What to do next week, February 9th to 15th, from free Shakespeare classes, tour of the Annie Leibovitz exhibition at MCNY, and an alternative guide to Valentine’s Day.

Monday, February 9th

Free Cooper Union class on “How Shakespeare Works,” part of a 9-course series where you can mix and match classes. This class on the 9th will look at the plays as performance, and how the works were performed in Shakespeare’s time. Classes taught by William Germano, Ph.D., Dean of Cooper Union’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

An illustrated lecture with Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, learn about the remains of Spring Street Presbyterian Church discovered during the excavation of Trump Soho. Part of GVSHP’s African American History Month Series.

Tuesday, February 10th

Join journalist Dana Thomas at FIT for a preview of her new book, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, a look at the world of couture and the price it demanded of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, even as they helped luxury fashion grow from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry.

The talk with photographer Annie Leibovitz is sold out at the NY Historical Society but you can still take a docent-led tour of the exhibit, Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage at noon.

Wednesday, February 11th

Relive the ’90s with a screening of Romeo + Juliet (Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes version) at Nitehawk Cinema’s Film Feast where you’ll be served each course during the specific moments that inspired the film.

Thursday, February 12

A talk at Museum of City of New York, “New Visions of New York in Contemporary Photography”  with Jeff Chen-Hsing Liao of Assembled Realities, Andrew Moore, Vera Lutter, and Matthew Pillsbury.

Central Park tour with NYC Parks “Belvedere’s Kingdom,” explores the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle.

Friday, February 13th

At the Apollo Theater, the 10th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration timed with 64th NBA All-Star Weekend, mixing gospel music with NBA honorees and attendees.

Saturday, February 14th

Check out more in our “Alternative Valentine’s Day Guide” for 2015.

Sunday, February 15th

At the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden at 1pm will be Washington’s Birthday Ball, where costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances.

Check out upcoming Untapped Cities tours including an exploration of abandoned Dead Horse Bay with Abandoned NYC, tours of the Woolworth Building and more.

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