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.
"Fall for Dance" Festival at City Center
City Center's "Fall for Dance" Festival is a showcase of 20 acclaimed dance companies, including Body Traffic and Ballet Hispanico. The festival runs now through October 5. All tickets are $15.
Eddie Palmieri at Lehman Center
At Lehman Center in the Bronx, salsa sensation great Eddie Palmieri opens the season. Tickets start at $45.
"The Sharp Things" at Galapagos Art Space
In Brooklyn, head to Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO on Thursday to hear the eclectic sounds of indie rockers "The Sharp Things" perform. Tickets are $10.
"Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" at Kazino
Head to Kazino, a pop-up supper club on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue for "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812," an electro-pop opera from the pages of Tolstoy, complete with Russian food and drink. Tickets start at $125.
Marco Brambilla Video Installation at Hugo Boss in Columbus Circle
At the Hugo Boss store in Columbus Circle, check out a new video installation by Marco Brambilla. It's a celebration of Central Park, and it runs each night from 7-10 p.m. now through Monday.
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live
On Saturday, Smithsonian Magazine hosts Museum Day Live, with free admission to more than a dozen museums across all five boroughs. Head to the website to print out free tickets.
"Sheep Station" Art Installation
Now through October 20, check out "Sheep Station," a new art installation at the former Getty Gas Station on 24th Street and 10th Avenue. Real estate developer Michael Shvo along with the Paul Kasmin Gallery are presenting these works by the late artist, Francois-Xavier Lallane. Visitors are not being sheepish about snapping pictures, as the installation is already a hit on Instagram. Plus, it's a chance to go to the pumps without worrying about the price of gas.
"Chick Corea and the Vigil" at The Blue Note
Chick Corea and the Vigil are performing at The Blue Note from September 24-29. There are two shows each night and 8 and 10:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 and 9:45 p.m. respectively. Tickets range between $45 and $65.
Nicole Kontolefa's "I Am Me"
Actress and performance artist Nicole Kontolefa presents "I Am Me," a contemporary Russian play, in a mobile and site-unspecific performance in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The show runs Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. throughout the fall. Performances, weather permitting, begin on the steps of Brooklyn’s Central Library and are free with an RSVP on the website.
Tang's Natural NYC Dumpling Festival
On Saturday, Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival is happening from 12 to 5 p.m. Dumplings from many different countries, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean cultures, and even ravioli, will be featured. One hundred percent of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated by the TMI Charitable Foundation to the Food Bank For New York City. The festival is taking place at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at East Houston Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets.