Arts in NYC: weekend picks

The cast of "Old Jews Telling Jokes": From

The cast of "Old Jews Telling Jokes": From left, Todd Susman, Lenny Wolpe, Marilyn Sokol, Bill Army and Audrey Lynn Weston. (Credit: Joan Marcus)

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Weekend picks for NYC.

Theater

"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

"Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience"
Seventy-minute singing, dancing, costume-switching parody of all seven Harry Potter books, an Olivier-nominated London transfer.

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

Film

"CĂ©line 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

Architecture

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

Food

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

Music

Chavez
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

Nightlife

One Step Beyond
Dance and party to the sounds of DJ Spank Rock, Zebra Katz and more in the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space.

When | Where Friday night at 9, American Museum of Natural History (enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street)

Info $25, 212-769-5200, amnh.org/osb

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