NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Frank DiLella filed the following report.
Rita Wilson at 54 Below
Tom Hanks may be lighting up the Broadway boards, but his wife Rita Wilson will be center stage at 54 Below with her cabaret shows this weekend. Wilson will perform songs from her debut solo album "AM/FM" ranging from classic love songs to folk rock hits from the 60's and 70's.
Jimmy Heath Big Band Performs At Harlem Resonance Festival
Jazz up your Friday night with the Jimmy Heath Big Band at Symphony Space's Harlem Resonance Festival. The legendary saxophonist will lead his multi-generational ensemble of jazz artists in a musical journey celebrating the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Tickets start at $15, and if you can't make it this weekend, the festival runs through May 11.
Ballet Hispanico spices up the stage for their 25th season at the Joyce Theater this weekend. The nation's leading Latino dance organization will perform tango, flamenco and more in works by choreographers from Spain and Argentina. Tickets start at just $10 and performances run through April 28.
Gonzalo Papantonakis Art Exhibit
For fans of The Police, their song "Spirits in the Material World" serves as the backdrop for a new art exhibit by Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Papantonakis. The exhibit features mixed media paintings inspired by international political events from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street and is running at gallery nine5 through April 29.
Tribeca Film Festival
For film buffs, the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing with screenings, director talk-backs, panels, free events, and much more - including a brand new transmedia exhibition space. The festival runs through April 28.