Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.
Iran, China and Japan, plus return favorites.
WHEN | WHERE Multiple performances through Jan. 20, Public Theater, 245 Lafayette St.
INFO $20, 212-967-7555, publictheater.org
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Pearl Theatre, 555 W. 42nd St.
"5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE" The dark comedy by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood involves a '50s nuclear crisis and sapphic distractions.
SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St.
INFO $40, 212-691-1555, sohoplayhouse.com
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 and 9:10 p.m., Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan
INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org
"SINISTER POP" As it prepares to move to Renzo Piano-designed digs at the end of the High Line, the Whitney has been generating surprising shows from its permanent collection, including this intriguing look at the darker side of Pop Art from the 1960s and '70s.
WHEN | WHERE Through March 31, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.
INFO $18, 212-570-3600, whitney.org
ROSEMARY'S This airy West Village restaurant serves solid, Italian-inflected food, emphasizing the bounty of its rooftop garden. The public has taken to it with gusto, and people line up every night to dine. Here's hoping they decide to take reservations.
WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Greenwich Ave.
INFO Average entree $25, 212-647-1818, rosemarysnyc.com
SLICK RICK Hip-hop legend Rick the Ruler is playing Brooklyn again -- this time it's a proper show and not halftime at a Nets-Knicks game.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 9, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
INFO $15, 718-963-3369, ticketfly.com
SALSA GROOVE AFTER-WORK FRIDAYS Get out and get dancing early. There's a mix of live bands and DJs and dance lessons after 7 p.m.
WHEN | WHERE Friday at 5 p.m., S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St.
INFO $10-$15, 212-243-4940, sobs.com
Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos, and Kevin Amorim.