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.
Louis Armstrong House Exhibit
In addition to touring his home in Corona, you can also see a new exhibition called "The Real Ambassadors". It's the name of the only musical collaboration between two late greats: Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck. They'd hoped it would be a Broadway musical but that never panned out. It's on display this month for Jazz Appreciation Month.
Dave Brubeck Festival
And to continue the theme check out the Dave Brubeck festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It starts Monday and runs all week long. Among the many offerings is the music of The Real Ambassadors.
Satchmo at the Waldorf
And one more great way to celebrate. Check out the new play Satchmo at the Waldorf. It's an evening with Louis Armstrong after one of his final performances. It's at the Westside Theatre Upstairs on West 43rd street. Tickets start at $39.
"The Most Happy Fella" at City Center
Instead of just “Standing on the Corner” this weekend, why not check out Frank Loesser’s "The Most Happy Fella" as part of the Encores series at City Center. It's there through April 6th. Tickets start at $30.
Ailey II Dancers
The Ailey II dancers return to the Ailey Citigroup Theater to celebrate their 40th anniversary season. The dancing continues for the next two weeks. Tickets start at $49.
Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair returns to The Metropolitan Pavilion on west 18th Street this weekend. There is something there for every wallet.
"The Loser's Lounge" at Joe's Pub
Of the many imaginative musical moments by tribute band extraordinaire "The Loser's Lounge", this weekend has to be one of the best. It is their version of Carly Simon vs. Linda Ronstadt. They're doing six shows at Joe's Pub. Tickets start at $25.
NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival
Ever thought of integrating poetry with computer coding? Check out the first ever NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival. In honor of National Poetry month, Cornelia Street Café will be hosting the event which will showcase this new approach to poetry. Tickets start at $12.
Friars Club Comedy Film Festival
Come check out the Friars Club Comedy Film festival this weekend. It’ll be kicking off with actor James Roday's directorial debut of the horror comedy “Gravy” starring Gabourey Sidibe and Sarah Silverman. The festival will also include Bill Plymptons “Cheatin”, an animated film about a newlywed wife becoming her cheating husbands mistress. Tickets start at $12.