Updated 02/17/2011 01:24 PM
Your Weekend Starts Now 2/17/11
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.
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Joan Soriano at the 92YTriBeCa
Thursday night, celebrated bachata artist Joan Soriano is performing at the 92YTribeca. First audiences can see a documentary about this Dominican artist called "The Duke of the Bachata" at 8 p.m. Then enjoy the live performance at 9. Tickets are $15.
Tune-In Festival At Park Avenue Armory
Now through Sunday, hear an eclectic sampling of new music at the Tune-In Festival at the Park Avenue armory. The Grammy Award-winning "Eighth Blackbird" curates and performs at the music fest. Also on the schedule is the New York premiere of a percussion-only piece by John Luther Adams, which features 72 performers moving throughout the expansive hall. Tickets to the various shows are $25 to $30. A festival pass is $95.
Shakespeare At The Morgan Library
To be or not to be... Shakespeare. In 2009, when the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon unveiled a previously unknown portrait painting and said it was the only surviving life-time portrait of William Shakespeare, it created an international sensation. Now you can see that and more for the first time in the United States at the Morgan Library. This new exhibit, called "The Changing Face Of William Shakespeare," is up through May.
Mark Seliger On Display In Chelsea
Mark Seliger is best known for shooting iconic images for magazines like Rolling Stone, GQ and Vanity Fair. Now a new exhibit of his work at the Steven Kasher gallery in Chelsea shows a very different side of the celebrity photographer. “Mark Seliger: Listen” is there through February 26.
Emergency Female Artists In DUMBO
A.I.R. or Artists in Residence Gallery in DUMBO is continuing its mission to showcase female artists with this new showcase of works by Megan Biddle, Emily Harris, and Beatrice Wolert. The exhibit is called Impermanent Fixtures. It's up through February 27.
AIR Gallery is located at 111 Front Street #228 in Brooklyn. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Music Marathon At Symphony Space
On Saturday, "Young Concert Artists" (YCA) celebrates its 50th anniversary with a free 12-hour music marathon at Symphony Space. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. see musicians like pianist Adam Neiman, who have been part of the YCA, which was founded in 1961 to discover and launch the careers of talented young musicians.