Your Weekend Starts Now 4/2/2015

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.

Gregory Charles Takes Requests  
vintagelive.com

This weekend, Gregory Charles is taking request! At Pier 97, see Vintage Live, an interactive musical revue that incorporates audience challenges with Improv. Request your favorite tunes and see if you can stump the man who says he can play anything in the American songbook – and beyond. It runs through May 2.
Tickets start at $49.

Rock Photography  
morrisonhotelgallery.com

Get ready to rock and roll at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo. Check out great photographs by Joel Brodsky of The Doors and others. It is there through April 14.

Domestic Violence Exhibit
popinternational.com

A new exhibit called “We’ve Got Your Back Girl” at Pop International Galleries in SoHo hopes to inspire dialogue and change. The art work is meant to raise awareness about violence against women. It is up through April 10. Admission is free.

Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand
mcny.org

Almost six-decades of work by legendary graphic designer Paul Rand is on display at The Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem. Often called the ‘Picasso of Graphic Design,’ this exhibit pops with bold colors and iconic logos.
Museum admission is $14 for adults, ---free for those 19 and under.

Passover at Eldridge Street Synagogue
eldridgestreet.org

It’s a great time to explore the story of Passover and the Lower East Side. Head to the Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum for a number for several events and activities now through next weekend.

Full Bunny Contact

‘Full Bunny Contact’ on the Lower East Side is taking the Easter egg hunt to extremes. It's on now through Sunday. For more information, check out Stephanie Simon’s full report on Friday.

Brooklyn Dance Festival at BAM
http://www.bam.org/

The fourth annual Brooklyn Dance Festival features 10 companies for one night of authentic dance. Performances include SynthesisDANCE, Martha Graham 2, and the Bang Group. Tickets start at $35 to Saturday night's performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

The first major exhibition of Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's notebooks features 160 pages of rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. Admission to the museum is $16 for adults and free for people 19 and under.

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