders. 1762 1st Ave., between 91st St. and 92nd St., Yorkville, Upper East Side.
- The Great Jones Cafe has a great vibe, an excellent vinyl 45s jukebox and outstanding Creole Wings. 54 Great Jones St., East Village.
- Tommy at Juniper puts a little more TLC into his wings than most. BBQ or Hot. 112 Berry St., in Williamsburg.
- Dinosaur BBQ are offering Super Bowl wing-combo platters at their city locations; 604 Union St., Brooklyn and 700 W. 125th St., Harlem.
- The buzzy Turntable Mad For Chicken, in Koreatown is very highly rated for their just-right crispy chicken. 314 5th Ave., 2nd Floor., between 31st St. and 32nd St. in Midtown West.
- Brooklyn Bowl is cranking up their impressive sound system to supplement the big screens. Their chicken wings are pretty awesome too. From 6 p.m. Free. 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn.