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Your Weekend Starts Now 1/9/14

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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.

Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater
www.publictheater.org
It's the 10th Anniversary of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. See the best in new theater at several venues across the city. Tickets to shows at the Public are just $20. The festival runs from now through January 19.

Winter Jazzfest
www.winterjazzfest.com
It's also time for the 10th annual Winter Jazzfest. This weekend, more than 90 groups will be performing around lower Manhattan, including Marc Cary Focus Trio, 3rd Eye 4tet, and Mark Guiliana's Beat Music. Individual tickets and festival passes are still available ranging from $10 to $95.

Regina Carter at Birdland
www.birdlandjazz.com
Sunday night at Birdland, see the incomparable jazz violinist Regina Carter. She is just extraordinary on stage. Tickets are $30 with a $10 minimum.

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures
www.newmuseum.org
At The New Museum, see the sleeper hit show of the fall, Chris Burden: Extreme Measures. His sculptures and installations take over the entire museum, and several large-scale works will stay on view after the show officially closes this Sunday.

Curioos
www.sohoarthouse.com
See some of the best digital art from around the world at the Curioos exhibit at Soho Art House through this weekend.

Pepe Romero
www.brookfieldplaceny.com
At the 2014 New York Guitar Festival, legendary classical guitarist Pepe Romero will perform an all-Bach recital at Brookfield Place Winter Garden Friday night at 8 p.m., and admission is free.

Cady Huffman at 54 Below
www.54below.com
Looking ahead to next Tuesday night, Cady Huffman is best known for he role in the smash hit "The Producers" on Broadway and as a judge on The Food Network's Iron Chef America. Well now, Cady brings a new show for music lovers and foodies alike to 54 Below. Tickets start at $30 with a $25 minimum.

The O'Jays
www.lehmancenter.org
Get on board the Love Train to see the O'Jay's at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday night. They're bringing their distinctive soulful Philly Sound for one night only. Tickets start at $50. And if you don't take the Love Train, not to worry: parking is only $5.

Three Kings Celebration at SOBs
sobs.com
SOBs on Varick Street presents a Three Kings celebration featuring Aurora and Zon del Barrio on Friday, January 10. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Ground Floor Gallery "It's a Wrap! Holiday Sale + Show"
www.groundfloorbk.com
Park Slope's newest art destination has extended its Holiday Art Sale. Check out a a juried exhibition of more than 20 emerging artists selling art and design objects ranging from $12 to $180. The gallery is located at 343 Fifth Street (off 5th Avenue).

Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue at Galapagos Art Space
The Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO will host an all-male cirquelesque revue for one performance only on January 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance.

"King Lear" at BAM
www.bam.org
At BAM, Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella stars in "King Lear," which runs from January 7 to February 9. Tickets start at $20.

Let Freedom Ring Concert at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn
plymouthchurch.org
The Impressions, Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens and The Inspirational Voices of Abyssinian Baptist Church with Binky Griptite and Members of the Dap-Kings will appear at a concert at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn on Saturday, January 11 to mark "International Human Trafficking Awareness Day." The church is located at 57 Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets can be purchased at ticketfly.com or by calling 877-987-6487.

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