Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this weekend
Samantha Box's 'Invisible'
In "Invisible," documentary photographer Samantha Box showcases images of the lives of NYC's homeless LGBTQ youth taken from 2005-12. The exhibit is on display this month at the Strange Loop Gallery and is put on by the gallery and the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division. Running through Feb. 28, the opening reception is Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. (Opens Thursday, Wed.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., 347-963-3881, strangeloopgallery.com)
MenScience's 'A Valentine's Day to Kill For'
Bloody Mary's, complimentary grooming product samples and a good murder mystery make for a guys' night out this weekend. MenScience is offering up "A Valentine's Day to Kill For" at its NYC flagship store this Saturday and Sunday, so stop by for drinks, samples and to take a crack at solving the store's Valentine's Day Mystery Contest. If you come up with the best theory to go along with the "crime scene" in the store's window, you'll win a $100 gift card. (Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, MenScience, 329 Lafayette St., menscience.com)