The coating of ice on New York City may be crimping our outdoor exercise style, but Saturday, February 7 provides a great chance to take to the streets for some fresh-air fitness on the Cupid’s Undie Run. There’ll be plenty of winter-pale skin in motion, as runners don their cleanest undergarments and nothing more. Join up and you’ll also be helping out a great cause, as proceeds benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. In addition to scoping some skivvies, you’ll find a party with an open bar, awards, and souvenirs. If you’re a little self-conscious about dropping your pants in the middle of NYC, put together a team to provide some camouflage. The event takes off from Stage 48 on the West Side. Get ready to undress for success.
Fruit of the Vine
If you’re plagued by the notion of “so many vintages, so little time,” get efficient about your sipping with a visit to the NYC Winter Wine Festival on Saturday. This sixth iteration of the shindig sees more than 250 wines poured inside the Best Buy Theater in Midtown. Sample your way around some of the best varietals the world has to offer, while a live jazz band provides a soundtrack. There are two sessions, afternoon and evening, timing out just right for a post-Undie Run visit. But put some clothes on first.
Fit for Kings
After four decades of slumber, French baroque palace Kings Theatre is reopening in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The massive 1929 movie house has been reborn as a music hall, with Diana Ross doing the honors for opening night. To get an up-close look at the Deco opulence, take advantage of the Community Open House this Saturday, with walking tours of the restored masterpiece running all afternoon.
For a night of romance with a kiss of the exotic, check out Casablanca, the East Village’s newest boîte. Cap off a meal of French-Moroccan specialties like braised lamb and fig jam with a signature blend from one of the house’s hookahs. There’s also a stellar array of cocktails, and should the date warrant going into overtime, lounge Fes Down is standing by just below ground.