Monday, Feb. 16
The Big Quiz Thing are presenting a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of Presidents Day, at the New-York Historical Society this evening. From 6:30 p.m. at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, 77th Street, Upper West Side. $25.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
City Bakery’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival is underway. Every day in February the famous bakery presents a different hot chocolate concoction, Tuesday’s being White Chocolate Waltz. In coming days sample “Happy” Hot Chocolate (Wednesday), French Follies (Thursday) and Bourbon Hot Chocolate (Friday). The City Bakery Blog jokingly describes the French Follies drink as “evocative of dark chocolate, sweaty corsets, hand rolled Gitanes and a night of debauchery at Place Pigalle.” 3 W. 18th St., Union Square. From 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Check out our list of the most decadent and boozy hot chocolates in NYC.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Join writers Michael Meyer and Ian Buruma at the Asia Society for a discussion of Meyer’s new book, “In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China.” Meyer spent three years in a rice-farming village, hometown to his wife's family. There he recorded the rhythms of daily life, as the villagers make the transition from family farming to corporate agriculture. From 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at 725 Park Ave. at East 70th Street, Upper East Side. $10.
Thursday, Feb. 19
Need some ideas to entertain the kids this week? Head to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. They’re hosting the annual Kids Week festival Feb. 16-23. Thursday’s theme is Safari Adventure. Check out displays from Central Park Zoo, Hudson River Park Trust, Jenkinson's Aquarium and Talons! Birds of Prey. Pier 86 W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., Hell's Kitchen. $22.