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Friday 17th of February 2017

Here are our favorite NYC cultural openings this weekend and in the week ahead. Crave what excites you!

Starting this weekend, see Alexei Jawlensky at the Neue Galerie. It’s a retrospective dedicated to the work of the Russian-born Expressionist.

Also starting this weekend is Seurat’s Circus Sideshow at the Met. It is an in depth look a Seurat’s Parade de cirque.

Grab your masks and celebrate Super Sábado: Carnaval!, a Caribbean and Latin American tradition starting at noon Saturday at El Museo del Barrio.

Previews begin Sunday for Come from Away, a new Broadway feel-good musical about airplane passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001.

Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, see Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time at the Frick. It is a major exhibition of oil paintings, watercolor, and graphite drawings that capture scenes from England, France, and Germany, as well as imagined scenes from the ancient world.

Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, see Alice Neel, Uptown at David Zwirner Gallery. Curated by arts writer and critic Hilton Als, the exhibit includes paintings and drawings that Neel in her five decades living in New York City.

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus is on its final tour — ever. Check out the show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn starting on Thursday, Feb. 23.

See Verdi’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera House starting on Friday, Feb. 24.