NYC Weekend Picks, including a Robert Motherwell collage exhibit at the Guggenheim

"9th Street Exhibition," a 1951 collage by artist

"9th Street Exhibition," a 1951 collage by artist Robert Motherwell. (Credit: Dedalus Foundation Inc.)

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

Theater

"NOTHING TO HIDE" Neil Patrick Harris likes magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães so much that he directed their show in Los Angeles and now here.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2, 5 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.

INFO $49.50-$109.50, 212-279-4200, nothingtohidenyc.com

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" Julie Taymor, the "Lion King" wizard, in her first production since the troubles of "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," inaugurates the Theatre for a New Audience's new theater with Shakespeare's enchanted woodland comedy.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn

INFO $75, 866-811-4111, tfana.org

"MURDER FOR TWO" Last summer's Off-Broadway musical-murder mystery transfers with Brett Ryback as the detective and Jeff Blumenkrantz as all the suspects. Scott Schwartz, new artistic director of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, directs.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.

INFO $75, 212-239-6200, murderfortwomusical.com

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Film

"LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" The director's cut of Frank Oz's 1986 musical, with its freak-out ending restored, kicks off the third annual Puppets on Film festival.

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 4:30 p.m. at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. The film's star, Rick Moranis, is scheduled to appear for a sing-along screening at 8.

INFO Tickets are $13, 718-636-4100, bam.org

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Art

"ROBERT MOTHERWELL, EARLY COLLAGES" The great New York School painter Motherwell (1915-1991) became famous for his abstract "Elegy to the Spanish Republic" series, but he cut his teeth on collage in the 1940s and '50s. The Guggenheim surveys this lesser known body of work.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 5, closed Thursdays, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

INFO $22, 212-423-3500, guggenheim.org

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Halloween

GHOULS & GOURDS This zany Halloween event, now in its 15th year, features a Victorian toy parlor, a children's book barn and a pretend petting zoo, plus entertainment by the Sesame Flyers Youth Steel Orchestra. The festivities, known to draw up to 10,000 people, conclude with a costume parade and drum circle.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

INFO $10-$15, free for kids under 12, 718-623-7200, bbg.org

EDGAR ALLAN POE COTTAGE No author is more associated with Halloween than Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th century American master whose final residence is in the Bronx. On display in the period-recreated downstairs kitchen, living room and bedroom are several artifacts, including his rocking chair and mirror.

WHEN | WHERE Tours on Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m., 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx

INFO $5; 718-881-8900; bronxhistoricalsociety.org

HALLOWEEN BOOOOTIE NYC Monster mashups plus a midnight costume contest with prizes for best overall costume, best couple and sexiest costume.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

INFO $25 advance, $30 day of; 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos, Anne Machalinski, Marshall S. Berdan and Daniel Bubbeo.

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