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.
"Anna Nicole" at BAM
With the rest of the New York City Opera season in doubt, don't miss its American premier of "Anna Nicole" at BAM, now through September 28. The show tells the tragic story of Anna Nicole Smith, the stripper turned playmate turned tabloid queen. Tickets start at $25.
Sutton Foster at the Cafe Carlysle
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster headlines at the Cafe Carlysle. Hear Broadway's "it girl" in this upscale, intimate setting, as she performs her new cabaret show now through next Saturday night. Admission starts at $50 for bar seating and $90 for general admission.
"Billboard Papers" Exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery
Broadway musical star Joel Grey is giving the public a new way to enjoy his work with a new photography exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibit is called "Billboard Papers," as the subject matter is old city billboards.
"Photoville" in Brooklyn Bridge Park
"Photoville," a huge photography festival presented by the Brooklyn-based organization United Photo Industries, opens Thursday and runs through the September 29. The festival consists of a photography village in and around 45 re-purposed shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Admission is free, but there is a $3 suggested donation.
New York City Ballet at the Koche Theater
The New York City Ballet has just opened its season at the Koche Theater with masterpiece works that are also fan favorites, including "Swan Lake" and Balanchine's "Black and White." Tickets typically start around $30.
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is one of the Bronx's finest jewels. The space is a feast for the sense and offers something beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Admission starts at $13 for adults.