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Your Weekend Starts Now 1/17/13

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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.

Jackie Gendel Exhibit At Jeff Bailey Gallery
The 27th Street art galleries between 11 and 12th Avenues in Chelsea have finally reopened after being flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The Jackie Gendel exhibit is reopening, with a twist.

"Jackie had a show up when the storm hit for two weeks and we knew we would put her show back up, but what happened in the interim is that she was inspired to make more paintings and most of these in this show have some sort of water theme," Jeff Bailey says.

The Yale Whiffenpoofs At Town Hall
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan
At 8 p.m. Saturday at Town Hall, the collegiate a cappella group The Yale Whiffenpoofs is singing in a a special concert to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The night also stars Broadway leading lady Christine Ebersole. Tickets start at $50.

"The Diet Show" At Stage 72
If your new year's resolution was to either lose weight or laugh more, check out "The Diet Show" at Stage 72 on the Upper West Side, formerly known as The Triad. This low-calorie, high-energy production features several past participants from TV's "The Biggest Loser" and is co-written by funny man Gilbert Gottfried. Tickets are $45.

En Foco Exhibit At BRIC Arts
Brooklyn's BRIC Arts is showcasing the impact of En Foco, a Bronx-based nonprofit that promotes photographers of diverse cultures. This is also BRIC's final show at their Rotunda Gallery, on display through late February. Later this year, BRIC will open its new "BRIC House" in the Downtown Brooklyn arts district.

Puccini's "La Rondine" At The Met
There is plenty to see at the Metropolitan Opera this weekend, including Puccini's "La Rondine." See the full schedule at

"Birders: The Central Park Effect"
22 East 12th Street, Manhattan
Check out the new film "Birders: The Central Park Effect," which opens Friday at Cinema Village. It is the story of the birds that visit Central Park each year and the people who come to see them. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP