NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1 Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Matisse at the Met
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fall in love with the luscious hues of Henri Matisse. Not only can you see this blockbuster Matisse show all weekend you can also go Monday. Though typically closed the museum will be open for a "Holiday Monday" on the 18th.
Valentine's in Times Square
For Valentine's Day why got try for another kiss at midnight in Times Square. And while you're there check out this video Valentine from British artist Tracey Emin. It shows just before midnight all month long.
Breakdancing in the Bronx
Thursday night only, see husband and wife breakdancers Ana "Rokafella" Garcia and husband Kwikstep break dance a play about love, marriage and hip hop. It's at the Pregones Theater in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Tickets are $24. Showtime is 7 p.m.
"Living In Sequence" exhibit
Also in the Bronx check out works by local comic book artists. It's at the city Department of Parks and Recreation's Poe Park Visitor Center in Fordham manor. The exhibit is called "Living in Sequence.'' Why is it here? Well Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created some characters known as Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a bench in Poe Park. The exhibit celebrates the continued history of superheros in the borough.
City Opera presents "Powder Her Face"
Also this weekend City Opera returns to BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House with the titivating "Powder Her Face". It's inspired by a 1960's sex scandal in Great Britain. It's there this Friday and Sunday and next weekend as well. There is nudity. Tickets start at $25.
"I Sing Beijing" at Lincoln Center
And for another interesting operatic twist, see the American debut of "I Sing Beijing" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Hear excerpts from classic western opera sung in Mandarin. It's this Saturday night. Tickets start at $50.