Your Weekend Starts Now 6/28/12
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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River to River Festival: "Electric Midwife"
First up, it's NYC Dance Week. This Saturday, get in sync as part of the River to River Festival. See choreographer Beth Gill's new work Electric Midwife. It's taking place at Pier 15 and showcases synchronized dancing. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Open Rehearsals For "Astral Converted"
And before Trisha Brown Dance Company debuts its new work Astral Converted at the Park Avenue Armory in July, you can see open rehearsals on Governors Island this Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The presentation is in collaboration with the with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the River To River Festival. And it's free.
Ailey Extension Free Dance Classes
And why not join in? The Ailey Extension is celebrating NYC Dance Week with free dance and fitness classes now through Saturday.
Accept "Except" LGBT NY"
At the theater, Tony award-winner George Faison is celebrating gay pride in Harlem with a new play call "Accept 'Except' LGBT NY." It's at the Faison Firehouse Theater, which is located at 124th Street between St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenue. The show runs now through July 8 and tickets are $20.
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! at Prospect Park Bandshell
On Friday night, celebrate Brooklyn with Trombone Shorty and others at the Prospect Park Bandshell. This is one multi-talented musician you don't want to miss. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and it's free.
And here's a web-only pick: See one of my favorite world singers this Saturday night, also at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Angelique Kidjo's performing in a special concert called "Women Waging Peace." The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free.
Dominick Farinacci at Joe's Pub
On Saturday night, hear Dominick Farinacci make his trumpet sing at Joe’s Pub at 7 p.m. Farinacci has garnered a huge fan base with a diverse repertoire that includes original tunes and classics. Tickets are $20.
Hi-Five at Club Pure
This Saturday afternoon, see the reunion of '90s R&B boy band Hi-Five at Club Pure in Woodside, Queens at 3 p.m. You must be 21 and over to attend. And see my interview with the band tomorrow on the NY Living Arts Report.