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The RePop Shop  

Keith Haring Would Be Proud
Trey Speegle’s colorful, paint-by-number-inspired exhibition at the Benrimon Contemporary, “It’s Not About You,” comes with its very own Haringesque pop-up shop. The RePop Shop features products from Speegle’s recent collaboration with Anthropologie: colorful housewares like plate sets, pillows, and wallpaper. Get first dibs at tomorrow’s opening reception; 10 percent of the proceeds go to the Trevor Project (514 W. 24th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 2nd fl.; 212-924-2400; Thursday, 2/10, 5–9 p.m.; through 3/5).

Polyurethane Goes Psychedelic
The art started oozing from the walls at the New Museum this week: A retrospective on the artist Lynda Benglis features a polyurethane-foam sculpture series that looks not unlike glow-in-the-dark lava. Also on view are her bronze casts, wax reliefs, and videos, drawn from various periods of her 40-year career (235 Bowery, at Prince St.; 212-219-1222; through 6/19).

How Cupid Networks
You may not find your actual Valentine here, but the Van Alen Institute’s Open Day event could at least hook you up with an employer. The nonprofit architecture group will be holding a “speed dating session” (really a rapid-fire portfolio review for four pre-selected designers), hosting a free brunch, and presenting an overview of the institute’s current projects and programs (30 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave., sixth fl.; 212-924-7000; Saturday, 2/12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; RSVP at


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