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.
Steven Kasher Selma Exhibit
If you were moved by the film “Selma,” you will want to experience the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches from the unique perspective of a photography exhibition at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. It highlights works by three photographers, two well-known photojournalists Spider Martin and Charles More, and James Barker, who wasn’t a photo journalist at all. In many ways, his archive is the most unusual. He spent a few days documenting from the inside from what a marcher, or participant would see, how they were organized, how they ate and found a place to sleep.
The exhibit is up now through April 18th.
‘FLEXN’ at Park Avenue
Now through April 4, explore issues of social injustice and race through the electrifying dance form known as Flex. This new "FLEXN" performance at the Park Avenue Armory also includes public discussions.
Tickets start at $25.
Martin Ramirez: Forever
Mexican American artist Martin Ramirez gets his stamp of approval – literally! The new exhibit “Martin Ramirez: Forever” at The Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea shows not only his wonderful artwork but also the brand new U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamps featuring his art work.
‘Every Brilliant Thing’
Don’t miss the final weekend to see “Every Brilliant Thing.” In this Off-Broadway play, a young boy hopes to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. It's at the Barrow Street theater.
Tickets start at $20.
Fuerza Bruta's Wayra
The wild theatrical ride that is Fuerza Bruta celebrates 10 years worldwide, and its 2,500th performance in New York City this weekend. Check out its new show “Wayra.”
Tickets start at $75.
‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ at BAM
Legendary performer and political activist Paul Robeson is celebrated in song and story by actor Daniel Beaty in a solo play that incorporates photo, audio and video footage.
Tickets start at $25.
Andean Fashion Show at the Queens Museum
Come and see a range of bridal, formal and casual wear at the Andean Fashion show at the Queens Museum on Sunday. This event will showcase the creative talent and fashion from the Andes community here in New York.
Admission is $8.