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NYC weekend picks: Our best bets

Our picks for what to see and do in the city.

JOHN PIZZARELLI

(Cafe Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St.): The jazz
(Credit: Jimmy Katz)

(Cafe Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St.): The jazz guitarist-vocalist settles in for a run at Cafe Carlyle with this show that promises be too marvelous for words -- especially if he performs songs from his latest album, "John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer: Live at Birdland." Joining him is Brazilian pianist-singer Daniel Jobim. Info: April 21 through May 2; $110-$175, 212-744-1600, rosewoodhotels.com. -- DANIEL BUBBEO

"GROUNDED"

(Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan): Anne Hathaway,
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan): Anne Hathaway, pictured, and director Julie Taymor ("The Lion King") pair up for George Brant's intriguing solo drama about a pregnant fighter pilot struggling with her new job operating war zones from a Las Vegas office. Info: Through May 24; $90, 212-967-7555, publictheater.org. -- LINDA WINER

"TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA"

(Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center,
(Credit: Teresa Wood)

(Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn): The Fiasco Theater, which just had a smash Off-Broadway with its chamber version of "Into the Woods," takes on Shakespeare's mismatched lovers with, from left, Paul L. Coffey and Noah Brody. Info: Friday, April 24 through May 24; $60-$85, 866-811-4111, tfana.org. -- LINDA WINER

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"AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI"

(The Academy Theater, 111 E. 59th St., Manhattan):
(Credit: LAIKA, Inc.)

(The Academy Theater, 111 E. 59th St., Manhattan): The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding a series of screenings, discussions and presentations on the art of animation. Among the programs are a visual explanation of stop-motion technique by Georgina Hayns, pictured, of LAIKA ("The Boxtrolls"), a talk on CGI with members of Blue Sky Studios ("Ice Age," "Rio") and a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney's "Pinocchio." Info: Opens Friday, April 24, through May 29; $5, 212-821-9251, oscars.org/events. -- RAFER GUZMÁN

"SULTANS OF DECCAN INDIA"

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan):
(Credit: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Le)

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): A newly opened exhibition, "Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy," focuses on the Muslim kingdoms of central India during the 16th and 17th centuries. Paintings are shown along with metalworks, painted and printed textiles, diamonds, and royal objects made of metal, wood and precious jewels. The related Sunday at the Met event (on April 26) includes a lecture and dance performance. Info: Through July 26; $12-$25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org. -- STAV ZIV

ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT

(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.,
(Credit: Andy Warhol Foundation/ ARS, NY / TM Licensed by Campbell's Soup Co.)

(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): One of Andy Warhol's most iconic works is the series of 32 paintings of Campbell's soup cans he made in 1962. In "Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967," MoMA presents the landmark series along with drawings, illustrated books, paintings and prints from the transformative years when Warhol went from young commercial artist to Pop Art legend. Info: Opens Saturday, April 25, through Oct. 12; $14-$25, 212-708-9400, moma.org. -- STAV ZIV

THE BUNGALOW BAR POP-UP

(Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38th St., Manhattan): Visitors
(Credit: Bungalow Bar)

(Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38th St., Manhattan): Visitors can imagine themselves on the Rockaways waterfront while dining in the middle of Manhattan, complete with beautiful sunsets (on screens), buoy lights and sand underfoot. The Bungalow Bar pop-up, fashioned as an outpost of the Rockaway Beach restaurant, serves lobster grilled cheese (pictured), small bites and cocktails. Info: Daily, 12-7 p.m., through May 1; 646-664-0310, refineryhotelnewyork.com. -- STAV ZIV

SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: ZIEGFELD's MIDNIGHT FROLIC

(Liberty Theater, entrance through Liberty Diner, 234 W.
(Credit: Maxine Nienow)

(Liberty Theater, entrance through Liberty Diner, 234 W. 42nd St.): A speakeasy wouldn't be complete without a secret entrance, and this interactive show is no exception. The audience is shown through a secret entrance at the back of the Liberty Diner, then is free to roam and observe the actors, showgirls and aerialists. The Prohibition-era experience, created by Cynthia von Buhler (pictured), can also include cocktails and a prix fixe dinner. Info: Thursday through Saturday evenings through May 9; $75-1,000, 866-811-4111, speakeasydollhouse.com. -- STAV ZIV

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"SOMETHING ROTTEN"

(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): Christian
(Credit: Jordan Matter)

(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): Christian Borle and Brian D'Arcy James, pictured, co-star in this new comedy about Renaissance brothers who create the world's first musical while trying to compete with that show-off William Shakespeare. Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon," "Aladdin") directs. Info: Through Sept. 6; $37-$142, 212-239-6200, rottenbroadway.com. -- LINDA WINER

LE DISTRICT

(Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., Manhattan): The Cafe
(Credit: Jeff Thibodeau)

(Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., Manhattan): The Café District of this new French-inspired destination, as well as its Beaubourg Brasserie for casual dining, are open for business. Parts of its Market District have opened throughout early April and outdoor seating areas and fine dining are coming in May. Located in Battery Park's newly renovated Brookfield Place complex, at Le District you can indulge in coffee, pastries, waffles, and crepes; shop for bread, cheese and meat; taste wine and buy handpicked flowers. Info: 212-981-8588, ledistrict.com. — STAV ZIV

BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS

(Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn): This new
(Credit: Tseng Kwong Chi)

(Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn): This new exhibition is built around notebook pages of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, shown alongside thirty related paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. The Brooklyn native had a short but prolific career before dying at the age of 27 in 1988. Basquiat's notebooks are filled with his sketches and handwritten texts including narrative poems, observations of New York City, and more. Info: Open through August 23; Free-$16, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org. — STAV ZIV

"LIVING ON LOVE"

(Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.): Renee Fleming,
(Credit: Andrew Eccles)

(Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.): Renee Fleming, genuine opera superstar, plays an opera diva with operatic marital problems in this newcomedy by Joe DiPietro, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Info: In previews before an April 20 opening; $25-$145; 212-239-6200; livingonlovebroadway.com. -- Linda Winer

"FUN HOME"

(Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway): This
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway): This smart new musical won just about every award it was qualified to win Off-Broadway at the Public Theater last year. Now the show, based on Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age graphic novel, comes of age on Broadway. The music is by Jeanine Tesori ("Violet"), with book/lyrics by Lisa Kron ("Well"). The cast, pictured, features Judy Kuhn and Michael Cerveris. Info: Through Sept. 13; $75-$150; 212-239-6200; funhomebroadway.com

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"FINDING NEVERLAND"

(Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.): This musical
(Credit: Carol Rosegg)

(Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.): This musical adaptation of the 2004 movie features Matthew Morrison of “Glee” as J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp in the film) as he discovers the inspiration for “Peter Pan.” Kelsey Grammer is Captain Hook in the production, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin”). Info: Through Sept. 10; $72-$147, 877-250-2929, findingneverlandthemusical.com. — LINDA WINER

"HIP-HOP REVOLUTION"

(Museum of the City of New York, 1220
(Credit: Janette Beckman)

(Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.): Take a trip back in time to the early days of hip-hop with more than 80 images by three photographers who captured the scene from 1977 to 1990. Info: Through Sept. 13; $14 suggested donation, 212-534-1672, mcny.org. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

"HAND TO GOD"

(Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St.): Robert Askins?
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St.): Robert Askins’ irreverent little Off-Broadway comedy dares Broadway to embrace the story of a Christian Puppet Ministry and a young man (Steven Boyer, right) whose hand puppet is the devil. Info: Through July 26; $37.50-$137, 212-239-6200, handtogodbroadway.com. — LINDA WINER

"LIFE AT THE LIMITS: STORIES OF AMAZING SPECIES"

(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West
(Credit: AMNH/ Denis Finnin)

(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street): Did you know that elephant seals can hold their breath for up to two hours? Or that Hercules beetles can lift 80 times their weight? Such fascinating extreme creatures are the focus of a new show, featuring live animals, models, videos and interactive exhibits. Info: Opens April 4, through Jan. 3; $22, 212-769-5100, amnh.org. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

LUNA PARK

(1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn): In a sure
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

(1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn): In a sure sign of spring, the Coney Island amusement park reopens for its fifth season this weekend. Located right on the boardwalk, the venue is jam-packed with rides and games for all ages, and on opening day, the first 100 people in line will ride the iconic Cyclone Roller Coaster, above, for free. The Thunderbolt coaster, which opened last year, and other rides — including the teacups, carousel and sling shot — also will be open for business. Info: The season opens Sunday, March 29 from noon-8 p.m., and hours vary through Nov. 1; free entry, a wristband good for 4 hours of rides with a 20-credit game card is $45; 718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

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"HAMLET"

(Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.): Peter
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.): Peter Sarsgaard goes back to his Off-Broadway home to take on Shakespeare’s indecisive but always great Dane. Info: Friday, March 27 through May 10; $66-$71, 212-352-3101, classicstage.org. — LINDA WINER

"LINCOLN AND THE JEWS"

(New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central
(Credit: Library of Congress)

(New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park W.): A new exhibit looks at the little-known relationship between the 16th president and his Jewish contemporaries through original writings, documents and photographs, including this 1858 portrait by Samuel Alschuler. Info: Through June 7; $19, 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

"WILLIAM MEYERS: OUTER BOROUGHS"

(New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,
(Credit: William Meyers)

(New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street): American photographer William Meyers spent two decades capturing everyday moments in underexplored areas of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. This new exhibit includes 86 of those pictures, taken between 1990 and 2008. Info: Opens Friday, March 27 through June 30; free, 917-275-6975, nypl.org. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

"IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU"

(Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.):
(Credit: Andrew Eccles)

(Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.): David Hyde Pierce makes his Broadway directing debut with this musical comedy about wedding chaos. Tyne Daly, left, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and Harriet Harris are part of the nuptial festivities. Info: Through Sept. 13; $59-$142, 877-250-2929, itshouldabeenyou.com. — LINDA WINER

"NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR"

(Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the
(Credit: MSG Entertainment)

(Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas): There’s an all-new kick for the Rockettes these days, with Broadway luminary Laura Benanti starring as the billionaire head of a Manhattan tour company, Derek Hough (“Dancing With the Stars”) as the guy who opens her eyes to the town and lots of celebrity voices — including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as the library lions, Whoopie Goldberg as Lady Liberty and Bella Thorne as Central Park’s statue of Alice. Info: March 12-May 3; $46-$169, 866-858-0007, newyorkspringspectacular.com — LINDA WINER

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"THE PLAINS INDIANS: ARTISTS OF EARTH AND SKY"

(The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.):
(Credit: Hirschfield Family Collection/ W. Garth Dowling)

(The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.): Feather work, painted robes and sculptures made of antler, wood and stone, are among the objects in this exhibition, which also includes artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition and artwork from the present day. Info: Through May 10; $25 recommended fee, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

"MATTHEW WEINER'S MAD MEN"

(Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.,
(Credit: AMC)

(Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria): "Mad Men" returns to AMC for its final handful of episodes on April 5, but first you can experience the best of its seven seasons at Museum of the Moving Image exhibit, featuring iconic costumes, advertising art and research materials from series creator Matthew Weiner. If you want more of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama, there are special events including "Required Viewing," a 10-film series chosen by Weiner starting March 20; a March 21 talk with Weiner, Jon Hamm (Don Draper), Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris), and John Slattery (Roger Sterling) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center; and much more. Info: Opens March 14, through June 14; $12, 718-777-6800, movingimage.us. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

