WHAT Terrence McNally ("Master Class") returns to the opera, in this play about 19th century Italian composer Vincenza Bellini (Lee Pace) and a mezzo-soprano, played by Bebe Neuwirth.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St.

INFO $85, 212-581-1212, manhattantheatreclub.org



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WHAT Stephen Spinella and other big local talent go Jacobean with Ben Jonson's satire.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Red Bull Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.

INFO $40-$60, 212-352-3101, theatermania.com



WHAT Return of 2004 rock musical about sexual identity at a coed Catholic boarding school.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.

INFO $89.75, 212-239-6200, baremusicalnyc.com



MOVIE: 'Furious Force of Rhymes'

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WHAT This globe-spanning documentary about hip-hop's appropriation by everyone from French Africans to East German skinheads is one of the first films to screen at MIST Harlem, a new $21 million cultural center.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 6:30, MIST Harlem, 46 W. 116th St.

INFO $10, 646-688-5886, myimagestudios.com

-- Rafer Guzmán


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ART: George Bellows

WHAT One of the most famous members of the "Ashcan School" depicting urban life in New York City, Bellows (1882-1925) is today remembered for his vivid boxing pictures. This survey, which debuted at the National Gallery of Art, looks at the totality of his career.

WHEN | WHERE Through Feb. 18, closed Mondays, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

INFO $25 (suggested), 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org


FOOD: Recette

WHAT This small, chic West Village restaurant opts for casual service, with most of the attention going to what's on the plate: extremely precise dishes. Desserts are a standout. Once they make an effort to seek out more affordable wines, it will be nearly perfect.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, Sunday brunch. 328 W. 12th St.

INFO $25, 212-414-3000, recettenyc.com

-- Ted Loos


MUSIC: Graham Parker & The Rumour

WHAT Parker, one of England's angry young men in another era, has reunited with the original guys in the Rumour for a new album ("Three Chords Good") and a new tour.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., The Concert Hall, 2 W. 64th St. (Bonus: Parker also plays the Paramount in Huntington Sunday.)

INFO $45-$75, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com



WHAT Your DJ-hosts Eric D. and Thomas have been doing this for years, so you know the electro and house beats are good.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at midnight. Cameo Gallery, 93 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

INFO $12-$15, 877-435-9849, ticketfly.com

-- Kevin Amorim