NYC Weekend Picks: Art Spiegelman exhibit

A self-portrait by Art Spiegelman, whose work is A self-portrait by Art Spiegelman, whose work is on display in "Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective" at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Handout

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

Theater

"TAKING CARE OF BABY" Dennis Kelly, who wrote the musical book for "Matilda," creates a fictionalized documentary about a woman accused of killing her children. Margaret Colin and Reed Birney are part of the impressive cast.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, 131 W. 55th St.

INFO $30, 212-581-1212, manhattantheatreclub.com

"TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY" Roundabout Theatre's tiny and adventurous black box theater presents the premiere of Meghan Kennedy's play about a priest and a grieving widow.

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WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Roundabout Underground, 111 W. 46th St.

INFO $20, 212-719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org

"AND AWAY WE GO" Terrence McNally's new time-traveling play celebrates the follies and fabulousness of the theater, from ancient Athens to almost today.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Pearl Theatre, 555 W. 42nd St.

INFO $35-$45, 212-563-9261, pearltheatre.org

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Film

"THE CONFORMIST" No series devoted to great cinematographers would be complete without this visual stunner from 1970, shot by Vittorio Storaro for director Bernardo Bertolucci. It's the story of a killer plying his trade in fascist Italy.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7 at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

INFO $12, or free with museum admission; 718-777-6888, movingimage.us

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Art

ART SPIEGELMAN In his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel "Maus," and his work for the New Yorker, the brilliant New York-based artist has erased any boundary between comics and high art. "Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix" is the first U.S. retrospective of his long career.

WHEN | WHERE Through March 23, closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving and all major Jewish holidays. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave.

INFO $15, 212-423-3200, jewishmuseum.org

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Dining

44 1/2 Finding pre-theater dining that's not a rip-off or just plain bad is one of the toughest tasks in the city, so belly up to the bar at this American bistro on 10th Avenue for a tuna tartare ($16) that won't weigh you down. It's worth walking the extra two blocks west.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, weekend brunch. 626 10th Ave.

INFO Average entree $30, $16 from bar menu; 212-399-4450; 44andahalf.com

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Music

HOT TUNA You can catch the big fish of '70s bluesy rock at two venues.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, the Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.; Saturday at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway

INFO $70-$80 Friday, $50-$70 Saturday; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Nightlife

JUDAH FRIEDLANDER If you've missed him since "30 Rock" left the air, here's your chance to see his standup routine.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and 10:30, Sunday at 8 p.m., Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway

INFO $35-$105.75; 212-757-4100, carolines.com

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo.

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