NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1 Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, Manhattan
February 8 - April 13
At the new "Shoe Obsession" exhibit, delight in more than 100 pairs of designer shoes, including Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahniks.
"We've all been obsessed with shoes forever, since Cinderella," says Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at FIT. "But this exhibit looks at not just why we're obsessed with shoes, but why our obsession has become so intense over the last 12 years,"
The reasons? Everything from Sex and the City to celebrity designers to the economy.
"A Chorus Line"
250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx
Kick up your heels for "A Chorus Line." The classic musical within a musical is at The Lehman Center in the Bronx on Saturday night. Tickets start at $25.
Open House Weekend at the Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street, Manhattan
Celebrate Black History Month at the Apollo Theater. It’s holding a free open house all weekend, including a screening of the new documentary "Voices of Love: Whitney Houston and Her Family" on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Pia Zadora at the Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St, Manhattan
Now more a singer than an actress, Pia Zadora will be performing at the Metropolitan Room Thursday thru Sunday. Admission is $35 with a two drink minimum.
Losers' Lounge Battle Of The Bands: James Taylor vs. Cat Stevens
425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
Also on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Losers' Lounge tribute band will hold a gentle Battle of the Bands, with the music of James Taylor versus Cat Stevens, at Joe's Pub. Tickets are $25.
Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Looking ahead to Mardi Gras, see Cyndi Lauper and ?uestlove crowned king and queen of a Two Boots Mardi Gras ball at Le Poisson Rouge on February 12. The night benefits the LES Girls Club. Tickets start at $25.
Devastation, Document, Drive
The New York Photo Festival
37 Main St, Brooklyn
And lastly, check out the The New York Photo Festival's very special Sandy exhibit "Devastation, Document, Drive". See these amazing images online or at the The POWERHOUSE Arena Gallery in DUMBO, which was also flooded during the storm.