I spoke with Julie Hirschfeld, who is opening a bike shop called Adeline Adeline at 147 Reade (between Hudson and Greenwich), where Alternatives used to be. She says it’ll be about toodling-around-town bikes and not bikes that climb mountains or race. Bikes and bike accessories with style. “No Lyrca!” she says. The store is scheduled to debut in late March.
“Bintou’s Salon,” Janet Goldner’s photographs of an open-air beauty salon in Bamako, Mali (right). At Kiva Cafe through Feb. 28, with an “opening” reception on Feb. 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tribeca Spa of Tranquility is offering a Sweetheart Package (45-minute massage and 30-minute facial or 60-minute mani-pedi-refelxology) for $159. Or give yourself a gift, too, and go for the $440 Romance Package, which includes a couples’ body scrub, couples’ massage, Jacuzzi time, and a bottle of Champagne.
••• Normally closed on Sundays, Farinella will be open on Super Bowl Sunday (this upcoming Sunday, for those of you who don’t care)—and even better, delivering.
••• The St. Petersburg (Russia. —Ed.) State Ballet Theatre will make its first new York City appearance at Tribeca Performing Arts Center March 19–21. Prices are $35–$55 (above right).
••• This weekend’s screenings at the Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club: Anansi and Indian in the Cupboard (which always sounds, at least to me, like a politically incorrect kids’ game dating from the era of British rule on the subcontinent).
••• Additions to 92YTribeca‘s February schedule: Comedy Below Canal: Some Folks with Wyatt Cenac (Feb. 18); Nomadic Wax Presents: African Underground: A Night of African Hip-Hop Film, Conversation, and Live Music, featuring Meta and the Cornerstones (Feb. 20); The Future of Food with Y+30, a talk (Feb. 23); La Excelencia, “not your grandpa’s salsa band” (Feb. 26); and Purim Party 2010 featuring the Shushan Channel (Feb. 27).
It’s presumably a sign of the economic times that the long line of Town Cars that used to wait outside the Citigroup building has been replaced by a long line of taxis. Sad for Citigroup, but good for anyone nearby looking for a cab….