While you may have to invest in a pair of swimmies and a ski mask to get to the subway station, the lovelies at Inside New York have found some options for the more adventurous members of the Columbia community.

Avant-garde or just sort of trippy?

If weather conditions permit, The DUMBO Arts Center has proposed to hold The Great Pop-Up Art Sale, welcoming over 200 artists and their lively masterpieces starting at $50 a pop.  Could be an experience.

WHEN: Fri, February 26th 6-9pm; Sat, February 27th noon-8pm; Sun, February 28th noon-6pm

WHERE: DUMBO Arts Center (30 Washington Street, near Front Street, Brooklyn).

Hit the gym.  Lose the Skeevies.  Help save wildlife!

Jeopardize your dignity for a free nighttime cruise to the Statue of Liberty in the name of a noble cause.  By taking it all off, you can get free admission to a Circle Line Sightseeing ship, and for every minute you keep your pasty buns unveiled, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will donate money to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Prudes pay $20. To register, send an e-mail to polarbears@quinnandco.com

WHEN: Sat, February 27, 11-12pm

WHERE: Pier 83 (W 42nd St at Hudson River) PRICE: Free for “naked” participants, $20 for spectators

Bougie Bingo

Join Murray Hill, the self-proclaimed “hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” and drag queen Linda Simpson at Le Poisson Rouge for a classy game of bingo. Advertising its “challenge games” and “secret numb

ers,” you’re sure to run into some interesting characters who have made the trip through the blizzard storm in hopes of winning the cash jackpot.  If that’s not alluring enough, Le Poisson Rouge has invited celebrity guest spokesmodels and a burlesque babe mosey to serve up some grub and keep your eyes engaged. (21+)

WHEN: Sat, February 27 @ 7pm; Happy Hour 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: (Le) Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar (158 Bleecker St, near Thompson St) PRICE: Free

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To each his own.

If Bingo wasn’t enough, Le Poisson Rouge is also holding an epic dance party that they’ve so aptly named -“I LOVE VINYL.” With six internationally acclaimed DJs spinning the “vinyl,” your $5 cover and wading through the slush will be worthwhile. (21+)

WHERE: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street WHEN: Sat, February 27 @ 10pm PRICE:  $5 ($5 well drinks before 11pm)

February is National Pancake Month?

To celebrate the comfort food that shares its glory days with Black History Month, The Clinton Street Baking Co. is having one last caloric hoorah by serving up its most devoured dish: crunchy-banana pancakes served with cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce.  While the dish is a bit pricey ($15) and the holiday itself may leave you with a historic question mark, a gourmet dish of hotcakes could hit the spot this weekend.

WHEN: Fri, Sat, Sun

WHERE: 4 Clinton (St between E. Houston and Stanton Sts)

Dinner Suggestions? We’ve got those too:


PICK-ME-UP: NYC Hot Cocoa Festival

GASTROPUB: The Norry @ Kampuchea

SOUL FOOD: Charlie’s Chicken