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.
"The Enchanted Island" at the Metropolitan Opera
Thursday night is your last chance to see The Enchanted Island at the Metropolitan Opera. In this Baroque fantasy, Placido Domingo takes on the role of Neptune. Tickets start at $25.
Okkyung Lee at The Kitchen
Friday and Saturday Night The Kitchen presents acclaimed Korean cellist Okkyung Lee live in concert with a new suite of compositions for strings and percussion. Tickets are $15.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Joyce Theatre
At The Joyce Theatre, see the Alonzo King Lines Ballet light up the sky, or at least the stage, in a performance of "Constellation." It's there through Sunday. Tickets start at just $10.
"The Sleeping Beauty"
In advance of the new film "Maleficent," why not check out Russian National Ballet Theatre in a more traditional version of "The Sleeping Beauty." It's this Sunday at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts. Tickets start at $36.
"My Mother Has Four Noses
See singer-songwriter Jonatha Brook in "My Mother Has Four Noses," an emotional one-woman show show about family, love and a battle with dementia. It's at The Duke on 42nd Street. Tickets start at $55. Plus, this month on Saturdays, there is a post-show discussion about Alzheimer's and dementia with experts in related fields.
Beatles for Rent Band at Coco66
If it's been a hard day's night, then you need to head to Coco66 in the Greenpoint section Brooklyn this Sunday for a Beatles marathon. The Beatles For Rent Band will attempt to do 162 Beatles songs in one day with no breaks. It starts at noon, and admission is free!
Glickman Ensemble "Celebration" at Christ and St. Stephen's Church
Join the Glickman Ensemble for a one-night celebration of love, life and friendship through the sound of the bassoon. "Celebration" is a chance to pay homage to Loren Glickman, who assembled the group of performers more than five years ago. The show is free and will be taking place at the Christ and St. Stephen's Church.
"Ellington's Sacred Music" at Carnegie Hall
Swing still lives, and some of the city's brightest young musicians are spreading the word, and they're getting s help from some of the world's most talented jazz soloists. The Diamond Fund presents Ellington's Sacred Music, taking place Sunday at Carnegie Hall. Tickets start at $7.50.
Chamber Music Concert Presented By Queens Council of the Arts
The Queens Councils of the Arts presents an afternoon of music and culture with influences from around the world. Join the Con Brio Ensemble band for their Chamber Music Concert, taking place at the Forest Hills Library. This concert is free and open to the general public. For more info go to
"Guitar Passions of Sharon Isbin"
World renowned guitarist, Sharon Isbin brings her talents from the studios at Julliard to the halls of the Lehman Center for an unforgettable night of pleasure and passion in music. "Guitar Passions of Sharon Isbin" takes place on Sunday. Tickets start at $25.