15 best things to do this week



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Drawing: Sophie Blackall


Monday 14
Missed Connections Party

Monday 14
You might just see that super-cute dude you've been ogling on the L train at the Valentine's Missed Connections Party at the New York Transit Museum, inspired by Craigslist's titular ads.

The folks behind the Six-Word Memoirs project host "Married by Elvis, Divorced by Friday" at 92YTribeca an evening of abridged stories about love and heartache, featuring authors Elizabeth Wurtzel and Darin Strauss, comedian Baratunde Thurston and more.

Watch two queer couples legally hetero marry each other's S.O. at La MaMa-loped, featuring Death Row Tull as the wedding band, comedy from John Murdock, a burlesque divorce and wedding snacks courtesy of Top Chef's Josie Smith Malave.

The Deep Space soiree tosses a Valentine's Day special, with wordsmith Ursula Rucker reciting odes of amour over Franois K's dubbed-out rhythms.

Tuesday 15
Food-loving culture vultures can indulge two passions at the talk and tasting Hungry for Opera with Francine Segan, author of The Opera Lover's Cookbook.

Zadie Smith, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, Colm Toibin and Edmund White discuss a trip to a benevolent benefactor's Italian villa for a retreat at Celebrating a Retreat for Writers, while the audience pines.

The megabuzzed teen rap crew Odd Future Wolf Gang brings its irreverent West Coast rhymes to Santos Party House.

Wednesday 16
Actors Denis O'Hare and Nina Ariadna lift stories from Chekhov, Isaac Babel and contemporary Russian author Lyudmila Petruskevskaya from the page in Selected Shorts: Russian Tales, Classic and New.

Thursday 17
Get on line early for the biannual bonanza Barneys New York Warehouse Sale for high-end clothing, shoes, accessories and home decor at up to 70 percent off.

The Irish author Colm Tibn reads from his latest collection of short stories, The Empty Family, at BookCourt.

Friday 18
From The Godfather to And Justice for All, Film Forum revisits screamin' Al Pacino's gamechanging Me-Decade run of hits with Pacino's '70s.

The Brooklyn Museum opens its new exhibit "Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains" on the culture of Plains Indians with an afternoon of programming, including storytelling, song and dance.

Nostylgia, a menswear storefront with a cult following, kicks off its shopfest by treating dudes to 25 percent or more off everything in the store, along with free popcorn and beer.

Saturday 19
Don't expect to hear "Night Fever" when electroclash provocateur Peaches steps behind the decks at monthly rager Dark Disco at Good Units.

Sunday 20
Sate your baseball cravings with "Brooklyn Baseball," film series devoted to the Brooklyn Dodgers, at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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