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Friday 10th of February 2017

Craving culture? Here are our favorite openings this weekend and in the week ahead. Enjoy!

Examine the literary, artistic, musical and cultural aspects of Venice’s seductiveness, including its beautiful courtesans, lavish festivals, lively carnivals and libertine counter-culture at Love in Venice at the New York Public Library.

Do you wish everything could be juggled? Water on Mars brings together award-winning jugglers at the New Victory Theater starting on Friday, Feb. 10.  

On Saturday afternoon, see ice carving masters transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of Central Park’s most beloved statues at the Ice Festival. There’s also a silent disco from 5 to 7 PM.

The Lego Batman Movie opens this weekend. The New York Times called it “pretty irresistible.” Go see it.

Starting Monday, Feb. 13, see The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After a welcome video by John Malkovitch, see obscure work by the seventeenth century Dutch printmaker, who used labor intensive techniques to produce imaginary, surreal landscapes.

Previews begin on Valentine’s Day for Significant Other, a new play about relationships by Joshua Harmon.

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads, explores the meteoric rise of Joan of Arc in Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. It’s a one-of-a-kind rock musical at the Public Theater.

Starting Thursday, Feb. 16, the Neue Galerie opens Alexi Jawlensky, the first museum retrospective in the United States of work by the Expressionist.

Starting Friday, Feb. 17, see Seurat’s Circus Sideshow, an exhibition focused on Seurat’s masterpiece. It includes more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and illustrated journals that give a vivid sense of seasonal fairs and circuses of the 19th Century.