NYC Weekend Picks, including Christopher Wool exhibit at the Guggenheim

Christopher Wool's Christopher Wool's "Apocalypse Now" at Christie's in New York. (Oct. 31, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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

Theater

"A BED AND A CHAIR" Jazz master Wynton Marsalis adapts songs by Stephen Sondheim in this Encores! special event starring Bernadette Peters and Jeremy Jordan.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York City Center, 55th Street east of Seventh Avenue.

INFO $30-$175, 212-581-1212, nycitycenter.org

"HE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS" One is romantic, the other is not, in Marlane Meyer's new odd-couple serious comedy.

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

INFO $60, 212-279-4200, playwrightshorizons.org

"SMALL ENGINE REPAIR" John Pollono's comic thriller involves three old high school pals reunited in a repair shop.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.

INFO $69-$69, 212-352-3101, mcctheater.org

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Kids

HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW Even the littlest train fanatics will be delighted as model streetcars, trolleys and steam engines zip around a magical landscape of scaled New York landmarks made of plant parts. Advance reservations encouraged.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday through Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., the Bronx

INFO $10 kids 2-12, $20-$25 adults, 718-817-8700, nybg.org

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Art

CHRISTOPHER WOOL

WHAT Paintings done in mostly black-and-white might sound snoozy, but the New York-based Wool turns out thoughtful compositions with limited means. And his text-based works frequently provide a chuckle.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 22 (closed Thursdays), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

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

Compiled by Linda Winer, Anne Machalinski and Ted Loos.

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