Pencil these in: The National at Barclays Center, Valentine's Day at AMNH, more

Find out what's coming up in New York and snag tickets before it's too late, including the National, Valentine's Day date night at AMNH, Zosia Mamet's Off Broadway debut and more.

The National

The National Photograph: Deirdre O'Callaghan

Big news, pop pickers: The National has announced it will grace the Barclays Center's stage this June, a few month after lead man Bryce Dessner performs in the U.S. premiere of Planetarium (a song cycle he composed with Sufjan Stevens and Nico Muhly) at BAM March 21 through 24. (More info and tickets are available on this BAM Web page.) Read on for more dates for your planner in January and February.

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Jan 31: Really Really
Zosia Mamet (Girls' Shoshanna) makes her Off Broadway debut in MCC Theater's college-set drama, which unfolds the day after a booze-soaked party. Bonds of friendship are tested against status climbing. Buy tickets at; through Mar 13.

Feb 6: Selected Shorts: A Night at the Abbey
Stoke your ardor for clandestine drawing-room drama that Downton Abbey has created with this evening of mannered tales at Symphony Space, from Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse and more.Buy tickets at

Feb 11, 12: 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
A plethora of purebred pooches takes over Pier 92 and MSG for the yearly canine convention. Buy tickets at

Feb 12: Boy Meets Girl
Spend the time just before Valentine's Day with a screening of Leos Carax's debut feature at French Institute Alliance Française's Florence Gould Hall, which gives the titular pairing a most unique spin. And you thought Holy Motors was unhinged. Buy tickets at

Feb 14: Romance Under the Stars
Plan a romantic night at the Hayden Planetarium, which includes bubbly, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz and a guided tour of the night sky. Buy tickets at

Begins Feb 15: Never Sleep Alone
Shrug off your broken heart at this silly show seriously trying to get you laid. Roslyn Hart's character, Dr. Alex Schiller, helps you let your guard down as you laugh, drink and chat with other eligible New Yorkers. Buy tickets at

Feb 15: Toshi Reagon presents Good Folk Lovers Rock: A Post–Valentine’s Day Sade Love Fest
Brooklyn blueswoman-folkie Toshi Reagon and friends pay homage to the queen of the quiet storm at Joe's Pub. Buy tickets at

June 5: The National
Brooklyn's moody hometown heroes play their debut local arena show at Barclays Center, appearing for the first time since a string of sold-out Beacon Theatre shows more than a year ago. Tickets go on sale to the public at this Ticketmaster page on Friday, January 18, at 11am. The National's tour Web page says presale tickets are available now through Friday at 9am, with the password "AmericanMary." Visit for more information.