NYC Weekend Picks: A restored 'The Searchers,' Shakespeare, more

John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in John Ford's

John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in John Ford's 1956 film "The Searchers." Photo Credit: AP

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Our picks for the best in the city this weekend.


"THE TRAIN DRIVER": Athol Fugard directs the New York premiere of his drama, based on a true story about South Africa, that explores the bonds between strangers.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.

INFO $25, 212-244-7529,

"CORIOLANUS ": The Drilling Company continues its Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot with Shakespeare's tragedy as an election fable.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Ludlow and Broome streets.

INFO Free, 212-873-9050,

"GETTING THE BUSINESS": Victor L. Cahn's "farce noir" involves an executive with more than work on his mind and his ambitious new assistant.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 3 p.m., Clurman Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St.

INFO $19.25, 212-239-6200,

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"THE SEARCHERS": John Ford's stunning 1956 western, starring John Wayne as a near-psychotic Indian-hunter searching for his kidnapped niece (Natalie Wood), screens this weekend in a new digital restoration.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

INFO Free with $12 museum admission, 718-777-6888,


"WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS": Only a couple more weeks are left to appreciate the gripping, gritty, black-and-white photos of Weegee (formerly Arthur Fellig), who documented New York's mean streets of the 1930s and 1940s.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 2, closed Mondays, International Center for Photography, 1133 Sixth Ave.

INFO $12, 212-857-0000,


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BARBUTO: Chef Jonathan Waxman has mastered the casually upscale West Village vibe. The pollo al forno is deservedly legendary, and the space's garage-door walls open -- instant sidewalk dining.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner, lunch/brunch daily; 775 Washington St.

INFO Average entree $24, 212-924-9700,


DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL: Don't wait: Chris Carrabba plays a solo acoustic show.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn

INFO $30, 800-745-3000,


BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW: Like, oh, my God! The '80s are back with Rubix Kube playing all the hits from the Reagan years.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 11:30 p.m., Canal Room, 285 W. Broadway

INFO $17 advance, $20 at door, 866-468-7619,

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Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.

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