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.
Shakespeare in the Park
Be part of this great summer tradition with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing." The Public Theater's production is at the Delacourte Theater in Central park now through July 6. Tickets are free and are distributed at noon at the theater first come, first serve. You can also try the online ticket lottery. See complete details on the Public's website.
Woody Allen’s “Manhattan”
From one stage to another, head to the historic Palace Theatre in Washington Heights on Sunday for the screening of Woody Allen’s, “Manhattan” featuring special guest and assistant director, Fred Blankfein. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.
Melba Moore at the Metropolitan Room
For just two exclusive shows on Friday is legendary Rhythm & Blues singer, Melba Moore! Performing at the Metropolitan Room, this four-time Grammy nominee and Tony Award winner is not someone you want to miss. Tickets start at $35.00.
Ars Nova: ANT Fest
Take a stroll to Ars Nova this evening to see Emmy nominated composer, Daniel Koren perform at this year’s ANT Fest. Be visually entertained as this talented musician simultaneously plays the piano and reveals his stream of conscious thoughts in an act that redefines comedy. Tickets are $15.
Broadway by the Years
Bask in nostalgia on Monday evening with the Town Hall's critically acclaimed series, “The Broadway Musicals of 1991-2014.” This show is bound to impress, with 25 accomplished stars set to perform in musical numbers both old and new. Tickets start at $47.
Rooftop Films: Three Day Festival
Next, Rooftop Films presents a three day festival that kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday. So, get to Brooklyn for a variety of wacky, fun and touching documentaries inspired from locations throughout North and South America. Tickets are $13
109th Central Park Naumburg Orchestral Concert
Be sure to see The Knights open the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park on Tuesday evening! The Brooklyn-based orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart, Andrew Norman and Luigi Boccherini to celebrate 109 years of free concerts in the park.
BodyStories Presents “Code of Instinct”
This coming Saturday is also your chance to see the newly formed group, “Code of Instinct” perform at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Merging from two dance crews, this performance promises to be complex and fantastical. Tickets start at $20.
Make Music, New York
If you are a music fanatic head to the eighth annual Make Music New York at Joe’s Pub this Saturday for a full day of diverse performances. Soak up the eclectic sounds of eight different performances ranging from afro-beat and R&B to jazz and the blues.
Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
For a thought provoking Sunday afternoon, join Jonathon Rieder and Clay Risen as they reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the very same place that Martin Luther King Jr. used to stir his congregations. Admission is free but online registration is required.