NYC Weekend Picks: A restored 'The Searchers,' Shakespeare, more
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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, signaturetheatre.org
"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, shakespeareintheparkinglot.com
"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, telecharge.com
"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, movingimage.us
"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, icp.org
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, barbutonyc.com
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, ticketmaster.com
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, ticketweb.com
Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.