Tribeca Performing Arts Center will host three bodybuilding competitions Friday and Saturday. Two of the competitions Team Universe and the IFBB Pro Figure are professional tournaments and one, the National Figure Championship, is amateur. All three are presented by Bev Franciss Gold Gym.
The first competition, which begins Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., is the Team Universe. Open to men and divided into six weight classes from Bantam to Heavyweight, the winner will go on to compete in the world championships, this year held in Russia.
The IFBB, open to women in three weight classes, will also start Friday and will be attended by the reigning champion, Davana Medina. Medina won her pro card at the amateur National Figures three years ago, the first year of the competition. National Figure prejudging begins Aug. 7 at 9 a.m., with finals at 7 p.m.
All three competitions will be held at the performing arts center, located on 199 Chambers St. Tickets for Team Universe, IFBB and National Figure prejudging are $15 each. Tickets for the National Figure finals are $35. Call (212) 220-1460 for more information.