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.
"Antony and Cleopatra" at the Public Theater
The Public Theater is presenting "Antony and Cleopatra," with a twist. Director Tarell Alvin McCraney set the historical Shakespeare play in 18th-century Haiti, on the eve of the Haitian Revolution against the French. Tickets start at $40.
Michael Jackson and Madonna Mural
If you're in the Times Square area or just a big Michael Jackson or Madonna fan, you might want to stop by and check out artist Chor Boogie's latest creation. A detailed mural of the king of pop and the MDNA singer was created at The CUBES building at 120 West 42nd Street.
"20 Feet from Stardom" at the Maysles Documentary Center
Tonight, the Maysles Documentary Center will be holding a screening of "20 Feet From Stardom," a film about the amazing backup singers behind some of the best-known performers of our time. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Morgan Neville. Tickets start at $10.
Sunday Movies at the Palace: "West Side Story"
The United Palace continues its new series Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda. The classic film "West Side Story" will be screened in English along with Spanish subtitles, followed by a Q&A with star Rita Moreno. Tickets start at $10.
"Legend of Yauna" at BAM
At BAM, check out "Legend of Yauna" this Friday and Saturday night. It's a mystical musical experience created by Grammy Award-winning composer Chris Berry. It features live music, dancing and the black panther queen. Tickets start at $35.
"The People's Opera" at City Center
"The People's Opera" is back. After shutting down last year, City Opera singers and musicians are performing together again for the first time with special guest Placido Domingo. It's at City Center this Friday. Tickets start at $25.
Totem Sculptures outside Lincoln Center
There are lots of great choices inside Lincoln Center, but outside, I love the way Totem sculptures by Herb Alpert look in the snow. Check them out if you're in the neighborhood.
Off-Broadway Week started yesterday and runs through March 2. Fifty-six shows are participating this year, more productions than ever before, and with 2-for-1 tickets, it's a great opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors to experience off-Broadway at a more affordable price.