NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city.
Nasty Women Exhibit
Tonight the "Nasty Women" exhibit opens at The Knockdown Center in Masbeth, Queens. Just through Sunday, this is a call to self-described "nasty women" artists to donate artwork to be sold to benefit Planned Parenthood. And just so there's no confusion what it's all about, the artwork will be displayed across 12-foot tall letters spelling "Nasty Women." There are free and ticketed events all weekend long. Saturday evening check out local indie rockers Harsh Crowd as part of the day's free programming. They're also busy working on songs for a new album, so we'll be watching out for that too!
The Rhythmic Art of Thread at Arsenal Gallery
From quilting to mixed media to fiber fusion, see The Rhythmic Art of Thread at The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. It's a showcase of fiber art exploring themes of culture and spirituality. It's presented by Harlem Needle Arts and the NYC Parks Ebony Society. It's at the Gallery at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue through February 24th.
The Beauty Queen Lenaane at BAM
At BAM see Ireland's Druid Theater Company's revival of "The Beauty Queen of Lenaane." Tickets to this dark comedy about love, hate, loneliness and manipulation start at $25 dollars.
New Opera Showcase at Town Hall
Friday night at Town Hall, Opera America's New Opera Showcase is a chance to see and hear what's new exciting in the opera world today. Five operas in one night! Tickets just $25 dollars.
Big Brown Comedy Hour at The Comic Strip
Lastly Sunday night at The Comic Strip Comedy Club on the Upper East side, see the Big Brown Comedy Hour's "Last Laugh Before Trump Deports Us." Expect some politically charged jokes by some of the city's top comedians including Dean Obeidallah, and many more. Tickets $15 dollars.
MLK Weekend at MCNY
At the Museum of the City of NY in East Harlem, check out "Gospel Choir, Protest Posters, and MLK in Harlem. Yes it's an MLK Weekend at the Museum of the City of New York with special performances and programming.
Presidential History at New-York Historical Society
This is also a great time to visit the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side. The permanent collection is always fascinating and there are several special events and exhibits relating to the American Presidency.