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.
"Love's Labour's Lost"
First up, "Shakespeare in the Park" presents a new musical version of Love's Labour's Lost. This romantic comedy proves sometimes love just can't wait… and don't wait to get tickets. The free tickets are given out each day at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, you can also line up virtually at the public Theater's website.
No BS! Brass Band
Enjoy some great, free music Thursday night as part of Lincoln Center out of Doors. The No BS! Brass Band takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. With dance-able pop and jazz, this 11-piece brass and drums ensemble redefines what a brass band can do. And that's no BS!
Rooftop Films Summer Series
The Rooftop Films Summer Series continues this weekend with movies from the South by Southwest Film Festival. Among the offerings Saturday night, see the experimental documentary out of Brazil, "Elena." The screenings, at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, include live music and an after-party. Tickets are $13.
Fordham Alums' Films
For more great film choices this weekend, check out special screenings of feature films, shorts and Web series by alumni of Fordham University. It includes a screening of "A Swingin' Trio," which shows a marriage put to the test over an unusual Valentine's Day dinner, and "Gayby," about best friends with plans to have a baby. It's at The Wild Project on East 3rd Street and tickets are $5.
"Blood On The Veil"
Acclaimed writer, actor and belly dancer Carol Tandava Henning presents "Blood On The Veil," an autobiographical one-woman show that weaves storytelling and dance. It is at the Write Act Repertory Theatre every Sunday through September. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets starts at $20.
Paulo Szot At 54 Below
The nightclub 54 Below is known as Broadway's living room and it's located right below the legendary Studio 54. This weekend, hear the magnificent voice of Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot. Tickets starts at $60 with a $30 minimum.
Opera With Julie Kathryn
Thursday night, go back in time and experience 19th-century opera with New York singer-songwriter Julie Kathryn. She'll preview songs from her debut album at the recently reopened Slipper Room on Orchard Street. The show starts at 8 p.m.
SummerStage continues this weekend with free art, music, dance and more! Visit the website for times and locations.
"Under The Greenwood Tree"
More Shakespeare In the Park -- the classic "As You Like It" is modernized with a new production called "Under The Greenwood Tree." Head to the Flea Theater on White Street every weekend through August 18. Tickets are $15 online and $20 dollars at the door.