NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Música Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Jam and Beyond
Tony Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda of In The Heights Fame is joining the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for Música Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Jam and Beyond this Friday and Saturday night at Symphony Space for a night of new music and spoken word performances. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $50.
JALC's New Orleans Celebration
At Jazz at Lincoln Center see one of my favorite piano players, Jonathan Batiste and many others including the great Ellis Marsalis as part of JALC's New Orleans Celebration this weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Enjoy free pre-concert festivities at 6:30 p.m.
Second Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival
Now through Sunday, the Second Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival continues. Presented by the The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, the lineup once again includes the incredible tap dancing improvisations of Savion Glover. The festival takes place at more than a dozen venues around Harlem. All tickets are $10. You can see Glover Saturday at the Apollo Theater. Saturday shows are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Rhythmic Movement Multimedia – A New Picture on Classical Music
Tonight at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn classical pianist Tania Stavreva sets the mood for a multimedia evening of live music, body painting and live electronics by Timothy Daoust. Doors open at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Now through Sunday see the Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Joyce in Chelsea. See this gorgeous choreography set to an equally rich musical mosaic of sepharidic music. Tickets start at just $10.
"Get Me Through" Single/Video Release
And here's a web only pick: Next week, check out Mary C and The Stellars at their ‘Get Me Through’ single and video release at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, located at 196 Allen St. The free event is on Tuesday, May 15th at 7 p.m.