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NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

"100 Little Deaths" By Tom Sanford
BravinLee programs
526 West 26th Street, #211
Through February 9
www.bravinlee.com

We lost the famous and infamous in 2012, and local artist Tom Sanford created 100 individual portraits of those who passed away last year, plus a more lighthearted piece that has everyone from Whitney Houston and Sally Ride to Ravi Shankar and Arthur Sulzberger at an airport ready for their departing flight.

"A portrait doesn't mean too much until the person portrayed is dead, because then it serves as a record of that person's life. My criteria was I had to know who they were they had passed," says Sanford.

BravinLee is one of many galleries that was affected by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. While the passenger elevator at the building is still under repair, visitors can take the freight elevator to see this moment in time.

Heaven And Hell By Alexander Melamid
(Art) Amalgamated Gallery
317 10th Avenue
www.artamalgamated.com
In his latest antics, artist Alexander Melamid is taking on Heaven and Hell. He is deep-frying and burning At the portraits of cultural icons in the (Art) Amalgamated Gallery on 10th Avenue and 27th Street to symbolize "Hell." A few blocks away at his studio on 29th Street, he is creating his version of Heaven with gold and enamel paintings. On Thursday from 6-8 p.m., there will also be horse-drawn carriage rides between the two locations.

Boogaloo Party At Nublu
Nublu
62 Avenue C
www.nublu.net
On Friday night, join DJ Turmix and Spanglish Fly to celebrate the second anniversary of their boogaloo party at Nublu on Avenue C between East Fourth and Fifth Streets. Admission is $10.

"And Then She Wrote: An Evening Of American Songbook 'Hits' All Written & Composed By Women"
Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
www.metropolitanroom.com
The circle gets the square, as from Friday night through Monday night the original host of "Hollywood Squares," Peter Marshall, presents his show at the Metropolitan Room on West 22nd Street. Admission is $35 with a two-drink minimum.

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