Your Weekend Starts Now 5/12/11
NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
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Opening this weekend is Rooftop Films, featuring Saturday’s world premiere of “Freeloader,” the new black comedy by Zachary Raines. Friday night will feature a collection of short films, and both nights will include live music and an after party to celebrate Rooftop’s 15th anniversary. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. at 350 Grand Street on the lower east side. Tickets are $10.
soloNOVA Arts Festival
Now through May 28th is the 8th annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, which spotlights solo performers. “Polanski Polanski,” a monologue in three parts about the controversial film director Roman Polanski, takes the stage tonight and Saturday. Tickets are $20.
“Sacred Women” and “Used/Reused”
Husband and wife Felipe Galindo and Andrea Arroyo debut new exhibits at the Mark Miller Gallery on the lower east side. Arroyo explores gender, race, and identity in a series of paintings titled “Sacred Women,” while Galindo offers works created on disposable objects to comment on everyday life and consumer society. The art is on display until June 26 at 92 Orchard Street.
Now on display at Madison Square Park is the towering sculpture “Echo,” the New York City public art debut for Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.
Spring for Music Festival
Lastly, Carnegie Hall hosts the Spring for Music Festival now through Saturday. Featuring orchestras from across North America, the festival’s final performance Saturday night will be “The Evolution of the Symphony” by Canada’s Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Tickets are $25.