101 things to do in the winter in New York City 2009

Seasonal classics and must-do events.

21. A View from the Bridge
The revival of this Arthur Miller classic stars Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Cort Theater, 138 W 48th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-239-6200, aviewfromthebridgeonbroadway.com). In previews now, opens Jan 24; $42.50--$251.50.

22. The Moth Grandslam XIV
Comedian Dan Kennedy hosts this semiannual event, where the best storytellers in NYC battle it out in a war of words. Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (212-414-5994, highlineballroom.com). Jan 27 at 7:30pm, $20 plus $10 table minimum.

23. The Planets: An HD Odyssey
The Houston Symphony plays Gustav Holst’s suite accompanied by NASA images. Carnegie Hall, 154 W 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (713-224-7575, houstonsymphony.org). Jan 28 at 8pm, $31--$92.

24. A Lie of the Mind
Ethan Hawke directs the revival of Sam Shepard’s award-winning psychodrama about a dysfunctional family. Acorn Theatre, 410 W 42nd St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (212-279-4200, thenewgroup.org). Jan 29--Mar 10, $61.25.

25. Hip-Hop Karaoke Championship
Top contestants from across the city perform hip-hop classics with the help of a hype man. Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl at 15th St (212-777-6800, irvingplaza.com). Jan 29 at 9pm; $15, advance $13.

26. Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival
BAM hosts this annual extravaganza of Kings County talent; catch more than 100 shows at 15 Brooklyn venues. bam.org. Jan 29, 30, Feb 4--6; times and locations vary. $15--$25.

27. Beer and Bourbon Festival
This all-you-can-eat-and-drink party includes ten varieties of bacon and a mechanical bull, all set to (what else?) bluegrass music. La.venue, 608 W 28th St at Eleventh Ave (beerandbourbon.com). Jan 30 noon--9pm, $39--$75.

28. Speakeasy Stories at Cornelia Street Caf
The 30-year-old basement bote is the setting for this semimonthly series, a chance for NYC tale-tellers to grab the spotlight. 29 Cornelia St between Bleecker and W 4th Sts (212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com). $10 plus one-item minimum.

29. Doom featuring Mos Def
Perpetually bemasked rapper Doom brings his eccentric rhymes to Times Square. Nokia Theatre Times Square, 1515 Broadway at 44th St (212-930-1950, nokiatheatrenyc.com). Jan 30; $40, advance $39.50.

30. Survival skills workshop
If The Road and 2012 have made you concerned about your fate, join the Urban Park Rangers for a crash course in Winter Wilderness Survival. Crotona Park. Contact the Urban Park Rangers at 718-378-2061. Jan 31 at 11am, free.


101 things to do this winter
Seasonal classics and must-do events.