Get your weekend started early with Stephanie Simon’s picks for great things to do across the city, including some special picks for mom.

Chanel No. 5 Celebration
Starting Thursday, Chanel celebrates the legendary perfume with an exhibit called "N°5 in a New Light.” Learn what inspired Coco Chanel to create this world famous scent and get creative with some hands on fun. It is at 10th Avenue and 14th Street now through next Sunday.

Artists & Fleas
Whether you are shopping for mom or with mom, Chelsea Market is a great spot. Thursday night, if you head into Artist & Fleas, you can see live painting by graffiti artist Erni Vales.

African Film Fest
The first leg of the New York African Film Festival is at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, now through May 12. See more than a dozen feature films and shorts.

Dusty Film and Animation Festival
The School of Visual Arts is hosting its annual Dusty Film and Animation festival Saturday through Monday. You can see more than 100 student films free at the SVA Theatre on West 23rd Street.

The Best of Blogologues
Friday and Saturday night, experience The Best of Blogologues. This comedy show features scripts taken 100 percent from the Internet and performed word-for-word, but reimagined. It is at The People's Improv Theater, or The Pit, on East 24th Street.
Tickets are $20.

Five Boroughs/One City
Now through Sunday, see Five Boroughs/One City. It is the result of pairing accomplished playwrights and directors with different people and communities in each borough. You can see these five works in progress at the Abingdon Theater Arts Complex.
Tickets starts at $15.

The Sinatrathon
The Sinatrathon , a 14 hour event celebrating Frank Sinatra's Centennial features top notch performers. It kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Cutting Room.
Tickets start at $40.