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.
It's certainly a new adventure for Sleeping Beauty as Choreographer Matthew Bourne and his dance company New Adventures offers a very new spin on this classic tale at City Center. The enchanted ballet is playing now through November 3. Tickets start at just $30.
Al Hirschfeld Exhibit
A new exhibit of works by late Line King himself Al Hirschfeld is on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. See what this man of "great caricature" gave New York and the world of entertainment. The exhibit is up through early January.
Peter Max Exhibit
Pop Artist Peter Max is popping up at POP International Galleries in the atrium of the former CitiCorp building at 53rd and Lexington. In this new exhibit Max takes on none other than Marilyn Monroe.
Ice Theater of New York at Sky Rink
Tonight through Saturday, Ice Theater of New York brings it's spectacular talents to Chelsea Piers' Sky Rink. See the world premier of a new work by ballet great Edward Villella who hails from Bayside, Queens. Tickets start at $25.
The Fab Faux at the Beacon Theater
Saturday night The Fab Faux play a special 70th birthday salute to the late George Harrison. The Beatles tribute band will perform with other special guests at the Beacon Theater. Tickets start at $50.
"The Gershwin Project"
Also Saturday night from the American Songbook, Peter Nero Brings "The Gershwin Project" to Lehman Center in the Bronx. The famed pianist will play some of the most beloved tunes by George Gershwin. Tickets start at $30.
"Two Boys" at the Met
Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has just made its American Debut at the Met. Based on real events it's a dark story about the obsessive world of Internet chat. It's playing now through November 16th. Tickets start at $25.
"El Comandante" Tribute at Symphony Space
Friday and Saturday night at Symphony Space "Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra" in a night of Afro Dominican jazz honoring and remembering "El Comandante" Mario Rivera.
Florence Henderson at 54 Below
New York City Food Film
Now through October 27th
Get on The Good Foot at The Apollo Theater
Don't miss this chance to see an evening of dance set to the music of the Godfather of Soul, the late James Brown.
Second Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition
Featured as part of the 38th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 26, from 12 to 5 p.m.