While having the Super Bowl take place in New York last year was epochal, the game was, after all, in New Jersey and much of the excitement turned out to be about how to get there. This year, however, the NBA All-Star Game is in our face, with events spread between Brooklyn and Manhattan, including a concert in the Flatiron District — this will be fun. And it comes just in time, as our basketball season has been pretty bleak. The game will feature our own Carmelo Anthony, who will be joined by the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Rockets’ James Harden (favorites for MVP this year), and the one and only king, LeBron James, among others. Getting into the game is going to be tough and pretty pricey, but we highly recommend both the Rising Stars Challenge and All-Star Night, which includes a Dunk Contest and Three-Point Competition. If you can’t make it in person, the sports bars will be popping.
Fri., Feb. 13, 9 p.m., 2015