NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Come out to Times Square Sunday for the ultimate fan party for the Tony Awards. Starting at 6 p.m., watch NY1's live red carpet to the Tony's on the big screen. See NY1's Donna Karger, Roma Torre, Frank DiLella and Patrick Pacheco live outside Radio City Music Hall. I will be live from Times Square, where there will also be live entertainment from some favorite Broadway shows. Then, at 8 p.m., stay on to watch the Tony Awards also on the big screen. You can also watch our red carpet special here on NY1 or online at www.tonyawards.com.
Erykah Badu and the Brooklyn Philharmonic
Also this weekend, see four-time Grammy Award winner and "First Lady of Neo-Soul" Erykah Badu perform with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM. Organizers call it a groundbreaking concert that redefines the scope and depth of hip-hop-orchestral fusion. The shows are Saturday and Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Governors Ball Music Festival
It’s time for the third annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island. Headliners for the weekend-long event include Kings of Leon, Guns N' Roses and Kanye West. Passes start at $95.
Rioult Dance at the Joyce Theater
Rioult Dance is at the Joyce Theater for its New York season now through Sunday with the world premiere of a new work, "Iphegenia," set to live music. Tickets start at $10.
Willie Colón at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents the return of Bronx-born salsa icon Willie Colón this Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Judy Kuhn at 54 Below
Judy Kuhn is anything but "Les Miserables." The three-time Tony nominee makes her 54 Below debut Monday night with an evening of music called "All This Happiness." Tickets start at $45.
"The Rocks" by "Lava"
Head down to BAM this weekend to see Brooklyn-based dance troupe Lava premiere their new production called "The Rocks." This new production pushes the limits of gravity and dance with movement that travels high and beyond. Tickets start at $25.
Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell
Celebrate Brooklyn! Arts 35th season with free performances by a number of singers, dancers, and musicians. The fun begins with the opening gala on June 5 and continues this Saturday with a performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for kids at Prospect Park. The performance is free to the public.
"Gilbert's Playlist" at the New York Philharmonic
Starting this Thursday, Alan Gilbert concludes the 2012-2013 season with four final performances at the New York Philharmonic. His showcase, named "Gilbert’s Playlist," hosts a variety of his interests, with performances by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and dancer Sara Mearns. Tickets start at $28.
"Shakespeare in the Park"
What better way is there to spend a quintessential summer day in NYC than by seeing a "Shakespeare in the Park" play? The free performances in Central Park offer three different Shakespeare plays acted out by top actors, including Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.