CITY KITCHEN

(Row NYC, 700 8th Ave. at 44th Street):
(Credit: Getty Images/ Craig Barritt)

(Row NYC, 700 8th Ave. at 44th Street): Dough (doughnuts), Luke's Lobster (lobster rolls) and Kuro Obi (ramen) are among the vendors at this new high-end Manhattan food market, conveniently located on the second floor of a hotel in Times Square. Info: Daily 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; citykitchen.rownyc.com. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

"LAURIE SIMMONS: HOW WE SEE"

(The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave. at 92nd
(Credit: Salon 94/ Laurie Simmons)

(The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave. at 92nd Street): This new exhibition draws on the "Doll Girls" subculture of women who alter their looks to appear more like Barbie or anime characters. Simmons (Lena Dunham's mom) photographs models with large, sparkling eyes painted on their closed lids. Info: Opens March 13, through Aug. 9; $15, 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

"BJORK"

(The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd
(Credit: Wellhart and One Little Indian)

(The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St.): Lauded by critics and adored by fans, Björk is the force behind an award-winning film (“Dancer in the Dark”), eight full-length albums and all sorts of experimental collaborations with artists, directors, designers and more. Now, timed with the release of her latest work, “Vulnicura”, the Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective dedicated to this Icelandic dynamo’s vast creative output. Also this weekend is the first of six local concerts that Björk will perform to support the new album. Info: Opens March 8 through June 7. The first concert is on March 7 at noon (limited availability) at Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave. Additional concerts on March 14, 18, 22, 25 and 28 at various venues; $25 (timed tickets required for “Songlines” portion of the exhibit), 212-708-9400, moma.org; concert info at 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

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"SINATRA: AN AMERICAN ICON"

(The New York Public Library for the Performing
(Credit: Capitol Photo Archives/ Ken Veeder)

(The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza): Learn about the man behind hit tunes like “Fly Me to the Moon” and “New York, New York” at this just-opened exhibit, showcasing never-before-seen family photos and memorabilia, plus audio and video recordings of his biggest hits. Info: Through Sept. 4; free, 917-275-6975, nypl.org/sinatra. — ANNE MACHALINSKI

"2015 TRIENNIAL: SURROUND AUDIENCE"

(New Museum, 235 Bowery): Technology and its relationship
(Credit: Justus Kyalo)

(New Museum, 235 Bowery): Technology and its relationship to the body is a focus of this new exhibition, which features the sound, sculpture, painting and other works of 51 early-career artists and artist collectives from around the world. Pictured, South African performance artist Donna Kukama; through May 24; $16, 212-219-1222, newmuseum.org.

HUSH HIP-HOP TOUR

(meeting at 110 E. 59th St. and touring
(Credit: Hush Tours)

(meeting at 110 E. 59th St. and touring Harlem and the Bronx): Take a ride through Harlem and the "Boogie Down" Bronx on the Birthplace of Hip-Hop Tour, a four-hour, winter-friendly jaunt past iconic street murals, graffiti walls and cultural landmarks. Info: Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. (and all Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays); $75, 212-714-3544, hushtours.com.

"THE AUDIENCE"

(Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.): Helen
(Credit: Johann Persson)

(Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.): Helen Mirren, theater royalty any time she steps onto the stage, portrays Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's London hit, a drama about the Queen and the private weekly conversations she has had with her 12 prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and current PM David Cameron. Info: In previews for a March 8 opening, running through June 28; $65-$152, 212-239-6200, theaudiencebroadway.com.

