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Your Weekend Starts Now 3/13/14

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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.

Soul Jazz Festival at the 92nd Street Y
www.92Y.org
As part of the 92nd Street Y's Soul Jazz Festival, see the multi-talented Esperanza Spalding perform new songs Saturday night. Tickets start at $43.

"A Dream to Fly" at the Schomburg Center
www.schomburgcenter.org
Friday night at the Schomberg Center in celebration of Women’s History Month, see "A Dream to Fly." It's a one-woman show by Madeline McCray about the world’s first female black aviator, Bessie Coleman. Tickets start at $15.

Fyvush Finkel Performance at 54 Below
www.54below.com
Friday and Saturday night, the always recognizable Fyvush Finkel celebrates his life on stage with songs and, of course, lots of humor. Admission starts at $40.

Socially Relevant Film Festival at Quad Cinema
www.quadcinema.com
These films are rated SR for socially relevant. Check out the week-long Socially Relevant Film Festival. It kicks off Friday night at Quad Cinema on West 13th Street.

ALIVE! at the Dempsey Theater
www.mamafoundation.org
Saturdays, the Mama Foundation for the Arts presents ALIVE! It's a celebration of song, featuring a full company of performers age 55 and up. It was conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, the creators of "Mama, I Want to Sing." It's at the Dempsey Theater in Harlem on West 127th Street. Tickets are $35.

Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art
www.whitney.org
If you were busy doing the art fair thing last weekend, you'll want to catch up at the Whitney Biennial this weekend. This survey of American art runs through the end of May. Plus, every Friday night is "pay what you wish" at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Web picks:
Moscow Festival Ballet Sleeping Beauty at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

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