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.
Beatles Photography Show at Morrison Hotel
To mark 50 years since the Beatles arrived in America, Julian Lennon has curated a photography show at Morrison Hotel in SoHo, located at 116 Prince Street. The show features some never-before-seen images by several well known photographers who covered the Fab Four in their early years. The show is located on the second floor.
NYC Fab 50 Concerts
Plus, "NYC Fab 50" a group of celebrities, musicians and artists who've organized to celebrate the musical milestone, is presenting several concerts around town to benefit charities, starting Thursday night at the Apollo Theater. There are also concerts on Friday at The Hudson Theater, on Saturday at Town Hall and on Sunday at the Bitter End.
'Billy Budd' at BAM
Another British invasion, this time at BAM. The British Navy is at the center of Benjamin Britten's "Billy Budd." The massive opera, based on the novel by Herman Melville, features an all-male cast and takes to the seas through February 13. Tickets start at $30.
Bill Cosby and Frank Savage at York College
Thursday night, in celebration of Black History Month, NY1's own Cheryl Wills will moderate a discussion with Bill Cosby and Frank Savage at the Milton G Bassin Performing Arts Center at york college in Jamaica Queens. It's free, but space is limited.
'Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion'
If you didn't score a ticket to Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, head over to Macy's Herald Square for a look at "Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion." The recent gallery show on knitwear will decorate the windows of the store through February 13.
'Pageant' at The Red Lacquer Club
Lastly, "Pageant" a beauty contest musical comedy is playing Monday nights this month at The Red Lacquer Club in Midtown, located at 240 West 52nd Street. It's your typical beauty pageant, except these ladies are played by men. It benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Admission starts at $20.
Stage and TV star Christian Borle stars in The New York City Center Encores! production of "Little Me," Neil Simon's first musical. The Tony Award-winning Borle plays all six of Belle Poitrine's lovers. The production runs from February 5–9. Tickets start at $30.
Joshua Henry at 54 Below
Joshua Henry is performing at 54 Below on Monday night, February 10. Henry was nominated for a Tony for "The Scottsboro Boys," appeared in "Porgy & Bess," and is coming back to Broadway in "Violet" with Sutton Foster. The show is a collection of love songs in honor of Valentine's Day.
'Alligators in the Sewers'
See Manhattan Borough historian Michael Miscione discuss the 1935 sighting and other great NYC urban legends - some true, some not. It all takes place at The City Reliquary, a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located on 370 Metropolitan Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, on Sunday, February 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation.