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.
The BAM Next Wave Festival
First up, there is always plenty to see at The BAM Next Wave Festival. Among the offerings is Maya Beiser's cello opera "Elsewhere." The piece is making its New York premiere in BAM's new Fishman space with performances tonight through Saturday. Tickets are $20.
Nola Cherie At Invisible Dog Arts Center
As part of a citywide Franco-American arts celebration, check out the music of French pianist and composer Chassol at the Invisible Dog Arts Center in Cobble Hill Brooklyn at 10 p.m. Saturday night. Admission is free. Go online for the complete schedule of the "Walls and Bridges" lineup.
Katharine Hepburn Costumes at the New York Public Library
And Guess Who’s Coming to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts? Stage and screen icon Katharine Hepburn. More than 40 costumes from the late actor's personal collection are now on view at Lincoln Center. The exhibit runs through January.
NYC Food And Film Festival
Go beyond popcorn at the 6th annual NYC Food and Film Festival. Not only can you watch food-themed films but you can enjoy tasty food pairings as well. now through Oct. 21. Remaining tickets options start at $135.
Free Admission to the Museum of American Finance
Understanding the value of a freebie, the Museum of American Finance is celebrating its anniversary with free admission all weekend. The museum is located at 48 Wall St.
American Craft Show and Contemporary Art Fair NYC
Also this weekend, for collectors and craft lovers, check out the American Craft Show and Contemporary Art Fair NYC. Their joint event at the Javits Center is Oct. 19-21. Tickets starts at $8.
"Piece of Meat"
And lastly, the lovely musical theater star Sherie Rene Scott sure is more than just a "Piece of Meat" but that's the title of her new concert show at 54 Below in the theater district. Enjoy this rousing carnivorous concoction now through Oct. 27. Tickets start at $50.