Check out these 33 great things opening in New York City in January

Don’t hibernate—we’ve got you covered with the coolest theater, film, cabaret, dance, comedy and more happenings launching this month



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January is here—hello, old friend! Yep, it's chilly out, but don't get too cozy on your couch; there is a ton of great stuff happening. Here are 33 of the month's best openings. Happy planning!


Jan 3–5 Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Buck Off at Madison Square Garden
Jan 24 LIVE from the NYPL: Spring 2014 Opening Night with James McBride and the Good Lord Bird Band at New York Public Library 
Jan 24–Feb 2 Winter Antiques Show at Park Avenue Armory
Jan 24–Apr 27 "The Little Prince: A New York Story" at the Morgan 
Jan 26–27 Breaking Bad–Ozymandias at One World Symphony 


Jan 17 Gloria
Jan 17 Like Father, Like Son 
Jan 24 Stranger by the Lake


Jan 29–May 4 "Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan 24–May 14 "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


Jan 29–Feb 9 CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival at White Wave's John Ryan Theater
Jan 31–Feb 9 Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow at Theater for the New City


Jan 3–26 Coil at various venues
Jan 7–Feb 9 King Lear at BAM 
Jan 8–Feb 2 Cry, Trojans! at Performing Garage 
Jan 8–19 Under the Radar at Public Theater
Jan 8–19 Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now at various venues
Jan 12–May 25 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Jan 16–Mar 2 Machinal at American Airlines Theatre
Jan 17–Nov 23 The Bridges of Madison County at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre


Jan 5 Downton Abbey (PBS): U.S. season-four premiere 
Jan 10 Parks and Recreation (NBC): return from the hiatus 
Jan 12 Girls (HBO): season-three premiere


Jan 9–11 The Improvised Shakespeare Company at Theatre 80 
Jan 11, 12 NYC PodFest at Fontana's 
Jan 24–27 TJ & Dave at Barrow Street Theatre


Jan 7–12 2014 Winter Jazzfest at Le Poisson Rouge 
Jan 31–Mar 29 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall


Jan 8–14 Ute Lemper: Last Tango in Berlin at 54 Below
Jan 14–24 Sutton Foster with Michael Rafter at Café Carlyle (in the Carlyle Hotel)
Jan 21, 28 Can’t Something Be Done: An Evening with Edward Hibbert at 54 Below


Jan 13 Lush Spa
Mid-Jan The Bullett Shop

Want more? There's a ton of stuff happening this season—hibernating doesn't stand a chance against our list of 101 things to do this winter.

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