Your Weekend Starts Now 8/23/12
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.
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8th Annual Afropunk Festival
Get out of your musical funk with the 8th Annual Afropunk Festival Saturday and Sunday at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. This awesome lineup includes Erykah Badu, TV on the radio, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae and Toshi Reagon. There will also be art, food and more. Plus it's free.
"National Pastime" at Playwrights Horizon
It's easy to be a good sport this weekend when checking out the musical comedy National Pastime at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons on West 42nd Street. It's there through Saturday. Tickets are $35.
"Lombardi" at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center
If you missed "Lombardi" on Broadway, learn the life lessons of coach Vince Lombardi straight from his playbook. It's at Veteran's Memorial Hall at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center through Sunday. Tickets are $30.
Faux-Real Theatre Company presents "Jason and the Argonauts"
This Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the Faux-Real Theatre Company presents "Jason and the Argonauts" as part of SummerStage's offerings at the East River Park in Manhattan. It's free. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Love TV's Aphrodite
As part of the Fringe Festival see performance artist Rebecca McIntosh interviewing New Yorkers about their passion for the Big Apple. Thursday night she's at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on Staten Island. Saturday and Sunday she'll be at 4th Street and Bowery all day.
Secret Society at World Financial Center
At the World Financial Center, Escort and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society will offer a not-so-secret free show Saturday bringing together neo disco and big band jazz on one big stage. It's at 7 p.m. and it's free.
Summer HD festival at lincoln Center
Saturday night kicks of the Metropolitan Opera's Summer HD festival with 10 nights of free outdoor screenings of new and classic productions on a big screen at Lincoln Center. Start times are between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Burton Lane at The Metropolitan Room
Monday night, cabaret singer Richard Holbrook performs a centennial musical tribute to composer Burton Lane at The Metropolitan Room on West 22nd Street at 7 p.m. It's $20.00 plus a two-drink minimum.