NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Shazia Khan filed the following report.
Jimmy Heath at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center
Swing into 2011 with legendary saxophonist/arranger/composer Jimmy Heath along with Nicholas Payton, Cyrus Chestnut, and other notable jazz musicians. Dizzy's is offering early and late multi course meals to bring in the new year, starting at $150 per person. Reservations are required but once the ball drops, anyone can come by to jam the night away with Antonio Madruga & Generations for a $20 cover charge.
Liz Callaway at the Metropolitan Room
You can also ring in the new year with the Tony nominated and Emmy winning Liz Callaway who's graced the Great White Way in "Cats," "Miss Saigon" and most recently in "The Look of Love." It's an evening of Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and more, as Callaway performs two sets at the Metropolitan Room in Chelsea. The cover charge for the 7 p.m. show is $45 plus a two drink minimum. Callaway will be joined by her sister Ann Hampton for the 11 p.m. performance. Cover is $139 which includes free-flowing bites and drinks.
"Die Fledermaus" at the Connelly Theatre
Over at the Connelly Theatre in the East Village, Amore Opera sings in the new year with a performance of Joanna Strauss II's “Die Fledermaus." The evening will kick off at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $100 for general admission and they include a complimentary fully catered dinner served between Act I and Act II. Once the clock strikes midnight, the audience can reprise selections from the opera with cast members.
Loston Harris Trio at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle
Rounding out our New Year's Eve lineup is jazz artist Loston Harris. The pianist/vocalist celebrated for his knowledge of the American song book will perform three sets with the Loston Harris Trio at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle starting at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $60. No reservations required.