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Your Weekend Starts Now 1/24/13

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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.

Grand Central Terminal's Centennial
Grand Central Terminal is getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary. At the New York Transit Museum inside Grand Central Terminal, see the traditional holiday train show, which has been extended through February 10 to celebrate the milestone.

"The exhibit really focuses on Grand Central. You can see it there in the center and trains that came in and out of Grand Central," says Gabrielle Shubert, the director of the New York Transit Museum.

See NY1's week-long celebration of Grand Central Terminal, beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday on "News At 11."

Master Drawings Week
www.masterdrawingsinnewyork.com
On Friday afternoon, Master Drawings Week kicks off with an incredible array of fine art drawings at nearly 30 galleries across the Upper East Side.

"Garden Of Laughs" At MSG
www.msg.com
Saturday night, "Everyone Loves Raymond" star Ray Romano will be joined by an all-star comic line-up including Wanda Sykes, Robert Klein and a host of other celebs at MSG's "Garden Of Laughs" event to benefit children in need. Tickets starts around $50.

Femi Kuti At Webster Hall
www.websterhall.com
Also on Saturday night, Femi Kuti is at Webster Hall with his big band Positive Force. The Afrobeat star is keeping alive the musical genre pioneered by his late father, Fela Kuti. Tickets are $30.

Ecstatic Music Festival
www.EcstaticMusicFestival.com
www.kaufman-center.org
Check out the Ecstatic Music Festival, running through mid-March at Merkin Concert Hall. The fest offers collaborations between rock and classical musicians. Saturday night, Carla Kihlstedt joins the International Contemporary Ensemble and others. Tickets are $25 and the festival pass is $150.

"Circus And The City" Exhibit
www.bgc.bard.edu
The circus is in town for just a few more days at the Bard Graduate Center. The exhibit "Circus And The City" looks at how New York City influenced and inspired the American circus. It's on display through February 3.

Superman Symposium At Center For Jewish History
www.cjh.org
Celebrate Superman's 75th birthday early on Sunday, when the Center For Jewish History holds a symposium on the "Man Of Steel," including the first public display of sketches by Superman co-creator Joe Weiss of a man he thought was a dead ringer for his Man Of Steel. Tickets are $25.

Parsons Dance Company At Joyce Theater
www.parsonsdance.org
See Dave Parsons Dance Company at the Joyce Theater through Sunday. Tickets starts at $10. See one of their performances on YouTube.

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