Bwog is teaming up with Inside New York to ship out Columbians by the masses to locations throughout NYC. Make sure to check out the “Guide to the Weekend” and the INY weekly blog for motivation to look beyond Netflix and into the wonderful opportunities south of 110th.

Pourhouse Your Heart: A refuge for singles at Columbia’s favorite dive bar

Beginning with performances by the Black Hearts at 10 pm Saturday night, Columbia’s very own Pourhouse will be passing out numbered roses to single ladies, complimentary numbered tickets to ambitious fellows, and free shots to numerical pairs.  On Sunday night, Pourhouse’s Valentine’s Day Ex-orcism Party will offer a safe space for those who missed out over the weekend. Kicking off at 7 pm, singles can bring the photo of an ex to pin to the dartboard for a free Bud Light. Bull’s-eye = FREE OPEN BAR for an hour! 21+.  Love at last.

WHEN: Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14

WHERE: Village Pourhouse (982 Amsterdam Avenue, near 108th Street)

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Fêtes de la Nuit: Couples’ Space

For those who will be spending this weekend with a significant other, INY has spotted a special place for romance in academia – Columbia professor and renowned playwright Charles Mee’s has just premiered his scandalous European love story at the Ohio Theater. $15 for Columbia students. $18 for expat dates.

WHEN: 8:00pm -9:45pm, Ongoing through February 27th

WHERE: Ohio Theater (66 Wooster Street, between Spring St. and Broome St.)

Forget Valentine’s Day – Celebrate Chinese New Year!

To usher in the year of the tiger, NYC will be offering something other than dinner specials. To start, at 11am, the Better Chinatown’s Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival will be setting off 600,000 explosives in Sara D. Roosevelt Park to chase away evil spirits (Chrystie St at Grand St, Sun 14 11am–3pm). Bring a friend?  A lover?  A sister? If nothing else, there’s something to be said for the distraction.

WHEN: Sunday, February 14

WHERE: Chrystie St at Grand St, Sun 14 11am–3pm

Just hungry? Check out some of Inside New York’s favorite eats from the past few months to whet your appetite:

ROMANTIC: Dovetail

TRENDY: Tanuki Tavern


CHEAP: Luke’s Lobster