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.
Barbara Streisand At Barclays Center
The legendary Barbara Streisand performs two shows at Barclays Center Thursday and Saturday night, and as if she needed any more hometown help, she will be joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Hello Gorgeous! A Salute To The Streisand Songbook
If you can't make the Barclays Center shows, check out "Hello Gorgeous! A Salute To The Streisand Songbook." It's a one-night-only benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring the likes of Lorna Luft, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nick Adams and more. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday night at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, tickets start at $25.
Jerry Rivera & Tito Nieves At Lehman Center
Saturday night, two of salsa’s hottest vocalists, Jerry Rivera and Tito Nieves, hit Lehman Center For The Performing Arts in the Bronx. Tickets starts at $45 and showtime is at 8 p.m.
Mateo At The Apollo Cafe
The Apollo Cafe kicks off its new season this weekend, and among the offerings is R&B singer-songwriter Mateo. Tickets for his show at 10 p.m. Saturday start at $15.
Public Theater Block Party
Celebrate the rededication of the Public Theater's Downtown home with a free block party Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Astor Place, rain or shine. Special live performances including Sasha Allan.
Kurt Elling: Jazz At Lincoln Center
Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling hits Jazz At Lincoln Center's Allen Room on Friday and Saturday night, to salute the music of the Brill Building era. Tickets starts at $55.
Bessie Awards At The Apollo Theater
On Monday night, dance with the stars of dance as the Bessie Awards at The Apollo Theater celebrates the best in dance and performance in New York. Tickets are $10.