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.
"A Butterfly for Brooklyn"
Saturday night the Brooklyn Museum is partnering with Prospect Park Alliance to present "A Butterfly for Brooklyn." It's the largest fireworks piece to date by artist Judy Chicago. The fireworks are set for 7:30 p.m. at the Long Meadow in Prospect Park.
Tommy Tune at Café Carlyle
Legendary song and dance man Tommy Tune makes his Café Carlyle debut. The nine-time Tony Award winner plays the Carlyle now through May 3rd. Admission starts at $50 with a $25 minimum.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
The Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates its 45th anniversary season now through Sunday at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tickets start at $30.
World's Fair at Queens Museum
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair. Head over to the Queens Museum for a multifaceted look at World's Fair art and artifacts, including a new exhibit on Andy Warhol.
"For No Good Reason"
The documentary "For No Good Reason" about artist Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman has just opened. You can also check out a pop exhibit with Steadman himself Thursday and Friday at the Red Bull Studio on W. 18th Street.
Food Book Fair
It's time for the 3rd annual food book fair at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. With more than 20 events, 200 books and a collection of chefs, authors, artists and more, the fair showcases the latest in food innovation and conversation. Some of the events are free. A full festival pass costs $225.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Enjoy the cherry blossom or "Sakura Matsuri Festival" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's a celebration of the flowering trees and Japenese culture throughout the gardens.