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Your Weekend Starts Now 2/27/14

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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.

"The Wind Rises"
It's the Oscars weekend and you can check out quite a few nominated films and shorts at BAM including "The Wind Rises," nominated for Best Animated Feature, is based on the life of an acclaimed Japanese airplane designer. Some showings are the Japanese-language version with English subtitles, others are dubbed in English. Admission is $13.

Anna Hyatt Huntington Exhibit
Celebrate Women's History Month with two great sculptors. At Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery see works by Anna Hyatt Huntington who a century ago was one of the city's most accomplished sculptors. Her work is also featured in prominent locations around the city.

Anita Huffington Exhibit
At ACA Galleries in Chelsea an exhibition by sculptor Anita Huffington has been extended through March 8th and features beautiful works of godesses and deities.

Ariel Rivka Dance Presents "The Book of Esther"
Thursday through Saturday Ariel Rivka Dance premieres "The Book of Esther" along with special Performances by Trainor Dance and Texture Contemporary Ballet at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre on West 55th Street. Tickets start at $25.

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
Monday night Max Raabe and his well dressed Palast Orchester bring swing and cabaret hits from the 1920's, 30's and 40's to Carnegie Hall. Tickets start at just $10.

"Elegance in An Age of Crisis"
For more from that era see Elegance in An Age of Crisis at the Museum at FIT. It shows how social and political turmoil affected the way people dressed in the 1930's.

"STOMP" 20th Anniversary
Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the percussion sensation STOMP at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets start at $48.

Forever Freestyle 8 at Lehman Center
On Saturday, check out the Latin-flavored ‘80s dance music sensation Forever Freestyle at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP