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.
Flowers 2015: Outside In
“Flowers 2015: Outside In” is a new art installation inside the lobby of the Viacom building in Times Square. Artist Rebecca Louise Law created this display with the help of many. It includes 16,000 fresh flowers. They start off fresh but dry over time. It is up through early April.
Athena Film Festival
This weekend marks the 5th Annual Athena Film Festival. The festival celebrates women and leadership including a special tribute to Actor, Director and Producer Jodi Foster. It takes place at Barnard College.
Friday night, see the new documentary "BALLET 422" at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinemas in Manhattan, with a national rollout to follow. It follows dancer Justin Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and others to create the NYCB's 422nd new ballet.
The Hit Men
These musicians have played with some of the biggest names in music. Together, they make up the group The Hit Men. They are performing this Saturday night at the College of Staten Island.
Tickets start at $30.
The Lion at Culture Project
The autobiographical solo musical "The Lion" is playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project. This coming of age story is written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer.
Tickets start at $26.
Love Letter Lounge
it’s a Valentine you won't soon forget. See performance artist and wedding officiant Barbara Ann Michaels as she presents "Love Letter Lounge," a pop-up participatory show on Love at Chashama on West 37th Street. Write a lover letter, shred a breakup letter or even have a ceremony. Its on now through February 9.
5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit
The Alternative Guitar Summit is a New York City-based one-of-a-kind festival featuring daring, innovative, non-commercial approaches to guitar. This year’s festival presents 22 guitarists!
Tickets start at $15.
Suzanne Beahrs Dance presents RISE
Suzanne Beahrs DANCE presents RISE at Danspace Project at St. Marks Place February 5 to 7.
Tickets start at $15.