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Your Weekend Starts Now 3/14/13

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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 Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

"In Pieces" - LEGO Art In SoHo
www.brickartist.com

In Openhouse Gallery in SoHo, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya is putting the pieces together in a whole new way. Among his LEGO creations are a little red dress that took three months to create.

"We actually took a model, dressed her in an actual fabric dress that we sewed together, put some wire in it to get it really looking flowing and use that as a basis," Sawaya says.

This exhibit not only Sawaya's well-known LEGO sculptures but also a new collaboration with Australian photographer Dean West, whose hyper-realistic photos include the sculptures.

"It’s fun, like a 'Where's Waldo' kind of project where people come in and try to find the objects," West says.

"In Pieces" is on view through Sunday.

"The Play About The Coach"
www.padenfallis.com
It's a three-point shot at the Fourth Street Theater, as "The Play About The Coach" goes through the final moments of a basketball game from the coach's perspective. It runs through Sunday and tickets are $18.

The Soil At The Apollo
www.apollotheater.org
The Soil, a South African group, is taking the stage at the The Apollo Theater on Friday night as part of the Africa Now Music Festival. Tickets are $20.

"Jackie" At City Center
www.jackieoffbroadway.com
At City Center, celebrate Women's History Month with The Women's Project and its production of "Jackie," about iconic first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Tickets start at $60.

Celtic Tenors At Lehman Center
www.lehmancenter.org
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Celtic Tenors at the Lehman Center on Saturday night. Tickets start at $15.

Hazamir Teen Choir At Lincoln Center
www.jalc.org
On Sunday, the Hazamir Teen Choir marks its 20th anniversary at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tickets start at $40.

"Broadway Backwards" At Palace Theater
www.broadwaycares.org/backwards2013
Monday, check out "Broadway Backwards" at Broadway's Palace Theater. It's a night of spoken word performances and celebrity appearances to benefit the LGBT community. Tickets start at $40.

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