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.
Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show
Now through December 31, experience the excitement of the world famous Rockettes and more with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Tickets start at just $45.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir
Offering a different way to celebrate this holiday, Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir return to Joe's Pub on Sunday afternoons now through December 21. This past weekend folk music icon Joan Baez lent her voice to the revival. Tickets are $15.
Funny man Gilbert Gottfried brings his unforgettable voice and comedic skills to Caroline's on Broadway. It's Friday and Saturday night, two sets each night. Tickets start at $38.
Akim Funk Buddha at BAMcafé
Hip-hop fusion artist Akim Funk Buddha returns to BAMcafé for a cross-cultural evening of music and dance. Expect to see is performance infused with unexpected sounds, including Mongolian throat singing or Balinese monkey chanting. It's Friday and Saturday night. Admission is free.
Takashi Murakami: In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow
At Gagosian Gallery on West 24th Street, see a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Takashi Murakami. The exhibit is called "In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow." It's up now through January 17.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
At MoMA check out Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. This colorful exhibition is the largest and most extensive presentation of the artist's cut-outs ever assembled. You do need to reserve timed tickets to see the exhibit.