Terrence McNally's 'The Golden Age'

Stephen Spinella and Tovah Feldshuh in Ben Jonson's

Stephen Spinella and Tovah Feldshuh in Ben Jonson's "Volpone," at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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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

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