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.
Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theatre
The BEAT festival, or the Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theatre festival, is back. It kicks off Thursday night, with all the participants performing inside the Brooklyn Museum. It's free with museum admission. The festival runs through next Saturday and features lots of exciting offerings. Check out the full schedule online.
The Festival of New Trumpet Music
The Festival of New Trumpet Music, or FONT, is in full swing across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Among the many talented musicians on the schedule, people can check out trumpeter Douglas Detrick and his cartography quartet, who are playing this Saturday night at Village Zendo. The suggested donation is $20. The festival runs through October 2.
The beloved musical, "The Fantasticks," will celebrate its 20,000th performance this Sunday at the Snapple Theater in midtown. This boy next door romance has been making audiences fall in love since 1960.
"Beneath the Dress" with Frances Rufelle
Frances Rufelle originated the role of Eponine in "Les Miserables," and now she has a new show at the midtown supper club, 54 below. It's called "Beneath the Dress." See this Tony winner this Monday and Wednesday night. Tickets start at $35 with a $25 minimum.
Museum at FIT
For those who didn't make it to Fashion Week, there is always a great selection of styles at the Museum at FIT. Its newest exhibit, "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk," has just opened. It explores the LGBT community's historic influence on the fashion world.
Violent Femmes in Central Park
Violent Femmes play Thursday night in Central Park. The show marks the band's first performance in Manhattan since 2004. Tickets start at $62.50, and the show starts at 6 p.m.
DJ Turmix at Nublu
DJ Turmix presents a special Latin funk edition of his monthly "BOOGALOO! party" at Nublu in the East Village on Friday. The event goes from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., with a live set by the famed Bronx Latin funk/soul/rock band The Ghetto Brothers. It costs $10.