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

Seasonal classics and must-do events.

51. Dirty Projectors
Is the Dirty Projectors oeuvre now part of the Great American Songbook? Looks that way. The Allen Room (at Frederick P. Rose Hall), Broadway at 60th St (212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org). Feb 19 at 8:30pm, $40--$85.

52. Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese sets cop Leonardo DiCaprio loose in an insane asylum...run by Ben Kingsley and Max von Sydow. They’d drive anybody crazy! Opens Feb 19.

53. The Cloisters
The Met’s medieval-art and-architecture outpost is beautiful in the snow. 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Fort Tryon Park (212-923-3700, metmuseum.org). Suggested admission $20, includes same-day admission to the Met.

54. The Paul Taylor Dance Company
Modern master Taylor celebrates his 80th birthday during his company’s annual season; on March 6, all tickets to the matinee are $8. New York City Center, 130 W 56th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-581-1212, nycitycenter.org). Feb 24--Mar 14, $8--$135.

55. John Mayer
The Twitter-happy guitarist ignores his iPhone for two nights. Madison Square Garden, Seventh Ave at 32nd St (212-307-7171, thegarden.com). Feb 25, 26; $50--$80.

56. The 2010 Whitney Biennial
This year’s showcase will be a decidedly pared-down affair, with just 55 artists (as opposed to the last edition’s 81) creating more minimalist works—and fewer of them. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave at 75th St (212-570-3600, whitney.org). Feb 25--May 30, $18.

57. NYC Wine Expo
Finally, a chance to fulfill your dream of tasting 600 different glasses of wine in one night. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St at Eleventh Ave (212-216-2000, wine-expos.com/wine/ny/). Feb 26 6--10pm, Feb 27 2--6pm; $75--$95.

58. Classic NYC photography at the Museum of the City of New York
When piles of blackened snow are up to your waist, you might need a reminder of why you continue to live here. “Only in New York: Photographs from Look Magazine” captures the spirit of NYC perfectly. Images on view include several by Stanley Kubrick, who worked as a photographer before his career as a director. 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St (212-534-1672, mcny.org). Through Apr 10. Suggested admission $10.

59. Black Brooklyn Renaissance
The Brooklyn Arts Council’s yearlong series will explore five decades of black culture and arts. It begins February 28 with “African Dance/Brooklyn Style Dance Concert,” an afternoon of performances. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Rd at Hillel Pl, Flatbush, Brooklyn (718-625-0080, brooklynartscouncil.org). 2--5pm, free.

60. “The Imaginary Museum: Dakis Joannou Collection”
The New Museum embarks on its latest eyebrow-raising endeavor with this exhibit showcasing the private collection of trustee Dakis Joannou. The Greek tycoon’s favorite artist, Jeff Koons, will serve as both curator and participant. New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery between Prince and Spring Sts (212-219-1222, newmuseum.org). Mar 3--June 6; $12.


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