NYC weekend picks: Darlene Love, 'Working,' more

Darlene Love performs at the Rock and Roll

Darlene Love performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland. (April 14, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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

Theater

“WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA” Melissa James Gibson explores the relationship between a teenage girl and her estranged father.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., Atlantic Theater Company, 336 W. 20th St.

INFO $70, 212-279-4200, atlantictheater.org

“THE GREAT GOD PAN” A childhood trauma unsettles a family in Amy Herzog's new drama.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St.

INFO $70, 212-274-4200, playwrightshorizons.org

“WORKING” Revival of the musical based on the book by Studs Terkel, with previous and new songs by Stephen Schwartz, Mary Rogers, James Taylor and Lyn-Manuel Miranda.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8:15, Sunday at 3:15 and 7:15 p.m., 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St.

INFO $60, 212-279-4200, 59e59.org

Film

“THE CONFORMIST” Bernardo Bertolucci's chilling tale of political fascism and personal cowardice kicks off a retrospective on the French film star Jean-Louis Trintignant. Other films in the series include Costa-Gavras' “Z” (Dec. 14-15) and Alain Robbe-Grillet's “Trans-Europe Express” (Dec. 18).

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $12.50,212-727-8110, filmforum.org

Art

“SACRED VISION, SEPARATE VIEWS” Tibet House, founded by the Dalai Lama in 1987, is presenting six New York City artists responding to Buddhism and Buddhist art. The works are for sale, and part of the proceeds will go to help preserve Tibetan culture.

WHEN | WHERE Through Feb. 1, closed weekends; sand drawing demonstration Friday, 4-9 p.m. Tibet House, 22 W. 15th St.

INFO $5 suggested donation, 212-807-0563, tibethouse.org

Food

GRAMERCY TAVERN Just because a restaurant has been around a while doesn't mean it can't thrill you. This Danny Meyer-run classic, established in 1994, has never faltered with lovingly prepared seasonal food (amid warm and homey Americana decor), now under the guidance of chef Michael Anthony. A great holiday splurge.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 42 E. 20th St.

INFO Average entree $22, special multicourse menus $88-$116; 212-477-0777, gramercytavern.com

Music

DARLENE LOVE Don't be “All Alone on Christmas.” Love plays two Manhattan holiday shows this year (the other B.B. King date is Monday).

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $45, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Nightlife

SHAKIN' ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN Your DJ-host Jonathan Toubin spins the rock, punk, soul and more. Bonus: You never know who might show up to help him on the decks.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 11, Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie St., between Delancey and Broome streets

INFO $5, 212-226-5709

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

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