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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.

Alfredo Jaar
timessquarenyc.org
If you missed Artist Alfredo Jaar's video when it was first shown in times square back in 1987 you can catch it this month on dozens of screens just before midnight each night in August. It's put on by Time Square Arts and it's showing this month in conjuntion with a Latin American art exhibit at the Guggneheim museum.

Ken Burns Documentary in the Park
hudsonriverpark.org
At Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 Thursday night, check out an exclusive sneak peak of Ken Burns's new seven-part documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” It's begins around 8:30 p.m. and it's free.

The Songs of Carner and Gregor
www.54below.com
Aat 54 Below, check out "The Songs of Carner and Gregor: Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza." It's a showcase of some of the top musical theater talent from colleges across the country. Tickets start at $25.

Courtesy Brooklyn Ballet
socratessculpturepark.org
At Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, see free outdoor performances all summer long including Brooklyn Ballet all this week. They develop a new work at the park during the week and then perform it on Saturday.

Playbill.com
sethtv.com
Sunday night, SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky hosts a one night only fundraiser called "Not Since High School." Seth convinces some of the top stars on the Great White Way to come out and perform the roles they took on in high school. It benefits music education. It's at 42 West. Tickets start at $45.

Phantom of the Opera
facebook.com/phantombroadway
Lastly, it's always a great time to see "The Phantom of the Opera," and now you can create your own phantom mask. The hit musical is holding a contest, so go to the Facebook page and download a template. The winning submissions will be shown in an exhibit and later auctioned off to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. I say go see the show for inpsiration as well.

The Monument Quilt
queensmuseum.org
Thursday, outside the Queens Museum, see The Monument Quilt, a collection of thousands of stories of survivors of rape and abuse, alongside messages of love and support.
www.queensmuseum.org

"Trio da Paz and Friends: The Music of Jobim & Getz"
jalc.org
At Jazz at Lincoln Center now through the end of the month check out "Trio da Paz and Friends: The Music of Jobim & Getz."

"Dudes Against Violence Against Women"
gothamcomedyclub.com
On Tuesday night, male comics take the stage for "Dudes Against Violence Against Women" to benefit Breakthrough, a human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable. It's at 7 p.m. at Gotham Comedy Club.

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