"FISH IN THE DARK"

(Cort Theatre, 138, W. 48th St.): What do
(Credit: Jim Sheldon)

(Cort Theatre, 138, W. 48th St.): What do you do after you have co-created the outlandishly influential "Seinfeld" and co-starred in your own close-to-the-bone HBO psycho-drama-comedy, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"? Replace Jon Stewart? Sit in for Brian Williams? The least obvious answer, considering the anti-showbiz image of Larry David, is to write and star in your own Broadway play. But here he is in his flinchingly hot-ticket comedy about the dark humor surrounding a death in the family. Rita Wilson and Rosie Perez co-star in the premiere, staged by Anna D. Shapiro (a Tony winner for "August: Osage County"). Info: In previews for a March 5 opening, through June 7; $49-$169, 212-239-6200, fishinthedark.com. -- LINDA WINER

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BUDDHIST ART OF MYANMAR

(Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Ave.): Stone and
(Credit: Sean Dungan)

(Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Ave.): Stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings, most from Myanmar (formerly Burma) and never displayed before in the United States, are among 70 odd works in this new exhibit. Info: Through May 10; $12, 212-288-6400, asiasociety.org/museum.

"NEVERMORE': THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE"

(New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.): This
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.): This "musical play" about "The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe," combining fact and fiction, is from the Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton, Canada. Info: Through May 31; $75-$95, 212-239-6200, nevermoreshow.com. -- LINDA WINER

MEET BETTY AND VERONICA

(Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street):
(Credit: WCS)

(Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street): Central Park Zoo recently added a new exhibit with two adult female grizzly bears, Betty and Veronica. Meet them now and learn about how humans can better coexist with grizzlies in the wild. Info: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; $12 adults, $7 children 3-12; 212-439-6500; centralparkzoo.com. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

LINCOLN EXHIBIT

(The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave.):
(Credit: The Gilder Lehrman Collection / Alexander Gardner)

(The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave.): Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation - President Abraham Lincoln was a champion for human equality, and this new exhibit, which coincides with the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War, tells his life story through 80 important items, including the Gettysburg Address, his Second Inaugural Address, and the last letter he ever wrote to his wife. Info: Jan. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Jan. 24 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., through June 7; $18 (free tonight from 7-9 p.m.), 212-685-0008, themorgan.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

NEW MUSICAL

(Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.): "Hamilton." Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.): "Hamilton." Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton in the much-anticipated new musical created by Miranda, creator and star of the Tony-winning hip-hop show about Washington Heights, "In the Heights." Info: In previews for a Feb. 17 opening; $95; 212-967-7555; publictheater.org. -- LINDA WINER

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GIRL NEXT DOOR

(St. Ann's Warehouse, 29 Jay St., DUMBO): "Let
(Credit: Manuel Harlan)

(St. Ann's Warehouse, 29 Jay St., DUMBO): "Let the Right One In." Broadway star director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, who made their first big New York impression with the war spectacle, "Black Watch," with the National Theatre of Scotland, return to the company with this play about the teen vampire girl-next-door. Info: In previews before Sunday's opening; $40-$55; 718-254-8779; stannswarehouse.org. -- LINDA WINER

GANSEVOORT FOOD MARKET

(52 Gansevoort St.): An 8,000-square-foot building in the
(Credit: Aaron Zebrook)

(52 Gansevoort St.): An 8,000-square-foot building in the Meatpacking District is the latest foodie destination. In a sun- and plant-filled indoor space more than 20 vendors serve up assorted fare. On the savory side, visitors can sample Mediterranean pies at MTerranean and seafood from Ed's Lobster Bar. Sweet treats are available from Dana's Bakery and the French Crepe Sucre, while artisanal soda (from Brooklyn Soda Works) and coffee (from Champion Coffee) are also on tap. Info: from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; 212-242-1701, gansmarket.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

'ACCOMPLICE'

(Location TBA): Part walking tour, part whodunit, "Accomplice:
(Credit: Noel Woodford)

(Location TBA): Part walking tour, part whodunit, "Accomplice: The Village" is an original two-hour interactive theater experience that tasks participants with helping a kidnapped girl. Info: Saturdays between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays between 1:30 and 3 p.m.; $65 per person (includes two drinks; ages 12+), 212-242-1524, accomplicetheshow.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

