February 02 2016

Things To Do in February

NEW YORK

Cure for the Cluttered Mind: Meditation with The Path
Every Tuesday, 7pm
The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village
25 Cooper Square    
As the dreaded grays of February descend on NYC, we could all use a bit of mindfulness to not just get through, but thrive. Whether you're in town for a visit or here full-time, you'd be well-served to join us for weekly guided group meditation with the experts from The Path. The Path’s guides will lead us through ancient meditation techniques that are designed for modern life. And while New Yorkers know how to hustle, perhaps The Path can lead us to a more mindful, thoughtful, and attuned hustle. The view from the Penthouse doesn’t hurt either. Seats bookable at thepath.com, free for hotel guests via the front desk.
Musical Cure: Annie O’s Live Music Series
2/9: Inna Modja
2/22: Rebecca Jordan
2/25th: Ninet
The Standard, East Village Penthouse
25 Cooper Square
You may not know all the acts that ascend to The Penthouse of The Standard, East Village for Annie O’s live music series, but the view is unforgettable and the performers will be household names before you know it. This month, Annie brings in a stellar lineup of all-female performers from around the globe: the emerging Franco-Malian Electro star Inna Modja, the accomplished singer-songwriter Rebecca Jordan, and Israeli rocker Ninet. RSVP to aohayon@standardhotels.com



Bodily Cure: The NW™ Method with Nicole Winhoffer at The Standard, High Line
Saturdays: 10AM
Sundays: 10AM & 11AM
The High Line Room at The Standard, High Line 
Renowned fitness expert, Adidas ambassador, and trainer-to-the-stars Nicole Winhoffer brings her proprietary NW Method to The Standard, High Line this month. Experience 55 minutes of the most effective endurance workout in NYC and discover muscles you never knew you had. The NW™ method focuses on three meridian areas of the body: behind the arms, the waist, and the butt. The purpose is to have the most challenging, time-effective workout possible, and also to have fun and open the mind. Click here to find class schedule and RSVP. 

Cultural Cures: Pia Camil at New Museum, Laura Poitras at the Whitney, and Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian 

Pia Camil: A Pot for a Latch
January 13th – April 17th
The New Museum 
235 Bowery
The Mexico City artist Pia Camil studied at RISD and her vibrant body of geometric and abstract sculptures and paintings reflect a profound understanding of color and form. The show also boasts a clever bit of conceptual play that will unfold over the course of the exhibition: bring a personal keepsake to leave behind!

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise
Feb 5th – May 1st, 2016
The Whitney Museum of American Art 
99 Gansevoort St
Best known for her eye-opening documentary on the American whistleblower Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras brings her fierce investigation of the contemporary surveillance state to the Whitney. In her first solo exhibition, Astro Noise, she brings together a series of immersive, interrelated installations that incorporate documentary footage, found documents, and architectural interventions to deeply unsettling effect.



Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines
January 28 - March 5, 2016
Gagosian Gallery
522 West 21st
The master of haunting narrative photography unveils an arresting new show at Gagosian. While Crewdson became well-known for large-scale photography, his latest show scales down considerably, which has the paradoxical result of delivering an even greater emotional wallop. 

Cure for Spring Planning: Art Collectors' Trip to Frieze New York
Quick question: what are you doing in May? You’re coming to New York for Frieze New York, obviously. Enter our contest with online auction house Paddle8, presented in partnership with Cool Hunting, and start planning your wardrobe. If you win, you’ll get round-trip airfare for two to New York from any major US/EU city from luxury travel agency SmartFlyer; a 3-night stay for two at The Standard, East Village and a private tour of the art fair. We’re also throwing in a $100 lunch for two at Narcissa (chic) and 10 Uber trips up to $30 each to get you to and from and wherever else you want to go. Deets are in the above link.

 

The Standard
Social Cure: Chromat Presentation Afterparty 
Friday, February 12, 10pm - 4am
Le Bain
Fashion Week is back in New York, and per usual, we’re hosting a slew of shows, parties, and afterparties. The catch: you’ll need to snap up an invite to the presentations. Should that prove to be an insurmountable challenge, get your social game on at the Chromat afterparty. 


Cure for a Broken Heart: Nicky Siano Valentine Day’s Set  
Sunday, February 14, 9pm-3am
Le Bain 
The NYC nightlife legend takes over Le Bain on Valentine’s Day for a feel-good 6-hour set to get your heart pumping again. When Nicky takes over, the vibe is love—so be prepared to end up in someone’s arms. 

