Your perfect weekend (Feb 1–3): What's in store
Super Bowl parties, Grand Central Terminal's 100th birthday and more great things to do.
Thu Jan 31 2013
Photograph: Cherie Roberts
Allow us a brief, personal moment: Your blogger is from Baltimore, and thus thinks that the very best thing you can do this weekend is watch the Super Bowl and root for a Ravens win. But I also recognize that not everyone reading this is a sports fan, which is totally fine; in that case, there are plenty of other things to do this weekend. Let's take a look at a few:
On Friday, Grand Central Terminal—in its current incarnation—will turn 100. The centennial will be celebrated with a bunch of cool events, including live music and dance performances, and the opening of the New York Transit Museum's new exhibit, "Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal." Prepare by boning up on the landmark's history—we found 12 things that you probably didn't know about GCT.
Ty Segall—he of the many, many indie releases—will play Webster Hall on Friday and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday. Both shows are sold out, which is a testament to the young musician's growing popularity (and killer live show). We bet you can still find tickets somewhere.
Canstruction, the competition that invites people to create sculptures out of canned goods, opens its 20th annual exhibition at the World Financial Center on Sunday. Expect wacky creations: Last year featured such creations as a giant Converse sneaker and an Angry Bird.
Okay, we lied: We're recommending another Super Bowl event. But this one is a halftime-show party at Santos Party House, hosted by Andrew W.K., and as much as we love Beyoncé, we're pretty sure this is going to be a more rollicking party. (It's Andrew W.K.; of course it will be.) And remember: The Ravens' cheer is "ca-CAW! ca-CAW!"
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