With so many concerts, events and activities in NYC, deciding how to spend your free time is no small feat. No one knows that better than Time Out New York editors—who do you think rounds up all the best things to do in NYC, anyway? During our research, we occasionally come across deals that are just too good to pass up. Here are five of the best we found this week, including a sugary-sweet Valentine’s Day celebration, a brand-new ballet and the annual event that dog lovers won’t want to miss.
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden; Mon 12, Tue 13 at various times; tickets start at $46.
Watch doggos of all shapes and sizes prance around the arena in an effort to win the highly coveted title of Best in Show at the nation's preeminent competition.
New Combinations David H. Koch Theater; Thu 8 at 7:30pm, Fri 9 at 8pm, Sun 11 at 3pm; tickets start at $30.
Three works take the stage at the New York City Ballet this week: dance odyssey, a brand new ballet, The Red Violin, set to a frenzied concerto, and Russian Seasons, an emotional ensemble piece.
Chocolate, Be My Valentine! Class Le Pain Quotidien Bleecker Street Bakery; Tue 13, Feb 14 at 6:30pm; $125
Indulge your most decadent desires in this hands-on cooking class. You’ll prepare brownies, chocolate cookies and chocolate-dipped strawberries as a sweet Valentine’s Day treat.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave; various dates and times; $25
If you haven’t already visited, add this museum to your bucket list. The striking Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and impressive collection of modern and contemporary art make it essential viewing.
Catacombs by Candlelight Tour St. Patrick's Old Cathedral; various dates and times; $35
Flickering tapers light your way on this tour of the cemeteries beneath this 200-year-old cathedral in Nolita. See the final resting places of notable New Yorkers such as bishops and Civil War generals.