NYC Weekend Picks: 'Looney Tunes,' Philip Seymour Hoffman directs, more
Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.
"ON YOUR TOES" The Encores! series presents a semi-staged revival of this 1936 Rodgers and Hart musical about a jazz ballet star and the mob.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St.
INFO $60-$130, 212-581-1212, nycitycenter.org
"A FAMILY FOR ALL OCCASIONS" Philip Seymour Hoffman returns to his former home base, the LAByrinth Theater Company, to direct this family drama by Bob Glaudini.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank St.
INFO $35-$50, 212-513-1080, labtheater.org
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.
INFO $65, 212-352-3101, classicstage.org
"LOONEY TUNES!" Following last fall's sold-out screenings of Chuck Jones cartoons comes another collection of classic animated shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and others. Highlights include the Revolutionary War spoof "Bunker Hill Bunny" (1949) and the Pepe Le Pew vehicle "Heaven Scent" (1956).
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 11 a.m. at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.
INFO $13 adults, $9 children 12 and younger, 718-636-4100, bam.org
FRIEZE NEW YORK Last year's first local edition of the London art fair caused a stir and reshaped the contemporary art event calendar. Some 180 worldwide galleries are selling their wares under a curving tent on Randalls Island, with an ambitious sculpture park adjacent.
INFO Admission $42, 212-463-7488, friezenewyork.com
BUVETTE Crowded, charming and genuinely French-feeling, this "gastrothèque" from chef Jody Williams can be relied upon for superb small-plate dishes like paté and mussels with garlic toasts. In nice weather, see if you can squeeze onto the tiny back patio. No reservations.
WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast weekdays, 42 Grove St.
INFO Average entree $14, 212-255-3590, ilovebuvette.com
EDDIE MONEY Oh, the Money Man. He's legend on the Island and off ("Take Me Home Tonight," "Two Tickets to Paradise"). We had the great fortune of seeing Eddie Money up close and personal at the 2010 Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick St.
INFO $55-$65, 212-608-0555, citywinery.com
THE FREEDOM PARTY You can dance if you want -- as Men Without Hats sang so long ago -- at The Freedom Party. DJs Herbert Holler, Cosi and Marc Smooth spin everything from hip-hop to new wave to merengue to electro.
WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 11, LePoisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
INFO $15 women, $20 men, 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com
Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.