NYC Weekend Picks: 'American Legends' exhibit at the Whitney Museum of Art

Elie Nadelman's "Tango" (c. 1920-1924), on view in Elie Nadelman's "Tango" (c. 1920-1924), on view in the exhibition "American Legends: From Calder to O'Keefe" at the Whitney Museum of American Art through October 2014. Photo Credit: Whitney Museum of American Art

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Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.

Theater

"HAMLET" AND "SAINT JOAN" Shakespeare and Shaw are performed by just four actors each in these repertory offerings from the troupe called Bedlam.

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Lynn Redgrave Theatre, 45 Bleecker St.

INFO $25-$75, 866-811-4111, theatrebedlam.org

"JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK" Sean O'Casey's 1924 serious comedy about a poor Dublin family has been extended through January.

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WHEN | WHERE Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St.

INFO $55-$65, 212-727-2737, irishrep.org

"MOTHER AFRICA" This Pan-African pageant is a U.S. premiere from Tanzania's Circus Der Sinne.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at noon and 5 p.m., New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St.

INFO $17-$55, 646-223-3010, newvictory.org

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Film

"THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM" Here's a good bet for some holiday alone-time: Oeke Hoogendijk's nearly four-hour documentary on the 10-year, $500-million-dollar renovation of Amsterdam's famous art museum.

WHEN | WHERE Part 1 screens at 1 and 6:30 p.m., Part 2 screens at 3:15 and 8:45 p.m., through Jan. 3.

INFO Two-film admission is $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org

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Art

"AMERICAN LEGENDS: FROM CALDER TO O'KEEFFE" This unapologetic greatest hits show from NYC's top American museum will help reconnect you with some the country's best artistic achievements from the first half of the 20th century. These pictures and sculptures are worth seeing.

WHEN | WHERE Ongoing; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.

INFO $20, 212-570-3600, whitney.org

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Music

PHISH The rockers arrive for four shows. If you're still reeling from Phish, several NYC venues are hosting after-parties.

WHEN | WHERE Friday-Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden

INFO Tomorrow-Monday: $65; Tuesday: $75; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Kids

35TH ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION

WHAT The Supremes from "Motown The Musical" and others will perform, and local artisans sell their wares, at one of the largest Kwanzaa celebrations in the country.

WHEN | WHERE Friday from noon to 5 p.m., American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

INFO Free with museum admission ($22 adults, $17 students and seniors, $12.50 children 2-12); 212-769-5100, amnh.org

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Nightlife

JENNIFER HOLLIDAY And you, and you, and you, you're gonna love this cabaret show with original "Dreamgirl" Effie.

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m., 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St.

INFO $65-$85, 866-777-8932, ticketweb.com

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos, Anne Machalinksi and Daniel Bubbeo.

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