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.
Rock, Paper, Photo's Music Icons Exhibit
It's always fun to stroll through Chelsea Market, but even more so with these totally awesome images of music icons like Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen, Twisted Sister and many more. This exhibit, by Rock, Paper, Photo is up through the end of the
"Murder, Margaret and Me"
It would be crime to miss the play "Murder, Margaret and Me" about funny lady Margaret Rutherford as she prepares to take on the role of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. It's playing downtown as part of the Fringe Festival now through August 22. Tickets are $18.
LOT LIC Music and Film Series
The LOT Long Island City Music and Film Series continues tonight. Check out John Waters' 1981 film "Polyester." Thursday nights, it's independent film screenings. Saturday nights, it's live music—now through September 20.
This Thursday and next, check out Shotspeare at the Slipper Room. It's Romeo and Juliet as a drinking game. Tickets are $15.
Indian and Pakistani Independence Day Celebration
Mark Indian and Pakistani Independence this Friday night at Soapbox Gallery on Dean Street in Brooklyn with music, comedy, visual art and a multimedia performance piece. It's a $5 suggested donation.
Robert Sirota at "Concerts on the Slope"
Free "Concerts on the Slope" kick off this Saturday night at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn. This weekend—music by composer in residence Robert Sirota.
Saturday night Salsa great Willie Colon returns to his roots at Lehman center in the Bronx. Tickets starts at $30.
"The Lion King" for Actors Fund
Sunday night it's a special Actors Fund performance of the hit Broadway musical "The Lion King." Ticket sales benefit the the non-profit.
NY Comedy Festival
Lastly, get ready to laugh or at least get ready to get ready. Tickets have just gone on sale for the NY Comedy Festival. it takes place this November with headliners like Bill Mahr, Amy Schumer and Bill Cosby.