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.
Electric Zoo Music Festival
For fans of electronic dance music this is the must see event of the year. The Electric Zoo three day electronic music fest is back at Randall's Island for a fifth year. It's about 12 hours of music each day on five different stages. One day passes start at $140, three day passes start at $360 and include transportation. You must be 18 or older to attend.
Another big energy option, the Orion Experience blasts off at XL nightclub on West 42nd Street this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It's an interactive space themed theatrical rock concert starring the band The Orion Experience. Tickets start at $45.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Meet some great artists and maybe pick up something special this Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well as next Saturday and Sunday at the the 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. It runs from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. It's free and it dates back to an impromptu street sale by two broke artists in 1931, Jackson Pollack and Willem DeKooning.
Met Summer HD Festival
Tonight through Sunday you can still see the Metropolitan Opera for free. The Met's Summer HD festival continues with free night time screenings of the met opera's on a big screen out on the plaza. Most nights start around 8 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park has just extended the wonderful installation Tree Wood by Toshihiro Oki through next spring. The park also offers a full schedule or arts events and everything there is always free.
World Peace Orchestra
This coming Tuesday night the World Peace Orchestra will bring together 130 young musicians from more than 70 countries to perform at Lincoln Center in a classical musical celebration of peace. Tickets to the inaugural concert start at $35.