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.
Jose Feliciano at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Christmas isn't the only holiday the famed crooner Jose Feliciano celebrates. He is performing this Saturday night at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in a special Mother's Day concert. Tickets start at just $25.
Frieze Art Fair
It's a big weekend for art fairs. Frieze Art Fair is so big it sets up shop on Randall's Island with nearly 200 galleries on view. Tickets start at $43.
Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair
Another big one is Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavillion on West 18th Street. Tickets start at $20.
John Crawford at Lori Bookstein Fine Art
If you're doing some gallery hopping in Chelsea, check out the very unique sculpture of Brooklyn based artist John Crawford at Lori Bookstein Fine Art.
"Jim Findlay’s Dream of the Red Chamber: A Performance for a Sleeping Audience"
In Times square, "Jim Findlay’s Dream of the Red Chamber: A Performance for a Sleeping Audience" is a play that encourages the audience to experience it while falling in and out of sleep. It takes place in the unfinished basement of the Brill Building May 9-17 and it's free.
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair/Larry Levan Street Party
The Red Bull Music Academy is hosting its first NYC music festival all month long. This weekend check out the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair and the Larry Levan Street Party. Some events are free, others start at $10.
Broadway By the Year
On Monday night check out Broadway By the Year at Town Hall. Liz Callaway and Randy Graff are among the 25 stars set to sing 25 years worth of Broadway tunes. Tickets start at $47.
Downtown Fair at the Lexington Armory
Check out the first Downtown Fair at the Lexington Armory this week, May 8-11 during Design Week. See high end works distinguished modern and contemporary artists. There are 50 galleries with nearly 600 artists from over 35 countries. Major artists showcased include: Warhol, Picasso, Chamberlain, Francis, Frankenthaler, Gerhard Richter, and more.
A new play by Jay O. Sanders and Directed by James Glossman will Receive a Special Public Reading in NYC and will be joined by the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Rwanda via a LIVE Google+ Hangout On Air Sunday, May 11 at 12 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Workout in the Park
SELF Magazine brings its 21st annual fitness festival – Workout in the Park – to Central Park on May 10. The host is Bob Harper, #1 New York Times best-selling author and trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser." It takes place in Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, at East 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is $30 and includes a magazine subscription.