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 all just sounds like great music to me. Bruno Mars will electrify the the Super Bowl halftime show, but before the game even kicks off, there is an exciting line up for the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz pregame concerts, with one in each borough.
J.Cole in Queens
No longer The Sideline Story, hip hop artist J.Cole takes to the stage this Monday night at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.
Janelle Monáe in the Bronx
Tuesday night, electric lady Janelle Monáe bring the music and moves to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.
Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn
Fall Out Boy continues its quest to Save Rock and Roll at Brooklyn Bowl Wednesday night, January 29.
Chili and T-Boz in Manhattan
Chili and T-Boz, the two surviving members of '90s phenomenon TLC, continue their comeback with a much-anticipated show at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side next Thursday night January 30
Goo Goo Dolls on Staten Island
Alt Rockers the "Goo Goo Dolls" bring more than 25 years of hit music to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island next Friday night, January 31.
Gavin DeGraw in Montclair, N.J.
Lastly, because apparently, the Super Bowl is actually taking place in New Jersey, Gavin DeGraw will play The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J., on Saturday, February 1. Tickets start at $75.
They are all close to sold out, but the the concert series will air live on VH1 and on the VH1 app.
The METRO Show
The METRO Show features works from 37 galleries in a variety of genres. It takes place from January 23-26 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
Jill Hennessy at The Cutting Room
Actor/Singer/Songwriter Jill Hennessy plays The Cutting Room on Tuesday, January 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show.
"Visionaries" at the New York Theatre Ballet
The New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 years with "Visionaries," which runs on January 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. at Florence Gould Hall, located at 55 East 59th Street.