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Friday, January 31

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World , Finale Concert

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 65th Street

8 p.m., Free

Works include the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem, Giya Kancheli’s And farewell goes out sighing… with Juilliard countertenor John Holiday and Juilliard violinist Ken Hamao, and the United States premiere of Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 8.

juilliard.edu/focus2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street

2 p.m., Free with admission

Come bring your little ones to partake in their own Chinese New Year festivities. Make good luck envelopes, watch an interactive lion dance, and learn the basics of kung fu.

Cmom.org

Saturday, February 1

Josh and the jamtones _optJosh and the Jamtones

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

11 a.m., $13+

Boston-based Josh and the Jamtones are an interactive dance party kids band, geared towards kids and parents of all ages. The audience may expect a whole lotta singing, dancing, clapping, stomping, shaking, spinning and jumping at the show. The Jamtones’ sound is a musical mash-up of artists like Bob Marley, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Jack Johnson, all seamlessly blended into a Muppet-friendly musical cocktail.

Symphonyspace.org

Pinkalicious the Music_optPinkalicious the Musical

2162 Broadway, 4th Floor at West 76th Street

3:30 p.m., $39.50-$59.50

Based on the popular children’s book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, the longest running hit of the Vital Theatre Company will return and run through April 27. In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

212-579-0528; vitaltheatre.org

Sunday, February 2

Groundhog Day with Jerry Zelenka

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

1 p.m., free with admission

Kids get up close to the exotic and the common, the fuzzy and the scaly, in this celebration of animals of all kinds. All ages.

nyhistory.org

NYRR Gridiron 4M / Longest Football Throw

Central Park, at East 68th Street

8 a.m., Free

Start the big day by testing the strength and accuracy of your arm in the Longest Throw contest starting at 8:00 a.m. Then run four miles in Central Park to burn off some pre-game energy. Wear your favorite team’s jersey to show your spirit, and make your choice for the Big Game’s champion by running under their banner near the 2-mile mark on the 102nd Street Transverse. After competing with your arm and then with your legs, you’ll have earned that seat to watch the game.

support.centralparknyc.org; nyrr.org

Monday, February 3

Janet Mock; Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

Join us as Janet Mock introduces her courageous transgender memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More.

Barnesandnoble.com

Dance on Camera 42nd Edition

Walter Reade Theater, 165 W, 6th Street, Lincoln Center

3:30 p.m., $13

In its 42nd year, Dance on Camera is as diverse as ever, but many of the films in this year’s lineup reflect dance’s new perspective: a trend toward unusual collaborations (dance and skating, dance and horses, dance and circus) and a recognition that dance thrives best in the bosom of a creative community. Co-presented with Dance Films Association.

filmlinc.com/films/series/dance-on-camera-2014

Tuesday, February 4

Full Board Meeting Age_optCommunity Board 7 Full Board Meeting

Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Avenue, West 88th Street

6:30 p.m., Free

Residents are welcome to come speak to the board and the community during the public session.

nyc.gov

Roddy Doyle: Guts

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

Roddy Doyle, Guts WEST_optAfter he was introduced by Booker prize-winning author Roddy Doyle 26-years ago in The Commitments, protagonist Jimmy Rabbitte returns to run the course of a new journey – one coping as a middle-aged man.

Barnesandnoble.com

Wednesday, February 5

Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

Jennie Kramer and Marjorie Nolan Cohn, directors of the Metro Behavioral Health Association Eating Disorder Treatment Centers, bring us their new guide, Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, with examples from the experiences of clients they serve.

Barnesandnoble.com

Thursday, February 6

Love Illuminated Explo_opt88Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)

Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway

7 p.m., Free

New York Times Modern Love columnist Daniel Jones shares the intimate relationships of the thousands of letters he received in the past decade in Love Illuminated, his new heart-stirring survey.

Barnesandnoble.com

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