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.
16th Annual Del Close Comedy Marathon
See the completely scriptless improvised hilarity and insanity of the 16th annual Del Close Comedy Marathon. From Friday afternoon until Sunday at midnight, The Upright Citizens Brigade organizes nearly one thousand performances across 8 stages. Including the Improvised Shakespeare Company. Weekend passes start at $30.
LGBT Art Exhibit
For Pride week The Clifford Chance Law office opens a a transatlantic LGBT art exhibit at its NY office on west 52nd street and at its london office.
Nathan Lane in "The Nance"
-Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York, NY, 10025
-Chelsea Cinemas, 260 WEST 23rd St., New York, NY 10011
-Kew Gardens Cinema 6, 81-05 Lefferts Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY, 11415
If you missed it on Broadway here's your chance to see Nathan Lane as "The Nance” on the big screen at several New York City movie theaters over the next month. It’s the story of a gay man trying to survive in NY's 1930’s Burlesque circuit. Tickets start at $14.
"Gertrude Stein Saints!"
The musical, "Gertrude Stein Saints!" wraps up at Abrons Arts Center this weekend. Tickets are $20.
Outdoor Photography Installation "The Fence"
NY Photographer Alix Smith celebrates same sex families at the outdoor photography installation "The Fence" at Brooklyn Bridge Park. It's up all summer long.
Comedienne Sandra Ng at Asian Film Festival
The Asian Film Festival is celebrating one of the biggest comediennes in China, Sandra Ng. It's at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Tap Sensation Savion Glover
Don’t miss tap sensation Savion Glover at The Joyce Theatre through this weekend with tickets starting at $10.
Sud de France Festival
The Sud de France Festival is in its last few days and its the perfect place for New Yorkers to kick back and enjoy wine tastings, concerts and diners created by the city's finest chefs
Rockaway Public Arts Festival
Rounding out the festival circuit on Sunday is Rockaway!, a free public arts festival that celebrates the reopening of Fort Tilden.
River To River
This weekend is also the final days of the annual River To River Festival with performances between Governors Island and the waterfront. All events are free, but some require online registration.
“The Foxy Merkins” at BAMcinemaFest
Get to the BAM Rose Cinemas for the raucous comedy, “The Foxy Merkins” on Friday night. Coming off a sold-out Sundance Film tour, it's a comedy about an duo of hookers who form an unlikely friendship. Tickets $15.