'ROBOT SWARM'

(National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St.):
(Credit: Filip Wolak)

(National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St.): Visitors wearing color-coded SensorPacks can interact with two dozen small, colorful robots, which will move around under a glass floor, in a new permanent exhibition at the kid-friendly Museum of Mathematics. Info: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15, 212-542-0566, momath.org -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

COOPER HEWITT

(Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st St.): After
(Credit: Matt Flynn)

(Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st St.): After undergoing a major renovation, the Carnegie Mansion, which houses this historic and contemporary design museum, is reopening with new exhibits, including "Maira Kalman Selects" and "Beautiful Users: Designing for People." Info: Opening Dec. 12; $18, 212-849-8400, cooperhewitt.org -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

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"HONEYMOON IN VEGAS"

(Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St.): The 1992
(Credit: Matt Hoyle)

(Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St.): The 1992 hit movie with Nicolas Cage has been adapted into a musical, with a book by Andrew Bergman, who wrote and directed the film, and music by Jason Robert Brown ("The Bridges of Madison County"). Pictured, from left, stars Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and Tony Danza. Info: Nov. 18-May 31; $75-$152, 877-250-2929, honeymoonbroadway.com -- LINDA WINER

BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR

(Banker Street, Brooklyn): Get your holiday shopping done

(Banker Street, Brooklyn): Get your holiday shopping done early at this indoor Williamsburg marketplace, where 70 merchants sell their wares while food vendors offer up assorted grub. Craft beer and wine, live performances, black-light mini-golf and table tennis add to the festive atmosphere. Info: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m.-1 a.m., free, food and drink passes $25; bkbazaar.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

"SIDE SHOW"

(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): This
(Credit: Andrew Eccles)

(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): This revised version of the 1997 musical has many changes, but it is still about real-life conjoined twins (Emily Padgett and Erin Davie, above) in the 1930s. The new production is directed by Bill Condon, who did what many believed to be impossible: make a Hollywood movie out of "Chicago." Info: In previews beginning Oct. 28; $49-$145, 212-239-6200, sideshowbroadway.com -- LINDA WINER

LE BINGO

(Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.): Linda Simpson,
(Credit: Feral Cat Photography)

(Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.): Linda Simpson, who's been called "the thinking woman's drag queen," is your host for a fun-filled night of bingo, burlesque, laughs, food and drink. If your number comes up, you could win exciting prizes, from discount-store delights to a bucket of cash. Info: Saturdays at 7; free admission, $2 for each bingo card; 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com -- DANIEL BUBBEO

MARIO BATALI TOUR

(Various locations): Eat and drink your way through
(Credit: Mario Batali)

(Various locations): Eat and drink your way through Greenwich Village as famed chef/restaurateur Mario Batali would in this three-hour culinary tour, which makes stops at two Batali-owned restaurants, Otto and Lupa, plus historic neighborhood sights and local food shops specializing in pasta and olive oil. Info: Weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; $64, 888-683-8671, walksofnewyork.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI

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"LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION"

(Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St.): Australian
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St.): Australian author/performer John R. Waters (pictured at right, with Stewart D'Arrietta) reimagines John Lennon through songs and monologues. Info: In previews for an Oct. 15 opening, $39.50-$71.40, 877-250-2929, lennononstage.com -- LINDA WINER

"BILLY AND RAY"

(Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St.): Vincent Kartheiser
(Credit: Carol Rosegg)

(Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St.): Vincent Kartheiser (ambitious Pete Campbell on "Mad Men") and Larry Pine (at left in photo with Kartheiser) play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler in Mike Bencivenga's comedy about the making of the film noir "Double Indemnity." Veteran Hollywood luminary Garry Marshall directs. Info: In previews for Oct. 20 opening, $79, 212-352-3101, vineyardtheatre.org -- LINDA WINER

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