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.
U.S. Premiere of “Water”
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host “Water,” a theatrical investigation of climate change set to live music. The show runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $20.
Nicole Henry just won the Soul Train Award for best traditional jazz performance. You can check her out at the Blue Note this Sunday and next for brunch. Admission is $30.
La MaMa Puppet Series 2013
See puppet performances from around the world at all three La MaMa theaters with the La MaMa Puppet Series 2013. The show runs all month long. Tickets start at $10.
NYC Bar Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert
If you must have a brush with the law, this should be it. The NYC Bar Chorus will host its 20th anniversary concert at its headquarters on 42nd Street on Friday night. The chorus performs for communities in need throughout the year. Suggested admission is $20.
2nd Annual Guitar Mash Benefit Concert + Jam
Instead of a sing-along, it's a jam-along. So bring your guitar for the 2nd Annual Guitar Mash Benefit Concert + Jam at City Winery this Sunday at noon. Join in with the celebrity performers to raise money for the non-profit organization Guitar Mash. Tickets start at $50.
Love the Words
The 92nd Street Y Poetry Center celebrates its 75th anniversary with an exhibit of letters and photographs from its collection, some never seen publicly before. It's called “Love the Words.” The exhibit is up through November 25.
Skybetter and Associates with the Ear Heart Music Ensemble
And lastly Monday night the dance company "Skybetter and Associates" performs an evening of music and dance with the Ear Heart Music Ensemble at Roulette in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Tickets are $20.
Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce Theater
Tony Award winning choreographer Garth Fagan's dance company opens a week long season, from Tuesday, November 12 through 17. Besides world premieres by Fagan and his long-time muse Norwood Pennewell, the season showcases Fagan's "mature" dancers, Natalie Rogers, 51; Steve Humphry, 61 and Pennewell 55. Don't miss it!
Bronx Arts Ensemble in Yonkers
Composer and pianist Gregg Kallor performs at the home of Vita and Ted Zambetti, 96 Franklin Avenue in Yonkers. Tickets cost $25
Greenwich Village Orchestra
The Greenwich Village Orchestra performs November 17 at 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Washington Irving High School auditorium, located at 40 Irving Place in Manhattan.
Suggested donation is $15/$10 for students and seniors
Gibney Dance Company’s Dividing Line
See the world premiere of the Gibney Dance Company’s Dividing Line from November 14 to 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Florence Gould Hall, located at 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan.