NYC Weekend Picks, from Magritte at MoMA to Janis Joplin
Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.
"THE LANDING" David Hyde Pierce stars in this new musical with a score by John Kander (the first full new musical by the composer of "Cabaret" and "Chicago" since the 2004 death of his collaborator Fred Ebb.) Director Walter Bobbie ("Chicago") stages the show's three interconnected stories.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St.
INFO $80, 212-353-0303, vineyardtheatre.org
"FUN HOME" Composer Jeanine Tesori ("Violette") and playwright Lisa Kron ("Well") collaborate on this musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel about the unexpected death of her father. Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn co-star.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Sunday at 3 and 8 p.m., Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.
INFO $80-$90, 212-967-7555, publictheater.org
"A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN" The legendary, hard-living blues-rocker is the subject of a musical biography starring Mary Bridget Davies.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St.
INFO $28-$140, 212-239-6200, anightwithjanisjoplin.com
"UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE" Michel Piccoli and Dominique Sanda star in this 1982 all-singing, no-speaking musical about love and sex during a turbulent workers' strike. It kicks off a two-week retrospective of the romantic French director Jacques Demy, best known for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
WHEN | WHERE Friday night through Wednesday, and Oct. 12, at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.
INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org
"MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY" René Magritte (1898-1967) is everyone's favorite Surrealist, and his indelible images have permeated the culture. Now MoMA is focusing on the early phase of his career in a show of big, enjoyable and groundbreaking paintings.
WHEN Through Jan. 12, open seven days a week, the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.
INFO $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org
CORNELIA STREET CAFE A throwback in the best sense of the word, this West Village oasis was established in the '70s and feels more like the '60s. The food is fine -- it's all about the performances here, from spoken-word poetry to readings and singers, generally with a $15 cover on weekends.
WHEN | WHERE Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 29 Cornelia St.
INFO Average dinner entree $20, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com
BLONDIE One way or another, Debbie Harry and company will be sure to put on a great show.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St., Manhattan
INFO $55; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
LE BINGO This isn't grandma's bingo game. Hope you're ready for burlesque and drag-queen spokesmodels, drink specials and prizes, from discount-store "treasures" to a cash jackpot.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
INFO Free admission, $2 for each bingo card; 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com
Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo.