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.
Anna Wintour-inspired Musical
Is that Anna Wintour belting it out from behind that belted blazer and dark glasses? No, it's Ryan Raffery in his Anna Wintour-inspired musical entitled "Ryan Rafferty (spelling?) is The Most Powerful Woman in Fashion." It looks at the dressing down of Vogue's Editor-in-Chief after her decision to put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of the magazine. In honor of Fashion Week, several performances have been added to the schedule at Joe's Pub, located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $20.
"Red Hot" Red Head Exhibit
Also for fashion week, check out an amazing salute to red heads. A film and photography exhibit called "Red Hot" showcases 100 of the hottest red heads around, captured by British fashion photographer Thomas Knights. It's at BOSI Gallery at 48 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. It runs through September 14.
"Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical"
Feel fab "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" at the Theater at St. Clements in Midtown. This new show looks at the life and career of Sylvester as someone who was not only a symbol for being fabulous, but also a pioneer in the LGBTQ community. Tickets start at $25.
First Thursday Art Walk
Tonight head to DUMBO for the First Thursday Art Walk. Enjoy a night of gallery openings, artist talks and live performances.
Governor's Island Art Fair
The Governor's Island Art Fair kicks off this weekend and take place each weekend in September with painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and sound art. Admission is free.
African Film Festival Family Day
Another reason to get on the ferry—the African Film Festival is holding a Family Day Celebration on Governor's Island this Sunday. See film and many other cultural celebrations, and it's all free.