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.
Village Halloween Parade
It's the most elaborate and outlandish Halloween celebration around and anyone can join in the fun so long as you're in costume. You can also watch the parade from the sidelines on Sixth Avenue or stay with NY1 as our cast of characters including Roger Clark, Pat Kiernan, Stephanie Simon and Jamie Shupak go live from the parade route starting at 8 p.m. Thursday.
ESB Light Show
If you missed his light show on July 4th get into an Empire State of Mind Thursday night for a new light display atop the Empire State Building by artist Marc Brickman in honor of Halloween.
RadioTheatre presents "Dracula"
The avant garde theater group RadioTheatre will present its live interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula now through November 10th on Sundays at The Kraine Theater on East 4th Street. Tickets start at $15 for this radio show style performance.
Will Cotton exhibit
Just in time for Halloween there's an exhibit of artwork by confectionary artist Will Cotton. See his almost real enough to eat sculptures and photographs on view at Pace Prints gallery in Chelsea.
Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Looking for last minute costume inspiration for Halloween or otherwise? Be inspired by a new exhibit on fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum.
Bobby Sanabria at Hostos College
This weekend, percussionist Bobby Sanabria performs with his big band and other special guests at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. It's Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
"Lou Reed's Berlin"
With the passing of New Yorker and rock legend Lou Reed the Museum of the Moving Image will be screening "Lou Reed's Berlin" this Saturday night. This film captures Reed performing his landmark concept Album at St. Ann's warehouse in Brooklyn back in 2006.
Buster Poindexter plays Cafe Carlyle for the first time on Halloween at 10:45 p.m.
Queer New York International Arts Festival 2013
Featuring a diverse slate of performances by artists from around the world, October 23–November 3, 2013, at venues across New York City.
Fourth Annual New York Chinese Film Festival
Runs November 5-7.
Coney Island Creep Show
Coney Island Creep Show at The Coney Island USA Freak Show. October 31, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.