Spiritual Cure: Ayurvedic Herbs, Sound Healing, and Group Hypnosis
Ongoing
Maha Rose Healing Center
The first months of the new year can be a challenging time in New York City: temperatures are brutal (finally!), the holidays are past, and the natives are restless. The best thing to do is be proactive, make plans, and take time to reset and look after yourself. One oasis of goodness is Maha Rose in Greenpoint, which offers an array of workshops to help you not just cope, but thrive. 

LOS ANGELES

Musical Cure: From Berlin to LA
February 5 - 6
Multiple Locations
On the surface, Berlin and LA seem about as far apart culturally as two cities can be. But a new festival coming to the city this week makes the case that they are spiritually linked through a shared culture and love of electronic music. This two-day event, taking place across multiple LA venues (including The Standard, Downtown LA) features DJ sets, parties, panel discussions, and tech demos. 

Poetic Cure: Poetry Night with Jacqueline Suskin 
February 11th
The Standard, Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd
Starting on February 11th, our one-time Hollywood poetess-in-residence, Jacqueline Suskin, will be hosting regular poetry readings in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood. For this first journey into verse, she’ll be joined by poets Elena Stonaker and Brendan Constaninee, reading on the theme of passion.


Your Grace Jones Fix: Dirty Looks

Printed Matter x STDLA Film Screening | Dirty Looks presents: Jean Paul Goude, A One Man Show
Friday, February 12th, 8pm 
The Standard, Downtown LA 
550 S Flower St
Dirty Looks is a biannual print publication distributed in tandem with bi-coastal monthly events. They're celebrating the launch of their inaugural issue at The Standard, Downtown LA with a screening of A One Man Show, Grace Jones’s remarkable concert video. In 1982, Jones collaborated with photographer Jean-Paul Goude, translating their iconic and trailblazing album artwork for the (then) new, home video format. A thrilling showcase for the former disco diva-cum-New Wave chanteuse, the tape combines rock ribaldry with avant-garde theater, tearing asunder racial and gender stereotypes. 



Acoustic Cure: Desert Nights at The Standard, Hollywood
02/10: Jade & Justine Bennett
02/17: Austin McCuthchen & Melaena Cadiz 
02/24: Jesse & Joli + Duncat
Desert Nights is a free weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Held every Wednesday at 7:30 PM, we curate two musical acts to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room.



Meditation Cure: Mindfulness Mediation at The Hammer Museum
Every Thursday, 12:30pm
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Scientific evidence shows that the practice can reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Go hang out at The Hammer and take part in their weekly drop-in sessions, whichare open to all. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session. Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. While you're there, don't miss Catherine Opie's old master-style portraits of art world stars. 


MIAMI
Cultural Cure: Art Wynwood
February 11th – 15th
The Art Wynwood Pavilion 
Midtown Miami | Wynwood 
2901 NE 1st Avenue 
Miami, FL 33137 
The five-day international, contemporary art fair kicks off President’s Day weekend with 70 galleries presenting emerging artists and cutting-edge works. Wynwood distinguishes itself with its emphasis on spotlighting cutting-edge Miami artists, Latin American artists, alongside international talent.

 
Literary Cure: Poets Alicia Jo Rabins and Juan Felipe Herrera at O Miami
 
Juan Felipe Herrera
Friday, February 5, 2016
7:30pm  9:30pm
New World Center
500 17th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139

Alicia Jo Rabins
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30pm  8:00pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue

Miami’s pre-eminant literary organization has a stellar month in the works with readings from two major American poets. On Feb 5th, they’ll present a special evening with Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Hispanic Poet Laureate of the United States. On February 10th, writer, composer, performer and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins will read from her book, DIVINITY SCHOOL, which won the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. 
 


Cultural Cure: Bryan Zanisnik's Philip Roth Presidential Library 
January 30th - March 19th 

Locust Projects
The New Jersey-born, New York City-based artist Bryan Zanisnik made a name for himself with unconventional performances that featured two unusual fixtures: his parents. However, Zanisnik made headlines in 2012, when the novelist Philip Roth’s lawyer’s served him a cease and desist letter for a performance in which he simply read one of Roth’s works in public. It was a strange moment, to be sure, but Zanisnik is running with it. The installation at Locust Projects acts as both an aesthetic exploration of a disordered library and as a real functioning space – a place where people congregate and read Roth’s novels and related works.

 

Bingo Cure: Not Your Standard BINGO
Sunday February 21, 8 – 11PM
The Standard, Miami Beach 
Join us for a special night of naughty BINGO with Shelley Novak. Prizes include a one night stay, one week membership, spa treatments and more.

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