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.
Sting Fundraising Concerts at The Public Theater
First up, Sting is doing a series of fundraising concert for the Public Theater, but the Public Theater hasn't forgotten its commitment making the arts accessible to everyone, so it's doing a lottery for a free ticket give away each night at 5:30 p.m. See all the details at www.publictheater.org.
Affordable Art Fair at "The Tunnel"
Check out the Affordable Art Fair at The Tunnel in Chelsea this weekend. More than 50 galleries show work of art, which range from $100 to $10,000. Tickets start at $15. Children can get in for free.
Tony DeSare at 54 Below
At the Broadway Supper Club 54 Below, see Tony DeSare belt out what he calls the modern American song books, with tunes by the likes of Bob Dylan and Billy Joel. Admission starts at $30 with a $25 minimum. He's there Now through Saturday and next weekend as well.
Ravi Coltrane Quartet at Village Vanguard
The Ravi Coltrane Quartet plays the Village Vanguard Thursday night through Sunday night. Admission starts at $25 with a one-drink minimum.
Fundraiser For John and Alice Coltrane Home
Coltrane will also join Carlos Santana Sunday afternoon in downtown Manhattan for a fundraiser for the John and Alice Coltrane Home. Tickets for that start at $215.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Harlem School of the Arts
Latin jazz great Arturo O'Farrill performs as part of a day-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Harlem School of the Arts. It's Saturday and it's free.
Rioult Dance at Queens Theater in the Park
This Weekend Rioult Dance performs at the Queens Theater in the Park. Tickets for this modern dance performance start at $25.
"The Bessies" at the Apollo Theater
The Bessies, the awards for dance and performance, take place Monday night at the Apollo Theater. the evening includes a salute to Choreographer Paul Taylor. Tickets start at just $10.
ETHEL Premieres Documerica at 2013 BAM Next Wave Festival
The string quartet ETHEL is offering the premiere of "Documerica" at the 2013 BAM Next Wave Festival this weekend, from Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and up.
George Wein Celebrates 88th Birthday
American jazz promoter and producer George Wein celebrates his 88th birthday Thursday, and the celebration includes performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center's The Allen Room on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.