The Best Week

February, however short, is a cold month bent on keeping us indoors. We thumb our noses at that— there’s still plenty to do. Whether venturing out or staying cozy at home, following these ideas from the pages of Pulse will lead to having The Best Week.

Field trip to Latin culture: The Museum of Art and Design is showing New Territories, a collection of Latin American art from more than 75 artists. And it’s just a brisk walk over to Lyceum Theater where Disgraced explores Arab/Islamic and American relations.

The best way to beat back the blues is exercise (says our Dr. Bartell). Blow off some steam after work with an intense CrossFit workout. Not feeling that ambitious? Go renegade and row.

Art night out. The Art League in Dix Hills is exhibiting the work of Li Kang, master of Chinese woodcuts. Embrace the month of Chinese New Year by completing the thought with Asian fusion cuisine and ambiance at Woodbury’s MoCA.

Get over the hump in chill form. Explore a few local releases. Or dig into the backstory of a punk rock legend (Marky Ramone tells us about his tell-all). A classic martini should smooth out any remaining edges.

Taste some molecular gastronomy at Roots Bistro Gourmand. The dynamic duo in the kitchen is literally breaking down traditional fare. Make it dinner and a movie by catching Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars.

Live music is kicking at BOBBiQUE in Patchogue and at many local venues. You might find one with a mic open to scratch your performance itch.

Ski the East. Hit the slopes for the day at nearby Windham Mountain or make a weekend of it up in Saddleback Maine. There are a few mountains offering Peaks Plus. Make it extra special by packing a few goodies off our Luxe List.