Arts in NYC: weekend picks
Weekend picks for NYC.
"Rapture, Blister, Burn"
Amy Brenneman co-stars as one of two women coveting one another's lives in this new play by Gina Gionfriddo, a Pulitzer finalist for "Becky Shaw."
When | Where Friday night at 8, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St.
Info $70, 212-279-4200, playwrightshorizons.org
"Old Jews Telling Jokes"
Classic and reinvented humor delivered by five actors in a show created by book editor Peter Gethers and journalist Daniel Okrent.
When | Where Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St.
Info $80, 212-239-6200, oldjewstellingjokes.com
When | Where Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m., Little Shubert Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St.
Info $39.75-$69.75, 212-239-6200, pottedpotter.com
"Céline and Julie Go Boating"|
Jacques Rivette's 1974 quintessentially French ode to magic and the movies returns for a one-week engagement. With Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier and Barbet Schroeder.
When | Where Through May 24 at 1 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.
Info $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The new Visitor Center for the garden, designed by architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, has just opened this week, adding a smart and subtle piece of modern architecture to Brooklyn's 52-acre gem. Check out the plantings on the sinuously curving green roof.
When | Where Closed Mondays. 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn
INFO $10, 718-623-7200, bbg.org
Parm at Yankee Stadium
This branch of Parm, the sandwich shop founded by the geniuses behind Torrisi Italian Specialties, makes the softest, richest and most heavenly pillow of a meatball parm you'll ever have. Be prepared to miss the game entirely.
When | Where Game time at Yankee Stadium, Great Hall between Gates 4 and 6
Info Average entree $14, 212-993-7189, parmnyc.com
Hopefully Matt Sweeney will make this a habit. We'd love to see his alt-rocking outfit back in the studio and on the road. One thing, though: You might want to bring ear protection to this one.
When | Where Friday night at 9, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.
Info $20, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
When | Where Friday night at 9, American Museum of Natural History (enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street)