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.
Sideshows by the Seashore
As New Yorkers converge on Coney Island for the beach and the rides, head to Coney Island USA for "Sideshows by the Seashore," at 1208 Surf Avenue. The old fashioned sideshow runs from 1pm-8pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
This weekend and next is the 83rd annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. The fantasic art show was started by the likes of then-struggling artists Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning.
Larger-Than-Life Sugar Sculpture
Artist Kara Walker's larger-than-life sugar sculpture is attracting big crowds to the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. It's up through July 6.
Michael Feinstein and Nick Ziobro
Tonight at Birdland, see Michael Feinstein with up-and-coming 17-year-old crooner Nick Ziobro. Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary CD of Nick's debut album, produced by Feinstein.
World Lindy Hop Day Dance Parade
Celebrations of World Lindy Hop Day have already begun, but it culminates Monday with a dance parade at Lenox Avenue and 140th Street starting at noon. It celebrates not only the dance but also the 100th birthday of the late Harlem dancer and "Ambassador of Lindy Hop," Frankie Manning.
Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!
The latest version of this awesomely silly spoof on everything Broadway pulls no punches on Rocky, Les Miz, Jukebox Musicals and more. You do not have to see every Broadway show to enjoy this laugh fest. It's at the Davenport Theatre on West 45th Street. Tickets are $79.
Starting Monday, Schmackery's, the official cookie of Broadway, will hold its second annual Broadway Bakes fundraiser with a huge lineup of the biggest stars behind the counter to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Go to 362 West 45th Street
on the south east corner of 9th Avenue.
Helen Sun Trio in The (Re)Conception Project
Friday night at Flushing Town Hall, see the Helen Sun Trio in The (Re)Conception Project. Tickets are $15.
All this weekend check out DanceAfrica at BAM. It's the largest festival in the U.S. dedicated to African dance and this year it features, among others, Madagascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga. Tickets start at $20.
Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
The 19th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, a free, weekend-long event kicks off with a performance by Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23. The festival runs in and around the Theater for the New City at 155 First Ave between Ninth and Tenth throughout Memorial Day weekend.
Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sunday night at 54 Below, see a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets start at $30.