NYC Weekend Picks: From Belle Epoque Paris to Burt Bachrach
Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.
WHAT Theater-dance visionary Martha Clarke re-creates the 1920 novella by Collette in this Belle Epoque Parisian chamber work starring Amy Irving and former ballerina Alessandra Ferri.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.
INFO $25, 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org
'WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?'
WHAT The standards of Burt Bacharach are reassessed, according to the website, "through the eyes and ears of a new generation."
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. Fourth St.
INFO $85, 212-279-4200, nytw.org
'THE NIGHT ALIVE'
WHAT Irish playwright Conor McPherson ("The Weir") explores an unsettling relationship in this American premiere import from London's Donmar Warehouse.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., Atlantic Theater Company, 336 W. 20th St.
INFO $65, 212-352-3101, atlantictheater.org
'BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID'
WHAT George Roy Hill's beloved 1969 Western screens as part of an ongoing retrospective of Robert Redford, who, at 77, could be looking at an Oscar for his acclaimed new drama, "All Is Lost."
WHEN | WHERE Through Sunday at 11 a.m. at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.
INFO $13.50, 212-924-6789, ifccenter.com
'TEN THOUSAND WAVES'
WHAT Artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien has created an elaborate 50-minute installation especially for MoMA's atrium, to be shown on nine double-sided screens. Starring Maggie Cheung, the Chinese-themed film blends ancient myths and recent tragedies.
WHEN | WHERE Daily through Feb. 17 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.
INFO $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org
WHAT This casual TriBeCa outpost of Austrian wunder-chef Kurt Gutenbrunner works as a lively bar, a great restaurant or the spot for a dessert-filled kaffeeklatsch. If you're dining, don't bypass the various schnitzels, which rehabilitate this often-wronged dish.
WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 139 Duane St.
INFO Average entree $26, 212-571 8880, kg-ny.com/blaue-gans
WHAT Something tells me you're into something good if you're a Herman's Hermits fan. And who isn't?
WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.
INFO $45 advance, $50 day of; 212-997-4144, bbkingblues.com
MIDNITE MONSTER HOP
WHAT You don't have until midnight for "psycho-rockabilly" from The Brickbats and Memphis Morticians?
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m., Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St.
INFO Free, 212-228-2240, ottosshrunkenhead.com
Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo